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We are shaking and waking and breaking indifference We are quaking and taking and making a difference We are working observing recording researching Wherein we’re conferring subverting referring We’re counting the minutes the moments the loss Redressing the balance addressing the cost We are citing and fighting it’s all in the writing The spark is igniting in dark we are lightening We are breaking the brackets the fact is the planet’s In rackets and rackets of rackets in brackets The systems the victims the damning the scamming The biased predicting the beating and banning The skills we exchange the breaking of chains The actions sustained the makers of change At last year’s ‘Making a Difference’ Awards, Lemn read a new poem inspired by our commitment to social responsibility. These annual awards recognise the impact that University of Manchester staff, students, alumni and external partners have on the social well-being of our communities and wider society. Lemn’s first reading of ‘Making a Difference’ at the ceremony in Whitworth Hall was a fitting celebration of the outstanding achievements of those present; powerful words to inspire the University to continue to make a positive contribution to society through teaching, research and public engagement. The poem ‘Making a Difference’ was commissioned by The University of Manchester’s Office for Social Responsibility. Watch Lemn reading Making a Difference:

To relentless censors the damned and defenceless Our words are the action the louder reaction When no one is listening we hear When heads turn away we volunteer We work we stand tall we rise up to be counted We climb mountains We are shaking and waking and breaking indifference We are quaking and taking and making a difference By Lemn Sissay MBE Writer, broadcaster and Chancellor of The University of Manchester

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‘A compelling counter-project against neoliberalism: restoring the collective foundations of everyday life’. Wolfgang Streeck A L S O AVA I L A B L E I N E B O O K

The subject of this book should interest everyone who is worried about the crisis in the delivery of services that lie at the foundation of civilised life

Foundational economy The infrastructure of everyday life

THE FOUNDATIONAL ECONOMY COLLECTIVE Authors are members of The Foundational Economy Collective

Privatisation, market choice, outsourcing: these are the watchwords that have shaped policy in numerous democratic states in the last generation. The end result is the degradation of the foundational economy. Foundational economy encompasses the material infrastructure at the foundation of civilised life – things like water pipes and sewers – and the providential services like education, health care and care for the old which are at the base of any civilised life. This book shows how these services were built up in the century between 1880 and 1980 so that they were collectively paid for, collectively delivered and collectively consumed. This system of provision has been undermined in the age of privatisation and outsourcing. The book describes the principles that should guide renewal of the foundational economy and the initiatives which could begin to put these principles into practice. 160pp. 216x138mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3400-4 September 2018 £11.99 / $19.95 10 black & white illustrations Social Science


‘Deeply informed, thoughtful and beautifully written’. James K. Galbraith, The University of Texas at Austin


Provides the most comprehensive and up-to-date overview and analysis of the scope and scale of public ownership in the United States.

Our common wealth

The return of public ownership in the United States THOMAS M. HANNA Thomas M. Hanna is Research Director at The Democracy Collaborative in Washington, DC

Public ownership is more widespread and popular in the United States than is commonly understood. This book is the most comprehensive and up-to-date analysis of the scope and scale of US public ownership, debunking frequent misconceptions about the alleged inefficiency and underperformance of public ownership and arguing that it offers powerful, flexible solutions to current problems of inequality, instability and unsustainability- explaining why after decades of privatisation it is making a comeback, including in the agenda of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party in Britain. Hanna offers a vision of deploying new forms of democratised public ownership broadly, across multiple sectors, as a key ingredient of any next system beyond corporate capitalism. This book is a valuable, extensively researched resource that sets out the past record and future possibilities of public ownership at a time when ever more people are searching for answers. 248pp. 216x138mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3379-3 September 2018 £15.99 / $29.95 Social Science


United States President Barack Obama attends a meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House on January 28, 2013. Pete Souza


Timely publication in the aftermath of Obama leaving the White House. Obama’s handling of race and equality is expected to determine his legacy as president.


Compares the Clinton, Bush and Obama Administrations to determine if Obama’s performance on racial issues differed significantly from those of his immediate predecessors.

Race and the Obama Administration Substance, symbols, and hope ANDRA GILLESPIE Andra Gillespie is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at Emory University

The election of Barack Obama marked a critical point in American political and social history. Did the historic election of a black president actually change the status of blacks in the United States? Did these changes (or lack thereof) inform blacks’ perceptions of the President? This book explores these questions by comparing Obama’s promotion of substantive and symbolic initiatives for blacks to efforts by the two previous presidential Administrations. By employing a comparative analysis, the reader can judge whether Obama did more or less to promote black interests than his predecessors. Taking a more empirical approach to judging Barack Obama, this book hopes to contribute to current debates about the significance of the first African American presidency. It takes care to make distinctions between Obama’s substantive and symbolic accomplishments and to explore the significance of both. 248pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-0502-8 February 2019 £15.99 / $29.95 1 black & white illustration, 8 graphs, 24 tables Social Science


The fiftieth anniversary of the ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech serves as a unique year to return to the speech, its impact locally and the collective memories which remain.


In a period of crisis and national divisions, revisiting the shadow of Powell is pertinent in grappling with emerging change.

In the shadow of Enoch Powell Race, locality and resistance SHIRIN HIRSCH Shirin Hirsch is a Researcher at the University of Wolverhampton

Fifty years ago Enoch Powell made national headlines with his ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech, warning of an immigrant invasion in the once respectable streets of Wolverhampton. This local fixation brought the Black Country town into the national spotlight, yet the British Conservative MP’s unstable relationship with Wolverhampton has since been overlooked. Drawing from interviews and archival material, this book offers a rich local history through which to investigate the speech, bringing to life the racialised dynamics of space during a critical moment in British history. What was going on beneath the surface in Wolverhampton and how did Powell’s constituents respond to this dramatic moment? The research traces the ways in which Powell’s words reinvented the town and uncovers highly contested local responses. While Powell left Wolverhampton in 1974, the book returns to the city to explore the collective memories of the speech which continue to reverberate. In a contemporary period of new crisis and national divisions, revisiting the shadow of Powell allows us to reflect on racism and resistance from 1968 to today. 144pp. 216x138mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-2739-6 October 2018 £17.99 / $26.95 8 black & white illustrations Social Science


‘A timely and important book, exposing how private profit and reckless privatisation have caused unspeakable tragedies to social housing in this country.’ David Lammy MP


“Essential reading for anyone wanting to understand the outsourcing - for which read privatisation - of social housing over the last 30 years. Hodkinson explains how this, above all, is the root cause of the Grenfell Fire and exposes how it is just the tip of the iceberg of what is happening to housing in the UK.” Anna Minton, author Big Capital: Who is London for?, Reader in Architecture at the University of East London

Safe as houses

Private greed, political negligence and housing policy after Grenfell STUART HODKINSON Stuart Hodkinson is a Lecturer in Critical Urban Geography at the University of Leeds

As the tragedy of the Grenfell tower fire has slowly revealed a shadowy background of outsourcing, private finance initiatives and a council turning a blind eye to health and safety concerns, many questions need answers. Stuart Hodkinson has those answers. He has worked for the last decade with residents groups in council regeneration projects across London. As residents have been shifted out of 1960s and 1970s social housing to make way for higher rent paying newcomers, they have been promised a higher quality of housing. Councils have passed the responsibility for this housing to private consortia who amazingly have been allowed to self-regulate on quality and safety. Residents have been ignored for years on this and only now are we hearing the truth. The author weaves together his research on PFIs, regulation and resident action to tell the whole story of how Grenfell happened and how this could easily have happened in multiple locations across the country. 184pp. 198x129mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-2998-7 October 2018 £11.99 / $19.95 Social Science


Does continuing with a largely unwritten constitution hold too many risks for the future stability of a post-Brexit United Kingdom? A L S O AVA I L A B L E I N E B O O K

This book presents substantial, but often ignored, evidence in favour of formalising the United Kingdom’s constitution, at least as far arrangements for devolution and fundamental rights are concerned.

Writing the United Kingdom Constitution BRICE DICKSON Brice Dickson is Professor of International and Comparative Law at Queen’s University Belfast

This book explores the origins, development and current features of the unwritten constitution of the United Kingdom and considers the argument that this constitution has passed its sell-by date and needs to be replaced by a written constitution recognising the UK as a federal country along the lines of Canada and Australia. The book diagnoses what is currently amiss with the UK’s unwritten constitution and why, if the Union is to be preserved, it may make sense to establish a formal federation. It attempts to present objective arguments for and against a federal structure and concludes that the advantages outweigh the disadvantages. A federal structure could maximise the benefits of cooperation between semi-autonomous regions while at the same time paying due respect to the nationalisms that exist within constituent parts of the country. 128pp. 198x129mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3193-5 February 2019 £9.99 / $14.95 Social Science


Just how secure should we feel? A L S O AVA I L A B L E I N E B O O K

Provides a way for readers to make their own judgements about defence policy. The book does not tell the reader what, but rather how, to think about British defence policy by providing an easy guide to its essential elements.

The challenge of defending Britain MICHAEL CLARKE Michael Clarke is Professor of Defence Studies and a vice president of the Royal United Services Institute

An analysis that takes the complexity of British defence policy apart to view its anatomy and show how policy is made in this area. British defence policy is in a phase of great transition as the country confronts its Brexit future and also as world politics becomes more threatening and potentially unstable. This book uses the most up-to-date information to examine in a concise and readable way all the elements that go to make up Britain’s defence policy as it goes through the most significant transition since the end of the Cold War in 1991. By analysing the costs of defence, the equipment issues, the personnel, the technical and intelligence back-up for it, and the strategies to employ military forces, this book offers a brief but rich guide to understanding an area of policy that many people find baffling. 112pp. 198x129mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-2878-2 November 2018 £9.99 / $14.95 Social Science


Exploring everyday life for Chinese citizens through their own voices. A L S O AVA I L A B L E I N E B O O K

Especially timely with publication after National People’s Congress in November 2017. This congress meets once every five years and is a key event in Chinese politics when older retiring leaders are replaced by a new generation.

The politics of everyday China NEIL COLLINS AND DAVID O’BRIEN Neil Collins is Professor of Political Science at Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan and Emeritus Professor in the Department of Government at National University of Ireland, Cork; David O’Brien is a Lecturer at the School of Contemporary Chinese Studies at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo China

China’s rise from the poverty, isolation and stagnation of the 1970s to the world’s second largest economy is a transformative event perhaps unequalled in human history. The world today pays more attention to China and looks to it with more admiration than perhaps at any time. Yet, this rise also hides many deep-rooted problems and competing ideologies. Economically, socially and politically China has transformed itself but there is much that remains uncertain. This book aims to give an insight into China by exploring everyday life for its citizens, in their own voices. Providing an overview of the political situation and context in China with ethnographic insights, The politics of everyday China aims to give both the new student of China and those who have encountered the subject before an insight that goes beyond the usual cliché and surface description. 112pp. 198x129mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3180-5 September 2018 £9.99 / $14.95 6 black & white text boxes Social Science


Examines the framing, tone and distribution of media coverage of Irish elections.


Uses a unique machine learning computer system involving a huge content analysis study of 25 million words to examine media coverage of Irish elections since 1969.

Resilient reporting Media coverage of Irish elections since 1969 Michael Breen is an Associate Professor at the School of Law and Government; Michael Courtney is VOX-Pol Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Law and Government; Iain McMenamin is Full Professor of Comparative Politics; Eoin O’Malley is an Associate Professor in the School of Law and Government; Kevin Rafter is Full Professor of Political Communication and Head of the School of Communications, all based at Dublin City University

MICHAEL BREEN, MICHAEL COURTNEY, IAIN MCMENAMIN, EOIN O’MALLEY & KEVIN RAFTER This book examines how election news reporting has changed over the last ‘half century’ in Ireland by means of a unique dataset involving 25 million words from newspapers as well as radio and television coverage. The authors examine reporting in terms of framing, tone, and the distribution of coverage.They also focus on how the economy has affected election coverage as well as media reporting of leaders and personalities, gender and the effect of the commercial basis of media outlets. The findings drawn from a machine learning computer system involving a huge content-analysis study will interest academics as well as politicians and policy-makers internationally. 216pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-1997-1 February 2019 £75.00 / $115.00 Social Science


‘Brilliant, lucid and thought-provoking’. David McCullagh, Presenter and Political Correspondent at Prime Time and RTÉ News


Provides an accessible, comprehensive and up-to-date overview of how successive Irish governments have struggled to adapt to the partition of Ireland.

From partition to Brexit The Irish government and Northern Ireland DONNACHA Ó BEACHÁIN Donnacha Ó Beacháin is Associate Professor of Politics and Director of Research at the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University

From Partition to Brexit is the first book to chart the political and ideological evolution of Irish government policy towards Northern Ireland from the partition of the country in 1921 to the present day. Based on extensive original research, this groundbreaking and timely study challenges the idea that Irish governments have pursued a consistent set of objectives and policies towards Northern Ireland to reveal a dynamic story of changing priorities. The book demonstrates how, in its relations with the British government, Dublin has been transformed from spurned supplicant to vital partner in determining Northern Ireland’s future, a partnership jeopardised by Britain’s decision to leave the European Union. Informed, robust and innovative, From Partition to Brexit is essential reading for anyone interested in Irish or British history and politics, and will appeal to students of diplomacy, international relations and conflict studies. 336pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3295-6 November 2018 £22.99 / $29.95 Social Science


Draws on ninety unprecedented interviews to explore the politics and ideology of ‘dissident’ republican activists.


Provides a better understanding of the political significance and potential impact of radical republicans hostile to the political process and the Good Friday Agreement.

Unfinished business

The politics of ‘dissident’ Irish republicanism MARISA MCGLINCHEY Marisa McGlinchey is Research Fellow in Political Science at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations at Coventry University

This book discusses the development of ‘dissident’ Irish republicanism and considers its impact on politics throughout Ireland since the 1980s. Based on a series of interviews with over ninety radical republican activists from the wide range of groups and currents which make up ‘dissident’ republicanism, the book provides an up-to-date assessment of the political significance and potential of the groups who continue to oppose the peace process and the Good Friday Agreement. By assessing the inherent political tensions in ‘the new Northern Ireland’ it shows that the ‘dissidents’ are much more than traditionalist irreconcilables left behind by Gerry Adams’ entry into the mainstream. Instead the book suggests that the dynamics and trajectory of ‘dissident’ republicanism are shaped more by contemporary forces than historical tradition and that by understanding the ‘dissidents’ we can better understand the emerging forms of political challenge in an age of austerity and increasing political instability internationally. 248pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 9-780-7190-9698-3 January 2019 £19.99 / $29.95 12 black & white illustrations Social Science 17


Will be essential reading for students and policy-makers interested in developing culturally and politically sensitive counter-terrorism policies.


