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Author: Karin Lesnik-Oberstein
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 1847796753
Size: 36.81 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : un
Pages : 256
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Book Description: This is the first academic book ever written on women and body hair, which has been seen until now as too trivial, ridiculous or revolting to write about. Even feminist writers or researchers on the body have found remarkably little to say about body hair, usually ignoring it completely. It would appear that the only texts to elaborate on body hair are guides on how to remove it, medical texts on ‘hirsutism’, or fetishistic pornography on ‘hairy’ women. The last taboo also questions how and why any particular issue can become defined as ‘self-evidently’ too silly or too mad to write about. Using a wide range of thinking from gender theory, queer theory, critical and literary theory, history, art history, anthropology and psychology, the contributors argue that in fact body hair plays a central role in constructing masculinity and femininity and sexual and cultural identities. It is sure to provide many academic researchers with a completely fresh perspective on all of the fields mentioned above.


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Author: Scott Simmie
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
ISBN: 1551996111
Size: 29.73 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Medical
Languages : un
Pages : 352
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Book Description: At any given time, three million Canadians are living with some kind of mental illness. But despite its prevalence, the public and even some health practitioners are badly misinformed about its causes and treatment. This book is an essential road map to hope and recovery. It tells the reader where to get help and what pitfalls to avoid. It defines the most common forms of mental illness, discusses the advantages and drawbacks of medication, and tackles the ultimate taboo of suicide. It offers coping strategies for consumers, family members, friends, and employers, and demonstrates how they can all contribute to the recovery of a person with a mental illness. Medication and psychotherapy only go so far – housing, meaningful activity, and friendships are as crucial to recovery as any drug. In The Last Taboo, Scott Simmie recounts his own battle with a serious mental disorder, and his partner, Julia Nunes, provides a care-giver and supporter’s perspective on living with a mentally ill loved-one. Throughout they include the real stories of other Canadians, who give their own perspectives on the successes and failures of the health care system. • In any given year, one in five Canadians will experience symptoms of mental disorder • The Last Taboo provides sympathetic advice and practical information on: the causes of mental disorder/mood disorders, including depression and bipolar affective disorder / anxiety disorders / substance abuse / eating disorders / personality disorders / schizophrenia / where to go for help / giving help / medication / psychotherapy / alternative medicine / stigma / suicide • Includes Appendix, Glossary, Useful Books, and Useful Websites


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Author: Bali Rai
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448100275
Size: 50.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Juvenile Fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 272
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Book Description: Simran likes Tyrone from the moment she spots him in the crowd. He's gorgeous and he won't take no for an answer. There's just one problem. . . Tyrone is black and Simran's not sure how her family will react. Even though her parents were a 'love match' and married each other against the wishes of their families, Simran doesn't think they will approve of her having a black boyfriend, and her nightmare uncles and aunts certainly won't. Like her cousin Ruby says, it's the last taboo. But Simran likes Tyrone too much to walk away, so they face the problems their relationship causes together. But it becomes harder than either of them predicted and when the hatred they encounter escalates into violence, with families and friends turning against each other, Simran and Tyrone are forced to question whether they are strong enough to fight for what they believe in.


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Author: Rosemary Agonito
Publisher: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 1628940875
Size: 26.50 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : un
Pages : 164
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Book Description: The Last Taboo' makes the case against having babies despite fierce, centuries old pressure on women to legitimate themselves through motherhood. Motherhood is the most important issue for a woman since it impacts everything in her life and exerts incredible pressure. This alternative, saying no to babies, will be welcome to women who are considering having babies, who are not sure about children, who don't want to have children but feel they must, who resent pressure to become pregnant, and who feel stigmatized for not having had children. Feminists, environmentalists, progressives will also benefit, as will academic programs in women's studies and family.


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Author: Suzane Fabian
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780140087406
Size: 48.30 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Children
Languages : un
Pages : 240
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Author: Maggie Black
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849776326
Size: 29.85 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 254
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Book Description: Except in schoolboy jokes, the subject of human waste is rarely aired. We talk about water-related diseases when most are sanitation-related - in short, we dont mention the shit. A century and a half ago, a long, hot summer reduced the Thames flowing past the UK Houses of Parliament to a Great Stink, thereby inducing MPs to legislate sanitary reform. Today, another sanitary reformation is needed, one that manages to spread cheaper and simpler systems to people everywhere. In the byways of the developing world, much is quietly happening on the excretory frontier. In 2008, the International Year of Sanitation, the authors bring this awkward subject to a wider audience than the world of international filth usually commands. They seek the elimination of the Great Distaste so that people without political clout or economic muscle can claim their right to a dignified and hygienic place to go. Published with UNICEF


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Author: Maggie Black
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136532927
Size: 52.53 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : un
Pages : 272
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Book Description: Except in schoolboy jokes, the subject of human waste is rarely aired. We talk about water-related diseases when most are sanitation-related - in short, we dont mention the shit. A century and a half ago, a long, hot summer reduced the Thames flowing past the UK Houses of Parliament to a Great Stink, thereby inducing MPs to legislate sanitary reform. Today, another sanitary reformation is needed, one that manages to spread cheaper and simpler systems to people everywhere. In the byways of the developing world, much is quietly happening on the excretory frontier. In 2008, the International Year of Sanitation, the authors bring this awkward subject to a wider audience than the world of international filth usually commands. They seek the elimination of the Great Distaste so that people without political clout or economic muscle can claim their right to a dignified and hygienic place to go. Published with UNICEF


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Author: Peter Taveras
Publisher: Tate Publishing
ISBN: 1617392731
Size: 65.40 MB
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Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 188
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Book Description: Paul Arbelson, husband and father, thought he'd make the short flight, load the passengers' bags, serve a few drinks, and be on a return flight before dinner. An easy four hundred dollars for his family. Who would have thought that a seemingly innocent plane ride would turn into a disaster that would alter his life forever?The Last Taboois Peter Taveras's incredible tale of a man trapped in the Alaskan wilderness after a terrible plane crash with a small group of unlikely passengers. Paul and the other survivors, armed with little food and water, desperately cling to the hope of rescue, dying to see their loved ones again. But when the outlook grows bleak, the little band sets out on an unforgettable journey into the mountains. As the number of survivors begins to dwindle, along with the food supply, Paul must make a difficult choice. Will he commit The Last Taboo?


S M

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Author: Gerald Greene
Publisher: Running PressBook Pub
ISBN: 9781562013554
Size: 25.85 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Fiction
Languages : un
Pages : 345
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Book Description: S-M illuminates the controversy over the practice of sadomasochism and its place in contemporary culture. The book addresses the role of women in S/M; American society and masochism; the true nature of the Marquis de Sade; spanking in various countries; undinism, more popularly known as “water sports”; and general S/M scenarios. An S/M bibliography ranging from the steamy works of Baudelaire to Pauline Reage’s Story of O, is also included in this exploration of sexual fantasy across the ages.


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Author: David W. Krueger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN:
Size: 47.13 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 261
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Incest The Last Taboo

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Author: Professor of Neurology Consultant in Neurology Department of Neurology Devon Rubin
Publisher: New York : Garland Pub.
ISBN:
Size: 61.52 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Social Science
Languages : un
Pages : 169
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Male Rape

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Author: Richie McMullen
Publisher: Heretic Books
ISBN:
Size: 46.74 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Gay men
Languages : un
Pages : 247
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