Becoming Unbecoming

Author: Una

Publisher: arsenal pulp press

ISBN: 1551526549

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 216

View: 7290

This extraordinary graphic novel is a powerful denunciation of sexual violence against women. As seen through the eyes of a twelve-year-old girl named Una, it takes place in northern England in 1977, as the Yorkshire Ripper, a serial killer of prostitutes, is on the loose and creating panic among the townspeople. As the police struggle in their clumsy attempts to find the killer, and the headlines in the local paper become more urgent, a once self-confident Una teaches herself to "lower her gaze" in order to deflect attention from boys. After she is "slut-shamed" at school for having birth control pills, Una herself is the subject of violent acts for which she comes to blame herself. But as the police finally catch up and identify the killer, Una grapples with the patterns of behavior that led her to believe she was to blame. Becoming Unbecoming combines various styles, press clippings, photo-based illustrations, and splashes of color to convey Una's sense of confusion and rage, as well as sobering statistics on sexual violence against women. The book is a no-holds-barred indictment of sexual violence against women and the shame and blame of its victims that also celebrates the empowerment of those able to gain control over their selves and their bodies. Una (a pseudonym) is an artist, academic, and comics creator. Becoming Unbecoming, which took seven years to create, is her first book. She lives in the United Kingdom.

Becoming Unbecoming

Author: Una

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781551526539

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 216

View: 8300

A graphic novel that explores violence against women through the eyes of a 12-year-old girl in 1977.

Becoming Unbecoming

Author: Una

Publisher: Myriad Editions

ISBN: 1908434708

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 208

View: 3612

A devastating personal account of gender violence told in graphic-novel form, set against the backdrop of the 1970s Yorkshire Ripper man-hunt. It’s 1977 and Una is twelve. A serial murderer is at large in West Yorkshire and the police are struggling to solve the case – despite spending more than two million man-hours hunting the killer and interviewing the man himself no less than nine times. As this national news story unfolds around her, Una finds herself on the receiving end of a series of violent acts for which she feels she is to blame. Through image and text Becoming Unbecoming explores what it means to grow up in a culture where male violence goes unpunished and unquestioned. With the benefit of hindsight Una explores her experience, wonders if anything has really changed and challenges a global culture that demands that the victims of violence pay its cost.

Becoming and Unbecoming White

Owning and Disowning a Racial Identity

Author: Christine Clark,James O'Donnell

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: 9780897896207

Category: Education

Page: 283

View: 2829

White multicultural educators and activists have undergone a process of transformation as they move from a racist to an anti-racist consciousness. Through detailing their life experiences and significant "racial experiences," the authors identify and discuss the constitutive events that have affected their racial consciousness. In addition to the description of these "racial experiences," the authors discuss the impact that these experiences have on their pedagogy of multicultural education.

The Becoming of Noah Shaw

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1481456458

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 8628

In the first book of the Shaw Confessions, the companion series to the New York Times bestselling Mara Dyer novels, old skeletons are laid bare and new promises prove deadly. This is what happens after happily ever after. Everyone thinks seventeen-year-old Noah Shaw has the world on a string. They’re wrong. Mara Dyer is the only one he trusts with his secrets and his future. He shouldn’t. And both are scared that uncovering the truth about themselves will force them apart. They’re right.

Unbecoming

Author: Jenny Downham

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545907322

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 384

View: 973

Three women. Three generations. Three secrets. Katie's life is falling apart: her best friend thinks she's a freak, her mother, Caroline, controls every aspect of her life, and her estranged grandmother, Mary, appears as if out of nowhere. Mary has dementia and needs lots of care, and when Katie starts putting together Mary's life story, secrets and lies are uncovered: Mary's illegitimate baby, her zest for life and freedom and men; the way she lived her life to the full yet suffered huge sacrifices along the way. As the relationship between Mary and Caroline is explored, Katie begins to understand her own mother's behavior, and from that insight, the terrors about her sexuality, her future, and her younger brother are all put into perspective. Funny, sad, honest, and wise, this powerful multigenerational novel from international bestseller Jenny Downham celebrates life like no book before.

