Questioning Identity

Author: Kath Woodward
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415222877
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First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Gothic Identities

Author: Philipp Gwerder
Editor: Narr Francke Attempto Verlag
ISBN: 3772054609
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Philip Caputo hat durch seine autobiographische Erzählung über seine Zeit im Vietnamkrieg einen hohen Bekanntheitsgrad erlangt. Seine Romane, die thematisch meist ebenfalls mit dem Vietnamkrieg in Verbindung stehen, haben bisher dagegen wenig Aufmerksamkeit erhalten. Dieses Buch zielt darauf ab, Caputos Romane unter Einbeziehung von sozialer Identität, Gothic-Literatur und Kriegsliteratur in ein erweitertes literarisches Umfeld einzubetten. Es untersucht dabei die Rolle menschlicher Identität in gewaltsamen Ereignissen wie Krieg sowie die häufigen Erscheinungen von Doppelgängern und grafischen Darstellungen von Gräueltaten und entstellten menschlichen Körpern.

Einf Hrung In Die Politikwissenschaftliche Geschlechterforschung

Author: Ellen Krause
Editor: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3322996697
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Das Buch ist eine Einführung in die geschlechtskategoriale Politikwissenschaft. Es erklärt Grundbegriffe der feministischen Theorie und der Geschlechterforschung, stellt klassische Texte vor und erläutert den Beitrag der geschlechtskategorialen Forschung zu den politikwissenschaftlichen Teildisziplinen und deren Debatten. Damit liefert dieses Lehrbuch Einstieg in und Überblick über eine ausdifferenzierte Thematik und ist (mit Übungen und Literaturhinweisen) zugleich eine Handreichung für die Konzeption von Seminaren.

Literature In Society

Author: Regina Rudaitytė
Editor: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 144384392X
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The essays in this volume focus on the text-world dichotomy that has been a pivotal problem since Plato, implicating notions of mimesis and representation and raising a series of debatable issues. Do literary texts relate only to the fictional world and not to the real one? Do they not only describe but also perform and thus create and transform reality? Is literature a mere reflection/expression of society, a field and a tool of political manipulations, a playground to exercise ideological and social power? Herbert Grabes’ seminal essay “Literature in Society/Society and Its Literature”, which opens this volume, perfectly captures the essential functions of literature in society, whether it be Derridean belief in a revolutionary potential of literature, “the power of literature to say everything”, or Hillis Miller’s view of literature having the potential to create or reveal alternative realities; or, according to Grabes, the ability of literature “to offer to society a possibility of self-reflection by way of presenting a double of what is held to be reality”; and, last but not least, the ability of literature “to considerably contribute to the joy of life by enabling a particular kind of pleasure” – the pleasure of reading literature. The subsequent essays collected in this volume deal with complex relations between Literature and Society, approaching this issue from different angles and in various historical epochs. They are on diverse thematics and written from diverse theoretical perspectives, differing in scope and methodology.

Knowledge And The Social Sciences

Author: Open University
Editor: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415222860
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This book provides a clear introduction to key philosophical and epistemological issues in the social sciences, to both positivist and interpretative methodologies through comparing contemporary debates surrounding social change.

Literary Celebrity Gender And Victorian Authorship 1850 1914

Author: Alexis Easley
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1611490162
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This study examines literary celebrity in Britain from 1850 to 1914 with chapters focused on a variety of Victorian authors, including Charles Dickens, Harriet Martineau, and Octavia Hill. Through lively analysis of rare cultural materials, Easley demonstrates the crucial role of the celebrity author in the formation of British national identity. As Victorians toured the homes and haunts of famous writers, they developed a sense of shared national heritage. At the same time, by reading sensational accounts of writers' lives, they were able to reconsider conventional gender roles and domestic arrangements. Women writers capitalized on celebrity media as a way of furthering their own careers and retelling British history on their own terms. Easley demonstrates how the trope of the literary celebrity was utilized for other purposes as well, including the professionalization of medicine, the development of the open space movement, and the formation of the literary canon.

Controversial Issues In A Disabling Society

Author: John Swain
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ISBN: 9780335209057
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At its best Disability Studies is an arena of critical debate addressing controversial issues concerning, not just the meaning of disability, but the nature of society, dominant values, quality of life, and even the right to live. Indeed, Disability Studies is itself the subject of controversy, in terms of its theoretical basis and who controls courses and research and whether it should be shaped and controlled by disabled academics or grassroots activists. Within these debates, generated by the social model of disability, are fundamental challenges to policy, provision and professional practice that are directly relevant to all who work with disabled people, whether in the field of social work, health or education. Controversial Issues in a Disabling Society has been written specifically to raise questions and stimulate debate. It has been designed for use with students in group discussion, and to support in-depth study on a variety of professional courses. It covers a wide range of specific, substantive issues within Disability Studies in a series of succinct chapters. Each chapter sets a question for debate, places the key issues in context and presents a particular argument. This is an accessible and engaging book which challenges dominant positions and ideologies from a social model viewpoint of disability.

Labour In The City

Author: Declan McHugh
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The Labour leadership responded to the introduction of universal suffrage in 1918 by embarking on a plan of reorganization aimed at transforming the organization from a trade union pressure group into an independent, national political party. It equipped the party with a comprehensive political program and determined to create a national network of local branches based on a mass membership. This study assesses how the Labour leadership's plan of reconstruction fared at grass roots level by examining its organizational and electoral development between 1918 and 1931 in Manchester, the quintessential modern industrial city.

Sociology

Author: Michael Haralambos
Editor: HarperCollins UK
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This seventh edition has been fully updated to give all the detail and depth needed to get students the best grades and prepare teachers for teaching.

Lgbtq Youth An Educator S Guide

Author: Vincent Pompei
Editor: National Professional Resources Inc./Dude Publishing
ISBN: 193560967X
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Students in high school and middle school often struggle to fit in. For students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered (LGBT), or Questioning (LGBTQ), fitting in can be especially difficult, and school is all too often an unwelcoming and unsafe place. Discrimination, harassment, and even violent bullying are common experiences for LGBT/LGBTQ students. Schools have a responsibility to ensure the safety of all students, and more and more state legislatures requiring schools to enact and enforce anti-bullying policies that include explicit protection of LGBT students.The laminated guide LGBTQ Youth: An Educator's Guide is a valuable and practical resource for educators, many of whom receive little or no formal training on the issue of LGBTQ youth. Features include: “LGBTQ 101”- Statistics, terminology, applicable legislation, and guidelines devised by professional educational organizations, including the National Education Association (NEA), the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), and the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Detailed recommendations of what schools and individual educators can do to welcome and support LGBTQ youth. Information on nationally recognized organizations that offer extensive free resources, including materials targeted at educators/staff, the entire student body, LGBTQ students, and parents.