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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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. How did those who traveled and lived in the Old West do it? 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 is a discursive examination of the female patriotic icon in the United States. This creative and entertaining work examines her use and decline, particularly in the 20th century, with a particular focus on popular culture icons like Lady Columbia, Rosie the Riveter, and Wonder Woman. These fictional creations, used with advertisements; letters; and literature of the eras work together to craft a multi-layered and dynamic portrait of cultural politics, tides, and perceptions about American women, life, and place.

New Serial Titles


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

Magazines for the Millions

Gender and Commerce in the Ladies' Home Journal and the Saturday Evening Post, 1880-1910
Author: Helen Damon-Moore
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 143840042X
Category: Social Science
Page: 263
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Housekeeping

A Novel
Author: Marilynne Robinson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250060656
Category: Fiction
Page: 352
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Newly reissued as a Picador Modern Classic, Marilynne Robinson's brilliant, PEN/Hemingway Award-winning first novel Housekeeping is the story of Ruth and her younger sister, Lucille, who grow up haphazardly, first under the care of their competent grandmother, then of two comically bumbling great-aunts, and finally of Sylvie, the eccentric and remote sister of their dead mother. The family house is in the small town of Fingerbone on a glacial lake in the Far West, the same lake where their grandfather died in a spectacular train wreck and their mother drove off a cliff to her death. It is a town "chastened by an outsized landscape and extravagant weather, and chastened again by an awareness that the whole of human history had occurred elsewhere." Ruth and Lucille's struggle toward adulthood beautifully illuminates the price of loss and survival, and the dangerous and deep undertow of transience. For more than twenty years, Picador has been producing beautifully packaged literary fiction and nonfiction books from Manhattan's Flatiron Building. Our Twentieth Anniversary Modern Classics line pairs iconic books with a design that's both small enough to fit in your pocket and unique enough to stand out on your bookshelf.

Mourt's Relation

A Journal of the Pilgrims at Plymouth
Author: Dwight B. Heath
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 0918222842
Category: History
Page: 96
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Presents an account, first published in 1622, of the Pilgrim's journey to the new world.

The Second Sex (Vintage Feminism Short Edition)


Author: Simone de Beauvoir
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473521912
Category: Social Science
Page: 144
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Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short form WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY NATALIE HAYNES When this book was first published in 1949 it was to outrage and scandal. Never before had the case for female liberty been so forcefully and successfully argued. De Beauvoir’s belief that ‘One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman’ switched on light bulbs in the heads of a generation of women and began a fight for greater equality and economic independence. These pages contain the key passages of the book that changed perceptions of women forever. TRANSLATED BY CONSTANCE BORDE AND SHEILA MALOVANY-CHEVALLIER ANNOTATED AND INTRODUCED BY MARTINE REID

Appendix to the Experienced English House-Keeper.


Author: ELIZABETH. RAFFALD
Publisher: Gale Ecco, Print Editions
ISBN: 9781385282144
Category:
Page: 56
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The 18th century was a wealth of knowledge, exploration and rapidly growing technology and expanding record-keeping made possible by advances in the printing press. In its determination to preserve the century of revolution, Gale initiated a revolution of its own: digitization of epic proportions to preserve these invaluable works in the largest archive of its kind. Now for the first time these high-quality digital copies of original 18th century manuscripts are available in print, making them highly accessible to libraries, undergraduate students, and independent scholars. Western literary study flows out of eighteenth-century works by Alexander Pope, Daniel Defoe, Henry Fielding, Frances Burney, Denis Diderot, Johann Gottfried Herder, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, and others. Experience the birth of the modern novel, or compare the development of language using dictionaries and grammar discourses. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to insure edition identification: ++++ John Rylands University Library of Manchester T190091 Anonymous. By Elizabeth Raffald, the author of 'The experienced English housekeeper'. London: printed for the author, and sold by R. Baldwin, 1771. [2],48, [2]p., plate; 8°