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Download E-books Dirty: A Search for Answers Inside America's Teenage Drug Epidemic PDF

By Meredith Maran

Venturing into uncharted territory, mom and award-winning journalist Meredith Maran takes us inside of little ones' hearts, minds, and crucial worried structures to discover the motives and outcomes of our nation's drug situation. In those pages we get to understand the youngsters, the oldsters, the therapists, and the drug therapy courses at their top and worst. we are face-to-face with seventeen-year-old Mike, whose lifestyles revolves round promoting, smoking, and snorting pace; fifteen-year-old Tristan - the boy round the corner - who cannot get adequate pot, tablets, or vodka; and sixteen-year-old Zalika, a runaway, crack broker, and prostitute because the age of twelve. Combining strong on-the-street reporting and groundbreaking examine, Dirty is vital examining for each dad or mum who works with or cares approximately childrens or teenagers.

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Download E-books The Bunny Years: The Surprising Inside Story of the Playboy Clubs: The Women Who Worked as Bunnies, and Where They Are Now PDF

By Hugh M. Hefner, Kathryn Leigh Scott

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A PROVOCATIVE AND INSIGHTFUL PORTRAIT OF the attractive, FREE-SPIRITED, AND unusually self sustaining girls OF the long-lasting PLAYBOY golf equipment

The Nineteen Sixties have been a time of switch in the United States, an period while effectively guarded innocence gave strategy to explosive social revolution. For Kathryn Leigh Scott, or Bunny Kay as she was once identified within the long island urban Playboy membership, and the greater than 250 former Bunnies she interviewed for this ebook, wearing satin ears and a fuzzy cottontail used to be an act of liberationa probability to bridge the space among being ladies and turning into ladies, to make more money than their very own moms ever fathomed, and to discover their manner in an international that will by no means be a similar. Lauren Hutton used to be a Bunny. Deborah Harry was once too. Bunnies went directly to develop into medical professionals, legal professionals, stockbrokers, genuine property tycoons, nurses, scientists, marketers, and lecturers.

Called a wise oral background by means of Esquire and enjoyable by way of Entertainment Weekly, The Bunny Years is going past Gloria Steinems notorious journal expos, A Bunnys story, past distinct directions for perfecting the Bunny Dip and delivering Keyholders with effective, pleasant, custom-made provider, to discover, within the phrases of the notable girls themselves, what it rather intended to be a Bunny.

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Download E-books A History of Marriage PDF

By Elizabeth Abbott

What does the "tradition of marriage" rather appear like? In A heritage of Marriage, Elizabeth Abbott paints a regularly wonderful photograph of this such a lot public, but such a lot intimate, establishment. Ritual of romance, or social legal responsibility? everlasting bliss, or cult of domesticity? Abbott unearths a fancy culture that incorporates same-sex unions, prepared marriages, dowries, self-marriages, and baby brides. Marriage—in all its loving, unloving, decadent, and impoverished manifestations—is printed the following via Abbott's infectious interest.

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Download E-books Risk Society: Towards a New Modernity (Published in association with Theory, Culture & Society) PDF

By Ulrich Beck

This panoramic research of the of Western societies has been hailed as a vintage. this primary English version has taken its position as a center textual content of up to date sociology along past typifications of society as postindustrial and present debates concerning the social dimensions of the postmodern.

Underpinning the research is the thought of the `risk society'. The altering nature of society's relation to creation and distribution is said to the environmental impression as a totalizing, globalizing economic climate in response to medical and technical wisdom turns into extra important to social association and social conflict.

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Download E-books Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Personal Experiences of Slavery and Freedom PDF

By Ira Berlin

In 1998, the recent Press released Remembering Slavery, a book-and-tape set that provided a startling first-person background of slavery. utilizing excerpts from the millions of interviews carried out with ex-slaves within the Thirties through researchers operating with the Federal Writers’ undertaking, the amazing audiotapes made to be had the one recognized recordings of people that really skilled enslavement—recordings that had collected airborne dirt and dust within the Library of Congress until eventually they have been rendered audible for the 1st time particularly for this set.

Remembering Slavery obtained the type of advertisement recognition seldom accorded initiatives of this nature—nationwide severe and overview insurance in addition to wide assurance on prime-time tv, together with Good Morning America, Nightline, CBS Sunday Morning, and CNN. Reviewers known as the set “chilling … [and] riveting” (Publishers Weekly) and “something, really, actually new” (The Village Voice).

Now the groundbreaking publication portion of the set is obtainable for a brand new new release of readers.

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Download E-books The No-Nonsense Guide to World Population (No-Nonsense Guides) PDF

No-Nonsense advisor to global inhabitants (1/2 page)

With international inhabitants passing seven billion and envisioned to hit 9 billion by means of 2050, we're within the grip of a bunch panic. This e-book explodes many of the universal myths, seems to be at what the numbers rather suggest, and addresses 9 subject matters, similar to why ladies in so much elements of the realm have fewer kids, what is going to occur to our societies as all of us dwell longer, and the way having infants pertains to weather change.

Vanessa Baird is co-editor at New Internationalist journal. Her prior books comprise The No-Nonsense advisor to Sexual Diversity and, as compiler and editor, Eye to Eye Women.

