• True crime

      Lynching in Colorado, 1859-1919

      by Stephen J Leonard

      In this examination of more than 175 lynchings, Stephen J Leonard illustrates the role economics, migration, race, and gender played in the shaping of justice and injustice in Colorado. One of the first comprehensive studies of the phenomenon in a Western state, LYNCHING IN COLORADO provides an essential complement to recent studies of Southern lynchings, demonstrating that at times the land of purple mountain's majesty was just as lynching-prone as was the land of Dixie. Written for general fans of Western history as well as scholars of American culture, LYNCHING IN COLORADO shows Westerners at their worst and their best as they struggled to define law and order.

    • Fiction
      November 2011

      Code Blood

      by Kurt Kamm

      Colt Lewis, a rookie fire paramedic, is obsessed with finding the severed foot of his first victim after she dies in his arms. His search takes him into the connected lives of a graduate research student, with the rarest blood in the world and the vampire fetishist who is stalking her. Within the corridors of high-stakes medical research laboratories, the shadow world of body parts dealers, and the underground Goth clubs of Los Angeles, Lewis uncovers a tangled maze of needles, drugs and maniacal ritual, all of which lead to death. But whose death? An unusual and fast-paced LA Noir thriller.

    • Fiction
      May 2013

      Hazardous Material

      by Kurt Kamm

      A firefighter battles a his own painkiller addiction and the infamous Vagos outlaw motorcycle gang. When he joins the Sheriff s Department in a drone search for a meth lab in the Mojave Desert north of Los Angeles, an enigmatic aerospace scientist joins the intrigue. Firefighting, hazardous materials, illicit drugs and aerospace technology are brought together in the fourth in a series of firefighter mysteries by award winning author Kurt Kamm

    • Adventure
      September 2012

      ONE FOOT IN THE BLACK

      by Kurt Kamm

      One Foot in the Black tells the coming-of-age story of a young wildland firefighter. At eighteen, Greg Kowalski, leaves an abusive home in Michigan for California to become a helitack (helicopter attack) wildland firefighter. He finds a new family in fire crew but suffers the loss of his captain and mentor while fighting a major burn on a mountainside. In time, Greg comes to terms with the death of his captain but has greater difficulty overcoming his abusive father s influence on his life.

    • Fiction
      July 2013

      The Poisoned Banquet

      by ANTHONY JAMES

      A romantic thriller; A tales of an abused celebrity wife. A contemporary novel set in UK and USA. The novel is a study of morbid jealousy and follows the lives of the heroine Rachel a beorgening international pianist and her husbad the charming but morbidly jealous and corrupt banker Michael Johnson. The story opens with the death of Michael's baby sister - accident or infanticide? Michael determines to becaome the apple of his parents' eye and he grows up as an athletic, bright and charming but ruthlessyoung man. He falls for Rachel, wooes her but rather in the mold of Jeckyll and Hyde he becaomes morbidly jealous of rachel and her musical career. Rachel's unshakeable devotion tolerates the ever worsening excesses of Michael's obsessive jealousy into tawdry drug and sexual abuse. Rachel meets a geeky but brilliant young musician and is infatuated by his musical talent - her world is turned upside down. Is her love of music or her love of Michael the greater? What of both are taken away?

    • Memoirs
      January 2013

      Where the Rainbow Fell Down

      A raw and deeply moving memoir beginning in mid century New Zealand, Lynette Robinson battles to survive an upbringing profoundly impacted by poverty, family dysfunction and the Catholic Church.

      by Lynette Robinson

      WHERE THE RAINBOW FELL DOWN Synopsis A memoir in two parts. The first half details the author’s life growing up in post-war New Zealand. Born into a dysfunctional NZ Catholic family with a disturbed mother, controlling father, and abusive step father, political and historical events help influence and shape her. After leaving home to work at the age of 15, Robinson was coerced into marriage at 18 to a calculating, older man. She experiences years of marital unhappiness until she begins a career as a Marriage Guidance Counsellor, and finds unexpected love, joy and escape with a Catholic Priest. During the second half of the story the priest’s tale unfolds. Brian is the only child of an introverted mother preoccupied with concealing her deformity, and a passive father who ‘went with the flow.’ As a young naïve man he was easily coerced into the priesthood and spent years of training in the Seminary where young men were conditioned and shaped for their role, their sexual natures suppressed, attitudes to women distorted, and their loyalty to the Church made absolute. Brian questioned all of this but continued. He then forms a relationship that challenges his Catholic conditioning and he determines to leave the priesthood. His struggle to escape the Church and the pressures placed on him to remain, test this relationship fully, but both remain firm.

