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              Making a Living, Making a Life: Work, Meaning and Self-Identity
               

              Making a Living, Making a Life: Work, Meaning and Self-Identity (Hardback)

              By James, Sara

              • RRP: $271.00
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              In a world in which individuals will undergo multiple career changes, is it possible any longer to conceive of a job as a meaningful vocation? Against the background of fragmentation and rationalisation of work, this book explores the significance and meaning of work in contempor...ary life, raising the question of whether people continue to feel motivated to dedicate their lives to their work, or must now look to other areas of life for meaning. Based on rich, in-depth interviews conducted with workers of different ages and across a broad range of occupations in the major city of Melbourne, Making a Living, Making a Life reveals that work continues to be a source of pride, passion and purpose, the author shedding light on the ways in which cultural narratives collective feelings and structural factors influence people's feelings about work. An engaging and empirically grounded examination of the meaning and centrality of work to people's lives in today's 'liquid' modern world, this book will appeal to sociologists with interests in social theory, ethics, the sociology of work and questions of identity.
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              ISBN 9781472484659
              Released NZ 29 Sep 2017
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Morality, Society and Culture
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              Sociology in Today's World with Online Study Tools 12 months
               

              Sociology in Today's World with Online Study Tools 12 months (Mixed media product / Mixed Media, 3rd Revised edition)

              By Furze, Brian; Savy, Pauline; Webb, Robert; James, Sara; Petray, Theresa

              • RRP: $132.99
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              Sociology in Todays World explores why sociology is important and relevant to everyday life. It teaches students how to think sociologically, not just what to think, and shows how sociology can help us make sense of our lives.

              ISBN 9780170251808
              Published NZ 3 Oct 2014
              Publisher Cengage Learning Australia
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              An American in Oz: From Tv Anchor in New York to Life and Love at the Edge of the Wombat State Forest

              An American in Oz: From Tv Anchor in New York to Life and Love at the Edge of the Wombat State Forest (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By James, Sara

              • RRP: $36.99
              • $27.74
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              The warm, uplifing and funny chronicle of one woman's journey from glamorous, globe-trotting New York television correspondent to a small-town mum grappling with Australian country life - an odyssey filled with drama and adventure, both personal and professional, both intentional... and accidental. Meet the steel magnolia in the Australian bush.
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              ISBN 9781743315309
              Published NZ 26 Feb 2014
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Making a Living, Making a Life: Work, Meaning and Self-Identity

              Making a Living, Making a Life: Work, Meaning and Self-Identity (Paperback)

              By James, Sara

              • RRP: $91.99
              • $91.99
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              In a world in which individuals will undergo multiple career changes, is it possible any longer to conceive of a job as a meaningful vocation? Against the background of fragmentation and rationalisation of work, this book explores the significance and meaning of work in contempor...ary life, raising the question of whether people continue to feel motivated to dedicate their lives to their work, or must now look to other areas of life for meaning. Based on rich, in-depth interviews conducted with workers of different ages and across a broad range of occupations in the major city of Melbourne, Making a Living, Making a Life reveals that work continues to be a source of pride, passion and purpose, the author shedding light on the ways in which cultural narratives, collective meanings and structural factors influence people's feelings about work. An engaging and empirically grounded examination of the meaning and centrality of work to people's lives in today's 'liquid' modern world, this book will appeal to sociologists with interests in cultural sociology, social theory, ethics, the sociology of work and questions of identity.
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              ISBN 9780367208295
              Released NZ 17 Jan 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Morality, Society and Culture
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              Metaphysical Sociology: On the Work of John Carroll
               

              Metaphysical Sociology: On the Work of John Carroll (Hardback)

              Edited by James, Sara

              • RRP: $282.00
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              This volume critically engages with the work of the acclaimed Australian sociologist John Carroll and makes the argument for a metaphysical sociology. Carroll has proposed that a metaphysical sociology should focus on the questions of fundamental existence that confront all human...s: `Where do I come from?', `What should I do with my life?' and `What happens to me when I die?' - questions of meaning, which, in the modern West, have become increasingly difficult to answer. As contemporary individuals increasingly draw on their inner resources, or `ontological qualities', to pursue quests for meaning, the key question for a metaphysical sociology concerns the metaphysical resources available to people and the manner in which they are cultivated. Through consideration of a range of topics including, film, romantic love, terrorism and video games, Metaphysical Sociology takes up this question. As such, it will appeal to scholars of social theory and sociology with interests in morality, culture and the fundamental questions of human existence.
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              ISBN 9781138091788
              Released NZ 3 May 2018
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Morality, Society and Culture
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              The Best Of Friends: Two Women, Two Continents, and One Enduring Friendship

              The Best Of Friends: Two Women, Two Continents, and One Enduring Friendship (Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By James, Sara; Mauney, Ginger

              • RRP: $24.99
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              James and Mauney, friends since the age of 12, record their unfolding lives from their mid-20s through their 40s. By giving sensitive support to each other at key moments, these two women both found their way to balancing marriage, motherhood, and creative careers.

