Earline s Pink Party

Author: Elizabeth Findley Shores
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817319344
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In Earline’s Pink Party Elizabeth Findley Shores sifts through her family’s scattered artifacts to understand her grandmother’s life in relation to the troubled racial history of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A compelling, genre-bending page-turner, Earline’s Pink Party: The Social Rituals and Domestic Relics of a Southern Woman analyzes the life of a small-city matron in the Deep South. A combination of biography, material culture analysis, social history, and memoir, this volume offers a new way of thinking about white racism through Shores’s conclusion that Earline’s earliest childhood experiences determined her worldview. Set against a fully drawn background of geography and culture and studded with detailed investigations of social rituals (such as women’s parties) and objects (such as books, handwritten recipes, and fabric scraps), Earline’s Pink Party tells the story of an ordinary woman, the grandmother Shores never knew. Looking for more than the details and drama of bourgeois Southern life, however, the author digs into generations of family history to understand how Earline viewed the racial terror that surrounded her during the Jim Crow years in this fairly typical southern town. Shores seeks to narrow a gap in the scholarship of the American South, which has tended to marginalize and stereotype well-to-do white women who lived after Emancipation. Exploring her grandmother’s home and its contents within the context of Tuscaloosa society and historical events, Shores evaluates the belief that women like Earline consciously engaged in performative rituals in order to sustain the “fantastical” view of the white nobility and the contented black underclass. With its engaging narrative, illustrations, and structure, this fascinating book should interest scholars of memory, class identity, and regional history, as well as sophisticated lay readers who enjoy Southern history, foodways, genealogy, and material culture.

The Politics of Print

Author: Ruben Pater
Publisher: Bis Publishers
ISBN: 9789063694227
Format: PDF, ePub
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Politics of Print is a collection of visual examples from around the world. Using ideas from anthropology and sociology.

Monsters A Dismal Awakening

Author: Avery Morales
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1483435261
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Twelve-year-old Jerry Baker thinks monsters do not exist—until something strange happens in his neighborhood just outside New York City. One night after he is chased by a creature with piercing eyes, he wonders if what he has just lived through is real. When ferocious monsters appear at a sleepover with his best friend, Jerry is suddenly thrown into a terrifying world that defies explanation and forces him to rely on his intelligence to stay one step ahead of the creatures. In his new reality, nothing can be taken for granted. With more questions than answers, Jerry is left alone to fight a battle he is unsure he can ever win.

Gender Bias in Scholarship

Author: Winnie Tomm
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 0889205825
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This multi-disciplinary anthology is about hermeneutical issues pertaining to gender ideology in university scholarship. The authors provide, from their own discipline, an extensive examination of the issues raised in the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada pamphlet, "On the Treatment of the Sexes in Research," by Margrit Eichler and Jeanne Lapointe (1985). Gender bias is described and evaluated in the light of possible alternative perspectives which would alter the content and shape of research, including women as subjects of research and as researchers. The authors underscore the importance of acknowledging underlying gender imagery in the selection, interpretation, and communication of research data. They explore the notion of research as a social construction which is strongly aligned with the socially constructed notion of male and dissociated from the socially constructed notion of female. The focus is on refraining research ideology to include both female- and male-constructed imagery. Contributors include Marlene Mackie (sociology), Carolyn Larsen (psychology), Estelle Dansereau (literary criticism), Gisele Thibault (education), Alice Mansell (art), Eliane Leslau Silverman (history), Yvonne Lefebvre (biochemistry), Petra von Morstein (philosophy), and Naomi Black (political science).

Most Dangerous Book in the World

Author: S. K. Bain
Publisher: Trine Day
ISBN: 1937584194
Format: PDF
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In this shocking exposé, investigative researcher and author S. K. Bain reveals the truth behind the mass-murdering psychopaths responsible for the events of September 11, 2001, and reconstructs the occult-driven script for this Global Luciferian MegaRitual. As Bain uncovers, the framework for the entire event was a psychological warfare campaign built upon a deadly foundation of black magick and high technology. The book details the sinister nature of the defining event of the 21st century and explains the vast scope of the machinery of oppression that has been constructed around us.

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Author: Lucy R. Lippard
Publisher: Plume
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This collection of twenty essays reflects the ethical and political questions facing artists and ranges from scholarly reporting to comic strips

Capitalist Family Values

Author: Polly Reed Myers
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803278691
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"Analyzes the ways in which gender roles are institutionalized in Boeing's workplace culture, as well as the contributing policy shifts, economic changes, and social controversies present in American business culture"--

Eye on the Future

Author: Ray Broadus Browne
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879726560
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This collection includes essays by scholars from around the world and five of Ray Browne's essays which he considers signal. The purpose of this book is to chart Popular Culture Studies into the next century.

Women in a Man s World Crying

Author: Vicki Covington
Publisher: University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 0817311599
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This thoughtful, engaging collection showcases the best nonfiction prose produced by one of the nation's most observant and incisive writers. This collection of warm, heartfelt essays from award-winning novelist Vicki Covington chronicles the multitude of "in between" moments in the writer's life. These are her stolen moments in between the writing of four novels-Gathering Home, Bird of Paradise, Night Ride Home, and The Last Hotel for Women; in between coauthoring the edgy memoir Cleaving: The Story of a Marriage with her husband Dennis Covington; in between raising two daughters; in between her husband's struggle with cancer and the author's own heart attack; in between a life full of trials and triumphs, disappointments and celebrations - moments that, as Covington demonstrates here, are always rich and revealing. In the title essay, the author questions why all seven middle-class women who live on her street confess at a neighborhood cookout that in the past 48 hours each of them has cried. In "A Southern Thanksgiving," Covington reflects on the "family dance" that is Thanksgiving in the South: "In the North they put their crazy family members in institutions, but in the South we put them in the living room for everyone to enjoy." In "My Mother's Brain," the author recounts the onset of Alzheimer's in her mother and how, with the spread of the disease, an untapped vein of love is revealed. Some of these essays were written as weekly newspaper columns for the Birmingham News. Others were written for specific literary occasions, such as the First Annual Eudora Welty Symposium. They are divided into six thematic sections: "Girls and Women," "Neighborhood," "Death," "The South," "Spiritual Matters," and "Writing." Throughout, as Covington casts her candid, attentive eye on a situation, confusion yields to comprehension, fear flourishes into faith, and anger flows into understanding. In memorializing the small moments of her life, she finds that they are far from peripheral; indeed, they are central to a life full of value and meaning.

Pink and Blue

Author: Jo Barraclough Paoletti
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 025300117X
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Jo B. Paoletti's journey through the history of children's clothing began when she posed the question, "When did we start dressing girls in pink and boys in blue?" To uncover the answer, she looks at advertising, catalogs, dolls, baby books, mommy blogs and discussion forums, and other popular media to examine the surprising shifts in attitudes toward color as a mark of gender in American children's clothing. She chronicles the decline of the white dress for both boys and girls, the introduction of rompers in the early 20th century, the gendering of pink and blue, the resurgence of unisex fashions, and the origins of today's highly gender-specific baby and toddler clothing.