Face Value

The Entwined Histories of Money and Race in America

Author: Michael O'Malley

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226629392

Category: History

Page: 272

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From colonial history to the present, Americans have passionately, even violently, debated the nature and the character of money. They have painted it and sung songs about it, organized political parties around it, and imprinted it with the name of God—all the while wondering: is money a symbol of the value of human work and creativity, or a symbol of some natural, intrinsic value? In Face Value, Michael O’Malley provides a deep history and a penetrating analysis of American thinking about money and the ways that this ambivalence unexpectedly intertwines with race. Like race, money is bound up in questions of identity and worth, each a kind of shorthand for the different values of two similar things. O’Malley illuminates how these two socially constructed hierarchies are deeply rooted in American anxieties about authenticity and difference. In this compelling work of cultural history, O’Malley interprets a stunning array of historical sources to evaluate the comingling of ideas about monetary value and social distinctions. More than just a history, Face Value offers us a new way of thinking about the present culture of coded racism, gold fetishism, and economic uncertainty.
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At Face Value

Autobiographical Writing in Spanish America

Author: Sylvia Molloy

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521022804

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 288

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A study of Spanish American autobiography from the post-colonial nineteenth century to the present day.
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The Hidden Ways Beauty Shapes Women's Lives

Author: Autumn Whitefield-Madrano

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476754047

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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"Part social commentary, part cultural analysis, part careful investigation and part powerful personal anecdotes, a provocative book explores the relationship between appearance and science, social media, sex, friendship, language and advertising to show how beauty actually affects us day to day,"--NoveList.
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At Face Value

Author: Emily Franklin

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1480452165

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 257

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Being yourself should be simple—as plain as the nose on your face In this modern retelling of the classic Cyrano de Bergerac, seventeen-year-old Cyrie is a brilliant, athletic, and funny girl with a witty retort for each of the endless big-nose jokes she endures. But despite her talents and charm, she is convinced that all anyone sees is her nose. No guy—especially not Eddie “Rox” Roxanninoff—would ever find her appealing. When Rox shows interest in Cyrie’s shy friend Leyla, Cyrie soon finds herself writing Leyla’s emails to him, expressing her own true feelings. But watching her crush fall for her best friend may be more than she bargained for. Will Cyrie find the courage to come clean and trust that Rox will accept her for who she is?
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Physiognomical Thought and the Legible Body in Marivaux, Lavater, Balzac, Gautier, and Zola

Author: Christopher Rivers

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299143947

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

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Explores ideas about human physical appearance expressed in French novels of the 18th/19th centuries (by Lavater, Marivaux, Balzac, Gautier, Zola), as well as the pseudoscience of physiognomy that influenced them. This science reads the body as an index to spiritual and intellectual qualities,
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Face Value

The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions

Author: Alexander Todorov

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 1400885728

Category: Psychology

Page: 336

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The scientific story of first impressions—and why the snap character judgments we make from faces are irresistible but usually incorrect We make up our minds about others after seeing their faces for a fraction of a second—and these snap judgments predict all kinds of important decisions. For example, politicians who simply look more competent are more likely to win elections. Yet the character judgments we make from faces are as inaccurate as they are irresistible; in most situations, we would guess more accurately if we ignored faces. So why do we put so much stock in these widely shared impressions? What is their purpose if they are completely unreliable? In this book, Alexander Todorov, one of the world's leading researchers on the subject, answers these questions as he tells the story of the modern science of first impressions. Drawing on psychology, cognitive science, neuroscience, computer science, and other fields, this accessible and richly illustrated book describes cutting-edge research and puts it in the context of the history of efforts to read personality from faces. Todorov describes how we have evolved the ability to read basic social signals and momentary emotional states from faces, using a network of brain regions dedicated to the processing of faces. Yet contrary to the nineteenth-century pseudoscience of physiognomy and even some of today's psychologists, faces don't provide us a map to the personalities of others. Rather, the impressions we draw from faces reveal a map of our own biases and stereotypes. A fascinating scientific account of first impressions, Face Value explains why we pay so much attention to faces, why they lead us astray, and what our judgments actually tell us.
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Of Face Value

Author: Carol Harper

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781505807851

Category:

Page: 174

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Although Of Face Value was written as fiction, it is based on the real life events of Carol Harper, whose beautiful face was destroyed by a drunk driver. Carol's story about a woman named Lisa Caulder is an inspiration to others. Lisa had a high-profile position in a prestigious Washington, D.C., hotel. Lisa marries the man of her dreams a year before the life-changing collision. When her husband, Brian, learns about the wreck, he is devastated. She is unrecognizable and no longer has the face of the woman he married. After numerous surgeries to rebuild her face, Lisa embarks on a journey to reclaim her old life. Through talking with God, she begins to mourn the old Lisa and follow the path God has opened to find the new Lisa. Through ups and downs, heartbreak and setbacks, Lisa becomes stronger. The reader goes along on her journey to discover that true beauty is on the inside.
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Face Value

