Manchester (England)

Without a Trace

Author: Shirley Baker

Publisher: History Press


Category: Manchester (England)

Page: 128

View: 514

Compelling street photography from Manchester and Salford during the slum clearances of the 60s
Business & Economics

Money, Trade, and Payments

Author: David P. Cobham

Publisher: Manchester University Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 253

View: 341


The North

Author: Paul Morley

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing


Category: History

Page: 592

View: 735

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.
Biography & Autobiography


Author: Morrissey

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 861

Autobiography covers Morrissey's life from his birth until the present day. Steven Patrick Morrissey was born in Manchester on May 22nd 1959. Singer-songwriter and co-founder of the Smiths (1982–1987), Morrissey has been a solo artist for twenty-six years, during which time he has had three number 1 albums in England in three different decades. Achieving eleven Top 10 albums (plus nine with the Smiths), his songs have been recorded by David Bowie, Nancy Sinatra, Marianne Faithfull, Chrissie Hynde, Thelma Houston, My Chemical Romance and Christy Moore, amongst others. An animal protectionist, in 2006 Morrissey was voted the second greatest living British icon by viewers of the BBC, losing out to Sir David Attenborough. In 2007 Morrissey was voted the greatest northern male, past or present, in a nationwide newspaper poll. In 2012, Morrissey was awarded the Keys to the City of Tel-Aviv. It has been said “Most pop stars have to be dead before they reach the iconic status that Morrissey has reached in his lifetime.”
Political Science

Anarchist Voices

Author: Paul Avrich

Publisher: AK Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 574

View: 148

In Anarchist Voices, Avrich lets anarchists speak for themselves.
Social Science

A Tale Of Two Cities

Author: Karen Evans

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Social Science

Page: 416

View: 312

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.
Political Science

Leading the inclusive city

Author: Hambleton, Robin

Publisher: Policy Press


Category: Political Science

Page: 416

View: 340

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.

A Postcolonial People

Author: Nasreen Ali

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing


Category: History

Page: 436

View: 670

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.

Digital Convergence - Libraries of the Future

Author: Rae Earnshaw

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Computers

Page: 416

View: 537

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.