Breaking Women

Gender, Race, and the New Politics of Imprisonment

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Author: Jill A. McCorkel

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814764975

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

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Winner of the 2014 Division of Women and Crime Distinguished Scholar Award presented by the American Society of Criminology Finalist for the 2013 C. Wright Mills Book Award presented by the Society for the Study of Social Problems Since the 1980s, when the War on Drugs kicked into high gear and prison populations soared, the increase in women’s rate of incarceration has steadily outpaced that of men. As a result, women’s prisons in the US have suffered perhaps the most drastically from the overcrowding and recurrent budget crises that have plagued the penal system since harsher drugs laws came into effect. In Breaking Women, Jill A. McCorkel draws upon four years of on-the-ground research in a major US women’s prison to uncover why tougher drug policies have so greatly affected those incarcerated there, and how the very nature of punishment in women’s detention centers has been deeply altered as a result. Through compelling interviews with prisoners and state personnel, McCorkel reveals that popular so-called “habilitation” drug treatment programs force women to accept a view of themselves as inherently damaged, aberrant addicts in order to secure an earlier release. These programs were created as a way to enact stricter punishments on female drug offenders while remaining sensitive to their perceived feminine needs for treatment, yet they instead work to enforce stereotypes of deviancy that ultimately humiliate and degrade the women. The prisoners are left feeling lost and alienated in the end, and many never truly address their addiction as the programs’ organizers may have hoped. A fascinating and yet sobering study, Breaking Women foregrounds the gendered and racialized assumptions behind tough-on-crime policies while offering a vivid account of how the contemporary penal system impacts individual lives. Instructor's Guide

Breaking the Rules

Women in Prison and Feminist Therapy

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Author: Marcia Hill,Judith Harden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317713052

Category: Law

Page: 190

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Breaking the Rules: Women in Prison and Feminist Therapy challenges therapists, public policymakers, voters, and those in the criminal justice system to find treatment options, empowerment strategies, viable resources, community support, and policies that can help women with problems such as drug abuse, domestic violence, poverty, and prostitution rather than perpetually punishing them. Breaking the Rules shows you how our society makes ‘other’of those among us who are most vulnerable, injured, and without resources. It digs under your skin and forces you to look at: the histories of abuse among women who have murdered their partners the impact of race and ethnicity on patterns of mothering and caretaking of children of women prisoners the lack of treatment options for addicted women prisoners how prison reawakens the feelings of powerlessness in women who have suffered childhood physical and sexual abuse helping women inmates develop marketable educational and vocational skills, support systems, and positive perceptions of themselves collaborative strategies that challenge the status quo of programs and support available to female offenders and their families a relational model of treatment that is based on the integration of three theoretical perspectives the strengths and limitations of twelve step programs for women Mapping the problems and offering solutions, Breaking the Rules walks you through treatment strategies and self-confirming experiences--such as feminist therapy, prisoner-led support groups, affirmative prison programming, and art therapy--that help women draw on their strengths, come to terms with their pasts, and meet future challenges head on.

Women Breaking Boundaries

A Grail Journey, 1940-1995

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Author: Janet Kalven

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791443316

Category: Religion

Page: 347

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Through memoir, interviews, and historical overview, Women Breaking Boundaries chronicles the evolution in the United States of the Grail—an organization of Catholic lay women dedicated to restoring the Christian spirit to all aspects of life. Janet Kalven, who has been part of the movement since its inception in the early 1940s, traces its development through 1995.

Breaking Ground

Pioneering Women Archaeologists

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Author: Getzel M. Cohen,Martha Sharp Joukowsky

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472031740

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 571

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Presents twelve adventurous, courageous, and often-overlooked woman archaeologists and their contributions to the field of Old World archaeology

Breaking the Brass Ceiling

Women Police Chiefs and Their Paths to the Top

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Author: Dorothy Moses Schulz

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780275981808

Category: Political Science

Page: 241

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Profiles the top women cops and their rise to the top of their departments.

Nach der Erleuchtung Wäsche waschen und Kartoffeln schälen

Wie spirituelle Erfahrung das Leben verändert

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Author: Jack Kornfield

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641234689

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 368

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Jack Kornfield ist einer der ganz großen buddhistischen Lehrer neben dem Dalai Lama und Thich Nhat Hanh Erleuchtung ist kein Ruhestand! Nehmen wir diese Herausforderung an, erleben wir, wie das erwachte Herz zum verlässlichen Ratgeber wird – beispielsweise in schwierigen Familienverhältnissen, bei seelischem Schmerz, beruflichen Anforderungen, Krankheit oder Verlust. Jack Kornfield berichtet über die Erfahrungen und Einsichten von Lehrern und Schülern buddhistischer, christlicher, jüdischer und hinduistischer Herkunft sowie der Sufi-Tradition. Auf einmalige und zutiefst ehrliche Weise verknüpft er Zeugnisse moderner Spiritualität zu Lektionen, wie das achtsame Herz weise wird.

