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Researching Social Life

by Professor Nigel Gilbert Dr Paul Stoneman

Paul Stoneman and Nigel Gilbert breathe new energy into this classic bestselling textbook providing clear, relevant advice and extensive coverage of all the research methods you need to understand today’s society. Packed full of examples from across the social sciences, Researching Social Life sets out all of the challenges and opportunities of interpreting and conducting research with qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods. The book follows the chronology of a typical research project, from initial conception through to the collection, management and analysis of data; it also includes material on how best to write up and disseminate your research. This pragmatic approach mirrors the reality of conducting research and allows the handpicked, internationally renowned contributors to embed real case studies from their own research in each chapter. The student-oriented pedagogy is carefully woven throughout the book and further supported by a cutting-edge website. Key tools include: In-depth worked examples Case studies Discussion questions Checklists Annotated further reading Practical top tips for doing research. With unparalleled breadth and depth this trusted and respected textbook is an essential guide for anyone engaging with social research.

Little Book of Freemasonry

by David Greenland

The Freemasons: the largest charitable organisation in the world or a secretive society with an ulterior motive? The Little Book of Freemasonry is a 128-page hardback book which charts the history of this enigmatic organisation which will become the subject of Dan Brown's new novel. From masonic myths and conspiracies to initiation oaths and obligations this is a fascinating look into a world that most people see as cloaked in secrecy.

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman - An Historical And Moral View Of The French Revolution

by Mary Wollstonecraft

Before the concept of equality between the sexes was even conceived, Wollstonecraft wrote this book, a treatise of proto-feminism that was as powerful and original then as it is now. In it she argues with clarity and originality for the rational education of women and for an increased female contribution to society. It was a cry for justice from a woman with no power other than her pen and it put in motion a drive towards greater equality between men and women, a movement which continues to this day.

A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman - An Historical And Moral View Of The French Revolution (Vintage Feminism Short Editions)

by Mary Wollstonecraft

Vintage Feminism: classic feminist texts in short formWITH AN INTRODUCTION BY ZOE WILLIAMS The term feminism did not yet exist when Mary Wollstonecraft wrote this book, but it was the first great piece of feminist writing. In these pages you will find the essence of her argument – for the education of women and for an increased female contribution to society. Her work made the first ripples of what would later become the tidal wave of the women’s rights movement. Rationalist but revolutionary, Wollstonecraft changed the world for women.

Mrs Robinson’s Disgrace, The Private Diary of A Victorian Lady ENHANCED EDITION: Including author videos and podcasts

by Kate Summerscale

Enhanced Edition of the bestselling Mrs Robinson's Disgrace, including author videos and podcastsOn a mild winter's evening in 1850, Isabella Robinson set out for a party. Her carriage bumped across the wide cobbled streets of Edinburgh's Georgian New Town and drew up at 8 Royal Circus, a grand sandstone house lit by gas lamps. This was the home of the rich widow Lady Drysdale, a vivacious hostess whose soirees were the centre of an energetic intellectual scene.Lady Drysdale's guests were gathered in the high, airy drawing rooms on the first floor, the ladies in dresses of glinting silk and satin, bodices pulled tight over boned corsets; the gentlemen in tailcoats, waistcoats, neckties and pleated shirt fronts, dark narrow trousers and shining shoes. When Mrs Robinson joined the throng she was introduced to Lady Drysdale's daughter and son-in-law, Mary and Edward Lane. She was at once enchanted by the handsome Mr Lane, a medical student ten years her junior. He was 'fascinating', she told her diary, before chastising herself for being so susceptible to a man's charms. But a wish had taken hold of her, which she was to find hard to shake...A compelling story of romance and fidelity, insanity, fantasy, and the boundaries of privacy in a society clinging to rigid ideas about marriage and female sexuality, Mrs Robinson's Disgrace brings vividly to life a complex, frustrated Victorian wife, longing for passion and learning, companionship and love.

The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State

by Friedrich Engels

The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State (1884), was a provocative and profoundly influential critique of the Victorian nuclear family. Engels argued that the traditional monogamous household was in fact a recent construct, closely bound up with capitalist societies. Under this patriarchal system, women were servants and, effectively, prostitutes. Only Communism would herald the dawn of communal living and a new sexual freedom and, in turn, the role of the state would become superfluous.

