Continuum Collection Series

The Visual in Social Theory
by Anthony Woodiwiss ~ Paperback / softback

The distinction between understanding sight as a natural faculty - vision - and understanding it as an historical and social construct - visuality - has had significant impact in the visual arts. Not so in social theory where, notwithstanding the efforts of the classical theorists, the practical sci...

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Jane Austen's Literary Manuscripts
by B.C. Southam ~ Paperback / softback

Jane Austen's Literary Manuscripts remains the definitive account of the novelist's surviving papers. These date from 1787 to 1817, from the beginning to the very end of her writing career. Their evidence considerably deepens our understanding of the imaginative process that stands behind the compos...

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The Philosophy of Modern Literary Theory
by Peter V. Zima ~ Paperback / softback

The Philosophy of Modern Literary Theory presents a short introduction to the problems, theories and concepts of literary criticism, from Anglo-American New Criticism to Deconstruction and Postmodernism. The book argues that modern theories can only be properly understood when placed in the philosop...

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$141.00
Freud and Nietzsche
by Paul, Laurent Assoun ~ Paperback / softback

Many of the leading Freudian analysts, including in the early days, Jung, Adler, Reich and Rank, attempted to link the writings of Nietzsche with the clinical work of Freud. But what was Nietzsche to Freud--an intuitive anticipation, a precursor, a rival psychologist? Assoun moves beyond the seducti...

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The Demoralization of Western Culture
by Ralph Fevre ~ Paperback / softback

This is a tradition which, the author argues, forces us to engage in ethical reflection as well as the simple evaluation of argument.Author BiographyR. W. Fevre is Professor of Social Research at Cardiff University.

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The Gothic Vision
by Dani Cavallaro ~ Paperback / softback

The Gothic Vision examines a broad range of tales of horror, terror, the uncanny and the supernatural, spanning the late eighteenth century to the present, and of related theoretical approaches to the realm of dark writing. Dani Cavallaro argues that such narratives are objects for historical analys...

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French Feminist Theory
by Dani Cavallaro ~ Paperback / softback

"French Feminist Theory" offers an introduction to the key concepts and themes in French feminist thought, both the materialist and the linguistic/psychoanalytic traditions. These are explored through the work of a wide range of theorists. The book outlines the philosophical and political diversity ...

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Reclaiming Education
by James Tooley ~ Paperback / softback

What is wrong with education? Why do educational reforms always miss their target? How can we create a better education system? And what can we learn from other countries? Reclaiming Education tackles the challenges facing education that really matter - the ones that academics often ignore, parents ...

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Making Histories in Museums
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This exciting new series recognizes the tremendous potential of museum-based histories and the ways in which they can engage people with ideas about the past. People encounter and use museums on many different levels - personal, social and intellectual - and access meanings that best fit their agend...

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Language of the Third Reich
by Victor Klemperer ~ Paperback / softback

Victor Klemperer (1881-1960) was Professor of French Literature at Dresden University. As a Jew, he was removed from his university post in 1935, only surviving thanks to his marriage to an Aryan. From 1933 to 1935, Klemperer kept detailed diaries, which contain in note form some of the raw material...

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Relations and Functions within and Around Language
by Peter H. Fries ~ Paperback / softback

Currently, there is a movement in linguistics towards careful use of corpora in linguistic and text analysis, which has involved both written and spoken corpora and those which combine spoken and written text. Most text analyses address written texts - often literary works - but detailed discussion ...

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Death and the Labyrinth
by Michel Foucault ~ Paperback / softback

"Death and the Labyrinth" is unique, being Foucault's only work on literature. For Foucault this was "by far the book I wrote most easily and with the greatest pleasure". Here, Foucault explores theory, criticism and psychology through the texts of Raymond Roussel, one of the fathers of experimental...

