Bodies of Subversion

A Secret History of Women and Tattoo

Author: Margot Mifflin

Publisher: Power House Books

ISBN: 9781576876664

Category: Art

Page: 159

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In this provocative work, full of intriguing female characters from tattoo history, Margot Mifflin makes a persausive case for the tattooed women as an emblem of female self expression. Illustrated with over 200 photographs, this is the seminal and first book of its type to discuss and portray women and tattoos, which have traditionally been a male preserve.
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Interfacing Ourselves

Living in the Digital Age

Author: Cristina Bodinger-deUriarte

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000011631

Category: Social Science

Page: 254

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Interfacing Ourselves consists of new work that examines digital life on three levels: individuals and digital identity; relationships routinely intertwining digital and physical connections; and broader institutional and societal realities that define the context of living in the digital age. A key focus is what it means in varied social arenas when most individuals live as co-present or multi-present—simultaneously engaged in digital and physical space—alone and with others. Topics include how: digital life contributes to well-being; individuals experience digital dependency; a smartphone is more than a smartphone; netiquette reveals social change; some online communities become prosocial salient havens while others reinforce social inequality; Millennials build intimacy; Latinx do familismo; and digital surveillance and big data redefine consumerism, advocacy, and civic engagement. Six chapters incorporate insights from hourly journals of Millennials undergoing a period of digital abstinence. Other chapters draw from surveys, digital auto-ethnography, content analysis, and other methods to explore digital life at the level of individual and interactive experience, and at a broader institutional and societal level. Ultimately, the book presents the need for living a mindful digital life by developing greater awareness as an individual, a social being, and a netizen and citizen.
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Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies

Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing

Author: Christie Launius,Holly Hassel

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131765644X

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 220

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Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies: Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing is a textbook designed primarily for introduction to Women’s and Gender Studies courses with the intent of providing both a skills- and concept-based foundation in the field. The text is driven by a single key question: "What are the ways of thinking, seeing, and knowing that characterize women’s and gender studies and are valued by its practitioners?" Rather than taking a topical approach, Threshold Concepts in Women’s and Gender Studies develops the key concepts and ways of thinking that students need in order to develop a deep understanding and to approach material like feminist scholars do, across disciplines. This book illustrates four of the most critical concepts in women’s and gender studies: the social construction of gender; privilege and oppression; intersectionality; and feminist praxis, and grounds these concepts in multiple illustrations.
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Shaped by the State

Toward a New Political History of the Twentieth Century

Author: Brent Cebul,Lily Geismer,Mason B. Williams

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 022659646X

Category: History

Page: 384

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American political history has been built around narratives of crisis, in which what “counts” are the moments when seemingly stable political orders collapse and new ones rise from the ashes. But while crisis-centered frameworks can make sense of certain dimensions of political culture, partisan change, and governance, they also often steal attention from the production of categories like race, gender, and citizenship status that transcend the usual break points in American history. Brent Cebul, Lily Geismer, and Mason B. Williams have brought together first-rate scholars from a wide range of subfields who are making structures of state power—not moments of crisis or partisan realignment—integral to their analyses. All of the contributors see political history as defined less by elite subjects than by tensions between state and economy, state and society, and state and subject—tensions that reveal continuities as much as disjunctures. This broader definition incorporates investigations of the crosscurrents of power, race, and identity; the recent turns toward the history of capitalism and transnational history; and an evolving understanding of American political development that cuts across eras of seeming liberal, conservative, or neoliberal ascendance. The result is a rich revelation of what political history is today.
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Body Piercing and Tattoos

Author: Hester Furey

Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing LLC

ISBN: 0737772387

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 104

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Body piercing and tattoos have become a popular way for individuals to express themselves. Give readers something to think about as they may be considering self expression in these ways. Readers will evaluate the real meanings behind getting tattoos and piercings, what risks are involved, and how to avoid making mistakes in efforts to be trendy. Essay sources include the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Reef Karim, Silvia Cardona-Tapia, and Rebecca Lawrence.
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Books in Print

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.
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