The Woman Beneath The Skin

Author: Barbara Duden
Editor: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 9780674954045
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Duden asserts that the most basic biological and medical terms that we use to describe our own bodies--male and female, healthy or sick--are cultural constructions. To illustrate this, she delves into records of an 18th-century German physician who documented the medical histories of 1,800 women of all ages and backgrounds, often in their own words.

The Woman Beneath The Skin

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Beneath The Skin

Author: Nicci French
Editor: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141902914
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***Special anniversary edition, with a new introduction by A. J. Finn*** Someone's watching you. You don't know who. But he knows you . . . Zoe, Jennifer and Nadia are three women with nothing in common. Except for the man who wants to kill them. He sends them terrifying letters - promising to bring their lives to a violent, horrible end. But not before he has enjoyed himself. He delights in watching the women suffer, thrilled by his power to leave them utterly helpless, alone and in terror. Except they're not all as helpless as he thinks . . . 'Nicci French represent psychological suspense at its most searching and incisive' A. J. Finn, internationally No. 1 Bestselling Author of The Woman In The Window

The Skull Beneath The Skin

Author: P.D. James
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 143914429X
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Invited to protect an actress within the rose red walls of a fairy-tale castle, Detective Cordelia Gray finds the stage is set for death. Actress Clarissa Lisle has always been famous for her ravishing beauty—and her unscrupulous manipulations. Now on the death-shrouded island of Courcy, her schemes win her a starring role in a nightmare in which she can trust no one—not her deceived husband; her dangerously insecure stepson; her ominously genial host; her dependent, desperate cousin; or her cruelly amusing ex-lover. Soon Detective Cordelia gray finds that nothing is as it seems on Courcy—especially after the curtain goes down. Here she must delve into ancient secrets and guilt-stained pasts—and risk her life to stop a brilliantly cunning murderer who has set the stage for her death.

Beneath The Skin

Author: Zara West
Editor: The Wild Rose Press Inc
ISBN: 150920833X
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Ex-Olympic wrestler and reclusive billionaire artist Aristides Stavros has one mission—to rescue his sister, a popular tattoo artist from the old enemy who has kidnapped her. But at every turn, he is confronted by anthropologist Melissa Dermot. Is she just an innocent girl in over her head, or is she working for the international crime boss holding his sister? Only one thing is certain--when Ari holds the beautiful Asian-American in his arms, questions of guilt and innocence fade against an undeniable fiery attraction. But can their wild passionate love survive the tangled web of long-buried secrets, intentional deceit, and murderous revenge that lie just beneath the surface?

Beneath The Skin The Sam Hunter Case Files

Author: Jonathan Maberry
Editor: JournalStone
ISBN: 1945373148
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Sam Hunter is a PI in the big bad city. When he takes a new case it’s like he’s accepting the client into his ‘pack’. And Sam will do anything to protect the members of his pack. Dogs are like that. So are wolves. And so, too, are werewolves. Like Sam. Sam is a benandanti, an ancient race of werewolves who fight evil. And evil comes in all shapes and sizes; it comes at people from all directions. The cases Sam takes range from saving the world from genetically-engineered super soldiers to saving a young boy from the very real monster in his closet. The Sam Hunter Case Files gather together the weird, strange, funny, heartbreaking and disturbing adventures of a low-rent private investigator taking on very odd jobs. These stories include cameos by fan-favorite characters from Maberry’s bestselling Joe Ledger thrillers and The Pine Deep Trilogy

The Soul Beneath The Skin

Author: David Nimmons
Editor: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781429978873
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This surprising and thought-provoking book begins with the obvious fact that Stonewall happened 30 years ago, and the perhaps less obvious fact that in the 30 years since an enormous number of social science studies have been done on gay men. Dave Nimmons proceeds to synthesize that information to reveal a number of unseen patterns of gay male behavior, truths about our lives we feel instinctively but have not named. For instance, countless studies show that gay men have developed a culture in which public violence is almost non-existent, which is notable when you consider that violence in this society is almost entirely a male phenomenon. Even in intensely over-crowded gay bars and discos, with alcohol and testosterone saturating the atmosphere, fist fights are virtually unheard of. On in the area of volunteerism, study after study shows that gay men volunteer at a much higher level than any other segment of the population (and, very interestingly, our volunteerism is about evenly divided between gay and non-gay causes, as are our charitable contributions). Our patterns of intimacy and friendship are much more diffuse and extended than heterosexual patterns; sexual jealousy and exclusiveness are extremely different, as are our relationships with women and our pursuit of playfulness and sexual bliss. Altogether, these gay social innovations have no parallel in modern American culture; they describe a new kind of public ethics, one with deep implications for gay men and for the larger society.

