Please note: This is key takeaways and analysis of the book and not the original book. American Girls, by journalist Nancy Jo Sales, is the result of a two-and-a-half-year investigation into how social media is shaping the development of girls in America today and, by extension, what this means for fostering self-esteem and self-respect. Sales interviewed more than 200 subjects, girls ranging from 13 to 19 years old, querying them on the new social norms that have been set by the explosion of social media over the last five years and how this plays out in their daily lives. Sales traveled to 10 states across the country and spoke to girls from diverse racial, ethnic, and economic backgrounds. She discovered that the effects of social media on girls of all strata are startlingly similar: The steady stream of online interactions has drastically changed the way girls conduct and, more importantly, conceive of and value themselves, often to damaging effects. Girls coming of age.... Inside this Instaread summary of American Girls: Overview of the book Important people Key takeaways Analysis of key takeaways ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Murphy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/059892de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A philanthropist is anyone who gives anything - time, money, experience, skills, and networks - in any amount to create a better world. Every day millions of ordinary people exhibit extraordinary generosity. Regardless of age, income, religion, and beliefs, we want to touch the lives of others. Yet philanthropy is often reactive - we write checks when natural disasters strike, we give to our schools and places of worship, or we support friends running a marathon for a cure. How can we transform these occasional acts of giving into consistent generosity that creates enduring impact? Moreover, how can we harness the most exciting opportunities that the 21st century offers with the power of technology, collaboration, and entrepreneurship? With so many new ways to give, selecting the strategy and organizations that best match your own philanthropic goals can be a daunting task. Giving 2.0 shows how to navigate these oceans of possibilities, empowering you to move from reactive to proactive. No matter what, when, and why you give, Giving 2.0 is the ultimate resource to guide your giving journey. Based on her wide-ranging experience as a philanthropist, educator, and social innovator, Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen shares the most effective strategies she herself pilots. Through dozens of real-world stories, Giving 2.0 shows how everyone can find innovative and powerful methods to give their time, money, and expertise - whether volunteering and fundraising, leveraging technology and social media, creating social innovation. or starting a giving circle, fund, foundation, nonprofit, or advocacy group. Accessible, practical, and deeply personal, Giving 2.0 shows how individual contributions - of every size - go further when we bring both our hearts and our minds to philanthropy to reach our fullest potential. Ultimately, Giving 2.0 is an indispensable tool for everyone aspiring to create social impact, transmit... ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Laura Arrillaga-Andreessen, Lisa Cordileone. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/000624de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A major new collection from ´´arguably the most important intellectual alive´´ (The New York Times). Noam Chomsky is universally accepted as one of the preeminent public intellectuals of the modern era. Over the past thirty years, broadly diverse audiences have gathered to attend his sold-out lectures. Now, in Understanding Power, Peter Mitchell and John Schoeffel have assembled the best of Chomsky´s recent talks on the past, present, and future of the politics of power. In a series of enlightening and wide-ranging discussions, all published here for the first time, Chomsky radically reinterprets the events of the past three decades, covering topics from foreign policy during Vietnam to the decline of welfare under the Clinton administration. And as he elucidates the connection between America´s imperialistic foreign policy and the decline of domestic social services, Chomsky also discerns the necessary steps to take toward social change. With an eye to political activism and the media´s role in popular struggle, as well as U.S. foreign and domestic policy, Understanding Power offers a sweeping critique of the world around us and is definitive Chomsky. Characterized by Chomsky´s accessible and informative style, this is the ideal book for those new to his work as well as for those who have been listening for years. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Robin Bloodworth. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/016535de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Award-winning reporter Emily Dugan´s Finding Home follows the tumultuous lives of a group of immigrants, all facing extraordinary obstacles in their quests to live in the UK. Mihai, 29, works in construction in London and longs for a National Insurance Number. Syrian refugee Emad, 35, set up the Free Syrian League, and danger in the UK became as real as it had been in Damascus. He worked illegally in London to pay for his mother to be smuggled from Turkey on a near-deadly trip across the Mediterranean - but the battle to get her into Britain has only just started. Teaching assistant Klaudia is one of many thousands of Polish people now living in Boston - itself a microcosm of poorly managed migration. Dugan´s timely and acutely observed book reveals numerous intense personal dramas of ordinary men and woman as they struggle to find somewhere to call home. It shows that migration is not about numbers, votes, or opinions: it is about people. Emily Dugan is social affairs editor at the Independent and the Independent on Sunday. Her investigations into human trafficking have twice been awarded Best Investigative Article at the Anti-Slavery Day Media Awards, and her human rights journalism was shortlisted for the Gaby Rado Memorial prize at the 2012 Amnesty Media Awards. This is her first book. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Coleman. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/023664de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One of those topics that are popular for debate right now yet highly controversial is abortion. Arguments in favor or arguments against abortion can be found throughout the world of social media as well as on television and in your local newspaper. I have found one of the best scholarly arguments in favor of legalized abortion after enduring extensive research. This argument is by far the best, and it doesn´t matter whether you are pro-choice or not, this listen will have you reconsidering your position on abortion. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/037194de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
