• Biography & Autobiography

Shamed

The Honour Killing That Shocked Britain – by the Sister Who Fought for Justice
Author: Sarbjit Kaur Athwal
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448133971
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 320
View: 7611
In 1998, Sarbjit Athwal was called by her husband to attend a family meeting. It looked like just another family gathering. An attractive house in west London, a large dining room, two brothers, their mother, one wife. But the subject they were discussing was anything but ordinary. At the head of the group sat the elderly mother. She stared proudly around, smiling at her children, then raised her hand for silence. ‘It’s decided then,’ the old lady announced. ‘We have to get rid of her.’ ‘Her’ was Surjit Athwal, Sarbjit’s sister-in-law. Within three weeks of that meeting, Surjit was dead: lured from London to India, drugged, strangled, and her body dumped in the Ravi River, never to be seen again. After the killing, risking her own life, Sarbjit fought secretly for justice for nine long, scared years. Eventually, with immense bravery, she became the first person within a murderer’s family ever to go into open court in an honour killing trial as the Prosecution’s key witness, and the first to waive her anonymity in such a trial. As a result of her testimony, the trial led to the first successful prosecution of an honour killing without the body ever being found. But her story doesn’t end there. Since the trial, her life has been threatened; her own husband arrested after an allegation of intimidation. Shamed is a story of fear and of horror – but also of immense courage, and a woman who risked everything to see that justice was done.

    • Psychology

So You've Been Publicly Shamed


Author: Jon Ronson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1594487138
Category: Psychology
Page: 290
View: 3722
An internationally best-selling author explores the war on human nature and its flaws by immersing himself in the world of modern-day public shaming—meeting famous shames, shamers and bystanders who have been impacted and whose careers and lives have been ruined by one mistake. By the best-selling author of The Psychopath Test andLost at Sea.

    • Social Science

Eve Was Shamed

How British Justice is Failing Women
Author: Helena Kennedy
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473552540
Category: Social Science
Page: 352
View: 7769
What comes after #MeToo? One of our most eminent lawyers and defenders of human rights answers with this urgent, authoritative and deeply shocking look at British justice In Eve Was Shamed Helena Kennedy forensically examines the pressing new evidence that women are still being discriminated against throughout the legal system, from the High Court (where only 21% of judges are women) to female prisons (where 84% of inmates are held for non-violent offences despite the refrain that prison should only be used for violent or serious crime). In between are the so-called ‘lifestyle’ choices of the Rotherham girls; the failings of the current rules on excluding victims’ sexual history from rape trials; battered wives being asked why they don’t ‘just leave’ their partners; the way statistics hide the double discrimination experienced by BAME and disabled women; the failure to prosecute cases of female genital mutilation... the list goes on. The law holds up a mirror to society and it is failing women. The #MeToo campaign has been in part a reaction to those failures. So what comes next? How do we codify what we've learned? In this richly detailed and shocking book, one of our most eminent human rights thinkers and practitioners shows with force and fury that change for women must start at the heart of what makes society just.

    • Fiction

Shamed

A Kate Burkholder Novel
Author: Linda Castillo
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1250142881
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 7621
In this riveting new thriller in Linda Castillo's New York Times bestselling series, Kate Burkholder races against the clock to find a missing Amish girl. An Amish grandmother is murdered on an abandoned farm, her seven year old granddaughter abducted. Chief of Police Kate Burkholder plunges headlong into a case that quickly becomes a race against the clock. She knows the longer the girl is missing, the more likely a tragic outcome. The family of the missing girl is well thought of—a pillar of the Amish community. Their pain is palpable and they cooperate in every way, but Kate soon learns they’re keeping secrets... The investigation takes Kate to an isolated Old Order Amish settlement along the river in southern Ohio. At first, the community seems upstanding and helpful. But when Kate starts asking questions, they stonewall her—and the situation soon becomes dangerous. What are they hiding and why? After an attempt on her life, Kate unearths a haunting and tragic secret that changes everything she thought she knew about the family for whom she is fighting, the Amish community as a whole—and everything she thought she knew about herself. Will she reach the girl in time to save her life?

