Family & Relationships

The Threesome Handbook

Author: Vicki Vantoch

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 372

View: 884

The ABCs of everyone's favorite fantasy - a hip and informative guide for the perfect threesome.
History

The Jet Sex

Author: Victoria Vantoch

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 287

View: 342

In the years after World War II, the airline stewardess became one of the most celebrated symbols of American womanhood. Stewardesses appeared on magazine covers, on lecture circuits, and in ad campaigns for everything from milk to cigarettes. Airlines enlisted them to pose for publicity shots, mingle with international dignitaries, and even serve (in sequined minidresses) as the official hostesses at Richard Nixon's inaugural ball. Embodying mainstream America's perfect woman, the stewardess was an ambassador of femininity and the American way both at home and abroad. Young, beautiful, unmarried, intelligent, charming, and nurturing, she inspired young girls everywhere to set their sights on the sky. In The Jet Sex, Victoria Vantoch explores in rich detail how multiple forces—business strategy, advertising, race, sexuality, and Cold War politics—cultivated an image of the stewardess that reflected America's vision of itself, from the wholesome girl-next-door of the 1940s to the cosmopolitan glamour girl of the Jet Age to the sexy playmate of the 1960s. Though airlines marketed her as the consummate hostess—an expert at pampering her mostly male passengers, while mixing martinis and allaying their fears of flying—she bridged the gap between the idealized 1950s housewife and the emerging "working woman." On the international stage, this select cadre of women served as ambassadors of their nation in the propaganda clashes of the Cold War. The stylish Pucci-clad American stewardess represented the United States as middle class and consumer oriented—hallmarks of capitalism's success and a stark contrast to her counterpart at Aeroflot, the Soviet national airline. As the apotheosis of feminine charm and American careerism, the stewardess subtly bucked traditional gender roles and paved the way for the women's movement. Drawing on industry archives and hundreds of interviews, this vibrant cultural history offers a fresh perspective on the sweeping changes in twentieth-century American life.
Family & Relationships

The Working Parents Handbook

Author: June Solnit Sale

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

View: 595

Offering real-life solutions for working parents, a helpful guide covers topics that range from informing a boss about a pregnancy through handling vacation time for school-age children. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Language Arts & Disciplines

The Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics

Author: Malcolm Coulthard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 728

View: 491

The Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics offers a comprehensive survey of the subdiscipline of Forensic Linguistics, with this new edition providing both updated overviews from leading figures in the field and exciting new contributions from the next generation of forensic linguists. The Handbook is a unique work of reference to the leading ideas, debates, topics, approaches and methodologies in forensic linguistics and language and the law. It comprises 43 chapters, including entirely new contributions from many international experts, in the areas of Aboriginal claimants, appraisal and stance, author identities online, biased language in capital trials, corpus approaches, false confessions, forensic phonetics, forensic transcription, the historical courtroom, legal interpretation, multilingual law, police crisis negotiation, speaker profiling, and trolling. The chapters include a wealth of examples and case studies so the reader can see forensic linguistics applied and in action. Edited and authored by the world’s leading academics and practitioners, The Routledge Handbook of Forensic Linguistics is a vital resource for advanced students, researchers and scholars, and will also be of interest to legal, law enforcement and security professionals.
Religion

The Oxford Handbook of Christmas

Author: McManis Professor of Christian Thought Timothy Larsen

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 656

View: 533

The Oxford Handbook of Christmas provides a comprehensive account of all aspects of Christmas across the globe, from the specifically religious to the purely cultural. Contributions by experts from across numerous disciplines cover a range of topics, such as decorating trees, carols, cinema, the Nativity, and the influence of consumerism.
Performing Arts

The Method Acting Exercises Handbook

Author: Lola Cohen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 222

View: 751

The Method Acting Exercises Handbook is a concise and practical guide to the acting exercises originally devised by Lee Strasberg, one of the Method's foremost practitioners. The Method trains the imagination, concentration, senses and emotions to ‘re-create’ – not ‘imitate’ – logical, believable and truthful behavior on stage and in film. Building on nearly 30 years of teaching internationally and at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in New York and Los Angeles, Lola Cohen details a series of specific exercises in order to provide clear instruction and guidance to this preeminent form of actor training. By integrating Strasberg's voice with her own tried and tested style of teaching, Cohen demonstrates what can be gained from the exercises, how they can inform and inspire your learning, and how they might be applied to your acting and directing practice. As a companion to The Lee Strasberg Notes (Routledge 2010), a transcription of Strasberg's own teaching, The Method Acting Exercises Handbook offers an unparalleled and updated guide to this world renowned technique.
Religion

