New release on Peter Lang Open: Where Community Happens: The Kibbutz and the Philosophy of Communalism

«Henry Near has spent a lifetime studying utopianism and intentional communities, with a special focus on the kibbutzim of Israel, of which he is the leading historian. This book brings together his thoughtful reflections on the kibbutzim and related topics. It will long be a benchmark in its field.» (Tim Miller, Professor of Religious Studies, … Continue reading

Simon Bennett on James Nesbitt’s History Channel series on 9 April

Simon Bennett, author of How Pilots Live and series editor for Systems Thinking for Safety, will appear on James Nesbitt’s History Channel series, ‘Disasters that Destroyed Britain’. For information, click here. Simon Bennett will appear on the segment on the Munich Air Crash airing on Monday 9 April on The History Channel at 9pm.

New article by Simon Bennett in AIR International Magazine

Author and Series Editor Simon Bennett has published on the ‘National Police Air Support’ in AIR International Magazine, after flying with the unit to witness the UK police force at work. His book series, Systems Thinking for Safety, has recently launched. Read more about the series here. He is also the author of How Pilots … Continue reading

Movement and Connectivity published

Through a series of case studies from Southern and Eastern Africa, Oceania, and Europe, Movement and Connectivity: Configurations of Belonging explores the analytical usefulness of the concept of «mobility» for anthropological thought and theorization. The book scrutinizes mobility through long-term ethnographies that encompass life histories of individual persons, cyclical household developments, and the evolution of … Continue reading

How Pilots Live author Simon Bennett working with the National Police Air Service

Dr Simon Bennett, author of How Pilots Live, is working with the National Police Air Service on research to improve patient safety. Read the latest news about his research here. On How Pilots Live: «I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to understand what our ‘glamorous’ way of life is really like; to … Continue reading

Football, Ethnicity and Community shortlisted for the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize

Peter Lang is pleased to announce that Football, Ethnicity and Community: The Life of an African-Caribbean Football Club by Paul Ian Campbell has been shortlisted for the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize. We congratulate our author! More information on the title can be found here. The book has previously been named the winner of the British … Continue reading

How Pilots Live author Simon Bennett on the new Heathrow runway

Plans for extra Heathrow runway are ‘already obsolete’, says University of Leicester academic Dr Simon Bennett, author of How Pilots Live, reported to the Commons Transport Select Committee’s inquiry into modernisation of the UK’s airspace A researcher at the University of Leicester has told a Commons Transport Select Committee that plans to build a new … Continue reading

Vulnerable Futures, Transformative Pasts published

Vulnerability reins our time. People know that their world is changing in ways that they cannot foresee. Communities disintegrate and boundaries lose their relevance. Drawing on the concept of vulnerability as an affective relation individuals hold with their world and with their lives, this book analyzes vulnerability as it is immanently connected to temporality. It … Continue reading

Football, Ethnicity and Community shortlisted for BSA Philip Abrams Memorial Prize

Football, Ethnicity and Community: The Life of an African-Caribbean Football Club by Paul Ian Campbell has been shortlisted for the British Sociological Association Philip Abrams Memorial Prize 2017. Congratulations to Paul Ian! This book is a case study of an African-Caribbean-founded football club, Meadebrook Cavaliers, from the English East Midlands. Covering the years 1970 to … Continue reading

Community Action in a Contested Society published

« As you read this book, you will discover how a peace process can be built from the bottom up. If you want to find out how Northern Ireland coped with its long-running nightmare of recurring violence, you will see here how community activists responded with courage, resilience and amazing leadership – unsung heroes and … Continue reading

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