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    • The invisible orientation : an introduction to asexuality
      The invisible orientation : an introduction to asexuality
      Julie Sondra Decker.
      "In 'The invisible orientation, ' Julie Sondra Decker outlines what asexuality is, counters misconceptions, provides resources, and puts asexual people's experiences in context as they move through a very sexualized world. It includes information for asexual people to help understand their orientation and what it means for their relationships, as well as tips and facts for those who want to undersand their asexual friends and loved ones."--Jacket.
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    • Oral sex for every body : giving and receiving for men and women
      Oral sex for every body : giving and receiving for men and women
      Tina Robbins
      "With clear and direct language, Oral Sex for Every Body is a practical, uninhibited guide to making your sexual relations more imaginative and pleasurable. Oral sex has many variations (as many for her as for him), and you'll find all of them in this book. Let yourself be carried along and learn to enjoy invigorating oral sex, passionate cunnilingus, or an unforgettable sixty-nine. Let it free your imagination, forget about your fears, and prepare to surprise your lover as you never have before"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Male sex work and society
      Male sex work and society
      edited by Victor Minichiello and John Scott.

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    • Exiting prostitution : a study in female desistance
      Exiting prostitution : a study in female desistance
      Roger Matthews, Helen Easton, Lisa Young, Julie Bindel.

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    • Made in the USA : the sex trafficking of America's children
    • Pipeline : human trafficking in Italy
    • A history of stepfamilies in early America
    • 1-2-3 magic
      1-2-3 magic
      Thomas W. Phelan, PhD.
      This revised edition of the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program addresses the difficult task of child discipline with humor, keen insight, and proven experience. The technique offers a foolproof method of disciplining children ages two through 12 without arguing, yelling, or spanking. By means of three easy to follow steps, parents learn to manage troublesome behavior, encourage good behavior, and strengthen the parent-child relationship, avoiding the "Talk-Persuade-Argue-Yell-Hit" syndrome that frustrates so many parents. Ten strategies for building a child's self-esteem and the six types of testing and manipulation a parent can expect from the child are discussed, as well as tips on how to prevent homework arguments, make mealtimes more enjoyable, conduct effective family meetings, and encourage children to start doing their household chores. New advice about kids and technology and new illustrations bring this essential parenting companion completely up to date.
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    • Creative play for your toddler : Steiner Waldorf expertise and toy projects for 2-4s
      Creative play for your toddler : Steiner Waldorf expertise and toy projects for 2-4s
      Christopher Clouder and Janni Nicol.
      "Creative Play the Steiner Waldorf Way is the ideal book for parents who want their children to develop their creativity and imagination through play. It teaches you how to let your child develop according to the Steiner theory, which helps children to fulfil themselves naturally and holistically in mind, body and spirit. Each chapter covers a different element of your child's development and includes an expert summary of Steiner theory and how it relates to children and parents today. You will find instructions for how to make over 20 beautiful toys from natural materials to encourage your child to develop creativity, awareness, confidence and imagination" -- from publisher's web site.
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    • Growing up social : raising relational kids in a screen-driven world
      Growing up social : raising relational kids in a screen-driven world
      Gary Chapman, Arlene Pellicane.
      "In this digital age, children are spending more and more time interacting with a screen rather than a parent. Technology has the potential to add value to our families, but it can also erode a sense of togetherness and hinder a child's emotional growth. In Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World, you'll learn how to take back your home from an over-dependence on screens. Discover the five A+ skills needed to give your child the relational edge in a screen-driven world: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention. Today's screens aren't just in our living rooms; they are in our pockets. Now is the time to equip your child to live with screen time, not for screen time. Constant entertainment is not the goal of childhood. No phone, tablet, or gaming device can teach your child how to have healthy relationships; only you can. Growing Up Social will help you: - Equip your child to be relational rich in a digital world - Replace mindless screen time with meaningful family time - Establish simple boundaries that make a huge difference - Read what's working for the screen savvy family down the street - Prepare your child to succeed down the road in relationships and life - Learn healthy ways to occupy your child while you get things done"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The Gen Z effect : the six forces shaping the future of business
    • Chronic youth : disability, sexuality, and U.S. media cultures of rehabilitation
      Chronic youth : disability, sexuality, and U.S. media cultures of rehabilitation
      Julie Passanante Elman.
      "The teenager has often appeared in culture as an anxious figure, the repository for American dreams and worst nightmares, at once on the brink of success and imminent failure. Spotlighting the "troubled teen" as a site of pop cultural, medical, and governmental intervention, Chronic Youth traces the teenager as a figure through which broad threats to the normative order have been negotiated and contained. Examining television, popular novels, science journalism, new media, and public policy, Julie Passanante Elman shows how the teenager became a cultural touchstone for shifting notions of able-bodiedness, heteronormativity, and neoliberalism in the late twentieth century. By the late 1970s, media industries as well as policymakers began developing new problem-driven 'edutainment' prominently featuring narratives of disability--from the immunocompromised The Boy in the Plastic Bubble to ABC's After School Specials and teen sick-lit. Although this conjoining of disability and adolescence began as a storytelling convention, disability became much more than a metaphor as the process of medicalizing adolescence intensified by the 1990s, with parenting books containing neuro-scientific warnings about the incomplete and volatile "teen brain." Undertaking a cultural history of youth that combines disability, queer, feminist, and comparative media studies, Elman offers a provocative new account of how American cultural producers, policymakers, and medical professionals have mobilized discourses of disability to cast adolescence as a treatable "condition." By tracing the teen's uneven passage from postwar rebel to 21st century patient, Chronic Youth shows how teenagers became a lynchpin for a culture of perpetual rehabilitation and neoliberal governmentality"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Groups, troops, clubs & classrooms : the essential handbook for youth leaders
      Groups, troops, clubs & classrooms : the essential handbook for youth leaders
      Susan Ragsdale and Ann Saylor.
      "This practical handbook is for teachers, volunteers, group leaders, youth counselors, coaches, and anyone with works with young people. Find practical and motivational advice for approaching young people from a strength-based perspective. Readers will learn about how kids' brains are wired, how to create inviting classrooms and meeting spaces, and how to connect with them in meaningful, lasting ways. The authors share dozens of strategies for activating and sustaining young people's innate strengths and skills so they can become positive forces for self-realization and community betterment"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The breakup book : 20 steps to heal a broken heart
      The breakup book : 20 steps to heal a broken heart
      Lesley Robins.
      "The Breakup Book...combines poignant and relatable stories from the author's own heartbreak--straight-talking wisdom from a woman who's been through it all, including the early days after a breakup when she couldn't get off the couch to moving on gracefully using various techniques to get her through the day. Some of it worked and some of it didn't, and that's where this guide comes in."--page 4 of cover.
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    • Social influences on romantic relationships : beyond the dyad
      Social influences on romantic relationships : beyond the dyad
      [edited by] Christopher R. Agnew.
      "How do we choose a partner to initiate a relationship with, and what makes us stay in a given relationship over time? These questions are most often pursued by scholars with an emphasis on the internal thoughts, feelings, and motivations of individual decision-makers. Conversely, this volume highlights the importance of considering external influences on individual decision-making in close relationships. Featuring contributions from internationally renowned scholars, the volume is divided into two interrelated sections. The first section considers global and societal influences on romantic relationships and the second section focuses on social network and communicative influences on romantic relationships. Taken together, this collection helps us to better understand how external factors influence the internal machinations of those involved in intimate relationships"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • A modern marriage : a memoir
      A modern marriage : a memoir
      Christy and Mark Kidd with Timothy Flapp.