Provides both a theoretical introduction and in-depth analysis of the counter-terrorism policies of countries such as Russia, China, India, Brazil, and Iran which are under-studied or ignored in the wider literature.

Non-Western responses to terrorism EDITED BY MICHAEL J. BOYLE Michael J. Boyle is Associate Professor of Political Science at La Salle University in Philadelphia

This edited collection surveys how non-Western states have responded to the threats of domestic and international terrorism in ways consistent with and reflective of their broad historical, political, cultural and religious traditions. It presents a series of eighteen case studies of counter-terrorism theory and practice in the non-Western world, including countries such as China, Japan, India, Pakistan, Egypt and Brazil. These case studies, written by country experts and drawing on original language sources, demonstrate the diversity of counter-terrorism theory and practice and that illustrate how the world ‘sees’ and responds to terrorism is different from the way that the United States, the United Kingdom and many European governments do. This volume – the first-ever comprehensive account of counter-terrorism in the non-Western world – will be of interest to students, scholars and policy-makers responsible for developing counter-terrorism policy. 488pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-0582-0 December 2018 £25.00 / $34.95 9 graphs Social Science


Updated edition of the pioneering book from 2010. A L S O AVA I L A B L E I N E B O O K

Examines a wider range of countries than the first edition, giving an ever wider appeal across key markets: North America, South America, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australia.

Regulating lobbying A global comparison, 2nd edition RAJ CHARI, JOHN HOGAN, GARY MURPHY AND MICHELE CREPAZ Raj Chari is a Professor, Department of Political Science at the Trinity College Dublin John Hogan is a Lecturer, College of Business at the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) Gary Murphy is a Professor, School of Law and Government at the Dublin City University Michele Crepaz is an Assistant Lecturer at the College of Business, DIT


Governments worldwide are developing sunshine policies that increase transparency in politics, where a key initiative is regulating lobbyists. Building on the pioneering first edition, this book updates its examination of all jurisdictions with regulations, from the Americas, Europe, Middle East, Asia, and Australia. Unlike any book, it offers unique insights into how the regulations compare and contrast against each other, offering a revamped theoretical classification of different regulatory environments and situating each political system therein. This edition innovatively considers different measurements to capture the robustness of lobbying laws in terms of promoting transparency and accountability. Based on the authors’ experience of advising governments globally it closes with a no-nonsense guide on how to make a lobbying law. This is of value to policymakers seeking to introduce or amend regulations, and lobbyists seeking to influence this process. 256pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-1725-0 February 2019 £19.95 / $29.95 8 graphs, 1 chart Social Science

Provides provocative and inspiring ideas for students in university courses in cinema studies, film-making, and visual anthropology. A L S O AVA I L A B L E I N E B O O K

Presents a radical critique of documentary cinema, arguing its need to return to first principles and contributes to the development of visual anthropology through its analysis of the relationship between film making and ethnographic fieldwork.

The looking machine

Essays on cinema, anthropology and documentary film-making DAVID MACDOUGALL David MacDougall is an Honorary Professor in the Research School of Humanities and the Arts at the Australian National University, Canberra

This new collection of essays presents the latest thoughts of one of the world’s leading ethnographic film-makers and writers on cinema. It will provide essential reading for students in cinema studies, film-making, and visual anthropology. The dozen wide-ranging essays give unique insights into the history of documentary, how films evoke space, time and physical sensations, and the intellectual and emotional links between film-makers and their subjects. In an era of reality television, historical re-enactments, and designer packaging, MacDougall defends the principles that inspired the earliest practitioners of documentary cinema. He urges us to consider how the form can more accurately reect the realities of our everyday lives. Building on his own practice in film-making, he argues that this means resisting the pressures for self-censorship and the inherent ethnocentrism of our own society and those we film. 240pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3411-0 January 2019 £19.99 / $29.95 42 black & white illustrations Film and Television


An experiment in writing an American sexual history, spanning the spectrum of queer, trans and the allegedly ‘normal’. A L S O AVA I L A B L E I N E B O O K

Richly illustrated with photographic material from the archives and an exploration of the new significance of the archive in the history of sex.

Sex in the archives Writing American sexual histories BARRY REAY Barry Reay holds the Keith Sinclair Chair in History at the University of Auckland, New Zealand

The archive has assumed a new significance in the history of sex, and this book visits a series of such archives, including the Kinsey Institute’s erotic art; gay masturbatory journals in the New York Public Library; the private archive of an amateur pornographer; and one man’s lifetime photographic dossier on Baltimore hustlers. Shedding new light on American sexual history, the topics covered are both fascinating and wide-ranging: the art history of homoeroticism; casual sex before hooking-up; transgender; New York queer sex; masturbation; pornography; sex in the city. This book will appeal to a wide readership: those interested in American studies, sexuality studies, contemporary history, the history of sex, psychology, anthropology, sociology, gender studies, queer studies, trans studies, pornography studies, visual studies, museum studies, and media studies. 304pp. 216x138mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-2454-8 December 2018 £18.99 / $24.95 80 black & white illustrations History


‘A much-needed critique of the wrong turns taken by contemporary left thought, offered by one of our savviest cultural critics.’

Imre Szeman, University of Alberta


Provides an urgent and distinctive examination of contemporary culture and theory from the perspective of class analysis and class struggle.


Socially engaged art and theory MARC JAMES LÉGER Marc James Léger is an independent scholar living in Montreal. He is editor of The Idea of the Avant Garde – And What It Means Today and author of Brave New Avant Garde, The Neoliberal Undead, Drive in Cinema and Don’t Network

The avant-garde is dead, or so the story goes for many leftists and capitalists alike. But in an era of neoliberal austerity, neocolonial militarism and ecological crisis, this postmodern view seems increasingly outmoded. Rejecting ‘end of ideology’ post-politics, Vanguardia delves into the changing praxis of socially engaged art and theory in the age of the Capitalocene. Covering the major events of the last decade, from anti-globalisation protests, Occupy Wall Street, the Maple Spring, Strike Debt and the Anthropocene, to the Black Lives Matter and MeToo campaigns, Vanguardia puts forward a radical leftist commitment to the revolutionary consciousness of avant-garde art and politics. 296pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-3489-9 January 2019 £20.00 / $35.00 40 black & white illustrations Art and visual culture


Will inspire an upcoming generation of art historians interested in wider environmental concerns.


‘This book provides a much-needed map for an “ecocritical art history”, making accessible writing in not only art history but the environmental humanities overall.’ Professor Lisa Bloom, University of California, Berkeley

The ecological eye Assembling an ecocritical art history ANDREW PATRIZIO Andrew Patrizio is Professor of Scottish Visual Culture in the School of the History of Art, Edinburgh College of Art, The University of Edinburgh

In the popular imagination, art history remains steeped in outmoded notions of tradition, material value and elitism. How can we awaken, define and orientate an ecological sensibility within the history of art? Building on the latest work in the discipline, this book provides the blueprint for an ‘ecocritical art history’, one that is prepared to meet the challenges of the Anthropocene, climate change and global warming. Without ignoring its own histories, the book looks beyond – at politics, post-humanism, new materialism, feminism, queer theory and critical animal studies – invigorating the art-historical practices of the future. 224pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-2157-8 December 2018 £19.99 / $29.95 Art and visual culture


A new paperback edition of this highly acclaimed book, which was reviewed in the London Review of Books the TLS and The Burlington Magazine among others.



Offers overdue research into her wider work and interests, such as her pieces for the Mexican journal S.NOB, her writing and illustrations for children and her interest in Mexican history and Tibetan Buddhism.’ Edmund Gordon, London Review of Books

Leonora Carrington and the international avant-garde EDITED BY JONATHAN P. EBURNE AND CATRIONA MCARA Jonathan P. Eburne is Associate Professor of Comparative Literature and English at Pennsylvania State University Catriona McAra is University Curator at Leeds Arts University

Leonora Carrington (1917–2011) was an English surrealist artist and writer who emigrated to Mexico after the Second World War. This volume, the first comprehensive examination of Carrington’s work, approaches her as a major international figure in modern and contemporary art, literature and thought. In addition to a substantive editorial introduction, the book contains nine chapters from scholars of modern literature and art, each focusing on a prominent element of Carrington’s career. It also features a visual essay drawn from the 2015 Tate Liverpool exhibition ‘Leonora Carrington: Transgressing Discipline’, and two experimental essays by the novelist Chloe Aridjis and the scholar Gabriel Weisz, Carrington’s son. 280pp. 240x170mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3319-9 November 2018 £25.00 / $37.50 8 colour illustrations, 91 black & white illustrations Art and visual culture


Brings to light influential practices of performance art in the 1970s that are otherwise not attended to in the existing critical literature, to give a counterhistory of performance art.


Places experimental performance art in a broader context of art and performance in the period.

Unlimited action The performance of extremity in the 1970s DOMINIC JOHNSON Dominic Johnson is a Reader in Performance and Visual Culture in the School of English and Drama at Queen Mary University of London

Unlimited action concerns the limits imposed upon art and life, and the means by which artists have exposed, refused or otherwise reshaped the horizon of aesthetics and of the practice of art, by way of performance art. It examines the ‘performance of extremity’ as practices at the limits of the histories of performance and art, in performance art’s most fertile and prescient decade, the 1970s. Dominic Johnson recounts and analyses game-changing performance events by six artists: Kerry Trengove, Ulay, Genesis P-Orridge, Anne Bean, the Kipper Kids and Stephen Cripps. Through close encounters with these six artists and their works, and a broader contextual milieu of artists and works, Johnson articulates a counter-history of actions in a new narrative of performance art in the 1970s, to rethink and rediscover the history of contemporary art and performance. 280pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3551-3 December 2018 £17.99 / $26.95 34 black & white illustrations Art and visual culture


Published for the first time in its original form and allows a rethinking of Burgess’s attitudes towards science fiction.

‘[Burgess] throws out a continuous firework display of erudition on a limitless range of topics – from astronomy and musicology to the chemical formula for monosodium glutamate and the rhythmic sounds of sexual intercourse.’ J.G. Ballard, ‘Senses of an Ending’, The Guardian

Puma By Anthony Burgess EDITED BY PAUL WAKE Paul Wake is Reader in English Literature at Manchester Metropolitan University

Puma – disentangled from the three-part structure of The End of the World News and published here for the first time in its intended format – is Anthony Burgess’s lost science fiction novel. Set some way into the future, the story details the crushing of the planet Earth by a heavyweight intruder from a distant galaxy – the dreaded Puma. It is a visceral book about the end of history as humanity has known it. Despite its apocalyptic theme, its earthquakes and tidal waves, murder and madness, Puma is a gloriously comic novel, steeped in the rich literary heritage of a world soon to be extinguished and celebrating humanity in all its squalid glory. In Burgess’s hands this meditation on destruction, mitigated by the hope of salvation for a select few, becomes powerful exploration of friendship, violence, literature and science at the end of the world. 328pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-3273-4 September 2018 £20.00 / $27.95 Literature and Theatre


‘A boldly experimental work, which combines an artist’s photographs of Rome with the text of an energetic novel.’

A creative processing of Burgess’s literary influences, including Shelley, Byron, and Belli, and an example of his creative engagement with classical mythology and reveals more about Burgess as international figure, taking in his experiences of living in Rome and in Brunei, as well as travelling to Hollywood.

Beard’s Roman Women By Anthony Burgess EDITED BY GRAHAM FOSTER Graham Foster is the Research and Public Engagement Fellow at the International Anthony Burgess Foundation, Manchester

Anthony Burgess draws upon an autobiographical episode to create Beard’s Roman Women, the story of a man haunted by his first wife, presumed dead. But is she? A marvellously economical book, full-flavoured, funny and heartfelt, showing its author at the height of his powers. This new edition is the first to be published with David Robinson’s photographs for over forty years. The text of the novel has been restored using the original typescripts, and Graham Foster’s new introduction provides valuable insight into the fictional and biographical contexts of the novel. The text is fully annotated with a detailed set of notes and this edition includes the previously unpublished script for Burgess’s television film By the Waters of Leman: Byron and Shelley at Geneva, and a rare piece of Burgess’s writing about Rome. 192pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2803-4 November 2018 £20.00 / $27.95 19 colour illustrations Literature and Theatre


One of Burgess’s most original works, allowing the reader to see him as novelist, poet and translator.

Illustrates Burgess’s highly creative response to the poetry of two masters: John Keats, greatest poet of the nineteenth century according to Tennyson, and Giuseppe Gioachino Belli, greatest poet of Italian literature according to Pasolini. Provides a companion piece to Beard’s Roman Women.

ABBA ABBA By Anthony Burgess EDITED BY PAUL HOWARD Paul Howard is Title A Fellow in Italian Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge, and Affiliated Lecturer in Italian at the University of Cambridge

ABBA ABBA is one of Anthony Burgess’s most original works, combining fiction, poetry and translation. A product of his time in Italy in the early 1970s, this delightfully unconventional book is part historical novel, part poetry collection, as well as a meditation on translation and the generating of literature by one of Britain’s most inventive post war authors. Set in Papal Rome in the winter of 1820–21, Part One recreates the consumptive John Keats’s final months in the Eternal City and imagines his meeting the Roman dialect poet Giuseppe Gioachino Belli. Pitting Anglo-Italian cultures and sensibilities against each other, Burgess creates a context for his highly original versions of seventy-one sonnets by Belli, which feature in Part Two. This new edition includes extra material by Burgess, along with an introduction and notes. 208pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-3803-3 February 2019 £20.00 / $29.95 2 black & white illustrations Literature and Theatre 29

‘An entertaining account of Calcutta. These letters indeed are written with a degree of vivacity which renders them very amusing’.

