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  • American Mythologiesby William Blazek; Michael Glenday

    Liverpool University Press 2005; US$ 85.00

    In United States culture, myth has played a significant role in representing the dominant ideologies of the nation as it emerged from colonial dependence to self-created superstate. In the period following the Vietnam War, however, such foundation myth has been radically challenged by the emergence of a range of new myths that set out to express America’s... more...

  • Queer Universesby W. G. Pearson; V. Hollinger; J. Gordon

    Liverpool University Press 2008; US$ 85.00

    Contestations over the meaning and practice of sexuality have become increasingly central to cultural self-definition and critical debates over issues of identity, citizenship and the definition of humanity itself. In an era when a religious authority can declare lesbians antihuman while some nations legalise same-sex marriage and are becoming increasingly... more...

  • Business History in Latin Americaby Carlos Dávila; Rory Miller

    Liverpool University Press 1999; US$ 25.00

    A new edition of a book first published in Bogotá, this English edition is a crucial addition to the literature on Latin American business history for a wider English-speaking audience, and it will be of interest to business and economic historians generally. Essays are included by leading economic historians of Latin America from the UK and from... more...

  • Selling Shakerby Stephen Bowe; Peter Richmond

    Liverpool University Press 2006; US$ 90.00

    The Shakers – a religious community whose origins are founded in the eighteenth century – continue to exert an influence upon twenty-first century life, not for their religious teachings but rather through the simple yet elegant aesthetic they developed for the everyday artefacts they designed for themselves. Selling Shaker explores this... more...

  • A Guide to Port Sunlight Villageby Edward Hubbard; Michael Shippobottom

    Liverpool University Press 2005; US$ 14.95

    The model industrial village of Port Sunlight was founded by the soap manufacturer W. H. Lever (later Lord Leverhulme) in 1888 for the factory workers of his firm of Lever Brothers. The village was acclaimed from the first as exemplifying the best in English town planning and house design, and greatly influenced subsequent industrial villages such... more...

  • The Role of the Romaniesby Nicholas Saul; Susan Tebutt

    Liverpool University Press 2004; US$ 80.00

    Since their arrival in Europe at the beginning of the eleventh century, the ‘Gypsies’ have stimulated and fascinated the European imagination, but have also always been perceived as ‘other’ and marginalised. This title is split into four parts and seeks to address the questions raised by the ambivalent encounter of the ‘Gypsies’... more...

  • Sympathetic Inkby Shane Alcobia-Murphy

    Liverpool University Press 2006; US$ 85.00

    Northern Irish poets have been accused of reticence in addressing political issues in their work. In Sympathetic Ink , Shane Alcobia-Murphy challenges this view through a consideration of the works of Seamus Heaney, Paul Muldoon and Medbh McGuckian. Making use of substantial collections of the poets’ papers which have only recently become available,... more...

  • The Time Machinesby Mike Ashley

    Liverpool University Press 2000; US$ 65.00

    This is the first of three volumes that chart the history of the science fiction magazine from the earliest days to the present. This first volume looks at the exuberant years of the pulp magazines. It traces the growth and development of the science fiction magazines from when Hugo Gernsback launched the very first, Amazing Stories, in 1926 through... more...

  • Merseyprideby John Belchem

    Liverpool University Press 2006; US$ 25.00

    Liverpool stands outside the main narrative frameworks of modern British history, located as it is at the intersection of competing cultural, economic and geo-political formations. Repudiated by some as an external imposition, an unmerited stigma originating from the days of the slave trade or the Irish famine, Liverpool’s ‘otherness’... more...

  • A Tragedy of Errorsby Sir Kenneth Bloomfield

    Liverpool University Press 2007; US$ 45.00

    Many books have been published in recent years about the Northern Ireland ‘troubles’, their origins, consequences and future impact. A Tragedy of Errors offers the perspective of someone who was deeply involved in the political development of the province over some four decades. During his career in the Northern Ireland Civil Service, Sir... more...