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    • Sexual futures, queer gestures, and other Latina longings
      Sexual futures, queer gestures, and other Latina longings
      Juana Maria Rodriguez.
      "Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures and Other Latina Longings proposes a theory of sexual politics that works in the interstices between radical queer desires and the urgency of transforming public policy, between utopian longings and everyday failures. Considering the ways in which bodily movement is assigned cultural meaning, Juana Mari;a Rodri;guez takes the stereotypes of the hyperbolically gestural queer Latina femme body as a starting point from which to discuss how gestures and forms of embodiment inform sexual pleasures and practices in the social realm.Centered on the sexuality of racialized queer female subjects, the book's varied archive--which includes burlesque border crossings, daddy play, pornography, sodomy laws, and sovereignty claims--seeks to bring to the fore alternative sexual practices and machinations that exist outside the sightlines of mainstream cosmopolitan gay male culture. Situating articulations of sexual subjectivity between the interpretive poles of law and performance, Rodri;guez argues that forms of agency continually mediate among these various structures of legibility--the rigid confines of the law and the imaginative possibilities of the performative. She reads the strategies of Puerto Rican activists working toward self-determination alongside sexual performances on stage, in commercial pornography, in multi-media installations, on the dance floor, and in the bedroom. Rodri;guez examines not only how projections of racialized sex erupt onto various discursive mediums but also how the confluence of racial and gendered anxieties seeps into the gestures and utterances of sexual acts, kinship structures, and activist practices.Ultimately, Sexual Futures, Queer Gestures, and Other Latina Longings reveals--in lyrical style and explicit detail--how sex has been deployed in contemporary queer communities in order to radically reconceptualize sexual politics"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Leaving prostitution : getting out and staying out of sex work
      Leaving prostitution : getting out and staying out of sex work
      Sharon S. Oselin.
      "While street prostitutes comprise only a small minority of sex workers, they have the highest rates of physical and sexual abuse, arrest and incarceration, drug addiction, and stigmatization, which stem from both their public visibility and their dangerous work settings. Exiting the trade can be a daunting task for street prostitutes; despite this, many do try at some point to leave sex work behind. Focusing on four different organizations based in Chicago, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, and Hartford that help prostitutes get off the streets, Sharon S. Oselin's Leaving Prostitution explores the difficulties, rewards, and public responses to female street prostitutes' transition out of sex work."--Publishers website
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    • Justice awakening : how you and your church can help end human trafficking
    • State of the marital union : rhetoric, identity, and nineteenth-century marriage controversies
    • The ugly wife is a treasure at home : true stories of love and marriage in communist China
      The ugly wife is a treasure at home : true stories of love and marriage in communist China
      Melissa Margaret Schneider.
      For centuries, Chinese marriage involved matchmakers, child brides, dowries, and concubines, until the People's Republic of China was established by Mao Zedong and his Communist Party in 1949. Initially encouraging citizens to reject traditional arranged marriages and instead wed for love, the party soon spurned "the sin of putting love first," fearful that romantic love would distract good Communists from selflessly carrying out the State's agenda. Under Mao the Party established the power to approve or reject proposed marriages, dictate where couples would live, and even determine if spouses would live together. By the 1960s and 1970s romantic love became a counterrevolutionary act punishable by "struggle sessions" or even imprisonment. The importance of Chinese sons, however, did not wane during Mao's thirty-year regime. As such, in a world where nobody spoke of love, 99 percent of young women still married. The Ugly Wife Is a Treasure at Home draws the reader into the world of love in Communist China through the personal memories of those who endured the Cultural Revolution and the generations that followed. This collection of intimate and remarkable stories gives readers a rare view of Chinese history, social customs, and Communism from the perspective of today's ordinary citizens.
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    • Family and the politics of moderation : private life, public goods, and the rebirth of social individualism
    • Zero to five : 70 essential parenting tips based on science (and what I've learned so far)
      Zero to five : 70 essential parenting tips based on science (and what I've learned so far)
      Tracy Cutchlow
      Presents seventy parenting tips based on scientific research, discussing the best ways to help infants sleep well, boosting a child's success in school, handling temper tantrums, and managing consequences and punishments.
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    • The essence of a mother : being conscious of the sacred moments of motherhood
      The essence of a mother : being conscious of the sacred moments of motherhood
      Julie McCook Jensen.
      "In her heartfelt,encouraging book, Julie shares the lessons she has learned about fostering self-reliance, taking it slow, cultivating radiance, adopting an attitude of gratitude, and being mindful. "-- Provided by publisher.
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    • MTV and teen pregnancy : critical essays on 16 and pregnant and Teen mom
    • Responsibility, complexity, and abortion : toward a new image of ethical thought
      Responsibility, complexity, and abortion : toward a new image of ethical thought
      Karen Houle.
