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Claiming Place

Author : Chia Youyee Vang
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Countering the idea of Hmong women as victims, the contributors to this pathbreaking volume demonstrate how the prevailing scholarly emphasis on Hmong culture and men as the primary culprits of women's subjugation perpetuates the perception of a Hmong premodern status and renders unintelligible women's nuanced responses to patriarchal strategies of domination both in the United States and in Southeast Asia. Claiming Place expands knowledge about the Hmong lived reality while contributing to broader conversations on sexuality, diaspora, and agency. While these essays center on Hmong experiences, activism, and popular representations, they also underscore the complex gender dynamics between women and men and address the wider concerns of gendered status of the Hmong in historical and contemporary contexts, including deeply embedded notions around issues of masculinity. Organized to highlight themes of history, memory, war, migration, sexuality, selfhood, and belonging, this book moves beyond a critique of Hmong patriarchy to argue that Hmong women have been and continue to be active agents not only in challenging oppressive societal practices within hierarchies of power but also in creating alternative forms of belonging. Contributors: Geraldine Craig, Kansas State U; Leena N. Her, Santa Rosa Junior College; Julie Keown-Bomar, U of Wisconsin-Extension; Mai Na M. Lee, U of Minnesota; Prasit Leepreecha, Chiang Mai U; Aline Lo, Allegheny College; Kong Pha; Louisa Schein, Rutgers U; Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, U of Connecticut; Bruce Thao; Ka Vang, U of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

Claiming Place

Author : Chia Youyee Vang
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Countering the idea of Hmong women as victims, the contributors to this pathbreaking volume demonstrate how the prevailing scholarly emphasis on Hmong culture and men as the primary culprits of women’s subjugation perpetuates the perception of a Hmong premodern status and renders unintelligible women’s nuanced responses to patriarchal strategies of domination both in the United States and in Southeast Asia. Claiming Place expands knowledge about the Hmong lived reality while contributing to broader conversations on sexuality, diaspora, and agency. While these essays center on Hmong experiences, activism, and popular representations, they also underscore the complex gender dynamics between women and men and address the wider concerns of gendered status of the Hmong in historical and contemporary contexts, including deeply embedded notions around issues of masculinity. Organized to highlight themes of history, memory, war, migration, sexuality, selfhood, and belonging, this book moves beyond a critique of Hmong patriarchy to argue that Hmong women have been and continue to be active agents not only in challenging oppressive societal practices within hierarchies of power but also in creating alternative forms of belonging. Contributors: Geraldine Craig, Kansas State U; Leena N. Her, Santa Rosa Junior College; Julie Keown-Bomar, U of Wisconsin–Extension; Mai Na M. Lee, U of Minnesota; Prasit Leepreecha, Chiang Mai U; Aline Lo, Allegheny College; Kong Pha; Louisa Schein, Rutgers U; Cathy J. Schlund-Vials, U of Connecticut; Bruce Thao; Ka Vang, U of Wisconsin–Eau Claire.

Claiming Your Place at the Fire

Author : Richard J. Leider
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Presents a different paradigm of successful aging for men and women entering into and moving through the second half of their lives. Through an exploration of key concepts like purpose and renewal, and by drawing upon the timeless metaphor of fire, this book enables readers to become what the authors call "new elders."

Claiming Your Place at the Fire

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From the authors of the bestselling ''Repacking Your Bags'' and ''Whistle While You Work'' comes a new paradigm of successful aging for men and women entering into the second half of their lives.

Claiming Places

Author : Eric C. Moore
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How is Acts of the Apostles - its form and features - to be understood in light of the work's ancient Mediterranean cultural context? In the present study, Eric C. Moore offers a fresh response to this much-debated question, arguing for the utility of ancient colonization as an analytic lens for reading Acts, a story about the origins and replication of early Christianity. He explores how in narrating his account, Luke draws on a common stock of "foundation" motifs employed by ancient sources, textual and material alike, to glorify community beginnings.

Claiming Your Place at the Boardroom Table The Essential Handbook for Excellence in Governance and Effective Directorship