Meanings Beneath The Skin

Author: Sherle L. Boone
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1442213124
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Meanings Beneath the Skin: the Evolution of African-Americans traces cultural and psychological transformations among Black people in America from the seventeenth to twentieth centuries. By exploring how the meanings that African-Americans attribute to the concept of race contributed to distinctiveness in their psychological and cultural traits, this book reveals the social and political implications of these transformations for relationships between African-Americans and other groups during the twenty-first century.

Beneath The Skin

Author: Adrian Phoenix
Editor: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439166550
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CHAOS CONTROLS HIS FUTURE. ONE MORTAL WOMAN COULD BE HIS SALVATION. THE COUNTDOWN TO ANNIHILATION WILL BEGIN WITH DANTE'S CHOICE.... THE FATE OF THREE WORLDS... The dark pieces of vampire rock star Dante Baptiste's past are violently emerging, and it is only a matter of time before the Fallen discover he is the creawdwr they have sought for thousands of years. The destruction he left behind in Oregon threatens to reveal his identity as Fallen Maker and True Blood, exposing the young nightkind to shadowy predators -- mortal and supernatural -- who will do whatever it takes to win his favor...or destroy him. RESTS IN DANTE'S HANDS. When beautiful FBI special agent Heather Wallace went AWOL on assignment, she chose irresistible Dante over the shady government forces that now stalk them both. Heather has her own secrets of the past to uncover, but she is also the only one who can hold her nightkind lover together when his dangerous quest for the truth threatens to send him over the edge. And as she and Dante fi ght for their survival, she realizes they must work together to protect their future -- before his mysterious destiny tears them apart....

Beneath Her Skin

Author: Gregg Olsen
Editor: Bookouture
ISBN: 1800195095
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“Absolutely amazing. Just Wow!” NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I couldn’t read this fast enough!” KKEC Reads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “I loved it!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A definite page-turner!” Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ The girl was slumped over the edge of the old clawfoot tub, her eyes tiny shards of broken glass, her expression void of anything. Her long, wet hair dripped onto the floor. She was dead. The night Katelyn Berkley died, everything changed… For as long as they can remember, twins Hayley and Taylor Ryan have been able to hear the dead. With a true crime writer and psychiatric nurse for parents, the twins were taught to use their gift to give a voice to the innocent. When the body of troubled teen Katelyn Berkley is found in her bathtub, the small town of Port Gamble is shaken to its core. The Berkley family had many problems and on the surface Katelyn’s death appears to be a cry for help gone wrong. But soon the twins begin to receive messages from Katelyn. Something darker was behind her death. As the halls of Kingston High are rocked by the scandal, everyone from the most popular cheerleader to the class outcast could have reason to want her dead. And as the twins get closer to the truth, it becomes clear that someone is watching them. Are they next on the hitlist? From the #1 New York Times bestselling author comes an addictive thriller about toxic friendships, dark secrets and the hunt for an unlikely killer. Perfect for fans of Melinda Leigh, James Patterson and ONE OF US IS LYING. This book was originally published as ENVY. This new edition has been re-edited since its publication in 2011. Read what everyone is saying about Beneath Her Skin: “Wow Wow Wow! Absolutely heart pounding, tense and fast paced. A book I just couldn't put down. Brilliant writing, great story.” NetGalley reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Will leave you utterly speechless … I couldn’t read this fast enough … This story is fast-paced—all the way to the end. Once the twist hits, you will be left gasping for air.” KKEC Reads ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “A fantastic thriller … full of twists, thrills and questions that need to be answered … pick this one up and enjoy staying up way to late at night to finish it!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “YES!!! Gregg Olsen is back with another must read! He has become one of my favorite authors…amazing.” Heidi Lynn’s Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Loved… will keep you turning pages to the end!” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ “Kept me guessing until the end!” Tara’s Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐

