The Philadelphia Reader
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 296

The Philadelphia Reader

A chronicle of the city through the eyes of its most famous citizens, from the writers of Philadelphia magazine.

Transgender Care
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 282

Transgender Care

By empowering clients to be well-informed medical consumers and by delivering care providers from the straitjacket of inadequate diagnostic standards and stereotypes, this book sets out to transform the nature of transgender care. In an accessible style, the authors discuss the key mental health issues, with much attention to the vexed relationship between professionals and clients. They propose a new professional role; that of "Gender Specialist." Chapters 3, 4, and 5 provide definitive information (in the context of consulting health professionals) on hormone administration, aesthetic surgery, and genital reassignment surgery. Chapter 6 takes up the little-examined issue of HIV and AIDS am...

Hmong Means Free
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 296

Hmong Means Free

Three generations of Hmong refugees expose the trauma and the joy of their lives.

Comprehending Columbine
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

Comprehending Columbine

The definitive book on the school massacre that shocked a nation.

Taking Time
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 207

Taking Time

There is a growing movement among corporations to provide family benefits in order to attract and retain women workers. This book provides an inside look at life in a major US corporation, focusing on the impact of workplace culture on the use of parental leave and those who use it.

Damaged Goods?
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 264

Damaged Goods?

How living with a chronic, stigmatizing, and contagious disease transforms women's lives.

Merengue
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 195

Merengue

Merengue-the quintessential Dominican dance music-has a long and complex history, both on the island and in the large immigrant community in New York City. In this ambitious work, Paul Austerlitz unravels the African and Iberian roots of merengue and traces its growth under dictator Rafael Trujillo and its renewed popularity as an international music.Using extensive interviews as well as written commentaries, Austerlitz examines the historical and contemporary contexts in which merengue is performed and danced, its symbolic significance, its social functions, and its musical and choreographic structures. He tells the tale of merengue's political functions, and of its class and racial signifi...

The Forest and the Trees
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 205

The Forest and the Trees

One sociologist's response to the hypothetical - the core insight with the greatest potential to change how people see the world and themselves in it. The book is an account of how sociological practice affects almost every aspect of life, from news headlines to the experience of growing older.

Oye Como Va!
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 238

Oye Como Va!

Latino music as an amalgam of American cultures.

Flow
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 117

Flow

From acclaimed writer Beth Kephart, author of A Slant of Sun, comes a short, imaginative telling of the life of the Schuylkill River, which has served as the source of Philadelphia's water, power, industry, and beauty for the city's entire life. Before that, it fed the indigenous people who preceded William Penn, and has since time immemorial shape our region.