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  1. A stakeholder approach to managing food: local, national and global issues

    Hingley, Martin; Lindgreen, Adam; Angell, Robert; Memery, Juliet; Vanhamme, Joëlle
    This research anthology explores the concept of food production and supply, from farm gate to plate, bringing together contemporary thinking and research on local, national, and global issues from a stakeholder perspective. A Stakeholder Approach to Managing Food includes a number of sections to represent these challenges, opportunities, conflicts, and cohesions affecting relevant stakeholder groups within food production and supply and their reaction to, engagement with, and co-creation of the food environment. For some, local, national, and global interests may seem at odds. We are in an era of growing and pervasive multi-national corporations, and these corporations have significant influence...

  2. History through material culture

    Hannan, Leonie; Longair, Sarah
    This book provides a practical introduction for researchers who wish to use objects and material culture as primary sources for the study of the past. The book focuses primarily on the period 1500 to the present day, but the principles put forward are equally applicable to studies of earlier historical eras. Histories of the last five centuries have been driven to a remarkable extent by textual records and it is with this in mind that Researching Objects & Material Culture offers researchers a step-by-step guide to approaching the material evidence that survives from this period. Anticipating that many researchers will...

  3. Critical issues in social work with older people

    Ray, Mo; Bernard, Miriam; Phillips, Judith
    This timely text highlights the importance of informed and critical practice in social work with older people. With an emphasis on reflection throughout, it argues for the need to rethink how social workers support some of the most vulnerable people in society. The text begins with an exploration of the relationship between gerontology, the study of aging, and social work, and demonstrates that a gerontological approach has long been missing from social work practice. The central chapters consider key issues affecting older people and social work practice, such as: • risk of poverty • memory loss and dementia • palliative and end...

  4. Curating empire: museums and the British imperial experience

    Longair, Sarah; McAleer, John
    Curating empire explores the diverse roles played by museums and their curators in moulding and representing the British imperial experience. This collection demonstrates how individuals, their curatorial practices, and intellectual and political agendas influenced the development of a variety of museums across the globe. Taken together, these contributions suggest that museums are not just sites for accessing history but need to be considered as historical sites of significance in themselves. Individual essays examine the work of curators in museums in Britain and the colonies, the historical display and interpretation of empire in Britain, and the establishment of 'museum networks' in...

  5. Theorizing social change in post-Soviet countries: critical approaches

    Amsler, Sarah; Sanghera, Balihar; Yarkova, Tatiana
    The book traces three main approaches to the sociology of post-Soviet societies: studies guided by neoliberal theory and/or practice; work which may be termed neoconservative in orientation, and which is often a response to the first; and a third type of work that is considered both critical and reflexive, and which seeks to transcend the limitations of the other approaches. The book is divided into three parts, addressing polity, culture and economy. In each section, authors endeavour to transcend both neoliberalism and neoconservatism, and reach for a third approach, ‘critical social science’. This is a broad movement, and the authors...

  6. The future of university education

    Izak, Michal; Kostera, Monika; Zawadzki, Michal
    This collected volume of essays offers glimpses of the future of university education. While universities consider the spirit of theoretical exchange and intellectual pursuit to be a defining trait of their identity, this book argues that this heritage is disappearing under the influence of the short-term demands of societies and markets. Universities used to be sites of dissent, civil courage and societal conscience, but have now instead become little more than pseudo-businesses, rendering them incapable of remaining critical or independent. However, with more people going to university every year, there is a strong resistance to the notion that the university...

  7. Cracks in the dome: fractured histories of empire in the Zanzibar Museum, 1897–1964

    Longair, Sarah
    As one of the most monumental and recognisable landmarks from Zanzibar’s years as a British Protectorate, the distinctive domed building of the Zanzibar Museum (also known as the Beit al-Amani or Peace Memorial Museum) is widely known and familiar to Zanzibaris and visitors alike. Yet the complicated and compelling history behind its construction and collection has been overlooked by historians until now. Drawing on a rich and wide range of hitherto unexplored archival, photographic, architectural and material evidence, this book is the first serious investigation of this remarkable institution. Although the museum was not opened until 1925, this book traces...

