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Rooted in the Earth, Rooted in the Sky - Hildegard of Bingen and Premodern Medicine (Hardcover, Annotated Ed): Victoria Sweet Rooted in the Earth, Rooted in the Sky - Hildegard of Bingen and Premodern Medicine (Hardcover, Annotated Ed)
Victoria Sweet
R3,632 Discovery Miles 36 320 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Rooted in the Earth, Rooted in the Sky" is a detailed study of the medicine of Hildegard of Bingen, a medieval mystic, theologian and composer, who also wrote a practical medical text. Although there has been an explosion of interest in Hildegard's music, theology, illuminations and medicine in the last two decades, this is the first book to use her remarkable text to revise not only our conception of Hildegard but also of premodern medicine itself. It does so by contextualizing her work with primary and secondary historical sources, unedited manuscripts, anthropological and archeological evidence and linguistic analyses. Its surprising conclusion is that the premodern body was more like a plant than a machine or a computer program, and the physician more like a gardener than a mechanic or a computer programmer.

Sport Histories - Figurational Studies of the Development of Modern Sports (Paperback, New Ed): Eric Dunning, Dominic Malcolm,... Sport Histories - Figurational Studies of the Development of Modern Sports (Paperback, New Ed)
Eric Dunning, Dominic Malcolm, Ivan Waddington
R1,207 Discovery Miles 12 070 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

"Sport Histories" draws on figurational sociology to provide a fresh approach to analyzing the development of modern sports. The book brings together ten case studies, examining both mainstream, well-researched sports - such as soccer, rugby, baseball, boxing and cricket - and sports relatively neglected by historians and sociologists - such as shooting, motor racing, tennis, gymnastics and martial arts.
The book explores key issues in the study of sport, including:
- The relative influence of intra-national and international conflicts
- The importance of commercial processes
- Violence and control of violence
- Differences between elite and mass sport movements
- The part played by sport in the development of cultures and societies
This groundbreaking work illustrates the distinctiveness of the figurational sociological approach and its usefulness in examining the development of modern sport. It represents an important crossing of the boundary between the disciplines of history and sociology in the study of sport, and will be of great interest to students and researchers working in both disciplines.

Fascism - A Warning (Hardcover, Edition): Madeleine Albright Fascism - A Warning (Hardcover, Edition)
Madeleine Albright 1
R452 R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Save R106 (23%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The #1 NYT BESTSELLER A personal and urgent examination of Fascism in the twentieth century and how its legacy shapes today's world, written by one of America's most admired public servants, the first woman to serve as U.S. secretary of state. "There is priceless wisdom on every page." Kirkus Starred review A Fascist, observes Madeleine Albright, 'is someone who claims to speak for a whole nation or group, is utterly unconcerned with the rights of others, and is willing to use violence and whatever other means are necessary to achieve the goals he or she might have.' The twentieth century was defined by the clash between democracy and Fascism, a struggle that created uncertainty about the survival of human freedom and left millions of innocent people dead. Given the horrors of that experience, one might expect the world to reject the spiritual successors to Hitler and Mussolini should they arise in our era. In Fascism: A Warning, Madeleine Albright, draws on her own experiences as a child in war-torn Europe and her distinguished career as a diplomat to question that very assumption. Fascism, as Albright shows, is not only endured through the course of the twentieth century, but now presents a more virulent threat to international peace and justice than at any time since the end of World War II. The momentum toward democracy that swept the world when the Berlin Wall fell has gone into reverse. The United States, which has historically championed the free world, is led by a president who exacerbates popular divisions and heaps scorn on democratic institutions. In many countries, economic, technological and cultural factors are weakening the political centre and empowering the extremes of right and left. Contemporary leaders such as Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong-un are employing many of the same tactics used by Fascists in the 1920s and 30s. Fascism: A Warning is a book for our times that is relevant to all times. Written with wisdom by someone who has not only studied history but helped to shape it, this call to arms teaches us the lessons we must understand and the questions we must answer if we are to save ourselves from repeating the tragic errors of the past.

