Revisioning Activism: Bringing Depth, Dialogue, and by David Bedrick

By David Bedrick

Many varieties of activism reside within the margins of extra traditional innovations. those essays expand our imaginative and prescient of activism to incorporate how the social/political international affects the interior lives of individuals, how discussion throughout assorted viewpoints can influence hearts and minds, and the way psychology can play a job as a social-change agent. Bedrick deconstructs racism by means of divergent perspectives of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He deconstructs sexism through critiquing the vitamin and how ladies think approximately their our bodies. Bedrick brings this similar mental eye to realizing societal difficulties (e.g., gun keep an eye on, addiction), nationwide celebrities (e.g., Robin Williams, Lance Armstrong), and well known psychology’s failure to create sustainable swap. even if utilized in a lecture room, with a pal, or by myself, Revisioning Activism provokes serious pondering, feeling, and discussion. It’s a bold name to empower activism and notice ourselves as participants in detail woven right into a internet of relationships and social issues.

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Het verschil (Dutch Edition) by Anja Meulenbelt

By Anja Meulenbelt

Anja Meulenbelt over zeventien actuele Kwesties

Zijn vrouwen nu gelukkig? Waarom dan de lustpil voor vrouwen? Waarom is het combineren van werk en gezin (voor vrouwen) nog steeds een probleem? Waarom is eerlijk delen zo moeilijk? Is er toekomst voor echte mannen? Moeten moslimvrouwen bevrijd worden, en door wie? Is iedereen bi? Wat hebben we met het feminisme gewonnen, wat (nog) niet, waar willen we heen?

Op haar bekende, persoonlijke manier maakt Anja Meulenbelt na bijna een halve eeuw feminisme de rekening op. Ze laat haar gedachten gaan over de hedendaagse man-vrouwverhouding en komt tot verrassende conclusies.

In Het verschil wordt een breed scala aan onderwerpen aangesneden: van de ode aan het vaderschap, vrouwelijke lust, feminisme uitleggen in China tot date-rape, oorlogsverkrachting en het directeurenfeminisme van Opzij.

Anja Meulenbelt bekijkt zeventien actuele kwesties vanuit het feminisme. Kwesties die ons allemaal aangaan, vrouwen en mannen, en waar iedereen op een of andere manier mee te maken krijgt. Het verschil is een inspirerend boek dat je aan het denken zet.

Anja Meulenbelt werd bekend als feministisch boegbeeld met de autobiografische bestseller De schaamte voorb?. Ze heeft sindsdien niet stil gezeten, en schreef nog zo’n veertig boeken. Recentel?k voerde ze de redactie (met Renee Römkens) over het succesvolle Het F-Boek, over hedendaags feminisme.

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Debating Otaku in Contemporary Japan: Historical by Thiam Huat Kam and Björn-Ole Kamm Patrick W.

By Thiam Huat Kam and Björn-Ole Kamm Patrick W. Galbraith,Patrick W. Galbraith,Thiam Huat Kam,Björn-Ole Kamm

With the unfold of manga (Japanese comics) and anime (Japanese cartoons) worldwide, many have followed the japanese time period 'otaku' to spot fanatics of such media. the relationship to manga and anime could appear undemanding, yet, while taken without any consideration, frequently serves to imprecise the debates inside and round media fandom in Japan because the time period 'otaku' seemed within the area of interest ebook Manga Burikko in 1983.

Debating Otaku in modern Japan disrupts the naturalization and trivialization of 'otaku' by way of studying the historic contingency of the time period in an effort to establish and comprise frustrating formative years, shoppers and fan cultures in Japan. Its chapters, many translated from eastern and to be had in English for the 1st time – and with a foreword through Otsuka Eiji, former editor of Manga Burikko – discover key moments within the evolving discourse of 'otaku' in Japan. instead of providing a delicate, successful narrative of the transition of a way of life to the mainstream, the edited quantity repositions 'otaku' in particular ancient, social and financial contexts, delivering new insights into the importance of the 'otaku' phenomenon in Japan and the realm.

By going again to unique eastern files, translating key contributions by way of eastern students and delivering sustained research of those files and students, Debating Otaku in modern Japan presents substitute histories of and techniques to 'otaku'. For all scholars and students of up to date Japan and the historical past of jap fan and shopper cultures, this quantity might be a origin for knowing how 'otaku', at assorted locations and occasions and to various humans, is meaningful.

