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How to Rise Above Abuse

How to Rise Above Abuse
Victory for Victims of Five Types of Abuse

by June Hunt

  • Publisher : Harvest House Publishers
  • Release : 2010-09-01
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0736938168
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With nearly 150,000 books sold, Christian counselor June Hunt has fast become a favorite for readers seeking biblical counsel for their problems. In How to Rise Above Abuse, June offers compassionate, practical guidance for the tough issues of verbal and emotional abuse, spouse abuse, childhood sexual abuse, rape recovery, victimization, and spiritual abuse. Readers will learn the definitions, characteristics, and causes that, once understood, empower them to take steps toward lasting solutions. They’ll find out how to... identify and deal with unresolved anger, grief, or pain rely on Christ for strength when they have none forgive their offender and help other victims regain confidence, hope, and peace for the future place complete trust in God at all times Only the Lord Jesus Christ can heal broken hearts. This book for counselors and counselees will show how those who are hurting can yield to His care.

Being Miss America

Being Miss America
Behind the Rhinestone Curtain

by Kate Shindle

  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release : 2014-09-01
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN : 0292767293
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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For nearly a hundred years, young women have competed for the title of Miss America—although what it means to wear the crown and be our “ideal” has changed dramatically over time. The Miss America Pageant began as a bathing beauty contest in 1920s Atlantic City, New Jersey, sponsored by businessmen trying to extend the tourist season beyond Labor Day. In the post–World War II years, the pageant evolved into a national coronation of an idealized “girl next door,” as pretty and decorous as she was rarely likely to speak her mind on issues of substance. Since the cultural upheavals of the 1960s, the pageant has struggled to find a balance between beauty and brains as it tries to remain relevant to women who aspire to become leaders in the community, not hot babes in swimsuits. In Being Miss America, Kate Shindle interweaves an engrossing, witty memoir of her year as Miss America 1998 with a fascinating and insightful history of the pageant. She explores what it means to take on the mantle of America’s “ideal,” especially considering the evolution of the American female identity since the pageant’s inception. Shindle profiles winners and organization leaders and recounts important moments in the pageant’s story, with a special focus on Miss America’s iconoclasts, including Bess Myerson (1945), the only Jewish Miss America; Yolande Betbeze (1951), who crusaded against the pageant’s pinup image; and Kaye Lani Rae Rafko (1987), a working-class woman from Michigan who wanted to merge her famous title with her work as an oncology nurse. Shindle’s own account of her work as an AIDS activist—and finding ways to circumvent the “gown and crown” stereotypes of Miss America in order to talk honestly with high school students about safer sex—illuminates both the challenges and the opportunities that keep young women competing to become Miss America.

Miss America Kissed Caleb

Miss America Kissed Caleb
Stories

by Billy C. Clark

  • Publisher : University Press of Kentucky
  • Release : 2014-10-17
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN : 0813158184
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The mountain is a lonely place. Welcome to Sourwood, a small Kentucky town inhabited by men and women unique and yet eerily familiar. Among its joyful and tragic citizens we meet the crafty, spirited Caleb and his curious younger brother; Pearl, a suspected witch, and her sheltered daughter, Thanie; superstitious Eli; and the doomed orphan Girty. In Sourwood, the mountain is both a keeper of secrets and an imposing, isolating presence, shaping the lives of all who live in its shadow. Strong in both the voice and sensibilities of Appalachia, the stories in Miss America Kissed Caleb are at turns heartbreaking and hilarious. In the title story, young Caleb turns over his hard-earned dime to the war effort when he receives a coaxing kiss from Miss America, who sweeps into Sourwood by train, "pretty as a night moth." Caleb and his brother share in the thrills and uncertainties of growing up, making an accidental visit to a brothel in "Fourth of July" and taming a "high society" pooch in "The Jimson Dog." These stories invoke a place and a time that have long passed -- a way of living nearly extinct -- yet the beauty of the language and the truth revealed in the characters' everyday lives continue to resonate with modern readers.

Women Transforming Politics

Women Transforming Politics
An Alternative Reader

by etc.

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 1997-07
  • Pages : 602
  • ISBN : 9780814715581
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Contains over thirty essays which explore the complex contexts of political engagement--family and intimate relationships, friendships, neighborhood, community, work environment, race, religious, and other cultural groupings--that structure perceptions of women's opportunities for political participation.

From Mammy to Miss America and Beyond

From Mammy to Miss America and Beyond
Cultural Images and the Shaping of US Social Policy

by K. Sue Jewell

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2012-10-12
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1134951892
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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How do the mass media contribute to the social and economic advantages of the privileged and the subjection of African American women? Does America really care about providing equal opportunities for African American women? Passionately written and supported with detailed evidence this book shows the deeply rooted abiding cancer of oppresion in American society. It reveals the formal and informal ways in which African American women have been exluded from equal participation before and after the time of slavery. It will shock many who complacently believe that America is already a land on equality and it will give new heart to the many others who experience racism and sexism as daily facts of life.

