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              Grotowski's Bridge Made of Memory: Embodied Memory, Witnessing and Transmission in the Grotowski Work
               

              Grotowski's Bridge Made of Memory: Embodied Memory, Witnessing and Transmission in the Grotowski Work (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Laster, Dominika; Other A01

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              ISBN 9780857423177
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              For Dignity, Justice, and Revolution: An Anthology of Japanese Proletarian Literature

              For Dignity, Justice, and Revolution: An Anthology of Japanese Proletarian Literature (Hardback)

              Edited by Field, Norma; Bowen-Struyk, Heather; Other A01

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              Fiction created by and for the working class emerged worldwide in the early twentieth century as a response to rapid modernization, dramatic inequality, and imperial expansion. In Japan, literary youth, men and women, sought to turn their imaginations and craft to tackling the en...suing injustices, with results that captured both middle-class and worker-farmer readers. This anthology is a landmark introduction to Japanese proletarian literature from that period. Contextualized by introductory essays, forty expertly translated stories touch on topics like perilous factories, predatory bosses, ethnic discrimination, and the myriad indignities of poverty. Together, they show how even intensely personal issues form a pattern of oppression. Fostering labor consciousness as part of an international leftist arts movement, these writers, lovers of literature, were also challenging the institution of modern literature itself. This anthology demonstrates the vitality of the "red decade" long buried in modern Japanese literary history.
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              ISBN 9780226068367
              Released NZ 1 Dec 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Sustainable Values, Sustainable Change
               

              Sustainable Values, Sustainable Change (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Norton, Bryan G.; Other A01

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              Sustainability is a nearly ubiquitous concept today, but can we ever imagine what it would be like for humans to live sustainably on the earth? No, says Bryan G. Norton in Sustainable Values, Sustainable Change. One of the most trafficked terms in the press, on university campuse...s, and in the corridors of government, sustainability has risen to prominence as a buzzword before the many parties laying claim to it have come close to agreeing how to define it. But the term's political currency urgently demands that we develop an understanding of this elusive concept. While economists, philosophers, and ecologists argue about what in nature is valuable, and why, Norton here offers an action-oriented, pragmatic response to the disconnect between public and academic discourse around sustainability. Looking to the arenas in which decisions are made-and the problems that are driving these decisions-Norton reveals that the path to sustainability cannot be guided by fixed, utopian objectives projected into the future; sustainability will instead be achieved through experimentation, incremental learning, and adaptive management. Drawing inspiration from Aldo Leopold's famed metaphor of "thinking like a mountain" for a spatially explicit, pluralistic approach to evaluating environmental change, Norton replaces theory-dependent definitions with a new decision-making process guided by deliberation and negotiation across science and philosophy, encompassing all stakeholders and activists and seeking to protect as many values as possible. Looking across scales to today's global problems, Norton urges us to learn to think like a planet.
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              ISBN 9780226197456
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath: A Novel
               

              The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath: A Novel (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Knutsen, Kimberly; Other A01

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              Finalist, 2015 Midwest Book Award Chicago Book Review Best Book of 2015 Set in the frozen wasteland of Midwestern academia, The Lost Journals of Sylvia Plath introduces Wilson A. Lavender, father of three, instructor of women's studies, and self-proclaimed genius who is beginning... to think he knows nothing about women. He spends much of his time...
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              ISBN 9780875807256
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2015
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Switchgrass Books
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              The Political Origins of Inequality: Why a More Equal World Is Better for Us All

              The Political Origins of Inequality: Why a More Equal World Is Better for Us All (Hardback)

              By Reid-Henry, Simon; Other A01

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              In this historical tour de force, Simon Reid-Henry rewrites the usual story of globalization and development as a story of the management of inequality. Reaching back to the eighteenth century and around the globe, Reid-Henry foregrounds the political turning points and decisions... behind the making of today's uneven societies.
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              ISBN 9780226236797
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2016
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti
               

              The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ramsey, Kate; Other A01

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              Vodou has often served as a scapegoat for Haiti?s problems, from political upheavals to natural disasters. This tradition of scapegoating stretches back to the nation?s founding and forms part of a contest over the legitimacy of the religion, both beyond and within Haiti?s border...s. The Spirits and the Law examines that vexed history, asking why, from 1835 to 1987, Haiti banned many popular ritual practices. To find out, Kate Ramsey begins with the Haitian Revolution and its aftermath. Fearful of an independent black nation inspiring similar revolts, the United States, France, and the rest of Europe ostracized Haiti. Successive Haitian governments, seeking to counter the image of Haiti as primitive as well as contain popular organization and leadership, outlawed ?spells? and, later, ?superstitious practices.? While not often strictly enforced, these laws were at times the basis for attacks on Vodou by the Haitian state, the Catholic Church, and occupying U.S. forces. Beyond such offensives, Ramsey argues that in prohibiting practices considered essential for maintaining relations with the spirits, anti-Vodou laws reinforced the political marginalization, social stigmatization, and economic exploitation of the Haitian majority. At the same time, she examines the ways communities across Haiti evaded, subverted, redirected, and shaped enforcement of the laws. Analyzing the long genealogy of anti-Vodou rhetoric, Ramsey thoroughly dissects claims that the religion has impeded Haiti?s development.
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              ISBN 9780226703800
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Side Effects and Complications
               