    • Religion

Restoring the Shamed

Towards a Theology of Shame
Author: Robin Stockitt
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 162189391X
Category: Religion
Page: 182
View: 8962
Shame has many faces. From the pressing need to avoid "losing face" to the urge to scapegoat and blame, from the desire to exclude those who are different to the horrors of ethnic cleansing, from the obsession with body image to the abiding terrors of the abused, shame is a universal phenomenon. It transcends boundaries of time and is evident in diverse cultures across the world. It is, furthermore, found throughout the pages of Scripture, yet in modern theology shame is conspicuous by its absence. This book attempts to redress the balance by exploring the theology of shame, from its inception in the garden of Eden, to the final triumph over shame on the cross. Restoring the Shamed will offer readers the opportunity to think theologically about one of the most urgent, yet strangely secret, issues of contemporary society.

    • Social Science

Families Shamed

The Consequences of Crime for Relatives of Serious Offenders
Author: Rachel Condry
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134013027
Category: Social Science
Page: 232
View: 7973
This book examines the experiences of relatives of those accused or convicted of serious crimes such as murder, manslaughter, rape and sex offences. A broader literature exists on prisoners' families, but few studies have looked specifically at those related to serious offenders, or considered their experience other than as prison visitors. Many of the difficulties faced by 'mundane' prisoners' families are magnified for the relatives of serious offenders, first by the length of sentence, and secondly by the seriousness and stigmatizing impact through association of the offence itself. Families Shamed draws upon intense qualitative research which combines long, searching interviews with the relatives of serious offenders with ethnographic fieldwork over a period of several years. The book focuses on how relatives made sense of their experiences, individually and collectively: how they described the difficulties they faced; whether they were blamed and shamed and in what manner; how they understood the offence and the circumstances which had brought it about; and how they dealt with the contradiction inherent in supporting someone and yet not condoning his or her actions. This is the first book to tell the story of serious offenders' families, the difficulties they face, and their attempts to overcome them. At the same time a focus on offenders' families also draws our attention to the ways in which women are affected by crime, illuminating the broader effects of crime and the criminal justice process on the proportionately greater number of women involved. It contributes also to wider debates about the social organization of the meanings of crime, and questions the tenability of some core policy assumptions about offenders and their families; the relationship between the state and the family, and its bearing especially on expectations about family responsibilities.

    • Religion

Pure

Inside the Evangelical Movement That Shamed a Generation of Young Women and How I Broke Free
Author: Linda Kay Klein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501124838
Category: Religion
Page: 352
View: 2382
From a woman who has been there and back, the first inside look at the devastating effects evangelical Christianity’s purity culture has had on a generation of young women—in a potent combination of journalism, cultural commentary, and memoir. In the 1990s, a “purity industry” emerged out of the white evangelical Christian culture. Purity rings, purity pledges, and purity balls came with a dangerous message: girls are potential sexual “stumbling blocks” for boys and men, and any expression of a girl’s sexuality could reflect the corruption of her character. This message traumatized many girls—resulting in anxiety, fear, and experiences that mimicked the symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder—and trapped them in a cycle of shame. This is the sex education Linda Kay Klein grew up with. Fearing being marked a Jezebel, Klein broke up with her high school boyfriend because she thought God told her to, and took pregnancy tests though she was a virgin, terrified that any sexual activity would be punished with an out-of-wedlock pregnancy. When the youth pastor of her church was convicted of sexual enticement of a twelve-year-old girl, Klein began to question the purity-based sexual ethic. She contacted young women she knew, asking if they were coping with the same shame-induced issues she was. These intimate conversations developed into a twelve-year quest that took her across the country and into the lives of women raised in similar religious communities—a journey that facilitated her own healing and led her to churches that are seeking a new way to reconcile sexuality and spirituality. Sexual shame is by no means confined to evangelical culture; Pure is a powerful wake-up call about our society’s subjugation of women.

