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The Many Faces of Polyamory - Longing and Belonging in Concurrent Relationships (Paperback): Magdalena J. Fosse The Many Faces of Polyamory - Longing and Belonging in Concurrent Relationships (Paperback)
Magdalena J. Fosse
R798 Discovery Miles 7 980 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Many Faces of Polyamory: Longing and Belonging in Concurrent Relationships provides new perspectives on polyamory and the longing to belong in the relatively uncharted territory of nonnormative relationships. This volume offers a valuable and compelling account on how to approach polyamorous relationships from the clinical perspective. While there is no uniform answer, Dr. Fosse's compassionate and discerning approach that combines relative neutrality, an open-minded embrace of nontraditional lifestyle choices, and skilful attention to countertransference dynamics is likely to be inspiring. Dr. Fosse exposes the dynamics of love, sex, jealousy, and compersion as they play out in lives of those interested in polyamory, and more broadly, consensual nonmonogamy. Her focus is on relationships worth having. With its nuanced clinical focus, The Many Faces of Polyamory will be an essential resource for psychotherapists, educators, students, and anyone inside and outside of the mental health field drawn to the intricacies of sexuality, intimacy, and how they are intertwined with relational satisfaction

Conceptualizing Mass Violence - Representations, Recollections, and Reinterpretations (Hardcover): Navras J. Aafreedi, Priya... Conceptualizing Mass Violence - Representations, Recollections, and Reinterpretations (Hardcover)
Navras J. Aafreedi, Priya Singh
R2,978 Discovery Miles 29 780 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Conceptualizing Mass Violence draws attention to the conspicuous inability to inhibit mass violence in myriads forms and considers the plausible reasons for doing so. Focusing on a postcolonial perspective, the volume seeks to popularize and institutionalize the study of mass violence in South Asia. The essays explore and deliberate upon the varied aspects of mass violence, namely revisionism, reconstruction, atrocities, trauma, memorialization and literature, the need for Holocaust education, and the criticality of dialogue and reconciliation. The language, content, and characteristics of mass violence/genocide explicitly reinforce its aggressive, transmuting, and multifaceted character and the consequent necessity to understand the same in a nuanced manner. The book is an attempt to do so as it takes episodes of mass violence for case study from all inhabited continents, from the twentieth century to the present. The volume studies 'consciously enforced mass violence' through an interdisciplinary approach and suggests that dialogue aimed at reconciliation is perhaps the singular agency via which a solution could be achieved from mass violence in the global context. The volume is essential reading for postgraduate students and scholars from the interdisciplinary fields of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, History, Political Science, Sociology, World History, Human Rights, and Global Studies.

Detection Avoidance in Homicide - Debates, Explanations and Responses (Hardcover): Claire Ferguson Detection Avoidance in Homicide - Debates, Explanations and Responses (Hardcover)
Claire Ferguson
R2,972 Discovery Miles 29 720 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Detection Avoidance in Homicides: Debates, Explanations and Responses presents theory and research on how offenders avoid detection and the challenges and opportunities these efforts pose to investigators. From a scholarly perspective, the book presents a continuing history of research on detection avoidance by offenders, discusses the features of complex death investigations involving detection avoidance, and critiques the current frameworks used for conceptualizing these behaviors. Dr. Ferguson focuses on the key debates in the literature, argues for collaborations between researchers and practitioners to remedy siloing, and explores the reality of detection avoidance in homicides as complex and multifaceted. While detection avoidance behaviors have the potential to negatively impact sudden death investigations and frustrate criminal investigations specifically, their use also creates broader problems. These include many problematic effects on family members of the deceased, police officers, police agencies and the communities they serve. Offenders choosing to use detection avoidance behaviors challenges the efficient use of public resources, puts at risk the successful adjudication of homicides, and creates a public safety issue. The book explains detection avoidance using learning, situational, individual and gender-based theories, including proposing whether it may be a form of coercive control used by intimate partner abusers. Finally, how detection avoidance by offenders is recognized and responded to in sudden death investigations is addressed, with specific reference to useful examples of policy reform implemented by various police agencies internationally. Providing research and theory to explain detection avoidance and best practice for responding to it, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of criminology, forensic science and psychology. It will also be useful to professionals working with homicide offenders.

