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            The Weirdest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous

            The Weirdest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous (Paperback)

            By Henrich, Joseph

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            'A landmark in social thought. Henrich may go down as the most influential social scientist of the first half of the twenty-first century' MATTHEW SYED Do you identify yourself by your profession or achievements, rather than your family network? Do you cultivate your unique attri...butes and goals? If so, perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic. Unlike most who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, nonconformist, analytical and control-oriented. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically peculiar? What part did these differences play in our history, and what do they mean for our collective identity? Joseph Henrich, who developed the game-changing concept of WEIRD, uses leading-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics and evolutionary biology to explore how changing family structures, marriage practices and religious beliefs in the Middle Ages shaped the Western mind, laying the foundations for the world we know today. Brilliant, provocative, engaging and surprising, this landmark study will revolutionize your understanding of who - and how - we are now. 'Phenomenal ... The only theory I am aware of that attempts to explain broad patterns of human psychology on a global scale' Washington Post 'You will never look again in the same way at your own seemingly universal values' Uta Frith, Professor of Cognitive Development, University College London
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            ISBN 9780141976211
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Remnants of Partition: 21 Objects from a Continent Divided

            Remnants of Partition: 21 Objects from a Continent Divided (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Malhrota, Aanchal

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            Seventy years on, the Partition of India fades from memory. Can it be restored?

            ISBN 9781787386037
            Released NZ 1 Nov 2021
            Publisher Misc - NewSouth
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            Work: A Deep History, from the Stone Age to the Age of Robots
              

            Work: A Deep History, from the Stone Age to the Age of Robots (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Suzman, James

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            • Pub Date
              18 Jan 22

            This book is a tour de force. -- Adam Grant, New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take A revolutionary new history of humankind through the prism of work by leading anthropologist James Suzman Work defines who we are. It determines our status, and dictates how, where, an...d with whom we spend most of our time. It mediates our self-worth and molds our values. But are we hard-wired to work as hard as we do? Did our Stone Age ancestors also live to work and work to live? And what might a world where work plays a far less important role look like? To answer these questions, James Suzman charts a grand history of work from the origins of life on Earth to our ever more automated present, challenging some of our deepest assumptions about who we are. Drawing insights from anthropology, archaeology, evolutionary biology, zoology, physics, and economics, he shows that while we have evolved to find joy meaning and purpose in work, for most of human history our ancestors worked far less and thought very differently about work than we do now. He demonstrates how our contemporary culture of work has its roots in the agricultural revolution ten thousand years ago. Our sense of what it is to be human was transformed by the transition from foraging to food production, and, later, our migration to cities. Since then, our relationships with one another and with our environments, and even our sense of the passage of time, have not been the same. Arguing that we are in the midst of a similarly transformative point in history, Suzman shows how automation might revolutionize our relationship with work and in doing so usher in a more sustainable and equitable future for our world and ourselves.
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            ISBN 9780525561774
            Publisher Penguin
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            People and Places A Children's Encyclopedia
             

            People and Places A Children's Encyclopedia (Hardback)

            By DK

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            Meet the people of the world and find out about some of the fascinating cultures that make up our global community. From Spaniards to Samoans, and the Miao to the Miskitu, this fully updated edition of DK's popular Encyclopedia of People will take you on a worldwide tour of conti...nents, peninsulas, and islands to discover what life is like for the billions of people on our planet. Discover how the Yakut people survive in the Arctic temperatures of Siberia, or why tattoos are so important in Maori culture. Learn about the Mbendeje people's hunting sign language that lets them silently creep up on unsuspecting prey. People and Places: a children's encyclopedia allows you to explore different cultures through illuminating photography and bitesize chunks of information. The perfect companion to geography and culture projects for school-aged children, this book is a treasure trove of facts and information about the people that make up our world.
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            ISBN 9780241364420
            Released NZ 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Dorling Kindersley Publishers
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat [Second Edition]: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals
             

            Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat [Second Edition]: Why It's So Hard to Think Straight About Animals (Paperback)

            By Herzog, Hal

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            • Pub Date
              2 Mar 22

            A fascinating, thoughtful, and thoroughly enjoyable exploration of a major dimension of human experience. - Steven Pinker, author of How the Mind Works A maverick scientist reveals the inconsistent and often paradoxical ways humans think, feel, and behave towards animals in this ...engaging, informative, and though-provoking book, now newly revised. Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat is a highly entertaining and illuminating journey through the full spectrum of human-animal relations. Drawing on his groundbreaking research in the field of anthrozoology, Dr. Hal Herzog tries to make sense of our complex relationships with animals and the challenging moral conundrums we face regarding these creatures who share our world-and some, our homes. A blend of anthropology, behavioral economics, evolutionary psychology, and philosophy, updated to reflect evolving attitudes and the most recent findings, Some We Love, Some We Hate, Some We Eat is a poignant, often challenging, and frequently laugh-out-loud funny trip through a world of animal rights activists, cockfighters, professional dog-show handlers, veterinary students, biomedical researchers, and more. It will forever change the way we think about other living creatures and, ultimately, how we see ourselves.
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            ISBN 9780063119284
            Released NZ 2 Mar 2022
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

            Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (Paperback, Digital original)

            By Vance, J. D.

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            'THE POLITICAL BOOK OF THE YEAR' Sunday Times 'You will not read a more important book about America this year' Economist 'The best book about the alienation within America' Evening Standard 'The memoir gripping America... Vividly articulates the despair and disillusionment of bl...ue-collar America' Sunday Times
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            ISBN 9780008220563
            Released NZ 26 Mar 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age 17+ years
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            What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat
             

            What We Don't Talk About When We Talk About Fat (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gordon, Aubrey

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              15 Feb 22

            From the creator of Your Fat Friend, an explosive indictment on the systemic and cultural issues facing plus-sized people that will move us toward creating an agenda for fat justice --

            ISBN 9780807014776
            Released NZ 15 Feb 2022
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            The Origin of Cultures: How Individual Choices Make Cultures Change
             

            The Origin of Cultures: How Individual Choices Make Cultures Change (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Handwerker, W. Penn

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            Shows that individual choices, from the fatal to the mundane, are fundamentally questions of culture - what it is, where it comes from, and the complex ways it changes and evolves.

            ISBN 9781598740684
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2009
            Publisher Left Coast Press Inc
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Key Questions in Anthropology
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            Primitive Economics of the New Zealand Maori
              

            Primitive Economics of the New Zealand Maori (Paperback)

            By Firth, Raymond

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            First published in 1929, Raymond Firth's original and insightful study offers a detailed account of the social and economic organisation of the Maori people before their contact with Western civilisation.

            ISBN 9780415694735
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2012
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Revivals
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            The Social Citizen: Peer Networks and Political Behavior
             

            The Social Citizen: Peer Networks and Political Behavior (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Sinclair, Betsy

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            We are not just social animals, but social citizens whose political choices are significantly shaped by peer influence. Drawing upon data from settings as diverse as South Los Angeles and Chicago's wealthy North Shore, the author shows that social networks do not merely inform ci...tizens' behavior, they can - and do - have the power to change it.
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            ISBN 9780226922829
            Released NZ 15 Dec 2012
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Chicago Studies in American Politics
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