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Just One Of The Guys

Author : Kristen Schilt
ISBN : 9780226738079
Genre : Social Science
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The fact that men and women continue to receive unequal treatment at work is a point of contention among politicians, the media, and scholars. Common explanations for this disparity range from biological differences between the sexes to the conscious and unconscious biases that guide hiring and promotion decisions. Just One of the Guys? sheds new light on this phenomenon by analyzing the unique experiences of transgender men—people designated female at birth whose gender identity is male—on the job. Kristen Schilt draws on in-depth interviews and observational data to show that while individual transmen have varied experiences, overall their stories are a testament to systemic gender inequality. The reactions of coworkers and employers to transmen, Schilt demonstrates, reveal the ways assumptions about innate differences between men and women serve as justification for discrimination. She finds that some transmen gain acceptance—and even privileges—by becoming “just one of the guys,” that some are coerced into working as women or marginalized for being openly transgender, and that other forms of appearance-based discrimination also influence their opportunities. Showcasing the voices of a frequently overlooked group, Just One of the Guys? lays bare the social processes that foster forms of inequality that affect us all.
Category: Social Science

Phil Jackson

Author : Peter Richmond
ISBN : 9780698155169
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With eleven championship rings to his name, Phil Jackson is internationally recognized as one of the greatest coaches in the history of the NBA. Known as a defensive disrupter and a master fouler during his early days as a New York Knick and later celebrated as the “Zen Master” for his inspirational tactics as a leader, Jackson has had a long and storied career marked by constant self-reflection and reinvention. This is the man who led Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls to six championships, Kobe Bryant and the Los Angeles Lakers to five; who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame; and who retired in 2011, an official legend—and the most sought-after free-agent coach in history. As befits a legend, Jackson has written several candid, insightful books about his life and career, but now one of America’s most respected sportswriters turns an unvarnished light on Jackson’s strange and remarkable journey, from his sheltered childhood and adolescence in Montana and North Dakota, through his years playing at Madison Square Garden, to his experiences coaching Jordan, Bryant, and more of the greatest players of our time. New York Times-bestselling author Peter Richmond has written a personal, definitive, revealing biography of a veritable sports genius, and an American classic.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Framing Sarah Palin

Author : Linda Beail
ISBN : 9781136657856
Genre : Political Science
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Sarah Palin’s 2008 vice presidential candidacy garnered tremendous levels of interest, polarizing the American public—both Democrats and Republicans alike. While many have wondered who she "really" is, trying to cut through the persona she projects and the one projected by the media, Beail and Longworth analyze why she touches such a nerve with the American electorate. Why does she ignite such passionate loyalty – and such loathing? How did her candidacy mobilize new parts of the electorate? Using the notion of "framing" as a way of understanding political perception, the authors analyze the narratives told by and about Sarah Palin in the 2008 election – from beauty queen, maverick, faithful fundamentalist and post-feminist role model to pit bull hockey mom, frontier woman, and political outsider. They discuss where those frames are rooted historically in popular and political culture, why they were selected, and the ways that the frames resonated with the electorate. Framing Sarah Palin addresses the question of what the choice and perception of these frames tells us about the state of American politics, and about the status of American women in politics in particular. What do the debates engendered by these images of Palin say about the current roles and power available to women in American society? What are the implications of her experience for future candidates, particularly women candidates, in American politics?
Category: Political Science

My Life My Story You Be The Judge

Author : Herbert Lawson III
ISBN : 9781477111031
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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My Life, My Story.. You Be The Judge is a memoir of Herbert Lawson llls young and early adult life. The stories and events that youre about to read will take you on a journey of his life as a young boy from a small town called Sunrise, LA. Who would sing and talk to God to running away at the age of 14 to San Francisco. Upon his arrival Herbert would begin to see a different world in San Francisco. This new world brings a love for music to heartache and disappointment. Which in turn would lead to a lifestyle of stealing, hustling, drug dealing, prostitution and a tragic accident that you think would make him turn his life around or would it....
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Boy Next Door

