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- Northumbria University Press 2008; US$ 21.95
Today?s MPs are often thought to be trapped in a London-centred view of life and to lack any ?hinterland? of life beyond politics, and any fundamental beliefs, but this book looks at political life from a northern perspective. Starting in the Manchester area and following the author's 35 years as MP for England?s northernmost constituency and a leading... more...
- Northumbria University Press 2004; US$ 8.95
Examining the principles of accredited work-based learning, this book introduces some of the key practice and education issues currently facing professionals and includes discussion of the challenges encountered when trying to combine academic and practice development. Based on real-life experiences, this book is a useful resource for practitioners... more...
- Northumbria University Press 2009; US$ 9.95
With enormous enthusiasm for the language of ordinary northerners, this scenic portrait of coastal peoples combines history, etymology, and recollections to record a folk culture that strives to survive against current worldwide trends of uniformity. The examination delves deep into the boat and fishing traditions that shape this small angler community,... more...
- Northumbria University Press 2007; US$ 19.95
Questions of boundaries, identities, cultural landscapes, and economic regions are addressed in these 19 essays aimed at academics and students interested in regional history. The recent flourish in regional history bears striking parallels with the emergence of urban history in the 1960s; seeking conceptual clarity, this volume showcases the latest... more...
- Northumbria University Press 2007; US$ 9.95
From fashion in Newcastle in the 1960s to 55° North, and from Get Carter to the architecture of the contemporary Quayside, this book covers aspects of the visual history of the North East in the last 50 years. Art, architecture, design, fashion, film, advertising, and television all combine to tell a story of a changing identity and the role of the... more...
- Northumbria University Press 2005; US$ 9.95
The first book of its kind to take English regionalism seriously, this volume pioneered what has become a vital part of the debate on contemporary Englishness. With a new preface, it captured that early 1990s moment when Newcastle stepped across the threshold into a postindustrial future.The notion of cultural reinvention is explored, the forces... more...
- Northumbria University Press 2009; US$ 5.95
An insider?s trip into the secret world of touring musicians, this chronicle follows the author as he travels the world?from places such as Memphis and Nashville to Amsterdam, Reykjavik, and Brussels?to experience the lifestyle of performers and their fans. His journey takes him across continents as well as backstage to hang out with Franz Ferdinand,... more...
- Northumbria University Press 2009; US$ 19.95
As entertaining as it is informative, this dictionary offers records and explanations of a northern English dialect. The research presents information about words that go back as far as the Anglo-Saxons and Vikings as well as those present in today?s vernacular. Ideal for anyone interested in English etymology, this reference is thorough and essential.... more...
- Northumbria University Press 2006; US$ 9.95
Bringing together recipes, dialect, social history, and technology, this compilation is an intriguing insight into how North East kitchen skills, tools, and diet options have developed. From the griddle on an open fire and the beehive oven to the widely used, much loved, and polished kitchen range as well as the modern-day microwave oven, this is... more...
- Northumbria University Press 2010; US$ 9.95
With biographies of individual band members and exclusive, previously unseen photographs, this unique account presents a riveting insight into the world of the punk band Magazine. Placing the band in the context of the Manchester music scene, this volume charts Magazine?s progress between 1977 and 1981 as well as the members? activities since its... more...