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Bound By a Mighty Vow

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Sororities are often thought of as exclusive clubs for socially inclined college students, but Bound by a Mighty Vow, a history of the women's Greek system, demonstrates that these organizations have always served more serious purposes. Diana Turk explores the founding and development of the earliest sororities (then called women's fraternities) and explains how these groups served as support networks to help the first female collegians succeed in the hostile world of nineteenth century higher education. Turk goes on to look at how and in what ways sororities changed over time. While the first generation focused primarily on schoolwork, later Greek sisters used their fraternity connections to ensure social status, gain access to jobs and job training, and secure financial and emotional support as they negotiated life in turn-of-the-century America. The costs they paid were conformity to certain tightly prescribed beliefs of how "ideal" fraternity women should act and what "ideal" fraternity women should do. Drawing on primary source documents written and preserved by the fraternity women themselves, as well as on oral history interviews conducted with fraternity officers and alumnae members, Bound by a Mighty Vow uncovers the intricate history of these early women's networks and makes a bold statement about the ties that have bound millions of American women to one another in the name of sisterhood.

Education, Music, and the Lives of Undergraduates

Education, Music, and the Lives of Undergraduates Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roger Mantie,Brent C. Talbot
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Education, Music, and the Lives of Undergraduates by Roger Mantie,Brent C. Talbot Summary

The undergraduate years are a special time of life for many students. They are a time for study, yes, but also a time for making independent decisions over what to do beyond formal education. This book is based on a nine-year study of collegiate a cappella - a socio-musical practice that has exploded on college campuses since the 1990s. A defining feature of collegiate a cappella is that it is a student-run leisure activity undertaken by undergraduate students at institutions both large and small, prestigious and lower-status. With rare exceptions, participants are not music majors yet many participants interviewed had previous musical experience both in and out of school settings. Motivations for staying musically involved varied considerably - from those who felt they could not imagine life without a musical outlet to those who joined on a whim. Collegiate a cappella is about much more than singing cover songs. It sustains multiple forms of inequality through its audition practices and its performative enactment of gender and heteronormativity. This book sheds light on how undergraduates conceptualize vocation and avocation within the context of formal education, holding implications for educators at all levels.

Rethinking Campus Life

Rethinking Campus Life Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Christine A. Ogren,Marc A. VanOverbeke
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Rethinking Campus Life by Christine A. Ogren,Marc A. VanOverbeke Summary

This edited volume explores the history of student life throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Chapter authors examine the expanding reach of scholarship on the history of college students; the history of underrepresented students, including black, Latino, and LGBTQ students; and student life at state normal schools and their successors, regional colleges and universities, and at community colleges and evangelical institutions. The book also includes research on drag and gender and on student labor activism, and offers new interpretations of fraternity and sorority life. Collectively, these chapters deepen scholarly understanding of students, the diversity of their experiences at an array of institutions, and the campus lives they built.

Here She Is

Here She Is Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Hilary Levey Friedman
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A fresh exploration of American feminist history told through the lens of the beauty pageant world. Many predicted that pageants would disappear by the 21st century. Yet they are thriving. America’s most enduring contest, Miss America, celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2020. Why do they persist? In Here She Is, Hilary Levey Friedman reveals the surprising ways pageants have been an empowering feminist tradition. She traces the role of pageants in many of the feminist movement’s signature achievements, including bringing women into the public sphere, helping them become leaders in business and politics, providing increased educational opportunities, and giving them a voice in the age of #MeToo. Using her unique perspective as a NOW state president, daughter to Miss America 1970, sometimes pageant judge, and scholar, Friedman explores how pageants became so deeply embedded in American life from their origins as a P.T. Barnum spectacle at the birth of the suffrage movement, through Miss Universe’s bathing beauties to the talent- and achievement-based competitions of today. She looks at how pageantry has morphed into culture everywhere from The Bachelor and RuPaul’s Drag Race to cheer and specialized contests like those for children, Indigenous women, and contestants with disabilities. Friedman also acknowledges the damaging and unrealistic expectations pageants place on women in society and discusses the controversies, including Miss America’s ableist and racist history, Trump’s ownership of the Miss Universe Organization, and the death of child pageant-winner JonBenét Ramsey. Presenting a more complex narrative than what’s been previously portrayed, Here She Is shows that as American women continue to evolve, so too will beauty pageants.

