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 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

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.

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: 9780791443323

Category: Social Science

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 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 Through Grass Ceiling

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Author: Margaret Alston

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113443605X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Breaking Out of the Pink-Collar Ghetto

Policy Solutions for Non-College Women

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Author: Sharon H. Mastracci

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9780765613561

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 221

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Widely interdisciplinary in appeal, this book reports on the successes of innovative training opportunities for non-college women who end up in low-paying, low-mobility, pink-collar jobs. The author examines the relative effectiveness of various programs in helping these women gain access to high-wage, high-mobility employment opportunities. The analysis includes case studies of grant-funded projects, as well as in-depth statistical analysis using ten years of data on women throughout the United States. These types of education and training options are in tremendous demand, and the author finds that they are having a powerful impact on the job prospects of non-college women. As an integral part of her study, she spells out what kinds of programs have proven most and least effective. Breaking Out of the Pink-Collar Ghetto addresses vital issues concerning the effects of gender segregation in career counseling and employment and training policy. It provides much-needed guidance on employment and training services delivery. The book has wide application for students as well as professionals in the fields of public policy and public administration, educational counseling and vocational education, labor economics, and women's studies.

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.

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

Die Wolfsfrau

die Kraft der weiblichen Urinstinkte

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Author: Clarissa Pinkola Estés

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783453132269

Category: Archetype (Psychology)

Page: 560

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Die Analyse von Mythen und Märchen aus verschiedenen Kulturkriesen durch die Psychoanalytikerin fördert Wesenszüge zu Tage, die Frauen zivilisationsbedingt eingebüsst haben.

Breaking Boundaries

Women In Higher Education

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Author: Val Walsh; Louise Morley University of Sussex.,

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135741743

Category: Education

Page: 192

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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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.

12 Rules For Life

Ordnung und Struktur in einer chaotischen Welt - Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben!

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Author: Jordan B. Peterson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641239842

Category: Social Science

Page: 576

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Der Nr.1-Bestseller aus den USA: Wie man in einer von Chaos und Irrsinn regierten Welt bei Verstand bleibt! Wie können wir in der modernen Welt überleben? Jordan B. Peterson beantwortet diese Frage humorvoll, überraschend und informativ. Er erklärt, warum wir Kinder beim Skateboarden alleine lassen sollten, welches grausame Schicksal diejenigen ereilt, die alles allzu schnell kritisieren und warum wir Katzen, die wir auf der Straße antreffen, immer streicheln sollten. Doch was bitte erklärt uns das Nervensystem eines Hummers über unsere Erfolgschancen im Leben? Und warum beteten die alten Ägypter die Fähigkeit zu genauer Beobachtung als höchste Gottheit an? Dr. Peterson diskutiert Begriffe wie Disziplin, Freiheit, Abenteuer und Verantwortung und kondensiert Wahrheit und Weisheit der Welt in 12 praktischen Lebensregeln. »12 Rules For Life« erschüttert die Grundannahmen von moderner Wissenschaft, Glauben und menschlicher Natur. Dieses Buch verändert Ihr Leben garantiert!

Breaking Boundaries

Female Biblical Interpreters Who Challenged the Status Quo

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Author: Nancy Calvert-Koyzis,Heather Weir

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0567384349

Category: Religion

Page: 224

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While people often believe that the feminist movements in Britain and North America began in the late twentieth century, this is certainly not the case. Women throughout the centuries have sought to break out of the constraints that their societies deemed appropriate for them. For interpreters in the Christian tradition, this often meant examining biblical texts that had been understood in ways that demeaned women and using their interpretations to encourage women to break out of their culturally proscribed spheres. The essays in this volume are drawn from the Recovering Female Interpreters of the Bible Consultation at the SBL Annual Meeting and from sessions on female interpreters of Scripture at the Canadian Society of Biblical Studies. The essays address female interpreters of the Bible such as Eudocia and Anna Jameson whose publications have been largely ignored in the fields of the history of biblical interpretation and reception history. Through their publications these women used their interpretive and theological skills to break the boundaries that previous interpretations of the Bible and their societies imposed upon them.

Breaking the Glass Box

A Korean Woman’s Experiences of Conscientization and Spiritual Formation

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Author: JungJa Joy Yu

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1630871362

Category: Religion

Page: 126

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Breaking the Glass Box includes spiritual formation process for liberation from gender oppression through multiple awareness practices of conflicts in han-based Korean culture of society and church. The metaphor has multiple liberation process: invisible glass box, visible glass box, breaking the glass box, and sticky rice. This liberation process includes consicentization, consciousness-raising, and a heightened cultural awareness in discerning the reasons of interpersonal conflicts in Korean socio-cultural contexts. By exploring the multi-faceted han-jeong dynamics with Feminist theology and Asian Feminism, the important aspects of re-imaging the self and God as spiritual formation have been examined with contemplative practices of Internal Family System (IFS) and self-compassion to create the healthy jeong-filled solidarity group. The sticky rice is a new cultural paradigm for Korean women's jeong-filled hospitality. The broken pieces of the glass box will be transformed into the grains of rice by the positive jeong-filled hospitality of cooking sticky rice. In the solidarity group of jeong-filled hospitality, represented by rice ready to cook a serving of delicious sticky rice, people can enjoy the fellowship of healing, forgiving, and reconciling of the sticky rice. These images are intended to promote a healthy community of ministry and spirituality for Korean women.

Breaking the Political Glass Ceiling

Women and Congressional Elections

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Author: Barbara Palmer,Dennis Michael Simon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415950880

Category: Political Science

Page: 235

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With the most comprehensive data that exists on women and congressional elections, Palmer and Simon explore the American "political glass ceiling" – how incumbency, strategy and redistricting effect the success of women candidates for Congress.

Breaking Through the Spiral Ceiling: An American Woman Becomes a DNA Scientist, 2nd Edition

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Author: Laura L Mays Hoopes

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 1304709787

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 218

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In Breaking Through the Spiral Ceiling, Hoopes traces her development as a woman biologist, how she fell in love with DNA but encountered discouraging signals from men in science, how she married and balanced both family and career, and why she's glad not to be a Harvard professor. In the 2nd Edition, errors found in the first edition are corrected and a Meet the Author page is added.

Breaking Eve's Curse

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Author: Frank Hultgren

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1594679002

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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In Breaking Eve's Curse, Dr. Frank Hultgren gives biblical promise of healing for the body, mind, and emotions. He shares techniques addressing symptoms of illness in each of these areas.