The Story of a Terrace Cult
Author: Phil Thornton
Publisher: Milo Books Ltd
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: N.A
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DAILY RECORD 'The rise of the casual is revealed!' THE WORD 'Thornton's intricate study and compilation of eye witness accounts is the new standard bearer.' WHEN SATURDAY COMES 'An essential read for all purveyors of terrace culture.' First came the Teds, then the Mods, Rockers, Hippies, Skinheads, Suedeheads and Punks. But by the late Seventies, a new youth fashion had appeared in Britain. Its adherents were often linked to violent football gangs, wore designer sportswear and made the bootboys of previous years look like the dinosaurs they were. They were known as scallies, Perry Boys, trendies and dressers. But the name that stuck was Casuals. And this grassroots phenomenon, largely ignored by the media, was to change the face of both British fashion and international style. CASUALS recounts how the working-class fascination with sharp dressing and sartorial one-upmanship crystallised the often bitter rivalries of the hooligan gangs and how their culture spread across the terraces, clubs and beyond. It is the definitive book for football, music and fashion obsessives alike.

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

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.

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.

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.

Casuals in the Caucasus - The Diary of a Sporting Holiday

Author: Agnes Herbert
Publisher: Jones Press
ISBN: 9781443788274
Category: Travel
Page: 388
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ... (6) Columns for Discount on Purchases and Discount on Notes on the same side of the Cash Book; (c) Columns for Discount on Sales and Cash Sales on the debit side of the Cash Book; (d) Departmental columns in the Sales Book and in the Purchase Book. Controlling Accounts.--The addition of special columns in books of original entry makes possible the keeping of Controlling Accounts. The most common examples of such accounts are Accounts Receivable account and Accounts Payable account. These summary accounts, respectively, displace individual customers' and creditors' accounts in the Ledger. The customers' accounts are then segregated in another book called the Sales Ledger or Customers' Ledger, while the creditors' accounts are kept in the Purchase or Creditors' Ledger. The original Ledger, now much reduced in size, is called the General Ledger. The Trial Balance now refers to the accounts in the General Ledger. It is evident that the task of taking a Trial Balance is greatly simplified because so many fewer accounts are involved. A Schedule of Accounts Receivable is then prepared, consisting of the balances found in the Sales Ledger, and its total must agree with the balance of the Accounts Receivable account shown in the Trial Balance. A similar Schedule of Accounts Payable, made up of all the balances in the Purchase Ledger, is prepared, and it must agree with the balance of the Accounts Payable account of the General Ledger." The Balance Sheet.--In the more elementary part of the text, the student learned how to prepare a Statement of Assets and Liabilities for the purpose of disclosing the net capital of an enterprise. In the present chapter he was shown how to prepare a similar statement, the Balance Sheet. For all practical...


Author: William 1881 McFee
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9781361006320
Category: History
Page: 498
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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
View: 1990

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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.

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.


Power, Identity and Fandom in Football
Author: Adam Brown
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134677286
Category: Art
Page: 312
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Embracing studies of football fans across Europe, this book tackles questions of power, national and regional identities, and race and racism, highlighting the changing role of fans in the game. Combining new approaches to the study of fan culture with critical assessments of the commercialization of the game, this fascinating book offers a comprehensive and timely examination of the state of European football supporters culture as the game prepares itself for the next millennium. The contributors, all leading figures in sports studies, consider: * whether football remains the peoples game, or if it is now run entirely by and for club owners and directors who have overseen the flotation of clubs on the stock exchange, a new focus on merchandising and the escalation of players salaries * the role of FIFA and UEFA in the struggle for control of world football * manifestations of racism and extreme nationalism in football, from the English medias xenophobic coverage of Euro 96 to the demonisation of Eric Cantona * media representations of national identity in football coverage in Germany, France and Spain * the interplay of national, religious and club identities among fans in England, Scotland, Ireland, Portugal and Scandinavia * the role of the law in regulating football * the future for supporters at a time when watching the match is more likely to mean turning on the television than going to a football ground.

The Art of Retail Buying

An Introduction to Best Practices from the Industry
Author: Marie-Louise Jacobsen
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470823224
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 405
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Buying for retail is a demanding and challenging job that requires a creative flair, a strong awareness of fashion trends, life trends as well as good interpersonal and team working skills. Buyers and merchandisers have to ensure that the right merchandise is being sent to the right stores, at the right time, in the right quantities. This takes a blend of forward planning and rapid response to consumer demands. In combination with the other areas of the business, success comes from maximizing profit, which is achieved through anticipating customer needs and responding rapidly to immediate issues. It involves complex data analysis, liaison with the stores operation teams and balancing store stock levels. To succeed as a professional buyer, you will need strong analytical and numerical skills, an interest and understanding of consumer demands and strong commercial awareness. You also need to have an ability to understand and prioritize issues quickly and efficiently. Progression into the Merchandising function also involves the ability to manage change. The better equipped you are in your buying function the better you will be able to adapt to these changes. The best change of all is to graduate from a good buyer to an outstanding one! To handle the complexity of data and to enable you to contribute effectively in the critical role of a buyer, you need the right skill-sets and a right mind-set. Both of which can be learned in The Art of Retail Buying. This easy to read guide is written in a concise & pictorial style with colorful images that enables you to follow step-by-step each function of a buyer. The Art of Retail Buying will inspire you, motivate you and encourage you towards merchandising excellence!

The Law Officers' departments departmental report 2007

Author: Great Britain: Attorney General's Office,Great Britain, H.M. Treasury,Great Britain. Treasury
Publisher: The Stationery Office
ISBN: 9780101711425
Category: Political Science
Page: 113
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This report considers the work and expenditure plans of the Law Officers' Departments, covering the Attorney General's Office, Crown Prosecution Service, the Revenue and Customs Prosecution Office (formerly the Customs and Excise Prosecutions Office), the Serious Fraud Office, the Treasury Solicitor's Department and HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate.