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Thoroughly updated and revised, the third edition of The Gendered Society explores current thinking about gender, both inside academia and in our everyday lives.
Thoroughly updated throughout, the fourth edition of The Gendered Society explores current thinking about gender, both inside academia and in our everyday lives. Michael Kimmel challenges the claim that gender is limited to women's experiences-his compelling and balanced study of gender includes both masculine and feminine perspectives. Kimmel makes three bold and persuasive statements about gender. First, he demonstrates that gender differences are often extremely exaggerated; in fact, he argues that men and women have much more in common than we think they do. Kimmel also challenges the pop psychologists who suggest that gender difference is the cause of inequality between the sexes; instead, he reveals that the reverse is true-gender inequality itself is the cause of the differences between men and women. Finally, he illustrates that gender is not merely an element of individual identity, but a socially constructed institutional phenomenon. Essential reading for both students and scholars, The Gendered Society is an authoritative, incisive, and lively statement about contemporary gender relations from one of the country's foremost thinkers on the subject.
The momentous influx of Mexican undocumented workers into the United States over the last decades has spurred new ways of thinking about immigration. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo's incisive book enlarges our understanding of these recently arrived Americans and uncovers the myriad ways that women and men recreate families and community institutions in a new land. Hondagneu-Sotelo argues that people do not migrate as a result of concerted household strategies, but as a consequence of negotiations often fraught with conflict in families and social networks. Migration and settlement transform long-held ideals and lifestyles. Traditional patterns are reevaluated, and new relationships--often more egalitarian--emerge. Women gain greater personal autonomy and independence as they participate in public life and gain access to both social and economic influence previously beyond their reach. Bringing to life the experiences of undocumented immigrants and delineating the key role of women in newly established communities, Gendered Transitions challenges conventional assumptions about gender and migration. It will be essential reading for demographers, historians, sociologists, and policymakers. "I've opened my eyes. Back there, they say 'no.' You marry, and no, you must stay home. Here, it's different. You marry, and you continue working. Back in Mexico, it's very different. There is very much machismo in those men."--A Mexican woman living in the United States.
Laura Sjoberg positions gender and gender subordination as key factors in the making and fighting of global conflict. Through the lens ofgender, she examines the meaning, causes, practices, and experiences of war, building a more inclusive approach to the analysis of violent conflict between states.Considering war at the international, state, substate, and individual levels, Sjoberg's feminist perspective gives a number of causal variables significant standing in war decision-making. These include structural gender inequality, cycles of gendered violence, state masculine posturing, the often overlooked role of emotion in political interactions, gendered understandings of power, and states' mistaken perception of their own autonomy and unitary nature. Gendering Global Conflict also calls attention to understudied spaces that can be sites of war, such as the workplace, the household, and even the bedroom. Her findings show gender to be a linchpin of even the most tedious and seemingly bland tactical and logistical decisions in violent conflict. Armed with that information, Sjoberg undertakes the task of redefining and reintroducing both traditional and critical readings of war's political, economic, and humanitarian dimensions, developing the beginnings of a feminist theory of war.
The three well-known editors have gathered a variety of multiple authors, multiple transgender issues, multiple perspectives. Some of their writings are included. A compendium of essays and stories, some personal, some political, all ages. Although the focus is gender issues, the traditional lesbian butch and femme roles are included as butch status becomes questioned as lesbian or male-to-female transsexual.
Leading scientists in gene expression methodology and bioinformatics data analysis describe readily reproducible methods for measuring RNA levels in cells and tissues. The techniques presented include new methods for applying the Affymetrix GeneChip®, SAR-SAGE, StaRT-PCR, SSH, the Invader Assay®, and ADGEM. The authors also provide critical bioinformatics insight and resources for data analysis and management. By distilling the basic underlying principles of many methods to a few straightforward concepts, investigators can easily choose the method most appropriate to their application.
With the advent of high-throughput technologies following completion of the human genome project and similar projects, the number of genes of interest has expanded and the traditional methods for gene function analysis cannot achieve the throughput necessary for large-scale exploration. This book brings together a number of recently developed techniques for looking at gene function, including computational, biochemical and biological methods and protocols.
The book begins by introducing the reader to a fantastic possibility - that humanity may be on the verge of a major shift in consciousness rooted in a new understanding of how our DNA operates - namely that it is programmed directly by the way we think and feel. This is a highly ambitious and sophisticated system for shaping one's destiny. Based around 64 archetypes, it resembles the I Ching in its vast scope and profound importance, and in the resonant character of its symbolism. The author shows how there are two ways to approach the Gene Keys - the analogue (holistic) way and the digital (detailed) way. It is the combining of both analogue and digital that results in contemplation - the primary pathway into the Gene Keys. Since our beliefs shape our genes, when we change our beliefs, we change the chemistry of our body. The Gene Keys are an inner language whose central purpose is to transform our core beliefs about ourselves, thus raising our lives onto a new level of awareness. The book works alongside state-of-the-art online profiling software.This software will provide instantaneous free profiles known as 'Hologenetic Profiles', which uses astrological data (time, date and place of birth) to generate a unique sequence of Gene Keys that relate to many aspects of your life, including the underlying genetic patterns governing your relationships, your finances, your health and your life purpose. As the reader contemplates the 64 Gene Keys over time and applies their insights in his or her own life, so one's belief system will begin to change and our DNA will actually start to transform the way we think and feel.
This volume offers cutting-edge technologies for studies of gene regulation. The chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, and step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols.
Gene regulatory networks play a vital role in organismal development and function by controlling gene expression. With the availability of complete genome sequences, several novel experimental and computational approaches have recently been developed which promise to significantly enhance our ability to comprehensively characterize these regulatory networks by enabling the identification of respectively their genomic or regulatory state components, or the interactions between these two in unprecedented detail. Divided into five convenient sections, Gene Regulatory Networks: Methods and Protocols details how each of these approaches contributes to a more thorough understanding of the composition and function of gene regulatory networks, while providing a comprehensive protocol on how to implement them in the laboratory. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular BiologyTM series format, chapters contain introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and accessible, Gene Regulatory Networks: Methods and Protocols aims to provide novices and experienced researchers alike with a comprehensive and timely toolkit to study gene regulatory networks from the point of data generation to processing, visualization, and modeling.
Based on the TV series Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda. It tells what the Maru crew, and Tyr Anasazi, were doing in the months before they came to the Andromeda.
In the fourth century, the Taelon research scientist, ma'el, is forced to reveal Taelon technology to his faithful servants.
The de novo fabrication of custom DNA molecules is a transformative technology that significantly affects the biotechnology industry. Basic genetic engineering techniques for manipulating DNA in vitro opened an incredible field of opportunity in the life sciences. In, Gene Synthesis: Methods and Protocols expert researchers in the field detail many of the methods which are now commonly used to fabricate DNA . These include methods and techniques for the assembly of oligonucleotide, cloning of synthons into larger fragments, protocols and software applications, and educational and biosecurity impacts of gene synthesis. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular BiologyTM series format, the chapters include the kind of detailed description and implementation advice that is crucial for getting optimal results in the laboratory. Thorough and intuitive, Gene Synthese: Methods and Protocols aids scientists in understanding all the different stages of a complex gene synthesis process, while refining their understanding of gene synthesis and determine what part of the process they can or should do in their laboratory and what parts should be contracted to a specialized service provider.
A panel of innovative investigators presents, in readily reproducible detail, the latest techniques for gene replacement, gene knockout, and gene repair in both plants and animals. These expert researchers review the best gene transfer vehicles (liposomes, PEI, and EPD), discuss the parameters that affect vector uptake, and detail successful methods for gene targeting (Cre-ox, and adeno and adeno-associated viruses). The methods include two fundamentally different approaches to gene targeting-one uses a fusion protein to deliver a vector to a virus for possible therapeutic effect, and the other entails an episomal-based Epstein-Barr vector that can modulate the chromatin assembly process, and thus overcome a serious barrier to therapeutic gene targeting. The book also has several techniques for using oligonucleotides in gene targeting, a methodology that may well revolutionize the entire field. Gene Targeting Protocols offers today's researchers robust and proven gene-targeting techniques that are essential to understanding biological processes at the genetic level.
