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              After Silence: A History of AIDS through Its Images

              After Silence: A History of AIDS through Its Images (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Finkelstein, Avram

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              Early in the 1980s AIDS epidemic, six gay activists created one of the most iconic and lasting images that would come to symbolize a movement: a protest poster of a pink triangle with the words Silence = Death. The graphic and the slogan still resonate today, often used-and misus...ed-to brand the entire movement. Cofounder of the collective Silence = Death and member of the art collective Gran Fury, Avram Finkelstein tells the story of how his work and other protest artwork associated with the early years of the pandemic were created. In writing about art and AIDS activism, the formation of collectives, and the political process, Finkelstein reveals a different side of the traditional HIV/AIDS history, told twenty-five years later, and offers a creative toolbox for those who want to learn how to save lives through activism and making art.
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              ISBN 9780520351332
              Released NZ 19 Jun 2020
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Industrial-Strength Denial: Eight Stories of Corporations Defending the Indefensible, from the Slave Trade to Climate Change
               

              Industrial-Strength Denial: Eight Stories of Corporations Defending the Indefensible, from the Slave Trade to Climate Change (Hardback)

              By Freese, Barbara

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              As an Assistant Attorney General, Barbara Freese would lead the cross examinations during litigation hearings when corporations were confronted with wrongdoing. Time and again, she was struck by the unwillingness of those on the stand to concede even the smallest points, especial...ly when confronted with relevant science and evidence. These seemingly rational, responsible people who, when presented with the facts, had no sense of guilt, shame, or just old-fashioned owning up. At first Freese chalked this up to greed-induced stonewalling, but then she came to believe that something else had been going on-at least in their heads-something that had much more to do with basic human psychology than law or science. By examining the stories of eight campaigns of denial pursued by different industries, Freese considers what it is about the corporations that make such denial so easy and so dangerous, and shows how those on the stand who are accused of harm quickly lock themselves into an extreme psychological defensive posture. For some it is because they rapidly default to an us against them mentality. For others, it is because they convince themselves that they are protecting what they have come to see as their most important work, a great contribution to society that cannot be tarnished. Still others come up with their on bizarre version of risk-benefit analysis and then cannot consider the possibility that the benefits to some may not outweigh the harm done to others. As compelling as a courtroom drama, Industrial-Strength Denial exposes the lies, delusions, and rationalizations that emerge when companies are clearly hurting others or our environment, and enables us to see how easy it is to fall into the same psychological trap.
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              ISBN 9780520296282
              Released NZ 15 May 2020
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              The Encyclopedia of Animals: A Complete Visual Guide
                

              The Encyclopedia of Animals: A Complete Visual Guide (Hardback)

              Edited by McKay, George; Volume editor Cooke, F.; Hutchinson, Stephen; Vogt, Richard G.; Dingle, Hugh

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              A comprehensive exploration of the world of animals integrates color illustrations, distribution maps, diagrams, wildlife photographs, and detailed coverage of all sorts of animals, along with an overview of animal evolution, biology, behavior, and classification.

              ISBN 9780520244061
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2004
              Publisher University of California Press
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              The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure
               

              The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure (Hardback)

              By Balcombe, Jonathan Peter

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              Opens our eyes to a different, more scientifically way of looking at the animal kingdom. In more than one hundred striking images, this title celebrates the full range of animal experience with dramatic portraits of animal pleasure ranging from the charismatic and familiar to the... obscure and bizarre.
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              ISBN 9780520260245
              Released NZ 15 May 2011
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work
               

              Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rosenblat, Alex

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              Silicon Valley technology is transforming the way we work, and Uber is leading the charge. An American startup that promised to deliver entrepreneurship for the masses through its technology, Uber instead built a new template for employment using algorithms and Internet platforms.... Upending our understanding of work in the digital age, Uberland paints a future where any of us might be managed by a faceless boss. The neutral language of technology masks the powerful influence algorithms have across the New Economy. Uberland chronicles the stories of drivers in more than twenty-five cities in the United States and Canada over four years, shedding light on their working conditions and providing a window into how they feel behind the wheel. The book also explores Uber's outsized influence around the world: the billion-dollar company is now influencing everything from debates about sexual harassment and transportation regulations to racial equality campaigns and labor rights initiatives. Based on award-winning technology ethnographer Alex Rosenblat's firsthand experience of riding over 5,000 miles with Uber drivers, daily visits to online forums, and face-to-face discussions with senior Uber employees, Uberland goes beyond the headlines to reveal the complicated politics of popular technologies that are manipulating both workers and consumers.
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              ISBN 9780520324800
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2019
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              IELTS Academic Blended Learning Course, Bands 4.5-5.5 Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Modules

              IELTS Academic Blended Learning Course, Bands 4.5-5.5 Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Modules (Online resource / Other)

              By Esol, Cambridge

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              This blended learning course is designed to help learners prepare for the IELTS Academic test.

              ISBN 9781907870699
              Released NZ 1 Jun 2010
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Genders in Production: Making Workers in Mexico's Global Factories
                

              Genders in Production: Making Workers in Mexico's Global Factories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Salzinger, Leslie

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              Leslie Salzinger worked in four maquiladoras in northern Mexico, and in this book she takes us inside the gendered world of these global factories. Her ethnographic work grounds contemporary feminist theory in an examination of daily practices and provides a fresh perspective on ...globalization.
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              ISBN 9780520235397
              Released NZ 15 Apr 2003
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              A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet
               

              A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Patel, Raj; Moore, Jason W.

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              Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things, Raj P...atel and Jason W. Moore present a new approach to analyzing today's planetary emergencies. Bringing the latest ecological research together with histories of colonialism, indigenous struggles, slave revolts, and other rebellions and uprisings, Patel and Moore demonstrate that throughout history, crises have always prompted fresh strategies to make the world cheap and safe for capitalism. At a time of crisis in all seven cheap things, innovative and systemic thinking is urgently required. This book proposes a radical new way of understanding-and reclaiming-the planet in the turbulent twenty-first century.
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              ISBN 9780520299931
              Released NZ 15 Jul 2018
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Disjoined Partners: Austria and Germany since 1815
                

              Disjoined Partners: Austria and Germany since 1815 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Katzenstein, Peter

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              Is there a natural tendency toward the political integration of states that are united in culture but divided in politics? Disjoined Partners arrives at a largely negative response. In an application of political science techniques to a subject traditionally in the domain of hist...ory, Peter J. Katzenstein analyzes Austro-German relations since 1815 in six chronologically arranged case studies. Asking why these partners remain disjoined, Katzenstein finds the answer in the persistence of Austria's political autonomy. In an appendix, the author illustrates how this type of analysis could be extended to include an examination of the unification of Germany and of Italy in the middle of the nineteenth century and of the fragmentation of Sweden-Norway and England-Ireland at the beginning of the twentieth. His study sheds new light on the reasons for the continued political autonomy of nation-states. Disjoined Partners derives from the author's dissertation, which was awarded the Charles Sumner Prize at Harvard and the American Political Science Association's Helen Dwight Reid Award for the best dissertation of the year in the field of international relations, law, and politics. This title is part of UC Press's Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press's mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1976.
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              ISBN 9780520304239
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2018
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              Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity
                

              Born Again Bodies: Flesh and Spirit in American Christianity (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              By Griffith, R. Marie

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              Presents an investigation into Christian fitness and diet culture. This title analyzes Christianity's intricate role in America's obsession with the body, diet, and fitness. It traces the underpinning of modern-day beauty and slimness ideals - as well as the bigotry against peopl...e who are overweight.
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              ISBN 9780520242401
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2004
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Series California Studies in Food & Culture
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