For His Eyes Only by Lisa Funnell (Editor)The release of Skyfall in 2012 marked the fiftieth anniversary of the James Bond film franchise. It earned over one billion dollars in the worldwide box office and won two Academy Awards. Amid popular and critical acclaim, some have questioned the representation of women in the film. From an aging M to the limited role of the Bond Girl and the characterization of Miss Moneypenny as a defunct field agent, Skyfall develops the legacy of Bond at the expense of women. Since Casino Royale (2006) and its sequels Quantum of Solace (2008) and Skyfall constitute a reboot of the franchise, it is time to question whether there is a place for women in the new world of James Bond and what role they will play in the future of series. This volume answers these questions by examining the role that women have historically played in the franchise, which greatly contributed to the international success of the films. This academic study constitutes the first book-length anthology on femininity and feminism in the Bond series. It covers all twenty-three Eon productions as well as the spoof Casino Royale (1967), considering a range of factors that have shaped the depiction of women in the franchise, including female characterization in Ian Fleming's novels; the vision of producer Albert R. Broccoli and other creative personnel; the influence of feminism; and broader trends in British and American film and television. The volume provides a timely look at women in the Bond franchise and offers new scholarly perspectives on the subject.
Intellectual Property Law Directions by Helen NormanIntellectual Property Law Directions focuses on the practical issues of United Kingdom intellectual property law at the same time as demonstrating how the subject is being shaped by outside forces.This text is written in a lively and engaging manner with an emphasis on explaining the key topics covered on intellectual property law courses with clarity. Intellectual Property Law Directions uses thinking points, reflective questions, chapter summaries and learning objectives to help developstudents' understanding. It also uses case close-up boxes to quickly identify and explain key cases.Written by a university lecturer with over 20 years' experience of teaching intellectual property, this book provides a clear and structured approach to the subject, with a strong emphasis on student-centred learning.Online Resource CentreAn Online Resource Centre accompanies the book providing web links to the major international intellectual property organisations, suggested answers to the reflective questions in the book, a flashcard glossary and sample intellectual property documents.
Intersectionality and Criminology by Hillary PotterThe use of intersectionality theory in the social sciences has proliferated in the past several years, putting forward the argument that the interconnected identities of individuals, and the way these identities are perceived and responded to by others, must be a necessary part of any analysis. Fundamentally, intersectionality claims that not only are people's lived experiences affected by their racial identity and by their gender identity, but that these identities, and others, continually operate together and affect each other. With "official" statistical data that indicate people of Color have higher offending and victimization rates than White people, and with the overrepresentation of men and people of Color in the criminal legal system, new theories are required that address these phenomena and that are devoid of stereotypical or debasing underpinnings. Intersectionality and Criminology provides a comprehensive review of the need for, and use of, intersectionality in the study of crime, criminality, and the criminal legal system. This is essential reading for academics and students researching and studying in the fields of crime, criminal justice, theoretical criminology, and gender, race, and socioeconomic class.
Rave Art by Chelsea Louise Berlin; Mark Moore (Foreword by)Rave Artdocuments the explosion of the Rave scene in the late 80s and early 90s, through this superb collection of flyers, invitations and posters that were collected at the time by the author. Parties were advertised publicly and privately with these bright, artistic flyers and invitations, and the enormous underground culture of warehouse takeovers and loud, raucous light-shows in small sweaty clubs developed across the UK, much of it driven by exclusive invitation. Written by Chelsea Berlin, who lived through the movement in its entirety and attended many of the now legendary events, from Club Shoom to Energy and Beyond. Together with personal reminiscences and quotes from infamous and not-so-famous attendees, Rave Artpaints a picture of what is probably the last real, rebellious youth culture movement of modern times - a socio-cultural phenomenon that changed music, the law, drug culture, dance and more.
Transition Denied by Jane FaeTrans people in the UK currently face widespread prejudice and discrimination, from how they are described in the media to the lack of healthcare support they receive. This institutional bias is illustrated by the tragic case of Synestra de Courcy, who died following neglect and rejection from the NHS, leading her to sex work to fund her transition and dangerous self-medication. Charting Syn's life from childhood through to her untimely death aged just 23, Jane Fae exposes the gross institutional and societal discrimination trans people experience on a daily basis and its impact on the lives of trans people young and old. Promoting honest discussion and bringing these hidden issues into the light of day, this book is a must read for anyone interested in trans rights, and NHS accountability.
Uplifting gender and sexuality education research by Tiffany JonesThis book showcases and celebrates the work of Gender and Sexuality Education scholars in order to challenge current negative interpretations of the field, and work towards new shared visions. The editors and contributors call for, affirm and offer examples of pathways towards exciting and dynamic collaborative work in Gender and Sexuality in Education. In doing so, they also acknowledge the various complexities of this field, and detail the context-specific barriers faced by academics and activists. Drawing upon a range of global case studies, this book sets out information and advice from cross-sector experts to set an agenda of mutual supportiveness, and to smooth pathways for future collaboration. Above all, this book is a call to action to uplift the field â and each other â in challenging environments. This ground-breaking book will be of interest and value to scholars of Gender and Sexuality Education research.