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♠Book: Passing
♣Author: Nella Larsen
♥Publisher: Courier Corporation
♦Release: 2012-03-05
★Genre: Fiction
☘Pages: 112
✸ISBN: 9780486113463
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Married to a successful physician and prominently ensconced in society, Irene Redfield leads a charmed existence — until a chance encounter with a childhood friend who has been "passing for white."

♠Book: Passing
♣Author: Maria C. Sanchez
♥Publisher: NYU Press
♦Release: 2001-08-01
★Genre: Social Science
☘Pages: 274
✸ISBN: 9780814781234
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Passing for what you are not—whether it is mulattos passing as white, Jews passing as Christian, or drag queens passing as women—can be a method of protection or self-defense. But it can also be a uniquely pleasurable experience, one that trades on the erotics of secrecy and revelation. It is precisely passing's radical playfulness, the way it asks us to reconsider our assumptions and forces our most cherished fantasies of identity to self-destruct, that is centrally addressed in Passing: Identity and Interpretation in Sexuality, Race, and Religion. Identity in Western culture is largely structured around visibility, whether in the service of science (Victorian physiognomy), psychoanalysis (Lacan's mirror stage), or philosophy (the Panopticon). As such, it is charged with anxieties regarding classification and social demarcation. Passing wreaks havoc with accepted systems of social recognition and cultural intelligibility, blurring the carefully-marked lines of race, gender, and class. Bringing together theories of passing across a host of disciplines—from critical race theory and lesbian and gay studies, to literary theory and religious studies—Passing complicates our current understanding of the visual and categories of identity. Contributors: Michael Bronski, Karen McCarthy Brown, Bradley Epps, Judith Halberstam, Peter Hitchcock, Daniel Itzkovitz, Patrick O'Malley, Miriam Peskowitz, María C. Sánchez Linda Schlossberg, and Sharon Ullman.

♠Book: Passing and the Fictions of Identity
♣Author: Elaine K. Ginsberg
♥Publisher: Duke University Press
♦Release: 1996-04-29
★Genre: Literary Criticism
☘Pages: 298
✸ISBN: 0822317648
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Passing refers to the process whereby a person of one race, gender, nationality, or sexual orientation adopts the guise of another. Historically, this has often involved black slaves passing as white in order to gain their freedom. More generally, it has served as a way for women and people of color to access male or white privilege. In their examination of this practice of crossing boundaries, the contributors to this volume offer a unique perspective for studying the construction and meaning of personal and cultural identities. These essays consider a wide range of texts and moments from colonial times to the present that raise significant questions about the political motivations inherent in the origins and maintenance of identity categories and boundaries. Through discussions of such literary works as Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom, The Autobiography of an Ex–Coloured Man, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, The Hidden Hand, Black Like Me, and Giovanni’s Room, the authors examine issues of power and privilege and ways in which passing might challenge the often rigid structures of identity politics. Their interrogation of the semiotics of behavior, dress, language, and the body itself contributes significantly to an understanding of national, racial, gender, and sexual identity in American literature and culture. Contextualizing and building on the theoretical work of such scholars as Judith Butler, Diana Fuss, Marjorie Garber, and Henry Louis Gates Jr., Passing and the Fictions of Identity will be of value to students and scholars working in the areas of race, gender, and identity theory, as well as U.S. history and literature. Contributors. Martha Cutter, Katharine Nicholson Ings, Samira Kawash, Adrian Piper, Valerie Rohy, Marion Rust, Julia Stern, Gayle Wald, Ellen M. Weinauer, Elizabeth Young