Author : Thomas Bakewell
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THE QUICK-ANSWER GUIDE TO YOUR CORPORATE GOVERNANCE QUESTIONS Serving on a corporate board isn't what it used to be. In today's complex business landscape, meaningful corporate governance requires solid skills in problem-solving, relationship-building, crisis management, leadership development, management oversight, and much more. Written for both seasoned and first-time directors, Claiming Your Place at the Boardroom Table is a roadmap to becoming a highly knowledgeable and effective board member. Whether you’re dealing with intricate business regulations, powerful personalities, crucial audits, or the many other challenges that come with serving on a board, you’ll find all the information and insights you need in these pages. Written by experts in the field, Claiming Your Place at the Boardroom Table covers: The essential objectives of the corporate board An overview of effective corporate board service Securing an invitation to your first corporate board Positioning to join your next or ideal corporate board Understanding financial issues board members must cover All the critical information you need to know about public company reporting Proven ways to be a leading member of any board you serve on Packed with real-life case studies illustrating the best of the best practices, Claiming Your Place at the Boardroom Table helps you identify and navigate nuances that will make all the difference in becoming an outstanding board member. Fascinating discussions of legal cases, reporting requirements, regulatory matters, reputational risks, and lessons on all the overarching fiduciary duties of directors are included. Being a member of a corporate board can be a remarkably rewarding journey both professionally and personally--if you go in with the right attitude, skills, knowledge, and instincts. Claiming Your Place at the Boardroom Table takes you step by step down this exciting path to make it the most enriching experience it can be. PRAISE FOR CLAIMING YOUR PLACE AT THE BOARDROOM TABLE: "An excellent resource tool for all directors--a book that I know will be a "go-to" book for both new and seasoned board members." -- Margaret M. Foran, Chief Governance Officer, VP & Corporate Secretary, Prudential Financial, Inc.; Director, Occidental Petroleum, Inc.; former Chairman, Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals "A terrific handbook for every executive and director looking to achieve excellence in governance, and a great read." -- Benjamin F. (Tad) Edwards IV, Chairman, CEO and President, Benjamin F. Edwards & Co., Director Cass Information Systems, Inc. "Practical and substantive; directors will find useful and productive. Bakewell is an expert who earned the right to share with influence and impact." -- Nido Qubein, President, High Point University; Chairman, Great Harvest Bread Company; Director, BB&T, La-Z-Boy Corporation, and Dots, LLC "Rarely does a book have insights to offer to such a wide range of people. For first-time directors, experienced directors, up and coming executives, academicians, and investors, it is a must-read." -- James S. Turley, former Chairman and CEO, Ernst & Young; Director, Citigroup, Emerson Electric Company, and Boy Scouts of America; and Trustee, Rice University "Tom Bakewell has been active in the governance community for many years. His wisdom and insights, presented here, are entertaining, informative, and clearly worth the read for both the new and veteran director. Don't miss it!" -- Professor Charles Elson, Director, Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance, University of Delaware; Director, HealthSouth

Claiming My Place Coming of Age in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Author : Planaria Price
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A Junior Library Guild selection Claiming My Place is the true story of a young Jewish woman who survived the Holocaust by escaping to Nazi Germany and hiding in plain sight. Meet Barbara Reichmann, once known as Gucia Gomolinska: smart, determined, independent, and steadfast in the face of injustice. A Jew growing up in predominantly Catholic Poland during the 1920s and ’30s, Gucia studies hard, makes friends, falls in love, and dreams of a bright future. Her world is turned upside down when Nazis invade Poland and establish the first Jewish ghetto of World War II in her town of Piotrko ́w Trybunalski. As the war escalates, Gucia and her family, friends, and neighbors suffer starvation, disease, and worse. She knows her blond hair and fair skin give her an advantage, and eventually she faces a harrowing choice: risk either the uncertain horrors of deportation to a concentration camp, or certain death if she is caught resisting. She decides to hide her identity as a Jew and adopts the gentile name Danuta Barbara Tanska. Barbara, nicknamed Basia, leaves behind everything and everyone she has ever known in order to claim a new life for herself. Writing in the first person, author Planaria Price and Helen Reichmann West, Barbara's daughter, bring the immediacy of Barbara’s voice to this true account of a young woman whose unlikely survival hinges upon the same determination and defiant spirit already evident in the six-year-old girl we meet as this story begins. The final portion of this narrative, written by Helen, completes Barbara’s journey from her immigration to America until her natural, timely death. Includes maps and photographs

Claiming Her Happy Place

Author : MJ Fredrick
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Lori Cervantes would say she was pretty content with her life. But when her favorite getaway, a campground on the San Marcos River, is put up for sale, she begins to rethink her dreams. She’d brought her kids to the family-owned place after her divorce, and they’d spent countless weekends in the cabins, floating the river, sitting by the fire. But now the owners are retiring, and it may never be the same. Because of that, she is determined to spend as much time there as possible to soak up final memories, even if it means helping the owners’ eldest son fix up the place for the sale. Justin Langston is glad his parents are finally retiring so they’ll have time for themselves after running the campground for decades. He couldn’t be happier to see the place go. The place was a drag on him when he was a kid. Not when they first bought it, when only the family had enjoyed it, but when they turned it into a business that ate up every weekend of his life until he left home. He’s working on a long list of tasks when a guest shows up despite her reservation being canceled—and insists on staying. Maybe if she hadn’t been a cute single woman, he might have put up more of a fight. But now she’s here, willing to work, and helping him see the campground anew through her eyes. The more they work, the more appealing the place becomes. The more appealing she becomes. But his parents deserve to retire, and Lori deserves to be happy. How can he make all of their dreams come true—including his?

