E-books: British Studies

  • Eastern Values; Western Milieu: Identities and Aspirations of Adolescent British Muslim Girls book cover

    Eastern Values; Western Milieu

    Identities and Aspirations of Adolescent British Muslim Girls, 1st Edition

    By Tehmina N. Basit

    In this book, Tehmina Basit examines the educational, social and career aspirations of adolescent Muslim girls in the context of their present experiences in contemporary Britain. She gathered data for the study over a period of twenty months, mainly by in-depth interviewing. The book portrays…

    eBook – 2017-07-05

  • The 'Empty' Church Revisited book cover

    The 'Empty' Church Revisited

    1st Edition

    By Robin Gill

    When did churches start to appear more empty than full - and why? The very physicality of largely empty churches and chapels in Britain plays a powerful role in popular perceptions of 'religion'. Empty churches are frequently cited in the media as evidence of large scale religious decline. The '…

    eBook – 2017-07-05
    Explorations in Practical, Pastoral and Empirical Theology

  • Insuring the Industrial Revolution: Fire Insurance in Great Britain, 1700–1850 book cover

    Insuring the Industrial Revolution

    Fire Insurance in Great Britain, 1700–1850, 1st Edition

    By Robin Pearson

    Fire had always been one of the greatest threats to an early modern British society that relied on the naked flame as the prime source of heating, lighting and cooking. Yet whilst the danger of fire had always been taken seriously, it was not until the start of the eighteenth century that a…

    eBook – 2017-07-05
    Modern Economic and Social History

  • The Racialisation of Disorder in Twentieth Century Britain book cover

    The Racialisation of Disorder in Twentieth Century Britain

    1st Edition

    By Michael Rowe

    This book develops the concept of racialisation. It argues that a full understanding of racialized discourse must pay attention to both the particular local circumstances in which they appear, and well-established themes which have unfolded over time. An important aspect of the study is the…

    eBook – 2017-07-05
    Research in Ethnic Relations Series

  • Charles Whitworth: Diplomat in the Age of Peter the Great book cover

    Charles Whitworth

    Diplomat in the Age of Peter the Great, 1st Edition

    By Janet M. Hartley

    In 1700 the armies of the Russian Tsar Peter the Great and Charles XII of Sweden met at Narva to fight the first battle of what was to be known as the Great Northern War. Although this first engagement was to result in a humiliating defeat for Peter, it marked the start of a struggle that twenty…

    eBook – 2017-07-05

  • Predicting Religion: Christian, Secular and Alternative Futures book cover

    Predicting Religion

    Christian, Secular and Alternative Futures, 1st Edition

    Edited by Grace Davie, Paul Heelas, Linda Woodhead

    Religion in the contemporary west is undergoing rapid change. In Predicting Religion twenty experts in the study of religion present their predictions about the future of religion in the 21st century - predictions based on careful analysis of the contemporary religious scene from traditional forms…

    eBook – 2017-07-05
    Theology and Religion in Interdisciplinary Perspective Series in Association with the BSA Sociology of Religion Study Group

  • Women, Reading, and the Cultural Politics of Early Modern England book cover

    Women, Reading, and the Cultural Politics of Early Modern England

    1st Edition

    By Edith Snook

    A study of the representation of reading in early modern Englishwomen's writing, this book exists at the intersection of textual criticism and cultural history. It looks at depictions of reading in women's printed devotional works, maternal advice books, poetry, and fiction, as well as manuscripts,…

    eBook – 2017-07-05
    Women and Gender in the Early Modern World

  • (Dis)Placing Empire: Renegotiating British Colonial Geographies book cover

    (Dis)Placing Empire

    Renegotiating British Colonial Geographies, 1st Edition

    By Michael M. Roche

    Edited by Lindsay J. Proudfoot

    While there has been for the past two decades a lively and extensive academic debate about postcolonial representations of imperialism and colonialism, there has been little work which focuses on 'placed' materialist or critical geographical perspectives. The contributors to this volume offer such…

    eBook – 2017-07-05
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • From Immigrants to Ethnic Minority: Making Black Community in Britain book cover

    From Immigrants to Ethnic Minority

    Making Black Community in Britain, 1st Edition

    By Lorna Chessum

    While there is an extensive sociological literature concerning race relations, racial discrimination and the process of migration, this has tended to focus on snapshots at a given moment in time. There are few historical accounts of the development of black communities in Britain. This book will…

    eBook – 2017-07-05
    Interdisciplinary Research Series in Ethnic, Gender and Class Relations

  • The British Empire and the First World War book cover

    The British Empire and the First World War

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ashley Jackson

    The British Empire played a crucial part in the First World War, supplying hundreds of thousands of soldiers and labourers as well as a range of essential resources, from foodstuffs to minerals, mules, and munitions. In turn, many imperial territories were deeply affected by wartime phenomena, such…

    eBook – 2017-06-26

  • Narratives of Women and Murder in England, 1680–1760: Deadly Plots book cover

    Narratives of Women and Murder in England, 1680–1760

    Deadly Plots, 1st Edition

    By Kirsten T. Saxton

    Arguing that the female criminal subject was central to the rise of the British novel, Kirsten T. Saxton provides fresh and convincing insights into the deeply complex ways in which categories of criminality, gender, and fiction intersected in the long eighteenth century. She offers the figure of…

    eBook – 2017-05-15

  • Books, Buildings and Social Engineering: Early Public Libraries in Britain from Past to Present book cover

    Books, Buildings and Social Engineering

    Early Public Libraries in Britain from Past to Present, 1st Edition

    By Alistair Black, Simon Pepper, Kaye Bagshaw

    Public libraries have strangely never been the subject of an extensive design history. Consequently, this important and comprehensive book represents a ground-breaking socio-architectural study of pre-1939 public library buildings. A surprisingly high proportion of these urban civic buildings…

    eBook – 2017-05-15

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