  8. The geography of environmental crime: conservation, wildlife crime and environmental activism

    Potter, Gary R.; Nurse, Angus; Hall, Matthew
    This book critically examines both theory and practice around conservation crimes. It engages with the full complexity of environmental crimes and different responses to them, including: poaching, conservation as a response to wildlife crime, forest degradation, environmental activism, and the application of scientific and situational crime prevention techniques as preventative tools to deal with green crime.

  9. Two years below the Horn: a personal memoir of Operation Tabarin

    Taylor, Andrew; Haddelsey, Stephen
    Two Years Below the Horn is the only full, contemporary account of Operation Tabarin, the only Antarctic expedition to be launched by a combatant nation during the Second World War. Although publicised as an exercise designed to prevent German U-boats and surface raiders from using Antarctic and sub-Antarctica harbours, its real purpose was to re-establish British sovereignty in the face of Argentine incursions. This account, by the expedition's commander, was written shortly after the expedition returned to the UK. This will be its first publication.

  10. Charles Lever: the lost Victorian

    Haddelsey, Stephen
    At the peak of his career, Charles Lever (1806-1872) was one of the most successful novelists in the English language, and the only mid-19th century Irish novelist to vie with Charles Dickens in popularity and earning potential. Yet within three decades of his death, his works had sunk into obscurity. The light-heartedness of his earliest novels, "The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer" (1839) and "Charles O'Malley - the Irish Dragoon" (1841), brought condemnation from Nationalists who championed the serious and didactic purpose of literature in highlighting the desperate plight of Ireland's indigenous population. It is in Lever's positive and thoughtful reaction...

  11. Born adventurer: the life of Frank Bickerton, Antarctic pioneer

    Haddelsey, Stephen
    Born Adventurer is the first biography of one of the most fascinating explorers of the Heroic Age of British and Commonwealth Antarctic exploration. Born into an affluent middle-class family, Bickerton decided to reject his comfortable surroundings and to embark, instead, upon an astonishingly colourful career during which he not only carried the first aeroplane to Antarctica but also hunted for pirate gold on Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island", served as a frontline trenches officer and a member of one of the RFC's elite squadrons during the First World War, travelled from Cape to Cairo during the golden age of the...

  12. Operation Tabarin: Britain's secret wartime expedition to Antarctica, 1943-46

    Haddelsey, Stephen; Carroll, Alan
    In 1943 Winston Churchill’s War Cabinet met to discuss the opening of a new front, fought not on the beaches of Normandy or in the jungles of Burma but amid the blizzards and glaciers of the Antarctic. As well as setting in train a sequence of events that would eventually culminate in the Falklands War, the British bases secretly established in 1944 would go on to lay the foundations for one of the most important and enduring government-sponsored programmes of scientific research in the polar regions: the British Antarctic Survey. Operation Tabarin tells the story of the only Antarctic expedition...

  13. Shackleton's dream: Fuchs, Hillary and the crossing of Antarctica

    Haddelsey, Stephen
    In 1914 Sir Ernest Shackleton embarked on what he called 'The last great polar journey' - the crossing of Antarctica. His expedition ended in disaster, with the Endurance crushed and three men dead. Forty years later Vivian Fuchs and Edmund Hillary, the hero of Everest, set out to succeed where Shackleton had failed. Despite the passage of four decades, the Commonwealth Trans-Antarctic Expedition of 1955-58 encountered many of the obstacles that had so hindered Shackleton - a chronic shortage of funds, inadequate equipment and an early onset of pack-ice. Even more disastrously, it also suffered from a clash of personalities...

