Offending Women

Female Lawbreakers and the Criminal Justice System

Author: Anne Worrall

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415037255

Category: Medical

Page: 189

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Female offenders experience very different treatment from male offenders at the hands of the courts and welfare agencies. In Offending Women, former probation officer Anne Worrall draws on detailed empirical research to examine why this is, how the situation is perpetuated, and what the implications are for women. The author looks at the wholly inadequate categorizations applied to women who offend and the inappropriate solutions offered to their ill-defined problems. In acknowledging the State's powerlessness to categorize them, Worrall builds up a fascinating concept of the 'nondescriptiveness' of certain women offenders. By defying description they are largely neglected by (and elude the control of) professional expertise. The author then examines the relevance of the concept to a broader sociology of women's experiences. Offending Women provides an interesting and useful theoretical analysis of the discourse surrounding women's deviancy. Based on interviews with probation officers, magistrates, solicitors, psychiatrists, and female lawbreakers themselves, the book will be essential reading for practitioners in the field as well as academics in criminology and women's studies.
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Offending Women

Power, Punishment, and the Regulation of Desire

Author: Lynne Allison Haney

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520261909

Category: Social Science

Page: 287

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"Lynne Haney is already an important voice in the sociology of welfare but this book marks her debut as a major figure in the sociology of punishment and the study of governmentality. Offending Women is a fascinating work that combines rich ethnographic detail with a structural account of the changing contours of contemporary governance. Its original contributions to prison ethnography, women's studies, and the sociology of the penal-welfare state will make it a reference point in each of these disciplines."--David Garland, author of The Culture of Control "Offending Women is an exemplary piece of work. Haney's writing is engaging, crisp, and smart. She brilliantly assesses the various intentions of the state and incarcerated women and clarifies how these intentions are based on orientations toward punishment and 'healing' that demand fundamental rethinking."--Rickie Solinger, author of Pregnancy and Power and co-editor of Interrupted Life: Experiences of Incarcerated Women in the United States "Lynne Haney brings together her stupendous skills as an ethnographer and her theoretical insights into how states work to explain how the treatment of imprisoned women has changed over the past decade. An altogether brilliant book."--Myra Marx Ferree, University of Wisconsin
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Child Labor and Sweatshops

Author: Mary E. Williams

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780737700022

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 106

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Discusses the issues revolving around children and adult workers who work in substandard environments
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Margaret Mead, some personal views

Author: Margaret Mead,Rhoda Bubendey Métraux

Publisher: Angus & Robertson

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 286

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Unbroken Brain

A Revolutionary New Way of Understanding Addiction

Author: Maia Szalavitz

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1466859563

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER More people than ever before see themselves as addicted to, or recovering from, addiction, whether it be alcohol or drugs, prescription meds, sex, gambling, porn, or the internet. But despite the unprecedented attention, our understanding of addiction is trapped in unfounded 20th century ideas, addiction as a crime or as brain disease, and in equally outdated treatment. Challenging both the idea of the addict's "broken brain" and the notion of a simple "addictive personality," The New York Times Bestseller, Unbroken Brain, offers a radical and groundbreaking new perspective, arguing that addictions are learning disorders and shows how seeing the condition this way can untangle our current debates over treatment, prevention and policy. Like autistic traits, addictive behaviors fall on a spectrum -- and they can be a normal response to an extreme situation. By illustrating what addiction is, and is not, the book illustrates how timing, history, family, peers, culture and chemicals come together to create both illness and recovery- and why there is no "addictive personality" or single treatment that works for all. Combining Maia Szalavitz's personal story with a distillation of more than 25 years of science and research,Unbroken Brain provides a paradigm-shifting approach to thinking about addiction. Her writings on radical addiction therapies have been featured in The Washington Post, Vice Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, and The New York Times, in addition to multiple other publications. She has been interviewed about her book on many radio shows including Fresh Air with Terry Gross and The Brian Lehrer show.
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The moccasin maker

Author: E. Pauline Johnson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Historical fiction, Canadian

Page: 221

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Crescendo of the Virtuoso

Spectacle, Skill, and Self-promotion in Paris During the Age of Revolution

Author: Paul Metzner

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520206847

Category: History

Page: 385

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During the Age of Revolution, Paris came alive with wildly popular virtuoso performances. Whether the performers were musicians or chefs, chess players or detectives, these virtuosos transformed their technical skills into dramatic spectacles, presenting the marvelous and the outr for spellbound audiences. Who these characters were, how they attained their fame, and why Paris became the focal point of their activities is the subject of Paul Metzner's absorbing study. Covering the years 1775 to 1850, Metzner describes the careers of a handful of virtuosos: chess masters who played several games at once; a chef who sculpted hundreds of four-foot-tall architectural fantasies in sugar; the first police detective, whose memoirs inspired the invention of the detective story; a violinist who played whole pieces on a single string. He examines these virtuosos as a group in the context of the society that was then the capital of Western civilization. During the Age of Revolution, Paris came alive with wildly popular virtuoso performances. Whether the performers were musicians or chefs, chess players or detectives, these virtuosos transformed their technical skills into dramatic spectacles, presenting the marvelous and the outr for spellbound audiences. Who these characters were, how they attained their fame, and why Paris became the focal point of their activities is the subject of Paul Metzner's absorbing study. Covering the years 1775 to 1850, Metzner describes the careers of a handful of virtuosos: chess masters who played several games at once; a chef who sculpted hundreds of four-foot-tall architectural fantasies in sugar; the first police detective, whose memoirs inspired the invention of the detective story; a violinist who played whole pieces on a single string. He examines these virtuosos as a group in the context of the society that was then the capital of Western civilization.
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The Book of Eusebius #4