The Forgotten Child - The Powerful True Story of a Boy Abandoned as a Baby and Left to Die (Paperback): Richard Gallear The Forgotten Child - The Powerful True Story of a Boy Abandoned as a Baby and Left to Die (Paperback)
Richard Gallear 1
R208 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R28 (13%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Based on a true story, The Forgotten Child is a heart-breaking memoir of an abandoned newborn baby left to die, his tempestuous upbringing, and how he came through the other side. It's a freezing winter's night in 1954. A baby boy, a few hours old, is left by his mother, wrapped in nothing but two sheets of newspaper and hidden amongst the undergrowth by a canal bank. An hour later, a late-shift postman is walking wearily home when he hears a faint cry. He finds the newspaper parcel and discovers the newborn, white-cold and whimpering, inside. After being rushed to hospital and against all odds, the baby survives. He's baptised by the hospital chaplain as Richard. Everything feels as though it's looking up; Richard is put into local authority care and regains his health. However, after nearly five blissful years in a rural care home filled with loving friends, it soon unfolds that his turbulent start in life is only the beginning... Based on a devastating true story, this inspirational memoir follows Richard's traumatic birth, abusive childhood, and search for the truth.

Seeking Accountability for the Unlawful Use of Force (Paperback): Leila Nadya Sadat Seeking Accountability for the Unlawful Use of Force (Paperback)
Leila Nadya Sadat
R738 Discovery Miles 7 380 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Despite the conclusion of the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg that aggression is the 'supreme international crime', armed conflict remains a frequent and ubiquitous feature of international life, leaving millions of victims in its wake. This collection of original chapters by leading and emerging scholars from all around the world evaluates historic and current examples of the use of force and the context of crimes of aggression. As we approach the 75th anniversary of the Nuremberg War Crimes Tribunal, Seeking Accountability for the Unlawful Use of Force examines the many systems and accountability frameworks which have developed since the Second World War. By suggesting new avenues for enhancing accountability structures already in place as well as proposing new frameworks needed, this volume will begin a movement to establish the mechanisms needed to charge those responsible for the unlawful use of force.

The Extreme Gone Mainstream - Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany (Hardcover): Cynthia Miller-Idriss The Extreme Gone Mainstream - Commercialization and Far Right Youth Culture in Germany (Hardcover)
Cynthia Miller-Idriss
R692 R538 Discovery Miles 5 380 Save R154 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

How extremism is going mainstream in Germany through clothing brands laced with racist and nationalist symbols The past decade has witnessed a steady increase in far right politics, social movements, and extremist violence in Europe. Scholars and policymakers have struggled to understand the causes and dynamics that have made the far right so appealing to so many people--in other words, that have made the extreme more mainstream. In this book, Cynthia Miller-Idriss examines how extremist ideologies have entered mainstream German culture through commercialized products and clothing laced with extremist, anti-Semitic, racist, and nationalist coded symbols and references. Drawing on a unique digital archive of thousands of historical and contemporary images, as well as scores of interviews with young people and their teachers in two German vocational schools with histories of extremist youth presence, Miller-Idriss shows how this commercialization is part of a radical transformation happening today in German far right youth subculture. She describes how these young people have gravitated away from the singular, hard-edged skinhead style in favor of sophisticated and fashionable commercial brands that deploy coded extremist symbols. Virtually indistinguishable in style from other popular clothing, the new brands desensitize far right consumers to extremist ideas and dehumanize victims. Required reading for anyone concerned about the global resurgence of the far right,The Extreme Gone Mainstream reveals how style and aesthetic representation serve as one gateway into extremist scenes and subcultures by helping to strengthen racist and nationalist identification and by acting as conduits of resistance to mainstream society.

Working with Abused Children - Focus on the Child (Paperback, 4th ed. 2012): Celia Doyle Working with Abused Children - Focus on the Child (Paperback, 4th ed. 2012)
Celia Doyle
R871 Discovery Miles 8 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Working with abused children is a demanding and emotionally charged area of practice in which practitioners must balance sensitivity with statutory obligation. This thoroughly updated new edition emphasises the need for a central focus on the child and their perspectives, to ensure safe and effective work with children and their families. Opening with the foundations of good practice, the book goes on to capture the perspectives of children through moving first-hand accounts from abuse survivors. Woven through with frank narratives from the author's own practice experience, it discusses the importance of assessment and explores interventions through individual, family and group work. Keeping the voice of the child at its heart, this edition features: ? all-new chapters on transitions from childhood to adulthood, and on the emotional impact for practitioners in the field, including coping strategies and practice guidance ? new perspectives on practice within the context of current policy, including the Every Child Matters legacy and the Munro Review ? a range of supportive features, such as points for reflection, practice examples and further reading resources. Since the first edition in 1989, the rhetoric and terminology on safeguarding children have changed beyond recognition. Yet the need to understand and accommodate the abused child's perspective remains. Working with Abused Children therefore continues to be a valuable resource for students, educators and practitioners working within this challenging field.

Silently Seduced - When Parents Make Their Children Partners (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Kenneth M. Adams Silently Seduced - When Parents Make Their Children Partners (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Kenneth M. Adams
R256 R177 Discovery Miles 1 770 Save R79 (31%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this revised and updated 20th anniversary edition of his groundbreaking book, Dr. Kenneth Adams, a leading expert on covert incest, sex addiction, and childhood trauma, offers tools for identifying and healing from covert incestuous relationships that affect adult relationships and lives. He explains how 'feeling close' with a parent is not always the source of comfort the phrase suggests, especially when that child is cheated out of a childhood by being a parent's surrogate partner. Dr. Adams includes a new Q&A section that directly addresses issues including:
How can this be incestuous when there is no physical sexual contact?
Why is sexual addiction so common with covert incest survivors?
Why is it so hard for covert incest survivors to commit to romantic relationships?
If my partner is a covert incest survivor, how can I help?
Can I pass covert incest on to my children?

Through new findings and expanded discussions on 'engulfment, ' 'excessive guilt, ' 'loyalty, ' and 'narcissism, ' and others, Silently Seduced offers a framework to understand covert incest and its effect on sexuality, intimacy, and relationships to facilitate the process of recovery."

Trafficked Girl - Abused. Abandoned. Exploited. This is My Story of Fighting Back. (Paperback): Zoe Patterson, Jane Smith Trafficked Girl - Abused. Abandoned. Exploited. This is My Story of Fighting Back. (Paperback)
Zoe Patterson, Jane Smith 1
R208 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R45 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

When Zoe was taken into care at the age of 13, she thought she was finally going to escape from the cruel abuse she had suffered throughout her childhood. Then social services placed her in a residential unit known to be 'a target for prostitution', and suddenly Zoe's life was worse than it had ever been before. Abused and ostracized by her mother, humiliated by her father's sexual innuendos, physically assaulted and bullied by her eldest brother, even as a young child Zoe thought she deserved the desperately unhappy life she was living. `I've sharpened a knife for you,' her mother told her the first time she noticed angry red wounds on her daughter's arms. And when Zoe didn't kill herself, her mother gave her whisky, which she drank in the hope that it would dull the miserable, aching loneliness of her life. One day at school Zoe showed her teacher the livid bruises that were the result of her mother's latest physical assault and within days she was taken into care. Zoe had been at Denver House for just three weeks when an older girl asked if she'd like to go to a party, then took her to a house where there were just three men. Zoe was a virgin until that night, when two of the men raped her. Having returned to the residential unit in the early hours of the morning, when she told a member of staff what had happened to her, her social worker made a joke about it, then took her to get the morning-after pill. For Zoe, the indifference of the staff at the residential unit seemed like further confirmation of what her mother had always told her - she was worthless. Before long, she realised that the only way to survive in the unit was to go to the `parties' the older girls were paid to take her to, drink the drinks, smoke the cannabis and try to blank out what was done to her when she was abused, controlled and trafficked around the country. No action was taken by the unit's staff or social workers when Zoe asked for their help, and without anyone to support or protect her, the horrific abuse continued for the next few years, even after she left the unit. But in her heart Zoe was always a fighter. This is the harrowing, yet uplifting story, of how she finally broke free of the abuse and neglect that destroyed her childhood and obtained justice for her years of suffering.

Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests - A Practitioner's Guide (Paperback): Geraldine Akerman, Derek... Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests - A Practitioner's Guide (Paperback)
Geraldine Akerman, Derek Perkins, Ross Bartels
R637 Discovery Miles 6 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests: A Practitioner's Guide provides a thorough review of atypical sexual interests and offers various ways through which they can be measured and controlled, including compassion-focused and psychoanalytic approaches. This unique guide presents a detailed analysis of deviant sexual interest. Part I, 'Assessment,' overviews the range of sexual interests and fantasies in men and women. Part II, 'Management,' investigates the cutting-edge tools, approaches, interventions, and treatment advances used in a variety of settings to control deviant sexual interest. In Part III, 'Approaches to assessment and management', the authors consider how females with sexual convictions can be assessed and how offence paralelling behaviour can be used for assessment and treatment. Throughout, Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests offers necessary perspectives and emerging research from international experts at the forefront of this field. With a thorough assessment of current research and a critical overview of treatment advances for problematic sexual interests, Assessing and Managing Problematic Sexual Interests is an essential resource for clinical and forensic psychologists, probation officers, academics, students working in the field, and members of allied professional fields.

The Science Of Hate - How prejudice becomes hate and what we can do to stop it (Paperback): Matthew Williams The Science Of Hate - How prejudice becomes hate and what we can do to stop it (Paperback)
Matthew Williams
R334 Discovery Miles 3 340 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

At what point does prejudice become hate crime? Hate crimes are spiralling to an all-time high on both sides of the Atlantic, with minorities experiencing the largest increase in hostility towards their race, nationality, sexuality and religion since records began. Whilst recent political turmoil could be a contributing factor to this spike, Professor Matthew Williams shows that there is nothing temporary about the hate that has been stirred up. Drawing on 20 years of experience as a criminologist studying and interviewing the victims and perpetrators of hate - combining neuroscience, psychology, sociology, computer science and economics - The Science of Hate examines the illusive 'tipping point' at the intersection of prejudice and hate, traversing the globe and reaching back through history, from our tribal ancestors in pre-history to artificial intelligence in the 21st century.

The Great Leveler - Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century (Paperback): Walter... The Great Leveler - Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century (Paperback)
Walter Scheidel
R452 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R103 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Are mass violence and catastrophes the only forces that can seriously decrease economic inequality? To judge by thousands of years of history, the answer is yes. Tracing the global history of inequality from the Stone Age to today, Walter Scheidel shows that it never dies peacefully. The Great Leveler is the first book to chart the crucial role of violent shocks in reducing inequality over the full sweep of human history around the world. The "Four Horsemen" of leveling-mass-mobilization warfare, transformative revolutions, state collapse, and catastrophic plagues-have repeatedly destroyed the fortunes of the rich. Today, the violence that reduced inequality in the past seems to have diminished, and that is a good thing. But it casts serious doubt on the prospects for a more equal future. An essential contribution to the debate about inequality, The Great Leveler provides important new insights about why inequality is so persistent-and why it is unlikely to decline anytime soon.

