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Women, Political Struggles and Gender Equality in South Asia

Women, Political Struggles and Gender Equality in South Asia

Margaret Alston

$276.95  $40.00
A brutal gang-rape of a young woman in India in 2012 caused a global outcry against rising brutal violence against women. In response to the young woman's death and the protests that followed, the contributors analyze the position of women in South Asia, the issue of violence, women's political activism and gender inequalities.

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The New Workforce Challenge: How Today's Leading Companies Are Adapting For the Future

The New Workforce Challenge: How Today's Leading Companies Are Adapting For the Future

Andres Hatum

$58.95  $15.00
Few books go into enough depth to really understand the differences between the future generations of professionals to come and the ones that have gone before. This innovative book examines how new generations of the workplace and workforce will be shaped in the future and shows organizations the ways in which they will have to adapt to succeed.

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China in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Opportunities

China in the Twenty-First Century: Challenges and Opportunities

Shiping Hua ,  Sujian Guo

$65.95  $18.00
In this edited volume, leading scholars from US and China analyze the challenges and opportunities for China in the 21st century, each emphasizing particular dimensions of politics, economics, political culture, and foreign policy. Issues examined include: social harmony and statecraft , media and political culture, and legality in foreign trade.

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Empathetic Marketing: How to Satisfy the 6 Core Emotional Needs of Your Customers

Empathetic Marketing: How to Satisfy the 6 Core Emotional Needs of Your Customers

Mark Ingwer

$59.95  $18.00
With a revised understanding of the science and philosophy behind human needs, businesses will be better equipped to provide long-term satisfaction for their customers. Mark uncovers a framework that will help businesses identify human needs and incorporate this perspective into strategy, and then focuses each chapter on a specific emotional need.

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Economics for the Curious: Inside the Minds of 12 Nobel Laureates

Economics for the Curious: Inside the Minds of 12 Nobel Laureates

Robert M. Solow

$29.95  $10.00
12 Nobel Laureates take readers on a tour of some of the everyday issues that can be explored using basic economic principles. Topics include how economic tools can be used to rebuild nations in the aftermath of a war; financing retirement as longevity increases and what governments should really be doing to boost the economy.

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Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia: Language, Culture, Identity

Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia: Language, Culture, Identity

Finex Ndhlovu

$137.95  $40.00
Becoming an African Diaspora in Australia extends debates on identities, cultures and notions of race and racism into new directions as it analyses the forms of interactional identities of African migrants in Australia. It de-naturalises the commonplace assumptions and imaginations about the cultures and identities of African diaspora communities, and probes the relevance and usefulness of identity markers such as country of origin, nationality, ethnicity, ethnic/heritage language and mother tongue. Current cultural frames of identity representation have so far failed to capture the complexities of everyday lived experiences of transnational individuals and groups. Therefore by drawing on fresh concepts and recent empirical evidence, this book invites the reader to revisit and rethink the vocabularies that we use to look at identity categories such as race, culture, language, ethnicity, nationality, and citizenship, and introduces a new language nesting model of diaspora identity. This book will be of great interest to all students of migration, diaspora, African and Australian studies.

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Disability, Public Space Performance and Spectatorship: Unconscious Performers

Disability, Public Space Performance and Spectatorship: Unconscious Performers

Bree Hadley

$130.95  $20.00
In Disability, Public Space Performance and Spectatorship: Unconscious Performers, Bree Hadley examines the performance practices of disabled artists in the US, UK, Europe and Australasia who re-engage, re-enact and re-envisage the stereotyping they are subject to in the very public spaces and places where this stereotyping typically plays out.

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Morals and Markets: The Dangerous Balance

Morals and Markets: The Dangerous Balance

Daniel McNeill ,  Daniel Friedman ,  Dan McNeil

$34.95  $12.00
Friedman and McNeill draw on recent research in evolutionary game theory and behavioral economics to explore the relationship between our moral codes and our market systems. They show how imbalance between morals and markets is at the root of the recent corporate scandals in the US as well as the global financial crisis the world continues to face.

