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Representing AutismCulture, Narrative, Fascination

Representing Autism: Culture, Narrative, Fascination

Stuart Murray

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310911
eISBN:
9781846314667
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846314667
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

From concerns of an ‘autism epidemic’ to the MMR vaccine crisis, autism is a source of peculiar fascination in the contemporary media. Discussion of the condition has been largely framed within ... More

Representing EpilepsyMyth and Matter

Representing Epilepsy: Myth and Matter

Jeannette Stirling

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312373
eISBN:
9781846316173
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846316173
Subject:
Society and Culture, Social Groups

At least 50 million people worldwide have epilepsy. This book seeks to understand the epileptic body as a literary or figurative device intelligible beyond a medical framework. The author argues that ... More

The Role of the RomaniesImages and Counter-Images of ‘Gypsies’/Romanies in European Cultures

The Role of the Romanies: Images and Counter-Images of ‘Gypsies’/Romanies in European Cultures

Nicholas Saul and Susan Tebbutt (eds)

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236795
eISBN:
9781846313950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846313950
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Since their arrival in Europe at the beginning of the eleventh century, the ‘Gypsies’ have stimulated and fascinated the European imagination, but have also always been perceived as ‘other’ and ... More

Sacred ModernityNature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood

Sacred Modernity: Nature, Environment and the Postcolonial Geographies of Sri Lankan Nationhood

Tariq Jazeel

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318863
eISBN:
9781846319976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318863.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Sacred Modernity argues how everyday non-secular experiences of the natural world in Sri Lanka perpetuate ethno-religious identitarian narratives. It demonstrates the relationships between spaces of ... More

ScouseA Social and Cultural History

Scouse: A Social and Cultural History

Tony Crowley

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318399
eISBN:
9781846317781
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317781
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Nowhere in Britain is more closely associated with a form of language than Liverpool. Yet the history of language in Liverpool has been obscured by misrepresentation and myth–making, and narratives ... More

Signs of CleopatraReading an Icon Historically

Signs of Cleopatra: Reading an Icon Historically

Mary Hamer

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780859898263
eISBN:
9781781380727
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780859898263.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Cleopatra has been dead for twenty centuries, but her name still resonates in the west. Her story has the status of a foundation myth. As such, artists of all periods have drawn on it in order to ... More

The Sociology of ArchitectureConstructing Identities

The Sociology of Architecture: Constructing Identities

Paul Jones

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310768
eISBN:
9781846315930
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315930
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

States have long been active in commissioning architecture, which affords one way to embed political projects within socially meaningful cultural forms. Such state–led architecture is often designed ... More

Spanish Screen FictionBetween Cinema and Television

Spanish Screen Fiction: Between Cinema and Television

Paul Julian Smith

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312014
eISBN:
9781846315732
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846315732
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book argues that cinema and television in Spain only make sense when considered together as twin vehicles for screen fiction. The Spanish audiovisual sector is now one of the most successful in ... More

Spanish SpacesLandscape, Space and Place in Contemporary Spanish Culture

Spanish Spaces: Landscape, Space and Place in Contemporary Spanish Culture

Ann Davies

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846318221
eISBN:
9781846317750
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/UPO9781846317750
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This study ties contemporary cultural geography with contemporary Spanish culture. The field of cultural geography has grown both extensively and rapidly, as has the field of cultural analysis and ... More

States of EmergencyColonialism, Literature and Law

States of Emergency: Colonialism, Literature and Law

Stephen Morton

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318498
eISBN:
9781781380758
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318498.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This book investigates the multiple ways in which states of emergency and the exercise of colonial sovereignty have been mediated in literary and cultural texts, and examines the contribution that ... More

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