What Women Watched: Daytime Television in the 1950s (Louann Atkins Temple Women & Culture Series, Bk. 10)
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What Women Watched: Daytime Television in the 1950s

In this pathfinding book, based on original archival research, Marsha F. Cassidy offers the first thorough analysis of daytime television's earliest and most significant women's genres, appraising from a feminist perspective what women watched before soap opera rose to prominence. After providing a comprehensive history of the early days of women's programming across the nation, Cassidy offers a critical discussion of the formats, pr...

Winning the White House, 2008
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Winning the White House, 2008

Change was the theme of the 2008 presidential election. In Winning the White House, 2008, the authors explore the historical and emerging voting patterns shaping this transformative election. After examining the selection of the Republican and Democratic nominees, they address the most compelling economic, social, and foreign policy concerns facing the electorate during the general election campaign. Surveying the electoral map, they...

Rites of Passage: Cultures of Transition in the Fourteenth Century
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Rites of Passage: Cultures of Transition in the Fourteenth Century

"Rites of passage" is a term and concept more used than considered. Here, for the first time, its implications are applied and tested in the field of medieval studies: medievalists from a range of disciplines consider the various theoretical models - folklorist, anthropological, psychoanalytical - that can be used to analyse cultures of transition in the history and literature of fourteenth-century Europe. Ranging over a wide variety...

Forensic Science in Court: Challenges in the Twenty First Century
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Forensic Science in Court: Challenges in the Twenty First Century

The book offers a searching examination of some of the most sacred of the sacred cows in the scientific evidence field, including: fingerprints, firearms comparisons, psychiatric evaluation, and so on. Former trial lawyer and current judge Donald Shelton has successfully put together an overview of the scientific issues that demand attention in light of modern legal principles. Forensic Science in Court will be a uniquely useful work...

The Politics of Home: Belonging and Nostalgia in Europe and the United States
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The Politics of Home: Belonging and Nostalgia in Europe and the United States

This book addresses prominent debates in Western Europe and the United States on themes as seemingly diverse as national identity and nostalgia, migration and integration, gender relations and 'caring communities'. At the most fundamental level, all of these debates deal with the right to belong and the ability to 'feel at home'. The book examines what has happened to the 'home feelings' of the majority under the influence of the two...

The Cry of Tamar: Violence Against Women and the Church's Response Ed 2
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The Cry of Tamar: Violence Against Women and the Church's Response Ed 2

In this comprehensive, practical, and gripping assessment of various forms of violence against women, Pamela Cooper-White challenges the Christian churches to examine their own responses to the cry of Tamar in our time. She describes specific forms of such violence and outlines appropriate pastoral responses. The second edition of this groundbreaking work is thoroughly updated and examines not only where the church has made progress ...

Mass Surveillance and State Control: The Total Information Awareness Project
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Mass Surveillance and State Control

A global system of mass, warrantless, government surveillance now imperils privacy and other civil liberties essential to sustaining the free world. This project to unilaterally, totally control information flow is a product of complex, ongoing interplay between technological, political, legal, corporate, economic, and social factors, including research and development of advanced, digital technologies; an unremitting “war on terror”...

Cultural Issues in Psychology: A Student's Handbook (Foundations of Psychology)
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Cultural Issues in Psychology: A Student's Handbook

Does our cultural background influence the way we think and feel about ourselves and others? Does our culture affect how we choose our partners, how we define intelligence and abnormality and how we bring up our children? Psychologists have long pondered the relationship between culture and a range of psychological attributes. Cultural Issues In Psychology is an all round student guide to the key studies, theories and controversies w...

Schulische Qualitätsentwicklung durch Netzwerke
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Schulische Qualitätsentwicklung durch Netzwerke

Schulnetzwerke tragen auf ganz vielfältige Weise dazu bei, dass auf der Ebene von Einzelschulen Schulentwicklungsprozesse in Gang gesetzt werden, die inhaltlich, methodisch und organisatorisch zu einer Qualitätsverbesserung führen. Ihnen kommt die Funktion eines Impulsgebers und einer Reflexionshilfe zu. Sie nutzen den Schulen und führen zu einem Mehrwert. Kathrin Dedering zeigt, dass die Teilnahme von Einzelschulen an Schulnetzwerke...

Why Academic Freedom Matters: A Response to Current Challenges
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Why Academic Freedom Matters: A Response to Current Challenges

Academic freedom in British universities has become a national talking point. Government policies such as the Prevent Duty and the Research Excellence Framework pose a threat to academic freedom, as do students - and increasingly scholars themselves - who want to turn the campus into an intellectual 'safe space'. Yet despite the seemingly novel nature of current preoccupations, debates over academic freedom have a long history. This ...