This book explores the social and cultural impact of the Olympic Games, examining gender and sport, the inequalities between nations and people and what the Games offer and how they are changing, in relation to spectacles, spectatorship and culture, including the links between art and sport.
Both a courtroom drama and a riveting work of narrative journalism, this is a breakthrough book by one of the leading young lights of Australian writing.
Author: Anna Krien
Category: Political Science
The Pies beat the Saints and the city of Melbourne was still cloaked in black and white crepe paper when the rumour of a pack rape by celebrating footballers began to surface ... And so, as police were confiscating bedsheets from a townhouse in South Melbourne, the trial by media began.' What does a young footballer do to cut loose? At night, some play what they think of as pranks, or games: night games with women. Sometimes these involve consensual sex, sometimes not, and often the lines are blurred. In Night Games, Anna Krien follows the rape trial of an Australian Rules footballer. She also takes a balanced and fearless look at the dark side of footy culture - the world of Sam Newman, Ricky Nixon, Matty Johns and the Cronulla Sharks. Both a courtroom drama and a riveting work of narrative journalism, this is a breakthrough book by one of the leading young lights of Australian writing.
... Martin, 62 Birley, Anthony R., 219 bisexuality: opportunistic, 104–5; social power games related to, 111–12 Black Athena (Bernal), 62 the body: archetype
of Roman demure matron, 97f; Foucault on sex, power, and self-fashioning, 94,
Author: David J. Mattingly
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Despite what history has taught us about imperialism's destructive effects on colonial societies, many classicists continue to emphasize disproportionately the civilizing and assimilative nature of the Roman Empire and to hold a generally favorable view of Rome's impact on its subject peoples. Imperialism, Power, and Identity boldly challenges this view using insights from postcolonial studies of modern empires to offer a more nuanced understanding of Roman imperialism. Rejecting outdated notions about Romanization, David Mattingly focuses instead on the concept of identity to reveal a Roman society made up of far-flung populations whose experience of empire varied enormously. He examines the nature of power in Rome and the means by which the Roman state exploited the natural, mercantile, and human resources within its frontiers. Mattingly draws on his own archaeological work in Britain, Jordan, and North Africa and covers a broad range of topics, including sexual relations and violence; census-taking and taxation; mining and pollution; land and labor; and art and iconography. He shows how the lives of those under Rome's dominion were challenged, enhanced, or destroyed by the empire's power, and in doing so he redefines the meaning and significance of Rome in today's debates about globalization, power, and empire. Imperialism, Power, and Identity advances a new agenda for classical studies, one that views Roman rule from the perspective of the ruled and not just the rulers. In a new preface, Mattingly reflects on some of the reactions prompted by the initial publication of the book.
By examining one small social stratum, both Wharton and Powell dissect the power games played by characters who are inextricably trapped by geography
and social expectations. In The Bride's House, Sophie Truelove is often at the
Author: Judy Cornes
Category: Literary Criticism
The Americans experienced great social change in the decade following World War I. They were restless, often discontented, searching for the good life—the one promised to the generation who, cheered on by patriotic slogans and propaganda, enlisted to fight on European battlefields. While young writers such as Hemingway and Fitzgerald romanticized the lives of Americans in postwar Europe and the U.S., a number of women authors in the 1920s looked through a darker lens. The novels of Edith Wharton, Willa Cather, Margaret Wilson, Edna Ferber, Ellen Glasgow, Dorothy Scarborough and Dawn Powell—set mainly in the 19th century—searched the past for the origins of postwar upheaval, especially with respect to the status of women. Today, a few iconic male novelists of the 1920s are synonymous with the spirit and culture of the Jazz Age. This book focuses on their female contemporaries—largely neglected by both critics and readers—who remain relevant for their exploration of timeless social and psychological themes, the battle of the sexes and its tragic consequences.
Rex Nebular and the Cosmic Gender Bender , a game he worked on , followed in
1992 . In addition to its market dominance , the PC provided improved processing power and improved graphics over computers available in the late 1980s .