Women and Media in the Middle East

Power Through Self-Expression

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Author: Naomi Sakr

Publisher: I.B.Tauris

ISBN: 9781850434856

Category: Religion

Page: 248

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Is today's changing media landscape in the Middle East empowering women? This is the first book to address the dynamics of media ecology and women's advancement in the contemporary Middle East. The book spans a wide period, crosses the region and the media forms, from Iran's women's press, via Maghrebi women filmmakers and Egyptian political films, to Palestinian TV and Hezbollah's television station, Al-Manar. It takes as its starting point the diverse experiences and multi-layered identities of women and treats media institutions and practices as part of wider power relations in society. By analyzing media production, consumption and texts, it reveals where and how gender boundaries have been established or crossed.

Sounds of Silence Breaking

Women, Autobiography, Curriculum

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Author: Janet L. Miller

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9780820461571

Category: Education

Page: 287

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Janet L. Miller is one of the most important and influential curriculum theorists of our time. "Sounds of Silence Breaking" presents a broad range of her writing from the last two decades. This book contains portraits of self-complicating work that disrupt unitary and normative conceptions of women, autobiography, and curriculum. Miller reconceptualizes curriculum theory through the application of her own theories, as well as those of other important figures in the movement. She also utilizes her extensive collaborative research with K-12 teachers and juxtaposes her essays in ways that invite the reader to view them as self- and cross-interrogating. Read together, these pieces underscore how changing narrative and interpretive practices have framed and re-framed constructions of her gendered work and selves as -academic woman-, -curriculum theorist-, and -qualitative researcher-."

Breaking the Silence

Women Against Violence : Edited Proceedings of the Tenth Anniversary Women in Nigeria Conference

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Author: Elsbeth Robson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Abused women

Page: 147

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Breaking and Entering

Policewomen on Patrol

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Author: Susan Ehrlich Martin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520046443

Category: Social Science

Page: 265

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Explores the problems women face beginning a career in the traditionally male-oriented profession of police work, and the ways they have learned to deal with these problems

Breaking the Wave: Women, Their Organizations, and Feminism, 1945–1985

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Author: Kathleen A. Laughlin,Jacqueline Castledine

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136909222

Category: History

Page: 280

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Breaking the Wave is the first anthology of original essays by both younger and established scholars that takes a long view of feminist activism by systematically examining the dynamics of movement persistence during moments of reaction and backlash. Ranging from the "civic feminism" of white middle-class organizers and the "womanism" of Harlem consumers in the immediate postwar period, to the utopian feminism of Massachusetts lesbian softball league founders and environmentally minded feminists in the 1970s and 1980s, Breaking the Wave documents a continuity of activism in both national and local organizing that creates a new discussion, and a new paradigm, for twentieth century women’s history. Contributors: Jacqueline L. Castledine, Susan K. Freeman, Julie A. Gallagher, Marcia Gallo, Sally J. Kenney, Rebecca M. Kluchin, Kathleen A. Laughlin, Lanethea Mathews, Catherine E. Rymph, Julia Sandy-Bailey, Jennifer A. Stevens, Janet Weaver, and Leandra Zarnow.

Breaking and Entering

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Author: Connie Fletcher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671000861

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

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Women police officers reveal how the presence of women in law enforcement is changing the face of the American criminal justice system and describe their challenges in a male-dominated organization. Reprint.

Breaking the Political Glass Ceiling

Women and Congressional Elections

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Author: Barbara Palmer,Dennis Simon

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135891745

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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Why has the integration of women into Congress been so slow? Is there a "political glass ceiling" for women? Although women use the same strategic calculations as men to decide when to run, the decision regarding where to run is something else. While redistricting has increasingly protected incumbents, it also has the unintended consequence of shaping the opportunities for female candidates. The political geography and socio-economic profile of districts that elect women differ substantially from districts that elect men. With data on over 10,000 elections and 30,000 candidates from 1916 to the present, Palmer and Simon explore how strategy and the power of incumbency affect women’s decisions to run for office. Breaking the Political Glass Ceiling is the most comprehensive analysis of women in congressional elections available. The Second Edition is fully updated to reflect the pivotal 2006 mid-term elections, including Nancy Pelosi’s rise to Speaker of the House, Hillary Clinton’s bid for the presidency, and a record number of women serving as committee chairs. Additionally, the authors have created a website, found at politicsandwomen.com, to highlight key features of the book and provide updates throughout the election cycle.