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Culture in Education and Development: principles, practice by David Stephens

By David Stephens

there's expanding acceptance of the $64000 position tradition performs within the framing and supply of schooling and improvement within the South. no matter if this is often within the reciprocal and synergistic dating among concept and perform or the hyperlinks among learn and coverage, it's transparent that on the center of profitable academic improvement is a attractiveness of the significance of tradition. This ebook seriously reports the relationships of tradition, schooling and improvement either from a theoretical and methodological standpoint and in addition from the point of view of the trainer, researcher and coverage maker at the floor. the significance of context is under pressure all through with a chain of case experiences of academic advancements drawn from quite a number nationwide settings. concerns corresponding to schooling and poverty removing, neighborhood and international wisdom transfers, and the position and discourse of improvement counsel to schooling are tested from the point of view of tradition and context. Of specific worth to the schooling researcher and coverage maker, even if operating within the North or South, this publication offers a well timed reminder of the significance of tradition within the improvement of education.

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Whiteness and Class in Education by John Preston

By John Preston

The severe research of whiteness has encouraged anti-racist pedagogy and examine. A risky sector of research, by way of the re-centering of white discourses and the appropriation of the writings of black students, confronting whiteness has develop into a arguable yet probably radical means of drawing close academic concerns. during this pioneering quantity severe whiteness experiences is utilized within the uk in various academic contexts. even if whiteness is taken into account to be a approach of oppression that merits white scholars and lecturers in academic arenas it's not inevitably monolithic. Whiteness is versatile and inflected through type to provide new ‘whiteness(es)’ which are no much less racist in cause or practice.
Through using ethnographic, biographical and documentary study how whiteness ‘works’ in schooling is printed. The ways that operating type whites are represented as ‘white trash’ or ‘chav’; the sophisticated activities of white center type newcomers to minimize variety in grownup schooling and the pre-modern traits of white ruling category education are used to spotlight either divergence and congruence within the racial formation of whiteness. coverage matters also are thought of, particularly the advantages of regulating ‘hate speech’ in universities and the ways that racist ‘civil defence pedagogies’ became embedded in academic and native land protection policies.
However, this ebook doesn't simply contemplate the practices of whiteness but additionally how practitioners may possibly ponder serious whiteness reviews in anti-racist perform. it really is taken with not just deciding upon how ‘white supremacy’ maintains to dominate academic discourse and perform yet the way it will be resisted.

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From Bananas to Buttocks: The Latina Body in Popular Film by Myra Mendible

By Myra Mendible

From the exuberant excesses of Carmen Miranda within the "tutti frutti hat" to the curvaceous posterior of Jennifer Lopez, the Latina physique has lengthy been a signifier of Latina/o id in U.S. pop culture. yet how does this stereotype of the unique, erotic Latina "bombshell" relate, if in any respect, to genuine Latina girls who characterize a large spectrum of ethnicities, nationwide origins, cultures, and actual appearances? How are rules approximately "Latinidad" imagined, challenged, and inscribed on Latina our bodies? What racial, classification, and different markers of id do representations of the Latina physique sign or reject?

In this largely interdisciplinary publication, specialists from the fields of Latina/o experiences, media reports, verbal exchange, comparative literature, women's stories, and sociology come jointly to provide the 1st wide-ranging examine the development and illustration of Latina identification in U.S. pop culture. The authors contemplate such renowned figures as actresses Lupe Vélez, Salma Hayek, and Jennifer Lopez; singers Shakira and Celia Cruz; or even the Hispanic Barbie doll in her many guises. They examine the media discourses surrounding arguable Latinas resembling Lorena Bobbitt and Marisleysis González. they usually speak about Latina representations in Lupe Solano's sequence of puzzle books and within the renowned television exhibits El convey de Cristina and Laura en América. This broad therapy of Latina illustration in pop culture not just sheds new gentle on how that means is produced via photographs of the Latina physique, but additionally on how those representations of Latinas are bought, revised, and challenged.

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Consumption in China: How China's New Consumer Ideology is by LiAnne Yu

By LiAnne Yu

intake practices in China were remodeled at an unparalleled velocity. below Mao Zedong, the kingdom managed approximately all elements of what humans ate up, from daily must haves to leisure and the media; this day, shoddy state-run shops characterised by means of a dearth of selections have made method for luxurious department shops and hypermarkets jam-packed with a mess of goods.