Unbecoming

A Novel

Author: Rebecca Scherm

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0698176383

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 3561

EDGAR AWARD NOMINEE FOR BEST FIRST NOVEL “Startlingly inventive.” —The New York Times Book Review “A sheer delight to read . . . I had no idea what was going to happen from one page to the next.” —Kate Atkinson On the grubby outskirts of Paris, Grace restores bric-a-brac, mends teapots, re-sets gems. She calls herself Julie, says she’s from California, and slips back to a rented room at night. Regularly, furtively, she checks the hometown paper on the Internet. Home is Garland, Tennessee, and there, two young men have just been paroled. One, she married; the other, she’s in love with. Both were jailed for a crime that Grace herself planned in exacting detail. The heist went bad—but not before she was on a plane to Prague with a stolen canvas rolled in her bag. And so, in Paris, begins a cat-and-mouse waiting game as Grace’s web of deception and lies unravels—and she becomes another young woman entirely. Unbecoming is an intricately plotted and psychologically nuanced heist novel that turns on suspense and slippery identity. With echoes of Alfred Hitchcock and Patricia Highsmith, Rebecca Scherm’s mesmerizing debut is sure to entrance fans of Gillian Flynn, Marisha Pessl, and Donna Tartt. From the Hardcover edition.

Unbecoming Women

British Women Writers and the Novel of Development

Author: Susan Fraiman

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231080019

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 189

View: 6042

Available for the first time in English, this is the definitive account of the practice of sexual slavery the Japanese military perpetrated during World War II by the researcher principally responsible for exposing the Japanese government's responsibility for these atrocities. The large scale imprisonment and rape of thousands of women, who were euphemistically called "comfort women" by the Japanese military, first seized public attention in 1991 when three Korean women filed suit in a Toyko District Court stating that they had been forced into sexual servitude and demanding compensation. Since then the comfort stations and their significance have been the subject of ongoing debate and intense activism in Japan, much if it inspired by Yoshimi's investigations. How large a role did the military, and by extension the government, play in setting up and administering these camps? What type of compensation, if any, are the victimized women due? These issues figure prominently in the current Japanese focus on public memory and arguments about the teaching and writing of history and are central to efforts to transform Japanese ways of remembering the war. Yoshimi Yoshiaki provides a wealth of documentation and testimony to prove the existence of some 2,000 centers where as many as 200,000 Korean, Filipina, Taiwanese, Indonesian, Burmese, Dutch, Australian, and some Japanese women were restrained for months and forced to engage in sexual activity with Japanese military personnel. Many of the women were teenagers, some as young as fourteen. To date, the Japanese government has neither admitted responsibility for creating the comfort station system nor given compensation directly to former comfort women. This English edition updates the Japanese edition originally published in 1995 and includes introductions by both the author and the translator placing the story in context for American readers.

On Becoming

Author: Toke Makinwa

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1483587312

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 200

View: 9581

Toke never envisaged that she would be a successful media personality. She began her journey as a bubbly child but grew into a lonely teenager after the devastating loss of both her parents. For so long after, it seemed as though she would never find herself. On Becoming is the real Toke Makinwa telling us what it is like to be one of the most talked about celebrities in Nigeria. She reveals the truth behind her 14-year relationship with the man she finally married. A marriage that ended in an atrocious scandal that nearly brought her to her knees. In the wake of the peaks and troughs that characterise Toke’s experiences, she now shares her struggle with blinding betrayal, finding forgiveness and drawing strength from her faith in God. On Becoming is Toke’s journey through pain to victory.

Queer Times, Queer Becomings

Author: E. L. McCallum

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 1438437749

Category: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Page: 372

View: 4168

Queer theory essays on time and becoming in the fields of literature, philosophy, film, and performance.

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer

Author: Michelle Hodkin

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442421770

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 456

View: 9724

Seventeen-year-old Mara cannot remember the accident that took the lives of three of her friends, but after moving from Rhode Island to Florida, finding love with Noah, and more deaths, she realizes that uncovering something buried in her memory might save her family and her future.