Your Census Research Companion Census records are a key source for tracing your family tree-and this handy collection puts census-related resources, tips, lists and need-to-know facts at your fingertips! Use The Genealogist's Census Pocket Reference to find websites with census records and date questions from each U.S. census 1790 to 1940 maps of the territory covered in each federal census a key to common abbreviations instructions to enumerators population and immigration trends explanations of special schedules state and international census resources ...and so much more! Stash this indispensable book in your computer case, tote bag-or yes, your pocket-and take it with you whenever you research.
Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the African names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of more than 1,000 African names from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.You'll also find:African naming patterns and traditionsAfrican emigration patternsA pronunciation guide
Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the British names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of popular British names.You'll also find:British naming patterns and traditionsBritish emigration patternsA pronunciation guide
Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the Chinese names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of Chinese names.You'll also find:Chinese namingpatterns and traditionsChinese emigration patternsA pronunciation guide for the names
Discover your roots!Everything you need to start your Irish ancestry is in this book. You'll learn how to investigate the various generation of your family, the events that shaped their lives, the details about how they lived, and the story of their emigration.Inside you'll find:Guidelines for determining an Irish ancestor's place of originAdvice for accessing Irish cemetery, land, church, estate, census, and military recordsCivil registration of births, marriages and deaths as well as emigration listsSources and strategies for researching Irish ancestors that settled in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, England, Scotland, Wales, and the CaribbeanPlus answers to common questions: How far back in time can you expect to trace your family; and how does Protestant Irish research differ from Catholic Irish research?
Start discovering your Scottish ancestors today!Turn your research into results with the help of genealogists Linda Jonas and Paul Milner! Their invaluable instructions and problem-solving advice makes tracing your Scottish family history easier and more efficient.You'll learn how to:Discover who your family was, where they came from, and how they lived.Maximize your research results by using the Internet, visiting local libraries and Family History Centers - even traveling to Scotland.Master the differences between Scottish and U.S. research, including geographic and political terms, names and naming patterns, clans and tartans, religion, record keeping and languages.Use the most important resources for tracing one's Scottish family history. Most of these records are readily available outside of Scotland. Your research opportunities are virtually unlimited.
Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the Eastern European names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of more than 1,000 Bulgarian names, Czech names, Slovak names, Hungarian names, Latvian names, Lithuanian names, Polish names, Romanian names, and Ukrainian names.You'll also find:Naming patterns and traditions of Eastern European countriesEastern European emigration patternsA pronunciation guide
Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the ethnic names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. More than 10,000 names from 50 different ethnicities are organized by the country or region of origin. Naming patterns and traditions are explained and explored for each ethnicity.Discover the meaning of more than 10,000 names from around the world, including:African namesBritish namesChinese namesEastern European namesFrench namesGaelic namesGerman namesGreek namesHawaiian namesHebrew namesIrish namesIndian namesItalian namesJapanese namesNative American namesRussian namesScandinavian namesSpanish namesYou'll also find:Emigration patterns of each ethnicityA pronunciation guide for each ethnicityInformation about ethnic organizationsNaming trends in the United States based on census data
Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the French names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of popular French names.You'll also find:French naming patterns and traditionsFrench emigration patternsA pronunciation guide
Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the Gaelic names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of popular Gaelic names.You'll also find:Gaelic naming patterns and traditionsScottish emigration patternsA pronunciation guide
Genealogists understand the value of a name and all the family history information names can provide. Now you can learn more about the German names in your family tree with this comprehensive guide. Discover the meaning of popular German names.You'll also find:German naming patterns and traditionsGerman emigration patternsA pronunciation guide
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