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Difficult Subjects

Author : Kristina Huneault
ISBN : UOM:39015056321725
Genre : Social Science
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The working women of Victorian and Edwardian Britain were fascinating but difficult subjects for artists, photographers, and illustrators. The cultural meanings of labour sat uncomfortably with conventional ideologies of femininity, and working women unsettled the boundaries between gender and class, selfhood and otherness. From paintings of servants in middle-class households, to exhibits of flower-makers on display for a shilling, the visual culture of women's labour offered a complex web if interior fantasy and exterior reality. The picture would become more challenging still when working women themselves began to use visual spectacle.In this first in-depth exploration of the representation of British working women, Kristina Huneault explores the rich meanings of female employment during a period of labour unrest, demands for women's enfranchisement, and mounting calls for social justice. In the course of her study she questions the investments of desire and the claims to power that reside in visual artifacts, drawing significant conclusions about the relationship between art and identity.

Difficult Subjects

Author : Badia Ahad-Legardy
ISBN : 9781620367940
Genre : Education
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Difficult Subjects: Insights and Strategies for Teaching about Race, Sexuality and Gender is a collection of essays from scholars across disciplines, institutions, and ranks that offers diverse and multi-faceted approaches to teaching about subjects that prove both challenging and often uncomfortable for both the professor and the student. It encourages college educators to engage in forms of practice that do not pretend that teachers and students are unaffected by world events and incidents that highlight social inequalities. Readers will find the collected essays useful for identifying new approaches to taking on the “difficult subjects” of race, gender, and sexuality. The book will also serve as inspiration for academics who believe that their area of study does not allow for such pedagogical inquiries to also teach in ways that address difficult subjects. Contributors to this volume span a range of disciplines from criminal justice to gender studies to organic chemistry, and demonstrate the productive possibilities that can emerge in college classrooms when faculty consider “identity” as constitutive of rather than divorced from their academic disciplines. Discussions of race, gender, and sexuality are always hot-button issues in the college classroom, whether they emerge in response to a national event or tragedy or constitute the content of the class over a semester-long term. Even seasoned professors who specialize in these areas find it difficult to talk about identity politics in a room full of students. And many professors for whom issues of racial, and sexual identity is not a primary concern find it even more challenging to raise these issues with students. Offering reflections and practical guidance, the book accounts for a range of challenges facing college educators, and encourages faculty to teach with courage and conviction, especially when it feels as though the world around us is crashing down upon our students and ourselves.

The Little Book Of Dialogue For Difficult Subjects

Author : Lisa Schirch
ISBN : 9781680990300
Genre : Law
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The word "dialogue" suffers from over-use, yet its practice is as transforming and as freshly hopeful as ever. Authors Schirch and Campt demonstrate dialogue's life and possibilities in this clear and absorbing manual: "Dialogue allows people in conflict to listen to each other, affirm their common ground, and explore their differences in a safe environment." Schirch has worked throughout the Southern hemisphere in peacebuilding projects. Campt has focused on racial and class reconciliation in American cities.

Memoranda On Difficult Subjects In Anatomy And Surgery

Author : Robert Druitt
ISBN : BL:A0021522757
Genre : Anatomy
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Tracts Philological And Exegetical On Several Important And Difficult Subjects Of The Old And New Testaments

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Genre : Bible
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Jamaica S Difficult Subjects

Author : Sheri-Marie Harrison
ISBN : 0814212638
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Recognizing that in the contemporary postcolonial moment, national identity and cultural nationalism are no longer the primary modes of imagining sovereignty, Sheri-Marie Harrison argues that postcolonial critics must move beyond an identity-based orthodoxy as they examine problems of sovereignty. In Jamaica’s Difficult Subjects: Negotiating Sovereignty in Anglophone Caribbean Literature and Criticism, Harrison describes what she calls “difficult subjects”—subjects that disrupt essentialized notions of identity as equivalent to sovereignty. She argues that these subjects function as a call for postcolonial critics to broaden their critical horizons beyond the usual questions of national identity and exclusion/inclusion. Harrison turns to Jamaican novels, creative nonfiction, and films from the 1960s to the present and demonstrates how they complicate standard notions of the relationship between national identity and sovereignty. She constructs a lineage between the difficult subjects in classic Caribbean texts like Wide Sargasso Sea by Jean Rhys and The Harder they Come by Perry Henzell and contemporary writing by Marlon James and Patricia Powell. What results is a sweeping new history of Caribbean literature and criticism that reconfigures how we understand both past and present writing. Jamaica’s Difficult Subjects rethinks how sovereignty is imagined, organized, and policed in the postcolonial Caribbean, opening new possibilities for reading multiple generations of Caribbean writing.

