• 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.

    • Feminism & feminist theory
      May 2018

      Engendering Difference

      Sexism, Power and Politics

      by Editor(s): Michelle Gadpaille, Vesna Kondrič Horvat, Victor Kennedy

      Constructing difference where there should be none is the main subject of this collection of essays about gender and its cultural manifestations and representations. From the pronouns we use, through the titles and positions we hold in our workplaces, to the more salient issues concerning abuse of power and exertion of violence, gender runs as a seemingly inevitable divide. This volume addresses the continuing relevance of the quest to diminish that gap, from the perspectives of literature, language, film, law, employment, aging and agency, both social and political.

    • Social issues & processes
      March 2018

      Advancing Africa's Sustainable Development

      Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Science Advancement

      by Editor(s): Alain L. Fymat, Joachim Kapalanga

      While many African countries lag behind the rest of the industrialised world in scientific and medical research and development, the situation is progressively improving. This is why the Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa was established, to contribute to economic advancement and sustainability through science research, education and innovation.This book provides a selection of papers from the Advancement of Science in Africa’s fourth annual conference. The conference was held under the overarching theme of ‘science, technology and innovation in Africa’, with several important sub-themes, including, but not limited to, improving health research and disease surveillance education; collaborating in research responding to epidemic diseases with high mortality in Africa; and promoting women’s interest in science careers. The collection illustrates how, although the chapter contributors come from various countries and universities, representing their own academic research, they all share a common interest in advancing science, technology and innovation in Africa.

    • Family law
      May 2019

      Sex Case Law

      by Author(s): Carmen M. Cusack

      Currently in the USA, courts face the Constitution’s First, Fifth, Tenth, and Fourteenth Amendments to parse right to privacy censured using state police power. This book sets forth cases deciding abortion, obscenity, statutory rape, prostitution, nonconsensual insemination, performance, cottaging, disease transmission, condoms, sexual abuse of children, crimes against nature, and other areas of interest. Also considered here are black letter holdings and persuasive holdings for advocation. The book will be of particular use in legal research, learning, and argument at any stage of advocacy, politicization, activism, prosecution, defense, and education.

    • Feminism & feminist theory
      May 2018

      Engendering Difference

      Sexism, Power and Politics

      by Editor(s): Michelle Gadpaille, Vesna Kondrič Horvat, Victor Kennedy

      Constructing difference where there should be none is the main subject of this collection of essays about gender and its cultural manifestations and representations. From the pronouns we use, through the titles and positions we hold in our workplaces, to the more salient issues concerning abuse of power and exertion of violence, gender runs as a seemingly inevitable divide. This volume addresses the continuing relevance of the quest to diminish that gap, from the perspectives of literature, language, film, law, employment, aging and agency, both social and political.

    • Social issues & processes
      March 2018

      Advancing Africa's Sustainable Development

      Proceedings of the 4th Conference on Science Advancement

      by Editor(s): Alain L. Fymat, Joachim Kapalanga

      While many African countries lag behind the rest of the industrialised world in scientific and medical research and development, the situation is progressively improving. This is why the Society for the Advancement of Science in Africa was established, to contribute to economic advancement and sustainability through science research, education and innovation.This book provides a selection of papers from the Advancement of Science in Africa’s fourth annual conference. The conference was held under the overarching theme of ‘science, technology and innovation in Africa’, with several important sub-themes, including, but not limited to, improving health research and disease surveillance education; collaborating in research responding to epidemic diseases with high mortality in Africa; and promoting women’s interest in science careers. The collection illustrates how, although the chapter contributors come from various countries and universities, representing their own academic research, they all share a common interest in advancing science, technology and innovation in Africa.

    • 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.

    • Sexual abuse & harassment
      February 1997

      Researching Sexual Violence against Women

      Methodological and Personal Perspectives

      by Schwartz, Martin D.

      This compelling book provides cutting-edge information on studies on sexual violence against women conducted on North American campuses - and simultaneously contradicts backlash critics who claim that feminists exaggerate their statistics. Well-known researchers in the field describe their own work and that of others to illustrate both large-scale and local studies. Topics discussed include: researchers' own emotional experiences of working with rape research; experiences of harassment by subjects; feminist participatory research into lesbian battering; reflexivity in studying prostitutes; the gendered nature of research interviews; and white women studying battered black women.

    • Sexual abuse & harassment
      March 1998

      Athletes and Acquaintance Rape

      by Benedict, Jeffrey R.

      This book takes a provocative look at specific aspects of professional athletic life that contribute to a climate favourable to athletes sexually assaulting women - a climate which also protects offenders from conviction and punishment. The book focuses on three high-profile incidents, and concludes that the problem is generated more by celebrity than athletic prowess: jurors are unable to reach an unbiased verdict because the athletes are held in such high esteem by the public.

    • Sexual abuse & harassment
      January 1997

      Sexual Assault on the College Campus

      The Role of Male Peer Support

      by Schwartz, Martin D.