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The Frugal Innovator: Creating Change on a Shoestring Budget

The Frugal Innovator: Creating Change on a Shoestring Budget

Charles Leadbeater

$49.95  $15.00
This insightful book looks at the phenomenon of low-cost innovation and explores what we can learn from the innovators in developing nations who are making amazing technical and social advances with scarce capital and resources. Charles Leadbeater shows how these methods can be applied and used wherever you are and whatever your capital.

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Community Resilience, Universities and Engaged Research for Today's World

Community Resilience, Universities and Engaged Research for Today's World

W. Madsen ,  L. Costigan ,  S. McNicol ,  Roland Turner

$103.95  $25.00
The increasing development of partnerships between universities and communities allows the research of academics to become engaged with those around them. This book highlights several case studies from a range of disciplines, such as psychology, social work and education to explore how these mutually beneficial relationships function.

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Demokrasi: Indonesia in the 21st Century

Demokrasi: Indonesia in the 21st Century

Hamish McDonald

$51.95  $15.00
ABBEY'S BOOKSELLER PICK ----- Like many Australians, my knowledge of Indonesia was next to nil. When it did cross my mind, the picture ranged from that of a mythical tropical land of exotic and mystical delights, to a hotbed of Islamic fundamentalism. With the recent elections in one of the largest democracies in the world, my interest was piqued with this book by Hamish McDonald, a Walkley Award-winning journalist who has a long association with Asia.

McDonald takes us on a sweep across the history of the archipelago as the ebb and flow of colonial and military power and cronyism are revealed. The structure is well thought-out as each chapter focuses on a key facet of the society or history. The 'disguised coup' from which Major-General Suharto assumed power from Sukarno is the subject of The Crocodile Hole. The embedded nature of the military within the fabric of civil, economic and political life is covered in Beyond Dwifungsi (Dual Function). Capital takes us through the development of the economy and the strained relations with non-indigenous tycoons and nepotism. Moving through history, later chapters deal with Papua (their claim for independence from Indonesia is a sore that won't heal) and the battle against pollution and environmental plundering.

The peppering of Indonesian words throughout also provides a strong sense of the culture. We learn of 'preman' (gangster-thug-enforcers for hire) and 'cukong' (roughly meaning 'boss' but which evolved to also imply a Chinese businessman who had thrived under military patronage).

All-in-all we get a strong picture of emergence. Indonesia is on the rise but it is certainly not a straight line. Key reforms in education, welfare, anti-corruption and democracy run alongside brutal suppressions and corruption. The pattern identified by McDonald is of good intentions, policy and reforms at the top level being watered down or simply ignored by entrenched corruption and poor administration, combined with inadequate resources for enforcement.

The triumph of Joko Widodo in the Presidential election, defeating Suharto-era former general Prabowo Subianto represents a further break from the military regimes of the past.

Craig Kirchner

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Indonesia, a nation of thousands of islands and almost 250 million people, straddles the junction of the Pacific and Indian oceans. Current President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has presided over 6 per cent average yearly growth of its economy, to surpass $1 trillion. If this rate continues, Indonesia will join the world's ten biggest economies in a decade or so, just behind the so-called BRIC countries.

The much-discussed documentary The Act of Killing revived some of its darker past, and Barack Obama's reminiscences about the childhood years he spent there briefly shone the spotlight on a country many Americans know little about. Yet as Indonesia approaches its 2014 parliamentary and presidential elections, its future is wide open.

Though the largest Muslim nation by population, it remains a receiver of wisdom from the Arab world, rather than a messenger of multi-religious tolerance. Its pursuit of trade agreements with Japan and South Korea have burnished its economic ambitions, but its diplomacy is long on so-called  soft power,  and short on sanctions or force. So what does the future hold for this pivotal place?

Award-winning Asia-Pacific journalist Hamish McDonald's  Demokrasi  is an accessible and authoritative introduction to the modern history and politics of this fascinating country.