Freemasonry and the Press in the Twentieth Century

Freemasonry and the Press in the Twentieth Century Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Paul Calderwood
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By the end of the twentieth century, Freemasonry had acquired an unsavoury reputation as a secretive network of wealthy men looking out for each others’ interests. The popular view is of an organisation that, if not actually corrupt, is certainly viewed with deep mistrust by the press and wider society. Yet, as this book makes clear, this view contrasts sharply with the situation at the beginning of the century when the public’s perception of Freemasonry in Britain was much more benevolent, with numerous establishment figures (including monarchs, government ministers, archbishops and civic worthies) enthusiastically recommending Freemasonry as the key to model citizenship. Focusing particularly on the role of the press, this book investigates the transformation of the image of Freemasonry in Britain from respectability to suspicion. It describes how the media projected a positive message of the organisation for almost forty years, based on a mass of news emanating from the organisation itself, before a change in public regard occurred during the later twentieth-century. This change in the public mood, the book argues, was due primarily to Masonic withdrawal from the public sphere and a disengagement with the press. Through an examination of the subject of Freemasonry and the British press, a number of related social trends are addressed, including the decline of deference, the erosion of privacy, greater competition in the media, the emergence of more aggressive and investigative journalism, the consequences of media isolation and the rise of professional Public Relations. The book also illuminates the organisation’s collisions with nationalism, communism, and state welfare provision. As such, the study is illuminating not only for students of Freemasonry, but those with an interest in the wider social history of modern Britain.

University Coeducation in the Victorian Era

University Coeducation in the Victorian Era Pdf/ePub eBook Author: C. Myers
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University Coeducation in the Victorian Era by C. Myers Summary

University Coeducation in the Victorian Era chronicles the inclusion of women in state-supported male universities during the nineteenth century. Based on primary sources produced by the administrators, faculty, and students, or other contemporary Victorian writers, this book provides insight from multiple perspectives of an important step in the progress of gender relations in higher education and society at large. By studying twelve institutions in the United States, and another twelve in the United Kingdom, the comparative scope of the work is substantial and brings local, regional, national, and international questions together, while not losing sight of individual university student experiences.

Race and Ethnicity in Secret and Exclusive Social Orders

Race and Ethnicity in Secret and Exclusive Social Orders Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Matthew W. Hughey
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Race and Ethnicity in Secret and Exclusive Social Orders by Matthew W. Hughey Summary

Secret and private organizations, in the form of Greek-letter organizations, mutual aid societies, and civic orders, together possess a storied and often-romanticized place in popular culture. While much has been made of these groups’ glamorous origins and influence—such as the Freemasons’ genesis in King Solomon’s temple or the belief in the Illuminati’s control of modern geo-politics—few have explicitly examined the role of race and ethnicity in organizing and perpetuating these cloistered orders. This volume directly addresses the inattention paid to the salience of race in secret societies. Through an examination of the Historically Black and White Fraternities and Sororities, the Ku Klux Klan in the US, the Ekpe and Abakuj secret societies of Africa and the West Indies, Gypsies in the United Kingdom, Black and White Temperance Lodges, and African American Order of the Elks, this book traces the use of racial and ethnic identity in these organizations. This important contribution examines how such orders are both cause and consequence of colonization, segregation, and subjugation, as well as their varied roles as both catalysts and impediments to developing personal excellence, creating fictive kinship ties, and fostering racial uplift, nationalism, and cohesion. This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society

The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Frederick F. Wherry,Juliet B. Schor, Consulting Editor
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The SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society by Frederick F. Wherry,Juliet B. Schor, Consulting Editor Summary

