British Academy Lectures, 2015-16

Paperback | February 26, 2017

EditorJanet Carsten, Simon Frith

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This volume publishes lectures from the 2015 and 2016 programmes, which were posted to the Journal in 2016.The subjects covered include: Islam and the Great War in the Middle East, economic impossibilities for our grandchildren, social class mobility, the philosopher Thomas Hobbes, "no religion" as the new religion, Shakespeare, feminine poetics.

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This volume publishes lectures from the 2015 and 2016 programmes, which were posted to the Journal in 2016.The subjects covered include: Islam and the Great War in the Middle East, economic impossibilities for our grandchildren, social class mobility, the philosopher Thomas Hobbes, "no religion" as the new religion, Shakespeare, femini...

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

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:300 pages, 9.69 × 6.77 × 0.68 inPublished:February 26, 2017Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Eugene Rogan: Rival jihads: Islam and the Great War in the Middle East, 1914-18Kevin Hjortshoj O'Rourke: Economic impossibilities for our grandchildren?Colin Mayer: Reinventing the corporationMartin Jones, Harriet Hunt, Catherine Kneale, Emma Lightfoot, Diane Lister, Xinyi Liu, and Giedre Motuzaite-Matuzeviciute: Food globalisation in prehistory: The agrarian foundations of an interconnected continentJohn H. Goldthorpe: Social class mobility in modern Britain: Changing structure, constant processNoel Malcolm: Thomas Hobbes: Liberal illiberalLorna Hutson: The Shakespearean Unscene: Sexual phantasies in A Midsummer Night's DreamJoep Leerssen: Cuchulain in the General Post Office: Gaelic revival, Irish risingLinda Woodhead: Why No Religion is the new religionHelen Cooper: Passionate, eloquent, and determined: Heroines' tales and feminine poeticsPenelope Curtis: The Inner Eye: Journeys around the museumAnne Fuchs: Modernist perambulations through time and space: From enlightened walking to crawling, stalking, modelling, and street-walking