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    • Is my husband gay, straight, or bi? : a guide for women concerned about their men
    • Elderly parents with all their marbles : a survival guide for the kids
    • The underground girls of Kabul : in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan
      The underground girls of Kabul : in search of a hidden resistance in Afghanistan
      Jenny Nordberg.
      An award-winning foreign correspondent who contributed to a Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times series reveals the secret Afghan custom of disguising girls as boys to improve their prospects, discussing its political and social significance as well as the experiences of its practitioners.
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    • The wayward woman : Progressivism, prostitution and performance in the United States, 1888-1917
    • Women of the nation : between black protest and Sunni Islam
      Women of the nation : between black protest and Sunni Islam
      Dawn-Marie Gibson and Jamillah Karim.
      "With vocal public figures such as Malcolm X, Elijah Muhammad, and Louis Farrakhan, the Nation of Islam often appears to be a male-centric religious movement, and over 60 years of scholarship have perpetuated that notion. Yet, women have been pivotal in the NOI's development, playing a major role in creating the public image that made it appealing and captivating.Women of the Nation draws on oral histories and interviews with approximately 100 women across several cities to provide an overview of women's historical contributions and their varied experiences of the NOI, including both its continuing community under Farrakhan and its offshoot into Sunni Islam under Imam W.D. Mohammed. The authors examine how women have interpreted and navigated the NOI's gender ideologies and practices, illuminating the experiences of African-American, Latina, and Native American women within the NOI and their changing roles within this patriarchal movement. The book argues that the Nation of Islam experience for women has been characterized by an expression of Islam sensitive to American cultural messages about race and gender, but also by gender and race ideals in the Islamic tradition. It offers the first exhaustive study of women's experiences in both the NOI and the W.D. Mohammed community"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Islamophobia, victimisation and the veil
      Islamophobia, victimisation and the veil
      Irene Zempi, University Tutor, University of Leicester, UK and Neil Chakraborti, Reader in Criminology, University of Leicester, UK.
      "This book examines the experiences of veiled Muslim women as victims of Islamophobia, and the impact of this victimisation upon women, their families and wider Muslim communities. Based on empirical research, it explores the vulnerability of veiled Muslim women to acts of Islamophobic hate and prejudice in public places.Zempi and Chakraborti examine how Islamophobic victimisation is experienced as 'part and parcel' of wearing the veil, rather than as isolated one-off incidents, and how repeat incidents of supposedly low-level forms of hostility such as name-calling, persistent staring and other types of intimidatory behaviour place a potentially huge emotional burden on victims. The threat of Islamophobic abuse and violence has long-lasting effects for both actual and potential victims, underlining the case for a more effective approach to engaging with veiled Muslim women as victims of Islamophobia; one which recognises their multiple vulnerabilities and which takes into consideration their distinct cultural and religious needs.Islamophobia, Victimisation and the Veil provides a timely insight into an under-researched and challenging set of issues, and will be essential reading for students, academics and practitioners working across a range of disciplines including Criminology, Sociology, Victimology and Gender Studies. "-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Asian and feminist philosophies in dialogue : liberating traditions
      Asian and feminist philosophies in dialogue : liberating traditions
      edited by Jennifer McWeeny and Ashby Butnor.
      "In this collection of original essays, international scholars put Asian traditions, such as Hinduism, Buddhism, Daoism, and Confucianism, into conversation with one or more contemporary feminist philosophies, founding a new mode of inquiry that attends to diverse voices and the complex global relationships that define our world."--Publishers website
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    • Vulnerability : new essays in ethics and feminist philosophy
      Vulnerability : new essays in ethics and feminist philosophy
      edited by Catriona Mackenzie, Wendy Rogers, and Susan Dodds.

