Purity and Danger

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ISBN: 9781136489273
Release Date: 2013-06-17
Number of pages: 202
Author: Professor Mary Douglas
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Purity and Danger in PDF and EPUB Purity and Danger is acknowledged as a modern masterpiece of anthropology. It is widely cited in non-anthropological works and gave rise to a body of application, rebuttal and development within anthropology. In 1995 the book was included among the Times Literary Supplement's hundred most influential non-fiction works since WWII. Incorporating the philosophy of religion and science and a generally holistic approach to classification, Douglas demonstrates the relevance of anthropological enquiries to an audience outside her immediate academic circle. She offers an approach to understanding rules of purity by examining what is considered unclean in various cultures. She sheds light on the symbolism of what is considered clean and dirty in relation to order in secular and religious, modern and primitive life.


Sex Danger in Buenos Aires

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ISBN: 0803221398
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 260
Author: Donna J. Guy
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

Download and read online Sex Danger in Buenos Aires in PDF and EPUB A study of prostitution necessarily examines questions of power, class, gender, and public health. In Sex and Danger in Buenos Aires these questions combine with particular force. During most of the time covered in this provocative book, from the late nineteenth century well into the twentieth, prostitution was legal in Argentina. Fears and anxieties concerning the effect of female sexual commerce on family and nation were rampant. Donna J. Guy looks at many aspects of the debate that followed an escalating demand for prostitutes by Argentines and European immigrants. She discusses the widespread fear of white slavery, the merits of medically supervised municipal houses of prostitution, the rights of local governments to restrict the civil liberties of citizens and foreigners, the censorship of literature and music dealing with the plight of prostitutes, and the potential criminality of unsupervised working women who might abandon their families. Guy also describes attempts to deal with female prostitution: rehabilitation, modifications of municipal bordello laws, and medical programs to prevent the spread of venereal disease. She makes clear that the treatment of "marginal" women by liberal politicians and doctors helped promoted policies of repression and censorship that would later be extended to other unacceptable social groups. Her study of how both local and national government in Argentina dealt with these women reveals important links between gender, politics, and economics.


The Danger of Gender

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ISBN: 8176254029
Release Date: 2003-01-01
Number of pages: 120
Author: Clara Nubile
Publisher: Sarup & Sons

Download and read online The Danger of Gender in PDF and EPUB With reference to 20th century Indian English literature with special reference to gender identity.


Danger

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ISBN: 9783426409404
Release Date: 2011-05-30
Number of pages: 560
Author: Lisa Jackson
Publisher: Knaur eBook

Download and read online Danger in PDF and EPUB »Stellen Sie sich darauf ein, die ganze Nacht wach zu bleiben ...« Booklist Ein grausamer Serienkiller versetzt ganz New Orleans in Angst und Schrecken. Er verbrennt, enthauptet oder vergräbt seine Opfer bei lebendigem Leibe. Detective Rick Bentz ermittelt unter Hochdruck. Als die nächste barbarisch entstellte Leiche gefunden wird, ein Heiligenmedaillon in der Hand, kommt dem Detective ein schrecklicher Verdacht: Könnte der katholische Heiligenkalender dem Mörder als Vorbild für diese Ritualverbrechen dienen? Die schöne Olivia, zu der sich der Detective unwiderstehlich hingezogen fühlt, will die Morde in ihren Träumen vorausgesehen haben. Nur wenig später ist sie spurlos verschwunden ... »Intelligent, erschreckend, nervenzerreißend!« Romantic Times Danger von Lisa Jackson: Thriller im eBook!



