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Dissertations Location List

A list, arranged by subject, of where theses and dissertations are stored

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Library help guides for law students

These guides are aimed at Oxford Brookes law students and will help you use library resources for law assignments and research. If you find these guides helpful or have any suggestions for additional guides you would find useful, do let the Academic Liaision Librarian for law know.

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Who can help me with my subject enquiries?

A list, arranged by subject, of Academic Liaison Librarians (Subject Librarians)

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Library help guides for Modern Languages students

These guides are aimed at Oxford Brookes Modern Languages students and will help you use library resources for assignments and research.

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"National Brewing Library Moves to State of the Art New Facility", Brewer and Distiller International Feb 2016.

"National Brewing Library Moves to State of the Art New Facility", Brewer and Distiller International Feb 2016. Simon Jackson.

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"A new home for the National Brewing Library", IBD Article Sept 2016

"A new home for the National Brewing Library", IBD Article Sept 2016, Ray Anderson & Robert Curry

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Anime is (Not) Cult: Gainax and the Limits of Cult Cinema

Japanese anime, a global phenomenon and a locally powerful industry, has a tendency to be viewed outside Japan in relation to its extreme content, lending it a ‘cult’ air. Through such discussions, it becomes easy to paint all anime as ‘cult’ without ever considering the wider implications of this Euro-American concept for Japanese media texts. Therefore, in this talk, I revisit the relationship between cult and anime in order to examine how and when the term might be useful, taking an industrio-historical view of the relationship between cult and anime. Gainax, one of Japan’s foremost anime companies presents a useful focus for this analysis. Formed out of an amateur collective to become one of the most (in)famous companies in anime history, Gainax has helped to make anime a global phenomenon. Moreover, the founders of Gainax have gone on, in some cases, to become important voices in the debates around how to conceptualise anime. By re-examining the competing discourses around anime and the idea of ‘cult’ …

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Aesop’s Fables in Early Modern Japan

Aesop’s fables bookend early modern Japan’s image of a “closed country.” Their appearance in the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, their disappearance and subsequent reappearance in the later nineteenth century, seems to symbolize the bracketing of Japan’s isolation from European literature. However, throughout the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, Aesop was never completely absent from Japan. The fables both form a link between the Portuguese-Jesuit heritage and Dutch studies, and go to show that there was an early modern Japanese interest in European discursive practices, however problematic its understanding may have been. This talk will briefly revisit studies of Japanese Aesop reception in the early seventeenth century and deal especially with fairly unknown Japanese interest in European fable literature, chief among them activities by the artist and author Shiba Kōkan (1747-1818).

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"Unhappy" and Isolated Youth: Representations and Experiences of Hikikomori in Contemporary Japan

Hikikimori is a category coined in the late 1990s to refer to 'youth social withdrawal,' and has been considered a social problem in Japan since the 2000s afflicting (mostly male) youth. Drawing on Mathews and Izquierdo (2009)’s four-dimensional model of well-being, this paper will examine what well-being means for youth in Japan by posting hikikomori as an issue that symbolizes youth ill-being. In so doing, I draw on examinations of media discourses and data from long-term ethnographic fieldwork. I will begin by providing an overview of the hikikomori issue as it is represented in media discourses. Based on this overview, I discuss ways in which youth isolation is problematized in physical, interpersonal, existential, and national/global dimensions of well-being.

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National Brewing Library Committee: Annual report archive

National Brewing LIbrary Committee Annual reports from 2002 -

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