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The Daughter In Law

By Nina Manning
  • ISBN Code: : 1838892184
  • Publisher : Boldwood Books Ltd
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'Compelling and claustrophobic, Nina is an exciting new voice and definitely one to watch' Phoebe Morgan, author of The Girl Next Door 'Chilling and creepy. An atmospheric and addictive debut.' Diane Jeffrey, author of The Guilty Mother No one is good enough for her son... As a single mother, Annie has an especially close relationship with her son, Ben. They have always been together. Just the two of them. So, when Ben brings home his mysterious beautiful new wife, Daisy, immediately Annie doesn’t trust her. Who is this woman who has taken her son away from her? And what is she hiding? She’ll protect him with her life... When Ben disappears, suddenly Annie and Daisy are all the other one has. Alone in Annie’s big, remote house, just the two of them, the tension is rising. And like any protective mother, Annie will stop at nothing to expose her new daughter in law, and the secrets she is hiding... A gripping, psychological page-turner, perfect for fans of Sally Hepworth's The Mother In Law, Lisa Jewell and K.L. Slater. 'Totally addictive. I couldn't put it down!' Darren O'Sullivan, author of Closer Than You Think 'A claustrophobic, nail-biting thriller that draws you in and doesn't let go.' Naomi Joy, author of The Liars ‘Clever, emotionally draining and totally gripping. I absolutely loved this book!’ D E White, author of Remember Me What readers are saying about The Daughter In Law: 'I give this book 5 Wows!' 'Absolutely fantastic had me gripped!!! Loved it! Can't wait for more from this author.' '5 stars! What a great book!' 'This did not disappoint. Lots of twists and turns and I loved the ending. Cannot wait to read more from this author.' 'There is quite a few twists in this story but the biggest twist is the one at the end and I didn’t have a clue.' 'A ridiculously good book. I loved every single page and couldn't put it down.' 'Fantastic, creepy, dark and chilling.' 'This book was excellent!' Fast paced, with twists and some turns you can see coming this is the perfect beach read.' 'A page turner that I couldn’t put down!!!' 'I couldn't put it down'

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This book engages anthropologically with humor as political expression. It reveals how humor is in many instances central to human efforts to cope with political struggle and significant to understanding power dynamics in socio-political life. The chapters examine humor and joking activities across a diverse range of geographic areas and cultural contexts. The contributors consider humor as it is constituted in political anxiety, aggression and power, and when it becomes a tool to resist, repair, reconcile or make a moral claim. Collectively they demonstrate that humor can provide a powerful critique, a non-violent form of political protest and the space for restoration of human dignity.

The Chinese Family Today

By Anqi XU,John DeFrain,Wenrong LIU
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  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Book Code : 1317283546
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Social Science
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The Chinese economy is undergoing dramatic changes and the world is watching and changing along with it. The Chinese family is also changing in many ways in response to the economic transformation that is moving the world’s most populous nation from an agrarian economy to a global superpower. This is the first book in English to describe and explain the social transformation of the Chinese family from the perspective of Chinese researchers. Presenting a comprehensive view of the Chinese family today and how it has adapted during the process of modernization, it provides description and analysis of the trajectory of changes in family structures, functions, and relationships. It tracks how Chinese marriages and families are becoming more diverse and face a great deal of uncertainty as they evolve in different ways from Western marriages and families. The book is also unique in its use of national statistics and data from large-scale surveys to systematically illustrate these radical and extraordinary changes in family structure and dynamics over the past 30 years. Demonstrating that the de-institutionalization of family values is a slow process in the Chinese context, this book will be of interest to students and scholars of Chinese Studies, Sociology, Social Policy and Family Policy.

Representations of the Mother-in-Law in Literature, Film, Drama, and Television

By Jo Parnell
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  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Book Code : 1498569072
  • Total of Pages : 232
  • Category : Social Science
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This collection discusses the depictions of mothers-in-law in popular culture and provides a different approach to the popularly-held views of mothers-in-law.

Mothers of Adult Children

By Marguerite Guzman Bouvard, Brandeis University; Author of The Path Through Grief: A Compassionate Guide
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  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Book Code : 073918301X
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Social Science
  • Members : 660
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Mothers of Adult Children elucidates what happens when children come of age and leave home, creating new lives in the realms of work and relationships. This book reveals the problems mothers of adult children face and celebrates the outstanding accomplishments of those who mother through hardship.

