This moving and challenging book by Simon Charlesworth deals with the personal consequences of poverty and class and the effects of growing up as part of a poor and stigmatized group. Charlesworth examines these themes by focussing on a particular town - Rotherham - in South Yorkshire, England, and using the personal testimony of disadvantaged people who live there, acquired through recorded interviews and conversations. He applies to these life stories the interpretative tools of philosophy and social theory, drawing in particular on the work of Pierre Bourdieu and Merleau-Ponty, in order to explore the social relations and experiences of a distinct but largely ignored social group. The culture described in this book is not unique to Rotherham and Charlesworth argues that the themes and problems identified in this book will be familiar to economically powerless and politically dispossessed people everywhere.
Experience my walk with God's hand over my life, how He became real to me! The many struggles and victories with His Mercy at every step. This book will give you hope and fill you with His Peace that surpasses all understanding. May it be of encouragement to You! Because to him that believes all things are possible with Him!
This book is a travelogue describing the real life experiences of its author when he travelled from the ancient city of Kano, northern Nigeria, to the cities of Abuja, the capital of Nigeria; Manchester, the second largest city of England; and London, the capital of the United Kingdom, currently overtaking Paris as the most visited city in the world. The book seeks to achieve three goals: educating, enlightening and entertaining its readers. It begins with the background of the traveler. The second chapter describes the methodology used by the author in sourcing information, documenting facts and noting his experiences. Chapter Three is dedicated to the author's experiences in Abuja where he had his UK Visa interview. His experiences in Manchester and London constitute chapters four and five of the book, respectively. In Chapter Six, the author describes the lessons he had learnt from the experiences gained from the travels and the conduct of the international conference, which was the main reason for the travels to the three great cities. One of such lessons is that "you do not know when you do not read; you know less when you do not travel, and very little when you are undigital." "
Rosemary Ashton's acclaimed biography presents Samuel Taylor Coleridge - poet, critic, thinker, plagiarist, cultural omnivore, enchanting companion, feckless husband, fabled conversationalist, guilt-ridden opium addict - in all his complexity. Ashton shows how Coleridge's writings in verse and prose are especially directly expressive of his opinions and emotions and traces his development through friendship and marriage. An authority on nineteenth-century Anglo-German cultural relations, she maps and measures the profound influence of German philosophy upon Coleridge's thinking and theorizing in illuminating detail, thus placing Coleridge's reputation within the context of both British and German Romanticism.
I have often been asked to write an account of my Pike's Peak Expedition in search of gold. The following attempt has been made up partly from memory and partly from old letters written at the time to my sister in the east. C. J. H.
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