Author: Brenda Brathwaite
Category: Games & Activities
Sex in games has been around almost as long as the medium itself. With the release of games like Playboy: The Mansion, Leisure Suit Larry, and The Singles, sexual content gained a firm foothold and for the first time, ventured into the mainstream. Even casual games like the Sims started to rev things up a bit, and in on-line games, tales of ?cybering? have become common place. Seeking to understand this emerging trend, developers, publishers, retailers and consumers are asking themselves: when is sex appropriate in a game? how far is too far? what will it mean for the product? for its distribution? for my company? for me? do sexual content games sell better? are they generally profitable? So far, there are no definitive answers to these questions. Sex in Video Games seeks to provide insight into this issue and provide guidelines and answers by studying the history of sexual content in games and the games industry, as well as the public and political reaction to it. In addition, the book considers ethical issues, parental and retailer responsibility, and explores the industry attempts at self-regulation and the growing issue of censorship. Sex in games has been around almost as long as the medium itself. With the release of games like Playboy: The Mansion, Leisure Suit Larry, and The Singles, sexual content gained a firm foothold and for the first time, ventured into the mainstream. Even casual games like the Sims started to rev things up a bit, and in on-line games, tales of ?cybering? have become common place. Seeking to understand this emerging trend, developers, publishers, retailers and consumers are asking themselves: when is sex appropriate in a game? how far is too far? what will it mean for the product? for its distribution? for my company? for me? do sexual content games sell better? are they generally profitable? So far, there are no definitive answers to these questions. Sex in Video Games seeks to provide insight into this issue and provide guidelines and answers by studying the history of sexual content in games and the games industry, as well as the public and political reaction to it. In addition, the book considers ethical issues, parental and retailer responsibility, and explores the industry attempts at self-regulation and the growing issue of censorship.
Erotic interchange is not a tennis game in which desire is a thing that gets thrown
back and forth between two distinct participants . ... We may choose to be
unconventional , to use sex toys or play games involving roles and scripts . But
the toys ...
Author: Mariana Valverde
Publisher: Philadelphia : New Society Publishers
Text lust -- Body and erotic power -- Heterosexuality: contested ground --Lesbianism: a country that has no language --Bisexuality: coping with sexual boundaries -- Pornography: not for men only -- Imagining desire -- Pleasure and ethics.
From Role - Play to Power Games I think the reason butch stuff got hidden within
lesbian feminism is because people are afraid of questions of power in bed ...
The question of power affects who and how you eroticize your sexual need .
Author: Elaine Creith
Publisher: Burns & Oates
A provocative, lively and informative book containing a down-to-earth review of lesbian sex which explores what lesbians do, how they do it and how often. Contains informed discussion on many issues affecting lesbian sexual health and well-being, including the latest thinking on HIV/AIDS, the SM debate, social lubricants, the lesbian 'bed-death' theory, monogamy and non-monogamy, the impact of long-term illness on sexual relationships, abuse and safer sex information. Accessible, entertaining and original, Undressing Lesbian Sex is the first British book on the subject and it is based on extensive empirical research in this country. The results of the UK's first-ever lesbian sex survey, which was widely distributed throughout the country, are analysed and explored here in the broader context of lesbian life in the nineties.
... openly abusing them, and at the same time tantalising them by offering them
reflected glory in his success with attracting young adults. However, their
response lacked any understanding of what happens in such manipulative power games.
Author: Fiona Gardner
Publisher: ISD LLC
Given their rhetoric on safeguarding, the response of religious organisations to abuse by the clergy - sexual, physical and spiritual - has been inept, thoughtless, mean, and without any sense of urgency. Sex, Power, Control explores the underlying reasons for the mishandling of recent abuse cases. Using psychoanalytical and sociological insights, and including her own experiences as shown in the BBC documentary Exposed: The Church's Darkest Secret, Gardner asks why the Churches find themselves in such a crisis, and how issues of power and control have contributed to secrecy, deception and heartache. Drawing on survivor accounts and delving into the psychology of clergy abusers, she reveals a culture of avoidance and denial, while an examination of power dynamics highlights institutional narcissism and a hierarchical structure based on deference, with defensive assumptions linked to sex, gender and class. Sex, Power, Control is an invaluable resource for all those in the church or similar institutions, and for anyone concerned about child abuse.
You may hate me now for this , but when you get into a game situation , nobody
you face will ever be in better shape than you . ” Me get into a game situation ?
Back to dummy defense . As the final game of our regular season approached ,
Author: Michael A. Messner
Category: Social Science
A collection of essays and articles which examine the relationship between sports and violence
You have come to the right place! This book covers all the sex games you need to bring your sex life to the next level. This book contains the most comprehensive collection of sex games for every occasion and mood.