Mary Wollstonecraft


‘Michael Franklin has done a splendid job editing the novel, with a full introductory essay and explanatory notes, thereby making it available to researchers, students, and the general reader. The republication of Hartly House, Calcutta will add a new dimension to our understanding of eighteenth-century literature and early British India.’ Nigel Leask, Regius Professor of English, University of Glasgow

Hartly House, Calcutta: Phebe Gibbs EDITED BY MICHAEL J. FRANKLIN Michael J. Franklin is Professor of English at Swansea University

This novel is a designedly political document. Written at the time of the Hastings impeachment and set in the period of Hastings’s Orientalist government, Hartly House, Calcutta (1789) represents a dramatic delineation of the Anglo-Indian encounter. The novel constitutes a significant intervention in the contemporary debate concerning the nature of Hastings’s rule of India by demonstrating that it was characterised by an atmosphere of intellectual sympathy and racial tolerance. Within a few decades the Evangelical and Anglicising lobbies frequently condemned Brahmans as devious beneficiaries of a parasitic priestcraft, but Phebe Gibbes’s portrayal of Sophia’s Brahman and the religion he espouses represents a perception of India dignified by a sympathetic and tolerant attempt to dispel prejudice. 280pp. 216x138mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3437-0 September 2018 £11.99 / $25.50 Literature and Theatre


Beautifully illustrated with 300 photographs taken by the renowned photographer Angus McBean.

Incorporates images from every one of Shakespeare’s plays performed at the RSC between 1945–1962.

Shakespeare by McBean ADRIAN WOODHOUSE Adrian Woodhouse is a journalist and author

Shakespeare by McBean collects 300 images, many never before published, taken by the renowned photographer Angus McBean. Incorporating images from every one of Shakespeare’s plays performed at the RSC, with some from the Old Vic, between the years 1945 and 1962, it is a veritable who’s who of the British stage. Richard Burton, Vivien Leigh, Robert Donat, Alec Guinness, Michael Redgrave, Peggy Ashcroft, Laurence Olivier, Edith Evans, Paul Scofield, Diana Rigg, Anthony Quayle, Charles Laughton, John Gielgud, Peter O’Toole and Dorothy Tutin are just some of the names that appear. Angus McBean was an exceptional talent, whether he was transforming the photography of rehearsals, inspiring the Beatles, or entertaining his admireres with his light-hearted espousal of surrealism in portraiture. In a career lasting half a century his influence can be seen in everything from advertising to pop culture. 240pp. 315x240mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-2701-3 September 2018 £35.00 / $44.95 60 colour illustrations, 240 black & white illustrations Literature and Theatre 31

The first comprehensive analysis of immigration in late-medieval England. A L S O AVA I L A B L E I N E B O O K

Addresses a key issue in contemporary politics from a unique historical perspective and full of original research and illuminating detail and written with the student and the general reader specifically in mind.

Immigrant England, 1300–1550 W. MARK ORMROD, BART LAMBERT AND JONATHAN MACKMAN W. Mark Ormrod is Emeritus Professor of History at the University of York; Bart Lambert is Research Associate in History at the University of York; Jonathan Mackman is Honorary Fellow in History at the University of York

This book provides a vivid and accessible history of first-generation immigrants to England in the later Middle Ages. Accounting for upwards of two percent of the population and coming from all parts of Europe and beyond, immigrants spread out over the kingdom, settling in the countryside as well as in towns, taking work as agricultural labourers, skilled craftspeople and professionals. Often encouraged and welcomed, sometimes vilified and victimised, immigrants were always on the social and political agenda. Immigrant England is the first book to address a phenomenon and issue of vital concern to English people at the time, to their descendants living in the United Kingdom today and to all those interested in the historical dimensions of immigration policy, attitudes to ethnicity and race and concepts of Englishness and Britishness. 328pp. 216x138mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-0914-9 December 2018 ÂŁ19.99 / $29.95 5 maps Medieval


The most comprehensive collection of translated sources for solitary lives in late-medieval England.


Provides accessible translations from a wide range of sources originally in Latin, Middle English or Old French and features a significant number of previously unpublished sources. Includes a rigorous introduction and commentary by one of the leading scholars in the field.

Hermits and anchorites in England, 1200–1550 EDITED BY E. A. JONES E. A. Jones is Associate Professor in English Medieval Literature and Culture at the University of Exeter

This source book offers a comprehensive treatment of solitary religious lives in England in the late Middle Ages. It covers both enclosed recluses (anchorites) and free-wandering hermits, and explores the relationship between them. Although there has been a recent surge of interest in the solitary vocations, especially anchorites, this has focused almost exclusively on a small number of examples. The field is in need of reinvigoration, and this book provides it. Featuring translated extracts from a wide range of Latin, Middle English and Old French sources, as well as a scholarly introduction and commentary from one of the foremost experts in the field, Hermits and anchorites in England is an invaluable resource for students and lecturers alike. 248pp. 315x240mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-2723-5 February 2019 ÂŁ18.99 / $29.95 9 black & white illustrations Medieval



Defense policies of East Central European countries after 1989 Creating stability in a time of uncertainty James W. Peterson and Jacek Lubecki The 2014 Ukrainian-Crimean crisis has raised serious questions in the West about Russian motivations and future policy directions. Now more than ever, it is imperative to explore the defensive perceptions, reactions, and preparations of neighbouring countries, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia. Is there a convergence of their approaches along similar paths, or do their different cultures and historical experiences prefigure a divergence of their defense policies? James W. Peterson is Professor of Political Science and Head of the Department of Political Science at Valdosta State University; Jacek Lubecki is Associate Professor of Political Science at Georgia Southern University 200pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-1042-8 December 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 Also available in Ebook

The European Union in the Asia-Pacific

Understanding governance in contemporary Japan

Rethinking Europe’s strategies and policies

Transformation and the regulatory state

Edited by Weiqing Song and Jianwei Wang

Masahiro Mogaki

Since the mid-1990s, the European Union has defined the Asia-Pacific as one of its key strategic targets on its ambitious road towards a global power. Over the past decades, big changes have taken place on both sides and the wider world. It’s high time to evaluate the EU’s performance in its Asian policy. In fact, the EU is at a crossroads with its Asia-Pacific policy. On several aspects, the EU is compelled to redefine its interests and roles, and rethink its strategies and policies towards the dynamic and ever important Asia-Pacific region. This volume addresses this theme, by elaborating the general context, major issues and countries in the EU’s Asia-Pacific policy. Weiqing Song is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Macau, Macao SAR, China; Jianwei Wang is Full Professor of Political Science at the University of Macau, Macao SAR, China 232pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-3185-0 January 2019 / £75.00 / $115.00 12 tables, 15 graphs / Also available in Ebook

This book explores the transformation of the Japanese state in response to the challenges of governance by focusing on two case studies: ICT regulation and antimonopoly regulation after the 1980s, which experienced a disjuncture and significant transformation within the period with approaches embracing competition. In so doing, it reveals the transformation of the state and governance in a Japanese context and presents itself as an example of the new governance school addressing the state, its transformation, and the governance of the political arena in Japanese politics and beyond, setting out a challenge to the established body of pluralist and rational choice literature in Japanese politics. Masahiro Mogaki is Lecturer at the International Centre, Keio University, Japan 192pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-1468-6 February 2019 / £75.00 / $115.00 4 charts / Also available in Ebook


Academic ambassadors, Pacific allies Australia, America and the Fulbright Program Alice Garner and Diane Kirkby This study is the first in-depth analysis of the Fulbright exchange program in a single country: Australia. Drawing on previously unexplored archives and a new oral history, the authors investigate the educational, political and diplomatic challenges experienced by Australian and American scholars who won awards and those who managed the complex bi-national program. The book begins with the scheme’s US origins, moves through its Australian establishment during the early Cold War, Vietnam War dilemmas, civil rights and gender parity struggles and the impacts of mid-to-late twentieth-century belt-tightening. Alice Garner teaches French and History and is an Honorary Associate in History at La Trobe University, Melbourne; Diane Kirkby is Professor of Law and Humanities at the University of Technology Sydney, and Research Professor (Emeritus) in History at La Trobe University, Melbourne 272pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2897-3 November 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 12 black & white illustrations, 1 map /Also available in Ebook

The Transatlantic reconsidered

Global humanitarianism and media culture

Edited by Charlotte A. Lerg, Susanne Lachenicht and Michael Kimmage

Edited by Michael Lawrence and Rachel Tavernor

Is the Atlantic world in a state of crisis? At a time when many political observers perceive indeed a crisis in transatlantic relations, critical evaluation of past narratives and frameworks in transatlantic relations and atlantic history alike become crucial. This volume provides an academic foundation to critically assess the Atlantic world and to rethink transatlantic relations in a transnational and global perspective. The Transatlantic Reconsidered brings together leading experts such as Harvard historians Charles S. Maier and Bernard Bailyn and former ERC scientific board member Nicholas Canny. Charlotte A. Lerg, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich; Susanne Lachenicht, Universitaet Bayreuth; Michael Kimmage, The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC 200pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-1937-7 September 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 Also available in Ebook 36

This collection interrogates the representation of humanitarian crisis, catastrophe and care. Contributors explore the refraction of humanitarian intervention from the mid-twentieth century to the present across a diverse range of media forms, including screen media (film, television and online video), newspapers, memoirs, music festivals and social media platforms (notably Facebook, YouTube and Flickr). Examining the historical, cultural and political contexts that have shaped the mediation of humanitarian relationships since the middle of the twentieth century. Michael Lawrence is Reader in Film Studies at the University of Sussex; Rachel Tavernor is Research Associate in Cultural Studies at the University of Sussex 320pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-1729-8 January 2019 / £75.00 / $115.00 19 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook


Humanitarian intervention in the long nineteenth century Setting the precedent Alexis Heraclides and Ada Dialla This book is a comprehensive presentation of humanitarian intervention in theory and practice during the course of the nineteenth century. Through four case studies, it sheds new light on the international law debate and the political theory on intervention, linking them to ongoing issues, and paying particular attention to the lesser-known Russian dimension. Alexis Heraclides is Professor of International Relations and Conflict Resolution at the Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences, Athens; Ada Dialla is Assistant Professor of European History at the Athens School of Fine Arts


272pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3382-3 November 2018 / £25.00 / $37.50 Also available in Ebook

Labour, state and society in rural India A class-relational approach Jonathan Pattenden

Silvio Berlusconi A study in failure James L. Newell

Drawing on over a decade of fieldwork in rural South India, the book uses a ‘class-relational’ approach to analyse continuity and change in processes of accumulation, exploitation and domination.

This book is about one of the most remarkable European politicians of recent decades, Silvio Berlusconi, and about his contribution to the dramatic changes that have overtaken Italian politics since the early 1990s. From the vantage point of 2017, would Italian political history of the past twenty-five years look substantially different had Berlusconi not had the high-profile role in it that he did? Asking the question makes it possible to contribute to a broader debate of recent years concerning the significance of leaders in post-Cold War democratic politics. Having considered Berlusconi’s legacy in the areas of political culture, voting and party politics, public policy and the quality of Italian democracy, the book concludes by considering the international significance of the Berlusconi phenomenon in relation to the recent election of Donald Trump, with whom Berlusconi is often compared.

Jonathan Pattenden is Lecturer in Politics and International Development at the University of East Anglia

James L. Newell is Professor of Politics at the University of Salford

216pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3383-0 November 2018 / £25.00 / $37.50 Also available in Ebook

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Behind India’s high recent growth rates lies a story of societal conflict that is scarcely talked about. Across its villages and production sites, state institutions and civil society organisations, the dominant and less well-off sections of society are engaged in antagonistic relations that determine the material conditions of one-quarter of the world’s ‘poor’. Increasingly mobile and often with several jobs in multiple locations, India’s ‘classes of labour’ are highly segmented but far from passive in the face of ongoing exploitation and domination.


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University of Queensland, Australia Uppsala University, Sweden School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, USA University of Colorado at Boulder, USA Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel University of Innsbruck and University of Vienna, Austria London South Bank University, UK University of Warwick, UK University of Aberystwyth, UK School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, UK 39

Corruption in contemporary politics A new travel guide Jim Newell Recognising that corruption is a serious problem in the globalised world of the early twenty-first century, the book takes the reader on a journey – beginning with what corruption is, why its study is important and how it can be measured. From there it moves on to explore corruption’s causes, its consequences and how it can be tackled – before discovering how these things are playing out in the established liberal democracies, in the former communist regimes and in the newly industrialised and ‘developing’ world. On the way it takes a couple of detours – first, to explore corruption’s mechanisms and dynamics and second to survey the scandals to which it may give rise. The book is therefore offered as an informative ‘travel guide’ of potential interest to journalists and policy makers as well as to students and academics. James L. Newell is Professor of Politics at the University of Salford 240pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-0-7190-8891-9 September 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 14 graphs, 5 tables / Also available in Ebook

European labour movements in crisis From indecision to indifference Thomas Prosser

Prosser argues that labour movements respond to European integration in a manner which instigates competition between national labour markets. In an engaging style which will be accessible to scholars, students and policy-makers, the book bases its hypothesis on analysis of four countries Germany, Spain, France and Poland and two processes: the collective bargaining practices of trade unions in the first decade of the Eurozone and the response of trade unions and social-democratic parties to austerity in southern Europe. Thomas Prosser is a Senior Lecturer in European Social Policy at Cardiff University 208pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-3664-0 December 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 5 tables, 9 graphs / Also available in Ebook


Race and riots in Thatcher’s Britain Simon Peplow

This powerful and original book locates the anti-police collective violence that spread across England in 1980-1 within a longer struggle against racism and disadvantage faced by black Britons, which had seen a growth in more militant forms of resistance since World War. This first full-length historical study explains these disturbances as ‘collective bargaining by riot’ – as attempts to increase political inclusion from this marginalised group. Through case studies of Bristol, Brixton and Manchester the book explore the actions of community organisations in the aftermath of disorders. Simon Peplow is Lecturer in History at the University of Exeter 248pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2528-6 January 2019 / £75.00 / $115.00 Also available in Ebook