Author : Katie Van Ark
ISBN : 9781447279839
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Maddy Spier has been in love with the boy next door forever. As his figure-skating partner she spends time in his arms every day. But she's also seen his arms around other girls - lots of other girls. Gabe can't imagine skating with anyone but Maddy, and together they have a real chance at winning some serious gold medals. So he's determined to keep thinking of her like a sister. After all, he's never had a romantic relationship that lasted for more than two weeks. But when their coach assigns a new romantic skating program, everything changes. Will this be the big break that Maddy's been hoping for or the big break-up that Gabe has always feared?
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Murder In Peekskill

Author : Glen C. Carrington
ISBN : 1477228721
Genre : Fiction
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Murder in Peekskill is a story about who murdered the youngest daughter of prominent New York Senator, James Benjamin McThellan, and his beautiful wife, Barbara Baker Adams-McThellan. The body of Abigail Ruth, the youngest daughter of three siblings, was discovered in the murky waters of a pond at a local popular park in the City of Peekskill after the first warm weather started melting the winter snow. A maintenance worker discovered the remains and immediately alerted authorities. The McThellan family initially hires a familiar private investigations firm to handle the search for their then missing daughter who mysteriously vanishes after going to visit a friend. But a missing person case evolves into a homicide after the remains are discovered. There are three potential suspects...two former high school friends of the deceased are nationally recognized athletes...a NFL running back who was in the same high school class as Abigail and a former boyfriend who was two years her senior and also one of the top ten marathoners in the country. The third immediate suspect was Abigail’s latest male friend, an aspiring New York City actor who also happens to be the son of an alleged Mafia boss. The investigation by the private firm is not yielding any informative information leading to the identity of the murderer and Barbara Baker, after finding her daughter’s diary, now distrusts whether she is getting a ‘full disclosure’ from the private firm. With her suspicions now sufficiently aroused, she now encourages additional investigative resources to be employed and wants Detective Lincoln...the sleuth who found fame by solving the famous or infamous Oakland Hills Vodou Hills Murders. There is a litany of personalities that the detective must contend with to uncover the layers of comments, facts, and observations to make informed decisions to stumble forward in an intriguing and interesting mystery to find out the truth and hopefully...administer justice!
Category: Fiction

The Legion Companion

Author : Glen Cadigan
ISBN : 1893905225
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"A comprehensive look at the history of the 30th century's greatest super-hero team! Beginning with their early days in Adventure Comics, it features in-depth interviews with the people responsible for the Legion, including silver age greats Al Plastino, Jim Mooney, and Jim Shooter, plus newer creators like Dave Cockrum, Mike Grell, Jim Starlin, Jim Sherman, Paul Levitz, Keith Giffen, Steve Lightle, Mark Waid, and many more."--back cover.
Category: Literary Criticism

Wheat That Springeth Green

Author : J.F. Powers
ISBN : 9781590176580
Genre : Fiction
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Wheat That Springeth Green, J. F. Powers’s beautifully realized final work, is a comic foray into the commercialized wilderness of modern American life. Its hero, Joe Hackett, is a high school track star who sets out to be a saint. But seminary life and priestly apprenticeship soon damp his ardor, and by the time he has been given a parish of his own he has traded in his hair shirt for the consolations of baseball and beer. Meanwhile Joe’s higher-ups are pressing for an increase in profits from the collection plate, suburban Inglenook’s biggest business wants to launch its new line of missiles with a blessing, and not all that far away, in Vietnam, a war is going on. Joe wants to duck and cover, but in the end, almost in spite of himself, he is condemned to do something right. J. F. Powers was a virtuoso of the American language with a perfect ear for the telling clich? and an unfailing eye for the kitsch that clutters up our lives. This funny and very moving novel about the making and remaking of a priest is one of his finest achievements.
Category: Fiction

The 5 Love Needs Of Men And Women

Author : Gary Rosberg
ISBN : 9781414327891
Genre : Religion
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Husbands and wives cannot meet each other's needs until they know what they are. Surprising research gives great insight as Gary talks to women, and Barbara talks to men, about the top five love needs of men and women. Readers will discover how truly unique men and women are. The Rosbergs' honesty, vulnerability, and practical suggestions inspire couples to new levels of sacrificial, Christlike love. FEATURES Spouses will understand each other better Learn practical ways to meet your spouse's needs Survey results of 700 married couples
Category: Religion

Mcclain S Law

Author : A.B. White
ISBN : 9781469104034
Genre : Fiction
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