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Inglis, Fred

Works: 61 works in 447 publications in 4 languages and 17,526 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Other
Classifications: PR4836, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Fred Inglis
The delicious history of the holiday by Fred Inglis( )

24 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and Chinese and held by 1,825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our holidays lie near the heart of our emotional life, enjoyed for a fortnight, fed on in imagination for eleven months of the year. What we want from our holidays tells a lot about who we are and what we wish we were. In this charming account, Fred Inglis traces the rise of the holiday from its early roots in the Grand Tour, through the coming of Thomas Cook and his Blackpool packages, to sex tourism and the hippie trail to Kathmandu. He celebrates the bodily pleasures of generations of tourists--from Edwardian banquets in Paris to fish and chips on the beach, from the Bright Young Things on the Riviera to the chosen hardships of the sea, the desert wastes and the mountain tops. He considers the ideals and the spiritual aspirations which are part of what we look for in a holiday, but he also warns of a darker current--how we have increasingly destroyed what we take most pleasure in and how the dealings between those who have much and those who have little can seldom, however good our intentions, avoid the taint of exploitation
A short history of celebrity by Fred Inglis( )

17 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,822 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love it or hate it, celebrity is one of the dominant features of modern life-and one of the least understood. Fred Inglis sets out to correct this problem in this entertaining and enlightening social history of modern celebrity, from eighteenth-century London to today's Hollywood. Vividly written and brimming with fascinating stories of figures whose lives mark important moments in the history of celebrity, this book explains how fame has changed over the past two-and-a-half centuries. Starting with the first modern celebrities in mid-eighteenth-century London, including Samuel Johnson and the Prince Regent, the book traces the changing nature of celebrity and celebrities through the age of the Romantic hero, the European fin de siecle, and the Gilded Age in New York and Chicago. In the twentieth century, the book covers the Jazz Age, the rise of political celebrities such as Mussolini, Hitler, and Stalin, and the democratization of celebrity in the postwar decades, as actors, rock stars, and sports heroes became the leading celebrities. Arguing that celebrity is a mirror reflecting some of the worst as well as some of the best aspects of modern history itself, Inglis considers how the lives of the rich and famous provide not only entertainment but also social cohesion and, like morality plays, examples of what-and what not-to do. This book will interest anyone who is curious about the history that lies behind one of the great preoccupations of our lives
History man : the life of R.G. Collingwood by Fred Inglis( )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Best known today for his philosophies of history and art, Collingwood was also a historian, archaeologist, sailor, artist, and musician. A figure of enormous energy and ambition, he took as his subject nothing less than the whole of human endeavor, and he lived in the same way, seeking to experience the complete range of human passion. In this vivid and swiftly paced narrative, Fred Inglis tells the dramatic story of a remarkable life, from Collingwood's happy Lakeland childhood to his successes at Oxford, his archaeological digs as a renowned authority on Roman Britain, his solo sailing adventures in the English Channel, his long struggle with illness, and his sometimes turbulent romantic life. --from publisher description
Key concepts in education by Fred Inglis( )

20 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides education students with more than 100 essential themes, topics and expressions likely to be encountered in course work and professional practice. Each entry provides: a definition of the concept, a description of the historical and practical context, an explanation of how the concept is applied, an evaluation of the concept, references and suggested further reading
Life among the anthros and other essays by Clifford Geertz( )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 1,188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Clifford Geertz (1926-2006) was perhaps the most influential anthropologist of our time, but his influence extended far beyond his field to encompass all facets of contemporary life. Nowhere were his gifts for directness, humor, and steady revelation more evident than in the pages of the New York Review of Books, where for nearly four decades he shared his acute vision of the world in all its peculiarity. This book brings together the finest of Geertz's review essays from the New York Review along with a representative selection of later pieces written at the height of his powers, some that first appeared in periodicals such as Dissent, others never before published. This collection exemplifies Geertz's extraordinary range of concerns, beginning with his first essay for the Review in 1967, in which he reviews, with muffled hilarity, the anthropologist Bronislaw Malinowski. This book includes Geertz's unflinching meditations on Western academia's encounters with the non-Western world, and on the shifting and clashing places of societies in the world generally. Geertz writes eloquently and arrestingly about such major figures as Gandhi, Foucault, and Genet, and on topics as varied as Islam, globalization, feminism, and the failings of nationalism. Life among the Anthros and Other Essays demonstrates Geertz's uncommon wisdom and consistently keen and hopeful humor, confirming his status as one of our most important and enduring public intellectuals." -- Jacket
Keats by Fred Inglis( Book )

