Recently dumped Belinda embarks on a 2,000-mile West Coast road trip with her rescue dog Bodie, taking in spectacular Big Sur, the wilds of Oregon, afternoon tea at Doris Day´s dog-friendly hotel, and a town where a dog was elected mayor. Join Belinda and Bodie on this soul-searching adventure along one of America´s most iconic highways.
Liebe auf das erste ´´Sitz´´ Bodie ist am Ende. Erst wird er von seinen Besitzern ausgesetzt, jetzt sitzt er in einem Tierheim in Los Angeles und wartet auf den letzten Akt: die Todesspritze. Auch Belinda ist am Ende. Abserviert von der Liebe ihres Lebens verkriecht sie sich in ihrem Apartment, trauert und glaubt nichts mehr zu haben, wofür es sich zu leben lohnt. Belinda rafft sich auf, besucht das Tierheim, trifft Bodie - und das Leben beider nimmt einen ganz anderen Kurs. Er ist von nun an der Hund ihres Lebens, sie der Mensch des seinen. Und das Leben nimmt sogleich Fahrt auf. Zusammen reisen sie über 3 000 Kilometer weit die amerikanische Westküste entlang, erleben Turbulentes, Abenteuerliches und Amüsantes und machen einander das Leben wieder schön.
The Bright Young Things of twenties Mayfair, with their paradoxical mix of innocence and sophistication, exercise their inventive minds and vile bodies in every kind of capricious escapade - whether promiscuity, dancing, cocktail parties or sports cars.
In the popular imagination, Civil War disability is virtually synonymous with amputation. But war affects the body in countless ways, many of them understudied by historians. In Bodies in Blue, Sarah Handley-Cousins expands and complicates our understanding of wartime disability by examining a variety of bodies and ailments, ranging from the temporary to the chronic, from disease to injury, and encompassing both physical and mental conditions. She studies the cases of well-known individuals, such as Union general Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain, alongside many cases drawn from the ranks to provide a more comprehensive view of how soldiers, civilians, and institutions grappled with war-related disability in the Civil War-era North. During the Civil War and long after, the bodies of Union soldiers and veterans were sites of powerful cultural beliefs about duty and sacrifice. However, the realities of living with a disability were ever at odds with the expectations of manhood. As a consequence, men who failed to perform the role of wounded warrior properly could be scrutinized for failing to live up to standards of martial masculinity. Under the gaze of surgeons, officers, bureaucrats, and civilians, disabled soldiers made difficult negotiations in their attempts to accommodate impaired bodies and please observers. Some managed this process with ease; others struggled and suffered. Embracing and exploring this apparent contradiction, Bodies in Blue pushes Civil War history in a new direction.
In Bodies That Matter, renowned theorist and philosopher Judith Butler argues that theories of gender need to return to the most material dimension of sex and sexuality: the body. Butler offers a brilliant reworking of the body, examining how the power of heterosexual hegemony forms the ´´matter´´ of bodies, sex, and gender. Butler argues that power operates to constrain sex from the start, delimiting what counts as a viable sex. She clarifies the notion of ´´performativity´´ introduced in Gender Trouble and via bold readings of Plato, Irigaray, Lacan, and Freud explores the meaning of a citational politics. She also draws on documentary and literature with compelling interpretations of the film ´´Paris is Burning´´, Nella Larsen´s ´´Passing,´´ and short stories by Willa Cather. Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature and the Co-director of the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. She is presently the recipient of the Andrew Mellon Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in the Humanities.