The Beyonce Effect

Author : Adrienne Trier-Bieniek
ISBN : 9780786499748
Genre : Music
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Since her late-1990s debut as a member of the R&B trio Destiny's Child, Beyonce Knowles has garnered both praise and criticism. While some consider her an icon of female empowerment, others see her as detrimental to feminism and representing a negative image of women of color. Her music has a decidedly pop aesthetic, yet her power-house vocals and lyrics focused on issues like feminine independence, healthy sexuality and post-partum depression give her songs dimension and substance beyond typical pop fare. This collection of new essays presents a detailed study of the music and persona of Beyonce--arguably the world's biggest pop star. Topics include the body politics of respectability; feminism, empowerment and gender in Beyonce's lyrics; black female pleasure; and the changing face of celebrity motherhood.
Category: Music

Sexus Und Herrschaft

Author : Kate Millett
ISBN : 3420046138
Genre : Sex in literature
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Bad Feminist

Author : Roxane Gay
ISBN : 3945550149
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Die Farbe Lila

Author : Alice Walker
ISBN : 340492133X
Genre : Fiction
File Size : 30.2 MB
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Die Farbe Lila, das ist Celies Geschichte. Die Geschichte einer jungen Schwarzen, die von ihrem Vater jahrelang vergewaltigt und zu einer Ehe mit einem Mann gezwungen wurde, den sie nicht liebt. Aufgeschrieben in ihren verzweifelten Briefen an Gott. Die Farbe Lila hat Millionen Menschen zu Tränen gerührt. Es ist Alice Walkers bekanntestes und beliebtestes Buch, das von Steven Spielberg verfilmt und zu einem sensationellen Kinoerfolg wurde. Denn Die Farbe Lila erzählt, wie Celie es schafft, zu sich selbst zu finden, Stärke zu entwickeln und ihren eigenen Weg in ein neues Leben zu gehen.
Category: Fiction

Joy Unspeakable

Author : Barbara A. Holmes
ISBN : 9781506421629
Genre : Religion
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Joy Unspeakable focuses on the aspects of the black church that point beyond particular congregational gatherings toward a mystical and communal spirituality not within the exclusive domain of any denomination. Holmes‘s research--through oral histories, church records, and written accounts--details not only ways in which contemplative experience is built into African American collective worship but also the legacy of African monasticism, a history of spiritual exemplars, and unique meditative worship practices.
Category: Religion

Sieben Minuten Nach Mitternacht

Author : Patrick Ness
ISBN : 9783641135072
Genre : Fiction
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Ein zutiefst bewegender Roman über den Umgang mit dem Verlust eines geliebten Menschen Es ist sieben Minuten nach Mitternacht. Wie jede Nacht erwartet Conor den Alptraum, der ihn quält, seit seine Mutter unheilbar an Krebs erkrankt ist. Doch diesmal begegnet er einem Wesen, das seine geheimsten Ängste zu kennen scheint. Und schon bald begreift Conor, dass es der einzige Freund ist, der ihm in den Stunden der Not zur Seite steht. Denn er wird zerrissen von der einen Frage, die er nicht einmal zu denken wagt. Darf er seine Mutter, die er über alles liebt, loslassen? Oder muss er es sogar, um nicht selbst verloren zu sein?
Category: Fiction

Raising Hope

Author : Anne E. Wimberly
ISBN : 9780938162353
Genre : Religion
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his book, Raising Hope: Four Paths to Courageous Living for Black Youth, written by Anne E. Streaty Wimberly and Sarah Frances Farmer, is a much-needed corrective to the negative assessment of today’s youth and the hopelessness that accompanies such an assessment. Wimberly and Farmer o er a positive view of the aspirations and potential of today’s youth, which challenges the too-often-heard narrative of disre- spect, lack of motivation, immorality, and destructive behavior used to characterize our youth. Wimberly and Farmer are not wild-eyed optimists whose conclu- sions are divorced from reality. In fact, their assessment is based on years of working with, listening to, and encouraging young people, and the good they have seen in the youth they have mentored. These authors and researchers are familiar with the challenges young people face today and how hard it is for them to negotiate the treacherous twists and turns that confront them. However, they have come to know that the greatest asset that young people can have is the strength and courage that come from hope, that amazing belief in the possible despite the challenges. Anne and Sarah have experienced that hope in their own lives and in the lives of the youth they have been privileged to work with and see grow. That is why they are committed to “raising hope.” This book, however, is more than a story of the promise of today’s youth and the value of hope. Even as the book challenges youth to believe in themselves and their potential, especially those who are African American and have the battle of racism to ght, it also chal- lenges adults, especially churchgoing adults, to get involved in the lives of youth. Those dual challenges provide the framework for the book’s discussions of the paths that will allow hope to be nurtured, strength- ened, and sustained so that a new generation of youth can reach their potential.
Category: Religion