Fish Creek Falls is gearing up for their annual 4th of July Carnival and Myra Bailey couldn't be more proud that Dessert First has been selected to bake the Carnival cake. Her dreams are a little watered down when she learns that baking star Rachel Whey will be the chef in Myra's bakery for the occasion.When Rachel's limo arrives, Myra is sure that Rachel will match her TV personality and desserts-sweet and enjoyable. But she couldn't be more wrong. Rachel quickly sets the tone for coming days with her tyrannical attitude.And when Myra finds Rachel dead in her kitchen in the midst of eating Myra's Red, White and Blueberry Trifle, Myra is on the hunt for the killer, while the police are hunting her. She's in a race against time to get her business back open and save the Carnival celebration.Was Dessert First also a target? Will the killer come after Myra? Was she actually the intended victim and the killer was surprised to find Rachel there instead?
The Different Faces of Motherhood began during a conversation between the two editors, developmental psychologists who have spent our professional careers working with infants and very young children. We are well aware of the impor tance of infants to their mothers and of mothers to their infants. However, we were particularly aware of the fact that, whereas our knowledge about infants increases exponentially . each decade, our assumptions about mothers change relatively little. We were concerned about the theories that underlie the advice given to mothers and also about the assumption that mothers appear to be generic. More and more we have learned about individual differences in babies, but not more and more about individual differences in mothers. Our second concern has been to expand our knowledge about mothers. Our assumptions were few and our questions were many. We believed that the experience of women would vary greatly, both in outlook and in behavior, depending on each woman's age, marital status, finan Cial status, ethnicity, health, education and work experience, as well as a wom an's own experience in her family origin and her relationship to her husband. If we are to understand child development and believe that the early years are important in a child's life, then it seems critical to examine our beliefs about mothers. If we are to understand human development, then being a mother is surely an important area of inquiry.
The U.S. is the most violent industrialized country in the world, and lynching - that is, murder endorsed by the community - may be a key to understanding America's heritage of violence and perhaps point to solutions that can eradicate it. While lynchings are predominantly racial in tone and motive, Christopher Waldrep's sweeping study of the meaning and uses of lynching from the colonial period to the present reveals that the definition of the term has shifted dramatically over time, and that the victims and perpetuators of lynching were as diverse as its many meanings. By examining lynching from a comparative and temporal perspective, Waldrep teaches us important lessons not only about racial violence in America, but about the ways in which communities define and justify crime and the punishment of its criminals.
Release on 1997 | by Chris Cunneen,David Fraser,Stephen Tomsen
Hate Crime in Australia
Author: Chris Cunneen,David Fraser,Stephen Tomsen
Pubpsher: Hawkins Press
Category: Aboriginal Australians
This book offers the first collection of essays dedicated to the issue of hate crimes in Australia. Contributions address crimes against Aborigines, members of Australia's Arabic communities, Jews and lesbians and gay men. Through a systemic approach to explaining social and political marginalisation, they also look at histories of racism and neo-Nazi organisations in Australia, and the widening base of support and legitimation for hate crimes in the 'symbolic violence' of popular contemporary discourse about minorities and an imagined homogeneous community of white, Christian and heterosexual Australians.
Release on 2000-01-01 | by Paul Infield,Graham Platford
Author: Paul Infield,Graham Platford
Pubpsher: Bloomsbury Professional
"This title addresses the faces of harassment (including stalking) in as wide a variety of forms as can presently be envisaged and also deals with particular sources of harassment. The book covers all likely forms of harassment and sets out all possible remedies and the authority for any remedy, whether common law, statutory, civil or criminal. Written by authors who have considerable experience of acting for the victims of harassment, this comprehensive book will be invaluable to all high street practitioners, barristers and academics."
Preventing Harassment While Preserving Free Speech
Author: Paul I. Weizer
Pubpsher: Lexington Books
Category: Political Science
The issue of sexual harassment has received considerable attention in recent years. As responses to this problem have evolved--Paul I. Weizer argues--free speech and due process have become increasingly threatened. Because the Supreme Court has given little guidance, confronting harassment has been difficult and haphazard. The Supreme Court and Sexual Harassment examines the crux between limiting workplace speech and preventing sexual harassment. Weizer argues that the courts need to clarify further the meaning of sexual harassment, and employers need to clarify their own and their employees' speech and due process rights in the workplace. The book offers a lucid examination of how the First Amendment has evolved in the past century, an investigation of comparative areas of unpopular speech, and an analysis of how sexual harassment precedent has developed. Weizer concludes with a proposal for a less restrictive alternative that would prevent true harassment while preserving free expression. Adding another strong voice to the debate on sexual harassment in America, this is an important book for our time.