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Working-Class Boys and Educational Success: Teenage Identities, Masculinities and Urban Schooling

Working-Class Boys and Educational ...

This book examines the complex relationship between working-class masculinities and educational success. Drawing on a small sample of young men attending either a selective grammar or a secondary school in the same urban area of Belfast, the author demonstrates that contrary to popular belief, some working-class boys are engaged with education, are motivated to succeed and have high aspirations. However, ...

123,00 CHF

Education, Narrative Technologies and Digital Learning

Education, Narrative Technologies and ...

This book examines and illustrates the potential of narrative technology, the integration and synthesis of storytelling and digital media in education. Storytelling is a foundational and powerful process in all learning and teaching, and technology is becoming ever more ubiquitous and sophisticated, particularly in its capabilities to mediate and augment creative storytelling. The book begins with a foundational analysis of ...

109,00 CHF

Limiting Outer Space: Astroculture After Apollo

Limiting Outer Space: Astroculture ...

Limiting Outer Space propels the historicization of outer space by focusing on the Post-Apollo period. After the moon landings, disillusionment set in. Outer space, no longer considered the inevitable destination of human expansion, lost much of its popular appeal, cultural significance and political urgency. With the rapid waning of the worldwide Apollo frenzy, the optimism of the Space Age gave ...

128,00 CHF

The Palgrave Handbook of Infertility in History

The Palgrave Handbook of ...

This ground-breaking, interdisciplinary volume provides an overdue assessment of how infertility has been understood, treated and experienced in different times and places. It brings together scholars from disciplines including history, literature, psychology, philosophy, and the social sciences to create the first large-scale review of recent research on the history of infertility. Through exploring an unparalleled range of chronological periods and ...

149,00 CHF

Design, Technology and Communication in the British Empire, 1830-1914

Design, Technology and Communication ...

This book is an innovative, interdisciplinary study of the nature of design as a form of communication within and across Britain and its empire in the long nineteenth century. In this period, Britain had developed from the world's first industrial nation into the 'Workshop of the World' but how were technological innovations translated and communicated across the imperial territories? How ...

72,00 CHF

The Palgrave Handbook of Textbook Studies

The Palgrave Handbook of ...

This volume examines the present status and future trends of textbook studies. Cutting-edge essays by leading experts and emerging scholars explore the field's theories, methodologies, and topics with the goal of generating debate and providing new perspectives. The Georg Eckert Institute's unique transdisciplinary focus on international textbook research has shaped this handbook, which explores the history of the discipline, the ...

109,00 CHF

Urban Food Culture

Urban Food Culture

This book explores the food history of twentieth-century Sydney, Shanghai and Singapore within an Asian Pacific network of flux and flows. It engages with a range of historical perspectives on each city's food and culinary histories, including colonial culinary legacies, restaurants, cafes, street food, market gardens, supermarkets and cookbooks, examining the exchange of goods and services and how the migration ...

150,00 CHF

The Post-War Reconstruction of Greece

The Post-War Reconstruction of ...

The book presents the first comprehensive account of how economists, engineers and industrialists mapped out the economic future of Greece in the aftermath of civil war devastation. It documents the policy debate that took place among Greece and its sponsors about the future course of the economy, the required investment and their financing. Through historical narrative, archival sources and oral ...

109,00 CHF

Low-Income Islamist Women and Social Economy in Iran

Low-Income Islamist Women and ...

This book presents an innovative analysis of the solidarity/social economy among low-income religious women in Iran. For years, the role of low-income women in community care and poverty reduction has been underestimated and under-researched in the broader academic community, due to the "invisible" nature of these informal and predominantly religious networks. As economic hardship in Iran increases, women in the ...

64,00 CHF

Women, Men, Work and Family in Europe

Women, Men, Work and ...

Social changes including an increase in dual-earner families, declining fertility, and growing problems of work-life 'balance' are underway as more women, particularly mothers, enter and remain in paid employment. The authors explore this in a number of European countries (Britain, France, The Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Portugal).

86,00 CHF

Young People, Sex and the Media

Young People, Sex and ...

Are children today growing up too soon? How do they - and their parents - feel about media portrayals of sex and personal relationships? Are the media a corrupting influence, or a potentially positive and useful resource for young people? Drawing on an extensive research project, which investigated children's interpretations of sexual content in films, TV and print media, this ...

86,00 CHF

Women and Islam in Bangladesh

Women and Islam in ...

This work of research by Taj Hashmi puts the issue of women's position in society in historical as well as Islamic perspectives to relate it to the objective conditions in Bangladesh. In eight illuminating chapters, he narrates how Quranic edicts about women have through the ages been misinterpreted by the power elites and the mullahs to suppress women. Even NGOs ...

122,00 CHF

The Eu's Power in Inter-Organisational Relations

The Eu's Power in ...

This book studies inter-organisational relations from a new angle: power. Drawing on examples that highlight how the EU relates to NATO and to the UN, it shows how consequential inter-organisational relations are for the functioning and nature of the organisations, and how important it is to detect the forms of power exerted in these relations. Power, for international organisations, is ...

93,00 CHF

Church and Patronage in 20th Century Britain: Walter Hussey and the Arts

Church and Patronage in ...

This book is the first full-length treatment of Walter Hussey's work as a patron between 1943 and 1978, first for the Anglican parish church of St Matthew in Northampton, and then at Chichester Cathedral. He was responsible for the most significant sequence of works of art commissioned for the British churches in the twentieth century. They included music by Benjamin ...

86,00 CHF

Social Welfare Development in East Asia

Social Welfare Development in ...

This volume examines comparative social welfare development in Asia. Not much is known about social welfare in the economically successful East Asian tigers (Hong Kong, Korea, Singapore and Taiwan). They are late starters in social welfare but each has its own trajectory of welfare development.

157,00 CHF