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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. As they created objects and commodities that blurred the boundaries between domestic...

China's New Diplomacy: Rationale, Strategies and Significance

by Zhiqun Zhu

In the first edition (2010), Zhiqun Zhu examined the rationale and strategies of China’s new multi-directional diplomacy since the early 1990s and assessed its impact on international political economy as...

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

by Kim Knott & Elizabeth Poole

Is it true that Christianity is being marginalised by the secular media, at the expense of Islam? Are the mass media Islamophobic? Is atheism on the rise in media coverage?

Media Portrayals of Religion and 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 following the oil crises of...

Ouida and Victorian Popular Culture

by Jane Jordan & Andrew King

'Ouida,' the pseudonym of Louise Ramé (1839-1908), was one of the most productive, widely-circulated and adapted of Victorian popular novelists, with a readership that ranged from Vernon Lee, Oscar Wilde and...

The Ashgate Research Companion to Feminist Legal Theory

by Margaret Davies & Vanessa E. Munro

As a distinct scholarly contribution to law, feminist legal theory is now well over three decades old. Those three decades have seen consolidation and renewal of its central concerns as well as remarkable growth,...

Varieties of Religious Establishment

by Winnifred Fallers Sullivan & Lori G. Beaman

Advocacy for religious freedom has become a global project while religion, and the management of religion, has become of increasing interest to scholars across a wider range of disciplines. Rather than adopting...

Transnational Corruption and Corporations: Regulating Bribery through Corporate Liability

by Simeon Obidairo

What are the challenges to the prevention of transnational bribery by multinational corporations in international business transactions? This book examines two particular constraints operating on the regulation...

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

The oil and gas industry is going through a major technological shift. This is particularly true of the Norwegian continental shelf where new work processes are being implemented based on digital infrastructure...

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. His views...

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

Rapid advancements in train control and in-cab technologies provide significant opportunities for rail operators to improve efficiency and enhance their operations. New technologies often provide elegant solutions...

Experimental Politics and the Making of Worlds

by Anja Kanngieser

Creative strategies have been central to global social movements. From the theatrics of the 1999 Seattle protests, to the rebel clowns at the 2005 G8 summit in Gleneagles and the antics of the Yes Men, the crossovers...

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...

Glorious Mud!: Ancient and Contemporary Earthen Design and Construction in North Africa, Western Europe, the Near East, and Southwest Asia

by Gus W. Van Beek & Ora Van Beek

Invented about 13,000 years ago, mud architecture has since been one of the most common, economical, useful, and widespread forms of building. It has been--and is still being--used for grand palaces and temples...

Anti-racism in Social Work practice

by Sukhwinder Singh, Sue Kennedy & Charity Chukwuemeka

This book re-visits anti-racism within social work practice and education from a student focused and informed perspective based on lived experience and conversations, offering practical model and tools for students...

Personal Safety for Social Workers and Health Professionals

by Brian Atkins

Social workers and health professionals are often placed in situations where they are verbally or physically threatened by service users and others. This book will help them recognise potential risk in...