• Author : Breaking Rank
  • Publisher : Nation Books
  • Release Date : 2006-05
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 1560258551
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

A former chief of the Seattle Police Force and deputy chief of the San Diego Police Department has written a story unlike any other. Part memoir, part polemic on the state of policing in America, "Breaking Rank" offers a riveting story told from the perspective of one of America's top cops on the street.


  • Author : Breaking Rank
  • Publisher : Steven Coutinho
  • Release Date : 2018-05-24
  • Pages : 359
  • ISBN :
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

There's only one thing that keeps people and nations back... It's a story that explains who they are, what they can and cannot do. Breaking Rank helps you to understand the mind and unlock people's true potential." Back Cover: How can you motivate people and empower them to make better choices, when stories about their social rank have imprisoned their minds? How can people’s mindset not only negatively influence their own well-being and wealth, but also that of an entire society? This book provides a fresh perspective on the answers, as well as the tools to change that mindset. Steven Coutinho takes you on a fascinating journey into how the mind has evolved, how it is shaped by society and how it shapes society in turn. You will learn why some people think they can’t, while others are convinced they can, how the story of color has stagnated post-colonial economies, and the story of capitalism has kept the West unequal. Whether you are simply interested in understanding behavior, or are a parent, teacher or manager ready to lead change, Breaking Rank is bound to shift and sharpen your perspective. You will never look at your own behavior – or the behavior of others – the same way again. Ten things you will learn from reading this book: THE ORIGIN OF STORIES #1. Origins of emotions and thoughts: you’ll learn why some people are demotivated, and others think they “can’t”. #2. The rise of stories and why the story of color = the story of capitalism. #3. Bizarre behavior: why genocides occur, why more minorities are in jail and some groups have more children out of wedlock.​ THE MAKING OF CHOICES #4. Why people make the choices they make. #5. Why postcolonial societies show similar choice patterns that stand in the way of welfare. #6. Why the wealth in capitalist societies is so unequally distributed​ THE ROAD TO CHANGE #7. ​How mindfulness strengthens areas in the brain that increase emotional self-control and lead to improved decision making. #8. How education can be reformed by helping children understand WHO they are, WHAT they can do, and HOW they can do it. #9. How to motivate and empower people in organizations by changing the perceptions they have about themselves, their level of control and their skills. #10. How to discover the potential you already are...


  • Author : Breaking Rank
  • Publisher : Perfection Learning
  • Release Date : 2002-01-01
  • Pages : 261
  • ISBN : 0756909457
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Seventeen-year-old Casey has some of her preconceived notions challenged when she begins to tutor Baby, a member of a ganglike non-conformist society called the Clan.


  • Author : Breaking Ranks
  • Publisher : Potomac Books Incorporated
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Pages : 213
  • ISBN : UOM:39015037482166
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Breaking Ranks explores the complex inter-relationship of domestic and working lives in the context of the British and American armed forces, where families are required to manage particularly turbulent and demanding lifestyles. Establishing and sustaining adult personal relationships and family goals and simultaneously maintaining the highest degree of professional military competence - including the ability to move anywhere in the world with little advance warning - demands a highly skilled balancing act. The end of the Cold War brought a 'peace dividend' of redundancy for many British and American Service personnel. Can traditional military values like patriotism and service to the community survive such job insecurity? Why should Servicemen and women risk their lives in the future if unemployment is the likely reward? How long will military authorities be able to exclude Servicewomen from reaching the very highest posts? For how much longer will the military establishment be allowed to exclude homosexuals from joining the Services? This book explores the many social problems facing the armed forces today, and provides an invaluable practical manual in helping to understand them.


  • Author : Breaking Ranks
  • Publisher : New Society Pub
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Pages : 242
  • ISBN : UCAL:B4449252
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

The story of 10 men who entered government service and found that they could not compromise their values and ideals to the extent demanded of them.


  • Author : Hear from Heaven and Change Your World
  • Publisher : Charisma Media
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Pages : 124
  • ISBN : 9781591852889
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Hear From Heaven and Change Your World is a handbook on how to hear God in the midst of daily life. It will open new doors of opportunity in your relationship with Christ.


  • Author : Shakespeare Matters
  • Publisher : University of Delaware Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Pages : 330
  • ISBN : 087413790X
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

In each area, the authors discuss a range of issues by applying and debating key critical approaches to Shakespeare including new historicism, cultural materialism, feminism, and postcolonialism."--BOOK JACKET.


  • Author : Women and Politics in Contemporary Japan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2015-02-11
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN : 9781317554189
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This book looks at the gendering of the political system in Japan and the effects of that system on gender equality in national-level politics specifically and wider society more generally. It examines the approach taken by the long-ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to issues of gender equality in Japan, and the repercussions of that approach on women’s political experiences and representation. This book covers a range of themes including the role of the LDP and other major political parties in constructing the modern Japanese political system, the under-representation of women in Japanese politics, women’s experiences in party politics and the gendering of government policies. Using in-depth interviews with women members of the national Diet, the book sheds light on how political women negotiate the male-dominated world of Japanese politics.


  • Author : The Price of Progressive Politics
  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release Date : 2010-09-28
  • Pages : 189
  • ISBN : 9780814722480
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Social justice activists in the United States face an increasingly difficult task: how do they fight policies based on damaging images of race, class and gender identities in an era of “colorblind” racism? Through the voices of women activists in the welfare rights movement across the United States, The Price of Progressive Politics exposes the contemporary reality of welfare rights politics, revealing how the language of colorblind racism undermines this multiracial movement. Rose Ernst argues that although many activists are well-meaning and truly committed, they nonetheless find themselves reproducing many of the same racial and gender biases that they are trying to fight against. Through forty-nine in-depth interviews with activists in eight organizations across the United States, Ernst presents an intersectional analysis of how these activists understand the complexities of race, class and gender and how such understandings have affected their approach to their grassroots work. The vibrant stories of these welfare rights activists from around the country reveal the volatile issues of race and class that underlie the deep complexities and contradictions of grassroots organizing, and the tensions which are often heightened by the language of color-blind racism. Engaging and accessible, The Price of Progressive Politics offers a refreshing examination of how those working for change grapple with shifting racial dynamics in the United States, arguing that organizations that fail to develop a consciousness that reflects the reality of multiple marginalized identities ultimately reproduce the societal dynamics they seek to change.


  • Author : The System of European American White Supremacy and African American Black Inferiority
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2016-03-24
  • Pages : 172
  • ISBN : 9781514475263
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

In 2008, when Barack Obama was elected president of the United States, the element of ethnic bias, which had been lying beneath the social surface, suddenly reared its head. A shock wave was felt throughout the bigoted European American landscape that signaled a dramatic change in the social structure of America. An African American had been elected president of the United States! Since the founding fathers set the system of white supremacy and black inferiority in motion, the notion of an African American becoming president was the last expectation of those who felt a sense of loss from the event. Progress in becoming first-class citizens for African Americans has been like riding a hand-cranked elevator that stopped on each floor of a thirteen-story building. The primary stumbling block confronting African Americans has been called racism or the system of white supremacy and black inferiority. The one lesson America needs to learn is, racism cannot be defeated. This book examines the history of the system from the founding fathers to the twenty-first century with emphasis on how and why the system will disappear.