♠Book: Passing By
♣Author: Carol Brooks Gardner
♥Publisher: Univ of California Press
♦Release: 1995-08-16
★Genre: Social Science
☘Pages: 274
✸ISBN: 0520916832
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Catcalls, wolf whistles, verbal slurs, pinches, stalking—virtually every woman has experienced some form of unwanted public attention by men. Off the street, in semi-public places such as restaurants and department stores, women often suffer the insult of being passed over by employees eager to serve men. How pervasive is this behavior? How dangerous can it be? What, if anything, should be done about it? Passing By, an illuminating, unsettling work, explores the important yet little-examined issue of gender-related public harassment. Based on extensive research—including in-depth interviews with nearly five-hundred midwestern women and men—it documents the many types of indignity visited on women in public places. As Carol Brooks Gardner demonstrates, these indignities cross all lines of age, class, and ethnicity and follow a typical pattern whereby a man or men take advantage of a woman's momentary or permanent vulnerability. Beyond describing the scope and variety of harassing behaviors, the book investigates the different ways women and men respond to and interpret them. Gardner concludes, provocatively, that gender-based public harassment exerts a powerful control over women's feelings of comfort in the towns and communities where they live and work. Further, she defines it as a new category of social problem that shares much in common with sexual harassment and, in its more menacing form, requires legal remedy.

♠Book: Passing It on
♣Author: Myles Munroe
♥Publisher:
♦Release: 2014-07-02
★Genre: RELIGION
☘Pages: 179
✸ISBN: 1599958848
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Reveals the obligation current leaders have to prepare the future leaders, explains how to overcome the pitfalls of mentorship and choosing successors, and discusses how to transfer power.

♠Book: Quicksand Passing
♣Author: Nella Larsen
♥Publisher: Serpent's Tail
♦Release: 2014-05-22
★Genre: Social Science
☘Pages: 345
✸ISBN: 9781847655561
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: A writer of the Harlem Renaissance, Nella Larsen wrote just two novels, published here, and a handful of short stories. Critically acclaimed, both speak powerfully of the contradictions and restrictions experienced by black women at that time. Quicksand, written in 1928, is an autobiographical novel about Helga Crane, a mixed race woman caught between fulfilling her desires and gaining respectability in her middle class neighbourhood. Written a year later, Passing tells the story of two childhood friends, Clare and Irene, both light skinned enough to pass as white. Reconnecting in adulthood, Clare has chosen to live as a white woman, while Irene embraces black culture and has an important role in her community. Nella Larsen's novels are moving, characterful, and important books. She pioneered writing about the conflicts of sexuality, race and the secret suffering of women in the early twentieth century.

♠Book: Passing the Risk Management Professional PMI Rmp R Certification Exam the First Time
♣Author: Daniel C. Yeomans
♥Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
♦Release: 2011-01
★Genre: Business & Economics
☘Pages: 204
✸ISBN: 9781457500183
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Passing the Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)(r) Certification Exam the First Time provides a detailed, step by step approach to manage project risk. This practical book uses the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK(r) GUIDE) as a guide to help Project Managers and other professionals pass the new Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)(r) certification exam. The Project Management Institute (PMI)(r) established the Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)(r) credential as a response to project management's increasing growth, complexity and diversity. Globally recognized and demanded, the PMI-RMP(r) fills the need for a specialist role in project risk management. Per PMI, "The (PMI-RMP)(r) credential recognizes individual's unique expertise and competency in assessing and identifying project risks, mitigating threats and capitalizing on opportunities, while still possessing basic skills in all areas of project management. The (PMI-RMP)(r) certification was developed by practitioners for practitioners, and represents a diverse global audience. PMI certifications give you a technical and financial edge." Daniel Yeomans began his project management career in 1977 working for the United States Air Force. During that time, he successfully managed numerous multimillion dollar, multiyear Information Technology and infrastructure development projects successfully. He was recognized as the Air Force Program Manager of the Year in 1985. Dan holds a Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA) from St.Martin's University in Washington. He is certified as a Project Management Professional (PMI-PMP)(r) and Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP)(r) by the Project Management Institute. He is also recognized as a Certified Manager of Quality/Organizational Excellence (CMQ/OE)(r) by the American Society of Quality (ASQ)(r). Dan is an adjunct professor at Northwest University in Kirkland, Washington. He supports their undergraduate and graduate level business programs. His primary focus is the project management and financial management curriculum areas. He is also an independent consultant for Microsoft Corporation and other specific clients in the project manage

