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Real Knockouts

Author : Martha McCaughey
ISBN : 9780814755129
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Women's Studies: Essential Readings provides a wide range of readers with an entirely comprehensive selection of ever 140 readings on women's studies, representing the entire diversity of current feminist thinking. The book is a divided into fourteen sections that reflect primary topics within women's studies, covering theory and perspectives, including: feminist social theory; psychological and psychoanalytic theory; cross-cultural perspectives and historical perspectives, as well as themes such as: education and work; marriage and motherhood; sexuality; the law; crime and deviance; politics and the state; science, medicine and reproductive technology; language and gender; feminist literary criticism; and the media tool Features: Introductions to each section provide an overview of the main issues and debates. Commentaries on each extract locate the work of individual authors within wider debates and identify the perspective from which they are writing. Each section contains a guide to further reading.
Category: Health & Fitness

Reel Knockouts

Author : Martha McCaughey
ISBN : 9780292778375
Genre : Performing Arts
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When Thelma and Louise outfought the men who had tormented them, women across America discovered what male fans of action movies have long known—the empowering rush of movie violence. Yet the duo's escapades also provoked censure across a wide range of viewers, from conservatives who felt threatened by the up-ending of women's traditional roles to feminists who saw the pair's use of male-style violence as yet another instance of women's co-option by the patriarchy. In the first book-length study of violent women in movies, Reel Knockouts makes feminist sense of violent women in films from Hollywood to Hong Kong, from top-grossing to direct-to-video, and from cop-action movies to X-rated skin flicks. Contributors from a variety of disciplines analyze violent women's respective places in the history of cinema, in the lives of viewers, and in the feminist response to male violence against women. The essays in part one, "Genre Films," turn to film cycles in which violent women have routinely appeared. The essays in part two, "New Bonds and New Communities," analyze movies singly or in pairs to determine how women's movie brutality fosters solidarity amongst the characters or their audiences. All of the contributions look at films not simply in terms of whether they properly represent women or feminist principles, but also as texts with social contexts and possible uses in the re-construction of masculinity and femininity.
Category: Performing Arts

Shooters

Author : Abigail A. Kohn
ISBN : 9780190207700
Genre : Social Science
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Frequenting gun shops and shooting ranges, and devoting particular attention to those whose interest in weaponry extends beyond the casual, Abigail A. Kohn captures in finegrained and often entertaining, yet always humane, detail how gun owners actually think and feel about their guns. Through her conversations--with cowboy action shooters at a regional match, sport shooters, hunters, with shooters of all ages and races--we hear of the "savage beauty" of a beautifully crafted long gun, of the powerful historical import owners attach to their guns, of the sense of empowerment that comes with shooting skill, and the visceral thrill of discharging a dangerous weapon. Cutting through the cliches that link gun ownership with violent, criminal subcultures and portray shooters as "gun nuts" or potential terrorists, Kohn provides us with a lively and untainted portrait of American gun enthusiasts.
Category: Social Science

Knockout Games

Author : G. Neri
ISBN : 9781467765930
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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For Kalvin Barnes, the only thing that comes close to the rush of playing the knockout game is watching videos of the knockout game. Kalvin's crew always takes videos of their KOs, but Kalvin wants more—something better. He thinks if someone could really see the game for what it was, could appreciate it, could capture the essence of it—that would be a video for all time. The world would have to notice. That's where Erica comes in. She's new in town. Awkward. Shy. White. But she's got a good camera and a filmmaker's eye. She could learn. Kalvin could open her eyes to the power he sees in the knockout game; he could make her see things his way. But first she'll have to close her eyes to everything else. For a while, Kalvin's knockouts are strangers. For a while, Erica can ignore their suffering in the rush of creativity and Kalvin's attention. Then comes the KO that forces her eyes open, that makes her see what's really happening. No one wins the knockout game. Coretta Scott King Award honoree G. Neri captures the notorious and terrifying knockout game and its players in an unflinching novel that's hard to read and impossible to put down.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Real World Pagemaker 4

