Breastfeeding and Media

Exploring Conflicting Discourses That Threaten Public Health
Author: Katherine A. Foss
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319564420
Category: Social Science
Page: 183
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This book centers on the role of media in shaping public perceptions of breastfeeding. Drawing from magazines, doctors’ office materials, parenting books, television, websites, and other media outlets, Katherine A. Foss explores how historical and contemporary media often undermine breastfeeding efforts with formula marketing and narrow portrayals of nursing women and their experiences. Foss argues that the media’s messages play an integral role in setting the standard of public knowledge and attitudes toward breastfeeding, as she traces shifting public perceptions of breastfeeding and their corresponding media constructions from the development of commercial formula through contemporary times. This analysis demonstrates how attributions of blame have negatively impacted public health approaches to breastfeeding, thus confronting the misperception that breastfeeding, and the failure to breastfeed, rests solely on the responsibility of an individual mother.

Cutting for All!

The Sartorial Arts, Related Crafts, and the Commercial Paper Pattern : a Bibliographic Reference Guide for Designers, Technicians, and Historians
Author: Kevin L. Seligman
Publisher: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809320066
Category: Reference
Page: 351
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Containing 2,729 entries, Kevin L. Seligman’s bibliography concentrates on books, manuals, journals, and catalogs covering a wide range of sartorial approaches over nearly five hundred years. After a historical overview, Seligman approaches his subject chronologically, listing items by century through 1799, then by decade. In this section, he deals with works on flat patterning, draping, grading, and tailoring techniques as well as on such related topics as accessories, armor, civil costumes, clerical costumes, dressmakers’ systems, fur, gloves, leather, military uniforms, and undergarments. Seligman then devotes a section to those American and English journals published for the professional tailor and dressmaker. Here, too, he includes the related areas of fur and undergarments. A section devoted to journal articles features selected articles from costume- and noncostumerelated professional journals and periodicals. The author breaks these articles down into three categories: American, English, and other. Seligman then devotes separate sections to other related areas, providing alphabetical listings of books and professional journals for costume and dance, dolls, folk and national dress, footwear, millinery, and wigmaking and hair. A section devoted to commercial pattern companies, periodicals, and catalogs is followed by an appendix covering pattern companies, publishers, and publications. In addition to full bibliographic notation, Seligman provides a library call number and library location if that information is available. The majority of the listings are annotated. Each listing is coded for identification and cross-referencing. An author index, a title index, a subject index, and a chronological index will guide readers to the material they want. Seligman’s historical review of the development of publications on the sartorial arts, professional journals, and the commercial paper pattern industry puts the bibliographical material into context. An appendix provides a cross-reference guide for research on American and English pattern companies, publishers, and publications. Given the size and scope of the bibliography, there is no other reference work even remotely like it.

Broadening Critical Boundaries in Children’s and Young Adult Literature and Culture


Author: Amie A. Doughty
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527520706
Category: Social Science
Page: 273
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This collection of essays explores a wealth of topics in children’s and young adult (YA) literature and culture. The contributions include an examination of the Watchbird cartoons by Munro Leaf and their attempts to teach morals and manners; an ethnographic study about the role of public youth librarians; and an exploration of the role popular video games can play in the secondary classroom. Other topics investigated here encompass the presentation of environmentalism in Hayao Miyazaki’s films, psychological analyses, and the role of race, gender, and culture in children’s and YA literature.

Sourdough Biscuits and Pioneer Pies

The Old West Baking Book
Author: Gail L. Jenner
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1493029711
Category: Cooking
Page: 240
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Old Fashioned Advice for the Modern Baker How Pioneers in the Old West Do It? Living in the Old West required not only stamina, but innovation. Imagine putting a cake together without fresh supplies, measuring spoons, or a dedicated work area; imagine baking that cake without a thermometer, steady heat, or a timer. Sourdough Biscuits and Pioneer Pie shares the baking secrets of Native American ranch house cooks, chuck wagon chefs, and wagon train homemakers, with over a hundred Old West recipes—updated and kitchen tested. Laced among classic baked goods recipes such as Sourdough Biscuits, Spotted Pup Pudding, and Wild Grape-Apple Pie are dozens of anecdotes and fun facts on how our ancestors were so successful with so little.

America's Changing Icons

Constructing Patriotic Women from World War I to the Present
Author: Annessa Ann Babic
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1683931351
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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America’s Changing Icons examines nationalism and gendered national roles via the lens of popular culture, to explore the discursive and at times chaotic ways American society interprets itself. This multi layered examination delves into the iconography and role of American women, and their evolution, from World War I to the present.

