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Crafting the Woman Professional in the Long Nineteenth Century: Artistry and Industry in Britain

by Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi & Patricia Zakreski

Over the course of the nineteenth century, women in Britain participated in diverse and prolific forms of artistic labour. How women faced the pragmatics of their own creative labour as they pursued vocations,...


China's New Diplomacy: Rationale, Strategies and Significance

by Zhiqun Zhu

This fully revised second edition covers Chinese initiatives in the Middle East, Latin America and the Caribbean, Africa, Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the South Pacific and studies China's current efforts...


Media Portrayals of Religion and the Secular Sacred: Representation and Change

by Kim Knott & Elizabeth Poole

This book explores British media coverage and representation of religion and contemporary secular values and is set in the context of wider debates about the sociology of religion and media representation. The...


Energy Efficiency: The Definitive Guide to the Cheapest, Cleanest, Fastest Source of Energy

by Steven Fawkes

Energy risk has reappeared on the corporate and social agenda with a bang and the complexity of the issues has increased many-fold since the days of the last great wave of concern that followed the oil crises...


Ouida and Victorian Popular Culture

by Jane Jordan & Andrew King

'Ouida,' the pseudonym of Louise Ramé (1839-1908), was one of the most productive and widely read Victorian writers. This volume offers a radically new view of Ouida, engaging with perceptions of popular and...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Feminist Legal Theory

by Margaret Davies & Vanessa E. Munro

This Companion celebrates the strength of feminist legal thought, which is manifested in this dynamic combination of stability and change, as well as in the diversity of perspectives and methodologies, and the...


Varieties of Religious Establishment

by Winnifred Fallers Sullivan & Lori G. Beaman

In the hyper-globalized world of the politics of religious freedom today, a focus on establishments brings into view the cultural assumptions, cosmologies, anthropologies, and institutions which structure religion...


Transnational Corruption and Corporations: Regulating Bribery Through Corporate Liability

by Simeon Obidairo

This book examines two particular constraints operating on the regulation of transnational corruption in general and bribery in particular. Firstly, it explores the limits of international cooperation in the...


Understanding Muslim Chaplaincy

by Sophie Gilliat-Ray & Mansur Ali

Understanding Muslim Chaplaincy provides a lens through which to explore critical questions relating to contemporary religion in public life, and the institutionalisation of Islam in particular. Providing a...


Oil and Gas, Technology and Humans: Assessing the Human Factors of Technological Change

by Eirik Albrechtsen & Denis Besnard

It is vital that the oil and gas industry has a detailed understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of Integrated Operations (IO), which this book sets out to do from a multidisciplinary point of view. It analyses...


Childhood and Child Labour in Industrial England: Diversity and Agency, 1750-1914

by Nigel Goose & Katrina Honeyman

The purpose of this collection is to bring together representative examples of the most recent work that is taking an understanding of children and childhood in new directions. The two key overarching themes...


Lord Robert Cecil: Politician and Internationalist

by Gaynor Johnson

Lawyer, politician, diplomat and leading architect of the League of Nations; Robert Cecil, 1st Viscount Cecil of Chelwood, was one of Britain's most significant statesmen of the twentieth century. Yet despite...


From Northern Ireland to Afghanistan: British Military Intelligence Operations, Ethics and Human Rights

by Jon Moran

Moran concentrates on three aims: to provide an overview of British military intelligence operations in the last 30 years which concentrates on operational not strategic intelligence; to examine the debates...


Evaluation of Rail Technology: A Practical Human Factors Guide

by Chris Bearman & Anjum Naweed

Currently, the rail industry lacks a standardized approach to the human factors evaluation of new technologies in operational settings. While a number of human factors evaluation methods exist (such as task...


Experimental Politics and the Making of Worlds. Anja Kanngieser

by Anja Kanngieser

This book explores an innovative form of creative and communicative politics: the 'performative encounter', as a strategy for facilitating new ways of being, relating and making worlds. Unlike existing scholarship...


The Politics of Writing Islam: Voicing Difference

by Mahmut Mutman, Lucian Stone & Jason Bahbak Mohaghegh

The Politics of Writing Islam provides a much-needed critique of existing forms of studying, writing and representing Islam in the West. Through critiquing ethnographic, literary, critical, psychoanalytic and...


How to Read Texts: A Student Guide to Critical Approaches and Skills

by Neil McCaw

Now in its second edition, How to Read Texts introduces students to key critical approaches to literary texts and offers a practical introduction for students developing their own critical and close-reading...


Who Votes Now?: Demographics, Issues, Inequality, and Turnout in the United States

by Jan E. Leighley & Jonathan Nagler

Who Votes Now? compares the demographic characteristics and political views of voters and nonvoters in American presidential elections since 1972 and examines how electoral reforms and the choices offered by...


In the Shadow of the Bomb: Oppenheimer, Bethe, and the Moral Responsibility of the Scientist

by Silvan S. Schweber

In the Shadow of the Bomb narrates how two charismatic, exceptionally talented physicists--J. Robert Oppenheimer and Hans A. Bethe--came to terms with the nuclear weapons they helped to create. In 1945, the...


Space and Society in Central Brazil: A Panar Ethnography

by Elizabeth Ewart & Laura Bear

Hailed once as �giants of the Amazon�, Panar� people emerged onto a world stage in the early 1970s. What followed is a remarkable story of socio-demographic collapse, loss of territory, and subsequent...