Young lives on the Left N E W I N PA P E R B AC K

Sixties activism and the liberation of the self Celia Hughes This book examines the coming-of-age experiences of young men and women who became active in radical Left circles in 1960s England. Based on a rich collection of oral history interviews, the book follows in depth the stories of approximately twenty individuals to offer a unique perspective of what it meant to be young and on the Left in the post war landscape. The book will be essential reading for researchers of twentieth-century British social, cultural and political history. However, it will also be of interest to a general readership interested in the social protest movements of the long 1960s. Celia Hughes is Assistant Professor of Social and Cultural British History at the University of Copenhagen 328pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3377-9 September 2018 / £15.00 / $37.50 Also available in Ebook

Working-class writing and publishing in the late-twentieth century Literature, culture and community Tom Woodin

From the early 1970s, working-class writing and publishing in local communities rapidly proliferated into a national movement. This book is the first full evaluation of these developments and opens up new perspectives on literature, culture, class and identity over the past fifty years. Its origins are traced in the context of international shifts in class politics, civil rights, personal expression and cultural change. The writing of young people, older people and adult literacy groups as well as writing workshops is analysed. Thematic chapters explore how audiences consumed this work, the learning of writers and the fierce debates over identity, class and organisation, as well as changing relations with mainstream institutions. Tom Woodin is Reader in the Social History of Education at the Institute of Education, University College London 280pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-0-7190-9111-7 September 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 12 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

The ‘desegregation’ of English schools Bussing, race and urban space, 1960s–80s Olivier Esteves

Dispersal, or ‘bussing’, was introduced in some cities in England in the early 1960s, after white parents expressed concerns that the sudden influx of non-Anglophone South Asian children was holding back their own children’s education. It consisted of sending busloads of mostly Asian children to predominantly white suburban schools in an effort to ‘spread the burden’ and to promote linguistic and cultural integration. Although seemingly well-intentioned, dispersal proved a failure: it was based on racial identity rather than linguistic deficiency and ultimately led to an increase in segregation, as bussed pupils were daily confronted with racial bullying in dispersal schools. This is the first-ever book on English bussing, based on an in-depth study of local and national archives, alongside interviews with formerly bussed pupils decades later. Olivier Esteves is Professor of British Studies at the University of Lille 232pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2485-2 December 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 17 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook 41

Cooking up a revolution Food Not Bombs, Homes Not Jails, and resistance to gentrification Sean Parson During the late 1980s and early 1990s the City of San Francisco waged a war with the homeless. During this period over 1,000 arrests and citations where handed out by the police to activists for simply handing out free food in public parks. Why would a liberal city arrest activists helping the homeless? In exploring this question, the book uses the conflict between the city and activists as a unique opportunity to examine the contested nature of urban politics, homelessness, and public space while developing an anarchist alternative to liberal urban politics that is rooted in mutual aid, solidarity, and anti-capitalism. In addition to exploring theoretical and political issues related to gentrification, broken-windows policing and anti-homeless laws, this book provides both activists, students and scholars, examples of how anarchist homeless activists in San Francisco resisted these process. Sean Parson is Assistant Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Northern Arizona University

Crisis music

Exoticisation undressed

The cultural politics of Rock Against Racism

Ethnographic nostalgia and authenticity in Emberá clothes

Ian Goodyer

Rock Against Racism was a mass movement built in opposition to racism and fascism in 1970s Britain. At a time of severe economic and social crises, RAR, alongside the Anti-Nazi League, organised one of the biggest and most effective political and cultural mobilisations of the post war period. Drawing on interviews with activists, supporters and critics, and based on the latest research, Crisis Music explores the nature of RAR’s ground-breaking politico-cultural phenomenon. Ian Goodyer trained as a graphic designer and worked for 20 years in various London studios and agencies. He has been a political activist and a martial arts instructor and has lectured in design at colleges in London and Yorkshire 192pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3385-4 January 2019 / £25.00 / $37.50 Also available in Ebook




168pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-0735-0 December 2018 / £75.00 / $110.00 18 black & white illustrations, 2 tables / Also available in Ebook

Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

Exoticisation Undressed is an innovative ethnography that makes visible the many layers through which our understandings of indigenous cultures are filtered and their inherent power to distort and refract understanding. The book focuses in detail on the clothing practices of the Emberá in Panama, an Amerindian ethnic group, who have gained national and international visibility through their engagement with indigenous tourism. The very act of gaining visibility while wearing indigenous attire has encouraged among some Emberá communities a closer identification with an indigenous identity and a more confident representational awareness. Dimitrios Theodossopoulos is Reader in Social Anthropology at the University of Kent, Canterbury 288pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3458-5 September 2018 / £20.00 / $29.95 68 black and white illustrations, 1 table / Also available in Ebook

Northern Ireland and the politics of boredom Conflict, capital and culture George Legg This book provides a new interpretation of the Northern Irish Troubles. From internment to urban planning, the hunger strikes to post-conflict tourism, it asserts that concepts of capitalism have been consistently deployed to alleviate and exacerbate violence in the North. Through a detailed analysis of the cultural texts, Legg traces the affective energies produced by capitalism’s persistent attempt to resolve Northern Ireland’s ethnic-national divisions: a process he calls the politics of boredom. Such an approach warrants a reconceptualisation of boredom as much as cultural production. George Legg is Lecturer in Liberal Arts and London at King’s College, London 232pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2886-7 September 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 18 colour images / Also available in Ebook

British and Irish diasporas Societies, cultures and ideologies Edited by Donald M. MacRaild, Tanja Bueltmann and Jonathan Clark

People from the British and Irish Isles have, for centuries, migrated to all corners of the globe. Wherever they went, the English, Irish, Scots, Welsh, and even sub-national, supra-regional groups like the Cornish, co-mingled, blended and blurred. Yet while they gradually integrated into new lives in far-flung places, British and Irish Isle emigrants often maintained elements of their distinctive national cultures, which is an important foundation of diasporas. Donald M. MacRaild is Professor of British and Irish History at University of Roehampton; Tanja Bueltmann is Professor in History at Northumbria University; Jonathan Clark is Hall Distinguished Professor of British History at the University of Kansas 368pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2785-3 December 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 Also available in Ebook

Civilising rural Ireland The co-operative movement, development and the nation-state, 1889–1939 Patrick Doyle

The introduction of co-operative societies into the Irish countryside during the late nineteenth century transformed rural society and created an enduring economic legacy. Civilising rural Ireland challenges predominant narratives of Irish history that explain the emergence of the nation-state through the lens of political conflict and violence. Instead the book takes as its focus the numerous leaders, organisers, and members of the Irish co-operative movement. Together these people captured the spirit of change as they created a modern Ireland through their reorganisation of the countryside, the spread of new economic ideas, and the promotion of mutually owned businesses Patrick Doyle is Hallsworth Research Fellow at the University of Manchester 256pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2456-2 January 2019 / £75.00 / $115.00 5 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook


Church, state and social science in Ireland N E W I N PA P E R B AC K

Knowledge institutions and the rebalancing of power, 1937–73 Peter Murray and Maria Feeney The immense power the Catholic Church once wielded in Ireland has considerably diminished over the last fifty years. During the same period the Irish state has pursued new economic and social development goals by wooing foreign investors and throwing the state’s lot in with an ever-widening European integration project. How a less powerful church and a more assertive state related to one another during the key third quarter of the twentieth century is the subject of this book. Drawing on newly available material, it looks at how social science, which had been a church monopoly, was taken over and bent to new purposes by politicians and civil servants. This case study casts new light on wider processes of change, and the story features a strong and somewhat surprising cast of characters ranging from Sean Lemass and T.K. Whitaker to Archbishop John Charles McQuaid and Father Denis Fahey. Peter Murray is Lecturer in Sociology at Maynooth University, Ireland; Maria Feeney has lectured in Sociology and Education at Maynooth University, Ireland 288pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-2172-1 November 2018 / £25.00 / $37.50 10 tables / Also available in Ebook

A history of greyhound racing in Britain 1926 - 2017 Keith Laybourn

Greyhound racing emerged rapidly in Britain in 1926 but in its early years was subject to rabid institutional middle-class opposition largely because of the legal gambling opportunities it offered to the working class. Though condemned as a dissipate and impoverishing activity, it was, in fact, a significant leisure opportunity for the working class, which cost little for the minority of betters involved in what was clearly little more than a ‘bit of the flutter’. This book is the first national study of greyhound racing in Britain from its beginnings, to its heyday in the 1930s and 1940s, and up its long slow decline of the late twentieth century. Keith Laybourn is Diamond Jubilee Professor and Professor of History at the University of Huddersfield 248pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-1451-8 January 2019 / £75.00 / $115.00 Also available in Ebook 44


Going to the dogs

Mega-events and social change Spectacle, legacy and public culture Maurice Roche

The spectacle of major cultural and sporting events can preoccupy modern societies. This book is concerned with contemporary mega-events, like the Olympics and Expos. Using a sociological perspective Roche argues that mega-events reflect the major social changes which now influence our societies, particularly in the West, and that these amount to a new ‘second phase’ of the modernisation process. Changes are particularly visible in the media, urban and global locational aspects of mega-events. Thus he suggests that contemporary mega-events, in both their achievements and their vulnerabilities, reflect, in the media sphere, the rise of the internet; in the urban sphere, de-industrialisation and the growing ecological crisis; and in the global sphere. Maurice Roche is Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Sheffield 344pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3387-8 January 2019 / £25.00 / $37.50 Also available in Ebook

Ethnography for a data-saturated world Edited by Hannah Knox and Dawn Nafus The book brings together leading scholars in the social sciences who have been interrogating and collaborating with data scientists working in a range of different settings. The book explores how a repurposed form of ethnography might illuminate the kinds of knowledge that are being produced by data science. It also describes how collaborations between ethnographers and data scientists might lead to new forms of social analysis. Hannah Knox is Lecturer in Digital Anthropology and Material Culture at University College London; Dawn Nafus is Senior Research Scientist at Intel 280pp. 216x138mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3497-4 October 2018 / £24.99 / $35.00 11 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

The calling of social thought

Critical theory and legal autopoiesis

Rediscovering the work of Edward Shils

The case for societal constitutionalism Gunther Teubner

Edited by Stephen Turner and Christopher Adair-Toteff

Edward Shils was a central figure in twentieth-century social thought. He held appointments both at Chicago and Cambridge and was a crucial link between British and American intellectual life. This volume collects essays by distinguished contributors which deal with the major facets of Shils’s thought, including his relations with Michael Polanyi, his parallels with Michael Oakeshott, his defence of the traditional university, his fundamental philosophical anthropology and his important work on such topics as tradition, civility, and the nation. Stephen Turner is Distinguished University Professor at the University of South Florida, Tampa; Christopher Adair-Toteff is a Fellow at the Center for Social and Political Thought at the University of South Florida, Tampa, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Kent, Canterbury 288pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2005-2 January 2019 / £75.00 / $115.00 Also available in Ebook

This volume collects and revises the key essays of Gunther Teubner, one of the world’s leading sociologists of law. Written over the past twenty years, these essays examine the ‘dark side’ of functional differentiation and the prospects of societal constitutionalism as a possible remedy. Teubner’s claim is that critical accounts of law and society require reformulation in the light of the sophisticated diagnoses of late modernity in the writings of Niklas Luhmann, Jacques Derrida and select examples of modernist literature. Autopoiesis, deconstruction and other post-foundational epistemological and political realities compel us to confront the fact that fundamental democratic concepts such as law and justice can no longer be based on theories of stringent argumentation or analytical philosophy. We must now approach law in terms of contingency and self-subversion rather than in terms of logical consistency and rational coherence. Gunther Teubner is Professor of Private Law and Legal Sociology at Goethe University, Frankfurt 400pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-0723-7 March 2019 / £22.99 / $34.95 Also available in Ebook 45

Detachment N E W I N PA P E R B AC K

Essays on the limits of relational thinking Edited by Matei Candea, Joanna Cook, Catherine Trundle and Thomas Yarrow This interdisciplinary volume questions one of the most fundamental tenets of social theory by focusing on detachment, an important but neglected aspect of social life. Going against the grain of recent theoretical celebrations of engagement, this book challenges us to rethink the relational basis of social theory. In doing so it brings to light the productive aspects of disconnection, distance and detachment. Rather than treating detachment simply as the moral inversion of compassion and engagement, the volume brings together empirical studies and theoretical comments by leading anthropologists, sociologists and science studies scholars. Taken together, these illustrate the range of contexts within which distance and disconnection can offer meaningful frameworks for action. Positioned at the cutting edge of social theory, this landmark volume will be of great interest to students and academics across the social sciences and humanities. Matei Candea is Lecturer in Social Anthropology at the University of Cambridge; Joanna Cook is Lecturer in Anthropology at University College London; Catherine Trundle is Lecturer in Cultural Anthropology at Victoria University of Wellington; Tom Yarrow is Senior Lecturer in Anthropology at Durham University 288pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3386-1 January 2019 / £25.00 / $37.50 Also available in Ebook

The freedom of scientific research Bridging the gap between science and society Edited by Simona Giordano Never before have the scope and limits of scientific freedom been more important or more under attack. New science, from artificial intelligence to gene editing, creates unique opportunities for making the world a better place. It also presents unprecedented dangers. This book is about the opportunities and challenges – moral, regulatory and existential – that face both science and society. How are scientific developments impacting on human life and on the structure of societies? How is science regulated and how should it be regulated? Are there ethical boundaries to scientific developments in sensitive areas? Such are the questions that the book seeks to answer. Both the survival of humankind and the continued existence of our planet are at stake. Simona Giordano is Reader in Bioethics in the School of Law at the University of Manchester 272pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2767-9 October 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 2 black & white illustrations, 1 graph / Also available in Ebook


The British political elite and Europe 1959-1984 A higher loyalty Robert Lister Nicholls This book offers an original interpretation of Britain’s relationship with Europe over a 25 year period: 1959–84 and advances the argument that the current problems over EU membership resulted from much earlier political machinations. This evidence based account of the seminal period analyses the applications for EEC membership, the 1975 referendum, and the role of the press. Was the British public misled over the true aims of the European project? How significant was the role of the press in changing public opinion from anti, to pro Common Market membership? Why, after over 40 years since Britain became a member of the European community, does the issue continue to deeply divide not only the political elite, but also the British public? These, and other pertinent questions are answered in this timely book on a subject that remains topical and highly controversial. Robert Lister Nicholls is former lecturer in British Politics at the University of Huddersfield 224pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2477-7 January 2019 / £75.00 / $120.00 10 tables / Also available in Ebook