Continuity and Change

Continuity and Change
Gestalt Therapy Now

by Dan Bloom,Philip Brownell

  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release : 2011-08-08
  • Pages : 485
  • ISBN : 1443833150
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Continuity and Change: Gestalt Therapy Now describes what is quite possibly the most unique and significant gestalt therapy organization in the world. There are, of course, many other associations of gestalt therapists, but many of them are either much smaller or qualitatively different because they attend to certifying and regulating their members. The Association for the Advancement of Gestalt Therapy (AAGT) does not certify nor regulate; its sole purpose is to advance the theory and practice of gestalt therapy through the associating of its members. This book both highlights the nature of contemporary gestalt therapy and makes known the existence and nature of the AAGT through the lens of its tenth biennial conference, which was held in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. In 2010 the AAGT returned to the Unites States for a venue in its biennial conference after having been in Amsterdam in the Netherlands; Vancouver, Canada; and Manchester, England. It’s regional growth had been sustained, and its international scope had become expansive. The 2010 conference, with its theme of continuity and change, was a look at contemporary gestalt therapy, and it also featured a significant and growing dialogue with recognized leaders in other clinical perspectives. The 2010 conference featured many long-time, recognized colleagues from the field of gestalt therapy, including many aging colleagues who trained personally with the founders of gestalt therapy. The conference proceedings were rich and varied. This book includes papers based on pre-conference workshops, and conference presentations and panels. Chapter contributors emerge from the structure of the conference itself, and they include many of the most compelling thinkers and practitioners in the world of contemporary gestalt therapy.

Past and Promise

Past and Promise
Lives of New Jersey Women

by The Women's Project of New Jersey, Inc.

  • Publisher : Syracuse University Press
  • Release : 1997-05-01
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN : 9780815604181
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This unique book explores the lives and work of nearly 300 New Jersey women from the Colonial period to the present century. Included are biographies of notable, often nationally known individuals, as well as less celebrated people, whose vibrant personal stories illustrate the richness of women's experiences in New Jersey—and, really, in America—from 1600 to the present. Researched, written and illustrated by The Women's Project of New Jersey, this volume both recovers and re-tells the life stories of women who have helped shape our world. Past and Promise is a long-overdue celebration of the accomplishments of these individuals who succeeded, often against overwhelming odds. Past and Promise: Lives of New Jersey Women incorporates an inclusive view of history that understands the past as the history of all of the people, not merely those who held a monopoly of power. As such this work contains biographies of artists, activists, entertainers, scientists, scholars, teachers, factory and agricultural workers, businesswomen, social engineers, and community builders. This easy-to-use and beautifully presented volume is indexed, and full of illustrations. The biographies are arranged alphabetically within four sections covering the following time periods: 1600-1807, 1808-1865, 1866-1920, and 1921 to the present. Each section is introduced by a historical overview, and each biographical entry includes a brief bibliography for further reading and research. This unique and very readable collection of biographies belongs in every public and personal library and deserves a wide audience of general readers from high school age through college and beyond.

The Miss America Family

The Miss America Family
A Book

by Julianna Baggott

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2002-04-09
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 0743426738
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Miss America Family In this stunning follow-up to the acclaimed Girl Talk, a fading beauty-pageant veteran and her sixteen-year-old son team up as the delightfully nimble co-chroniclers of one family's soulful, mordantly funny remembrance of things past. With her irreverent evocation of suburban dissolution, Julianna Baggott gives us a fictional world whose emotional complexity and comedic dysfunction closely resemble our own. It's 1987 in Greenville, Delaware. Ezra Stocker is the son of an insomniac ex-Miss New Jersey named Pixie and a gay, absentee father; the stepson of an ex-quarterback dentist with a taste for turtle-patterned golf pants; and the grandson of a superstitious, stroke-addled woman with a passion for birds and some truly odd notions about fish and the family ancestry. He has created for himself a specific goal this summer vacation: to make a list of "Rules to Live By," his own set of guidelines to take him through life. A boy whose chief distinguishing traits include webbed toes and a knack for standardized aptitude tests, Ezra has no reason to expect that by the end of this particular summer, due largely to a doomed romance with a wealthy podiatrist's daughter and a fateful episode with a gun, every one of those rules will be tossed out the window. It's 1987 in Greenville, Delaware, but Pixie Stocker is consumed by the past. When she was Ezra's age, she too sought the secret rules and how-to's for negotiating life and attaining her dream of the all-American family. Pixie had found her answers in the comfortingly black-and-white strictures of Emily Post -- and later in the rigid absolutes of the beauty pageant circuit. Such certainties have long since vanished, replaced by the relentless haunting of her memory, and the ceaseless reverberations of a long-ago act of brutal violation. When Ezra's grandmother, disoriented from her stroke, reveals to her daughter an explosive and longburied family secret, she spurs Pixie toward a series of bizarre and dangerous choices in an endeavor to reclaim her tragic past and, for better or worse, start anew. In the pages of The Miss America Family Julianna Baggott creates as unique a voice -- and as idiosyncratic a sensibility -- as any novelist has managed in years, extending her range and craft with dazzling, high-wire mixtures of absurdity and pathos, hilarity and darkness.