Healing the Shamed

Empowering Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse
Author: John J. Glanville
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780992559700
Category:
Page: 300
View: 6775
Typically, a sense of shame becomes deeply rooted in the soul and psyche of those sexually abused as children. It is a toxic residue that is completely misplaced because it belongs to the perpetrator. Like a cancer, inappropriate shame can be undetected, slowly poisoning the individual from the inside, until one day it surfaces and can be hidden no more. Author John Glanville, a criminal psychologist, has worked with sexual offenders and their victims for more than a decade. His therapeutic "style"-confronting and honest-is reflected in his writing. In Healing the Shamed, Glanville presents raw and highly emotive dialogues between himself and his clients-from hard-hitting conversations with various types of child sexual offenders to deeply soulful journeys with victims as they confront their past and attempt to heal. The process Glanville uses is not only fascinating but inspiring. HEALING THE SHAMED explores in depth the five variables that are paramount to the process of healing: Acknowledgment-admission you are wounded Overcoming fear-having the courage to step into the unknown Acceptance-embracing the reality of the past and present Meaning-creating a personal significance Forgiveness-a personal choice In attempting to help "the shamed" reclaim the part of themselves that was stolen, Glanville also broaches controversial topics, including the societal double standard regarding female sexual offenders, the unalterable sexual attractions of pedophiles, the disinformation spread by the media and researchers, and the notion that a victim is not a "survivor" until they have confronted their past. HEALING THE SHAMED is a must read for victims, therapists, legal professionals, and anyone aspiring to work with sexual offenders.

    • Pets

Cat Shaming


Author: Pedro Andrade
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN: 1449479162
Category: Pets
Page: 192
View: 7482
What happens when your cat makes a mistake like ruining something valuable or going outside the litter box? You can't ground or take away their allowance when your cat gets in trouble. So what is the next best thing? Cat Shaming! Cat Shaming is a hilarious collection of photos from owners who express their frustration when their furry best friend does something bad. Millions of cat owners can relate to the antics of these felines while the picture shows a shamed but adorable, innocent looking kitty.

    • Fiction

Shamed in the Sands


Author: Sharon Kendrick
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460325524
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 4765
A princess in disguise Bound to a life of restrictions and rules, Princess Leila of Qurhah feels like a puppet dancing to the sultan's strings. She's desperate for her freedom, and only one man holds the key…. When notorious advertising mogul Gabe Steel arrives in the desert kingdom of Qurhah, the last thing he expects is an alluring stranger in his hotel room, demanding a job. Enthralled by the innocent beauty and her intoxicating touch, Gabe is unaware of her royal connection or the lengths he will have to go to prevent her from shame!

Named and Shamed

Pony Girl Training Begins...
Author: C. P. Mandara
Publisher: Steam Estuff
ISBN: 9781780807911
Category:
Page: 140
View: 4994
If Jenny thought life was hard under the expert tutelage of Mark, being faced with a stable full of sex-starved pony girls poses several more challenges. For instance, how do you bring eleven young women to orgasm in a timely fashion? But to her surprise, tackling the problem with experimentation and enthusiasm, she finds herself enjoying the experience. When training begins it is anything but enjoyable, however. Harnessed in pony girl tack, her body is encircled with leather, rubber and steel. It nips, chafes and rubs cruelly, especially when she's faced with a morning of naughty games in the exercise yard. In Book Four of Pony Tales Jenny earns herself several punishments, and is subjected to some very thorough sex indoctrination she has to submit to the whims of her groom, trainers and even the stable-hands. Will rescue arrive or will she have to beg to be released, with nothing more than her body as currency?

    • Psychology

Is Shame Necessary?

New Uses for an Old Tool
Author: Jennifer Jacquet
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307950131
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
View: 6666
A trenchant case for the use of public shaming as a nonviolent form of resistance, Is Shame Necessary? explores how one of society's oldest tools can be used to promote large-scale political change and social reform. Examining how we can retrofit the art of shaming for the age of social media, Jennifer Jacquet shows that we can challenge corporations and even governments to change policies and behaviors that are detrimental to the environment. Urgent and illuminating, Is Shame Necessary? offers an entirely new understanding of how shame, when applied in the right way and at the right time, has the capacity to keep us from failing our planet and, ultimately, from failing ourselves.

