How Things Got Better

Author: Henry J. Perkinson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780897894319

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 172

View: 1399

A novel interpretation of the impact of the media of communication on Western civilization.

Things Get Better

Author: Katie Piper

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1780874782

Category: Self-Help

Page: 320

View: 9266

Britain's most inspiring young woman helps give others the courage to cope with life's challenges, through personal anecdotes and expert advice. To look and listen to the extraordinary Katie Piper, it is difficult to comprehend the severe trauma she suffered from a brutal rape and acid attack which left her with deep physical and emotional scars. These terrible events would have crushed most people, but through her positive outlook and sheer determination, Katie has become inspirational to millions and living proof that no matter what life throws at you, if you work hard and believe - things will get better. Katie now begins to answer the question that everyone wants to know - 'Where did you find the courage?' She shares the key steps and support that led to her emotional recovery and acknowledges the pain we have all felt at times, whether suffering a breakup, life change or more serious trauma. Drawing on her own experiences and letters from other survivors, Katie shows with spectacular compassion that we can all find the strength within to carry on.

Things Can Only Get Better

Author: Maureen Reil

Publisher: Maureen Reil


Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 7214

Minnie Talbot is positive that her boyfriend Dom is about to spring a surprise proposal on her, so she has a surprise up her sleeve for him too. Only things didn’t quite work out the way she planned it. When poor Minnie discovers her day has turned into the crappiest one she has ever had and so much for it being the best. This story follows the hilarious antics of a modern working woman whilst finding out how she copes with disappointment. Only to take on a few favours and projects just to please other people, even if they don’t always appreciate her efforts. Until Minnie finally realises that the one person she can always rely on, is herself. So stay strong, tits out and carry on no matter what becomes her motto. If you enjoy a British comedy novel filled with plenty of cringe worthy laugh-out-loud scenes and the odd F-bomb thrown in for good measure, then this is the book for you.

Did Things Get Better?

Author: Polly Toynbee,David Walker

Publisher: Penguin Group


Category: Great Britain

Page: 273

View: 6018

The authors compare the pledge made in the Blair manifesto with the government's actions, seeking to establish which groups have had their interests served, and which have been sidelined. They seek to provide a comprehensive and fair-minded report on the achievements and failures of New Labour.

Manifesting Something Better: Easy Quick and Fun Ways to Manifest the Life of Your Dreams

Author: Catherine Kane


ISBN: 0984695117

Category: Self-Help

Page: 203

View: 2205

We are always manifesting- so why don't we manifest something better? The world is made of energy and our own energy determines the things, people and experiences in our lives. Better energy-better life. The trick is to know how to use your energy to manifest the life you want. This book is here to tell you how to do just that. It's full of simple methods for improving your energy and working with it to manifest the things you want in your life. Easy, fun and practical. Are you manifesting something better? This book wil show you how.

Supporting Love

Author: Johannes Neuhauser

Publisher: Zeig Tucker & Theisen Publishers

ISBN: 9781891944499

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 308

View: 4038

Emotions and Human Mobility

Author: Maruška Svašek

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135704678

Category: Social Science

Page: 176

View: 8751

This book provides insights into the emotional dimensions of human mobility. Drawing on findings and theoretical discussions in anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, philosophy, linguistics, migration studies, human geography and political science, the authors offer interdisciplinary perspectives on a highly topical debate, asking how 'emotions' can be conceptualised as a tool to explore human mobility. Emotions and Human Mobility investigates how emotional processes are shaped by migration, and vice versa. To what extent are people’s feelings about migration influenced by structural possibilities and constraints such as immigration policies or economic inequality? How do migrants interact emotionally with the people they meet in the receiving countries, and how do they attach to new surroundings? How do they interact with 'the locals', with migrants from other countries, and with migrants from their own homeland? How do they stay in touch with absent kin? The volume focuses on specific cases of migration within Europe, intercontinental mobility, and diasporic dynamics. Critically engaging with the affective turn in the study of migration, Emotions and Human Mobility will be highly relevant to scholars involved in current theoretical debates on human mobility. Providing grounded ethnographic case studies that show how theory arises from concrete historical cases, the book is also highly accessible to students of courses on globalisation, migration, transnationalism and emotion. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.

Walking on Water

Author: Derrick Jensen

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 1603580255

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 5592

Remember the days of longing for the hands on the classroom clock to move faster? Most of us would say we love to learn, but we hated school. Why is that? What happens to creativity and individuality as we pass through the educational system? Walking on Water is a startling and provocative look at teaching, writing, creativity, and life by a writer increasingly recognized for his passionate and articulate critique of modern civilization. This time Derrick Jensen brings us into his classroom--whether college or maximum security prison--where he teaches writing. He reveals how schools perpetuate the great illusion that happiness lies outside of ourselves and that learning to please and submit to those in power makes us into lifelong clock-watchers. As a writing teacher Jensen guides his students out of the confines of traditional education to find their own voices, freedom, and creativity. Jensen's great gift as a teacher and writer is to bring us fully alive at the same moment he is making us confront our losses and count our defeats. It is at the center of Walking on Water, a book that is not only a hard-hitting and sometimes scathing critique of our current educational system and not only a hands-on method for learning how to write, but, like Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way, a lesson on how to connect to the core of our creative selves, to the miracle of waking up and arriving breathless (but with dry feet) on the far shore.

Dying to Be Normal

Author: Brett Krutzsch

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190685220

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 3738

On October 14, 1998, five thousand people gathered on the steps of the U.S. Capitol to mourn the death of Matthew Shepard, a gay college student who had been murdered in Wyoming eight days earlier. Politicians and celebrities addressed the crowd and the televised national audience to share their grief with the country. Never before had a gay citizen's murder elicited such widespread outrage or concern from straight Americans. In Dying to Be Normal, Brett Krutzsch argues that gay activists memorialized people like Shepard as part of a political strategy to present gays as similar to the country's dominant class of white, straight Christians. Through an examination of publicly mourned gay deaths, Krutzsch counters the common perception that LGBT politics and religion have been oppositional and reveals how gay activists used religion to bolster the argument that gays are essentially the same as straights, and therefore deserving of equal rights. Krutzsch's analysis turns to the memorialization of Shepard, Harvey Milk, Tyler Clementi, Brandon Teena, and F. C. Martinez, to campaigns like the It Gets Better Project, and national tragedies like the Pulse nightclub shooting to illustrate how activists used prominent deaths to win acceptance, influence political debates over LGBT rights, and encourage assimilation. Throughout, Krutzsch shows how, in the fight for greater social inclusion, activists relied on Christian values and rhetoric to portray gays as upstanding Americans. As Krutzsch demonstrates, gay activists regularly reinforced a white Protestant vision of acceptable American citizenship that often excluded people of color, gender-variant individuals, non-Christians, and those who did not adhere to Protestant Christianity's sexual standards. The first book to detail how martyrdom has influenced national debates over LGBT rights, Dying to Be Normal establishes how religion has shaped gay assimilation in the United States and the mainstreaming of particular gays as "normal" Americans.