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              A Networked Community: Jewish Melbourne in the Nineteenth Century
                

              A Networked Community: Jewish Melbourne in the Nineteenth Century (Hardback)

              By Silberberg, Sue

              • RRP: $90.00
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              • Pub Date
                30 May 20

              In 1835 a renegade group of Tasmanians wishing to expand their landholdings disembarked in what was to become Melbourne. This colonising expedition was funded by a group of investors including the Jewish convict Joseph Solomon. Thus, in Melbourne, as in the settlement of the cont...inent itself, Jews were at the foundation of colonisation. Unlike many other settlers, these Jews predominantly came from urban backgrounds. Although principally from London, some of them had experienced other forms of Jewish urbanism - in central and eastern Europe, the Ottoman Empire and the Caribbean - and applied their experience to the formation of a new emancipated conceptualisation of urban Judaism. In Victoria, as in the other new Australian colonies, there were no civil or political restrictions on the Jewish community. With the establishment of Melbourne, Jewish settlers were required to create new communal frameworks and the religious bodies of an active Jewish life. The community's structure and the institutions they founded were a pragmatic response to the necessities of communal formation and the realities of maintaining Judaism within this colonial outpost. As with other Jewish communities in the large centres of the world, they responded to the freedoms of an emancipated society, while the political and social environment of a new city such as Melbourne provided a unique set of opportunities. Unlike in other cities where Jewish property ownership was restricted, here Jews could live and work where they chose, becoming, from the first land sales, investors in property. Subsequently as the city expanded, as developers and builders they influenced the formation of the urban fabric, while their intellectual and economic connections brought new political and intellectual ideas and networks to the colonial experience.
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              ISBN 9780522876338
              Published NZ 30 May 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century
                

              The Hidden History of Burma: Race, Capitalism, and the Crisis of Democracy in the 21st Century (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Myint-U, Thant

              Precariously positioned between China and India, Burma's population has suffered dictatorship, natural disaster and the dark legacies of colonial rule. But when decades of military dictatorship finally ended and internationally beloved Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi emerged from... long years of house arrest, hopes soared. World leaders including Barack Obama ushered in waves of international support. Progress seemed inevitable. As historian, former diplomat, and presidential advisor, Thant Myint-U saw the cracks forming. In this insider's diagnosis of a country at a breaking point, he dissects how a singularly predatory economic system, fast-rising inequality, disintegrating state institutions, the impact of new social media, the rise of China next door, climate change and deep-seated feelings around race, religion and national identity all came together to challenge the incipient democracy. Interracial violence soared and a horrific exodus of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees fixed international attention. Thant Myint-U explains how and why this happened, and details an unsettling prognosis for the future. Burma is today a fragile stage for nearly all the world's problems. Are democracy and an economy that genuinely serves all its people possible in Burma? In clear and urgent prose, Thant Myint-U explores this question - a concern not just for the Burmese but for the rest of the world - warning of the possible collapse of this nation of 55 million while suggesting a fresh agenda for change.
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              ISBN 9781786497895
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              Released NZ 16 Jan 2020
              Publisher Atlantic Books
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              Anti-Semitism and the Left
                

              Anti-Semitism and the Left (Hardback)

              By Hernon, Ian

              • RRP: $64.99
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              • Pub Date
                15 Jan 20

              An important new book about a key, headline-grabbing event of the election. As allegations of anti-Semitism continue to rock the Labour Party, political journalist Ian Hernon traces the row since Corbyn became leader; the schisms and their causes; the death threats and social med...ia nastiness. The final chapter completed after the general election.
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              ISBN 9781398102231
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2020
              Publisher Amberley Publishing
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              The Loudons and the Gardening Press: A Victorian Cultural Industry
               

              The Loudons and the Gardening Press: A Victorian Cultural Industry (Paperback)

              By Dewis, Sarah

              • RRP: $86.99
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              • Pub Date
                20 Dec 19

