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Academic Patronage in the Scottish EnlightenmentGlasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Academic Patronage in the Scottish Enlightenment: Glasgow, Edinburgh and St Andrews Universities

Roger L. Emerson

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625963
eISBN:
9780748653652
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625963.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This book considers the politics of patronage appointments at the universities in Glasgow, Edinburgh, and St Andrews. The book explores the ways in which 388 men secured posts in three Scottish ... More

An Alternative InternetRadical Media, Politics and Creativity

An Alternative Internet: Radical Media, Politics and Creativity

Chris Atton

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748617692
eISBN:
9780748670819
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748617692.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book explores how the Internet presents radical ways of organising and producing media that offer political and cultural alternatives, both to ways of doing business and to how we understand the ... More

American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film

American History and Contemporary Hollywood Film

Trevor McCrisken and Andrew Pepper

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748614899
eISBN:
9780748670666
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748614899.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

Hollywood has a growing fascination with America's past. This is evidenced in the release of a rash of films of this genre in the past twenty-five years. This book offers an analysis of how and why ... More

American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

American Thought and Culture in the 21st Century

Martin Halliwell and Catherine Morley (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748626014
eISBN:
9780748670673
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626014.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This volume considers the changing patterns of American thought and culture in its transition into the early twenty-first century. One of the questions this book tackles is whether the twenty-first ... More

An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire

An Apocalyptic History of the Early Fatimid Empire

Jamel A. Velji

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748690886
eISBN:
9781474427104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748690886.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The Fatimids’ apocalyptic vision of their central place in an imminent utopia played a critical role in transfiguring the intellectual and political terrains of North Africa in the early tenth ... More

Art, Performance and Ritual in Benin City

Art, Performance and Ritual in Benin City

Charles Gore

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633166
eISBN:
9780748652983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633166.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book explores the roles of contemporary urban shrines and their visual traditions in Benin City. It focuses on the charismatic priests and priestesses who are possessed by a pantheon of deities, ... More

Beyond the State in Rural Uganda

Beyond the State in Rural Uganda

Ben Jones

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748635184
eISBN:
9780748652990
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748635184.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This book argues that scholars too often assume that the state is the most important force behind change in local political communities in Africa. Studies look to the state, and to the impact of ... More

The Blasphemies of Thomas AikenheadBoundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment

The Blasphemies of Thomas Aikenhead: Boundaries of Belief on the Eve of the Enlightenment

Michael F. Graham

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748634262
eISBN:
9780748653454
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748634262.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This is the first modern book-length study of the case of Thomas Aikenhead, the sometime University of Edinburgh student who in 1697 earned the unfortunate distinction of being the last person ... More

British News Media and the Spanish Civil WarTomorrow May Be Too Late

British News Media and the Spanish Civil War: Tomorrow May Be Too Late

David Deacon

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627486
eISBN:
9780748651368
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627486.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

The Spanish Civil War (1936–1939) was reported by some of the most eminent journalists of the twentieth century and was the subject of reportage that still endures in public memory. However, this ... More

British Propaganda and News Media in the Cold War

British Propaganda and News Media in the Cold War

John Jenks

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748623143
eISBN:
9780748651344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623143.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This is a study of the British state's generation, suppression and manipulation of news to further foreign policy goals during the early Cold War. Bribing editors, blackballing ‘unreliable’ ... More

British Propaganda to France, 1940-1944Machinery, Method and Message

British Propaganda to France, 1940-1944: Machinery, Method and Message

Tim Brooks

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625192
eISBN:
9780748651351
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625192.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book examines the issue of British propaganda to France during the Second World War and aims to show the value of the propaganda campaign to the British war effort. It surveys the organisation, ... More

The Challenge of PluralismParadigms from Muslim Contexts

The Challenge of Pluralism: Paradigms from Muslim Contexts

Abdou Filali-Ansary and Sikeena Karmali Ahmed

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639694
eISBN:
9780748653195
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639694.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Current popular and academic discussions make certain assumptions regarding Islam and its lack of compatibility with pluralism. Some notable liberal thinkers have even argued that pluralism itself is ... More

Christmas, Ideology and Popular Culture

Christmas, Ideology and Popular Culture

Sheila Whiteley

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748628087
eISBN:
9780748653065
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748628087.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

How do we understand Christmas? What does it mean? This book is a lively introduction to the study of popular culture through one central case study. It explores the cultural, social, and historical ... More

Constituting ScotlandThe Scottish National Movement and the Westminster Model

Constituting Scotland: The Scottish National Movement and the Westminster Model

W. Elliot Bulmer

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748697595
eISBN:
9781474427128
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748697595.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

The rise of the Scottish national movement has been accompanied by the emergence of distinct constitutional ideas, claims and arguments, which may affect constitutional design in any future ... More

Contemporary Arab Broadcast Media

Contemporary Arab Broadcast Media

El Mustapha Lahlali

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748639090
eISBN:
9780748671304
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639090.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This book presents a detailed study of the three dominant Arab media channels — Al-Jazeera, Al-Hurra and Al-Arabia — and their role post-9/11. The Arab world is currently undergoing a radical media ... More

Contemporary IjtihadLimits and Controversies

Contemporary Ijtihad: Limits and Controversies

L. Ali Khan and Hisham M. Ramadan

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641284
eISBN:
9780748653256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641284.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The resurgence of Islam, geopolitical crises involving Muslim nations, violence associated with Islam and the immigration of millions of Muslims to Western countries have generated a strong interest ... More

The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

The Culture of Letter-Writing in Pre-Modern Islamic Society

Adrian Gully

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748633739
eISBN:
9780748653133
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633739.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Writing letters was an important component of intellectual life in the Middle Islamic period, telling us much about the cultural history of pre-modern Islamic society. This book offers an analysis of ... More

David WilkieThe People's Painter

David Wilkie: The People's Painter

Nicholas Tromans

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748625208
eISBN:
9780748651313
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748625208.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book is about the artist David Wilkie (1785–1841), the first British painter to become an international celebrity. Based on original research, it explores the ways in which Wilkie's images, so ... More

Democratisation in the Maghreb

Democratisation in the Maghreb

J.N.C. Hill

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474408974
eISBN:
9781474427067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408974.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

The book offers fresh insight into the recent political development and contrasting experiences of four Maghreb countries: Tunisia, Algeria, Morocco and Mauritania. The Arab Spring affected them in ... More

Development Models in Muslim ContextsChinese, 'Islamic' and Neo-liberal Alternatives

Development Models in Muslim Contexts: Chinese, 'Islamic' and Neo-liberal Alternatives

Robert Springborg

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748639687
eISBN:
9780748653171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748639687.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

Recent discussions of the‘Chinese economic development model’, the emergence of an alternative ‘Muslim model’ over the past quarter century, and the faltering globalisation of the ‘Washington ... More

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