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  • Auteur:
    Fang, Fang
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    On January 25, 2020, after the central government imposed a lockdown in Wuhan, acclaimed Chinese writer Fang Fang began publishing an online diary. In the days and weeks that followed, Fang Fang's nightly postings gave voice to the fears, frustrations, anger, and hope of millions of her fellow citizens, reflecting on the psychological impact of forced isolation, the role of the internet as both community lifeline and source of misinformation, and most tragically, the lives of neighbors and friends taken by the deadly virus.

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    Pinkola Estés, Clarissa
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    First published three years before the print edition of Women Who Run With the Wolves made publishing history, this original audio edition quickly became an underground bestseller. For its insights into the inner life of women, it established Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés as one of the most important voices of our time in the fields of Jungian psychology, myth, and women's mysteries. Drawing from her work as a psychoanalyst and cantadora ("keeper of the old stories"), Dr. Estés uses myths and folktales to illustrate how societies systematically strip away the feminine spirit. Through an exploration into the nature of the wild woman archetype, Dr. Estés helps listeners rediscover and free their own wild nature. The magical storytelling, myths, and commentary on Women Who Run With the Wolves continue to inspire a new level of self-knowledge among listeners young and old. Note: These CD-ROM-format enhanced CDs contain audio, music, and video clips and are meant to be played on your computer, using an Internet connection, speakers, and Real Player programs, which are free for download.

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    Carter, Claire
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    Queer community sports leagues, by their sheer numbers, are changing the energy and space of school gyms and community recreational spaces. Some leagues are well-established – having been in existence for over twenty-five years – whereas others are relatively new, but their collective presence tells stories about the shifting dynamics of queer communities in Canada.Who's Coming Out to Playconsiders the potential of queer community sports to disrupt notions of the embodiment of gender and community, while maintaining an awareness of numerous factors that limit this potential. Exploring queer teams and leagues of varying sizes and from various locations, this book focuses on leagues that have previously identified as women's or lesbian and are now becoming trans and genderqueer inclusive. Queer community leagues are based in a commitment to community building, prioritizing fun, socializing, and inclusivity over competing or winning. As a result of these commitments, these spaces and the people who come to play in them reflect new ways of being in and with bodies, different ways of embodying gender, and new or different forms of engagement – notably distinct "rules of play" – within sporting arenas.Who's Coming Out to Playpaints a vivid picture of the lived experiences of queer bodies in queer sporting spaces, exploring both the possibilities and the continued problems they face.

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    Carter, Claire
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    Queer community sports leagues, by their sheer numbers, are changing the energy and space of school gyms and community recreational spaces. Some leagues are well-established – having been in existence for over twenty-five years – whereas others are relatively new, but their collective presence tells stories about the shifting dynamics of queer communities in Canada.Who's Coming Out to Playconsiders the potential of queer community sports to disrupt notions of the embodiment of gender and community, while maintaining an awareness of numerous factors that limit this potential. Exploring queer teams and leagues of varying sizes and from various locations, this book focuses on leagues that have previously identified as women's or lesbian and are now becoming trans and genderqueer inclusive. Queer community leagues are based in a commitment to community building, prioritizing fun, socializing, and inclusivity over competing or winning. As a result of these commitments, these spaces and the people who come to play in them reflect new ways of being in and with bodies, different ways of embodying gender, and new or different forms of engagement – notably distinct "rules of play" – within sporting arenas.Who's Coming Out to Playpaints a vivid picture of the lived experiences of queer bodies in queer sporting spaces, exploring both the possibilities and the continued problems they face.

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    Larkin, Tim
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    Self-protection expert Tim Larkin arms us with what we need to know to prevent, prepare for, and survive the event of life-or-death violence.

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    Khan-Cullors, Patrisse
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    This program includes a foreword read by Angela Davis Patrisse Khan-Cullors' and asha bandele's instant New York Times bestseller, When They Call You a Terrorist is now adapted for the YA audience! A movement that started with a hashtag—#BlackLivesMatter—on Twitter spread across the nation and then across the world. From one of the co-founders of the Black Lives Matter movement comes a poetic memoir and reflection on humanity. Necessary and timely, Patrisse Khan-Cullors' story asks us to remember that protest in the interest of the most vulnerable comes from love. Leaders of the Black Lives Matter movement have been called terrorists, a threat to America. But in truth, they are loving women whose life experiences have led them to seek justice for those victimized by the powerful. In this meaningful, empowering account of survival, strength, and resilience, Cullors and asha bandele seek to change the culture that declares innocent black life expendable. A Macmillan Audio production from Wednesday Books