Author: Nicole Bliss
Do you want to spice up your sex life with fun, naughty games? Do you want to improve the passion and complicity between you and your partner? If yes then keep reading... The reality is that whatever type of couple you are, most likely you are one the many that does not do well in communicating their sexual fantasies, desires, and intimate needs. People often accept their flat sex life and they do not even imagine the fun and enjoyment that they could unlock from sex. But then how can you really exploit sex at its best? You have come to the right place! This book covers all the sex games you need to bring your sex life to the next level. This book contains the most comprehensive collection of sex games for every occasion and mood. In this book you will discover: The best role playing games Sex timer games Sex card games Mirror games Sex toys And many others In addition you will be able to: Discover many particulars about the persons you're playing the game with Laugh in company Break the ice with someone you just met Set the right mood Develop couple complicity Improve the passion with your beloved one And much more! Most books on Sex Games focus only one type of games and do not explain you well the sequence and when should one game be preferred over another one. This book instead will truly make you choose the right game for the right occasion. Do yourself, your partner and everyone else that you will potentially have sex with a favor, read this book! What are you waiting for? Scroll up and get your copy by clicking the "Buy Now with 1-Click" button!
I wanted them to do well and I didn ' t want to let them down if there was even a
chance I might be able to get into the game and help out . But the general
manager of the Braves just blew me up , and then one of the booth announcers
tore into ...
Author: Deion Sanders
Publisher: W Publishing Group
Category: Biography & Autobiography
The life story of professional baseball and football player, Deion Sanders, reveals the triumphs and tragedies of his career, family, and spiritual life
An internal power game develops , the main features of which include , first , the
urge to grow , to build empires , and to climb to positions of greater power , higher
status and bigger monetary reward ; and , second , a defensive inertia and ...
The Power Games Sex is a common place for people to express their struggles
for power over one another . Most relationships have their share of such
struggles . An individual who is fearful of appearing vulnerable may always want
to be in a ...
Author: Gary F. Kelly
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
Great Reads Sex The good sex guide sta If you always think of sex as a joint
venture , and not as something one partner does to the other , then your chances
of ending up playing unintentional power games are greatly reduced . Both sexes
... only because of race , but also because of their sex . Thus , the threat or use of
physical vio - lence ( as discussed above ) is another factor which must be taken
into account to explain power distributions in black as well as in white families .
This creates resentment which leads to conflicts or power games . Individual
conflicts or games can have many different outcomes and it is not , of course ,
always sheer strength that wins . Skill and cunning , as in David ' s battle with
Author: Margaret Christie-Brown
This book is about partnership problems and the difficulties which come with commitment and marriage. It analyzes the origins of those problems, common and less common, and leads the reader along a path from understanding to the possibility of resolution. The author, an expert in the field, addresses the part played by sexual difficulties, which often arise in long-term relationships but receive little recognition in a society swamped with images of idealized sexuality. Indeed massive exposure to sexual ideals in the media produces an inevitable sense of comparative failure in many people. With divorce now so commonplace, marriage more than ever requires the "glue" of sexual satisfaction to heal conflict and keep love viable. The author's approach is to show how satisfaction in a partnership depends on understanding both the emotional intricacies of promising to share a life together, and the way these complex issues affect sexual responses - and vice versa. Dr Christie-Brown explores the way individuals bring unconscious demands and unrealistic expectations from the past into their partnerships; unless these are understood, conflict can result. A Tug of War model is used to illustrate the various conflicts that engaging with a partner can bring. The book is aimed at the open-minded reader who is prepared to look at their partnership problems in a new light; complex emotional issues are dealt with in an accessible way. It is also an essential tool for counselors, doctors, social workers and all those involved in psychotherapy; it combines - in a unique but tried and tested manner - analytical and behavioral disciplines to produce an effective remedy.--"Fully aware of the dimensions and dangers of the partnership and marriage minefield, this eminent and highly experienced therapist expertly elucidates the pleasures and excitements of a healthy and vigorous sexual life, and its contribution to our own personal well being and to the stability of our intimate relationships." Earl Hopper, Ph.D., Former President of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy--"...a valuable addition to the literature in this somewhat neglected field. It will be of interest to GPs, gynaecologists and family planning doctors, particularly those with an interest in psychosexual medicine. It will also be of value to relationship counsellors..." The Obstetrician & Gynaecologist---"Offers an overview of the dimensions and dangers of the partnership and marriage 'minefield'. The author looks at love and the family, 'gender dialect', and fertility and infertility. She concludes with a detailed scheme (involving commitment, planning, and timing) for bringing about an improved sexual experience." Choice