♠Book: Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel
♣Author: Maria Giulia Fabi
♥Publisher: University of Illinois Press
♦Release: 2001
★Genre: Fiction
☘Pages: 187
✸ISBN: 0252026675
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Passing And the Rise of the African American Novelrestores to its rightful place a body of American literature that has long been overlooked, dismissed, or misjudged. This insightful reconsideration of nineteenth-century African American fiction uncovers the literary artistry and ideological complexity of a body of work that laid the foundation For the Harlem Renaissance and changed the course of American letters. Focusing on the trope of passing--black characters lightskinned enough to pass for white--M. Giulia Fabi shows how early African American authors such as William Wells Brown, Frank J. Webb, Charles W. Chesnutt, Sutton E. Griggs, Frances E. W. Harper, Edward A. Johnson, and James Weldon Johnson transformed traditional representations of blackness and moved beyond the tragic mulatto motif. Challenging the myths of racial purity And The color line, these authors used passing to celebrate a distinctive, African American history, culture, and worldview. Fabi examines how early black writers adapted existing literary forms, including the sentimental romance, The domestic novel, And The utopian novel, To express their convictions and concerns about slavery, segregation, and racism. Chesnutt used passing as both a structural and a thematic element, while James Weldon Johnson innovated by parodying the earlier novels of passing and presenting the decision to pass as the result, rather than the cause, of cultural alienation. Fabi also gives a historical overview of the canon-making enterprises of African American critics from the 1850s To The 1990s and considers how their concerns about promoting the canonization of African American literature affected their perceptions of nineteenth-century black fiction.

♠Book: Passing On
♣Author: Janet Finch
♥Publisher: Routledge
♦Release: 2013-10-08
★Genre: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
☘Pages: 208
✸ISBN: 9781134217861
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Inheritance, once the preserve of the propertied upper classes, has become a much more common experience. Many more people now than in the past have something of material value to bequeath when they die, mainly because of the spread of home ownership during the second half of the twentieth century. Passing On examines what these changes can tell us about kinship in England, through a study of how contemporary families handle inheritance. Based on the findings of a major research project into inheritance and kinship, Passing On examines how it is transmitted, 'who gets what' and the meaning this has for individuals and families. The authors argue that we should understand English kinship as a set of relational practices which are flexible and variable, rather than as a rigid structure or system. Inheritance is characterised more by symbolic practices and moral reasoning than by materialism. Of interest to lecturers and students of sociology, anthropology, social policy, law and gender studies, Passing On is also of considerable interest to those seeking to understand changing forms of kinship and ownership, especially researchers, policy makers and legal practitioners.

♠Book: Passing
♣Author: Brooke Kroeger
♥Publisher: Hachette UK
♦Release: 2004-12-01
★Genre: Social Science
☘Pages: 288
✸ISBN: 9781610390262
✿Language: English, Spanish, And French


✒SUMMARY: Despite the many social changes of the last half-century, many Americans still "pass": black for white, gay for straight, and now in many new ways as well. We tend to think of passing in negative terms--as deceitful, cowardly, a betrayal of one's self. But this compassionate book reveals that many passers today are people of good heart and purpose whose decision to pass is an attempt to bypass injustice, and to be more truly themselves. Passing tells the poignant, complicated life stories of a black man who passed as a white Jew; a white woman who passed for black; a working class Puerto Rican who passes for privileged; a gay, Conservative Jewish seminarian and a lesbian naval officer who passed for straight; and a respected poet who radically shifts persona to write about rock'n'roll. The stories, interwoven with others from history, literature, and contemporary life, explore the many forms passing still takes in our culture; the social realities which make it an option; and its logistical, emotional, and moral consequences. We learn that there are still too many institutions, environments, and social situations that force honorable people to twist their lives into painful, deceit-ridden contortions for reasons that do not hold. Passing is an intellectually absorbing exploration of a phenomenon that has long intrigued scholars, inspired novelists, and made hits of movies like The Crying Game and Boys Don't Cry.