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Edinburgh University Press

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  • Scottish Godsby Steve Bruce

    Edinburgh University Press 2014; US$ 120.00

    Describes and explains over a century of religious change in Scotland, from the largely devout Presbyterian country of 1900, to the diverse, more secular society of today. Steve Bruce bases his study on a career’s worth of historical, ethnographic and statistical research. more...

  • Music Video and the Politics of Representationby Diane Railton; Paul Watson

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 65.00

    How can we engage critically with music video and its role in popular culture? What do contemporary music videos have to tell us about patterns of cultural identity today? Based around an eclectic series of vivid case studies, this fresh and timely examin more...

  • Get Set for Teacher Trainingby Don Skinner

    Edinburgh University Press 2005; US$ 19.88

    This is a guide to getting the most out of a teacher training course in the United Kingdom. It covers both primary and secondary teaching and is suitable for students following undergraduate, postgraduate or alternative routes. The book gives a clear idea of what to expect from such courses, how to succeed on them and so make the best possible start... more...

  • An Introduction to Early Modern Englishby Terttu Nevalainen

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 83.56

    An introduction to Early Modern English, this book helps students of English and linguistics to place the language of the period 1500-1700 in its historical context as a language with a common core; but also as one which varies across time, regionally and socially, and according to register. more...

  • The Lives of Scottish Womenby William Knox

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 107.46

    The nineteenth and twentieth centuries witnessed great changes in women's position in Scotland. This work tells the stories of ten women, providing evidence of the contribution made by women to the shaping of modern Scotland. Each is the subject of a chapter devoted to her particular story and the times in which she lived. more...

  • The Judiciary, Civil Liberties and Human Rightsby Steven Foster

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 19.88

    Considers the constitutional position of the judiciary and its role in shaping the individual's relations with the state. This book provides a comprehensive analysis of the history of civil liberties and human rights in the UK, and the judiciary's role in upholding them, and an appreciation of the importance of political accountability. more...

  • Citizenship in Britainby Derek Heater

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 107.46

    An introduction to the varieties of citizenship in Britain, from the Middle Ages to the contemporary times. This work introduces both the status and understanding of citizenship in practice and the theoretical and advisory writings on the subject, and explores their inter-relationships. It examines key themes like local and national strata. more...

  • Crimes of Loyaltyby Ian Wood

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 129.35

    Sectarian murder, torture, bloody power struggles and racketeering are what for many define their image of the Ulster Defence Association. This book explores issues such as the UDA's descent into criminality and its relationship with the 'secret war' conducted by Britain's undercover services. more...

  • The Myth of Evilby Phillip Cole

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 49.73

    The Myth of Evil explores a contradiction: the belief that human beings cannot commit acts of pure evil, that they cannot inflict harm for its own sake, and the evidence that pure ?evil? truly is a human capacity. Acts of horror are committed not by inhuman ?monsters?, but by ordinary human beings. This contradiction is clearest in the apparently ?extreme?... more...

  • Reading Virginia Woolfby Julia Briggs

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 129.35

    Explores Virginia Woolf's writings. Individual essays analyse Woolf's neglected second novel, "Night and Day", and her preoccupation with the significance of history in her novels of the 1930s. They investigate Woolf's links with other writers (Byron, Shakespeare), her ambivalent attitudes to 'Englishness' and to censorship, and more. more...