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Rating: 4.20 / 5
4 reviews

CLASS OF 1957: Nostalgia and experiences 1942-1969

by Rob humphreys

Wartime blackout, sweet rationing, playing in the street, school playground crazes, Festival of Britain, Eagle comic, Gamages, catapults, The Goon Show, Canvey Island floods, holidays at Butlins, failing the 11 plus, Skiffle and Rock'n'Roll, first job in London, Gene Vincent and Eddie Cochran live shows, Coffee Bars in Soho, Dagenham Train Crash, Pen friends in France, working at holiday camp and apple picking, on the dole up North, bedsits in London, Stones in the park and Dylan at Isle of Wight and plans to see the world.
Just a few of the experiences contained in this book about my journey through life.
I've tried to put in a lot of nostalgia and personal experiences that others will find interesting. If you lived through those times hopefully it will revive old memories. T...

Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Memoirs, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 127 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 January 2020 onward  

Rating: 3.80 / 5
4 reviews

Drinking in Victorian and Edwardian Britain: Beyond the Spectre of the Drunkard

by Thora Hands

This open access book surveys drinking in Britain between the Licensing Act of 1869 and the wartime regulations imposed on alcohol production and consumption after 1914. This was a period marked by the expansion of the drink industry and by increasingly restrictive licensing laws. Politics and commerce co-existed with moral and medical concerns about drunkenness and combined, these factors pushed alcohol consumers into the public spotlight. Through an analysis of public and private records, medical texts and sociological studies, the book investigates the reasons why Victorians and Edwardians consumed alcohol in the ways that they did and explores the ideas about alcohol that circulated in the period.  This book shows that they had many reasons for purchasing and consuming alcoholic subst...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 195 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 January 2020 onward  

Post-Ottoman Coexistence: Sharing Space in the Shadow of Conflict (Space and Place Book 16)

by Rebecca Bryant

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 294 pages
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Harnessing the Power of the Criminal Corpse (Palgrave Historical Studies in the Criminal Corpse and its Afterlife)

by Sarah Tarlow

This open access book is the culmination of many years of research on what happened to the bodies of executed criminals in the past. Focusing on the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, it looks at the consequences of the 1752 Murder Act. These criminal bodies had a crucial role in the history of medicine, and the history of crime, and great symbolic resonance in literature and popular culture. Starting with a consideration of the criminal corpse in the medieval and early modern periods, chapters go on to review the histories of criminal justice, of medical history and of gibbeting under the Murder Act, and ends with some discussion of the afterlives of the corpse, in literature, folklore and in contemporary medical ethics. Using sophisticated insights from cultural history, archaeology, ...

Genre: History, Europe, UK, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 273 pages
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The Huthis: Adaptable Players in Yemen's Multiple Geographies

by Eleonora Ardemagni

The research of Eleonora Ardemagni is illustrative because it helps to go beyond simplistic understandings of the issues and challenges at stake. In particular, it has the merit of casting new light on one of the less studied crises in the region, the conflict in Yemen, and in particular on one of its protagonists, the Huthis.Although it represents the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with 14 million people at risk of starvation, and an armed conflict that has already killed or injured almost 18 thousand people, this civil war still remains at the margins of international public debate. Partially, this is due to the traditional underrating of the importance of this country within the wider Middle East’s geopolitical framework. At the same time, the war in Yemen has been generally u...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 145 pages
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A Community Empowerment Approach to Heritage Management: From Values Assessment to Local Engagement (Open Access)

by Evangelos Kyriakidis

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 144 pages
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European Heritage, Dialogue and Digital Practices (Critical Heritages of Europe)

by Areti Galani

European Heritage, Dialogue and Digital Practices focuses on the intersection of heritage, dialogue and digital culture in the context of Europe. Responding to the increased emphasis on the potential for heritage and digital technologies to foster dialogue and engender communitarian identities in Europe, the book explores what kind of role digital tools, platforms and practices play in supporting and challenging dialogue about heritage in the region.Drawing on fieldwork involving several European museums and heritage organisations, the chapters in this volume critically engage with the role of digital technology in heritage work and its association with ideas of democratisation, multivocality and possibilities for feedback and dialogic engagement in the emerging digital public sphere. The ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Europe, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference
Size: 146 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

New Frontiers in Social Innovation Research

by Alex Nicholls

This book is open access under a CC BY license.Interest in social innovation continues to rise, from governments setting up social innovation 'labs' to large corporations developing social innovation strategies. Yet theory lags behind practice, and this hampers our ability to understand social innovation and make the most of its potential. This collection brings together work by leading social innovation researchers globally, exploring the practice and process of researching social innovation, its nature and effects. Combining theoretical chapters and empirical studies, it shows how social innovation is blurring traditional boundaries between the market, the state and civil society, thereby developing new forms of services, relationships and collaborations. It takes a critical perspective,...