The Complete Guide To Discussing Difficult Subjects With Children And Teens

ISBN : 1601385749
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Children and teens typically get the facts about subjects such as alcohol, drugs, sex, divorce, death, and suicide from those closest to them — their friends. Many parents bypass talking to their children about these difficult subjects because they are uncomfortable with the topics, don’t know how to start a serious conversation, or think that situations such as these cannot happen to their child. If you, as a parent, aren’t discussing these topics with your child, you can bet someone else is, and the consequences for receiving false information can be devastating. Consider these facts by the American Academy of Pediatrics: • Four in five men and women older than 12 have tried alcohol — two and a half times the number of people who have experimented with marijuana. • The Partnership for a Drug-Free America recently sampled the opinions of approximately 9,000 youngsters aged 9 to 18. Three-quarters of the fourth-graders said that they wanted more information about drugs from their parents. • Nearly 90 percent of all smokers started when they were teens. • By age 12, a youngster’s comprehension of death approaches that of an adult’s. • Suicide is one of the three leading causes of death for 13- to 19-year-olds. • Nearly 2 in 5 teenage girls become pregnant at least once before age 20. These statistics illustrate the importance of overcoming your hesitance about discussing uncomfortable topics. It can happen to your child. The Complete Guide to Discussing Difficult Subjects With Children and Teens provides the tools necessary to create a home environment where children are encouraged to have these discussions with parents. This book explains why teens so frequently experiment with sex, alcohol, and drugs, and what to do if you suspect that your child is already using these substances. You will learn the appropriate ages for having these discussions, tips for conversation starters, how to help teens confront peer pressure, terminology for discussing these topics to avoid embarrassing your child and yourself, how to be a positive influence in your child’s life, and how to spot signs of impending trouble in your teen. Death, suicide, and divorce are equally important subjects and often more urgent to discuss. This book will help parents recognize when a child might be having difficulty understanding death or adjusting to the death of a friend or relative. Suicide is a devastating occurrence that unfortunately happens too often. Whether you suspect depression in your teen or want to open the lines of communication, this book will help you explain to your child why someone would want to commit suicide and how it can be prevented. Discover tips for talking to your child’s doctor or school authorities if you suspect your child might be thinking of suicide. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, “By the age of 16, close to half of all adolescents will have seen Mom and Dad divorce.” Divorce can lead to countless other mental health and adjustment issues. This book will help you break the news to your child and assure him or her that your love is unconditional. We have spent hundreds of hours interviewing child psychologists, guidance counselors, and parents who can provide you with tips and advice for successfully guiding your child through important decisions. Discussing these topics can be uncomfortable and emotional for both you and your child. By instilling open communication, you can guarantee that your child will feel comfortable approaching you should he or she ever be confronted with a decision too difficult to handle on his or her own.

A Life Of Miracles

Author : Edgar Stubbersfield
ISBN : 0987399446
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Over the years I have had to give conference addresses to tribal pastors in the Philippines. Somehow I was always given the difficult subjects to deal with such as living a miraculous life and suffering and an omnipotent God. Many of my hearers were men who had virtually nothing of what this life has to offer and served under very difficult circumstances. They had to deal with the reality of these subjacts on a daily basis. These men told me that the addresses were useful to them. Because of that I am making them available to you also.

Negotiating Cohesion Inequality And Change

Author : Hannah Jones
ISBN : 9781447310044
Genre : Political Science
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This unique study explores how local bureaucrats and politicians negotiate diversity, discrimination, migration, and class, in the midst of many other issues that affect community cohesion. Based on original empirical research, Hannah Jones contends that local government workers must often occupy “uncomfortable positions” when managing ethical, professional, and political commitments. Ultimately, she reveals the surprising extent to which governmental power affects the lives and emotions of the people who wield it.

Twentieth Century Caribbean Literature

Author : Alison Donnell
ISBN : 9781134505869
Genre : Literary Collections
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This bold study traces the processes by which a ‘history’ and canon of Caribbean literature and criticism have been constructed. It offers a supplement to that history by presenting new writers, texts and critical moments that help to reconfigure the Caribbean tradition. Focusing on Anglophone or Anglocreole writings from across the twentieth century, Alison Donnell asks what it is that we read when we approach ‘Caribbean Literature’, how it is that we read it and what critical, ideological and historical pressures may have influenced our choices and approaches. In particular, the book: * addresses the exclusions that have resulted from the construction of a Caribbean canon * rethinks the dominant paradigms of Caribbean literary criticism, which have brought issues of anti-colonialism and nationalism, migration and diaspora, ‘double-colonised’ women, and the marginalization of sexuality and homosexuality to the foreground * seeks to put new issues and writings into critical circulation by exploring lesser-known authors and texts, including Indian Caribbean women’s writings and Caribbean queer writings. Identifying alternative critical approaches and critical moments, Twentieth-Century Caribbean Literature allows us to re-examine the way in which we read not only Caribbean writings, but also the literary history and criticism that surround them.

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