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  • Social Media in Trinidad

    Jolynna Sinanan | November 2017

    Drawing on 15 months of ethnographic research in one of the most under-developed regions in the Caribbean island of Trinidad, this book describes the uses and consequences of social media for its residents. Jolynna Sinanan argues that this semi-urban town is a place in-between: somewhere city dwellers look down on and villagers look up to. The complex identity of the town is expressed through uses of social media, with significant results for understanding social media more generally.

    Monograph Anthropology Cultural Studies Internet Studies Popular Culture Popular Science
    Social Media in Trinidad
  • Musical Cities

    Sara Adhitya | November 2017

    Musical Cities represents an innovative approach to scholarly research and dissemination. A digital and interactive 'book', it explores the rhythms of our cities, and the role they play in our everyday urban lives, through the use of sound and music.

    Monograph Anthropology Architecture Built Environment Geography Social Sciences Sociology Sustainability
    Musical Cities
  • From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing: Interaction of Communities, Residents and Activists

    Edited by Graham Cairns, Georgios Artopoulos and Kirsten Day | November 2017

    Socio-political views on housing have been brought to the fore in recent years by global economic crises, a notable rise of international migration and intensified trans-regional movement phenomena. Adopting this viewpoint, From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing maps the current terrain of political thinking, ethical conversations and community activism that complements the current discourse on new opportunities to access housing. Its carefully selected case studies cover many geographical contexts, including the UK, the US, Brazil, Australia, Asia and Europe.

    Edited Collection Anthropology Built Environment Politics Social Sciences Sociology
    From Conflict to Inclusion in Housing: Interaction of Communities, Residents and Activists
  • The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857

    Edited by Margot Finn and Kate Smith | February 2018

    The East India Company at Home, 1757–1857 explores how empire in Asia shaped British country houses, their interiors and the lives of their residents. It includes chapters from researchers based in a wide range of settings such as archives and libraries, museums, heritage organisations, the community of family historians and universities. It moves beyond conventional academic narratives and makes an important contribution to ongoing debates around how empire impacted Britain.

    Edited Collection History
    The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857
  • Reading Today

    Edited by Heta Pyrhönen and Janna Kantola | January 2018

    New technologies are changing our reading habits. Laptops, e-readers, tablets and other handheld devices supply new platforms for reading, and we must learn to manage them by scrolling, clicking or tapping. Reading Today places reading in current literary and cultural contexts in order to analyse how these contexts challenge our conceptions of who reads, what reading is, how we read, where we read, and for what purposes – and then responds to the questions this analysis raises. Is our reading experience becoming a ‘flat’ one? And does reading in a media environment favour quick reading?

    Edited Collection Literary Studies
    Reading Today
  • Self-Build Homes: Social Discourse, Experiences and Directions

    Edited by Michaela Benson and Iqbal Hamiduddin | December 2017

    Self-Build Homes connects the burgeoning interdisciplinary research on self-build with commentary from leading international figures in the self-build and wider housing sector. Through their focus on community, dwelling, home and identity, the chapters explore the various meanings of self-build housing, encouraging new directions for discussions about self-building and calling for the recognition of the social dimensions of this process, from consideration of the structures, policies and practices that shape it, through to the lived experience of individuals and households.

    Edited Collection Architecture Built Environment
    Self-Build Homes: Social Discourse, Experiences and Directions
  • Fabricate 2011: Making Digital Architecture

    Edited by Ruairi Glynn and Bob Sheil | August 2017

    FABRICATE is an international peer reviewed conference that takes place every three years with a supporting publication on the theme of Digital Fabrication. Discussing the progressive integration of digital design with manufacturing processes, and its impact on design and making in the 21st century, FABRICATE brings together pioneers in design and making within architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, materials technology and computation. Discussion on key themes includes: how digital fabrication technologies are enabling new creative and construction opportunities from component to building scales, the difficult gap that exists between digital modelling and its realisation, material performance and manipulation, off-site and on-site construction, interdisciplinary education, economic and sustainable contexts. FABRICATE features cutting-edge built work from both academia and practice, making it a unique event that attracts delegates from all over the world. FABRICATE 2011, 2014 and 2017 are now all available to download free from UCL Press.

    Edited Collection Architecture Art Built Environment Design Engineering Sustainability
    Fabricate 2011: Making Digital Architecture
  • Fabricate 2014: Negotiating Design and Making

    Edited by Fabio Gramazio, Matthias Kohler and Silke Langenberg | August 2017

    FABRICATE is an international peer reviewed conference that takes place every three years with a supporting publication on the theme of Digital Fabrication. Discussing the progressive integration of digital design with manufacturing processes, and its impact on design and making in the 21st century, FABRICATE brings together pioneers in design and making within architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, materials technology and computation. Discussion on key themes includes: how digital fabrication technologies are enabling new creative and construction opportunities from component to building scales, the difficult gap that exists between digital modelling and its realisation, material performance and manipulation, off-site and on-site construction, interdisciplinary education, economic and sustainable contexts. FABRICATE features cutting-edge built work from both academia and practice, making it a unique event that attracts delegates from all over the world. FABRICATE 2011, 2014 and 2017 are now all available to download free from UCL Press.

    Edited Collection Architecture Art Built Environment Design Engineering Sustainability
    Fabricate 2014: Negotiating Design and Making
  • The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume I

    Edited by Alena Ledeneva | January 2018

    Alena Ledeneva invites you on a voyage of discovery, to explore society’s open secrets, unwritten rules and know-how practices. Broadly defined as ‘ways of getting things done’, these invisible yet powerful informal practices tend to escape articulation in official discourse. They include emotion-driven exchanges of gifts or favours and tributes for services, interest-driven know-how (from informal welfare to informal employment and entrepreneurship), identity-driven practices of solidarity, and power-driven forms of co-optation and control. The paradox, or not, of the invisibility of these informal practices is their ubiquity. Expertly practised by insiders but often hidden from outsiders, informal practices are, as this book shows, deeply rooted all over the world, yet underestimated in policy. Entries from the five continents presented in this volume are samples of the truly global and ever-growing collection, made possible by a remarkable collaboration of over 200 scholars across disciplines and area studies.

    Edited Collection Anthropology Philosophy Politics Social Sciences Sociology
    The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume I
  • The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume II

    Edited by Alena Ledeneva | January 2018

    Alena Ledeneva invites you on a voyage of discovery, to explore society’s open secrets, unwritten rules and know-how practices. Broadly defined as ‘ways of getting things done’, these invisible yet powerful informal practices tend to escape articulation in official discourse. They include emotion-driven exchanges of gifts or favours and tributes for services, interest-driven know-how (from informal welfare to informal employment and entrepreneurship), identity-driven practices of solidarity, and power-driven forms of co-optation and control. The paradox, or not, of the invisibility of these informal practices is their ubiquity. Expertly practised by insiders but often hidden from outsiders, informal practices are, as this book shows, deeply rooted all over the world, yet underestimated in policy. Entries from the five continents presented in this volume are samples of the truly global and ever-growing collection, made possible by a remarkable collaboration of over 200 scholars across disciplines and area studies.

    Edited Collection Anthropology Philosophy Politics Social Sciences Sociology
    The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume II