From small steps to giant leaps, A Galaxy of Her Own tells fifty stories of inspirational women who have been fundamental to the story of humans in space, from scientists to astronauts to some surprising roles in between.
A story of the long relationship between the British Isles and the people of Africa and the Caribbean. It shows that the great industrial boom of the nineteenth century was built on American slavery, and that black Britons fought at Trafalgar and in the trenches of both World Wars.
Statistics tell us there has never been a better time to be a woman but feminists are quick to point out that women are still victims of everyday sexism. This title explores what life is like for women today. It's time to ditch a feminism that appears remote from the concerns of most women and, worse, pitches men and women against each other.
New Age Travellers are a hybrid phenomenon: part youth subculture, part alternative lifestyle and part social movement. Their cultural politics has had an impact on many young people in Britain. This book describes the emergence and character of the travellers' way of life in the 1980s and 1990s.
This work is a portrait of London and the role it played in remaking the author's identity and nourishing the creative process. It is told through a series of inter-linked essays and stories, and travels through locations as far apart as New York, Nairobi, London, Lodz, Washington and Warsaw.
In this account of black protest, Nicholas Grant examines how African Americans engaged with, supported, and were inspired by the South African anti-apartheid movement. Bringing black activism into conversation with the foreign policy of both the US and South African governments, this study questions the dominant perception that US-centered anticommunism decimated black international activism.
In and out of the Maasai Steppe looks at the Maasai women in the Maasai Steppe of Tanzania. The book explores their current plight - threatened by climate change - in the light of colonial history and post-independence history of land seizures.
Incorporates contributions and editorial material and allows readers to explore the terms of debates about the nature of race and racism in contemporary societies. This book reflects different theoretical perspectives.
The story behind Martin Luther King's historic, but largely forgotten visit to Newcastle upon Tyne, England in 1967, placing King's visit within another lost history: the history of links between the African American freedom struggle and the North East of England.
Bringing together feminist scholarship and narrative approaches, it draws on empirical material, social theory and methodological insights to provide examples of feminist narrative studies that make explicit the links between theory and practice.
*Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award 2017* *Shortlisted for the Costa Biography Award 2017**Selected as a 2017 Book of the Year in the Sunday Times*Xiaolu Guo meets her parents for the first time when she is almost seven.
On the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote, Helen Pankhurst - great-granddaughter of suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst and a leading women's rights campaigner - charts how women's lives have changed over the last century, and offers a powerful and positive argument for the way forward.
Gender and the Great War provides a global, thematic approach to a century of scholarship on the war, masculinity and femininity, and it constitutes the most up-to-date survey of the topic by well-known scholars in the field.
Loved it.' Robert Webb'Joyfully candid and very funny.' Guardian'Jess Phillips knows the truth . The truth can be empowering, the truth can lead to greater equality, and the world would be incredibly boring if we let all of those people who allegedly know everything, say everything.
'This is an essential read for every gay person on the planet' - Elton JohnWINNER BOYZ BEST LGBT BOOK 2017SHORTLISTED FOR THE POLARI BOOK PRIZE 2017Straight Jacket is a revolutionary clarion call for gay men, the wider LGBT community, their friends and family.