Beneath The Skin

Author: Sandra Ireland
Editor: Birlinn Ltd
ISBN: 0857903314
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A taxidermist with a secret. A soldier with nothing left to fight for. A mother determined to protect her young son. Together, can they fight a past that doesn't want to let them go? Taking a job in the studio of an Edinburgh taxidermist is probably not Walt's wisest move. Already suffering from combat stress, and struggling to outrun the horrors of his time on the front line, he finds himself confronted by the undead on a daily basis. His boss Alys and her sister Mouse are sharing a secret that is threatening to destroy them. When Mouse's eight-year-old son disappears, can Walt find the strength for one more battle and finally lay the past to rest? This compelling thriller peels back the skin of one modern family to reveal the wounds no one wants to see. It deals with the effects of trauma, and explores how facing up to vulnerability is sometimes the only way to let go of the past.

Beneath Her Skin

Author: Beth Mikell
Editor: Beth Mikell
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Brooke Stone runs a slumping hot air balloon business and pride keeps her from asking for help. Her last flight of the day introduces her to Damon Sinclair. He is mysterious, sexy, and he wants her to work for him. But there is deception at play. Someone is gunning for her, strategically placing Brooke at the center of danger, while Damon uses all his government resources to help her. She is two steps away from a break down, yet her new savior proves she needs a miracle, and she cannot help but hold onto his dust-devil storm, awestruck and seduced. No matter their sensual cravings, trouble is coming… and so is the truth.

Skull Beneath The Skin

Author: Charles R. Forker
Editor: SIU Press
ISBN: 9780809312795
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Webster was much possessed by death And saw the skull beneath the skin; And breastless creatures under ground Leaned backward with a lipless grin. These lines from T. S. Eliot's ?Whispers of Immortality” provide Charles R. Forker with the title for the most sub­stantial and detailed examination of John Webster to date; they also identify a ma­jor theme?the love-death nexus in Re­naissance drama and its special relevance to Webster. Forker summarizes what is known about Webster's life and analyzes in de­tail not only the major plays but also the lesser ones. He examines The White De­vil, The Duchess of Malfi, and The Devil's Law-Case in context with the minor and collaborative works, tracing themes, stylistic features, and ideas through the entire Webster canon. One reviewer of the manuscript notes that ?Forker is surely unrivalled as an authority on matters Websterian. His book treats Webster with an unhurried fullness and richness rarely accorded even to Shakespeare.” Another calls the book ?Splendid. Readable and engaging.”

Early Modern Noblewomen And Self Starvation

Author: Sasha Garwood
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 9781138280441
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Early Modern English Noblewomen and Self-Starvation: The Skull Beneath the Skin is a unique exploration of why early modern noblewomen starved themselves, how they understood their behaviour, and how it was interpreted and received by their contemporaries. The first study of its kind, the book adopts an interdisciplinary and highly detailed approach to examining women¿s self-starvation between 1500-1640. It is also the first book to focus on this behaviour among noblewomen. Beginning with a contextual outline of gender, food, and embodiment in early modern culture, the book then looks explicitly at the food behaviour of several well-known figures, including Elizabeth I, Catherine of Aragon, Mary I, Arbella Stuart, and Katherine Grey. Each case study engages with a variety of primary sources, such as letters and legal documents, as well as with literary texts, providing an in-depth exploration of the relationship between self-starvation and concepts of autonomy, sexuality, and literal and symbolic imprisonment, highlighting the body and specifically the act of eating as fundamental to identity in the early modern period and today. Employing both literary and historical methodologies, Early Modern English Noblewomen and Self-Starvation is an important contribution to the study of the history of the body and is essential reading for students and academics of early modern women¿s history, gender history, food history and the history of the body.

A Venom Beneath The Skin

Author: Marcos McPeek Villatoro
Editor: Justin Charles & Company
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After making the leap from cop to FBI agent, Latina detective Romilia Chacon finds herself hunted by a serial killer with whom she shares a common interest in frogs.

