Looks at the cultural factors contributing to a rise in alcoholism among today's women and compares today's practices to those of earlier generations while noting the current ineffectiveness of AA and other mainstream treatments.
Inspired by the need for interpretations and critiques of the varied messages surrounding what and how we eat, Food, Feminisms, Rhetorics collects eighteen essays that demonstrate the importance of food and food-related practices as sites of scholarly study, particularly from feminist rhetorical perspectives. Contributors analyze messages about food and bodies—from what a person watches and reads to where that person shops—taken from sources mundane and literary, personal and cultural. This collection begins with analyses of the historical, cultural, and political implications of cookbooks and recipes; explores definitions of feminist food writing; and ends with a focus on bodies and cultures—both self-representations and representations of others for particular rhetorical purposes. The genres, objects, and practices contributors study are varied—from cookbooks to genre fiction, from blogs to food systems, from product packaging to paintings—but the overall message is the same: food and its associated practices are worthy of scholarly attention.
According to the popular press in the mid twentieth century, American women, in a misguided attempt to act like men in work and leisure, were drinking more. “Lady Lushes” were becoming a widespread social phenomenon. From the glamorous hard-drinking flapper of the 1920s to the disgraced and alcoholic wife and mother played by Lee Remick in the 1962 film “Days of Wine and Roses,” alcohol consumption by American women has been seen as both a prerogative and as a threat to health, happiness, and the social order. In Lady Lushes, medical historian Michelle L. McClellan traces the story of the female alcoholic from the late-nineteenth through the twentieth century. She draws on a range of sources to demonstrate the persistence of the belief that alcohol use is antithetical to an idealized feminine role, particularly one that glorifies motherhood. Lady Lushes offers a fresh perspective on the importance of gender role ideology in the formation of medical knowledge and authority.
This hands-on text offers a practical, user-friendly, and comprehensive introduction to foundation macro practice. Now thoroughly updated to reflect the latest CSWE ethical standards and current social work literature, this revision of Kirst-Ashman and Hull's standard-setting text is very practice-focused, offering lively vignettes and a wide variety of Highlights that include hands-on tips and sample forms. Encouraging students to build on their one-on-one (micro) and group (mezzo) communication skills, the authors provide a guided, step-by-step framework for planned community and organizational change. At the heart of the book are two models, PREPARE and IMAGINE, which provide valuable frameworks for effective macro social work practice. A running case study illustrates these models in action and provides a valuable framework for effective macro social work practice. Many hands-on skills useful in macro practice-such as working with the media, using new technological advances, fund-raising, grant writing, working within court settings-are provided to enhance your students' expertise.