The No-nonsense Guide to Women's Rights


Author: Nikki van der Gaag
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781844675029
Category: Political Science
Page: 139
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How much has life really changed for women during the last decade? Has the womens movement affected women all over the world? Has it changed womens relationships with men? Nikki van der Gaag answers these questions with hard, sometimes disturbing, evidence. Many women have made huge leaps forwardin legal rights, political representation, employment, education, healthbut beneath the surface the statistics are shocking. Vivid testimonies from women and men around the world explain why, especially in this post-feminist age, womens rights are still very much an issue for men and women alike. "She has made a special effort to correct many of the misconceptions and biases related to the feminist movement, to link the liberation of women who constitute half of society to the liberation of men and to the dispossessed majority living on earth." from the introduction by Nawal El Saadawi

The No-nonsense Guide to Women's Rights


Author: Nikki van der Gaag
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1904456995
Category: Social Science
Page: 144
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Examines the advances that have been made towards ensuring the rights of women. It looks below the surface to find out what the reality is for women all around the world and shows how, in this 'post-feminist' age, women's rights are still very much an issue. Contains a brief history of women's rights, from 900BC to the present day and numerous text boxes with case studies, charts and graphs to illustrate points clearly. Nikki van der Gaag is the former editorial director and co-editor of New Internationalist magazine.

The No-nonsense Guide to Human Rights


Author: Olivia Ball,Paul Gready
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1904456456
Category: Education
Page: 135
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Ball and Gready review the development of today's assumptions about human rights and introduce readers to alternative models from history and from today's human rights debate. From the material rights of citizenship to the more abstract rights of the imagination, the authors present a clear overview of today's human rights debate and prompt discussion about alternative models for the future. 'Splendid series of pocketable guides to issue politics...rigorously clear.' - The Guardian

The No-Nonsense Guide to Sexual Diversity


Author: Vanessa Baird
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1906523649
Category: Law
Page: 144
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Demystifies all the colors of the sexual rainbow, tracking the campaigns for rights and equality worldwide.

The No-Nonsense Guide to World History


Author: Chris Brazier
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1780260350
Category: History
Page: 160
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Embraces the whole of history, rather than disconnected dynasties and events - all in one slim volume.

The No-nonsense Guide to World Health


Author: Shereen Usdin
Publisher: Between the Lines(CA)
ISBN: N.A
Category: Diseases
Page: 159
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Here is a clear, wide-ranging introduction to the worldwide state of human health. Starting with a brief history of modern medical progress, Shereen Usdin then untangles the knot created by poverty and globalization to show that where you live, how wealthy you are, and your gender all have a bearing on the diseases you may encounter in your lifetime - and your prospects for prevention, treatment, and ultimately, survival. Pulling no punches, Usdin also blows the whistle on the political economy of illness and how keeping people sick means more money for the pharmaceutical, tobacco, and food industries. This No-Nonsense Guide is a must-read for anyone who wants a clear sense of how healthy our global family really is.

The Man's No-Nonsense Guide To Women

How To Succeed In Romance On Planet Earth
Author: Marc H. Rudov
Publisher: Mhr Enterprises
ISBN: 9780974501710
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 137
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You have heard that men and women are from different planets. This book helps you: know, an hour after meeting her, whether she's right for you; know whether women are attracted to you - or to what you can do for them; understand how her socialisation drives you nuts; and how your socialisation drives her nuts.

The No-Nonsense Guide to Islam


Author: Ziauddin Sardar,Merryl Wyn Davies
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1906523622
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 144
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Looking beyond the common perceptions and polemical debates.

NoNonsense Feminism

Why the world still needs the F-word
Author: Nikki van der Gaag
Publisher: Between the Lines
ISBN: 1771132973
Category: Social Science
Page: 144
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We were supposed to be in a ‘postfeminist’ age. But recently we’ve seen a resurgence of feminist campaigning among women (and some men). There’s a new brand of feminism: young, social media savvy, militant. But there’s also a new kind of backlash, driven by so-called fundamentalists and by increasingly overt misogyny. This book takes an international perspective on the new feminist movements.

