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Found in Transition

Found in Transition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1608687090
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On Thanksgiving morning, Paria Hassouri finds herself furiously praying and negotiating with the universe as she irons a dress her fourteen-year-old, designated male at birth, has secretly purchased and wants to wear to dinner with the extended family. In this wonderfully frank, loving, and practical account of parenting a transgender teen, Paria chronicles what amounts to a dual transition: as her child transitions from male to female, she navigates through anger, denial, and grief to eventually arrive at acceptance. Despite her experience advising other parents in her work as a pediatrician, she was blindsided by her child’s gender identity. Paria is also forced to examine how she still carries insecurities from her past of growing up as an Iranian-American immigrant in a predominantly white neighborhood, and how her life experience is causing her to parent with fear instead of love. Paria discovers her capacity to evolve, as well as what it really means to parent and the deepest nature of unconditional love. This page-turning memoir relates a tender story of loving and parenting a teenager coming out as transgender and transitioning. It explores identity, self-discovery in adolescence and midlife, and difference in a world that values conformity. At its heart, Found in Transition is a universally inspiring portrait of what it means to be a family.

Found in Transition

Found in Transition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 143847170X
Author: Yiu-Wai Chu
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Found in Transition by Yiu-Wai Chu Book Resume:

Presents an updated account of Hong Kong and its culture two decades after its reversion to China. In Found in Transition, Yiu-Wai Chu examines the fate of Hong Kong’s unique cultural identity in the contexts of both global capitalism and the increasing influence of China. Drawing on recent developments, especially with respect to language, movies, and popular songs as modes of resistance to “Mainlandization” and different forms of censorship, Chu explores the challenges facing Hong Kong twenty years after its reversion to China as a Special Administrative Region. Highlighting locality and hybridity along postcolonial lines of interpretation, he also attempts to imagine the future of Hong Kong by utilizing Hong Kong studies as a method. Chu argues that the study of Hong Kong—the place where the impact of the rise of China is most intensely felt—can shed light on emergent crises in different areas of the world. As such, this book represents a consequential follow-up to the author’s Lost in Transition and a valuable contribution to international, area, and cultural studies. “This is a wide-ranging and worthy sequel to Chu’s Lost in Transition. By juxtaposing a series of critical issues—urban development, self-writing, language education, and cultural production, among others—that have confounded those who care deeply about this former British colony, Chu offers his readers an intelligent and sensitive guide to connect and make sense of the various debates, and he places the conundrums Hong Kong faces in the contexts of both the limits of neoliberal capitalism and the ‘Age of China.’” — Leo K. Shin, author of The Making of the Chinese State: Ethnicity and Expansion on the Ming Borderlands

Transitions of the Heart

Transitions of the Heart [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 157344801X
Author: Rachel Pepper
Publisher: Cleis Press
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Transitions of the Heart by Rachel Pepper Book Resume:

Transitions of the Heart is the first collection to ever invite mothers of transgender and gender variant children of all ages to tell their own stories about their child’s gender transition. Often “transitioning” socially and emotionally alongside their child but rarely given a voice in the experience, mothers hold the key to familial and societal understanding of gender difference. Sharing stories of love, struggle, and acceptance, this collection of mother's voices, representing a diversity of backgrounds and sexual orientations, affirms the experience of those who have raised and are currently raising transgender and gender variant children between the ages of 5-50. Edited by Rachel Pepper, a gender specialist and co-author of the acclaimed book The Transgender Child, Transitions of the Heart will prove an invaluable resource for parents coming to terms with a child’s gender variance or transition.

Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning

Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1134005563
Author: John Field,Jim Gallacher,Robert Ingram
Publisher: Routledge
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Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning by John Field,Jim Gallacher,Robert Ingram Book Resume:

In today’s society, people and organisations increasingly undergo processes of transition. Experiences of change affect all areas of life: our jobs, relationships, status, communities, engagement in civil society, lifestyles, even understandings of our own identity. Each person must expect and make ready for transitions, engaging in learning as a fundamental strategy for handling change. This is where lifelong learning steps in. From career guidance to third age programmes, from ‘learning to learn’ in kindergarten to MBA, from Mozart for babies to gender re-assignment counselling, people face a crowded world of learning activities designed to help them through transitions. Researching Transitions in Lifelong Learning presents new research from Britain, Australia and North America. The authors include leading scholars with established international reputations - such as Kathryn Ecclestone, Sue Webb, Gert Biesta, W. Norton Grubb, Nicky Solomon and David Boud - as well as emerging researchers with fresh and sometimes challenging perspectives. While emphasising the complexity and variety of people’s experiences of learning transitions, as well as acknowledging the ways in which they are embedded in the specific contexts of everyday life, the authors share a common interest in understanding the lived experiences of change from the learner’s perspective. This volume therefore provides an opportunity to take stock of recent research into transitions, seen in the context of lifelong learning, and outlines important messages for future policy and practice. It will also appeal to researchers worldwide in education and industrial sociology, as well as students on courses in post-compulsory education.

Schools in Transition

Schools in Transition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 9463008276
Author: Pauli Siljander,Kimmo Kontio,Eetu Pikkarainen
Publisher: Springer
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Schools in Transition by Pauli Siljander,Kimmo Kontio,Eetu Pikkarainen Book Resume:

School is one of the most focal institutions in modern society. It is largely through the institutionalized forms of education that modern society attempts to secure and maintain its social and economic well-being and its valuable cultural life forms. In addition to this, school is the essential institution through which the future of a society is defined. Thus, at least when understood traditionally as a pedagogical institution, the school stands at the center of historically and socially constructed cultural life forms and at the brink of an unknown future: the determination of that future characterizes the pedagogical task of the school. It naturally ensues then, that modern discourses of the school have always been intertwined with the critical question of how past, present and future can be linked in educational practices so that schools can foster (in ever better ways) the well-being of individuals, societies and humanity. The chapters in this volume, despite the variety of viewpoints, share this critical view. The purpose of the volume is not to offer definite answers; rather it is to stress that to understand the role and functions of school in contemporary society and to orientate its transition, a well-founded critical evaluation of prevailing pedagogical practices and policy trends is required. This evaluation is vital for the future of school and society.

Rethinking Normal

Rethinking Normal [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1481418254
Author: Katie Rain Hill
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
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In her unique, generous, and affecting voice, nineteen-year-old Katie Rain Hill shares her personal journey of undergoing gender reassignment. Now with a reading group guide! Katie Rain Hill realized very young that a serious mistake had been made; she was a girl who had been born in the body of a boy. Suffocating under her peers’ bullying and the mounting pressure to be “normal,” Katie tried to take her life at the age of eight years old. After several other failed attempts, she finally understood that “Katie”—the girl trapped within her—was determined to live. In this first-person account, Katie reflects on her pain-filled childhood and the events leading up to the life-changing decision to undergo gender reassignment as a teenager. She reveals the unique challenges she faced while unlearning how to be a boy and shares what it was like to navigate the dating world—and experience heartbreak for the first time—in a body that matched her gender identity. Told in an unwaveringly honest voice, Rethinking Normal is a coming-of-age story about transcending physical appearances and redefining the parameters of “normalcy” to embody one’s true self.

Lost in Transition

Lost in Transition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1438446470
Author: Yiu-Wai Chu
Publisher: SUNY Press
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Lost in Transition by Yiu-Wai Chu Book Resume:

Looks at the fate of Hong Kong’s unique culture since its reversion to China.

