Contesting Childhood

Author: Kate Douglas

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813549156

Category: Social Science

Page: 236

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The late 1990s and early 2000s witnessed a surge in the publication and popularity of autobiographical writings about childhood. Linking literary and cultural studies, Contesting Childhood draws on a varied selection of works from a diverse range of authorsùfrom first-time to experienced writers. Kate Douglas explores Australian accounts of the Stolen Generation, contemporary American and British narratives of abuse, the bestselling memoirs of Andrea Ashworth, Augusten Burroughs, Robert Drewe, Mary Karr, Frank McCourt, Dave Pelzer, and Lorna Sage, among many others. Drawing on trauma and memory studies and theories of authorship and readership, Contesting Childhood offers commentary on the triumphs, trials, and tribulations that have shaped this genre. Douglas examines the content of the narratives and the limits of their representations, as well as some of the ways in which autobiographies of youth have become politically important and influential. This study enables readers to discover how stories configure childhood within cultural memory and the public sphere.

Creative Solutions

Author: Anistasia Miller,Jared Brown

Publisher: Rockport Pub

ISBN: 1592530788

Category: Design

Page: 204

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View the challenges faced when creating a logo. Look at 180 successful logos & get tips, read about the design process & learn more about creating a brand mark.

In Praise of Wisdom

Author: Kim Paffenroth

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780826416032

Category: Religion

Page: 188

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Examines the ways that our rich literary tradition in the West deals with the questions of reason and faith.

Bonded to the Abuser

Author: Amy J. L. Baker,Mel Schneiderman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442236884

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 187

View: 3155

Tens of thousands of children are removed from home each year due to some form of child maltreatment, usually physical neglect, physical abuse, or sexual abuse, although sometimes for emotional abuse as well. An additional significant number of children are victims of child maltreatment but remain in their home. Extensive research reveals the far reaching and long lasting negative impact of maltreatment on child victims, including on their physical, social, emotional, and behavioral functioning. One particularly troubling and complicated aspect is how the child victim forms (and maintains) a “traumatic bond” with his abuser, even becoming protective and defensive of that person despite the pain and suffering they have caused. This book will provide the reader with the essential experience of understanding how children make meaning of being maltreated by a parent, and how these traumatic bonds form and last. Through an examination of published memoirs of abuse, the authors analyze and reveal the commonalities in the stories to uncover the ways in which adult victims of childhood abuse understand and digest the traumatic experiences of their childhoods. This understanding can inform interventions and treatments designed for this vulnerable population and can help family and friends of victims understand more fully the maltreatment experience “from the inside out.”

Serial Memoir

Author: N. Stamant

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137410337

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 200

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Serial Memoir chronicles the phenomenon of seriality in memoir, a transition in life writing toward repeated acts of self-representation in the later twentieth century. Such a shift demonstrates a new way to understand and represent constantly-shifting subjectivities and their ambivalent relationship to the concept and structure of the archive.

Read This First

Author: Ron Ploof

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1440166854

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 182

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What is your Company's Online Reputation? If you want proof that business communication has changed forever, just type your company's name into a search engine like Google or Yahoo and behold its online reputation. The results are frequently jarring because instead of finding brand messages carefully crafted by those on your payroll, most executives find a mishmash of content created by those who aren't--new influencers who are using New Media technologies to share their thoughts about your products and services. If you want to learn how to monitor and manage your online reputation, if you'd like to know how to properly influence these new influencers, if you'd like to hire employees who are well equipped to work in our new online world, you need to Read This First. You will learn: *Why you can no longer control your brand and why you shouldn't try. *Low cost, low risk, step-by-step methods to bring New Media into your organization. *How to use free, web-based tools to increase employee productivity while enhancing your company's online reputation. *How New Media is the most measurable medium in the history of corporate communications. *Case studies of real companies, big and small, using Social Media.


Author: Brock Wilbur,Nathan Rabin

Publisher: Boss Fight Books

ISBN: 1940535220

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 176

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In 1997, game studio Running With Scissors released its debut title, Postal, an isometric shooter aimed at shocking an imagined pearl-clutching public. The game was crass, gory, and dumb—all of which might have been forgivable if the game had been any fun to play. Postal gained enough notoriety from riding the wave of public outrage to warrant a sequel. And DLC. And a remake. And, perhaps most surprising of all, a Golden-Raspberry-winning feature film adaptation directed by the infamous Uwe Boll. In this thoughtful and hilarious tag-team performance, Brock Wilbur & Nathan Rabin probe the fascinatingly troubled game and film for what each can tell us about shock culture & mass shootings, interviewing the RWS team and even Boll himself for answers. Like it or not, Postal is the franchise that won't die—no matter how many molotov cocktails you throw at it.

Ruins and Other Short Stories

Author: Mary Brooks

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1543401392

Category: Fiction

Page: 108

View: 9884

Ruins and Other Short Stories is another collection of short stories from Mary Brooks