Economics is the nexus and engine that runs society, affecting societal well-being, raising standards of living when economies prosper or lowering citizens through class structures when economies perform poorly. Our society only has to witness the booms and busts of the past decade to see how economics profoundly affects the cores of societies around the world. From a household budget to international trade, economics ranges from the micro- to the macro-level. It relates to a breadth of social science disciplines that help describe the content of the proposed encyclopedia, which will explicitly approach economics through varied disciplinary lenses. Although there are encyclopedias of covering economics (especially classic economic theory and history), the SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society emphasizes the contemporary world, contemporary issues, and society. Features: 4 volumes with approximately 800 signed articles ranging from 1,000 to 5,000 words each are presented in a choice of print or electronic editions Organized A-to-Z with a thematic Reader's Guide in the front matter groups related entries Articles conclude with References & Future Readings to guide students to the next step on their research journeys Cross-references between and among articles combine with a thorough Index and the Reader's Guide to enhance search-and-browse in the electronic version Pedagogical elements include a Chronology of Economics and Society, Resource Guide, and Glossary This academic, multi-author reference work will serve as a general, non-technical resource for students and researchers within social science programs who seek to better understand economics through a contemporary lens.

Inspiring Participatory Democracy

Inspiring Participatory Democracy Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Tom Hayden
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The famous 1962 Port Huron Statement by the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) introduced the concept of participatory democracy to popular discourse and practice. In Inspiring Participatory Democracy Tom Hayden, one of the principal architects of the statement, analyses its historical impact and relevance to today's movements. Inspiring Participatory Democracy includes the full transcript of the Port Huron statment and shows how it played an important role in the movements for black civil rights, against the Vietnam war and for the Freedom of Information Act. Published during the year of Port Huron's 50th anniversary, Inspiring Participatory Democracy will be of great interest to readers interested in social history, politics and social activism.

Delphi Collected Norse Sagas (Illustrated)

Delphi Collected Norse Sagas (Illustrated) Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Norse Sagas
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Norse sagas concern tales of ancient Nordic and Germanic history, detailing early Viking voyages, the battles that took place during these voyages, exotic adventures in foreign lands and the migration to Iceland. These prose sagas were written in the Old Norse language, sharing similarities with epic poetry, telling of heroic deeds of days long gone. The tales offer an endless panorama of pagan chieftains, Viking warriors, historic saints, noble bishops and ordinary men and women, facing human dilemmas that troubled the ancient Scandinavian world. This eBook presents a comprehensive collection of Norse Sagas, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to the sagas * Concise introductions to the ancient texts * A generous selection of sagas from four categories: Kings’ Sagas; Sagas of Icelanders; Legendary Sagas; Bishops’ Sagas * Features many rare sagas appearing in English for the first time in digital publishing, including the Kings’ Saga ‘Sverris saga’ * Includes Frederick York’s rare translations of Bishops’ Sagas * Images of how the sagas were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the texts * Includes seven bonus collections of Norse Sagas * Special criticism section, with Conrad Hjalmar Nordby’s book evaluating the influence of Old Norse literature on English literature * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and genres Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: Kings’ Sagas Sverris saga (Tr. John Sephton) Heimskringla (Tr. Samuel Laing) The Saga of Haakon Haakonarson (Tr. James Johnstone) Sagas of Icelanders The Story of the Banded Men (Tr. William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon) Egil’s saga (Tr. W. C. Green) The Saga of Erik the Red (Tr. John Sephton) The Saga of the Ere-Dwellers (Tr. William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon) Færeyinga saga (Tr. F. York Powell) Gísla saga (Tr. by G. W. DaSent) Grettis saga (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson) The Saga of Gunnlaug the Worm-Tongue and Rafn the Skald (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson) The Saga of Howard the Halt (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson) The Saga of the Heath Slayings (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson) The Saga of Hrafnkell, Frey’s Priest (Tr. John Coles) The Saga of Hen-Thorir (Tr. William Morris and Eirikr Magnusson) The Saga of Cormac the Skald (Tr. W. G. Collingwood and J. Stefansson) Laurentius saga (Tr. Oliver Elton) Laxdæla saga (Tr. Muriel A. C. Press) Njáls saga (Tr. George Dasent) The Saga of Viga-Glum (Tr. Edmund Head,) The Saga of Viglund the Fair (Tr. William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon) Legendary Sagas Fridthjof’s saga (Tr. Thomas and Martha Holcomb) The Saga of Hervör and Heidrek (Tr. Nora Kershaw) Volsunga saga (Tr. William Morris and Eiríkr Magnússon) The Saga of Dietrich of Bern (Tr. M. W. Macdowall) The Saga of Thorstein, Viking’s Son (Tr. Rasmus B. Anderson) The Story of Norna-Gest (Tr. Nora Kershaw) The Tháttur of Sörli (Tr. Nora Kershaw) Bishops’ Sagas Hunger-waker (Tr. Frederick York) Saga of Saint Thorlak (Tr. Frederick York) Saga of Bishop Paul (Tr. Frederick York) Saga of John of Holar (Tr. Frederick York) Collections of Norse Sagas The Children of Odin: The Book of Northern Myths by Padraic Colum In the Days of Giants: A Book of Norse Tales by Abbie Farwell Brown The Heroes of Asgard: Tales from Scandinavian Mythology by Keary and Keary Legends of Norseland by Mara L. Pratt-Chadwick and A. Chase Stories and Ballads of the Far Past, by Nora Kershaw Told by the Northmen: Stories from the Eddas and Sagas by E. M. Wilmot-Buxton Viking Tales by Jennie Hall The Criticism The Influence of Old Norse Literature on English Literature, by Conrad Hjalmar Nordby Please visit www.delphiclassics.com to browse through our range of exciting titles or to purchase this eBook as a Parts Edition of individual eBooks

