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            Becoming Beauvoir: A Life
             

            Becoming Beauvoir: A Life (Hardback)

            By Kirkpatrick, Kate

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            `One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman', wrote Simone de Beauvoir. This is a woman who was also to become a philosopher, a novelist, an existentialist, and a feminist icon. Her novels won prestigious literary prizes and The Second Sex transformed the way we think about sex... and gender. She was also the long-term lover of Jean-Paul Sartre, but it was to film-maker Claude Lanzmann that she wrote `You are my destiny, my eternity, my life ...' in letters which only came to light in 2018. Kate Kirkpatrick draws on previously unavailable diaries and letters, including those written to Lanzmann. The new personal details about her life revealed for the first time by the book can only deepen the mystery and our fascination with her. Why did this `feminist icon' edit her image so much? Why did she lie about her relationship with Sartre so often, or claim not to be a philosopher? Perhaps with so much that's new here we'll get a little closer to understanding who Beauvoir really was.
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            ISBN 9781350047174
            Released NZ 22 Aug 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Human Capital in Gender and Development

            Human Capital in Gender and Development (Paperback)

            By Calkin, Sydney

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            Human Capital in Gender and Development addresses timely feminist debates about the relationship between feminism, neoliberalism, and international development. The book engages with human capital theory, a labour economics theory associated with the Chicago School that now anima...tes a wide range of political and economic governance. The book argues that human capital theory has been instrumental in constructing an economistic vision of gender equality as a tool for economic growth, and girls and women of the global South as the quintessential entrepreneurs of the post-global financial crisis era. The book's critique of human capital theory and its role in Gender and Development gives insights into the kinds of development interventions that typify the `Gender Equality as Smart Economics' agenda of the World Bank and other international development institutions. From the World Bank, to NGOs, and private businesses, discourses about the economic benefits of gender equality and women's empowerment underpin a range of development interventions that aim to unlock the `untapped' potential of the world's women. Its implications are both conceptual and material, producing more interventionist forms of development governance, increased power by private sector actors in development, and de-politicization of gender equality issues. Human Capital in Gender and Development will be of particular interest to feminist scholars in Politics, International Relations, Development Studies, and Human Geography. It will also be a useful resource for teaching key debates about feminism, neoliberalism, and international development.
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            ISBN 9780367437015
            Released NZ 12 Dec 2019
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Studies in Gender and Global Politics
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            The Art of Travel
             

            The Art of Travel (Paperback)

            By Botton, Alain de

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            Few activities seem to promise us as much happiness as going travelling: taking off for somewhere else, somewhere far from home, a place with more interesting weather, customs and landscapes. But although we are inundated with advice on where to travel to, we seldom ask why we go... and how we might become more fulfilled by doing so. With the help of a selection of writers, artists and thinkers - including Flaubert, Edward Hopper, Wordsworth and Van Gogh - Alain de Botton's bestselling The Art of Travel provides invaluable insights into everything from holiday romance to hotel mini-bars, airports to sight-seeing. The perfect antidote to those guides that tell us what to do when we get there, The Art of Travel tries to explain why we really went in the first place - and helpfully suggests how we might be happier on our journeys. 'Richly evocative, sharp and funny. De Botton proves himself to be a very fine travel writer indeed.' Sunday Telegraph 'Delightful, profound, entertaining. I doubt if de Botton has written a dull sentence in his life.' Jan Morris 'An elegant and subtle work, unlike any other. Beguiling.' Colin Thubron, The Times 'Honest, funny and dripping with witty aphorisms. Extremely entertaining and enlightening . . . all the way to journey's end.' Herald
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            ISBN 9780241970065
            Released NZ 25 Jun 2014
            Publisher Penguin
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            How to Drink: A Classical Guide to the Art of Imbibing

            How to Drink: A Classical Guide to the Art of Imbibing (Hardback)