Author: Apostle Arne Horn

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 0244304327

Category: Religion

Page: 578

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[Preparations for the Gospels] The prominent position occupied by Eusebius of Caesarea in the Arian controversy and the Council of Nicaea has given rise to so many important treatises on his life and character, that it would be quite superfluous to prefix a formal biography to the present edition of one among his many literary works. It will be sufficient to mention a few of the best sources of information accessible to the English reader.
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Constructing Immigrant 'Illegality'

Critiques, Experiences, and Responses

Author: Cecilia Menjívar,Daniel Kanstroom

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1107041597

Category: Political Science

Page: 412

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The topic of "illegal" immigration has been a major aspect of public discourse in the United States and many other immigrant-receiving countries. From the beginning of its modern invocation in the early twentieth century, the often ill-defined epithet of human "illegality" has figured prominently in the media; in vigorous public debates at the national, state, and local levels; and in presidential campaigns. In this collection of essays, contributors from a variety of disciplines - anthropology, law, political science, religious studies, and sociology - examine how immigration law shapes immigrant illegality, how the concept of immigrant illegality is deployed and lived, and how its power is wielded and resisted. The authors conclude that the current concept of immigrant illegality is in need of sustained critique, as careful analysis will aid policy discussions and lead to more just solutions.
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The Petrine Instauration

Religion, Esotericism and Science at the Court of Peter the Great, 1689-1725

Author: Robert Collis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004215670

Category: History

Page: 583

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Drawing on recent scholarship on the history of Western esotericism and religious studies on the importance of millenarian thought in Early Modern Europe, this study provides an innovative re-examination of Peter the Great’s Court in early eighteenth-century Russia.
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Thick Face, Black Heart

The Warrior Philosophy for Conquering the Challenges of Business and Life

Author: Chin-Ning Chu

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 0759525277

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

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Chin-Ning Chu is one of the world's foremost experts on Asian business psychology, a frequent guest on "Larry King Live" and other high-profile TV shows. Now he shows how to apply ancient Chinese military wisdom to the competitive world of business today. "Could become the Think and Grow Rich of the 1990s".--Success magazine.
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The Eliminator

Or, Skeleton Keys to Sacerdotal Secrets

Author: Richard Brodhead Westbrook

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: N.A

Category: Free thought

Page: 441

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Cultural Conflict in Hong Kong

Angles on a Coherent Imaginary

Author: Jason S. Polley,Vinton W.K. Poon,Lian-Hee Wee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811077665

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

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This book examines how in navigating Hong Kong’s colonial history alongside its ever-present Chinese identity, the city has come to manifest a conflicting socio-cultural plurality. Drawing together scholars, critics, commentators, and creators on the vanguard of the emerging field of Hong Kong Studies, the essay volume presents a gyroscopic perspective that discerns what is made in from what is made into Hong Kong while weaving a patchwork of the territory’s contested local imaginary. This collection celebrates as it critiques the current state of Hong Kong society on the 20th anniversary of its handover to China. The gyroscopic outlook of the volume makes it a true area studies book-length treatment of Hong Kong, and a key and interdisciplinary read for students and scholars wishing to explore the territory’s complexities.
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The Mind of the Terrorist

The Psychology of Terrorism from the IRA to al-Qaeda

Author: Jerrold M. Post

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9780230608597

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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In contrast to the widely held assumption that terrorists as crazed fanatics, Jerrold Post demonstrates they are psychologically "normal" and that "hatred has been bred in the bone". He reveals the powerful motivations that drive these ordinary people to such extraordinary evil by exploring the different types of terrorists, from national-separatists like the Irish Republican Army to social revolutionary terrorists like the Shining Path, as well as religious extremists like al-Qaeda and Aum Shinrikyo. In The Mind of the Terrorist, Post uses his expertise to explain how the terrorist mind works and how this information can help us to combat terrorism more effectively.
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History of the Russian Revolution

Author: Leon Trotsky

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0241301327

Category: History

Page: 992

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'The greatest history of an event I know' - C.L.R. James Regarded by many as among the most powerful works of history ever written, The History of the Russian Revolution offers an unparalleled account of one of the most pivotal and hotly debated events in world history. This book presents, from the perspective of one of its central actors, the profound liberating character of the early Russian Revolution. Originally published in three parts, Trotsky's masterpiece is collected here in a single volume. It is still the most vital and inspiring record of the Russian Revolution ever published.
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Maranatha

The Lord Is Coming

Author: Ellen Gould Harmon White

Publisher: Review & Herald Publishing

ISBN: 9780828028011

Category: Second Advent

Page: 383

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This favorite devotional brings together Ellen White¿s writings about the closing events of earth¿s history and the triumphant return of our Lord. You will rejoice that Jesus is coming soon.
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Rebel Alliances

The Means and Ends of Contemporary British Anarchisms

Author: Benjamin Franks

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781904859406

Category: History

Page: 475

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A philosophical perspective on class-struggle anarchism in Britain today that identifies the main principles distinguishing this tradition from competing Leninist, liberal and social democratic groupings. From these key characteristics, Franks then constructs an 'ideal-type' of anarchism against which the theory and practice of contemporary groups are assessed. All the recurring concerns of anarchism are subjected to his scrutiny: the nature of the revolutionary subject; workplace and community organising; violence and the meaning of direct action.
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The king of diamonds

a tale of mystery and adventure

Author: Louis Tracy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 320

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The legal system

opposing viewpoints

Author: Tamara L. Roleff

Publisher: Greenhaven Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: 210

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Covers a range of opinions on the effectiveness of the legal system in America, including the administration of justice, the power of the jury, and the ethical practice of law.
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