  14. Isidore of Seville and his reception in the early Middle Ages: transmitting and transforming knowledge

    Wood, Jamie; Fear, Andrew
    Isidore of Seville (560—636) was a crucial figure in the preservation and sharing of classical and early Christian knowledge. His compilations of the works of earlier authorities formed an essential part of monastic education for centuries. Due to the vast amount of information he gathered and its wide dissemination in the Middle Ages, Pope John Paul II even named Isidore the patron saint of the Internet in 1997. This volume represents a cross section of the various approaches scholars have taken toward Isidore’s writings. The essays explore his sources, how he selected and arranged them for posterity, and how his...

  15. Ice Captain: the life of J. R. Stenhouse

    Haddelsey, Stephen
    Not long after Shackleton watched his ship Endurance become trapped in the ice floes of the Weddell Sea, on the other side of Antarctica the expedition’s second ship, Aurora, suffered an equally terrifying fate. Under the command of J.R. Stenhouse, the Aurora was torn from her moorings and driven out to sea, becoming trapped in pack ice. For ten months the ice sawed at her hull, until, with her rudder smashed and water cascading from her seams, she broke free and embarked upon her own extraordinary voyage to safe harbour. One hundred years on from the Endurance expedition of 1914–17, Ice...

  16. Twenty-first century drama: what happens now?

    Sian, Adiseshiah; LePage, Louise
    What makes twenty-first century drama distinctive? Which events, themes, shifts, and paradigms are marking its stages? Within this landmark collection, original voices from the field of drama provide rich analysis of a selection of the most exciting and remarkable plays and productions of the new millennium. Kaleidoscopic in scope, Twenty-First Century Drama: What Happens Now creates a broad, rigorously critical framework for approaching the drama of this period, including its forms, playwrights, companies, institutions, collaborative projects, and directors. The collection has a deliberately British bent, examining established playwrights - such as Churchill, Brenton, and Hare - alongside a new generation...

  17. Goldfish

    Roos, Anna Marie
    This book will emphasise three themes about goldfish through history: their ubiquity and ambiguity, their status as a moving target, and their role in unforeseen developments. Although their ubiquity and seeming ordinariness has meant goldfish have not been subject to historical study, interest in the cultural history of fish is historiographically timely. Jackson has recently published the first study of fish in two-­‐dimensional art to illustrate their religious, social, political, and economic significance (2011), and there is an ongoing NWO study of early modern ichthyology (Smith, A New History of Fishes, 2015). There have also been specialist studies on fish in early modern scientific...

  18. Film

    Jones, Sarah
    This book looks at the movie industry and at the labour intensive but fascinating process of making a feature film. It examines each stage in the production of a film, from initial idea through to the final cut and screening, and highlights the main activities that take place along the way. The book not only looks at the work of prominent people in the film world, such as directors and actors, but also describes the equally important but less high profile contributions of the gaffer, best boy and key grip. Part of a series dealing with various aspects of the media,...

  19. Fifty key British films

    Barrow, Sarah; White, John
    This book, part of the successful Key Guides series from Routledge, provides a chance to delve into 50 British films considered a true reflection of the times. With case studies from the 1930s heyday of cinema right up to the present day, this chronologically ordered volume includes coverage of: - The Lodger (Hitchcock) - Drifters (Grierson) - Listen to Britain (Jennings) - The Third Man (Reed) - Pressure (Ove) - Bahji on the Beach (Chadha) - London (Keiller) - Ratcatcher (Ramsey) In this text, some of the seminal works by Britain's best and lesser known talents are scrutinised for their outstanding ability to articulate the issues of the time...

  20. Understanding community: politics, policy and practice (Second edition)

    Somerville, Peter
    This substantially revised edition of a highly topical text draws upon theory from Marx and Bourdieu to offer a clearer understanding of community in capitalist society. The book takes a more critical look at the literature on community, community development and the politics of community, and applies this critical approach to themes introduced in the first edition on economic development, learning, health and social care, housing, and policing, taking into account the changes in policy that have taken place, particularly in the UK, since the first edition was written. It will be a valuable resource for researchers and students of...

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