Pretty Smart

Pretty Smart
Lessons from Our Miss Americas

by Penny Pearlman

  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release : 2008-06-20
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 143893761X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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If being smart isn't enough to guarantee success, then what is? Being pretty smart is the key - that is, having passion, commitment, resilience and a firm belief that you can achieve your dreams. So who has been smart and "pretty"? In the pages of Pretty Smart you will find the insights, wisdom and stories from twenty-two former Miss Americas, who are not just pretty but pretty smart, and how they pursued their passions all the way to professional and personal success. With their thoughtful intelligence and insightful eloquence these women shatter the myth that the Pageant is "just a beauty contest." Their stories, woven into a tapestry of inspiration and wisdom, prove that it takes vision, discipline, drive and, yes, brains to win the crown.

There She Was

There She Was
The Secret History of Miss America

by Amy Argetsinger

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2021-09-07
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1982123397
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A Washington Post style editor's fascinating and irresistible look back on the Miss America pageant as it approaches its 100th anniversary.

The Night She Won Miss America

The Night She Won Miss America
A Book

by Michael Callahan

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 2017-04-18
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 0544810015
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the author of Searching For Grace Kelly, a 1950 lovestruck beauty queen finds herself in dangerous company—and on the run. Betty Jane Welch reluctantly enters the Miss Delaware contest only to make her mother happy, but to her surprise, she’s the judges’ top choice. Just like that, she’s catapulted into the big time: the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City. Luckily, her pageant-approved escort for the week is the dashing but mercurial Griffin McAllister, and she falls for him hard. But when the spirited Betty unexpectedly wins the crown and sash, she finds she may lose what she wants most: Griff’s love. To stay together, she impulsively agrees to run away with him. And then the chase is on: from the shadowy streets of Manhattan to a cliffside mansion in Newport, as the cops, a cunning socialite, and a scrappy young reporter secretly in love with the beauty queen threaten to unravel everything—and expose Griff’s darkest secret. “Inspired by a true story, The Night She Won Miss America is part love story, part true-crime saga, written with spirit and panache.”—Vanity Fair “Expect glamour, grit, and some truly unpredictable twists and turns.”—Town & Country “A cinematic tale in the tradition of a Douglas Sirk movie, and the perfect book to pack away in your beach bag.”—Adweek “Delightful…Serves up breathless romance and a heart-pounding plot.”—People “A heady whirl of gowns, gloves, chaperones, lipstick, escorts, cocktails, and romance. This engaging tale paints an evocative picture of a bygone era and the post-war ideal of young American womanhood.”—Helen Bryan, author of the international bestseller War Brides

Encyclopedia of African American Society

Encyclopedia of African American Society
A Book

by Gerald David Jaynes

  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 1058
  • ISBN : 0761927646
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An encyclopedic reference of African American history and culture.

America--Wake Up!

America--Wake Up!
A Book

by Arnold Kontiel

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2004-07
  • Pages : 396
  • ISBN : 0595326420
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the Twenty First Century dawns, America is shaken by the worst economic depression since 1929. Terrorism, unemployment, political, racial and social unrest pushes the nation to the brink of political collapse. Free trade, multiculturalism, uncontrolled immigration, moral decline and cultural decadence have divided the nation and undermined confidence in the two-party system, while the special interest groups that control the establishment exploit the nation for their own advancement. Onto the national stage steps George Burton; a young, charismatic, self-made billionaire and war hero, who uses his fortune to build a political movement designed to challenge the powerful political interest groups that control the establishment. Burton's National Association for a Populist America is quickly transformed into the most powerful nationalist movement in American history. Millions of people join the NAPA and help Burton to ignite a Nationalist Revolution. Burton's Americanism becomes a message of hope for a better future, the restoration of the American Dream, and the rebirth of the American Nation to millions, especially the Andersons, a typical American family living in Ohio, who must struggle to survive in the economic, social and moral displacement that has disrupted the lives of millions of Americans like them.

