British Studies Products

  • The Routledge Companion to British Folklore

    Edited by Lizanne Henderson

    Hardback – 2017-12-01 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-11-14 
    Routledge
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Prison Violence

    Causes, Consequences and Solutions

    By Kristine Levan

    Drawing on a range of research and media sources to provide an international perspective on the topic of prison violence, this book focuses on the impact of such violence on the individual both while he or she is incarcerated and upon his or her release from prison, as well as on society as a whole…

    Paperback – 2017-10-20 
    Routledge
    Solving Social Problems

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    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,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    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,…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    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…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Folk Music

  • Understanding Community Librarianship

    The Public Library in Post-Modern Britain

    By Alistair Black, David Muddiman

    In the information society, is the community focused library a real possibility? This book reappraises the relationship between the library and its communities through an examination of the rise and decline of ’community’ librarianship over the last three decades. The authors consider key models…

    Paperback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Squeezing Birth into Working Life

    Household Panel Data Analyses Comparing Germany, Great Britain, Sweden and The Netherlands

    By Cécile Wetzels

    This title was first published in 2001. Increasingly, young women throughout Europe educate themselves for a life-long labour market career. So, where does birth fit into a young woman's curriculum vitae? This book takes a welfare state comparative perspective on this issue, analyzing relevant…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Comparing the Social Policy Experience of Britain and Taiwan

    Edited by Catherine Jones Finer

    This title was first published in 2001. This is a seminal collection. For the first time, leading scholars and practitioners from Taiwan join with counterparts from Britain to offer comparable commentary on key social policy and social service issues affecting their respective countries. The result…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • God’s House at Ewelme

    Life, Devotion and Architecture in a Fifteenth-Century Almshouse

    By John Goodall

    Edited by Ian Hayward

    This title was first published in 2001. God’s House, at Ewelme, is an extraordinary survival from England’s late medieval past: a well documented and superbly preserved chantry foundation established in 1437 by William and Alice de la Pole, then Earl and Countess of Suffolk. As originally…

    Hardback – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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