Normal Life by Dean Spade

Normal Life
  • Author : Dean Spade
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-13
  • Categories : Social Science
  • ISBN : 9780822374794
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Revised and Expanded Edition Wait—what's wrong with rights? It is usually assumed that trans and gender nonconforming people should follow the civil rights and "equality" strategies of lesbian and gay rights organizations by agitating for legal reforms that would ostensibly guarantee nondiscrimination and equal protection under the law. This approach assumes that the best way to address the poverty and criminalization that plague trans populations is to gain legal recognition and inclusion in the state's institutions. But is this strategy effective? In Normal Life Dean Spade presents revelatory critiques of the legal equality framework for social change, and points to examples of transformative grassroots trans activism that is raising demands that go beyond traditional civil rights reforms. Spade explodes assumptions about what legal rights can do for marginalized populations, and describes transformative resistance processes and formations that address the root causes of harm and violence. In the new afterword to this revised and expanded edition, Spade notes the rapid mainstreaming of trans politics and finds that his predictions that gaining legal recognition will fail to benefit trans populations are coming to fruition. Spade examines recent efforts by the Obama administration and trans equality advocates to "pinkwash" state violence by articulating the US military and prison systems as sites for trans inclusion reforms. In the context of recent increased mainstream visibility of trans people and trans politics, Spade continues to advocate for the dismantling of systems of state violence that shorten the lives of trans people. Now more than ever, Normal Life is an urgent call for justice and trans liberation, and the radical transformations it will require.

A Nearly Normal Life by Charles L. Mee

A Nearly Normal Life
  • Author : Charles L. Mee
  • Publisher : Little, Brown
  • Release Date : 2013-05-21
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9780316400589
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In the summer of 1953 the author was a carefree, athletic boy of fourteen. But after he collapsed during a school dance one night, he was suddenly bedridden, drifting in & out of consciousness, as his body disintegrated into a shadow of its former self. He had been stricken with spinal polio. When he emerged from the grip of the disease, he was confronted with a life change so enormous that it challenged all he had believed in & forced him, despite his young age, to redefine himself. His once stereotypically normal life, filled with baseball & swimming pools & dreams of girls, had been irreversibly altered. He was almost the same person he had been; he was nearly normal. His moving personal narrative is a textured portrait of life in the fifties - a time when America & her fighting spirit collided with this disease. Both funny & profound, he is a gifted, unique writer, who unravels the mysteries of youth in a Cold War climate, who gives voice to the mind of a child with a potentially fatal disease, & whose recognition of himself as a disabled outsider heightens his brilliant talents as a storyteller.

A Normal Life by Aura Angel

A Normal Life
  • Author : Aura Angel
  • Publisher : Memoirs Publishing
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781909544673
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Parental love was in short supply when Aura Angel was growing up, in a household where there was so little money that her parents would burn the floorboards of their council house to keep warm in winter. Her father would beat her at the slightest excuse, and when he left home her mother took over, using brooms and kitchen implements to make sure the blows hurt. Her mother’s conflicts with authority led Aura (not her real name) to eight schools and more than 20 homes before finally, at 12 years old, she marched into the local Social Services offices and asked them to take care of her. Her troubles were far from over; an abortion at 16 followed and two children by fathers who badly let her down. Yet now, in her forties, she is at peace with herself. She has written A Normal Life as “a counselling tool for myself”. It is an extraordinary and moving story, candidly and sensitively written.

