The Casuals

Author: Sally Breen
Publisher: HarperCollins Australia
ISBN: 0730493741
Page: 384
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Sally Breen gives voice to her generation - those somehow smashed in between all the X's and the Y's - maybe lost, maybe beat but most of all casual. 'three things happened at the dawn of the 1990s that would change everything about how we had lived before. We graduated high school, Microsoft shipped Windows 3.0 and America started the Gulf War. We became adults in the 1990s. the start of the world gone mega. Gone global. Gone mad. We became the Casuals and this is our story.' the Casuals is the story of the life and times of one young woman's journey through the last two decades of the 20th century; from her pop-fuelled adolescence in the 1980s to a full-blown grunge ride in the 1990s, Sally Breen is the girl your mother warned you about. A charged and heady exploration of sex, drugs and pop culture, it is also a meditation on loss, death and grief as the author struggles to reconcile her place in a chaotic world. Sally Breen gives voice to her generation; those somehow smashed in between all the Xers and Ys - maybe lost, maybe beat, but most of all casual. 'a stunning example of the honest, meticulous and beautifully rendered details of a supposed ordinary life' - Matthew Condon 'a memoir of unquiet things told quietly but with courageous brio against a finely etched suburban background of the 1980s and 1990s' - Frank Moorhouse

Congratulations, You Have Just Met the Casuals

The True Story of Aberdeen's Staunchest Fans
Author: Dan Rivers
Publisher: John Blake
ISBN: 9781844543076
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 303
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It was the look and the attitude that defined the UK in the 1980s. It was "a culture unto its own" that brought with it an unforgettable style that was as important as the team. It was about confrontation and being involved, a good fight and being part of the mob. This was the Casual movement—a new breed ofnbsp;soccer fan, bringing with them a new way to terrorize the terraces. Scotland led the way, and of them all, Aberdeen soccer club's Aberdeen Soccer Casuals (the ASC) became the most notorious, most feared, and most copied mob in the country. Told from a unique perspective at the heart of the action, this is their explosive and exhilarating story. Forthright, honest, and passionate, this is the only account you'll ever need to read about the most formidable fans in Scotland. It's time to meet the Aberdeen Soccer Casuals.

Bloody Casuals: Diary of a Football Hooligan

Author: Jay Allan
Publisher: Jay Allan
ISBN: 1909270911
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 144
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A cult classic, Jay Allan's "Bloody Casuals" was one of the first books that offered a first-hand account of football violence and terrace culture in the 1980s. Focussing on Jay's rise through the ranks with the notorious Aberdeen Soccer Casuals, the book delivers a no-holds-barred account of the casual movement and glory days of British football hooligans. Available for the first time in eBook format, this edition includes a short 2015 Foreword by Jay and details of the long awaited sequel.

Acid Casuals

Author: Nicholas Blincoe
Publisher: Canelo
ISBN: 1910859443
Category: Fiction
Page: 220
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Sex, drugs, and disco: just a day in the life of Manchester’s deadliest hitwoman Estela has come to Manchester on a business trip. But not just any old business trip: she’s here to kill her ex-boss, the notorious gangster John Burgess. When Estela’s previous life as Paul Sorel comes to light, however, things start to get sticky. Plunged into a world of dodgy bouncers, bent coppers, weird DJs and Moss Side gangsters, Estela must use every skill at her disposal to get out of Manchester alive... Brimming with amphetamine energy and razor-sharp prose, this psychedelic romp through the gritty heart of 90s Manchester has earned a cult reputation as a modern crime classic ‘A classic crime thriller, re-routed to the gang-blighted nightclub-driven environs of post-acid house Manchester’ Select ‘The best debut crime novel of the year... blackly comic and highly inventive’ Daily Telegraph ‘British noir for the Pulp Fiction generation’ Observer

Cottons and Casuals: The Gendered Organisation of Labour in Time and Space

Author: Miriam Glucksmann
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134280939
Category: Social Science
Page: 196
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Cottons and Casuals explores the connections between women's work in different spheres since the 1930s: paid employment, at home, and in the community. Women's own testimony and an array of other source materials are used to develop new ways of looking at their changing patterns of living and working. The book examines changes in the organisation and commodification of domestic production and consumption, the use of technology, housing, family structures, gender relations and inter-generational mother-daughter relations. Differing temporalities of work are highlighted, as are their far-reaching effects for the organisation of peoples' lives and life courses. The significance of varying locations and spatial organisations of work for communities, streets, families and gender relations provides another important focus. In the process, Glucksmann addresses the nature of the research process, reflecting on her sources and her own work in the production of knowledge