23 editions published between 1966 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

There is an unforgivably large number of books on Keats, and although the author tries to justify this addition in the body of the text, he also thinks it is proper to offer some explanation at this stage
The cruel peace : everyday life in the Cold War by Fred Inglis( Book )

9 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and held by 734 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People's witness : the journalist in modern politics by Fred Inglis( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

People's Witness is a study of the relationship between journalism and politics in the 20th century, telling the stories of the journalists - both good and bad - who've played key roles
The promise of happiness : value and meaning in children's fiction by Fred Inglis( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and Japanese and held by 572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Breed opgezette studie waarin vanuit cultuurfilosofische beschouwingen over de waarde en de betekenis van fictie een visie op (jeugd- )literatuur wordt ontwikkeld, die toegepast wordt op belangrijke Engelstalige (jeugd- )boeken
Clifford Geertz : culture, custom, and ethics by Fred Inglis( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first full-scale study of the work of Clifford Geertz, who is one of the best-known anthropologists in the world today. Fred Inglis situates Geertz's thought in the context of his life and times, reviewing its forty-year range." "Geertz's progress is charted in detail by his field work in Java, Bali and Morocco, as well as his work in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. His two collections of essays, the Interpretation of Cultures and Local Knowledge, are summarized and criticized. The celebrated and controversial essay on the Balinese cockfight is defended against its critics, and in an extended conclusion, his account of the Balinese Theatre-State is, as Geertz suggests, proposed as a more adequate method for the combined study of culture and politics than the professionals' routine application of heavy-handed concepts such as 'power' and 'status'."--Jacket
The Elizabethan poets: the making of English poetry from Wyatt to Ben Jonson by Fred Inglis( Book )

16 editions published between 1969 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Raymond Williams by Fred Inglis( Book )

18 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In his life Raymond Williams played many parts: child of the Black Mountains, inspirational adult lecturer, Cambridge professor, folk hero and guru of the Left. After his death, he remained a symbolic figure and his classic works, Culture and Society, The Long Revolution and The Country and the City continue to inspire generations all over the world. In this first major biography, Fred Inglis has spoken to those who knew this complex and charismatic man at every stage of his life, from his boyhood years in the Welsh border country to his brief years of retirement. Through their voices and his own passionate and at times combative engagement with his subject, he tells a story of a life not just for its time but for our own. After Thatcher and Reagan, after the cold war, Williams still has much to teach us about the nature of a good and just society and about the constant struggle to attain it
Media theory : an introduction by Fred Inglis( Book )

30 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cultural studies by Fred Inglis( Book )

22 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ideology and the imagination by Fred Inglis( Book )

10 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capitalism and communication : global culture and the economics of information by Nicholas Garnham( Book )

11 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English poetry, 1550-1660 by Fred Inglis( Book )

11 editions published in 1965 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Popular culture and political power by Fred Inglis( Book )

18 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The management of ignorance : a political theory of the curriculum by Fred Inglis( Book )

14 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An essential discipline: an introduction to literary criticism by Fred Inglis( Book )

13 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The delicious history of the holiday
A short history of celebrityHistory man : the life of R.G. CollingwoodKey concepts in educationLife among the anthros and other essaysPeople's witness : the journalist in modern politicsThe promise of happiness : value and meaning in children's fictionClifford Geertz : culture, custom, and ethicsRaymond Williams
Alternative Names
Fred Inglis British academic

Inglis, Frederick

Inglis, Frederick Charles.

Inglis, Frederick Charles 1937-

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