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Beerhouses, Brothels and Bobbies

Beerhouses, Brothels and Bobbies

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Professor Taylor has established a fine reputation for his books and articles on the history of police and policing in England. This new book covers the intricacies of nineteenth century policing in the centre of West Riding textile production, Huddersfield. 

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Bhangra: Mystics, music and migration

Bhangra: Mystics, music and migration

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Bhangra: Mystics, Music and Migration explores the origins of this folk song and dance from the Panjab in South Asia and its development into part of modern British culture in the hybrid soundscape of British Bhangra and beyond. This book originated in academic research and the Heritage-lottery funded Bhangra Renaissance project. Through ethnographic research, oral history interviews, performances, photography, story-telling and community activity it celebrates the past contribution of all those involved in Bhangra. This ground-breaking work provides an in-depth history of the spiritualism of performance and song, and an overview of the artists involved in influencing its development, as well as contemporaries leading the way of Bhangra’s renaissance amongst the South Asian diaspora in the UK and around the world.

Full Price £25.00

Student/Staff/ Alumni £12.50

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Drum and bass: for tomorrow's rhythm section

Drum and bass: for tomorrow's rhythm section

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Performance and recital repertoire for tomorrow’s rhythm section. Comprising of original music for drummers and bass players, with fully annotated scores and CD backing tracks with and without click tracks. Ideal for the graduate level popular music performer, or for those just wanting a new and exciting musical challenge.

Drum and Bass presents pieces that are of level 4 -6, and can be used in conjunction with diploma or undergraduate performance studies.

Full Price £18.00

Student/Staff/Alumni £9.00

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Explosions in November

Explosions in November

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Explosions in November tells the story of one of Europe’s leading cultural institutions, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf), through the eyes of its founder and former artistic director, Professor Richard Steinitz.

Explosions in November tells the story of one of Europe’s leading cultural institutions, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (hcmf), through the eyes of its founder and former artistic director, Professor Richard Steinitz.

From its modest beginnings in 1978, when winter fog nearly sabotaged the inaugural programme, to today’s internationally renowned event, hcmf has been a pioneering champion of the best in contemporary music.

Now Richard Steinitz brings his insider view on the people behind the festival and how they made each year a success. He recalls his encounters with some true giants of music, including Boulez, Berio, Cage, Ligeti, Stockhausen and Xenakis. Discover how the author survived mushroom-hunting with John Cage, how the festival engineered a historic reconciliation between Cage and Pierre Boulez and how a ceiling fitting nearly brought Stockhausen’s career to a premature end. It is a compelling, inspiring and often entertaining story.

Explosions in November reveals the full picture of a festival that continues to surprise, delight and provoke its audiences to this day.

Full Price £25.00

Student/Staff/Alumni £12.50

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Grooves for guitar

Grooves for guitar

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Performance and recital repertoire for the aspiring guitarist. Comprising of original music with fully annotated scores and CD backing tracks with and without click tracks. Ideal for the intermediate or graduate level popular music performer, or for those just wanting a new and exciting musical challenge.

Full Price £11.00

Student/Staff/Alumni £5.50

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Huddersfield's roll of honour: 1914-1922

Huddersfield's roll of honour: 1914-1922

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Huddersfield’s Roll of Honour 1914-1922 is a detailed account of 3,439  service personnel from Huddersfield who lost their lives during the First World War. In the Preface,  HRH The Duke of York KG writes: “This publication represents the lifetime work of Margaret Stansfield who sadly passed away in 2012. Margaret spent 30 years compiling the 3,439 biographical entries giving a poignant insight into the background, working lives and families of those who selflessly left Huddersfield to fight for their country never to return.” Along with the biographical accounts there are many moving letters to the families of soldiers who lost their lives reflecting an attempt to bring comfort amid the darkness that their loss brought to both families and comrades alike.

Full Price £20.00

Student/Staff/Alumni £10.00

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Noise in and as music

Noise in and as music

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One hundred years after Luigi Russolo’s “The Art of Noises,” this book exposes a cross-section of the current motivations, activities, thoughts, and reflections of composers, performers, and artists who work with noise in all of its many forms.

