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Play Matters

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Play Matters (Playful Thinking series) by Miguel Sicart
2014 | ISBN: 0262027925 | English | 176 pages | PDF | 7 MB

Play Matters
What do we think about when we think about play? A pastime? Games? Childish activities? The opposite of work? Think again: If we are happy and well rested, we may approach even our daily tasks in a playful way, taking the attitude of play without the activity of play. So what, then, is play? In , Miguel Sicart argues that to play is to be in the world; playing is a form of understanding what surrounds us and a way of engaging with others. Play goes beyond games; it is a mode of being human. We play games, but we also play with toys, on playgrounds, with technologies and design. Sicart proposes a theory of play that doesn't derive from a particular object or activity but is a portable tool for being–not tied to objects but brought by people to the complex interactions that form their daily lives. It is not separated from reality; it is part of it. It is pleasurable, but not necessarily fun. Play can be dangerous, addictive, and destructive. Along the way, Sicart considers playfulness, the capacity to use play outside the context of play; toys, the materialization of play — instruments but also play pals; playgrounds, play spaces that enable all kinds of play; beauty, the aesthetics of play through action; political play — from Maradona's goal against England in the 1986 World Cup to the hactivist activities of Anonymous; the political, aesthetic, and moral activity of game design; and why play and computers get along so well.
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Church, Nation and Race: Catholics and Antisemitism in Germany and England, 1918 – 45

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Church, Nation and Race: Catholics and Antisemitism in Germany and England, 1918 – 45 By Ulrike Ehret
2012 | 288 Pages | ISBN: 0719079438 | PDF | 2 MB

Church, Nation and Race: Catholics and Antisemitism in Germany and England, 1918 – 45
Church, nation and race compares the worldviews and factors that promoted or, indeed, opposed antisemitism amongst Catholics in Germany and England after the First World War. As a prequel to books on Hitler, fascism and genocide, the book turns towards ideas and attitudes that preceded and shaped the ideologies of the 1920s and 1940s. Apart from the long tradition of Catholic anti-Jewish prejudices, the book discusses new and old alternatives to European modernity offered by Catholics in Germany and England. Numerous events in the interwar years provoked anti-Jewish responses among Catholics: the revolutionary end of the war and financial scandals in Germany; Palestine and the Spanish Civil War in England. At the same time the rise of fascism and National Socialism gave Catholics the opportunity to respond to the anti-democratic and antisemitic waves these movements created in their wake. Church, nation and race is a political history of ideas that introduces Catholic views of modern society, race, nation and the 'Jewish question'. It shows to what extent these views were able to inform political and social activity. This study will interest academics and students of antisemitism, European history, German and British history.
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Performing Bodies in Pain: Medieval and Post-Modern Martyrs, Mystics, and Artists

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Performing Bodies in Pain: Medieval and Post-Modern Martyrs, Mystics, and Artists by Marla Carlson
English | 2010-07-15 | ISBN: 0230103863 | PDF | 240 pages | 1,6 MB

Performing Bodies in Pain: Medieval and Post-Modern Martyrs, Mystics, and Artists
The urgent debate about torture in public discourse of the twenty-first century thrusts pain into the foreground while research in neuroscience is transforming our understanding of this fundamental human experience. In late-medieval France, a country devastated by the Black Death, torn by civil strife, and strained by the Hundred Year's War with England, the notion of pain shifted within the conceptual frameworks provided by theology and medicine. Performing Bodies in Pain analyzes the cultural work of spectacular suffering during these two periods, reading recent dramatizations of torture and performances of self-mutilating conceptual art against late-medieval saint plays.
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Fodor’s England 2013: with the Best of Wales

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Fodor's England 2013: with the Best of Wales (Full-color Travel Guide) by Fodor's
English | Dec 11, 2012 | ISBN: 0307929477 | 888 Pages | EPUB | 47 MB
With its irresistible mix of storied heritage and cosmopolitan pizzazz, England attracts more than 3 million Americans each year. Fodor’s England captures the most memorable sights and experiences in dazzling color, from fabulous historic houses and age-mellowed towns to cozy country pubs and London’s cutting-edge galleries.

Fodor’s England 2013: with the Best of Wales
Expanded Coverage: England is always polishing its treasures, and this edition includes fresh city and country restaurant and hotel picks, along with newly popular sights such as Highclere Castle, which stands in for Downton Abbey in the Masterpiece Classic series. London‘s hot hotel and restaurant scenes get attention too, with best bets for different price categories and experiences.

Illustrated Features: Stunning magazine-style color features highlight must-do experiences, from making the most of a visit to the Tower of London, Stonehenge, or York Minster to planning a perfect garden tour, Lake District walk, or pub visit. Color spotlights present more options: top Beatles sites; great Cotswold walks and West Country drives; and fun Thames River boating trips and Jurassic Coast fossil hunts. Features clue readers in to England’s new culinary scene, presenting the best desserts, cheeses, seafood bounty, and Indian food—plus a guide to afternoon tea.