The No-nonsense Guide to Indigenous Peoples


Author: Lotte Hughes
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859844380
Category: Social Science
Page: 144
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Indigenous peoples have long suffered from exoticization. Outsiders elevate their beauty, remoteness and difference and do not see beyond this to the real problems they face. The No-Nonsense Guide to Indigenous Peoples looks beyond the exotic images, tracing the stories of different indigenous peoples from their first (and often fatal) contact with explorers and colonizers. Much of this history is told here by indigenous people themselves.They vividly describe why land and the natural world are so special to them; how it feels to be snatched from your family as a child because the government wants to "make you white"; why they are demanding that museums must return the bones of their ancestors; how can they retain their traditional culture while moving with the times; and what kinds of development are positive. This short guide discusses all this and more, raising countless issues for debate.

NoNonsense Feminism

Alive and Kicking
Author: Nikki van der Gaag
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 9781780263274
Category: Feminism
Page: 144
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An international perspective on the resurgence in feminist movements: the advances and the setbacks, the challenges and the contradictions.

The No-nonsense Guide to Fair Trade


Author: David Ransom
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 190445643X
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 142
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From coffee farms in Peru and cocoa production in Ghana to jeans manufacture in China and the Banana War of Guatemala and the Caribbean, this fully revised No-Nonsense Guide tells the human story behind the products we consume. Examining the contest between 'free' and 'fair' trade around the world, David Ransom argues that the key question is not whether trade should be regulated or deregulated, but whether it is to be the master or servant of the people.

The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food


Author: Wayne Roberts
Publisher: New Internationalist
ISBN: 1906523673
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 144
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A world tour of food--from industrialized production and consumption to community food security.

The No-nonsense Guide to World Poverty


Author: Jeremy Seabrook
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859845660
Category: Political Science
Page: 134
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At the turn of the new millennium, the United Nations determined that world poverty would be halved by 2015. International agencies are all committed to "poverty abatement." The International Monetary Fund and the World Bank have renamed their structural adjustment policies "poverty reduction strategies." But can this work? No, argues Jeremy Seabrook, not if we fail to understand the meaning of poverty. Drawing on testimonies from around the world, as well as on the hard facts, he challenges the assumption that wealth overcomes poverty, and demonstrates that the opposite of "poor" is not "rich" but "self-reliant." Appealing passionately for a shared sense of "sufficiency," he gives verbal snapshots of people's lives to show how poverty shifts, changes and endures in response to the growth of wealth.

No-Nonsense Guide to the United Nations


Author: Maggie Black
Publisher: Between the Lines
ISBN: 1771130660
Category:
Page: 144
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The No-Nonsense Guide to the United Nations is virtually unique in UN literature in covering the whole of the UN system, not just the political bodies in New York. Maggie Black explains the structure and assesses the UN’s record on humanitarian relief, protection of the global commons, development, health, education, international law and human rights.

The No-nonsense Guide to Class, Caste & Hierarchies


Author: Jeremy Seabrook
Publisher: Verso
ISBN: 9781859844656
Category: Social Science
Page: 144
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With globalization, traditional societies are being replaced by an international working class and a small minority of the global rich. In such a situation, who is to guarantee social justice?

The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible


Author: Robert J. Hutchinson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1596985429
Category: Political Science
Page: 262
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In the beginning, the Bible was regarded as the “Good Book,” but today it is under relentless attack from left wing audiences, novelists, and screenwriters to justify their own political agendas. But fear not: award-winning religious journalist Robert J. Hutchinson refutes the mockers, skeptics, and deniers in his new book, The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Bible. Using historical evidence and thorough analysis, Hutchinson not only proves the Bible to be true (and the liberal Left wrong), but also takes the truth one step further–showing how the Bible built and shaped Western civilization. The Bible is the source for the Western ideas of justice, science, and democracy, Hutchinson argues, and without it, Western civilization would not exist.