Foundations, Research, and Assessment of Fraternities and Sororities

Foundations, Research, and Assessment of Fraternities and Sororities Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Pietro Sasso,J. Patrick Biddix,Mónica Lee Miranda
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Foundations, Research, and Assessment of Fraternities and Sororities by Pietro Sasso,J. Patrick Biddix,Mónica Lee Miranda Summary

Foundations, Research, and Assessment of Fraternities and Sororities is inspired by continuing conversations about the enduring challenges facing fraternities and sororities on campuses across the country. The co-editors curate contributions from scholars and noteworthy practitioners from across higher education to examine a variety of issues relating to the past and future construct of these institutions. The text begins with a historical section that provides a perspective on the origins of fraternities and sororities. Other sections look at such critical areas as values, legal issues, and research. Values are described regarding the values congruence movement and acknowledging emerging areas of the individual fraternity and sorority experience. Legal issues include freedom of speech, hazing law, and risk management. Additional profiles of large, national benchmark surveys are included, and the book concludes with a final overview of the state of fraternity/sorority scholarship. This volume will appeal to a broad readership made up of faculty, administrations and alumni/ae. Perfect for courses such as: Fraternity and Sorority Leadership | Undergraduate Student Issues | Professional Development Circles | Discussion Groups | Graduate Seminars | Individual Reading Reflection | Introduction to Student Affairs | Contemporary Issues in Higher Education

The A to Z of the Progressive Era

The A to Z of the Progressive Era Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Peter C. Holloran,Catherine Cocks,Alan Lessoff
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The A to Z of the Progressive Era by Peter C. Holloran,Catherine Cocks,Alan Lessoff Summary

The Progressive Era, the period in the United States between 1898 and 1917, was a time of great social, political, and industrial change. Following the Spanish-American War of 1898, an event that signaled the emergence of the United States as a great power, the country soon was involved in its first overseas guerrilla war, in the Philippines. Vast changes in communications and transportation, immigration and migration patterns, social mores, gender roles, family structure, class structure, work patterns, business methods, education, intellectual life, religion, the professions, technology, science, medicine, and much else were transforming the scope and feel of people's lives and relationships. In many ways what happened in this era set the agenda for the rest of the 20th century. The A to Z of the Progressive Era is the most comprehensive and coherent reference work on the Progressive Era. Through its chronology, introductory essay, bibliography, appendixes, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the key events, people, organizations, and ideas of the period, this resource is a lively, complete, and accessible overview of this significant era.