    • Law

Hate Crimes in Cyberspace


Author: Danielle Keats Citron
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674368290
Category: Law
Page: 343
View: 9389
The author examines the controversies surrounding cyber-harassment, arguing that it should be considered a matter for civil rights law and that social norms of decency and civility must be leveraged to stop it.

    • Fiction

Shamed (Ruthless Rebels MC Book One)


Author: Ryan Michele,Chelsea Camaron
Publisher: Ryan Michele
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 1854
Dixon James Cartwright – the cowboy on a steel horse. Trouble with a capital T. The rigid edge of his jawline to his no holds barred lifestyle DJ is the one person I should stay away from. Why then when everything crashes around me is he my only saving grace? *Chelsea Camaron and Ryan Michele have teamed up to bring you an explosive new MC romance that will have you panting for more of the Ruthless Rebels. Hold on tight, it's going to be a wild ride full of action and suspense that these two authors are known for. Throw in two people who finally get their second chance, and things are about to get smoking hot.** **This book contains violence, adult language, and sexual situations and is not intended for readers under the age of 18. This book is a work of fiction and is not meant to be an exact depiction of life in a motorcycle club but rather to entertain.**

    • Fiction

Stepping Over the Line

A Shamed Novel
Author: Laura Marie Altom
Publisher: Loveswept
ISBN: 1101883421
Category: Fiction
Page: 244
View: 4877
If you love the stepbrother romances of Sabrina Paige, Caitlin Daire, and Krista Lakes, you’ll fall hard for Laura Marie Altom’s tale of forbidden love—a red-hot novel in her Shamed series featuring two tortured souls with an unbreakable bond. As the chief legal counsel for dot-com billionaire Liam Stone, Garrett Marsden has grown accustomed to being universally loathed. In fact, he welcomes it. Because the bigger the fight, the easier it is to run from his desire for someone he can never have: his stepsister. But when Garrett flies back to Julep, Mississippi, for Savannah’s med school graduation, a steamy encounter makes all his wildest dreams come true—and leads to his undoing. Because that’s when he meets Savannah’s boyfriend. . . . Five years later, Savannah Boudreaux couldn’t be happier as a small-town Southern doctor and single mom to a young son. There’s only one thing missing. Her stepbrother, Garrett, has just been released from prison, and although he may be a free man, he’s become a bitter shadow of the kind and caring man who once came to her rescue. Now Savannah will cross the line to save Garrett from himself: to prove that he can live his life, love whoever he wants . . . and be a wonderful father to their son. The Shamed series: CONTROL | POSSESS | THE ESCORT | STEPPING OVER THE LINE May be read as a series or separately. Praise for Stepping Over the Line “Laura Marie Altom definitely knows how to write a hero to die for. Strong, sexy and with a no-holds-barred attitude, Garrett Marsden takes sizzle to a whole new level.”—New York Times bestselling author Tracy Wolff “Stepping Over the Line is a sexy, fast-paced story of forbidden love and a hero determined to win the woman of his dreams. Despite every obstacle put in his way, Garrett wins Savannah with equal parts dirty talk and tenderness. I loved this sizzling romance!”—New York Times bestselling author Virna DePaul “Laura Marie Altom creates stories full of passion and angst, easily winning readers over with lovable characters and steamy chemistry. Stepping Over the Line will have you turning pages quickly, eager to find out what happens next!”—Sarah Robinson, author of the Kavanagh Legends series “A gritty love story between a stepbrother and stepsister . . . Love the ending.”—Sportochick’s Musings “I loved Garrett and I liked this book.”—A Crazy Vermonter’s Book Reviews Includes a special message from the editor, as well as an excerpt from another Loveswept title.

