British Academy Lectures 2013-14

Paperback | March 12, 2015

EditorJanet Carsten, Simon Frith

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This volume publishes texts from the British Academy's 2013 and 2014 lecture programmes, which were posted to the online Journal of the British Academy in 2014. The subjects covered include relic veneration in Confucianism, UK education policy, dyslexia, music as performance, Islamic fundamentalism, Charlemagne, economic modelling and 'What are Prime Ministers For?'The editors are Professors Janet Carsten and Simon Frith, who are both Fellows of the British Academy. The authors are all recognised experts in their fields within the humanities and social sciences and the texts published here have been rigorously peer-reviewed.

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This volume publishes texts from the British Academy's 2013 and 2014 lecture programmes, which were posted to the online Journal of the British Academy in 2014. The subjects covered include relic veneration in Confucianism, UK education policy, dyslexia, music as performance, Islamic fundamentalism, Charlemagne, economic modelling and ...

Janet Carsten is Professor of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Edinburgh, UK. Simon Frith is Tovey Professor of Music at the University of Edinburgh, UK.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:250 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 0.57 inPublished:March 12, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0197265863

ISBN - 13:9780197265864

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Michael Cook: The appeal of Islamic fundamentalismNicholas Cook: Between art and science: Music as performanceMargaret J. Snowling: Dyslexia: A language learning impairmentLindsay Paterson: Education and opportunity: Is the UK departing from a common tradition?Julia K. Murray: A heavenly aura: Confucian modes of relic venerationJinty Nelson: Charlemagne and EuropeMary S. Morgan: What if? Models, Fact and Fiction in EconomicsPeter Hennessy: 'What are Prime Ministers For?'