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Stanley Library Calendar: October Holidays
Calendar of Events for the Library - Ferrum College
In 1994, Rodney Wilson, a Missouri high school teacher, believed a month should be dedicated to the celebration and teaching of gay and lesbian history, and gathered other teachers and community leaders. They selected October because public schools are in session and existing traditions, such as Coming Out Day (October 11), occur that month.
"This clearly written, comprehensive, accessible guide belongs in the library of all gays and lesbians who are thinking of partnering or who are already partnered.... Learn about domestic arguments, managing joint income and protecting yourself and your significant other financially...buy and read this book." -Martin Kantor, MD, author of My Guy and Together Forever
Gay Marriage by Greenhaven Press Editors; Debra A. Miller (Editor)
Call Number: HQ1034 .U5 G393 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-18
These books provide a range of opinions on a social issue; each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives, e.g., eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper accounts, to illuminate the issue.; This new title in the At Issue series explores issues related to gay marriage, including legalizing gay unions, gay marriage and moral concerns, religion's role in gay marriage issues, the impact of the Defense of Marriage Act, and the impact of the propo; Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.
Hoover's War on Gays by Douglas M. Charles
Call Number: HV8144 .F43 C4285 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-11
At the FBI, the "Sex Deviates" program covered a lot of ground, literally; at its peak, J. Edgar Hoover's notorious "Sex Deviates" file encompassed nearly 99 cubic feet or more than 330,000 pages of information. In 1977-1978 these files were destroyed--and it would seem that four decades of the FBI's dirty secrets went up in smoke. But in a remarkable feat of investigative research, synthesis, and scholarly detective work, Douglas M. Charles manages to fill in the yawning blanks in the bureau's history of systematic (some would say obsessive) interest in the lives of gay and lesbian Americans in the twentieth century. His book, Hoover's War on Gays, is the first to fully expose the extraordinary invasion of US citizens' privacy perpetrated on a historic scale by an institution tasked with protecting American life.
Law and the Gay Rights Story by Walter Frank
Call Number: KF4754.5 .F73 2014
Publication Date: 2014-08-05
For much of the 20th century, American gays and lesbians lived in fear that public exposure of their sexualities might cause them to be fired, blackmailed, or even arrested. Today, they are enjoying an unprecedented number of legal rights and protections. Clearly, the tides have shifted for gays and lesbians, but what caused this enormous sea change?
LGBTQ Social Movements by Lisa M. Stulberg
Call Number: HQ76.8 .U5 S78 2018
Publication Date: 2018-02-20
In recent years, there has been substantial progress on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights in the United States. We are now, though, in a time of incredible political uncertainty for queer people. LGBTQ Social Movements provides an accessible introduction to mainstream LGBTQ movements in the US, illustrating the many forms that LGBTQ activism has taken since the mid-twentieth century.
Violence Against Queer People by Doug Meyer
Call Number: HV6250.4 .H66 M49 2015
Publication Date: 2015-10-11
Violence against lesbians and gay men has increasingly captured media and scholarly attention. But these reports tend to focus on one segment of the LGBT community—white, middle class men—and largely ignore that part of the community that arguably suffers a larger share of the violence—racial minorities, the poor, and women. In Violence against Queer People, sociologist Doug Meyer offers the first investigation of anti-queer violence that focuses on the role played by race, class, and gender.
This special day was selected in honor of the feast of Francis of Assisi, who was regarded as a patron saint of animals. The day was first celebrated on 24 March, 1925 at the Sport Palace in Germany's Berlin city. The first World Animal Day was celebrated by Heinrich Zimmermann. This Day is observed globally to raise the status of animals in order to improve welfare standards. The celebration of World Animal Day unites the animal welfare movement, mobilizing it into a global force to make the world a better place for all animals.
Animal Personalities by Claudio Carere (Editor); Dario Maestripieri (Editor)
Call Number: QL 751 .A667 2013
Publication Date: 2013-03-07
Researchers have demonstrated that both domesticated and nondomesticated animals—from invertebrates to monkeys and apes—behave in consistently different ways, meeting the criteria for what many define as personality. But why the differences, and how are personalities shaped by genes and environment? How did they evolve? The essays in Animal Personalities reveal that there is much to learn from our furred and feathered friends.
