Socialism and Christianity

The impact of Christian thought on the development of socialism in late-19th- and early-20th-century England is examined in this history of how politics and faith have clashed and worked together to precipitate social change. An objective analysis of life during this period reveals that, while socialism is often viewed as anti-Christian, the members of the trade unions and cooperatives that spearheaded this ideological movement were often...

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Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture

Thomas Middleton and Early Modern Textual Culture is not only a companion to The Collected Works of Thomas Middleton, which every scholar of Renaissance literature will find indispensable. It is also essential reading for anyone interested in the history of the book in early modern Europe. The book is divided into two parts. The first part, on 'The Culture', situates Middleton within an historical and theoretical overview of early modern...

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The Christmas Light

Imagine what the angels in heaven were thinking that Christmas night when they heard the Son of God was to be born in a manger. Travel with the angels as they share the news with Mary, comfort a confused and puzzled Joseph and share with the shepherds the proclamation that Jesus is born. This short retelling of the real Christmas story from the angel’s point of view is sure to warm your heart and remind you of the true meaning of Christmas.

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Democracy and Participation

An ideal introduction for undergraduate students of social movements in courses on sociology, social policy and political theory with a focus on collective action and social protest. The book provides accessible theoretical readings and case studies of particular movements concerned with women's rights, ethnicity and 'race', disability, peace, anti-privatization. It explores issues of youth and political involvement, free speech and unemployment...

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Shakespeare Reshaped 1606-1623

This study explores the ways in which Shakespeare's texts were reshaped during his lifetime and up until the publication of the First Folio, and the kinds of outside interference to which they were subjected. As well as the powers of censorship of the Master of the Revels, these included moves to expurgate profanity, major changes in theatrical conventions, notably the imposition of Act divisions, and the late introduction of material by other...

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Health and Society

Key Debates in Healthcare explores the answers to these and many more topical questions in healthcare. The book considers eight main debates in healthcare, ranging from the role of the state in the provision of health care to the rights of patients, and the responsibilities each of us have for our own health.

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Social Identities

Social Identities: Multidisciplinary Approaches attempts to make sense of the increasingly complex ways in which we define ourselves and others. It recognises that we are not simply individuals, or members of a certain class or a certain nationality. Rather, each of us comprises a rich blend of various identities. The book provides not only an eclectic spectrum of the forms of identity and influences through which identities are formed, but...

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