Judging Shaw

The Radicalism of GBS
Author: Fintan O'Toole
Publisher: Judging
ISBN: 9781908997159
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 384
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GBS was the first great brand - discover how he created this most modern of concepts.The fourth book in the Royal Irish Academy's award-winning 'Judging' series looks at the legacy of George Bernard Shaw, Nobel prizewinner for literature.George Bernard Shaw has left a vast legacy of theatrical, fictional, polemical, critical and philosophical writing. The first person to win both a Nobel Prize and an Academy Award, Shaw bridges the Victorian era and the contemporary culture of celebrity. The GBS brand came to be recognised globally as referring to an Irish provocateur with a red beard and startling opinions. He was a master of self-invention, a nobody who captured the zeitgeist and one of the first private individuals to understand fully how to generate--and how to use--global fame.The timing of Judging Shaw is fortuitous, as it will serve to reintroduce GBS to an Irish and international readership. The book is an interesting, informative, and well-written survey of Shaw/GBS and will be a welcome addition to the library of those who know Bernard Shaw perhaps only as the author of Pygmalion, his most popular and frequently performed play.

Judging Obscenity

A Critical History of Expert Evidence
Author: Christopher Nowlin
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
ISBN: 077357090X
Category: Law
Page: 304
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He demonstrates that these communities of experts are divided on such questions as, Can a novel or film be both high art and obscene? and, Is the world of heterosexual pornography categorically different from the worlds of gay and lesbian pornography? He observes that the ideas of an "average" psychological or behavioral response to a story or an image and the "community" standard of decency or tolerance are outmoded myths that elude all attempts at careful measurement. Nowlin concludes that lack of agreement among experts, for example, as to how and why some sexually explicit imagery titillates or pleases some people, while disgusting or demeaning others, can no longer be viewed simply in terms of moral, religious, or even political predilections. Judging Obscenity traces the way freedom of speech and the right to equality have taken shape within the worlds of pornographic expression and consumption and provides a historical glimpse of changing views about literature and art, as well as a critical examination of the nature of social science research in matters of human sexuality, media-response, and sexual expression.

Richard Norman Shaw


Author: Andrew Saint
Publisher: Paul Mellon Ctr for Studies
ISBN: N.A
Category: Architecture
Page: 498
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`A masterpiece among architectural biographies'.---Sir Simon Jenkins, Evening Standard --

Their Ex's Redrock Dawn (Texas Alpha Biker)


Author: Shirl Anders
Publisher: Shirl Anders
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 250
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Sweetness could slay him It was like a nightmare, until Carly saw the big badass biker with the crystal blue eyes throwing such bitterness her way she could barely breathe. Then he saved her even as they clashed like a fire spiked with alcohol, until they fell into bed together. She found him. He found her. Then Carly’s ex tried to kill her and Zeb had to lay it on the line for her. Carly knows what the look in Zeb light blues means. He’s interested, bossy, and so hot she’ll burn up in his arms. But Carly’s crazy ex-bastard thinks he is a champion bull rider, while Zeb’s flaky-ex thinks she’s going to win the next Miss America and love in a small town just got a touch dangerous but there are some badasses around who are ready to throw their alpha-ness at anything coming.

Law and Morality

Readings in Legal Philosophy
Author: David Dyzenhaus,Arthur Ripstein
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9780802084477
Category: Philosophy
Page: 1061
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Filling a long-standing need for a Canadian textbook in the philosophy of law, this anthology includes articles, readings, and cases in legal philosophy to give students the conceptual tools necessary to consider the general problems of jurisprudence.

Guarding the Secrets

Palestinian Terrorism and a Father’s Murder of His Too-American Daughter
Author: Ellen Harris
Publisher: Crossroad Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: True Crime
Page: N.A
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Guarding the Secrets recounts the terror-stricken life and murder of sixteen-year-old Tina Isa, who was condemned by her other family members for becoming Americanized, before her father, an accused Palestinian terrorist, murdered her in November, 1989. The killing was recorded by accident due to the FBI having bugged the house in an attempt to prove the father's ties to terrorism. The events leading up to the murder are expertly told by author Ellen Harris, including Tina's older sisters urging their father to kill their younger sister.

Bernard Shaw

a reassessment
Author: Colin Wilson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 306
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Gender and Judging


Author: Ulrike Schultz,Gisela Shaw
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1782251111
Category: Law
Page: 640
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Does gender make a difference to the way the judiciary works and should work? Or is gender-blindness a built-in prerequisite of judicial objectivity? If gender does make a difference, how might this be defined? These are the key questions posed in this collection of essays, by some 30 authors from the following countries; Argentina, Cambodia, Canada, England, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kenya, the Netherlands, the Philippines, South Africa, Switzerland, Syria and the United States. The contributions draw on various theoretical approaches, including gender, feminist and sociological theories. The book's pressing topicality is underlined by the fact that well into the modern era male opposition to women's admission to, and progress within, the judicial profession has been largely based on the argument that their very gender programmes women to show empathy, partiality and gendered prejudice - in short essential qualities running directly counter to the need for judicial objectivity. It took until the last century for women to begin to break down such seemingly insurmountable barriers. And even now, there are a number of countries where even this first step is still waiting to happen. In all of them, there remains a more or less pronounced glass ceiling to women's judicial careers.

Twelve Years a Slave

Die wahre Geschichte
Author: Solomon Northup
Publisher: Piper Verlag
ISBN: 3492967086
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 288
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Solomon Northup war ein freier Bürger, bis er von Sklavenhändlern verschleppt und an einen Plantagenbesitzer verkauft wurde. Dort lebte er zwölf Jahre als Sklave, bis er schließlich – als einer der wenigen – seine Freiheit zurückerlangen und zu seiner Familie zurückkehren konnte. Die gleichnamige Verfilmung seiner Memoiren von Regisseur Steve McQueen hat bei der Verleihung der Golden Globes den Hauptpreis als bestes Filmdrama gewonnen.

Bernard Shaw

The Man and His Work
Author: Herbert Skimpole,Julius Herman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category:
Page: 192
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Women in the Judiciary


Author: Ulrike Schultz,Gisela Shaw
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135707405
Category: Law
Page: 152
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Does gender matter in judging? And if so, in what way? Why were there so few women judges only two or three decades ago, and why are there so many now in most countries of the Western world? How do women judges experience their work in a previously male-dominated environment? What are their professional careers? How do they organise and live their lives? And, finally and most notably: do women judge differently from men (or even better)? These are the questions dealt with in this collection of contributions by seven authors from six countries (UK, Australia, USA, Canada, Syria and Argentina), contrasting views from common law and civil law countries. In spite of differences in the two legal systems, as well as greater gender diversity on the bench and the overall higher income and prestige enjoyed by judges in common law countries, women judges in all these countries – Syria included – share many problems. Diverse and intriguing facets are added to a debate that started thirty years ago but continues to leave ample space for further discussion. This book was originally published as a special issue of International Journal of the Legal Profession