              ISBN 9780060779498
              Released NZ 4 Sep 2008
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Metaphysical Sociology: On the Work of John Carroll

              Metaphysical Sociology: On the Work of John Carroll (Paperback)

              Edited by James, Sara

              • RRP: $86.99
              • $86.99
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              This volume critically engages with the work of the acclaimed Australian sociologist John Carroll. It makes the argument for a metaphysical sociology, which Carroll has proposed should focus on the questions of fundamental existence that confront all humans: `Where do I come from...?', `What should I do with my life?' and `What happens to me when I die?'. These questions of meaning, in the secular modern West, have become difficult to answer. As contemporary individuals increasingly draw on their inner resources, or 'ontological qualities', to pursue quests for meaning, the key challenge for a metaphysical sociology concerns the cultural resources available to people and the manner in which they are cultivated. Through wide-ranging discussions which include, film, romantic love, terrorism and video games, Metaphysical Sociology takes up this challenge. The contributors include emerging and established sociologists, a philosopher, a renowned actor and a musician. As such, this collection will appeal to scholars of social theory and sociology, and to the general reader with interests in morality, art, culture and the fundamental questions of human existence.
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              ISBN 9780367821081
              Released NZ 9 Jan 2020
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Morality, Society and Culture
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              An American in Oz
                

              An American in Oz (EPUB ebook)

              By James, Sara

              'If you ask me, would any correspondent who has worked in New York, at the epicentre of TV News, a rising star, would that person leave it all to go to Australia, I would say 99.9 out of a 100 -- never.' - Neal Shapiro, PBS producer, Sara's boss at NBC.

              ISBN 9781743436882
              Available in EPUB
              Software Read in Browser or Adobe Ebook Compatible Device
              Language en
              Published NZ 26 Feb 2014
              Publisher Allen & Unwin
              Interest Age General Audience
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              What If . . . All the Boys Wanted You?
               

              What If . . . All the Boys Wanted You? (Library Binding)

              By Ruckdeschel, Liz; James, Sara

              Haley's back at Hillsdale High after a New England vacation with her family. She's got a new haircut and some great new clothes, but the same problems--and the same people--continue to follow her. Coco and Whitney want to groom her to become the next Coquette now that they've kic...ked Sasha to the curb, but is Haley ready to make the changes they demand? Meanwhile, Sasha seems to be in serious trouble, and Irene is still willing to take Haley to San Francisco with her. So many possibilities! So many choices! Haley's future is in your hands--choose wisely! From the Trade Paperback edition.
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              ISBN 9780385903189
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2006
              Publisher DELACORTE
              Interest Age Children / Young Adults
              Series What If ... (Library)
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              The Best of Friends: Two Women, Two Continents, and One Enduring Friendship
                

              The Best of Friends: Two Women, Two Continents, and One Enduring Friendship (EPUB ebook)

              By James, Sara; Mauney, Ginger

              From sharing secrets as children to chasing unconventional dreams as adults, network correspondent Sara James and wildlife filmmaker Ginger Mauney explore their learning curve on life through the lens of their thirty-year friendshipTransplanting southern roots to southern Africa,... Ginger Mauney has earned the acceptance of a troop of baboons, unraveled mysteries of life and death in an elephant herd, and raised her young son in the wilds of Namibia-but has often felt the pull of the country she once called home. As a local television anchor, Sara James paid her own way to cover the war in Nicaragua, a gamble that later propelled her to NBC. At the network, James exposed slavery in Sudan and plunged to the gravesite of the Titanic, but struggled to balance her demanding career with marriage and motherhood.Though the two lead seemingly opposite lives, there is much they share: a hometown in Richmond, Virginia, an attraction to life on the razor's edge, a weakness for men with foreign passports and accents, and a past. Now, in their heartfelt memoir, Mauney and James alternately narrate the story of how, they, two women separated by thousands of miles, have found themselves bound together through temperament, circumstance, and serendipity. The Best of Friends uses the example of their lives to explore such universal questions as: When your heart is broken, how do you heal? How do you realize your dreams without compromising yourself? How do you tame ambition to make room for love and family? And what does it mean as an adult to be a "best" friend?The Best of Friends is James and Mauney's story, but it is also the story of so many women in their twenties, thirties, and forties who, with the help of friends, dared to reinvent their lives just when it seemed that everything was falling apart.
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              ISBN 9780061844669
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              Language en
              Released NZ 13 Oct 2009
              Publisher HarperCollins
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              Loan Credits 26
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