Made Men

Mafia Culture and the Power of Symbols, Rituals, and Myth

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Author: Antonio Nicaso,Marcel Danesi

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 1442222271

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

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Despite depictions to the contrary, the mafia is not a cadre of noble and righteous warriors, a class of citizens working in the shadows but upholding traditional values. Instead, the authors argue, it is a brutal, violent, and ignoble organization that ultimately violates the boundaries of acceptable behavior both within the family and without.

Self-made men

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Author: Charles C. B. Seymour

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Biography

Page: 588

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Self-made Men

Identity and Embodiment Among Transsexual Men

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Author: Henry Rubin

Publisher: Vanderbilt University Press

ISBN: 9780826514356

Category: Psychology

Page: 217

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In Self-Made Men, Henry Rubin explores the production of male identities in the lives of twenty-two FTM transsexuals--people who have changed their sex from female to male. The author relates the compelling personal narratives of his subjects to the historical emergence of FTM as an identity category. In the interviews that form the heart of the book, the FTMs speak about their struggles to define themselves and their diverse experiences, from the pressures of gender conformity in adolescence to being mistaken for "butch lesbians," from hormone treatments and surgeries to relationships with families, partners, and acquaintances. Their stories of feeling betrayed by their bodies and of undergoing a "second puberty" are vivid and thought-provoking. Throughout the interviews, the subjects' claims to having "core male identities" are remarkably consistent and thus challenge anti-essentialist assumptions in current theories of gender, embodiment, and identity. Rubin uses two key methods to analyze and interpret his findings. Adapting Foucault's notions of genealogy, he highlights the social construction of gender categories and identities. His account of the history of endocrinology and medical technologies for transforming bodies demonstrates that the "family resemblance" between transsexuals and intersexuals was a necessary postulate for medical intervention into the lives of the emerging FTMs. The book also explores the historical emergence of the category of FTM transsexual as distinguished from the category of lesbian woman and the resultant "border disputes" over identity between the two groups. Rubin complements this approach with phenomenological concepts that stress the importance of lived experience and the individual's capacity for knowledge and action. An important contribution to several fields, including sociology of the body, gender and masculinity, human development, and the history of science, Self-Made Me will be of interest to anyone who has seriously pondered what it means to be a man and how men become men.

Made Men

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Author: Greg B. Smith

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101190981

Category: True Crime

Page: 336

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For years, the DeCavalcantes, the most powerful Mob family in Jersey, labored in the shadows of the more famous families in New York—the likes of the Gambinos and the Columbos. Dismissed by the big-city capos, the DeCavalcantes finally came into their own when they found their lives mirrored in the television hit, The Sopranos. Overnight it legitimized the made men of the Garden State. Now they were a familia to be reckoned with. Unfortunately with high profile came high risk. As member turned against member, as trusted friend turned terrified informant, the FBI put the brakes on the DeCavalcante’s explosive ride into infamy, hastening a fall from honor that would become as infamous as their notorious ascension into the annals of organized crime. Based on more than 1,000 hours of secretly recorded conversations, Made Men delivers for the first time, the unprecedented and completely uncensored behind-the-scenes truth of a historically clandestine world—of violent life and sudden death inside and outside the mob, told by the very men who made it.

Made Men

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Author: Joseph Stone Poke

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1524685097

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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Welcome to the streets of Macon Georgia, the worlds seventh most dangerous city in the world. This is a novel about the pure streets of Macon Georgia, the home of Otis Redding, Little Richard, and many more great artists and musicians. For those of you who havent been to the Mac Town and are afraid to come, trust me, I do understand completely. Here is where it really goes downmoney, murder, and mayhem. The streets of Macon are for real, but you dont have to take my word for it. Come take a ride with me through the streets of the Mac Town. Tony Blacka suave, intellectual, rich businessman caught up in a web of deceit and corruption. Tony is trying to balance his life between a betrayal from his good friend, his new girlfriend, and running his chain of luxury hotels, but tragedy has taken Tony to a whole other level to a place he swore never to return. Shantella beautiful, successful woman who found her way into the life of a man she was in love with, although he never knew. Through a horrific tragedy, they were brought together, and she found herself into a world unknown to herfull of power, luxury, and loyalty, although it has its dark sides. But is it for the good? Will she be able to withstand the powers placed in her hands? Or will she prove not to meet any of Tony Blacks expectations? Never bite the hand that feeds you. Because you will regret it.

Self-Made Men

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Author: Frederick Douglass

Publisher: Charles River Editors via PublishDrive

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 30

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Self-Made Men is one of Frederick Douglass' classic piece of prose.

