從第一堂課手的解剖開始，到學期末和大體老師面對面， 十堂嚴格又緊繃的解剖課，道盡對生命和身體知識的熱愛…… ●身為大體解剖老師，在母親想簽署捐贈大體同意書時，為什麼強烈反對且痛徹心肺？ ●解剖檯上的大體老師，難道只是學習工具和器官組合嗎？他們也是有故事、有溫度的人！ ●大體老師生前最後的願望是什麼呢？若有機會跟學生面對面對話，他們會想說些什麼呢？ ●大體解剖課在醫學系可說是一門最令人聞風喪膽的課，負責的老師一個比一個凶悍。為什麼這群「活」老師對這群聰明的學生如此嚴格？他們居心何在？ ●解剖學老師連教具都要自己「生」！她在分娩時，叫來陪產的先生回實驗室拿福馬林，趕緊把胎盤保存起來，為的是讓學生能一窺胎盤的究竟。 對醫學以外的人來說，解剖學深奧複雜，對大體是既好奇又害怕。 解剖室裡到底發生了什麼事？醫學生如何忐忑切下第一刀？ 一學期相處下來，大體老師和學生之間產生什麼樣的特殊情感？ 身為解剖課的「活」教師，本書作者串連成長點滴，寫出內心世界，既述說自己在解剖現場的經歷，也描繪了學習過程中醫學生內心的觸動。 作者以平易近人的文字，述說她的經歷與感受，串連著成長的點滴，寫出內心世界，是本不可多得的好書。 大體解剖課是醫學院校裡教學上重要的一環，透過這個過程，學生經由實際的觸碰與觀察，學習身體的構造，由於醫學上的精細發展與分工，再加上臨床醫學上個人化醫療的高度發展，解剖學精細的程度非一般人可以想像。在知識的量上面，它是門令人生畏、讓醫學生痛不欲生的課程。 對於醫學以外的人而言，解剖學深奧複雜，對人體是既好奇又害怕，解剖室裡到底發生了什麼事，到底如何教學，學生到底怎麼學習，切開的人體是否很恐怖？這些總混雜著道聽途說的猜想與流言！ 本書作者大學畢業後因緣際會，進入解剖實習室，成為一位專業的解剖學教師，她從解剖教師的角度分享了實地解剖教學點滴。這是全台灣第一本描述人體實地解剖的書籍，以局部解剖學的方式，描繪解剖的重要點滴。 文章裡除了不少實地解剖細節的描述之外，更將身體構造的細節連結在一般人日常生活上所碰到的狀況或知識上。更特別的是，這本書還呈現了慈濟大學特有人文融合於解剖專業教學作法的描述，描繪了學習過程中同學們心理的觸動，更闡明了這些對醫學教育的意涵。 這是啟蒙醫學生的十堂大體解剖課，也是你不能錯過的人生十堂課。
Women as Wartime Rapists reveals the stories of female perpetrators of sexual violence and their place in wartime conflict, legal policy, and the punishment of sexual violence. Very few women are wartime rapists. Very few women issue commands to commit sexual violence. Very few women play a role in making war plans that feature the intentional sexual violation of other women.
This book is about those very few women. More broadly, Laura Sjoberg asks, what do the actions and perceptions of female perpetrators of sexual violence reveal about our broader conceptions of war, violence, sexual assault, and gender? This book explores specific historical case studies, such as Nazi Germany, Serbia, the contemporary case of ISIS, and others, to understand how and why women participate in rape during war and conflict. Sjoberg examines the contrast between the visibility of female victims and the invisibility of female perpetrators, as well as the distinction between rape and genocidal rape, which is used as a weapon against a particular ethnic or national group. Further, she explores women's engagement with genocidal rape and how some orchestrated the ethnic cleansing of entire regions. A provocative approach to a sensationalized topic, Women as Wartime Rapists offers important insights into not only the topic of female perpetrators of wartime sexual violence, but to larger notions of gender and violence with crucial cultural, legal, and political implications.
The short works collected in Four Huts give voice to one of the most treasured aesthetic and spiritual ideals of Asia—that of a simple life lived in a simple dwelling. The texts were written between the ninth and the seventeenth centuries and convey each author's underlying sense of the world and what is to be valued in it. Four Huts presents original translations by Burton Watson—one of the most respected translators of Chinese and Japanese literature. The qualities that emerge from these writings are an awareness of impermanence, love of nature, fondness for poetry and music, and an appreciation of the quiet life. Four Huts features eleven brush paintings by artist Stephen Addiss.
Focussed on their careers, Sally Lancing, the daughter of a Pakistani immigrant and English mother, and John Sommers, the much-loved son of adoptive parents, are equally committed to a child-free future. Then a surprise pregnancy – and doubts about the paternity – hurls them both into new, but separate, lives. Devastated by the loss of her job, her partner, and her home, Sally and her baby son embark on a journey to Pakistan to meet her father’s distant family. Once there, Sally’s eyes are opened to a world that challenges her deepest beliefs. Meanwhile, John hides his vulnerability behind increasing success as a restaurateur. But the baby has rattled skeletons, and, unable to avoid his past, he too embarks on a journey – to find his birth parents. As their horizons broaden and their views are challenged, the child, Sammy, is an innocent but enduring link. Thicker Than Soup is a story of love, loss and discovery that explores the concepts of morality and independence as Sally and John attempt to build separate futures.
Until, that is, providence stirs life’s mixing bowl once more, and Sammy is again the crucial ingredient. Thicker Than Soup is a moving tale of relationships set against a backdrop of both Thatcher’s Britain and a beautifully evoked Pakistan. Inspired by The Ginger Tree by Oswald Wynd, the novel explores the serious issues of cultural integration and diversity as well as adoption, and also, the devastating shock of HIV.
Following a devastating world war, the surface of the planet has been covered in a substance called Dust, a weapon that can break down the physical make up of entire cities, reducing them to rubble and preventing citizens from rebuilding their lost metropolises for several years. In order to survive, humanity has taken refuge in crowded, underground cities. Ian Blum is a 15 year old boy living in one such city. His crippling social anxiety confines him to a solitary life at home, while his parents are away at their jobs. The person he interacts with the most is his home school professor, Michael Wasley. One night, Ian is visited by a mysterious figure in a dream. The man warns Ian of a great earthquake that will destroy the cities, killing all of the inhabitants. The man charges Ian with the task of getting everyone out. Soon after, Ian finds out that he isn't the only one who has had this dream and reluctantly joins a group of rebels who has made it their mission to drive everyone from the cities for their own safety, however, no one believes in the stranger's prophecy. Ian and the rebels must find a way to get the people to safety at any cost.