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 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

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: 1134280866
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

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.

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.

A Casual Revolution

Reinventing Video Games and Their Players
Author: Jesper Juul
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262285803
Category: Games & Activities
Page: 264
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We used to think that video games were mostly for young men, but with the success of the Nintendo Wii, and the proliferation of games in browsers, cell phone games, and social games video games changed changed fundamentally in the years from 2000 to 2010. These new casual games are now played by men and women, young and old. Players need not possess an intimate knowledge of video game history or devote weeks or months to play. At the same time, many players of casual games show a dedication and skill that is anything but casual. In A Casual Revolution, Jesper Juul describes this as a reinvention of video games, and of our image of video game players, and explores what this tells us about the players, the games, and their interaction. With this reinvention of video games, the game industry reconnects with a general audience. Many of today's casual game players once enjoyed Pac-Man, Tetris, and other early games, only to drop out when video games became more time-consuming and complex. Juul shows that it is only by understanding what a game requires of players, what players bring to a game, how the game industry works, and how video games have developed historically that we can understand what makes video games fun and why we choose to play (or not to play) them. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book is missing some of the images found in the physical edition.

Smart Casual

The Transformation of Gourmet Restaurant Style in America
Author: Alison Pearlman
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226651401
Category: Architecture
Page: 209
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Explores the evolution of gourmet restaurant style in recent decades, which has led to an increasing informality in restaurant design, and examines what these changes say about current attitudes toward taste.

Dress Casual

How College Students Redefined American Style
Author: Deirdre Clemente
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469614073
Category: Education
Page: 208
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Dress Casual: How College Students Redefined American Style

Very Casual

Author: Michael DeForge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780987963079
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 152
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A collection of stories by Michael DeForge about litter gangs, meat-filled snowmen, righteous cops, beagle/human hybrids, and forest-bound drag queens.

Casual Hex

Author: Vicki Lewis Thompson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780451412683
Category: Fiction
Page: 325
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The fate of Gwen Dubois's love life is in the hands of Big Knob's resident matchmaking witch and wizard when they ask the two men vying for Gwen's affections to prove their love in ways no one could have ever imagined. Original.

It Takes More Than Casual Fridays and Free Coffee

Building a Business Culture That Works for Everyone
Author: D. Adams
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137526963
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 207
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Culture is a game changer. In It Takes More than Casual Fridays and Free Coffee , Adams includes stories and practical advice as well as related exercises and assessments to help you identify company and personal strengths and weaknesses. This book is your front-row seat to building and perpetuating a successful culture in any business.

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.

Spring Casuals

Author: Leisure Arts,Spinrite
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781609008581
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 28
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Spring into a stylish new wardrobe! These 6 knitted springtime sweaters will keep you covered just right, whether the day is balmy or breezy, and they look great, too! From beginner to advanced, there's a sweater pattern here for every skill level.

Gertie Sews Vintage Casual

A Modern Guide to Sportswear Styles of the 1940s and 1950s
Author: Gretchen Hirsch
Publisher: Stewart, Tabori and Chang
ISBN: 9781617690747
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 224
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The sewing expert behind and PBS' It's Sew Easy celebrates post-war fashions by offering patterns and techniques for creating more than 30 pieces of casual-vintage clothing inspired by icons Katharine Hepburn, Audrey Hepburn and Rosie the Riveter.