Handbook of Hinduism in Europe (2 vols)

Author:

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 1688

View: 128

The Handbook of Hinduism in Europe portrays and analyses Hindu traditions in every country in Europe. It presents the main Hindu communities, religious groups, forms and teachings present in the continent and shows that Hinduism have become a major religion in Europe.
Literary Criticism

Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature

Author: Rachael Hutchinson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 354

View: 721

The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature provides a comprehensive overview of how we study Japanese literature today. Rather than taking a purely chronological approach to the content, the chapters survey the state of the field through a number of pressing issues and themes, examining the ways in which it is possible to read modern Japanese literature and situate it in relation to critical theory. The Handbook examines various modes of literary production (such as fiction, poetry, and critical essays) as distinct forms of expression that nonetheless are closely interrelated. Attention is drawn to the idea of the bunjin as a ‘person of letters’ and a more realistic assessment is provided of how writers have engaged with ideas – not labelled a ‘novelist’ or ‘poet’, but a ‘writer’ who may at one time or another choose to write in various forms. The book provides an overview of major authors and genres by situating them within broader themes that have defined the way writers have produced literature in modern Japan, as well as how those works have been read and understood by different readers in different time periods. The Routledge Handbook of Modern Japanese Literature draws from an international array of established experts in the field as well as promising young researchers. It represents a wide variety of critical approaches, giving the study a broad range of perspectives. This handbook will be of interest to students and scholars of Asian Studies, Literature, Sociology, Critical Theory, and History.
Self-Help

Opening Up

Author: Tristan Taormino

Publisher: Cleis Press

ISBN:

Category: Self-Help

Page: 376

View: 731

Relationship expert and bestselling author Tristan Taormino offers a bold new strategy for creating loving, lasting relationships. Drawing on in-depth interviews with over a hundred women and men, Opening Up explores the real-life benefits and challenges of all styles of open relationships — from partnered non-monogamy to solo polyamory. With her refreshingly down-to-earth style and sharp wit, Taormino offers solutions for making an open relationship work, including tips on dealing with jealousy, negotiating boundaries, finding community, parenting and time management. Opening Up will change the way you think about intimacy.
Psychology

Handbook of Jealousy

Author: Sybil L. Hart

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 600

View: 323

Through a compilation of original articles, the Handbook of Jealousy offers an integrated portrait of the emerging areas of research into the nature of jealousy and a forum for discussing the implications of the findings for theories of emotional and socio-cognitive development. Presents the most recent findings and theories on jealousy across a range of contexts and age-stages of development Includes 23 original articles with empirical findings and detailed commentaries by leading experts in the field Serves as a valuable resource for professionals in the fields of clinical psychology, psychiatry, and social work, as well as scholars in the fields of psychology, family studies, sociology, and anthropology
Reference

The Bridesmaid's Handbook

Author: Kathy Passero

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 156

View: 769

Being asked to be a bridesmaid is a great compliment from one woman to another. But it’s also an invitation to become her unpaid fashion consultant, party planner, backstage dresser, and emergency psychotherapist. The Bridesmaid’s Handbook helps take some of the stress out of these responsibilities, and makes sure the entire experience, from the shower to the ceremony itself, is joyful for bride and bridesmaids alike. Filled with checklists, money-saving tips, and strategies for success (such as “Focus on your friendship” and “Have a sense of humor”) the book offers ideas for sensational showers (consider wine-tastings and spa treatments) and even gives the bridesmaids a game plan for getting dresses they’ll actually like!
Medical