The Foreign Political Press in Nineteenth-Century London: Politics from a Distance

by Constance Bantman Ana Cláudia da Silva

In a period of turmoil when European and international politics were in constant reshaping, immigrants and political exiles living in London set up periodicals which contributed actively to national and international political debates. Reflecting an interdisciplinary and international discussion, this book offers a rare long-term specialist perspective into the cosmopolitan and multilingual world of the foreign political press in London, with an emphasis on periodicals published in European languages. It furthers current research into political exile, the role of print culture and personal networks as intercultural agents and the dynamics of transnational political and cultural exchange in global capitals. Individual chapters deal with Brazilian, French, German, Indian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Spanish American, and Russian periodicals. Overarching themes include a historical survey of foreign political groups present in London throughout the long 19th century and the causes and movements they championed; analyses of the press in local and transnational contexts; and a focus on its actors and on the material conditions in which this press was created and disseminated. The Foreign Political Press in Nineteenth-Century London is a useful volume for students and academics with an interest in 19th-century politics or the history of the press.

Are You There, God? It's Me, Ellen

by Ellen Coyne

’This isn’t a Catholic country anymore,’ someone proudly declared in a pub where Ellen Coyne was sitting.Ellen had left the Church long ago, like many her age. But she had never stopped talking to God. Now, about to turn 30, she realised she wasn’t quite ready for this declaration to be true.Abandoning the Church had been an act of protest. However, Ellen began to wonder: who had really lost the most? Why should those who damaged the Church get to keep all its good bits, like the rituals, the community, a guide for living a better life and the comfort of believing it’s not the end when somebody dies?But how could she ally herself to an institution she doesn’t entirely agree with? In her first book, a stunningly thoughtful and intelligent debut, Ellen Coyne tries to figure out how much she really wants to go back to the Church, and if it is even the right thing to do.‘Get ready – this is going to inspire a thousand conversations across Ireland about the role of the Church in our society and our future’ Louise O’Neill‘I flew through this on a “will she, won’t she?” knife-edge, all the while questioning my own attitude to faith and spirituality’ Emer McLysaght‘Sings with sincerity … this is the book the church doesn't know it needs for its own survival’ Justine McCarthy

Milkshakes and Morphine: A Memoir of Love and Loss

by Genevieve Fox

'Extraordinary' Rachel Cusk'Exquisite and tender' Sarah Perry'Unexpectedly joyous' Julie MyersonThis is a singular memoir: an excavation of mother love, a candid account of the agonies, and absurdities, of the cancer experience, and a doggedly optimistic paean to life.When Genevieve Fox finds a lump in her throat, she turns up for the hospital diagnosis in a party frock and fancy hair. I can’t have cancer, she thinks. I’ve done my hair. But there is another reason she can’t countenance cancer. Genevieve was orphaned to it at the age of nine.Genevieve’s story weaves together past and present as she recalls her rackety, unconventional childhood, while also facing the spectre of being lost to her young boys. Yet, she confronts her treatment with the same sassy survival instinct that characterised her childhood misadventures. Through an extraordinary alchemy, Genevieve takes life’s precariousness and turns it on its head.

The Greek Myths: Vol.2

by Robert Graves

Robert Graves, classicist, poet and unorthodox critic, retells the Greek legends of gods and heroes for a modern audience.He demonstrates with a dazzling display of relevant knowledge that Greek mythology is ‘no more mysterious in content than are modern election cartoons’. All the scattered elements of each myth are assembled into a harmonious narrative, and many variants are recorded which may help to determine its ritual or historical meaning. Full indexes and references to the classical sources make the book as valuable to the scholar as the general reader. And a full commentary on each myth interprets the classical version in the light of contemporary archaeological and anthropological knowledge.

The Greek Myths: Vol. 1

by Robert Graves

Endymion, Pelops, Daedalus, Pygmalion – what are the stories behind these and the hundreds of other familiar names from Greek mythology – names that recur throughout the history of European culture?In a two-volume work that has become a classic reference book for both the serious scholar and the casual inquirer, Robert Graves retells the adventures of the important gods and heroes worshipped by the ancient Greeks.Drawing on an enormous range of sources, he has brought together all the elements of every myth in simple narrative form, supplying detailed cross-references and indexes. Each entry has a full commentary which examines problems of interpretation in both historical and anthropological terms, and in the light of contemporary research.

