Against Our Will
Author: Susan Brownmiller
Publisher: Open Road Media
Susan Brownmiller’s groundbreaking bestseller uncovers the culture of violence against women with a devastating exploration of the history of rape—now with a new preface by the author exposing the undercurrents of rape still present today Rape, as author Susan Brownmiller proves in her startling and important book, is not about sex but about power, fear, and subjugation. For thousands of years, it has been viewed as an acceptable “spoil of war,” used as a weapon by invading armies to crush the will of the conquered. The act of rape against women has long been cloaked in lies and false justifications. It is ignored, tolerated, even encouraged by governments and military leaders, misunderstood by police and security organizations, freely employed by domineering husbands and lovers, downplayed by medical and legal professionals more inclined to “blame the victim,” and, perhaps most shockingly, accepted in supposedly civilized societies worldwide, including the United States. Against Our Will is a classic work that has been widely credited with changing prevailing attitudes about violence against women by awakening the public to the true and continuing tragedy of rape around the globe and throughout the ages. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as an Outstanding Book of the Year and included among the New York Public Library’s Books of the Century, Against Our Will remains an essential work of sociological and historical importance.
This report addresses a broad range of abuses and mistreatment committed against all disabled children and adults. Discrimination against people with disabilities is inextricably linked to abuse and the disabled are often offered less support than other people and barred from effective means of escape or redress when they are harmed. The report aims to make visible the extent and nature of such abuse. It advocates a model of protection that enhances the rights of disabled to take decisions and appropriate risks in their ordinary lives.
This volume examines the foreign policy transition from George W. Bush to Barack H. Obama in relation to the countries of the Americas. In this work, contributors consider the major defining features of their respective policies in dealing with security-related issues. Specifically, they examine whether major differences or continuities truly exist between the foreign policies of Bush and Obama, especially given the perception of American decline. The volume highlights Obama’s foreign policy in the Americas, focusing on issue areas that threaten international security, such as drug trafficking, organized crime, and terrorism. This work provides both theoretical and policy insights for academics and policy analysts interested in foreign affairs.
Man & Nature
Author: Elisee Reclus
Publisher: Jura Books
Two essays, first published in 1866, get their first English translation - 'The Impact Of Human Activity On Physical Geography' and 'Concerning The Awareness Of Nature In Modern Society.'
A newly revised text for A Clockwork Orange’s 50th anniversary brings the work closest to its author’s intentions. A Clockwork Orange is as brilliant, transgressive, and influential as when it was published fifty years ago. A nightmare vision of the future told in its own fantastically inventive lexicon, it has since become a classic of modern literature and the basis for Stanley Kubrick’s once-banned film, whose recent reissue has brought this revolutionary tale on modern civilization to an even wider audience. Andrew Biswell, PhD, director of the International Burgess Foundation, has taken a close look at the three varying published editions alongside the original typescript to recreate the novel as Anthony Burgess envisioned it. We publish this landmark edition with its original British cover and six of Burgess’s own illustrations.
Hidden in Plain Sight
Author: UNICEF., UNICEF. Division of Data, Research and Policy
This report reviews what is known about global patterns of violence against children, and compares rates of violence in countries around the world. It presents the latest statistics on physical violence, homicide, sexual violence, forced first sex, violent physical discipline, fighting and physical bullying among children, and partner violence. It also discusses social norms and community attitudes to violence against children.
When Paul Reuter's Introduction au droit des traites was first published in 1972, it instantly became a classic, and was followed by a revised edition in 1985. Shortly before his death, Reuter thoroughly revised and updated the 1985 version for an English edition, taking into account the newly adopted 1986 Vienna Convention on treaties between states and international organizations, as well as recent developments in international codification efforts, undertaken under the auspices of the United Nations International Law Commission, with which he had been very closely associated for many years. This book will be of great interest to students, lawyers, and all those who wish to become more familiar with the legal aspect of treaties, the basic instrument for international relations.
Author: Paul Elliott Rock
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Describing the collective responses of bereaved people to the aftermath of violent death, this book concentrates particularly on the birth, development and organization of the self-help and campaigning groups that emerged in the last decade.
The Arcades Project
Author: Walter Benjamin, Rolf Tiedemann
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Critiquing the arcades of nineteenth-century Paris--glass-roofed rows of shops that served as early malls--the author, who wrote the work in the 1920s and 1930s, covers thirty-six still-trenchant topics, including fashion, boredom, photography, advertising, and prostitution, among others.
Author: Elena Gianini Belotti
Francis. 521, sociologie
Author: Centre national de la recherche scientifique (France)
Author: Doris Lessing
Publisher: Harper Collins
In the title novel, two friends fall in love with each other's teenage sons, and these passions last for years, until the women end them, vowing a respectable old age. In Victoria and the Staveneys, a young woman gives birth to a child of mixed race and struggles with feelings of estrangement as her daughter gets drawn into a world of white privilege. The Reason for It traces the birth, faltering, and decline of an ancient culture, with enlightening modern resonances. A Love Child features a World War II soldier who believes he has fathered a love child during a fleeting wartime romance and cannot be convinced otherwise.