Chinese Youth in Transition

Chinese Youth in Transition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1351951947
Author: Jieying Xi,Yunxiao Sun
Publisher: Routledge
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Chinese Youth in Transition by Jieying Xi,Yunxiao Sun Book Resume:

Featuring original research findings from a key Chinese national research centre, this book provides researchers with cutting-edge, reliable and comprehensive information about children and youth in modern China. The book employs a unique methodology to analyze China's youth in terms of human capital development in a transitional economy. Coverage spans a wide range of critical issues, including: children's physical and mental development, leisure and consumption choices, youth employment, pop culture, one-child families, internet use, and juvenile delinquency. Written specifically for undergraduate and graduate courses in Economics, China studies, and Development, the book will also be of interest to those wishing to understand Chinese consumer behaviour in this diverse and dynamic region.

Once a Girl, Always a Boy

Once a Girl, Always a Boy [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1631528874
Author: Jo Ivester
Publisher: She Writes Press
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Once a Girl, Always a Boy by Jo Ivester Book Resume:

Jeremy Ivester is a transgender man. Thirty years ago, his parents welcomed him into the world as what they thought was their daughter. As a child, he preferred the toys and games our society views as masculine. He kept his hair short and wore boys’ clothing. They called him a tomboy. That’s what he called himself. By high school, when he showed no interest in flirting, his parents thought he might be lesbian. At twenty, he wondered if he was asexual. At twenty-three, he surgically removed his breasts. A year later, he began taking the hormones that would lower his voice and give him a beard—and he announced his new name and pronouns. Once a Girl, Always a Boy is Jeremy’s journey from childhood through coming out as transgender and eventually emerging as an advocate for the transgender community. This is not only Jeremy’s story but also that of his family, told from multiple perspectives—those of the siblings who struggled to understand the brother they once saw as a sister, and of the parents who ultimately joined him in the battle against discrimination. This is a story of acceptance in a world not quite ready to accept.

Raising the Transgender Child

Raising the Transgender Child [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1580056369
Author: Michele Angello,Ali Bowman
Publisher: Seal Press
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Raising the Transgender Child by Michele Angello,Ali Bowman Book Resume:

Written by top experts in the field, Raising the Transgender Child offers much-needed answers to all the questions parents and other adults ask about raising and caring for transgender and gender diverse children: Is this just a phase? Did I do something to cause this? How do we protect these children? Who should I tell, and how? Will anyone love my child? Written by Dr. Michele Angello, a leading therapist and go-to expert in the field of transgender parenting, and Ali Bowman, bestselling writer and parent advocate, Raising the Transgender Child helps readers champion and celebrate gender diverse children while at the same time shedding fear, anger, sadness, and embarrassment. With specific and actionable advice including coming-out letters, identity challenges, school and caregiver communications, and more, the guide provides a wealth of science-backed information alongside friendly and practical wisdom that is sure to comfort, guide, and inspire the family and friends of transgender and gender diverse children.

George (Scholastic Gold)

George (Scholastic Gold) [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0545812585
Author: Alex Gino
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
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George (Scholastic Gold) by Alex Gino Book Resume:

A bright, bold debut about a girl who happens to have been born a boy, but refuses to let that stand in the way of her dream.

The Transgender Child

The Transgender Child [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1573445193
Author: Stephanie Brill,Rachel Pepper
Publisher: Cleis Press
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The Transgender Child by Stephanie Brill,Rachel Pepper Book Resume:

This comprehensive first of its kind guidebook explores the unique challenges that thousands of families face every day raising their children in every city and state. Through extensive research and interviews, as well as years of experience working in the field, the authors cover gender variance from birth through college. What do you do when your toddler daughter’s first sentence is that she’s a boy? What will happen when your preschool son insists on wearing a dress to school? Is this ever just a phase? How can you explain this to your neighbors and family? How can parents advocate for their children in elementary schools? What are the current laws on the rights of transgender children? What do doctors specializing in gender variant children recommend? What do the therapists say? What advice do other families who have trans kids have? What about hormone blockers and surgery? What issues should your college-bound trans child be thinking about when selecting a school? How can I best raise my gender variant or transgender child with love and compassion, even when I barely understand the issues ahead of us? And what is gender, anyway? These questions and more are answered in this book offering a deeper understanding of gender variant and transgender children and teens.

