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Inner Lives

by Angela J. Davis Joyce A. Logan Paula Johnson

The rate of women entering prison has increased nearly 400 percent since 1980, with African American women constituting the largest percentage of this population. However, despite their extremely disproportional representation in correctional institutions, little attention has been paid to their experiences within the criminal justice system.Inner Lives provides readers the rare opportunity to intimately connect with African American women prisoners. By presenting the women's stories in their own voices, Paula C. Johnson captures the reality of those who are in the system, and those who are working to help them. Johnson offers a nuanced and compelling portrait of this fastest-growing prison population by blending legal history, ethnography, sociology, and criminology. These striking and vivid narratives are accompanied by equally compelling arguments by Johnson on how to reform our nation's laws and social policies, in order to eradicate existing inequalities. Her thorough and insightful analysis of the historical and legal background of contemporary criminal law doctrine, sentencing theories, and correctional policies sets the stage for understanding the current system.

Science for Segregation

by John P. Jackson Jr.

In this fascinating examination of the intriguing but understudied period following the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, John Jackson examines the scientific case aimed at dismantling the legislation.Offering a trenchant assessment of the so-called scientific evidence, Jackson focuses on the 1959 formation of the International Society for the Advancement of Ethnology and Eugenics (IAAEE), whose expressed function was to objectively investigate racial differences and publicize their findings. Notable figures included Carleton Putnam, Wesley Critz George, and Carleton Coon. In an attempt to link race, eugenics and intelligence, they launched legal challenges to the Brown ruling, each chronicled here, that went to trial but ultimately failed. The history Jackson presents speaks volumes about the legacy of racism, as we can see similar arguments alive and well today in such books as The Bell Curve and in other debates on race, science, and intelligence. With meticulous research and a nuanced understanding of the complexities of race and law, Jackson tells a disturbing tale about race in America.

Citizenship Excess

by Hector Amaya

Drawing on contemporary conflicts between Latino/as and anti-immigrant forces, Citizenship Excess illustrates the limitations of liberalism as expressed through U.S. media channels. Inspired by Latin American critical scholarship on the "coloniality of power," Amaya demonstrates that nativists use the privileges associated with citizenship to accumulate power. That power is deployed to aggressively shape politics, culture, and the law, effectively undermining Latino/as who are marked by the ethno-racial and linguistic difference that nativists love to hate. Yet these social characteristics present crucial challenges to the political, legal, and cultural practices that define citizenship. Amaya examines the role of ethnicity and language in shaping the mediated public sphere through cases ranging from the participation of Latino/as in the Iraqi war and pro-immigration reform marches to labor laws restricting Latino/a participation in English-language media and news coverage of undocumented immigrant detention centers. Citizenship Excess demonstrates that the evolution of the idea of citizenship in the United States and the political and cultural practices that define it are intricately intertwined with nativism.

Mississippi Praying

by Carolyn Renée Dupont

Winner of the 2013 Frank S. and Elizabeth D. Brewer Prize presented by the American Society of Church History Mississippi Praying examines the faith communities at ground-zero of the racial revolution that rocked America. This religious history of white Mississippians in the civil rights era shows how Mississippians' intense religious commitments played critical, rather than incidental, roles in their response to the movement for black equality. During the civil rights movement and since, it has perplexed many Americans that unabashedly Christian Mississippi could also unapologetically oppress its black population. Yet, as Carolyn Renée Dupont richly details, white southerners' evangelical religion gave them no conceptual tools for understanding segregation as a moral evil, and many believed that God had ordained the racial hierarchy. Challenging previous scholarship that depicts southern religious support for segregation as weak, Dupont shows how people of faith in Mississippi rejected the religious argument for black equality and actively supported the effort to thwart the civil rights movement. At the same time, faith motivated a small number of white Mississippians to challenge the methods and tactics of do-or-die segregationists. Racial turmoil profoundly destabilized Mississippi's religious communities and turned them into battlegrounds over the issue of black equality. Though Mississippi's evangelicals lost the battle to preserve segregation, they won important struggles to preserve the theology that had sustained the racial hierarchy. Ultimately, this history sheds light on the eventual rise of the religious right by elaborating the connections between the pre- and post-civil rights South. Instructor's Guide