The Daily Battle for a Normal Life by Lorette Gay

The Daily Battle For A Normal Life
  • Author : Lorette Gay
  • Publisher : Page Publishing Inc
  • Release Date : 2019-05-02
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781644249246
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Olivia was a townswoman of Haiti whose life has been persecuted in all aspects. She talked about how in her childhood, she has become a friend of nature, which has impacted her life and abetted her throughout the diversity of many encumbrances. Through nature, she has learned what life is about, and nature has helped her overcome utmost the madness she has encountered along her pathway. She believes that the cycle change in the nature is likened to the cycle change in people’s lives. Abandoned by her father while she was only an embryo, a father that had never come across her way, isolated from her mother at the age of six, she was left to be raised by her grandparents. Her existence is marked by many junctures. At an early age, she already knew what sexual harassment is about. She boarded many strangers’ houses. In her teenage years, she traveled virtually the entire country from north, south, and central and has seen things that normal teens haven’t seen and probably won’t ever see in their existence. In her thirties, her husband left her in Haiti with two of her children, after the chaotic presidential overthrow of 1986. Fearing retaliation by an uprising populace, her husband was the first to emigrate in USA because as an act of reprisal toward anyone that had worked for the regime, no matter what your job was, thugs in the streets terrorized everyone (you can be here today and dead tomorrow). In 1987, after passing a long time into hell, in a country still under revolution, she and her children fled to New York. Then ten months after, she moved to Miami with her family, where she made it home in the United States, her adopted country. In 1992, while her life started to recover, her new home was hit by the most violent cyclone, Hurricane Andrew, which had destroyed everything she had amassed. A few years later, her husband left her again to go back to his native land, to stay. This is to ask if everyone t

The Normal Life by Edward Thomas Devine

The Normal Life
  • Author : Edward Thomas Devine
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1917
  • Categories : United States
  • ISBN : UCAL:$B266504
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How to Manage Your Diabetes and Lead a Normal Life by Manthappa M.

How To Manage Your Diabetes And Lead A Normal Life
  • Author : Manthappa M.
  • Publisher : Peacock Books
  • Release Date : 2008-05
  • Categories : Diabetes
  • ISBN : 8124801673
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Diabetes Is A Condition In Which Blood Glucose Levels Are Abnormally High. Diabetes Affects 15 Crore People Worldwide And 3 Crore People In India. Diabetes Is Not A Serious Health Problem If You Know How To Manage It. The Secret Of Successfully Managing Diabetes Is To Know As Much As Possible About Diabetes. It Is This Knowledge That Helps You To Take Control Of Your Diabetes, Prevent Complications, And Lead A Normal Life Like Any Other Person. This Book Teaches You All That You Have To Know About Diabetes, In Simple Language. This Book Covers All Aspects Of Diabetes. It Provides Comprehensive Knowledge About Diabetes, Diet, Drugs, Insulin, Exercise, And The Ways Of Dealing With Complications Of Diabetes. The Book Helps You To Learn How To Protect Your Heart, Kidneys, Eyes, And Limbs, And Lead A Completely Normal Life. This Book Makes You The Master Of Your Diabetes. By Being The Master Of Your Diabetes, You Decide How You Live Your Life And Let Not Diabetes Decide How You Live. The Book Is Also Useful For Diabetes Care Nurses, Diabetes Educators And Other Paramedical Personnel. Diabetic Patients Can Draw Great Benefit By Reading This Book. Others Can Learn Preventive Measures To Avoid This Malady.

How To Live a Normal Life With HIV Without Shame or Fear by Nicole White

How To Live A    Normal Life    With HIV Without Shame Or Fear
  • Author : Nicole White
  • Publisher : Nicole White
  • Release Date :
  • Categories : Medical
  • ISBN :
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Do you have doubts about having HIV or AIDS, but you aren't sure? This book will help you learn more about HIV, AIDS and possible treatments to be safe and live longer (without pain). It would prepare you psychologically and emotionally, especially if your worst nightmare come true (diagnosed positively with HIV). You'll learn how to be positive with the disease and discover practical ways to block the functions of the deadly virus with medications (without many side effects). This book is designed to prepare you mentally BEFORE you go for a test. So, if you are afraid to get tested or do not want to hear the results, this book will give you the necessary information to eliminate most of the stress, doubts and worry. You'll be OK! If my sister managed to block the disease for so many years, you can do it too - luck has nothing to do with it. I'll show you how! Grab your copy now!

