This first-ever study of rape in modern American drama examines portrayals of rape, raped women and rapists in 36 plays written between 1970 and 2007, the period during which the feminist movement made rape a matter of public discourse. These dramas reveal much about sexuality and masculine and feminine identity in the United States. The author traces the impact of second-wave feminism, antifeminist backlash, third-wave feminism and postfeminism on the dramatic depiction of rape. The prevalence of commonly accepted rape myths--that women who dress provocatively invite sexual assault, for example--is well documented, along with equally frequent examples which dispute these myths.
Published by McFarland on 11/16/2015
Book details: 212 pages.
Running Up That Hill is a celebration of endurance running. Of running ridiculous distances – through cities, over mountains and across countries. Distances most people couldn't even imagine. But sports presenter Vassos Alexander is hooked! Why else would he run an ultra in Paris, backwards, having missed the start? Why head to Wales for the world's hardest mountain race with a badly sprained ankle? And why follow in some unforgiving, ancient footsteps and attempt the oldest and toughest footrace on earth, the 153-mile Spartathlon? There's joy to be found here. Really there is. Vassos recalls his own assaults on these gruelling races, along with ultra-running legends including Scott Jurek, Jasmin Paris, Kilian Jornet, Mimi Anderson and Dean Karnazes. They all testify to the transformative power of endurance running. It's about the astonishing highs that come from pushing your body to the limit. The confidence and peace when you challenge yourself and succeed. All told, this is a cracking tale of what keeps ultra-distance runners running, mile after mile after mile.
Published by Bloomsbury Publishing on 03/08/2018
Book details: 224 pages.
Why are so many types of inequality suddenly increasing? Should we be worried that we're moving into a "second gilded age" with unprecedented levels of income inequality? In this new collection, David B. Grusky and Jasmine Hill present readings that lay bare the main changes in play, what's driving these changes, and what might be done to reverse them. This reader delivers the latest and most influential contributions on economic inequality, social mobility, educational inequality, racial and ethnic relations, and gender inequality. Readers will encounter pieces from top scholars in a variety of fields, including Emmanuel Saez (Economist, UC Berkeley), Kathryn Edin (Sociologist, Johns Hopkins), Raj Chetty (Economist, Harvard), Florencia Torche (Sociologist, NYU), and Lucien Bebchuk (Law, Harvard). The readings spanning these fields are expertly excerpted to get readers quickly and immediately to the heart of the scholarship. In each area, Grusky and Hill also provide a concise introduction to the key questions, allowing readers to quickly understand the main forces at work, the debates still in play, and what's still unknown. The resulting collection is pitch-perfect introduction for undergraduates or anyone interested in learning why we're entering a new era of inequality and what can be done to change the tide.
Published by Routledge on 05/15/2018
Book details: 506 pages.
Published on 06/20/2019
Book details: 506 pages.
1920s India: Perveen Mistry, Bombay's only female lawyer, is investigating a suspicious will on behalf of three Muslim widows living in full purdah when the case takes a turn toward the murderous. The author of the Agatha and Macavity Award–winning Rei Shimura novels brings us an atmospheric new historical mystery with a captivating heroine. This Deluxe Edition features: an interview with the author, discussion questions, essays on the real-life inspirations behind the novel, delicious recipes taken from the story, and previews of The Satapur Moonstone (May 2019). Perveen Mistry, the daughter of a respected Zoroastrian family, has just joined her father's law firm, becoming one of the first female lawyers in India. Armed with a legal education from Oxford, Perveen also has a tragic personal history that makes women's legal rights especially important to her. Mistry Law has been appointed to execute the will of Mr. Omar Farid, a wealthy Muslim mill owner who has left three widows behind. But as Perveen examines the paperwork, she notices something strange: all three of the wives have signed over their full inheritance to a charity. What will they live on? Perveen is suspicious, especially since one of the widows has signed her form with an X—meaning she probably couldn't even read the document. The Farid widows live in full purdah—in strict seclusion, never leaving the women's quarters or speaking to any men. Are they being taken advantage of by an unscrupulous guardian? Perveen tries to investigate, and realizes her instincts were correct when tensions escalate to murder. Now it is her responsibility to figure out what really happened on Malabar Hill, and to ensure that no innocent women or children are in further danger. Inspired in part by the woman who made history as India's first female attorney, The Widows of Malabar Hill is a richly wrought story of multicultural 1920s Bombay as well as the debut of a sharp new sleuth.
Published by Soho Press on 01/09/2018
Book details: 400 pages.
This is a collection of essays from leading public intellectuals that identifies major conceptual problems in the analysis of poverty and inequality and advances strategies for reducing poverty and inequality that are consistent with these new conceptual and methodological approaches.
Published by Stanford University Press on 06/20/2019
Book details: 185 pages.
The NAACP award-winning author of Letters to a Young Brother presents a financial parable that counsels adults on how to use money as a tool for personal fulfillment, outlining an alternative definition of wealth while covering topics ranging from financial security to taking responsibility for personal resources. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.
Published by Gotham Books on 09/04/2012
Book details: 264 pages.
Napoleon Hill's Golden Rules: The Lost Writings consists of a series of magazine articles Napoleon Hill wrote between 1919 and1923 for Success Magazine, of which he eventually become an editor. Hill's obsession with achieving material success had led him from poverty stricken Appalachian Mountains with the desire to study successful people. These articles focus on Hill's philosophy of success, drawing on the thoughts and experience of a multitude of rags-to-riches tycoons, showing readers how these successful people achieved such status. Many of his writings such as the chapter on Law of Attraction, written in the March 1919 issue, have recently basis of several bestselling books. Readers will discover principles that will assure their success if studied and put into action. Chapters include: Lesson #1: Your Social and Physical Heredity--Hills Golden Rule (May 1920) Lesson #2: Auto Suggestion--Napoleon Hill's Magazine (July 1921) Lesson #3: Suggestion (Applied Salesmanship)--Napoleon Hill's Magazine (August 1921) Lesson #4: The Law of Retaliation--Hill's Golden Rule (March 1919) Lesson #5: The Power of Your Mind (Little Odd Visits with Your Editor)--Hill's Golden Rule (October 1919) Lesson #6: How to Build Self-Confidence--Napoleon Hill's Magazine (June 1921) Lesson #7: Environment and Habit--Hill's Golden Rule (April 1919) Lesson #8: How to Remember--Hill's Golden Rule (May-June 1919) Lesson #9: How Marc Antony Used Suggestion in Winning the Roman Mob--Hill's Golden Rule (July 1919) Lesson #10: Persuasion vs. Force--Hill's Golden Rule (September 1919) Lesson #11: The Law of Compensation--Napoleon Hill's Magazine (April 1921) Lesson #12: The Golden Rule as a Pass Key to All Achievement--Napoleon Hill's Magazine (June 1921)
Published by John Wiley & Sons on 01/06/2009
Book details: 224 pages.
Jasmine is a love story of two people from different backgrounds, the hard ship they went through and how love effected their lives. It's urged that every young persons and parents to read this book so parents would know the consciences of their involvement in the love affairs of others and the young people not to ever give up on their love and dreams because of others. Love dose not check or evaluate it just happens, it is magic that can bring happiness or Misery
Published by Xlibris Corporation on 05/13/2016
Book details: 136 pages.
"Authorized by the Napoleon Hill Foundation"--Cover.
Published by TarcherPerigee on 06/20/2019
Book details: 432 pages.