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              The Most Beautiful Job in the World
               

              The Most Beautiful Job in the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mensitieri, Guilia

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                28 Apr 20

              Fashion is one of the most powerful industries in the world, accounting for 6 per cent of global consumption and growing steadily. Since the 1980s and the birth of the neoliberal economy, it has emerged as the glittering face of capitalism, bringing together prestige, power and b...eauty and occupying a central place in media and consumer fantasies. Yet the fashion industry, which claims to offer highly desirable job opportunities, relies significantly on job instability, not just in outsourced garment production but at the very heart of its creative production of luxury. Based on an in-depth investigation involving stylists, models, designers, hairdressers, make-up artists, photographers and interns, anthropologist Giulia Mensitieri draws back fashion's glamorous facade to explore the lived realities of working in the industry. This challenging book lays bare the working conditions of 'the most beautiful job in the world', showing that exploitation isn't confined to sweatshops or sexual harassment of models, but exists at the very heart of the powerful symbolic and economic centre of fashion.
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              ISBN 9780522876109
              Published NZ 28 Apr 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              The University is Closed for Open Day: Australia in the Twenty-first Century
               

              The University is Closed for Open Day: Australia in the Twenty-first Century (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Knight, Stephen

              Explores aspects of ultra-modern Australia, from tattoos, shabby chic and our obsession with personal devices, to the 'poetry' of number plates. Other critiques explore national myths and consider the recurring conflict over 'White Australia or Fair Australia?'

              ISBN 9780522874686
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              Language en
              Released NZ 5 Nov 2019
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Biographical Dictionary Of The Australian Senate Volume 1

              Biographical Dictionary Of The Australian Senate Volume 1 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Millar, Ann

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              The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate covers the period 1901-1929, the period in which the Parliament operated from Melbourne. This first volume provides short articles on Australia?s Senators during the first thirty years of the Federal Parliament. These entries p...lace particular emphasis on the events of a Senator?s parliamentary experience, contributions to debates, committee work, parliamentary positions as well as ministerial appointments.It provides also a window on the colonial and post-colonial societies in which these ninety-nine Senators and their three Clerks lived and worked. It explains how miners, merchants, constitutionalists, soldiers, printers, trade unionists, adventurers and pastoralists became Senators, and how, in an essentially egalitarian society, they melded together as Australia?s first federal parliamentarians. It tells of their work as legislators during a period when Australia was making a unique contribution to democracy itself, and reveals the excitement felt by conservatives and non-conservatives alike as they shaped the beginnings of an Australian nation.The contribution of these Senators to Australian public life was immense. The Federationists, Richard Baker, John Downer, Thomas Playford, Richard O?Connor, James Walker, Henry Dobson, William Trenwith, Simon Fraser, Josiah Symon and William Zeal retain some elemens of notoriety. Others, such as the South Australian farmer, William Russell, or Charles Montague Graham, a tailor on the Western Australian goldfields, were soon forgotten, even in their own time.The Biographical Dictionary of the Australian Senate reveals to a new generation the influence and the significance of men who came from all sides of politics and the social spectrum, and were able parliamentarians and true representatives of the democratic process.This readable and authoritative work of reference will provide readers with a biographical account of all Australian senators, and a history of the Senate
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              ISBN 9780522875089
              Published NZ 8 Oct 1996
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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