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Pedagogy and the Shaping of Consciousness
by Frances Christie ~ Paperback / softback

Basil Bernstein began to develop his theory of social structure and power relations during the 1950s and 1960s. Early in the 1960s he met M. A. K. Halliday and Ruqaiya Hasan, who were developing the first formulations of what would become known as systemic functional (SF) linguistic theory. A far-re...

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Between Philosophy and Poetry
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"Between Philosophy and Poetry" examines the complex and controversial relation that has informed literary theory since ancient times: the difference between philosophy and poetry. The book explores three specific areas: the practice of writing with respect to orality; the interpretive modes of poet...

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$101.00
British Cinema and the Second World War
by Robert Murphy ~ Paperback / softback

This unique book covers the whole range of British films about the Second World War, right up to The Land Girls (1998). It deals extensively with films made during the war but also offers detailed analysis of the huge numbers of films made after the war. Cinema reflected the all-pervasive nature of ...

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Genre and Institutions
by Frances Christie ~ Paperback / softback

This book examines genres as instances of social processes, enacting a range of important institutional practices, hence also shaping people's subjectivities. Genres represent purposive and staged ways of building means in a culture. The book's particular claim to originality is that, using systemic...

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Color of Theater
by Roberta Uno ~ Paperback / softback

The Color of Theater presents a range of essays, interviews and performance texts that illustrate and examine the process, evolution and dynamics of making theater in the dawning moments of the 21st century. It brings together writings by artists, intellectuals and art activists exploring contempora...

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Language Across Boundaries
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Janet Cotterill is Lecturer in Language and Communication in the Centre for Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University, and Director of the Forensic Linguistics Research Group. Anne Ife is Principal Lecturer in Spanish and Applied Linguistics and Director of Postgraduate Studies (Huma...

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School Management and Effectiveness in Developing Countries
by Clive Harber ~ Paperback / softback

This series looks at how teachers can develop their schools through the curriculum, classroom techniques and performance indicators. It presents practitioners' accounts of school improvement, combined with an overview of school development policy. These books will be invaluable for teachers, student...

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The Global Environment and World Politics
by Elizabeth R DeSombre ~ Paperback / softback

Politically, the world is composed of states. Environmentally, the world is made up of ecosystems. This disconnection between ecological and political systems makes addressing environmental issues at the global level both more difficult and more necessary. This volume examines how we should set abou...

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Lost in Space
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Science fiction - one of the most popular literary, cinematic and televisual genres - has received increasing academic attention in recent years. For many theorists science fiction opens up a space in which the here-and-now can be made strange or remade; where virtual reality and cyborg are no longe...

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Jewish Philosophy
by Norbert M. Samuelson ~ Paperback / softback

"Jewish Philosophy: An Historical Introduction" surveys the history of Jewish philosophy, from the formation of the Hebrew Scriptures to the present time. The book is intended as a text for courses in Jewish philosophy, as well as for more general courses in religious thought, Judaism, and philosoph...

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Critical Theory, Politics and Society
by Peter M.R. Stirk ~ Paperback / softback

From the launch of the Journal of Social Research in 1932 to the recent work of Jurgen Habermas on law and democracy, the Frankfurt School has produced some of the most ambitious and influential theories of the past century. This new introduction to the critical theory of the School provides a thoro...

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European Literature from Romanticism to Postmodernism
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European Literature from Romanticism to Postmodernism provides for the first time an anthology in which the major representatives of the schools and movements of recent European literature explain the assumptions and practices that characterise their writing. Each chapter is devoted to one particula...

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Researching Language in Schools and Communities
by Len Unsworth ~ Paperback / softback

Researching Language in Schools and Communities is designed for those who intend to carry out and / or study research in children's language development, teaching English as a second language, children's literature, casual conversation, social class and language variation, classroom discourse, readi...

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Citizenship and Governance in the European Union
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Normative and empirical analysis is combined to reveal the political, legal, economic and social dimensions of this new status, charting its development through the practices of both the EU institutions and its holders, EU citizens themselves. The authors argue that EU citizenship is about far more ...