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Download E-books Writing on the Wall: Social Media - The First 2,000 Years PDF

By Tom Standage

Social media is whatever yet a brand new phenomenon. From the papyrus letters that Cicero and different Roman statesmen used to replace information, to the hand-printed tracts of the Reformation and the pamphlets that unfold propaganda in the course of the American and French revolutions, the methods humans shared info with their friends some time past are echoed within the current. After a long time of newspapers, radio, and tv dominating in dissemination of data, the web has spawned a reemergence of social media as a robust new approach for people to proportion details with their pals, riding public discourse in new ways.

Standage reminds us how old social networks have a lot in universal with glossy social media. The Catholic Church's dilemmas in responding to Martin Luther's assaults are just like these of modern huge associations in responding to feedback on the net, for instance, and seventeenth-century lawsuits concerning the distractions of coffeehouses replicate sleek matters approximately social media. Invoking figures from Thomas Paine to Vinton Cerf, co-inventor of the web, Standage explores issues that experience lengthy been debated, from the stress among freedom of expression and censorship to social media's position in spurring innovation and fomenting revolution. Writing at the Wall attracts on background to forged provocative new gentle on present day social media and encourages debate and dialogue approximately how we will converse within the future.

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Download E-books Routledge Handbook of Body Studies (Routledge International Handbooks) PDF

In the final 3 many years, the human physique has won expanding prominence in modern political debates, and it has develop into a vital subject of contemporary social sciences and arts. smooth applied sciences – corresponding to organ transplants, stem-cell examine, nanotechnology, plastic surgery and cryonics – have replaced how we expect in regards to the physique.

In this number of thirty unique essays via prime figures within the box, those matters are explored throughout a couple of theoretical and disciplinary views, together with pragmatism, feminism, queer concept, post-modernism, post-humanism, cultural sociology, philosophy and anthropology. quite a lot of case experiences, which come with cosmetics, vitamin, organ transplants, racial our bodies, masculinity and sexuality, consuming problems, faith and the sacred physique, and incapacity, are used to appraise those diversified perspectives.

In addition, this Handbook explores numerous epistemological techniques to the elemental query: what's a physique? It additionally deals a strongly themed diversity of chapters on empirical issues which are prepared round faith, drugs, gender, know-how and intake. It additionally contributes to the talk over the globalization of the physique: how have army know-how, smooth drugs, recreation and intake resulted in this modern obsession with issues corporeal?

The Handbook’s transparent, direct sort will entice a large undergraduate viewers within the social sciences, quite for these learning scientific sociology, gender experiences, activities experiences, incapacity experiences, social gerontology, or the sociology of faith. it's going to serve to consolidate the hot box of physique studies.

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Download E-books No Happy Cows: Dispatches from the Frontlines of the Food Revolution PDF

By John Robbins

Internationally identified vegan and bestselling writer John Robbins has persisted his observations and investigations into nutrients politics and food-related problems with the day in his renowned HuffingtonPost column, foodrevolution.org.

No chuffed Cows collects those fresh observations besides by no means prior to released fabric for the 1st time in booklet shape. Robbins stocks his dispatches from the frontlines of the nutrients revolution: From his undercover investigations of feed plenty and slaughterhouses, to the increase of meals illness, the slave alternate in the back of chocolate and occasional, what he calls the sham of "Vitamin Water," and the consequences of hormones on animals and animal items.

Topics include:

  • The thin on grassfed beef
  • Greed and salmonella
  • Junk nutrition advertising to kids
  • Soy and Alzheimer's
  • Hormones in our milk
  • Plus many extra.

Robbin's trenchant and provocative observations into the relationships among animals and the people who bring up them remind us of the significance of operating for a extra compassionate and environmentally liable global.

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Download E-books Cubed: A Secret History of the Workplace PDF

By Nikil Saval

You suggest this position we visit 5 days every week has a history? Cubed unearths the unexplored but brilliant tale of the locations the place many of the world's work--our work--gets performed. From "Bartleby the Scrivener" to The place of work, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is an engaging, frequently humorous, and occasionally stressful anatomy of the white-collar global and the way it got here to be how it is--and what it can become.

In the mid-nineteenth century clerks labored in small, dank areas known as "counting-houses." those have been all-male enclaves, the place paintings used to be simply forms. such a lot americans thought of clerks to be questionable dandies, who didn't do "real work." however the funny story used to be on them: because the nice historic shifts from agricultural to commercial economies came about, after which from business to details economies, the association of the place of work advanced in addition to them--and the clerks took over. workplaces grew to become rationalized, designed for either larger potency within the accomplishments of clerical paintings and the enhancement of employee productiveness. ladies entered the workplace via the hundreds of thousands, and revolutionized the social global from inside of. Skyscrapers choked with workplace house got here to tower over towns in all places. Cubed opens our eyes to what's a very "secret history" of alterations so seen and ubiquitous that we've infrequently spotted them. From the wood-paneled government suite to the appearance of the booths the place 60% of american citizens now paintings (and ninety three% of them dislike it) to a not-too-distant destiny the place we'd paintings at any place at any time (and might be all of the time), Cubed excavates from well known books, video clips, comedian strips (Dilbert!), and an enormous volume of administration literature and enterprise background, the explanations why our offices are the way in which they are--and how they may be greater.

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