GC0146: development of co-ordinated in situ and ex situ UK farm animal genetic resources conservation strategy and implementation guidance - Hall, Stephen
The need for the project arises from the UK Government’s international commitments to the conservation and sustainable utilization of its farm animal genetic resources (FAnGR). This report complements the other elements of the project, which have focused on background policy and specific issues of animal identification and traceability. Its aims are
• To review current activities in UK FAnGR breeding and conservation;
• To generate a best practice document for stakeholders and policy makers.
“The selective breeding of livestock in order to meet commercial requirements”
1. Breeding plans operate within political, economic and scientific-technical contexts and these are reviewed;
2. UK livestock are in the private sector...
Devised performance in Irish theatre: histories and contemporary practice - O'Gorman, Siobhán; McIvor, Charlotte
Devised Performance in Irish Theatre: Histories and Contemporary Practice is the first collection to focus exclusively on devised theatre throughout the island of Ireland by bringing together a range of perspectives from both academics and practitioners. It situates the histories and contemporary practice of devised performance in the Irish theatre, responding to a decisive shift in the working approach of several prominent emerging companies including ANU Productions, Brokentalkers, THEATREclub, and THISISPOPBABY. This collection takes a historical approach that demonstrates how this contemporary surge of work builds on a physical and dance theatre movement in Irish theatre that began to coalesce...
Foreign devils: exile and host nation in Hollywood's golden age - Gergely, Gabor
Foreign Devils investigates representations of exile in Hollywood cinema from 1930 to 1956 through the films of Peter Lorre, Béla Lugosi, and Conrad Veidt. This book dispels the assumption that by virtue of its hegemonic, reactionary, and exclusionary modes of representation, otherness is excluded from or only obliquely alluded to in classical Hollywood cinema. This book contends that Hollywood uses European émigré actors to speak of the experience of exile and the often-futile exilic attempts at integration into the host nation.
This original, cross-disciplinary study incorporates a number of research interests in film studies – specifically Hollywood cinema, exile and émigré...
EU cohesion policy in practice: what does it achieve? - Bachtler, John; Begg, Iain; Charles, David; Polverari, Laura
EU Cohesion policy, along with support for agriculture and rural development, is one of the main items of EU spending. As such, the performance of the policy has come under increasing scrutiny. Perhaps surprisingly, however, past attempts to assess the effectiveness of the EU’s have proved to be highly ambivalent. This book examines the long-term achievements of Cohesion policy from 1989 to 2012 and draws out the main policy implications. Originally undertaken for the European Commission by the authors, this major longitudinal study adopts an innovative approach to assessing the effectiveness and achievements of this policy, building on case studies...
Snuff: real death and screen media - Jackson, Neil; Kimber, Shaun; Walker, Johnny; Watson, Thomas Joseph
The phenomenon of so-called 'snuff movies' (films that allegedly document real acts of murder, specifically designed to 'entertain' and sexually arouse the spectator) represents a fascinating socio-cultural paradox. At once unproven, yet accepted by many, as emblematic of the very worst extremes of pornography and horror, moral detractors have argued that the mere idea of snuff constitutes the logical (and terminal) extension of generic forms that are dependent primarily upon the excitement, stimulation and, ultimately, corruption of the senses. Snuff: Real Death and Screen Media brings together scholars from film and media studies to assess the longevity of one of...
Archival afterlives. Life, death, and knowledge-making in early modern British scientific and medical archives - Roos, Anna Marie; Keller, Vera; Yale, Beth
This conference edition explores the posthumous fortunes of scientific and medical archives in early modern Britain. If early modern natural philosophers claimed all knowledge as their province, theirs was a paper empire. In a series of essays, this book explores how did these (often) disorderly collections of paper come to be 'the archives of the Scientific Revolution.'
Inspired by calls for the wholesale reform of natural philosophy and schooled in humanist note-taking practices, early naturalists generated correspondence, reading notes, experimental and observational reports, and drafts of treatises intended for circulation in manuscript or further replication in print. In our own day,...
Formulation in action: applying psychological theory to clinical practice - Dawson, Dave; Moghaddam, Nima
When people seek psychological support, formulation is the theory-driven methodology used by many practitioners to guide identification of the processes, mechanisms, and patterns of behaviour that appear to be contributing to the presenting difficulties. However, the process of formulating – or applying psychological theory to practice – can often seem unclear.
In this volume, we present multiple demonstrations of formulation in action – written by applied psychologists embedded in clinical training, research, and practice.
The volume covers a range of contemporary approaches to formulation and therapy that have not been considered in extant works, and includes unique sections offering critical counter-perspectives and...
Cross-curricular teaching in the primary school: planning and facilitating imaginative lessons [2nd edition] - Kerry, Trevor
Cross-Curricular Teaching in the Primary School helps teachers plan a more imaginative, integrated curriculum by presenting in accessible language a rationale and framework for teaching across the subjects. This second edition has been fully updated in light of the new curriculum, and shows how cross-curricular work can contribute to deeper subject knowledge.
Illustrated throughout with examples of effective topic work in successful schools, this book provides guidance on the underpinning theory and strategies to facilitate cross-curricular work with young children. With a new structure to emphasise the importance of careful planning and preparation,
issues covered include:
•How children learn
International encyclopaedia of the information age - Winston, Brian
The International Encyclopaedia of the Information Age surveys the current field of mass communications as it has been overtaken and transformed by the technological revolution. From the telegraph to the Internet, this unique reference will span print, photographic, electrical and electronic communication systems, international and national institutional forms, the structure of content, the history of technological and cultural development and the biographies of the people concerned with them currently and in the past.
Chronicling two hundred years of technological development, The Encyclopaedia of the Information Age will cover all the major media––advertising, books, cinema, print, theatre, radio, television, new media, public...
Producing for the web - Whittaker, Jason
Web Production for Writers and Journalists is a clear and practical guide to planning, setting up and managing a website.
Developing student engagement in higher education - Crawford, Karin; Derricott, Dan
This book is an authored text that provides a contemporary overview of processes that enable change towards embedded student engagement and partnership working within all areas of Higher Education institutions. It develops a focus on student engagement in the sense of students taking a more active role in evaluating, assuring and enhancing the quality of the educational experience, while drawing on the dependencies on and implications of how students engage with their learning. In its content, the text draws on current literature and research to explore different perspectives on key issues that relate to this work. The book is underpinned...
‘Monferrato' medievale. Crocevia di culture e sperimentazioni - Vescovi, Michele Luigi
From the 19th Century, scholars have considered the architecture of Piedmont as the product of the so-called “Monferrato School”, from the historic name of a part of the region. My book reconsiders the development of the area in and around Monferrato in the 11th and 12th centuries and suggests a new interpretative model of historical geography, one which considers the institutional rule of dioceses. Through analysis of twenty churches, most of them never before published, this book offers new insights into dynamics of patronage and craftsmanship, civic self-representation at the time of the Crusades and the Commune.
Social work with adults - Rogers, Jim; Bright, Lucy; Davies, Helen
Social work with vulnerable adults is becoming increasingly centred on a key piece of legislation: the Mental Capacity Act. The Act provides a framework for protecting the vulnerable while allowing those who may lack capacity to have certain safeguards enshrined in law.
This book will help support students to learn two things: first, how the Mental Capacity Act operates and what its key principles are when applied to safeguarding adults; and second, what are the compassionate skills and values that need to be interwoven with legislative knowledge? The authors show how these two principles interact and inform one another and how...