SSL Vacation Opening Hours and Christmas Closure Period

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After Saturday 9th December vacation opening hours begin:

Monday – Friday: 9am – 7pm

Saturday: 10am – 6pm

Sunday: CLOSED

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We will be closed from Saturday 23rd December 2017 – Monday 1st January 2018 (dates inclusive).

(The library will close at 5pm on Friday 22nd December and re-open at 9am on Tuesday 2nd January)

December Book of the Month

The SSL ‘Book of the Month’ feature highlights a book in our collection that has been chosen by one of our Subject Consultants. This may be a recent addition to our stock or an existing item that we would like to share with you.

 

Disability and social change: private lives and public policies

Sonali Shah and Mark Priestley

Policy Press, 2011

Shelfmark: HV1559.G7.SHA 2011 

 

 

 

 

The Book of the Month for December has been selected by John Southall, Bodleian Data Librarian and Subject Consultant for Economics, Sociology and Social Policy and Intervention. It was chosen because of the way it eschews individual anecdotal approaches in favour of systematic surveying and interviewing of a large research cohort. It was also selected to tie in with Disability History Month (22nd November – 22nd December).

 

Book Overview

This book combines critical policy analysis and detailed life story interviews to provide a socio-historical account of the changing treatment of disabled people in Britain from the 1940s to the present day. Topics include; family and friendship; medicalisation and de-medicalisation; becoming ‘disabled’; and education.

It asks whether life has really changed for disabled people and shows the value of using biographical research methods in new and critical ways to understand social and historical change over time

Reviews:

‘One of the best offerings in this field.’

Journal of Social Policy

 

‘A fascinating study in which more conventional histories of post-war disability are
challenged through the skilful use of life stories.’

Anne Borsay, Professor of Healthcare & Medical Humanities, University of Swansea

 

Where can I find it?

We have one library use only copy of the title in stock. It is currently on display on top of our New Books Display Area (located around the corner from our Library Issue Desk). The shelfmark for the title is HV1559.G7.SHA 2011

In addition it is available as an eBook. This material can be accessed via SOLO (log in with your SSO if accessing externally). More information can be found here. We also have an electronic legal deposit copy of the title. Online access for this material is restricted to library computers in any of the Bodleian Libraries. A link to it can be found on SOLO.

What would your SSL Book of the Month be? Do you have a favourite book in our collection? If so, we would love to know what it is. Add a comment below or email us.

Take the SSL on Holiday

Do you need access to library resources while you are away from Oxford this vacation?

Follow our tips below:

Vacation loans start during 8th week of Michaelmas term. For standard loans this will begin on Sunday 26th November and for short loan items it will begin on Thursday 30th November. Books will be due back on Tuesday 16th January (1st week of Hilary Term).

Access e-books, e-journals and databases remotely by logging in to SOLO or OxLIP+ with your Single Sign On (SSO) Take a look at the Bodleian Libraries LibGuides for further information.

SSL eReadings provides scans of selected articles and book chapters on reading lists we support that are not available in e-books or e-journals. SSL eReadings is hosted on WebLearn, log in with your Single Sign On (SSO)

Use the Scan & Deliver service if you need to get hold of a chapter or article from the Closed Stacks.

Disability History Month (22nd Nov to 22nd Dec) Take a look at our Book Display

To mark Disability History Month (22nd Nov – 22nd Dec) we’ve created a display of titles from our collection that explore the theme of disability. You can find the display around the corner from our issue desk.

A list of the titles on display, as well as other titles in our collection on this subject, can be found here. Click on the titles in the document to view shelfmark information.

The official theme for 2017’s UK Disability History Month is Disability & Art.

The idea is to examine artists who have been disabled, artists who have featured disabled people through a social model lens but also to understand the attitudes existing at different times over history towards disabled people through their portrayal in art.