    • Biography & True Stories
      March 2013

      The Clouds Still Hang

      The Complete Trilogy

      by Patrick C Notchtree

      A trilogy telling a story of love and loyalty, betrothal and betrayal, triumph and tragedy; charting one gay man's attempts to rise above the legacy of a traumatic childhood.The first book deals with Simon's childhood friendship and eventually love affair with an older boy and early sexualisation, the second the trauma of his teenage years and early adulthood, the third his struggle to maintain equilibrium and the disastrous consequences of his failure at one point to achieve that and his fight back to self acceptance.Based on the author's own life, it will strike a chord with many who have been through similar things, as well as those with an interest in such matters, either personal or professional, such as police and probation officers, those involved with the gay / LGBT community etc.It's a varied, exciting, demanding, sometimes terrifying life story. Of adult nature in places, it contains some explicit sexual narrative, including sexual violence.

    • Biography & True Stories
      November 2014

      The Soho Don

      by Michael Connor

      The Soho Don is the story of a shy south London boy from a respectable family who became a shadowy, but powerful figure in the Soho, Mayfair and Brighton underworlds.

    • Ethical issues & debates
      September 2015

      Why Rape Culture is a Dangerous Myth

      From Steubenville to Ched Evans

      by Gittos, Luke, A01

      This book argues that the belief in a 'rape culture' is seriously distorting our discussion of sexual violence.

    • Violence in society
      November 2015

      Violence and Resilience in Latin American Cities

      by Dirk Kruijt, Kees Koonings

      Why are Latin American cities amongst the most violent in the world? Over the past decades Latin America has not only become the most urbanised of the regions of the so-called global South, it has also been the scene of the urbanisation of poverty and exclusion. Overall regional homicides rates are the highest in the world, a fact closely related to the spread and use of firearms by male youths, who are frequently involved in local and translocal forms of organised crime. In response, governments and law enforcements agencies have been facing mounting pressure to address violence through repressive strategies, which in turn has led to a number of consequences: law enforcement is often based on excessive violence and the victimisation of entire marginal populations. Thus, the dynamics of violence have generated a widespread perception of insecurity and fear. Featuring much original fieldwork across a broad array of case studies, this cutting edge volume focuses on questions not only of crime, insecurity and violence but also of Latin American cities’ ability to respond to these problems in creative and productive ways.

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution
      July 2013

      The Israeli response to Jewish extremism and violence

      by Ami Pedahzur

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution
      July 2013

      The Israeli response to Jewish extremism and violence

      by Ami Pedahzur

    • Peace studies & conflict resolution
      July 2012

      The Israeli response to Jewish extremism and violence

      by Pedahzur

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      June 2017

      Productive failure

      Writing queer transnational South Asian art histories

      by Amelia Jones, Marsha Meskimmon, Alpesh Kantilal Patel

      This title sets out to write new transnational South Asian art histories - to make visible histories of artworks that remain marginalised within the discipline of art history. However, this is done through a deliberate 'productive failure' - specifically, by not upholding the strictly genealogical approach that is regularly assumed for South Asian art histories. For instance, one chapter explores the abstract work of Cy Twombly and Natvar Bhavsar. The author also examines 'whiteness', the invisible ground upon which racialized art histories often pivot, as a fraught yet productive site for writing art history. This book also provides original commentary on how queer theory can deconstruct and provide new approaches for writing art history. Overall, this title provides methods for generating art history that acknowledge the complex web of factors within which art history is produced and the different forms of knowledge-production we might count as art history.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      June 2017

      Productive failure

      Writing queer transnational South Asian art histories

      by Amelia Jones, Marsha Meskimmon, Alpesh Kantilal Patel

      This title sets out to write new transnational South Asian art histories - to make visible histories of artworks that remain marginalised within the discipline of art history. However, this is done through a deliberate 'productive failure' - specifically, by not upholding the strictly genealogical approach that is regularly assumed for South Asian art histories. For instance, one chapter explores the abstract work of Cy Twombly and Natvar Bhavsar. The author also examines 'whiteness', the invisible ground upon which racialized art histories often pivot, as a fraught yet productive site for writing art history. This book also provides original commentary on how queer theory can deconstruct and provide new approaches for writing art history. Overall, this title provides methods for generating art history that acknowledge the complex web of factors within which art history is produced and the different forms of knowledge-production we might count as art history.

