Understanding Status Defense Myths

Understanding Status Defense Myths
Author: Kristine Marie Chapleau
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 225
Release: 2020-06
ISBN 10: 9780128159125
ISBN 13: 012815912X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Understanding Status Defense Myths: When Power and Privilege Go Unpunished investigates the role of status in the decision to punish or permit violence in society. Whether sexual, racial, political or financial, powerful factors work to maintain the status quo, heaping retribution on low-status perpetrators and delivering leniency to those with high-status. The model of status defense myths identifies four factors that are used to justify violence or absolve perpetrators of blame: evidence, deviance, danger and social worth. Status defense myths have been studied most often in the context of men's sexual violence toward women, particularly "victim blaming", hence this is a timely resource. Whether on an elementary school playground, courtroom, or boardroom, status defense myths are used to privilege the rights of some at the expense of others. Understanding how this rhetoric exists and how it works is essential to understanding and combatting injustice. Examines victim blaming in the context of privileging the perpetrator Discusses how we permit and encourage violence and wrongdoing to maintain the status quo Includes real-world examples of status defense myths from news articles and books Provides applied case studies Spans many different arenas: sexism and rape myths, racism, corporations, sports and politics

Defense Myths

Defense Myths
Author: Les Aspin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 15
Release: 1973
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:14177649
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Martial Arts Behind the Myths The Martial Arts and Self Defense Secrets You NEED to Know

Martial Arts  Behind the Myths  The Martial Arts and Self Defense Secrets You NEED to Know
Author: Phil Pierce
Publsiher: Phil Pierce
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2020-04-09
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: 9182736450XXX
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Unlock the hidden secrets of Martial Arts and Self Defense... The no.1 download: Get your copy now! From acclaimed author Phil Pierce, discover the truths behind the secretive and fantastical world of martial arts. - Do you know the best martial art for 'real' street self-defense? - Or how board breaking really works … and how you can do it? - Uncover the one self-defense myth that could keep you alive! - The truth behind martial arts superhumans. - Which is the original martial art? - The truth about your inner badass. - The surprising reality behind everyone's favorite weapon. - The secret 'trick' to Bruce Lee's One Inch Punch (and how to do it yourself). Discover these and much more inside! From acclaimed martial arts author Phil Pierce, this guide cracks open the secretive techniques and explores why we are fascinated by the unknown and the mysterious world of combat arts. Whether you train in Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, MMA, or just want to learn the insider tips and tricks, get your copy now. To say thanks for checking out this book you can get a FREE copy of "3 Steps to Explosive Power for Martial Arts and Fitness" from my website now. Just visit: www.BlackBeltFit.com Claim your free copy now! Tags: Martial Arts, Self Defense, Self Defence, MMA, Karate, Taekwondo, Kung Fu, Bruce Lee, Krav Maga, UFC

Understanding the Myth of High Growth Firms

Understanding the Myth of High Growth Firms
Author: Malin Brännback,Alan L. Carsrud,Niklas Kiviluoto
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2013-11-08
ISBN 10: 1461494575
ISBN 13: 9781461494577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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In this volume, the authors challenge some long held assumptions about entrepreneurial firms held by academics, public policy makers, investors and even entrepreneurs themselves. The first is assumption is that growth is what really differentiates an entrepreneurial firm from a small business. The second is that growth is always good. Third, if growth is rapid, and/or high growth, it is even better. Drawing from a fresh review of the literature, their own primary research and experience in entrepreneurial ventures, the authors argue that the relationship between growth and firm performance is, in fact, inconclusive. Despite the strength of contemporary bias, there is strong evidence that the growth-profitability relationship is problematic. For example, rapid growth may lead to considerable organizational challenges that can seriously constrain a firm’s ability to generate sustainable profits. Also, it is not uncommon that a growth firm becomes a victim of its own success. Using examples from industries as diverse as airlines, accounting, biotechnology, information technology, personal products, wineries, and food establishments, the authors highlight limitations to research due to variations in the choice of growth indicators, the calculation of growth measures, the measurement periods, and whether objective or subjective measures have been used. Moreover, researchers have equated growth with high growth and almost automatically assumed that this also means high technology, while policy makers appear to have interpreted this as high employment. Armed with more precise definitions and understandings of key concepts and the nature of their causality, the authors consider the implications of restoring profitability to the core of entrepreneurship for future research, firm strategy, financing, organizational structure, resource allocation, and public policy.