Violence and the state Edited by Matt Killingsworth, Matthew Sussex and Jan Pakulski In providing a counterweight to the notion that political violence has irrevocably changed in a globalised world, Violence and the state offers an original and innovative way in which to understand political violence across a range of discipline areas. It explores the complex relationship between the state and its continued use of violence through a variety of historical and contemporary case studies, including the Napoleonic Wars, Nazi and Soviet ‘eliticide’, the consolidation of authority in modern China, post-Soviet Russia, and international criminal tribunals. It also looks at humanitarian intervention in cases of organised violence, and the willingness of elites to alter their attitude to violence if it is an instrument to achieve their own ends. The interdisciplinary approach, which spans history, sociology, international law and International Relations, ensures that this book will be invaluable to a broad cross-section of scholars and politically engaged readers alike. Matt Killingsworth is Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Tasmania; Matthew Sussex is Head of Politics and International Relations at the University of Tasmania; Jan Pakulski is Emeritus Professor in the School of Social Sciences at the University of Tasmania 240pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3376-2 September 2018 / £25.00 / $37.50 Also available in Ebook 47

Representation, recognition and respect in world politics The case of Iran-US relations Constance Duncombe This book addresses a critical issue in global politics: how recognition and misrecognition fuel conflict or initiate reconciliation. The main objective of this book is to demonstrate how representations of one state by another influence foreign policy-making behaviour. Representations are important because they shape both the identity of a state and how it is recognised by others. States respond to representations of themselves that do not fit with how they wish to be recognised. These issues are explored within a detailed empirical investigation of the fraught bilateral relations between the US and Iran, which is perhaps one of the most significant flashpoints in global politics today. While Iran and the US have finally reached an agreement on the nuclear issue, questions remain about how best to explain the success of this deal considering the decades of animosity between Iran and the US. Constance Duncombe is Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Queensland

Anti-terrorism, citizenship and security Lee Jarvis and Michael Lister

This book explores how different publics make sense of and evaluate anti-terrorism powers within the UK, and the implications of this for citizenship and security. Drawing on primary empirical research, the book argues that whilst white individuals are not unconcerned about the effects of anti-terrorism, ethnic minority citizens (including, but not only those identifying as Muslim) believe that anti-terrorism powers have impacted negatively on their citizenship and security. This book thus offers the first systematic engagement with ‘vernacular’ or ‘everyday’ understandings of anti-terrorism policy, citizenship and security.



256pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2491-3 January 2019 / £75.00 / $115.00 1 table / Also available in Ebook

Gender, migration and the global race for talent Dimitrios Theodossopoulos

The global race for skilled immigrants seeks to attract the best global workers. In the pursuit of these individuals, governments may incidentally discriminate on gender grounds. Existing gendered differences in the global labour market related to life course trajectories, pay gaps and gendered divisions in occupational specialisation are also present in skilled immigration selection policies. Presenting the first book-length account of the global race for talent from a gender perspective, Gender, migration and the global race for talent will be read by graduate students, researchers, policy-makers and practitioners in the fields of immigration studies, political science, public policy, sociology and gender studies, and Australian and Canadian studies.

Lee Jarvis is Senior Lecturer in International Security at the University of East Anglia; Michael Lister is Reader in Politics at Oxford Brookes University

Anna Boucher is Senior Lecturer in Public Policy and Political Science at the University of Sydney

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Superpower rivalry Joseph Heller The Arab-Israeli conflict cannot be properly understood without considering the larger context of the Cold War. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of Israel’s relationships with the United States and the Soviet Union from 1948 to 1967, showing how the fledgling state had to manoeuvre between the two superpowers in order to survive. Collating information from hundreds of sources, many of them unavailable to the general public, it will be of great interest to students and scholars in international relations and political history, but also to the general reader, providing as it does a wide perspective of both Israel and the Arab countries and their interaction with the superpowers. Joseph Heller is Professor Emeritus in International Relations at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem 304pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-2735-8 September 2018 / £20.00 / $29.95 10 black & white illustrations, 1 map / Also available in Ebook

The political materialities of borders New theoretical directions Edited by Olga Demetriou and Rozita Dimova

The political materialities of borders aims to bring questions of materiality to bear specifically on the study of borders. In doing this, the contributors have chosen an approach that does not presume the material aspect of borders but rather explores the ways in which any such materiality comes into being. Through ethnographic and philosophical explorations of the ontology of borders from the perspective of materiality, this volume seeks to throw light on the interaction between the materiality of state borders and the non-material aspects of state-making. Olga Demetriou is a Social Anthropologist based at the Cyprus Centre of the Peace Research Institute, Oslo Rozita Dimova is a Cultural Anthropologist and Associate Professor at the Department of Language and Cultures, Slavonic and East European Studies, Ghent University 176pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2385-5 November 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 6 black & white illustrations, 2 maps / Also available in Ebook



The United States, the Soviet Union and the Arab-Israeli conflict, 1948–67

The European Union’s fight against terrorism Discourse, policies, identity Christopher Baker-Beall

This book examines the language of the European Union’s response to the threat of terrorism. Since its re-emergence in the wake of the September 11 attacks, the ‘fight against terrorism’ has come to represent a priority area of action for the EU. Drawing on interpretive approaches to international relations, the book outlines a discourse theory of identity and counter-terrorism policy, showing how the ‘fight against terrorism’ structures the EU’s response through the prism of identity, drawing our attention to the various ‘others’ that have come to form the target of counter-terrorism policy. Christopher Baker-Beall is Lecturer in International Relations at Nottingham Trent University 216pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3384-7 November 2018 / £25.00 / $37.50 Also available in Ebook



Modernism and the making of the Soviet New Man N E W I N PA P E R B AC K

Tijana Vujoševic The creation of Soviet culture in the 1920s and the 1930s was the most radical of modernist projects, both in aesthetic and in political terms. This book explores the architecture of this period as the nexus between aesthetics and politics. The design of the material environment, according to the author, was the social effort that most clearly articulated the dynamic of the socialist project as a negotiation between utopia and reality, the will for progress and the will for tyranny. It was a comprehensive effort that brought together professional architects and statisticians, theatre directors, managers, housewives, pilots, construction workers… What they had in common was the enthusiasm for defining the ‘new man’, the ideal citizen of the radiant future, and the settings in which he or she lives. Tijana Vujoševic is Assistant Professor at the University of Western Australia 208pp. 216x138mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-1488-4 November 2018 / £20.00 / $29.95 72 black & white illustrations, 3 tables / Also available in Ebook

The cultural politics of contemporary Hollywood film Power, culture and society Chris Beasley and Heather Brook Adopting and developing a ‘cultural politics’ approach, this comprehensive study explores how Hollywood movies generate and reflect political myths about social and personal life that profoundly influence how we understand power relations. Instead of looking at genre, it employs three broad categories of film. ‘Security’ films present ideas concerning public order and disorder, citizen–state relations and the politics of fear. ‘Relationalities’ films highlight personal and intimate politics, bringing norms about identities, gender and sexuality into focus. In ‘socially critical’ films, particular issues and ideas are endowed with more overtly political significance. The book considers these categories as global political technologies implicated in hegemonic and ‘soft power’ relations whose reach is both deep and broad. Chris Beasley is Professor of Politics at the University of Adelaide; Heather Brook is Senior Lecturer in Women’s Studies at Flinders University 336pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-0-7190-8298-6 January 2019 / £75.00 / $115.00 Also available in Ebook


Four from the forties Arliss, Crabtree, Knowles and Huntington Brian McFarlane The ‘Gainsborough melodramas’ were a mainstay of 1940s British cinema, and helped make the careers of such stars as Margaret Lockwood, James Mason and Stewart Granger. But what was unique about these films? And who were the directors behind them? This book presents four key film makers, each with his own talents and specialities. It traces their professional lives through the highs of the 1940s, when the popularity of Gainsborough films was at its peak, to the tougher decades that followed the genre’s decline. Featuring expert analysis of such films as The Man in Grey (1943), Madonna of the Seven Moons (1945) and The Upturned Glass (1947), alongside valuable historical context, the book constitutes the first extended examination of this group of directors. It combines critical acumen with readability, making it a valuable resource for students, lecturers and general readers alike. Brian McFarlane is Adjunct Professor at Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne and editor of the Encyclopedia of British Film 256pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-1054-1 September 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 19 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

Solvent form Art and destruction Jared Pappas-Kelley This book is about the destruction of art, both in terms of objects that have been destroyed – lost in fires, floods or vandalism – and the general concept of art operating through object and form. Through re-examinations of such events as the Momart warehouse fire in 2004 and the activities of art thief Stéphane Breitwieser, the book proposes an idea of solvent form hinging on the dual meaning in the words solvent and solvency, whereby art, while attempting to make secure or fixed, simultaneously undoes and destroys through its inception. Ultimately, the book questions what is it that may be perceived in the destruction of art and how we understand it, and further how it might be linked to a more general failure. Jared Pappas-Kelley is a visual artist and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at Teesside University 168pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2924-6 December 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 10 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook


Above sea Contemporary art, urban culture, and the fashioning of global Shanghai Jenny Lin Shanghai, long known as mainland China’s most cosmopolitan city, is today a global cultural capital. This book offers the first in-depth examination of contemporary Shanghai-based art and design – from state-sponsored exhibitions to fashionable cultural complexes to cutting edge films and installations. Informed by years of in-situ research, the book looks beyond contemporary art’s global hype to reveal the socio-political tensions accompanying Shanghai’s transitions from semi-colonial capitalism to Maoist socialism to Communist Party-sponsored capitalism. Case studies reveal how Shanghai’s global aesthetic constructs glamorising artifices that mask the conflicts between vying notions of foreign-influenced modernity and anti-colonialist nationalism, as well as the city’s repressed socialist past and its consumerist present. Jenny Lin is Professor of Contemporary Art with Asian Focus at the University of Oregon 200pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-3260-4 November 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 13 colour illustrations and 30 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

Art as worldmaking Critical essays on realism and naturalism Edited by Malcolm Baker and Andrew Hemingway Art as worldmaking is a response to Alex Potts’s provocative 2013 book Experiments in modern realism. Twenty essays by leading scholars test Potts’s recasting of realism through examinations of art produced in different media and periods, ranging from eighth-century Chinese garden aesthetics to video work by the contemporary Russian collective Radek Community. While the book does not neglect avatars of pictorial realism such as Menzel and Eakins, or the question of nineteenth-century realism’s historical antecedents, it is contemporary in orientation in that many contributors are particularly concerned with the questions that sculpture, photography and non-traditional media pose for realism as an aesthetic norm. It will be essential reading for students of art history concerned with art’s truth value or more broadly with conceptual problems of representation and the intersections of art and politics. Malcolm Baker is Distinguished Professor in the History of Art at the University of California, Riverside; Andrew Hemingway is Professor Emeritus in the History of Art at University College London 416pp. 240x170mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-1490-7 November 2018 / £85.00 / $125.00 113 black & white illustrations 54

Local antiquities, local identities Art, literature and antiquarianism in Europe, c. 1400–1700 Edited by Kathleen Christian and Bianca de Divitiis This collection investigates the wide array of local antiquarian practices that developed across Europe in the early modern era. Breaking new ground, it explores local concepts of antiquity in a period that has been defined as a uniform ‘Renaissance’. Contributors take a novel approach to the revival of the antique in different parts of Italy, as well as examining other, less widely studied antiquarian traditions in France, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Britain and Poland. They consider how real or fictive ruins, inscriptions and literary works were used to demonstrate a particular idea of local origins, to rewrite history or to vaunt civic pride. In doing so, they tackle such varied subjects as municipal antiquities collections in Southern Italy and France, the antiquarian response to the pagan, Christian and Islamic past on the Iberian Peninsula, and Netherlandish interest in megalithic ruins thought to be traces of a prehistoric race of Giants. Kathleen Christian is Senior Lecturer in Art History at The Open University; Bianca de Divitiis is Associate Professor in the History of Modern Art at the University of Naples Federico II 368pp. 240x170mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-1704-5 October 2018 / £80.00 / $120.00 110 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

Curatopia Museums and the future of curatorship Edited by Philipp Schorch and Conal McCarthy What is the future of curatorship? Is there a vision for an ideal model, a curatopia, whether in the form of a utopia or dystopia? Or is there a plurality of approaches, amounting to a curatorial heterotopia? This pioneering volume addresses these questions by considering the current state of curatorship. It reviews the different models and approaches operating in museums, galleries and cultural organisations around the world and discusses emerging concerns, challenges and opportunities. Philipp Schorch is Head of Research & Exhibitions at State Ethnographic Collections of Saxony - GRASSI Museum für Völkerkunde Leipzig, Museum für Völkerkunde Dresden and Museum für Völkerkunde Herrnhut, Germany; Conal McCarthy is Associate Professor and Director of the Museum and Heritage Studies Programme at Victoria University of Wellington New Zealand 376pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-1819-6 December 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 56 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook






Shakespeare’s London 1613 David M. Bergeron Shakespeare’s London 1613 offers for the first time a comprehensive ‘biography’ of this crucial year in English history. The book examines political and cultural life in London, including the Jacobean court and the city, which together witnessed an exceptional outpouring of cultural experiences and transformative political events. The royal family had to confront the sudden death of Prince Henry, heir apparent to the throne, which provoked unparalleled grief. Meanwhile, an unprecedented number of plays performed at court helped move the country away from sadness to the happy occasion of Princess Elizabeth’s marriage to a German prince. Shakespeare’s productions dominated London’s cultural landscape, while other playwrights, writers and printers produced an extraordinary number of books. Readers interested in literature, cultural history and the royal family will find in this book a rich and accessible account of this monumental year. David M. Bergeron is Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Kansas 296pp. 216x138mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3568-1 September 2018 / £16.99 / $24.95 10 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

