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The Book of Birmingham

By Kit de Waal,Sibyl Ruth,Bobby Nayyar,Jendella Benson,C.D. Rose,Alan Beard,Sharon Duggal,Malachi McIntosh,Joel Lane,Balvinder Banga
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  • Publisher : Comma Press
  • Isbn : 9781912697168
  • Pages : 144
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 691
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Few cities have undergone such a radical transformation over the last few decades as Birmingham. Culturally and architecturally, it has been in a state of perpetual flux and regeneration, with new communities moving in, then out, and iconic post-war landmarks making way for brighter-coloured, 21st century flourishes. Much like the city itself, the characters in the stories gathered here are often living through moments of profound change, closing in on a personal or societal turning point, that carries as much threat as it does promise. Set against key moments of history – from Malcolm X’s visit to Smethwick in 1965, to the Handsworth riots two decades later, from the demise of the city’s manufacturing in the 70s and 80s, to the on-going tensions between communities in recent years – these stories celebrate the cultural dynamism that makes this complex, often divided ‘second city’ far more than just the sum of its parts.

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Blinded in one eye by a childhood incident, his tormentors called him 'One Eye' or 'Cyclops'; it could have instilled a victim mentality in him, but instead he became a fighter. One by one, those who tormented him would get their comeuppance . . .In his turbulent teenage years, 'Baz' adopted a criminal lifestyle. He went from Rude Boy to Casual and became a leading figure in Birmingham City FC's Zulu Warriors. When not training in martial arts or proving himself as a cage fighter, he also cut a powerful figure in Coventry's clubland where he ran its toughest doors. For all his ferocious reputation, ONE-EYED BAZ reveals a character of great warmth and loyalty, a charismatic figure strong enough to embrace the combat sport of cage fighting and prove himself 'King of the Ring'. ONE-EYED BAZ will surely be lauded as a classic of the hard-man genre.'BARRINGTON IS STILL A PREDATOR, YOU CAN'T REALLY TAME A LION.' - DEV BARRETT - FORMER WORLD W.A.K.O. FULL-CONTACT KARATE CHAMPION.'A LOT OF THE TIME PEOPLE WOULD COME DOWN FOR BARRINGTON WITH WEAPONS AND HE WOULD TAKE THE WEAPON OFF THEM AND BEAT THEM. DON'T GET ME WRONG: HE'S A LOVELY GUY AND HE'S GOT A BIG HEART AND HE'S A VERY GOOD FRIEND TO HAVE. BUT HE'S A VERY, VERY BAD ENEMY TO HAVE.' - TODD - BIRMINGHAM ZULUS

Violence Against Black Bodies

By Sandra E. Weissinger,Dwayne A. Mack,Elwood Watson
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781315408682
  • Pages : 294
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 205
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Book Summary:

Violence Against Black Bodies argues that black deaths at the hands of police are just one form of violence that black and brown people face daily in the western world. rough the voices of scholars from different academic disciplines, this book gives readers an opportunity to put the cases together and see that violent deaths in police custody are just one tentacle of the racial order—a hierarchy which is designed to produce trauma and discrimination according to one’s perceived race-ethnicity.

Contemporary British Poetry

By James Acheson,Romana Huk
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : SUNY Press
  • Isbn : 9780791494219
  • Pages : 418
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
  • Reads : 153
  • File Pdf: contemporary-british-poetry.pdf

Book Summary:

This collection of original essays focuses on new and continuing movements in British Poetry. It offers a wide ranging look at feminist, working class, and other poets of diverse cultural backgrounds.

Irish Music Abroad

By Angela Moran
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Isbn : 9781443843805
  • Pages : 225
  • Category : Music
  • Reads : 889
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Book Summary:

Irish music enjoyed popularity across Europe and North America in the second half of the twentieth century. Regional circumstances created a unique reception for such music in the English Midlands. This book is a musical ethnography of Birmingham, 1950–2010. Initially establishing geographical and chronological parameters, the book cites Birmingham’s location at the hub of a road and communications network as key to the development of Irish music across a series of increasingly visible, public sites: Birmingham’s branch of Comhaltas Ceoltóirí Éireann was established in the domestic space of an amateur musician; Birmingham’s folk clubs encouraged a blend of Irish music with socialist politics, from which the Dublin singer Luke Kelly honed his trade; Irish solidarity was fostered in Birmingham’s churches. Each of these examples begins with a performance at Birmingham Town Hall in order to show how a single venue also provides musical representations that are mutable over time. The culmination is Birmingham’s St Patrick’s Parade. This, the largest Irish procession outside Dublin and New York, manifests an incoherent blend of sounds. The audio montage, nevertheless, creates a coherent metanarrative: one in which the local community has conquered a number of challenges (most especially that of the IRA bombings of the area) and has moved Irish music from private arenas to the centre of this large civic event.