A Normal Life by Kim Rich

A Normal Life
  • Author : Kim Rich
  • Publisher : Graphic Arts Books
  • Release Date : 2018-04-03
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781943328512
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In her critically acclaimed first book, Johnny’s Girl, Kim Rich presented the story of her unconventional childhood as the daughter of an Alaskan mobster and a troubled showgirl. This new memoir picks up where Johnny’s Girl left off, retelling the story of the author’s nearly lifelong pursuit to live what she thought to be “a normal life.” Rich tugs at your heartstrings as you follow her journey toward normalcy, from her teen years, freshly orphaned, through her high school years spent couch-surfing at local families’ homes, then through her itinerant college years, a failed first marriage, and a rising career as a journalist. Through frank and down-to-earth storytelling, Rich also tells of her grandfather’s kidnapping, a frightening health crisis, and a six-year attempt to have children. In A Normal Life, Rich recounts her vivid story of being an ordinary girl faced with extraordinary circumstances—at seemingly every turn in life—with grace, humility, and wit.

Melissa Explains It All by Melissa Joan Hart

Melissa Explains It All
  • Author : Melissa Joan Hart
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2013-10-29
  • Categories : Biography & Autobiography
  • ISBN : 9781250032843
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Melissa Joan Hart explained it all-from dating to bullies-in her groundbreaking role as Clarissa Darling on Clarissa Explains It All. She cast a spell on millions more viewers as Sabrina, the Teenage Witch. Now, in Melissa Explains It All, Melissa tells the frank and funny behind-the-scenes stories from her extraordinary past and her refreshingly normal present. Melissa has been entertaining audiences most of her life; when there were no girls named Melissa on her favorite show, the forceful four year old decided she'd get on television her way. From that moment on, Melissa has shown a singular determination and focus-whether it's for booking three national commercials so her dad would build her a tree house or for nailing the audition for Clarissa. From her first commercial to her current starring role in ABC Family's hit Melissa and Joey, Hart never let fame go to her head. She always had one foot in Hollywood and one foot in reality-and still does. Melissa makes us laugh along with her as she talks about: --guest appearances in shows like Saturday Night Live and The Equalizer --auditioning for Punky Brewster and Clarissa --her early Broadway days --wacky parties she's thrown and attended -- the actors who influenced her and whom she befriended, worked with and competed against --her experiences both on and off-set-with Sabrina's Salem the Cat and Elvis the Alligator on Clarissa --how she met the love of her life at the Kentucky Derby Melissa Joan Hart explains all that she's learned along the way-what's kept her grounded, normal and working when others have not been so fortunate-and that she's the approachable, hilarious girl-next-door her fans have always thought she'd be.

From Over the Border Or Light on the Normal Life of Man by Benjamin George Smith

From Over The Border  Or Light On The Normal Life Of Man
  • Author : Benjamin George Smith
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 1889
  • Categories : Future life
  • ISBN : HARVARD:AH4KSL
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LIVING THE NEW NORMAL by Salonge M. Crenshaw

LIVING THE NEW NORMAL
  • Author : Salonge M. Crenshaw
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2014-02-03
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9781493167364
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“You are having a stroke and we need to bring your blood pressure down now!” shouted the ER doctor. I am stunned. My first reactions are denial and then fear; bring what blood pressure down? Those words changed my life as I knew it forever. Stroke is the second leading cause of death, responsible for 4.4 million (9 percent) of the total 50.5 million deaths each year. Stroke affects more than 700,000 individuals annually in the United States (approximately one person every 45 seconds). About 500,000 of these are first attacks, and 200,000 are recurrent attacks. More than 4 million people in the United States have survived a stroke or brain attack and are living with the after-effects. Living with the after-effects means that the stroke did not kill you, but left its mark and has affected your life permanently. Statistics show how many die per year and how many survive. Statistics cannot show how one lives with the knowledge that their life is permanently altered. We all have experienced life changing events; births, deaths, sickness, jobs, divorce to name just a few. There are some changes we choose to make and there are some changes that are made for us. There are changes that bring us joy and happiness and there are changes that bring up despair and misery. But what do you do when you experience a situation in your life that changes the very core of who you are and what you believe? When you ask the question of God, “Where were you when this happened to me?”, and how do you handle the answer. What do you do when you realize you just experienced a miracle from God, but without the expected outcome? This book is a journey of my life from what I considered normal to what is now a new normal. How God brought about a spiritual renewal and awakening that I was waiting for my entire life. If you have ever found yourself in a place where life has shifted you without your permission, then this book is for you.