The book’s focus is the practice of noise and its relationship to music, and in particular the role of noise as musical material—as form, as sound, as notation or interface, as a medium for listening, as provocation, as data. Its contributors are first and foremost practitioners, which inevitably turns attention toward how and why noise is made and its potential role in listening and perceiving.

Contributors include Peter Ablinger, Sebastian Berweck, Aaron Cassidy, Marko Ciciliani, Nick Collins, Aaron Einbond, Matthias Haenisch, Alec Hall, Martin Iddon, Bryan Jacobs, Phil Julian, Michael Maierhof, Joan Arnau Pàmies, and James Whitehead (JLIAT).

The book also features a collection of short responses to a two-question “interview”—“what is noise (music) to you?” and “why do you make it?”—by some of the leading musicians working with noise today. Their work spans a wide range of artistic practice, including instrumental, vocal, and electronic music; improvisation; notated composition; theater; sound installation; DIY; and software development. Interview subjects include Eryck Abecassis, Franck Bedrossian, Antoine Chessex, Ryan Jordan, Alice Kemp (Germseed), George Lewis, Lasse Marhaug, Maja Solveig Kjelstrup Ratkje, Diemo Schwarz, Ben Thigpen, Kasper Toeplitz, and Pierre Alexandre Tremblay.

Full Price £25.00

Student/Staff/Alumni £12.50

 

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Overcoming Form: reflections on immersive listening.

Overcoming Form: reflections on immersive listening.

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This short collection of essays focuses on four areas of immersive sound environments: repetition, sustained tones, performed installations and approaches to extended forms. Through in depth exploration of the experiential nature of these subjects, the authors offer reflections upon the materials used for these environments, how they are organised, and the consequences of this on how we listen.

Further information http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/18500/

Full Price £15.00

Student/Staff/Alumni £7.50

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Shibusa: Extracting Beauty

Shibusa: Extracting Beauty

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Shibusa – Extracting Beauty celebrates a number of artistic endeavours: music, painting and the skill of making in general with particular reflection upon Japanese aesthetics.

Composer, Monty Adkins and visual artist, Pip Dickens (through a Leverhulme Trust Award collaboration) investigate commonality and difference between the visual arts and music exploring aspects of rhythm, pattern, colour and vibration as well as outlining processes utilised to evolve new works within these practices.

The hand-cut paper Katagami stencil: a beautiful utilitarian object once used to apply decoration on to Japanese kimonos, is used as a poignant symbol – the ‘hand-made machine’ - by Adkins and Dickens both within the production of paintings and sound compositions and as a thematic link throughout the book.

The book reviews examples of a number of contemporary artists and craftspeople and their individual approaches to ‘making things well’. It explores the balance between hand skills and technology within a work’s production with particular reference to Richard Sennett’s review of material culture in The Craftsman.

Shibusa – Extracting Beauty includes contributing essays by arts writer, Roy Exley, who examines convergence and crossover within the arts and an in-depth history, and review, of the kimono making industry by Kyoto designer, Makoto Mori.

Full Price £20.00

Student/Staff/Alumni £10.00

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Slavery in Yorkshire

Slavery in Yorkshire

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New book reappraises a renowned movement to curtail child labour in Britain’s dark, satanic mills

ONE of the most revered of all Yorkshiremen, William Wilberforce, is famous for his key role in Britain’s abolition of the transatlantic slave trade.  Another Yorkshireman, Richard Oastler, also became a renowned campaigner – after turning his attention to what he controversially dubbed slavery within the county itself. Oastler, who was born in Leeds and lived from 1789 to 1861, was outraged by child labour in Yorkshire’s mills and factories and he used the county’s newspapers to launch a campaign that eventually resulted in legislation which restricted the number of hours that adults – and therefore their children – were allowed to work. It resulted in Oastler – a powerful orator – being hailed by his legions of supporters as the “FactoryKing.
Now a new book by some of Yorkshire’s leading historians has re-examined Oastler’s impact and drawn parallels between the campaign to abolish transatlantic slavery and the fight to curtail child labour within Britain.

