Women on Ice

Author: Miriam Boeri
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813554616
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Methamphetamine (ice, speed, crystal, shard) has been called epidemic in the United States. Yet few communities were ready for increased use of methamphetamine by suburban women. Women on Ice is the first book to study exclusively the lives of women who use the drug and its effects on their families. In-depth interviews with women in the suburban counties of one of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. chronicle the details of their initiation into methamphetamine, the turning points into problematic drug use, and for a few, their escape from lives veering out of control. Their life course and drug careers are analyzed in relation to the intersecting influences of social roles, relationships, social/political structures, and political trends. Examining the effects of punitive drug policy, inadequate social services, and looming public health risks, including HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C, the book gives voice to women silenced by shame. Boeri introduces new and developing concepts in the field of addiction studies and proposes policy changes to more broadly implement initiatives that address the problems these women face. She asserts that if we are concerned that the war on drugs is a war on drug users, this book will alert us that it is also a war on suburban families.

Women On Ice

Author: Cynthia Baughman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135770751
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The attack on Nancy Kerrigan at the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships set the stage for a Winter Olympics spectacle: Tonya versus Nancy. Women on Ice collects the writings of a diverse group of feminists who address and question our national obsession with Tonya and Nancy and what this tells us about perceptions of women in twentieth century America.

Women on Ice

Author: Wayne Norton
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781553800736
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Women on Ice opens up the almost unknown story of women's ice hockey in western Canada during the First World War and the 1920s. The Vancouver Amazons, with their championship laurels and a close association with hockey's famous Patrick brothers, were perhaps the most famous, but they were only one of a number of hockey teams that met during the annual Banff winter carnivals to compete for the women's ice hockey championship of western Canada.Meticulously researched and studded with captivating photos, the book introduces us to a whole host of teams from British Columbia and Alberta - the Regents, the Hollies, the Rustlers, the Amazons, the curiously named Swastikas, and many more - teams that deserve to be legendary, but are now largely forgotten.Although the crowds at women's games were sometimes bigger tan the men's, the popularity of women's hockey declined in the 1930s. Subsequently, the history of all women's teams in western Canada was consigned to obscurity. In Women on Ice, Wayne Norton rescues much of the detail and drama of hockey's fascinating history.

Women of Ice and Fire

Author: Anne Gjelsvik
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1501302922
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George R.R. Martin's acclaimed seven-book fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire is unique for its strong and multi-faceted female protagonists, from teen queen Daenerys, scheming Queen Cersei, child avenger Arya, knight Brienne, Red Witch Melisandre, and many more. The Game of Thrones universe challenges, exploits, yet also changes how we think of women and gender, not only in fantasy, but in Western culture in general. Divided into three sections addressing questions of adaptation from novel to television, female characters, and politics and female audience engagement within the GoT universe, the interdisciplinary and international lineup of contributors analyze gender in relation to female characters and topics such as genre, sex, violence, adaptation, as well as fan reviews. The genre of fantasy was once considered a primarily male territory with male heroes. Women of Ice and Fire shows how the GoT universe challenges, exploits, and reimagines gender and why it holds strong appeal to female readers, audiences, and online participants.

Venus on Fire Mars on Ice

Author: John Gray
Publisher: Mind Pub
ISBN: 9780978279738
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Looks at the ways hormones play a part in the differences between men and women and how retaining a hormonal balance will lead to improved relationships and less stress.

Gender on Ice

Author: Lisa Bloom
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press
ISBN: 9780816620937
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'In this book, Bloom takes what might seem a very localized subject and shows how it opens up to all the central questions today in cultural studies around gender, nationhood, the politics of imperialism, race, male homosocial behavior, and the sociality of science. Gender on Ice has an eloquence and elegance that positively refreshing and the prose is stylish, engaging, and direct.' -Dana Polan, University of Pittsburgh

Women and the Land

Author: Barbara Hall
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781888160963
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"Women and the Land takes a look at more than twenty-five women who are impacting Iowa's farmland. Some of them have inherited rural property and are managing the agriculture practices from afar. Some are working the land directly, providing food to the heartland. Some are working in tandem with their husbands, fathers, sisters, daughters. Many of them grew up on a farm, left the land to get an education and left the state to follow their passions, only to find that their deepest passion is really the land, and have returned to it. Each of the women is affecting the land in her own unique and feminine way" -- Amazon.com