No Straight Path - Becoming Women Historians (Hardcover): Elizabeth Jacoway, Glenda Gilmore, Stephanie R Rolph, Beverly Bond,... No Straight Path - Becoming Women Historians (Hardcover)
Elizabeth Jacoway, Glenda Gilmore, Stephanie R Rolph, Beverly Bond, Emily Clark, …
R958 Discovery Miles 9 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

No Straight Path tells the stories of ten successful female historians who came of age in an era when it was unusual for women to pursue careers in academia, especially in the field of history. These first-person accounts illuminate the experiences women of the post- World War II generation encountered when they chose to enter this male-dominated professional world. None of the contributors took a straight path into the profession; most first opted instead for the more conventional pursuits of college, public-school teaching, marriage, and motherhood. Despite these commonalities, their stories are individually unique: one rose from poverty in Arkansas to attend graduate school at Rutgers before earning the chairmanship of the history department at the University of Memphis; another pursued an archaeology degree, studied social work, and served as a college administrator before becoming a history professor at Tulane University; a third was a lobbyist who attended seminary, then taught high school, entered the history graduate program at Indiana University, and helped develop two honors colleges before entering academia; and yet another grew up in segregated Memphis and then worked in public schools in New Jersey before earning a graduate degree in history at the University of Memphis, where she now teaches. The experiences of the other historians featured in this collection are equally varied and distinctive. Several themes emerge in their collective stories. Most assumed they would become teachers, nurses, secretaries, or society ladies- the only ""respectable"" choices available to women at the time. The obligations of marriage and family, they believed, would far outweigh their careers outside the home. Upon making the unusual decision, at the time, to move beyond high-school teaching and attend graduate school, few grasped the extent to which men dominated the field of history or that they would be perceived by many as little more than objects of sexual desire. The work/home balance proved problematic for them throughout their careers, as they struggled to combine the needs and demands of their families with the expectations of the profession. These women had no road maps to follow. The giants who preceded them- Gerda Lerner, Anne Firor Scott, Linda K. Kerber, Joan Wallach Scott, A. Elizabeth Taylor, and others- had breached the gates but only with great drive and determination. Few of the contributors to No Straight Path expected to undertake such heroics or to rise to that level of accomplishment. They may have had modest expectations when entering the field, but with the help of female scholars past and present, they kept climbing and reached a level of success within the profession that holds great promise for the women who follow.

Modern Architecture in Africa - Practical Encounters with Intricate African Modernity (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Antoni S.... Modern Architecture in Africa - Practical Encounters with Intricate African Modernity (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Antoni S. Folkers, Belinda A. C. van Buiten
R4,104 R3,781 Discovery Miles 37 810 Save R323 (8%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book offers unique insights into modern African architecture, influenced by modern European architecture, and at the same time a natural successor to existing site-specific and traditional architecture. It brings together the worlds of traditional site-specific architecture with the Modernist Project in Africa, which to date have only been considered in isolation. The book covers the four architectural disciplines: urban planning, building technology, building physics, and conservation. It includes an introduction with a historical outline and an analysis and comparison of a number of projects in various countries in Africa. On the basis of examples drawn from practice, the author documents and describes the hybrid architectural forms that have emerged from the confrontation and fusion with (pre)modern Western architecture and urban planning, and in so doing he also narrates the history of African architecture.

Contesting Psychiatry - Social Movements in Mental Health (Hardcover): Nick Crossley Contesting Psychiatry - Social Movements in Mental Health (Hardcover)
Nick Crossley
R3,119 Discovery Miles 31 190 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Sociologists have written much about power in relation to psychiatry and mental health services. Until now, however, there has been little research on resistance to this power, whether in the form of individual crusades or the collective efforts of social movements. As a result, a central thread in the social constitution of the mental health system has been overlooked.
"Contesting Psychiatry "explores the history of resistance to psychiatry between 1950 and 2000, and more particularly, the history of the social movements who have mounted this resistance, calling psychiatry into question. Key features include:
an account of the key social movements and organizations who have contested psychiatry over the last fifty years
the theorization of resistance to psychiatry which might apply to other national contexts and to social movement formation and protest in other medical arenas
the exploration of theories of power in psychiatry
Original and provocative in its approach, "Contesting Psychiatry "offers a new sociological perspective on psychiatry. It is essential reading for students and academics alike and a unique contribution to the sociological understanding of psychiatry and medicine.