Breaking the Rule of Cool

Interviewing and Reading Women Beat Writers

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Author: Nancy McCampbell Grace,Ronna C. Johnson

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781604735994

Category: American literature

Page: 393

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BIOGRAPHY LITERARY CRITICISM The Beat movement nurtured many female dissidents and artists who contributed to Beat culture and connected the Beats with the second wave of the women's movement. Although they have often been eclipsed by the men of the Beat Generation, the women's contributions to Beat literature are considerable. Covering writers from the beginning of the movement in the 1950s and extending to the present, this book features interviews with nine of the best-known women Beat writers, including Diane di Prima, ruth weiss, Joyce Johnson, Hettie Jones, Joanne Kyger, Brenda Frazer (Bonnie Bremser), Janine Pommy Vega, Anne Waldman, and the critic Ann Charters. Each is presented by a biographical essay that details her literary or scholarly accomplishments. In these recent interviews the nine writers recall their lives in Beat bohemia and discuss their artistic practices. Nancy M. Grace outlines the goals and revelations of the interviews, and introduces the community of female Beat writers created in their conversations with the authors. Although they have not received attention equal to the men, women Beat writers rebelled against mainstream roles for young women and were exuberant participants in creating the Beat scene. Mapping their unique identities in the Beat movement, Ronna C. Johnson shows how their poetry, fiction, and memoirs broke the male rule that defined Beat women as silent bohemian chicks rather than artistic peers. Breaking the Rule of Cool combines the interviews with literary criticism and biography to illustrate the vivacity and intensity of women Beat writers, and argues that American literature was revitalized as much by the women's work as by that of their male counterparts. Nancy M. Grace, a professor of English at the College of Wooster, is the author of The Feminized Male Character in Twentieth-Century Literature. Her work has appeared in Contemporary Literature, the Beat Scene, and the Artful Dodge. Ronna C. Johnson, a lecturer in English and American Studies at Tufts University, has been published in College Literature, the Review of Contemporary Fiction, and the Poetry Project Newsletter. Johnson and Grace are the editors of and contributors to Girls Who Wore Black: Women Writing the Beat Generation."

Breaking New Ground

American Women 1800-1848

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Author: Michael Goldberg

Publisher: Oxford Univ Pr

ISBN: 9780195082029

Category: History

Page: 144

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Looks at marriage, courtship, education, employment, religious activity, social reform, and the public role of women during the period

Guinness World Records 2019

Deutschsprachige Ausgabe

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Author: Guinness World Records Ltd.

Publisher: Ravensburger Buchverlag Otto Maier GmbH

ISBN: 3473554650

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 256

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- Mit Spannung erwartet: Guinness World Records 2019 - Neue atemberaubende Rekorde - Ideales Geschenk für Kinder ab 8 Jahren und die ganze Familie Der Bestseller unter den Rekord-Büchern ist zurück: Das Guinness Buch der Rekorde fasziniert seine Leser mit den besten neuen Rekorden und den beliebtesten Rekord-Klassikern. Die größte Sandburg, der längste Slackline-Gang über Wasser, der höchste Basketball-Wurf, der am häufigsten von Auge zu Auge gerollte Fußball, die beeindruckendsten LEGO®-Modelle, der lauteste Apfelbiss - den Ideen und Themen sind in diesem Buch keine Grenzen gesetzt. Verrückte Einfälle, unglaubliche Fakten und spektakuläres Fotomaterial bringen Kinder und Erwachsene zum Staunen, Schaudern, Gruseln und Lachen. Ein Weihnachtsgeschenk mit garantiertem Wow-Effekt! Technische Voraussetzungen: Der Titel ist optimiert für die Nutzung auf Tablet-Geräten (Kindle Fire, iPad und Android) und über die entsprechenden Apps auf dem Smartphone. Reguläre e-Ink-Reader sind für die Wiedergabe grundsätzlich ungeeignet.

Breaking Boundaries

New Perspectives on Women's Regional Writing

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Author: Sherrie A. Inness,Diana Royer

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587291159

Category: American literature

Page: 291

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Transnational Women's Activism

The United States, Japan, and Japanese Immigrant Communities in California, 1859-1920

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Author: Rumi Yasutake

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 9780814797037

Category: Political Science

Page: 187

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Following landmark trade agreements between Japan and the United States in the 1850s, Tokyo began importing a unique American commodity: Western social activism. As Japan sought to secure its future as a commercial power and American women pursued avenues of political expression, Protestant church-women and, later, members of the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) traveled to the Asian coast to promote Christian teachings and women's social activism. Rumi Yasutake reveals in Transnational Women's Activism that the resulting American, Japanese, and first generation Japanese-American women's movements came to affect more than alcohol or even religion. While the WCTU employed the language of evangelism and Victorian family values, its members were tactfully expedient in accommodating their traditional causes to suffrage and other feminist goals, in addition to the various political currents flowing through Japan and the United States at the turn of the nineteenth century. Exploring such issues as gender struggles in the American Protestant church and bourgeois Japanese women's attitudes towards the "pleasure class" of geishas and prostitutes, Yasutake illuminates the motivations and experiences of American missionaries, U.S. WCTU workers, and their Japanese protégés. The diverse machinations of WCTU activism offer a compelling lesson in the complexities of cultural imperialism.