Author : Jesse Berst
ISBN : 0553352644
Genre : Aldus PageMaker
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Hair Matters

Author : Ingrid Banks
ISBN : 081471336X
Genre : Social Science
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One of the most resilient images of the Vietnam era is that of the anti-war protester -- often a woman -- spitting on the uniformed veteran just off the plane. The lingering potency of this icon was evident during the Gulf War, when war supporters invoked it to discredit their opposition. In this startling book, Jerry Lembcke demonstrates that not a single incident of this sort has been convincingly documented. Rather, the anti-war Left saw in veterans a natural ally, and the relationship between anti-war forces and most veterans was defined by mutual support. Indeed one soldier wrote angrily to Vice President Spiro Agnew that the only Americans who seemed concerned about the soldier's welfare were the anti-war activists. While the veterans were sometimes made to feel uncomfortable about their service, this sense of unease was, Lembcke argues, more often rooted in the political practices of the Right. Tracing a range of conflicts in the twentieth century, the book illustrates how regimes engaged in unpopular conflicts often vilify their domestic opponents for "stabbing the boys in the back." Concluding with an account of the powerful role played by Hollywood in cementing the myth of the betrayed veteran through such films as Coming Home, Taxi Driver, and Rambo, Jerry Lembcke's book stands as one of the most important, original, and controversial works of cultural history in recent years.
Category: Social Science

Shot At And Missed

Author : Jack R. Myers
ISBN : 9780806184890
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In this riveting narrative, Jack R. Myers recounts his experiences as a B-17 bombardier during World War II. Commissioned a second lieutenant in 1944 at age twenty, Myers began flying missions with the 2nd Bomb Group, U.S. Fifteenth Air Force. He learned firsthand the exhilaration—and terror—of being shot at and missed. Based in Italy, the Fifteenth Air Force flew strategic bombing raids over southern Germany, Austria, Hungary, Rumania, and Czechoslovakia. Less celebrated than the Eighth Air Force, which flew out of England, the Fifteenth, nevertheless, was pivotal in dismantling the German industrial complex. Myers offers an insider’s view of these missions over southern and central Europe. The reader goes with him into the highly exposed Plexiglas nose of the Flying Fortress, flying with him through the flak-filled skies of Europe and peering with him through his Norden bombsight at Axis targets. On average, a heavy-bomber crewman survived only sixteen bombing missions. Myers survived his allotted thirty-five missions before being honorably discharged in 1945.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Berkshire News

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ISBN : CORNELL:31924065059739
Genre : Swine
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Category: Swine

Her Best Shot

Author : Laura Browder
ISBN : 9780807877401
Genre : Social Science
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The gun-toting woman holds enormous symbolic significance in American culture. For over two centuries, women who pick up guns have disrupted the popular association of guns and masculinity, spurring debates about women's capabilities for violence as well as their capacity for full citizenship. In Her Best Shot, Laura Browder examines the relationship between women and guns and the ways in which the figure of the armed woman has served as a lightning rod for cultural issues. Utilizing autobiographies, advertising, journalism, novels, and political tracts, among other sources, Browder traces appearances of the armed woman across a chronological spectrum from the American Revolution to the present and an ideological spectrum ranging from the Black Panthers to right-wing militias. Among the colorful characters presented here are Deborah Sampson, who disguised herself as a man to fight in the American Revolution; Pauline Cushman, who posed as a Confederate to spy for Union forces during the Civil War; Wild West sure-shot Annie Oakley; African explorer Osa Johnson; 1930s gangsters Ma Barker and Bonnie Parker; and Patty Hearst, the hostage-turned-revolutionary-turned-victim. With her entertaining and provocative analysis, Browder demonstrates that armed women both challenge and reinforce the easy equation that links guns, manhood, and American identity.
Category: Social Science

