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  • Museums and Silent Objects: Designing Effective Exhibitions

    1st Edition

    By Francesca Monti, Suzanne Keene

    In a society where split-second decisions about the value of things are grounded on how they look, museum visitors are often drawn to visually striking or iconic objects. This book investigates the question of the treatment of items on display in museums which are less conspicuous but potentially…

    Hardback – 2013-01-11

  • University Libraries and Space in the Digital World

    1st Edition

    By Graham Walton

    Edited by Graham Matthews

    This timely book addresses physical space in university libraries in the digital age. It considers the history of the use of space, integrates case studies from around the world with theoretical perspectives, explores recent developments including new build and refurbishment. With users at the…

    Hardback – 2013-01-09

  • Ireland's 1916 Rising

    Explorations of History-Making, Commemoration & Heritage in Modern Times, 1st Edition

    By Mark McCarthy

    In light of its upcoming centenary in 2016, the time seems ripe to ask: why, how and in what ways has memory of Ireland’s 1916 Rising persisted over the decades? In pursuing answers to these questions, which are not only of historical concern, but of contemporary political and cultural importance,…

    Hardback – 2012-12-18
    Heritage, Culture and Identity

  • Nationalism and Architecture

    1st Edition

    By Darren Deane, Sarah Butler

    Edited by Raymond Quek

    Unlike regionalism in architecture, which has been widely discussed in recent years, nationalism in architecture has not been so well explored and understood. However, the most powerful collective representation of a nation is through its architecture and how that architecture engages the global…

    Hardback – 2012-11-19
    Ashgate Studies in Architecture


    from Silk Road to Arab Spring, 1st Edition

    By Muhamad S. Olimat

    This manuscript examines relations between China and the Middle East in historical context. It highlights some of the most important events that characterize the ties between China and the Middle East, and examines their relationship in key areas that include energy, trade, arms sales, culture and…

    Hardback – 2012-11-06

  • Museum Bodies

    The Politics and Practices of Visiting and Viewing, 1st Edition

    By Helen Rees Leahy

    Museum Bodies provides an account of how museums have staged, prescribed and accommodated a repertoire of bodily practices, from their emergence in the eighteenth century to the present day. As long as museums have existed, their visitors have been scrutinised, both formally and informally, and…

    Hardback – 2012-10-15

  • Managing Value in Organisations

    New Learning, Management, and Business Models, 1st Edition

    By Donal Carroll

    The song of organisational change goes: 'Ready or not, here I come. You can’t hide...' But is change collapsonomics - everything - or have some things not changed? Managing Value in Organisations argues that traditional business thinking has produced low trust with high cost in increased…

    Hardback – 2012-10-03

  • Contemporary Adolescent Literature and Culture

    The Emergent Adult, 1st Edition

    Edited by Maria Nikolajeva, Mary Hilton

    Offering a wide range of critical perspectives, this volume explores the moral, ideological and literary landscapes in fiction and other cultural productions aimed at young adults. Topics examined are adolescence and the natural world, nationhood and identity, the mapping of sexual awakening onto…

    Hardback – 2012-09-28
    Studies in Childhood, 1700 to the Present

  • Generational Use of New Media

    1st Edition

    By Leslie Haddon, Enid Mante-Meijer

    Edited by Eugène Loos

    Generational Use of New Media examines and contrasts how younger and older people, representing different generations, engage with the new media that they increasingly encounter in everyday life. Exploring the various assumptions about the degrees to which younger and older people are more or less…

    Hardback – 2012-09-28

  • Music as Intangible Cultural Heritage

    Policy, Ideology, and Practice in the Preservation of East Asian Traditions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Keith Howard

    Focussing on music traditions, these essays explore the policy, ideology and practice of preservation and promotion of East Asian intangible cultural heritage. For the first time, Japan, Korea, China and Taiwan - states that were amongst the first to establish legislation and systems for indigenous…

    Hardback – 2012-09-21
    SOAS Studies in Music Series

  • Personalising Library Services in Higher Education

    The Boutique Approach, 1st Edition

    By Elizabeth Tilley

    Edited by Andy Priestner

    In an economic climate where cuts are becoming the norm, a boutique library service may seem a contradiction. In some academic libraries the trend is still towards centralisation programmes or offering generic services. However, the student as the customer now has an even greater vested interest in…

    Hardback – 2012-09-03

  • Medieval and Renaissance Famagusta

    Studies in Architecture, Art and History, 1st Edition

    Edited by Michael J. K. Walsh, Peter W. Edbury, Nicholas S.H. Coureas

    There was a time seven centuries ago when Famagusta's wealth and renown could be compared to that of Venice or Constantinople. The Cathedral of St Nicholas in the main square of Famagusta, serving as the coronation place for the Crusader Kings of Jerusalem after the fall of Acre in 1291, symbolised…

    Hardback – 2012-08-17

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