              Through close readings of individual serials and books and archival work on the publication history of the Gardener's Magazine (1826-44) Sarah Dewis examines the significant contributions John and Jane Webb Loudon made to the gardening press and democratic discourse. Vilified dur...ing their lifetimes by some sections of the press, the Loudons were key players in the democratization of print media and the development of the printed image. Both offered women readers a cultural alternative to the predominantly literary and classical culture of the educated English elite. In addition, they were innovatory in emphasizing the value of scientific knowledge and the acquisition of taste as a means of eroding class difference. As well as the Gardener's Magazine, Dewis focuses on the lavish eight-volume Arboretum et Fruticetum Britannicum (1838), an encyclopaedia of trees and shrubs, and On the Laying Out, Planting, and Managing of Cemeteries (1843), arguing that John Loudon was a radical activist who reconfigured gardens in the public sphere as a landscape of enlightenment and as a means of social cohesion. Her book is important in placing the Loudons' publications in the context of the history of the book, media history, garden history, urban social history, history of education, nineteenth-century radicalism and women's journalism.
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              ISBN 9780367882280
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Remaking Market Society: A Critique of Social Theory and Political Economy in Neoliberal Times
               

              Remaking Market Society: A Critique of Social Theory and Political Economy in Neoliberal Times (Paperback)

              By Palumbo, Antonino; Scott, Alan

              • RRP: $86.99
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              • Pub Date
                20 Dec 19

              Neoliberalism has been one of the most hotly contested themes in academic and political debate over the last 30 years. Given the global and persistent influence of neoliberal ideas on contemporary styles of governance, social-service provision, and public policy, this intensive i...nterest is understandable. At the same time, the use of the term has become loose, vague, and over-extended, particularly in the extensive critical literature. Rather than engage in further critique, or in the reconstruction of the history of neoliberalism, this volume seeks to bring analytical clarity to the ongoing debate. Drawing inspiration from the work of the Hungarian economic historian, Karl Polanyi, Remaking Market Society combines critique, original formulations, and case studies to form an analytical framework that identifies the key instruments of neoliberal governance. These include privatization, marketization, and liberalization. The case studies examine the development of neoliberal instruments (reform of the British civil service); their refinement (reform of higher education in England and Wales); and their dissemination across national borders (EU integration policies). Rather than look back nostalgically on the post-war welfare-state settlement, in the final chapter the authors ask why the coalitions that supported that settlement broke down in the face of the neoliberal reform movement. This highly original work offers a distinctive transdisciplinary approach to political economy, and therefore is an important read for students and academics who are interested in political economy as well as social theory and political philosophy.
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              ISBN 9780367868031
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Imperialism and Sikh Migration: The Komagata Maru Incident
               

              Imperialism and Sikh Migration: The Komagata Maru Incident (Paperback)

              By Roy, Anjali Gera

              • RRP: $86.99
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              • Pub Date
                20 Dec 19

              In the Punjab, Pakistan, a culture of migration and mobility already emerged in the nineteenth century. Imperial policies produced a category of hypermobile Sikhs, who left their villages in Punjab to seek their fortunes in South East Asia, Australia, America and Canada. The prac...tices of the British Indian government and the Canada government offer telling instances of the exercise of governmentality through which both old imperialism and the new Empire assert their sovereignty. This book focuses on the Komagata Maru episode of 1914: This Japanese ship was chartered by Gurdit Singh, a prosperous Sikh businessman from Malaya. It carried 376 passengers from Punjab and was not permitted to land in Vancouver on grounds of a stipulation about a continuous journey from the port of departure and forced to return to Kolkata where the passengers were fired at, imprisoned or kept under surveillance. The author isolates juridical procedures, tactics and apparatus of security through which the British Empire exercised power on imperial subjects by investigating the significance of this incident to colonial and postcolonial migration. Juxtaposing public archives including newspapers, official documents and reports against private archives and interviews of descendants the book analyses the legalities and machineries of surveillance that regulate the movements of people in the old and new Empire. Addressing contemporary discourse on neo-imperialism and resistance, migration, diaspora, multiculturalism and citizenship, this book will be of interest to scholars in the field of diaspora studies, post colonialism, minority studies, migration studies, multiculturalism and Sikh /Punjab and South Asian studies.
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              ISBN 9780367885496
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
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              The Religious Problem with Religious Freedom: Why Foreign Policy Needs Political Theology
               

