Self Made Man

Author: Norah Vincent
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1101201347
Size: 16,95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 527
Download

A journalist’s provocative and spellbinding account of her eighteen months spent disguised as a man. Norah Vincent became an instant media sensation with the publication of Self-Made Man, her take on just how hard it is to be a man, even in a man’s world. Following in the tradition of John Howard Griffin (Black Like Me), Vincent spent a year and a half disguised as her male alter ego, Ned, exploring what men are like when women aren’t around. As Ned, she joined a bowling team, took a high-octane sales job, went on dates with women (and men), visited strip clubs, and even managed to infiltrate a monastery and a men’s therapy group. At once thought-provoking and pure fun to read, Self-Made Man is a sympathetic and thrilling tour de force of immersion journalism.

Equiano The African

Author: Vincent Carretta
Editor: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820325712
Size: 20,47 MB
Format: PDF
Read: 144
Download

Tells the story of the former slave who was the English-speaking world's most renowned person of African descent in the 1700s and is considered the founding father of both the African and the African American literary traditions.

A Self Made Man

Author: Kathleen O'Brien
Editor: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781426883491
Size: 10,84 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 345
Download

Adam Kendall: He's rich, he's powerful--he's a man who gets what he wants. When he left town, he was a nobody. Now he's the somebody everyone wants to know--everyone except Lacy Morgan. Lacy Mayfair Morgan: After Adam left, Lacy married money--but only because she had no other choice. Some would say she's worked even harder than Adam to get what she has. But Adam has his doubts. Adam's never forgiven Lacy for lying to him all those years ago. And now that she can afford it, he's going to make her pay.

Self Made Men

Author: Henry Rubin
Editor: Vanderbilt University Press
ISBN: 9780826514356
Size: 17,37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Read: 563
Download

In Self-Made Men, Henry Rubin explores the production of male identities in the lives of twenty-two FTM transsexuals--people who have changed their sex from female to male. The author relates the compelling personal narratives of his subjects to the historical emergence of FTM as an identity category. In the interviews that form the heart of the book, the FTMs speak about their struggles to define themselves and their diverse experiences, from the pressures of gender conformity in adolescence to being mistaken for "butch lesbians," from hormone treatments and surgeries to relationships with families, partners, and acquaintances. Their stories of feeling betrayed by their bodies and of undergoing a "second puberty" are vivid and thought-provoking. Throughout the interviews, the subjects' claims to having "core male identities" are remarkably consistent and thus challenge anti-essentialist assumptions in current theories of gender, embodiment, and identity. Rubin uses two key methods to analyze and interpret his findings. Adapting Foucault's notions of genealogy, he highlights the social construction of gender categories and identities. His account of the history of endocrinology and medical technologies for transforming bodies demonstrates that the "family resemblance" between transsexuals and intersexuals was a necessary postulate for medical intervention into the lives of the emerging FTMs. The book also explores the historical emergence of the category of FTM transsexual as distinguished from the category of lesbian woman and the resultant "border disputes" over identity between the two groups. Rubin complements this approach with phenomenological concepts that stress the importance of lived experience and the individual's capacity for knowledge and action. An important contribution to several fields, including sociology of the body, gender and masculinity, human development, and the history of science, Self-Made Me will be of interest to anyone who has seriously pondered what it means to be a man and how men become men.

The Self Made Man

Author: Isadore Barmash
Editor: Beard Books
ISBN: 9781587981586
Size: 17,42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 356
Download

This is a reprint of a previously published work that deals with the forces that propel the self-made man to excel and fulfill his dreams of grandeur.

The Self Made Man

Author: Karl Friedrich von Klöden
Editor: London : [s.n.]
ISBN:
Size: 20,25 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Read: 624
Download


The Self Made Man

Author: Reed Whittemore
Editor:
ISBN:
Size: 20,99 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 119
Download


A Self Made Man

Author: Sidney Blumenthal
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476777268
Size: 16,26 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Read: 619
Download

"Volume II of Sidney Blumenthal's acclaimed, landmark biography, The Political Life of Abraham Lincoln, reveals the future president's genius during the most decisive period of his political life when he seizes the moment, finds his voice, and helps create a new political party. In 1849, Abraham Lincoln seems condemned to political isolation and defeat. His Whig Party is broken in the 1852 election, and disintegrates. His perennial rival, Stephen Douglas, forges an alliance with the Southern senators and Secretary of War Jefferson Davis. Violent struggle breaks out on the plains of Kansas, a prelude to the Civil War. Lincoln rises to the occasion. Only he can take on Douglas in Illinois, and he finally delivers the dramatic speech that leaves observers stunned. In 1855, he makes a race for the Senate, which he loses when he throws his support to a rival to prevent the election of a proslavery candidate. Now, in Wrestling With His Angel, Sidney Blumenthal explains how Lincoln and his friends operate behind the scenes to destroy the anti-immigrant party in Illinois to clear the way for a new Republican Party. Lincoln takes command and writes its first platform and vaults onto the national stage as the leader of a party that will launch him to the presidency" -- provided by publisher.

Nixon Agonistes

Author: Garry Wills
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780618134328
Size: 12,34 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Read: 815
Download

From one of America's most distinguished historians comes this classic analysis of Richard Nixon. By considering some of the president's opinions, Wills comes to the controversial conclusion that Nixon was actually a liberal. Both entertaining and essential, Nixon Agonistes captures a troubled leader and a struggling nation mired in a foolish Asian war, forfeiting the loyalty of its youth, puzzled by its own power, and looking to its cautious president for confidence. In the end, Nixon Agonistes reaches far beyond its assessment of the thirty-seventh president to become an incisive and provocative analysis of the American political machine.