From the Stars - Sir Matt Busby & the Decline of Manchester United - 1968-1974 (Paperback): John Ludden From the Stars - Sir Matt Busby & the Decline of Manchester United - 1968-1974 (Paperback)
John Ludden
R242 R173 Discovery Miles 1 730 Save R69 (29%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Rugby Union and Professionalisation - Elite Player Perspectives (Paperback): Mike Rayner Rugby Union and Professionalisation - Elite Player Perspectives (Paperback)
Mike Rayner
R1,052 Discovery Miles 10 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The game of rugby has changed significantly in the course of its history. In the early part of the 19th century it evolved from a folk game played by the working class to a recreational activity for public schoolboys. From the 1820s rugby represented an opportunity for gentlemen to demonstrate physical prowess and masculinity and in more recent times it has developed into an activity that reflects the changing attitudes towards professional sport. For the most part of the last one hundred years, rugby union became an important international sport that represented the nationalistic ideals of a number of countries. However, a number of developments, including the increasing influence of a business ethos within sport during the latter decades of the twentieth century, exposed rugby union to the realities of commercialism and all the factors associated with it, especially the demands of a more diverse spectating public. Drawing on interview material with forty-eight elite level rugby union players from England, Wales, Scotland, France, Ireland, South Africa, New Zealand and Australia who participated in elite level rugby union either before, in the overlapping period or after the declaration of professionalism, this book traces the evolution of attitudes towards professionalism from a players' perspective and develops a critical review of the impact that professionalism has had upon the sport of rugby union. Rugby Union and Professionalisation: Elite Player Perspectives is fascinating reading for all students and scholars with an interest in rugby union, sport history, sport policy, sport management and the sociology of sport.

A History of British Livestock Husbandry, 1700-1900 (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Robert Trow-Smith A History of British Livestock Husbandry, 1700-1900 (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Robert Trow-Smith
R4,401 Discovery Miles 44 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First Published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

History, Hagiography and Biblical Exegesis - Essays on Bede, Adomnan and Thomas Becket (Paperback): Jennifer O'Reilly History, Hagiography and Biblical Exegesis - Essays on Bede, Adomnan and Thomas Becket (Paperback)
Jennifer O'Reilly; Edited by Mairin Mac Carron, Diarmuid Scully
R1,033 Discovery Miles 10 330 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

When she died in 2016, Dr Jennifer O'Reilly left behind a body of published and unpublished work in three areas of medieval studies: the iconography of the Gospel Books produced in early medieval Ireland and Anglo-Saxon England; the writings of Bede and his older Irish contemporary, Adomnan of Iona; and the early lives of Thomas Becket. In these three areas she explored the connections between historical texts, artistic images and biblical exegesis. This volume is a collection of 16 essays, old and new, relating history and exegesis in the writings of Bede and Adomnan, and in the lives of Thomas Becket. The first part consists of seven studies of Bede's writings, notably his biblical commentaries and his Ecclesiastical History. Two of the essays are published here for the first time. The five studies in the second part, devoted to Adomnan, discuss his life of Saint Columba (the Vita Columbae) and his guide to the Holy Places (De locis sanctis). One essay ('The Bible as Map'), published posthumously, compares his presentation of a major theme, the earthly and heavenly Jerusalem, with the approach adopted by Bede. The third section consists of two essays on the lives of Thomas Becket that were composed shortly after his death. They examine, in the context of patristic exegesis, the biblical images invoked in the texts in order to show how the saint's biographers understood the complex relationship between hagiography and history. With the exception of the Jarrow Lecture on Bede and the essays on Becket, the studies in both parts were published originally in edited books, some of them now hard to come by. (CS1078).

