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By Sj Bennett. 2021
“[A] pitch-perfect murder mystery… If The Crown were crossed with Miss Marple…, the result would probably be something like this charming…whodunnit.” – Ruth Ware, author of One by OneThe first book in a highly original and delightfully clever crime series in which Queen Elizabeth II secretly solves crimes while carrying out her royal duties.It is the early spring of 2016 and Queen Elizabeth is at Windsor Castle in advance of her 90th birthday celebrations. But the preparations are interrupted when a guest is found dead in one of the Castle bedrooms. The scene suggests the young Russian pianist strangled himself, but a badly tied knot leads MI5 to suspect foul play was involved. The Queen leaves the investigation to the professionals—until their suspicions point them in the wrong direction.Unhappy at the mishandling of the case and concerned for her staff’s morale, the monarch decides to discreetly take matters into her own hands. With help from her Assistant Private Secretary, Rozie Oshodi, a British Nigerian and recent officer in the Royal Horse Artillery, the Queen secretly begins making inquiries. As she carries out her royal duties with her usual aplomb, no one in the Royal Household, the government, or the public knows that the resolute Elizabeth will use her keen eye, quick mind, and steady nerve to bring a murderer to justice.SJ Bennett captures Queen Elizabeth’s voice with skill, nuance, wit, and genuine charm in this imaginative and engaging mystery that portrays Her Majesty as she’s rarely seen: kind yet worldly, decisive, shrewd, and most importantly a great judge of character.
By Adriana Trigiani. 2010
Adriana Trigiani's bestselling novels are beloved by millions of readers around the world. From the Big Stone Gap series to…Lucia, Lucia, each is a sumptuous treat as Trigiani tells hilarious and romantic stories that we want to return to again and again. Very Valentine, an instant New York Times bestseller, introduced the contemporary family saga of the Roncalli and Angelini families, artisans of handcrafted wedding shoes in Greenwich Village since 1903. As Brava, Valentine begins, snow falls like glitter over Tuscany at the wedding of her grandmother, Teodora, and longtime love, Dominic. Valentine's dreams are dashed when Gram announces that Alfred, "the prince," Valentine's only brother and nemesis, has been named her partner at Angelini Shoes. Devastated, Valentine falls into the arms of Gianluca, a sexy Tuscan tanner who made his romantic intentions known on the Isle of Capri. Despite their passion for one another and Gianluca's heartfelt letters, a long-distance relationship seems impossible. As Valentine turns away from romance and devotes herself to her work, mentor and pattern cutter June Lawton guides her through her power struggle with Alfred, while best friend and confidante Gabriel Biondi moves into 166 Perry Street, transforming her home and point of view. Savvy financier Bret Fitzpatrick, Valentine's first love and former fiancÉe who still carries a torch for her, encourages Valentine to exploit her full potential as a designer and a business woman with a plan that will bring her singular creations to the world. A once-in-a-lifetime business opportunity takes Valentine from the winding streets of Greenwich Village to the sun-kissed cobblestones of Buenos Aires, where she finds a long-buried secret hidden deep within a family scandal. Once unearthed, the truth rocks the Roncallis and Valentine is determined to hold her family together. More so, she longs to create one of her own, but is torn between a past love that nurtured her, and a new one that promises to sustain her. Brava, Valentine, Trigiani's best novel yet, delivers a hilarious and poignant mix of colorful worlds and unforgettable characters as only she can create them.
By Adriana Trigiani. 2009
The Angelini Shoe Company, one of the last family-owned businesses in Greenwich Village, has been making exquisite wedding shoes since…1903 but now teeters on the brink of financial collapse. To save their business from ruin, thirty-three-year-old Valentine Roncalli--apprentice to and granddaughter of master artisan Teodora Angelini--must bring the family's old-world craftsmanship into the twenty-first century. Juggling her budding romance with dashing chef Roman Falconi, her duty to her family, and a design challenge presented by a prestigious department store, Valentine returns to Italy with her grandmother in a quest to build a pair of glorious shoes to beat their rivals. And in the course of discovering her true artistic voice and so much more in la bella Italia, Valentine will be turning her life and the business upside down in ways she never expected.
By Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts. 2021
This is volume 95 issue 1 of Bulletin of the Detroit Institute of Arts. The Bulletin of the Detroit Institute…of Arts, in print since 1919, is devoted to new research on works in the museum’s permanent collection. Articles by DIA curators and outside specialists cover all aspects of the collection: African, Oceanic, and Indigenous American art; African American art; American art; Asian art; European art; art of the Islamic world; and modern and contemporary art; as well as prints, drawings, and photographs. Issues may contain a variety of individual articles on select works of different periods, styles, and artists, or be dedicated to a single theme or area of the collection, such as ancient art, portraits, or photography.
This book will make the link between data cleaning and preprocessing to help you design effective data analytic solutionsKey FeaturesDevelop…the skills to perform data cleaning, data integration, data reduction, and data transformationGet ready to make the most of your data with powerful data transformation and massaging techniquesPerform thorough data cleaning, such as dealing with missing values and outliersBook DescriptionData preprocessing is the first step in data visualization, data analytics, and machine learning, where data is prepared for analytics functions to get the best possible insights. Around 90% of the time spent on data analytics, data visualization, and machine learning projects is dedicated to performing data preprocessing.This book will equip you with the optimum data preprocessing techniques from multiple perspectives. You'll learn about different technical and analytical aspects of data preprocessing – data collection, data cleaning, data integration, data reduction, and data transformation – and get to grips with implementing them using the open source Python programming environment. This book will provide a comprehensive articulation of data preprocessing, its whys and hows, and help you identify opportunities where data analytics could lead to more effective decision making. It also demonstrates the role of data management systems and technologies for effective analytics and how to use APIs to pull data.By the end of this Python data preprocessing book, you'll be able to use Python to read, manipulate, and analyze data; perform data cleaning, integration, reduction, and transformation techniques; and handle outliers or missing values to effectively prepare data for analytic tools.What you will learnUse Python to perform analytics functions on your dataUnderstand the role of databases and how to effectively pull data from databasesPerform data preprocessing steps defined by your analytics goalsRecognize and resolve data integration challengesIdentify the need for data reduction and execute itDetect opportunities to improve analytics with data transformationWho this book is forJunior and senior data analysts, business intelligence professionals, engineering undergraduates, and data enthusiasts looking to perform preprocessing and data cleaning on large amounts of data will find this book useful. Basic programming skills, such as working with variables, conditionals, and loops, along with beginner-level knowledge of Python and simple analytics experience, are assumed.
Build highly secure and scalable machine learning platforms to support the fast-paced adoption of machine learning solutionsKey FeaturesExplore different ML…tools and frameworks to solve large-scale machine learning challenges in the cloudBuild an efficient data science environment for data exploration, model building, and model trainingLearn how to implement bias detection, privacy, and explainability in ML model developmentBook DescriptionWith a highly scalable machine learning (ML) platform, organizations can quickly scale the delivery of ML products for faster business value realization, so there is a huge demand for skilled ML solutions architects in different industries. This hands-on ML book takes you through the design patterns, architectural considerations, and the latest technology that you need to know to become a successful ML solutions architect.You'll start by understanding ML fundamentals and how ML can be applied to real-world business problems. Once you've explored some of the leading ML algorithms for solving different types of problems, the book will help you get to grips with data management and using ML libraries such as TensorFlow and PyTorch. You'll learn how to use open source technology such as Kubernetes/Kubeflow to build a data science environment and ML pipelines and then advance to building an enterprise ML architecture using Amazon Web Services (AWS) services. You'll then cover security and governance considerations, advanced ML engineering techniques, and how to apply bias detection, explainability, and privacy in ML model development. Finally, you'll get acquainted with AWS AI services and their applications in real-world use cases.By the end of this book, you'll be able to design and build an ML platform to support common use cases and architecture patterns.What you will learnApply ML methodologies to solve business problemsDesign a practical enterprise ML platform architectureImplement MLOps for ML workflow automationBuild an end-to-end data management architecture using AWSTrain large-scale ML models and optimize model inference latencyCreate a business application using an AI service and a custom ML modelUse AWS services to detect data and model bias and explain modelsWho this book is forThis book is for data scientists, data engineers, cloud architects, and machine learning enthusiasts who want to become machine learning solutions architects. Basic knowledge of the Python programming language, AWS, linear algebra, probability, and networking concepts is assumed.
