Long Road from Jarrow

A journey through Britain then and now

Author: Stuart Maconie

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1473527686

Category: Travel

Page: 352

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The Sunday Times Bestseller 'A tribute and a rallying call' - Guardian Three and half weeks. Three hundred miles. I saw roaring arterial highway and silent lanes, candlelit cathedrals and angry men in bad pubs. The Britain of 1936 was a land of beef paste sandwiches and drill halls. Now we are nation of vaping and nail salons, pulled pork and salted caramel. In the autumn of 1936, some 200 men from the Tyneside town of Jarrow marched 300 miles to London in protest against the destruction of their towns and industries. Precisely 80 years on, Stuart Maconie, walks from north to south retracing the route of the emblematic Jarrow Crusade. Travelling down the country’s spine, Maconie moves through a land that is, in some ways, very much the same as the England of the 30s with its political turbulence, austerity, north/south divide, food banks and of course, football mania. Yet in other ways, it is completely unrecognisable. Maconie visits the great cities as well as the sleepy hamlets, quiet lanes and roaring motorways. He meets those with stories to tell and whose voices build a funny, complex and entertaining tale of Britain, then and now.

Walking Methods

Research on the Move

Author: Maggie O'Neill,Brian Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317295021

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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This book introduces and critically explores walking as an innovative method for doing social research, showing how its sensate and kinaesthetic attributes facilitate connections with lived experiences, journeys and memories, communities and identities. The book situates walking methods historically, sociologically, and in relation to biographical and arts-based research, as well as new work on mobilities, the digital, spatial, and the sensory. The book is organised into three sections: theorising; experiencing; and imagining walking as a new method for doing biographical research. There is a key focus upon the Walking Interview as a Biographical Method (WIBM) on the move to usefully explore migration, memory, and urban landscapes, as part of participatory, visual, and ethnographic research with marginalised communities and artists and as re-formative and transgressive. The book concludes with autobiographical walks taken by the authors and a discussion about the future of the walking interview as biographical method. Walking Methods combines theory with a series of original ethnographic and participatory research examples. Practical exercises and a guide to using walking as a method help to make this a rich resource for social science researchers, students, walking artists, and biographical researchers.

People, Place and Global Order

Foundations of a Networked Political Economy

Author: Andrew Taylor,Adam Bronstone

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429516282

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 158

View: 4890


Globalization and technology are combining to change socio-economic relationships. The pace of change and uncertainty of the world of work – no job for life, zero-hours contracts, diminished pension rights and a growing delivery dependence on digital networks over human contact – are creating a profound unease that may be unprecedented in the Western world. If organizational patterns are not sufficiently adjusted and businesses continue as usual, we run the risk of alienating entire groups within society with many feeling ‘left behind’. Using deliberately accessible language for students and the general reader, the authors draw upon socially innovative models of economic organization from the nineteenth century to present a model to master this new economy for the common good. The book illustrates, with practical examples, how digital networks can be leveraged and provides a common checklist to identify suitable conditions for organizations to flourish and provide the means to more effectively evaluate opportunities.

The Lives of the Saints: Complete Edition

Author: Reverend Alban Butler,Catholic Way Publishing

Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

ISBN: 1783794100

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 2636


THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS: COMPLETE EDITION REVEREND ALBAN BUTLER — One of the Greatest Catholic Classic! — Complete Edition: 2.2 Million Words — 1,458 Saint Biographies — Includes 5,393 Active Linked Endnotes. — Includes an Active Index, Table of Contents and Layered NCX Navigation — Includes Illustrations by Gustave Dore Alban Butler was a Catholic priest in the 18th century who's still remembered today for his biographies of the Catholic Church's greatest figures. Decades of work went into his seminal work, The Lives of the Saints, commonly referred to as "Butler's Lives.” Hundreds of years later, it is still the most comprehensive collection of biographies of saints, and it is a must read for anyone interested in Christianity and the religion's history. PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING

The Saints Collection [2,428 Saints]

Author: Catholic Way Publishing

Publisher: Catholic Way Publishing

ISBN: 1783794747

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

View: 6528


THE SAINTS COLLECTION [2,428 SAINTS] CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING — 2,428 Hagiographies of the Saints! — 400 Original Illustrations of the Saints — 18 Volumes in One — Over 3.13 Million Words — Includes Over 5,300 Active Linked Endnotes — Includes an Active Index, 42 Table of Contents and Layered NCX Navigation — Includes Illustrations by Gustave Dore PUBLISHER: LARGE E-BOOK. INCLUDED BOOKS ON SAINTS: THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS: COMPLETE EDITION By Reverend Alban Butler — 1,458 Saint Biographies THE GOLDEN LEGEND By Jacobus de Voragine — 170 Lives of the Saints PICTORIAL LIVES OF THE SAINTS: WITH REFLECTIONS FOR EVERY DAY IN THE YEAR By John Gilmary Shea — 400 Original Illustrations of the Saints THE LIVES OF THE SAINTS: WITH REFLECTIONS FOR EVERY DAY IN THE YEAR By Reverend Alban Butler — 400 Lives of the Saints PUBLISHER: CATHOLIC WAY PUBLISHING

In Search of England

Journeys Into the English Past

Author: Michael Wood

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520232181

Category: History

Page: 336

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A historical exploration of the myths, legends, and events that have shaped the English identity examines the tales surrounding King Arthur, Robin Hood, Alfred the Great, and others to offer revealing insights about the beginnings of English culture.

How the Dead Live

Author: Will Self

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802193374

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 1937


Will Self possesses one of the greatest literary imaginations of any writer working today. How the Dead Live is his most extraordinary book yet—a novel that will challenge, entertain, and truly astonish. Lily Bloom is an aging American transplanted to England who has lost her battle with cancer and lies wasting away at the Royal Ear Hospital. As her two daughters—lumpy Charlotte, who runs a hugely successful chain of stationery stores called Waste of Paper, and beautiful Natasha, a junkie—buzz around her and the nurses pump her full of morphine, Lily slides in and out of the present, taking us on a surreal, opinionated trip through the stages of a lifetime of lust and rage. A career girl in the 1940s, a sexed-up, tippling adulteress in the 1950s and ‘60s, a divorced PR flak in the 1970s and ‘80s, Lily presents us with a portrait of America and England over sixty years of riotous and unreal change. And then it’s over: Lily catches a cab with the aboriginal wizard Phar Lap Jones, her guide to the shockingly banal world of the dead. It’s a world that is surreal but familiar, where she again works in PR and rediscovers how great smoking is, where her cohabitants include Rude Boy, the son who died at age nine and now swears a blue streak, and three eyeless, murmuring wraiths, the Fats—composed of the pounds, literally the whole selves, she lost and gained over her lifetime. As Lily settles into her nonexistence, the most difficult challenge for this staunchly difficult woman is how to understand that she’s dead, and how to leave the rest behind. How the Dead Live is an unforgettable portrait of the human condition, the struggle with life and with death. It’s a novel that will disturb and provoke, the work, in the words of one British reviewer, “of a novelist writing at the height of his powers.”