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Singular Continuities
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This volume explores the appropriation of the past in modern British culture. Today, at the beginning of a new millennium, the mass media would have us believe that Britain is suffering an identity crisis. If the pundits are correct, we are witnessing a manipulation of British history at the hands of those keen to project a new national image—or in the language of commodification, to 'rebrand' Britain. The twelve essays in Singular Continuities take a different tack. They argue that to distinguish between 'the new' and 'the traditional' in modern English culture often draws a false dichotomy, that British-ness, in fact, has been the product of continuous creation throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors strongly suggest that 'tradition' derives from constant reimagining, if not from calculated invention. Such reimagining has often assumed surprising forms. Thus, for example, at the end of Victoria's reign, an 'enemy' culture—that of the Boer farmer—was recruited to the British ideal of pastoral self-sufficiency. Similarly, the iconoclastic surrealism of the interwar artist Humphrey Jennings was actually suffused with a celebratory sense of the British past. And during the 1970s and 1980s, working-class autobiography eulogized not the triumph of character over circumstance but rather an industrial nostalgia that recalled a cityscape where slum neighbors once knew their turf and the people who occupied it. Related themes are pursued in essays that range from the demonizing of Irish immigrants in early-Victorian London to the impact of reading on suffrage activism, from the professionalization of social work to the selling of the past in Thatcher's Britain. What has been termed 'heritage-bashing' finds few echoes in this collection. 'Heritage' is a remarkably protean notion, as useful to the political left as to the right, to feminists as well as to would-be patriarchs. It is the malleable nature of British cultural continuity that makes its heritage 'singular.'

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The Changeling
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Thirteen-year-old Tom Curdie, the product of a Glasgow slum, is on probation for theft. His teachers admit that he is clever, but only one, Charlie Forbes, sees something in Tom and his seemingly insolent smile. So, Forbes decides to take Tom on holiday with his own family, with tragic consequences. From one of Scotland's greatest writers, The Changeling explores how goodness and innocence is compromised when faced with the pressures of growing up and becoming part of society.

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Urbanites and the ideology of home: Engaging wi...
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Research Paper (undergraduate) from the year 2011 in the subject Ethnology / Cultural Anthropology, University of Ibadan, course: Anthropology, language: English, abstract: This paper, through a qualitative study conducted in Ajegunle, an urban slum in Lagos, Nigeria, dwells on the notion of urbanism as a product of urban-rural interaction. It specifically focuses on the rural elements in the urban, explaining how the rural is exploited for creating the network that is crucial for social and economic survival in cities marked by impersonal relationship. The paper further examines the ideology of home, explicating on the factors that make urban dwellers to construct their identity mostly in rural terms. The paper concludes by reflecting on the strong allegiance of Nigerians to their rural origins and the implication of this for a sense of nationalism.

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Singular Continuities
73,99 € *
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This volume explores the appropriation of the past in modern British culture. Today, at the beginning of a new millennium, the mass media would have us believe that Britain is suffering an identity crisis. If the pundits are correct, we are witnessing a manipulation of British history at the hands of those keen to project a new national image—or in the language of commodification, to 'rebrand' Britain. The twelve essays in Singular Continuities take a different tack. They argue that to distinguish between 'the new' and 'the traditional' in modern English culture often draws a false dichotomy, that British-ness, in fact, has been the product of continuous creation throughout the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The contributors strongly suggest that 'tradition' derives from constant reimagining, if not from calculated invention. Such reimagining has often assumed surprising forms. Thus, for example, at the end of Victoria's reign, an 'enemy' culture—that of the Boer farmer—was recruited to the British ideal of pastoral self-sufficiency. Similarly, the iconoclastic surrealism of the interwar artist Humphrey Jennings was actually suffused with a celebratory sense of the British past. And during the 1970s and 1980s, working-class autobiography eulogized not the triumph of character over circumstance but rather an industrial nostalgia that recalled a cityscape where slum neighbors once knew their turf and the people who occupied it. Related themes are pursued in essays that range from the demonizing of Irish immigrants in early-Victorian London to the impact of reading on suffrage activism, from the professionalization of social work to the selling of the past in Thatcher's Britain. What has been termed 'heritage-bashing' finds few echoes in this collection. 'Heritage' is a remarkably protean notion, as useful to the political left as to the right, to feminists as well as to would-be patriarchs. It is the malleable nature of British cultural continuity that makes its heritage 'singular.'

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 31.10.2020
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Pathfinder Map Pack: Slum Quarter Alleys
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Skulk about the most treacherous warrens of the city! Pathfinder Map Pack: Slum Quarter Alleys contains 18 full-color 5 x 8-inch map tiles, stunningly crafted by cartographer Jason A. Engle, that combine to create a maze of allies in the most run-down and dangerous part of the city. These alleys can expand the labyrinth of shanties and dead ends found in the recently released Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Slum Quarter. Suitable for experienced GMs and novices alike, this product fits perfectly into any Game Master’s arsenal. Wet, dry, and permanent markers erase from the tiles! With revised packaging that includes a reusable box for easy storage, Map Packs have never been so useful! “Price Includes VAT”

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Pathfinder Map Pack: Slum Quarter Alleys
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Skulk about the most treacherous warrens of the city! Pathfinder Map Pack: Slum Quarter Alleys contains 18 full-color 5 x 8-inch map tiles, stunningly crafted by cartographer Jason A. Engle, that combine to create a maze of allies in the most run-down and dangerous part of the city. These alleys can expand the labyrinth of shanties and dead ends found in the recently released Pathfinder Flip-Mat: Slum Quarter. Suitable for experienced GMs and novices alike, this product fits perfectly into any Game Master’s arsenal. Wet, dry, and permanent markers erase from the tiles! With revised packaging that includes a reusable box for easy storage, Map Packs have never been so useful! “Price Includes VAT”

Anbieter: Orell Fuessli CH
Stand: 31.10.2020
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The Changeling
12,90 € *
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Thirteen-year-old Tom Curdie, the product of a Glasgow slum, is on probation for theft. His teachers admit that he is clever, but only one, Charlie Forbes, sees something in Tom and his seemingly insolent smile. So, Forbes decides to take Tom on holiday with his own family, with tragic consequences. From one of Scotland's greatest writers, The Changeling explores how goodness and innocence is compromised when faced with the pressures of growing up and becoming part of society.

Anbieter: Thalia AT
Stand: 31.10.2020
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