Manchester (England)

Around Manchester in the 50's and 60's

Author: Clive Hardy,David Thomas

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781904038191

Category: Manchester (England)

Page: 144

View: 7286

A nostalgic photographic journey through the streets of Manchester in the 1950's and 1960's. Volume one of a series spotlighting aspects of Manchester during this period; the book concentrates on the changes in industry in and around the Manchester area. The impact of slum clearances, the emergence of the tower block and the dissolution of whole communities. From Coronation Day to 'Divi-Day': this is a stunning compilation of photographs and memories of life in and around Manchester during a vibrant era.
Social Science

A Tale Of Two Cities

Global Change, Local Feeling and Everday Life in the North of England

Author: Karen Evans,Penny Fraser,Ian Taylor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134773676

Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 3903

A Tale of Two Cities is a study of two major cities, Manchester and Sheffield. Drawing on the work of major theorists, the authors explore the everyday life, making contributions to our understanding of the defining activities of life.

Without a Trace

Manchester and Salford in The 60s

Author: SHIRLEY. BAKER

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780750988988

Category:

Page: 128

View: 8897

Shirley Baker started to photograph the streets of Manchester and Salford in the early 1960s when homes were being demolished and communities were being uprooted. 'Whole streets were disappearing and I hoped to capture some trace of everyday life of the people who lived there. I was particularly interested in the more mundane, even trivial, aspects of life that were not being recorded by anyone else.' Shirley's powerful images, sparked by her curiosity, recorded people and communities involved in fundamental change. People's homes were demolished as part of a huge 'slum' clearance programme, however Shirley was able to capture some of the street life as it had been for generations before the change. The areas have been redeveloped to form a new and totally different environment. As Shirley once said, 'I hope by bridging time through the magic of photography, a connection has been made with a past that should not be forgotten'.
Business & Economics

Money, Trade, and Payments

Essays in Honour of D.J. Coppock

Author: David P. Cobham

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719029493

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 253

View: 5284

History

The North

(And Almost Everything In It)

Author: Paul Morley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1408834006

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 4188

Paul Morley grew up in Reddish, less than five miles from Manchester and even closer to Stockport. Ever since the age of seven Morley has always thought of himself as a northerner. What that meant, he wasn't entirely sure. It was for him, as it is for millions of others in England, an absolute, indisputable truth. Forty years after walking down grey pavements on his way to school, Paul explores what it means to be northern and why those who consider themselves to be believe it so strongly. Like industrial towns dotted across great green landscapes of hills and valleys, Morley breaks up his own history with fragments of his region's own social and cultural background. Stories of his Dad spreading margarine on Weetabix stand alongside those about northern England's first fish and chip shop in Mossley, near Oldham. Ambitiously sweeping and beautifully impressionistic, without ever losing touch with the minute details of life above the M25, The North is an extraordinary mixture of memoir and history, a unique insight into how we, as a nation, classify the unclassifiable.
History

A Postcolonial People

South Asians in Britain

Author: Nasreen Ali,Salman Sayyid

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9781850657972

Category: History

Page: 436

View: 6082

This is a critical survey of contemporary South Asian Britain. The book combines analysis with empirically rich studies to map out the diversity of the British Asian way of life. The contributors provide insights & information on the Asian British experience in its socio-economic & cultural dimensions.
Political Science

Anarchist Voices

An Oral History of Anarchism in America

Author: Paul Avrich

Publisher: AK Press

ISBN: 9781904859277

Category: Political Science

Page: 574

View: 6099

In Anarchist Voices, Avrich lets anarchists speak for themselves.
Computers

Digital Convergence - Libraries of the Future

Author: Rae Earnshaw,John Vince

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 1846289033

Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 8415

The convergence of IT, telecommunications, and media is changing the way information is collected, stored and accessed. This revolution is having effects on the development and organisation of information and artefact repositories such as libraries and museums. This book presents key aspects in the rapidly moving field of digital convergence in the areas of technology and information sciences. Its chapters are written by international experts who are leaders in their fields.
Political Science

Leading the inclusive city

Place-based innovation for a bounded planet

Author: Hambleton, Robin

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 144731185X

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 8151

Cities are often seen as helpless victims in a global flow of events and many view growing inequality in cities as inevitable. This engaging book rejects this gloomy prognosis and argues that imaginative place-based leadership can enable citizens to shape the urban future in accordance with progressive values – advancing social justice, promoting care for the environment and bolstering community empowerment. This international and comparative book, written by an experienced author, shows how inspirational civic leaders are making a major difference in cities across the world. The analysis provides practical lessons for local leaders and a significant contribution to thinking on public service innovation for anyone who wants to change urban society for the better.
Social Science

