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              Faceworld
               

              Faceworld (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Zilio, Marion; Translated by Mackay, Robin

              • RRP: $54.99
              • $54.99
              • Internationally sourced

              We have long accepted the face as the most natural and self-evident thing, believing that in it we could read, as if on a screen, our emotions and our doubts, our anger and joy. We have decorated them, made them up, designed them, as if the face were the true calling card of our ...personality, the public manifestation of our inner being. Nothing could be further from the truth. Rather than a window opening onto our inner nature, the face has always been a technical artefact-a construction that owes as much to artificiality as to our genetic inheritance. From the origins of humanity to the triumph of the selfie, Marion Zilio charts the history of the technical, economic, political, legal, and artistic fabrication of the face. Her account of this history culminates in a radical new interrogation of what is too often denounced as our contemporary narcissism. In fact, argues Zilio, the "narcissism" of the selfie may well reconnect us to the deepest sources of the human manufacture of faces-a reconnection that would also be a chance for us to come to terms with the non-human part of ourselves. This highly original reflection on the fabrication of the face will be of great value to students and scholars of media and culture and to anyone interested in the pervasiveness of the face in our contemporary age of the selfie.
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              ISBN 9781509537266
              Released NZ 27 Feb 2020
              Publisher Polity Press
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              Wealth
               

              Wealth (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Elmelech, Yuval

              • RRP: $71.50
              • $71.50
              • Pre Release International

              An astute guide to uncovering the bedrock of inequality and its continued hold on society --

              ISBN 9780745697871
              Released NZ 24 Apr 2020
              Publisher Polity Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Economy and Society
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              Doing Justice: Three Essays on Walter Benjamin
                

              Doing Justice: Three Essays on Walter Benjamin (Hardback)

              By Oyarzun, Pablo; Translated by Gingerich, Stephen

              • RRP: $201.99
              • $201.99
              • Pub Date
                9 Nov 20

              A leading Latin American thinker examines the work of Walter Benjamin and demonstrates its relevance for our understanding of justice --

              ISBN 9781509541973
              Released NZ 9 Nov 2020
              Publisher Polity Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Critical South
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 9 Nov 2020
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              Error, Illusion, Madness
                

              Error, Illusion, Madness (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Prado, Bento; Translated by Oliveira, Marco

              • RRP: $71.50
              • $71.50
              • Pub Date
                8 Sep 20
              ISBN 9781509537051
              Released NZ 8 Sep 2020
              Publisher Polity Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Critical South
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 8 Sep 2020
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              Sketch for a Self-Analysis

              Sketch for a Self-Analysis (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Bourdieu, Pierre

              • RRP: $35.99
              • $35.99
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              Covers the hitherto implicit experience of Pierre Bourdieu's formative years, and gives insights into his relationships with Jean-Paul Sartre, Raymond Aron, Michel Foucault and many others, which helps to understand his contribution to sociology and anthropology.

              ISBN 9780745635279
              Released NZ 20 Jun 2008
              Publisher Polity Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Wealth
               

              Wealth (Hardback)

              By Elmelech, Yuval

              • RRP: $201.99
              • $201.99
              • Pre Release International

              An astute guide to uncovering the bedrock of inequality and its continued hold on society --

              ISBN 9780745697864
              Released NZ 24 Apr 2020
              Publisher Polity Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Economy and Society
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              The Asset Economy
                

              The Asset Economy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Adkins, Lisa; Cooper, Melinda; Konings, Martijn

              • RRP: $52.99
              • $52.99
              • Pub Date
                2 Nov 20