Claiming Our Place

Author : Margaret Schuler
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This book contains papers from a Workshop on Gender and Human Rights organized by the Institute for Women, Law, and Development as a part of NGO activities during the UN World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna, June 1993.

On Location

Author : Valorie Diane Thomas
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Claiming the City

Author : Mary Lethert Wingerd
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The author brings together the voices of citizens and workers and the power dynamics of civic leaders including James J. Hill and Archbishop John Ireland.

The Renaissance of the Arctic

Author : Meredith E. Fowler
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Abstract: The Sámi people of northern Scandinavia, Finland, and Russia are a remarkable group who have redefined the nature of power through an era of cultural revival. Norway is home to about half the Sámi population; and although most Sámi have assimilated into the larger Norwegian society, there are people in the far north who live in traditional ways through herding reindeer and other generational livelihoods. Though Sámi face enormous hurdles including global climate change, the loss of pasture to public and private economic development of the Arctic, and continued pressure to assimilate with the dominant national culture, recent years have shed light on cultural geographical hotspots—or places that have been culturally resilient and have seen cultural revival. Drawing upon field interviews and observation, the research articulates the ways in which Sámi communities preserve, develop, and revive their culture through asserting Sámi sovereignty over language, land, and leadership. My assessment includes the ways in which: Sámi communities have used traditional and cultural education and reintroduction of Sámi languages to claim place; physical and natural places have assisted in cultural revival and place making; and changes in leadership and shifts in political power have shaped the modern landscape of Sámi communities.

Fair Play

Author : Cyd Zeigler
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"This important and accessible book about the evolving treatment of LGBTQ athletes in organized sports should be required reading for anyone involved in the playing, coaching, and administration of organized sports. Zeigler, an expert in LGBTQ athletics and cofounder of the online magazine Outsports, revisits key moments that have shaped sports participation for openly LGBTQ athletes....The author debunks the myth that having a nonstraight athlete on a team’s roster is a 'distraction' and shares positive stories of younger athletes at high school and college levels who have come out to coaches, teammates, and family members. Zeigler argues that the dominant emotion holding back LGBTQ athletes is fear, reminding them and everyone else that courage is contagious." --Publishers Weekly "Outsports.com founder Zeigler gives an account of the great strides LGBTQ athletes have made in the sports world over the last 15 years...Lively and provocative, the book not only offers a much-needed perspective on what until recently has been one of the last bastions of heterosexism. It is also significant for its conscious consideration of how current developments will impact LGBTQ athletes of tomorrow. An informative, necessary work." --Kirkus Reviews "Zeigler is the cofounder of the online magazine Outsports, and he is a vocal and respected advocate for the LGBT sports community. Here he pens a series of essays about athletes who have come out, noting the misguided homophobia in the locker-room culture of sports, and the important role that straight athletes can play in the gay movement...Well researched, timely, and provocative, Zeigler's book provides readers with candid personal accounts of the struggles and triumphs of LGBT athletes across a wide spectrum of the sports world." --Booklist "Zeigler candidly examines the issues involved in gay athletes' coming-out processes, and the support (or, often, lack thereof) they receive from teammates, coaches, and their sports. front offices...Zeigler gives due credit where it's deserved, while sharply analyzing the deep undercurrents of squeamishness and hesitation that still stymie team sports' full acceptance of their LGBT participants...Cyd Zeigler is here to remind us that there's still much work to be done." --ALA's Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Round Table "Fair Play, published in conjunction with Akashic Books, tells the story of how sports are transforming for LGBTQ athletes, and specifically focuses on the time period following the turn of the 21st century. Zeigler's book covers treatment of LGBTQ athletes, touching on bullying and hazing that has surrounded, and continues to surround, LGBTQ athletes, specifically in high school and college, while weaving in stories of LGBT athletes and allies such as Michael Irvin, Fallon Fox, and Michael Sam, among others." --GLAAD "Fair Play presents LGBT history and shows how far the movement has come. It's also an important scrapbook of past and present-day gay athletes who have bravely tested America's social climate and come out, even when their careers were at risk." --Bay Area Reporter The latest from Akashic's Edge of Sports imprint. When Cyd Zeigler started writing about LGBT sports issues in 1999, no one wanted to talk about them. Today, this is a central conversation in American society that reverberates throughout the sports world and beyond. In Fair Play, Zeigler tells the story of how sports have transformed for LGBT athletes, diving into key moments and issues that have shaped sports for LGBT people today. He shares intimate behind-the-scenes details about various athletes and stories--including NFL Hall of Famer Michael Irvin, transgender MMA fighter Fallon Fox, and NFL hopeful Michael Sam, among others--along with contextual insights about elite sports, including the overhyped "distraction" myth surrounding gay athletes. Always the forward-thinker, Zeigler maps out the necessary steps to complete sports' transformation and fully open athletics to LGBT people.

