Racing Romance: Love, Power, and Desire Among Asian American by Kumiko Nemoto

By Kumiko Nemoto

Racing Romance sheds mild at the bonds among whites and Asian american citizens, a big subject that has now not garnered well-merited consciousness beforehand. utilizing basic resource narratives and interviews, Kumiko Nemoto addresses the contradictions and tensions-a results of race, classification, and gender-that Asian american citizens and whites adventure. Racing Romance finds how "progressive" interracial relationships stay formed through the good judgment of patriarchy and gender inherent to the right of marriage, relations, and country in the USA, at the same time this perfect is juxtaposed with discourses of multiculturalism and colour blindness.

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Peasant and Community in Medieval England, 1200–1500 by P. Schofield

By P. Schofield

In contemporary years, paintings at the medieval English peasant has tended to emphasize the measure of interplay among the village and the area past its bounds. This ebook not just offers an outline of this learn, but in addition develops this method. Phillipp R. Schofield describes the conventional international of the peasant - with awareness given to such concerns as family members among lord and tenant, and the character of the peasant family members - and areas the peasantry of the overdue center a while in the wider political, criminal, ecclesiastical and advertisement international of the medieval community.

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Small-town America : finding community, shaping the future by Robert Wuthnow

By Robert Wuthnow

More than thirty million americans stay in small, out-of-the-way areas. lots of them may have joined nearly all of american citizens who dwell in towns and suburbs. they can dwell towards extra profitable careers and handy purchasing, a much wider diversity of academic possibilities, and extra powerful future health care. yet they've got opted to dwell differently.

In Small-Town America, we meet manufacturing facility staff, store vendors, retirees, lecturers, clergy, and mayors--residents who convey neighborliness in small methods, yet who additionally fear approximately every thing from college closings and their kid's futures to the ups and downs of the neighborhood financial system. Drawing on greater than seven-hundred in-depth interviews in hundreds and hundreds of cities throughout the USA and 3 a long time of census info, Robert Wuthnow exhibits the fragility of group in small cities. He covers a bunch of themes, together with the symbols and rituals of small-town existence, the jobs of formal and casual leaders, the social position of spiritual congregations, the belief of ethical and financial decline, and the myriad methods citizens in small cities make experience in their personal lives. Wuthnow additionally tackles tough matters resembling category and race, abortion, homosexuality, and substance abuse.

Small-Town America paints a wealthy landscape of people who live in small groups, discovering that, for plenty of humans, residing in a small city is a vital a part of self-identity.

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Developing Reflective Practice: Making Sense of Social Work by Helen Martyn

By Helen Martyn

Developing reflective perform is a useful source, utilizing a different 'bottom-up' method of studying. brilliant examples of social paintings perform with childrens and households are awarded, delivering genuine existence illustrations of the dilemmas and demanding situations dealing with practitioners.Educators and practitioners offer analytic commentaries on the right track paintings submitted via social employees learning on a post-qualifying programme, indicating what went good, what did not pass good, and the place advancements could have been made.Implications for coverage and perform from the point of view of the center supervisor are supplied, besides a listing of studying points.Developing reflective perform is vital interpreting for college students (on find out how to realize perform in a path paintings context), academics (on find out how to examine direction paintings and increase perform performance), practitioners (on the way to technique particular items of labor) and managers/supervisors (on tips on how to advertise top practice), delivering criteria for either education and perform rooted within the fact of the workplace.

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Technical, Business, and Legal Dimensions of Protecting by National Research Council, Division on Engineering and

By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Youth, and Families Board on Children, Committee to Study Tools and Strategies for Protecting Kids from Pornography and Their Applica

In reaction to a mandate from Congress along side the safety of kids from Sexual Predators Act of 1998, the pc technology and Telecommunications Board (CSTB) and the Board on kids, formative years, and households of the nationwide learn Council (NRC) and the Institute of medication validated the Committee to review instruments and methods for shielding children from Pornography and Their Applicability to different irrelevant web Content.