              Rising inequality is the defining feature of our age. With the lion's share of wealth growth going to the top, for a growing percentage of society a middle-class existence is out of reach. What exactly are the economic shifts that have driven the social transformations taking pla...ce in Anglo-capitalist societies? In this timely book, Lisa Adkins, Melinda Cooper and Martijn Konings argue that the rise of the asset economy has produced a new logic of inequality. Several decades of property inflation have seen asset ownership overshadow employment as a determinant of class position. Exploring the impact of generational dynamics in this new class landscape, the book advances an original perspective on a range of phenomena that are widely debated but poorly understood - including the growth of wealth inequalities and precarity, the dynamics of urban property inflation, changes in fiscal and monetary policy and the predicament of the millennial generation. Despite widespread awareness of the harmful effects of Quantitative Easing and similar asset-supporting measures, we appear to have entered an era of policy lock-in that is responsible for a growing disconnect between popular expectations and institutional priorities. The resulting polarization underlies many of the volatile dynamics and rapidly shifting alliances that dominate today's headlines.
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              ISBN 9781509543465
              Released NZ 2 Nov 2020
              Publisher Polity Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Nov 2020
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              Nomography
                

              Nomography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Porta, Eloy Fern; Translated by McGlazer, Ramsey

              • RRP: $40.99
              • $40.99
              • Pub Date
                2 Nov 20

              What if the most joyful act was not to transgress a norm but to erect it? What if creativity consisted in enunciating a law under the pretext of violating it? And what if it turned out that you, who claim to prefer exceptions, only talk about them because they allow you to imagin...e the rules? This book proposes a provocative interpretation of the dynamic relationship between the normative and the transgressive. Combining sociology, biopolitics and satire, it offers a surprising theory of normative imagination as a cognitive mode characteristic of the era of emotional capitalism. Gender, fashion, artistic creation and surveillance are analyzed from the perspective of a regulatory drive, a continuously renovated and imperative push for normalcy that no longer comes from factual powers but from citizens themselves. These, united in a spontaneous popular court, armed with smartphones and driven by juridical compulsion, become the axis of societies of control. In this way the affective ways of constructing subjectivity are replaced by the distinctive pathology of our times, the name of the globalized game: normopathy for all.
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              ISBN 9781509543953
              Released NZ 2 Nov 2020
              Publisher Polity Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Theory Redux
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Nov 2020
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              The Asset Economy
                

              The Asset Economy (Hardback)

              By Adkins, Lisa; Cooper, Melinda; Konings, Martijn

              • RRP: $170.99
              • $170.99
              • Pub Date
                2 Nov 20

              Rising inequality is the defining feature of our age. With the lion's share of wealth growth going to the top, for a growing percentage of society a middle-class existence is out of reach. What exactly are the economic shifts that have driven the social transformations taking pla...ce in Anglo-capitalist societies? In this timely book, Lisa Adkins, Melinda Cooper and Martijn Konings argue that the rise of the asset economy has produced a new logic of inequality. Several decades of property inflation have seen asset ownership overshadow employment as a determinant of class position. Exploring the impact of generational dynamics in this new class landscape, the book advances an original perspective on a range of phenomena that are widely debated but poorly understood - including the growth of wealth inequalities and precarity, the dynamics of urban property inflation, changes in fiscal and monetary policy and the predicament of the millennial generation. Despite widespread awareness of the harmful effects of Quantitative Easing and similar asset-supporting measures, we appear to have entered an era of policy lock-in that is responsible for a growing disconnect between popular expectations and institutional priorities. The resulting polarization underlies many of the volatile dynamics and rapidly shifting alliances that dominate today's headlines.
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              ISBN 9781509543458
              Released NZ 2 Nov 2020
              Publisher Polity Press
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 2 Nov 2020
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              War and Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa
                

              War and Conflict in the Middle East and North Africa (Other book format / Other)

              By Ahram, Ariel I.

              • RRP: $217.50
              • $217.50
              • Pub Date
                1 Sep 20

              A conceptually and empirically rich introduction to war and conflict in the MENA --

              ISBN 9781509532810
              Released NZ 1 Sep 2020
              Publisher Polity Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Availability
              Available for pre-order, ships once internationally released 1 Sep 2020
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