The Animals Among Us by John Bradshaw
Call Number: SF411 .35 .B73 2017
Publication Date: 2017-10-31
Historically, we relied on our pets to herd livestock, guard homes, and catch pests. But most of us don't need animals to do these things anymore. Pets have never been less necessary. And yet, pet ownership has never been more common than it is today: half of American households contain a cat, a dog, or both. Why are pets still around?
Domestic Animals and Leisure by Neil Carr (Editor)
Call Number: GN407 .6 .D65 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-27
This volume offers both insight into the current state of research on domestic animals in leisure and a lens through which to begin to chart the future of research in this field.
The Intimate Bond by Brian Fagan
Call Number: QL85 .F34 2015
Publication Date: 2015-04-14
From the first wolf to find companionship in our prehistoric ancestors' camp, to the beasts who bore the weight of our early empires, to the whole spectrum of brutally exploited or absurdly pampered pets of our industrial age, animals--and our ever-changing relationship with them--have left an indelible mark on the history of our species and continue to shape its future.
National Farmer’s Day on October 12th offers much-deserved praise to the hard-working farmers across the nation. In the midst of harvest-season, the day pays tribute to the men, women, and families who put food in the grocery stores and on our tables every day. Records of National Farmer’s Day events exist dating back to the 1800s. National Farmer’s Day was previously known as Old Farmer’s Day.
First Farmers by Peter Bellwood
Call Number: GN799 .A4 B45 2005
Publication Date: 2004-11-30
First Farmers offers readers an understanding of the origins and histories of early agricultural populations in all parts of the world and will be of interest to all readers of human variation and large-scale patterns in human history. Using data from archaeology, comparative linguistics, and biological anthropology, the book covers developments within the past 12,000 years in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Pacific, and the Americas. First Farmers examines the reasons for the multiple primary origins of agriculture, looks at relations between hunter-gatherers and farmers, and addresses issues of agricultural adoption, the origins and dispersal histories of language families, and the dispersal histories of biological populations.
Foragers, Farmers, and Fossil Fuels by Ian Morris; Stephen Macedo (Editor, Introduction by); Margaret Atwood (Commentaries by); Christine M. Korsgaard (Commentaries by); Richard Seaford (Commentaries by); Jonathan D. Spence (Commentaries by)
Call Number: GN469 .M67 2015
Publication Date: 2015-03-22
Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth inequality are bad. But most people who lived during the 10,000 years before the nineteenth century thought just the opposite. Drawing on archaeology, anthropology, biology, and history, Ian Morris explains why. Fundamental long-term changes in values, Morris argues, are driven by the most basic force of all: energy. Humans have found three main ways to get the energy they need—from foraging, farming, and fossil fuels. Each energy source sets strict limits on what kinds of societies can succeed, and each kind of society rewards specific values.
Last Hunters - First Farmers by T. Douglas Price (Editor); Anne Birgitte Gebauer (Editor)
Call Number: GN799 .A4 L37 1995
Publication Date: 1996-01-01
Exploring the pivotal questions of why and how hunting peoples became farmers, eleven distinguished archaeologist emphasize the importance of the resource-rich areas in which agriculture began, the complex social organizations already in place, the role of sedentism, and, in some locales, the advent of economic intensification and competition.
More Than a Farmer's Wife by Amy Mattson Lauters
Call Number: HD6077.2 .U6 L38 2009
Publication Date: 2009-06-09
More than a Farmer’s Wife spans fifty years of farm life to reveal that many women saw farming as an opportunity to be full partners with their husbands and considered themselves businesswomen central to the success of their farms. Lauters shows that the farm woman was fundamental to the farming industry—the backbone of the family business and the manager of the farm home—as she explores the role of media in the farm woman’s everyday life and discusses the construction of the American farm woman in those publications.
On October 17, 2020, we celebrate Black Poetry Day in honor of Jupiter Hammon, who is believed to be the first African American to publish poetry in the United States. He was born into slavery in Long Island, New York on October 17, 1711. In honor of his birth, we celebrate the contributions of all African Americans to the world of poetry. Some of the most notable are Langston Hughes, Phyllis Wheatley, Paul Laurence Dunbar, and Maya Angelou.