Perspectives on the History of Higher Education - Volume 24, 2005 (Paperback, 2005 ed.): Roger L. Geiger Perspectives on the History of Higher Education - Volume 24, 2005 (Paperback, 2005 ed.)
Roger L. Geiger
R1,085 Discovery Miles 10 850 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The early twentieth century witnessed the rise of middle-class mass periodicals that, while offering readers congenial material, also conveyed new depictions of manliness, liberal education, and the image of business leaders. "Should Your Boy Go to College?" asked one magazine story; and for over two decades these middle-class magazines answered, in numerous permutations, with a collective "yes " In the course of interpreting these themes they reshaped the vision of a college education, and created the ideal of a college-educated businessman.
Volume 24 of the "Perspectives on the History of Higher Education: 2005" provides historical studies touching on contemporary concerns--gender, high-ability students, academic freedom, and, in the case of the Barnes Foundation, the authority of donor intent. Daniel Clark discusses the nuanced changes that occurred to the image of college at the turn of the century. Michael David Cohen offers an important corrective to stereotypes about gender relations in nineteenth-century coeducational colleges. Jane Robbins traces how the young National Research Council embraced the cause of how to identify and encourage superior students as a vehicle for incorporating wartime advances in psychological testing. Susan R. Richardson considers the long Texas tradition of political interference in university affairs. Finally, Edward Epstein and Marybeth Gasman shed historical light on the recent controversy surrounding the Barnes Foundation.
The volume also contains brief descriptions of twenty recent doctoral dissertations in the history of higher education. This serial publication will be of interest to historians, sociologists, and of course, educational policymakers.
"Roger L. Geiger" is Distinguished Professor of Higher Education at the Pennsylvania State University. He has edited the "History of Higher Education Annual" since 1993. His two volumes "Research and Relevant Knowledge" and "To Advance Knowledge" (both published by Transaction) cover the history of universities in the United States during the twentieth century.

Gonville & Caius College - The Statutes of the Founders (Hardcover): Michael Prichard Gonville & Caius College - The Statutes of the Founders (Hardcover)
Michael Prichard
R1,774 Discovery Miles 17 740 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Gonville & Caius College is exceptional among Oxford and Cambridge colleges in having had three separate founders at different times: Edmund Gonville, William Bateman and John Caius. The statutes made by those founders are also exceptional, for they have two unique features: first, the statutes of the last founder did not supersede those of the second founder but took effect concurrently with them for over three hundred years; and, second, the longest setof the three founders' statutes was formulated by someone - John Caius - who was not only a founder but had himself been a fellow of the college for which he was drawing up his statutes and was Master of that college during the years in which he was formulating the final draft of those statutes. As a result, Caius' statutes are remarkable for the unique detail of their provisions and their exceptional character. For both these reasons John Caius' statutesdeserve greater attention than they have been given. In addition to an edition and translation of the three founders' statutes, the book also contains an account of the circumstances in which they were formulated and the very different characters of the founders who made them. There then follows an examination of five topics on which the statutes of the last founder either led to bitter disputes and litigation during the later three centuries or elsewere simply ignored or tacitly evaded by common consent, particularly the hitherto neglected subjects of stipends and dividends.

Semple Stadium - Field of Legends (Hardcover): Liam O Donnchu Semple Stadium - Field of Legends (Hardcover)
Liam O Donnchu
R650 R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Save R113 (17%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Semple Stadium in Thurles, Co Tipperary, is truly "the home of hurling". This illustrated history of the stadium begins in 1884 when GAA was first founded in Thurles and chronicles the opening of Semple Stadium in 1910 right up to the present day, featuring all its great days: from the development of the stadium, major games that were played there, significant players and managers, broadcasting from the grounds, the work of the groundsmen, other events held at the stadium over the years, personal recollections and accounts of this place where legends are made. Richly illustrated by archive photographs and ephemera.

History Of Music (Hardcover, New Ed): Cecil History Of Music (Hardcover, New Ed)
Cecil
R3,883 Discovery Miles 38 830 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

By far the most stimulating and complete introduction to styles and schools of western music, this work will always remain a classic. Covering the whole of the Christian era, the work is particularly strong in interpretation and readability. The music lover will find it arresting from cover to cover.