Danger Duty and Disillusion

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ISBN: 9781478607939
Release Date: 1998-11-07
Number of pages: 228
Author: Joan C. Barker
Publisher: Waveland Press

Download and read online Danger Duty and Disillusion in PDF and EPUB An insider view of an urban subculture! While much of the literature on police analyzes critically what they do, few works address issues of how police officers feel about their chosen profession, their worldview, or their visions. This refreshingly original and unique ethnographic contribution by anthropologist Joan Barker exposes the human elementone rarely seen by non-policeof officers working for the often-controversial L.A.P.D. During her twenty years of fieldwork, Barker gathered valuable information through formal, in-depth interviews and firsthand experiences, distilling her findings into an illuminating, coherent account. She discovers that five phases of occupational socialization normatively mold officers experiences and perceptions. Fleshing out her discussion is the compelling narrative of Fred, a traditional officer whose authentic voice reveals feelings and attitudes that manifest the essence of the human who does the job of policing. An insider view of an urban subculture usually known only from its public presentation.


City of Dreadful Delight

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ISBN: 0226871460
Release Date: 1992-10-15
Number of pages: 353
Author: Judith R. Walkowitz
Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Download and read online City of Dreadful Delight in PDF and EPUB From tabloid exposes of child prostitution to the grisly tales of Jack the Ripper, narratives of sexual danger pulsated through Victorian London. Expertly blending social history and cultural criticism, Judith Walkowitz shows how these narratives reveal the complex dramas of power, politics, and sexuality that were being played out in late nineteenth-century Britain, and how they influenced the language of politics, journalism, and fiction. Victorian London was a world where long-standing traditions of class and gender were challenged by a range of public spectacles, mass media scandals, new commercial spaces, and a proliferation of new sexual categories and identities. In the midst of this changing culture, women of many classes challenged the traditional privileges of elite males and asserted their presence in the public domain. An important catalyst in this conflict, argues Walkowitz, was W. T. Stead's widely read 1885 article about child prostitution. Capitalizing on the uproar caused by the piece and the volatile political climate of the time, women spoke of sexual danger, articulating their own grievances against men, inserting themselves into the public discussion of sex to an unprecedented extent, and gaining new entree to public spaces and journalistic practices. The ultimate manifestation of class anxiety and gender antagonism came in 1888 with the tabloid tales of Jack the Ripper. In between, there were quotidien stories of sexual possibility and urban adventure, and Walkowitz examines them all, showing how women were not simply figures in the imaginary landscape of male spectators, but also central actors in the stories of metropolotin life that reverberated in courtrooms, learned journals, drawing rooms, street corners, and in the letters columns of the daily press. A model of cultural history, this ambitious book will stimulate and enlighten readers across a broad range of interests.


The Danger of Music and Other Anti Utopian Essays

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ISBN: 9780520942790
Release Date: 2008-12-02
Number of pages: 512
Author: Richard Taruskin
Publisher: Univ of California Press

Download and read online The Danger of Music and Other Anti Utopian Essays in PDF and EPUB The Danger of Music gathers some two decades of Richard Taruskin's writing on the arts and politics, ranging in approach from occasional pieces for major newspapers such as the New York Times to full-scale critical essays for leading intellectual journals. Hard-hitting, provocative, and incisive, these essays consider contemporary composition and performance, the role of critics and historians in the life of the arts, and the fraught terrain where ethics and aesthetics interact and at times conflict. Many of the works collected here have themselves excited wide debate, including the title essay, which considers the rights and obligations of artists in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. In a series of lively postscripts written especially for this volume, Taruskin, America's "public" musicologist, addresses the debates he has stirred up by insisting that art is not a utopian escape and that artists inhabit the same world as the rest of society. Among the book's forty-two essays are two public addresses—one about the prospects for classical music at the end of the second millennium C. E., the other a revisiting of the performance issues previously discussed in the author's Text and Act (1995)—that appear in print for the first time.


Danger Money

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ISBN: 0237532026
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 64
Author: Mary Chapman
Publisher: Evans Brothers

Download and read online Danger Money in PDF and EPUB Fifteen-year-old Bob Thompson joins the crew of a military ship during World War I and is looking forward to the extra money he will be earning, until his ship runs across two German submarines.