Seeds of Wealth

Four Plants that Made Men Rich

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Author: Henry Hobhouse

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 1447231333

Category: History

Page: 272

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Henry Hobhouse was the first to recognise plants as a causal factor in history in his Seeds of Wealth. In this new book, he examines four plants: rubber, timber, tobacco and the wine grape, each of which enormously increased the wealth of those who dealt in them, created great new industries and changed the course of history. Ancient Rome's monopoly on wine production had huge economic and hygienic importance. Without rubber, there would have been no development of cars, buses and trucks, bicycles, waterproof clothing or even tennis balls and condoms. Tobacco has largely been condemned for its effects on health and its true role in history ignored. Tobacco has often been used in place of currency and its growth in Virginia supported a colony that produced much of the talent that made Independence possible. Timber shortages led the British Royal Navy to become dependent on American timber. The dearth of timber drove English coal mines deep, which led to the steam pumps, steam engines, and ultimately the Industrial Revolution. These are fascinating stories the effect of minutiae on the great waves of history. 'You cannot help but admire and enjoy the company of a man who takes such a novel and global view of history' Spectator

The Woman Who Made Men Cry

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Author: William Coles

Publisher: Thames River Press

ISBN: 085728245X

Category: Fiction

Page: 218

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Kim, a journalist in New York City, has found the girl of his dreams – and has agreed that she can continue to sleep with another man. A bittersweet story of passion, jealousy, and how far you can go for the woman you love.

Wrestling's Made Men

Breaking the WWE's Glass Ceiling

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Author: Scott Keith

Publisher: Citadel Press

ISBN: 9780806527710

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 188

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In the do-whatever-it-takes world of the WWE, there has always been a system that guarantees happy audiences and successful careers-there's the good guys, and there's the bad guys. Over time, wrestlers may fade away, but this theme remains the same, with grudges, long-standing feuds, and an ever-changing roster of colorful characters driving the action. Until now.

Made Men 7: Love on the Brain

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Author: Dixie Lynn Dwyer

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand

ISBN: 1640103163

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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[Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Menage a Quatre Romantic Suspense, M/F/M/M, HEA] Fina is trying to protect her heart and make smart choices, but that's hard to do when she is attracted to three Russian enforcers and has love on the brain. When two men start stalking her and bother her at a club, the last thing she expects is to be rescued by three made men. They always seem to be around, and when they finally decide to kiss her, despite her resistance, there's no way she can ignore them. However, bad experiences with men put her on guard, and she isn't quite sure that these three men have the capabilities or desire to take women seriously or as more then just a roll in the hay. As they begin to make progress and figure out their attraction is super strong, Fina holds off letting them stay the night and nearly misses her opportunity to love them. When someone attempts to abduct her, the men rescue her and realize that Fina is more then just some woman they desire. She has become their world. But danger still lurks in the shadows, and when she is taken from them, Andriy, Hadeon, and Paulo will do whatever it takes to get to the woman they love, and they will kill anyone in their path trying to stop them. Note: This book contains triple penetration. ** A Siren Erotic Romance Dixie Lynn Dwyer is a Siren-exclusive author.

Made Men 8: All or Nothing

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Author: Dixie Lynn Dwyer

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand

ISBN: 1640103341

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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[Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Menage Romantic Suspense, M/F/M/M/M, HEA] Alda wants to be more then just a one-night-stand, but fighting an attraction to four bad ass made men might prove to be deadly. She tries to resist their charms and their lack of communication because they're so tough, commanding, and have reputations to keep. But when they turn her away after a night of bliss, she's pissed, believes she deserves more, and looks elsewhere. Their connection is powerful, but other factors affect her judgement. Like the two other sexy, wealthy business men who respect her and pay attention, a business deal in her favor, and choices that become a game of trusting her heart or her gut, of choosing passion or turning away for something more suitable and safe. When Royce, Brew, Train, and Logic challenge her to to take all or nothing, the risk could not only end her career but also her life. Note: This book contains triple penetration. ** A Siren Erotic Romance Dixie Lynn Dwyer is a Siren-exclusive author.

Made Men 1: Bad Timing (Siren Publishing Menage Everlasting)

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Author: Dixie Lynn Dwyer

Publisher: Siren Publishing

ISBN: 9781640106291

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

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[Siren MEnage Everlasting: Erotic MEnage a Trois Romantic Suspense, M/F/M, light spanking, HEA] Bella finally finds two men she can give her heart, body, and soul to. The problem is bad timing, and if she doesn't follow the rules, her family will suffer. Her cousin got her in a jam, and now she must pay his debt and be the woman of a man capable of killing her family. Little does she know, her own family has connections, too, and the men she gave her heart to may be her saving grace. One of her eight best friends has secrets revealed that aid in a rescue and, when the events come full circle, it's only the beginning of trouble and romance for her and her eight best friends. Loving made men may not have been the women's idea of the type of love they'd find, but they are each unique and have their own secrets and troubled pasts--and perhaps loving made men is more than just their destinies. ** A Siren Erotic Romance

