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Lying In

Author : Richard W. Wertz
ISBN : 0300040873
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 66.77 MB
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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 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
Category: Health & Fitness

Lying In Bed

Author : J. D. Landis
ISBN : 9781565127722
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 33.98 MB
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Morton Dauwen Zabel Award, American Academy of Arts and Letters. LYING IN BED begins with the voice of a strange, compelling speaker. The more we learn of his life and his most unusual marriage, the less we are sure of who he is and what he says. LYING IN BED first seduces us with its intense storytelling, then ensnares us in a dangerous psychological and erotic labyrinth we never want to leave.
Category: Fiction

Lying In Weight

Author : Trisha Gura, PhD
ISBN : 9780061847028
Genre : Self-Help
File Size : 84.54 MB
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A girl with an eating disorder grows up. And then what? In this groundbreaking book, science journalist Trisha Gura explodes the myth that those who suffer from eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa, are primarily teenage girls. In truth, twenty-five to thirty million American women twenty-five and older suffer from serious food issues, from obsessions with calorie counting to compulsions to starve then overeat. These diseases often linger from adolescence or emerge anew in the lives of adult women in ways that we are only now starting to recognize. Drawing on her own experience with anorexia, as well as the most up-to-date research and extensive interviews with clinicians and sufferers, Gura presents a startling, timely, and imperative investigation of eating disorders "all grown up," and offers hope through understanding.
Category: Self-Help

Crises Of The Republic

Author : Hannah Arendt
ISBN : 0156232006
Genre : History
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In this stimulating collection of studies, Dr. Arendt, from the standpoint of a political philosopher, views the crises of the 1960s and early '70s as challenges to the American form of government. The book begins with "Lying in Politics," a penetrating analysis of the Pentagon Papers that deals with the role of image-making and public relations in politics. "Civil Disobedience" examines the various opposition movements from the Freedom Riders to the war resisters and the segregationists. "Thoughts on Politics and Revolution," cast in the form of an interview, contains a commentary to the author's theses in "On Violence." Through the connected essays, Dr. Arendt examines, defines, and clarifies the concerns of the American citizen of the time.--From publisher description.
Category: History

Why Leaders Lie

Author : John J. Mearsheimer
ISBN : 9780199975457
Genre : Political Science
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Presents an analysis of the lying behavior of political leaders, discussing the reasons why it occurs, the different types of lies, and the costs and benefits to the public and other countries that result from it, with examples from the recent past.
Category: Political Science

Cultures Of Lying

Author : Jochen Mecke
ISBN : 3931397580
Genre : Deception
File Size : 55.85 MB
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Lying In State

Author : Lane Bateman
ISBN : UOM:39015056891198
Genre : Drama
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John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Eisenhower Theater, The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and The Smithsonian Institution present The American College Theatre Festival produced by American Theatre Association sponsored by Amoco Oil Company and American Airlines with the cooperation of The Alliance for Arts Education. Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, Carbondale, Illinois, Department of Theater presents "Lying in State," by Lane Bateman, directed by Dr. Phyllis Jane Wagner, set and lighting designer Jerald Darnell, hair stylist, Ron Edwards.
Category: Drama