The first ten lies they tell you in high school. "Speak up for yourself--we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless, outcast, because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. As time passes, she becomes increasingly isolated and practically stops talking altogether. Only her art class offers any solace, and it is through her work on an art project that she is finally able to face what really happened at that terrible party: she was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. Her healing process has just begun when she has another violent encounter with him. But this time Melinda fights back, refuses to be silent, and thereby achieves a measure of vindication. In Laurie Halse Anderson's powerful novel, an utterly believable heroine with a bitterly ironic voice delivers a blow to the hypocritical world of high school. She speaks for many a disenfranchised teenager while demonstrating the importance of speaking up for oneself. Speak was a 1999 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.
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Acknowledgments p. ix Introduction Rosalind C. Morris p. 1 Part 1 Text "Can the Subaltern Speak?" revised edition, from the "History" chapter of Critique of Postcolonial Reason Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak p. 21 Part 2 Contexts and Trajectories Reflections on "Can the Subaltern Speak?": Subaltern Studies After Spivak Partha Chatterjee p. 81 Postcolonial Studies: Now That's History Ritu Birla p. 87 The Ethical Affirmation of Human Rights: Gayatri Spivak's Intervention Drucilla Cornell p. 100 Part 3 Speaking of (Not) Hearing Death and the Subaltern Rajeswari Sunder Rajan p. 117 Between Speaking and Dying: Some Imperatives in the Emergence of the Subaltern in the Context of U.S. Slavery Abdul Janmohamed p. 139 Subalterns at War: First World War Colonial Forces and the Politics of the Imperial War Graves Commission Michèle Barrett p. 156 Part 4 Contemporaneities and Possible Futures: (Not) Speaking and Hearing Biopower and the New International Division of Reproductive Labor Pheng Cheah p. 179 Moving from Subalternity: Indigenous Women in Guatemala and Mexico Jean Franco p. 213 Part 5 In Response In Response: Looking Back, Looking Forward Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak p. 227 Appendix: Can the Subaltern Speak? From Marxism and the Interpretation of History Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak p. 237 Bibliography p. 293 Contributors p. 309 Index p. 313.
The Slangman Guide to STREET SPEAK 1 takes you through the colorful and popular world of everyday American slang and idioms used by all native speakers of English in the US. It has been featured on CNN, BBC, Voice of America, and several other international TV broadcasts.For ESL (English as a Second Language) students, this book equals years of living in the USA and will help you to quickly integrate into the American culture by learning not only the slang and idioms, but we'll also take you through the contractions and reductions used by everyone such as I dunno ("I do not know") and D'jeet jet? ("Did you eat yet?") and so many others.Entertaining dialogues, activities and games will make sure you have a blast ("have fun") and don't sweat it ("get tense") as you get up to speed ("become current") on all the typical slang and idioms used by virtually every native speaker! So chill out ("relax"), kick back ("get comfortable") as you learn the real language spoken by virtually all of us in the USA!NOTE: Audio CDs sold separately.The Slangman Guide to STREET SPEAK 1 contains popular chapters on slang and idioms associated with:PartiesShoppingMoviesAirportsRestaurantsHealthMarketsAt SchoolDating
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Open your heart and mind to the wisdom of the animal world. Animal Speak provides techniques for recognizing and interpreting the signs and omens of nature. Meet and work with animals as totems and spirit guides by learning the language of their behaviors within the physical world. Animal Speak shows you how to: Identify, meet, and attune to your spirit animals Discover the power and spiritual significance of more than 100 different animals, birds, insects, and reptiles Call upon the protective powers of your animal totem Create and use five magical animal rites, including shapeshifting and sacred dance This beloved, bestselling guide has become a classic reference for anyone wishing to forge a spiritual connection with the majesty and mystery of the animal world.
1954 George H. Williamson served with the Army Air Corps during World War II as Radio Director for the AAF Technical Training Command as a member of Headquarters Staff. He received the Army Commendation Award from Brig. Gen. C. W. Lawrence for his outst.
Provides advice and simple techniques for communicating effectively in speeches, business presentations, negotiations, job interviews, media interviews, and other situations where verbal skills are crucial for projecting a powerful and confident image. Original.
The canonical inventors of International Style have long dominated studies of modern European architecture. But in this text, Anthony Alofsin broadens this scope by exploring the rich yet overlooked architecture of the late Austro-Hungarian Empire and its successor states.