Normal Life

Normal Life
Author: Dean Spade
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-07-13
ISBN 10: 082237479X
ISBN 13: 9780822374794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Normal Life Book Review:

Revised and Expanded Edition Wait—what's wrong with rights? It is usually assumed that trans and gender nonconforming people should follow the civil rights and "equality" strategies of lesbian and gay rights organizations by agitating for legal reforms that would ostensibly guarantee nondiscrimination and equal protection under the law. This approach assumes that the best way to address the poverty and criminalization that plague trans populations is to gain legal recognition and inclusion in the state's institutions. But is this strategy effective? In Normal Life Dean Spade presents revelatory critiques of the legal equality framework for social change, and points to examples of transformative grassroots trans activism that is raising demands that go beyond traditional civil rights reforms. Spade explodes assumptions about what legal rights can do for marginalized populations, and describes transformative resistance processes and formations that address the root causes of harm and violence. In the new afterword to this revised and expanded edition, Spade notes the rapid mainstreaming of trans politics and finds that his predictions that gaining legal recognition will fail to benefit trans populations are coming to fruition. Spade examines recent efforts by the Obama administration and trans equality advocates to "pinkwash" state violence by articulating the US military and prison systems as sites for trans inclusion reforms. In the context of recent increased mainstream visibility of trans people and trans politics, Spade continues to advocate for the dismantling of systems of state violence that shorten the lives of trans people. Now more than ever, Normal Life is an urgent call for justice and trans liberation, and the radical transformations it will require.

A Nearly Normal Life

A Nearly Normal Life
Author: Charles L. Mee
Publsiher: Little, Brown
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-05-21
ISBN 10: 0316400580
ISBN 13: 9780316400589
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Nearly Normal Life Book Review:

In the summer of 1953 the author was a carefree, athletic boy of fourteen. But after he collapsed during a school dance one night, he was suddenly bedridden, drifting in & out of consciousness, as his body disintegrated into a shadow of its former self. He had been stricken with spinal polio. When he emerged from the grip of the disease, he was confronted with a life change so enormous that it challenged all he had believed in & forced him, despite his young age, to redefine himself. His once stereotypically normal life, filled with baseball & swimming pools & dreams of girls, had been irreversibly altered. He was almost the same person he had been; he was nearly normal. His moving personal narrative is a textured portrait of life in the fifties - a time when America & her fighting spirit collided with this disease. Both funny & profound, he is a gifted, unique writer, who unravels the mysteries of youth in a Cold War climate, who gives voice to the mind of a child with a potentially fatal disease, & whose recognition of himself as a disabled outsider heightens his brilliant talents as a storyteller.

A Normal Life

A Normal Life
Author: Kim Rich
Publsiher: Graphic Arts Books
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2018-04-03
ISBN 10: 194332851X
ISBN 13: 9781943328512
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Normal Life Book Review:

In her critically acclaimed first book, Johnny’s Girl, Kim Rich presented the story of her unconventional childhood as the daughter of an Alaskan mobster and a troubled showgirl. This new memoir picks up where Johnny’s Girl left off, retelling the story of the author’s nearly lifelong pursuit to live what she thought to be “a normal life.” Rich tugs at your heartstrings as you follow her journey toward normalcy, from her teen years, freshly orphaned, through her high school years spent couch-surfing at local families’ homes, then through her itinerant college years, a failed first marriage, and a rising career as a journalist. Through frank and down-to-earth storytelling, Rich also tells of her grandfather’s kidnapping, a frightening health crisis, and a six-year attempt to have children. In A Normal Life, Rich recounts her vivid story of being an ordinary girl faced with extraordinary circumstances—at seemingly every turn in life—with grace, humility, and wit.

Surviving Everyday Life

Surviving Everyday Life
Author: Marc von Boemcken,Nina Bagdasaraova
Publsiher: Spaces of Peace, Security and
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2020-08
ISBN 10: 1529211956
ISBN 13: 9781529211955
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Surviving Everyday Life Book Review:

Moving beyond state-centric and elitist perspectives, this volume examines everyday security in the Central Asian country of Kyrgyzstan. Based on ethnographic fieldwork and written by scholars from Central Asia and beyond, it shows how insecurity is experienced, what people consider existential threats, and how they go about securing themselves. It concentrates on individuals who feel threatened because of their ethnic belonging, gender, sexual orientation or political activism. It develops the concept of 'securityscapes', which draws attention to the more subtle means that people take to secure themselves - practices bent on invisibility and avoidance, on disguise and trickery, and on continually adapting to shifting circumstances. By broadening the concept of security practice, this book is an important contribution to debates in Critical Security Studies as well as to Central Asian and Area Studies.