      "Responsibility, complexity, and abortion: toward a new image of ethical thought draws from feminist theory, post-structuralist theory, and complexity theory to develop a new set of ethical concepts for broaching the thinking challenges that attend the experience of unwanted pregnancy. Author Karen Houle does not only argue for these concepts; she enacts a method for working with them, a method that brackets the tendency to take positions and to think that position-taking is what ethical analysis involves. This book thus provides concrete evidence of a theoretically-grounded, compassionate way that people in all walks of life, academic or otherwise, could come to a better understanding of, and more complex relationship to, difficult ethical issues. On the one hand, this is a meta-ethical book about how people can conceive and communicate moral ideas in ways that are more constructive than position-taking; on the other hand, it is also a book about abortion. It testifies from a first-person female perspective about the life-long complexity that attends fertility, sexuality and reproduction. But it does not do so in order to ratify abortion as a woman's issue or a private matter or as feminist work. Rather, its aim is to excavate the ethical richness of the situation of unwanted pregnancy showing that it connects to everyone, affects everyone, and thus gives everyone something unique and new to think"--Publisher's description.
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    • Parenting on the go : birth to six, A to Z
      Parenting on the go : birth to six, A to Z
      David Elkind.
      "Today's parents need a resource that fits their busy lifestyles, providing brief and pointed answers to the daily questions that come up when you're raising kids. But most parenting books are lengthy tomes elaborating the broad principles of parenting. Parenting On-the-Go offers a novel approach to the crowded genre: an authoritative yet quick and easy reference for the harried parents of infants and children under six. Covering more than 100 key issues in succinct entries, it is both comprehensive and precise. Dr. David Elkind draws from his own research and experience as a child clinical psychologist along with the most recent studies. The American School Board Journal recently described Elkind as an expert who offers simple, practical guidance for parents and educators "to foster health, intelligence, and creativity in children." Parenting On-the-Go is a display of that expertise and comforting sensibility that tackles everything from autism spectrum disorders and daycare centers to vaccinations and taking your kids to the zoo. "-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Subcultures : the basics
    • Get your teenager talking : everything you need to spark meaningful conversations
      Get your teenager talking : everything you need to spark meaningful conversations
      Jonathan McKee.
      "Offering discussion starters, follow-up questions, and interpretations of common responses, these 180 creative ways to get conversations going will help parents and youth workers connect with teens"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The 20 something guide to getting it together : a step-by-step plan for surviving your quarterlife crisis
    • He texted : the ultimate guide to decoding guys
      He texted : the ultimate guide to decoding guys
      Lisa Winning and Carrie Henderson McDermott.

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    • Out of time : the pleasures and perils of ageing
      Out of time : the pleasures and perils of ageing
      Lynne Segal
      "A brave book with a polemical argument on the paradoxes, struggles and advantages of aging. How old am I? Don't ask, don't tell. As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are faced with new challenges and questions of politics and identity. In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir, Out of Time looks at many of the issues facing the aged--the war of the generations and baby-boomer bashing, the politics of desire, the diminished situation of the older woman, the space on the left for the presence and resistance of the old, the problems of dealing with loss and mortality, and how to find victory in survival"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Unretirement : how boomers are changing the way we think about work, community, and the good life
    • Asian women and intimate work
      Asian women and intimate work
      edited by Ochiai Emiko, Aoyama Kaoru.
      "Asian women are often labelled with biased stereotypical images, ranging from "subordinate housewife" to "migrant domestic maid," and "overseas bride." Asian women, in fact, are being constructed as "women among women." These feminine roles are related to the various activities that women perform for others in intimate relationships both within and outside the family. This book comprises contributions from a distinguished group of international researchers who examine the historical development of "new women" and "good wife, wise mother," women's roles in socialist and transitional modernity and the transnational migration of domestic and sex workers as well as wives"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Bold is beautiful : kindness, beauty and strength
    • My mantelpiece : a memoir of survival and social justice
    • Your baby's first year week by week
      Your baby's first year week by week
      Glade B. Curtis, Judith Schuler.
      Thoroughly revised and updated, this book includes the latest pediatric guidelines and recommendations for more than 50 new topics - everything from food allergies to cord-blood banking. It also features the essential milestones of baby's social, emotional, intellectual and physical development on a weekly basis. Valuable information includes: common medical problems, bonding with baby, feeding baby, sleeping habits, vaccination guidelines, playing with baby, and baby gear. -- from back cover.
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    • Reduce child obesity : a guide for using the kid's choice program in school and at home
    • Freeing your child from anxiety : practical strategies to overcome fears, worries, and phobias and be prepared for for life--from toddlers to teens
      Freeing your child from anxiety : practical strategies to overcome fears, worries, and phobias and be prepared for for life--from toddlers to teens
      Tamar E. Chansky, Ph.D.
      An authoritative resource written by a prominent childhood-anxiety expert guides parents through a proven program that will help their children overcome their fears, worries and anxieties to lead happier, healthier lives.
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    • Solving sleep problems in children with autism spectrum disorders : a guide for frazzled families
    • Each day I like it better : autism, ECT and the treatment of our most impaired children
      Each day I like it better : autism, ECT and the treatment of our most impaired children
      Amy S.F. Lutz.
      "Recounts the journeys of the author's autistic son Jonah and seven other children and their families in their quests for educational placements and therapeutic interventions, such as electroconvulsive therapy or ECT"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • ADHD in preschool children : assessment and treatment
      ADHD in preschool children : assessment and treatment
      editors, Jaswinder K. Ghuman, Harinder S. Ghuman.

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