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  1. Hell is for the inquisitive

    Winston, Brian
    In this first chapter, Professor Brian Winston, himself a former ‘World in Action’ producer, provides a brilliant tour d’horizon of the history of investigative journalism from St Augustine warning of ‘hell for the inquisitive’ in 400 CE to today’s hyper-competitive media landscape and laments: ‘As we witness the disappearance of newspaper investigative teams, it turns out it is not fear of hell-fire curbing curiosity … it’s a lack of cash.’

  2. Wofull newes from wales: local, national and transnational case studies

    Winston, Brian
    There is a basic, and erroneous, belief about the newsreel, ie it was ‘neither journalistic nor artistic’ (in the documentary sense). It can, though be argued that it was both but poorly so. It was, rather, facile journalism and uninspired documentary. And moreover it reflected centuries of efforts to illustrate the news, from woodcut and photography, to film, radio and television. Newsreels are not so easily dismissed.

  3. ‘Immediate death or a life of torture are the consequences of the system’: the Bridgwater Union scandal and policy change

    Shave, Samantha
    Throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries workhouses were a key provider of medical care to the poor. Workhouse beds in Britain far outnumbered beds provided by charitable hospitals, and a high percentage of inmates were elderly and infirm, needing not only accommodation and work but also medical relief. Historians of welfare, the English poor laws, and medicine have been aware of the importance of workhouse-based medicine, but the topic has not been studied in depth. This volume is the first to examine the history of the medical services provided by these institutions both in Britain and its former colonies, over the...

  4. Dynasties 2-3

    Wilkinson, Toby
    The 2nd-3rd dynasties were crucial for the early development of Pharaonic civilization, yet they remain obscure due to a paucity of contemporary texts and securely dated material. The broad historical outline has been established with some certainty, but numerous questions remain unanswered. Royal funerary monuments dominate the archaeological record and help to chart changes in the underlying ideology. Religion as a whole was virtually indistinguishable from the royal cult, and the disconnect between state and private worship reflects a wider division between the ruling elite and the populace. Nevertheless, the demands of pyramid building led to the opening up and...

  5. The cellular and pathologic prion protein

    Gill, Andrew; Castle, Andrew R.
    The cellular prion protein, PrPC, is a small, cell-surface glycoprotein with a function that is currently somewhat ill-defined. It is also the key molecule involved in the family of neurodegenerative disorders called transmissible spongiform encephalopathies, which are also known as prion diseases. The misfolding of PrPC to a conformationally-altered isoform, designated PrPSc, is the main molecular process involved in pathogenesis and appears to precede many other pathological and clinical manifestations of disease, including neuronal loss, astrogliosis and cognitive loss. PrPSc is also believed to be the major component of the infectious “prion”, the agent responsible for disease transmission, and preparations...

  6. Speech politics: performing political scripts

    Breed, Ananda
    I use the notion of speech politics from William B. Worthen’s consideration of how the written text or script and performance influence and inform the other as an evolving practice. (Worthen 2009) I make the argument that the rehearsal of the performance through the Gacaca play by Kalisa Rugano and several grassroots theatre associations that used theatre to rehearse and perform gacaca was influential in certain areas. Here, a critical gap between the written text or script and the performance of gacaca is made visible as the theatrical frame becomes a space to critically analyse some of these larger narratives...

  7. Theatre for survival: art of creation and protection (Kubunda)

    Breed, Ananda
    Tutsi artists-in-exile sought to use performance as a mode of cultural survival, both to preserve Tutsi culture in the countries of refuge and to fuel a militaristic return to Rwanda, 'the land of milk and honey'. Performance was used to survive displacement and to create a utopian vision of Rwanda, the ancestral land that many young Tutsi refugees had never lived in nor experienced. Artists took refuge in neighbouring countries including Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) at various historical points when Tutsi were hunted down to be killed, including 1959, 1973 and the genocide against Tutsi...

  8. Power and authority in Early Dynastic Egypt

    Wilkinson, Toby
    This book contains twenty-nine articles presented to Geoffrey Martin by his friends and colleagues in celebration of the long and distinguished career of this eminent Egyptologist. The main areas of Professor Martin's scholarly interests are well represented with a wide range of studies on Early Dynastic Egypt and on the history and chronology, art and archaeology of the New Kingdom, often related to his excavations at Saqqara, Amarna, and in the Valley of the Kings. Other essays deal with Old Kingdom mastabas at Giza, Saqqara and Abusir and with the history of Egyptology and early excavators in Egypt. To reflect...

  9. Street smarts for smart streets

    Coley, Rob
    In the technological imaginary of the ‘smart city’, new practices of visualizing protect against a multiplicity of forces that threaten to destabilize urban life. Computational urbanism promises access to a privileged and commanding perspective on the dynamics of the city. Critical responses to this speculative ideal tend to focus on how the exploitation of such a perspective might compromise the uniquely human character of urban relations. There is, however, a more radical implication of urban smartness, namely a situation in which living more intimately with nonhuman objects and processes reveals the humanist vision of the city to be both highly...

