Saturday, December 5, 2009

Magnet Therapy a Medical Dictionary Bibliography and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References or From the Kitchen to the Parlor

Magnet Therapy - a Medical Dictionary, Bibliography, and Annotated Research Guide to Internet References

Author: Icon Health Publications

This is a 3-in-1 reference book. It gives a complete medical dictionary covering hundreds of terms and expressions relating to magnet therapy. It also gives extensive lists of bibliographic citations. Finally, it provides information to users on how to update their knowledge using various Internet resources. The book is designed for physicians, medical students preparing for Board examinations, medical researchers, and patients who want to become familiar with research dedicated to magnet therapy.If your time is valuable, this book is for you. First, you will not waste time searching the Internet while missing a lot of relevant information. Second, the book also saves you time indexing and defining entries. Finally, you will not waste time and money printing hundreds of web pages.

Interesting book: True Professionalism or Introduction to Managerial Accounting

From the Kitchen to the Parlor: Language and Becoming in African American Women's Hair Care

Author: Lanita Jacobs Huey

When is hair "just hair" and when is it not "just hair"? Documenting the politics of African American women's hair, this multi-sited linguistic ethnography explores everyday interaction in beauty parlors, Internet discussions, comedy clubs, and other contexts to illuminate how and why hair matters in African American women's day-to-day experiences.

Table of Contents:
Introduction: From the Kitchen to the Parlor3
1Negotiating Expert and Novice Identities through Client-stylist Interactions17
2"We Are Like Doctors": Socializing Cosmetologists into the Discourse of Science29
3A License to Touch: Cosmetology as a Divine Calling47
4Gender, Authenticity, and Hair in African American Stand-up Comedy71
5"BTW, How Do You Wear Your Hair?": Gender and Race in Computer-mediated Hair Debates89
6Constructing and Contesting Knowledge in Women's Cross-cultural Hair Testimonies105
7Critical Reflections on Language, Gender, and "Native" Anthropology129
AppendixTranscription Conventions149

Friday, December 4, 2009

Rewired or Whats Wrong with Addiction

Rewired: Youth Ministry in an Age of IM and MySpace

Author: Peggy Kendall

Do you know where your church's teens hang out? Chances are that they're hanging out virtual style. MySpace and IM have redefined how the typical teenager spends time with friends. And these technologies have important implications for today's youth leader. In this valuable resource from communication professor Peggy Kendall, find the answers to key questions: How do these technologies affect relationships and communication? What are the pros and cons of using this technologies in youth ministry? What practical skills are needed to integrate these technologies in ministry? Included in the book are: A summary of current research in reader-friendly terms, Real-life insights from teens who use IM and MySpace on a regular basis, Feedback and insight from youth pastors who use IM and MySpace in their ministry, Specific tips on IM and MySpace use.

About the Author:
Peggy Kendal is associate professor of communication studies at Bethel University

Read also Kitchen in Corfu or Moveable Feasts

What's Wrong With Addiction?

Author: Helen Kean

"Keane's work is thoughtful and thought provoking and incorporates elements of medical history and philosophy."—Psychiatric Services

"A theoretically engaging exploration of the arbitrariness of the field of addiction studies."
—Robert Granfield, co-author of Coming Clean

We assume that there is something wrong with addiction. But how exactly is it bad to be an addict? What's Wrong with Addiction? explores the ways in which our views of addiction categorize certain ways of being as unnatural, diseased, and self-destructive, often working to reinforce existing social hierarchies. Under the rubric of addiction, pleasure and desire are demonized, while the addict is viewed as damaged and in need of physical and moral rectificaiton.

Keane examines the ambiguities in medical science's quest to construct addiction in chemical and biological terms, revealing the strains in the oppositions between disease and health, and addiction and normality. She demonstrates how these strains have become more insistent as the net of addiction has spread wider, moving beyond chemical substances to other problems of consumption and conduct such as compulsive eating and sex addiction. The book also critically examines the ideals of health, freedom, and happiness found in popular self-help literature, suggesting that it is the practices of self-surveillance and self-interrogation promoted in recovery guides which actually produce the inner self as an object of concern.

Table of Contents:
Introduction: What's Wrong with Addiction?1
1The Substance of Drugs12
2Reading the Signs of Disorder: Diagnosing Dependence36
3Further and Further from the Normal World: The Addicted Self64
4Smoking, Addiction and Time89
5Disorders of Eating and the Healthy Diet: How to Eat Well110
6Sex and Love Addiction: The Ethics and Erotics of Intimacy137
7The Recovery Habit157