PARASITE

By Jeff Ward
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Isbn : 9781452049540
  • Pages : 212
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 320
  • File Pdf: parasite.pdf

Book Summary:

When Jeff arrives in New York City seeking adventure and a fresh start in the land of the free, as well as an apartment in which to complete his book celebrating the vaudeville cast of reprobate pleasure victims with whom he cohabited on the dole in England, he soon meets Monica, a seductive debutante model who invites him to move in with her. She also invites him to try meth-amphetamine. And so the crystal meth nightmare begins. The nightmare, the brutally introspective speed-comedowns, and the cast of characters that follow in Monica's wake are, he decides, worthy of a book also: her estranged, jealous husband, and their drug dealers. Sylvie, an escort, her clients, and her sugar daddy. Plus, a procession of fellow low-rent American dreamers: artists, musicians, drag queens, fag hags, and wannabe-gangsters. Hence, in a series of back-and-forth episodes, Jeff describes the unfolding, spiralling nightmare, and seeks solace from it by recalling sagas from strange and darkly humorous soap opera back home. Ultimately, Parasite is a modern-day immigrant tale, but also a cautionary, yet unapologetic, glimpse at the American crystal meth culture.

Modern Times

By Mica Nava,Alan O'Shea
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781135085599
  • Pages : 288
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 483
  • File Pdf: modern-times.pdf

Book Summary:

Confronting the contemporary poststructuralist debate from the perspective of cultural of cultural historiography, this book presents an historical study of race and ethnicity. Specifically, it provides an account, both theoretical and applied, of the combination of sexual, racial and ethnic underpinning and shaping the experiences of English men and women in various colonies in the nineteenth century. Although accessible for the student, the book will be received seriously by both theorists and historians.

Nation and Narration

By Homi K. Bhabha
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781136769306
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 251
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Book Summary:

Bhabha, in his preface, writes 'Nations, like narratives, lose their origins in the myths of time and only fully encounter their horizons in the mind's eye'. From this seemingly impossibly metaphorical beginning, this volume confronts the realities of the concept of nationhood as it is lived and the profound ambivalence of language as it is written. From Gillian Beer's reading of Virginia Woolf, Rachel Bowlby's cultural history of Uncle Tom's Cabin and Francis Mulhern's study of Leaviste's 'English ethics'; to Doris Sommer's study of the 'magical realism' of Latin American fiction and Sneja Gunew's analysis of Australian writing, Nation and Narration is a celebration of the fact that English is no longer an English national consciousness, which is not nationalist, but is the only thing that will give us an international dimension.

Contemporary Issues in Public Disorder

By David Waddington
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 9781000424065
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Political Science
  • Reads : 653
  • File Pdf: contemporary-issues-in-public-disorder.pdf

Book Summary:

In a comparative study drawing on material from the United States and Britain, this book, first published in 1992, examines how various types of industrial, political, urban and sectarian disorder occur. In the early 1990s public disorder returned to the top of the political agenda, and yet was consistently met with confusion and misunderstanding. Public discussion was superficial and emotive, contributing little helpful enlightenment and creating no prospect of sensible policy change. This book presents the ‘flashpoints’ model, to explain that public disorder is most likely to occur where a group perceives that its rights are being violated or denied. The model is demonstrated in a selection of vivid case studies which are both international and historical in scope, covering British and American inner-city riots, sports spectator violence, and the Troubles in Northern Ireland. In particular it traces the growth of police powers and assesses how effective democratic control over police behaviour actually is. It also considers the assertion that media coverage can have an inflammatory effect on public disorder.

