Moving Beyond Words

Essays on Age, Rage, Sex, Power, Money, Muscles: Breaking the Boundaries of Gender

Author: Gloria Steinem

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1453250174

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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Steinem’s career-spanning collection of essays—each one a book in itself—re-imagine everything from the masculinization of wealth to Freudian thought and aging With cool humor and rich intellect, Gloria Steinem strips bare our social constructions of gender and race, explaining just how limiting these invented cultural identities can be. In the first of six sections, Steinem imagines how our understanding of human psychology would be different in a witty reversal: What if Freud had been a woman who inflicted biological inferiority on men (think “womb envy”)? In other essays, the author presents positive examples of people who turn stereotypes on their heads, from a female bodybuilder to Mahatma Gandhi, whose followers absorbed his wisdom that change starts at the bottom. And in some of the most moving pieces, Steinem reveals something of her own complicated history as a writer, woman, and citizen of the world.
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More Than Words

Moving Beyond Lip-Service Christianity to True Faith

Author: Jason E. Hill

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449717772

Category: Religion

Page: 184

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We live in a world in which there is great confusion about what it means to be a Christian and what it means to have genuine faith. Faith is more than belief, and being a Christian is more than attending a church service, a Bible study, or helping out the poor and needy. True faith, genuine faith in Christ, is not something that we need to convince people that we possess. Instead, true faith is seen through who we are and what we do. More Than Words is a book about faith. It is not so much a book about what faith is but instead what true faith looks like. More Than Words is a practical study of the book of James and provides understanding to what a life truly surrendered to Christ looks like and how it is to be lived. More Than Words will encourage and challenge you to examine your hearts and life to see if the faith you claim to have is truly a biblical faith.
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The Price You Pay

The Hidden Cost of Women's Relationship to Money

Author: Margaret Randall

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317959043

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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In The Price We Pay, Margaret Randall interviews women from a wide range of economic, racial, and cultural backgrounds to reveal the role money plays in their lives. These women speak of their changing expectations and attitudes regarding money. Daughters of immigrants remember what money meant in the transition between worlds. They disclose the feelings that they have of stigma or shame at not having enough, guilt at having too much, and the lies, secrets and silences caused by these feelings. These personal stories are woven into a history of women's economics and chapters on family, work, the media, power and control, and lesbian economics.
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Mystics

Author: William Harmless

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195300386

Category: Religion

Page: 350

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In Mystics, William Harmless, S.J., introduces readers to the scholarly study of mysticism. He expolores both mystics' extraordinary lives and their no-less-extraordinary writings using a unique case-study method centered on detailed examinations of six major Christian mystics: Thomas Merton, Bernard of Clairvaux, Hildegard of Bingen, Bonaventure, Meister Eckhart, and Evagrius Ponticus. Rather than presenting mysticism as a subtle web of psychological or theological abstractions, Harless's case-study approach brings things down to earth, restoring mystics to their historical context.
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Passion, Politics, and Everyday Activism

Collected Essays

Author: Gloria Steinem

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504045548

Category: Social Science

Page: 3078

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Three New York Times–bestselling essay collections spanning the pioneering career of a legendary voice in the American feminist movement. Gloria Steinem has been a fierce and unapologetic advocate for women around the globe. Her words and actions have inspired generations of women to think differently about themselves and their roles in society. These three essay collections bring together Steinem’s most enduring work. Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions: As powerful and thought-provoking as when it was first published in 1987, this collection spans Steinem’s early years as a writer, including the controversial article documenting her undercover stint as a Playboy Bunny and the hilarious satire “If Men Could Menstruate.” Moving Beyond Words: In some of her most moving work, Steinem displays the full range of her intellectual agility and sly humor. In these rich and compelling essays, she challenges societal constructs of gender and race, freeing our understanding of wealth, strength, and aging from Freudianism and patriarchal thought. Revolution from Within: Steinem shares her journey toward achieving the inward development she discovers to be the necessary complement to external political change. An excellent introduction to one of the most important and influential figures of our era, this omnibus is a must-read for anyone interested in “the one woman who has told the truth about her life and ours” (Los Angeles Times).
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Language and Identity

Discourse in the World

Author: David Evans

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567566145

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Language not only expresses identities but also constructs them. Starting from that point, Language and Identity examines the interrelationships between language and identities. It finds that they are so closely interwoven, that words themselves are inscribed with ideological meanings. Words and language constitute meanings within discourses and discourses vary in power. The powerful ones reproduce more powerful meanings, colonize other discourses and marginalize or silence the least powerful languages and cultures. Language and culture death occur in extreme cases of marginalization. This book also demonstrates the socio-economic opportunities offered by language choice and the cultural allegiances of language, where groups have been able to create new lives for themselves by embracing new languages in new countries. Language can be a 'double-edged sword' of opportunity and marginalization. Language and Identity argues that bilingualism and in some cases multilingualism can both promote socio-economic opportunity and combat culture death and marginalization. With sound theoretical perspectives drawing upon the work of Bakhtin, Vygotsky, Gumperz, Foucault and others, this book provides readers with a rationale to redress social injustice in the world by supporting minority linguistic and cultural identities and an acknowledgement that access to language can provide opportunity.
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Testing and Assessment in Translation and Interpreting Studies

