The International Politics of Militarizing Women's Lives

Author: Cynthia Enloe

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 052092374X

Category: Social Science

Page: 437

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Maneuvers takes readers on a global tour of the sprawling process called "militarization." With her incisive verve and moxie, eminent feminist Cynthia Enloe shows that the people who become militarized are not just the obvious ones—executives and factory floor workers who make fighter planes, land mines, and intercontinental missiles. They are also the employees of food companies, toy companies, clothing companies, film studios, stock brokerages, and advertising agencies. Militarization is never gender-neutral, Enloe claims: It is a personal and political transformation that relies on ideas about femininity and masculinity. Films that equate action with war, condoms that are designed with a camouflage pattern, fashions that celebrate brass buttons and epaulettes, tomato soup that contains pasta shaped like Star Wars weapons—all of these contribute to militaristic values that mold our culture in both war and peace. Presenting new and groundbreaking material that builds on Enloe's acclaimed work in Does Khaki Become You? and Bananas, Beaches, and Bases, Maneuvers takes an international look at the politics of masculinity, nationalism, and globalization. Enloe ranges widely from Japan to Korea, Serbia, Kosovo, Rwanda, Britain, Israel, the United States, and many points in between. She covers a broad variety of subjects: gays in the military, the history of "camp followers," the politics of women who have sexually serviced male soldiers, married life in the military, military nurses, and the recruitment of women into the military. One chapter titled "When Soldiers Rape" explores the many facets of the issue in countries such as Chile, the Philippines, Okinawa, Rwanda, and the United States. Enloe outlines the dilemmas feminists around the globe face in trying to craft theories and strategies that support militarized women, locally and internationally, without unwittingly being militarized themselves. She explores the complicated militarized experiences of women as prostitutes, as rape victims, as mothers, as wives, as nurses, and as feminist activists, and she uncovers the "maneuvers" that military officials and their civilian supporters have made in order to ensure that each of these groups of women feel special and separate.
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Author: Fredric Neuman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981484365

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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A hilarious and harrowing novel, MANEUVERS is in the vein of Catch-22 and M*A*S*H*, except that it is set in peacetime. As Captain Abe Redden's superior officer likes to remind him, "Warfare is emotionally upsetting to everyone." However, for Captain Redden, M.D., being an Army psychiatrist on garrison duty in West Germany during the early 1960s is just as taxing, and dangerous. First the teenage daughter of a fellow officer dies in the post hospital's emergency room the night Redden is on duty. And then a young lieutenant involved in highly classified electronic espionage seeks out Dr. Redden for help-only to disappear from his office. The convolutions and confrontations make for a very funny and very poignant story spiced with suspense and insight.
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Author: Cortney Davis

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803217294

Category: Poetry

Page: 67

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In the venerable tradition of caregivers writing about the healing arts?a tradition peopled by the likes of Anton Chekhov, Walt Whitman, William Carlos Williams, Walker Percy, and Denise Levertov?Cortney Davis brings to poetry the experience, insight, and compassion of a nurse practitioner who daily confronts the unexpected frailties, passions, and power of the flesh. Taking the body as her text, Davis crafts her poetry from the pains of labor and the joys of birth, the depredations of disease and the sustaining hope of recovery. She trains her clear, unflinching gaze on the unfolding scene?a woman shipwrecked with a stranger; an adult reinventing childhood; an ill woman rediscovering pleasure in her body; a nurse realizing, in one harrowing instant, that she is as vulnerable as her patients?unerringly finding the particular image, the human detail, that connects reader, writer, and subject with the world. Primal, compelling, intelligent, these poems show us how to see as clearly as the poet does, with empathy and grace.
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Fighting Principles and Tactics of the Internal Martial Arts

Author: Phillip Starr

Publisher: Blue Snake Books

ISBN: 1583942300

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 253

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This illustrated guide to the fighting principles and combat tactics at the root of the internal martial arts--Taijiquan, Bagua Zhang, and Xingyi Quan--can also benefit and enrich the training of a student in any discipline, including karate and kung fu. Original.
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Author: Christopher Richard Gabel

Publisher: Government Printing Office

ISBN: 9780160612954

Category: Louisiana

Page: 730

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The U.S. Army GHQ Maneuvers of 1941 is a masterful study of the largest military training exercises ever conducted by a military organization attempting to mobilize and modernize simultaneously during a rapidly changing international security environment. As suggested by Christopher R. Gabel, the maneuvers had an incalculable influence on the development of the American force structure in World War II, giving Army formations experience in teamwork and combined arms. Viewed by Army Chief of Staff George C. Marshall as the "combat college for troop leading" for the rising crop of field-grade officers, they also served to test emerging assumptions about doctrine, organization, and equipment. Gabel's work assumes its rightful place as an important and useful addition to the body of historical literature on military training. The evolution of training in the U.S. Army, particularly the linkage between maneuvers and changes in doctrine and organization, is worthy of reflection by military students and those with an interest in maneuvers as field laboratories for simulating large-scale engagements.
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Author: Farrand Sayre