The Theory of the Leisure Class

by Thorstein Veblen

This scathing critique of America’s preoccupation with wealth and status in the Gilded Age continues to resonate more than a century after it was first published According to economist Thorstein Veblen, the leisure class produces nothing, contributes nothing, and creates nothing, yet exercises a peculiar control over American society. The shallowness of their interests—from fashion to sports to entertainment—endows the practice of “conspicuous consumption” with an undeserving air of respectability. Veblen deploys a razor sharp wit to expose the pretensions of the idle rich and their disastrous influence on the national character. From ruthless business practices to the plight of women in a male-dominated culture, The Theory of the Leisure Class tackles difficult subjects with sophisticated analysis and a vibrant literary style that influenced the work of authors including Edith Wharton, Henry James, and F. Scott Fitzgerald. A must-read for students of American history and anyone concerned about economic inequality, Veblen’s classic treatise is timelier today than ever. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

How to be a Princess: Real-Life Fairy Tales for Modern Heroines – No Fairy Godmothers Required

by Katy Birchall

As Meghan Markle once said: 'With fame comes opportunity, but it also includes responsibility - to advocate and share, to focus less on the glass slipper and more on pushing through glass ceilings. And, if I'm lucky enough, to inspire.'Inspired by the Royal Wedding on 19 May, this beautiful collection of light-hearted stories celebrates what it takes to be a modern princess. Smart, strong, kind and brave, every princess here - whether they be fictional or real - is awesome.Including: Meghan, Ameera, Elizabeth II, Elsa, Leia, Moana, Tiana, Fiona, Haya, Lalla, Akishino, Maha, Diana, Catherine, Grace, Maxima, Rania AND princesses ahead of their time: Margaret, Elizabeth I, Pingyang, Hatshepsut, Nzinga and Seondeok.This book will make you smile and inspire you to make your own happy ending.

Manchuria: Its People, Resources and Recent History (Routledge Revivals)

by Alexander Hosie

First published in 1901, this volume emerged in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Manchuria. Its author had been in charge of the British Consulate at Newchwang in Manchuria for two periods between 1894 and 1900. The book contains an account of journeys in Eastern and Northern Manchuria, followed by chapters on recent events in Manchuria along with its climate, people, administration and industry.

Manchuria: Its People, Resources and Recent History (Routledge Revivals)

by Alexander Hosie

First published in 1901, this volume emerged in the aftermath of the Russian invasion of Manchuria. Its author had been in charge of the British Consulate at Newchwang in Manchuria for two periods between 1894 and 1900. The book contains an account of journeys in Eastern and Northern Manchuria, followed by chapters on recent events in Manchuria along with its climate, people, administration and industry.

The History of The Great Northern Railway: 1845 - 1902 (Routledge Revivals)

by Charles H. Grinling

Published in 1903, this book provides a complete account of the origin and development of the Great Northern Railway Company from its inception to the year 1802, a period of around 60 years.

The History of The Great Northern Railway: 1845 - 1902 (Routledge Revivals)

by Charles H. Grinling

Published in 1903, this book provides a complete account of the origin and development of the Great Northern Railway Company from its inception to the year 1802, a period of around 60 years.

Lhasa and its Mysteries (Routledge Revivals)

by L. Austine Waddell

First published in 1906, this volume emerged three years after the British expedition across the Alps to Lhasa, in which the author took part, and provided a first-hand British account of the mission. The expedition (also known as the British Invasion of Tibet) was intended to counter perceived Russian Imperial interests in access to India through Tibet. Its leaders did not anticipate the intention of Tibetans to resist the mission. The expedition allowed L. Austine Waddell, who had the opportunity to learn of Tibet during a previous posting at Darjeeling, to provide a first-hand account of Central Tibet, its capital at Lhasa, its Grand Lama religious hierarchy and its culture through following the narrative of the controversial British expedition. Despite the region’s historic relations with Asia, Europeans had previously had more difficulty accessing the country and its culture. This volume was the third edition in two years, having been made more accessible to accommodate for its favourable reception by the British public.