  10. Indigenous environmental victimisation in the Canadian oil sands

    Heydon, James
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  11. A practical guide to investigating medieval rural settlements [appendix]

    Lewis, Carenza
    Defining the Midlands is a challenge because it is an area which is mostly lacking clear geographical divisions and its boundaries have consequently been drawn along different lines depending on frames of reference. Here, however, ‘the Midlands’ has been taken to encompass 15 counties from five different local government regions: Derbyshire, Leicestershire (including Rutland), Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and Nottinghamshire (East Midlands region); Herefordshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire (West Midlands region); Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire (South-East England region); Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire (East of England region; and Gloucestershire (South West Region). This area, which could perhaps be better termed ‘the greater Midlands’, including...

  12. The midlands: medieval settlements and landscapes

    Lewis, Carenza; Jones, Richard
    Defining the Midlands is a challenge because it is an area which is mostly lacking clear geographical divisions and its boundaries have consequently been drawn along different lines depending on frames of reference. Here, however, ‘the Midlands’ has been taken to encompass 15 counties from five different local government regions: Derbyshire, Leicestershire (including Rutland), Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and Nottinghamshire (East Midlands region); Herefordshire, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Worcestershire and Warwickshire (West Midlands region); Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire (South-East England region); Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire (East of England region; and Gloucestershire (South West Region). This area, which could perhaps be better termed ‘the greater Midlands’, including...

  13. The medieval period (850-1500 AD

    Lewis, Carenza
    The period 850-1500 was one of great change which saw the East Midlands transformed from a conglomerate of localised chiefdoms or small kingdoms in the middle Saxon period to become part of the much larger and more powerful medieval kingdom of England, at its height during the period of the Angevin empire when it was one of the largest and most powerful forces in medieval Europe.

  14. Utmark, settlement, marginality and power in medieval lowland England

    Lewis, Carenza
    This paper looks at utmark in medieval southern and eastern England, the uncultivated and thinly settled landscapes of which are largely lost to us today, transformed long ago into arable fields and settlements. It will consider the nature and extent of such ‘lowland utmark’, the use of the concept of marginality in understanding such land, and the factors which affected its development, persistence and transformation.

  15. Anticipation and the normative stance

    Fuller, Ted
    The connection between anticipation and norms is that anticipation has causal power to change social norms and social norms have causal power in framing anticipation. In the stabilization or transformation of social norms, anticipation can be seen as a causal mechanism. I take further Rosen’s characterizations of anticipatory systems as having ‘almost an ethical character’ to suggest that in the do-main of the social, ethics, as values inherent in inferential judgements, act on the disposition to anticipate. The agent’s disposition to anticipate creates dynamic activity guided by the modeling relations between agent and environment. Modeling relations are inter-subjectively formed. Judgements...

  16. Dark angels: Blake, Milton, and Lovecraft in Ridley Scott's Prometheus

    Whittaker, Jason
    William Blake has long been an influence in Ridley Scott’s work, most famously via the (mis)quotation of lines from Blake’s America by Roy Batty in Blade Runner and more extensively through the design work of Gorton Assheton and motifs based on “The Angel” and “The Sick Rose” in Legend, as well as drawing on Thomas Harris’s dialogue with Blake in the Hannibal Lecter trilogy. This chapter examines some of the ways in which Scott references Blake’s visual imagery in conjunction with the cosmologies of Milton and H.P. Lovecraft in his flawed but fascinating 2012 film, Prometheus.

  17. Conclusion: reflecting on African diaspora direct investment

    Siwale, Juliana
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  18. Mapping of diaspora direct investment: critical areas of investment

    Siwale, Juliana
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  19. Compassionate investment? Diaspora contribution to poverty alleviation in Francophone West Africa

    Hack-polay, Dieu
    This chapter examines the input of the Francophone African diaspora in development effort in the region. The example of Côte d’Ivoire is particularly highlighted because it is the largest economy in Francophone West African and a dominant economy in the Francophone world in Africa. The chapter examines the construction of the remittances sent to the region and the direct invest by members of the diaspora in the home country. A critical line of argument is that the funds that feed remittances and diaspora directly investment are hard earned at the cost of the diaspora’s work life balance. Many diaspora investors...

  20. Buildings, rural landscape and space in sixteenth-century Gaelic Ulster

    Gardiner, Mark
    The present landscape of Ulster bears little resemblance to its late medieval predecessor. The study begins with drawn and written sources, then considers field evidence and finally offers a tentative interpretation of the character of the landscape of Gaelic Ulster in relationship to its economy and society. Perhaps the most striking feature about the landscape of Gaelic Ulster in the sixteenth century was the lack of substantial investment in the construction of physical structures. This included not only houses, other buildings and fields, but also the construction of material boundaries of all sorts, including those of the farms and townlands....

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