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Simmons, Diane
Widely read in the age of British imperialism and still popular today, the five writers studied here have allowed millions to participate vicariously in the imperial project. Yet all of these writers, so instrumental in popularising the imperial agenda of power and dominance, bore deep emotional scars and as adults bolstered their fragile psychic states through fantasies of empire. While soldiers and politicians may know to bury or at least camouflage their fears and desires, inner fantasy is the necessary ingredient of literature, and popular fiction often offers the opportunity to probe the mind of an age. The connection between childhood loss and the desire for imperial escape, power and dominance is illuminated by De Quincey's mad screeds against the Chinese as both terrifyingly powerful and laughably weak, while Stevenson's romances, though written from an invalid's bed, are credited with 'selling' the idea of empire as manly adventure. Conan Doyle's tales of a Britain menaced at home by imperial blowback are models of Great Power paranoia that resonate today, and Kipling's stories of imperial Britain grow increasingly grandiose as childhood's psychic wounds are re-opened. Finally, Dinesen portrays plantation life in British East Africa as a gentle romance in which displaced African "squatters" serve as loyal and adoring retainers, providing the aristocratic aura for which the author yearns. It is sometimes said that, "Love's loss is empire's gain", and for these writers, Simmons shows, empire presented a magnificent opportunity to compensate for childhood calamity.148pp.
Sussex Academic Press, 2007, Paperback, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. . . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 1845191579
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Inventory #17827
Price: £ 10.00 GBP ($ 13.20 approx. - € 11.60 approx.)
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Inman, Henry J.
The Rubber Division of the American Chemical society was founded to promote the education, professional growth, and betterment of those individuals associated with the rubber and associated industries. In 2009, the 100th anniversary of the division will be marked. Over those ten decades, the elastomeric profession has undergone innovations, improvements, re-tooling, and re-thinking. This book traces the history of the division and details how it became the forum for the many people who ultimately impacted the advances in the rubber industry. Started by twenty-eight rubber chemists in the early 1900s, the Rubber Division has grown substantially. Its story reflects how people of simple backgrounds, working together, have propelled advances in natural and synthetic rubber materials and applications, polymer engineering and manufacturing, thermoplastics research, and chemistry. "The Rubber Mirror" reveals the heart and spirit of individuals. Their chronicles are primary documents in the history of the Rubber Division. 287pp.
The University of Akron Press, 2009, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 9781931968607
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Inventory #21960
Price: £ 12.50 GBP ($ 16.50 approx. - € 14.50 approx.)
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Norris, Christopher
Previous owner's signature on ffep.On 29 March 1991, shortly after the cessation of hostilities in the Gulf War, Jean Baudrillard published an article entitled "The Gulf War has not taken place", in which he argued that "the true belligerents are those who thrive on the ideology of the truth of this war". It is in response to such excesses of post-modernism that Christopher Norris has written this extended polemical essay. He argues that the extreme cognitive scepticism and relativism of this school of thought is profoundly disabling for critical theory. Reviewing the writings of Derrida, Foucault, Lyotard and Baudrillard, as well as the American neo-pragmatist school as represented by Rorty and Fish, he meticulously examines the flaws in their arguments, and makes an impassioned plea for the continuance of the philosopher's role as intellectual critic of real world politics and governments.218pp.
Lawrence & Wishart, 1992, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall.
ISBN: 0853157529
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Inventory #25292
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.54 approx. - € 11.02 approx.)
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Williamson, Moncrieff; Harris, Robert
N.B. Edges and corners of covers rubbed. Corners creased. Reading creases to spine. 144pp. Includes an inventory of some of Robert Harris' work by The Robert Harris Inventory Confederation Art Gallery, Charlottetown.
The National Gallery of Canada, 1973, Paperback, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: No d/j as Published. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0888842457
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Inventory #23784
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.80 approx. - € 17.40 approx.)
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Cain, Emily
N.B. Previous owners bookplate on front paste down. Corners of boards and D/J bumped. Head and tail of spine bumped. Edges of D/J rubbed and slightly creased. 152pp.
Beaufort Books, 1983, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 4to - over 9" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 0773700706
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Inventory #23558
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.80 approx. - € 17.40 approx.)
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