Psychoanalytic Approaches to Myth

Psychoanalytic Approaches to Myth
Author: Daniel Merkur
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 161
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780824059361
ISBN 13: 0824059360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

50 Martial Arts Myths

50 Martial Arts Myths
Author: Sulaiman Sharif
Publsiher: new media entertainment ltd
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2009-11-25
ISBN 10: 0967754623
ISBN 13: 9780967754628
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Presents and refutes various myths about the martial arts and gives detailed information about the various disciplines for martial arts teachers, students, and enthusiasts.

The Myth of Triumphalism

The Myth of Triumphalism
Author: Beth A. Fischer
Publsiher: University Press of Kentucky
Total Pages: 212
Release: 2019-11-22
ISBN 10: 0813178193
ISBN 13: 9780813178196
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Did President Reagan's hawkish policies destroy the Soviet Union and enable the United States to win the Cold War? Many Americans believe this to be the case. In this view -- known as "triumphalism" -- Reagan's denunciations of the "evil empire" and his military buildup compelled Moscow to admit defeat. The president's triumph demonstrates that America's leaders should stand strong and threaten adversaries into submission. Drawing on both US and Soviet sources, this study demonstrates that triumphalism is a series of falsehoods about President Reagan's intentions, his policies, and the impact his administration had on the Soviet Union. In reality, the president's initially hardline posture undermined US interests and brought the superpowers to the brink of war. This work exposes Reagan's dedication to diplomacy and his unorthodox views about global security, which frequently brought him into conflict with his own advisers and allies. The president did not seek to destroy the USSR; rather, he sought to eliminate nuclear weapons. This volume also explains why Moscow chose to abandon the arms race, adopt democratic reforms, and withdraw from its ill-fated war in Afghanistan. These initiatives were part of a reform movement that had been growing in the USSR for decades before Reagan entered office. The Kremlin did not acquiesce to American pressure; rather, Soviet reformers believed the arms race had been futile and sought to move beyond the Cold War. In fact, President Reagan's initially aggressive policies had made it more difficult for Moscow to pursue these revolutionary reforms. Ultimately President Reagan and General Secretary Gorbachev together were able to accomplish what no one at the time thought possible -- the peaceful conclusion of the Cold War. The president's opposition to nuclear weapons, his determined leadership, and his dedication to diplomacy are his most enduring legacies.

Myths and Realities about Crime

Myths and Realities about Crime
Author: United States. National Criminal Justice Information and Statistics Service
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 52
Release: 1978
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:31951D006287784
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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49 Myths about China

49 Myths about China
Author: Marte Kjær Galtung,Stig Stenslie
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2014-11-13
ISBN 10: 144223623X
ISBN 13: 9781442236233
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Communism is dead in China. “China Inc.” is buying up the world. China has the United States over a barrel. The Chinese are just copycats. China is an environmental baddie, China is colonizing Africa. Mao was a monster. The end of the Communist regime is near. The 21st century belongs to China. Or does it? Marte Kjær Galtung and Stig Stenslie highlight 49 prevalent myths about China’s past, present, and future and weigh their truth or fiction. Leading an enlightening and entertaining tour, the authors debunk widespread “knowledge” about Chinese culture, society, politics, and economy. In some cases, Chinese themselves encourage mistaken impressions. But many of these myths are really about how we Westerners see ourselves, inasmuch as China or the Chinese people are depicted as what we are not. Western perceptions of the empire in the East have for centuries oscillated between sinophilia and sinophobia, influenced by historical changes in the West as much as by events in China. This timely and provocative book offers an engaging and compelling window on a rising power we often misunderstand.

