In Harm's Way

Author: Catharine A. MacKinnon,Andrea Dworkin,Andrea Dworkin, N.D.

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674445789

Category: Law

Page: 496

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This book contains the oral testimony of victims of pornography, spoken on the record for the first time in history. Speaking at hearings on a groundbreaking antipornography civil rights law, women offer eloquent witness to the devastation pornography has caused in their lives. Supported by social science experts and authorities on rape, battery, and prostitution, discounted and opposed by free speech advocates and absolutists, their riveting testimony articulates the centrality of pornography to sexual abuse and inequity today. At issue in these hearings is a law conceived and drafted by Andrea Dworkin and Catharine A. MacKinnon that defines harm done through pornography as a legal injury of sex discrimination warranting civil redress. From the first set of hearings in Minneapolis in 1983 through those before the Massachusetts state legislature in 1992, the witnesses heard here expose the commonplace reality of denigration and sexual subordination due to pornography and refute the widespread notion that pornography is harmless expression that must be protected by the state. Introduced with powerful essays by MacKinnon and Dworkin, these hearings--unabridged and with each word scrupulously verified--constitute a unique record of a conflict over the meaning of democracy itself--a major civil rights struggle for our time and a fundamental crisis in United States constitutional law: Can we sacrifice the lives of women and children to a pornographer's right to free "speech"? Can we allow the First Amendment to shield sexual exploitation and predatory sexual violence? These pages contain all the arguments for protecting pornography--and dramatically document its human cost.

Harm's Way

Author: Sandra Macpherson

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801895951

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Macpherson's original insights continue to have a broad and lasting impact on the study of the novel.

In Harm's Way

Author: Doug Stanton

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448110262

Category: History

Page: 432

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On 30 July 1945 the USS Indianapolis was steaming through the South Pacific, on her way home having delivered the bomb that was to decimate Hiroshima seven days later, when she was torpedoed by a Japanese submarine. Of a crew of 1196 men an estimated 300 were killed upon impact; the remaining 900 sailors went into the sea. Undetected for five days, they struggled to stay alive, fighting off sharks, hypothermia and madness. By the time rescue arrived, only 317 men were left alive. Interweaving the stories of some of these survivors (including the ship's Captain Butler McVay, who would be unjustly court-martialled for the loss of his ship and, twenty years later and tormented by the experience, take his own life), Doug Stanton brings this incredible human drama to life in a narrative that is at once immediate and timeless. The definitive account of a near-forgotten chapter in the history of the last war, In Harm's Way has become a classic. And, some 72 years later, in August 2017, the USS Indianapolis was once again making international headlines - with the news that a marine archaeology team had located the ship's shattered remains:

Living and Surviving in Harm's Way

Author: Sharon Morgillo Freeman,Adjunct Associate Professor in Psychiatry Bret A Moore, Psyd,Bret A Moore,Arthur Freeman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1135859345

Category: Psychology

Page: 543

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In Living and Surviving in Harm's Way, experts investigate the psychological impact of how warriors live and survive in combat duty. They address the combat preparation of servicemen and women, their support systems, and their interpersonal and intrapersonal experiences. The text maintains a focus on cognitive-behavioral interventions for treating various combat-related disorders, and addresses psychological health and adjustment after leaving the battlefield. The text is logically organized for easy reading and reference, and covers often overlooked topics such as preparation and training of service personnel, women in combat, and the indirect effects of combat stress on family. This book is written by clinicians who have in some ways experienced what they write about, and resonates with mental health professionals, servicemen and women, and their families. Any clinician hoping to treat a serviceman or woman effectively cannot afford to overlook this book.

In Harm's Way

Author: Ed Teja

Publisher: Float Street Press


Category: Fiction

Page: 283

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No good deed goes unpunished. When Martin Billings and Ugly Bill come across a yacht stuck hard on French Reef in the Caribbean, they lend a helping hand, rescuing Donna Devro, the young woman on board, and getting the boat safely into harbor. Now the authorities have found the boat's owner dead in the cabin and Donna Devro has disappeared, leaving Martin and Bill to work out what sort of trouble she’s in (or up to), and find a way to keep from getting involved in whatever that trouble is. Fat chance. Martin Billings left behind a shining career as an officer in the SEALs for this mess? All he wanted was a chance to make an honest living hauling cargo among the Caribbean islands on his freighter IRREPARABLE HARM. Now, instead of hauling cargo, Martin and Bill are trawling for trouble, and Donna Devro isn't eager to simplify their lives — nor is her husband.