Implement, run, operate, and test data processing pipelines using Apache BeamKey FeaturesUnderstand how to improve usability and productivity when implementing…Beam pipelinesLearn how to use stateful processing to implement complex use cases using Apache BeamImplement, test, and run Apache Beam pipelines with the help of expert tips and techniquesBook DescriptionApache Beam is an open source unified programming model for implementing and executing data processing pipelines, including Extract, Transform, and Load (ETL), batch, and stream processing.This book will help you to confidently build data processing pipelines with Apache Beam. You'll start with an overview of Apache Beam and understand how to use it to implement basic pipelines. You'll also learn how to test and run the pipelines efficiently. As you progress, you'll explore how to structure your code for reusability and also use various Domain Specific Languages (DSLs). Later chapters will show you how to use schemas and query your data using (streaming) SQL. Finally, you'll understand advanced Apache Beam concepts, such as implementing your own I/O connectors.By the end of this book, you'll have gained a deep understanding of the Apache Beam model and be able to apply it to solve problems.What you will learnUnderstand the core concepts and architecture of Apache BeamImplement stateless and stateful data processing pipelinesUse state and timers for processing real-time event processingStructure your code for reusabilityUse streaming SQL to process real-time data for increasing productivity and data accessibilityRun a pipeline using a portable runner and implement data processing using the Apache Beam Python SDKImplement Apache Beam I/O connectors using the Splittable DoFn APIWho this book is forThis book is for data engineers, data scientists, and data analysts who want to learn how Apache Beam works. Intermediate-level knowledge of the Java programming language is assumed.
Discover how to inject your code with highly performant Rust features to develop fast and memory-safe applicationsKey FeaturesLearn to implement…Rust in a Python system without altering the entire systemWrite safe and efficient Rust code as a Python developer by understanding the essential features of RustBuild Python extensions in Rust by using Python NumPy modules in your Rust codeBook DescriptionPython has made software development easier, but it falls short in several areas including memory management that lead to poor performance and security. Rust, on the other hand, provides memory safety without using a garbage collector, which means that with its low memory footprint, you can build high-performant and secure apps relatively easily. However, rewriting everything in Rust can be expensive and risky as there might not be package support in Rust for the problem being solved. This is where Python bindings and pip come in.This book will help you, as a Python developer, to start using Rust in your Python projects without having to manage a separate Rust server or application. Seeing as you'll already understand concepts like functions and loops, this book covers the quirks of Rust such as memory management to code Rust in a productive and structured manner. You'll explore the PyO3 crate to fuse Rust code with Python, learn how to package your fused Rust code in a pip package, and then deploy a Python Flask application in Docker that uses a private Rust pip module. Finally, you'll get to grips with advanced Rust binding topics such as inspecting Python objects and modules in Rust.By the end of this Rust book, you'll be able to develop safe and high-performant applications with better concurrency support.What you will learnExplore the quirks of the Rust programming language that a Python developer needs to understand to code in RustUnderstand the trade-offs for multiprocessing and thread safety to write concurrent codeBuild and manage a software project with cargo and cratesFuse Rust code with Python so that Python can import and run Rust codeDeploy a Python Flask application in Docker that utilizes a private Rust pip moduleInspect and create your own Python objects in RustWho this book is forThis book is for Python developers who want to speed up their Python code with Rust and implement Rust in a Python system without altering the entire system. You'll be able to learn about all topics relating to Rust programming. Basic knowledge of Python is required to get the most out of this book.
Improve the scalability and maintainability of your applications by implementing a variety of design patterns using KotlinKey FeaturesUnderstand traditional and…modern design patterns to improve the design of your applicationCombine the benefits of object-oriented, functional, reactive, and concurrent programmingChoose the best microservices architecture and frameworks for your web applicationBook DescriptionDesign patterns are well-known solutions to common architectural problems as they allow you to solve many problems efficiently and create a shared vocabulary between developers. This book shows you how easy it can be to implement traditional design patterns in the modern multi-paradigm Kotlin programming language, and takes you through the new patterns and paradigms that have emerged.This second edition is updated to cover the changes introduced from Kotlin 1.2 up to 1.5 and focuses more on the idiomatic usage of coroutines, which have become a stable language feature. You'll begin by learning about the practical aspects of smarter coding in Kotlin, and will understand basic Kotlin syntax and the impact of design patterns on your code.The book also provides an in-depth explanation of the classical design patterns, such as Creational, Structural, and Behavioral families, before moving on to functional programming. You'll go through reactive and concurrent patterns, and finally, get to grips with coroutines and structured concurrency to write performant, extensible, and maintainable code.By the end of this Kotlin book, you'll have explored the latest trends in architecture and design patterns for microservices, as well as understanding the tradeoffs when choosing between different architectures.What you will learnImplement all the classical design patterns using the Kotlin programming languageApply reactive and concurrent design patterns to make your application more scalableDiscover best practices in Kotlin and explore its new featuresUnderstand the key principles of functional programming and learn how they apply to KotlinFind out how to write idiomatic Kotlin code and learn which patterns to avoidHarness the power of Kotlin to design concurrent and reliable systems with easeCreate an effective microservice with Kotlin and the Ktor frameworkWho this book is forThis book is for developers looking to apply design patterns they've learned from other languages in Kotlin to build reliable, scalable, and maintainable applications. Prior programming knowledge is necessary to get started with this book. Experience in Java or design patterns is helpful, but not mandatory.