Lhasa and its Mysteries: A Record Of The Expedition Of 1903-1904 (Routledge Revivals)

by L. Austine Waddell

First published in 1906, this volume emerged three years after the British expedition across the Alps to Lhasa, in which the author took part, and provided a first-hand British account of the mission. The expedition (also known as the British Invasion of Tibet) was intended to counter perceived Russian Imperial interests in access to India through Tibet. Its leaders did not anticipate the intention of Tibetans to resist the mission. The expedition allowed L. Austine Waddell, who had the opportunity to learn of Tibet during a previous posting at Darjeeling, to provide a first-hand account of Central Tibet, its capital at Lhasa, its Grand Lama religious hierarchy and its culture through following the narrative of the controversial British expedition. Despite the region’s historic relations with Asia, Europeans had previously had more difficulty accessing the country and its culture. This volume was the third edition in two years, having been made more accessible to accommodate for its favourable reception by the British public.

Makers Of Japan (Routledge Revivals)

by J Morris

First Published in 1906, Morris melds Japanese culture and historic past to create a discourse on the change in attitude to foreign powers in the 1800’s. By providing a general impression of Japan and her people, and discussing the workings of reform, as exemplified in the lives of her patriots, the book explores Japan’s status amongst the international community as an enlightened nation and modern powerhouse.

Makers Of Japan (Routledge Revivals)

by J Morris

First Published in 1906, Morris melds Japanese culture and historic past to create a discourse on the change in attitude to foreign powers in the 1800’s. By providing a general impression of Japan and her people, and discussing the workings of reform, as exemplified in the lives of her patriots, the book explores Japan’s status amongst the international community as an enlightened nation and modern powerhouse.

Burma Through the Centuries: Being a short account of the leading races of Burma, of their origin, and of their struggles for supremacy throughout past centuries; also of the three Burmese Wars and of the annexation of te country by the British Government (Routledge Revivals)

by J. Stuart

First published in 1909, at the midpoint of British occupation, this volume sought to provide the first popular history of Burma (now Myanmar) for British businessmen and visitors otherwise put off by difficulties of translation and understanding. Having lived in Burma for forty years, arriving between the second and third Anglo-Burmese wars, J. Stuart sought to rectify the reduction of Burmese history to barbarism, comparing the struggle for supremacy between historical Burmese factions to the combined history of France, England and Scotland up to James I. To that end, this volume contains a detailed, chronological history from A.D. 639 until 1900 along with 15 illustrations.

Burma Through the Centuries: Being a short account of the leading races of Burma, of their origin, and of their struggles for supremacy throughout past centuries; also of the three Burmese Wars and of the annexation of te country by the British Government (Routledge Revivals)

by J. Stuart

First published in 1909, at the midpoint of British occupation, this volume sought to provide the first popular history of Burma (now Myanmar) for British businessmen and visitors otherwise put off by difficulties of translation and understanding. Having lived in Burma for forty years, arriving between the second and third Anglo-Burmese wars, J. Stuart sought to rectify the reduction of Burmese history to barbarism, comparing the struggle for supremacy between historical Burmese factions to the combined history of France, England and Scotland up to James I. To that end, this volume contains a detailed, chronological history from A.D. 639 until 1900 along with 15 illustrations.

How to be a Brit: The Classic Bestselling Guide

by George Mikes

The indispensable manual for everyone who longs to attain True Britishness George Mikes's perceptive best-seller provides a complete guide to the British Way of Life. Having been born in Hungary, he eventually spent more than forty years in the field, and the fruits of his labour include insights on important topics including the weather, how to be rude and how to panic quietly. Loved by readers and authors alike, How to Be a Brit contains Mikes's three major works -- How to be an Alien, How to be Inimitable and How to be Decadent. If you're British, you'll love it; if you're a foreigner, you'll appreciate it.How to plan a town: "Street names should be painted clearly and distinctly on large boards. Then hide these boards carefully."Queuing: "An Englishman, even if he is alone, forms an orderly queue of one."Sex: "Continental people have sex lives: the English have hot water bottles."

A Brief Guide to Native American Myths and Legends: With a new introduction and commentary by Jon E. Lewis (Brief Histories)

by Lewis Spence

In this brilliant reworking of Lewis Spence's seminal Myths and Legends of the North American Indians, Jon E. Lewis puts the work in context with an extensive new introductory essay and additional commentary throughout the book on the history of Native Americans, their language and lifestyle, culture and religion/mythology. He includes examples of myths from tribes omitted by Spence, a guide to tribes and their myths by region, a basic Lakota (Sioux) glossary, guides to key pronunciations and a bibliography.

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