Time Consumption and Everyday Life by Elizabeth Shove

Time  Consumption And Everyday Life
  • Author : Elizabeth Shove
  • Publisher : Berg
  • Release Date : 2009-09-01
  • Categories : Social Science
  • ISBN : 9781847886248
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Has material civilization spun out of control, becoming too fast for our own well-being and that of the planet? This book confronts these anxieties and examines the changing rhythms and temporal organization of everyday life. How do people handle hurriedness, burn-out and stress? Are slower forms of consumption viable? In case studies covering the United States, Asia and Europe, international experts follow routines and rhythms, their emotional and political dynamics and show how they are anchored in material culture and everyday practice. Running themes of the book are questions of coordination and disruption; cycles and seasons; and the interplay between power and freedom, and between material and natural forces. The result is a volume that brings studies of practice, temporality and material culture together to open up a new intellectual agenda.

Normal by Maggie Thomas

Normal
  • Author : Maggie Thomas
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2020-09-30
  • Categories :
  • ISBN : 1665500883
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Emotional abuse is real. Maggie Thomas knows. She was locked in its silent prison for a half-century. In her startlingly frank memoir, she shares her slow journey from normal to denial to survival. Rages, bizarre behaviors, disappearing pets, extreme parenting of her children, mental control, and fear reigned. As intense anxiety and frozen numbness vied to be her world, Maggie herself disintegrated as she slid into the abyss of nothingness. This is a story for those who cannot imagine what it would be like nor understand why anyone would stay in an emotionally abusive relationship. It also is for those abused - know you are not alone. Healing is possible, and Thomas shares her insights on finding serenity. This memoir is a must read. Maggie Thomas opens her normal to you and asks only that you enter without judgment.

The Aesthetics of Everyday Life by Andrew Light

The Aesthetics Of Everyday Life
  • Author : Andrew Light
  • Publisher : Columbia University Press
  • Release Date : 2005-02-23
  • Categories : Philosophy
  • ISBN : 9780231509350
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The aesthetics of everyday life, originally developed by Henri Lefebvre and other modernist theorists, is an extension of traditional aesthetics, usually confined to works of art. It is not limited to the study of humble objects but is rather concerned with all of the undeniably aesthetic experiences that arise when one contemplates objects or performs acts that are outside the traditional realm of aesthetics. It is concerned with the nature of the relationship between subject and object. One significant aspect of everyday aesthetics is environmental aesthetics, whether constructed, as a building, or manipulated, as a landscape. Others, also discussed in the book, include sport, weather, smell and taste, and food.

Living a Discreet Normal Life by Silke Hattendorff

Living A Discreet  Normal Life
  • Author : Silke Hattendorff
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Categories : Asylum, Right of
  • ISBN : OCLC:156781183
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Personal Media and Everyday Life by T. Rasmussen

Personal Media And Everyday Life
  • Author : T. Rasmussen
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2014-05-26
  • Categories : Social Science
  • ISBN : 9781137446466
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This book addresses the widespread use of digital personal media in daily life. With a sociological and historical perspective, it explores the media-enhanced individualization and rationalization of the lifeworld, discussing the dramatic mediatization of daily life and calling on theorists such as McLuhan, Habermas and Goffman.

The Asthma Self help Book by Paul J. Hannaway

The Asthma Self Help Book
  • Author : Paul J. Hannaway
  • Publisher : Prima Pub
  • Release Date : 1992
  • Categories : Health & Fitness
  • ISBN : 1559581662
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Discusses asthma diagnosis, drug treatments, environmental controls, air pollution, and special features and complications of asthma, and includes tips for leading a more healthy, productive life

