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R.S. Thomas: Identity, environment, deity

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ISBN: 9781526137616 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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Christopher Morgan writes with keen critical insight on the controversial poet R. S. Thomas, considered to be one of the leading writers of the twentieth century. This is the first book to treat Thomas's entire oeuvre and will prove to be an indispensible guide and companion to the complete poems. Morgan not only recontextualises and reinterprets the poet's major themes of self, nature, and the search for deity; he breaks new ground with a penetrating investigation of Thomas's long preoccupation with the philosophical and practical implications of science and technology. The book is divided into three parts, each of which interprets the development of a major theme over Thomas's twenty-seven volumes, probing these particular themes and particular poems, with a meticulous insight. The book also treats Thomas's work as a complex and interrelated whole, as a body of work that comprises a single artistic achievement, and assesses that achievement within the context of an array of major literary figures from Montaigne to Seamus Heaney and Wallace Stevens. 'R. S. Thomas: Identity, environment, deity' proves invaluable as a beginner's introduction to the Welsh poet, as a student's guide to critical thinking about the poet's work, and as a provocative new step in scholarly studies.

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They Came to Murramarang

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ISBN: 9781925022742 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_588814 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: History
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Bruce Hamon’s They Came to Murramarang, first published in 1994, provides a unique combination of local history and personal recollections from a writer who witnessed the transformation of the Murramarang region from the timber era to modern times. This new edition retains the original character of Bruce’s engaging prose with additional chapters relating to Bruce’s life, the writing of the book, the Indigenous history of the region and the transformation of the area since the book was written. The book has also been enhanced by the insertion of additional photographs.

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australia --- history --- new south wales

FfugLen

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Book Series: Y Meddwl ar Dychymig Cymreig ISBN: 9780708321652 Year: Pages: 256 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_393070 Language: Welsh
Publisher: University of Wales Press Grant: OAPEN-UK
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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FfugLen is the Welsh word for fiction but is also a play on the words 'ffug' (meaning fake or false) and 'len' (the prepositive of 'llenyddiaeth' or literature) implying that these images are often ambiguous. This title presents a study of the image of Wales and the Welsh in twentieth-century Welsh-language literature.

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literature --- fictie --- fiction --- taal --- literatuur --- welsh --- wales

Chapter 7 Welsh Women's Industrial Fiction 1880-1910 (Book chapter)

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Book Series: Historical Women's Writing ISBN: 9780367353483 9780429330865 Year: Pages: 18 DOI: 10.1080/09699082.2016.1268346 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Languages and Literatures
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From the beginning of the genre, women writers have made a major contribution to the development of industrial writing. Although prevented from gaining first-hand experience of the coalface, Welsh women writers were amongst the first to try to fictionalize those heavy industries—coal and metal in the south, and slate in the north—which dominated the lives of the majority of the late nineteenth-century Welsh population. Treatment of industrial matter is generally fragmentary in this early women’s writing; industrial imagery and metaphor may be used in novels that are not primarily “about” industry at all. Yet from c. 1880–1910, Welsh women writers made a significant—and hitherto critically neglected—attempt to make sense in literature of contemporary industrial Wales in powerful and innovative ways. This essay maps their contribution and considers anglophone Welsh women writers’ adaptations and innovations of form (particularly romance) as they try to find a way of representing industrial landscapes, communities and the daily realities of industrial labour. It identifies the genesis in women’s writing of tropes that would become central to later industrial fiction, including depictions of industrial accident, injury, death and disability. And it explores the representation of social relations (class, gender, ethnicity, sexuality) and conflict on this tumultuous, dangerous new stage.

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1914 --- Aaron --- before --- Jane --- Wales --- Women's --- Writing

Dreamtime Superhighway (TA27)

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Book Series: Terra Australis ISBN: 9781921536175 Year: Pages: 380 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459083 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Archaeology
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Dreamtime Superhighway presents a thorough and original contextualization of the rock art and archaeology of the Sydney Basin. By combining excavation results with rock art analysis it demonstrates that a true archaeology of rock art can provide insights into rock art image-making in people’s social and cultural lives. Based on a PhD dissertation, this monograph is a significantly revised and updated study which draws forcefully on rich and new data from extensive recent research—much of it by McDonald herself. McDonald has developed a model that suggests that visual culture—such as rock artmaking and its images and forms—could be understood as a system of communication, as a way of signaling group identifying behaviour. For the archaeologist of art, the anthropologist of art and those of us who try to think about past worlds… this monograph is a must read.