            By Obsopoeus, Vincent; Edited by Fontaine, Michael

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            A spirited new translation of a forgotten classic, shot through with timeless wisdom Is there an art to drinking alcohol? Can drinking ever be a virtue? The Renaissance humanist and neoclassical poet Vincent Obsopoeus (ca. 1498-1539) thought so. In the winelands of sixteenth-cent...ury Germany, he witnessed the birth of a poisonous new culture of bingeing, hazing, peer pressure, and competitive drinking. Alarmed, and inspired by the Roman poet Ovid's Art of Love, he wrote The Art of Drinking (De Arte Bibendi) (1536), a how-to manual for drinking with pleasure and discrimination. In How to Drink, Michael Fontaine offers the first proper English translation of Obsopoeus's text, rendering his poetry into spirited, contemporary prose and uncorking a forgotten classic that will appeal to drinkers of all kinds and (legal) ages. Arguing that moderation, not abstinence, is the key to lasting sobriety, and that drinking can be a virtue if it is done with rules and limits, Obsopoeus teaches us how to manage our drinking, how to win friends at social gatherings, and how to give a proper toast. But he also says that drinking to excess on occasion is okay-and he even tells us how to win drinking games, citing extensive personal experience. Complete with the original Latin on facing pages, this sparkling work is as intoxicating today as when it was first published.
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            ISBN 9780691192147
            Released NZ 15 Mar 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Ancient Wisdom for Modern Readers
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            Meditations: Penguin Classics
              

            Meditations: Penguin Classics (EPUB ebook)

            By Aurelius, Marcus

            Written in Greek without any intention of publication, this book offers spiritual reflections and exercises developed by the author, as the leader who struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. It covers topics such as: the question of virtue, human rationali...ty, the nature of the gods, and Aurelius's own emotions.
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            ISBN 9780141910819
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            Released NZ 27 Apr 2006
            Publisher Penguin
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            Western Philosophy: An Anthology

            Western Philosophy: An Anthology (Paperback, 2nd Edition)

            By Cottingham, John

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            Presents a survey of the Western philosophical tradition from ancient Greece to the leading philosophers. This title features substantial and carefully chosen excerpts from the greats of philosophy, arranged thematically and chronologically. It includes contemporary readings in v...arious sections.
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            ISBN 9781405124782
            Released NZ 2 Nov 2007
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Blackwell Philosophy Anthologies
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            Meditations

            Meditations (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Aurelius, Marcus; Introduction by Clay, Diskin; Translated by Hammond, Martin

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            Written in Greek without any intention of publication, this book offers spiritual reflections and exercises developed by the author, as the leader who struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. It covers topics such as: the question of virtue, human rationali...ty, the nature of the gods, and Aurelius's own emotions.
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            ISBN 9780141395869
            Released NZ 22 Oct 2014
            Publisher Penguin
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            Series Penguin Pocket Hardbacks
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            Civilization: A New History of the Western World
              

            Civilization: A New History of the Western World (EPUB ebook)

            By Osborne, Roger

            Shows that we can only understand and take comfort in our civilization by re-examining and confronting our past. This book offers coverage ranging from the siege of Troy to the Gettysburg address, from Charlemagne to the European Union and from Aristotle to John Rawls.

            ISBN 9781446442838
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            Released NZ 30 Sep 2011
            Publisher Random House
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            The Consolations of Philosophy
              

            The Consolations of Philosophy (EPUB ebook)

            By De Botton, Alain

            Provides a digest of consolations for many of our psychological ills.

            ISBN 9780141930312
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            Released NZ 1 Mar 2001
            Publisher Penguin
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            How Philosophy Works: The concepts visually explained

            How Philosophy Works: The concepts visually explained (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Demystifying the key ideas of the world's greatest philosophers, and exploring all of the most important branches of thought including philosophy of science, philosophy of religion and feminist philosophy in a uniquely visual way, this book is the perfect introduction to the hist...ory of philosophy. A clear and accessible guide to philosophy, How Philosophy Works combines bold infographics and jargon-free text to demystify fundamental concepts. Covering everything from ethics to epistemology and phenomenology, the book presents the ideas and theories of key philosophical traditions and philosophers - from Plato and Socrates to Nietzsche and Wittgenstein via Kant - in a novel, easy-to-understand way. Its infographics will help you to understand the elements of philosophy on a conceptual level and, by tackling life's big questions , it will help you to look at the world in an entirely new way. With its unique graphic approach and clear, authoritative text, How Philosophy Works is the perfect introduction to philosophy, and the ideal companion to DK's The Philosophy Book in the Big Ideas series.
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            ISBN 9780241363188
            Released NZ 2 Jul 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 16+ years
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