Description : Leaving behind her parents and siblings in Poland, teenager Dora Waldman crosses the Atlantic to the United States in 1914. She can't wait to fulfill her dreams in this great nation, but she's unprepared for the reality of an immigrant's life. Settling in the Lower East Side of New York City, Dora yearns to have an education, and she attends night courses at the Settlement House, a school designed specifically to help immigrants adjust to living in a new country. She learns how to sew, finds a job at a dress factory, and becomes an excellent seamstress. Dora's hardworking, positive attitude quickly earns her the respect of friends and co-workers. She progresses from the Settlement House to a successful career, encouraged by the love and support of her proxy parents, and the men who seek her hand in marriage. Relive the American era from 1914 to 1920, a time when women threw off the yoke of oppression and embraced their true potential. Full of warmth, humor, and loyalty, Determined Dora is an engaging story of one woman's resolve to overcome her obstacles and build a bright new future.
Description : Desire and Domestic Fiction argues that far from being removed from historical events, novels by writers from Richardson to Woolf were themselves agents of the rise of the middle class. Drawing on texts that range from 18th-century female conduct books and contract theory to modern psychoanalytic case histories and theories of reading, Armstrong shows that the emergence of a particular form of female subjectivity capable of reigning over the household paved the way for the establishment of institutions which today are accepted centers of political power. Neither passive subjects nor embattled rebels, the middle-class women who were authors and subjects of the major tradition of British fiction were among the forgers of a new form of power that worked in, and through, their writing to replace prevailing notions of "identity" with a gender-determined subjectivity. Examining the works of such novelists as Samuel Richardson, Jane Austen, and the Bront?s, she reveals the ways in which these authors rewrite the domestic practices and sexual relations of the past to create the historical context through which modern institutional power would seem not only natural but also humane, and therefore to be desired.
Description : After being expelled from Hell, she woke up in her own coffin... When Dora Carridine wakes up in her coffin, the first thing she plans to do is find out what happened to her friends since they were also exiled from Hell. But Dora didn't come back entirely human, and everyone keeps trying to kill her. If she manages to avoid being bitten by an over-amorous, Victorian vampire, being captured by the Vatican and being roasted alive by her neighbors, then hopefully she can find Kieron and find out what she really is. But first, she has to put an end to an ancient war amongst the paranormal beings on Earth. How hard can that be? Deceased Dora is a satirical supernatural story in the paranormal comedy series The Demon Diaries. "Wildly, bizarrely, brain-punchingly inventive!" - Derek Landy, Author of Skulduggery Pleasant. What kind of reader would like this book? This series will appeal to readers who are looking for funny teen fantasy books that are brimming with comedy, magic, witches, angels, fae, shapeshifters, vampires, zombies, demons, ghosts and everything else that goes bump in the night. Follow the humorous female protagonist as she becomes an amateur witch, summons demonic forces and even has a romantic interlude in Hell. This exciting paranormal mystery is filled with pulse-racing action and humor. It also contains elements of traditional horror and thriller themes beneath the cosz fun exterior, making it a thrilling and humorous read. So if you're looking for a hilarious magical adventure that will take you straight to Hell—or Heaven, then look no further. Books in This Series - A Hint of Magic - Demonic Dora - Deceased Dora - Divine Dora - A Hint of Hell *Language Edition: American English. Rating: PG. Category: Young Adult Fiction.
Description : Performance Anxieties looks at the on-going debates over the value of psychoanalysis for feminist theory and politics--specifically concerning the social and psychical meanings of racialization. Beginning with an historicized return to Freud and the meaning of Jewishness in Freud's day, Ann Pellegrini indicates how "race" and racialization are not incidental features of psychoanalysis or of modern subjectivity, but are among the generative conditions of both. Performance Anxieties stages a series of playful encounters between elite and popular performance texts--Freud meets Sarah Bernhardt meets Sandra Bernhard; Joan Riviere's masquerading women are refigured in relation to the hard female bodies in the film Pumping Iron II: The Women; and the Terminator and Alien films. In re-reading psychoanalysis alongside other performance texts, Pellegrini unsettles relations between popular and elite, performance and performative.
Description : Robert Harlow is one of Canadas best kept literary secrets. A noted craftsman, he is also one its finest story-tellers. Born in northern British Columbia, he was a military pilot for a number of years, later a student at the Iowa Writers Workshop, then a producer and director for a decade-and-a-half at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation before joining the faculty of The University of British Columbia. He now lives and writes on one of the Gulf Islands off Canadas southwest coast.
Description : In treatment, the psychotherapist is in a position of power. Often, this power is unintentionally abused. While trying to embody a compassionate concern for patients, therapists use accepted techniques that can inadvertently lead to control, indoctrination, and therapeutic failure. Contrary to the stated tradition and values of psychotherapy, they subtly coerce patients rather than respect and genuinely help them. The more gross kinds of patient abuse, deliberate ones such as sexual and financial exploitation, are expressly forbidden by professional organizations. However, there are no regulations discouraging the more covert forms of manipulation, which are not even considered exploitative by many clinicians. In this book, noted psychiatrist Theo. L. Dorpat strongly disagrees. Using a contemporary interactional perspective Dorpat demonstrates the destructive potential of manipulation and indoctrination in treatment. This book is divided into three parts. Part I explores the various ways power can be abused. Part II examines eleven treatment cases in which covert manipulation and control either caused analytic failure or severely impaired the treatment process. Cases discussed include the analyses of Dora and the Wolf Man by Freud, the two analyses of Mr. Z by Kohut, as well as other published and unpublished treatments. An interactional perspective is used to examine the harmful short- and long-term effects of using indoctrination methods as well as to unravel conscious and unconscious communications between therapists and patients that can contribute to manipulations. Part III shows readers how to work using a non-directive, egalitarian approach in both psychoanalytic psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.