    • Humanities & Social Sciences
      June 2017

      Productive failure

      Writing queer transnational South Asian art histories

      by Amelia Jones, Marsha Meskimmon, Alpesh Kantilal Patel

      This title sets out to write new transnational South Asian art histories - to make visible histories of artworks that remain marginalised within the discipline of art history. However, this is done through a deliberate 'productive failure' - specifically, by not upholding the strictly genealogical approach that is regularly assumed for South Asian art histories. For instance, one chapter explores the abstract work of Cy Twombly and Natvar Bhavsar. The author also examines 'whiteness', the invisible ground upon which racialized art histories often pivot, as a fraught yet productive site for writing art history. This book also provides original commentary on how queer theory can deconstruct and provide new approaches for writing art history. Overall, this title provides methods for generating art history that acknowledge the complex web of factors within which art history is produced and the different forms of knowledge-production we might count as art history.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      January 2018

      Law and violence

      Christoph Menke in dialogue

      by Christoph Menke, David Owen

      Christoph Menke is a third-generation Frankfurt School theorist, and widely acknowledged as one of the most interesting philosophers working in Germany today. His work builds on Adorno and Horkheimer to show how the repressive features contained in the very promises of equality, autonomy and freedom from domination inevitably structure contemporary societies. But Menke argues that reflexive awareness of such antinomies can counter the hold they have on us. His lead essay focuses on the fundamental question for legal and political philosophy: the relationship between law and violence. The first part of the essay shows why and in what precise sense the law is irreducibly violent; the second part establishes the possibility and the possible form of the law becoming self-reflectively aware of its own violence. The volume contains responses to Menke's essay by a variety of influential interlocutors and concludes with Menke's reply to his critics.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      January 2018

      Law and violence

      Christoph Menke in dialogue

      by Christoph Menke, David Owen

      Christoph Menke is a third-generation Frankfurt School theorist, and widely acknowledged as one of the most interesting philosophers working in Germany today. His work builds on Adorno and Horkheimer to show how the repressive features contained in the very promises of equality, autonomy and freedom from domination inevitably structure contemporary societies. But Menke argues that reflexive awareness of such antinomies can counter the hold they have on us. His lead essay focuses on the fundamental question for legal and political philosophy: the relationship between law and violence. The first part of the essay shows why and in what precise sense the law is irreducibly violent; the second part establishes the possibility and the possible form of the law becoming self-reflectively aware of its own violence. The volume contains responses to Menke's essay by a variety of influential interlocutors and concludes with Menke's reply to his critics.

    • Business, Economics & Law
      January 2018

      Law and violence

      Christoph Menke in dialogue

      by Christoph Menke, David Owen

      Christoph Menke is a third-generation Frankfurt School theorist, and widely acknowledged as one of the most interesting philosophers working in Germany today. His work builds on Adorno and Horkheimer to show how the repressive features contained in the very promises of equality, autonomy and freedom from domination inevitably structure contemporary societies. But Menke argues that reflexive awareness of such antinomies can counter the hold they have on us. His lead essay focuses on the fundamental question for legal and political philosophy: the relationship between law and violence. The first part of the essay shows why and in what precise sense the law is irreducibly violent; the second part establishes the possibility and the possible form of the law becoming self-reflectively aware of its own violence. The volume contains responses to Menke's essay by a variety of influential interlocutors and concludes with Menke's reply to his critics.

    • Society & culture: general
      April 2009

      Betraying the Event

      Constructions of Victimhood in Contemporary Cultures

      by Editor(s): Fatima Festić

      In gaining an instrumental part, becoming a fashion, the victimhood theme has drawn attention to its fascinatory and manipulative aspects, and has asked for a critical reconsideration. This volume makes note of an attempt to sustain a conversation about changes in the ways the processes of victimization are written out and comprehended. The contributors aim to expose some recent instances and modalities of cultural and political constructions of victimhood in various parts of the world. Our concern with the overlapping areas of victimhood and rhetoric points to the ambiguous manner in which language and images thread their way into the critical discourses of today, and even devise a vicious reversal of the victimized/victimizer positions. Although we ask: can the victim’s real ever be fully represented?, we keep holding on the simple assurance that only an attempt at representation of the real in an actual performance can bring us closer to the victimizing event, make us grasp its other contested constructions and foresee the materiality of the effects of its linguistic implications. We try to suggest a comparative approach that would link different experiences of victimization, possibly enabling a cognitive exchange, and emphasize the necessity of raising the writers’ and readers’ awareness of the narrative consequences of victimizing processes and the policies following on from them.

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