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    Marsh, Charity, Campbell, Mark V., Forman, Murray
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    We Still Here maps the edges of hip-hop culture and makes sense of the rich and diverse ways people create and engage with hip-hop music within Canadian borders. Contributors to the collection explore the power of institutions, mainstream hegemonies, and the processes of historical formation in the evolution of hip-hop culture. Throughout, the volume foregrounds the generative issues of gender, identity, and power, in particular in relation to the Black diaspora and Indigenous cultures. The contributions of artists in the scene are front and centre in this collection, exposing the distinct inner mechanics of Canadian hip hop from a variety of perspectives. By amplifying rarely heard voices within hip-hop culture, We Still Here argues for its power to disrupt national formations and highlights the people and communities who make hip hop happen.

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    Cooper, Becky
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    Forty years after the fact, Becky Cooper, a curious Harvard undergrad, first heard whispers of a murdered student, one bludgeoned to death by a professor to cover up an affair. Though that motive proved false, the story that unfolded, one that Cooper followed for ten years, is even more complex: a tale of gender inequality in academia, the silencing effect of institutions, and our compulsion to rewrite the stories of female victims.

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    Crocker, Diane, Minaker, Joanne, Neland, Amanda
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    We live in a moment of renewed and highly visible action on the issue of sexual violence. Rape culture is a real and salient force that dominates campus climates and student experiences. Canada has drafted a national framework, provincial legislation, and institutional policy to address incidences of sexual violence, and students have demanded that their universities respond. Yet rape culture persists on campuses throughout North America. Violence Interrupted presents different ways of thinking about sexual violence. It draws together multiple disciplinary perspectives to synthesize new conceptual directions on the nature of the problem and the changes that are required to address it. Analyzing survey data, educational programs, participatory photography projects, interviews, autoethnography, legal case studies, and existing policy, contributors open up the conversation to illustrate sexual violence on campus as a structural, cultural, and complex social phenomenon. The diversity of methodologies sets this study apart: a problem as complex and far-reaching as rape culture must be approached from a multitude of angles. Decades have passed since student advocates first called for "no means no" campaigns, but universities are still struggling to evolve. Violence Interrupted answers the call by bridging the gap between advocacy, research, and institutional change.

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    Nadeau, Denise M.
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    What does it mean to be a white settler on land taken from peoples who have lived there since time immemorial? In the context of reconciliation and Indigenous resurgence, Unsettling Spirit provides a personal perspective on decolonization, informed by Indigenous traditions and lifeways, and the need to examine one's complicity with colonial structures. Applying autoethnography grounded in Indigenous and feminist methodologies, Denise Nadeau weaves together stories and reflections on how to live with integrity on stolen and occupied land. The author chronicles her early and brief experience of "Native mission" in the late 1980s and early 1990s in northern Canada and Chiapas, Mexico, and the gradual recognition that she had internalized colonialist concepts of the "good Christian" and the Great White Helper. Drawing on somatic psychotherapy, Nadeau addresses contemporary manifestations of helping and the politics of trauma. She uncovers her ancestors' settler background and the responsibilities that come with facing this history. Caught between two traditions – born and raised Catholic but challenged by Indigenous ways of life – the author traces her engagement with Indigenous values and how relationships inform her ongoing journey. A foreword by Cree-Métis author Deanna Reder places the work in a broader context of Indigenous scholarship. Incorporating insights from Indigenous ethical and legal frameworks, Unsettling Spirit offers an accessible reflection on possibilities for settler decolonization as well as for decolonizing Christian and interfaith practice.

