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Lying In

Author : Richard W. Wertz
ISBN : 0300040873
Genre : Social Science
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This lively history of childbirth begins with colonial days, when childbirth was a social event, and moves on to the gradual medicalization of childbirth in America as doctors forced midwives out of business and to the home-birth movement of the 1980's. Widely praised when it was first published in 1977, the book has now been expanded to bring the story up to date. In a new chapter and epilogue, Richard and Dorothy Wertz discuss the recent focus on delivering perfect babies, with its emphasis on technology, prenatal testing, and Caesarean sections. They argue that there are many viable alternatives--including out-of-hospital births--in the search for the best birthing system. Review of the first edition: "Highly readable, extensively documented, and well illustrated...A welcome addition to American social history and women's studies. It can also be read with profit by health planners, hospital administrators, 'consumers' of health care, and all those who are concerned with improving the circumstances associated with childbirth."--Claire Elizabeth Fox, bulletin of the History of Medicine "A fascinating, brilliantly documented history not merely of childbirth, but of men's attitudes towards women, the effect of a burgeoning medical profession on our very conception of maternity and motherhood, and the influence of religion on medical technology and science."--Thomas J. Cottle, Boston Globe "This superb book...is both an impeccably documented recitation of the chronological history of medical intervention in American childbirth and a sociological analysis of the various meanings given to childbirth by individuals, interested groups, and American society as a whole."--Barbara Howe, American Journal of Sociology Richard W. Wertz, a builder in Westport, Massachusetts, is formerly an associate professor of American history at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dorothy C. Wertz, is a research professor at the School of Public Health, Boston University
Category: Social Science

Cultures Of Lying

Author : Jochen Mecke
ISBN : 3931397580
Genre : Deception
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Category: Deception

Why Leaders Lie

Author : John J. Mearsheimer
ISBN : 0199792860
Genre : Political Science
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For more than two decades, John J. Mearsheimer has been regarded as one of the foremost realist thinkers on foreign policy. Clear and incisive, a fearlessly honest analyst, his coauthored 2007 New York Times bestseller, The Israel Lobby and U.S. Foreign Policy, aroused a firestorm with its unflinching look at the making of America's Middle East policy. Now he takes a look at another controversial but understudied aspect of international relations: lying. In Why Leaders Lie, Mearsheimer provides the first systematic analysis of lying as a tool of statecraft, identifying the varieties, the reasons, and the potential costs and benefits. Drawing on a trove of examples, he argues that leaders often lie for good strategic reasons, so a blanket condemnation is unrealistic and unwise. Yet there are other kinds of deception besides lying, including concealment and spinning. Perhaps no distinction is more important than that between lying to another state and lying to one's own people. Mearsheimer was amazed to discover how unusual interstate lying has been; given the atmosphere of distrust among the great powers, he found that outright deceit is difficult to pull off and thus rarely worth the effort. Plus it sometimes backfires when it does occur. Khrushchev lied about the size of the Soviet missile force, sparking an American build-up. Eisenhower got caught lying about U-2 spy flights in 1960, which scuttled an upcoming summit with Krushchev. Leaders more often mislead their own publics, sometimes with damaging consequences. Though the reasons may be noble--Franklin Roosevelt, for example, lied to the American people about German U-boats attacking the destroyer Greer in 1940, to build a case for war against Hitler-they can easily lead to disaster, as with the Bush administration's falsehoods about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. There has never been a sharp analysis of international lying. Now a leading expert fills the gap with a richly informed and powerfully argued book.
Category: Political Science

Lying In Bed

Author : Polly Samson
ISBN : 9780748128600
Genre : Fiction
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Do you cover up or reveal it all; seek revenge or just reassurance; let the truth be naked as the day or cloaked in a night-time story? The men and women of Polly Samson's debut fiction all have stories to tell, pasts to forget, futures to forge. Manipulative or meek, used or using, all are aware of the power of truth, deception and little white lies to get what they want or sometimes what they deserve. Some are concerned with the economies of speech, those little 'kindnesses' which protect our loved ones but really ourselves; some investigate the warped logic which adults serve out to children to keep them 'innocent'; all are concerned with the beds we make and the lies we tell in them. . .
Category: Fiction

On Lying In Bed And Other Essays By G K Chesterton

Author : Gilbert Keith Chesterton
ISBN : 1896209505
Genre : Literary Collections
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Alberto Manguel has edited for Bayeux Arts this fascinating collection of G.K. Chesterton's essays. Alberto Manguel is the author of "A Short History of Reading" and co-author of "The Dictionary of Imaginary Places". He has edited several collections, among them "Black Water"; "The Anthology of Fantastic Literature" and "The Gates of Paradise: the Anthology of Erotic Short Fiction". He has also authored, for Bayeux Arts, "Kipling: A Brief Biography".
Category: Literary Collections

Lying In Bed

Author : J.D. Landis
ISBN : 9781565127722
Genre : Fiction
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This “delicious, sensual mystery” explores the dangerous psychological intensity between an intellectual, inhibited husband and his free-spirited wife (USA Today). John Chambers is lying in bed, waiting for his wife to come home from a mysterious errand. Before he married Clara, he was devoted to Nietzsche and classical music, intensely cerebral, so attracted to self-denial that he even went through periods of refusing to speak and abstaining from sex. But now he has lost himself in this wild, impulsive woman—and he is passionately awaiting her return. As evening passes into night, he reflects on the bond between them, experiences a bizarre Chinese-food delivery—and dips into Clara’s exceedingly candid diary—in “one of the most uninhibited and intensely sexy novels to appear in some time,” an erotically suspenseful tale that “exerts an almost hypnotic attraction” (Publishers Weekly, starred review).
Category: Fiction

Lying In Bed

Author : Jo Leigh
ISBN : 9781460300466
Genre : Fiction
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Get Intimate: The Workshop Explore sensuality and true intimacy at the luxurious Color Canyon Resort. Private assignments include sexy "homeplay" and more… The setup was simple. To ferret out a blackmailer, FBI agent Ryan Vail and his partner are going undercover as a couple at an intimacy retreat. But when Ryan wakes to find a replacement "wife" in his bed, he knows he's in big trouble…. FBI agent Angie Wolf is on the job. Sure, there's a wicked attraction between her and Ryan, but they're professionals. Touching, kissing—it's all part of the sting. But the intimacy retreat is doing its job, because each tension-filled night in bed is blurring the line between truth and lie. Now this investigation has turned into one irresistible temptation!
Category: Fiction

Introductory Notes On Lying In Institutions

Author : Florence Nightingale
ISBN : 9781108053198
Genre : Literary Collections
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First published in 1871, this is Florence Nightingale's analysis of the statistics surrounding the mortality rates of pregnant women.
Category: Literary Collections