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Approaches to Acting
by Daniel Meyer-Dinkgraefe ~ Paperback / softback

For centuries the theatre has been one of the major forms of art. How did acting, and its institutionalization in the theatre, begin in the first place? In some cultures complex stories relate the origin of acting and the theatre. And over time, approaches to acting have changed considerably. In the...

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The Russian Revolution and Civil War 1917-1921
by Jonathan D. Smele ~ Paperback / softback

The Russian Revolution and Civil War in the years 1917 to 1921 is one of the most widely studied periods in history. It is also somewhat inevitably one that has generated a huge flow of literature in the decades that have passed since the events themselves. However, until now, historians of the revo...

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After Postmodernism
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The flexibility of critical realism is illustrated in the range of topics discussed - ranging from quantum mechanics to cyberspace, to literary theory, nature, smoking, the future of Marx, the unconscious and, of course, postmodernism and the future of theory itself.Author BiographyJose Lopez is Lec...

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How to Write Poetry
by Fred Sedgwick ~ Paperback / softback

The complete guide to creating (and selling) good verse. Plenty of people want to write poetry - yet while it is not necessarily difficult to write poetry badly, it is harder to write it well. In this guide Fred Sedgwick explains - with numerous examples from successful poets - how the creative proc...

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Performance on the Edge
by Johannes Birringer ~ Paperback / softback

Performance on the Edge takes the reader on a journey across geographical borders and conceptual boundaries in order to map out the new territory of contemporary theatre, dance, media arts and activism. Working across social, cultural and political fault lines, the book explores performance as both ...

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Transductions
by Adrian Mackenzie ~ Paperback / softback

What do the patented data structures embedded deep in the code of an online computer game or the massively complicated architecture of the latest supercomputer used to simulate nuclear explosions have to do with culture, life or meaning? Why does technology attract such wildly differing responses - ...

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Medieval Monasteries
by Patrick Greene ~ Paperback / softback

This book provides an account of the archaeology of medieval monastic houses throughout Great Britain and Ireland. The application of a wide range of archaeological techniques, allied to historical investigation, has awakened interest in monasteries. Important new sources of information have transfo...

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Syntactic Analysis and Description
by David G. Lockwood ~ Paperback / softback

This book is designed to teach undergraduate and beginning graduate students how to understand, analyse and describe syntactic phenomena in different languages. The book covers every aspect of syntax from the basics to more specialised topics, such as clitics, which have grammatical importance but c...

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Black in the British Frame
by Stephen Bourne ~ Paperback / softback

In this updated edition of his acclaimed and award-winning study, Stephen Bourne takes a personal look at the history of black people in popular British film and television. He documents, from original research and interviews, the experiences and representations which have been ignored in previous m...

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British Theatre in the Great War
by Gordon Williams ~ Paperback / softback

British Theatre in the Great War deals with a theatrical phase customarily dismissed by those charting twentieth-century developments. What becomes clear is that assessment by unsuitable literary criteria has masked the importance of the war years in British theatrical history. In avolding a texts b...

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Children's Mathematical Thinking in Primary Years
by Julia Anghileri ~ Paperback / softback

Intended chiefly for teachers and trainee teachers, this series places strong emphasis on practice, but at the same time incorporates the latest research in the field. The book demonstrates a strong belief in the ability of children to learn, and in the ability of teachers to increase children's lea...

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Learning Through Language in Early Childhood
by Clare Painter ~ Paperback / softback

Halliday's theory of language development from the earlier studies of protolanguage and initial grammar, and will be of interest to researchers across a range of disciplines, including systemic functional theory, child language, developmental psychology and educational linguistics.Author BiographyCl...

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Foucault and the Art of Ethics
by Timothy O'Leary ~ Paperback / softback

The work of Michel Foucault has been extremely influential in fields as varied as philosophy, history, cultural studies, sociology and sexuality studies. In his later work, Foucault turned to the question of ethics. Working back through history, through the Christian interrogation of desire to the o...

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$120.00