Working Girls

  • Filename: working-girls.
  • ISBN: 9781622868506
  • Release Date: 2016-07-26
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Author: Katt
  • Publisher: Urban Books

Nineteen-year-old Jewels is one of the Midwest‘s most wanted. The daughter of one of the baddest prostitutes to ever work the streets of St. Louis and a high end call girl herself, she attracts nothing but the elite. She has caught the eye of twenty-two-year-old Rome, a dope boy who quickly makes a name for himself in the Loo. One uneventful night, their worlds collide when Jewels is caught with a violent and deranged client, while Rome is laying low at the same hotel because of a drug beef. After that evening, life for Jewels and Rome will never be the same. Together, they climb to the top, but Jewels is the one responsible for getting them there. Sex, money, and murder are the outcome as the world of prostitution collides with the drug game. Bodies begin to drop, and the streets are littered with corpses as an all-out war is launched. The Midwest heats up and things become even more complicated when Jewels is put in the line of fire and becomes the target.

Youth Working with Girls and Women in Community Settings

  • Filename: youth-working-with-girls-and-women-in-community-settings.
  • ISBN: 9781472400048
  • Release Date: 2013-03-28
  • Number of pages: 264
  • Author: Ms Janet Batsleer
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Addressing the significant shifts in the social, political and professional context for informal education, this book makes clear the continuities in community-based informal education with girls and argues for its continuing importance. The impact of neo-liberal approaches to empowerment is highlighted throughout. Drawing together historical, theoretical and practice-based work, including case studies from a range of projects, Batsleer offers an analysis of the significant issues that will affect practice in the future and the significance of feminist inspired informal education rooted in specific community contexts.

The Girls of Atomic City

  • Filename: the-girls-of-atomic-city.
  • ISBN: 9781451617542
  • Release Date: 2013-03-05
  • Number of pages: 400
  • Author: Denise Kiernan
  • Publisher: Simon and Schuster

THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC C ITY AT THE HEIGHT OF WORLD WAR II, Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians—many of them young women from small towns across the South—were recruited to this secret city, enticed by solid wages and the promise of war-ending work. Kept very much in the dark, few would ever guess the true nature of the tasks they performed each day in the hulking factories in the middle of the Appalachian Mountains. That is, until the end of the war—when Oak Ridge’s secret was revealed. Drawing on the voices of the women who lived it—women who are now in their eighties and nineties— The Girls of Atomic City rescues a remarkable, forgotten chapter of American history from obscurity. Denise Kiernan captures the spirit of the times through these women: their pluck, their desire to contribute, and their enduring courage. Combining the grand-scale human drama of The Worst Hard Time with the intimate biography and often troubling science of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, The Girls of Atomic City is a lasting and important addition to our country’s history.

Working Girls

  • Filename: working-girls.
  • ISBN: 0415140048
  • Release Date: 1998
  • Number of pages: 234
  • Author: Yvonne Tasker
  • Publisher: Psychology Press

How has the new Hollywood' responded to the new woman'? Working Girls investigates contemporary cinema's ambivalent and complex relationship with gender and sexual dentities in the wake of feminism. Tasker addresses the versions of the working woman offered by contemporary Hollywood: spunky' heroines of action movies such as True Lies and The Long Kiss Goodnight ; female cops and FBI agents, in The Silence of the Lambs, Blue Steel and Copycat , the singer as movie-star, as typified by Barbra Streisand and Whitney Houston, and sharp-shooting cowgirls in new Westerns' such as Bad Girls and The Quick and the Dead . She also discusses the increasing prominence of women as producers and directors as well as stars and performers.

Flint Book 2

  • Filename: flint-book-2.
  • ISBN: 1601622538
  • Release Date: 2009-09-01
  • Number of pages: 416
  • Author: Treasure Hernandez
  • Publisher: Urban Books

Working Girls in the West

  • Filename: working-girls-in-the-west.
  • ISBN: 9780774858250
  • Release Date: 2008-07-01
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Lindsey McMaster
  • Publisher: UBC Press

As the twentieth century got under way in Canada, young wage-earning women � "working girls" � embodied all that was unnerving and unnatural about modern times: the disintegration of the family, the independence of women, and the unwholesomeness of city life. Long after eastern Canada was considered settled and urbanized, the West continued to be represented as a frontier where the idea of the region as a society in the making added resonance to the idea of the working girl as social pioneer. Using an innovative interpretive approach that centres on literary representation, Lindsey McMaster heightens our understanding of a figure that fired the imagination of writers and observers.

