Out of Bounds

Author: Val McDermid

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802190154

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

View: 9800

“McDermid excels in putting the reader at the center of the action . . . A tightly paced mystery . . . My bones tell me we haven’t seen the last of Inspector Pirie—or at least I hope not.” —Janet Napolitano, Los Angeles Times on The Skeleton Road Internationally bestselling author Val McDermid is one of our finest crime writers, whose gripping, impeccably plotted novels have garnered millions of readers worldwide. In her latest, Out of Bounds, she delivers a riveting cold case novel featuring detective Karen Pirie. When a teenage joyrider crashes a stolen car and ends up in a coma, a routine DNA test reveals a connection to an unsolved murder from twenty-two years before. Finding the answer to the cold case should be straightforward. But it’s as twisted as the DNA helix itself. Meanwhile, Karen finds herself irresistibly drawn to another mystery that she has no business investigating, a mystery that has its roots in a terrorist bombing two decades ago. And again, she finds that nothing is as it seems. An enthralling, twisty read, Out of Bounds reaffirms Val McDermid’s place as one of the most dependable professionals in the mystery and thriller business. “McDermid melds the political thriller with the police procedural for an intense novel that . . . feels both intensely personal and global . . . Karen . . . once again proves herself a formidable character worthy of her own series.”—Associated Press on The Skeleton Road

Bodies Out of Bounds

Fatness and Transgression

Author: Jana Evans Braziel,Kathleen LeBesco

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520225855

Category: Social Science

Page: 360

View: 2485

"This is an exceptional collection--the subject is of obvious importance, yet terribly undertheorized and unexamined. I know of no other work that offers what this collection provides."--Marcia Millman, author of Such a Pretty Face: Being Fat in America ". . . A valuable contribution to scholarly debates on the place of excessive bodies in contemporary culture. This book promises to enrich all areas of inquiry related to the politics of bodies."--Carole Spitzack, author of Confessing Excess: Women and the Politics of Body Reduction "This anthology includes a wide range of perceptive and original essays, which explore and analyze the underlying ideologies that have made fat "incorrect." Echoing the spirit of the nineteenth-century adage about children who should be neither seen nor heard, some of the authors powerfully remind us that we keep "bodies out of bound" silenced and unseen-unless, of course, we need to peek at the comic or grotesque."--Raquel Salgado Scherr, co-author of Face Value: The Politics of Beauty "Through textual analyses, video/film analyses, television theory, and literary theory, this collection demonstrates the various ways in which dominant representations of fat and corpulence have been both demonized and rendered invisible. . . . This volume will be a crucial corollary to work on the tyranny of slenderness; a collection of different perspectives on the fat body is sorely missing in women's studies, communication, and media studies."--Sarah Banet-Weiser, author of The Most Beautiful Girl in the World: Beauty Pageants and National Identity

Out of Bounds

Author: Annie Bryant

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439159602

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 288

View: 8570

Can the Beacon Street Girls' magic act bring the house down at Abigail Adams Junior High's talent show? Maeve, Avery, Katani, Isabel, and Charlotte face their toughest challenges yet -- keeping the Movie House from going out of business and helping Isabel deal with too many demands from the Queens of Mean. Plus, Maeve's relationship with Dillon is shaky, and Marty has a crush on a pink poodle owned by the fascinating Ms. Razzberry Pink. The BSG feel like they're dealing with a juggling act, not a magic act. Can they pull everything off and save the theater?

