The Entwined Histories of Money and Race in America
Author: Michael O'Malley
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
View: 9972From 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.
Author: Rajée Rajindra Narinesingh
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 7219You 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.
The Hidden Ways Beauty Shapes Women's Lives
Author: Autumn Whitefield-Madrano
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
View: 3865"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.
Author: Catherine Johnson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Category: Juvenile Fiction
View: 2510Alternating passages relate the experiences of fifteen-year-old English model Lauren with those of her guardian Nessa and reveal what happened to Lauren's beautiful--but doomed--teenaged mother.
Author: Emily Franklin
Publisher: Open Road Media
Category: Young Adult Fiction
View: 4257Being 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?
Author: Kathleen Baird-Murray
View: 5332Small-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.
Photographic Constructions of Reality
Author: Monika Schwärzler
Publisher: transcript Verlag
View: 1947How to account for the peculiar attraction of certain photos? How to deal with the specific use of images in particular contexts? Monika Schwärzler presents a variety of photographic case studies exploring visual phenomena from the point of view of media analysis as well as from sociological, aesthetic, and psychoanalytic perspectives. The topics range from a new reading of Thomas Struth's street photographs to CERN photos with their charged rhetoric, from the assault of photographic close-ups to speculations on an anonymous slide collection featuring a woman with an ever-present white handbag. The book is intended for an audience receptive to the analytical appeal of images, prepared to go beyond what can be taken at face value.
Physiognomical Thought and the Legible Body in Marivaux, Lavater, Balzac, Gautier, and Zola
Author: Christopher Rivers
Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press
Category: Literary Criticism
View: 3675Explores 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,
Author: Carol Harper
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
View: 1621Although 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.
The Irresistible Influence of First Impressions
Author: Alexander Todorov
Publisher: Princeton University Press
View: 5937The 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.
Author: Tanja De Meillon
Publisher: Partridge Africa
Category: Biography & Autobiography
View: 6242A few hard knocks, had me on my knees. Blood, sweat and tears in many cases, but Its not all bleak and solemn. These are the shadowed bits on the canvas of my life. There are some bright, light and soft colours too, and this book will paint the picture as we gain perspective together. Hence the name Face Value. I have realised that we have a number of mirrors in life. These mirrors show us many images. How we see ourselves. How others see us, our friends, our colleagues, our family, our children. How God sees us. My point is that many times in life we are inside circumstances that seem to overwhelm and have us feel like there is no hope, no end. It will usually feel like this. Reason being, we have lost perspective. We only see a part and not the whole. Perspective is an amazing skill to acquire in life. Its a knowing that no matter what, there is a bigger picture than the moment. Its a piece of the puzzle a chapter in the book of my life. This, has been an anchor to me throughout the many trials of life. I know that the Author and finisher of our lives is in control of every circumstance and every moment and He will complete the good work which He began in us. As you journey with me through the pages, travel light. Youll only need my pair of shoes, water (always a good thing) and an open heart.
A Vancouver Mystery
Author: Rosey Dow,Andrew Snaden
View: 5431Whodunit? 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?
The Life and Times of Eliza McCormack/John White
Author: Donald Harman Akenson
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
View: 4000In 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!