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Just One Of The Guys

Author : Kristen Schilt
ISBN : 9780226738079
Genre : Political 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: Political Science

Women Directors The Emergence Of A New Cinema

Author : Barbara Quart
ISBN : 9780313391101
Genre : Performing Arts
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Quart here extends her previous writings on what she terms `the best narrative cinema: women-centered cinema' and feminist filmmaking. Quart addresses American, Western European, and Eastern European directors, closing with Third World examples. Arguing that independent filmmaking best serves the quest for a woman's voice and vision, Quart chronicles the survival of women directors. She traces a heritage of women directors inside the Hollywood system and beyond. . . . This excellent study . . . [is] recommended for undergraduates in film and women's studies. Choice The current level of activity among women directors is unequalled in the history of feature films. This unprecedented study examines major contemporary women directors of narrative feature film--their themes, their art, and the circumstances under which they work. Quart contends that women are creating a film language and film sensibility that are unique, strong, and--until now--unexplored. Her discussion centers on the ties between women directors, rather than on a survey of women who direct films. Beginning with the antecedents to today's burgeoning number of women directors, the study progresses to American women directors. Subsequent chapters focus on womenn directors in Western Europe and Eastern Europe, with some attention as well to Asia and Latin America.
Category: Performing Arts

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

Ruby S War

Author : Johanna Winard
ISBN : 9780749013790
Genre : Fiction
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1942 - a quiet Lancashire village will soon be divided by war. In the autumn of 1942, fifteen-year-old Ruby is collected from her aunt's guesthouse by her grandfather and taken to live with him in a small Lancashire village. A few days after her arrival, American GIs take over a nearby army camp, but although the young black soldiers are ready to help with the war effort, they are mistrusted by their own army officers, and spend their time in the village.Before long tension rises between the troops and the locals, some of whom still have embedded racial prejudices. As the village becomes increasingly divided, Ruby and her friends must struggle with first love, dangerous friendships and the difficulty of doing what is right in a chaotic and unfair world.
Category: Fiction

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

About Three Bricks Shy And The Load Filled Up

Author : Roy Blount, Jr.
ISBN : 9780307829924
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Any number of writers could spend an entire season with an NFL team, from the first day of training camp until the last pick of the draft, and come up with an interesting book. But only Roy Blount Jr. could capture the pain, the joy, the fears, the humor—in short, the heart—of a championship team. In 1973, the Pittsburgh Steelers were super, but missed the bowl. Blount’s portrait of a team poised to dominate the NFL for more than a decade recounts the gridiron accomplishments and off-the-field lives of players, coaches, wives, fans, and owners.
Category: Sports & Recreation

My Life My Story You Be The Judge

Author : Herbert Iii Lawson
ISBN : 9781477111017
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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My Life, My Story.. You Be The Judge is a memoir of Herbert Lawson lll s young and early adult life. The stories and events that you re 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

Firings From The Fox Hole

Author : Rock DiLisio
ISBN : 9780595832484
Genre : History
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Firings from the Fox Hole, takes you on a written, chronological journey through some of the darkest days of World War II. A young infantryman, Bronze Star Medallist, Angelo A. DiLisio, becomes the war's most prolific letter writer, as he uses the medium to keep in touch with his family back home. Injury and illness, fear and duty, this book will recount a war experience through the eyes of a young, American soldier. His hand wrote well and often, but he could not always describe many of the horrors of war that his eyes beheld. Let us now embark on a written journey, spanning almost a two-year period, encompassing some of the darkest days this world has ever known. As your guide, an eighteen-year old American infantryman far from home.
Category: History

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

Slayers

Author : C. J. Hill
ISBN : 9781466814967
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Dragons exist. They're ferocious. And they're smart: Before they were killed off by slayer-knights, they rendered a select group of eggs dormant, so their offspring would survive. Only a handful of people know about this, let alone believe it – these "Slayers" are descended from the original knights, and are now a diverse group of teens that includes Tori, a smart but spoiled senator's daughter who didn't sign up to save the world. The dragon eggs have fallen into the wrong hands. The Slayers must work together to stop the eggs from hatching. They will fight; they will fall in love. But will they survive?
Category: Young Adult Fiction