Towns in Britain: Jones the planner - Jones, Adrian; Matthews, Chris
This lavishly illustrated book takes an irreverent, sometimes angry and amusing journey exploring our towns and cities, from Hackney and its hipsters to Rab C. Nesbitt's Govan, from the screaming incoherence of Cardiff Bay to the alleged idyll of Hertfordshire's garden cities. Written for the informed general reader, Towns in Britain looks at what is happening to our cities today and is essential reading for those interested in urban design, architecture and town and transport planning. Towns in Britain stimulates discussion about important topics which affect us all: the housing crisis, the quality of urban regeneration, place-making and the creation...
Mobility and fantasy in visual culture - Burgin, Victor; Bann, Stephen; Lent, Michael; Johnson, Lewis
This volume offers a varied and informed series of approaches to questions of mobility—actual, social, virtual, and imaginary—as related to visual culture. Contributors address these questions in light of important contemporary issues such as migration; globalization; trans-nationality and trans-cultural difference; art, space and place; new media; fantasy and identity; and the movement across and the transgression of the proprieties of boundaries and borders. The book invites the reader to read across the collection, noting differences or making connections between media and forms and between audiences, critical traditions and practitioners, with a view to developing a more informed understanding of visual...
Pharmacology - Boothroyd, Dave
The popular trope which depicts the origin of life on earth as emerging from a ?chemical soup? continues to have an enduring hold over the imagination. Of course, whether this ?soup? was a prebiotic puddle on the surface of this third rock from the Sun, originally ?canned?, superheated and pressurised in one of its internal faults, or a kind of extraterrestrial material reheated in some way after having reached the early Earth from elsewhere in universe, may not be known for sure. Nevertheless, advances in sciences such as paleogenomics and paleohistology have shown us that at least a part of...
Ethical subjects in contemporary culture - Boothroyd, Dave
This title shows how ethical subjectivity is not based on individual morals but contemporary culture. Taking his lead from the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas, and engaging with a number of ethical thinkers, Dave Boothroyd addresses a number of key contemporary ethical subjects. In doing so, he reveals how responsibility is grounded in the everyday encounters and situations we are all familiar with. It pays particular attention to the philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas. It engages with a number of important theorists of ethics and culture: Nietzsche, Heidegger, Lacan, Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, Irigaray, Nancy and Badiou. It focuses on ethical concerns from...
A substantive environmental right: an examination of the legal obligations of decision-makers towards the environment - Turner, Stephen J.
Acute global awareness of environmental degradation seems at last to have created a consensus that environmental obligations should be imposed on decision-makers, whether state or non-state actors. However, although substantive environmental rights have been developed to a limited degree, there is as yet no international treaty or agreement that provides a globally accepted substantive human right to a good or clean and healthy environment. This impressive book proposes such a right. In unprecedented depth, the author probes the legal obligations of decision-makers within states, companies, multilateral development banks and the World Trade Organization and develops a sound substantive human right...
British women's life writing, 1760-1840: friendship, community, and collaboration - Culley, Amy
British Women’s Life Writing, 1760-1840 brings together for the first time a wide range of print and manuscript sources in order to explore the innovative ways in which women wrote the stories of their lives and the lives of others. It argues for the importance of personal relationships, communal affiliations, and creative collaborations in these texts, in order to challenge the traditional conception of autobiography as an individualistic practice and offer new insights into female relationships and networks in this period. By focusing on the spiritual writing of Methodist preachers, the memoirs and journals of courtesans, and British travellers’ accounts...
International perpectives on higher education: challenging values and practice - Kerry, Trevor
Trevor Kerry draws together contributions from leading academics in the field based in Europe, Canada and Australia to examine key themes in higher education, including:
• academic freedom
• leadership and management
• the nature of learning and teaching
• ethical behaviour
• curriculum innovation
•attitudes to globalization and internationalization
The contributors explore what might constitute effective higher education provision, drawing on innovative practice from around the world and encouraging higher education practitioners to become more analytical and critical about their institutions, about their own roles, and about the ways in which they and their work serve their client-base. In so doing the book...
The Diary of Foo Ping-sheung, 1944 - Foo, Yee-Wah
This is an original copy (in traditional Chinese characters) of Fu Bingchang's (Foo Ping-sheung) diary. It was written in Moscow in 1944. The diary is annotated, and there is an introduction.
Foo Ping-sheung (1896-1965) was born in Foshan, Guangdong. He was sent to St. Stephen’s College in Hong Kong, trained as a civil engineer at Hong Kong University and received honorary Doctor of Laws from HKU. He had been worked as an attendant to the delegation of the Canton Constitutional Government to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, as secretary to Sun Yatsen 1918-24, governor of Hainan Island 1919-1922, as superintendent...