Magma (Hardcover): Thora Hjoerleifsdottir Magma (Hardcover)
Thora Hjoerleifsdottir; Translated by Meg Matich
R318 Discovery Miles 3 180 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Profane, funny, and uncomfortably honest' - Brandon Taylor Twenty-year-old Lilja is in love. He is older and beautiful, a Derrida-quoting intellectual. He is also a serial cheater, gaslighter and narcissist. Lilja will do anything to hold on to him. And so she accepts his deceptions and endures his sexual desires. She rationalizes his toxic behaviour and permits him to cross all her boundaries. In her desperation to be the perfect lover, she finds herself unable to break free from the toxic cycle. And then an unexpected ultimatum: an all-consuming love, or the promise of a life reclaimed. Thora Hjoerleifsdottir explores the darkest corners of relationships, capturing an ugly, hidden nature of love. In an era of growing pornification, she deftly illustrates the failings of our culture in recognizing symptoms of cruelty. In visceral, poetic prose, translated from Icelandic by Meg Matich, Magma depicts the unspooling of a tender-hearted young woman aching to love and be loved.

The Life-Course of Serious and Violent Youth Grown Up - A Twenty-Year Longitudinal Study (Hardcover): Evan C McCuish, Patrick... The Life-Course of Serious and Violent Youth Grown Up - A Twenty-Year Longitudinal Study (Hardcover)
Evan C McCuish, Patrick Lussier, Raymond Corrado
R2,995 Discovery Miles 29 950 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The Life-Course of Serious and Violent Youth Grown Up addresses significant gaps in the literature on youth involved in chronic, serious, and violent offending. Through longitudinal research and a long follow-up into adulthood, it challenges common perceptions about offending outcomes. Using theoretically grounded, methodologically sophisticated and empirically driven research, this book culminates 20 years of data emerging from the Incarcerated Serious and Violent Young Offender Study (ISVYOS). Initiated in 1998 to understand the origins of serious and violent youth offending, it follows 1,719 formerly incarcerated youth through adulthood and offers a contemporary perspective to questions about chronic offending in adolescence and social and offending outcomes in adulthood. The authors provide a theoretically framed examination of new findings from the ISVYOS regarding participants' justice system involvement, from onset to persistence to desistance. Most participants experienced continued involvement in the justice system in adulthood. However, contrary to past literature, ISVYOS findings challenge static descriptions of chronic offending and notions of the youth "super predator". ISVYOS findings also challenge assertions that experiences and risk factors in childhood and adolescence are not informative of adult justice system involvement. Together, the findings call for a more humanistic approach that recognizes that the complex lives of individuals formerly incarcerated in adolescence implies that desistance does not happen by default. This book will be of great interest to scholars, researchers, and students of forensic psychology, developmental and life course criminology, youth justice, and violent crime.

Murder Thy Neighbor (Paperback): James Patterson Murder Thy Neighbor (Paperback)
James Patterson; Contributions by Max DiLallo; Read by Chloe Cannon
R325 R270 Discovery Miles 2 700 Save R55 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
A History of Violence - Living and Dying in Central America (Hardcover): Oscar Martinez A History of Violence - Living and Dying in Central America (Hardcover)
Oscar Martinez; Foreword by Jon Lee Anderson; Translated by John B. Washington, Daniela Maria Ugaz
R502 R470 Discovery Miles 4 700 Save R32 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

El Salvador and Honduras have had the highest homicide rates in the world over the past ten years. Oscar Martinez, author of The Beast, which was named one of the best books of the year by the Economist and the Financial Times, shares a beautiful and immersive account of life in one of the most violent places on earth. Martinez travels to Nicaraguan fishing towns, southern Mexican brothels where Central American women are trafficked, isolated Guatemalan jungle villages, and crime-ridden Salvadoran slums. With his precise and empathetic reporting, he reveals the underbelly of some of the most dangerous places in the world, going undercover to drink with narcos, accompanying police patrols, riding in trafficking boats, and hiding out with a gang informer. The result is an unforgettable portrait of a region of fear, helping to explain why migrants have been fleeing the area by the millions.

