The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down

The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down Author Anne Fadiman
ISBN-10 1429931116
Year 1998-09-30
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Nonfiction When three-month-old Lia Lee Arrived at the county hospital emergency room in Merced, California, a chain of events was set in motion from which neither she nor her parents nor her doctors would ever recover. Lia's parents, Foua and Nao Kao, were part of a large Hmong community in Merced, refugees from the CIA-run "Quiet War" in Laos. The Hmong, traditionally a close-knit and fiercely people, have been less amenable to assimilation than most immigrants, adhering steadfastly to the rituals and beliefs of their ancestors. Lia's pediatricians, Neil Ernst and his wife, Peggy Philip, cleaved just as strongly to another tradition: that of Western medicine. When Lia Lee Entered the American medical system, diagnosed as an epileptic, her story became a tragic case history of cultural miscommunication. Parents and doctors both wanted the best for Lia, but their ideas about the causes of her illness and its treatment could hardly have been more different. The Hmong see illness aand healing as spiritual matters linked to virtually everything in the universe, while medical community marks a division between body and soul, and concerns itself almost exclusively with the former. Lia's doctors ascribed her seizures to the misfiring of her cerebral neurons; her parents called her illness, qaug dab peg--the spirit catches you and you fall down--and ascribed it to the wandering of her soul. The doctors prescribed anticonvulsants; her parents preferred animal sacrifices.

The Secret Language of Birthdays

The Secret Language of Birthdays Author Gary Goldschneider
ISBN-10 9780525426882
Year 2013
Pages 832
Language en
Publisher Penguin
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Through "personology" (a combination of characteristics influenced by sun sign, season, and day of the year) and an analysis of several thousand character profiles, the authors have pinned down the traits most common to people born on the same day.

All Time Top 1000 Albums

All Time Top 1000 Albums Author Colin Larkin
ISBN-10 0753504936
Year 2000
Pages 320
Language en
Publisher Virgin Books Limited
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What's the greatest album of all time? There are as many opinions as there are people, but this book gets as close as possible to an answer. This is the chart of charts, the poll of polls: two years' worth of accumulated votes collected from all over the world by post, telephone, fax and over the Internet. With more than 200,000 votes it represents a vast range of views and opinions, from critics, journalists and the people who really count: the fans.

Unafraid and Unashamed

Unafraid and Unashamed Author Wil Cantrell
ISBN-10 0998754609
Year 2017-04-15
Pages 170
Language en
Publisher
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With the approaching General Conference in 2019, concern that issues related to sexual orientation could cause schism within the United Methodist Church. Wil Cantrell examines various viewpoints in an effort to bring better understanding to members of the church.

Captive Genders

Captive Genders Author Eric A. Stanley
ISBN-10 9781849352352
Year 2015-10-05
Pages 425
Language en
Publisher AK Press
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A Lambda Literary Award finalist, Captive Genders is a powerful tool against the prison industrial complex and for queer liberation. This expanded edition contains four new essays, including a foreword by CeCe McDonald and a new essay by Chelsea Manning. Eric Stanley is a postdoctoral fellow at UCSD. His writings appear in Social Text, American Quarterly, and Women and Performance, as well as various collections. Nat Smith works with Critical Resistance and the Trans/Variant and Intersex Justice Project. CeCe McDonald was unjustly incarcerated after fatally stabbing a transphobic attacker in 2011. She was released in 2014 after serving nineteen months for second-degree manslaughter.

Foreigners in Their Own Land

Foreigners in Their Own Land Author Steven M. Nolt
ISBN-10 9780271021997
Year 2002
Pages 238
Language en
Publisher Penn State Press
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Historians of the early Republic are just beginning to tell the stories of the period&’s ethnic minorities. In Foreigners in Their Own Land, Steven M. Nolt is the first to add the story of the Pennsylvania Germans to that larger mosaic, showing how they came to think of themselves as quintessential Americans and simultaneously constructed a durable sense of ethnicity. The Lutheran and Reformed Pennsylvania German populations of eastern Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the Appalachian backcountry successfully combined elements of their Old World tradition with several emerging versions of national identity. Many took up democratic populist rhetoric to defend local cultural particularity and ethnic separatism. Others wedded certain American notions of reform and national purpose to Continental traditions of clerical authority and idealized German virtues. Their experience illustrates how creating and defending an ethnic identity can itself be a way of becoming American. Though they would maintain a remarkably stable and identifiable subculture well into the twentieth century, Pennsylvania Germans were, even by the eve of the Civil War, the most &"inside&" of &"outsiders.&" They represent the complex and often paradoxical ways in which many Americans have managed the process of assimilation to their own advantage. Given their pioneering role in that process, their story illuminates the path that other immigrants and ethnic Americans would travel in the decades to follow.