Lives of Lesbian Elders - Looking Back, Looking Forward (Paperback): J.Dianne Garner, D.Merilee Clunis, Pat A. Freeman, Nancy... Lives of Lesbian Elders - Looking Back, Looking Forward (Paperback)
J.Dianne Garner, D.Merilee Clunis, Pat A. Freeman, Nancy M. Nystrom, Karen I. Fredriksen-Goldsen
R1,157 Discovery Miles 11 570 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The untold history of lesbian life from those who have lived it! Lives of Lesbian Elders: Looking Back, Looking Forward illuminates the hopes, fears, issues, and concerns of gay women as they grow older. Based on interviews with 62 lesbians ranging in age from 55 to 95, this very special book provides a historical account of the shared experiences of the lesbian community that is so often invisible or ignored in contemporary society. The book gives voice to their thoughts and feelings on a wide range of issues, including coming out, identity and the meaning of life, the role of family and personal relationships, work and retirement, adversity, and individual sources of strength and resilience. Cast off and overlooked at best or victims of scorn and prejudice at worst, lesbians in the twentieth century lived dual lives, their full voices unheard until now. Lives of Lesbian Elders chronicles the life choices they made and their reasons for making them, set against the contexts of culture, politics, and the social mores of the eras in which they lived. Their stories of courage, resilience, resourcefulness, pride, and independence help restore lesbian history that has been forgotten, distorted, or disregarded and provide the information necessary to meet the future needs of aging lesbians. Lives of Lesbian Elders gives aging lesbians a chance to discuss their thoughts on a variety of topics, including: Coming out "You didn't talk about it . . . Until two years ago, I never even referred to a lesbian or would I allow the word to pass my lips" "I used to sneak into libraries and read about homosexuality and back in that era, it was not classy . . . it was classified as a disorder of some type" Identity "The only difference between me and anybody else is that I just happen to be sleeping with a woman" "I think I grew up not really knowing who I was and, I think, probably fighting all my life trying to find out who I was" Family "I feel very connected with the lesbian community here . . . I guess I would call that family" "Many years ago, my sister said: 'I think when they're ready, you need to explain to (the nieces) what a lesbian is, because I want them to hear the correct story . . . I want them to hear what it really is and not all these stupid rumors that go around'" Work "I was going to become a youth minister at one point and it dawned on me in high school that there was no way the church was going to let me work with kids" "I didn't really finish my career . . . I still have dreams about the military and about not finishing . . . It was my choice, but it wasn't really my choice" Aging and the Future "I think financing, of course, is a real big problem for lesbian women" "I have a concern that if anything should happen to my partner in growing older of being isolated from the gay community" . . . and much more! Lives of Lesbian Elders: Looking Back, Looking Forward also includes appendices that present demographic data on the women who were interviewed for the book, information on historical timelines, and suggested readings on lesbian history. The book is an invaluable addition to the growing collective history of lesbians in the United States.

Crime and Empire 1840 - 1940 (Paperback, illustrated edition): Barry Godfrey, Graeme Dunstall Crime and Empire 1840 - 1940 (Paperback, illustrated edition)
Barry Godfrey, Graeme Dunstall
R966 Discovery Miles 9 660 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This book is a major contribution to the comparative histories of crime and criminal justice, focusing on the legal regimes of the British empire during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Its overarching theme is the transformation and convergence of criminal justice systems during a period that saw a broad shift from legal pluralism to the hegemony of state law in the European world and beyond. Chapters in the book present a variety of approaches, ranging from global discussions of key issues and developments to an exploration of local case studies and their relationship to these broader themes. Overall they reflect thinking and developments within criminological, historiographical and post-colonial approaches. Crime and Empire 1840-1940 reflects a growing interest in the history of criminal justice on the part of both criminologists and historians. The legacy of colonialism continues to be disputed in the courts and elsewhere. The contributors to this book are concerned le