Literary Theory and Criticism

By Arun Gupto
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Isbn : 9781000453195
  • Pages : 276
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 530
  • File Pdf: literary-theory-and-criticism.pdf

Book Summary:

The book explores key South Asian writings on cultural theory and literary criticism. It discusses the dynamics of textual contents, rhetorical styles, and socio-political issues through an exploration of seminal South Asian scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The volume examines concepts and methods of critical studies. It also discusses colonial and postcolonial discourses on art, religion, nationalism, identity, representation, resistance, and gender in the South Asian context. The essays are accompanied by textual questions and intertextual discussions on rhetorical, creative, and critical aspects of the selected texts. The exercise questions invite the reader to explore the mechanics of reading about and writing on discursive pieces in South Asian studies. Comprehensive and interdisciplinary, this textbook will be indispensable for students and researchers of South Asian studies, cultural theory, literary criticism, postcolonial studies, literary and language studies, women and gender studies, rhetoric and composition, political sociology, and cultural studies.

Street Trees in Britain

By Mark Johnston
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Windgather Press
  • Isbn : 9781911188247
  • Pages : 352
  • Category : Gardening
  • Reads : 710
  • File Pdf: street-trees-in-britain.pdf

Book Summary:

The trees which line many of the streets in our towns and cities can often be regarded as part of a heritage landscape. Despite the difficult conditions of an urban environment, these trees may live for 100 years or more and represent Ôliving historyÕ in the midst of our modern streetscapes. This is the first book on the history of BritainÕs street trees and it gives a highly readable, authoritative and often amusing account of their story, from the tree-lined promenades of the seventeenth century to the majestic boulevards that grace some of our modern city centers. The impact of the Victorian street tree movement is examined, not only in the major cities but also in the rapidly developing suburbs that continued to expand through the twentieth century. There are fascinating descriptions of how street trees have helped to improve urban conditions in spa towns and seaside resorts and also in visionary initiatives such as the model villages, garden cities, garden suburbs and new towns. While much of the book focuses on the social and cultural history of our street trees, the last three chapters look at the practicalities of how these trees have been engineered into concrete landscapes. This includes the many threats to street trees over the years, such as pollution, conflict with urban infrastructure, pests and diseases and what is probably the greatest threat in recent times Ð the dramatic growth in car ownership. Street Trees in Britain will have particular appeal to those interested in heritage landscapes, urban history and the natural and built environment. Some of its themes were introduced in the authorÕs previous work, the widely acclaimed Trees in Towns and Cities: A History of British Urban Arboriculture.

Wolverhampton Railways Through Time

By Mike Hitches
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Amberley Publishing Limited
  • Isbn : 9781445626246
  • Pages : 96
  • Category : Transportation
  • Reads : 791
  • File Pdf: wolverhampton-railways-through-time.pdf

Book Summary:

This fascinating selection of photographs traces some of the many ways in which Wolverhampton's railways have changed and developed over the last century

Becoming a Social Worker

By Viviene E. Cree
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Isbn : 9781000582727
  • Pages : 150
  • Category : Social Science
  • Reads : 653
  • File Pdf: becoming-a-social-worker.pdf

Book Summary:

This fully revised new edition of Becoming a Social Worker is made up of entirely new stories. Providing a ‘glocal’ frame of reference, the book describes the personal and professional narratives of a diverse range of people working in social work in the UK, what brought them into the field and what has kept them in it ever since. The lively accounts reveal what it is like to be a social worker in a range of practice settings today and, at the same time, demonstrate that commitment and passion remain at the heart of social work. Some contributors will be recognised as people who have played a key part in shaping social work over the years; they provide insights into how the profession has developed over time. Other contributors, less well known but no less interesting, give a vivid account of the ongoing challenges that social work education and practice face, and the values that underpin social work. Social work is a demanding and difficult job that goes largely unseen within society. We only ever hear about social work and social workers when something goes wrong and a vulnerable adult or child is hurt. Becoming a Social Worker sets out to change that – to make social work visible, so that those considering a career in the caring professions across the world can make an informed choice about whether social work is the career for them. It is relevant for all induction courses at the beginning and prior to coming on social work programmes including all relevant HNC and HND courses as well as preparation for practice courses on all undergraduate and postgraduate social work programmes.