Whole-Body Sex - Somatic Sex Therapy and the Lost Language of the Erotic Body (Hardcover): Melissa Walker Whole-Body Sex - Somatic Sex Therapy and the Lost Language of the Erotic Body (Hardcover)
Melissa Walker
R2,979 Discovery Miles 29 790 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Weaving together somatic psychotherapy, dance/movement therapy, and sex therapy approaches, this uniquely interdisciplinary and practical book offers guidance on how to strengthen your connection with pleasure, receptivity, and ecstasy in an embodied way. Melissa Walker contextualizes the erotic body as being embedded in a sex-negative culture. Taking an experiential somatic approach, this book helps readers map the erotic self to establish a whole-body sexuality, becoming an important sexuality ally in a larger social movement toward erotic inclusiveness. This ground-breaking text illuminates how to shed the harmful messages that an individual has internalized about their sexuality, to learn the language of their somatic self, and begin to build a whole-body appreciation for their creative potential. Filled with questions, guided experientials, and map-building practices that help readers learn more about themselves, this book is essential reading for sex therapists to navigate the vast map of sexuality to create true health and sexual evolution.

The Debt Collector (Hardcover): Shaun Smith The Debt Collector (Hardcover)
Shaun Smith 1
R389 R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Save R150 (39%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Shaun Smith lives in a world very few of us ever see. It’s a world where the normal rules don’t apply, where people desperate for help reach out to someone who they know can deliver. Shaun does things simply. If someone owes you money and they are in the wrong then he is the person to talk to.

There’s never anything illegal, he may fly close to the wire but never under or over. It’s all legit.

The Debt Collector is the first instalment in the story of Shaun Smith’s life. Since Vice TV screened its fly-on-the-wall documentary on his life as a debt collector more than 22.5 million people around the world have tuned in to watch his exploits. For the first time The Debt Collector reveals the real Shaun Smith.

Yes, he’s Britain’s toughest debt collector but he’s a man with humour and courage, a man who loves his family and his friends, a man who just likes to see things done right.

Shaun’s lived his life one way: don’t take the proverbial, if you do then you’ll pay.

The Body Never Lies - The Lingering Effects Of Hurtful Parenting (Paperback, New Ed): Alice Miller The Body Never Lies - The Lingering Effects Of Hurtful Parenting (Paperback, New Ed)
Alice Miller; Translated by Andrew Jenkins
R302 Discovery Miles 3 020 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Never before has world-renowned psychoanalyst Alice Miller examined so persuasively the long-range consequences of childhood abuse on the body. Using the experiences of her patients along with the biographical stories of literary giants such as Virginia Woolf, Franz Kafka, and Marcel Proust, Miller shows how a child's humiliation, impotence, and bottled rage will manifest itself as adult illness--be it cancer, stroke, or other debilitating diseases. Never one to shy away from controversy, Miller urges society as a whole to jettison its belief in the Fourth Commandment and not to extend forgiveness to parents whose tyrannical childrearing methods have resulted in unhappy, and often ruined, adult lives. In this empowering work, writes Rutgers professor Philip Greven, "readers will learn how to confront the overt and covert traumas of their own childhoods with the enlightened guidance of Alice Miller."

The Cambridge World History of Violence 4 Volume Hardback Set (Hardcover): Phillip Dwyer, Joy Damousi The Cambridge World History of Violence 4 Volume Hardback Set (Hardcover)
Phillip Dwyer, Joy Damousi
R9,984 Discovery Miles 99 840 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This four-volume Cambridge World History of Violence is the first collection of its kind to look at violence across different periods of human history and different regions of the world. It capitalises on the growing scholarly interest in the history of violence, which is emerging as one of the key intellectual issues of our time. The volumes take into account the latest scholarship in the field and comprises the work of nearly 140 scholars, who have contributed substantial chapters to provide an authoritative treatment of violence from a multiplicity of perspectives. The collection thus offers the reader a wide-ranging thematic treatment of the historical contexts of different types of violence, as well as a compendium of experience shared by peoples across time.

