Earline's Pink Party

The Social Rituals and Domestic Relics of a Southern Woman

Author: Elizabeth Findley Shores

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817319344

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 343

View: 9677

In Earline’s Pink Party Elizabeth Findley Shores sifts through her family’s scattered artifacts to understand her grandmother’s life in relation to the troubled racial history of Tuscaloosa, Alabama. A compelling, genre-bending page-turner, Earline’s Pink Party: The Social Rituals and Domestic Relics of a Southern Woman analyzes the life of a small-city matron in the Deep South. A combination of biography, material culture analysis, social history, and memoir, this volume offers a new way of thinking about white racism through Shores’s conclusion that Earline’s earliest childhood experiences determined her worldview. Set against a fully drawn background of geography and culture and studded with detailed investigations of social rituals (such as women’s parties) and objects (such as books, handwritten recipes, and fabric scraps), Earline’s Pink Party tells the story of an ordinary woman, the grandmother Shores never knew. Looking for more than the details and drama of bourgeois Southern life, however, the author digs into generations of family history to understand how Earline viewed the racial terror that surrounded her during the Jim Crow years in this fairly typical southern town. Shores seeks to narrow a gap in the scholarship of the American South, which has tended to marginalize and stereotype well-to-do white women who lived after Emancipation. Exploring her grandmother’s home and its contents within the context of Tuscaloosa society and historical events, Shores evaluates the belief that women like Earline consciously engaged in performative rituals in order to sustain the “fantastical” view of the white nobility and the contented black underclass. With its engaging narrative, illustrations, and structure, this fascinating book should interest scholars of memory, class identity, and regional history, as well as sophisticated lay readers who enjoy Southern history, foodways, genealogy, and material culture.
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

How We Work

Live Your Purpose, Reclaim Your Sanity, and Embrace the Daily Grind

Author: Leah Weiss, PhD

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062565079

Category: Self-Help

Page: 272

View: 3792

“I have long thought that what the Buddha taught can be seen as a highly developed science of mind which, if made more accessible to a lay audience, could benefit many people. I believe that Dr. Weiss’s book, in combining such insights with science and good business practice, offers an effective mindfulness based program that many will find helpful.” --His Holiness, the Dalai Lama A practical guide to bringing our whole selves to our professional work, based on the author’s overwhelmingly popular course at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. In today’s workplace, the traditional boundaries between "work" and "personal" are neither realistic nor relevant. From millennials seeking employment in the sharing economy to Gen Xers telecommuting to Baby Boomers creating a meaningful second act, the line that separates who we are from the work we do is blurrier than ever. The truth is, we don’t show up for our jobs as a portion of ourselves—by necessity, we bring both our hearts and our minds to everything we do. In How We Work, mindfulness expert and creator of the perennially-waitlisted Stanford Business School course "Leading with Mindfulness and Compassion" Dr. Leah Weiss explains why this false dichotomy can be destructive to both our mental health and our professional success. The bad news, says Weiss, is that nothing provides more opportunities for negative emotions—anxiety, anger, envy, fear, and paranoia, to name a few—than the dynamics of the workplace. But the good news is that these feelings matter. How we feel at and about work matters—to ourselves, to the quality of our work, and ultimately to the success of the organizations for which we work. The path to productivity and success, says Weiss, is not to change jobs, to compartmentalize our feelings, or to create a false "professional" identity—but rather to listen to the wisdom our feelings offer. Using mindfulness techniques, we can learn how to attend to difficult feelings without becoming subsumed by them; we can develop an awareness of our bigger picture goals that orients us and allows us to see purpose in even the most menial tasks. In How We Work, Weiss offers a set of practical, evidence-based strategies for practicing mindfulness in the real world, showing readers not just how to survive another day, but how to use ancient wisdom traditions to sharpen their abilities, enhance their leadership and interpersonal skills, and improve their satisfaction.
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The Politics of Print

A Global Design Manual

Author: Ruben Pater

Publisher: Bis Publishers

ISBN: 9789063694227

Category: Art

Page: 160

View: 6362

Politics of Print is a collection of visual examples from around the world. Using ideas from anthropology and sociology.
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Gender Bias in Scholarship