Arab Navigation in the Indian Ocean before the Portuguese (Hardcover): G.R. Tibbetts Arab Navigation in the Indian Ocean before the Portuguese (Hardcover)
G.R. Tibbetts
R3,146 Discovery Miles 31 460 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

One Long and Beautiful Summer - A Short Elegy For Red-Ball Cricket (Paperback): Duncan Hamilton One Long and Beautiful Summer - A Short Elegy For Red-Ball Cricket (Paperback)
Duncan Hamilton
R269 R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Save R44 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

*A MULTIPLE AWARD-WINNING SPORTS WRITER* 'Hamilton's book is a marvel . . . I'm not sure he could write a dull sentence if he tried' Spectator One of Duncan Hamilton's favourite writers on cricket, Edmund Blunden, wrote how he felt going to watch a game: 'You arrive early, earlier even than you meant . . . and you feel a little guilty at the thought of the day you propose to give up to sheer luxury'. Following Neville Cardus's assertion that 'there can be no summer in this land without cricket', Hamilton plotted the games he would see in 2019 and write down reflectively on some of the cricket that blessed his own sight. It would be captured in the context of the coming season in case subsequent summers and the imminent arrival of The Hundred made that impossible. He would write in the belief that after this season the game might never be quite the same again. He visits Welbeck Colliery Cricket Club to see Nottinghamshire play Hampshire at the tiny ground of Sookholme, gifted to the club by a local philanthropist who takes money on the gate; his village team at Menston in Yorkshire; the county ground at Hove; watches Ben Stokes's heroics at Headingley, marvels at Jofra Archer's gift of speed in a Second XI fixture for Sussex against Gloucestershire in front of 74 people and three well-behaved dogs; and realises when he reaches the last afternoon of the final county match of the season at Taunton, 'How blessed I am to have been born here. How I never want to live anywhere else. How much I love cricket.' One Long and Beautiful Summer forms a companion volume to Hamilton's 2009 classic, A Last English Summer. It is sports writing at its most accomplished and evocative, confirming his reputation as the finest contemporary chronicler of the game.

The Giro 100 (Paperback): Herbie Sykes The Giro 100 (Paperback)
Herbie Sykes
R749 Discovery Miles 7 490 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For better or for worse, the Giro d'Italia remains the sporting metaphor for Italians. To celebrate its centenary, Herbie Sykes produced a unique - and uniquely personal - evocation. In realising it he undertook a Giro of his own. Travelling the length of the peninsular, he met with 100 of its constituents, and simply listened to their stories. They were the champions and gregari, the superstars and nearly-men, their wives, families and tifosi. There were kingmakers and journalists, sponsors and officials, those who have loved it and a few who abhorred it. Collectively their testimonies represent a journey to the heart of the race, and to Italian cycling identity. This, however, is a cycling journey with a difference. In a departure from recent cycling convention, they were invited to open not only their hearts, but also their scrapbooks, photo albums and old cupboard drawers. There's no anodyne photographic agency fodder here, no cliched Dolomite vistas and no hackneyed portraits of Coppi, Merckx or Pantani. Rather the images conjure the spirit, pathos and beauty of the greatest race on earth and, more poignantly still, of 100 lives conditioned by it.

Serious Sport - J.A. Mangan's Contribution to the History of Sport (Paperback): Scott Crawford Serious Sport - J.A. Mangan's Contribution to the History of Sport (Paperback)
Scott Crawford
R1,151 Discovery Miles 11 510 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Trial-blazer and mentor, Professor J.A. Mangan is a distinguished scholar in the fields of sports history whose work has inspired a generation of historians and social scientists across the globe. His seminal book on athleticism and imperialism commanded attention and applause from a broad range of historians and social scientists across the globe. His seminal work on athleticism and imperialism commanded attention and applause from a broad range of historians. It opened new horizons of inquiry providing the field with a richly perceptive study of hegemony and patronage, of cultural assimilation and adaptation, and of the ways that power elites used sport for socialization, acculturation and social control. His later works continued to pose critical, sometimes controversial questions, providing new and provocative insights into the complex social issues involved in the development and diffusion of sporting activity. The geographical horizons of his work now span the globe. This volume is a fitting tribute to the scholarship and lasting accomplishments of a pioneer who has mentored - and continues to mentor - numerous young scholars internationally, simultaneously developing and maintaining high quality channels through which to disseminate sport history research. In appraising his scholarship the contributors to this collection demonstrate their debt to his vision and achievements. This volume was previously published as a special issue of The International Journal of the History of Sport