The Poisoner's Handbook

Author: Deborah Blum

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Medical

Page: 336

View: 199

Equal parts true crime, twentieth-century history, and science thriller, The Poisoner's Handbook is "a vicious, page-turning story that reads more like Raymond Chandler than Madame Curie"—The New York Observer A fascinating Jazz Age tale of chemistry and detection, poison and murder, The Poisoner's Handbook is a page-turning account of a forgotten era. In early twentieth-century New York, poisons offered an easy path to the perfect crime. Science had no place in the Tammany Hall-controlled coroner's office, and corruption ran rampant. However, with the appointment of chief medical examiner Charles Norris in 1918, the poison game changed forever. Together with toxicologist Alexander Gettler, the duo set the justice system on fire with their trailblazing scientific detective work, triumphing over seemingly unbeatable odds to become the pioneers of forensic chemistry and the gatekeepers of justice. In 2014, PBS's AMERICAN EXPERIENCE released a film based on The Poisoner's Handbook.
National parks and reserves

Handbook

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: National parks and reserves

Page:

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Social Science

The Newspapers Handbook

Author: Richard Keeble

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

View: 261

The Newspapers Handbook is the first comprehensive guide to the job of the newspaper reporter. It offers advice on a range of different types of newspaper writing, looks at how newspapers cover events and shows how reporting styles can differ in mainstream and non-mainstream newspapers. In this new edition, Richard Keeble explores the theoretical, moral and political dimensions of a journalist's job and examines changing newspaper ownership structures and recent ethical controversies.
Fiction

The Space Between Us

Author: Megan Hart

Publisher: MIRA

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 267

When she garners the attention of Meredith, Tesla Martin is flattered by her attention and becomes drawn into a love triangle between Meredith and her husband Charlie who both embody everything she ever needed, wanted, or dreamed of.
History

The Handbook of COURAGE

Author: Apor, Balázs

Publisher: Institute of History, Research Centre for the Humanities, Hungarian Academy of Sciences

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 636

View: 578

The COURAGE Handbook ushers its reader into the world of the compellingly rich heritage of cultural opposition in Eastern Europe. It is intended primarily to further a subtle understanding of the complex and multifaceted nature of cultural opposition and its legacy from the perspective of the various collections held in public institutions or by private individuals across the region. Through its focus on material heritage, the handbook provides new perspectives on the history of dissent and cultural non-conformism in the former socialist countries of Central, Eastern, and Southeastern Europe. The volume is comprised of contributions by over 60 authors from a range of different academic and national backgrounds who share their insights into the topic. It offers focused discussions from comparative and transnational perspectives of the key themes and prevailing forms of opposition in the region, including non-conformist art, youth sub-cultures, intellectual dissent, religious groups, underground rock, avantgarde theater, exile, traditionalism, ethnic revivalism, censorship, and surveillance. The handbook provides its reader with a concise synthesis of the existing scholarship and suggests new avenues for further research.
Psychology

The Handbook of Counseling

Author: Don C. Locke

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN:

Category: Psychology

Page: 600

View: 526

A landmark publication, The Handbook of Counseling defines the field of counselling - how it has developed, the current state of the discipline and profession, and where this dynamic field is going. Edited and with chapters contributed by the leaders in counselling education and research, including several past-presidents of the American Counselling Association, this Handbook is comprehensive in its scope.
Social Science

The Routledge International Handbook of Violence Studies

Author: Walter S. DeKeseredy

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 492

View: 892

Violence is a serious public health problem. The number of violent deaths tells only part of the story, and many more survive violence and are left with permanent physical and emotional scars. Violence also erodes communities by reducing productivity, decreasing property values, and disrupting social services. In recent years, scholars have broadened their definitions of violence beyond the realm of interpersonal harms such as murder, armed robbery, and male-to-female physical and sexual assaults in intimate relationships, to include behaviors often ignored by the criminal justice system, such as human rights violations, racism, psychological abuse, state terrorism, environmental violations, and war. Guided by this broader definition of violence, this handbook offers state of the art research in the field and brings together international experts to discuss empirical, theoretical, and policy issues.
Music

The New Music Therapist's Handbook

Author: Suzanne B. Hanser

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Music

Page: 280

View: 683

(Berklee Guide). This completely updated and revised edition reflects the latest developments in the field of music therapy. Includes an introduction to the profession, guidelines for setting up a practice, new clinical applications, and helpful case studies a must for students and professionals alike.