Gun Women

Author : Mary Zeiss Stange
ISBN : 9780814739914
Genre : Social Science
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Women, we are told, should not own guns. Women, we are told, are more likely to be injured by their own guns than to fend off an attack themselves. This "fact" is rooted in a fundamental assumption of female weakness and vulnerability. Why should a woman not be every bit as capable as a man of using a firearm in self-defense? And yet the reality is that millions of American women--somewhere between 11,000,000 and 17,000,000--use guns confidently and competently every day. Women are hunting, using firearms in their work as policewomen and in the military, shooting for sport, and arming themselves for personal security in ever-increasing numbers. What motivates women to possess firearms? What is their relationship to their guns? And who exactly are these women? Crucially, can a woman be a gun-owner and a feminist too? Women's growing tendency to arm themselves has in recent years been political fodder for both the right and the left. Female gun owners are frequently painted as "trying to be like men" (the conservative perspective) or "capitulating to patriarchal ideas about power" (the liberal critique). Eschewing the polar extremes in the heated debate over gun ownership and gun control, and linking firearms and feminism in novel fashion, Mary Zeiss Stange and Carol K. Oyster here cut through the rhetoric to paint a precise and unflinching account of America's gun women.
Category: Social Science

Cimarron Jordan

Author : Matt Braun
ISBN : 9781466850972
Genre : Fiction
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Cimarron Jordan Matt Braun On the western plains, they forged a friendship in courage...and ended it in blood. From Abilene to the Smoky Hill country, they fought and hunted side by side. And when they went their separate ways, each knew they would meet again. Cimarron Jordan built a town in Texas, carved a trail to Kansas, and battled the Comanche in the Staked Plains. Virge Hollister made his career with a badge and a gun. Now, on the streets of Dodge City, the two legends of the fierce plains would come face-to-face again-- as the deadliest of enemies.
Category: Fiction

Up In Smoke

Author : Tom Deecy
ISBN : 9780595219582
Genre : Fiction
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Up in Smoke is an ominous tale of a botched backroom abortion, and arson, and murder, in one of the society families of a small, Delaware River town, told by a high-spirited boy who grows up next door, as friend and confidant of the famous Bishop sisters, and becomes involved to the point where he himself becomes the target of deadly, twisted vengeance.
Category: Fiction

Virginity Lost

Author : Laura Carpenter
ISBN : 9780814772003
Genre : Social Science
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Nervous, inexperienced, confused. For most, losing your virginity is one of life's most significant moments, always to be remembered. Of course, experiences vary, but Laura Carpenter asks: Is there an ideal way to lose it? What would constitute a “positive” experience? What often compels the big step? And, further, what does “going all the way” really mean for young gays and lesbians? In this first comprehensive study of virginity loss, Carpenter teases out the complexities of all things virgin by drawing on interviews with both young men and women who are straight, gay or bisexual. Virginity Lost offers a rare window into one of life's most intimate and significant sexual moments. The stories here are frank, poignant and fascinating as Carpenter presents an array of experiences that run the gamut from triumphant to devastating. Importantly, Carpenter argues that one's experience of virginity loss can have a powerful impact on one's later sexual experiences. Especially at a time of increased debate about sexual abstinence versus safe sex education in public schools, this important volume will provide essential information about the sex lives of young people.
Category: Social Science

