New books and journals from around the College

Posted by ajw108 at Mar 22, 2018 05:05 PM |
A collection of recent publications listed in the Spring 2018 Research Bulletin by academics from the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities.

School of Arts

Chapman, James. (2018). Hitchcock and the Spy Film. The first in-depth analysis of Alfred Hitchcock’s twelve spy pictures from the British classics of the 1930s such as The Man Who Knew Too Much, The 39 Steps and The Lady Vanishes to his American Cold War thrillers North by Northwest, Torn Curtain and Topaz. The book draws upon archival sources, including Hitchcock’s own papers, to document the production contexts. It considers how Hitchcock shaped the evolution of the spy film, and how the genre influenced the Master of Suspense. (I B Tauris)

ISBN 978 1 78076 844 1

Halliwell, Martin and Witham, Nick. (2018). Reframing 1968: American Politics, Protest and Identity. In 1968, a series of local, national and global upheavals coalesced to produce some of the most consequential protest movements in the history of the United States. By examining the impact of 1968 on the shape of American politics, culture and identity, this new volume offers a major fiftiethanniversary retrospective of this watershed year for activism and radical politics. (Edinburgh University Press)

ISBN 978-0-7486-9895-0

Three Arts Books

Malmkjaer, Kirsten. (2018). The Routledge Handbook of Translation Studies and Linguistics. 27 up-to-date chapters written by an international team of scholars. Eight parts: The nature of language, translation and interpreting; Meaning making; Words, translation and interpreting; Texts in speech and writing; Individuals and their interactions, Media, translation and interpreting, Linguistics, translation, interpreting and machines, Language, translation and interpreting in classrooms. (Routledge)

Malmkjaer, Kirsten; Louwagie, Fransiska; Serban, Adriana. (2018). Key Cultural Texts in Translation. 17 chapters based on papers delivered at the Key Cultural Texts conference held as the culmination of an AHRC funded project of the same name in Leicester in April 2014. One chapter by a former Modern Languages PhD student; one chapter by a former Modern Languages visiting scholar. Authors from the UK, Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Holland, China, Korea, Germany, Finland, Egypt and South Africa write about a text they consider central to their culture and about what happens to it in translation. (John Benjamins)

Department of Criminology

Ayres, Tammy. (2017). Deviant Leisure Special Edition, British Society of Criminology Newsletter (81, Winter). After a thematic paper panel at the American Society of Criminology’s annual conference in 2017 (a thematic panel on Deviant Leisure: Consuming Harm) the British Society of Criminology approached one of the founders of Deviant Leisure (Dr Oliver Smith, University of Plymouth and chair of our panel at the ASC), which is a new criminological perspective that draws on two critical strains of criminology - Ultra Realism and Cultural Criminology - to write a themed newsletter on DL, which I was invited to be a part of after participating in the ASC panel. This resulted in the above special edition. (British Society of Criminology)

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Fitzgibbon, Wendy; Healy, Deidre. (2018). Supervisible: Using Photo-Elicitation to Explore the Lived Experience of Offender Supervision. This case study discusses the author’s experience of using photoelicitation to explore the lived experience of offender supervision in Ireland. The project is part of a larger European pilot project that emerged from the work of the COST Action 1106 Offender Supervision in Europe and involves academics from England, Germany, Ireland, Malta and Scotland. In particular, we discovered that photo-elicitation engaged and empowered participants by giving them a collaborative role in the research. (SAGE Research Methods Cases)

ISBN 9781526441393

Shattered Glass
Using Photo-Elicitation to to Explore the Lived Experience of Offender Supervision

Hopkins, Matt and Chivers, Sally. (2017). Theorizing hit-and-run: A Study of Driver Decision-Making Processes after a Road Traffic Collision. Explanations for driver decisions to hit-and-run have largely been based around a rational choice perspective that suggests drivers consider the expected costs of reporting a collision against the benefits of leaving the scene. Although such an explanation appears plausible, previous research has largely focused upon identifying contributory or contextual factors through analysis of quantitative datasets rather than engaging with drivers in order to understand how they make the decision to ‘run’. (SAGE Journals)

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Hopkins, Matt and Chivers, Sally. (2017). Understanding and preventing hit-and-run driving: a crime script analysis (published in Crime Prevention and Community Safety Vol 20, Iss. 1 pp 16-29. Although a small body of research has explored drivers’ decisions to leave the scene of a road traffic collision (hit-and-run), little research has explored how understanding the processes of hit-and-run collisions could inform prevention strategies. Drawing upon findings from a literature review and in-depth interviews with 52 convicted hit-and-run drivers, a crime script approach is utilised as a heuristic device to explore the precursors, immediate aftermath and longer-term aftermath of hit-and-run events. (Palgrave Macmillan)

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Sanders, Teela and Laing, Mary. (2018). Policing the Sex Industry. Policing the Sex Industry draws on the research and expertise of academics and practitioners, presenting advanced scholarship across a range of countries and spaces. Unpicking the relationship between police practice and commercial sex whilst speaking to the current policy agendas, Policing the Sex Industry explores key issues including: trafficking, decriminalisation, localised impacts of punitive policing approaches, uneven policing approaches, hate-crime approaches and the impact of policing on trans sex workers. (Routledge)