The Pervasive Prejudice

Author: Winnie Tomm,Gordon Hamilton

Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press

ISBN: 0889205825

Category: Social Science

Page: 226

View: 6935

This multi-disciplinary anthology is about hermeneutical issues pertaining to gender ideology in university scholarship. The authors provide, from their own discipline, an extensive examination of the issues raised in the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada pamphlet, "On the Treatment of the Sexes in Research," by Margrit Eichler and Jeanne Lapointe (1985). Gender bias is described and evaluated in the light of possible alternative perspectives which would alter the content and shape of research, including women as subjects of research and as researchers. The authors underscore the importance of acknowledging underlying gender imagery in the selection, interpretation, and communication of research data. They explore the notion of research as a social construction which is strongly aligned with the socially constructed notion of male and dissociated from the socially constructed notion of female. The focus is on refraining research ideology to include both female- and male-constructed imagery. Contributors include Marlene Mackie (sociology), Carolyn Larsen (psychology), Estelle Dansereau (literary criticism), Gisele Thibault (education), Alice Mansell (art), Eliane Leslau Silverman (history), Yvonne Lefebvre (biochemistry), Petra von Morstein (philosophy), and Naomi Black (political science).
Posted in Social Science

Historic Sketches of the South

Author: Emma Langdon Roche

Publisher: N.A


Category: Slave-trade

Page: 148

View: 2271

Posted in Slave-trade

Game of My Life


Author: Tommy Hicks

Publisher: Sports Publishing LLC

ISBN: 1596700432

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 238

View: 2260

To borrow the slogan offered over the Bryant-Denny Stadium public address system before the start of every Alabama home game, "This is Alabama football." Ask a fan to talk about his favorite game and he'll probably answer, "Which season?" Ask another to describe his favorite Crimson Tide play, and he may also respond the same way. And if asking an Alabama fan to recall his favorite player, don't be surprised if you are asked to be more specific: "Which year? Which game? Which position?" Such is the tradition and legacy of the program.The tradition connects former coaches and players to the current team, and fans from the program's early days to those of today. Written by Tommy Hicks, who has worked for five newspapers in the state of Alabama over a 30-year span, Game of My Life: Alabama offers a view from field level and in the huddle as 30 Alabama players share the experiences and emotions of the favorite games of their careers.From Harry Gilmer and his excellent play in the 1946 Rose Bowl to Brodie Croyle leading Alabama to an impressive win over Florida in the 2005 season, Alabama has had more than its share of great moments, great games, and great players. Game of My Life: Alabama focuses on 30 of those moments, 30 of those games, 30 of those players. You'll discover the simple advice and prediction head coach Paul "Bear" Bryant gave his team before the 1967 Auburn game won by quarterback Ken Stabler's famous "run in the mud." You'll also be given an insider's view of a favorite game for Ken Stabler, Mike Shula, Brodie Croyle, Lee Roy Jordan, Cornelius Bennett, Billy Neighbors, Woodrow Lowe, Joey Jones, Bobby Humphrey, and many others.Game of My Life: Alabama highlights some of thegames and moments that have added to the tradition of Alabama football.
Posted in Sports & Recreation

Eye on the Future

Popular Culture Scholarship Into the Twenty-first Century in Honor of Ray B. Browne

Author: Ray Broadus Browne,Marilyn Ferris Motz

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 9780879726560

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

View: 7586

This collection includes essays by scholars from around the world and five of Ray Browne's essays which he considers signal. The purpose of this book is to chart Popular Culture Studies into the next century.
Posted in Literary Criticism

Reframing Organizations

Artistry, Choice, and Leadership

Author: Lee G. Bolman,Terrence E. Deal

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119281849

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

View: 4430

Set aside trends to focus on the fundamentals of great leadership Reframing Organizations provides time-tested guidance for more effective organizational leadership. Rooted in decades of social science research across multiple disciplines, Bolman and Deal's four-frame model has continued to evolve since its conception over 25 years ago; this new sixth edition has been updated to include coverage of cross-sector collaboration, generational differences, virtual environments, globalization, sustainability, and communication across cultures. The Instructor's guide has been expanded to provide additional tools for the classroom, including chapter summary tip sheets, mini-assessments, Bolman & Deal podcasts, and more. These recent revisions reflect the intersection of reader recommendations and the current leadership environment, resulting in a renewed practicality and even greater alignment with everyday application. Combining the latest research from organizational theory, organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, political science and more, the model detailed here provides real guidance for real leaders. Guide, motivate, and inspire your team's best performance as you learn to: Optimize group, team, and organizational structure Build a positive, collaborative dynamic across generations, teams, and sectors Understand power and conflict amidst the internal and external political landscape Shape your organization's culture and build a cohesive sense of spirit Bolman and Deal's four-frame model has withstood the test of time because it offers an accessible, compact, and powerful set of ideas for navigating complexity and turbulence. In today's business climate, leadership trends come and go; today's flash in the pan is tomorrow's obsolete strategy, but a leadership framework built on a solid foundation will serve your organization well no matter what the future holds. Reframing Organizations provides clear guidance and up-to-date insight for anyone facing the challenges of contemporary leadership.
Posted in Business & Economics