Medora Sale Six Book Bundle

Author : Medora Sale
ISBN : 9781443443814
Genre : Fiction
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Toronto Police Inspector John Sanders and architectural photographer Harriet Jeffries are an unlikely pair. Yet his no-nonsense investigative style pairs perfectly with her headstrong—and sometimes risky—approach to life. Murder on the Run As a dangerous killer stalks women on the streets of Toronto, a young schoolgirl is kidnapped in what appears to be an unrelated incident. But as Toronto Police Inspector John Sanders examines the evidence, he uncovers a disturbing web of false identities, drug trafficking, and worse, police corruption. Murder in Focus Sent to Ottawa to attend a seminar on antiterrorism in advance of a trade summit, Toronto Police Inspector John Sanders has nothing more on his mind than getting through the tiresome sessions. Intent on completing an important photo shoot, architectural photographer Harriet doesn’t notice until it’s too late that her work contains evidence of a meeting those in the photograph would do anything—including murder—to conceal. And when Sanders and Harriet’s investigation crosses paths with an active terrorism investigation at the very highest levels of law enforcement, the unlikely pair find they are the only ones that can stop an assassination. Murder in a Good Cause When the rich and glamorous Clara von Hohenkammer collapses dead at a dinner party, Toronto Police Inspector John Sanders is called in to lead the investigation. As the investigation turns towards those closest to the victim—her daughters and nephew—Sanders and Jeffries find themselves drawn into a world of radical politics and high-stakes theft. And with a killer still on the loose, the pair must solve Clara’s murder before becoming targets themselves. Sleep of the Innocent Fresh from a well-deserved vacation, Toronto Police Inspector John Sanders returns to find the homicide department deep into an investigation of the shooting death of a wealthy local businessman. But when a sergeant on the investigating team disappears with the investigation’s eyewitness, only Sanders’s fresh take on the evidence can unravel what really happened to Carl Neilson . . . and why. Pursued by Shadows When her former assistant—one who happened to run off with her then-boyfriend—contacts her out of the blue asking for help, architectural photographer Harriet Jeffries at first has no desire to become involved again with the people who broke her heart. But when her former boyfriend is found dead in her living room, Harriet and her current flame, Toronto Police Inspector John Sanders, have no choice but to get involved. Their search for Jane and a mysterious, deeply-coveted document, takes them from Toronto to small-town U.S.A., and reveals the depths to which desperate people will go to protect themselves. Short Cut to Santa Fe Toronto Police Inspector John Sanders and his girlfriend, architectural photographer Harriet Jeffries, are just starting a romantic vacation in New Mexico when they agree to help two children, Stuart and Caroline, who have been stranded at the airport. Following a local tour bus on what they believe to be a short cut out of the city, John and Harriet find themselves lost in the mountains and under attack. As the body-count rises, the pair must race to not only save Stuart and Caroline, but the remaining bus passengers as well, and they can only hope that local police authorities can piece together enough evidence to arrest the corrupt local businessman calling all of the shots. Praise for Medora Sale Praise for Medora Sale “[Sale] has an acute eye for observing the current scene and an ability to construct complex plots.”—Quill & Quire
Category: Fiction

Real Justice Jailed For Life For Being Black

Author : Bill Swan
ISBN : 9781459406674
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Rubin Carter was in and out of reformatories and prisons from the age of twelve. At twenty-four, he became a winning professional boxer and was turning his life around. But Carter was also very vocal about racism in the local New Jersey police force. In 1966, local policemen arrested Carter and a friend for a triple murder. The two were convicted and sent to jail for life. Carter spent nearly twenty years in jail, proclaiming his innocence. A teen from Brooklyn, Lesra Martin, heard Carter's story and believed he was innocent. He and a small group of Canadians contacted Carter and began working with Carter's lawyers in New York to get the boxer exonerated. In 1985, a judge released Carter, ruling that Carter's conviction had been based not on evidence, but on racism. Carter moved to Canada in 1985, where until his death in 2014 he worked helping others prove that they had been wrongfully convicted.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Overexpression And Knockout Of Cytokines In Transgenic Mice

Author : Chaim O. Jacob
ISBN : UOM:39015031823753
Genre : Medical
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The intricate ways in which they act, often with the exhibition of pleiotropic or synergistic effects, make the study of cytokine biology complicated, and the results potentially ambiguous using conventional systems. As a consequence, many investigators are now utilizing the powerful tools of transgenic technology to address some of these questions.
Category: Medical

The Frailty Myth

Author : Colette Dowling
ISBN : UVA:X004421552
Genre : Social Science
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Challenging the myth that women are naturally weaker than men, a noted feminist writer traces the history of the concept of female physical inferiority and its long-term repercussions in terms of women's health and social status.
Category: Social Science

Nwsaction

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ISBN : UOM:39015078421420
Genre : Women
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Category: Women

Nwsa Journal

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105111278938
Genre : Electronic journals
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Category: Electronic journals

The Cumulative Book Index

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ISBN : UOM:39015058373922
Genre : American literature
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A world list of books in the English language.
Category: American literature