Capital of the World

by Charlene Mires

From 1944 to 1946, as the world pivoted from the Second World War to an unsteady peace, Americans in more than two hundred cities and towns mobilized to chase an implausible dream. The newly-created United Nations needed a meeting place, a central place for global diplomacy--a Capital of the World. But what would it look like, and where would it be? Without invitation, civic boosters in every region of the United States leapt at the prospect of transforming their hometowns into the Capital of the World. The idea stirred in big cities--Chicago, San Francisco, St. Louis, New Orleans, Denver, and more. It fired imaginations in the Black Hills of South Dakota and in small towns from coast to coast. Meanwhile, within the United Nations the search for a headquarters site became a debacle that threatened to undermine the organization in its earliest days. At times it seemed the world's diplomats could agree on only one thing: under no circumstances did they want the United Nations to be based in New York. And for its part, New York worked mightily just to stay in the race it would eventually win. With a sweeping view of the United States' place in the world at the end of World War II, Capital of the World tells the dramatic, surprising, and at times comic story of hometown promoters in pursuit of an extraordinary prize and the diplomats who struggled with the balance of power at a pivotal moment in history.

Doing Time in the Depression

by Ethan Blue

As banks crashed, belts tightened, and cupboards emptied across the country, American prisons grew fat. Doing Time in the Depression tells the story of the 1930s as seen from the cell blocks and cotton fields of Texas and California prisons, state institutions that held growing numbers of working people from around the country and the world--overwhelmingly poor, disproportionately non-white, and displaced by economic crisis.Ethan Blue paints a vivid portrait of everyday life inside Texas and California's penal systems. Each element of prison life--from numbing boredom to hard labor, from meager pleasure in popular culture to crushing pain from illness or violence--demonstrated a contest between keepers and the kept. From the moment they arrived to the day they would leave, inmates struggled over the meanings of race and manhood, power and poverty, and of the state itself. In this richly layered account, Blue compellingly argues that punishment in California and Texas played a critical role in producing a distinctive set of class, race, and gender identities in the 1930s, some of which reinforced the social hierarchies and ideologies of New Deal America, and others of which undercut and troubled the established social order. He reveals the underside of the modern state in two very different prison systems, and the making of grim institutions whose power would only grow across the century.

A Fine Bromance

by Christopher Hawthorne Moss

Robby is a senior in high school when he meets new student Andy. Robby's never experienced sexual attraction, and while that doesn't change, something about Andy makes him feel relaxed, and it turns out they have a lot in common. Neither of them fits in very well, and Robby soon learns through the school's bullies that Andy is a transboy. Sticking together makes life better for both of them. Then some of Robby's Aunt Ivy's jewelry turns up missing, and Robby and Andy must investigate to discover who's to blame.

Comprehensive Management of Arteriovenous Malformations of the Brain and Spine

by FACS Msc Robert F. Spetzler MD Douglas S. Kondziolka Frcsc FACS Randall T. Higashida M. Yashar S. Kalani Douglas S. Kondziolka Randall T. Higashida

Vascular malformations of the brain and spine pose many management challenges. This text provides a comprehensive, state-of-the-art review of the natural history, treatment options, and outcomes of patients with these conditions. Despite their relative rarity, these lesions are responsible for devastating injury to individuals and can cause an enduring physical, psychological, and economic burden on patients and families. Many new therapeutic options are now available with the advent of novel surgical, endovascular, and radiosurgical techniques. The basic sciences have fuelled development of small molecule and biologic therapies targeting the molecular basis of disease. Authored by international experts in the fields of neurosurgery, neurology, radiology, and radiation oncology, this book provides state-of-the-art treatment plans and discussions of ideal therapy. This text is aimed at practitioners in the fields of neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, radiation oncology, rehabilitation medicine and allied fields who care for patients with brain and spinal vascular malformations.

Modeling Count Data

by Joseph M. Hilbe

This entry-level text offers clear and concise guidelines on how to select, construct, interpret, and evaluate count data. Written for researchers with little or no background in advanced statistics, the book presents treatments of all major models using numerous tables, insets, and detailed modeling suggestions. It begins by demonstrating the fundamentals of linear regression and works up to an analysis of the Poisson and negative binomial models, and to the problem of overdispersion. Examples in Stata, R, and SAS code enable readers to adapt models for their own purposes, making the text an ideal resource for researchers working in public health, ecology, econometrics, transportation, and other related fields.

