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- Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 176.00
The city of Belfast tends to be discussed in terms of its distinctiveness from the rest of Ireland, an industrial city in an agricultural country. However, when compared with another 'British' industrial port such as Bristol it is the similarities rather than the differences that are surprising. When these cities are compared with Dublin, the contrasts... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 166.00
Focusing on freedom of speech, the book deals with the perennial problem of how a small country should react in the face of pressure threatening its sovereignty. Should it give way or resist? The author describes in detail how the Soviet Union operated both overtly and covertly in the propaganda war and discusses the reactions of the west - the United... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 48.00
This book fills a gap in our knowledge about the experiences of families of people suffering from severe mental illness. Drawing on original research, it is argued that families often struggle with complex feelings such as loss and shame, and with convoluted cultural beliefs about families and madness. Families, if properly understood, can provide... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 26.00
The first major study of the history of British 'bad girls', this book uses a wide range of professional, popular and personal texts to explore the experiences of girls in the twentieth century juvenile justice system. It examines the processes leading to their definition as variously delinquent, defective or neglected and analyses the different possibilities... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 186.00
In Religion, Ethnicity and Social Change the author argues that the recent focus on religious fundamentalism in ethnic conflict has obscured the ambiguous role of 'mainstream' Western religion. The book examines the relationship between the religious and secular spheres at a time of rapid transition in South Africa and Northern Ireland. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 174.00
Cultures, Communities, Identities explores a wide range of cultural strategies to promote participation and empowerment in both First and Third World settings. The book starts by analysing contemporary debates on cultures, communities and identities, in the context of globalization. This sets the framework for the discussion of cultural strategies... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 56.00
Drinking alcohol can be immensely pleasurable and life-enhancing. On the other hand, it can be associated with danger and risk. This book explores some of the implications of this dichotomy, which creates many policy and practice dilemmas, by a detailed exploration of the place of drinking in women's lives. Interviews and case-studies show women's... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 141.00
Gendered Policies in Europe examines the policy process, focusing on the shifts in equal opportunities legislation towards measures to help parents combine employment and family life. The authors track the inputs of members states and pressure groups to European policy formation and analyse outputs and outcomes at national levels as they impact on... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1998; US$ 176.00
Heikki Mikkeli charts the history of the idea of Europe and European identity. The first part introduces the various attempts to unify Europe from antiquity to the European Union. In the second part the relationship of Europe with America and Russia is considered, as well as the ambivalent role of Central Europe. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 1999; US$ 40.00
Arguing that property and power are central to understanding the position of women in farming and using comparative examples, this book considers the transfer of land between men, the changed role of women in the dairy industry in the nineteenth century, women in farming organisations, women in agricultural education programmes, and the role of the... more...