After Charlie Hebdo

Politics and Media and Free Speech

Author: Gavan Titley,Aurelien Mondon

Publisher: Zed Books

ISBN: 9781783609383


Page: 288

View: 8340

As the world looked on in horror at the Paris terror attacks in 2015, France found itself at the center of a conflict, which has had consequences that extend far beyond France itself. The attacks set in motion a steady creep towards ever more repressive state surveillance and security measures, and they fuelled the resurgence of the far right across Europe, while leaving the left dangerously divided. Consequently, these developments raise profound questions about the meanings and limits of such concepts as secularism, multiculturalism, and freedom of speech today. After Charlie Hebdo brings together an international range of contributors to assess the symbolic and political impact of the Paris attacks in Europe and beyond. Cutting through the hysteria that has characterised so much of the initial commentary on the attacks, the essays place these events in a wider international context, exploring such key issues as the shifting meanings of secularism in postcolonial France, the role of the media, the politics of free expression, and how best to combat racism and Islamophobia.
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Women in a Man's World, Crying


Author: Vicki Covington

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817311599

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 2000

This thoughtful, engaging collection showcases the best nonfiction prose produced by one of the nation's most observant and incisive writers. This collection of warm, heartfelt essays from award-winning novelist Vicki Covington chronicles the multitude of "in between" moments in the writer's life. These are her stolen moments in between the writing of four novels-Gathering Home, Bird of Paradise, Night Ride Home, and The Last Hotel for Women; in between coauthoring the edgy memoir Cleaving: The Story of a Marriage with her husband Dennis Covington; in between raising two daughters; in between her husband's struggle with cancer and the author's own heart attack; in between a life full of trials and triumphs, disappointments and celebrations - moments that, as Covington demonstrates here, are always rich and revealing. In the title essay, the author questions why all seven middle-class women who live on her street confess at a neighborhood cookout that in the past 48 hours each of them has cried. In "A Southern Thanksgiving," Covington reflects on the "family dance" that is Thanksgiving in the South: "In the North they put their crazy family members in institutions, but in the South we put them in the living room for everyone to enjoy." In "My Mother's Brain," the author recounts the onset of Alzheimer's in her mother and how, with the spread of the disease, an untapped vein of love is revealed. Some of these essays were written as weekly newspaper columns for the Birmingham News. Others were written for specific literary occasions, such as the First Annual Eudora Welty Symposium. They are divided into six thematic sections: "Girls and Women," "Neighborhood," "Death," "The South," "Spiritual Matters," and "Writing." Throughout, as Covington casts her candid, attentive eye on a situation, confusion yields to comprehension, fear flourishes into faith, and anger flows into understanding. In memorializing the small moments of her life, she finds that they are far from peripheral; indeed, they are central to a life full of value and meaning.
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Our Kind of People

Inside America's Black Upper Class

Author: Lawrence Otis Graham

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061870811

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

View: 7888

Debutante cotillions. Million-dollar homes. Summers in Martha's Vineyard. Membership in the Links, Jack & Jill, Deltas, Boule, and AKAs. An obsession with the right schools, families, social clubs, and skin complexion. This is the world of the black upper class and the focus of the first book written about the black elite by a member of this hard-to-penetrate group. Author and TV commentator Lawrence Otis Graham, one of the nation's most prominent spokesmen on race and class, spent six years interviewing the wealthiest black families in America. He includes historical photos of a people that made their first millions in the 1870s. Graham tells who's in and who's not in the group today with separate chapters on the elite in New York, Los Angeles, Washington, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis, Atlanta, Philadelphia, Nashville, and New Orleans. A new Introduction explains the controversy that the book elicited from both the black and white communities.
Posted in Social Science

On Harper's Trail

Roland Mcmillan Harper, Pioneering Botanist of the Southern Coastal Plain

Author: Elizabeth Findley Shores

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820335223

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

View: 9011

Roland McMillan Harper (1878-1966) had perhaps "the greatest store of field experience of any living botanist of the Southeast," according to Bassett Maguire, the renowned plant scientist of the New York Botanical Garden. However, Harper's scientific contributions, including his pioneering work on the ecological importance of wetlands and fire, were buried for decades in the enormous collection of photographs and documents he left. In addition, Harper's reputation as a scientist has often been obscured by his reputation as an eccentric. With this book, Elizabeth Findley Shores provides the first full-length biography of the accomplished botanist, documentary photographer, and explorer of the southern coastal plain's wilderness areas. Incorporating a wealth of detail about Harper's interests, accomplishments, and influences, Shores follows his entire scientific career, which was anchored by a thirty-five-year stint with the Alabama Geological Survey. Shores looks at Harper's collaboration with his brother Francis, as they traced William Bartram's route through Alabama and the Florida panhandle and as Francis edited the Naturalist Edition of The Travels of William Bartram. She reveals Roland's acquaintance with some of the most important, and sometimes controversial, scientists of his day, including Nathaniel Britton, Hugo de Vries, and Charles Davenport. Shores also explores Harper's personal relationships and the cluster of personality traits that sparked his interest in genetic predestination and other concepts of the eugenics movement. Roland Harper described dozens of plant species and varieties, published hundreds of scientific papers, and made notable contributions to geography and geology. In addition to explaining Harper's eminence among southeastern naturalists, this story spans fundamental shifts in the biological sciences-from an emphasis on field observation to a new focus on life at the molecular level, and from the dawn of evolutionary theory to the modern synthesis to sociobiology.
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Keep Your Airspeed Up