To acquire enter and to disseminate worthwhile info to the kingdom in this query, the committee held public workshops. On December thirteen, 2000, in Washington, D.C., the committee convened a workshop to target nontechnical ideas which may be powerful in a vast diversity of settings (e.g., domestic, college, libraries) within which kids may be on-line. This workshop introduced jointly researchers, educators, coverage makers, and different key stakeholders to think about and talk about those ways and to spot the various advantages and barriers of varied nontechnical recommendations. The December workshop is summarized in Nontechnical innovations to minimize kid's publicity to irrelevant fabric on the net: precis of a Workshop. the second one workshop used to be hung on March 7, 2001, in Redwood urban, California. This moment workshop concerned with a number of the technical, enterprise, and criminal components that have an effect on how one could decide to safeguard young ones from pornography on the net. the current document presents, within the kind of edited transcripts, the displays at that workshop.

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Sweet Chariot: Slave Family and Household Structure in by Ann Patton Malone

By Ann Patton Malone

Sweet Chariot is a pathbreaking research of slave households and family composition within the nineteenth-century South. Ann Malone offers a delicately drawn photograph of the ways that slaves have been constituted into households and families inside of a group and indicates how and why that association replaced over the years. Her publication, in keeping with significant study, is either a statistical research through the years of one hundred fifty five slave groups in twenty-six Louisiana parishes and a descriptive learn of 3 plantations: Oakland, Petite Anse, and Tiger Island.

Malone first presents a nearby research of kin, loved ones, and group association. Then, drawing on qualitative resources, she discusses styles in slave relatives family association, making a choice on the main major ones in addition to those who consistantly acted as symptoms of swap. Malone exhibits that slave group association strongly mirrored the place every one neighborhood used to be in its personal developmental cycle, which in flip was once motivated via myriad components, starting from impersonal monetary stipulations to the arbitrary judgements of person proprietors. She additionally initiatives a statistical version that may be used for comparisons with different populations.

The chronic topics that Malone uncovers are the mutability and but the fidelity of Louisiana slave loved ones association. She indicates that the slave kinfolk and its extensions, the slave family and neighborhood, have been way more varied and adaptable than formerly believed. the true power of the slave comunity was once its multiplicity of types, its tolerance for quite a few family devices and its adaptability. She unearths, for instance, that the popular relatives shape consisted of 2 mom and dad and youngsters yet that each one kinds of households and families have been accredited as functioning and contributing participants of the slave community.

"Louisiana slaves had a well-defined and collective imaginative and prescient of the constitution that will serve them most sensible and an iron decision to realize it, " Malone observes. "But besides this fidelity in imaginative and prescient and perseverance was once flexibility. Slave family varieties in Louisiana bent like willows within the wind to maintain from shattering. The suppleness in their types avoided family chaos and enabled such a lot slave groups to get over even severe crises."

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Fathers across Cultures: The Importance, Roles, and Diverse by Jaipaul L. Roopnarine

By Jaipaul L. Roopnarine

This quantity deals a complete, updated synopsis of fathering and father-child relationships in various areas of the realm, aiding scholars and practitioners alike comprehend cultural adaptations in male parenting.

• Explores diversifications in father-child relationships throughout quite a lot of cultural settings

• complements figuring out of the expanding position of guys in fostering the healthiness of children

• Calls cognizance to the significance of the various roles of fathers in a altering international community

• Examines the altering dynamic of parenting vis-à-vis gender roles

• techniques the learn of fathering from diversified disciplinary views, together with sociology, anthropology, psychology, human improvement and kinfolk stories, and early early life development

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Gender Policies in Japan and the United States: Comparing by J. Gelb

By J. Gelb

This publication is the 1st to discover the similarities and adjustments in gender-related coverage making and results in Japan and the united states, targeting the parts of equivalent employment, household violence, and reproductive rights, with extra realization to gender equality coverage in Japan and "family pleasant coverage" in either international locations. It analyzes the importance of foreign feminism and new criteria of gender equity--kansetsu gaiatsu--as a source for eastern feminists looking coverage reform, in addition to new developments towards coverage cooperation.

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