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    Nadeau, Jean-Guy
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    Pour prendre toute la mesure d'un drame complexe qui demande à être mieux compris. Les abus sexuels perpétrés par des membres du clergé sont une profonde blessure pour les victimes et un révélateur pour l'Église. Ce livre a donc deux volets. En premier lieu, il s'intéresse aux personnes ayant vécu ces agressions. L'auteur documente les conséquences humaines et spirituelles des abus et encourage à cheminer sur la voie de la guérison. L'Église peut-elle contribuer à cette guérison ? Les personnes blessées et le personnel ecclésial soucieux de les accueillir trouveront dans la première partie du volume un soutien précieux. Spécialiste des questions de sexualité en lien avec les religions, Jean-Guy Nadeau situe ensuite les abus dans le contexte de l'Église. Comment de telles horreurs ont-elles pu s'y produire et surtout, y être couvertes et de ce fait perpétuées? Quelles conversions spirituelles et quelles réformes structurelles s'imposent pour les empêcher à l'avenir ? L'AUTEUR Professeur honoraire de la Faculté de théologie de l'Université de Montréal, Jean Guy Nadeau est un des premiers experts dans le domaine des abus sexuels du clergé, qu'il étudie depuis de nombreuses années. En 2017, il collaborait au Centre for Child Protection de l'Université Grégorienne de Rome. Il a été président de la Société internationale de théologie pratique.

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    Le Glaunec, Jean-Pierre
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    Le 25 mai 2020, George Floyd, un Afro-Américain de 46 ans, meurt sous le poids d'un policier blanc lors d'une arrestation à Minneapolis. Sa mort suscite l'indignation de l'opinion publique partout dans le monde et relance le mouvement Black Lives Matter. Le 5 juin suivant, Christian Rioux, correspondant de longue date du Devoir à Paris, signe un texte intitulé « Tous Américains ? », republié deux jours plus tard dans le Courrier international. C'est la première d'une série de six chroniques polémiques sur le mouvement antiraciste. Il joint ainsi sa voix à la constellation des chroniqueurs de France et du Québec qui n'ont pas hésité à exploiter la mort de George Floyd pour mieux déployer leurs armes contre leurs cibles habituelles : le politiquement correct, les « racialistes », les vendus à la cause de l'impérialisme américain, le multiculturalisme. Dans cet essai à mi-chemin entre la lettre et la réflexion critique, l'historien Jean-Pierre Le Glaunec déboulonne le discours conservateur des chroniques floydiennes de Christian Rioux. Il pose surtout cette question, décisive en démocratie : jusqu'où est-il permis de tordre les faits historiques afin d'honorer nos convictions politiques ? Ce livre appelle un choix : le bruit et la haine ou la compassion et la compréhension.

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    Acho, Emmanuel
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    This program is read by the author, and includes a bonus conversation. An urgent primer on race and racism, from the host of the viral hit video series " Uncomfortable Conversations with a Black Man" "You cannot fix a problem you do not know you have." So begins Emmanuel Acho in his essential guide to the truths Americans need to know to address the systemic racism that has recently electrified protests in all fifty states. "There is a fix," Acho says. "But in order to access it, we're going to have to have some uncomfortable conversations." In Uncomfortable Conversations With a Black Man , Acho takes on all the questions, large and small, insensitive and taboo, many white Americans are afraid to ask—yet which all Americans need the answers to, now more than ever. With the same open-hearted generosity that has made his video series a phenomenon, Acho explains the vital core of such fraught concepts as white privilege, cultural appropriation, and "reverse racism." In his own words, he provides a space of compassion and understanding in a discussion that can lack both. He asks only for the listener's curiosity—but along the way, he will galvanize all of us to join the antiracist fight. A Macmillan Audio production from Flatiron Books

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    Thompson, Cheryl
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    From martyr to insult, how 'Uncle Tom' has influenced two centuries of racial politics.Jackie Robinson, President Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, O.J. Simpson and Christopher Darden have all been accused of being an Uncle Tom during their careers. How, why, and with what consequences for our society did Uncle Tom morph first into a servile old man and then to a racial epithet hurled at African American men deemed, by other Black people, to have betrayed their race?Uncle Tom, the eponymous figure in Harriet Beecher Stowe's sentimental anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, was a loyal Christian who died a martyr's death. But soon after the best-selling novel appeared, theatre troupes across North America and Europe transformed Stowe's story into minstrel shows featuring white men in blackface. In Uncle, Cheryl Thompson traces Tom's journey from literary character to racial trope. She explores how Uncle Tom came to be and exposes the relentless reworking of Uncle Tom into a nostalgic, racial metaphor with the power to shape how we see Black men, a distortion visible in everything from Uncle Ben and Rastus The Cream of Wheat chef to Shirley Temple and Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson to Bill Cosby.In Donald Trump's post-truth America, where nostalgia is used as a political tool to rewrite history, Unclemakes the case for why understanding the production of racial stereotypes matters more than ever before.