    • Fiction

Named and Shamed

A dark and dirty erotic fairy tale
Author: Janine Ashbless
Publisher: Sinful Press
ISBN: 1910908185
Category: Fiction
Page: 308
View: 2016
Fairy tales were always thought to be childhood fancies. That is until the fairy folk returned. As the closest thing to an expert on all things otherworldly, nobody knows better than Tansy the dangers of Them There. But with the world thrown into chaos, and another's life in her hands, she has no choice other than to accept a magical offer of help. And as Tansy soon finds out, there is always a price to pay for dealing with the Fairies. A price that may include her own life, if she can't find the True Name she is looking for. So begins a descent into the wildest realms of Faerie - and into the darkest depths of Tansy's own out-of-control desires.

    • Humor

Dog Shaming


Author: Pascale Lemire
Publisher: Three Rivers Press (CA)
ISBN: 0385349343
Category: Humor
Page: 191
View: 9913
Based on the web phenomenon Dogshaming and containing photos that are all-new and exclusive to the book, this hilarious album showcases adorable snapshots of shamed pups confessing their biggest - and grossest - sins.

    • Psychology

The Psychopath Test

A Journey Through the Madness Industry
Author: Jon Ronson
Publisher: Riverhead Books (Hardcover)
ISBN: 1594485755
Category: Psychology
Page: 275
View: 8169
They say one out of every hundred people is a psychopath. You probably passed one on the street today. These are people who have no empathy, who are manipulative, deceitful, charming, seductive, and delusional. The Psychopath Test is the New York Times bestselling exploration of their world and the madness industry. When Jon Ronson is drawn into an elaborate hoax played on some of the world's top scientists, his investigation leads him, unexpectedly, to psychopaths. He meets an influential psychologist who is convinced that many important business leaders and politicians are in fact high-flying, high-functioning psychopaths, and teaches Ronson how to spot them. Armed with these new abilities, Ronson meets a patient inside an asylum for the criminally insane who insists that he's sane, a mere run-of-the-mill troubled youth, not a psychopath—a claim that might be only manipulation, and a sign of his psychopathy. He spends time with a death-squad leader institutionalized for mortgage fraud, and with a legendary CEO who took joy in shutting down factories and firing people. He delves into the fascinating history of psychopathy diagnosis and treatments, from LSD-fueled days-long naked therapy sessions in prisons to attempts to understand serial killers. Along the way, Ronson discovers that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their most insane edges. The Psychopath Test is a fascinating adventure through the minds of madness.

    • Religion

Restoring the Shamed

Towards a Theology of Shame
Author: Robin Stockitt
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 162189391X
Category: Religion
Page: 182
View: 9934
Shame has many faces. From the pressing need to avoid "losing face" to the urge to scapegoat and blame, from the desire to exclude those who are different to the horrors of ethnic cleansing, from the obsession with body image to the abiding terrors of the abused, shame is a universal phenomenon. It transcends boundaries of time and is evident in diverse cultures across the world. It is, furthermore, found throughout the pages of Scripture, yet in modern theology shame is conspicuous by its absence. This book attempts to redress the balance by exploring the theology of shame, from its inception in the garden of Eden, to the final triumph over shame on the cross. Restoring the Shamed will offer readers the opportunity to think theologically about one of the most urgent, yet strangely secret, issues of contemporary society.

    • Motion picture actors and actresses

Named and Shamed


Author: Chris Tookey
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1848765606
Category: Motion picture actors and actresses
Page: 256
View: 874
Author Christopher Tookey and a host of critics, from the celebrated to the obscure, provide feedback on some of the biggest films to have reached our screens, indexed by actor or actress and presented alphabetically.Many of the most famous people of the last 100 years are here, from Woody Allen to Will Ferrell and Andrew Lloyd Webber to Julia Roberts. No celebrity is left unscathed, with short one-liner comments to paragraph reviews, such as:“To my eye, [Daniel] Radcliffe still looks like the teenage offspring of Hitler and a gay owl.”(Robbie Collin, News of the World)Christoper takes inspiration from books including Diana Rigg’s No Turn Unstoned and Matthew Parris’ Scorn. Named & Shamed is guaranteed to make you laugh at least once per page and will appeal greatly to the general reader and in particular to all film fans.