Key Thinkers in Childhood Studies

Author: Smith, Carmel,Greene, Sheila

Publisher: Policy Press

ISBN: 1447308077

Category: Social Science

Page: 271

View: 1571

This book presents the perspectives of 22 leading figures involved in shaping the field of Childhood Studies over the last 30 years. They reflect on the changes that have taken place in the study of children and childhood, discuss ideas underpinning the field, examine current dilemmas and explore challenges for the future.
Equality

Social Justice in a Changing World

Author: Commission on Social Justice

Publisher: Institute for Public Policy Research

ISBN: 9781872452685

Category: Equality

Page: 35

View: 8897

Business & Economics

Challenges and Controversies in Management Research

Author: Bill Lee,Catherine Cassell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136848037

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 462

View: 3128

Challenges and Controversies in Management Research explores the history and cultural context, current issues and controversies and potential development of research in the field of management. The collection of essays is written by scholars of international standing, and the chapters address the development of management research in one or another continent, the need for global collaboration, the current state of management research and the development of the business school setting in which that research takes place. Factors affecting management research are explored in detail, giving consideration to the relationship between teaching, ethical conduct, publication, quality audits, collegiality and research. Contributions in the book also explore the development and usefulness of theories in management research and consider the relevance of management research and its applicability for management practice, policy-makers and the voluntary sector. A final section of contributions explores the future challenges for management research including the realization of reflexivity, the enduring gender bias of the management field, the future of theory, the patterns of development of new areas of management research and the need to manage large databases.
Political Science

Debates in British Politics Today

Author: Lynton J. Robins,Bill Jones

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719057014

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 4399

The contents focus directly on the dynamics of political argument in order to reveal how rival politicians and political scientists practice their persuasive art. Each contributor explores a disputed viewpoint, showing how differences of attitude and ideology structure the contemporary debate. Students should learn how an argument is constructed and develop the skills necessary for separating rhetoric from political reality. Further guidance is provided by summary boxes and suggested additional reading.
Sports & Recreation

Soccer For Dummies

Author: Thomas Dunmore,Scott Murray

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118510658

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 408

View: 1615

Learn to: Get a handle on soccer rules and regulations Grasp the basic moves and plays Improve dribbling, passing, and other skills Appreciate this popular pastime Learn the basics, improve your game knowledge, and reach your soccer playing goals Do you get a kick out of soccer? Whether you're a youth league player, a soccer parent, or a World Cup fan, here at last is the book you've been waiting for. Now updated with the latest history, stats, and rules of this popular sport, Soccer For Dummies is the ultimate guide to the greatest and most popular sport on the planet. Kick off — get a beginner's history of soccer, from its early days in China to the modern game that's showcased in stadiums and played on soccer fields all across the globe Get to the nitty-gritty — discover the rules of the game, what each player on the field is expected to do, the tactics they employ, and the skills they need to play The biggest sport in the world — explore everything about the professional game of soccer, from the biggest show on earth — the FIFA World Cup — to other international tournaments such as the European Championships, Copa America, and the CONCACAF Gold Cup For fans — find out what you can expect at a professional soccer game, as well as the lowdown on where you can find soccer on television, online, in newspapers, magazines, books, movies, and on DVDs Open the book and find: How soccer is played (and scored) Tips on coaching, how to keep fit, and how to play "the beautiful game" An in-depth look at women's soccer How club soccer is organized across the world Important international and club teams Fun soccer facts and interesting tidbits A look at the game's most fascinating players
Inflation (Finance).

Inflation and Labour Markets

Author: David E. W. Laidler,David Purdy

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719005688

Category: Inflation (Finance).

Page: 258

View: 4212

Biography & Autobiography

George Best & Me

Author: Malcolm Wagner,Tom Page

Publisher: Empire

ISBN: 9781901746693

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 378

View: 9015

Manchester in the late 1960s and early 1970s revolved around the exploits of one man - George Best. At his side throughout this exciting period was his best friend and confidante Malcolm Wagner (or Waggy as he is universally known). Now for the first time Waggy sets the record straight on George "s exploits during a period when he was the most recognisable face in the world.
History

Science and Spectacle

The Work of Jodrell Bank in Postwar British Culture

Author: John Agar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317743024

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 1390

Science and Spectacle relates the construction of the telescope to the politics and culture of post-war Britain. From radar and atomic weapons, to the Festival of Britain and, later, Harold Wilson's rhetoric of scientific revolution, science formed a cultural resource from which post-war careers and a national identity could be built. The Jodrell Bank Radio Telescope was once a symbol of British science and a much needed prestigious project for the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, but it also raised questions regarding the proper role of universities as sites for scientific research.