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Dickens and Demolition: Literary Afterlives and Mid-Nineteenth Century Urban Development

Joanna Hofer-Robinson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420983
eISBN:
9781474453738
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420983.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Dickens and Demolition is the first study to trace and measure the material impact of Charles Dickens’s fiction in London’s built environment. The book analyses debates surrounding large-scale ... More


Epilogue

Anustup Basu

in Bollywood in the Age of New Media: The Geo-televisual Aesthetic

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641024
eISBN:
9780748651245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641024.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

It is perhaps pertinent that this book ends with a critical reading of Mahesh Manjrekar's Vaastav (Reality, 2000). The dark, stifling atmosphere of the film belongs precisely to that underbelly of ... More


The Company and the Campus

Mark Neocleous

in Critique of Security

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748633289
eISBN:
9780748671984
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748633289.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The chapter has two aspects. First, it explores what is commonly understood as the rise of private security. But instead of resting on the public-private distinction, the chapter instead argues that ... More


The Politics of Aging

Alex Waddan

in Assessing the George W. Bush Presidency: A Tale of Two Terms

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748627400
eISBN:
9780748671946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627400.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Under President George W. Bush, the White House had been ambitious in its earlier years as it sought to redraw the contours of domestic policy. The tax cuts of 2001 and 2003, the No Child Left Behind ... More


Introduction

Joanna Hofer-Robinson

in Dickens and Demolition: Literary Afterlives and Mid-Nineteenth Century Urban Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420983
eISBN:
9781474453738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420983.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Sentimental obituaries published after Charles Dickens’s death in 1870 remark that phrases and characters from his fiction “[mingle] with our daily converse and our daily life” (Glasgow Herald, 11 ... More


Charles Dickens and Metropolitan Improvements

Joanna Hofer-Robinson

in Dickens and Demolition: Literary Afterlives and Mid-Nineteenth Century Urban Development

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781474420983
eISBN:
9781474453738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420983.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

For readers who are unfamiliar with the historical contexts underpinning London’s improvement in the mid-nineteenth century, Chapter 1 offers an account of the processes and problems of improvement ... More


Post-Future

Steve Redhead

in We Have Never Been Postmodern: Theory at the Speed of Light

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643448
eISBN:
9780748652945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643448.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter notes that from the 1990s, the world experienced more than a decade of globalisation, modernisation and mobility but in the wake of economic, political and environmental crises such ... More


Sovereignty in the Ottoman Empire and After

Benjamin C. Fortna

in Sovereignty After Empire: Comparing the Middle East and Central Asia

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748643042
eISBN:
9780748653270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748643042.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

As the most direct heir to the Ottoman Empire, the Turkish Republic enjoys a particular position among its fellow post-imperial states. This chapter examines the dynamic of legacy between empire and ... More


Introduction

Andrew Lincoln

in Walter Scott and Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626069
eISBN:
9780748651870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626069.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter introduces Walter Scott and the links between sudden political change and ideas of modernisation, liberalisation and civilisation, looking first at the issues of modernisation that ... More


Western Identities and the Orient: Guy Mannering and The Talisman

Andrew Lincoln

in Walter Scott and Modernity

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748626069
eISBN:
9780748651870
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748626069.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This chapter studies two novels where the supposed superiority of the western observer is both represented and tested in relation to oriental ‘others’. It begins with a section on Guy Mannering, with ... More


Military Engineering in the Ottoman Empire

Kahraman Sakul

in Military Engineers: The Development of the Early Modern European State

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781845861209
eISBN:
9781474406093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781845861209.003.0008
Subject:
History, Military History

The Ottoman Empire was largely self-sufficient in the materials of gunpowder warfare, apart from tin. In the Danube and Mediterranean basins it had access to a culture of technological transfer not ... More


Modernisation, Globalisation and Citizenship in Israel

Camelia Suleiman

in The Politics of Arabic in Israel: A Sociolinguistic Analysis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781474420860
eISBN:
9781474435666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420860.003.0004
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter discusses the difficult position of the Arabic language from the point of view of the ‘volatile conditions’ of Arab citizenship in Israel. Azmi Bishara’s political career is a good ... More


Agrarian Change in Scotland and Norway: Agricultural Production, Structures, Politics and Policies since 1800

John Bryden and Agnar Hegrenes

in Northern Neighbours: Scotland and Norway since 1800

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780748696208
eISBN:
9781474412506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748696208.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This Chapter addresses differences in agrarian structures, politics and policies between Norway and Scotland. It identifies four key processes: (1) agrarian improvers acceleration of the first ... More


Modernisation at Work: Senegal, Tostan and the Fulɓe

Ben Cislaghi

in Human Rights and Community-led Development: Lessons from Tostan

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474419796
eISBN:
9781474445139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474419796.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Chapter 3 investigates how local, national, and international events intertwine in influencing people’s life, so that it makes little sense to look at development as if it were happening in a vacuum. ... More


A Gentle Gaze on the Colony: Jette Bang’s Documentary Filming in Greenland 1938–9

Anne Mette Jørgensen

in Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780748694174
eISBN:
9781474408561
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748694174.003.0018
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter discusses one of few women documentary filmmakers of the Arctic, Danish Jette Bang. A prolific photographer and filmmaker in Greenland throughout her career, Jørgensen shows how the ... More


Introduction

Necati Polat

in Regime Change in Contemporary Turkey: Politics, Rights, Mimesis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474416962
eISBN:
9781474427098
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474416962.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter rehearses an answer to the following question: how did the pursuit of ‘advanced democracy’, as initially promised, develop into a new form of authoritarianism in Turkey, more than ... More


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