Perspectives on the History of Higher Education

Perspectives on the History of Higher Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Roger L. Geiger
Editor: Routledge
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Perspectives on the History of Higher Education by Roger L. Geiger Summary

Volume Twenty-Five of Perspectives on the History of Higher Education, the silver anniversary edition, offers three fresh contributions to the understanding of American higher education in the nineteenth century and three historical perspectives on topics of contemporary concern.The divergent paths of antebellum colleges in the North and South have long been recognized. Stephen Tomlinson and Kevin Windham discuss Alva Woods, who moved from Calvinist New England to preside over the new University of Alabama. Woods personified the commitment to evangelical Protestantism and rigid student discipline that prevailed in northern colleges of that era, but in Tuscaloosa confronted the sons of planters, raised to respect mainly independence, power, and the Southern code of honor. Adam Nelson considers geology, a crucially important science in early America that existed on the periphery of higher education but eventually exerted pressure for intellectual modernization. He portrays the small community of scientific pioneers who sought the latest scientific knowledge from Europe, surveyed the mineral wealth of American states, and advocated for science in the college curriculum.Beginning in the 1930s, the National Research Council waged an organized campaign to encourage academic patenting and centralize it within one organization. Jane Robbins explains the crosscurrents of interests that plagued and eventually scuttled that effort, but that set the stage for the contemporary practice of university patenting. Robert Hampel examines how, for more than four decades, students at Yale University took a major responsibility for learning into their own hands by publishing a Critique of courses. He analyzes these documents to determine if their aims were to identify easy or challenging offerings, and finds that this effort produced highly responsible articles. A review essay by Doris Malkmus sheds new light on the experience of co-eds in

Black American Males in Higher Education

Black American Males in Higher Education Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Henry T. Frierson,Willie PearsonJr.,James H. Wyche
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Black American Males in Higher Education by Henry T. Frierson,Willie PearsonJr.,James H. Wyche Summary

Addresses the subject of the disproportional decline of Black American Males in higher education. This book provides critical historical overviews and analyses pertaining to Black American males in higher education and Black Americans of both genders.

Norse Sagas

Norse Sagas Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Snorri Sturluson,Anonymous
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Norse Sagas by Snorri Sturluson,Anonymous Summary

Sagas are stories mostly about ancient Nordic and Germanic history, early Viking voyages, the battles that took place during the voyages and migration to Iceland and of feuds between Icelandic families. They were written in the Old Norse language, mainly in Iceland. Kings' sagas are of the lives of Scandinavian kings. They were composed in the 12th to 14th centuries. The Icelanders' sagas, a.k.a. Family Sagas, are stories of real events, passed in oral form till they eventually were recorded, mostly in the 13th century. These are the highest form of the classical Icelandic saga writing. Legendary Sagas blend remote history with myth or legend. The aim is on a lively narrative and entertainment. Contents: Kings' Sagas Ynglinga Saga Halfdan the Black Saga Harald Harfager's Saga Hakon the Good's Saga Saga of King Harald Grafeld and of Earl Hakon Son of Sigurd King Olaf Trygvason's Saga Saga of Olaf Haraldson (St. Olaf) Saga of Magnus the Good Saga of Harald Hardrade Saga of Olaf Kyrre Magnus Barefoot's Saga Saga of Sigurd the Crusader and His Brothers Eystein and Olaf Saga of Magnus the Blind and of Harald Gille Saga of Sigurd, Inge, and Eystein, the Sons of Harald Saga of Hakon Herdebreid Magnus Erlingson's Saga Sagas of Icelanders Egil's Saga (The Story of Egil Skallagrimsson) Laxdæla Saga The Saga of Hrafnkell, Frey's Priest The Story of the Confederates (Bandamanna saga) The Saga of Gisli the Outlaw The Saga of Gunnlaug the Worm-Tongue and Raven the Skald Saga of the Greenlanders Erik the Red's Saga Grettir's Saga (The Story of Grettir the Strong) Njal's Saga (The story of Burnt Njal) The Saga of Cormac the Skald The Saga of Howard the Halt The Saga of the Ere-Dwellers The Saga of Thrond of Gate The Saga of Viga-Glum The Saga of Viglund the Fair The Saga of Hen-Thorir Legendary Sagas Volsunga Saga Frithiof's Saga