Indispensable Trip Planning Tools: Creating a great trip to England and Wales is easy using Top Attractions and Great Itineraries. Convenient overviews show each region and its highlights, and detail-rich chapter planning sections have on-target advice and tips for planning your time and for getting around the country by car, bus, and train. Color city and regional maps, and a map of travel times by train, help travelers get around.
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Restoration: Charles II and His Kingdoms, 1660-1685

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Restoration: Charles II and His Kingdoms, 1660-1685 By Tim Harris
Publisher: Pen..guin Glo..bal 2006 | 528 Pages | ISBN: 0140264655 | EPUB | 7 MB

Restoration: Charles II and His Kingdoms, 1660-1685
The late seventeenth century was a period of extraordinary turbulence and political violence in Britain, the like of which has never been seen since. Beginning with the Restoration of the monarchy after the Civil War, this book traces the fate of the monarchy from Charles II's triumphant accession in 1660 to the growing discontent of the 1680s. Harris looks beyond the popular image of Restoration England revelling in its freedom from the austerity of Puritan rule under a merry monarch and reconstructs the human tragedy of Restoration politics where people were brutalised, hounded and exploited by a regime that was desperately insecure after two decade of civil war and republican rule.
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Britain in Revolution: 1625-1660

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Austin Woolrych "Britain in Revolution: 1625-1660"
Oxford University Press | 2004-09-03 | ISBN: 0199272689 | 826 pages | PDF | 15 MB

Britain in Revolution: 1625-1660
This is the definitive history of the English Civil War, set in its full historical context from the accession of Charles I to the Restoration of Charles II. These were the most turbulent years of British history and their reverberations have been felt down the centuries. Throughout the middle decades of the seventeenth century England, Scotland, and Ireland were convulsed by political upheaval and wracked by rebellion and civil war. The Stuart monarchy was in abeyance for twenty years in all three kingdoms, and Charles I famously met his death on the scaffold. Austin Woolrych breathes life back into the story of these years, the sweep of his prose buttressed by the authority of a lifetime's scholarship. He captures the drama and the passion, the momentum of events and the force of contingency. He brilliantly interweaves the history of the three kingdoms and their peoples, gripping the reader with the fast-paced yet always balanced story.
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Warren Ellis – FreakAngels (2008)

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Warren Ellis – FreakAngels (2008)
English | CBZ | Comic Collection | All in One | 286 MB
Twenty-three years ago, twelve strange children were born in England at exactly the same moment. Six years ago, they used their psychic powers in unison and accidentally flooded the world. Today, they live in and defend Whitechapel, perhaps the last real settlement in soggy London, from the evil machinations of one of their own – a “Freakangel” gone rogue. But when Mark, the bad seed, returns and forces his old friends to expand their consciousness beyond all concepts of space and time, they discover there's something coming… something dark and terrible beyond the borders of Whitechapel, closing in for the kill.

Warren Ellis – FreakAngels (2008)
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Warren Ellis – FreakAngels (2008)

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Warren Ellis – FreakAngels (2008)
English | CBZ | Comic Collection | All in One | 286 MB
Twenty-three years ago, twelve strange children were born in England at exactly the same moment. Six years ago, they used their psychic powers in unison and accidentally flooded the world. Today, they live in and defend Whitechapel, perhaps the last real settlement in soggy London, from the evil machinations of one of their own – a “Freakangel” gone rogue. But when Mark, the bad seed, returns and forces his old friends to expand their consciousness beyond all concepts of space and time, they discover there's something coming… something dark and terrible beyond the borders of Whitechapel, closing in for the kill.

Warren Ellis – FreakAngels (2008)
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The Pirates’ Pact: The Secret Alliances Between History’s Most Notorious Buccaneers and Colonial America

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Douglas R. Burgess, "The Pirates' Pact: The Secret Alliances Between History's Most Notorious Buccaneers and Colonial America"
English | 2008 | ISBN-10: 0071474765 | EPUB, PDF | 288 pages | 3 MB

The Pirates’ Pact: The Secret Alliances Between History’s Most Notorious Buccaneers and Colonial America
Was classical piracy an earlier version of state-sponsored terrorism?
Here's the story of how almost every well-known buccaneer of the "Golden Age of Piracy" enjoyed active sponsorship from England's governors in the American colonies- setting a pattern of official disobedience to the Crown that would ultimately contribute to the American push for independence. Relying on rare primary sources discovered in government archives in England, the Carolinas, Rhode Island, Jamaica, and elsewhere, Burgess combines true tales of derring-do with groundbreaking research in this fascinating history.
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Designing Inclusive Futures

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Patrick Langdon, John Clarkson, Peter Robinson "Designing Inclusive Futures"
Springer | 2008-05-08 | ISBN: 1848002106 | 274 pages | PDF | 2 MB

Designing Inclusive Futures
reflects the need to explore, in a coherent way, the issues and practicalities that lie behind design that is intended to extend our active future lives. This encompasses design for inclusion in daily life at home but also extends to the workplace and for products within these contexts. For example, given trends in employment sector growth, skills requirements, labour supply and demographic change, there is a need to predict the critical areas where individual capabilities are mismatched with the physical, social and organisational demands of work. This mismatch, which can be addressed within the domain of inclusive design, is pervasively linked to real artefacts in workspaces and their intersection with the health factors that relate to ageing. This book is the result of the fourth CWUAAT workshop held in Cambridge, England in April 2008.
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