Britishness and Cultural Studies: Continuity and Change in Narrating the Nation is a collection of introductory texts for British Cultural Studies courses in Polish universities and colleges. Representing 'British culture' the authors acquaint students with Cultural Studies methodologies and practice, especially in multi- and cross-cultural contexts. Narration of national culture is examined from diverse perspectives: class, ethnicity and gender; history and postcoloniality. The interdisciplinary quality is achieved through analysis of literature, art, mass culture, international relations, myths and stereotypes. Students are encouraged to interpret contemporary phenomena such as globalisation, migration, tourism, the age of information, cross0cultural fertilisation and the rise of new qualities and values. Britishness... offers both academic and personal approaches to culture.
This core book is aimed at average and above average ability Key Stage 4 National Curriculum pupils. All the material for the core unit is covered in such a way as to enable the most able to attain the highest levels, while it also remains accessible to those of average ability.
Royle calls on an impressive range of materials (supported by an excellent bibliography) to offer a judicious review of most of the issues currently confronted by social historians. His agenda contains both traditional and novel elements....all are presented with admirable clarity and balance....A volume which shows an astonishing command of such a wide range of material will long prove essential.
Despite the infamous divorce of Henry VIII in 1529, subsequent moral, political, and religious attitudes ensured that until 1857, England was the only Protestant country with virtually no facilities for full divorce on the grounds of adultery, desertion, or cruelty. Using a mass of transcribed legal testimonies, taken from hitherto unexplored court records, Professor Stone uncovers the means by which laity and lawyers reformed the divorce laws, and offers astonishingly frank and intimate insights into our ancestors' changing views about what makes a marriage. Using personal accounts in which witnesses speak freely about their moral attitudes towards love, sex, adultery, and marriage, Lawrence Stone reveals, for the first time, the full and complex story of how English men and women have contrived to use, twist, or defy the law in order to deal with marital breakdown.
A comprehensive introduction to postcolonialism, this Companion examines different aspects of postcolonial thought and culture that have had a significant effect on contemporary critical thought. Topics discussed by experts in the field include postcolonialism's relation to modernity, and its significance and relevance to literature, film, law, philosophy, and modern cultural studies. Additional material includes a guide to further reading and a chronology.
Autorka jest najlepszym w Polsce specjalistą w zakresie twórczości Radcliffe'a-Browna. W prezentowanej książce omawia biografię tego twórcy, intelektualne korzenie jego dzieła (w tzw. filozofii Spencera i socjologii Durkheima), następnie charakteryzuje etapy rozwoju strukturalnego funkcjonalizmu oraz wiele uwagi poświęca antropologii i jej poszukiwaniom jedności wśród wielości kultur. Druga część książki zawiera wybór tekstów Radcliffe'a-Browna, które są pierwszą i jedyną całościową prezentacją oryginalnych tekstów tego autora w języku polskim.