The Story of a Tuskegee Airman

Author: Harold H. Brown,Marsha S. Bordner

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817319581

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 809

Inspiring memoir of Colonel Harold H. Brown, one of the 930 original Tuskegee pilots, whose dramatic wartime exploits and postwar professional successes contribute to this extraordinary account. Keep Your Airspeed Up: The Story of a Tuskegee Airman is the memoir of an African American man who, through dedication to his goals and vision, overcame the despair of racial segregation to great heights, not only as a military aviator, but also as an educator and as an American citizen. Unlike other historical and autobiographical portrayals of Tuskegee airmen, Harold H. Brown’s memoir is told from its beginnings: not on the first day of combat, not on the first day of training, but at the very moment Brown realized he was meant to be a pilot. He revisits his childhood in Minneapolis where his fascination with planes pushed him to save up enough of his own money to take flying lessons. Brown also details his first trip to the South, where he was met with a level of segregation he had never before experienced and had never imagined possible. During the 1930s and 1940s, longstanding policies of racial discrimination were called into question as it became clear that America would likely be drawn into World War II. The military reluctantly allowed for the development of a flight-training program for a limited number of African Americans on a segregated base in Tuskegee, Alabama. The Tuskegee Airmen, as well as other African Americans in the armed forces, had the unique experience of fighting two wars at once: one against Hitler’s fascist regime overseas and one against racial segregation at home. Colonel Brown fought as a combat pilot with the 332nd Fighter Group during World War II, and was captured and imprisoned in Stalag VII A in Moosburg, Germany, where he was liberated by General George S. Patton on April 29, 1945. Upon returning home, Brown noted with acute disappointment that race relations in the United States hadn’t changed. It wasn’t until 1948 that the military desegregated, which many scholars argue would not have been possible without the exemplary performance of the Tuskegee Airmen.
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Game of My Life Alabama Crimson Tide

Memorable Stories of Crimson Tide Football

Author: Tommy Hicks

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.

ISBN: 1613210078

Category: History

Page: 249

View: 4725

In this newly updated edition, Alabama's football legends recall their greatest moments.
Posted in History

These Rugged Days

Alabama in the Civil War

Author: John S. Sledge

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817319603

Category: History

Page: 296

View: 6694

Secession -- War in the valley -- Mobile under blockade -- Streight's Raid, 1863 -- Rousseau's Raid, 1864 -- The Battle of Mobile Bay -- Wilson's Raid, 1865 -- The Mobile campaign -- Montgomery Falls
Posted in History

Partners in Power

The Clintons and Their America

Author: Roger Morris

Publisher: Regnery Publishing

ISBN: 9780895263025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 526

View: 9926

An analysis of the Clinton presidency scrutinizes the "K" Street lobbyists, the military, the bureaucracy, and the key committee staffers on Capitol Hill
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She Bop II

The Definitive History of Women in Rock, Pop and Soul

Author: Lucy O'Brien

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0826435297

Category: Social Science

Page: 544

View: 9736

Popular music grew out of ragtime, vaudeville and the blues to become global mass entertainment. Women like Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith were the original pop divas, yet eighty years after they blazed a trail, have their successors achieved the recognition and affirmation they deserve? Or has the only way to success been to slot into saleable images of the cute baby or sexy chanteuse? This is the story of women as creators and innovators, aiming to provide a history of women in rock, pop and soul - on stage, on camera and working behind the scenes in a male-dominated industry. This edition contains an extra chapter and interviews covering trends such as Girlpower.
Posted in Social Science

Surviving Spanish Conquest

Indian Fight, Flight, and Cultural Transformation in Hispaniola and Puerto Rico

Author: Karen F. Anderson-Córdova

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817319468

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 2850

"An ethnohistoric and archaeological study of the transformations that occurred in Indian communities during the Spanish conquest of Hispaniola and Puerto Rico from 1492 to 1550"--
Posted in History

The Family in America

An Encyclopedia

Author: N.A

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1576072320

Category: Families

Page: N.A

View: 7873

Posted in Families

Riveting and Rationing in Dixie

Alabama Women and the Second World War

Author: Mary Martha Thomas

Publisher: University Alabama Press

ISBN: 9780817312114

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 4264

Posted in History