British Studies Products

  • Emigrant Players

    Sport and the Irish Diaspora

    Edited by Paul Darby, David Hassan

    Ireland and its inhabitants have often been described as being ‘sports mad’. As a relatively small geographical entity, Ireland, north and south, has produced a disproportionately high number of world class sports men and women who have excelled at the highest levels of their chosen sport. The…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • The Brown Government

    A Policy Evaluation

    Edited by Matt Beech, Simon Lee

    The Brown Government provides an interim evaluation of Gordon Brown’s Labour administration through identifying continuities and discontinuities with the Blair governments from 1997. By focusing on key ideas and areas of public policy it presents an analysis of the first 18 months of Brown’s…

    Paperback – 2015-12-31 

  • British Politics: The Basics

    By Bill Jones

    Over the last two decades British politics has undergone a remarkable transformation. While some components of the system have been eroded, such as voter turnout and membership of the big parties, other parts have flourished, such as nationalist parties, the insurgent UKIP, as well as the new media…

    Paperback – 2015-12-23 
    The Basics

  • British Civilization

    An Introduction, 8th Edition

    By John Oakland

    The eighth edition of this highly-praised textbook has been substantially updated and revised to provide students of British studies with the perfect introduction to Britain, its country and people, politics and government, education, economy, media, arts and religion. It includes: discussion of…

    Paperback – 2015-12-11 

  • Banking Systems in the Crisis

    The Faces of Liberal Capitalism

    Edited by Suzanne J. Konzelmann, Marc Fovargue-Davies

    The 2008 financial crisis has severely shaken confidence in liberal economic theory and policy. However, the sharply divergent experiences of the six Anglo-Saxon ‘liberal market economies’ (LMEs) suggest that the reality is not so simple. This book traces the evolution of liberal capitalism, from…

    Paperback – 2015-12-06 
    Routledge Critical Studies in Finance and Stability

  • The Old Songs of Skye

    Frances Tolmie and Her Circle

    By Ethel Bassin

    Edited by Derek Bowman

    Originally published in 1977. Frances Tolmie (1840-1926) was one of the foremost Gaelic folklore and folksong experts. This account of her life and work places her unique contribution to human song against a full personal, historical and cultural background. The book includes a selection of the…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Come Day, Go Day, God Send Sunday

    The songs and life story, told in his own words, of John Maguire, traditional singer and farmer from Co. Fermanagh.

    By Robin Morton

    Originally published in 1973. Folk-life and folk-culture, usually the preserve of the scholar, have been brought vividly and entertainingly to life in these recollections and stories of one man’s life in the Irish countryside. This book tells the life story of John Maguire, who died in 1975,…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Tree of strings

    Crann nan teud: a history of the harp in Scotland

    By Keith Sanger, Alison Kinnaird

    This is the first history of the harp in Scotland to be published. It sets out to trace the development of the instrument from its earliest appearance on the Pictish stones of the 8th century, to the present day. Describing the different harps played in the Highlands and the Lowlands of Scotland,…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Travellers' Songs from England and Scotland

    By Ewan Maccoll, Peggy Seeger

    Originally published in 1977. The Travellers, from those living in bow-tents and horse-drawn caravans to those dwelling in motor caravans and permanent homes, are an important source of traditional music. Their society means that songs that have died out in more settled communities are preserved…

    Hardback – 2015-11-24
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Focus: Scottish Traditional Music

    By Simon McKerrell

    Focus: Scottish Traditional Music engages methods from ethnomusicology, popular music studies, cultural studies, and media studies to explain how complex Scottish identities and culture are constructed in the traditional music and culture of Scotland. This book examines Scottish music through their…

    Paperback – 2015-10-09
    Focus on World Music Series

  • The British Empire and the First World War

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-10-08

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