“The current pressures on Phnom Penh’s urban environment caused by neoliberalism and the rise of China as a global and economic political actor create an environment of dispossession and displacement for the urban poor where land title is not sufficient to guarantee tenure security.”- Johanna Brugman on her article 'Uncovering the individual/collective divide in planning responses to informal settlements as a structural cause of tenure insecurity in Phnom Penh, Cambodia', the latest Featured Article from IDPR. Available to read for free via Open Access.
EVENT: Why did the Beatles become a worldwide sensation? Liverpool University Press and the Institute of Popular Music present Cass R. Sunstein in conversation with Holly Tessler to discuss Cass’s recent Journal of Beatles Studies article Beatlemania: On informational cascades and spectacular success. Cass and Holly will be joined by Paul Abbott, co-host of The Big Beatles Sort Out podcast, for a ‘desert island discs’ of Beatles solo material. This event is FREE to attend no booking required. TUESDAY 06TH DECEMBER 2022, 4PM-6PM. THE RENDALL BUILDING, LECTURE THEATRE 8, University of Liverpool.
This year Labour History: a Journal of Labour and Social History marks its 60th anniversary with a mix of reminiscence and anticipation in its latest issue. To mark the occasion, Editor Diane Kirkby has selected articles from past issues of the journal which will be available free to read for the next month.
From 16th November to 16th December 2022 it is Disability History Month throughout the UK, with events throughout the month celebrating the themes of Disability, Health and Wellbeing. To mark this, the team at Liverpool University Press have put together a curated reading list full of OA and free to read content.
This month sees the launch of a new special collection on Modern Languages Open that brings together both academics and practitioners working on language and education in the Lusophone world and is bilingual in English and Portuguese, thus maximising opportunities for dissemination and impact and challenging the anglocentricity of academic scholarship. Here, editor Nicola Bermingham explains the research context and thinking that informs this collection of essays.