Latest Alumni Publications
Here you’ll find the latest round-up of publications written by Mansfield alumni. If you’ve recently published a book, or have any other news, please share it with us. Publications are added throughout the year.
Toby Purser (History, 1989)
The Making of England (Amberley Publishing, 2022)
'The Making of England' seeks to challenge the established narrative of the inevitable rise of the unified Christian state. England was not exceptional in its governance, parliaments, religion or monarchy: it was a European state.
Andrew Beattie (Geography, 1987)
The Secret in the Tower (Sweet Cherry Publishing, 2022)
Andrew Beattie's book for children aged 10-12 is set in medieval London during the last days of the reign of King Richard III.
1485. Richard III is King of England. Henry Tudor's invasion looms. Jack Broom thinks that war and politics have nothing to do with him. He is a simple apothecary's boy dreaming of becoming a surgeon - until soldiers mistake him for a boy of noble birth. Narrowly avoiding being dragged to the Tower of London, Jack sets out on a perilous mission to find out who he truly is. With the help of his new friend Alice, he uncovers conspiracies, treason, and the deadly lengths people will go to for power.
Jeff Hearn (Geography, 1965)
Digital Gender-Sexual Violations: Violence, Technology and Motivations (Matthew Hall, Jeff Hearn and Ruth Lewis) (Routledge, 2022)
This groundbreaking book argues that the fundamental issues around how victim-survivors of digital gender-sexual violations (DGSVs) are abused can be understood in terms of gender and sexual dynamics, constructions, positioning and logics. The book builds upon Hall and Hearn's previous work, Revenge Pornography, but has been substantially reworked to examine other forms of DGSV such as upskirting and sexual deepfakes, as well as the latest research and debates in the field.
Knowledge, Power and Young Sexualities: A Transnational Feminist Engagement (Tamara Shefer and Jeff Hearn) (Routledge, 2022)
This book troubles the ways young people have been constructed as ‘trouble’ through critical readings of the effects and impacts, politically and ideologically, globally and locally, of scholarship and practice directed at South African young people’s sexualities over the last three decades of addressing HIV, GBV and other sexual and gender justice challenges.
Age at Work: Ambiguous Boundaries of Organizations, Organizing and Ageing (Jeff Hearn and Wendy Parkin) (Sage, 2021)
Age at Work explores the myriad ways in which ‘age’ is at ‘work’ across society, organizations and workplaces, with special focus on organizations, their boundaries, and marginalizing processes around age and ageism in and across these spaces.
Isabel Thomas (Human Sciences, 1998)
The Bedtime Book of Impossible Questions (Bloomsbury, 2022)
Why are bubbles always round? Why can't I remember being a baby? Do plants have feelings? What's the opposite of a spider? This book answers the most brilliant, baffling and bamboozling questions Isabel has been asked in her career as a science writer for young audiences.
With engaging and accessible text, The Bedtime Book of Impossible Questions is perfect to delve into when you are wondering if there really is an answer to everything.
Full of Life: Exploring Earth's Biodiversity (Phaidon, 2022)
Science meets design in this graphically stunning introductory tour of Earth's amazing biodiversity. This artful and accessible guide helps young readers understand how every living creature, from the tiniest germ to the biggest blue whale, is part of one big family tree.
The Invisible World of Germs (Oxford University Press, 2022)
This title is part of the important new Very Short Introductions for Curious Young Minds series from Oxford, which provides accessible introductions to the ideas, facts, and vocabulary behind an absorbing range of subjects. Meticulously researched and authoritative but written in simple language by experts in their fields, curious young readers will quickly get to grips with the basic principles and terminology of each subject.
Thirty Trillion Cells (Welbeck Editions, 2022)
Thirty Trillion Cells takes a detailed look at the inner workings of the human body, introducing the body's major cell types and the part they play in making us who we are. Readers will also explore the human body as a microbiome, discovering the trillions of 'good' microbes that live on and within us, doing their bit to keep us healthy.
Features expansive, artistic illustrations by Dawn Cooper that are as beautiful as they are educational.
Rohini Bajekal (Theology, 2007)
Living PCOS Free: How to regain your hormonal health with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (Hammersmith Health Books, 2022)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder worldwide, affecting at least 1 in 10 women and people assigned female at birth (AFAB). It is the number one cause of infertility. Alarmingly, 3 in 4 of those with PCOS remain undiagnosed because of the complex nature of the condition. This practical guide will show you how to successfully manage your condition using proven lifestyle approaches alongside western medicine. With over 35 years' of clinical experience, Dr Nitu Bajekal, AKA 'the 'Plant-Based Gynae,' breaks through misinformation, providing clarity and support to help you tackle your symptoms - from irregular periods to acne and anxiety. The book features an easy-to-follow 21-day plan for hormonal health along with plant-based recipes and illuminating case histories.
Hank Kopel (PPE, 1980)
War on Hate: How to Stop Genocide, Fight Terrorism, and Defend Freedom (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021)
Can genocide and terrorism ever be eliminated? This book says yes. It demonstrates that such atrocities are driven mainly by mass ideological hate incitement. Hence ending the violence requires shutting down the incitement – especially across the Middle East, where a tsunami of hate propaganda drives an epidemic of terrorism.
The book has been featured in several media, including the Jerusalem Post and the Washington Examiner (enclosed).
Jorge Lopez Llorente (English, 2016)
Los ojos desdibujados (Cuadranta, 2021)
Jorge recently published his first book, a poetry collection in Spanish titled Los ojos desdibujados, with Cuadranta, an imprint of Olé Libros.His debut revolves around ideas of identity, both in love and in solitude, with a surrealist touch in a mix of regular meter and free verse, under the influence of Spanish and English poetry alike. The ‘I’ in the poems has its voice broken into fragments of itself and others: a nurse, Peter Pan and his shadow, a revengeful mirror.
Elizabeth Gray-King (Theology, 1985)
Practical Project Management for voluntary organisations (Director of Social Change, 2021)
After teaching project management for the Directory of Social Change for years, Elizabeth has written a book to bring her experience of managing in the voluntary/public/church sector to wider audiences. She never saw herself as a writer, but suspects that all of those theology essays played their part when she was at Mansfield. Elizabeth has been a URC minister since she left in 1988 and has worked variously in local church and Assembly departments.
Emilie Prattico (Philosophy and Theology, 2000)
The New Corporate Climate Leadership (Routledge, 2021)
This book provides a comprehensive treatment of the role of the private sector in accelerating the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient and inclusive world. The New Corporate Climate Leadership provides a clear synthesis of the relationship between the real economy and climate change and offers a state-of-the-art assessment of corporate initiatives that focus on greenhouse gas emissions reductions and the management of climate risk through enhanced resilience. Optimistic in tone, this book will be of great interest to students, scholars and practitioners of climate change and sustainable business
Graham Twelftree (Theology, 1975)
The Gospel According to Paul. A Reappraisal (Cascade Books)