Gender and Everyday Life

Gender and Everyday Life
Author: Mary Holmes
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2008-07-23
ISBN 10: 1134098316
ISBN 13: 9781134098316
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Gender and Everyday Life Book Review:

Why are we so insistent that women and men are different? This introduction to gender provides a fascinating, readable exploration of how society divides people into feminine women and masculine men. Gender and Everyday Life explores gender as a way of seeing women and men as not just biological organisms, but as people shaped by their everyday social world. Examining how gender has been understood and lived in the past; and how it is understood and done differently by different cultures and groups within cultures; Mary Holmes considers the strengths and limitations of different ways of thinking and learning to ‘do’ gender. Key sociological and feminist ideas about gender are covered from Christine Pisan to Mary Wollstonecraft; and from symbolic interactionism to second wave feminism through to the work of Judith Butler. Gender and Everyday Life illustrates gender with a range of familiar and contemporary examples: everything from nineteenth century fashions in China and Britain, to discussions of what Barbie can tell us about gender in America, to the lives of working women in Japan. This book will be of great use and interest to students to gender studies, sociology and feminist theory.

Everyday Life in the Balkans

Everyday Life in the Balkans
Author: David W. Montgomery
Publsiher: Indiana University Press
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2018-11-26
ISBN 10: 0253038200
ISBN 13: 9780253038203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Life in the Balkans Book Review:

Everyday Life in the Balkans gathers the work of leading scholars across disciplines to provide a broad overview of the countries of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, and Turkey. This region has long been characterized as a place of instability and political turmoil, from World War I, through the Yugoslav Wars, and even today as debate continues over issues such as the influx of refugees or the expansion of the European Union. However, the work gathered here moves beyond the images of war and post-socialist stagnation which dominate Western media coverage of the region to instead focus on the lived experiences of the people in these countries. Contributors consider a wide range of issues including family dynamics, gay rights, war memory, religion, cinema, fashion, and politics. Using clear language and engaging examples, Everyday Life in the Balkans provides the background context necessary for an enlightened conversation about the policies, economics, and culture of the region.

The Normal Life

The Normal Life
Author: Edward Thomas Devine
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 210
Release: 1917
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B266504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Contemporary Art and the Digitization of Everyday Life

Contemporary Art and the Digitization of Everyday Life
Author: Janet Kraynak
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 0520303911
ISBN 13: 9780520303911
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Contemporary Art and the Digitization of Everyday Life Book Review:

Digitization is the animating force of everyday life. Rather than defining it as a technology or a medium, Contemporary Art and the Digitization of Everyday Life argues that digitization is a socio-historical process that is contributing to the erosion of democracy and an increase in political inequality, specifically along racial, ethnic, and gender lines. Taking a historical approach, Janet Kraynak finds that the seeds of these developments are paradoxically related to the ideology of digital utopianism that emerged in the late 1960s with the rise of a social model of computing, a set of beliefs furthered by the neo-liberal tech ideology in the 1990s, and the popularization of networked computing. The result of this ongoing cultural worldview, which dovetails with the principles of progressive artistic strategies of the past, is a critical blindness in art historical discourse that ultimately compromises art's historically important role in furthering radical democratic aims.

Everyday Life

Everyday Life
Author: Ágnes Heller
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 286
Release: 2015-07-03
ISBN 10: 1317403339
ISBN 13: 9781317403333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Everyday Life Book Review:

This book, first published in 1984, examines the politics and philosophy of ordinary men and women, and their ordinary transactions. It analyses the interaction between the individual and the social, both for the roots of everyday behaviour and for the means to change the social fabric. Using an approach that combines Marx, Husserl, Heidegger and Aristotle, Agnes Heller defines categories such as ‘group’, ‘crowd’, ‘community’, and deals with characteristics of everyday life such as repetition, rules, norms, economics, habits, probability, imitation. She also analyses everyday knowledge, and concludes by looking at the place of personality in everyday life.

Community and Everyday Life

Community and Everyday Life
Author: Graham Day
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2006-09-27
ISBN 10: 1134327366
ISBN 13: 9781134327362
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Community and Everyday Life Book Review:

'Community' continues to be a persistent theme in political, philosophical and policy debates. The idea of community poses fundamental questions about social inclusion and exclusion, particular versus general interests, identity and belonging. As well as extensive theoretical literature in the social sciences, there is a rich body of social research aimed at exploring the nature of community, and evaluating its contribution to people's lives and well-being. Drawing on a wealth of international empirical examples and illustrations, this book reviews debates surrounding the idea of community. It examines changing patterns of community life and evaluates their importance for society and for individuals. As well as urban, rural and class-based communities, it explores other contemporary forms of community, such as social movements, communes and 'virtual' gatherings in cyberspace. Truly multidisciplinary, this book will be of interest to students of sociology, geography, political science and social policy and welfare. Grounded in a wide-ranging review of empirical research, it provides an overview of sociological debates surrounding the idea of community and relating them to the part community plays in people's everyday conceptions of identity.

