Heading Home

Author: Shani Orgad

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231545630

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

View: 6156


Women in today’s advanced capitalist societies are encouraged to “lean in.” The media and government champion women’s empowerment. In a cultural climate where women can seemingly have it all, why do so many successful professional women—lawyers, financial managers, teachers, engineers, and others—give up their careers after having children and become stay-at-home mothers? How do they feel about their decision and what do their stories tell us about contemporary society? Heading Home reveals the stark gap between the promise of gender equality and women’s experience of continued injustice. Shani Orgad draws on in-depth, personal, and profoundly ambivalent interviews with highly educated London women who left paid employment to take care of their children while their husbands continued to work in high-powered jobs. Despite identifying the structural forces that maintain gender inequality, these women still struggle to articulate their decisions outside the narrow cultural ideals that devalue motherhood and individualize success and failure. Orgad juxtaposes these stories with media and policy depictions of women, work, and family, detailing how—even as their experiences fly in the face of fantasies of work-life balance and marriage as an egalitarian partnership—these women continue to interpret and judge themselves according to the ideals that are failing them. Rather than calling for women to transform their feelings and behavior, Heading Home argues that we must unmute and amplify women’s desire, disappointment, and rage, and demand social infrastructure that will bring about long-overdue equality both at work and at home.

Heading Home

Author: Carlos Rivera

Publisher: Word Alive Press

ISBN: 1486615058

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 216

View: 7628


A tale of violence, suffering, and redemption, Heading Home follows the life of Carlos Rivera from his time as a young man in El Salvador to his new beginning in Canada. As a member of a guerrilla cell in the El Salvador insurgent movement, Rivera witnesses the chaos and oppression of the ruling regime. After nearly dying at the hands of the government, he flees with his family to Guatemala and Uruguay before settling in Canada. His journey is fraught with danger, heartache, and temptation as he experiences the consequences of sin and the power of forgiveness.

Heading Home

Author: Renee Riva

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 9780781404389

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 2279


For eight years, A.J. Degulio has been itching to get back to her beloved Indian Island. It’s home. But a lot has changed: Sailor moves slower, Danny has grown into a man ... and A.J. has a promise to keep but it doesn’t include Danny. When Danny discovers the truth, he’s shocked and hurt. But he won’t stand in the way of what she really wants. What’s a girl to do? She wants to keep her promise and Danny. But Danny has plans of his own. Can they work it out? It will take compromise and laughter before Danny and A.J. figure out that home is more than a place on the map. It’s a place in the heart.

Heading Home

Author: Katie Flynn

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446428834

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 5835


Claudia and her younger sister, Jenny, live with their parents, Louisa and Cormack Muldoon, in their grandmother's house in Blodwen Street. Louisa has a good job in a dress shop on Scotland Road and Cormack is a supervisor at the nearby tobacco manufactory. They assume they are settled for life, but then Grandpa Muldoon has a seizure and begs his son to return to Kilnevin and the family croft.

Rounding Third, Heading Home!

Author: David Aretha

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1464604509

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 112

View: 4410


In this page-turning fiction book, Jacob's Little League team, Morey's Funeral Home, is a perennial loser. They have never finished with a winning record, but this ragtag team of ten-year-olds has a new coach and a positive attitude for opening day. Standing in the way of a championship is the best team in the league, the Bankees. Will Jacob lead his team to a winning season? To beat their nemesis, they will need help from everybody, including Rupa, the team's worst player. Can the underdog, Morey's Funeral Home team, make a mad dash to victory?

Heading Home to Heaven

Author: Wesley Mountain

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 159467633X

Category: Religion

Page: 212

View: 3413


Heading Home

Author: Marsha A. Martin

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 078817696X

Category: History

Page: 114

View: 8372


About one-third of all homeless American adults are vets, a serious problem which is a national disgrace. Homeless vets are mostly male, single; come from poor, disadvantaged communities; 40% suffer from mental illness and slightly more than half suffer from alcohol &/or other drug abuse problems. The Veterans Administration held a national summit in Feb. 1994 to discuss homelessness among vets. This report briefly summarizes what was learned from the summit, including priorities for action, consensus principles upon which to base intervention strategies, and suggested guidelines for implementation of summit recommendations.

Evelina The Omega

Author: David Gomadza

Publisher: David Gomadza

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 428

View: 4024


This is book 2 of the Evelina series. Things get even hot. Raised stakes and a matter of life or death. Mankind’s existence rest on the shoulders of one woman. The Omega. The first woman has become the last woman. The only true seal. What if it was all planned before this world was created? To save all humanity, mankind must find the only true key; the Omega. On the other hand, to restore the lost kingdom of darkness, the devil must find the most wanted catalyst; The Omega. When everyone’s fate is in your hands what are the risks to yourself? It is a dash against time as total obliteration of the losing team is imminent and inevitable. It is a story of courage, steadfast and honor in the face of death. When loyalty is tested to breaking points. When the person you are to protect is the same person you must kill to save humanity from extinction? Some choices are meant for gods as humans are too weak and unequipped to handle such traumatic experiences. One man’s quest to solve God’s Dilemma, but at what cost? One lady’s quest to clear her name and enjoy life like every woman out there, but with what is at stake will the evil regime turn a blind eye?And at what expense?On the edge of the seat from the word go. A MUST READ.

Finding Home

Author: Jessica Fritz

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc

ISBN: 1662446500

Category: Fiction

Page: 114

View: 4534


Everyone is trying to find a place that they can call home. But for some, they know where they belong from the start. Yet what do you do when the place that you feel comfortable and safe is also the place you believe does not exist? Turn reality and fantasy into an unknown adventure to find yourself while along the way, meeting all kinds of new people who become closer friends and family than the ones that you have known. With these new relationships, everything should be fine. Yet an uncomfortable feeling and uneasiness are hard to get rid of as you are being thrown down a path to your destiny. In the end, will you find your home?