Adult and Paediatric Als

by Charles D. Deakin

Competency in resuscitation is a necessity for most clinical staff, with many attending Advanced Life Support (ALS) courses. Adult and Paediatric ALS: Self-assessment in Resuscitation uses an innovative question-and-answer structure and Resuscitation Council (UK) 2010 Guidelines to provide a complete overview of all aspects of advanced life support and resuscitation in adults and children. Comprising ten chapters of multiple choice questions, diagnostic questions, colour photo questions and comprehensive answers, this resource aids revision of the adult and paediatric ALS syllabus and assists readers in gaining a thorough understanding of all aspects of resuscitation science and practice. Written by a leading resuscitation expert, Adult and Paediatric ALS: Self-assessment in Resuscitation is essential reading for anyone undertaking resuscitation training, beginning training in acute resuscitation specialities or wishing to update their knowledge of advanced life support.

Frugal Living: How to Save Money and Live More with Less

by Samanta R. Rodrigues Cipriana Leme

Tips and Hacks to Save Money. Welcome to Frugal Living! A frugal lifestyle requires a certain mindset: constantly asking yourself if you really need something before you buy it, looking after the things you already have, and managing your resources, such as time, money and energy. This book will help you do all these things and more with your money.

AlicE 2630

by Noele Bouazouni Armelle Rancillac

At thirty-one years old, AlicE lives a festive life and works at the Universal Planning Center, the UPC. Since the unification of nations, in 2258, this organization determines the life course of each individual, in a world with no social class or currency. This very advanced civilization has adopted new family codes and alternative sexual mores. But does this incredible technological advancement interfere too much in our lives? Could there be another reality? From time immemorial, mankind has explored the invisible in an attempt to understand the world. Questioning what lies behind appearances, trying to improve its living conditions. But isn't the exponential growth of our knowledge at odds with our true nature? Aren't we all, fundamentally, still prehistoric hunters?

Promise: The Fighting Girl

by Maya Shepherd Bradley Hall

Polyora is back. The lives of billions of people are in danger once again. The only hope lies in Promise, a city in which the antidote is rumored to exist. Nea embarks on an uncertain journey. She is accompanied by the mysterious Arras, who remains silent about his past. Only when Nea achieves her goal does a truth reveal itself that is more terrible than anything she could ever imagine. Not only her future, but the future of humanity is at stake. If Nea has learned one thing, it's that there is always hope as long as you don't stop fighting for what you love. A thrilling and heroic tale in a world devastated by disease.

The Strange Woman

by Liliana Del Rosso Miriam de la Concepción Delgado

Legends, superstitions, and mysteries set the stage in Vallée Fleurie, a small town situated between mountains and forests. A simple breeze caused unexplainable sensations. The flight of a butterfly could change the course of history. Envy, hate, ambition and family conflicts are at the center of the events. Lydia, a skeptical person must try to interpret premonitory dreams and confusing messages from a subtle, yet disturbing, presence. Flirting with the supernatural. Differentiating the illusory from the real, trying not to lose one's sanity. An agnostic, rational person has to deal with apparitions and dark dreams of different realities to protect her daughter from the curse which stalks her family. In the words of the protagonist: "A question still echoes in my mind. How did I survive without losing my sanity?"

SANATORIUM: A new short-story of Sherlock Holmes

by Leandro Mabillot Samuel Cardeal

Edson states categorically the he is the reincarnation of Sherlock Holmes. When a mysterious murder occurs in the Psychiatric Hospital of Saint Genoveva, in which he is a patient, the so-called detective decides to use all his skill and cunning to solve the crime. But not everything seems to be what it is, and not always deduction and logic can identify the true suspects. Sanatorium is a unpretentious rereading of the legendary character of Arthur Conan Doyle, bringing a Sherlock Holmes that you have never imagined.

The Werewolf in the Bathtub

by Anna Winter Tracy Phua

When Emily Kincade comes home from work, all she wants is a nice, hot bath. But then she discovers the tub is already occupied, by a werewolf no less. It's the beginning of an encounter with the world of magic. An encounter which the werewolf makes her forget. If only there weren't all those inconsistencies in her everyday life, crumbs of thoughts that find their way back into her consciousness. And once that happens, there is no going back. Emily knows she has to find the wolf. Book one of the Full Moon Romance series.

What We Really Do: The Tallis Scholars

by Peter Phillips

The founder and conductor of this amazing, Renaissance a cappella choral group describes the founding and history of the group and what it's like for singers to travel. Includes complete list of all performers and recordings. Also, discussed is the technical organization of the group, their singing techniques and rehearsal techniques.

House on the lock

by Rosemary Dawn Allison Andrea Calo'

Book Description Wisdom is enclosed in the heart of each one of us. Serves only courage to bring it out. Look inside; question your own conscience to have the hidden secrets held therein emerge. This is the key to understanding ourselves and the entire world.

