June 2022 open access books
June brought us pioneering feminists, a timely reassessment of how we look at debt, and a fascinating look into heritage and sustainable development.
Millicent Garrett Fawcett was covered by The Observer before it even published for its claim that her most famous quote ‘Courage calls to courage everywhere’ has been taken out of context. The first time that Fawcett's writings and speeches have appeared together in print, the book also been endorsed by a host of important figures, including Nicola Sturgeon (First Minister of Scotland), Baroness Ruth Davidson Lord Daniel Finkelstein Dame Jenni Murray and Sadiq Khan (Mayor of London).
In an era when many of us depend on debt to survive but struggle with its consequences, Financing Prosperity by Dealing with Debt draws together current thinking on how to solve debt crises and promote prosperity. The book is a timely intervention at a time when debt and the cost of living is at the forefront of many of our minds, and well worth a read!
Finally, Rethinking Heritage for Sustainable Development. Sophia Labadi's assessment of whether and how heritage has contributed to three key dimensions of sustainable development (namely poverty reduction, gender equality and environmental sustainability) within the context of its marginalisation from the Sustainable Development Goals and from previous international development agendas, is a must-read for anyone with an interest in heritage or the SDGs.
As always, stay safe. We'll be back in July with five new open access books for you!