              The Religious Problem with Religious Freedom: Why Foreign Policy Needs Political Theology (Paperback)

              By Joustra, Robert

              • RRP: $86.99
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              • Pub Date
                20 Dec 19

              Rival understandings of the meaning and practice of the religious and the secular lead to rival public perspectives about religion and religious freedom in North America. This book explores how debates over the American Office of Religious Freedom and its International Religious ...Freedom Act (IRFA, 1998) and very recent debates over the Canadian Office of Religious Freedom (2013) have pitted at least six basic, but very different meanings of the religious and the secular against each other in often undisclosed and usually unproductive ways. Properly naming this 'religious problem' is a critical first step to acknowledging and conciliating their practically polar political prescriptions. It must be considered how we are to think about religion in political offices, both the Canadian and the American experience, as an essentially contested term, and one which demands better than postmodern paralysis, what the author terms political theology. This is especially critical since both of these cases are not just about how to deal with religion at home, but how to engage with religion abroad, where real peril, and real practical policy must be undertaken to protect increasingly besieged religious minorities. Finally, a principled pluralist approach to the religious and the secular suggests a way to think outside the 'religious problem' and productively enlist and engage the forces of religion resurging around the globe. The book will be of great use to scholars and students in religion and foreign affairs, secularization, political theology, and political theory, as well as professionals and policy makers working in issues relating to religion, religious freedom, and foreign affairs.
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              ISBN 9780367877996
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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              Procopius of Caesarea: Literary and Historical Interpretations
               

              Procopius of Caesarea: Literary and Historical Interpretations (Paperback)

              Edited by Lillington-Martin, Christopher

              • RRP: $86.99
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              • Pub Date
                20 Dec 19

              This volume aims to encourage dialogue and collaboration between international scholars by presenting new literary and historical interpretations of the sixth-century writer Procopius of Caesarea, the major historian of Justinian's reign. Although scholarship on Procopius has flo...urished since 2004, when the last monograph in English on Procopius was published, there has not been a collection of essays on the subject since 2000. Work on Procopius since 2004 has been surveyed by Geoffrey Greatrex in his international bibliography; Peter Sarris has revised the 1966 Penguin Classics translation of, and introduced, Procopius' Secret History (2007); and Anthony Kaldellis has edited, translated and introduced Procopius' Secret History, with related texts (2010), and revised and modernised H.B. Dewing's Loeb translation of Procopius' Wars as The Wars of Justinian in 2014. This volume capitalises on the renaissance in Procopius-related studies by showcasing recent work on Procopius in all its diversity and vibrancy. It offers approaches that shed new light on Procopius' texts by comparing them with a variety of relevant textual sources. In particular, the volume pays close attention to the text and examines what it achieves as a literary work and what it says as an historical product.
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              ISBN 9780367880767
              Released NZ 20 Dec 2019
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              Those Were The Days: Memories of Venison Recovery
               

              Those Were The Days: Memories of Venison Recovery (Paperback)

              By Conroy, Brian

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              Join me, veteran of the early venison recovery days, as I take you on many a journey - some hilarious, some tragic, but above all, stories of adrenalin-filled adventures. In my opinion, these were the good old days. It was the era before cellphones, PLBs, GPSs, etc, just good ol'... common sense.
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              ISBN 9780473506728
              Published NZ 28 Nov 2019
              Publisher The Copy Press
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              Finding A Way To Live: A Race for the Whale
               

              Finding A Way To Live: A Race for the Whale (Paperback)

              By Perano, Hoki

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              Before they surrendered their lives, a handful of ex-whalers helped to complete a scrapbook-type collection of their stories, photos, and other interesting data. By putting together this project, they salvaged some of the history of the Tory Channel Whaling Enterprise.

              ISBN 9780473502683
              Published NZ 28 Nov 2019
              Publisher The Copy Press
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