      For many students, coeducational college campus life is marred by traumatic experiences of sexual assault. While there are many social determinants of rape and attempted rape, this work examines the pivotal role of male peer support in legitimizing the sexual assault of women. The authors use extensive prior studies together with their own investigations, including a national representative study and local campus victimization surveys carried out in the United States and Canada.

    • Sexual abuse & harassment
      February 1997

      Researching Sexual Violence against Women

      Methodological and Personal Perspectives

      by Schwartz, Martin D.

      This compelling book provides cutting-edge information on studies on sexual violence against women conducted on North American campuses - and simultaneously contradicts backlash critics who claim that feminists exaggerate their statistics. Well-known researchers in the field describe their own work and that of others to illustrate both large-scale and local studies. Topics discussed include: researchers' own emotional experiences of working with rape research; experiences of harassment by subjects; feminist participatory research into lesbian battering; reflexivity in studying prostitutes; the gendered nature of research interviews; and white women studying battered black women.

    • Sexual abuse & harassment
      April 2002

      Evaluating Sex Offenders

      A Manual for Civil Commitments and Beyond

      by Doren, Dennis M.

      Evaluating Sex Offenders is the first and only "how to" book describing the complete sex offender civil commitment evaluation. Aimed at helping practitioners, clinicians, counselors, and parole officers assess risk and evaluate offenders who have been convicted of a sex crime, the text offers readers a step-by-step description of what examiners need to know, including information gathering, interviewing offenders, and writing reports. Chapter topics include: defining risk; data gathering; diagnostic issues; recidivism base rates; risk factor lists; actuarial scales; instrumentation (violent and sexual); the evaluation report; presenting in court; ethical issues.

    • Sexual abuse & harassment
      March 1998

      Athletes and Acquaintance Rape

      by Benedict, Jeffrey R.

      This book takes a provocative look at specific aspects of professional athletic life that contribute to a climate favourable to athletes sexually assaulting women - a climate which also protects offenders from conviction and punishment. The book focuses on three high-profile incidents, and concludes that the problem is generated more by celebrity than athletic prowess: jurors are unable to reach an unbiased verdict because the athletes are held in such high esteem by the public.

    • Sexual abuse & harassment
      April 2002

      Evaluating Sex Offenders

      A Manual for Civil Commitments and Beyond

      by Doren, Dennis M.

      Evaluating Sex Offenders is the first and only "how to" book describing the complete sex offender civil commitment evaluation. Aimed at helping practitioners, clinicians, counselors, and parole officers assess risk and evaluate offenders who have been convicted of a sex crime, the text offers readers a step-by-step description of what examiners need to know, including information gathering, interviewing offenders, and writing reports. Chapter topics include: defining risk; data gathering; diagnostic issues; recidivism base rates; risk factor lists; actuarial scales; instrumentation (violent and sexual); the evaluation report; presenting in court; ethical issues.

    • Sexual abuse & harassment
      January 1997

      Sexual Assault on the College Campus

      The Role of Male Peer Support

      by Schwartz, Martin D.; DeKeseredy, Walter S.;

      For many students, coeducational college campus life is marred by traumatic experiences of sexual assault. While there are many social determinants of rape and attempted rape, this work examines the pivotal role of male peer support in legitimizing the sexual assault of women. The authors use extensive prior studies together with their own investigations, including a national representative study and local campus victimization surveys carried out in the United States and Canada.

    • Sexual abuse & harassment
      July 1995

      Intimate Betrayal

      Understanding and Responding to the Trauma of Acquaintance Rape

      by Wiehe, Vernon R.; Richards, Ann S.;

      Acquaintance rape is a serious social problem, yet it remains widely misunderstood by the general public and by practitioners working with both survivors and perpetrators. The concept `rape' is generally thought of in terms of rape by a stranger; acquaintance rape survivors are more likely to be blamed for the assault than stranger rape survivors. This seriously impacts upon what survivors do after the assault, on the services survivors receive, on the prosecution of perpetrators and on efforts to prevent the problem. Intimate Betrayal provides much-needed information on the subject - including practical information directed specifically at practitioners working with survivors - with sensitive discussions that includ

    • Sexual abuse & harassment
      February 1997

      Researching Sexual Violence against Women

      Methodological and Personal Perspectives

      by Schwartz, Martin D.

      This compelling book provides cutting-edge information on studies on sexual violence against women conducted on North American campuses - and simultaneously contradicts backlash critics who claim that feminists exaggerate their statistics. Well-known researchers in the field describe their own work and that of others to illustrate both large-scale and local studies. Topics discussed include: researchers' own emotional experiences of working with rape research; experiences of harassment by subjects; feminist participatory research into lesbian battering; reflexivity in studying prostitutes; the gendered nature of research interviews; and white women studying battered black women.

    • Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

      Say You Love Me

      by Marion Husband

      Ben Walker sets out to trace his father and discover the truth about his adoption in 1968. But the past holds secrets that his brother Mark is desperate to keep. Old hatreds between the brothers are rekindled and their adopted father is made to face his own guilt over the events of that spring of 1968. Say You Love Me explores how Mark took on the responsibility of the events in his childhood and how that feeling of responsibility stayed with him with disastrous results.

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