By Jorge Cuevas. 2021
El maratón es el marco en el que se sitúa esta historia sobre la adversidad y la reconciliación con uno…mismo. Jorge está a punto de arrancar el maratón de Monterrey, con el sueño de romper su récord personal, pero lo que no sabe es que la carrera no lo llevará a ninguna gloria, sino al infierno de los corredores. En este libro recorrerás Barcelona, San Petersburgo, Monterrey, París y Atenas, mientras te adentras en los espejismos de la mente, demonios en forma de lesiones y hocicos voladores, kilómetros de melancolía, millas de resignación, senderos de trabajo ciego, faros imaginarios, mensajeros atemporales, batallas épicas y puentes de amistad. Será una travesía en la que descubrirás ciudades del mundo y lugares dentro de ti mismo, que te conducirá a hitos de tu propia historia, retará tus sueños y te mostrará caminos para vencer a los demonios que hoy enfrentas. Maratones del Infierno es un mapa de la noche oscura del alma, lo que convierte a este libro en un mensaje esencial para una época donde personas y humanidad estamos buscando respuestas en un territorio desconocido.
By Esther Iturralde Vargas. 2022
No estás exagerando. El dolor de un corazón roto es paralizante y nos puede robar la vida entera. No se…trata de «echarle ganas» ni tampoco de «darle tiempo al tiempo». Se trata de que aprendas a sanar y recuperes tu capacidad de sentir. Con un tono empático muy particular, Esther Iturralde —life coach espiritual y creadora del podcast Reinvéntate— te tiende la mano para que el fracaso no te detenga. A partir del reflejo en distintas historias y reflexiones, este libro no sólo te ayudará a soltar a tu Ex y a elevar tu amor propio, también te incitará a validar tus emociones y retomar el poder creativo que te permita manifestar la vida que quieres y el amor que deseas. Síndrome de un corazón roto no es un proceso de olvido, sino de aprendizaje, que servirá de catapulta para que te conviertas en la persona que siempre estuviste destinada a ser: plena, abundante y magnética. Para que cuando te sientas más fuerte puedas decir que lo peor que te ha pasado es lo mejor que te ha pasado. «Síndrome de un corazón roto no es un cuento de hadas, es una historia real para dar el salto de fe y creer en ti. Más que una travesía, es una invitación a renacer.» MARIA LAURA RAINER
By Scott H. Decker, James A. Densley, David C. Pyrooz. 2022
Gangs are multifaceted and varied, so any attempt to understand them cannot be restricted to a singular approach. On Gangs…provides a diverse and comprehensive survey of the available theories for understanding this social issue as well as the broad range of responses to it. The authors look at the many influences on gangs’ operation, growth, prevention, and enforcement. The authors provide different criminological, psychological, and sociological approaches to gang studies, including interviews with past and current gang members. On Gangs presents the core issues for understanding gangs, including emerging topics like prison gangs, gender and gangs, and international gangs. There is also a focus on policing, legislation, and punishment. Weaving together research and policy findings to address the causes, contexts, and consequences of gangs, the authors address topics including joining, resisting, and leaving gangs, and how gangs operate in communities and institutions. An authoritative and sweeping tour of gang scholarship, On Gangs showcases the critical evidence-based solutions in prevention, enforcement, legislation, and intervention. The authors seek to answer the question: How do we effectively deal with gangs and gang membership?