Dorothy West s Paradise

  • Filename: dorothy-west-s-paradise.
  • ISBN: 9780813552248
  • Release Date: 2012-01-01
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Cherene Sherrard-Johnson
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press

Dorothy West is best known as one of the youngest writers involved in the Harlem Renaissance. Subsequently, her work is read as a product of the urban aesthetics of this artistic movement. But West was also intimately rooted in a very different milieu—Oak Bluffs, an exclusive retreat for African Americans on Martha’s Vineyard. She played an integral role in the development and preservation of that community. In the years between publishing her two novels, 1948’s The Living is Easy and the 1995 bestseller The Wedding, she worked as a columnist for the Vineyard Gazette. Dorothy West’s Paradise captures the scope of the author’s long life and career, reading it alongside the unique cultural geography of Oak Bluffs and its history as an elite African American enclave—a place that West envisioned both as a separatist refuge and as a space for interracial contact. An essential book for both fans of West’s fiction and students of race, class, and American women’s lives, Dorothy West’s Paradise offers an intimate biography of an important author and a privileged glimpse into the society that shaped her work.

Flint 2 Working Girls

  • Filename: flint-2-working-girls.
  • ISBN: 1599831406
  • Release Date: 2008-06-01
  • Number of pages: 250
  • Author: Treasure Hernandez
  • Publisher: Urban Books

Walk with Halleigh and Malek as they introduce you to a new struggle in a new city . . . a place called Flint, Michigan, one of the roughest little cities in America. It's a place where the good die young, loyalty is a rarity, and everybody has a hustle. In Flint Book 1: Choosing Sides, Malek became affiliated with the North Side's biggest kingpin, and Halleigh was manipulated into the streets by his South Side adversary. North versus South, love versus loyalty, and lies versus truth. Now the saga continues in Flint Book 2: Working Girls, as we are introduced to the Manolo Mamis, the baddest chicks in the game. They're playin' for keeps, and their services come with a price, an expensive one. Halleigh is knee-deep in the game. She has become lost, turned out at the hands of her pimp, Manolo. Will she and Malek ever meet again? And if they do, will they share the same love that they once had, or is it too late? Welcome to Flint Book 2: Working Girls. The saga continues.

Rise of the Rocket Girls

  • Filename: rise-of-the-rocket-girls.
  • ISBN: 9780316338912
  • Release Date: 2016-04-05
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Author: Nathalia Holt
  • Publisher: Little, Brown

A New York Times bestseller A Los Angeles Times bestseller An Amazon Best Book of 2016 An Entertainment Weekly "10 Books You Have to Read in April" An Elle "8 Books by Women for Bill Gates to Read This Summer" 2016 Goodreads Choice Awards finalist The riveting true story of the women who launched America into space. In the 1940s and 50s, when the newly minted Jet Propulsion Laboratory needed quick-thinking mathematicians to calculate velocities and plot trajectories, they didn't turn to male graduates. Rather, they recruited an elite group of young women who, with only pencil, paper, and mathematical prowess, transformed rocket design, helped bring about the first American satellites, and made the exploration of the solar system possible. For the first time, Rise of the Rocket Girls tells the stories of these women--known as "human computers"--who broke the boundaries of both gender and science. Based on extensive research and interviews with all the living members of the team, Rise of the Rocket Girls offers a unique perspective on the role of women in science: both where we've been, and the far reaches of space to which we're heading.

The Schooling of Working Class Girls in Victorian Scotland

  • Filename: the-schooling-of-working-class-girls-in-victorian-scotland.
  • ISBN: 9781135783389
  • Release Date: 2013-01-11
  • Number of pages: 224
  • Author: Jane McDermid
  • Publisher: Routledge

The portrayal of Scotland as a particularly patriarchal society has traditionally had the effect of marginalizing Scottish women, both teachers and students, in both Scottish and British history. The Schooling of Working-Class Girls in Victorian Scotland examines and challenges this assumption and analyzes in detail the course of events which has led to a more enlightened system. Education was, and is, seen as integral to Scottish distinctiveness, but the Victorian period saw anxious debate about the impact of outside influences at a time when Scottish society seemed to be fracturing. This book examines the gender-blindness of the educational tradition, with its notion of the 'democratic intellect', testing the claim of superiority for the Scottish system, and questioning the assumption that Scottish women were either passive victims or willing dupes of a peculiarly patriarchal ideal. Considering the influences of the related ideologies of patriarchy and domesticity, and the crucial importance of the local and regional economic context, in focusing on female education, this book provides a much wider comparative study of Scottish society during a period of tremendous upheaval and a perceived crisis in national identity, in which women, as well as men, participated.