The Original Gospel of Thomas in Translation

By April D. DeConick
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  • Publisher : A&C Black
  • Book Code : 0567114457
  • Total of Pages : 376
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 879
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An enigmatic collection of 114 sayings of Jesus, the 'Gospel of Thomas' was discovered in the sands of Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in the 1940's. Here, April DeConick provides a new English translation of the entire Gospel of Thomas, which includes the original 'kernel' of the Gospel and all the sayings. Whilst most other translations are of the Coptic text with only occasional reference to the Greek fragment variants, this translation integrates the Greek and offers new solutions to complete the lacunae. A unique feature of this book is that translations to the parallels of the Gospel are also included. Since its discovery, scholars and the public alike have been intrigued to know what the Gospel says and what light it sheds on the formation of early Christianity. In 'Recovering the Original Gospel of Thomas', April DeConick argued that the gospel was a 'rolling corpus,' a book of sayings that grew over time, beginning as a simple written gospel containing oracles of the prophet Jesus. As the community faced various crises and constituency changes, including the delay of the Eschaton and the need to accommodate Gentiles within the group, its traditions were reinterpreted and the sayings in their gospel updated, accommodating the present experiences of the community. This volume was originally published in hardback as volume 287 in the Journal for the Study of the New Testament Supplement series and is part of the Early Christianity in Context subseries.

The Mother-In-Law Trap

By Connie Lovett Neal,Leslie Hudson
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  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Book Code : 9781467855686
  • Total of Pages : 152
  • Category : Family & Relationships
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Book Short Summary:

Ever wondered why the mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship is often the brunt of jokes? Have you ever fallen into the trap of thinking that everyone treats her in-laws badly? Are you preparing to enter a new in-law relationship and find yourself hoping to avoid the pitfalls your friends have warned you about? Or if you are you longing to repair damage to your mother-in-law/daughter-in-law relationship but dont know where to begin, this Bible study is for you. The Mother-in-Law Trap offers practical applications based on biblical truths that will help you avoid the pitfalls that might jeopardize your relationship and develop an enjoyable, healthy relationship with your in-laws.

Singing to the Jinas

By M. Whitney Kelting
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  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Book Code : 0198032110
  • Total of Pages : 288
  • Category : Religion
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While Western Jain scholarship has focused on those texts and practices favoring male participation, the Jain community itself relies heavily on lay women's participation for religious education, the performance of key rituals, and the locus of religious knowledge. In this fieldwork-based study, Whitney Kelting attempts to reconcile these women's understanding of Jainism with the religion as presented in the existing scholarship. Jain women, she shows, both accept and rewrite the idealized roles received from religious texts, practices, and social expectation, according to which female religiosity is a symbol of Jain perfection. This volume describes these women's interpretations of their religion, not as folklore or popular religion, but as a theology that recreates Jainism in a form which honors their own participation.

Maithil Women's Tales

By Coralynn V. Davis
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  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Book Code : 0252096304
  • Total of Pages : 272
  • Category : Social Science
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Constrained by traditions restricting their movements and speech, the Maithil women of Nepal and India have long explored individual and collective life experiences by sharing stories with one another. Sometimes fantastical, sometimes including a kind of magical realism, these tales allow women to build community through a deeply personal and always evolving storytelling form. In Maithil Women’s Tales, Coralynn V. Davis examines how these storytellers weave together their own life experiences--the hardships and the pleasures--with age-old themes. In so doing, Davis demonstrates, they harness folk traditions to grapple personally as well as collectively with social values, behavioral mores, relationships, and cosmological questions. Each chapter includes stories and excerpts that reveal Maithil women’s gift for rich language, layered plots, and stunning allegory. In addition, Davis provides ethnographic and personal information that reveal the complexity of women’s own lives, and includes works painted by Maithil storytellers to illustrate their tales. The result is a fascinating study of being and becoming that will resonate for readers in women’s and Hindu studies, folklore, and anthropology.

Re-covering the Daughter's Nakedness

By Madeline Gay McClenney-Sadler
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  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Book Code : 0567432432
  • Total of Pages : 160
  • Category : Religion
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In order to assess the purpose and function of the incest narratives in the Pentateuch and the incest prohibitions of Leviticus 18, McClenney-Sadler's book offers a formal examination of ancient Israelite kniship terminology. According to anthropologists, only through a formal analysis of kin terms can incest prohibitions be properly understood. A "formal" analysis of kinship terms is a method employed ny ethnographers to compare the kinship system of any given society with one of the six conventionally recognized kinship systems worldwide. There are very specific culturally patterned and expected behaviors that every society adopts in relation to post-marital residence, rules of descent, kinship terminology and incest prohibitions. These patterns are socially conditioned and eventually produce either of the six knishp systems. A close reading of the biblical textual evidence in light of Syro-Palestinian archaeology allows ut to conclude that the kinship system of ancient Israel was Normal Hawaiian. Furthermore, the internal logic and structure of Leviticus 18 becomes clear once we recognize that descent is not biological but jural in nature. Reading Leviticus 18 with this idea in view, we find that a Normal Hawaiian kinship system is reflected in both the Genesis incest narratives and the jual-legal form of Leviticus 18. A hierarchy of kinship becomes transparent in the form and structure of Leviticus 18. In particular, we see in this form that wives and mothers were treated as heads of family in biblical law and endowed with spousal and parental rights and authority over every other family member, not only in incest laws, but in all matters. The jural authority of mothers and wives is structurally represented as second only to that of Yahweh.