Sport Histories - Figurational Studies in the Development of Modern Sports (Hardcover): Eric Dunning, Dominic Malcolm, Ivan... Sport Histories - Figurational Studies in the Development of Modern Sports (Hardcover)
Eric Dunning, Dominic Malcolm, Ivan Waddington
R3,371 Discovery Miles 33 710 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Sports Histories draws on figurational sociology to provide a fresh approach to analysing the development of modern sport. The book brings together ten case studies from a wide range of sports, including mainstream sports such as soccer, rugby, baseball, boxing and cricket, to other sports that until now have been largely neglected by sports historians, such as shooting, motor racing, tennis, gymnastics and martial arts. This groundbreaking work highlights key debates in the analysis of modern sport, such as: The relative influence of intra national class conflict and international conflict; The relative prominence of commercially led processes in different contexts; The centrality of concerns over violence; Differences between elite and mass-led sports developments; Above all, Sport Histories proves the distinctiveness of the figurational sociological approach and its usefulness in the study of the development of modern sport.

The Emergence of Modern Architecture - A Documentary History, from 1000 to 1810 (Paperback): Liane Lefaivre, Alexander Tzonis The Emergence of Modern Architecture - A Documentary History, from 1000 to 1810 (Paperback)
Liane Lefaivre, Alexander Tzonis
R1,501 Discovery Miles 15 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


The book, a documentary history, records a cognitive history of the emergence of modern architecture. Cutting across disciplinarian and institutional divisions as we know them today, it reconstructs developments within the framework of a cognitive history of the past. Modern is here taken to mean the radical re-thinking of architecture from the end of the 10th century in Europe to the end of the 18th century. Among the key debates that mark the period are those that oppose tradition to innovation, canon to discovery, geometrical formality to natural picturesqueness, the functional to the hedonistic.

We Demand - The University and Student Protests (Paperback): Roderick A. Ferguson We Demand - The University and Student Protests (Paperback)
Roderick A. Ferguson
R412 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R71 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first. Visit ucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnow to learn more. In the post-World War II period, students rebelled against the university establishment. In student-led movements, women, minorities, immigrants, and indigenous people demanded that universities adapt to better serve the increasingly heterogeneous public and student bodies. The success of these movements had a profound impact on the intellectual landscape of the twentieth century: out of these efforts were born ethnic studies, women's studies, and American studies. In We Demand, Roderick A. Ferguson demonstrates that less than fifty years since this pivotal shift in the academy, the university is moving away from "the people" in all their diversity. Today the university is refortifying its commitment to the defense of the status quo off campus and the regulation of students, faculty, and staff on campus. The progressive forms of knowledge that the student-led movements demanded and helped to produce are being attacked on every front. Not only is this a reactionary move against the social advances since the '60s and '70s-it is part of the larger threat of anti-intellectualism in the United States.

Socialism - Critical Concepts in Political Science (Hardcover): Jeremy Jennings Socialism - Critical Concepts in Political Science (Hardcover)
Jeremy Jennings
R29,401 Discovery Miles 294 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days


This four-volume collection combines the historical with the conceptual, providing a guide to the main themes that have structured socialist thought and practice over the last two hundred years. The set also examines contemporary socialism.
A detailed index and new introduction makes this set an invaluable reference tool for students and researchers of politics.

When Lions Roared - The Lions, the All Blacks and the Legendary Tour of 1971 (Paperback, New in Paperback): Tom English, Peter... When Lions Roared - The Lions, the All Blacks and the Legendary Tour of 1971 (Paperback, New in Paperback)
Tom English, Peter Burns
R270 R251 Discovery Miles 2 510 Save R19 (7%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days
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