British Studies Products

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 

  • Transdisciplinary Perspectives on Childhood in Contemporary Britain

    Edited by Ralf Schneider, Sandra Dinter

    In the light of the complex demographic shifts associated with late modernity and the impetus of neo-liberal politics, childhood continues all the more to operate as a repository for the articulation of diverse social and cultural anxieties. Since the Thatcher years, juvenile delinquency, child…

    Hardback – 2017-07-31 
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • The Routledge Handbook of Census Resources, Methods and Applications

    Unlocking the UK 2011 Census

    Edited by John Stillwell

    The collection of reliable and comprehensive data on the magnitude, composition and distribution of a country’s population is essential in order for governments to provide services, administer effectively and guide a country’s development. The primary source of basic demographic statistics is…

    Hardback – 2017-07-24 
    International Population Studies

  • Early Modern Catholics, Royalists, and Cosmopolitans

    English Transnationalism and the Christian Commonwealth

    By Brian C. Lockey

    Early Modern Catholics, Royalists, and Cosmopolitans considers how the marginalized perspective of 16th-century English Catholic exiles and 17th-century English royalist exiles helped to generate a form of cosmopolitanism that was rooted in contemporary religious and national identities but also…

    Paperback – 2017-06-30 
    Transculturalisms, 1400-1700

  • The Idea of Englishness

    English Culture, National Identity and Social Thought

    By Krishan Kumar

    Ideas of Englishness, and of the English nation, have become a matter of renewed interest in recent years as a result of threats to the integrity of the United Kingdom and the perceived rise of that unusual thing, English nationalism. Interrogating the idea of an English nation, and of how that…

    Paperback – 2017-06-20 

  • (Dis)Placing Empire

    Renegotiating British Colonial Geographies

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Insuring the Industrial Revolution

    Fire Insurance in Great Britain, 1700–1850

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Modern Economic and Social History

  • Eastern Values; Western Milieu

    Identities and Aspirations of Adolescent British Muslim Girls

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 

  • The Making of Latin London

    Salsa Music, Place and Identity

    By Patria Roman-Velazquez

    This book focuses on how Latin American people and cultural practices have moved from one continent to another, and specifically to London. How do Latin Americans experience such a process and what part do different people play in the re-making of Latin identities in the neighbourhoods, parks,…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 

  • An Affluent Society?

    Britain's Post-War 'Golden Age' Revisited

    By Lawrence Black, Hugh Pemberton

    During an election speech in 1957 the Prime Minister, Harold Macmillan, famously remarked that 'most of our people have never had it so good'. Although taken out of context, this phrase soon came to epitomize the sense of increased affluence and social progress that was prevalent in Britain during…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Modern Economic and Social History

  • Humans and Other Animals in Eighteenth-Century British Culture

    Representation, Hybridity, Ethics

    Edited by Frank Palmeri

    Combining historical and interpretive work, this collection examines changing perceptions of and relations between human and nonhuman animals in Britain over the long eighteenth century. Persistent questions concern modes of representing animals and animal-human hybrids, as well as the ethical…

    Paperback – 2017-04-26

  • Transformations of Policing

    By Alistair Henry

    Edited by David J. Smith

    Police and People in London is still the largest and most detailed study of a police force and its relations with the public that has yet been undertaken in Britain. The twenty-three years since its publication has seen a constantly-accelerating rate of change in the legal framework of policing, in…

    Paperback – 2017-04-16
    Critical Studies in Jurisprudence

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