Nelly: The Traveling Turtle

by Abril Barrao Nicole Ketchledge

Nelly: The Traveling Turtle, is a book for boys and girls from 2 to 6 years old. The young reader, with an adult's help, will enter into a world of magic and fun. It's a must-read and enjoyable for the littlest one in the home. Children learn many life lessons from stories, whether it be about the family, sociocultural issues, ethics or material values. Stories are necessary for the natural flow of respect, love and friendship. Abril Barrao Miró, daughter of writer Isaac Barrao, brings us into a story full of these everyday, necessary values so that the littlest ones can learn while playing. Who better than a ten year old girl can understand this world of fantasy that us, the adults, have long since forgotten?


by Claudio Ruggeri Øyvind Svendsen

En rekke uforklarlige forbrytelser herjer Roma-provinsen og etterforskningen blir overlatt til politimester Vincent Germano. Han får et svare strev med å løse gåten.

The medium of the heart

by Pamela Daccache Carol Munt

How far would a mother go to ensure the survival of her child? At twenty-five years old, Emma hasn't had an easy life. Abandoned by her mother as a child and raised by a sullen and unsociable grandmother, she decides, after coming of age, to start a new life in Madrid, and well away from sadness and uncertainty which until then had always accompanied her. However, both one and the other will be present years later when she gets pregnant as a result of a sporadic relationship and gives birth to Luca, a premature baby with a serious heart disease. Without work or a place to live due to another blow of fate, Emma accepts the proposition of Sabal, an immigrant of Indian origin who offers her a large sum of money in exchange for a marriage of convenience. To do so Emma will have to put aside her prejudices and fears, and plunge into an abyss of an unknown depth.

The butterfly with crystal wings

by Annalisa Blè Demetrio Verbaro

the 3 March 1520, the Aztec priest Ghetumal delivery to the Spanish conquistadores Hernan Cortes a holy book. Ghetumal had found it a few years earlier under the statue of the goddess of rain. No one knows who wrote it, or when. In the book there is a prophecy about the future: on August 18, 2044 something will upset the world, and is a map to decipher to change the course of events. Los Angeles 2043. The explorer Matthew Lekos and Walden Green historian come into possession of the book. Ridiculed by the scientific community for their ingenuity, they are the only ones to believe in the prophecy and manage to decipher the map, trying in every way to help humanity. The prophecy is true? What will happen on August 18, 2044? In a series of twists, turns and unpredictable between pages full of suspense, the reader will come to the incredible final.

Aldri mer enn to ganger

by Claudio Ruggeri Bjørn Jensås

En melding funnet i en flaske og en antikvitetshandlers nysgjerrighet gjør at Vincent Germano starter en etterforskning som ender i en nesten utrolig konklusjon. Politimester Germano er ofte omgitt av personer som han må rettferdiggjøre seg selv overfor, eller gi ordrer eller spørre om råd. Men faktisk så står han ganske alene i denne saken slik alle som leter etter sannheten gjør.

A Separate Reality

by Selene Rossi Carla Palumbo Saccucci

"A Separate Reality "is a novella or short story, which I value highly. It is about a woman who suffers from mood disorders, depression or existential emptiness typical in today's society. She experiences periods of so-called normality to periods of depression more or less accentuated, in which everything is paralyzed and loses importance. Tired of this, she makes a decision, perhaps the only decision taken consciously or impulsively, but definitely from within her soul, to leave everything and go away for a while, not even she knows where. She will come to terms with herself, face to face with herself, dive into her own unconscious, in a separate reality, in a parallel dimension, with little importance. This woman will be helped by herself ... and a black cat ... and ... with the passing events in her life ... so many things will change. Until one day, a ray of sunlight takes her away.

The Magic Shield

by E. S. Dempsey Rose Berryl

Imagine... One morning you wake up in the Great World, a few years after a terrible magical battle has taken place between the young wizard Esklaroth and the Queen of Darkness, Melena. Although most cities were destroyed and the land was devastated, over time the different societies have somehow managed to reorganize. Still, they are battered by merciless wars, betrayals and epidemics, any one of which could deal a final blow to the five kingdoms of the Great World. Our story begins in Belnigera, the capital of Lythuste, where King Victor X has convened his council of knights. Advised by a deity that an imminent threat will force the Great World to sink into darkness, there is but little time to defeat the demonic plots of the two most formidable enemies of the Great World, failing which all life will disappear in a spectacular magical blaze.

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