Thinking Through Myths

Thinking Through Myths
Author: Kevin Schilbrack
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2003-09-02
ISBN 10: 113452322X
ISBN 13: 9781134523221
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Eight outstanding essays, from leading academics, deconstruct perennial problems of rationality, imagination and narrative to trace the influence of myth in our own beliefs, origins, and potential futures. Thinking Through Myths attempts to reconcile the opposed claims of pragmatism and beauty, calling for the acknowledgement of myths in everyday experience.

Mapping Myths of Biblical Interpretation

Mapping Myths of Biblical Interpretation
Author: Richard Walsh
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2001-03-01
ISBN 10: 9781841272054
ISBN 13: 1841272051
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Walsh explores the role that myth has played in the interpretation of the Bible. He sees myth as an empowering, structuring story used either for good or ill and either consciously or unconsciously controlling our world views. Walsh looks for both the empowerment and the marginalization effected by myth as he follows the word through its myriad meanings ('Grasping Proteus'), its use in various disciplines ('Procrustean Mythographers'), its distinctive uses in biblical interpretation ('Mything the Bible'), and, finally, the mythic character of interpretation itself ('The Myth of Interpretation'). The concluding chapter, 'Behind the Mythic Curve', muses on the difficulty of knowing the myths by which we live and reflects hopefully on the possibility of play among the myriad myths in a postmodern, pluralist world.

The Global Village Myth

The Global Village Myth
Author: Patrick Porter
Publsiher: Georgetown University Press
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-02-27
ISBN 10: 1626161941
ISBN 13: 9781626161948
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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According to security elites, revolutions in information, transport, and weapons technologies have shrunk the world, leaving the United States and its allies more vulnerable than ever to violent threats like terrorism or cyberwar. As a result, they practice responses driven by fear: theories of falling dominoes, hysteria in place of sober debate, and an embrace of preemptive war to tame a chaotic world. Patrick Porter challenges these ideas. In The Global Village Myth, he disputes globalism's claims and the outcomes that so often waste blood and treasure in the pursuit of an unattainable "total" security. Porter reexamines the notion of the endangered global village by examining Al-Qaeda's global guerilla movement, military tensions in the Taiwan Strait, and drones and cyberwar, two technologies often used by globalists to support their views. His critique exposes the folly of disastrous wars and the loss of civil liberties resulting from the globalist enterprise. Showing that technology expands rather than shrinks strategic space, Porter offers an alternative outlook to lead policymakers toward more sensible responses—and a wiser, more sustainable grand strategy.

Battered Women and Self defense

Battered Women and Self defense
Author: Holly Maguigan
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 107
Release: 1991
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: OCLC:224261561
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Exploding the Myths

Exploding the Myths
Author: United States. Women's Bureau
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 67
Release: 1967
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: MINN:30000010815714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Exploding the Myths

Exploding the Myths
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 67
Release: 1967
ISBN 10: 1928374650XXX
ISBN 13: UOM:39015030622412
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Myth of the Closed Mind

The Myth of the Closed Mind
Author: Ray Scott Percival
Publsiher: Open Court Publishing
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0812696859
ISBN 13: 9780812696851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Myth of the Closed Mind Book Review:

Religious zeal, suicide terrorism, passionate commitment to ideologies, and the results of various psychological tests are often cited to show that humans are fundamentally irrational. The author examines all such supposed examples of irrationality and argues that they are compatible with rationality. Rationality does not mean absence of error, but the possibility of correcting error in the light of criticism. In this sense, all human beliefs are rational: they are all vulnerable to being abandoned when shown to be faulty.