Out of Bounds

Inside the NBA's Culture of Rape, Violence, and Crime

Author: Jeff Benedict

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061751464

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 1852

Out of Bounds: Inside the NBA's Culture of Rape, Violence, and Crime is a searing indictment of professional basketball players who live in a world where criminal laws and social norms don't exist, a world where they are given license to act above the law. On the court, they dazzle us with their spectacular physical feats. They generate millions of dollars of revenue for the NBA and their teams. They inspire adulation. But underneath all the glitz, the money, and alley-oops is a seamy underbelly, a rash of lawlessness that is gripping the NBA. Based on a first-of-its-kind investigation into the criminal histories of 177 NBA players from the 2001–2002 season, Out of Bounds shows that an alarming four out of every ten NBA players have a police record involving a serious crime. They are All-Stars and they are journeymen, involved in crimes ranging from armed robbery to domestic violence to gun possession to rape. Out of Bounds takes a hard look at shocking cases, with graphic accounts of physical and sexual violence and other outrageous conduct by players. In all, more than 250 people are named, including many prominent NBA players. It exposes the environment and culture that encourages such criminal behavior. It also explains the unique challenges these cases pose for law-enforcement agencies and prosecutors. And Out of Bounds takes readers inside the hidden yet critically vital role that lawyers, agents, and fame play in insulating criminally accused players from accountability. Author Jeff Benedict, an expert on athletes and crime, draws his conclusions from exhaustive research. In addition to his criminal-background checks, the author retrieved documents from law-enforcement agencies, courts, and private attorneys. He conducted more than 400 interviews with police officers, prosecutors, defense lawyers, players, agents, victims, witnesses, and coaches. What emerges is a disturbing and appalling picture of men who live above the law. A seminal and important work, Out of Bounds will forever change how we look at the NBA and its stars' lives of excess and privilege.

Out of Bounds

Author: Beverley Naidoo

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141928255

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 160

View: 1074

A collection of short stories - four previously published and three new - linked by the theme of young people experiencing personal dilemmas. All are set in South Africa, first under apartheid and then after the first democratic elections. They cover the period from 1950 to 2000 and reflect the lives of a range of young people, black and white, living in what was for many years seen as the world's most openly racist society.

Party Out of Bounds

The B-52's, R.E.M., and the Kids who Rocked Athens, Georgia

Author: Rodger Lyle Brown

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 0820350400

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 213

View: 9957

"Published originally by Plume in 1991, Rodger L. Brown's Party Out of Bounds is a cult classic. This twenty-fifth anniversary edition includes new photographs, a foreword by Charles Aaron, former editor and writer at SPIN magazine, and an essay on Athens, GA since the 'golden age' of Brown's story. Party Out of Bounds offers an insider's look at the phenomenon of an underground rock music culture springing from the Georgia college town of Athens. Brown uses his half-remembered memories to chronicle the 1970s and the 80s in Athens, and the spawning of such supergroups as The B-52's, Pylon, and R.E.M."--

Out of Bounds: Racism and the Black Athlete

Author: Lori Latrice Martin Ph.D.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313399387

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

View: 4808

This collection of essays highlights the controversies surrounding racism in sports and African American athletes, examining the racial discrimination that exists in one of the most public arenas in the 21st century. • Enables readers to comprehend how sports influence—and are influenced by—society, and grasp that both race and sports are powerful social constructions • Contains contributions from sociologist and social theorist Joe Feagin, a highly respected authority on the subject of race • Identifies and discusses the institutional barriers and personal practices regarding African Americans that perpetuate racism in sports and our society at large

Education Out of Bounds

Reimagining Cultural Studies for a Posthuman Age

Author: T. Lewis,R. Kahn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 023011735X

Category: Education

Page: 189

View: 8049

Through a unique combination of critical, posthumanist, and educational theories, the authors engage in a surreal journey into the worlds of feral children, alien reptoids, and faery faiths in order to understand how social movements are renegotiating the boundaries of community.

Postcolonial Witnessing

Trauma Out of Bounds

Author: Stef Craps

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230230075

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 170

View: 2436

Despite a stated commitment to cross-cultural solidarity, trauma theory - an area of cultural investigation that emerged out of the 'ethical turn' affecting the humanities in the 1990s - is marked by a Eurocentric, monocultural bias. This book takes issue with the tendency of the founding texts of the field to marginalize or ignore traumatic experiences of non-Western or minority groups, and to take for granted the universal validity of definitions of trauma and recovery that have developed out of the history of Western modernity. Moreover, it questions the assumption that a modernist aesthetic of fragmentation and aporia is uniquely suited to the task of bearing witness to trauma, and criticizes the neglect of the connections between metropolitan and non-Western or minority traumas. Combining theoretical argument with literary case studies, Postcolonial Witnessing contends that the suffering engendered by colonialism needs to be acknowledged more fully, on its own terms, in its own terms, and in relation to traumatic First World histories if trauma theory is to have any hope of redeeming its promise of cross-cultural ethical engagement.