The Normal Life

The Normal Life
Author: Edward Thomas Devine
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 210
Release: 1917
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:$B266504
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Culture and Everyday Life

Culture and Everyday Life
Author: David Inglis
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 159
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780415319263
ISBN 13: 0415319269
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Culture and Everyday Life Book Review:

This lively and accessible new book reconsiders the different views as to what 'culture' is, how it operates, and how it relates to other aspects of the human (and non-human) world.

The Daily Battle for a Normal Life

The Daily Battle for a Normal Life
Author: Lorette Gay
Publsiher: Page Publishing Inc
Total Pages: 414
Release: 2020-11-09
ISBN 10: 1644249243
ISBN 13: 9781644249246
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Daily Battle for a Normal Life Book Review:

Olivia was a townswoman of Haiti whose life has been persecuted in all aspects. She talked about how in her childhood, she has become a friend of nature, which has impacted her life and abetted her throughout the diversity of many encumbrances. Through nature, she has learned what life is about, and nature has helped her overcome utmost the madness she has encountered along her pathway. She believes that the cycle change in the nature is likened to the cycle change in people’s lives. Abandoned by her father while she was only an embryo, a father that had never come across her way, isolated from her mother at the age of six, she was left to be raised by her grandparents. Her existence is marked by many junctures. At an early age, she already knew what sexual harassment is about. She boarded many strangers’ houses. In her teenage years, she traveled virtually the entire country from north, south, and central and has seen things that normal teens haven’t seen and probably won’t ever see in their existence. In her thirties, her husband left her in Haiti with two of her children, after the chaotic presidential overthrow of 1986. Fearing retaliation by an uprising populace, her husband was the first to emigrate in USA because as an act of reprisal toward anyone that had worked for the regime, no matter what your job was, thugs in the streets terrorized everyone (you can be here today and dead tomorrow). In 1987, after passing a long time into hell, in a country still under revolution, she and her children fled to New York. Then ten months after, she moved to Miami with her family, where she made it home in the United States, her adopted country. In 1992, while her life started to recover, her new home was hit by the most violent cyclone, Hurricane Andrew, which had destroyed everything she had amassed. A few years later, her husband left her again to go back to his native land, to stay. This is to ask if everyone that she loves will always find a way to pass as an absentee in her life. Over the following years, many chronic diseases have attacked her body, and from there the fun started, the fun game to stay alive. No one would imagine of what she’s going through. She always looks happy, but under the veil of her happiness was hiding all sort of life complications that you would never thought could happen to one person. Her conviction is that she should not complain about herself. In this world we’re living in, each of us carries secret onuses. By experience, she realized that people have a habit of comparing our burdens with the other people’s. It isn’t a fair tactic to support a friend or a family member in despair by associating his or her problem with another. Life is an impartial place for all of us. Don’t presume that some problems are less than others. You exactly detain what you can bear oneself and what was predestined to fit only you.

Melissa Explains It All

Melissa Explains It All
Author: Melissa Joan Hart
Publsiher: St. Martin's Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2013-10-29
ISBN 10: 1250032849
ISBN 13: 9781250032843
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Melissa Explains It All Book Review:

Melissa Joan Hart explained it all-from dating to bullies-in her groundbreaking role as Clarissa Darling on Clarissa Explains It All. She cast a spell on millions more viewers as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Now, in Melissa Explains It All, Melissa tells the frank and funny behind-the-scenes stories from her extraordinary past and her refreshingly normal present. Melissa has been entertaining audiences most of her life; when there were no girls named Melissa on her favorite show, the forceful four year old decided she'd get on television her way. From that moment on, Melissa has shown a singular determination and focus-whether it's for booking three national commercials so her dad would build her a tree house or for nailing the audition for Clarissa. From her first commercial to her current starring role in ABC Family's hit Melissa and Joey, Hart never let fame go to her head. She always had one foot in Hollywood and one foot in reality-and still does. Melissa makes us laugh along with her as she talks about: --guest appearances in shows like Saturday Night Live and The Equalizer --auditioning for Punky Brewster and Clarissa --her early Broadway days --wacky parties she's thrown and attended -- the actors who influenced her and whom she befriended, worked with and competed against --her experiences both on and off-set-with Sabrina's Salem the Cat and Elvis the Alligator on Clarissa --how she met the love of her life at the Kentucky Derby Melissa Joan Hart explains all that she's learned along the way-what's kept her grounded, normal and working when others have not been so fortunate-and that she's the approachable, hilarious girl-next-door her fans have always thought she'd be.