The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper

The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper
Author: Arturo C. Sotomayor
Publsiher: JHU Press
Total Pages: 255
Release: 2014
ISBN 10: 1421412136
ISBN 13: 9781421412139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper reevaluates how United Nations peacekeeping missions reform (or fail to reform) their participating members. It investigates how such missions affect military organizations and civil-military relations as countries transition to a more democratic system. Two-thirds of the UN’s peacekeepers come from developing nations, many of which are transitioning to democracy as well. The assumption is that these “blue helmet” peacekeepers learn not only to appreciate democratic principles through their mission work but also to develop an international outlook and new ideas about conflict prevention. Arturo C. Sotomayor debunks this myth, arguing that democratic practices don’t just “rub off” on UN peacekeepers. So what, if any, benefit accrues to these troops from emerging democracies? In this richly detailed study of a decade’s worth of research (2001–2010) on Argentine, Brazilian, and Uruguayan peacekeeping participation, Sotomayor draws upon international socialization theory and civil-military relations to understand how peacekeeping efforts impact participating armed forces. He asks three questions: Does peacekeeping reform military organizations? Can peacekeeping socialize soldiers to become more liberalized and civilianized? Does peacekeeping improve defense and foreign policy integration? His evaluation of the three countries’ involvement in the UN Stabilization Mission in Haiti reinforces his final analysis—that successful democratic transitions must include a military organization open to change and a civilian leadership that exercises its oversight responsibilities. The Myth of the Democratic Peacekeeper contributes to international relations theory and to substantive issues in civil-military relations and comparative politics. It provides a novel argument about how peacekeeping works and further insight into how international factors affect domestic politics as well as how international institutions affect democratizing efforts.

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology
Author: Scott O. Lilienfeld,Steven Jay Lynn,John Ruscio,Barry L. Beyerstein
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2011-09-15
ISBN 10: 1444360744
ISBN 13: 9781444360745
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology Book Review:

50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology uses popular myths as a vehicle for helping students and laypersons to distinguish science from pseudoscience. Uses common myths as a vehicle for exploring how to distinguish factual from fictional claims in popular psychology Explores topics that readers will relate to, but often misunderstand, such as 'opposites attract', 'people use only 10% of their brains', and 'handwriting reveals your personality' Provides a 'mythbusting kit' for evaluating folk psychology claims in everyday life Teaches essential critical thinking skills through detailed discussions of each myth Includes over 200 additional psychological myths for readers to explore Contains an Appendix of useful Web Sites for examining psychological myths Features a postscript of remarkable psychological findings that sound like myths but that are true Engaging and accessible writing style that appeals to students and lay readers alike

True Myth

True Myth
Author: James W. Menzies
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 270
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN 10: 1630874620
ISBN 13: 9781630874629
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True Myth Book Review:

Each generation asks in its own way, "What does it mean to be human?" In True Myth, James Menzies addresses this question by exploring myth and religion in the thinking of mythologist Joseph Campbell and Oxford don C. S. Lewis. Joseph Campbell understood Christianity as comprised of mythical themes similar to those in other religious and secular myths. Admitting that certain portions of the biblical record are historical, he taught the theological and miraculous aspects as symbolic, as stories in which the reader discovers what it means to be human today. C. S. Lewis defined Christianity, and being truly human, as a relationship between the personal Creator and his creation mediated through faith in his son, Jesus Christ. In contrast to Campbell, Lewis took the theological and miraculous literally. Although Lewis understood how one could see symbolism and lessons for life in miraculous events, he believed they were more than symbolic and indeed took place in human history. Not only does Menzies consider the ways Campbell and Lewis utilize myth in answering the question for their generation, but he also probes the influence and presence of myth in philosophy, media, ethics, history, literature, art, music, and religion in a contemporary context, thus helping readers consider answers for their own age.

The Myth of Post Racialism in Television News

The Myth of Post Racialism in Television News
Author: Libby Lewis
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 202
Release: 2015-08-27
ISBN 10: 1317607260
ISBN 13: 9781317607267
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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This book explores the written and unwritten requirements Black journalists face in their efforts to get and keep jobs in television news. Informed by interviews with journalists themselves, Lewis examines how raced Black journalists and their journalism organizations process their circumstances and choose to respond to the corporate and institutional constraints they face. She uncovers the social construction and attempted control of "Blackness" in news production and its subversion by Black journalists negotiating issues of objectivity, authority, voice, and appearance along sites of multiple differences of race, gender, and sexuality.