Genre: Business & Finance, Industries & Professions, Management & Leadership, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 298 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Safer Healthcare: Strategies for the Real World

by Charles Vincent

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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 157 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

Unbound: Unsent Messages and Other Missives to the Narcissistic Lover It Took Me Too Long to Leave

by Katharine Kane

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Self-Help & Counselling
Size: 140 pages
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A Life Course Perspective on Health Trajectories and Transitions (Life Course Research and Social Policies Book 4)

by Claudine Burton-Jeangros

This open access book examines health trajectories and health transitions at different stages of the life course, including childhood, adulthood and later life. It provides findings that assess the role of biological and social transitions on health status over time.The essays examine a wide range of health issues, including the consequences of military service on body mass index, childhood obesity and cardiovascular health, socio-economic inequalities in preventive health care use, depression and anxiety during the child rearing period, health trajectories and transitions in people with cystic fibrosis and oral health over the life course.  The book addresses theoretical, empirical and methodological issues as well as examines different national contexts, which help to identify factors o...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 213 pages
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Time Geography in the Global Context: An Anthology (Routledge Studies in Human Geography)

by Kajsa Ellegård

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Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 192 pages
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Transmedial Narration: Narratives and Stories in Different Media

by Lars Elleström

This open access book is a methodical treatise on narration in different types of media. A theoretical rather than a historical study, Transmedial Narration is relevant for an understanding of narration in all times, including our own. By reconstructing the theoretical framework of transmedial narration, this book enables the inclusion of all kinds of communicative media forms on their own terms.The treatise is divided into three parts. Part I presents established and newly developed concepts that are vital for formulating a nuanced theoretical model of transmedial narration. Part II investigates the specific transmedial media characteristics that are most central for realizing narratives in a plenitude of different media types. Finally, Part III contains brief studies in which the narrati...

Genre: Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Words & Language
Size: 152 pages
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Anthropology of Tobacco [Open Access]: Ethnographic Adventures in Non-Human Worlds

by Andrew Russell

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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 380 pages
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Rating: 2.70 / 5
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Creatures of the Abyss

by Murray Leinster

The moment arrived when Terry Holt realized that he was simply holding the bag for Jimenez y Cia.- Jimenez and Company - in the city of Manila. He wasn't getting anywhere, himself. So, painfully, he prepared to wind up the company's affairs and his own, and start over......

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 170 pages
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Mirage of Police Reform: Procedural Justice and Police Legitimacy

by Prof. Worden, Robert E.

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. In the United States, the exercise of police authority—and the public’s trust that police authority is used properly—is a recurring concern. Contemporary prescriptions for police reform hold that the public would better trust the police and feel a greater obligation to comply and cooperate if police-citizen interactions were marked by higher levels of procedural justice by police.   In this book, Robert E. Worden and Sarah J. McLean argue that the procedural justice model of reform is a mirage. From a distance, procedural justice seemingly offers a relief from strained police-community relations. But a closer lo...

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Freedom & Security
Size: 224 pages
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Intimate Japan: Ethnographies of Closeness and Conflict

by Allison Alexy

How do couples build intimacy in an era that valorizes independence and self-responsibility? How can a man be a good husband when full-time jobs are scarce? How can unmarried women find fulfillment and recognition outside of normative relationships? How can a person express their sexuality when there is no terminology that feels right? In contemporary Japan, broad social transformations are reflected and refracted in changing intimate relationships. As the Japanese population ages, the low birth rate shrinks the population, and decades of recession radically restructure labor markets, Japanese intimate relationships, norms, and ideals are concurrently shifting.This volume explores a broad range of intimate practices in Japan in the first decades of the 2000s to trace how social change is b...

Genre: Parenting & Families, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 284 pages
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Geographies of the University (Knowledge and Space Book 12)

by Peter Meusburger

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Genre: Business & Finance, Reference, History, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, History & Philosophy
Size: 676 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
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Representations of Transnational Human Trafficking: Present-day News Media, True Crime, and Fiction

by Christiana Gregoriou

This open access edited collection examines representations of human trafficking in media ranging from British and Serbian newspapers, British and Scandinavian crime novels, and a documentary series, and questions the extent to which these portrayals reflect the realities of trafficking. It tackles the problematic tendency to under-report particular types of victim and forms of trafficking, and seeks to explore both dominant and marginalised points of view. The authors take a cross-disciplinary approach, utilising analytical tools from across the humanities and social sciences, including linguistics, literary and media studies, and cultural criminology. It will appeal to students, academics and policy-makers with an interest in human trafficking and its depiction in the modern day....