The British and Irish Ruling Class 1660-1945. Volume 1

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ISBN: 9783110548372 9783110548761 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 836 DOI: 10.1515/9783110548372 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Economics --- History
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This book contains an account of the 2,352 families (close to 3,000 counting cadet lines) that had one member sit in either House of the English, British, or United Kingdom Parliament, the Irish Parliament, or the Scottish Parliament between 1660 and 1945 and was represented in one of these Parliaments by at least three members at any time between the Middle Ages and 2015. Nearly 20,000 individuals are included in the main listings.Information is provided about social origins, ownership of country houses, wealth, honors, offices held, and links with associated families. The list provides a comprehensive reference source for the governing class of Great Britain and Ireland from Oliver Cromwell to Winston Churchill, and offers a deep pool of data to support analysis of social, political, economic, and cultural history in the British Isles over the course of more than four centuries.The British and Irish ruling class was a political, social, and economic elite. It constituted a hereditary landed aristocracy, constantly renewed and expanded by commercial and manufacturing wealth, that dominated government into the nineteenth century, remained potent in the twentieth century, and helped shape the modern world.

The British and Irish Ruling Class 1660-1945. Volume 2

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ISBN: 9783110562392 9783110562460 Year: Volume: 2 Pages: 910 DOI: 10.1515/9783110562392 Language: English
Publisher: De Gruyter
Subject: Economics --- History
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This book contains an account of the 2,352 families (close to 3,000 counting cadet lines) that had one member sit in either House of the English, British, or United Kingdom Parliament, the Irish Parliament, or the Scottish Parliament between 1660 and 1945 and was represented in one of these Parliaments by at least three members at any time between the Middle Ages and 2015. Nearly 20,000 individuals are included in the main listings.Information is provided about social origins, ownership of country houses, wealth, honors, offices held, and links with associated families. The list provides a comprehensive reference source for the governing class of Great Britain and Ireland from Oliver Cromwell to Winston Churchill, and offers a deep pool of data to support analysis of social, political, economic, and cultural history in the British Isles over the course of more than four centuries.The British and Irish ruling class was a political, social, and economic elite. It constituted a hereditary landed aristocracy, constantly renewed and expanded by commercial and manufacturing wealth, that dominated government into the nineteenth century, remained potent in the twentieth century, and helped shape the modern world.

Die Privatisierung und Regulierung des Wassersektors

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Book Series: Goettinger Studien zur Entwicklungsoekonomik / Goettingen Studies in Development Economics ISBN: 9783631510995 Year: Pages: 293 Language: German
Publisher: Peter Lang International Academic Publishing Group
Subject: Economics --- Political Science
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Seit über einem Jahrzehnt werden in Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländern Unternehmen des öffentlichen Sektors privatisiert. Als besonders problematisch gilt der Wassersektor auf Grund seiner ausgeprägten Monopoleigenschaften. Argentinien kann mit der Privatisierung der Wasserversorgung von Buenos Aires auf einen reichen Erfahrungsschatz verweisen. Dies nimmt der Autor zum Anlass, die Erfolge und Probleme der Privatisierung und Regulierung des argentinischen Wassersektors zu untersuchen. Ziel ist es, ausgehend von den argentinischen Erfahrungen einen Katalog von Handlungsregeln zu erarbeiten, der bei der Privatisierung öffentlicher Unternehmen in anderen Ländern beachtet werden sollte. Die Analyse erfolgt mittels des wirtschaftswissenschaftlichen Instrumentariums und den darauf aufbauenden normativen und positiven Regulierungsmodellen.

People, Places and Policy

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Book Series: Regions and Cities ISBN: 9781315683904 9781138925205 9781317407577 9781317407560 9781317407553 Year: DOI: 10.4324/9781315683904 Language: English
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Subject: Business and Management --- Economics
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The Open Access version of this book, available at www.tandfebooks.com, has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 3.0 license. Set within the context of UK devolution and constitutional change, People, Places and Policy offers important and interesting insights into ‘place-making’ and ‘locality-making’ in contemporary Wales. Combining policy research with policy-maker and stakeholder interviews at various spatial scales (local, regional, national), it examines the historical processes and working practices that have produced the complex political geography of Wales. This book looks at the economic, social and political geographies of Wales, which in the context of devolution and public service governance are hotly debated. It offers a novel ‘new localities’ theoretical framework for capturing the dynamics of locality-making, to go beyond the obsession with boundaries and coterminous geographies expressed by policy-makers and politicians. Three localities – Heads of the Valleys (north of Cardiff), central and west coast regions (Ceredigion, Pembrokeshire and the former district of Montgomeryshire in Powys) and the A55 corridor (from Wrexham to Holyhead) – are discussed in detail to illustrate this and also reveal the geographical tensions of devolution in contemporary Wales. This book is an original statement on the making of contemporary Wales from the Wales Institute of Social and Economic Research, Data and Methods (WISERD) researchers. It deploys a novel ‘new localities’ theoretical framework and innovative mapping techniques to represent spatial patterns in data. This allows the timely uncovering of both unbounded and fuzzy relational policy geographies, and the more bounded administrative concerns, which come together to produce and reproduce over time Wales’ regional geography.

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