Consumption in China explores what it ability to be a client within the world’s quickest becoming financial system. LiAnne Yu presents a multi-faceted portrait of the effect of elevated intake on city areas, social prestige, life, identities, and freedom of expression. The publication additionally examines what's detailed and what's common approximately how client practices in China have built, investigating the criteria that differentiate them from what has been saw one of the already mature purchaser markets.

in the back of the usually magnificent data approximately China are the very human tales that spotlight the emotional and social triggers at the back of intake. This enticing ebook is a necessary source for college students, students and company execs drawn to a deeper knowing of what motivates China’s shoppers, and what demanding situations they face as extra features of way of life turn into commoditized.

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Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to '80s Teen Movies by Kevin Smokler

By Kevin Smokler

From the fictitious cities of Hill Valley, CA, and Shermer, IL, to the attractive landscapes of Astoria and Brownsville, OR, from the long-lasting suburbs of the San Fernando Valley to the likely frightening internal towns of Chicago, '80s youngster videos had something in universal: destinations mattered. possibly moreso than in the other decade, the destinations of the '80s youngster videos have been monumentally vital. In Brat Pack America, Kevin Smokler supplies digital excursions of your favourite video clips whereas additionally opting for aside why those destinations are so vital to those movies.

Including interviews with actors, writers, and administrators of the period, and chock choked with attention-grabbing proof approximately your favourite 80s videos, Brat Pack America is a needs to for any fan. Smokler went to Goonies Day in Astoria, OR, took a Lost Boys travel of Santa Cruz, CA, and deeply explored each corner and cranny of the films we know and love, and it shows.

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The Challenge of the Cults and New Religions: The Essential by Ron Rhodes,Author of The Case for Christ Lee Strobel

By Ron Rhodes,Author of The Case for Christ Lee Strobel

Cults and New Religions Aren’t challenging to FindThey’re on your local . . . your place of work . . . your tuition . . . perhaps even your family.Cults are flourishing throughout the United States. likelihood is, you’ve encountered one, even perhaps recognize a person who's inquisitive about a cult. are you able to talk about knowledgably the severe modifications among Christianity and the lessons of Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Scientology, the hot Age circulation, Hindu-based cults, and different widespread teams and spiritual pursuits? during this crucial source, preeminent cult authority Ron Rhodes explains what cults are, why they're reason for drawback, and why within the twenty first century, as by no means prior to, their numbers and memberships are exploding nationally and all over the world. Drawing on his wide event as a cult researcher, Rhodes deals to-the-point, state of the art details on twelve significant cults and new religions:MormonismJehovah’s WitnessesMind SciencesNew Age MovementChurch of ScientologyHindu-based CultsUnification ChurchBaha’i FaithUnitarian UniversalismOneness PentecostalismMasonic LodgeSatanismLearning the distinctives of those teams will equip you to house any of the millions of different less important cults you could come across. The problem of the Cults and New faith contains colour photosScripture IndexSubject IndexGlossaryBibliographyAnd your assets don’t finish on the final web page. you could complement your wisdom everytime you opt for via vacationing the author’s site at www.ronrhodes.org at no cost, thorough, up to date details on every one cult mentioned within the book.If you’re involved for the temporal and everlasting welfare of others, The problem of the Cults is a needs to. it is going to assist you confront the deception of fake Christs and mendacity doctrines with the transparent, well-grounded fact of biblical Christianity.

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Labor Relations in Professional Sports by Robert C. Berry,William B Gould,Paul D. Staudohar

By Robert C. Berry,William B Gould,Paul D. Staudohar

For all of the billions of bucks the activities generates, its exertions legislation and negotiations are nonetheless fairly new, and their influence is simply starting to be felt. hard work relatives in expert activities deals a step by step exam of the way those new management-player relationships have take place and what they might portend for the long run. In an interesting sort that's wealthy in activities background and anecdotes, the authors research the heritage of the most important crew sports--baseball, soccer, basketball, and hockey--and learn how enterprise and felony issues have affected every one sport's improvement. in addition they probe present unresolved concerns and predictable destiny difficulties, corresponding to the relationships of broadcast networks and activities leagues. unusually, this e-book with so bold a name isn't just readable yet even tough to place down. causes of advanced criminal judgements are decreased to short, lucid passages. large footnotes are supplied in every one bankruptcy for readers who want better aspect.

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. . . a finished remedy of work kin in activities. . . . total, the booklet is a slam-dunk luck.

Journal of legislations and Commerce

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