Football, Fighting and Fashion : the Story of a Terrace Cult
Author: Phil Thornton
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781903854143
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 287
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First came the Teds, then the Mods and the Rockers, then Hippies, Skinheads and Punks. But by the late '70s, there was a new youth culture, one whose followers formed violent gangs, and were known as 'scallies,' 'trendies' and 'dressers' until the name Casuals finally stuck. Definitively tracing the roots of this inner-city Liverpool movement through first-person interviews with the main 'faces' of the gangs, Casuals explains how these hooligans evolved through the working-class fascination with sharp dressing to form bitter rivalries across England. With 16 pages of photos.

The Soul Stylists

Six Decades of Modernism - From Mods to Casuals
Author: Paolo Hewitt
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1780570236
Category: Design
Page: 208
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The Soul Stylists is about six decades of Modernism and a highly influential world of clothes and music, but one deliberately hidden away for years from the mainstream media. This book explores the enduring relationship that exists between American black music and British working-class style, tracing a Mod tradition that began in Soho just after the Second World War and continues to this day. From Mod to Casual, from Skinhead to Northern Souler, the soul stylists are an amazing family joined together by a tradition of secrecy, exclusivity and absolute indifference towards the outside world. They pass unnoticed because soul stylists always shun the spotlight. To them, attention to detail is far more important than attention seeking. And here in this book, for the very first time, are some of their stories.

Casuals in the Caucasus; the Diary of a Sporting Holiday

Author: Agnes Herbert
Publisher: BiblioBazaar, LLC
ISBN: 9781115237239
Category: History
Page: 414
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Colorful, Casual, and Comfy Quilts

Over 20 Quilts and Projects to Warm Your Home
Author: Karen Bolesta
Publisher: Rodale
ISBN: 9781579548452
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 168
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The joy of quilting is laid bare in this guide to warming the home and heart with patterns and designs for everything from full-sized quilts to wall hangings. Original.


Author: William 1881 McFee
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781361006320
Category: History
Page: 498
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Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
Author: N.A
Publisher: ICON Group International
ISBN: 9780546691863
Page: 49
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Use in Literature CasusThis pavement became the casus belli between myself and the street commissioner when I insisted that its restoration belonged to him, after I had removed the first eight inches of garbage.ndash;Jane Addams in Twenty Years At Hull House.The Chinese officials, headed by Yeh, had fully persuaded themselves that, as the English had put up with so much, and had acquiesced in the continued closing of the gates of Canton, they were not likely to make the 'Arrow' affair a casus belli.ndash;Demetrius Charles Boulger in China.There would be no need even to urge that in any case the wrong done by Harold to William gave William a casus belli against Harold, and that William, if victorious, might claim the crown of England, as a possession of Harold's, by right of conquest.ndash;E.A. Freeman in William the Conqueror.Clerical pens slaved, and brains skilled in legal casus toiled; for each official had the artist's liking for the curved line in preference to the straight.ndash;Nikolai Gogol in Dead Souls.Shepstone or any incident of a similar nature faded away, he appears to have determined to carry out his plans without any immediate pretext, and to make a /casus belli/ of his previous differences with the Government of the Republic.ndash;H. Rider Haggard in Cetywayo and his White Neighbours.They were after all insignificant, although sufficient to serve as a /casus belli/ to a statesman determined to fight.ndash;H. Rider Haggard in Cetywayo and his White Neighbours.No quarter, war to the death! a pretty woman is a casus belli; a pretty woman is flagrant misdemeanor.ndash;Victor Hugo in Les Miserables (tr Isabel F. Hapgood).For as regards the correctness and precision of the insight of the understanding, examples are commonly injurious rather than otherwise, because, as casus in terminis they seldom adequately fulfil the conditions of the rule.ndash;Immanuel Kant in The Critique of Pure Reason.Papa non potest remittere ullam culpam nisi declarando, et approbando remissam a deo Aut certe remittendo casus reservatos sibi, quibus contemptis culpa prorsus remaneret.ndash;Martin Luther in Martin Luther's 95 Theses; in English and Latin.His casus beli, accurately worded, would have read curiously.ndash;George Meredith in The Ordeal of Richard Feverel, vol 5.

