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Becoming Gentlemen

Author : Lani Guinier
ISBN : 0807044059
Genre : Education
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"The challenge, then, is not to invent new victims or new scapegoats but to mobilize America for the future. What would it take to ensure that all of us can succeed at getting the job done, the problem solved, and the future more secure?" As a student at Yale Law School in 1974, Lani Guinier attended a class with a white male professor who addressed all the students, male and female, as "gentlemen." To him the greeting was a form of honorific, evoking the values of traditional legal education. To her it was profoundly alienating. Years later Guinier began a study of female law students with her colleagues, Michelle Fine and Jane Balin, to try to understand the frustrations of women law students in male-dominated schools. Women are now entering law schools in large numbers, but too often many still do not feel welcome. As one says, "I used to be very driven, competitive. Then I started to realize that all my effort was getting me nowhere. I just stopped caring. I am scarred forever." After interviewing hundreds of women with similar stories, the authors conclude that conventional one-size-fits-all approaches to legal education discourage many women who could otherwise succeed and, even more, fail to help all students realize their full potential as legal problem-solvers. In Becoming Gentlemen Guinier, Fine, and Balin dare us to question what it means to become qualified, what a fair goal in education might be, and what we can learn from the experience of women law students about teaching and evaluating students in general. Including the authors' original study and two essays and a personal afterword by Lani Guinier, the book challenges us to work toward a more just society, based on ideals of cooperation, the resources of diversity, and the values of teamwork.

Becoming Gentlemen

Author : Lani Guinier
ISBN : UOM:39015039060150
Genre : Law
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One of America's most innovative legal scholars and her colleagues explore diversity in legal education. "Becoming Gentlemen" tells the story of legal education through the experiences of women, chronicling their disappointments as they enter previously male-dominated institutions.

Becoming The Gentleman

Author : J. Solinger
ISBN : 9780230391840
Genre : Social Science
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Becoming the Gentleman explains why British citizens in the long eighteenth century were haunted by the question of what it meant to be a gentleman. Supplementing recent work on femininity, Solinger identifies a corpus of texts that address masculinity and challenges the notion of a masculine figure that has been regarded as unchanging.

Mr Darcy And The Secret Of Becoming A Gentleman

Author : Maria Hamilton
ISBN : 9781402244186
Genre : Fiction
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This moving and passionate retelling of Pride and Prejudice follows the painfully shy Mr. Darcy as he, after Elizabeth Bennet refuses his proposal of marriage, vows to unlock the secrets that will make her his and right the wrongs he's done to her family. Original.

Sporting Gentlemen

Author : E. Digby Baltzell
ISBN : 9781412851800
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Originally published: New York: Free Press, 1995.

A Boy S Guide To Becoming A Gentleman

Author : Leslie Marie Wheeler
ISBN : 1544898290
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This book is about a young boy who learns about positive character. Boys with positive character grow up to be Heroes of the Earth, also known as gentlemen! Join the young boy in his journey of learning positive character! Enjoy ten coloring pages after the story!

As A Gentleman Would Say

Author : John Bridges
ISBN : 9781418530419
Genre : Reference
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On any given day, a man is faced with situations that demand a response. He runs into a friend who was recently fired . . . His date can’t seem to pry herself away from a texting conversation during dinner . . . Someone at his gym routinely monopolizes the equipment . . . He finds himself in a nearly unintelligible conversation with a client who has a thick foreign accent. In each of these scenarios, there are distinct responses that can determine the outcome—for better or worse. Knowing what to say is essential, because regardless of how many doors he opens or how often he remembers to bring a bottle of wine for the hostess, a gentleman’s reputation is often established on his ability to communicate. In this updated version of As a Gentleman Would Say, John Bridges and Bryan Curtis offer simple reminders and new ideas for any man who is eager to navigate the obstacle course of his own words.

How To Be A Gentleman Revised And Updated

Author : John Bridges
ISBN : 9781418571993
Genre : Reference
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Being a gentleman isn’t just being a nice guy, or a considerate guy, or the type of guy someone might take home to meet their mother. A gentleman realizes that he has the unique opportunity to distinguish himself from the rest of the crowd. He knows when an email is appropriate, and when nothing less than a handwritten note will do. He knows how to dress on the golf course, in church, and at a party. He knows how to breeze through an airport without the slightest fumble of his carry-on or boarding pass. And those conversational icebreakers—“Where do I know you from?” A gentleman knows better. Gentlemanliness is all in the details, and John Bridges is reclaiming the idea that men—gentlemen—can be extraordinary in every facet of their lives.

Gentlemen Merchants

Author : Richard George Wilson
ISBN : 0719004594
Genre : Leeds (England)
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Becoming An Anthropologist

Author : Gerald Mars
ISBN : 9781443883924
Genre : Social Science
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Mars’ graphic and often vivid narrative can be read simply as the anecdotal memoirs of an anthropologist. The experiences he recounts are sometimes hilarious, touch occasionally on the dangerous, and are always sensitively and expertly explored. But for those who want to know more, the book’s expansive footnotes and references to key sources also offer a stimulating introduction to social anthropology, its theories and its methods. Mars begins by describing his childhood life in a tightly structured working class community during World War Two. He then contrasts this with an account of the hidden underlife of an entrepreneurial, crime-prone seaside resort, Blackpool, where he worked as a spieler (barker). Two years’ experience of National Service provides an account of the social organisation of the RAF, followed by discussion of aspects of the organisation of Cambridge University. What follows then is a lifetime spent living and working in different cultures around the world. The results are continual insights gained by comparison and contrasts that illuminate aspects not only of other cultures, but, also, of our own.

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