"The Shape Shifters" offers a unique set of new tools keeping readers ahead of fast-moving curves. The simple analytical and "teaching tools" in this book can make any business nimbler and more decisive. The author provides hundreds of examples of how companies have redefined the shapes of their businesses, "shape shifting" faster and more often to match the changing shape of customer demands.
Release on 2020 | by Lily Anne Y. Welty Tamai,Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly,Paul Spickard
Journeys Across Terrains of Race and Identity
Author: Lily Anne Y. Welty Tamai,Ingrid Dineen-Wimberly,Paul Spickard
Pubpsher: U of Nebraska Press
Shape Shifters presents a wide-ranging array of essays that examine peoples of mixed racial identity. Moving beyond the static "either/or" categories of racial identification found within typical insular conversations about mixed-race peoples, Shape Shifters explores these mixed-race identities as fluid, ambiguous, contingent, multiple, and malleable. This volume expands our understandings of how individuals and ethnic groups identify themselves within their own sociohistorical contexts. The essays in Shape Shifters explore different historical eras and reach across the globe, from the Roman and Chinese borderlands of classical antiquity to medieval Eurasian shape shifters, the Native peoples of the missions of Spanish California, and racial shape shifting among African Americans in the post-civil rights era. At different times in their lives or over generations in their families, racial shape shifters have moved from one social context to another. And as new social contexts were imposed on them, identities have even changed from one group to another. This is not racial, ethnic, or religious imposture. It is simply the way that people's lives unfold in fluid sociohistorical circumstances. With contributions by Ryan Abrecht, George J. Sánchez, Laura Moore, and Margaret Hunter, among others, Shape Shifters explores the forces of migration, borderlands, trade, warfare, occupation, colonial imposition, and the creation and dissolution of states and empires to highlight the historically contingent basis of identification among mixed-race peoples across time and space.
Nearly every culture has legends of beings who could change their shape from human to animal form and back again. Sometimes these beings were worshipped and sometimes feared. This illustrated text explores these legends and highlights the story of an alleged werewolf who terrorized the countryside of Talbot County, Georgia, in 1850.
Release on 2014-10-01 | by Kimberley McMahon-Coleman,Roslyn Weaver
A Thematic Analysis of Recent Depictions
Author: Kimberley McMahon-Coleman,Roslyn Weaver
Category: Social Science
In recent years, shapeshifting characters in literature, film and television have been on the rise. This has followed the increased use of such characters as metaphors, with novelists and critics identifying specific meanings and topics behind them. This book aims to unravel the shapeshifting trope. Rather than pursue a case-based study, the works are grouped around specific themes—adolescence, gender, sexuality, race, disability, addiction, and spirituality—that are explored through the metaphor of shapeshifting. Because of the transformative possibilities of this metaphor and its flexibility, the shapeshifter has the potential to change how we see our world. With coverage of iconic fantasy texts and a focus on current works, the book engages with the shapeshifting figure in popular culture from the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.
Widowed Janet Herbert has two small children to raise. Out of work and with unemployment benefits running low, she needs a knight in shining armour to sweep her off her feet and carry her away on a big white stallion. The stranger in town is very handsome—and so very, very French. But the more she learns, the more uncertain she becomes. Jean Gagnon has just done seven years for a crime he says he didn’t commit.
This text showcases a range of inspiring and visually arresting designs from designers from all over the world. The book will appeal to students and designers in fashion and the fine arts, as well as lovers of bold and three-dimensional forms.
In present day Seattle, Chaz Bolton saves Melanie "Mel" Cash from vampires. Chaz is a shape-shifter who can change into a panther. He is destined to play a vital part in a war about to explode between vampires and all other supernatural beings. He meets Melanie when the vampires attack his home during a meeting of the clans of shape-shifters in his royal family line. He is instantly attracted to and protective of the woman he saves from the vampire queen's clutches. But Chaz and Mel must form a mating blood bond to break the other blood bond the vampires forced on Mel when they kidnapped her. Mel is afraid of everyone but Chaz, feeling safe and protected in his presence. Mel and Chaz discover that she is not human, but is part witch and part shape-shifter. Her mother is the queen of a coven of witches, while her father was a rogue shifter who was executed and killed thirty years ago. When Mel shifts, she becomes a rare albino panther that has all the powers of a witch. Chaz and Mel learn of a prophecy that foretells that half-breed children will save the world. After Chaz and Mel fall in love, will the supernaturals let them survive? About the Author: Shelley Harshbarger is a certified nursing assistant in Norton, Kansas. She dedicates this book to her late parents. "My mom and dad always told me that the only way I can truly fail in life is not to go for my dreams." She is working on the sequel. http: //SBPRA.com/ShelleyHarshbarger
From fated mates to fairy tales, from the cold depths of space to hot wildfires in Alaska, Elva Birch spins entrancing tales of love and transformation. In 'Better Half', a woman grieving for her dog encounters a wolf...who happens to also be a man claiming he is her mate. But Meghan has been burned by love before, and her past is still hunting her. A hot, heart-wrenching happy-ever-after, not previously published. (10,000 words) In 'The Dazzling Finister', an artificial intelligence learns to love, and when her finister is taken from her, sacrifices everything to find him again in a journey that spans galaxies and years and many shapes. A sweet science fiction retelling of a fairy tale, originally published in Once Upon a Time charity anthology. (6,000 words) In 'The Neighbors Might Talk', Trudy and Rikard have their quiet retirement all planned out - a plan which doesn't include the gorgeous naked dragon shifter who crash-lands in their garden. A spicy ménage romance with tea, originally published in Two Mates for the Dragon charity anthology. (10,000 words) In 'Breakup', a trapper in Alaska knows that spring will draw away the otter shifter who has been living with him all winter in his isolated cabin. A short, bittersweet story with a hint of heat, not previously published. (1,700 words) In 'Fire Control', a dragon princess who can't shift finds her mate in a hot-tempered, foul-mouthed Alaska wildlands firefighter and makes a stunning first impression by dropping a helicopter bucket of swampwater on top of her. A steamy lesbian romance romp, originally published in Her Wild Soulmate charity anthology. (10,000 words) In 'Balance', a young man struggling with his own identity journeys to a modern-day witch living in a lonely forest garden and is presented with an unexpected connection and a tantalizing choice. A gentle transgender romance with earth magic, originally published in Once Upon an Enchanted Forest anthology. (8,000 words) In 'Leashed', a golden retriever shifter finds himself on the wrong end of the law and has a lot of explaining to do to the beautiful animal impound officer who is his destined mate! A short, hilarious story, originally published in Prompted. (1,000 words)