Publisher: N.A


Category: Military education

Page: 144

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Author: Christopher DeWeese


ISBN: 1257982664


Page: N.A

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An Illustrated Guide to Over Thirty Amazing Maneuvers

Author: Tony Klarich

Publisher: World Publications (Winter Park, FL)

ISBN: 9780944406021

Category: Water skiing

Page: 122

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Author: J.L. Junkins,J.D. Turner

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 0444600310

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 534

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This monograph has grown out of the authors' recent work directed toward solving a family of problems which arise in maneuvering modern spacecraft. The work ranges from fundamental developments in analytical dynamics and optimal control to a significant collection of example applications. The primary emphasis herein is upon the most central analytical and numerical methods for determining optimal rotational maneuvers of spacecraft. The authors focus especially upon the large angle nonlinear maneuvers, and also consider large rotational maneuvers of flexible vehicles with simultaneous vibration suppression/arrest. Each chapter includes a list of references. The book provides much new material which will be of great interest to practising professionals and advanced graduate students working in the general areas of spacecraft technology, applied mathematics, optimal control theory, and numerical optimization. Chapter 11 in particular presents new information that will be found widely useful for terminal control and tracking maneuvers.
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Author: George J. Klein MD,Lorne J. Gula MD,Peter Leong-Sit MD,Jaimie Manlucu MD,Paul D. Purves BSc,Allan C. Skanes MD,Raymond Yee MD

Publisher: Cardiotext Publishing

ISBN: 1935395157

Category: Medical

Page: 208

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From senior electrophysiologist and world-class educator George Klein, a fully illustrated guide with over 100 intracardiac tracings and figures that allow the physician to approach electrophysiologic problems effectively and systematically. The book is especially focused on electrophysiological maneuvers and provides a clear and understandable guide to their proper selection and interpretation using abundant clinical examples. Defines the integral role for "traditional" electrogram (EGM) analysis in order to understand the mechanism of a tachycardia. It goes without saying that a correct arrhythmia diagnosis is a prerequisite to catheter ablation regardless of the presence of sophisticated mapping and imaging technologies. Electrophysiological maneuvers are fundamental to this process, and proper selection and interpretation of maneuvers constitute a core skill of the electrophysiologist. In this volume, we make the case that most maneuvers are fundamentally similar in principle and can be understood by appreciating a few basic physiological and anatomical principles. The art lies not in a comprehensive knowledge by rote of every maneuver or its application, but rather a systematic approach using common principles. We illustrate this by showing abundant examples and emphasizing the "game plan," including checklists that can be applied to virtually any maneuver. —George J. Klein In my opinion, this book should be on the shelf of every electrophysiologist trainee as well as every clinical cardiac electrophysiologist. It is a classic, like its editor. Dr. Klein deserves high praise for organizing his and his colleagues’ clinical experiences and thought processes into a concise, practical text that should be part of all training programs in electrophysiology. —From the foreword by Mark E. Josephson, MD
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Author: Victor Fors

Publisher: Linköping University Electronic Press

ISBN: 9176853012


Page: 19

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The trend of more advanced driver-assistance features and the development toward autonomous vehicles enable new possibilities in the area of active safety. With more information available in the vehicle about the surrounding traffic and the road ahead, there is the possibility of improved active-safety systems that make use of this information for stability control in safety-critical maneuvers. Such a system could adaptively make a trade-off between controlling the longitudinal, lateral, and rotational dynamics of the vehicle in such a way that the risk of collision is minimized. To support this development, the main aim of this licentiate thesis is to provide new insights into the optimal behavior for autonomous vehicles in safety-critical situations. The knowledge gained have the potential to be used in future vehicle control systems, which can perform maneuvers at-the-limit of vehicle capabilities. Stability control of a vehicle in autonomous safety-critical at-the-limit maneuvers is analyzed by the use of optimal control. Since analytical solutions of the studied optimal control problems are intractable, they are discretized and solved numerically. A formulation of an optimization criterion depending on a single interpolation parameter is introduced, which results in a continuous family of optimal coordinated steering and braking patterns. This formulation provides several new insights into the relation between different braking patterns for vehicles in at-the-limit maneuvers. The braking patterns bridge the gap between optimal lane-keeping control and optimal yaw control, and have the potential to be used for future active-safety systems that can adapt the level of braking to the situation at hand. A new illustration named attainable force volumes is introduced, which effectively shows how the trajectory of a vehicle maneuver relates to the attainable forces over the duration of the maneuver. It is shown that the optimal behavior develops on the boundary surface of the attainable force volume. Applied to lane-keeping control, this indicates a set of control principles similar to those analytically obtained for friction-limited particle models in earlier research, but is shown to result in vehicle behavior close to the globally optimal solution also for more complex models and scenarios.
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Author: James Isaiah Gabbe

