Ties That Bind

Author : Sarah Schulman
ISBN : 9781595584809
Genre : Social Science
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Although acceptance of difference is on the rise in America, it’s the rare gay or lesbian person who has not been demeaned because of his or her sexual orientation, and this experience usually starts at home, among family members. Whether they are excluded from family love and approval, expected to accept second-class status for life, ignored by mainstream arts and entertainment, or abandoned when intervention would make all the difference, gay people are routinely subjected to forms of psychological and physical abuse unknown to many straight Americans. “Familial homophobia,” as prizewinning writer and professor Sarah Schulman calls it, is a phenomenon that until now has not had a name but that is very much a part of life for the LGBT community. In the same way that Susan Brownmiller’s Against Our Will transformed our understanding of rape by moving the stigma from the victim to the perpetrator, Schulman’s Ties That Bind calls on us to recognize familial homophobia. She invites us to understand it not as a personal problem but a widespread cultural crisis. She challenges us to take up our responsibilities to intervene without violating families, community, and the state. With devastating examples, Schulman clarifies how abusive treatment of homosexuals at home enables abusive treatment of homosexuals in other relationships as well as in society at large. Ambitious, original, and deeply important, Schulman’s book draws on her own experiences, her research, and her activism to probe this complex issue—still very much with us at the start of the twenty-first century—and to articulate a vision for a more accepting world.
Category: Social Science

Ties That Bind

Author : Tiya Miles
ISBN : 9780520961029
Genre : History
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This beautifully written book, now in its second edition, tells the haunting saga of a quintessentially American family. In the late 1790s, Shoe Boots, a famed Cherokee warrior and successful farmer, acquired an African slave named Doll. Over the next thirty years, Shoe Boots and Doll lived together as master and slave and also as lifelong partners who, with their children and grandchildren, experienced key events in American history—including slavery, the Creek War, the founding of the Cherokee Nation and subsequent removal of Native Americans along the Trail of Tears, and the Civil War. This is the gripping story of their lives, in slavery and in freedom. Meticulously crafted from historical and literary sources, Ties That Bind vividly portrays the members of the Shoeboots family. Doll emerges as an especially poignant character, whose life is mostly known through the records of things done to her—her purchase, her marriage, the loss of her children—but also through her moving petition to the federal government for the pension owed to her as Shoe Boots's widow. A sensitive rendition of the hard realities of black slavery within Native American nations, the book provides the fullest picture we have of the myriad complexities, ironies, and tensions among African Americans, Native Americans, and whites in the first half of the nineteenth century. Updated with a new preface and an appendix of key primary sources, this remains an essential book for students of Native American history, African American history, and the history of race and ethnicity in the United States.
Category: History

The Ties That Bind

Author : Dana Deruvo Davis
ISBN : 9781616632977
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Disheartened at the extent of her young son's medical troubles, Dana DeRuvoDavis set out to provide Nicholas with the best care possible. To do so, she arranged for the help of the loving caregiver Louise, who swept in and turned their family around. The Tie That Binds is a compelling memoir about two people with little in common coming together to care for a child with special needs while also raising two typical children. Through their shared experiences, an emotional bond was built that has stood the test of time. This family experienced the highs and lows of celebrations and emergencies and learned to overcome these difficulties as they bonded together to form an even larger, stronger family. Discover the passion of two mothers who were stretched to their limit in The Tie That Binds. Dana DeRuvo Davis and her son Jackson Davis have teamed up to write this emotionally moving story, which will inspire you to appreciate your own family and love with your whole heart.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Ties That Bind

Author : Thomas Donaldson
ISBN : 0875847277
Genre : Business & Economics
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Ties That Bind, written by two leading thinkers in the field of business ethics, offers a new approach to resolving today's most pressing debates about business behavior among diverse groups of people. Drawing from classic political philosophy and leading-edge social contract theory, Donaldson and Dunfee present a much-needed framework for making sensitive ethical judgments about economic and business behavior.
Category: Business & Economics

Ties That Bind Ribbons West Book 3

Author : Judith Pella
ISBN : 9781441270030
Genre : Fiction
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The Civil War has ended, and the Union Pacific and Central Pacific Railroads are locked in a high-stakes competition to link the eastern states with their western counterparts. Jordana Baldwin's writing catches the attention of an eastern newspaper, and she takes on the guise of a man to report on the progress of the rail line...and to spy for the Central Pacific. She continues to correspond with Captain Rich O'Brian, who now works for the Union Pacific. When they meet again, romantic sparks fly, but Rich's past still looms between them. Will competing interests keep Jordana and Rich apart...or bring them together?
Category: Fiction

Ties That Bind

Author : Brenda Jackson
ISBN : 1429905719
Genre : Fiction
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It all started in college, in the turbulent sixties, when Randolph and Jenna became lovers. Randolph knew the moment he saw Jenna Haywood that he had to make her his. But the path to love is not an easy one. His wealthy Grandmother Julia disapproves of the match and unbeknowst to him, his brother's seemingly docile fiancee has a few plans of her own that she would like to set in motion. Betrayal and devastation lurks in unexpected places and tests the bond they believed was unbreakable. As they struggle with love and passion, secrets and lies the question is: Is love enough to help them see each other through the storms that await them ahead?
Category: Fiction

The Ties That Bind

Author : Linda J. Waite
ISBN : 141283936X
Genre : Social Science
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The Ties That Bindwas organized to review and assess the scientific evidence about the causes of trends in marriage and other forms of intimate unions. The contributors address these two questions: What do we know about the factors that influence the formation of marriages and other intimate unions, the timing of union formation, and the forms that unions take? What factors explain the dramatic changes in union formation we have observed over recent decades?Edited by Linda J. Waite. Co-edited by Christine Bachrach, Michelle Hindin, Elizabeth Thomson, and Arland Thornton.
Category: Social Science

Ties That Bind Ties That Break

Author : Lensey Namioka
ISBN : 9780307434067
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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Third Sister in the Tao family, Ailin has watched her two older sisters go through the painful process of having their feet bound. In China in 1911, all the women of good families follow this ancient tradition. But Ailin loves to run away from her governess and play games with her male cousins. Knowing she will never run again once her feet are bound, Ailin rebels and refuses to follow this torturous tradition. As a result, however, the family of her intended husband breaks their marriage agreement. And as she enters adolescence, Ailin finds that her family is no longer willing to support her. Chinese society leaves few options for a single woman of good family, but with a bold conviction and an indomitable spirit, Ailin is determined to forge her own destiny. Her story is a tribute to all those women whose courage created new options for the generations who came after them. From the Paperback edition.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

The Ties That Bind

Author : Miriam Ilgenfritz
ISBN : 9781452013077
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Miriam has spent the last 25 years collecting tales of childhood and family life. She has changed approximately 99,805 diapers. For the last seven years, she has cooked for a minimum of ten people three times a day which makes 76,650 meals (not to mention the dishes) and she is afraid to estimate how many loads of laundry she may have done. Along the way she has learned that the wash will never be done, that teenage children eat enormous amounts of food, that she should have bought stock in Pampers, and that no one ever went to college who wasn't potty trained. The Ties That Bind is a light-hearted collection of stories gathered in her spare time that reflect her belief that motherhood is not just a job, its an adventure
Category: Biography & Autobiography