In Harm's Way

Author: David Lafaille

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1493109820

Category: Fiction

Page: 222

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Denny Martel, a young and promising public defender assigned to Los Angeles Central Division Trials, is making a name as an aggressive and unrelenting advocate for his clients. These clients, who cannot afford their own counsel, are assigned to him at random from a mix of unfortunates charged with felonies. The PD office is in the beginning stages of a huge expansion, thanks to the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Gideon v. Wainwright, and the U.S. is fully involved in the Vietnam War. This confluence of circumstances produces an influx of socially evolved and involved recent graduates of top law schools into the public law offices. These young Turks, not least among them Denny, take the times and their cases to previously unknown levels of scholarship and excellence. Denny, recently in felony trials, discovers the power of not doing things the old way and yet respecting those and what has gone before him. Combining humanism, scholarship, and fierce independence, Denny attacks his cases, his women, and his life with the same level of intensity. His interactions with the judges and his supervisors who try to ride herd on him are rife with conflict. An uncompromising moral sense, coupled with a competitive nature and training, means his cases are all handled with the same abandon and skill. The inevitable clash of his way of living and practicing law and the status quo make for a roller-coaster ride for those who share his experiences in reading this book.

In Harm's Way

Author: Kathleen Kern

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1556351348

Category: Religion

Page: 620

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In 1984 Evangelicals for Social Action founder Ron Sider posed the questions, What would happen if we in the Christian church developed a new nonviolent peacekeeping force ready to move into violent conflicts and stand peacefully between warring parties? . . . Everyone assumes that for the sake of peace it is moral and just for soldiers to get killed by the hundreds of thousands, even millions. Do we not have as much courage and faith as soldiers? Christian Peacemaker Teams (CPT) has been trying to answer those questions since 1986. CPT has responded to invitations from grassroots organizers on five continents who are using nonviolent strategies to confront systemic oppression. This book provides a glimpse into the mistakes and successes, the triumphs and tragedies, that teams have shared in with local co-workers in various nations. It also continues to pose the question, What would happen if CPT's efforts were multiplied by millions of Christians with a radical commitment to Jesus's nonviolent gospel?

In Harm's Way

Author: Paul K. Cashdollar

Publisher: Moonglo Publishing

ISBN: 9780970667908

Category: Humor

Page: 256

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Millions of soldiers fought in World War II, and hundreds of thousands were captured during various battles or when their planes were shot down. Some of those prisoners were executed, but most were sent to prisoner of war camps. Some died or were murdered in the camps, but most suffered because of conditions in the camps, a lack of food, medicine, and hygiene. Approximately 93,941 Americans were POWs in more than fifty permanent camps in the European and Mediterranean theaters. Approximately 1,121 died but almost ninety-nine percent survived. Some still carry physical scars from their ordeals, and all of them bear psychological scars from what they saw, did, and had done to them. These men are true American heroes. After the war they returned to their homes, married and started families. All tried to put their past experiences behind them and get on with their lives. Many cannot talk about their experiences even to this day. Here are the stories of sixteen former POWs from Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio as they relive their ordeals of more than fifty years ago in vivid detail. Listen to their stories of camp life and experience their sense of humor that endured through the worst of times. Hear stories of comradeship, perseverance, and patriotism. But most of all remember the sacrifices they made for the freedom we enjoy today.

In Harm's Way

Author: Andrew Clements

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442481455

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 224

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The threat to the Keepers doubles in the fourth Keepers of the School adventure from Andrew Clements, the master of the school story. Benjamin Pratt and his friends Jill and Robert are determined to save their school from destruction! But just when it seems they’ve finally gotten the upper hand over that awful Janitor Lyman, they’re caught completely off guard by his next move: Lyman has called in reinforcements, and suddenly Benjamin, Jill, and Robert find themselves dodging not one evil janitor, but two. That’s right: Lyman’s got himself a partner. And it quickly becomes clear that Wally, the new guy, is even more corrupt and menacing than Lyman. Luckily, Ben’s team has been growing, too. Plus, thanks to the latest safeguard, they also have a secret fund of millions of dollars. But all the money in Massachusetts isn’t enough to stop Lyman and Wally, not when they’ve come this far, and not when they are just about to put the most harmful part of their plan into play. Could the next safeguard give the Keepers what they need—or has their battle to save the school already been sunk?

In Harm's Way

Author: Javier Auyero,María Fernanda Berti

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691173036

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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A harrowing look at violence among Argentina's urban poor Arquitecto Tucci, a neighborhood in Buenos Aires, is a place where crushing poverty and violent crime are everyday realities. Homicides—often involving young people—continue to skyrocket, and in the emergency room there, victims of shootings or knifings are an all-too-common sight. In Harm's Way takes a harrowing look at daily life in Arquitecto Tucci, examining the sources, uses, and forms of interpersonal violence among the urban poor at the very margins of Argentine society. Drawing on more than two years of immersive fieldwork, sociologist Javier Auyero and María Berti, an elementary school teacher in the neighborhood, provide a powerful and disarmingly intimate account of what it is like to live under the constant threat of violence. They argue that being physically aggressive becomes a habitual way of acting in poor and marginalized communities, and that violence is routine and carries across various domains of public and private life. Auyero and Berti trace how different types of violence—be it criminal, drug related, sexual, or domestic—overlap, intersect, and blur together. They show how the state is complicit in the production of harm, and describe the routines and relationships that residents, particularly children, establish to cope with and respond to the constant risk that besieges them and their loved ones. Provocative, eye-opening, and extraordinarily moving, In Harm's Way is destined to become a classic work on violence at the urban margins.