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  • Ordinary Lightby Tracy K. Smith

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00

    From the dazzlingly original Pulitzer Prize-winning poet hailed for her “extraordinary range and ambition” ( The New York Times Book Review ): a quietly potent memoir that explores coming-of-age and the meaning of home against a complex backdrop of race, faith, and the unbreakable bond between a mother and daughter. The youngest of five children,... more...

  • Beyond Evidence Based Policy in Public Healthby K. Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2013; US$ 85.92

    This book explores the complex relationship between public health research and policy, employing tobacco control and health inequalities in the UK as contrasting case studies. It argues that focusing on research-informed ideas usefully draws attention to the centrality of values, politics and advocacy for public health debates. more...

  • The Government of Childhoodby K. Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2014; US$ 96.67

    Grounded in the Foucauldian literature on governmentality and drawing on a broad range of disciplines, this book examines the government of childhood in the West from the early modern period to the present. The book deals with three key time-periods and examines shifts in the conceptualization and regulation of childhood and child-rearing. more...

  • Fairness, Class and Belonging in Contemporary Englandby K. Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2012; US$ 93.44

    Using experiences of the white, English, working-classes in Manchester, this book explores the local frustrations with feeling 'ignored' and 'neglected' by the government through articulations of fairness. more...

  • Dickens and the Unreal Cityby K. Smith

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2008; US$ 96.67

    Dickens's London often acts as a complex symbol, composed of numerous sub-symbols, such as crowd, river, railway networks and police systems. This book is particularly interested in how Dickens's treatment of the city allows him to re-examine traditional Christian discourses on the issues of revelation, renunciation and regeneration. more...

  • Speech and Theologyby James K.A. Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 52.95

    God is infinite, but language finite; thus speech would seem to condemn Him to finitude. In speaking of God, would the theologian violate divine transcendence by reducing God to immanence, or choose, rather, to remain silent? At stake in this argument is a core problem of the conditions of divine revelation. How, in terms of language and the limitations... more...

  • Violence in Schoolsby Peter K Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 67.95

    Violence in schools is a pervasive, highly emotive and, above all, global problem. Bullying and its negative social consequences are of perennial concern, while the media regularly highlights incidences of violent assault - and even murder - occurring within schools. This unique and fascinating text offers a comprehensive overview and analysis of how... more...

  • Tourism, Culture and Regenerationby M.K. Smith

    CABI 2006; US$ 70.00

    The phenomenon of urban regeneration has become increasingly prominent on government agendas in recent years. Using case studies of cultural regeneration planning and management from Europe, North and South America, this book explores the role of culture and tourism in urban transformation. Themes covered include; cultural planning for regeneration,... more...

  • Local Educationby Mark K. Smith

    McGraw-Hill Education 1994; US$ 51.00

    Drawing upon the experiences of adult and community educators, youth and community workers, this book examines the practice of educators who build up ways of working with local networks and cultures. It aims to offer an analysis of the subtle and difficult activity of intervening in other peoples' lives, and of conversing with purpose. more...

  • Samantha at the Crossroadsby S.K. Smith

    SynergEbooks 2008; US$ 5.98

    The volatile 1960s find thirteen-year-old Samantha in a small town in rural Montana, groping her way into her future as America is doing likewise. more...