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Let Us All Eat Cake

Let Us All Eat Cake

Catherine Ruehle ,  Sarah Scheffel

$39.99  $16.00
After twenty years as a pastry chef and cake artist known for her show-stopping cakes, Cat Ruehle developed rheumatoid arthritis and found relief only through eliminating dairy, sugar, and gluten from her diet. Since then, Ruehle made it her mission to recreate the classic cakes and cupcakes that brought so much joy to her, her kids, and her customers. In Let Us All Eat Cake, she shares 60 classic cake recipes that are every bit as indulgent as the flour-based ones we adore, but gluten-free, all-natural, and with alternatives given for vegan, dairy-free, and nut-free renditions, including Pink Velvet Strawberry Cake made electrifyingly red with strawberries instead of food dye, Carrot Cake still nutty and wholesome with a gluten-free whole-grain flour blend, and Peanut Butter and Jelly Cupcakes that children of all ages will love to find in their lunchboxes. With positivity and careful guidance, Ruehle details the ingredients she uses (coconut oil, agave nectar, and xanthum gum, for example) and how to use them, along with decorating, icing, and plating tips to take your cakes from wonderful to extraordinary. Finally, everyone can celebrate their favorite holidays and speci

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The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses

The Most Dangerous Book: The Battle for James Joyce's Ulysses

Kevin Birmingham

$54.95  $15.00
A great story how modernism brought down the regime of censorship told as a great story. Kevin Birmingham's imaginative scholarship brings Joyce and his world to life. There is a fresh detail on nearly every page.

Louis Menand, Pulitzer prize-winning author of The Metaphysical Club  For more than a decade, the book that literary critics now consider the most important novel in the English language was illegal to own, sell, advertise or purchase in most of the English-speaking world. James Joyce's big blue book, Ulysses, ushered in the modernist era and changed the novel for all time. But the genius of  Ulysses  was also its danger: it omitted absolutely nothing. All of the minutiae of Leopold Bloom's day, including its unspeakable details, unfold with careful precision in its pages. The New York Society for the Suppression of Vice immediately banned the novel as obscene, lewd, and lascivious. Joyce, along with some of the most important publishers and writers of his era, had to fight for years to win the freedom to publish it.

This tells the remarkable story surrounding Ulysses, from the first stirrings of Joyce's inspiration in 1904 to its landmark federal obscenity trial in 1933. Literary historian Kevin Birmingham follows Joyce's years as a young writer, his feverish work on his literary masterpiece, and his ardent love affair with Nora Barnacle, the model for Molly Bloom. Joyce and Nora socialised with literary greats like Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, T. S. Eliot and Sylvia Beach. Their support helped Joyce fight an array of anti-vice crusaders while his book was disguised and smuggled, pirated and burned in the United States and Britain.

The long struggle for publication added to the growing pressures of Joyce's deteriorating eyesight, finances and home life. Salvation finally came from the partnership of Bennett Cerf, the cofounder of Random House, and Morris Ernst, a dogged civil liberties lawyer. With their stewardship, the case ultimately rested on the literary merit of Joyce's master work. The sixty-year-old judicial practices governing obscenity in the United States were overturned because a federal judge could get inside Molly Bloom's head. Birmingham’s archival work brings to light new information about both Joyce and the story surrounding Ulysses.

Written for ardent Joyceans as well as novices who want to get to the heart of the greatest novel of the twentieth century,  The Most Dangerous Book  is a gripping examination of how the world came to say yes to  Ulysses.


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The Rush: A New History of the Gold Rush - America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1855

The Rush: A New History of the Gold Rush - America's Fevered Quest for Fortune, 1848-1855

Edward Dolnick

$45.00  $10.00
In the spring of 1848, rumours began to spread that gold had been discovered in a remote spot in the Sacramento Valley. A year later, newspaper headlines declared 'Gold Fever!' as hundreds of thousands of men and women borrowed money, quit their jobs, and allowed themselves - for the first time ever - to imagine a future of ease and splendor. In THE RUSH, Edward Dolnick brilliantly recounts their treacherous westward journeys by wagon and on foot, and takes us to the frenzied gold fields and the rowdy cities that sprang from nothing to jam-packed chaos. With an enthralling cast of characters and scenes of unimaginable wealth and desperate ruin, THE RUSH is a fascinating - and rollicking - account of the greatest treasure hunt the world has ever seen.

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