One progressive social worker´s observation and opinion as to the decline and collapse of the American social and economic system, in which the American dream is unfairly rigged from the moment we enter public education, where the rich continue to get richer and the rest of us are left to get it the best way we can. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Gerry Hughes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023780de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A More Perfect Union is a college level introductory audio textbook for American Government, Political Science, and American History courses. Materials cover the history and philosophy of government and their influence on the Founding Fathers. It traces the development of the American Republican Democratic system of government from colonial times to today, and explains the components of the federal government. Topics include the founding, federalism, civil liberties and civil rights, Congress, the Presidency, federal bureaucracy, the judiciary, public opinion and political socialization, political parties, elections and voting, campaigns, the media and the press, interest groups, social policy, economic policy, and foreign and defense policy. Each chapter begins with an introduction that serves to guide the student in the reading and ends with a summary of the most important points. Study question and answer guide, keywords, and several appendices are also included in order to reinforce the material and acquaint the student with primary sources. Hyperlinks are provided to the glossary, and footnotes. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Corey Snow. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/023376de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From New York Times best-selling author Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., comes a science-based call for the immediate removal of the dangerous mercury-containing preservative Thimerosal from vaccines. Over a decade ago, following a sharp rise in developmental disorders such as autism and ADHD, the mercury-containing preservative Thimerosal was widely believed to have been eliminated from vaccine supplies in the United States and abroad. However, dangerous quantities of Thimerosal continue to be used, posing a significant threat to public health and leading to a crisis of faith in vaccine safety. In this groundbreaking audiobook, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., examines the research literature on Thimerosal and makes a very clear statement about its potentially dangerous effects. In the past, the CDC, FDA, NIH, and AAP, as well as the US Congress, the American Academy of Family Physicians, the US Department of Agriculture, the European Medicines Agency, and the California Environmental Protection Agency have expressed concerns over the use of Thimerosal in vaccines. But despite the many voices calling for action, the media and policy makers have repeatedly failed to adequately address the issue. Now, with Thimerosal: Let the Science Speak, the science supporting the elimination of this toxic chemical from the world´s vaccine supplies, and its replacement with already available safer alternatives, is all in one place. Making this change should increase vaccination rates by restoring the trust of concerned parents in the vaccine program - a program that is so vitally important to public health. Language: English. Narrator: James Patrick Cronin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021109de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sociology: Exploring Human Society, is a college level introductory audio textbook for Sociology. This comprehensive audio textbook has 17 chapters covering the beginnings of sociology as an academic research discipline, culture and media, sociological research, socialization across the life course, social structure and social interaction, groups and organizations, deviance and crime, and social class and social stratification, global stratification, race and ethnicity, gender and sex, sexuality, family, religion, education and healthcare, politics, the economy, and population and society. Each chapter begins with an introduction that serves to guide the student and ends with a summary of the most important points. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Paul Heitsch. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/021919de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From Sandy Hook, Connecticut, to Aurora, Colorado, to Tucson, Arizona, this nation has been racked from coast to coast with mass shootings perpetrated by criminals with sick minds. Authors Dr. Liebert and Dr. Birnes believe the increase in violence is an epidemic and dig deep into the causes of mental illness to determine what exactly is going on with these individuals and society as a whole, and what action can be taken to slow this frightening trend toward mass violence. Dr. Liebert and Dr. Birnes believe that many mass suicides are predictable and preventable. Dr. Liebert uses his extensive experience in psychopathology and criminal psychology to describe how clinicians can identify the behaviors of potential suicidal mass killers and possibly prevent their crimes if they read the warning signs when legal opportunities present themselves, such as when recurrent domestic violence or psychotic communications are reported to authorities. The authors also discuss the influence of media - particularly violent video games - and how the evolution of American culture affects suicidal mental illness. With startling statistics, fascinating case studies, and practical, no-nonsense solutions, the authors present a groundbreaking and compelling treatise on violence in America. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Louis Serafin-Wells. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/014964de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
James Scott taught us what´s wrong with seeing like a state. Now, in his most accessible and personal book to date, the acclaimed social scientist makes the case for seeing like an anarchist. Inspired by the core anarchist faith in the possibilities of voluntary cooperation without hierarchy, Two Cheers for Anarchism is an engaging, high-spirited, and often very funny defense of an anarchist way of seeing - one that provides a unique and powerful perspective on everything from everyday social and political interactions to mass protests and revolutions. Through a wide-ranging series of memorable anecdotes and examples, the book describes an anarchist sensibility that celebrates the local knowledge, common sense, and creativity of ordinary people. The result is a kind of handbook on constructive anarchism that challenges us to radically reconsider the value of hierarchy in public and private life, from schools and workplaces to retirement homes and government itself. Beginning with what Scott calls ´´the law of anarchist calisthenics´´, an argument for law-breaking inspired by an East German pedestrian crossing, each chapter opens with a story that captures an essential anarchist truth. In the course of telling these stories, Scott touches on a wide variety of subjects: public disorder and riots, desertion, poaching, vernacular knowledge, assembly-line production, globalization, the petty bourgeoisie, school testing, playgrounds, and the practice of historical explanation.Far from a dogmatic manifesto, Two Cheers for Anarchism celebrates the anarchist confidence in the inventiveness and judgment of people who are free to exercise their creative and moral capacities. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Jeremy Arthur. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/007318de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In her groundbreaking new book, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows, Melanie Joy explores the invisible system that shapes our perception of the meat we eat, so that we love some animals and eat others without knowing why. She calls this system carnism. Carnism is the belief system, or ideology, that allows us to selectively choose which animals become our meat, and it is sustained by complex psychological and social mechanisms. Like other ´´isms´´ (racism, ageism, etc.), carnism is most harmful when it is unrecognized and unacknowledged. Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows names and explains this phenomenon and offers it up for examination. Unlike the many books that explain why we shouldn´t eat meat, Joy´s book explains why we do eat meat - and thus how we can make more informed choices as citizens and consumers. ungekürzt. Language: English. Narrator: Karen White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/001423de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.