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9. Where does this leave work? A brief postscript

9. Where does this leave work? A brief postscript  

Stephen Fineman

in Work: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778452
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199699360.003.0009
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9780199699360
There are many curiosities and complexities of work, both psychological and social. This is not a new phenomenon; work and its divisions are constantly being reinvented. The last ... More
5. People, objects, and identity

5. People, objects, and identity  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191809385
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10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0005
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9780198747239
‘People, objects, and identity’ considers how the home is a major focus in the construction of self-identity and how people carve out home space even within institutions. It suggests that a ... More
3. Dwelling and dwellings

3. Dwelling and dwellings  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
eISBN: 
9780191809385
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0003
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Dwelling is both an activity and a location in which that activity takes place. ‘Dwelling and dwellings’ considers some of the many types of abodes in which dwelling has occurred or does so ... More
6. Wealth, Population, and Social Change in the Later Middle Ages

6. Wealth, Population, and Social Change in the Later Middle Ages  

John Gillingham and Ralph A. Griffiths

in Medieval Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
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9780191776564
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854025.003.0006
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9780192854025
The main source of wealth in the Middle Ages in England was the land. From this wealth sprang the prosperity of individuals, institutions, and the Crown. The greatest landowners were the ... More
Epilogue

Epilogue  

Partha Dasgupta

in Economics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776328
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853455.003.0010
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9780192853455
The ‘Epilogue’ compares the lives of the rich and poor through the lens of economics. Similar people can have very different lives based on the communities they inhabit. Members of less ... More
8. The future of globalization

8. The future of globalization  

Manfred B. Steger

in Globalization: A Very Short Introduction (4th edn)

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Apr 2017
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Apr 2017
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9780191824593
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10.1093/actrade/9780198779551.003.0008
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9780198779551
In recent decades, the intensification of social relations across world-space and world-time has both generated and responded to new global problems beyond the reach of any single ... More
3. Poverty and wealth

3. Poverty and wealth  

Stephen Lovell

in The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777165
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.003.0004
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9780199238484
‘Poverty and wealth’ considers the economic experience and the existence of inequality in the Soviet Union. The Soviet system had three main economic principles: egalitarianism, ... More
Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction  

Christopher J. Berry

Print Publication Year: 
Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
eISBN: 
9780191826962
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.001.0001
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9780198784456
In 1776, Adam Smith (1723–90) wrote The Wealth of Nations, the foundational book that led to him being called the ‘father of economics’. However, Adam Smith was far more than an economist. ... More
4. Remembering, imagining, and other mindwork

4. Remembering, imagining, and other mindwork  

Michael Allen Fox

in Home: A Very Short Introduction

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Dec 2016
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Dec 2016
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9780191809385
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780198747239.003.0004
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9780198747239
What we put into our concept of home through acts of memory and imagination is an enormous part of what home means to us. ‘Remembering, imagining, and other mindwork’ looks at reviving the ... More
5. Making and working

5. Making and working  

Christopher J. Berry

in Adam Smith: A Very Short Introduction

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Oct 2018
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Oct 2018
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9780191826962
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10.1093/actrade/9780198784456.003.0005
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9780198784456
‘Making and working’ describes the organization of the Wealth of Nations, which provides an account of economic growth or development that also accounts for the increase in social and ... More
6. Taking time

6. Taking time  

Michelle Baddeley

in Behavioural Economics: A Very Short Introduction

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Jan 2017
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Jan 2017
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9780191816475
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10.1093/actrade/9780198754992.003.0006
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9780198754992
Often our everyday decisions unfold over time and what we want today is not always consistent with what we might want tomorrow. Understanding why many people do not behave in a way that is ... More
The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction

The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction  

Stephen Lovell

Print Publication Year: 
Jul 2009
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191777165
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199238484.001.0001
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book
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9780199238484
The Soviet Union: A Very Short Introduction blends political history with an investigation into the society and culture of the time. This VSI takes a thematic approach to the ... More
4. Brave new worlds

4. Brave new worlds  

Jerry Brotton

in The Renaissance: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2006
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Sep 2013
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9780191775383
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192801630.003.0005
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chapter
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9780192801630
In 1482, a new edition of Ptolemy's Geography was published. This transformed 15th-century perceptions of the shape and size of the earth. ‘Brave new worlds’ shows how Ptolemy's Geography ... More
5. From population to political economy

5. From population to political economy  

Donald Winch

in Malthus: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Jun 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778360
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199670413.003.0005
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9780199670413
‘From population to political economy’ explains how Malthus was drawn into wider speculations on the wealth of nations. It soon became apparent that the problems of agricultural production ... More
7. Sustainable economic development

7. Sustainable economic development  

Partha Dasgupta

in Economics: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Feb 2007
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776328
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853455.003.0008
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9780192853455
‘Sustainable economic development’ asks whether growth is compatible with sustainable economic development. The existence of ‘natural capital’ is not well characterized in current research, ... More
4. The Second World War

4. The Second World War  

Kenneth O. Morgan

in Twentieth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776526
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853974.003.0004
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chapter
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9780192853974
For the people of Britain, the Second World War was a far less jingoistic affair than the First. Although there was a powerful spirit of national unity, the mood was one of determination ... More

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