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    Thompson, Cheryl
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    From martyr to insult, how 'Uncle Tom' has influenced two centuries of racial politics.Jackie Robinson, President Barack Obama, Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, O.J. Simpson and Christopher Darden have all been accused of being an Uncle Tom during their careers. How, why, and with what consequences for our society did Uncle Tom morph first into a servile old man and then to a racial epithet hurled at African American men deemed, by other Black people, to have betrayed their race?Uncle Tom, the eponymous figure in Harriet Beecher Stowe's sentimental anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom's Cabin, was a loyal Christian who died a martyr's death. But soon after the best-selling novel appeared, theatre troupes across North America and Europe transformed Stowe's story into minstrel shows featuring white men in blackface. In Uncle, Cheryl Thompson traces Tom's journey from literary character to racial trope. She explores how Uncle Tom came to be and exposes the relentless reworking of Uncle Tom into a nostalgic, racial metaphor with the power to shape how we see Black men, a distortion visible in everything from Uncle Ben and Rastus The Cream of Wheat chef to Shirley Temple and Bill 'Bojangles' Robinson to Bill Cosby.In Donald Trump's post-truth America, where nostalgia is used as a political tool to rewrite history, Unclemakes the case for why understanding the production of racial stereotypes matters more than ever before.

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    Sheff, Nic
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    Drug addict Nic Sheff always believed he could quit whenever he needed to, until a violent relapse one summer convinced him otherwise. Here is his raw, compelling story of the depths of addiction and the road to recovery.

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    Belzile, Louise, Couturier, Yves
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    Depuis toujours, les travailleuses sociales collaborent de très près avec les professionnels du monde de la santé, les médecins et les infirmières au premier chef. Or la formation de ceux-ci a peu à offrir sur la nature et l'importance de cette affiliation. Cet ouvrage cherche à mieux faire comprendre les raisons de l'écart qui existe entre formation et pratique et met au jour les liens bien réels, même si souvent occultés, entre le travail social et les disciplines de la santé. Les travailleuses sociales trouveront ici des informations essentielles pour bien s'intégrer aux domaines de la médecine, des sciences infirmières, de la réadaptation ou au monde des aides-soignants. Avec une visée pédagogique assumée, les auteurs décrivent et analysent l'apport de ces travailleuses en santé publique, auprès des personnes vulnérables ou dans divers contextes de pratique médicale. Ils montrent sans équivoque qu'il faut soutenir la collaboration interprofessionnelle dans le vaste réseau de la santé et des services sociaux et proposent des pistes sur la formation en travail social.

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    Ozzi, Dan, Grace, Laura Jane
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    Illuminated by Laura Jane's never-before-published journal entries, Tranny reveals the struggles and victories that Laura Jane Grace, the lead singer of the cult punk rock band Against Me!, experienced in her quest for gender transition.

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    Davis, Lisa Selin
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    Strong Is the New Pretty meets All the Single Ladies in this heartfelt celebration and exploration of the tomboy phenomenon and the future of girlhood, based on the author's viral New York Times op-ed. Inspired by her thought-provoking op-ed for the New York Times, Lisa Selin Davis's Tomboy explores the history and imagines the future of girls who defy societal expectations based on their gender. Tomboy is a revealing dive into the forces that have shifted and narrowed our ideas of what's normal for boys and girls, and for kids who don't fall neatly into either category. It looks at tomboyism from a Victorian ideal to a twenty-first century fashion statement, chronicling the evolution of the pink/blue divide and what motivates those who cross or straddle it to gender independence-and who they grow up to be. Davis critically investigates the word "tomboy," but lauds the ideas and ideals it represents. Davis talks to experts from clothing designers to psychologists, historians to neuroscientists, and tomboys from eight to eighty, to illuminate debates about what is masculine and feminine; what is biological versus socially constructed; what constitutes the categories of boy and girl; and the connection between tomboyism, gender identity, and sexuality. In Tomboy, Davis tackles an intellectual and emotional makeover of notions of gender, ultimately finding that gender nonconformity can be-and often is-a true gift. Ultimately, this book is a celebration not just of tomboys but of gender diversity itself, and of those who resist the pressure of gender norms and summon the courage to live as their true selves.

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    West, Lindy
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    Lindy West provides an incisive look at how patriarchy, intolerance, and misogyny have conquered politics and culture in America.

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