The Diary of Foo Ping-sheung 1945 - Foo, Yee-Wah
This is an original copy (in traditional Chinese characters) of Fu Bingchang's (Foo Ping-sheung) diary, written in Moscow in 1945. The diary contains an introduction and annotations.
Foo Ping-sheung (1896-1965) was born in Foshan, Guangdong. He was sent to St. Stephen’s College in Hong Kong, trained as a civil engineer at Hong Kong University and received honorary Doctor of Laws from HKU. He had been attaché to the delegation of the Canton Constitutional Government to the Paris Peace Conference in 1919, secretary to Sun Yatsen 1918-24, governor of Hainan Island 1919-1922, superintendent of Customs and Commissioner for Foreign Affairs at Canton...
Academic commentary on the University staff's involvement in the Global Corporate Challenge - 2013 - Middleton, Geoff
This monograph is a collection of small articles provided to University staff engaged in the Global Corporate Challenge (GCC); a pedometer-based workplace health initiative. The articles highlight the conceptual journey of initial engagement, progression and cessation of the initiative with focus on participant interaction, behaviour and subsequent performance. At each stage, each article is linked to health promotion theory and attempt to relate to the participant experience of sustaining and maintaining physical activity during the GCC's active time-frame. The articles where shown in an email newsletter to staff engaging in the initiative in the spring - summer 2013 period.
English Episcopal Acta 43: Coventry and Lichfield 1215-1256 - Hoskin, Philippa; Denton, Jeffrey H.
An edition of the surviving documents issued by the bishops of Coventry and Lichfield 1215-1258, with a full scholarly analysis of these documents and their place in the ecclesiastical, administrative, social and political history of the period
Stained glass of Lincoln Cathedral - Morgan, Nigel J.; Cheshire, Jim; Bennett, Carol; Küpper, Tom
Expressing the compelling beauty and majesty of Lincoln Cathedral in words is as elusive as grasping the colours cast on the floor and pillars by the light shining through its stained-glass windows. Lincoln Cathedral's breathtaking stained glass is one reason many believe this to be the finest Gothic cathedral in the British Isles. Much of its medieval glass has been lost, but what remains is the most important collection of English early thirteenth-century glass after Canterbury Cathedral. The north transept Dean's Eye is outstanding as an early and very large rose window of c. 1220. The Victorian glazing programmes feature...
Evaluating approaches to Family Resources Survey data - McKay, Steve
This report provides an investigation into evaluating approaches to linking Family Resources Survey
(FRS) with Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) administrative data. The FRS has two important
functions which are to support the production of key statistics such as Households Below Average
Income (HBAI), and as a dataset that is available for use by both Government policy analysts and
Dignity in healthcare: a practical approach for nurses and midwives - Matiti, Milika; Baillie, Lesley
Dignity in the care of patients and clients of all ages, whether in hospital or community settings, is an area of increasing national and international importance and concern. However, a comprehensive, accessible resource for nurses and midwives on the theory and practice of dignity in care has until now been lacking.
Dignity in Healthcare provides a practical approach, underpinned by up-to-date theory, to this crucial issue for those providing care to people in all stages of life, including those with mental illnesses or learning disabilities.
Care in areas such as maternity, community, palliative and acute care and others is explored in depth....
Untold stories in organizations - Izak, Michal; Hitchin, Linda; Anderson, David
The field of organizational storytelling research is productive, vibrant and diverse. Over three decades we have come to understand how organizations are not only full of stories but also how stories are actively making, sustaining and changing organizations. This edited collection contributes to this body of work by paying specific attention to stories that are neglected, edited out, unintentionally omitted or deliberately left silent.
Despite the fact that such stories are not voiced they have a role to play in organizational analysis. The chapters in this volume variously explore how certain realities become excluded or silenced. The stories that remain...
The land question in Britain, 1750-1950 - Cragoe, Matthew; Readman, Paul
For nearly two hundred years, the use and ownership of land generated much political controversy in Britain. Liberals, radicals and socialists attacked the evils of 'landlordism', proposing measures ranging from allotment bills to land nationalisation. Conversely, political conservatives mounted various campaigns in defence of the landed aristocracy and landed property in general, resisting the schemes of reformers while likewise sponsoring legislation to further their own cause. The ensuing debate over the 'land question' became a fixture of modern British politics between 1750 and 1950. This volume, featuring a distinguished line-up of expert contributors, offers the first synoptic and pan-British treatment...
London politics, 1760-1914 - Cragoe, Matthew; Taylor, Antony
This collection offers the first detailed investigation of politics in nineteenth-century London. Charting the capital's course from a stronghold of radicalism in 1800 to a fortress of Conservatism a century later, it reclaims London's place at the heart of the nation's political life. The contributors argue that for all the prominence of provincial agitations for free trade and religious liberty, London continued to define the political nation. All provincial movements sought to conquer the capital, yet London remained a tough nut to crack. It had its own political priorities. The contributors explore its unique political microclimate, its traditions of electoral...