The traditional rivalries run deep between Glasgow's industry-blighted East End and the leafy suburban academia of the West End. The typical West Ender viewpoint is that the East End is full of workshy junkies and your average East Enders knows fine that the West End is populated by jumped-up snobs, but a shared sense of humour means that everything is just hunky-dory. 'Aye right', as we say in Glasgow when we mean: 'No way'. These rivalries are ancient, sometimes vicious, and run as deep at the Styx, but nowadays the main weapon is humour. People in the West are reacting to the suggestion that the Commonwealth Games is being shared by the city: 'Shared is it? Aye, the East End is getting it and we're paying for it'. These are the tall tales, the tantrums and the taradiddles told by both sides. Laugh? You'll probably flit to Edinburgh.
On 18 September 2014, a mere 700-and-a-bit years after the Battle of Bannockburn, the latest power struggle between Scotland and England will be over, one way or another - but this time probably without the swords, horses and armour. Independence is, without question, a very serious subject, but there is a funny side too. Now Ian Black, master of the witty remark, king of the one-liner and enthusiastic unfurler of the Saltire, looks at the lighter side of Independence. With more pro-Independence and anti-No-voter jokes and tales than you can shake a stick at, Scotland vs England is the perfect antidote to a very serious subject. Some very important questions are posed, such as what the new currency will be - perhaps the dreichma, to combine our usual weather with some future Greek-style financial meltdown. And what goes 'putt' and what goes 'putt, putt, putt, putt'? The answer: a Scottish golfer and an English golfer on the Old Course at St Andrews. Scotland vs England may not help you make up your mind about the future of the nation, but in the serious times ahead when there's no escape from politicians, it will be a very welcome distraction.
Have you ever felt like ripping off your knickers, donning your kilt, drinking sixteen pints and becoming the latest recruit to the concatenation of chaos that is the Tartan Army, but have been ashamed to because of your lack of musical and lyrical knowledge? Fear not! Help is at hand. The songs and chats in this volume have been collected and culled both from the virgin footsoldiers and from the grizzled veterans of the Tartan Army's long war against sobriety, and are guaranteed to have no moral worth of any kind. No liver has gone unsacrificed in the search, especially the author's, and the work continues. There are plainsongs (and fancy ones), as well as sweet and sour ones and every nuance of flavour in between, but they all boil down to the (Completely Unofficial) slogan of the Tartan Army, which is: 'We'll support you evermore, f*** the score!'
Publisher: Robertson Library, University of Prince Edward Island
Category: Biography & Autobiography
This book tells the story of Alex B. Campbell, Prince Edward Island's longest-serving premier (1966-78) and the youngest person elected first minister in Canada in the 20th century. He led his province through a period of transformative change and stepped down in 1978 without ever having suffered electoral defeat. This is a come-the-moment, come-the-leader story with few parallels in Canadian history.
The aim of this book is to stimulate criminological debate on issues of crime, race, racism and criminal justice and to offer practical guidance to those seeking to address race issues and confront racism. The text first critiques existing - largely empirical - research on race and criminal justice, and then presents theoretical advances in criminology and sociology, examining the methodological implications of applying such theory to future research. After reassessing the value of past research, particularly in terms of policy development, contributors discuss issues such as competing ethnic classification schemes, the definition of `racial' and ethnic data in criminal justice agency records. Theoretical contributions cons