Stages of the soul in early modern English poetry Angelika Zirker

This study analyses concepts and representations of the soul in the poetry of William Shakespeare and John Donne. It shows how the soul becomes a linking element between the genres of poetry and drama, and how poetry becomes dramatic whenever the soul is at its focus. This double movement can be observed in Shakespeare’s The Rape of Lucrece and Donne’s Holy Sonnets: in these texts, the connection between interiority and performance, psychology and religious self-care can be found, which is central to the understanding of early modern drama and its characteristic development of the soliloquy. Angelika Zirker is Assistant Professor of English Philology (English Literature and Culture) at Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany 368pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-3329-8 February 2019 / £75.00 / $115.00 Also available in Ebook

Renaissance psychologies N E W I N PA P E R B AC K

William Shakespeare and John Donne

Spenser and Shakespeare Robert Lanier Reid

A thorough and scholarly study of Spenser and Shakespeare and their contrary artistry, covering themes of theology, psychology, the depictions of passion and intellect, moral counsel, family hierarchy, self-love, temptation, folly, allegory, female heroism, the supernatural and much more. Renaissance psychologies examines the distinct and polarised emphasis of these two towering intellects and writers of the early modern period. It demonstrates how pervasive was the influence of Spenser on Shakespeare, as in the ‘playful metamorphosis of Gloriana into Titania’ in A Midsummer Night’s Dream and its return from Spenser’s moralising allegory to the Ovidian spirit of Shakespeare’s comedy. Robert Lanier Reid is H.C. Stuart Professor Emeritus of English at Emory and Henry College 368pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3464-6 September 2018 / £19.99 / $29.95 9 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook


The art of The Faerie Queene

Five Elizabethan progress entertainments

Richard Danson Brown

Edited by Leah Scragg

The Art of The Faerie Queene is the first book centrally focused on the forms and poetic techniques employed by Spenser. It offers a sharp new perspective on Spenser by rereading The Faerie Queene as poetry which is at once absorbing, demanding and experimental. Instead of the traditional conservative model of Spenser as poet, this book presents the poem as radical, edgy and unconventional, thus proposing new ways of understanding the Elizabethan poetic Renaissance. The book moves from the individual words of the poem to metre, rhyme and stanza form onto its larger structures of canto and book. It will be of particular relevance to undergraduates studying Elizabethan poetry, graduate students and scholars of Renaissance poetry, for whom the formal aspect of the poetry has been a topic of growing relevance in recent years.

Designed to introduce the student or general reader to a largely unfamiliar area of Elizabethan theatrical activity, Five Elizabethan progress entertainments focuses on a group of entertainments mounted for the monarch in the closing years of her reign. Richly annotated, and prefaced by a substantial introduction, the texts enable an understanding of the motives underlying not only the progress itself, but the choice of locations the monarch elected to visit and the personal and political preoccupations of those with whom she determined to stay. Selected for their diversity, the entertainments exhibit the tensions underlying some royal visits, the lavish expenditure entailed for the monarch’s hosts and the overlap in terms of both material and authorship between the progress entertainments and the more widely studied products of the sixteenth-century stage.

Richard Danson Brown is Professor of English Literature at The Open University

Leah Scragg is an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester

336pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-0-7190-8732-5 January 2019 / £75.00 / $115.00 5 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

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Reading Shakespeare’s mind N E W I N PA P E R B AC K

Steve Sohmer This book shows that William Shakespeare was a more personal writer than any of his innumerable commentators have realised. It asserts that numerous characters and events were drawn from the author’s life, and puts faces to the names of Jaques, Touchstone, Feste, Jessica, the ‘Dark Lady’ and others. Steve Sohmer explores aspects of Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets that have been hitherto overlooked or misinterpreted in an effort to better understand the man and his work. If you’ve ever wondered who Pigrogromitus was, or why Jaques spies on Touchstone and Audrey – or what the famous riddle M.O.A.I. stands for - this is the book for you. Steve Sohmer is Fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford 224pp. 216x138mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3807-1 June 2018 / £9.99 / $14.95 8 black & white illustrations, 1 map / Also available in Ebook


Three romances of Eastern conquest Ladan Niayesh This volume brings together three little-known works by key playwrights from the late sixteenth-century golden age of English drama. All three convey the public theatre’s fascination with travel and adventure through the popular genre of heroic romance, while reflecting the contemporaries’ wide range of responses to cross-cultural contacts with the Muslim East and the Mediterranean challenges posed by the Ottoman empire. The volume presents the first modern-spelling editions of the three plays, with extensive annotations catering for specialised scholars while also making the texts accessible to students and theatre-goers. A detailed introduction discusses issues of authorship, dates and sources, and sets the plays in their historical and cultural contexts, offering exciting insights on Elizabethan performance strategies, printing practices, and the circulation of knowledge and stereotypes related to ethnic and religious difference. Ladan Niayesh is Professor of English Studies at the University of Paris Diderot – Paris 7 306pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-0-7190-7857-6 October 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 3 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

Dr Faustus 1604

Dr Faustus 1616

Edited by Chiaki Hanabusa

Edited by Chiaki Hanabusa

This is an edition of Christopher Marlowe’s play Dr Faustus as it was first printed in 1604. This is one of the most celebrated of all Elizabethan plays, famous for its treatment of the damnation of Faustus and his struggles with his divided conscience. It combines spectacular visual effects with sophisticated theological discussion. The edition reproduces the only surviving copy, held in the Bodelian Library, Oxford, in photofacsimile. The introduction offers up-to-date analysis of the authorship, sources, staging and printing of the play. The edition will be invaluable for advanced students and established scholars working on Marlowe, Elizabethan drama generally, demonology, and early modern book production. Chiaki Hanabusa is Professor of English at Keio University, Tokyo 144pp. 245x200mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2692-4 November 2018 / £45.00 / $67.95

This is an edition of Christopher Marlowe’s play Dr Faustus as it was printed in its revised and augmented form in 1616. It follows the publication of the Malone Society edition of the 1604 text in 2018. This is one of the most celebrated of all Elizabethan plays, famous for its treatment of the damnation of Faustus and his struggles with his divided conscience. It combines spectacular visual effects with sophisticated theological discussion. The edition reproduces in facsimile the only surviving copy of the play, which is held in the British Library. The differences from the 1604 text, including revisions and additional passages, are fully described and analysed, and placed in the context of changing theatre practices at the time. A major feature of the edition is that it identifies the printer of the 1616 text, whose name has been hitherto unknown. Chiaki Hanabusa is Professor of English at Keio University, Tokyo 144pp. 245x200mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2387-9 February 2019 / £45.00 / $67.95


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Bess of Hardwick New perspectives Edited by Lisa Hopkins Bess of Hardwick was one of the most extraordinary figures of Elizabethan England. She was born the daughter of a country squire. But by the end of her long life (which a recent redating of her birth suggests was even longer than previously thought) she was the richest woman in England outside the royal family, had risen to the rank of countess and seen two of her daughters do the same and had built one of the major ‘prodigy houses’ of the period. While married to her fourth husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury, she had been jailer to Mary, Queen of Scots, and her granddaughter by her second marriage, Lady Arbella Stuart, was of royal blood and might have succeeded to the throne of England. Lisa Hopkins is Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University 240pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-0129-7 January 2019 / £75.00 / $110.00 3 black & white illustrations /Also available in Ebook

Writing and constructing the self in Great Britain in the long eighteenth century Edited by John Baker, Marion Leclair and Allan Ingram

The injunction, ‘Know thyself!’, resounding down the centuries, has never lost its appeal and urgency. The ‘self ’ remains an abiding and universal concern, something at once intimate, indispensable and elusive; something we take for granted and yet remains difficult to pin down, describe or define. This volume of twelve essays explores how writers in different domains – philosophers and thinkers, novelists, poets, churchmen, political writers and others – construed, fashioned and expressed the self in written form in Great Britain. John Baker is Senior Lecturer in English (Maître de conferences) at the Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne; Marion Leclair is a doctoral student at University Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 and a research and teaching assistant at the Université de Cergy-Pontoise; Allan Ingram is Emeritus Professor of English at the University of Northumbria at Newcastle. 272pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2336-7 November 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 Also available in Ebook 62

The genres of Renaissance tragedy Edited by Daniel Cadman, Andrew Duxfield and Lisa Hopkins

This collection of newly commissioned essays explores the extraordinary versatility of English Renaissance tragedy and shows how it enables exploration of religious conflict, as well as providing us with some of the earliest dramatic representations of the lives of ordinary Englishmen and women. The book mixes perspectives from emerging scholars with those of established ones and offers the first systematic examination of the full range and versatility of Renaissance tragedy as a literary genre. It works by case study, so that each chapter offers not only a definition of a particular kind of Renaissance tragedy but also new research into a particularly noteworthy or influential example of that genre. Daniel Cadman is Lecturer in English at Sheffield Hallam University; Andrew Duxfield is Lecturer in English at the University of Liverpool; Lisa Hopkins is Professor of English at Sheffield Hallam University 256pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-7849-9279-8 March 2019 / £75.00 / $110.00 Also available in Ebook

The fictions of Arthur Cravan Poetry, boxing and revolution Dafydd Jones The legendary poet and boxer Arthur Cravan, a fleeting figure on the periphery of early twentieth-century European avant-gardism, is frequently invoked as proto-Dada and surrealist exemplar. Yet he remains an insubstantial phenomenon, not seen since 1918, lost through historical interstices, clouded in drifting untruths. This study processes philosophical positions into a practical recovery – from nineteenth-century Nietzsche to twentieth-century Deleuze – with thoughts on subjectivity, metaphor, representation and multiplicity. From fresh readings and new approaches – of Cravan’s first published work as a manifesto of simulation; of contributors to his Paris review Maintenant as impostures for the Delaunays; and of the conjuring of Cravan in Picabia’s elegiac film Entr’acte – The fictions of Arthur Cravan concludes with the absent poet-boxer’s eventual casting off into a surrealist legacy, and his becoming what metaphor is: a means to represent the world. Dafydd Jones is the Editor of the University of Wales Press 328pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-3323-6 February 2019 / £75.00 / $115.00 19 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

Steven Earnshaw

Drinking to excess has been a striking problem for industrial and postindustrial societies – who is responsible when an individual opts for a slow suicide? The causes of such drinking have often been blamed on genes, moral weakness, ‘disease’ (addiction), hedonism and Romantic illusion. Yet there is another reason: the drinker may act with sincere philosophical intent, exploring the edges of self, consciousness, will, ethics, authenticity and finitude. Beginning with Jack London’s John Barleycorn: alcoholic memoirs the book goes on to cover novels such as Jean Rhys’s Good morning, midnight, Malcolm Lowry’s Under the volcano, Charles Jackson’s The lost weekend and John O’Brien’s Leaving Las Vegas, and less familiar works such as Frederick Exley’s A fan’s notes. Steven Earnshaw is Professor of English Literature at Sheffield Hallam University 288pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-0-7190-9961-8 October 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 4 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

Rebel by vocation N E W I N PA P E R B AC K

The existential drinker

Seán O’Faoláin and the generation of The Bell Niall Carson

This is a comprehensive study of one of the most influential literary groups in post-independence Ireland: the writers and editors of the literary magazine The Bell. Seán O’Faoláin and the generation of writers that matured in the shadows of W.B. Yeats and James Joyce dominated the literary landscape in Ireland in the build-up to, and during, the Second World War. This is their story, as told through the history of one journal: The Bell. Working with previously unpublished archival material, this study looks to illuminate the relationships, disputes and loves of the contributors to Ireland’s most important ‘little magazine’ under the guiding influence of its founding editor, Seán O’Faoláin. Niall Carson is Research Associate at the Institute of Irish Studies, University of Liverpool 192pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3375-5 September 2018 / £20.00 / $29.95 Also available in Ebook 63

Alan Hollinghurst N E W I N PA P E R B AC K

Writing under the influence Edited by Michèle Mendelssohn and Denis Flannery This groundbreaking, cross-generic collection is the first to consider the entire breadth of Alan Hollinghurst’s Booker Prize-winning writing. Focused through the concept of influence, the volume addresses critical issues surrounding the work of Britain’s most important contemporary novelist. It encompasses provocative and timely subjects ranging from gay visual cultures and representations, to Victorian, modernist and contemporary literature, as well as race and empire, theatre and cinema, eros and economics. The book reveals the fascinating intellectual and affective matter that lies beneath the polished control and dazzling style of Hollinghurst’s work. Alongside contributions by distinguished British and American critics, the book includes an unpublished interview with Hollinghurst. Michèle Mendelssohn is Associate Professor of English Literature at the University of Oxford and Deputy Director at the Rothermere American Institute; Denis Flannery is Associate Professor of American and English Literature at the University of Leeds 224pp. 216x138mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3428-8 September 2018 / £15.99 / $23.95 3 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

Clive Barker N E W I N PA P E R B AC K

Dark imaginer Edited by Sorcha Ní Fhlainn Clive Barker: Dark imaginer explores the diverse literary, film and visionary creations of the polymathic and influential British artist Clive Barker. In this necessary and timely collection, innovative essays by leading scholars in the fields of literature, film and popular culture explore Barker’s contribution to gothic, fantasy and horror studies, interrogating his creative legacy. The volume consists of an extensive introduction and twelve groundbreaking essays that critically re-evaluate Barker’s oeuvre. These include in-depth analyses of his celebrated and lesser known novels, short stories, theme park designs, screen and comic book adaptations, film direction and production, sketches and book illustrations, as well as responses to his material from critics and fan communities. Sorcha Ní Fhlainn is Senior Lecturer in Film Studies and American Literature, and a founding member of the Manchester Centre for Gothic Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University 264pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3569-8 October 2018 / £16.99 / $24.95 19 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook


Death in modern theatre Stages of mortality Adrian Curtin Death in modern theatre offers a unique account of modern Western theatre, focusing on the ways in which dramatists and theatre-makers have explored historically informed ideas about death and dying in their work. It investigates the opportunities theatre affords to reflect on the end of life in a compelling and socially meaningful fashion. In a series of interrelated, mostly chronological, micro-narratives beginning in the late nineteenth-century and ending in the early twenty-first-century, this book considers how and why death and dying are represented at certain historical moments using dramaturgy and aesthetics that challenge audiences’ conceptions, sensibilities and sense-making faculties. Adrian Curtin is Senior Lecturer in Drama at the University of Exeter 272pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2470-8 February 2019 / £75.00 / $115.00 16 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

Queer exceptions Solo performance in neoliberal times Stephen Greer

Queer expectations is a study of contemporary solo performance in the UK and Western Europe that explores the contentious relationship between identity, individuality and neoliberalism. With diverse case studies featuring the work of La Ribot, David Hoyle, Oreet Ashery, Bridget Christie, Tanja Ostojic, Adrian Howells and Nassim Soleimanpour, the book examines the role of singular or ‘exceptional’ subjects in constructing and challenging assumed notions of communal sociability and togetherness, while drawing fresh insight from the fields of sociology, gender studies and political philosophy to reconsider theatre’s attachment to singular lives and experiences. Stephen Greer is Lecturer in Theatre Practices at the University of Glasgow 280pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-1369-6 December 2018 / £75.00 / $110.00 19 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

The power of vulnerability Mobilising affect in feminist, queer and anti-racist media cultures Edited by Anu Koivunen, Katariina Kyrölä and Ingrid Ryberg

This book investigates the new language of vulnerability that has emerged in feminist, queer and anti-racist debates on media, taking a particular interest in the historical legacies and contemporary forms and effects of this language. Contributors such as Jack Halberstam and Sara Ahmed examine how vulnerability has become a battleground, how affect and vulnerability have turned into a politicised currency both for addressing and obscuring asymmetries of power, and how media activism and state policies address so-called vulnerable groups. Anu Koivunen is Professor of Cinema Studies (Department of Media Studies) at Stockholm University, Sweden; Katariina Kyrölä is Lecturer in Gender Studies at Åbo Akademi University, Finland; Ingrid Ryberg is Senior Lecturer in Gender Studies at Gothenburg University, Sweden 264pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-3309-0 December 2018 / £25.00 / $34.95 14 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook 65




Manchester Shakespeare is a brand new digital collection, which includes over thity-eight books covering a wealth of historical, social and cultural critiques not just of Shakespeare’s works, but those of his contemporaries as well. It will be an essential resource for students and scholars alike.