Author: Warren Brown

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 0244325901

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Human being in the 22nd century are valued by their Faces. This is based on a Global Face Index (GFI), which sets a person Face Value based on life experiences, trainings, skills and psychological and physiological attributes. What happens when the wrong people in society have the highest FaceValuez and only one man knows how to control the Face Value Index before the world is controlled by fanatics and the criminally insane in society?
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Face value

Author: Ron Powers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 406

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Face Value

Author: Kathleen Baird-Murray

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1440631514

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Small-town reporter Kate Miller has never been a fashion do??until now. Kate Miller is no beauty expert. The rookie reporter from small-town England can?t walk properly in a pair of heels and doesn?t know the first thing about waxing. But then she receives an incredible phone call. Darling magazine in New York wantsher to be their new beauty editor! So what if she has no idea whether gray eyeshadow is the new black kohl? Suddenly Kate?along with her deep-discount clothes and hopelessly dated hair?is in the Big Apple, being swept away by the world of fashion. But she better find a way to put a positive spin on plastic surgery for the big yearly supplement or she?ll lose everything??including the hotshot plastic surgeon-to-the-stars who thinks Kate?s beauty is way more than skin deep.
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Beyond Face Value

Author: Rajée Rajindra Narinesingh

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781475957181

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

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You can never see yourself as the world does. No matter how many mirrors you look into, you won’t see what everyone else does. Beyond Face Value is not just a lesson Rajée had to learn, but it is an ethos she now lives her life by. Have you ever believed you were destined for a path that was totally different from where you started, or felt that life was directing you against the normal, the expected and the accepted, and that every challenge you faced was due to a higher power guiding you to a greater place? Rajée’s story is both inspiring and devastating in equal measure. An outcast literally from birth, Rajée has had to fight racism, prejudice and ignorance her entire life. Through a series of events that would have broken even the strongest man, Rajée emerged as a butterfly does from a cocoon into a beautiful spirit, yet the cruelty of life has deprived her of the traditional facial value. Her story to the global stage after word of her horrendous and painful botched silicone injections came to light in Florida. Quickly, the damage inflicted on her by Oneal Morris (a.k.a. “Duchess”) had attracted the media, both nationally and internationally, within a matter of weeks. At the age of 44 she finally had a platform to speak out about injustice and cruelty. She appeared with CNN’s Anderson Cooper and Dr. Phil, as well as on German, Japanese, Spanish, and British television. This attention and the positive reaction to her plight, gave her the extra strength to tell the whole story that led her to, essentially, a back alley for facial injections of “fix-a-flat.” Inner beauty is a lovely cliché, but after a life of tragedy, through spiritual enlightenment and prayer, Rajée has beaten the odds and reached a point in her life where she knows happiness and acceptance is truly Beyond Face Value.
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The Life and Times of Eliza McCormack/John White

Author: Donald Harman Akenson

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773562524

Category: History

Page: 264

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In a parish register in Ireland, Akenson discovered a record naming an Eliza McCormack White as John's sister. Employing imaginative reconstruction, he proposes that Eliza McCormack, a transvestite prostitute who was in central Canada at the time John White arrived on the Canadian scene, was actually John's sister. Further, he suggests that John White can be best understood by recognizing that he was in fact Eliza!
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skin care for women over 35

Author: Zia Wesley-Hosford

Publisher: Bantam Dell Pub Group

ISBN: 9780553343052

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 167

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Describes the structure and function of the skin, discusses wrinkles, nutrition, and exercise, and includes practical advice on skin care and makeup
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women in Papua and New Guinea

Author: Elizabeth Durack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 127

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At face value

Author: Clement J. McNaspy,Loyola University (New Orleans, La.). Institute of Human Relations

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 103

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Face value

Author: Robert Standish

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Detective and mystery stories, English

Page: 253

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Face Value

A Vancouver Mystery

Author: Rosey Dow,Andrew Snaden

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781586605896

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

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Whodunit? Who killed Beth Martin just days after her long-awaited facelift, and a month after the suspicious death of her husband? Who knew the late Mrs. Martin would have a deadly reaction to a certain prescription drug? And why would that person dare to switch the pills in Beth's medicine bottle? Who wants cosmetic surgeon Dan Foster out of the way--or at least out of the Vancouver area of British Columbia? Wants him out of the way enough to frame him for murder? Who can help Dan play detective and clear his good name? Can local news anchor (and former patient) Jessica Meyers? Or will they both be next on the hit man's list? If Dan can't clear his name, his career will end and a killer will be on the loose, free to strike again. The stakes are high and time is running out. . . . What will Dr. Foster do?
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Face value

the economy of character and the institution of the novel, 1750-1820

Author: Deidre Shauna Lynch,Stanford University. Dept. of English

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 784

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Face value

Author: Bob Perelman

Publisher: Roof Books

ISBN: 9780937804261

Category: Poetry

Page: 70

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