Life Out of Bounds

Bioinvasion in a Borderless World

Author: Chris Bright

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393318142

Category: Science

Page: 287

View: 7730

Worldwatch Institute researcher Chris Bright explains why conservation biologists are raising the alarm about a global threat to biodiversity that is unfolding largely unnoticed -- bioinvasion, the spread of alien, "exotic" organisms.With the exception of a few spectacular invasions, like the zebra mussel's conquest of the Great Lakes, there has been little public recognition of the dangers posed by these invading species. But exotic species are injuring our biological wealth on virtually every level -- from the genetic (when exotics interbreed with native species) to the wholesale transformation of landscapes.Life Out of Bounds shows that this "biological pollution" is now beginning to corrode the world's economies as well. But the policy responses, on both the national and international levels, have usually been weak and uncoordinated. This book outlines the current scientific research on the threat, the social and economic implications if these invasions are allowed to continue unchecked, and steps that can be taken to contain the spread of exotic species.

Out of Bounds

Author: A.R. Barley

Publisher: Carina Press

ISBN: 1459293533

Category: Fiction

Page: 159

View: 1658

When the weather outside starts cooling down, inside the dorm things are heating up. Can these college roommates fall in love without going out of bounds? Beaten and heartbroken, Jesse Cole is placed in a new dorm room after his last roommate attacked him. Just wanting to be left alone to heal in peace, he's shocked when tall, dark and dangerous-looking Nick Moretti walks in. Nick doesn't have time to tiptoe around his new roommate—he's too busy working in order to pay for school. But something about Jesse brings out his protective instincts. As their cautious friendship grows and becomes loaded with sexual tension, he wants to make Jesse comfortable. Enter the perfect plan: a line of tape down the center of the room. Boundaries established. But as innocent movie nights become hours-long temptation marathons, and whispered chats from across the room delve into straight-up dirty territory, crossing the line has never been so satisfying.

Out of Bounds

Author: Andrea Montalbano

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 149264482X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 176

View: 7894

Fans of Alex Morgan's The Kicks will love this new series by former soccer player, coach, and motivational speaker Andrea Montalbano about a group of friends and the lessons they learn through their love of the world's most popular sport Makena James absolutely loves soccer. She knows it's the best sport around and she feels lucky that the teammates on her super competitive and super skilled team, the Brookville Breakers, feel the same way. The girls always have and always will be Soccer Sisters. But when a new person joins the Breakers, everything changes. Skylar is a great player and really cool-but she also doesn't always play by the rules. Makena, hoping to impress Skylar, starts acting out and running wild, off and on the field. But with a huge tournament looming, Mac's got tough choices ahead. Choices that will affect her family, her friends, and the game she loves. Can she stay true to what the Soccer Sisters believe in and win the big game?

Out of Bounds

Legendary Tales From the 19th Hole

Author: Sam Torrance

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1849837236

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

View: 7130

Sam Torrance is British golf's greatest personality and in Out of Bounds he has drawn together his favourite golfing stories. Well known and loved for his insights and anecdotes in his commentary, he divulges tall tales from the great, the good and the not-so-good in the world of golf, from Ryder Cup-clinching moments to what really goes on in the clubhouse bar. Torrance's book will have golf fans reminiscing and guffawing from one moment to the next. Packed with some of the best and funniest stories Torrance has heard over the past 40 years in the game, featuring contributions from stars such as Arnold Palmer, Colin Montgomerie and Lee Westwood, this book is the perfect gift for all golf fans.

Out of Bounds

Women, Sport, and Sexuality

Author: Helen Lenskyj

Publisher: Womens Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

View: 7779

In Out of Bounds, feminist Helen Lenskyj presents an insightful examination of the links between women's participation in sports and the control of their reproductive capacity and sexuality. She identifies the female frailty myth, the illusion of male athletic superiority and the concept of compulsory heterosexuality as powerful determinants of "masculinity" and "femininity" in the realm of sport. Looking at developments from the 1880's to the 1980's, Lenskyj discusses medical views of women's health and physical potential and examines the social attitudes and practices that keep girls and women from participating in the full range of sports and physical activities. Topics include contact sports, self-defence, fitness, bodybuilding and women-only sport. Photographs, memorabilia and eye-opening information covering 100 years reveals the missing links between women, sport and sexuality.