A call for dialogue between research and practice

Author: Claudia V. Angelelli,Holly E. Jacobson

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9027289026

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 386

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Testing and Assessment in Translation and Interpreting Studies examines issues of measurement that are essential to translation and interpreting. Conceptualizing testing both as a process and a product, the collection of papers explores these issues across languages and settings (including university classrooms, research projects, the private sector, and professional associations). The authors have approached their chapters from different perspectives using a variety of methods, some focusing on very specific variables, and others providing a much broader overview of the issues at hand. Chapters range from a discussion of the measurement of text cohesion in translation; the measurement of interactional competence in interpreting; the use of a particular scale to measure interpreters’ renditions to the application of a specific approach to grading or general program assessment (such as interpreter or translator certification at the national level or program admissions processes). These studies point to the need for greater integration of research and practice in the specific area of testing and assessment and are a welcome addition to the field.
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Body Wars

Making Peace with Women's Bodies (An Activist's Guide)

Author: Margo Maine, Ph.D.

Publisher: Gurze Books

ISBN: 0936077670

Category: Self-Help

Page: 224

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Margo Maine spares no target in this straightforward and entertaining expose. Loaded with facts and inspirational quotes, this is an activist's guide for parents, educators, therapists, patients, former patients, or anyone who wants to fight against the forces that prevent women from being comfortable in their own bodies. Included are extensive Strategies for Change with ideas for personal and cultural growth, as well as resources with addresses, organizations, and recommended reading. * 25 Ways to Love Your Body * Guidelines for Letter Writing * Top Ten Reasons to Give Up Dieting * Join the Fight Against Fashion * See the Homogenizing Effects of Cosmetic Surgery * Stop Violence Against Women * Fight Size, Sex, and Age Discrimination * Tactics for Healthy Eating * Facts about Kids and Dieting
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Four Views on Moving beyond the Bible to Theology

Author: N.A

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310302498

Category: Religion

Page: 384

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The Bible has long served as the standard for Christian practice, yet believers still disagree on how biblical passages should be interpreted and applied. Only when readers fully understand the constructs that inform their process of moving from Scripture to theology—and those of others—can Christians fully evaluate teachings that claim to be “biblical.” Here, scholars who affirm an inspired Bible, relevant and authoritative for every era, present models they consider most faithful to Scripture: - Walter C. Kaiser, Jr.: A Principlizing Model - Daniel M. Doriani: A Redemptive-Historical Model - Kevin J. Vanhoozer: A Drama-of-Redemption Model - William J. Webb: A Redemptive-Movement Model Each position also receives critiques from the proponents of the other views. Moreover, due to the far-reaching implications this topic holds for biblical studies, theology, and church teaching, this book includes three additional reflections by Christopher J. H. Wright, Mark L. Strauss, and Al Wolters on the theological and practical interpretation of biblical texts. Four Views on Moving beyond the Bible to Theology empowers readers to identify, evaluate, and refine their own approach to moving from the Bible to theology.
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Fluency, Grade K

Author: Anne Vander Woude

Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing

ISBN: 0742420507

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Fluency + Fun = Comprehension! Reading for Every Child: Fluency gives teachers the tools they need to develop fluent readers in the kindergarten classroom. Incorporating a variety of techniques, including partner reading, repeated reading, choral reading,
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Onward and Upward

Author: Jim Neglia

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1477298983

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 230

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For years, I have wanted to write a book about the relentless determination it takes to succeed in the arts. Whether as a young artist in New York City, as a music coordinator of a Broadway musical, or as a musician traveling through Europe, I will share with you excitement, acclaim, and culture. Onward and Upward is the true account of my pursuit of a dream; a career in music. In this around-the-world journey, I share my stories of culture, family, laughter, friendship, wisdom, and heartache, with a generous splash of the likes of Strauss, motorcycle chases, and Hollywood. Any aspiring artist, would-be world traveler, or entrepreneur, will benefit from reading this book. Learn from another's experience about dedication, passion, and culture. Partly by means of behind-the-scene memoirs, partly by means of journal entries, we will walk hand in hand on this most extraordinary journey through a life in the arts.
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Critical Discourses of the Fantastic, 1712–1831