Danger

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ISBN: 0823923398
Release Date: 1996-01
Number of pages: 24
Author: Ruth Chier
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group

Download and read online Danger in PDF and EPUB Introduces the nature and effects of alcohol and describes what happens when it is abused.


Danger Educated Gypsy

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ISBN: 1902806999
Release Date: 2010-01-11
Number of pages: 323
Author: Ian Hancock
Publisher: Univ of Hertfordshire Press

Download and read online Danger Educated Gypsy in PDF and EPUB Penned by a noted Gypsy scholar, this collection of writings examines Romani history, culture, language, and politics and covers topics that range from responses to the Romani Holocaust and Romani religion to anti-Gypsy racism and oppression. Giving a voice to an often misunderstood community, this record includes personal stories, persuasive research, heartfelt criticisms, and sincere advice. Informative and dynamic, this volume strives to debunk the myths and prejudices surrounding the Roma and to examine how Romani identity has been formed in the course of their long history.


Peddlers of Crisis

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ISBN: 0896081818
Release Date: 1983-01
Number of pages: 371
Author: Jerry Wayne Sanders
Publisher: South End Press

Download and read online Peddlers of Crisis in PDF and EPUB Analyzes the U.S. foreign policy toward the Soviet Union


Danger to Self

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ISBN: 9780520944558
Release Date: 2010-01-07
Number of pages: 280
Author: Paul Linde
Publisher: Univ of California Press

Download and read online Danger to Self in PDF and EPUB The psychiatric emergency room, a fast-paced combat zone with pressure to match, thrusts its medical providers into the outland of human experience where they must respond rapidly and decisively in spite of uncertainty and, very often, danger. In this lively first-person narrative, Paul R. Linde takes readers behind the scenes at an urban psychiatric emergency room, with all its chaos and pathos, where we witness mental health professionals doing their best to alleviate suffering and repair shattered lives. As he and his colleagues encounter patients who are hallucinating, drunk, catatonic, aggressive, suicidal, high on drugs, paranoid, and physically sick, Linde examines the many ethical, legal, moral, and medical issues that confront today's psychiatric providers. He describes a profession under siege from the outside—health insurance companies, the pharmaceutical industry, government regulators, and even "patients' rights" advocates—and from the inside—biomedical and academic psychiatrists who have forgotten to care for the patient and have instead become checklist-marking pill-peddlers. While lifting the veil on a crucial area of psychiatry that is as real as it gets, Danger to Self also injects a healthy dose of compassion into the practice of medicine and psychiatry.


Cultures of Insecurity

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ISBN: 081663307X
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 432
Author: Jutta Weldes
Publisher: U of Minnesota Press

Download and read online Cultures of Insecurity in PDF and EPUB Genocide in Rwanda, instability in the Middle East, anarchy on the Internet -- insecurities abound. But do they occur "naturally, " or are they, as this pathbreaking volume suggests, cultural and social productions? Bringing together scholars from political science and anthropology, this collection of essays redirects long-standing views on culture as both a source of insecurity and an object of analysis. The authors present studies whose topics range from traditional security concerns, such as the Cuban missile crisis, the Korean War, and he Middle East, to less conventional issues, including the Internet and national security, multiculturalism and regional economy in New Mexico.


A Taste of Danger

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ISBN: 9781439113394
Release Date: 2013-07-16
Number of pages: 176
Author: Carolyn Keene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online A Taste of Danger in PDF and EPUB This resort has the recipe for disaster! Nancy’s thrilled that she, Bess, George, and Hannah will be attending the grand opening of the newly renovated Gourmet Getaway. Not only will they be able to eat four-star meals prepared by master chefs, they’ll get to take cooking classes with them, too. But before the table’s even set, problems start plaguing the resort, both in and out of the kitchen. Nancy can’t believe it’s just bad luck, but who’s causing all the problems? Nancy puts her cooking on the back burner so she can devote her attention to solving the mystery. Can she manage to find out who’s behind the trouble before more sabotage is served?