Out of Bounds

Male Writers and Gender(ed) Criticism

Author: Laura P. Claridge,Elizabeth Langland

Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press

ISBN: 9780870237355

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 344

View: 1199

Until recently, "masculinity" and its impact on literary production and reception have received scant attention in the field of literary criticism. Although critics certainly have been interested in examining gender, they have tended to be far more concerned with the "feminine" side of the equation than with the "masculine." This book is an attempt to redress that imbalance. Positing that patriarchy victimizes men as well as women, the fifteen original essays in Out of Bounds explore how certain male writers from the American and British canon have responded to the confines of the masculine code. The contributors apply a wide range of critical approaches and probe the gendered perspective in a variety of telling ways.

Out of Bounds

Author: Lauren Blakely

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1681196336

Category: Fiction

Page: 120

View: 2059

The first rule of football--don't screw with a streak. My career is finally looking up, and I'm leading a new pro team down the field every Sunday. No way will I mess with that. But when I meet the most stunning and captivating woman I've ever seen, I tell myself one night will have to be enough. But it's not. And now I can't get her out of my mind. Even when I'm playing. Even when I need to focus. Even when I'm on the hottest streak of my life. And it turns out, she's not just some random woman I met. She works for the team. My team. *** I only have one goal this season--do my part as the team's lawyer to keep them out of trouble. Help rebuild their reputation on and off the field. There's no room for error and certainly no room for a secret tryst with a player . . . even if he's the quarterback. Right?

Out of Bounds

Islands and the Demarcation of Identity in the Hispanic Caribbean

Author: Dara E. Goldman

Publisher: Associated University Presse

ISBN: 9780838756775

Category: History

Page: 249

View: 7032

Out of Bounds teases out the intricacies of a territorial conception of nationhood in the context of a global reorganization that ostensibly renders historical boundaries irrelevant. Hispanic Caribbean writers have traditionally pointed toward the supposed perfect equivalence of island and nation and have explained local culture as a direct consequence of that equation. The major social, political, and demographic shifts of the twentieth century increasingly call this equation into question, yet authors continue to assert its existence and its centrality in the evolution of Caribbean identity. The author contends that traditional forms of identification have not been eviscerated by globalization; instead, they have persisted and, in some cases, have been intensified by recent geopolitical shifts. Out of Bounds underscores the ongoing role of the nation as the site of identity formation. In this manner, the book presents Hispanic Caribbean cultural production as a case study that acutely dramatizes the paradoxical status of traditional demarcations of self-definition in an increasingly globalized context.

Out of Bounds

When Scholarship Athletes Become Academic Scholars

Author: Jabari Mahiri,Derek Van Rheenen

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9781433105685

Category: Education

Page: 139

View: 2059

Out of Bounds explores the trajectories and challenges of exceptional men and women athletes who later became outstanding academic scholars. The book reports findings from participatory, qualitative research, and problematizes ways we have come to think about the separation and integration of athletic and academic practices – embodied in both institutions and individuals, and reflected through intersecting categories and experiences of race, gender, and social class. Through the provocative and surprising narratives of gifted athletes who became prolific scholars, this book offers significantly new ways of thinking about the connections, contradictions, and possibilities of sports and schools.

Out of Bounds

Author: Sylvia Gunnery

Publisher: James Lorimer & Company

ISBN: 1552776816

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 3611

Jay Hirtle plays on the basketball team at Richmond Academy in a small rural Nova Scotian town. The team to beat is Centreville, where star player Mike Murphy is seen as Richmond's number one opponent. After the Hirtle house is destroyed by fire, Jay's family moves in with his grandfather and the kids must switch schools until the end of the school year. Jay has a choice: give up a basketball season, or play alongside his former enemy on the Centreville team. [Fry Reading Level - 3.8]

Out of Bounds, Out of Control

Regulatory Enforcement at the EPA

Author: James V. DeLong

Publisher: Cato Institute

ISBN: 9781930865303

Category: Law

Page: 111

View: 9997

Out of Bounds, Out of Control measures the enforcement activities of the Environmental Protection Agency against that standard and finds them disturbingly deficient.