Author: Cynthia Enloe
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Release Date: 2017
For over a century and in scores of countries, patriarchal presumptions and practices have been challenged by women and their male allies. "Sexual harassment" has entered common parlance; police departments are equipped with rape kits; more than half of the national legislators in Bolivia and Rwanda are women; and a woman candidate won the plurality of the popular votes in the 2016 United States presidential election. But have we really reached equality and overthrown a patriarchal point of view? The Big Push exposes how patriarchal ideas and relationships continue to be modernized to this day. Through contemporary cases and reports, renowned political scientist Cynthia Enloe exposes the workings of everyday patriarchy--in how Syrian women civil society activists have been excluded from international peace negotiations; how sexual harassment became institutionally accepted within major news organizations; or in how the UN Secretary General's post has remained a masculine domain. Enloe then lays out strategies and skills for challenging patriarchal attitudes and operations. Encouraging self-reflection, she guides us in the discomforting curiosity of reviewing our own personal complicity in sustaining patriarchy in order to withdraw our own support for it. Timely and globally conscious, The Big Push is a call for feminist self-reflection and strategic action with a belief that exposure complements resistance.
Meet T.O.M. Gunn at the start of World War 1, a young infantry lieutenant in the Sherwood Foresters, just back on leave from India as Europe catches ablaze in the chaotic summer of 1914. The British Expeditionary Force is off to France and Gunn is determined to join the war before it’s over. He joins a hastily formed mixed battalion of reservists, regular and territorial soldiers to find themselves pitchforked into the mayhem of the Battles of the Marne, the Aisne and then the drawn- out agony of Ypres as the high hopes of summer sink into the frozen trenches of the winter of 1914. But by the time of the Christmas Truce with the Germans, Thaddeus Gunn and his men begin to realise that this is going to be a long war? and they will be lucky to survive?
The Big Push is designed to help you finally take your dreams off the shelf and make things happen. It is a 90 day journal broken out into 1st Push, 2nd Push, and 3rd Push encouraging you to focus on setting goals and creating small action items to make them happen.
Author: James M. Cypher
Publisher: Psychology Press
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Business & Economics
The Process of Economic Development discusses development from the colonial era to the present in Latin America, Asia and Africa. Encompassing a blend of classical development ideas and current theory, the book helps students gain a balanced picture. A close examination of recent events is integral to the book, with discussions ranging from the environment to the debt crisis, and from export-led industrialization to import substitution, endogenous growth theory and technological capability. Throughout, the authors focus on income distribution, poverty, and social issues. The book has an accessible style and format. Plentiful diagrams, boxed and user-friendly summaries and end of chapter questions help the reader to grasp many-faceted topics.
Author: Sloane Tanen
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Release Date: 2007
Genre: American wit and humor
Sloane Tanen's chickens are back - but this time they've only got one thing on their minds- babies. Carrying babies around for nine months (a.k.a. the relief of maternity wear), naming them (their university prospects depend on it), entertaining them (the battle between homemade wicker-woven education toys and the tv), nourishing them (breast-feeding is so in right now), comparing them (they must be in the 96th percentile of something), protecting them from every conceivable danger From epidurals and stretch marks to diaper rash and day care, these wonderful scenes of modern maternity are as ingenious as they are hilarious. Specifically concerned with the joys, trials, and tribulations of pregnancy and the first year of parenting, Hatched! will have mothers and mothers to be everywhere laughing with recognition.