Working Girls

  • Filename: working-girls.
  • ISBN: 1601620799
  • Release Date: 2008
  • Number of pages: 227
  • Author: Treasure Hernandez
  • Publisher: Urban Soul

Lost to a life on the streets after being turned out by her pimp, Manolo, Sunshine is desperate to reunite with the love of her life, Malek, but it may be too late for them, in a gritty new novel set against the backdrop of Flint, Michigan. Original.

Working Relationally with Girls

  • Filename: working-relationally-with-girls.
  • ISBN: 9781135800710
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 162
  • Author: Marie Hoskins
  • Publisher: Routledge

Discover how girls develop a sense of self as they struggle to make sense of complex and complicated times Working Relationally with Girls: Complex Lives, Complex Identities examines the experience of being a girl in today’s society and the difficulties social work practitioners face in developing a universal theory that represents that experience. This unique book analyzes how—and why—gender is still a complicated barrier for most girls, despite living in “post-feminist” times. Working from a variety of orientations, the book offers practical suggestions on how to help girls deal with interpersonal tensions, interpersonal conflicts, relational dilemmas, and the difficulties that stem from rules and norms of what is still a male-dominated society. Human service practitioners, regardless of their fields, face an everyday struggle to understand how adolescent girls construct identities in relation to the culture in which they live. The contributors to Working Relationally with Girls call on a range of disciplines, including child and youth care, cultural studies, feminist theory, counseling, and social psychology, to examine how girls interpret cultural expectations to develop a sense of self under complex conditions. This unique book addresses the subtle—and not-so-subtle—practices (symbols, metaphors, images, scripts, rules, norms, and narratives) that shape girls’ lives, providing the tools to build a basic framework that will help you understand how girls are alike—and how they’re different. Working Relationally with Girls examines: how mothers and daughters perceive general differences regarding sexual experiences in adolescence how girls’ health issues are constructed within the context of their dating relationships what do mothers and daughters want to know about each other’s sexuality the difficulty girls have in articulating their needs and desires in romantic relationships how many girls deal with what they see as an impossible choice—compromising their sense of self to maintain a relationship or compromising the relationship to maintain their sense of self how the dynamics of a dating relationship can affect a girl’s development and health the influence of media on constructing an identity how minorities form an identity when dealing with exclusion and belonging in a predominately white community using theater to examine the experience of identity formation and much more! Working Relationally with Girls is an essential guide to understanding how girls make sense of the world and how their decisions affect their gender and identity development. Social workers, health care professionals, child and youth care practitioners, and counselors will find this rich combination of theory and practice invaluable as an everyday resource.

Working Girls

  • Filename: working-girls.
  • ISBN: 9781134826599
  • Release Date: 2002-09-11
  • Number of pages: 256
  • Author: Yvonne Tasker
  • Publisher: Routledge

Working Girls investigates the thematic concerns of contemporary Hollywood cinema, and its ambivalent articulation of women as both active, and defined by sexual performance, asking whether new Hollywood cinema has responded to feminism and contemporary sexual identities. Whether analysing the rise of films centred around female friendships, or the entrance of pop stars such as Whitney Houston and Madonna into film, Working Girls is an authoritative investigation of the presence of women both as film makers and actors in contemporary mainstream cinema.

Women Work and Computerization

  • Filename: women-work-and-computerization.
  • ISBN: 3540626107
  • Release Date: 1997-05-20
  • Number of pages: 476
  • Author: A. Frances Grundy
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

This volume considers the submissions to the 6th International IFIP-TC 9/WG 9.1 Conference on Women, Work and Computerization WWC 97. The conference provides an interdisciplinary forum for researchers, practitioners and users in the field of information technology. In this book the authors discuss how different areas of society are being transformed by computer technology, but with particular emphasis on changes in women's work and life and how these have come about. Such transformations include the transitions from women's traditional work to work based on modern technology; from communicating within personal communities to communicating within virtual communities; from traditional job gendering to new perspectives on "who does what".

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