Etheldreda, Princess of East Anglia, Queen of Northumbria and Abbess of Ely, was a remarkable woman who lived in restless, violent times not unlike our own, when old beliefs were dying and new ones were struggling to emerge. Pagan clashed with Christian as the seven kingdoms of the Germanic tribes warred against each other and against the native Celts. Occasionally an uneasy peace was bought by the skilful use of the diplomatic marriage, and twice Etheldreda, though vowed to chastity, submitted to marriage for political reasons. When her second husband refused to accept the arrangement between them, she fled south, her escape to the Island of Ely apparently aided by storms that intervened on her behalf. She lived only a few years as abbess of the religious community she founded at Ely before dying of plague. Ever since, pilgrims have turned to her for miracles of help and healing. But this is not just the story of a seventh-century Anglo-Saxon saint. It is about the general human struggle to comprehend the enigma of existence and to come to terms with Christs God, faced as we are by a violent and cruel world. It is about the periods when we give up the struggle, reverting either to the darkest negativity or to superstition - and the rare but wonderful periods when we are lifted high by the inrush of spiritual certainty. This edition also contains several pages of chronology, genealogy, place names, notes and a map.
This book examines the concept of community unionism, which argues that the future of the labour movement and industrial relations lies with the community and local labour markets. Providing a conceptual overview of the term, the book uses international case studies and draws on faith-based organizations to explore the issue. IONA BYFORD Lecturer at the University of Portsmouth Business School in the Department of HRM and Marketing, UK IAN FITZGERALD Senior Researcher in the School of the Built Environment at Northumbria University, UK IAN GREENWOOD Lecturer in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management in the Division of Work and Employment Relations (WERD) and a member of the Centre for Employment Relations, Innovation and Change (CERIC), Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK JANE HOLGATE Senior Research Fellow at the Working Lives Research Institute, London Metropolitan University, UK JO MCBRIDE Lecturer in Industrial Relations and HRM at the University of Bradford, School of Management, UK MIGUEL MARTINEZ LUCIO Professor at the University of Manchester, Manchester Business School, UK KIM MOODY Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Research in Employment Studies, University of Hertfordshire, UK ROBERT PERRETT Lecturer in Industrial Relations and Human Resource Management at Bradford University School of Management, UK CAROL STEPHENSON Senior Lecturer in the Sociology of Inequality at the University of Northumbria, UK PAUL STEWART Professor of the Sociology of Work and Employment, University of Strathclyde, UK JOHN STIRLING teaches employment relations and is Head of Division of Sociology and Criminology at Northumbria University, UK AMANDA TATTERSALL is a Union and Community Organizer and Researcher and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Unions NSW, the Peak Central Labour Council in New South Wales, Australia EDSON IOSHIAQUI URANO Lecturer in the Department of Portuguese Language& Luso-Brazilian Studies, Faculty of Foreign Studies, Sophia University, Japan
This book acts as a highly practical guide for new and experienced lecturers, learning supporters and leaders in Higher Education; and offers plentiful examples and vignettes showing how learning can be brought to life through activity and engagement. It offers numerous pragmatic illustrations of how to design and deliver an engaging curriculum, and assess students learning authentically. Sound scholarship and research-informed approaches to Higher Education teaching and learning underpins the myriad accessible and readily recognizable examples of how real educators solve the challenges of contemporary Higher Education. Additionally, guidance is offered on how to present evidence for those seeking accreditation of their teaching and leadership in Higher Education, as well as useful advice for experienced HE teachers seeking to advance their careers into more senior roles, on the basis of their strong teaching and pedagogic leadership. The book will be of great interest to students and researchers working in Education, and will be invaluable reading for both new and experienced lecturers working in HE institutions. Kay Sambell is a professor in the Department of Learning and Teaching Enhancement at Edinburgh Napier University, UK; she is also a UK National Teaching Fellow and Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Sally Brown is an Independent Consultant and Emerita Professor at Leeds Beckett University, UK. She is also a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Senior Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association and a UK National Teaching Fellow. Linda Graham is Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, and a senior lecturer and programme route leader in the Department of Social Work, Education and Community Wellbeing at Northumbria University, UK.
This book probes the vitality, potentiality and ability of new communication and technological changes to drive online-based civil action across Africa. In a continent booming with mobile innovation and a plethora of social networking sites, the Internet is considered a powerful platform used by pro-democracy activists to negotiate and sometimes push for reform-based political and social changes in Africa. The book discusses and theorizes digital activism within social and geo-political realms, analysing cases such as the #FeesMustFall and #BringBackOurGirls campaigns in South Africa and Nigeria respectively to question the extent to which they have changed the dynamics of digital activism in sub-Saharan Africa. Comparative case study reflections in eight African countries identify and critique digital concepts questioning what impact they have had on the civil society. Cases also explore the African LGBT community as a social movement while discussing opportunities and challenges faced by online activists fighting for LGBT equality. Finally, gender-based activists using digital tools to gain attention and facilitate social changes are also appraised. Bruce Mutsvairo is Senior Lecturer in Journalism at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.
Using a range of case-studies, this book analyzes corporate governance relationships between several African countries and the international community, providing an ethical assessment of issues surrounding globalization and adherence to external governance mechanisms. Employing a methodological approach, Corporate Governance in Africa critiques occidental perspectives of corporate governance in relation to the needs of separate states, and the contradictions that arise when local cultures are not taken in to consideration. With case studies from Egypt, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya and The Gambia the book presents a comprehensive view of North, East, West and South Africa with contributions from global experts in the field. The authors critique the transformations deemed necessary for governance procedures in order to facilitate confidence and inward investment for these African states. Kerry E. Howell holds the Chair of Governance at Plymouth University Graduate School of Management, UK. His research interests and scholarly expertise include areas relating to methodology, governance and leadership on which he has written extensively. Kerry is Chair of the Public Administration Committee, member of the Joint Universities Committee and on the editorial board of the International Journal of Management and Law. M. Karim Sorour is a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and Financial Management and the PhD programme leader at the Faculty of Business & Law, Northumbria University, UK. He has more than 13 years experience in the fields of consultancy, research and executive training and his research interests include corporate governance, corporate social responsibility and management accounting with emphasis on developing countries. Karim is an editor of Cogent Business and Management Journal and a steering committee member of the BAFA- Accounting & Finance in Emerging Economies (AFEE) research interest group.