Monday, 24 May 2010

May 24th: New History Books

The Media and the Far Right in Western Europe, Antonis A. Ellinas (Cambridge University Press)
This book examines the interplay of party and media behaviour, in particular how political parties and the mass media have dealt with growing public concerns over national identity, to explain the rise of Far Right parties in Austria, Germany, Greece and France since the 1980s.

For Business & Pleasure, Mara L. Keire (The John Hopkins University Press)
This survey of the business of pleasure in the United States, from the 1890s to the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, considers the popular culture that developed within red-light districts, as well as efforts to contain vice in cities such as New Orleans, New York City, San Francisco and El Paso.

Living Liberalism, Elaine Hadley (The University of Chicago Press)
A revisionist account of liberalism, the first British political movement to depend more on people than property, in mid-Victorian Britain, which focuses on the key concept of individuation to consider how the subjects of liberal politics actually lived liberalism.

The University of Oxford, G.R. Evans (I.B. Tauris)
The latest instalment of G.R. Evans’ major two-volume history of the rival institutions of Oxford and Cambridge, the story of the University of Oxford from its foundation in the late 12th century, to the political upheavals caused by the radical ideas of John Wyclif and John Ruskin’s innovative lectures on art.

You can purchase any of these books by clicking on the links below:

The Media and the Far Right in Western Europe: Playing the Nationalist Card
For Business and Pleasure: Red-Light Districts and the Regulation of Vice in the United States, 1890--1933 (Studies in Industry and Society)
Living Liberalism: Practical Citizenship in Mid-Victorian Britain
The University of Oxford: A New History

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