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Through Thick And Thin

Author : Gok Wan
ISBN : 9781409033066
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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With his infectious energy and charisma, Gok Wan has an incredible gift of making women feel more confident within themselves - but it's not until you read his own inspirational story that you find out where he got that gift from. Gok grew up on a Leicester housing estate, with a loving family who ran a Chinese restaurant. For his parents, food meant love - and Gok was so well loved that by the time he was a teenager he weighed 21 stone. Being Asian and gay as well, Gok felt lonely and out of place. He was an easy target for bullies and suffered terribly at their hands. In a moment of inspiration, he decided to reinvent himself with his first style makeover and a larger-than-life personality to go with it. But his next move was to lose a devastating ten stone in nine months. In Through Thick and Thin, for the first time, Gok reveals all about that life changing period. The lessons Gok learnt during this time helped him bounce back to become a stylist to the stars, every woman's best friend and a national treasure. In this intimate memoir Gok tells his full story in his own words. Whether he's recounting the horrors of childhood bullying or riotous anecdotes about his loving family, behind the scenes in the fashion world or TV shows, Gok's voice jumps off the page with all the honesty, wit and warmth we've come to know and love him for.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ethnography Through Thick And Thin

Author : George E. Marcus
ISBN : 0691002533
Genre : Social Science
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In the 1980s, George Marcus spearheaded a major critique of cultural anthropology, expressed most clearly in the landmark book Writing Culture, which he coedited with James Clifford. Ethnography through Thick and Thin updates and advances that critique for the late 1990s. Marcus presents a series of penetrating and provocative essays on the changes that continue to sweep across anthropology. He examines, in particular, how the discipline's central practice of ethnography has been changed by "multi-sited" approaches to anthropology and how new research patterns are transforming anthropologists' careers. Marcus rejects the view, often expressed, that these changes are undermining anthropology. The combination of traditional ethnography with scholarly experimentation, he argues, will only make the discipline more lively and diverse. The book is divided into three main parts. In the first, Marcus shows how ethnographers' tradition of defining fieldwork in terms of peoples and places is now being challenged by the need to study culture by exploring connections, parallels, and contrasts among a variety of often seemingly incommensurate sites. The second part illustrates this emergent multi-sited condition of research by reflecting it in some of Marcus's own past research on Tongan elites and dynastic American fortunes. In the final section, which includes the previously unpublished essay "Sticking with Ethnography through Thick and Thin," Marcus examines the evolving professional culture of anthropology and the predicaments of its new scholars. He shows how students have increasingly been drawn to the field as much by such powerful interdisciplinary movements as feminism, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies as by anthropology's own traditions. He also considers the impact of demographic changes within the discipline--in particular the fact that anthropologists are no longer almost exclusively Euro-Americans studying non-Euro-Americans. These changes raise new issues about the identities of anthropologists in relation to those they study, and indeed, about what is to define standards of ethnographic scholarship. Filled with keen and highly illuminating observations, Ethnography through Thick and Thin will stimulate fresh debate about the past, present, and future of a discipline undergoing profound transformations.
Category: Social Science

Through Thick And Thin

Author : Shirley Corlett
ISBN : 1869436954
Genre : Accidents
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Two families, linked through friendship of both the parents and sons, come in to conflict when one of the boys is accidentally killed by the other while biking. Suggested level: intermediate, junior secondary.
Category: Accidents

Through Thick And Thin

Author : Þorgerður Einarsdóttir
ISBN : UOM:39015050528242
Genre : Social Science
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This book contains the results of the project Fathers on Paternity Leave, a social experiment which ran from 1996-1998. It reveals the impact of the paternity leave on the fathers, their relationship with the child, the division of labour within the family and thus on the level of equality in the home. It aims to show how division of domestic work is increasingly based on negotiations between the couple.
Category: Social Science

Through Thick And Thin

Author : Sethos Pakote
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132898797
Genre : AIDS (Disease)
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Friends Through Thick And Thin

Author : Vera de Backker
ISBN : 0812017277
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Having wished for a pet dog, Gerald is delighted when his friend Huffie the Hedgehog finds him a "puppy" in the forest--but then the animal begins to grow and grow.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Motor Boys

Author : Clarence Young
ISBN : 9781776528066
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In the early twentieth century, juvenile action-adventure novels took off in popularity, spawning a new generation of faithful readers. One of the most beloved franchises was The Motor Boys series, which followed a group of motorcycle-riding pals as they explored the world and outwitted bad guys along the way. These charming tales are timeless in their appeal and will spark the imaginations of today's young readers.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Mclittles Book Two

Author : A.W. Metcalfe
ISBN : 9781457536939
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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In a world where everyone seems to have mysteriously disappeared, we meet the McLittles… five girls ranging in age from three to eight, who seem to be the only people left. Each of them has challenges, as well as important gifts. They quickly realize that their survival relies upon working together to make the most of what each can bring to the group. In The McLittles Book Two — Through Thick and Thin, Nanny and Smarty discover a network of underground caverns, and Nanny is troubled by signs of a distant past. Tuffy, the youngest of the McLittles, goes missing during a snowstorm. Sunny has an accident and Sweety is trapped on the wrong side of a flooded river. Then, just when it seems their situation could not be more challenging, a dove descends carrying a mysterious note.
Category: Juvenile Fiction