              Side Effects and Complications (Hardback)

              By Mulligan, Casey B.; Other A01

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              The Affordable Care Act will have a dangerous effect on the American economy. That may sound like a political stance, but it's a conclusion directly borne out by economic forecasts. In Side Effects and Complications, preeminent labor economist Casey B. Mulligan brings to light th...e dire economic realities that have been lost in the ideological debate over the ACA, and he offers an eye-opening, accessible look at the price American citizens will pay because of it. Looking specifically at the labor market, Mulligan reveals how the costs of health care under the ACA actually create implicit taxes on individuals, and how increased costs to employers will be passed on to their employees. Mulligan shows how, as a result, millions of workers will find themselves in a situation in which full-time work, adjusted for the expense of health care, will actually pay less than part-time work or even not working at all. Analyzing the incentives-or lack thereof-for people to earn more by working more, Mulligan offers projections on how many hours people will work and how productively they will work, as well as how much they will spend in general. Using the powerful tools of economics, he then illustrates the detrimental consequences on overall employment in the near future. Drawing on extensive knowledge of the labor market and the economic theories at its foundation, Side Effects and Complications offers a crucial wake-up call about the risks the ACA poses for the economy. Plainly laying out the true costs of the ACA, Mulligan's grounded and thorough predictions are something that workers and policy makers cannot afford to ignore.
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              ISBN 9780226285603
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Back to the Breast

              Back to the Breast (Hardback)

              By Martucci, Jessica; Other A01

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              After decades of decline during the twentieth century, breastfeeding rates began to rise again in the 1970s, a rebound that has continued to the present. While it would be easy to see this reemergence as simply part of the naturalism movement of the '70s, Jessica Martucci reveals... here that the true story is more complicated. Despite the widespread acceptance and even advocacy of formula feeding by many in the medical establishment throughout the 1940s, '50s, and '60s, a small but vocal minority of mothers, drawing upon emerging scientific and cultural ideas about maternal instinct, infant development, and connections between the body and mind, pushed back against both hospital policies and cultural norms by breastfeeding their children. As Martucci shows, their choices helped ideologically root a "back to the breast" movement within segments of the middle-class, college-educated population as early as the 1950s. That movement-in which the personal and political were inextricably linked-effectively challenged midcentury norms of sexuality, gender, and consumption, and articulated early environmental concerns about chemical and nuclear contamination of foods, bodies, and breast milk. In its groundbreaking chronicle of the breastfeeding movement, Back to the Breast provides a welcome and vital account of what it has meant, and what it means today, to breastfeed in modern America.
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              ISBN 9780226288031
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Mother Figured

              Mother Figured (Hardback)

              By Cruz, Deirdre de la; Other A01

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              There is no female religious figure so widely known and revered as the Virgin Mary. Mary has inspired in cultures around the world a deep devotion, a desire to emulate her virtue, and a strong belief in her power. Perhaps no population has been so deeply affected by this maternal... figure as Filipino Catholics, whose apparitions of Mary have increased in response to recent events, drawing from a broad repertoire of the Catholic supernatural and pulling attention to new articulations of Christianity in the Global South. In Mother Figured, historical anthropologist Deirdre de la Cruz offers a detailed examination of several appearances and miracles of the Virgin Mary in the Philippines from materials and sites ranging from the mid-nineteenth century to the present. By analyzing the effects of the mass media on the perception and proliferation of apparition phenomena, de la Cruz charts the intriguing emergence of new voices in the Philippines that are broadcasting Marian discourse globally. Based on two years of ethnographic fieldwork and hitherto unexplored archives in the Philippines, the United States, and Spain, Mother Figured documents the conditions of Marian devotion's modern development and tracks how it has transformed Filipinos' social and political role within the greater Catholic world.
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              ISBN 9780226314884
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Urban Appetites
               

              Urban Appetites (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Lobel, Cindy R.; Other A01

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              Glossy magazines write about them, celebrities give their names to them, and you'd better believe there's an app (or ten) committed to finding you the right one. They are New York City restaurants and food shops. And their journey to international notoriety is a captivating one. ...The now-booming food capital was once a small seaport city, home to a mere six municipal food markets that were stocked by farmers, fishermen, and hunters who lived in the area. By 1890, however, the city's population had grown to more than one million, and residents could dine in thousands of restaurants with a greater abundance and variety of options than any other place in the United States. Historians, sociologists, and foodies alike will devour the story of the origins of New York City's food industry in?Urban Appetites. Cindy R. Lobel focuses on the rise of New York as both a metropolis and a food capital, opening a new window onto the intersection of the cultural, social, political, and economic transformations of the nineteenth century. She offers wonderfully detailed accounts of public markets and private food shops; basement restaurants and immigrant diners serving favorites from the old country; cake and coffee shops; and high-end, French-inspired eating houses made for being seen in society as much as for dining.? But as the food and the population became increasingly cosmopolitan, corruption, contamination, and undeniably inequitable conditions escalated.?Urban Appetites?serves up a complete picture of the evolution of the city, its politics, and its foodways.
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              ISBN 9780226322674
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Historical Studies of Urban America
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