San Francisco Port Study

Author: Maritime Cargo Transportation Conference (U.S.)
Publisher: National Academies
Category: Harbors
Page: N.A
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The Workhouse

The People, The Places, The Life Behind Doors
Author: Simon Fowler
Publisher: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783831510
Category: History
Page: 224
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The stories of those who lived in the shadow of the workhouse'??During the nineteenth century the workhouse cast a shadow over the lives of the poor. The destitute and the desperate sought refuge within its forbidding walls. And it was an ever-present threat if poor families failed to look after themselves properly. As a result a grim mythology has grown up about the horrors of the 'house' and the mistreatment meted out to the innocent pauper. ??In this fully-updated and revised edition of his bestselling book, Simon Fowler takes a fresh look at the workhouse and the people who sought help from it. He looks at how the system of the Poor Law _ of which the workhouse was a key part _ was organised and the men and women who ran the workhouses or were employed to care for the inmates.??But above all this is the moving story of the tens of thousands of children, men, women and the elderly who were forced to endure grim conditions to survive in an unfeeling world.??'A poignant account ... draws powerfully on letters from The National Archives ... [Simon Fowler] brings out the horror, but it is fair-minded to those struggling to be humane within an inhumane system,' The Independent??'A good introduction,' The Guardian.??The history of workhouses and poverty ('misery history') has recently been prominently covered on TV shows like WDYTYA? and ITV's Secrets from the Workhouse, and referenced in historical dramas like The Village and Ripper Street.

Gewalt ist eine Lösung

Morgens Polizist, abends Hooligan - mein geheimes Doppelleben
Author: Stefan Schubert
Publisher: Riva Verlag
ISBN: 3864130808
Category: Fiction
Page: 336
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Polizist als Hooligan entlarvt - diese Schockmeldung erschütterte 1996 die ganze Nation. Nach einem Fußballspiel hatten Hooligans in der Bielefelder Innenstadt eine Straßenschlacht mit 55 Verletzten angezettelt - an vorderster Front dabei: Stefan S., Polizist. Acht Jahre lang hatte der Polizeiobermeister in zwei Welten gelebt: Während er unter der Woche in Uniform auf Streife ging, zog er am Wochenende deutschland- und europaweit durch die Stadien. Hart und ehrlich berichtet Stefan Schubert von dem süchtig machenden Rausch der Gewalt und deckt zugleich das Versagen der Polizei auf, die ihn unbehelligt ließ, obwohl sie von seinem blutigen Hobby wusste. Nach einem geheimen Deal zwischen Staatsanwaltschaft, Gericht und Polizeiführung schied er aus dem Polizeidienst aus - jetzt packt er im Buch ***Gewalt ist eine Lösung*** aus.

Football Hooligans

Author: Nigel Cawthorne
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1849017670
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 160
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First-hand accounts of football violence, from infamous Millwall to Man U. Once dubbed 'the English disease', British match-day thuggery has spread right across Europe and beyond. Here is the inside story of that phenomenon from those that were there, taking part in the mayhem. 'Yob Laureate' Dougie Brimson and his brother Eddy offer a compelling description of match-day madness; Colin Ward goes steaming in, while other pieces detail the irresistible aggro of the local Derby, the tragedy inside Heysel Stadium and the violence surrounding England's 1998 World Cup match against Tunisia. Finally, Dougie Brimson asks if the police are not just another 'firm', simply participants in the violence.

Analysing Casual Conversation

Author: Suzanne Eggins,Diana Slade
Publisher: Equinox Publishing Ltd.
ISBN: 9781845530464
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 333
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This book develops a systematic model for the analysis and description of casual conversation in English, based on a large body of authentic data.

Football, Violence and Social Identity

Author: Richard Guilianotti
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134859430
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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Drawing on research from Britain, Europe, Argentina and the USA this volume examines the culture and loyalties of soccer players and crowds and their relationships to social order, disorder and violence. This informative and accessible book will be of interest to students of Sport Science and to all of those who love the game of soccer.