The Ethics of Everyday Life by Michael Banner

The Ethics Of Everyday Life
  • Author : Michael Banner
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2014-10-23
  • Categories : Religion
  • ISBN : 9780191030772
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The moments in Christ's human life noted in the creeds (his conception, birth, suffering, death, and burial) are events which would likely appear in a syllabus for a course in social anthropology, for they are of special interest and concern in human life, and also sites of contention and controversy, where what it is to be human is discovered, constructed, and contested. In other words, these are the occasions for profound and continuing questioning regarding the meaning of human life, as controversies to do with IVF, abortion, euthanasia, and the use of bodies or body parts post mortem plainly indicate. Thus the following questions arise, how do the instances in Christ's life represent human life, and how do these representations relate to present day cultural norms, expectations, and newly emerging modes of relationship, themselves shaping and framing human life? How does the Christian imagination of human life, which dwells on and draws from the life of Christ, not only articulate its own, but also come into conversation with and engage other moral imaginaries of the human? Michael Banner argues that consideration of these questions requires study of moral theology, therefore, he reconceives its nature and tasks, and in particular, its engagement with social anthropology. Drawing from social anthropology and Christian thought and practice from many periods, and influenced especially by his engagement in public policy matters including as a member of the UK's Human Tissue Authority, Banner aims to develop the outlines of an everyday ethics, stretching from before the cradle to after the grave.

Everyday Cognition in Adulthood and Late Life by Leonard W. Poon

Everyday Cognition In Adulthood And Late Life
  • Author : Leonard W. Poon
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1992-01-31
  • Categories : Medical
  • ISBN : 0521428602
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The authors present relevant data that open up new directions for those studying cognitive aging.

The Neuropsychology of Everyday Life Issues in Development and Rehabilitation by David E. Tupper

The Neuropsychology Of Everyday Life  Issues In Development And Rehabilitation
  • Author : David E. Tupper
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Categories : Medical
  • ISBN : 9781461315117
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For a period of some fifteen years following completion of my internship training in clinical psychology (1950-1951) at the Washington University School of Medicine and my concurrent successful navigation through that school's neuroanatomy course, clinical work in neuropsychology for me and the psychologists of my generation consisted almost exclusively of our trying to help our physician colleagues differentiate patients with neurologic disorders from those with psychiatric disorders. In time, experience led all of us from the several disciplines involved in this enterprise to the conclusion that the crude diagnostic techniques available to us circa 1945-1965 had garnered little valid information on which to base such complex, differential diagnostic decisions. It now is gratifying to look back and review the remarkable progress that has occurred in the field of clinical neuropsychology in the four decades since I was a graduate student. In the late 1940s such pioneers as Ward Halstead, Alexander Luria, George Yacorzynski, Hans-Lukas Teuber, and Arthur Benton already were involved in clinical studies that, by the late 1960s, would markedly have improved the quality of clinical practice. However, the only psychological tests that the clinical psychologist of my immediate post Second Wodd War generation had as aids for the diagnosis of neurologically based conditions involving cognitive deficit were such old standbys as the Wechsler-Bellevue, Rorschach, Draw A Person, Bender Gestalt, and Graham Kendall Memory for Designs Test.

The Neuropsychology of Everyday Life Assessment and Basic Competencies by David E. Tupper

The Neuropsychology Of Everyday Life  Assessment And Basic Competencies
  • Author : David E. Tupper
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2012-12-06
  • Categories : Medical
  • ISBN : 9781461315032
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For a period of some fifteen years following completion of my internship training in clinical psychology (1950-1951) at the Washington University School of Medicine and my concurrent successful navigation through that school's neuroanatomy course, clinical work in neuropsychology for me and the psychologists of my generation consisted almost exclusively of trying to help our physician colleagues differentiate patients with neurologic from those with psychiatric disorders. In time, experience led all of us from the several disciplines involved in this enterprise to the conclusion that the crude diag nostic techniques available to us circa 1945-1965 had garnered us little valid information upon which to base such complex, differential diagnostic decisions. It now is gratifying to look back and review the remarkable progress that has occurred in the field of clinical neuropsychology in the four decades since I was a graduate student. In the late 1940s such pioneers as Ward Halstead, Alexander Luria, George Yacorzynski, Hans-Lukas Teuber, and Arthur Benton already were involved in clinical studies that, by the late 1960s, would markedly have improved the quality of clinical practice. However, the only psychological tests that the clinical psychologist of my immediate post-Second World War generation had as aids for the diagnosis of neurologically based conditions involving cognitive deficit were such old standbys as the Wechsler Bellevue, Rorschach, Draw A Person, Bender Gestalt, and Graham Kendall Memory for Designs Test.