Key Features & Benefits


Shakespeare’s storms ‘The book is masterfully organised into nine chapters that cover just about every aspect of storms in Shakespeare. Beginning with “thunder” (a fine way to begin a book)’. Simon C. Estok, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Studies in Ecocriticism - February 2017

Includes over 38 internationally respected titles, including the award-winning Shakespeare’s Storms, by Gwilym Jones

Edited and authored by leading authorities on Shakespeare guaranteeing relevant and enduring content

Updated annually with new, high-quality content, allowing readers access to the latest research in Shakespeare studies

Offers an easy to use, cost-effective teaching resource by enabling readers to explore and engage with critical literature across a relevant, interdisciplinary spectrum.

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David M. Bergeron Richard Hillman Gwilym Jones Jason Lawrence J.B. Lethbridge Richard Meek Chloe Porter

University of Kansas, USA François Rabelais University, France University of Westminster, UK University of Hull, UK Tübingen University, Germany University of Hull, UK University of Sussex, UK

Finding Shakespeare’s New Place ‘This biography of a place is also the biography of a person, rich with information about how William Shakespeare designed his life in Stratford-upon-Avon. Joining authoritative archaeological evidence and sensitive architectural re-imaginings, Finding Shakespeare’s New Place helps us recover the aspiration, the memory, and the identity that Shakespeare lodged in his lost family home.’ Lena Cowen Orlin, Professor of English at Georgetown University and Executive Director of The ShakespeareAssociation of America If you’re interested in purchasing the current year content and archive or an annual subscription, please contact Shelly Turner for pricing information or call 0161 275 2310. For regional resellers see page 88 & 89& 87 67

Margaret Harkness Writing social engagement 1880–1921 Edited by Flore Janssen and Lisa C. Robertson Margaret Harkness is the first book to bring together research on the life and work of a writer, activist and traveller at the forefront of literary innovation and social change at the turn of the twentieth century. Its multidisciplinary approach combines recently uncovered biographical information with rich contextual information to illuminate the extensive career of a writer committed to exposing the exploitation of individuals and the plight of marginalised communities worldwide. The critical essays range from new considerations of Harkness’s well-known novels to examinations of lesser-known periodical fiction and journalism, her relationship with contemporaries such as Olive Schreiner and W. T. Stead, and her life and work abroad in Australia and India. Flore Janssen is a PhD candidate at Birkbeck, University of London; Lisa C. Robertson is a Post-Doctoral Associate at the University of Warwick


248pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2350-3 December 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 1 diagram /Also available in Ebook

Staging the old faith

Ekphrastic encounters

Queen Henrietta Maria and the theatre of Caroline England, 1625–1642

New interdisciplinary essays on literature and the visual arts

Rebecca A. Bailey

Staging the old faith is the first book length study to examine Caroline theatre as a space where the concerns of the English Roman Catholic community are staged. Rebecca Bailey juxtaposes a detailed analysis of Queen Henrietta Maria’s ground-breaking performances which showcased to an elite audience her role as defender of English Catholics, against an exploration of how this community responded to such a startling vision, in particular through the politically charged texts of James Shirley and William Davenant. Rebecca A. Bailey is a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Gloucestershire. Prior to this, she was employed by the BBC as a Broadcast Media Researcher 288pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3433-2 September 2018 / £17.99 / $26.95 24 black & white illustrations


Edited by David Kennedy and Richard Meek

This book offers a comprehensive reassessment of ekphrasis: the verbal representation of visual art. Ekphrasis has been traditionally regarded as a form of paragone (competition) between word and image. This interdisciplinary collection of essays seeks to complicate this critical paradigm and proposes a more reciprocal model of ekphrasis that involves an encounter or exchange between visual and textual cultures. This critical and theoretical shift demands a new form of ekphrastic poetics, which is less concerned with representational and institutional struggles, and more concerned with ideas of ethics, affect and intersubjectivity. David Kennedy was Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Hull; Richard Meek is Lecturer in English at the University of Hull 312pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2579-8 December 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 32 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

Find out more If you’re interested in purchasing the current year content and archive or an annual subscription, please contact Shelly Turner for pricing information or call 0161 275 2310. For regional resellers see page 88 & 89

MANCHESTER STUDIES IN IMPERIALISM Including 150 books, published over three decades, Manchester Studies in Imperialism provides an invaluable resource for the study of imperial history. Key Features & Benefits


Includes over 150 internationally respected books

Edited and authored by leading figures in the field,

‘Studies in Imperialism has done much to expand our frames of reference, with welcome, far-sighted and sometimes controversial contributions to the new imperial histories of sexuality and gender; exploration, hunting and the environment; colonial armies and policing; and the media and communications’

guaranteeing quality and robustness of the content •

Offers an easy-to-use, cost-effective teaching resource by enabling readers to explore and engage with a full spectrum of imperialist theories and studies

Updated annually with new, high-quality content, allowing readers access to the latest research in imperial history

Offers a single, easy-to-navigate database for studying imperial histories, bringing together a wide range of topics in one easy-to-use resource

Authors include •

John M. MacKenzie

University of Lancaster, UK

Andrew S. Thompson

University of Exeter, UK

Robert Aldrich

The University of Sydney, Australia

Gordon Pirie

The African Centre for Cities, South Africa

Giodano Nanni

University of Melbourne, AUS

Florence D’Souza

University of Lille III, FRA

Andrew S. Thompson For more than three decades, Studies in Imperialism has shaped the contours of historical writing on Europe’s maritime empires, anticipating new paradigms and consolidating the field. From its original aim of exploring the interface between colonial and metropolitan cultures, it has fanned out to encompass a formidable range of research expertise spanning migration studies to medicine, the military, indigenous peoples, religion, race, citizenship, consumption. education, technology, gender, the environment, memory and public history. It continues to surprise and illuminate, as a new generation of empire scholars bring fresh insights and agendas to its extensive catalogue. Professor Stuart Ward, Head of the Saxo Institute, University of Copenhagen 71

Radical voices, radical ways N E W I N PA P E R B AC K

Articulating and disseminating radicalism in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century Britain Edited by Laurent Curelly and Nigel Smith This collection of essays studies the expression and diffusion of radical ideas in Britain from the period of the English Revolution in the mid-seventeenth century to the Romantic Revolution in the early nineteenth century. The essays the modes of articulation and dissemination of radical ideas in the period by focusing on actors (‘radical voices’) and a variety of written texts and cultural practices (‘radical ways’), ranging from fiction, correspondence, pamphlets and newspapers to petitions presented to Parliament and toasts raised in public. Laurent Curelly is Senior Lecturer in British Studies at Université de Haute Alsace, Mulhouse; Nigel Smith is William and Annie S. Paton Foundation Professor of Ancient and Modern Literature at Princeton University 288pp. 216x138mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3432-5 September 2018 / £25.00 / $37.50 Also available in Ebook

A royal city in a time of revolution J. F. Merritt

This book examines the varied and fascinating ways that Westminster – traditionally home to the royal court, the fashionable West End and Parliament – became the seat of the successive, non-monarchical regimes of the 1640s and 1650s. It first explores the town as the venue that helped to shape the breakdown of relations between the king and Parliament in 1640–42. Subsequent chapters explore the role Westminster performed as both ceremonial and administrative heart of shifting regimes, the hitherto unnoticed militarisation of local society through the 1640s and 1650s, and the fluctuating fortunes of the fashionable society of the West End in this revolutionary context. J. F. Merritt is Associate Professor of Early Modern British History at the University of Nottingham 288pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3703-6 September 2018 / £30.00 / $44.95 Also available in Ebook




Westminster 1640–60

The anxiety of sameness in early modern Spain Christina H. Lee

This book explores the Spanish elite’s fixation on social and racial ‘passing’ and ‘passers’, as represented in a wide range of texts. It examines literary and non-literary works produced in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries that express the dominant Spaniards’ anxiety that socially mobile lowborns, Conversos (converted Jews) and Moriscos (converted Muslims) could impersonate and pass for ‘pure’ Christians like themselves. Ultimately, this book argues that while conspicuous sociocultural and ethnic difference was certainly perturbing and unsettling, in some ways it was not as threatening to the dominant Spanish identity as the potential discovery of the arbitrariness that separated them from the undesirables of society – and therefore the recognition of fundamental sameness. Christina H. Lee is Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at Princeton University 264pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3434-9 September 2018 / £25.00 / $37.50 5 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook


Women and museums 1850–1914 Modernity and the gendering of knowledge Kate Hill This book recovers the significant contribution made by women to museums, not just in obvious roles such as workers but also as donors, visitors, volunteers and patrons. It suggests that women persistently acted to domesticate the museum, by importing domestic objects and domestic regimes of value, as well as by making museums more welcoming to children, and even by stressing the importance of housekeeping at the museum. At the same time, women sought ‘masculine’ careers in science and curatorship, but found such aspirations hard to achieve; their contribution tended to be kept within clear, feminised areas. The book will be of interest to those working on gender, culture or museums in the period. It sheds new light on women’s material culture and material strategies, education and professional careers, and leisure practices. It will form an important historical context for those working in contemporary museum studies. Kate Hill is Principal Lecturer in History at the University of Lincoln 272pp. 216x138mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3667-1 October 2018 / £20.00 / $27.95 11 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

British civic society at the end of empire Decolonisation, globalisation, and international responsibility

Governing natives Indirect rule and settler colonialism in Australia’s north Ben Silverstein

Anna Bocking-Welch

This book is about the impact of decolonisation on British civic society in the 1960s. It shows how participants in middle-class associational life developed optimistic visions for a post-imperial global role. Through the pursuit of international friendship, through educational efforts to know and understand the world, and through the provision of assistance to those in need, the British public imagined themselves as important actors on a global stage. As this book shows, the imperial past remained an important repository of skill, experience and expertise in the 1960s, one that was called upon by a wide range of associations to justify their developing practices of international engagement. Anna Bocking-Welch is Lecturer in British and Imperial History at the University of Liverpool 224pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-3127-0 October 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 Also available in Ebook

In the 1930s, a series of crises transformed relationships between settlers and Aboriginal people in Australia’s Northern Territory. By the late 1930s, Australian settlers were coming to understand the Northern Territory as a colonial formation requiring a new form of government. Responding to crises of social reproduction, public power and legitimacy, they re-thought the scope of settler colonial government by drawing on both the art of indirect rule and on a representational economy of Indigenous elimination to develop a new political dispensation that sought to incorporate and consume Indigenous production and sovereignties. Ben Silverstein is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of History at the Australian National University 232pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-7849-9526-3 November 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 Also available in Ebook


Science at the end of empire Experts and the development of the British Caribbean, 1940-62 Sabine Clarke This is the first account of Britain’s plans for industrial development in its Caribbean colonies – something that historians have usually said Britain never contemplated. It shows that Britain’s remedy to the poor economic conditions in the Caribbean gave a key role to laboratory research to re-invent sugarcane as the raw material for making fuels, plastics and drugs. Science at the end of empire explores the practical and also political functions of scientific research and economic advisors for Britain at a moment in which Caribbean governments operated with increasing autonomy and the United States was intent on expanding its influence in the region. Britain’s preferred path to industrial development was threatened by an alternative promoted through the Caribbean Commission. The provision of knowledge and expertise became key routes by which Britain and America competed to shape the future of the region, and their place in it. Sabine Clarke is Lecturer in Modern History at the University of York 224pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-3138-6 September 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 5 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

Transnational productions and practices, 1945–70 Edited by Ruth Craggs and Claire Wintle

Cultures of decolonisation combines studies of visual, literary and material cultures in order to explore the complexities of the ‘end of empire’ as a process. Where other accounts focus on high politics and constitutional reform, this volume reveals the diverse ways in which cultures contributed to wider political, economic and social change. The book demonstrates the transnational character of decolonisation, thereby illustrating the value of comparison – between different cultural forms and diverse places – in understanding the nature of this wide-reaching geopolitical change. Ruth Craggs is a Lecturer in Cultural and Historical Geography at King’s College, London; Claire Wintle is a Senior Lecturer in History of Art and Design at the University of Brighton 288pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3430-1 September 2018 / £25.00 / $37.50 22 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook 74