Genre: Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Education & Reference, Words & Language
Size: 153 pages
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Visualizing Mortality Dynamics in the Lexis Diagram (The Springer Series on Demographic Methods and Population Analysis Book 44)

by Roland Rau

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Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 169 pages
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Lone Parenthood in the Life Course (Life Course Research and Social Policies Book 8)

by Laura Bernardi

Lone parenthood is an increasing reality in the 21st century, reinforced by the diffusion of divorce and separation. This volume provides a comprehensive portrait of lone parenthood at the beginning of the XXI century from a life course perspective. The contributions included in this volume examine the dynamics of lone parenthood in the life course and explore the trajectories of lone parents in terms of income, poverty, labour, market behaviour, wellbeing, and health. Throughout, comparative analyses of data from countries as France, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Sweden, Switzerland, Hungary, and Australia help portray how lone parenthood varies between regions, cultures, generations, and institutional settings. The findings show that one-parent households are inhabited b...

Genre: Nonfiction, Self-Help & Counselling, Psychology, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 338 pages
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Housing Estates in Europe: Poverty, Ethnic Segregation and Policy Challenges (The Urban Book Series)

by Daniel Baldwin Hess

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Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths, Earth Sciences
Size: 424 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
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The Picture of Dorian Gray

by Oscar Wilde and Reading Time

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Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels, Graphic Novels, Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Nonfiction, Literary Criticism & Theory, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences
Size: 223 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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Qualitative Freedom - Autonomy in Cosmopolitan Responsibility

by Claus Dierksmeier

In the light of growing political and religious fundamentalism, this open access book defends the idea of freedom as paramount for the attempt to find common ethical ground in the age of globality. The book sets out to examine as yet unexhausted ways to boost the resilience of the principle of liberalism. Critically reviewing the last 200 years of the philosophy of freedom, it revises the principle of liberty in order to revive it. It discusses many different aspects that fall under its three main topics: the metaphysics of freedom, quantitative freedom and qualitative freedom.Open societies worldwide have come under increasing pressure in the last decades. The belief that politics and markets fare best when guided by the principle of liberty presently faces multiple challenges such as t...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Social Sciences
Size: 365 pages
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Regional and Local Development in Times of Polarisation: Re-thinking Spatial Policies in Europe (New Geographies of Europe)

by Thilo Lang

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Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 382 pages
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Social Inequality, Childhood and the Media: A Longitudinal Study of the Mediatization of Socialisation (Transforming Communications – Studies in Cross-Media Research)

by Ingrid Paus-Hasebrink

This open access book presents a qualitative longitudinal panel-study on child and adolescent socialisation in socially disadvantaged families. The study traces how children and their parents make sense of media within the context of their everyday life over twelve years (from 2005 to 2017) and provides a unique perspective on the role of different socialisation contexts, drawing on rich data from a broad range of qualitative methods. Using a theoretical framework and methodological approach that can be applied transnationally, it sheds light on the complex interplay of factors which shape children’s socialisation and media usage in multiple ways.  ...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 314 pages
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A Demographic Perspective on Gender, Family and Health in Europe

by Gabriele Doblhammer and Jordi Gumà

This open access book examines the triangle between family, gender, and health in Europe from a demographic perspective. It helps to understand patterns and trends in each of the three components separately, as well as their interdependencies. It overcomes the widely observable specialization in demographic research, which usually involves researchers studying either family or fertility processes or focusing on health and mortality. Coverage looks at new family and partnership forms among the young and middle-aged, their relationship with health, and the pathways through which they act. Among the old, lifelong family biography and present family situation are explored. Evidence is provided that partners advancing in age start to resemble each other more closely in terms of health, with t...

Genre: Professional & Technical, Medicine, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Science & Maths
Size: 303 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
3 reviews

Vampirist: A book about real vampires

by Cecilia Fredriksson

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Genre: Nonfiction, Children's Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Teen & Young Adult, Education & Reference
Size: 118 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Art of Clear Thinking: Discover How to Improve your Mental Health, Feel Better and Increase your Focus by Unlocking your Brain's Healing Potential

by Wallace Ermes

If you want to know how this book can help you to unlock your brain’s potential, then keep reading..Why do we act so often against our own interests? Are you tired of living in a state of mental confusion? Are you crushed by friends, by work, by society and can't get your ideas reorganized to focus on what you really care about?We’ve all felt anxious, sad, stressed, angry, or hopeless. We are humans, not robots. It’s perfectly normal. It is how you respond to these challenges that will make all the difference in how you feel. Unfortunately, many people turn to self-medicating behaviors, such as overeating, drugs, alcohol.I hope you are reading this because you no longer want to be part of this group of people. Certainly, you want to unlock your brain’s potential to defeat...

Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 183 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 26 January 2020 onward  

Education for Children with Disabilities in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia: Developing a Sense of Belonging (Inclusive Learning and Educational Equity Book 4)

by Margarita Schiemer

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Genre: Nonfiction, Education & Reference, Education, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 200 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 25 January 2020 onward  

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