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              Birth as an American Rite of Passage
               

              Birth as an American Rite of Passage (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

              By Davis-Floyd, Robbie E.

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              This study examines why, despite the growing strength of the natural childbirth movement, women increasingly opt for the standardized routines of hospital births. The author adopts an anthropological perspective and highlights a cultural belief in the superiority of science over ...nature.
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              ISBN 9780520229327
              Released NZ 15 Mar 2004
              Publisher University of California Press
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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

              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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              A Guide to the Rockfishes, Thornyheads, and Scorpionfishes of the Northeast Pacific

              A Guide to the Rockfishes, Thornyheads, and Scorpionfishes of the Northeast Pacific (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Butler, John L.; Love, Milton S.; Laidig, Tom E.

              Rockfishes and their close relatives are some of the most important fishes on the Pacific Coast. They occur on reefs, around sunken wrecks, and among kelp beds, and they often comprise more than 90 percent of all the fishes living in these locations. In addition, rockfishes and t...heir ilk are favorites of recreational and commercial fishers, are the frequent subjects of underwater photographers, and are of major economic value. Unfortunately, some species have been heavily overfished. In spite of wide interest and considerable importance, identifying these closely related species, particularly underwater, can be challenging at best. With over 400 color photographs of both juveniles and adults, this is the first book to present all of these remarkable fishes in one guide and the first devoted solely to their identification.
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              ISBN 9780520270091
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2012
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              Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art

              Six Lines of Flight: Shifting Geographies in Contemporary Art (Hardback)

              By Diquinzio, Apsara

              The art world is no longer defined by the activity of traditional art centers such as New York, Berlin, Beijing, or London, but is instead shaped by many cities, small and large. This title explores the hybrid nature of today's international artistic landscape by introducing read...ers to the art scenes in six featured cities.
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              ISBN 9780520274310
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2012
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              Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes: A Cautionary Tale of Race and Brutality
               

              Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes: A Cautionary Tale of Race and Brutality (Hardback)

              By Bloom, Stephen G.

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                26 Oct 21

              The never-before-told true story of Jane Elliott and the "Blue-Eyes, Brown-Eyes Experiment" she made world-famous, using eye color to simulate racism. The day after Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination in 1968, Jane Elliott, a schoolteacher in rural Iowa, introduced to her all...-white third-grade class a shocking experiment to demonstrate the scorching impact of racism. Elliott separated students into two groups. She instructed the brown-eyed children to heckle and berate the blue-eyed students, even to start fights with them. Without telling the children the experiment's purpose, Elliott demonstrated how easy it was to create abhorrent racist behavior based on students' eye color, not skin color. As a result, Elliott would go on to appear on Johnny Carson's Tonight Show, followed by a stormy White House conference, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and thousands of media events and diversity-training sessions worldwide, during which she employed the provocative experiment to induce racism. Was the experiment benign? Or was it a cruel, self-serving exercise in sadism? Did it work? Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes is a meticulously researched book that details for the first time Jane Elliott's jagged rise to stardom. It is an unflinching assessment of the incendiary experiment forever associated with Elliott, even though she was not the first to try it out. Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes offers an intimate portrait of the insular community where Elliott grew up and conducted the experiment on the town's children for more than a decade. The searing story is a cautionary tale that examines power and privilege in and out of the classroom. It also documents small-town White America's reflex reaction to the Civil Rights Movement of the 1970s and 1980s, as well as the subsequent meteoric rise of diversity training that flourishes today. All the while, Blue Eyes, Brown Eyes reveals the struggles that tormented a determined and righteous woman, today referred to as the "Mother of Diversity Training," wh
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              ISBN 9780520382268
              Released NZ 26 Oct 2021
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              Netflix Recommends: Algorithms, Film Choice, and the History of Taste
               

              Netflix Recommends: Algorithms, Film Choice, and the History of Taste (Hardback)

              By Frey, Mattias

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                26 Oct 21

              Algorithmic recommender systems, deployed by media companies to suggest content based on users' viewing histories, have inspired hopes for personalized, curated media but also dire warnings of filter bubbles and media homogeneity. Curiously, both proponents and detractors assume ...that recommender systems are novel, effective, and widely used methods to choose films and series. Scrutinizing the world's most subscribed streaming service, Netflix, this book challenges that consensus. Investigating real-life users, marketing rhetoric, technical processes, business models, and historical antecedents, Mattias Frey demonstrates that these choice aids are neither as revolutionary nor alarming as their celebrants and critics maintain-and neither as trusted nor widely used.Netflix Recommends illustrates the constellations of sources that real viewers use to choose films and series in the digital age and argues that although some lament AI's hostile takeover of humanistic cultures, the thirst for filters, curators, and critics is stronger than ever.
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              ISBN 9780520382381
              Released NZ 26 Oct 2021
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              Netflix Recommends: Algorithms, Film Choice, and the History of Taste
               

              Netflix Recommends: Algorithms, Film Choice, and the History of Taste (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Frey, Mattias

              • RRP: $56.99
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                26 Oct 21

              Algorithmic recommender systems, deployed by media companies to suggest content based on users' viewing histories, have inspired hopes for personalized, curated media but also dire warnings of filter bubbles and media homogeneity. Curiously, both proponents and detractors assume ...that recommender systems are novel, effective, and widely used methods to choose films and series. Scrutinizing the world's most subscribed streaming service, Netflix, this book challenges that consensus. Investigating real-life users, marketing rhetoric, technical processes, business models, and historical antecedents, Mattias Frey demonstrates that these choice aids are neither as revolutionary nor alarming as their celebrants and critics maintain-and neither as trusted nor widely used.Netflix Recommends illustrates the constellations of sources that real viewers use to choose films and series in the digital age and argues that although some lament AI's hostile takeover of humanistic cultures, the thirst for filters, curators, and critics is stronger than ever.
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              ISBN 9780520382046
              Released NZ 26 Oct 2021
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              Raging Hormones: Do They Rule Our Lives?
                

              Raging Hormones: Do They Rule Our Lives? (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Vines, Gail

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              The belief that our hormones control how we behave runs deep in both scientific and popular culture. This book examines this belief, and illuminates the differences in the perceived role of hormones in women and men's lives. It also looks at the many ways that hormones are being ...used to gain control over our lives.
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              ISBN 9780520087774
              Released NZ 15 Aug 1994
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Out of the Earth: Civilization and the Life of the Soil
                

              Out of the Earth: Civilization and the Life of the Soil (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hillel, Daniel

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              As the crucible of life, the source and final resting place of everything that grows, soil inspires reverence in the peasant and the scientist. This title presents the history of man's use and misuse of soil and water. It combines a description of the inner processes that form so...il with an assertion of its powers and significance.
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              ISBN 9780520080805
              Released NZ 15 Sep 1992
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Inhibition: History and Meaning in the Sciences of Mind and Brain
                

              Inhibition: History and Meaning in the Sciences of Mind and Brain (Hardback)

              By Smith, Roger

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              Traces theories of inhibitory control from the moralistic psychologies of the early 19th-century to the 20th-century schools of Sherrington, Pavlov and Freud. He finds that the meanings of inhibition cross disciplinary boundaries and outline the growth of our belief in the self-r...egulated person.
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              ISBN 9780520075801
              Released NZ 15 Aug 1992
              Publisher University of California Press
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