Three Cups of Tea

Three Cups of Tea [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1101147083
Author: Greg Mortenson,David Oliver Relin
Publisher: Penguin
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Three Cups of Tea by Greg Mortenson,David Oliver Relin Book Resume:

The astonishing, uplifting story of a real-life Indiana Jones and his humanitarian campaign to use education to combat terrorism in the Taliban’s backyard Anyone who despairs of the individual’s power to change lives has to read the story of Greg Mortenson, a homeless mountaineer who, following a 1993 climb of Pakistan’s treacherous K2, was inspired by a chance encounter with impoverished mountain villagers and promised to build them a school. Over the next decade he built fifty-five schools—especially for girls—that offer a balanced education in one of the most isolated and dangerous regions on earth. As it chronicles Mortenson’s quest, which has brought him into conflict with both enraged Islamists and uncomprehending Americans, Three Cups of Tea combines adventure with a celebration of the humanitarian spirit.

Economies in Transition

Economies in Transition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 981448928X
Author: Allan Young,Ivan Teodorovic,Peter Koveos
Publisher: World Scientific
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Economies in Transition by Allan Young,Ivan Teodorovic,Peter Koveos Book Resume:

To date, the record of economic transition has decidedly been mixed. The worldwide political climate is still in favor of economic reform and the process continues to have considerable momentum. On the other hand, this process now faces a number of formidable obstacles. There appears to be general agreement that in many countries the promise of a better standard of living which economic transition offers to the mass of the citizenry has failed to produce the rapid and dramatic results hoped for. There is an increasing conflict of interest between multinational firms and the national business community. Moreover, many transition economies have experienced a slowing of economic growth in real terms and social services have been severely cut. This book deals with the development of those forces that have played a major role in the successes and failures of economic transition. Its distinctive feature is that it does this from the perspective of economic, political and social analysis, taking into account both theoretical constructs and economic realities for those countries which have attempted the grand experiment with economic transition. Contents:Transition Economies: ConceptionKey Aspects of the Transition ProcessFinance and the Transition ProcessSelected Characteristics in Transition Economies Readership: Upper-level undergraduates, graduate students, academics, researchers and industrialists in economics, banking & finance/accounting, management/business and international relations/policy studies. Keywords:

Food Practices in Transition

Food Practices in Transition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1136485449
Author: Gert Spaargaren,Peter Oosterveer,Anne Loeber
Publisher: Routledge
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Food Practices in Transition by Gert Spaargaren,Peter Oosterveer,Anne Loeber Book Resume:

This edited volume presents and reflects upon empirical evidence of ‘sustainability’-induced and -related transition in food practices. The material collected in the various chapters contributes to our understanding of the ways in which ideas and preferences, sociotechnological developments and changes in the governance of food interact and become visible in practices of consumption, retail and production.

Human Resource Strategies for Organizations in Transition

Human Resource Strategies for Organizations in Transition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1468457578
Author: R.J. Niehaus,K.F. Price
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
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Human Resource Strategies for Organizations in Transition by R.J. Niehaus,K.F. Price Book Resume:

This volume is the proceedings of a symposium entitled "Human Resource Strategies for Organizations in Transition" which was held at Salve Regina College, Newport, Rhode Island on May 30 - June 2, 1989. The meeting was sponsored by the Research Committee of the Human Resource Planning Society (HRPS). In developing the agenda, the Research Committee built upon the format of the previous HRPS research symposia. The intent in these meetings is on the linkage of the state-of-practice with the state-of-the-art. Particular attention was placed on research studies which were application oriented so that member organizations can see examples of ways to extend current practices with the knowledge presented by the applications. The meeting has sessions on: (1) Reshaping the Organization for the Twenty-first Century, (2) Coping with Major Organizational Change, (3) Organization Downsizing, (4) Evaluating the Human Resource Function and (5) The Impact of Corporate Culture on Future Human Resource Practices. Thirty papers were presented with discussion sessions at appropriate points in the meeting. This volume contains twenty one of these papers along with an introductory paper. A short summary is also provided at the beginning of each major subdivision into which the papers are arranged.