For more information contact: university.press@hud.ac.uk

Full Price £20.00

Student/Staff/Alumni £10.00

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Sons & Daughters of Labour

Sons & Daughters of Labour

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Edited by Brendan Evans & Keith Laybourn.
University of Huddersfield
A history and recollection of the Labour Party within the historic boundaries of the old West Riding of Yorkshire in the centenary year of the foundation of the parliamentary Labour Party

The Parliamentary Labour Party was established in 1906 out of the Labour Representation Committee, forged from an alliance between trades unions and socialists in 1900.  The idea for this publication emerged in 2006 as an appropriate way of marking the centenary of the Labour Party.  Whilst there is no shortage of books on the Labour Party, Sons and Daughters of Labour is unusual in its local focus, in drawing upon archives which have been little used and its narratives.  People from the West Riding of Yorkshire, and events in its history, have made such major contributions to the development of the Labour Party, that the chapters in this volume are of more than local interest. The reflections of activists and leading Party figures help to illuminate the character of the Party over the past century, adding a very personal dimension to the story and helping to make it more ‘alive’.  This strengthens the academic contributions which provide a chronological analysis of the history of the Labour Party in the West Riding of Yorkshire from 1906 together with a series of case studies which explore themes as diverse as the role of the Labour League of Youth; the interaction between the mineworkers and the Labour Party; and the history of the Colne Valley constituency.  Whilst Sons and Daughters of Labour marks the centenary contribution, and that of its individual members, to local national life, it is not uncritical.  The idealism which carried the newly elected twenty-nine Labour MPs into the Commons in 1906, has been replaced a century on, by deep cynicism and a mistrust of politicians and the political process.  And, this is the challenge which faces all political parties and the Labour Party at the beginning of its second century.

Full Price £10.00

Student/Staff/Alumni £5.00

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Teacher Education at Huddersfield 1947-2007

Teacher Education at Huddersfield 1947-2007

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Teacher Education at Huddersfield 1947-2007. From technical teacher training college to university school of education.

2007 saw the sixtieth anniversary of the foundation of Huddersfield Technical Teacher Training College. The College was a pioneer in the education and training of adults, eschewing assessment by formal examination, promoting radical pedagogic techniques and valuing partnership between tutor and student. Besides boasting one of Britain’s first dedicated technical teacher training institutions, from 1963 Huddersfield was home to the Oastler College of Education, a day teacher training institution which, together with the Huddersfield College of Technology, formed the Huddersfield Polytechnic in 1970. Ultimately, these two separate traditions of teacher education were fused to constitute the basis on which the University of Huddersfield’s School of Education and Professional Development built its reputation as a provider of high quality teachers for both schools and the post-compulsory sector of education in Britain and internationally. The story of teacher education in Huddersfield began well before 1947.

It encompasses initiatives that can be traced to Huddersfield Mechanics’ Institution in the nineteenth century. In recent years teacher education for the Lifelong Learning Sector has undergone significant growth, and has attracted unprecedented policy interest. As well as responding to these changes, the School has developed provision in youth and community work, early years, learning support and the training of educational administrators.

This book will be of interest not only to those directly connected with Huddersfield teacher education, but also to those studying the history of education in relation to the development of teachers and associated professionals.

Full Price £10.00

Student/Staff/Alumni £5.00

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The Making of a University: the path to Higher Education in Huddersfield

The Making of a University: the path to Higher Education in Huddersfield

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This book is a record of the development of an institution with a remarkable history. Its foundations go back to the early part of the nineteenth century when the local Huddersfield community decided it wanted a place of learning to promote the education of the working classes. Since 1825 development has encompassed a mechanics institution, a female educational institute, a college of technology and a polytechnic, before becoming the University of Huddersfield we know today. The author, the late John O'Connell, was a Professor at Huddersfield and this book draws upon his research which now resides in the University archives.

Student/Staff/Alumni - £14.95

Others  - £29.95

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I You He She IT

I You He She It - Experiments in Viewpoint

£9.95

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The latest Grist Anthology is an innovative blend of some of the most exciting and freshest voices in prose and poetry today. It features five sections written from five distinct narrative viewpoints.

http://unipress.hud.ac.uk/catalogue/books/iyouhesheit-experimentsinviewpoint.php

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