Navigating Memorialization and Commemoration on U.S. Campuses: Approaches to Crisis Recovery (Routledge Research in Higher Education)
By Mahauganee D. Shaw Bonds. 2022
Drawing on rich qualitative data, as well as theoretical and conceptual frameworks, this text explores how institutions of higher education…in the US can effectively remember incidents of campus crisis through physical memorials and commemoration. Recognizing memorialization as a process of group and individual recovery, the book foregrounds the performative functions of physical memorials, and highlights their utility for the extended campus community. Profiling existing campus memorials in the US, and offering insights from students, faculty, community members, and the loved ones of those memorialized, the text illustrates how institutional decisions and long-term strategy can serve to effectively navigate the politics of memorialization, helping communities move beyond incidents of collective trauma. This text will benefit researchers, academics, and educators with an interest in emergency management, student affairs practice and higher education administration, and commemorative literature more broadly. Those specifically interested in heritage studies, public history, and American history will also benefit from this book.
By John F. Wilson, Steven Toms, Emily Buchnea, Nicholas Wong, Ian G. Jones, Anna Tilba. 2022
The evolution of business history offers some radical ways forward for a discipline which is rich in potential. This shortform…book offers an expert overview of how the field has relevance for contemporary business studies as well as the social sciences more broadly, as well as practitioners interested in historical perspectives. This book not only provides a comprehensive review of how the discipline of business history has evolved over the last century, but it also lays out an agenda for the next decade. Focusing specifically on the ‘three pillars’ of research, teaching and practical impact, the authors have outlined how while the first has flourished across many continents, the latter two are struggling to overcome significant challenges associated with how the discipline is perceived, especially in the social sciences. A solution is proposed that would involve academics working more closely with practitioners, thereby increasing the discipline’s credibility across key stakeholders. The work here presented provides a concise and easily digestible overview of the topic which will be of interest to scholars, researchers and advanced students focusing on the evolution of business history and its impact on the way the world conducts business today.
By Pardeep Singh. 2022
Innovative Bio-Based Technologies for Environmental Remediation explores the recent applications of both the latest and broad practical and theoretical aspects…of environmental remediation with an aim to combine various innovation-based biotechnology for waste management, waste minimization, and waste to economy. This book summarizes the recent progress of bio-based technologies for environmental remediation at both an experimental and a theoretical model level. An emphasis has been made on trends and the probable future of sustainable techniques to reduce waste and harmful compounds from the environment. Biological-based technologies have low operating costs and involve direct degradation of organic pollutants without the release of toxic intermediates. Recent applications covered in this book include process intensiﬁcation in bio-based approaches, green technology, phytoremediation, biopolymers, biosurfactants for environmental applications, and other bio-based technologies with sustainable design and the future of remediation are also discussed. This book is an important reference source for environmental scientists and engineers who are seeking to improve their understanding of how bio-based technologies are playing an increasingly important role in environmental remediation. It brings together recent innovations and practices of bio-based technologies for environmental remediation, outlines major bio-based technologies, and discusses biopolymers and biosurfactants for environmental management.
By Alaa El-Din A. Bekhit. 2021
In the last decade, there has been substantial research dedicated towards prospecting physiochemical, nutritional and health properties of novel protein…sources. In addition to being driven by predictions of increased population and lack of a parallel increase in traditional protein sources, main drivers for the rise in novel proteins/ novel foods research activities is linked to significant changes in young consumers’ attitudes toward red meat consumption and their interest in new alternative protein products. Alternative Proteins: Safety and Food Security Considerations presents up-to-date information on alternative proteins from non-meat sources and examines their nutritional and functional roles as food sources and ingredients. Emphasis is placed on the safety of these novel proteins and an evaluation of their potential contribution to food security. Motivations for novel proteins and restrictions for their use are also discussed. Key Features: Explains potential improvements to alternative proteins through the employment of novel processing techniques. Contains the first review on keratin as an alternative protein source. Explores first comprehensive evaluation of the religious aspects of novel proteins. Describes methods for the detection and evaluation of health hazards. Discusses guidelines, regulatory issues and recommendations for food safety Additionally, this book covers fundamental and recent developments in the production of alternative proteins, and examines safety and consumer acceptability wherever information is available. The sources and processing options for alternative proteins and their impact on final product characteristics are also covered. A collective contribution from international researchers who are active in their field of research and have made significant contributions to the the food sciences, this book is beneficial to any researcher interested in the the food science and safety of alternative proteins.