Critical Perspectives on Hazing in Colleges and Universities

Critical Perspectives on Hazing in Colleges and Universities Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Cristóbal Salinas Jr.,Michelle L. Boettcher
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Critical Perspectives on Hazing in Colleges and Universities by Cristóbal Salinas Jr.,Michelle L. Boettcher Summary

This important resource explores the political, cultural, and historical context of hazing at colleges and universities, and also highlights the diverse settings where hazing occurs on campus. Grounded in empirical practice and research, chapter authors discuss current hazing policies and implications to student success while challenging dangerous and harmful hazing habits. Unpacking common myths, this volume helps higher education and student affairs practitioners understand the implications of policy while providing best practices and practical tools for fostering safe and productive organizations on campus. Critical Perspectives on Hazing in Colleges and Universities helps readers continue to educate themselves in prevention while advocating for the lives of people affected by or vulnerable to hazing.

Teaching Recent Global History

Teaching Recent Global History Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Diana B. Turk,Laura J. Dull,Robert Cohen,Michael R. Stoll
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Teaching Recent Global History by Diana B. Turk,Laura J. Dull,Robert Cohen,Michael R. Stoll Summary

Teaching Recent Global History explores innovative ways to teach world history, beginning with the early 20th century. The authors’ unique approach unites historians, social studies teachers, and educational curriculum specialists to offer historically rich, pedagogically innovative, and academically rigorous lessons that help students connect with and deeply understand key events and trends in recent global history. Highlighting the best scholarship for each major continent, the text explores the ways that this scholarship can be adapted by teachers in the classroom in order to engage and inspire students. Each of the eight main chapters highlights a particularly important event or theme, which is then complemented by a detailed discussion of a particular methodological approach. Key features include: • An overarching narrative that helps readers address historical arguments; • Relevant primary documents or artifacts, plus a discussion of a particular historical method well-suited to teaching about them; • Lesson plans suitable for both middle and secondary level classrooms; • Document-based questions and short bibliographies for further research on the topic. This invaluable book is ideal for any aspiring or current teacher who wants to think critically about how to teach world history and make historical discussions come alive for students.

Total Institutions and Reinvented Identities

Total Institutions and Reinvented Identities Pdf/ePub eBook Author: S. Scott
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Total Institutions and Reinvented Identities by S. Scott Summary

Why do people enter total institutions – places that confine and control them around the clock – and how does the experience change them? This book updates Goffman's classic model by introducing the Re-inventive Institution, where members voluntarily commit themselves to pursue regimes of self-improvement.

International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities

International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Michael Flood,Judith Kegan Gardiner,Bob Pease,Keith Pringle
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International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities by Michael Flood,Judith Kegan Gardiner,Bob Pease,Keith Pringle Summary

The International Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities offers a comprehensive guide to the current state of scholarship about men, masculinities, and gender around the world. The Encyclopedia's coverage is comprehensive across three dimensions: areas of personal and social life, academic disciplines, and cultural and historical contexts and formations. The Encyclopedia: examines every area of men's personal and social lives as shaped by gender covers masculinity politics, the men's groups and movements that have tried to change men's roles presents entries on working with particular groups of boys or men, from male patients to men in prison incorporates cross-disciplinary perspectives on and examinations of men, gender and gender relations gives comprehensive coverage of diverse cultural and historical formations of masculinity and the bodies of scholarship that have documented them. The Encyclopedia of Men and Masculinities is composed of over 350 free-standing entries written from their individual perspectives by eminent scholars in their fields. Entries are organized alphabetically for general ease of access but also listed thematically at the front of the encyclopedia, for the convenience of readers with specific areas of interest.