Imperium of the soul N E W I N PA P E R B AC K


Cultures of decolonisation

The political and aesthetic imagination of Edwardian imperialists Norman Etherington

Some of the most compelling and enduring creative work of the late Victorian and Edwardian era came from committed imperialists and conservatives. Their continuing popularity owes a great deal to the way their guiding ideas resonated with modernism in the arts and psychology. The analogy they perceived between the imperial business of subjugating savage subjects and the civilised ego’s struggle to subdue the unruly savage within generated some of their best artistic endeavours. In a series of thematically linked chapters Imperium of the soul explores the work of writers Rudyard Kipling, Joseph Conrad, Rider Haggard and John Buchan along with the composer Edward Elgar and the architect Herbert Baker. Norman Etherington is Professor Emeritus of Imperial and Commonwealth History at the University of Western Australia 288pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-0606-3 September 2018 / £20.00 / $30.00 61 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook


Learning femininity in colonial India, 1820–1932 Tim Allender Learning femininity in colonial India explores the colonial mentalities that shaped and were shaped by women living in colonial India between 1820 and 1932. Using a broad framework the book examines the many life experiences of these women and how their position changed, both personally and professionally, over this long period of study. Drawing on a rich documentary record from archives in the United Kingdom, India, Pakistan, North America, Ireland and Australia, this book builds a clear picture of the colonial-configured changes that influenced women interacting with the colonial state. This book will appeal to students and academics working on the history of empire and imperialism, gender studies, postcolonial studies and the history of education. Tim Allender is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney 352pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3431-8 September 2018 / £25.00 / $37.50 10 black & white illustrations, 1 map / Also available in Ebook


Mistress of everything Queen Victoria in Indigenous worlds Edited by Sarah Carter and Maria Nugent Mistress of everything examines how indigenous people across Britain’s settler colonies engaged with Queen Victoria in their lives and predicaments, incorporated her into their political repertoires, and implicated her as they sought redress for the effects of imperial expansion during her long reign. It draws together empirically rich studies from Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Southern Africa, to provide scope for comparative and transnational analysis. The book includes chapters on a Maori visit to Queen Victoria in 1863, meetings between African leaders and the Queen’s son Prince Alfred in 1860, gift-giving in the Queen’s name on colonial frontiers in Canada and Australia, and Maori women’s references to Queen Victoria in support of their own chiefly status and rights. The collection offers an innovative approach to interpreting and including indigenous perspectives within broader histories of British imperialism and settler colonialism. Sarah Carter is Professor and H. M. Tory Chair in the Department of History and Classics and the Faculty of Native Studies at the University of Alberta; Maria Nugent is Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Indigenous History in the School of History at the Australian National University 280pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3688-6 September 2018 / £19.99 / $29.95 26 black & white illustrations, 4 maps / Also available in Ebook


Architectures of survival Air war and urbanism in Britain, 1935–52 Adam Page Architectures of survival is an original and innovative work of history that investigates the relationship between air war and urbanism in modern Britain. It asks how the development of air power and the targeting of cities influenced perceptions of urban spaces and visions of urban futures from the interwar period into the Cold War, highlighting the importance of war and the anticipation of war in modern urban history. Air power created a permanent threat to cities and civilians, and this book considers how architects, planners and government officials reframed bombing as an ongoing urban problem, rather than one contingent to a particular conflict. It draws on archival material from local and national government, architectural and town planning journals and cultural texts, to demonstrate how cities were recast as targets, and planning for defence and planning for development became increasingly entangled. Sabine Clarke is a Lecturer in History at the University of Lincoln 240pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2258-2 December 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 12 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

Men on trial

A new naval history

Performing emotion, embodiment and identity in Ireland, 1800–45

Edited by Quintin Colville and James Davey

Katie Barclay

Men on trial explores how the Irish perform ‘the self ’ within the early nineteenth-century courtroom and its implications for law society and nation. Drawing on new methodologies from the history of emotion, as well as theories of performativity and performative space, it emphasises that manliness was not simply a cultural ideal, but something practised, felt and embodied. Men on trial explores how gender could be a creative dynamic in productions of power. Targeted at scholars in Irish history, law and gender studies, this book argues that justice was not simply determined through weighing evidence, but through weighing men, their bodies, behaviours, and emotions.

A new naval history brings together the most significant and interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary naval history. The last few decades have witnessed a transformation in how this field is researched and understood and this volume captures the state of a field that continues to develop apace. It examines – through the prism of naval affairs – issues of nationhood and imperialism; the legacy of Nelson; the socio-cultural realities of life in ships and naval bases; and the processes of commemoration, journalism and stage-managed pageantry that plotted the interrelationship of ship and shore.

Katie Barclay is a Senior Lecturer in the ARC Centre for Excellence in the History of Emotions and Department of History, University of Adelaide

Quintin Colville is Senior Curator: Research at Royal Museums Greenwich, Visiting Professor at the University of Portsmouth, and Research Fellow at the University of York; James Davey is Lecturer in Naval and Maritime History at the University of Exeter

320pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-3292-5 November 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 14 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

272pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-1380-1 December 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 19 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook


Vaccinating Britain Mass vaccination and the public since the Second World War Gareth Millward Vaccinating Britain shows how the British public played a central role in the development of vaccination policy since the Second World War. It explores the relationship between the public and public health through five key vaccines – diphtheria, smallpox, poliomyelitis, whooping cough and measles-mumps-rubella (MMR). It reveals that while the British public has embraced vaccination as a safe, effective and cost-efficient form of preventative medicine, demand for vaccination and trust in the authorities that provide it has ebbed and flowed according to historical circumstances. It is the first book to offer a long-term perspective on vaccination across different vaccine types. Gareth Millward is a Wellcome Trust Research Fellow at the Centre for the History of Medicine at the University of Warwick 272pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2675-7 January 2019 / £75.00 / $115.00 6 graphs / Also available in Ebook

Joris Vandendriessche

Pauper policies N E W I N PA P E R B AC K

Medical societies and scientific culture in nineteenth-century Belgium

Poor law practice in England, 1780–1850 Samantha A. Shave

This book offers the first comprehensive study of nineteenth-century medical societies as scientific institutions. It analyses how physicians gathered to share, discuss, evaluate, publish and even celebrate their studies, uncovering the codes of conduct that underpinned these activities. The book discusses the publishing procedures of medical journals, the tradition of oratory in academies, the networks of anatomists and the commemorations of famous physicians such as Vesalius. Its setting is nineteenth-century Belgium, a young nation state in which the freedoms of press and association were constitutionally established.

Pauper policies examines how policies under the old and new poor laws were conceived, adopted, implemented, developed or abandoned. This fresh perspective reveals significant aspects of poor law history which have been overlooked by scholars. Important new research is presented on the adoption and implementation of ‘enabling acts’ at the end of the old poor laws; the exchange of knowledge about how best to provide poor relief in the final decades of the old poor law and formative decades of the new; and the impact of national scandals on policy-making in the new Victorian system. Pointing towards a new direction in the study of poor law administration, it examines how people, both those in positions of power and the poor, could shape pauper policies.

Joris Vandendriessche is Lecturer in British and Imperial History at the University of Liverpool

Samantha A. Shave is Lecturer in Modern British History at the University of Lincoln

312pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-3320-5 October 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 11 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

320pp. 234x156mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3567-4 November 2018 / £25.00 / $37.95 13 black & white illustrations, 6 tables, 1 map Also available in Ebook 77

British women of the Eastern Front N E W I N PA P E R B AC K

War, writing and experience in Serbia and Russia, 1914–20 Angela K. Smith British women of the Eastern Front explores the experiences of a range of women from the early days of 1914, through the big events of the war on the Eastern Front. Their diaries, letters, memoirs and journalism are used to investigate the extraordinary role played by British women during the fall of Serbia, the Russian Revolution and the final push, and their role in reconstruction following the Armistice. These women, and their writings, are examined through the multiple lenses of gender, nationality, patriotism, imperialism and legacy, but the book also tells the stories of individuals, and will appeal across audiences to students, researchers and general readers. This is the first book to examine the war in the East through the eyes of British women and as such makes an important contribution to First World War Studies. Angela K. Smith is Professor of Modern Literature at the University of Plymouth 240pp. 216x138mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3429-5 October 2018 / £25.00 / $37.50 2 Maps / Also available in Ebook

Human variation and racism in early modern English culture, c.1600–1750 Mark S. Dawson

Explanations for bodily contrasts – the colour or condition of hair, eyes, skin or blood, or the conformation of faces and skeletons – allowed the English to discriminate quite systematically amongst themselves as well as against non-Anglophone groups during the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. People were sorted on the basis of their looks, and assumptions made about their physical, mental, and moral capacities. While ‘race’ had not assumed its modern valence, and ‘racial’ ideologies were still to come, such typecasting nonetheless had mundane, lasting consequences. Grounded in humoral physiology, and Christian universalism notwithstanding, bodily prejudices inflected social stratification, domestic politics, sectarian division and international relations. Mark S. Dawson lectures in early modern history at the Australian National University, Canberra 288pp. 234x156mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-3448-6 July 2019 / £75.00 / $115.00 Also available in Ebook 78


Bodies complexioned

The Irish in Manchester c.1750–1921 Resistance, adaptation and identity Mervyn Busteed

This book examines the development of the Irish community in Manchester, one of the most dynamic cities of nineteenth-century Britain. Based on research into a wide variety of local sources, it examines the process by which the Irish came to be blamed for all the ills of the Industrial Revolution and the ways in which they attempted to cope with a sometimes actively hostile environment. It discusses the nature and degree of residential segregation in one notable Irish district and the role of the Catholic Church as a source of spiritual comfort and the base for a dense network of mutual aid and social and cultural organisations. Mervyn Busteed is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Institute of Irish Studies at Liverpool University 296pp. 216x138mm PB ISBN 978-1-5261-3435-6 October 2018 / £19.99 / $29.95 19 black & white illustrations / Also available in Ebook

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Performing women Gender, self and representation in late-medieval Metz Susannah Crowder Performing women taking on a key problem in the history of drama, this book investigates the ‘exceptional’ staging of the life of Catherine of Siena by a female actor and a female patron in 1468 Metz. Exploring the lives and performances of these previously anonymous women, the book brings the elusive figure of the female performer to centre stage. It integrates new approaches to drama, gender and patronage with a performance methodology to explore how the women of fifteenth-century Metz enacted varied kinds of performance that extended beyond the theatre. For example, decades before the 1468 play, Joan of Arc returned from the grave in the form of an impersonator named Claude. The books offers a new paradigm of female performance that positions women at the core of public culture. Susannah Crowder is Assistant Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY 280pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-0640-7 October 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 8 colour illustrations, 4 black & white illustrations, 1 chart, 3 maps Also available in Ebook

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This book examines the dynamic intersection of fiction, theology and social practice in late-medieval England. Parables occupy a prominent place in Middle English literature, appearing in dream visions and story collections as well as in lives of Christ and devotional treatises. While most scholarship approaches parables as stable vehicles of Christian teaching, this book highlights the many variations and points of conflict across Middle English renditions of the same story. In parables related to labour, social inequality, charity and penance, the book locates a creative theological discourse through which writers attempted to re-construct Christian belief and practice. Mary Raschko is Assistant Professor of English at Whitman College, Walla Walla 272pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-3117-1 October 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 Also available in Ebook


Le Chevalier au barisel is an established part of the Old French literary canon, but up to now it has not been available in English. This translation offers a vibrant but scholarly version of the exciting short story, which can be read without reference to the original text or alongside the medieval French. Also valuable is the apparatus surrounding the text: cultural rather than linguistic, explicative rather than excessively technical. A substantial commentary reveals the internal struggles of the protagonists, highlights existing research and suggests future lines of enquiry. Adrian P. Tudor is Senior Lecturer in French at the University of Hull 160pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-0-7190-9788-1 November 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 Also available in Ebook

Affective medievalism Love, abjection and discontent Thomas A. Prendergast and Stephanie Trigg This book investigates the troubled relationship between medieval studies and medievalism. Acknowledging that the medieval and medievalism are mutually constitutive, and that their texts can be read using similar strategies, it argues that medieval writers offer powerful models for the ways in which contemporary desire determines the constitution of the past. This desire can not only connect us with the past but can reconnect readers in the present with the lost history of what may be called the ‘medievalism of the medievals’. In other words, to come to terms with the history of the medieval is to understand that it already offers us a model of how to relate to the past. Thomas A. Prendergast is Professor of English at the College of Wooster Stephanie Trigg is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Melbourne 176pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2686-3 October 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 Also available in Ebook

Justice and mercy Moral theology and the exercise of law in twelfth-century England Philippa Byrne

This book examines one of the most fundamental issues in twelfthcentury English politics: justice. It demonstrates that during the foundational period for the common law, the question of judgement and judicial ethics was a topic of heated debate – a common problem with multiple different answers. How to be a judge, and how to judge well, was a concern shared by humble and high, keeping both kings and parish priests awake at night. Using theological texts, sermons, legal treatises and letter collections, the book explores how moralists attempted to provide guidance for uncertain judges. It argues that mercy was always the most difficult challenge for a judge, fitting uncomfortably within the law and of disputed value. Philippa Byrne is British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford 320pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2534-7 November 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 3 charts / Also available in Ebook

Contemporary Chaucer across the centuries Helen M. Hickey, Anne McKendry and Melissa Raine

This unique and exciting collection, inspired by the scholarship of literary critic Stephanie Trigg, offers cutting-edge responses to the writings of Geoffrey Chaucer for the current critical moment. The chapters are linked by the organic and naturally occurring affinities that emerge from Trigg’s ongoing legacy; containing diverse methodological approaches and themes, they engage with Chaucer through ecocriticism, medieval literary and historical criticism, and medievalism. The contributors, trailblazing international specialists in their respective fields, honour Trigg’s distinctive and energetic mode of enquiry (the symptomatic long history) and intellectual contribution to the humanities. At the same time, their approaches exemplify shifting trends in Chaucer scholarship. Helen M. Hickey, Anne McKendry and Melissa Raine are Research Associates at the University of Melbourne 280pp. 216x138mm HB ISBN 978-1-5261-2915-4 November 2018 / £75.00 / $115.00 13 colour images / Also available in Ebook 83

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