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    • Sisters in the statehouse : Black women and legislative decision making
      Sisters in the statehouse : Black women and legislative decision making
      Nadia E. Brown.
      "Theories of descriptive representation that keep identity constant over time and context fail to account for the substantive work of minority women legislators. Sisters in the Statehouse addresses this gap in the literature by utilizing humanistic inquiry to examine the connection between descriptive and substantive representation in the case of Black women legislators. This link hinges on how such legislators see the effects of their own race-gender identity on their legislative work. By combining humanistic and social science techniques, such as feminist life histories, elite interviews, and participant observation in conjunction with legislative case studies as well as bill sponsorship data, I present a fuller description of how identity informs Black women state legislators' descriptive and substantive representation. Linking personal narratives to political behavior, my study elicits the feminist life histories of African American women legislators to understand how their experiences with racism and sexism have influenced their legislative decision-making and policy preferences. I reveal several distinctions that inform the legislative work of these legislators to provide a broader perspective that exemplifies how an intersectional approach can enhance our understanding of political representation"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Eugenic feminism : reproductive nationalism in the United States and India
    • Gender, conflict and peace in Kashmir : invisible stakeholders
      Gender, conflict and peace in Kashmir : invisible stakeholders
      Seema Shekhawat.
      "Discusses the role of women in militancy in Kashmir from a historical perspective"--Provided by publisher.
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    • Men, masculinities and methodologies
      Men, masculinities and methodologies
      edited by Barbara Pini, Griffith University, Australia and Bob Pease, Deakin University, Australia.
      "Feminist researchers have produced a large body of critical scholarship on methodologies as they pertain to the study of women. However, questions about issues such as power, positionality and ethics in research related to men and masculinities have remained largely unaddressed. This is despite the fact that research on men and masculinities has grown exponentially in recent years, as is evidenced by the increasing number of scholarly books and journals on the subject. In this book researchers reflect on their experiences of studying men and masculinities from the perspective of topics ranging from internet dating and violence to social inclusion and rock climbing. They also canvass how we can address difference and diversity amongst men and between masculinities in our methodological approaches. Through the lens of masculinity studies the authors contribute to broader methodological debates about subjects such as field access, insider-outsider positioning and qualitative versus quantitative approaches."--pub. desc.
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    • Representation : the case of women
      Representation : the case of women
      edited by Maria C. Escobar-Lemmon and Michelle M. Taylor-Robinson.
      "While there is a vast literature on women's political interests, there is hardly any consensus about what constitutes "women's interests" or how scholars should approach studying them. Representation can occur in various venues or by various actors, but, due to power imbalances across political groups, it is not always realized in any substantive way. The essays in this book constitute a broad and geographically comparative move toward defining new and unified theoretical orientations to studying representation among women. Representation involves not only getting group members into government, but also articulating group interests and translating those interests into policy. Because competing groups have different policy preferences and act out of self-interest, representation of historically marginalized groups is a contentious, contingent process that is likely to ebb and flow. The book begins with a theoretical positioning of the meaning of women's interests, issues and preferences. It considers the need to add nuance to how we conceive of and study intersectionality and the dangers of stretching the meaning of substantive representation. It then looks at descriptive representation in political parties, high courts, and legislatures, as well as how definitions of "interest" affect who represents women in legislatures and social movements. The book concludes by suggesting testable propositions and avenues for future research to enhance understanding about representation of women and of other historically under-represented groups. Chapters include cases from the United States, Latin America, Western Europe and Africa"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The last promise
    • Pediatric nursing made incredibly easy!
      Pediatric nursing made incredibly easy!
      clinical editor, Mikki Meadows-Oliver.

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    • Generation stressed : play-based tools to help your child overcome anxiety