The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War

Author: Todd K. Shackelford,Viviana A. Weekes-Shackelford

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199738408

Category: Psychology

Page: 546

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The Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Perspectives on Violence, Homicide, and War synthesizes the theoretical and empirical work of leading scholars in the evolutionary sciences to produce the first extensive and authoritative review of this literature. Its breadth of coverage is unique, and ensures that the handbook provides essential reading for students and researchers in the fields of psychology, anthropology, criminology, sociology, ethology, biology, and behavioral ecology.
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A Woman's Book of Life

The Biology, Psychology, and Spirituality of the Feminine Life Cycle

Author: Joan Borysenko

Publisher: Berkley Trade

ISBN: 9781573226516

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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The bestselling author of "Minding the Body, Mending the Mind" reveals the interconnected loop of the mind, body, and spirit in a pioneering book that will teach women how to maximize their health and well-being as well as discover the extraordinary power that comes with each stage of the feminine life cycle.
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Iron Dove

Author: Judith Leon

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426851219

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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They called her the Dove--her gentle beauty concealing a will of iron. But former agent Nova Blair never wanted to return to the world of spying. She'd started a new life...until her former partner came to her with a mission she couldn't refuse. Terrorists had threatened to release a deadly strain of the Ebola virus that could wreak global devastation. Going back to the shadowy, seductive life of an international spy was the price she would pay to save millions of lives--but could Nova save her soul, too?
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Code Name: Dove

Author: Judith Leon

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1426851200

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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"GET CLOSE TO HIM BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY." Seduction was a weapon CIA Special Agent Nova Blair had never resorted to before. After a tragic childhood, she'd dedicated herself to ridding the world of criminals, not entertaining their wildest fantasies. It didn't matter that her target was extraordinarily handsome and charming. What did matter was that he was a suspected terrorist, and millions of innocent lives were at stake. Failure wasn't an option--but was sleeping with the enemy?
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Current Issues in Women's History

Author: International Conference on Women's History

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415623863

Category: History

Page: 340

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This lively collection of essays, originally published in 1989, illustrated recent developments in the area, with chapters by contributors from many different countries and disciplines. Asking new questions and using sources in a challenging way, the contributors reflect 1980s debates about politics and academic research in women’s studies. They cover a wide range of topics, dealing for example with opportunities and obstacles for women within male-defined power-structures and institutions such as science, religious communities, and ancient Roman industry. They discuss feminists and feminist movements, analyse the utterances of women and men in medieval literature and in defamation cases, and give insights into the ways femaleness and femininity are given meaning. The essays on theory deal with such important issues as women’s historiography, and androcentrism and ethnocentrism in history.
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Sex and World Peace

Author: Valerie M. Hudson,Bonnie Ballif-Spanvill,Mary Caprioli,Chad F. Emmett

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231520093

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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Sex and World Peace unsettles a variety of assumptions in political and security discourse, demonstrating that the security of women is a vital factor in the security of the state and its incidence of conflict and war. The authors compare micro-level gender violence and macro-level state peacefulness in global settings, supporting their findings with detailed analyses and color maps. Harnessing an immense amount of data, they call attention to discrepancies between national laws protecting women and the enforcement of those laws, and they note the adverse effects on state security of abnormal sex ratios favoring males, the practice of polygamy, and inequitable realities in family law, among other gendered aggressions. The authors find that the treatment of women informs human interaction at all levels of society. Their research challenges conventional definitions of security and democracy and shows that the treatment of gender, played out on the world stage, informs the true clash of civilizations. In terms of resolving these injustices, the authors examine top-down and bottom-up approaches to healing wounds of violence against women, as well as ways to rectify inequalities in family law and the lack of parity in decision-making councils. Emphasizing the importance of an R2PW, or state responsibility to protect women, they mount a solid campaign against women's systemic insecurity, which effectively unravels the security of all.
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The Kurdish Question in Turkey

New Perspectives on Violence, Representation and Reconciliation

Author: Cengiz Gunes,Welat Zeydanlioglu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135140715

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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Almost three decades have passed since political violence erupted in Turkey’s south-eastern regions, where the majority of Turkey’s approximately 20 million Kurds live. In 1984, the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) initiated an insurgency which intensified in the following decades and continues to this day. Kurdish regions in Turkey were under military rule for more than a decade and the conflict has cost the lives of 45,000 people, including soldiers, guerrillas and civilians. The complex issue of the Kurdish Question in Turkey is subject to comprehensive examination in this book. This interdisciplinary edited volume brings together chapters by social theorists, political scientists, social anthropologists, sociologists, legal theorists and ethnomusicologists to provide new perspectives on this internationally significant issue. It elaborates on the complexity of the Kurdish question and examines the subject matter from a number of innovative angles. Considering historical, theoretical and political aspects of the Kurdish question in depth and raising issues that have not been discussed sufficiently in existing literature, this book is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of Nationalism and Conflict, Turkish Politics and Middle Eastern politics more broadly.
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Armed Forces and International Security

Global Trends and Issues

Author: Jean M. Callaghan,Franz Kernic

Publisher: LIT Verlag Münster

ISBN: 9783825872274

Category: Political Science

Page: 377

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Designed as a textbook and interdisciplinary reference for the social sciences, this volume examines key issues in the current global security agenda and relationships between armed forces and society around the world. The book's concise chapters - on a broad range of themes related to national and international security, military sociology, and civil-military relations - were written by experts from 18 countries. This volume also has a groundbreaking section, which - using country studies and regional overviews - discusses civil-military relations in as well as the most salient theoretical and practical features of current means of democratic control of the armed forces in the early 21st century.
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