Human Sexuality - Biological, Psychological, and Cultural Perspectives (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Anne Bolin, Patricia... Human Sexuality - Biological, Psychological, and Cultural Perspectives (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Anne Bolin, Patricia Whelehan, Muriel Vernon, Katja Antoine
R1,782 Discovery Miles 17 820 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This groundbreaking second edition of Human Sexuality continues its broad and interdisciplinary goal of providing readers with a comprehensive overview on sexuality as a core part of our individual identities and social lives. Edited by anthropological experts on the subject, this unique textbook integrates evolutionary and cultural aspects to provide a fully interdisciplinary approach to human sexuality that is rare in this area of scholarship. Fully updated throughout in line with developments in the field, this second edition includes fresh material exploring new sexual identities, sexual violence and consent, Internet pornography, conversion therapy, polyamory, and much more. In addition to providing a rich array of photographs, illustrations, tables, and a glossary of terms, this textbook explores: pregnancy and childbirth as a bio-cultural experience life-course issues related to gender identity, sexual orientations, behaviors, and lifestyles socioeconomic, political, historical, and ecological influences on sexual behavior early childhood sexuality, puberty, and adolescence birth control, fertility, conception, and sexual differentiation HIV infection, AIDS, AIDS globalization, and sex work. Utilizing viewpoints across cultural and national boundaries and taking into account the evolution of human anatomy, sexual behavior, attitudes, and beliefs across the globe, Human Sexuality, Second Edition, remains an essential text for educators and students who wish to understand human sexuality in all of its richness and complexity.

Cut Short - Youth Violence, Loss and Hope in the City (Hardcover): Ciaran Thapar Cut Short - Youth Violence, Loss and Hope in the City (Hardcover)
Ciaran Thapar
R442 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R72 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

'Lays down a transformative path to peace' David Lammy MP 'A devastating and beautifully-drawn tribute to the young boys that the media turns into statistics of knife crime' Candice Carty-Williams 'I came away from this book enraged, enlightened and with a sense of urgency to do something' Annie Mac _________________________ Demetri wants to study criminology at university to understand why people around him carry knives. Jhemar is determined to advocate for his community following the murder of a loved one. Carl's exclusion leaves him vulnerable to the sinister school-to-prison pipeline, but he is resolute to defy expectations. Tony, the tireless manager of a community centre, is fighting not only for the lives of local young people, but to keep the centre's doors open. Drawing on the latest research and interviews with experts, this refreshingly nuanced and beautifully written book interweaves the stories of a cast of characters at the sharp end of Britain's serious youth violence epidemic, with chapters on subjects such as social media, gentrification and criminal justice. Showing how we are all connected to this tragedy, Cut Short is a gripping, urgent, sympathetic and often painful portrait of a society fracturing along lines of race, class and postcode. It is a blueprint for positive change, and a book we desperately need. _________________________ 'Compelling' The Sunday Times; 'Assured' Observer; 'Brilliantly written' Nikesh Shukla 'Makes you stop and think' Nick Robinson, BBC R4's Today programme 'This book strongly gives a voice to the voiceless . . . essential reading' Kenny Allstar 'Angry, impassioned, informed, accurate - the story behind the cutting short of public health and young lives' Danny Dorling 'Ciaran's work is informed by lived experience at the frontline of social change. It takes a sensitive and respectful look at the truths less often told' George the Poet