Blues: for All the Changes by Nikki Giovanni
Call Number: PS3557 .I55 B68 1999
Publication Date: 1999-04-21
Intimate, edgy, and unapologetic, Blues: For All the Changes bears the mark of Nikki Giovanni's unmistakable voice.In a career that has spanned three decades, Giovanni has created an indispensable body of work and earned a place amoung the nation's most celebrated and controversial poets; Gloria Naylor calls her "one of our national treasures." Now, in these fifty-two new poems, Giovanni brings the passion, fearless wit, and intensely personal self that have defined her life's work to a new front.
Bronzeville Boys and Girls by Gwendolyn Brooks; Faith Ringgold (Illustrator)
Call Number: Juv. PS3503.P7244 B76 2007
Publication Date: 2007-01-01
In 1956, Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks created a collection of poems that celebrated the joy, beauty, imagination, and freedom of childhood. She reminded us that whether we live in the Bronzeville section of Chicago or any other neighborhood, childhood is universal in its richness of emotions and experiences.
Chasing Utopia by Nikki Giovanni
Call Number: PS3557 .I55 C47 2016
Publication Date: 2016-09-20
“This slim volume delights on every page. There are stories, imaginings, whimsy, and startling images which prove the poet’s power and her command of language . . . Anyone with a love of language will be delighted with this book and the continuing publication of America’s treasured poet.”—San Francisco Book Review
Collected Poems of Audre Lorde by Audre Lorde
Call Number: PS3562 .O75 A17 1997
Publication Date: 2000-02-17
"These are poems which blaze and pulse on the page."—Adrienne Rich "The first declaration of a black, lesbian feminist identity took place in these poems, and set the terms—beautifully, forcefully—for contemporary multicultural and pluralist debate."—Publishers Weekly "This is an amazing collection of poetry by . . . one of our best contemporary poets. . . . Her poems are powerful, often political, always lyrical and profoundly moving."—Chuckanut Reader Magazine "What a deep pleasure to encounter Audre Lorde's most potent genius . . . you will welcome the sheer accessibility and the force and beauty of this volume."—Out Magazine
The first internet connection was made on October 29th, 1969. This was just two months after Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. To commemorate the event, International Internet Day was celebrated for the first time on October 29th, 2005. It aims to honor a momentous day in the history of telecommunications and technology. This day also highlights the sending of the 1st electronic message which was conveyed from one computer to another computer in the year 1969.
Art and the Internet by Phoebe Stubbs (Editor); Domenico Quaranta; Joanne McNeil
Call Number: N7433 .8 .A75 2013
Publication Date: 2014-03-18
Art and the Internet is a much-needed visual survey of art influenced by, situated on and taking the subject of the internet over the last two and a half decades. From the early 1990s the internet has had multiple roles in art, not least in defining several new genres of practitioners, from early networked art to new forms of interactive and participatory works, but also because it is the great aggregator of all art, past and present.
The Internet by Helen Cothran (Editor)
Call Number: HM851 .I57 2002
Publication Date: 2001-09-01
The Internet affects nearly every aspect of society from sexuality to education to health care. Educators, public health organizations, law enforcement and others debate some of the issues that have arisen due to the Internet's popularity. Chapters include: How Does the Internet Affect Society? How Will the Internet Affect American Institutions? Should the Internet Be Regulated? What Will Be the Future of the Internet?
Policing the Internet by Debra A. Miller (Editor); Roman Espejo (Editor)
Call Number: HV6773 .P65 2012
Publication Date: 2012-05-11
These books provide a range of opinions on a social issue; each volume focuses on a specific issue and offers a variety of perspectives, e.g., eyewitness accounts, governmental views, scientific analysis, newspaper accounts, to illuminate the issue.; This edition in the At Issue series examines issues related to the policing of the Internet. The title explores whether or not the Internet requires special policing and/or regulation, the threats posed by cyberterrorism and identity theft, and the role--b; Greenhaven Press's At Issue series provides a wide range of opinions on individual social issues. Enhancing critical thinking skills, each At Issue volume is an excellent research tool to help readers understand current social issues and prepare reports.