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Feminism and Women's Writing
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

Feminism and Women's Writing

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-03-31
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  • Publisher: EUP

Outlines the key debates in feminism and women's fiction in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries This book introduces you clearly and succinctly to the ways in which feminist ideas have transformed the form and content of British women's fiction and non-fiction writing. The Introduction sets out the critical background and the main feminist critical approaches to literature. This is followed by 5 chapters which outline feminist engagements with the canon, gender, the body, sexual difference and ethnicity to demonstrate the ways in which feminist ideas have affected the contentof women's literature. The next 5 chapters examine types of fiction writing: romance, crime, science fiction, lif...

Uncommon Alliances
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 272

Uncommon Alliances

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018-05-31
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  • Publisher: EUP

Uncommon Alliances: Cultural Narratives of Migration in the New Europe takes a critical stance toward both assimilationist and multicultural imaginings of community in the European Union that occlude neocolonial relations of dependence and exclusion. Bringing into conversation postcolonial and post-communist migration narratives from Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe, it aims to capture the emergent shift from national to postnational European space. Through its examination of cultural texts, including works by Jamal Mahjoub, Mike Phillips, Laila Lalami, Mahi Binebine, Dubravka Ugresic and others, this book traces EU neocolonial practices in relation to European history, borders and guiding ideals of community, which exclude various 'others' from their symbolic imaginary. The book deliberately moves the discussion away from social-scientific approaches to humanities and offers a fresh intellectual framework for understanding multicultural identity in Europe.

Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities
  • Language: en

Edinburgh Companion to the Critical Medical Humanities

In this landmark Companion, expert contributors from around the world map out the field of the critical medical humanities. This is the first volume to introduce comprehensively the ways in which interdisciplinary thinking across the humanities and social sciences might contribute to, critique and develop medical understanding of the human individually and collectively. The thirty-six newly commissioned chapters range widely within and across disciplinary fields, always alert to the intersections between medicine, as broadly defined, and critical thinking. Each chapter offers suggestions for further reading on the issues raised, and each section concludes with an Afterword, written by a lead...

Liberty Reader
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 304

Liberty Reader

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2017-07-05
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  • Publisher: Routledge

For centuries past, the quest for liberty has driven political movements across the globe, inspiring revolutions in America, France, China and many other countries. Now, we have Iraq and the idea of liberation through preemption. What is this liberty that is so fervently pursued? Does it mean a private space for individuals, the capacity for free and rational choice, or collective self-rule? What is the difference between positive and negative liberty, or the relationship between freedom and coercion? Reflecting on these questions reveals a surprisingly rich landscape of ideas - and further questions. "The Liberty Reader" collects twelve of the most important and insightful essays on issues of freedom currently available. It is essential reading for students of social and political theory, political philosophy, and anyone who wants a deeper understanding of the variety of ideas and ideals behind perennial human strivings for liberty.

On Glasgow and Edinburgh
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

On Glasgow and Edinburgh

A mere forty miles apart, these cities have enjoyed a scratchy rivalry since wistful Edinburgh lost parliamentary sovereignty and defiant Glasgow came into its industrial promise. Crawford brings them to life between the covers of one book, in a tale that mixes novelty and familiarity, as Scotland’s cultural capital and largest commercial city do.

The Pilgrims Society and Public Diplomacy, 1895-1945
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 256

The Pilgrims Society and Public Diplomacy, 1895-1945

Explores the Pilgrims Society and its role in pioneering Anglo-American public diplomacy Labelled by an Irish-American newspaper in 1906 as a "nondescript aggregation of degenerate Americans, Britishers and Jews," the Pilgrims Society has long excited the imaginations of conspiracy theorists. Founded in London in 1902, this upper-class dining club acted to bring Britain and the USA closer together in political, diplomatic and cultural terms. Drawing on rich archival research, this book explores how this elite network - whose members included J. P. Morgan and Andrew Carnegie - attempted to influence the Anglo-American relationship in the days before it became "special." A series of original c...

Scotland Re-formed, 1488-1587
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 400

Scotland Re-formed, 1488-1587

From the death of James III to the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, Jane Dawson tells story of Scotland from the perspective of its regions and of individual Scots, as well as incorporating the view from the royal court. Scotland Re-formed shows how the country was re-formed as the relationship between church and crown changed, with these two institutions converging, merging and diverging, thereby permanently altering the nature of Scottish governance. Society was also transformed, especially by the feuars, new landholders who became the backbone of rural Scotland. The Reformation Crisis of 1559-60 brought the establishment of a Protestant Kirk, an institution influencing the lives of Scots for many centuries, and a diplomatic revolution that discarded the 'auld alliance' and locked Scotland's future into the British Isles.Although the disappearance of the pre-Reformation church left a patronage deficit with disastrous effects for Scottish music and art, new forms of cultural expression arose that

Edinburgh Companion to the History of Democracy: From Pre-history to Future Possibilities
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 384

Edinburgh Companion to the History of Democracy: From Pre-history to Future Possibilities

Takes a fresh look at the history of democracy, broadening the traditional view with previously unexplored examples. This substantial reference work critically re-examines the history of democracy, from ancient history to possible directions it may take in the future. 44 chapters explore the origins of democracy and explore new - and sometimes surprising - examples from around the world. Each of the 9 parts introduces the period, followed by 3 to 7 case studies.

The Audience Effect
  • Language: en

The Audience Effect

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2018
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  • Publisher: Unknown

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Crisis of Social Democracy in Europe
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 288

Crisis of Social Democracy in Europe

This volume examines the fortunes of social democracy in Western and East-Central Europe and the policy challenges it faces. By arguing that social democracy is a way of reconciling market capitalism with social inclusion and equality, they show that it h