Misogynation - The True Scale of Sexism (Paperback): Laura Bates Misogynation - The True Scale of Sexism (Paperback)
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R241 R163 Discovery Miles 1 630 Save R78 (32%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A COLLECTION OF ESSAYS FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR AND FOUNDER OF THE EVERYDAY SEXISM PROJECT, LAURA BATES. 'Following [Everyday Sexism] will make most women feel oddly saner.' Caitlin Moran 'Piercingly astute.' Stylist Laura Bates, pioneering feminist, activist and bestselling author, has given voice to hundreds of thousands of women through her international Everyday Sexism Project. Drawing attention to both hidden and blatant sexist acts and attitudes, Laura has exposed the startling truth behind misogyny in our society: systemic, ingrained and ignored. From Weinstein to Westminster, a torrent of allegations of sexual harassment and assault have left us reeling. One hundred years since some women were first given the right to vote, we are still struggling to get to grips with the true extent of gender inequality that continues to flourish in our society. In this collection of essays, originally published in the Guardian, Laura Bates uncovers the sexism that exists in our relationships, our workplaces, our media, in our homes and on our streets, but which is also firmly rooted in our lifelong assumptions and in the actions and attitudes we explain away, defend and accept. Often dismissed as one-offs, veiled as 'banter' or described as 'isolated incidents', MISOGYNATION joins the dots to reveal the true scale of discrimination and prejudice women face. A bold, witty and incisive analysis of current events, MISOGYNATION makes a passionate argument for stepping back, opening our eyes and allowing ourselves to see the bigger picture. IN PRAISE OF LAURA BATES 'Funny and clever.' Telegraph 'Girl Up is an essential compendium of wit, wisdom, advice and straight-talk.' Sarah Knight 'We owe Bates a great debt of gratitude for her Everyday Sexism Project.' LA Times 'Laura was one of the first women to harness the power of social media to fight sexism and misogyny and give millions of young women a voice.' Grazia 'Bates takes a myth-busting approach to body image, food, sex and advertising and is particularly good at boiling down feminist language into a snappy, everyday vernacular' Metro 'For any woman who is sick of being told how to act, how to dress, or how to ward off unwanted advances, [Girl Up] is for you. Independent '[Girl Up is] another hard-hitting book which exposes the truth surrounding pressures on body image, false representations in the media, and lots of issues very relevant to girls today. Red

The Sex Offender Register - Politics, Policy and Public Opinion (Paperback): Terry Thomas, Daniel Marshall The Sex Offender Register - Politics, Policy and Public Opinion (Paperback)
Terry Thomas, Daniel Marshall
R998 Discovery Miles 9 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Sex Offender Register examines the origins, history, structure and legalities of the UK sex offender register, and explores how political and public opinion has influenced the direction the policy of registration has taken. Delving into the origins of the UK sex offender register and how the registration policy has evolved, this book provides an understanding of the register and its contribution to 'public protection' while attempting to see the register as a policy that has grown and developed and as having an 'organic' life of its own. The sex offender register is designed as a form of 'public protection' rather than a punishment, requiring offenders to notify the police of their circumstances and to accept a degree of 'offender management' from the police. The book: * Puts the development of the Register in its political, social and ethical context * Considers the position of children and young people as offenders * Outlines the movement of registered offenders across international borders * Analyses how offenders can be removed from the register * Explores how other countries in the UK manage sex offenders through registers * Asks questions about the efficacy of the register and what contribution it makes to 'public protection' * Looks at specific aspects of registration including the management of information * Delves into the experience of life on the register * Examines the influence of public opinion * Discusses the role of the police as custodians of the register and as 'offender managers' Exploring the different pressures brought to bear on the register, this book provides an authoritative starting point for Police Officers, Social Workers, Probation Officers, Magistrates, students of Criminology, Criminal Justice and Policing, and the general reader wanting to understand where the UK sex offender register originated from and how it operates today.

Sexual Boundary Violations in Psychotherapy - Facing Therapist Indiscretions, Transgressions, and Misconduct (Paperback):... Sexual Boundary Violations in Psychotherapy - Facing Therapist Indiscretions, Transgressions, and Misconduct (Paperback)
Arlene Lu Steinberg, Judith L. Alpert, Christine Courtois
R982 Discovery Miles 9 820 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

This book examines the circumstances that lead up to sexual boundary violations (SBVs) in psychotherapy. It also considers how such behavior affects clients and therapists, as well as the broader effects on colleagues, institutions, families, and others. Numerous case illustrations are included, and the editors emphasize the importance of education and consultation with mentors and peers in helping therapists maintain a professional frame for the therapeutic relationship, which ensures a safe environment for clients.

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