The Myth Of The Perfect Pregnancy

Author: Lara Freidenfelds
Editor: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 019086981X
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When a couple plans for a child today, every moment seems precious and unique. Home pregnancy tests promise good news just days after conception, and prospective parents can track the progress of their pregnancy day by day with apps that deliver a stream of embryonic portraits. On-line due date calculators trigger a direct-marketing barrage of baby-name lists and diaper coupons. Ultrasounds as early as eight weeks offer a first photo for the baby book. Yet, all too often, even the best-strategized childbearing plans go awry. About twenty percent of confirmed pregnancies miscarry, mostly in the first months of gestation. Statistically, early pregnancy losses are a normal part of childbearing for healthy women. Drawing on sources ranging from advice books and corporate marketing plans to diary entries and blog posts, Lara Freidenfelds offers a deep perspective on how this common and natural phenomenon has been experienced. As she shows, historically, miscarriages were generally taken in stride so long as a woman eventually had the children she desired. This has changed in recent decades, and an early pregnancy loss is often heartbreaking and can be as devastating to couples as losing a child. Freidenfelds traces how innovations in scientific medicine, consumer culture, cultural attitudes toward women and families, and fundamental convictions about human agency have reshaped the childbearing landscape. While the benefits of an increased emphasis on parental affection, careful pregnancy planning, attentive medical care, and specialized baby gear are real, they have also created unrealistic and potentially damaging expectations about a couple's ability to control reproduction and achieve perfect experiences. The Myth of the Perfect Pregnancy provides a reassuring perspective on early pregnancy loss and suggests ways for miscarriage to more effectively be acknowledged by women, their families, their healthcare providers, and the maternity care industry.

Arguing About Science

Author: Alexander Bird
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 0415492297
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Arguing About Science is an outstanding, engaging introduction to the essential topics in philosophy of science, edited by two leading experts in the field. This exciting and innovative anthology contains a selection of classic and contemporary readings that examine a broad range of issues, from classic problems such as scientific reasoning; causation; and scientific realism, to more recent topics such as science and race; forensic science; and the scientific status of medicine. The editors bring together some of the most influential contributions of famous philosophers in the field, including John Stuart Mill and Karl Popper, as well as more recent extracts from philosophers and scientists such as Ian Hacking, Stephen Jay Gould, Bas van Fraassen, Nancy Cartwright, and John Worrall. The anthology is organised into nine clear sections: science, non science and pseudo-science race, gender and science scientific reasoning scientific explanation laws and causation science and medicine probability and forensic science risk, uncertainty and science policy scientific realism and anti-realism. The articles chosen are clear, interesting, and free from unnecessary jargon. The editors provide lucid introductions to each section in which they provide an overview of the debate, as well as suggestions for further reading.

The Tiger Beneath The Skin

Author: Zvi Kolitz
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Gender Relations In German History

Author: Lynn Abrams
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1000159213
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This collection of essays examines the construction of gender norms in early modern and modern Germany.; The modes of reinforcement by the state, the church, the law and marriage, and the resistance to these norms by individuals, are central to each of the contributions.; It examines discourses of the body and sexuality and the relations between gender and power. Similarly, the usefulness of the "public/private paradigm" familiar to gender historians is further challenged.

Genes In Development

Author: Eva M. Neumann-Held
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 0822387336
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In light of scientific advances such as genomics, predictive diagnostics, genetically engineered agriculture, nuclear transfer cloning, and the manipulation of stem cells, the idea that genes carry predetermined molecular programs or blueprints is pervasive. Yet new scientific discoveries—such as rna transcripts of single genes that can lead to the production of different compounds from the same pieces of dna—challenge the concept of the gene alone as the dominant factor in biological development. Increasingly aware of the tension between certain empirical results and interpretations of those results based on the orthodox view of genetic determinism, a growing number of scientists urge a rethinking of what a gene is and how it works. In this collection, a group of internationally renowned scientists present some prominent alternative approaches to understanding the role of dna in the construction and function of biological organisms. Contributors discuss alternatives to the programmatic view of dna, including the developmental systems approach, methodical culturalism, the molecular process concept of the gene, the hermeneutic theory of description, and process structuralist biology. None of the approaches cast doubt on the notion that dna is tremendously important to biological life on earth; rather, contributors examine different ideas of how dna should be represented, evaluated, and explained. Just as ideas about genetic codes have reached far beyond the realm of science, the reconceptualizations of genetic theory in this volume have broad implications for ethics, philosophy, and the social sciences. Contributors. Thomas Bürglin, Brian C. Goodwin, James Griesemer, Paul Griffiths, Jesper Hoffmeyer, Evelyn Fox Keller, Gerd B. Müller, Eva M. Neumann-Held, Stuart A. Newman, Susan Oyama, Christoph Rehmann-Sutter, Sahotra Sarkar, Jackie Leach Scully, Gerry Webster, Ulrich Wolf