Economic Development and Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies

Economic Development and Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 3319288563
Author: Jovo Ateljević,Jelena Trivić
Publisher: Springer
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Economic Development and Entrepreneurship in Transition Economies by Jovo Ateljević,Jelena Trivić Book Resume:

This book contributes to a better understanding of entrepreneurship in transition economies. Current literature reflects the more traditional schools of thought on entrepreneurship, which are influenced by the Western perspective, and fail to fully address the scenario in transition economies. There is a broad consensus among academics, policy makers, and practitioners that a fundamental cause of difficulties experienced by most economies in transition has been the fact that reform has not been accompanied by the creation of new, private businesses, and particularly SMEs. This is especially evident in states created in Europe after the dissolution of the Soviet Union where many barriers, which were inherited from the old system, remain in place, thus inhibiting entrepreneurial progress in these countries despite a favorable political and economic environment. The contributions featured in this book focus on how much progress has been achieved so far with regard to these aspects, as well as identify which current barriers and issues still need to be resolved. Themes include innovation performance, financing, venture capital, educational factors, and entrepreneurial learning.

GRACE IN TRANSITION

GRACE IN TRANSITION [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1662907117
Author: Cassandra Grace
Publisher: Graceful Change Press
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GRACE IN TRANSITION by Cassandra Grace Book Resume:

GRACE IN TRANSITION: The First Four Seasons chronicles the real-life Girl Meets World adventures of Cassandra Grace, a middle-aged trans woman who found her footing after estrogen gave her a second chance at life. In a book that is both innovative in content and presentation, Cassandra invites readers to follow along as she steps fearlessly and without shame into a reincarnated life that has exceeded her wildest hopes and dreams. This is not, however, a book solely about gender. It is about authenticity and vulnerability, empowerment and strength. It is about the doors opened by the kindness of others and the horizons pursued when someone allows herself to dream. It is about becoming the mistress of one’s own fate in the middle of a global pandemic and becoming the change one wants to see in the world. It is about hope and loss and faith and perseverance, a story with universal appeal told by a singular messenger. Ok, let’s be honest: that’s a pretty high bar, right? Can you imagine if this book actually delivered on that set-up? OMG, wouldn’t that be an amazing thing to experience? Spoiler Alert: the book not only meets this high bar, but does a perfectly-executed leap right over it. If you are reading this far, please consider smashing that "purchase" button and treating yourself to much more of this quality content.

The Enterprise in Transition

The Enterprise in Transition [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 1136432574
Author: H. van der Haas
Publisher: Routledge
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The Enterprise in Transition by H. van der Haas Book Resume:

Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate. Published by Routledge, 112 volumes in total are being brought together under the name The International Behavioural and Social Sciences Library: Classics from the Tavistock Press. Reproduced here in facsimile, this volume was originally published in 1967 and is available individually. The collection is also available in a number of themed mini-sets of between 5 and 13 volumes, or as a complete collection.

Secondary Privatization in Transition Economies

Secondary Privatization in Transition Economies [Pdf/ePub] eBook ISBN-10: 0230377017
Author: Iraj Hoshi,Richard Woodward
Publisher: Springer
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Secondary Privatization in Transition Economies by Iraj Hoshi,Richard Woodward Book Resume:

Privatization was the fundamental pillar of transition from plan to market in former socialist countries. But little is known about the fate of companies that were privatized in large scale privatization schemes such as mass privatization or management-employee buyouts. This is the first original study aiming to fill this gap. It assesses wholesale privatization schemes in three leading transition countries - the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovenia - in terms of the evolving concentration of ownership and relations to firm performance.