 

Vacation loans start in 8th Week (Sun 26th Nov for Standard Loans and Thurs 30th Nov for Short Loans)

The end of term is fast approaching and that means vacation borrowing is about to start.

For standard loans this will begin on Sunday of 8th Week (26th November) and for short loan items it will begin on Thursday of 8th Week (30th November).

All vacation loans will be due back on Tuesday of 1st week of Hilary Term (16th January)

The total number of books you can borrow remains the same.

Please note that journals, statistical series and ‘Confined’ books remain for library use only during the vacations.

Call for Reading Lists for Hilary Term

Please send your reading lists to ssl-orders@bodleian.ox.ac.uk as soon as you can, by 30 November 2017 at the latest.

This will give us time to provide the resources your students need.

New books can take several weeks to arrive so we need to order them as soon as possible. We will be working hard to process the reading lists we receive over the next few weeks.

To find out more about the degree programmes we support, as well as guidance on how you can help us process your reading lists click here.

November Book of the Month

The SSL ‘Book of the Month’ feature highlights a book in our collection that has been chosen by one of our Subject Consultants. This may be a recent addition to our stock or an existing item that we would like to share with you.

 

African women under fire: literary discourses in war and conflict

Edited by Pauline Ada Uwakweh

Lexington Books, 2017

Shelfmark: PQ 3980.5.AFR 2017

 

 

 

The Book of the Month for November has been selected by Sarah Rhodes, Subject Consultant for International Development, Forced Migration, African and Commonwealth Studies.  It was chosen to tie in with the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25th November)

 

Book Overview

African writers and literary critics must account for the changing political terrain and how these contribute to creating new sources of conflicts and aggression toward women. This book brings insight and scholarly breadth to the growing research on women, war, and conflict in Africa. The aftermath of wars and conflicts initiates new forms of violence and related gender challenges. The contributors establish compelling evidence for the significance of gender in the analyses of contemporary warfare and conflict. Articulating war’s consequences for women and children remains a major challenge for critics, policy makers, and human rights organizations. There is a need for deeper understanding of the new sources of violence and male aggression on women, the gendered challenges of reintegration in the aftermath, and the future consequences of gendered violence for the African continent. It also offers interdisciplinary utility for readers interested in literary representations of women’s experience in war and conflict.

Reviews:

Touching on the war experiences of African women, including combat, captivity, and rape, the nine essays in African Women Under Fire: Literary Discourses in War and Conflict, edited by Pauline Ada Uwakweh, engage female agency, resilience, trauma, violence, and the roles of memory and testimony. Bringing together a wide variety of theories and approaches, the contributors re-examine African war literature from a gendered, postcolonial frame that encompasses trauma studies, psychoanalysis, immigration studies, and the problems of representation.

Professor Joya Uraizee, Saint Louis University

Where can I find it?

We have one lending copy of the title in stock. It is currently on display on top of our New Books Display Area (located around the corner from our Library Issue Desk) but it can still be borrowed. The shelfmark for the title is PQ 3980.5.AFR 2017. 

In addition we have an electronic legal deposit copy of the title. Online access for this material is restricted to library computers in any of the Bodleian Libraries. A link to it can be found on SOLO.

What would your SSL Book of the Month be? Do you have a favourite book in our collection? If so, we would love to know what it is. Add a comment below or email us.

Forgotten something? Find out more about the equipment we lend and stationery we sell

Forgotten something? The SSL has a whole range of equipment you can borrow for library use only or stationery and equipment that you can purchase. Just ask staff at our Issue Desk.

Equipment to Borrow

All equipment is for library use only (apart from the padlocks which can be borrowed for use with the lockers behind the main building Reception desk). To borrow an item, ask a staff member at our Issue Desk. For more information and a full list of items, click on the image below:

Items for Sale

We have a range of stationery and equipment that we sell at cost price. Where possible, we try and source environmentally friendly products. To buy an item, ask a staff member at our Issue Desk. For more information and a full list of items, click on the image below: