Pearls Politics Power

Author: Madeleine Kunin
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781933392929
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Political Science

Kunin interviews a diverse group of women to gather their insight into women's leadership and the role of gender stereotyping for female congresswomen, governors, corporate CEOs, and presidential candidates.

The New Feminist Agenda

Author: Madeleine Kunin
Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing
ISBN: 9781603583688
Release Date: 2012-04-23
Genre: Social Science

Feminists opened up thousands of doors in the 1960s and 1970s, but decades later, are U.S. women where they thought they'd be? The answer, it turns out, is a resounding no. Surely there have been gains. Women now comprise nearly 60 percent of college undergraduates and half of all medical and law students. They have entered the workforce in record numbers, making the two-wage-earner family the norm. But combining a career and family turned out to be more complicated than expected. While women changed, social structures surrounding work and family remained static. Affordable and high-quality child care, paid family leave, and equal pay for equal work remain elusive for the vast majority of working women. In fact, the nation has fallen far behind other parts of the world on the gender-equity front. We lag behind more than seventy countries when it comes to the percentage of women holding elected federal offices. Only 17 percent of corporate boards include women members. And just 5 percent of Fortune 500 companies are led by women. It's time, says Madeleine M. Kunin, to change all that. Looking back over five decades of advocacy, she analyzes where progress stalled, looks at the successes of other countries, and charts the course for the next feminist revolution--one that mobilizes women, and men, to call for the kind of government and workplace policies that can improve the lives of women and strengthen their families.

Pearls for the Moment

Author: Norman Pratt
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781450266055
Release Date: 2010-12-30
Genre: Self-Help

Do you really know the meaning of something someone says? Have you ever really understood calculus? How wide is a spider’s web? How can you make more money? How do you find happiness? In a series of short essays on author Norman S. Pratt’s personal experiences, PEARLS FOR THE MOMENT offers answers to these and other fascinating questions. Presented as an easy-to-read guide filled with valuable tidbits of basic knowledge and understanding about such topics as religion, money, science, love, and truth, this guide serves as a convenient reference for those times when you need to learn about something you never knew, or that you might have forgotten. PEARLS FOR THE MOMENT is a thought-provoking, practical text for use in analyzing your own personal philosophy for consistency and completeness. Learn how to recognize and understand the basis for your own thought process and how to react to the many little unexpected situations in everyday life. This guide is not for wimps, religious zealots, the supercilious righteous, or those of Machiavellian leanings. It is for just plain folks who strive for and appreciate the best things in life—health, security, and happiness.

The Politics of Pearl

Author: John M. Bowers
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd
ISBN: 0859915999
Release Date: 2001
Genre: History

Close analysis of the poem reveals extensive allusion to contemporary social, religious and political events.

Kleine Feuer berall

Author: Celeste Ng
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423433808
Release Date: 2018-04-20
Genre: Fiction

Der zweite unvergessliche Roman der internationalen Bestsellerautorin Es brennt! In jedem der Schlafzimmer hat jemand Feuer gelegt. Fassungslos steht Elena Richardson im Bademantel und den Tennisschuhen ihres Sohnes draußen auf dem Rasen und starrt in die Flammen. Ihr ganzes Leben lang hatte sie die Erfahrung gemacht, »dass Leidenschaft so gefährlich ist wie Feuer«. Deshalb passte sie so gut nach Shaker Heights, den wohlhabenden Vorort von Cleveland, Ohio, in dem der Außenanstrich der Häuser ebenso geregelt ist wie das Alltagsleben seiner Bewohner. Ihr Mann ist Partner einer Anwaltskanzlei, sie selbst schreibt Kolumnen für die Lokalzeitung, die vier halbwüchsigen Kinder sind bis auf das jüngste, Isabel, wohlgeraten. Doch es brennt. Elenas scheinbar unanfechtbares Idyll – alles Asche und Rauch?

We Do

Author: Jennifer Baumgardner
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 9781617751875
Release Date: 2013-10-14
Genre: Law

This volume demonstrates, through speeches and interviews, the astounding story of American politicians' increasing acceptance of gay marriage.

Die Perle

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ISBN: OCLC:985114603
Release Date: 1977
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Business Politics in the Middle East

Author: Steffen Hertog
Publisher: Hurst Publishers
ISBN: 9781849042352
Release Date: 2013-04-25
Genre: Business & Economics

Although most Arab countries remain authoritarian, many have undergone a restructuring of state-society relations in which lower- and middle-class interest groups have lost ground while big business has benefited in terms of its integration into policy-making and the opening of economic sectors that used to be state-dominated. Arab businesses have also started taking on aspects of public service provision in health, media and education that used to be the domain of the state; they have also become increasingly active in philanthropy. The ‘Arab Spring,’ which is likely to lead to a more pluralistic political order, makes it all the more important to understand business interests in the Middle East, a segment of society that on the one hand has often been close to the ancien regime, but on the other will play a pivotal role in a future social contract. Among the topics addressed by the authors are the role of business in recent regime change; the political outlook of businessmen; the consequences of economic liberalisation on the composition of business elites in the Middle East; the role of the private sector in orienting government policies; lobbying of government by business interests and the mechanisms by which governments seek to keep businesses dependent on them.

Philosophical Perspectives on Power and Domination

Author: Laurence F. Bove
Publisher: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042002719
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Philosophy

The essays in this volume explore in detail many of the ways power structures our daily personal, political and intellectual lives, and evaluate the workings of power using a variety of theoretical paradigms, from Hobbesian liberalism to Foucauldian feminist postmodernism. Taken as a whole, the book aims towards an end to unjust and destructive uses of power and the flowering of an encouraging, educated empowerment for all human beings in a pluralistic world. Section I offers a progressive chain of arguments that moves from the acceptance of domination, through the rejection of domination and, finally, to a new vision of power based on equality and mutual respect. Section II explores the questions, how is the philosophical self, that is, our very understanding of who we are, implicated in the web of power and domination? Section III responds to political realism as it explores morally ideal solutions to the global problems of poverty, war and hunger. Section IV discusses ways in which our thought and practice in both public and private life are bound up in hierarchies of domination.

Coming of Age My Journey to the Eighties

Author: Madeleine May Kunin
Publisher:
ISBN: 1732854084
Release Date: 2019-04-02
Genre:

Many readers are already familiar with Madeleine Kunin, the former three-term governor of Vermont, who served as the deputy secretary of education and ambassador to Switzerland under President Bill Clinton. In her newest book, a memoir entitled Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties, the topic is aging, but she looks well beyond the physical tolls and explores the emotional ones as well. And she has had an extraordinary life: governor, ambassador, feminist, wife, mother, professor, poet, and much, much more. As recently reported in the New York Times, a girl born today can expect to live to the age of ninety, on average (boys, on the other hand, can expect to live until age eighty-five). Life expectancy, for many, is increasing, yet people rarely contemplate the emotional changes that come alongside the physical changes of aging. Madeleine wants to change that. Coming of Age: My Journey to the Eighties takes a close and incisive look at what it is like to grow old. The book is a memoir, yet most important of all, it is an honest and positive look at aging and how it has affected her life. Cover photo © Todd Lockwood.

Public power politics and technology in the Eisenhower and Kennedy years

Author: Bonnie Baack Pendergrass
Publisher: Arno Pr
ISBN: STANFORD:36105035568380
Release Date: 1979-06
Genre: Business & Economics

This volume addresses the controversy surrounding the proposed building of a dual-purpose reactor producing both plutonium and electricity at the Hanford Atomic Works in the state of Washington. The author demonstates how political and technological forces have interacted in recent American history and affected the development of nuclear energy.

Choice

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ISBN: UCSC:32106018044344
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Academic libraries


Meine geliebte Welt

Author: Sonia Sotomayor
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 9783406659485
Release Date: 2014-07-30
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Aufgewachsen in der Bronx, Puertoricanerin, die Kindheit prekär, der Vater Alkoholiker, die Mutter überfordert – Sonia Sotomayor war es nicht gerade in die Wiege gelegt, eines Tages Richterin am höchsten Gericht der Vereinigten Staaten von Amerika zu werden. Mit einem großen Herzen und viel Humor erzählt diese Ausnahmefrau von ihrem Weg, aber nicht um sich dabei auf die Schulter zu klopfen, sondern um anderen Menschen mit ihrer eigenen Geschichte Mut zu machen. Ein hinreißendes, ansteckendes Buch über das Trotzdem und über die – wirklich wichtigen – Dinge des Lebens. „’Nach der Lektüre werden mich die Leser nach menschlichen Kriterien beurteilen’, schreibt Sonia Sotomayor. Wir, die wir in diesem Fall die Jury sind, finden sie einfach unwiderstehlich.“ Washingtonian „Überwältigende und stark geschriebene Memoiren zum Thema Identität und Persönlichkeitsfindung ... Offenherzig, scharf beobachtet und vor allem tief empfunden.“ The New York Times „Eine Frau, die weiß, wo sie herkommt und die die Kraft hat, uns dorthin mitzunehmen.“ The New York Times Book Review