The History, Evolution, and Current State of Female Offenders: Recommendations for Advancing the Field
By Alana Van Gundy, Shauntey James. 2022
The History, Evolution, and Current State of Female Offenders: Recommendations for Advancing the Field summarizes what the field has learned…about females and crime; details the status of legislation and criminological research focused on female criminality; and provides recommendations for advancing the field. Van Gundy and James present the material from a gendered approach with the goal of analyzing the current understanding of the relationship between gender and crime. Tracing the intellectual history of feminist criminology from its foundations to the present time, the authors follow four primary themes: What do we know about the relationship between gender and crime? What special needs do female offenders have? What works and doesn’t work for female offenders? What can or should we do from here? Reaching back to Carol Smart’s seminal 1976 book, Women, Crime and Criminology: A Feminist Critique (available through Routledge Revivals), the authors note that in some ways, modest progress has been made, but large gaps in research and policy still exist. This much-needed book provides an overarching view of the history and evolution of the understanding of the relationship between gender and crime, detailed analysis of seminal work and criminological studies, an exploration of incarceration, reentry and programing, and concrete recommendations for future research. These recommendations focus on the importance of creating and utilizing theoretical models that measure the role of gender and identity, inclusion of female-specific variables when examining and responding to criminality, and the necessity of policymakers and legislators to address female criminality from a gendered lens. The book will appeal to those who are interested in females and criminality, race and ethnicity, policy and evaluation, criminal behavior, criminology, and students in courses in sociology, psychology, women and gender studies, social justice, black world studies, gerontology, and criminology/criminal justice, as well as policymakers and practitioners in the field. It will inspire researchers to ask the kinds of questions that will advance the field of feminist criminology in the future.
By Ioannis K. Argyros. 2022
The theory and applications of Iteration Methods is a very fast-developing field of numerical analysis and computer methods. The second…edition is completely updated and continues to present the state-of-the-art contemporary theory of iteration methods with practical applications, exercises, case studies, and examples of where and how they can be used. The Theory and Applications of Iteration Methods, Second Edition includes newly developed iteration methods taking advantage of the most recent technology (computers, robots, machines). It extends the applicability of well-established methods by increasing the convergence domain and offers sharper error tolerance. New proofs and ideas for handling convergence are introduced along with a new variety of story problems picked from diverse disciplines. This new edition is for researchers, practitioners, and students in engineering, economics, and computational sciences.
The Social Exclusion of Incarcerated Women with Cognitive Disabilities explores the lived experience of cognitively disabled women incarcerated in Australia.…It draws upon in-depth interviews with Indigenous and non-Indigenous women, as well as interviews conducted with prison practitioners – psychologists, counsellors, and Aboriginal Liaison Officers. Using a theoretical framework of social exclusion, the book charts the complex intersection between cognitively disabled women and the Criminal Justice System, and how this connection works to foster and maintain a state of social exclusion prior to incarceration, and equally, within the prison setting. The book also provides a practical template for other researchers to use when investigating the aligned fields of the Criminal Justice System and incarceration, women offenders, cognitive disability, and social exclusion. By placing the voices of the incarcerated women with cognitive disabilities ‘front and centre’, a new and innovative approach to social exclusion emerges. The book moves beyond the 'telling of sad stories' to examine the social and political climate that permits disadvantage, inequality, and injustice to flourish. This book will be of great interest to academics and students in criminology, criminal justice, disability studies, women’s and gender studies, and penology. In exploring theory in a practical way, it will also be of use to those involved in the health sector, community services, disability support agencies, disability advocates, prisoner advocacy, women’s studies and women’s advocacy, and human rights activism.
By Shani Orgad, Rosalind Gill. 2022
In Confidence Culture, Shani Orgad and Rosalind Gill argue that imperatives directed at women to “love your body” and “believe…in yourself” imply that psychological blocks rather than entrenched social injustices hold women back. Interrogating the prominence of confidence in contemporary discourse about body image, workplace, relationships, motherhood, and international development, Orgad and Gill draw on Foucault’s notion of technologies of self to demonstrate how “confidence culture” demands of women near-constant introspection and vigilance in the service of self-improvement. They argue that while confidence messaging may feel good, it does not address structural and systemic oppression. Rather, confidence culture suggests that women—along with people of color, the disabled, and other marginalized groups—are responsible for their own conditions. Rejecting confidence culture’s remaking of feminism along individualistic and neoliberal lines, Orgad and Gill explore alternative articulations of feminism that go beyond the confidence imperative.