La Gran L nea

La Gran L  nea Author Paula Rebert
ISBN-10 9780292787780
Year 2010-07-05
Pages 279
Language en
Publisher University of Texas Press
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The Treaty of Guadalupe Hildalgo, which officially ended the U.S.-Mexican War in 1848, cost Mexico half its territory, while the United States gained land that became California, Nevada, Utah, Texas, and parts of Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico. Because the new United States-Mexico border ran through territory that was still incompletely mapped, the treaty also called for government commissions from both nations to locate and mark the boundary on the ground. This book documents the accomplishments of both the U.S. and the Mexican Boundary Commissions that mapped the boundary between 1849 and 1857, as well as the fifty-four pairs of maps produced by their efforts and the ongoing importance of these historical maps in current boundary administration. Paula Rebert explores how, despite the efforts of both commissions to draw neutral, scientific maps, the actual maps that resulted from their efforts reflected the differing goals and outlooks of the two countries. She also traces how the differences between the U.S. and Mexican maps have had important consequences for the history of the boundary.

Biomechanics of the Female Pelvic Floor

Biomechanics of the Female Pelvic Floor Author Lennox Hoyte
ISBN-10 9780128032299
Year 2016-03-01
Pages 468
Language en
Publisher Academic Press
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Biomechanics of the Female Pelvic Floor, Second Edition, is the first book to specifically focus on this key part of women’s health, combining engineering and clinical expertise. This edited collection will help readers understand the risk factors for pelvic floor dysfunction, the mechanisms of childbirth related injury, and how to design intrapartum preventative strategies, optimal repair techniques, and prostheses. The authors have combined their expertise to create a thorough, comprehensive view of female pelvic floor biomechanics in order to help different disciplines discuss, research, and drive solutions to pressing problems. The book includes a common language for the design, conduct, and reporting of research studies in female PFD, and will be of interest to biomechanical and prosthetic tissue engineers and clinicians interested in female pelvic floor dysfunction, including urologists, urogynecologists, maternal fetal medicine specialists, and physical therapists. Contains contributions from leading bioengineers and clinicians, and provides a cohesive multidisciplinary view of the field Covers causes, risk factors, and optimal treatment for pelvic floor biomechanics Combines anatomy, imaging, tissue characteristics, and computational modeling development in relation to pelvic floor biomechanics

Lady Sings the Blues

Lady Sings the Blues Author Billie Holiday
ISBN-10 9780307786166
Year 2011-03-02
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Broadway Books
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Originally released by Doubleday in 1956, Harlem Moon Classics celebrates the publication with the fiftieth-anniversary edition of Billie Holiday’s unforgettable and timeless memoir, updated with an insightful introduction and a revised discography, both written by celebrated music writer David Ritz. Lady Sings the Blues is the fiercely honest, no-holds-barred autobiography of Billie Holiday, the legendary jazz, swing, and standards singing sensation. Taking the reader on a fast-moving journey from Holiday’s rough-and-tumble Baltimore childhood (where she ran errands at a whorehouse in exchange for the chance to listen to Louis Armstrong and Bessie Smith albums), to her emergence on Harlem’s club scene, to sold-out performances with the Count Basie Orchestra and with Artie Shaw and his band, this revelatory memoir is notable for its trenchant observations on the racism that darkened Billie’s life and the heroin addiction that ended it too soon. We are with her during the mesmerizing debut of “Strange Fruit”; with her as she rubs shoulders with the biggest movie stars and musicians of the day (Bob Hope, Lana Turner, Clark Gable, Benny Goodman, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, and more); and with her through the scrapes with Jim Crow, spats with Sarah Vaughan, ignominious jailings, and tragic decline. All of this is told in Holiday’s tart, streetwise style and hip patois that makes it read as if it were written yesterday.

Elvis Costello

Elvis Costello Author James E. Perone
ISBN-10 0313303991
Year 1998
Pages 206
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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A guide to the work and life of the British rock musician and composer Elvis Costello.

It s not about a salary

It s not about a salary  Author Brian Cross
ISBN-10 UOM:39015031777561
Year 1994
Pages 335
Language en
Publisher Verso Books
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Examines the expression of civil unrest, mistrust of authorities, and other social conditions in rap music and interviews seminal figures in the field

Prairie Style

Prairie Style Author Dixie Legler
ISBN-10 1556709315
Year 1999-10-01
Pages 207
Language en
Publisher Stewart, Tabori and Chang
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This book captures the enduring spirit of the Prairie Style with over 200 photographs.

Tragod a 1

Tragod  a 1 Author Vanessa Place
ISBN-10 1934254258
Year 2011-06-01
Pages 428
Language en
Publisher Insert Blanc Press
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The goal of a statement of facts is not to put forward an argument, but rather to present factual information in clear understandable way. Many lawyers may make implicit arguments in a statement of facts, to paint someone in a favorable light, or to dismiss their reliability. Tragodia is composed of the 3 parts of an appellate brief: Statement of Facts, which sets forth, in narrative form, the evidence of the crime as presented at trial; Statement of the Case, which sets forth the procedural history of the case; and Argument, which are the claims of error and (for the defense) the arguments for reversing the judgment. Place's Statement of Facts project involves reproducing Statements of Facts from her appellate briefs as poetry, eliminating specific information as necessary to protect people's identities. By copying her briefs, Place does not violate ethical standards or codes of conduct: appellate briefs are matters of public record and can be read by anyone, as are the transcripts of the trials themselves.