Publisher: James Isaiah Gabbe

ISBN: 9781419652837

Category: Fiction

Page: 398

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It's the late 1960s, and the rock 'n' roll generation is coming of age in the oppressive shadow of an unpopular war. Tucked away in an army psychiatric ward, Jesse Danbar is hiding in self-induced amnesia, haunted by a tragedy shrouded in a "fearful darkness" of guilt and self-recrimination and decorated by his country for combat heroism he knows nothing about. Under the nom de plume 'LaRue', Danbar writes curious poems that evolve into a memoir he hopes will illuminate his past and release him from its clutches. From the Battle of Michigan Avenue to student rebellion in Paris to Age of Aquarius California to military headquarters and secretly tender and also sinister places in Vietnam, to a not-so-safe haven on the New England coast, he battles to find himself and the will to live. The truths he learns about war and life and love transcend anything he could have imagined. They are as relevant today as in another time when a well-intentioned America lost its way and stumbled into tragedy.The author is donating his proceeds from the sale of LaRue's Maneuvers to veterans' causes.
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Author: Margaret Allison

Publisher: Silhouette

ISBN: 1426874111

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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For years she had plotted her revenge, and now Lessa Lawrence was finally face-to-face with the man who'd stolen her father's legacy. Rick Parker was dark, driven--and deadly handsome. But Lessa was a woman dedicated to fulfill a deathbed promise, and no girlhood crush would stop her from destroying Rick. With her precious company ripe for a hostile takeover, Rick offered Lessa a deal. He would save her long as they kept their business relationship a secret behind a romantic fa?ade. But Rick had ulterior motives that involved buying up stock like a desperate Christmas shopper. He knew Lessa couldn't match him in the boardroom--and just how good could his uptight "lover" be in the bedroom? Only time would tell if this union based on business would become a pleasurable affair.
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Author: Jillian Burns

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459212010

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Subject: Mitchell McCabe, U.S. Air Force Captain (Call Sign: Casanova) Current Status: Celibate—because he lost a bet. Mission: Survive thirty days without sex. Obstacle: Captain Alexandria Hughes, who's suddenly gone from hotshot pilot to just plain hot! Alex has had it bad for gorgeous Mitch ever since their academy days, but he's only ever seen her as a wingman, never a woman. It's time she made him take another long, hard look. After years as friends and comrades, Mitch is seeing Alex as the opposite of "one of the guys." Has that smoking-hot body always been hiding under her flight suit? Is she just messing with him? Can he wait a month to discover what he's been missing out on…or are some sizzling night maneuvers a sure bet?
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Author: Linda Thomas-Sundstrom

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460342631

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

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Seduction in a Santa Claus suit? When millionaire Chaz Monroe goes undercover at the ad agency he bought, he has to figure out why his star employee, Kim McKinley, won't work on the very important Christmas campaign. He'll go to any length to get answers from the beautiful go-getter—if he has to kiss them out of her, so be it. Kim can't believe Chaz's nerve. So why is she always falling into his arms…and into his bed? Soon, this exasperating man unlocks her secrets just in time for a Christmas she'll never forget…and one he may never live down!
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Author: John Lindo

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595445594

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

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The year is 1994, and young intrepid New Yorker Jake Castile heads to the University of Michigan to begin his college career. But friendship soon gives way to infatuation, and Jake becomes increasingly uncomfortable with its implications. Completely overwhelmed by the torture stemming from his unrequited feelings, his emerging homosexuality, and his struggles with college life in general, Jake returns home to quietly end his own life. Luckily, fate steps in, and Jake refocuses his life by moving to another college, but life continues to sideline his plans. Renewed by his second chance, Jake refocuses on his studies at another college, this time in Arkansas. He finds himself in one unbelievable situation after another. Each decision that Jake makes seems to be the wrong one leading to illicit activities, vehicular calamities, and the occasional international debacle. But every one of those ill-fated decisions drives Jake to a fortuitous meeting in an ordinary Manhattan bar on an ordinary winter's night. That evening, his life irrevocably changes when he encounters an enigmatic stranger, who, unbeknownst to Jake, will open his eyes to some of the most outlandish encounters he has ever experienced. Collegiate Maneuvers is a unique coming-of-age story that resonates with the yearning that we all feel when searching for our true selves. Will Jake finally find the love and acceptance his heart has longed for?
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Hans Magnus Enzensberger and the Lyric Genre

Author: Charlotte Melin

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810119471

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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The first English-language study of the German author and critic Hans Magnus Enzensberger.
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Author: Cassie Miles

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1459232593

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN WEDDING? Molly Griffith was determined to prove she was a capable field investigator and no one—especially her by-the-book boss, Adam Briggs—was going to stop her. Only, going undercover as a blushing bride-to-be posed some challenges. Suddenly, what had started as a simple investigation involving a string of weddingrelated thefts turned deadly. And now, giving new meaning to "till death do us part," Molly was forced to partner with the infuriatingly handsome Adam—the one man who could keep her alive. But surrounded by danger and desire, would Molly and Adam's fiery Rocky Mountain maneuvers lead them to the love of a lifetime?
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