Neill of Summerhill Routledge Revivals

Author: Jonathan Croall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135047308
Format: PDF, Kindle
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A. S. Neill was arguably the most famous child educator of the twentieth century. He was certainly the most controversial. All over the world, countless parents and teachers have been shocked, delighted or inspired by his subversive ideas about education, or by a visit to ‘that dreadful school’ which continues to this day – Summerhill. First published in 1983, this sympathetic but critical exploration of his iconoclastic ideas and personality is the result of interviews with two hundred ex-pupils, parents and teachers about life at Summerhill, and of the practicality of Neill’s philosophy about child freedom. Jonathan Croall has also drawn on many unpublished letters and documents, which help to illuminate Neill’s personal struggles, and his analysis and friendship with Homer Lane, Wilhelm Stekel and Wilhelm Reich. The result is a fascinating and revealing portrait of a remarkable man who, in his absolute determination to be ‘on the side of the child’, remained in permanent opposition to the adult world.

Neill of Summerhill

Author: Jonathan Croall
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780415835282
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A. S. Neill was arguably the most famous child educator of the twentieth century. He was certainly the most controversial. All over the world, countless parents and teachers have been shocked, delighted or inspired by his subversive ideas about education, or by a visit to 'that dreadful school' which continues to this day – Summerhill. First published in 1983, this sympathetic but critical exploration of his iconoclastic ideas and personality is the result of interviews with two hundred ex-pupils, parents and teachers about life at Summerhill, and of the practicality of Neill's philosophy about child freedom. Jonathan Croall has also drawn on many unpublished letters and documents, which help to illuminate Neill's personal struggles, and his analysis and friendship with Homer Lane, Wilhelm Stekel and Wilhelm Reich. The result is a fascinating and revealing portrait of a remarkable man who, in his absolute determination to be 'on the side of the child', remained in permanent opposition to the adult world.

Scottish Literature and Postcolonial Literature Comparative Texts and Critical Perspectives

Author: Michael Gardiner
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
ISBN: 0748637753
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The first full-length study of Scottish literature using a post-devolutionary understanding of postcolonial studies. Using a comparative model and spanning over two hundred years of literary history from the 18th Century to the contemporary, this collection of 19 new essays by some of the leading figures in the field presents a range of perspectives on Scottish and postcolonial writing. The essays explore Scotland's position on both sides of the colonial divide and also its role as instigator of a devolutionary process with potential consequences for British Imperialism.

The Agrarian Seeds of Empire

Author: Brad Bauerly
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004314148
Format: PDF, Docs
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This study is an investigation into US political development as it emerged to deal with agrarian resistance to the transition to capitalism and agro-industrial development.

Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow

Author: David Goodway
Publisher: PM Press
ISBN: 1604862211
Format: PDF
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Provides a cultural history of leftist and libertarian thought in Britain, from Aldous Huxley and Colin Ward to William Morris, Oscar Wilde and George Orwell and discusses how a recovered anarchist tradition could provide valuable to modern political radicals. Original.

Lost Libraries

Author: J. Raven
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230524257
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This pioneering volume of essays explores the destruction of great libraries since ancient times and examines the intellectual, political and cultural consequences of loss. Fourteen original contributions, introduced by a major re-evaluative history of lost libraries, offer the first ever comparative discussion of the greatest catastrophes in book history from Mesopotamia and Alexandria to the dispersal of monastic and monarchical book collections, the Nazi destruction of Jewish libraries, and the recent horrifying pillage and burning of books in Tibet, Bosnia and Iraq.

Eco Socialism

Author: David Pepper
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134861885
Format: PDF
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First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Cultural Movements and Collective Memory

Author: T. Kubal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230615767
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book uses political process theory to examine three cultural movements around Christopher Columbus. The author examines the religious, ethnic and anti-colonial movements most successful at rewriting national origin myth, demonstrating the political process model while telling the story of how a powerless public mobilized to rewrite its past.