Claiming Place

Author : Marion Kilson
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Born on the crest of the Civil Rights Movement but coming-of-age at a time when biraciality was less widely acknowledged than it is at the opening of the new century, the participants in this project represent a transitional generation of Biracial Americans who share existential realities in a society dominated by White culture. These existential commonalties include ambiguous racial identities, color conundrums, and rejection by both people of color and European Americans. Nevertheless, biracial young adults'personal views and experiences are diverse.

Claiming Your Place at the Fire

Author : Richard J. Leider
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The Transcending Mind

Author : A.J. Hakim Yamini
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For the first time in recorded human history modern technology has created the condition where all people on the planet earth have the capacity to be connected to and in direct communication with almost any other person, anywhere on the planet, at the touch of a button. Mankind is currently in a dual struggle for our future. Do we, as a species, continue to be ruled over by our ignorance of each other or do we come into a more powerful and empowering understanding concerning our shared identity and capacity for human excellence? What awaits us is a future that is beyond the limited reach of surface and climatic features such as race, clanism, tribalism and a perspective of ethnicity that seeks to invalidate others.

Claiming Place and Legibility in the Republic

Author : Allison Joy Clarkin
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Women Who Belong

Author : Marsha Robinson
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Why bother to invert the history of Western women? We must do so to fight an insidious, fallacious assumption that patriarchy is universal and eternal, and we must do so to nullify the amnesic effects of Domesticity’s potent semantics. We must resist this two-pronged attack that reduces women to powerless incubators. When we invert the patriarchal hegemony and center the ordinary woman as empowered owner and hostess to her life story, we find women, rich and poor, who chose when, where, how and if they would cooperate with the rules of patriarchy, rules often supported by other women. Our heroines demanded the rights due them for properly occupying their societal place in the home, in church or on the street corner. We find this to be consistent across time and space. We start in the seventeenth century with European women on three continents: Europe, North Africa and North America. We present Isabel de Jésus, Alida Schuyler Van Rensselaer Livingston, and soldiers’ wives, widows and femes sole of the Tangier and Gibraltar garrisons. Here we have women of different religions, language groups and social classes, and they all used patriarchal laws to protect their rights. We move across time to the turn of the twentieth century in Ireland, Puerto Rico and the United States where we find women as wives of rich men in Toledo’s Woman Suffrage Association, as middle class professionals in the civilizing missions of the Christian Church in Puerto Rico, the magdalen homes of Ireland, and the eugenics movement in the US, and as sex workers serving tradesmen in Ireland. Again, these women manipulated the legal systems and demanded the powers due them from legislators, mission boards, and judges. The microhistories of women in this volume adulterate the assumption of universal and eternal patriarchy. As these women claimed the rights due them for properly occupying their prescribed social roles, they also created alliances with men who partnered with them in their feminist projects. Why should we invert Women’s history with microhistory? We must do so to liberate men and women from fallacious, patriarchal oppression.

Defecting in Place

Author : Miriam Therese Winter
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"American women - Catholic and Protestant - tell what it's like to be a woman in the church as a new millennium approaches. "Women and religion are at a crossroad," writes a Roman Catholic mother from New Mexico. "If women are not taken seriously and their talents recognized, there will be serious consequences. I've had three daughters and they are not drawn to current religious traditions. They see no place for women. Why join such confusion?"" "This groundbreaking book documents, in the words of the women themselves, the pain, frustration, and creative tension experienced by those who embrace feminist values within the context of institutional religion. It reveals how a growing number of them are taking responsibility for their own spiritual and religious lives. Hundreds of women from all denominations also speak here of an emerging feminist spirituality supported and nurtured in women's groups which transcend traditional religious boundaries. Responding to the call to live justly, women are celebrating their own liturgies, envisioning a more inclusive future, and empowering one another to challenge patriarchal religion, and they are in the process redefining Church. The book shows that many of these women are remaining within the established churches, but on their own terms, as potential agents of transformation in congregations and denominations, as women who are "defecting in place."" "Filled with true stories and supported by comments from women theologians, Defecting in Place brings good news to women who feel alienated from the Church and excluded from its rituals - you are not alone! Here is must reading for everyone."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Claiming Place and Community

Author : Deborah Grace Martin
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