Edging Women Out

Author: Gaye Tuchman
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415533244
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Before about 1840, there was little prestige attached to the writing of novels, and most English novelists were women. By the turn of the twentieth century, "men of letters" acclaimed novels as a form of great literature, and most critically successful novelists were men. In the book, sociologist Gaye Tuchman examines how men succeeded in redefining a form of culture and in invading a white-collar occupation previously practiced mostly by women. Tuchman documents how men gradually supplanted women as novelists once novel-writing was perceived as potentially profitable, in part because of changes in the system of publishing and rewarding authors. Drawing on unusual data ranging from the archives of Macmillan and company (London) to an analysis of the lives and accomplishments of authors listed in the Dictionary of National Biography, she shows that rising literacy and the centralization of the publishing industry in London after 1840 increased literary opportunities and fostered men’s success as novelists. Men redefined the nature of a good novel and applied a double standard in critically evaluating literary works by men and by women. They also received better contracts than women for novels of equivalent quality and sales. They were able to accomplish this, says Tuchman, because they were to a large extent the culture brokers – the publishers, publishers’ readers, and reviewers of an elite art form. Both a sociological study of occupational gender transformation and a historical study of writing and publishing, this book will be a rich resource for students of the sociology of culture, literary criticism, and women’s studies.

Spruchverfahren Nach Squeeze Out

Author: Martin Weimann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110402564
Size: 40.66 MB
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Das Handbuch bietet die bei weitem umfassendste Auswertung zum aktienrechtlichen Spruchverfahren. Zu über 400 Squeeze-outs und den anschließenden Spruchverfahren (Stand Ende 2013) wurden hierbei von der Verbraucherzentrale für Kapitalanleger bis zu 75 Daten systematisch erfasst und analysiert – ein Daten- und Faktenfundus, der für die Spruchverfahrens-Praxis von immensem Wert ist und am Markt Seinesgleichen sucht.

Inside Out

Author: Diana Fuss
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780415902373
Size: 11.93 MB
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Challenges the heterocentric foundations of critical scholarship and theories of sexual difference and investigates the complex relations between desires and identifications, libidinal economies and social configurations, political representations and sexual symbolizations.

Coming Out Under Fire

Author: Allan Berube
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743210719
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Among the many histories of fighting men and women in World War II, little has been written about the thousands of homosexuals who found themselves fighting two wars--one for their country, the other for their own survival as targets of a military policy that sought their discharge as "undesirables." To write this long overdue chapter of American history, Allan Bérubé spent ten years interviewing gay and lesbian veterans, unearthed hundreds of wartime letters between gay GIs, and obtained thousands of pages of newly declassified government documents. While some gay and lesbian soldiers collapsed under the fear of being arrested, interrogated, discharged, and publicly humiliated, many drew strength from deep wartime friendships. Relying on their own secret culture of slang, body language, and "camp" to find each other and build spontaneous communities, they learned, both on and off the battlefield, to be proud of their contribution and of who they were.--From publisher description.

Vertieftes Coming Out

Author: Kurt Wiesendanger
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 9783525462324
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Nicht wenige schwule Männer liegen auch als Erwachsene noch in den unsichtbaren Fesseln ihrer Kindheitstraumata. Einfühlsam zeigt der Autor auf, wie verhängnisvoll sich die repressiven Mechanismen einer an heterosexuellen Standards orientierten Gesellschaft auf die Persönlichkeitsentwicklung gleichgeschlechtlich orientierter Menschen auswirken. Selbst wenn sie mit ihrem Coming-out einen rebellischen Befreiungsschlag gewagt haben, führte dieser oft nur vermeintlich in die Freiheit. Viele frönen seither einem spätpubertären Hedonismus. Doch es gibt Wege ins selbstverantwortliche Erwachsensein. Durch eine vertiefte Auseinandersetzung mit sich selbst können abgespaltene Persönlichkeitsanteile integriert werden und ein reifes schwules Selbstbewusstsein jenseits von Hedonismus und Depression kann sich entfalten.

The Network Inside Out

Author: Annelise Riles
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 9780472088324
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A fascinating study of institutional knowledge practices

Driven Out

Author: Jean Pfaelzer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520256941
Size: 24.55 MB
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This sweeping and groundbreaking work presents the shocking and violent history of ethnic cleansing against Chinese Americans from the Gold Rush era to the turn of the century.

Finding Out

Author: Michelle A. Gibson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1452235287
Size: 42.76 MB
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By combining accessible introductory and explanatory material with primary texts and artifacts, this text/reader explores the development and growth of LGBT identities and the interdisciplinary nature of sexuality studies. Authors Meem, Gibson, and Alexander clearly situate debates and readings within clear contexts (History, Literature and the Arts, Media and Politics), providing students with a coherent framework and comprehensive introduction to LGBT studies. While this emerging field is complex, multifaceted, and interdisciplinary (and therefore often inaccessible to students), Finding Out - through its instructional apparatus, primary texts, and organization - provides the ideal introduction for today's students.

Out Of The Garden

Author: Stephen Kline
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859840597
Size: 19.85 MB
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This timely and innovative book provides a detailed history of marketing to children, revealing the strategies that shape the design of toys and have a powerful impact on the way children play. Stephen Kline looks at the history and development of children's play culture and toys from the teddy bear to the Barbie doll, Care Bears and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. He profiles the rise of children's mass media--books, comics, film and television--and that of the specialty stores such as Toys 'R' Us, revealing how the opportunity to reach large audiences of children was a pivotal point in developing new approaches to advertising. In a powerful re-examination of the debates about the cultural effects of mass media, and in particular television, Out of the Garden asks whether we should allow our children's play culture to be primarily defined and created by marketing strategists, pointing to the unintended consequences of a situation in which images of real children have all but been eliminated from narratives about the young.