Technologies of InSecurity

Technologies of InSecurity
Author: Katja Franko Aas,Helene Oppen Gundhus,Heidi Mork Lomell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 296
Release: 2008-08-21
ISBN 10: 1134040369
ISBN 13: 9781134040360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Technologies of InSecurity Book Review:

Technologies of Insecurity examines how general social and political concerns about terrorism, crime, migration and globalization are translated into concrete practices of securitisation of everyday life. Who are we afraid of in a globalizing world? How are issues of safety and security constructed and addressed by various local actors and embodied in a variety of surveillance systems? Examining how various forms of contemporary insecurity are translated into, and reduced to, issues of surveillance and social control, this book explores a variety of practical and cultural aspects of technological control, as well as the discourses about safety and security surrounding them. (In)security is a politically and socially constructed phenomenon, with a variety of meanings and modalities. And, exploring the inherent duality and dialectics between our striving for security and the simultaneous production of insecurity, Technologies of Insecurity considers how mundane objects and activities are becoming bearers of risks which need to be neutralised. As ordinary arenas - such as the workplace, the city centre, the football stadium, the airport, and the internet - are imbued with various notions of risk and danger and subject to changing public attitudes and sensibilities, the critical deconstruction of the nexus between everyday surveillance and (in)security pursued here provides important new insights about how broader political issues are translated into concrete and local practices of social control and exclusion.

Selected Films on Child Life

Selected Films on Child Life
Author: Inez Durfee Lohr
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 114
Release: 1965
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: MINN:30000010568479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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A Normal Life

A Normal Life
Author: John W. MacDonald
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2018
ISBN 10: 9781938707445
ISBN 13: 1938707443
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Tourism and Everyday Life in the Contemporary City

Tourism and Everyday Life in the Contemporary City
Author: Thomas Frisch,Christoph Sommer,Luise Stoltenberg,Natalie Stors
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2019-03-04
ISBN 10: 0429016492
ISBN 13: 9780429016493
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Tourism and Everyday Life in the Contemporary City Book Review:

This book explores the phenomena of the urban everyday and new urban tourism. It provides a systematic framework and draws on a mix of theoretical and empirical work to look at the increasing intermingling of ‘tourists’ and ‘residents’. Tourism and urban everyday life are deeply connected in a mutually constitutive way. Tourism has become a key momentum of urban development and affects cities beyond its economic dimension. Urban everyday life itself can turn into a matter of tourist interest for people searching for experiences off the beaten track. Even living in a city as a resident involves moments, activities and practices which could be labelled as ‘touristic’. These observations demonstrate some of the various layers in which urban tourism and everyday city life are intertwined. This book gathers multiple interdisciplinary approaches, a diversity of topics and methodological variety to examine this complex relationship. It presents a systematic framework for the dynamic research field of new urban tourism along three dimensions: the extraordinary mundane, encounters and contact zones, and urban co-production. This book will be of interest to students and researchers across fields such as Tourism and Mobility Studies, Urban Studies, Leisure Studies, Tourism Geography, and Tourism Sociology.

Steven Appleby s Normal Life

Steven Appleby s Normal Life
Author: Steven Appleby
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Total Pages: 96
Release: 2003
ISBN 10: 9780747561583
ISBN 13: 0747561583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Steven Appleby s Normal Life Book Review:

This book is intended as a companion to the BBC Radio 4 series Steven Appleby's Normal Life.

Theatre and Everyday Life

Theatre and Everyday Life
Author: Alan Read
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 276
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN 10: 113491458X
ISBN 13: 9781134914586
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Theatre and Everyday Life Book Review:

Alan Read asserts that there is no split between the practice and theory of theatre, but a divide between the written and the unwritten. In this revealing book, he sets out to retrieve the theatre of spontaneity and tactics, which grows out of the experience of everyday life. It is a theatre which defines itself in terms of people and places rather than the idealised empty space of avant garde performance. Read examines the relationship between an ethics of performance, a politics of place and a poetics of the urban environment. His book is a persuasive demand for a critical theory of theatre which is as mentally supple as theatre is physically versatile.