Becoming Steve Jobs

The Evolution of a Reckless Upstart into a Visionary Leader

Author: Brent Schlender,Rick Tetzeli

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0385347413

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 464

View: 3992

The #1 New York Times bestselling biography of how Steve Jobs became the most visionary CEO in history. Becoming Steve Jobs breaks down the conventional, one-dimensional view of Steve Jobs that he was half-genius, half-jerk from youth, an irascible and selfish leader who slighted friends and family alike. Becoming Steve Jobs answers the central question about the life and career of the Apple cofounder and CEO: How did a young man so reckless and arrogant that he was exiled from the company he founded become the most effective visionary business leader of our time, ultimately transforming the daily life of billions of people? Drawing on incredible and sometimes exclusive access, Schlender and Tetzeli tell a different story of a real human being who wrestled with his failings and learned to maximize his strengths over time. Their rich, compelling narrative is filled with stories never told before from the people who knew Jobs best, including his family, former inner circle executives, and top people at Apple, Pixar and Disney, most notably Tim Cook, Jony Ive, Eddy Cue, Ed Catmull, John Lasseter, Robert Iger and many others. In addition, Schlender knew Jobs personally for 25 years and draws upon his many interviews with him, on and off the record, in writing the book. He and Tetzeli humanize the man and explain, rather than simply describe, his behavior. Along the way, the book provides rich context about the technology revolution we've all lived through, and the ways in which Jobs changed our world. A rich and revealing account, Becoming Steve Jobs shows us how one of the most colorful and compelling figures of our times was able to combine his unchanging, relentless passion with an evolution in management style to create one of the most valuable and beloved companies on the planet.

Conduct Becoming

Good Wives and Husbands in the Later Middle Ages

Author: Glenn D. Burger

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812249607

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

View: 7821

Glenn D. Burger argues that, over the course of the long fourteenth century, the "invention" of the good wife in discourses of sacramental marriage, private devotion, and personal conduct reconfigures how female embodiment is understood.

On Becoming Cuban

Identity, Nationality, and Culture

Author: Louis A. Pérez Jr.

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469601419

Category: History

Page: 608

View: 2454

With this masterful work, Louis A. Perez Jr. transforms the way we view Cuba and its relationship with the United States. On Becoming Cuban is a sweeping cultural history of the sustained encounter between the peoples of the two countries and of the ways that this encounter helped shape Cubans' identity, nationality, and sense of modernity from the early 1850s until the revolution of 1959. Using an enormous range of Cuban and U.S. sources--from archival records and oral interviews to popular magazines, novels, and motion pictures--Perez reveals a powerful web of everyday, bilateral connections between the United States and Cuba and shows how U.S. cultural forms had a critical influence on the development of Cubans' sense of themselves as a people and as a nation. He also articulates the cultural context for the revolution that erupted in Cuba in 1959. In the middle of the twentieth century, Perez argues, when economic hard times and political crises combined to make Cubans painfully aware that their American-influenced expectations of prosperity and modernity would not be realized, the stage was set for revolution.

Not My Shame

Author: T.O. Walker

Publisher: Singing Dragon

ISBN: 0857012940

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 72

View: 7502

"And suddenly I am flooded... terror, shame, despair, horror, disgust." "How can I talk about things I can't pin down?" With subtlety and sensitivity, this powerful graphic novel draws the reader into the experience of trauma and dissociation caused by sexual violence. It reveals the intrusive traumatic memories and distress experienced by a victim of childhood sexual exploitation in her adulthood and follows the process of coming to terms with her past through therapy and art. Positive and hopeful at its heart, it demonstrates her ability to be a good parent irrespective of mental health struggles and explores the importance of relationships with people in the present. Tackling complex issues including the nature of traumatic memory, self-harm, victim-blaming, racism in the police, health and education services and the media's impact, this graphic novel reveals how the past can be triggered by the present and how victims of sexual abuse can be excellent parents and successful in life in spite of this.

The Velveteen Rabbit

Author: Margery Williams Bianco

Publisher: Pioneer Drama Service, Inc.

ISBN: N.A

Category: Rabbits

Page: 33

View: 9051

Gendered Citizenship

Historical and Conceptual Explorations

Author: Anupama Roy

Publisher: Orient Blackswan

ISBN: 9788125027973

Category: Social Science

Page: 291

View: 3864

With reference to political participation of Indian women.

Conduct Unbecoming

Gays and Lesbians in the U.S. Military

Author: Randy Shilts

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312342647

Category: History

Page: 810

View: 6206

Interviews with more than one thousand gay servicepeople highlight a definitive investigation into the presence and treatment of homosexuals in the military. By the author of And the Band Played On. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

Look Straight Ahead

Author: N.A

Publisher: Alternative Comics

ISBN: 1934460311

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

View: 6128

Jeremy Knowles is a seventeen-year-old outcast who dreams of being a great artist. But when he suffers a severe mental breakdown brought on by bullying and other pressures at school, his future is called into question—as is his very existence! Can he survive the experience through the healing power of art? And just what does it mean to be “crazy,” anyway? Features bonus ‘fan art’ from Jeff Lemire, Dylan Horrocks and others.