Uncle John's Ultimate Bathroom Reader

Uncle John's Ultimate Bathroom Reader
A Book

by Bathroom Readers' Institute

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2012-11-01
  • Pages : 324
  • ISBN : 1607106140
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Uncle John’s all-new 8th edition is packed with everything that Bathroom Reader fans have come to expect from this stellar series—short, medium, and long articles covering a whole host of topics—everything from dumb crooks to funny quotes to forgotten history. Read about… * Ice cream origins * Olympic cheaters * Celebrity mummies * The first Thanksgiving * Groucho’s wit and wisdom * Weird tales of the Ouija board * The creation of Frankenstein’s monster * “Earring Magic Ken” and other weird dolls And much, much more!

Co-Whites

Co-Whites
How and Why White Women 'Betrayed' the Struggle for Racial Equality in the United States

by Emeka Aniagolu

  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Release : 2012-07-10
  • Pages : 354
  • ISBN : 0761853421
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Aniagolu examines the dynamics of race and gender in the history of the United States, concluding that white American women collaborated with white American men as 'Co-Whites' or co-partners in the management and maintenance of white supremacy in the United States.

An A-Z of Modern America

An A-Z of Modern America
A Book

by Alicia Duchak

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2002-09-09
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 1134661460
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An A-Z of Modern America is a comprehensive cultural dictionary which defines contemporary America through its history and civilization. The book includes entries on: key people from presidents to Babe Ruth American life, customs, clothing and education legal, religious and governmental practices multiculturalism, minorities and civil rights An A-Z of Modern America offers accessible and lively definitions of over 3,000 separate items. The book is cross-referenced and thus provides associated links and cultural connections while the appendices contain essential extra information on American institutions, structures and traditions.

Muscogee Daughter: My Sojourn to the Miss America Pageant

Muscogee Daughter: My Sojourn to the Miss America Pageant
A Book

by Susan Supernaw

  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release : 2020-04-25
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1496220366
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America [4 volumes]

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America [4 volumes]
A Book

by Randall M. Miller Ph.D.

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2008-12-30
  • Pages : 2664
  • ISBN : 0313065365
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The course of daily life in the United States has been a product of tradition, environment, and circumstance. How did the Civil War alter the lives of women, both white and black, left alone on southern farms? How did the Great Depression change the lives of working class families in eastern cities? How did the discovery of gold in California transform the lives of native American, Hispanic, and white communities in western territories? Organized by time period as spelled out in the National Standards for U.S. History, these four volumes effectively analyze the diverse whole of American experience, examining the domestic, economic, intellectual, material, political, recreational, and religious life of the American people between 1763 and 2005. Working under the editorial direction of general editor Randall M. Miller, professor of history at St. Joseph's University, a group of expert volume editors carefully integrate material drawn from volumes in Greenwood's highly successful Daily Life Through History series with new material researched and written by themselves and other scholars. The four volumes cover the following periods: The War of Independence and Antebellum Expansion and Reform, 1763-1861, The Civil War, Reconstruction, and the Industrialization of America, 1861-1900, The Emergence of Modern America, World War I, and the Great Depression, 1900-1940 and Wartime, Postwar, and Contemporary America, 1940-Present. Each volume includes a selection of primary documents, a timeline of important events during the period, images illustrating the text, and extensive bibliography of further information resources—both print and electronic—and a detailed subject index.

Queens of Academe

Queens of Academe
Beauty Pageantry, Student Bodies, and College Life

by Karen W. Tice

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2012-03-09
  • Pages : 264
  • ISBN : 0199842795
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Universities are unlikely venues for grading bodies, beauty, poise, and style. Nonetheless, thousands of college women have sought not only college diplomas but campus beauty titles and tiaras throughout the twentieth century, and the cultural power of beauty pageants continues into the twenty-first. In Queens of Academe, Karen W. Tice asks how, and why, does higher education remain in the beauty and body business and with what effects on student bodies and identities. Drawing on archival research and interviews as well as hundreds of hours observing college pageants on predominantly black and white campuses, Tice argues the pageants help to illuminate the shifting iterations of class, race, religion, culture, sexuality, and gender braided into campus rituals and student life. Moving beyond a binary of objectification versus empowerment, Tice offers a nuanced analysis of the making of idealized collegiate masculinities and femininities, and the stylization of higher education itself.

Feminist Theory Reader

Feminist Theory Reader
Local and Global Perspectives

by &. Kim McCann

  • Publisher : Psychology Press
  • Release : 2003
  • Pages : 509
  • ISBN : 9780415931526
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Feminist Theory Reader is an anthology of classic and contemporary works of feminist theory, organized around the goal of providing both local and global perspectives.