New Serial Titles


Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Periodicals
Page: N.A
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A union list of serials commencing publication after Dec. 31, 1949.

Design, writing, research

writing on graphic design
Author: Ellen Lupton,J. Abbott Miller
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 211
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Ellen Lupton and J. Abbott Miller are the founders and directors of the graphic design program at the Maryland Institute of Art, as well as the authors of numerous books on design (Mixing Messages, Dimensional Typography, Mechanical Brides, see pages 25-26). This collection of their essays on graphic design, winner of a Design Destinction Award from I.D. Magazine's Annual Design Review, is now available for the first time in paperback format. "In these theoretical essays, the author-designers create their most challenging, playful, and original work". -- Michael Rock, I.D. Magazine "It is striking not just in ambition, range, and detail, but also in their attempt to embody ideas in and through design, taking seriously the fact that form and content intertwine". -- Robin Kinross, Eye "A pleasure to look at, to read, and to go back to over and over again. The writing is well researched, offers new ideas, and even a little controversy now and then. This is what contemporary design, writing,and research look like". -- Erik Spiekermann, Blueprint "Serious, considered, and provocative". -- Tod Lippy, Print

Sylvia Plath's Fiction: A Critical Study

A Critical Study
Author: Luke Ferretter
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748630759
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 224
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This is the first study devoted to Sylvia Plath's fiction. Plath wrote fiction throughout her life, in a wide variety of genres, including women's magazine romances, New Yorker stories, comedy, social criticism, autobiography, teenage fiction and science fiction. She wrote novels before and after The Bell Jar. Discussing all these novels and stories, and based on research in the three major archives of her work, this book is the complete study of Plath's fiction. The author analyses her influences as a fiction writer, the relationships between her poetry and fiction, the political views she expresses in her fiction, and devotes two chapters to the central concern of her novels and stories, the roles of women in contemporary society.

Artificial Parts, Practical Lives

Modern Histories of Prosthetics
Author: Katherine Ott,David Serlin,Stephen Mihm
Publisher: NYU Press
ISBN: 0814737951
Category: Medical
Page: 359
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From the wooden teeth of George Washington to the Bly prosthesis, popular in the 1860s and boasting easy uniform motions of the limb, to today's lifelike approximations, prosthetic devices reveal the extent to which the evolution and design of technologies of the body are intertwined with both the practical and subjective needs of human beings. The peculiar history of prosthetic devices sheds light on the relationship between technological change and the civilizing process of modernity, and analyzes the concrete materials of prosthetics which carry with them ideologies of body, ideals, body politics, and culture. Simultaneously critiquing, historicizing, and theorizing prosthetics, Artificial Parts, Practical Lives lays out a balanced and complex picture of its subject, neither vilifying nor celebrating the merger of flesh and machine.

Feminism in Modern Japan

Citizenship, Embodiment and Sexuality
Author: Vera Mackie
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521527194
Category: History
Page: 293
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A pathbreaking book tracing the history of feminist thought and women's activism in Japan.

Selling Mrs. Consumer

Christine Frederick and the Rise of Household Efficiency
Author: Janice Williams Rutherford
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820327271
Category: House & Home
Page: 290
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This first book-length treatment of the life and work of Christine Frederick (1883-1970) reveals an important dilemma that faced educated women of the early twentieth century. Contrary to her professional role as home efficiency expert, advertising consultant, and consumer advocate, Christine Frederick espoused the nineteenth-century ideal of preserving the virtuous home--and a woman's place in it. In an effort to reconcile her desire to succeed in the public sphere of modernization and consumerism with the knowledge that most middle-class Americans still held traditional beliefs about gender roles, Frederick fashioned a career for herself that encouraged other women to remain at home. With the rise of home economics and scientific management, Frederick--college-educated but confined to the drudgery of housework--devised a plan for bringing the public sphere into the domestic. Her home would become her factory. She learned how to standardize tasks by observing labor-saving devices in industry and then applied this knowledge to housework. She standardized dishwashing, for example, by breaking the job into three separate operations: scraping and stacking, washing, and drying and putting away. Determined to train women to become proficient homemakers and efficient managers, Frederick secured a job writing articles for the Ladies' Home Journal. A professional career as home efficiency expert later expanded to include advertising consultant and consumer advocate. Frederick assured male advertisers that she knew women well and promised to help them sell to "Mrs. Consumer." While Frederick sought the power and influence available only to men, she promoted a division of labor by gender and therefore served the fall of the early-twentieth-century wave of feminism. Rutherford's engaging account of Christine Frederick's life reflects a dilemma that continues to affect women today--whether to seek professional gratification or adhere to traditional family values.