ISBN 9781138716629

Sanders, T., Scoular, J., Campbell, R., Pitcher, J., Cunningham, S. (2018). Internet Sex Work. This book takes readers behind the screen to uncover how digital technologies have affected the UK sex Using Photo-Elicitationto to Explore the Lived Experience of Offender Supervision industry. The authors use extensive new datasets to explore the working practices, safety and regulation of the sex industry, for female, male and trans sex workers primarily working in the UK. Insights are given as to how sex workers use the internet in their everyday working lives, appropriating social media, private online spaces and marketing strategies to manage their profiles, businesses and careers. (Palgrave Macmillan)

ISBN 978-3-319-65630-4

Cunningham, Stewart, Sanders, Teela and Platt, Lucy (London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine). (2018). Sex Work and Occupational Homicide: Analysis of a U.K. Murder Database. This article presents an analysis of occupational homicides of sex workers in the United Kingdom, 1990-2016. Characteristics of 110 people murdered between 1990 and 2016 are explored including the location of their murder, ethnicity, migration status, and gender. (Sage)

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School of History, Politics and International Relations

Brace, Laura. (2018). The Politics of Slavery. What makes a slave a slave? What does it mean to think about slavery as a political concept? What happens when we try to bring slaves back into the history of political thought? This book examines slavery and freedom as founding narratives of the liberal subject, of empire and of modernity, and then goes on to explore the contested meanings of the discourse of ‘modern slavery’ in the contemporary contexts of trafficking and incarceration.(Edinburgh University Press)


Dover, Robert. (2017). The Palgrave Handbook of Security, Risk and Intelligence. This handbook provides a detailed analysis of threats and risk in the international system and of how governments and their intelligence services must adapt and function in order to manage the evolving security environment. This environment, now and for the foreseeable future, is characterised by complexity and disruptive technologies and techniques. (Palgrave)

ISBN 9781137536754

Hamill, James. (2018). Africa’s Lost Leader: South Africa’s Continental Role Since Apartheid. This book challenges the received wisdom that South Africa is the dominant power in Africa. It explores the country’s difficult and complex relationship with the rest of the continent in the postapartheid era and examines the various ways in which the country has struggled to translate its economic, diplomatic and military weight into tangible foreign policy successes and enduring influence on the ground. (Routledge for the International Institute for Strategic Studies)

ISBN 978-1-13854965-4

Knox, Zoe. (2018). Jehovah’s Witnesses and the Secular World: From the 1870s to the Present. This book examines the historic tensions between Jehovah’s Witnesses and government authorities, civic organisations, established churches and the broader public. Witnesses originated in the 1870s as small, loose-knit groups calling themselves Bible Students. Today, there are some eight million Witnesses worldwide, all actively engaged in evangelism under the direction of the Watch Tower organisation. (Palgrave Macmillan)

ISBN 978-1-137-39604-4

Leicester Law School

Desmond, Alan. (2017). Shining New Light on the UN Migrant Workers Convention. This edited collection is an important contribution to the relatively scant literature on the UN Migrant Workers Convention. Though one of the ten core international human rights instruments, the Convention has been ratified by only 51 states. Despite the fact that the EU is an important destination region for migrants, no EU member state has yet signed up to the Convention. The book examines the application of the Convention in states which have ratified it and examines the EU’s aversion to it. (Pretoria University Law Press)

ISBN 978-1-920538-73-6

School of Media, Communications and Sociology

Matthews, Julian ; Al Habsi, Maiya. (2018). Addressing a region? The Arab imagined audience and newsworthiness in the production of Al Jazeera Arabic. This article uses the concept of the ‘imagined audience’ to explore the production of Al Jazeera Arabic. From interviewing journalists and observing production processes, it uncovers a constructed view of Arab people and culture that journalists use to build the Al Jazeera news agenda and justify its distinctiveness. (International Communication Gazette)

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Tsatsou, Panayiota. (2018). Social Media and Informal Organisation of Citizen Activism: Lessons From the Use of Facebook in the Sunflower Movement. This study finds that Sunflower Movement in Taiwan participants engaged with Facebook’s information spreading and sharing functions and that Facebook supported the self-organised and loosely structured character of the movement. It also fostered participant’s altruism and their desire to awaken the public. The study shows that leadership structures still exist in such technologically mediated movements, but decision-making is rather complex and multi-layered. (Social Media + Society (Sage))

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Tsatsou, Panayiota, Choudrie, Jyoti. Kurnia, Sherah. (2018). Social Inclusion and Usability of ICT-enabled Services. This is a cutting-edge book that explores a wide range of issues concerning innovative ICTenabled digital services, their usability and their consequent role in social inclusion. It includes the impacts of the use of ICTenabled digital services on individuals, organisations, governments and society, and offers a theoretically informed and empirically rich account of the sociotechnical, management and policy aspects of social inclusion and innovative ICTenabled digital services. (Routledge)

ISBN 9781138935556

Zhu, Yimei and Purdam, Kingsley (University of Manchester). (2018). Social media, science communication and the academic super user in the United Kingdom. This study investigate academics’ use of social media in research work. Findings from a survey of over 1,800 academics in the UK suggests that most scholars recognised the value and importance of more open science communication and data sharing, but many had concerns about the potential risks. A small group, who can be termed super users, were frequently communicating updates of their ongoing research on the social media. Active practice is related to institutional encouragement and trainings. (First Monday)

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