Mad Men and Philosophy

Nothing Is as It Seems

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Author: Rod Carveth,James B. South

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470603017

Category: Philosophy

Page: 272

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A look at the philosophical underpinnings of the hit TV show, Mad Men With its swirling cigarette smoke, martini lunches, skinny ties, and tight pencil skirts, Mad Men is unquestionably one of the most stylish, sexy, and irresistible shows on television. But the series becomes even more absorbing once you dig deeper into its portrayal of the changing social and political mores of 1960s America and explore the philosophical complexities of its key characters and themes. From Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle to John Kenneth Galbraith, Milton Friedman, and Ayn Rand, Mad Men and Philosophy brings the thinking of some of history's most powerful minds to bear on the world of Don Draper and the Sterling Cooper ad agency. You'll gain insights into a host of compelling Mad Men questions and issues, including happiness, freedom, authenticity, feminism, Don Draper's identity, and more. Takes an unprecedented look at the philosophical issues and themes behind AMC's Emmy Award-winning show, Mad Men Explores issues ranging from identity to authenticity to feminism, and more Offers new insights on your favorite Mad Men characters, themes, and storylines Mad Men and Philosophy will give Mad Men fans everywhere something new to talk about around the water cooler.

Fraternal Capital

Peasant-workers, Self-made Men, and Globalization in Provincial India

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Author: Sharad Chari

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804748735

Category: History

Page: 379

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A richly textured ethnography about knitwear manufacturers in South India that explains how peasant-workers have refined notions of place, gender, and class to create a local industrial form that succeeds in the global economy.

Made Men 9: Ingredients to Love

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Author: Dixie Lynn Dwyer

Publisher: Siren-BookStrand

ISBN: 1640103767

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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[Siren Menage Everlasting: Erotic Menage Romantic Suspense, M/F/M/M/M, HEA] Alessa may be a superb pastry chef, but she knows nothing about the ingredients to love. A dash of lust. A pinch of danger, and a troubled concoction can lead her to happiness or disaster. Along the way, Alessa learns that playing it safe, insisting on planning things out and only judging a book by its cover, may not be the best way to achieve her dreams or end her negative path of abusive men looking to control her and break her heart. She has a dream, a motivation, and the last thing she needs are four lust filled, made men setting their mind on making her their woman, commitment or not. She wants more, and it's at her weakest moment that she lets down her guard and takes a chance that will surely change her life forever. Perhaps it will bring her closer to making her dream of owning her own pastry shop a reality, and finally figuring out what true love is all about.Note: This book contains triple penetration. ** A Siren Erotic Romance Dixie Lynn Dwyer is a Siren-exclusive author.

The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook

Inside the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants of Mad Men

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Author: Judy Gelman,Peter Zheutlin

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1936661403

Category: Cooking

Page: 288

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UNOFFICIAL AND UNAUTHORIZED Dine like Draper and Drink like Sterling with More Than 70 Recipes from the Kitchens, Bars, and Restaurants Seen on Mad Men Ever wish you could mix an Old Fashioned just the way Don Draper likes it? Or prepare Oysters Rockefeller and a martini the way they did fifty years ago at one of Roger Sterling’s favorite haunts, The Grand Central Oyster Bar? Ever wonder how Joan Harris manages to prepare a perfect crown roast in her tiny apartment kitchen? Or about the connection between Jackie Kennedy’s 1962 White House tour and Betty Draper’s Valentine’s Day room service order? The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook serves up more than 70 recipes to satisfy a Mad Men appetite! From the tables of Manhattan’s most legendary restaurants and bars to the Drapers’ Around the World dinner, this book is your entrée to the culinary world of Man Men-era New York. Packed with period detail, The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook provides invaluable historical and cultural context for the food and drink featured in the show, tips on throwing a successful ’60s cocktail party, and even a guide to favored Mad Men hangouts. Every recipe inside is authentic to the time. Whether you’re planning a Mad Men-themed dinner party, need to mix up some Mad Men cocktails, or just can’t get enough of the show itself, this is your essential resource, a guide to all foods and drinks Mad Men. So hang up your coat, pour yourself a cocktail, and get ready to dine like Draper and drink like Sterling with The Unofficial Mad Men Cookbook. Includes a color photo insert of 16 dishes, plus additional black and white photos and other images of bars, restaurants, and food advertisements from the 1960s. RECIPES INCLUDE: * Playboy Whiskey Sour * Sardi’s Steak Tartar * Connie’s Waldorf Salad * Sal’s Spaghetti and Meatballs * Pat Nixon’s Date Nut Bread * Lindy’s Cherry Cheesecake