Author: Professor David Sandner

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1409478998

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Challenging literary histories that locate the emergence of fantastic literature in the Romantic period, David Sandner shows that tales of wonder and imagination were extremely popular throughout the eighteenth century. Sandner engages contemporary critical definitions and defenses of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century fantastic literature, demonstrating that a century of debate and experimentation preceded the Romantic's interest in the creative imagination. In 'The Fairy Way of Writing,' Joseph Addison first defines the literary use of the supernatural in a 'modern' and 'rational' age. Other writers like Richard Hurd, James Beattie, Samuel Johnson, James Percy, and Walter Scott influence the shape of the fantastic by defining and describing the modern fantastic in relation to a fabulous and primitive past. As the genre of the 'purely imaginary,' Sandner argues, the fantastic functions as a discourse of the sublime imagination, albeit a contested discourse that threatens to disrupt any attempt to ground the sublime in the realistic or sympathetic imagination. His readings of works by authors such as Ann Radcliffe, William Beckford, Horace Walpole, Mary Shelley, Walter Scott, and James Hogg not only redefine the antecedents of the fantastic but also offer a convincing account of how and why the fantastic came to be marginalized in the wake of the Enlightenment.
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Beyond Words

Movement Observation and Analysis

Author: Carol-Lynne Moore,Kaoru Yamamoto

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136652744

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 244

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Beyond Words presents a range of illuminating approaches to examining every day social interactions, to help the reader understand human movement in new ways. Carol-Lynne Moore and Kaoru Yamamoto build on the principles that they expertly explored in the first edition of the book, maintaining a focus on the processes of movement as opposed to discussions of static body language. The authors combine textual discussion with a new set of website-hosted video instructions to ensure that readers develop an in-depth understanding of nonverbal communication, as well as the work of its most influential analyst, Rudolf Laban. This fully-revised, extensively illustrated second edition includes a new introduction by the authors. It presents a fascinating insight into this vital field of study, and will be an invaluable resource for scholars and practitioners in many activities, from performing and martial arts, athletics, to therapeutic and spiritual practices, conflict resolution, business interactions, and intercultural relations.
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Love Inspired February 2015 - Box Set 2 of 2

Daddy Wanted\The Fireman's Secret\Falling for Texas\The Engagement Bargain

Author: Renee Andrews,Jessica Keller,Jill Lynn,Sherri Shackelford

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460380622

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Love Inspired brings you four new titles for one great price, available now! Enjoy these uplifting contemporary romances of faith, forgiveness and hope. Look for the bundle 1 of 2 and enjoy more inspirational stories from Love Inspired! DADDY WANTED Renee Andrews When Claremont's wild child Savvy Bowers returns home to care for her friend's orphaned children, she finds a home in the town she once rejected—and the man who once betrayed her. THE FIREMAN'S SECRET Goose Harbor Jessica Keller Fireman Joel Palermo has put his rebellious youth behind him. But when his return to Goose Harbor reveals his mistakes left Shelby Beck scarred forever, can he ever gain her forgiveness and her love? FALLING FOR TEXAS Jill Lynn When teacher Olivia Grayson teams up with rancher Cash Maddox to keep his teenage sister on the right track, their promise to stay just friends is put to the ultimate test. THE ENGAGEMENT BARGAIN Prairie Courtships Sherri Shackelford Caleb McCoy can't deny the entrancing Anna Bishop the protection she requires. A pretend betrothal seems like the best option to hide her identity. Until they both wonder whether it could be a permanent solution…
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Our Home

Author: CM Mary

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1491734892

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 148

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The best thing a Father can do for his children, is love their mother. Our Dad did just that for 61 years before our Mother's death in 2008. They raised six of us during their life together. Since Mom's death our Dad has done some writing about his life. The document he has produced is what I am using as a guide to record and publish the story of his life and our family. My sister Patricia took the time to type most of Dad's memoir. If Dad and Patty had not put in all that effort this book would not have been written.
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Living My Life

Author: Emma Goldman

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486157946

Category: Social Science

Page: 528

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Volume 2 of the candid, no-holds-barred account by foremost American anarchist Goldman continues with the fascinating story of her life, the anarchist movement, her famous contemporaries, and their influential ideas.
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But Enough About Me

Why We Read Other People's Lives

Author: Nancy K. Miller

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231516347

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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In her latest work of personal criticism, Nancy K. Miller tells the story of how a girl who grew up in the 1950s and got lost in the 1960s became a feminist critic in the 1970s. As in her previous books, Miller interweaves pieces of her autobiography with the memoirs of contemporaries in order to explore the unexpected ways that the stories of other people's lives give meaning to our own. The evolution she chronicles was lived by a generation of literary girls who came of age in the midst of profound social change and, buoyed by the energy of second-wave feminism, became writers, academics, and activists. Miller's recollections form one woman's installment in a collective memoir that is still unfolding, an intimate page of a group portrait in process.
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