Taking a novel approach to the contradictory impulses of violence and care, illness and healing, this book radically shifts the way we think of the interrelations of institutions and experiences in a globalizing world. Living and Dying in the Contemporary World is not just another reader in medical anthropology but a true tour de force—a deep exploration of all that makes life unbearable and yet livable through the labor of ordinary people. This book comprises forty-four chapters by scholars whose ethnographic and historical work is conducted around the globe, including South Asia, East Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Bringing together the work of established scholars with the vibrant voices of younger scholars, Living and Dying in the Contemporary World will appeal to anthropologists, sociologists, health scientists, scholars of religion, and all who are curious about how to relate to the rapidly changing institutions and experiences in an ever more connected world.
Kate's journal begins with a very simple entry. "I like pizza and ice cream and going on dates and watching funny movies. I like to swim and text on my phone and go skiing in the winter. Oh, and there's one more thing you should know about me. I just killed my baby." Join Kate as she struggles with the aftermath of having an abortion, and the nightmare she never dreamed would follow.
My book, Where ́s My Baby, was written because I believe that I need to reach out to other women who are going through the same thing, not knowing where their baby is. I also hope and pray that somewhere out there my baby will recognize who he or she really is. This is very sad to realize that someone actually stole your baby. I hope that this will open the readers’ eyes to know that this can happen to anyone. I was innocent and naive. I would definitely fight for my right today. I wish my baby will find me through this book. God help us. As time goes on I wonder, will I ever find my baby? I don ́t ever want to give up hope, yet its hard to realize that I may be the one who will never know where my baby is. If their are women out there who don ́t know what happened to their baby - please email me at [email protected] and let me know. We can continue this search together.
Biography & Autobiography by Claire Drainie Taylor
“It’s an autobiography! If I tell you what’s in it you won’t read the book.” — Claire Drainie Taylor Or would you? Maybe you’d be intrigued by the progression of a life begun as an unexceptional little girl born to a middle-class Jewish Canadian couple in a small prairie town who, at age sixteen, married a refined Englishman, and survived the Great Depression, partly alone in a shack in the woods of Vancouver Island. Or how, only a few months after returning to Vancouver, with no training and minimal education, this same young woman walked on stage at one of Canada’s finest old theatres, and went on to a successful thirty-year career as an actress and radio dialogue writer. Having been compelled by her family to write her memoir, it wasn’t until she’d finished and reread her manuscript that Claire Drainie Taylor realized what an extraordinary life she’d led. Her descriptions of the many fascinating incidents that make up her story, and how she dealt with them, revealed herself to herself in a way that illuminates what she calls “The Surprise of My Life.”
Behind every grandfather's nickname, there is a story. This book explores the touching, humorous, and inspirational stories behind what we call our grandfathers. Quotations, lists, and anecdotes are interspersed throughout, making this the perfect gift for any grandfather. Illustrated.
On 17 July 1932, on a highway near Fort Mill, SC, Rural Policeman Elliott Harris was attempting to arrest Beatrice Snipes husband Clyde for reckless driving. Mrs. Snipes intervened, snatching Harris pistol from its holster and fatally shooting him. After her trial in December, she became the first woman in South Carolina sentenced to die by electrocution. Beatrice, however, was pregnant at the time of the crime and was in her eighth month when she was sentenced to be executed on a date about three months after giving birth. This sentence generated a firestorm of negative reaction, and the Governor of South Carolina in January commuted the sentence to life imprisonment. Beatrices daughter Jean was born soon thereafter and spent the first seven months of life with her mother in prison. Jean then was removed from her mothers custody. A secret adoption was arranged, and neither Beatrice nor Clyde was told by whom Jean had been adopted. This book tells the story of Beatrices crime and its aftermath, including the impact on Jeans life.
Jewel Winters, a 24-year-old single mother, has had her fair share of trials and tribulations. Since childhood, she's had to battle with her verbally abusive, alcoholic mother. Now, as a young adult, she's barely making ends meet, lacks self-esteem, and regrets not pursuing higher education. But in spite of her many hardships, Jewel is making an effort to live a fulfilling life. That is, until she's hit with the realization that her long-term boyfriend may not be the father of their three-year-old daughter. The aftermath of this revelation leads to a tragic accident, which sends Jewel on a downward spiral. Revelations is a poignant tale about a young woman who aspires to overcome the many obstacles that cross her path. Will Jewel prevail over the effects of behaving badly? Will she heal from past hurts? Will she open up her heart to be loved again? Lies, secrets, treachery, forgiveness, and triumph are at the forefront of this story with many twists and turns.