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              Archives of the Insensible: Of War, Photopolitics, and Dead Memory
               

              Archives of the Insensible: Of War, Photopolitics, and Dead Memory (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Feldman, Allen; Other A01

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              In this jarring look at contemporary warfare and political visuality, renowned anthropologist of violence Allen Feldman provocatively argues that contemporary sovereign power mobilizes asymmetric, clandestine, and ultimately unending war as a will to truth. Whether responding to ...the fantasy of weapons of mass destruction or an existential threat to civilization, Western political sovereignty seeks to align justice, humanitarian right, and democracy with technocratic violence and visual dominance. Connecting Guantanamo tribunals to the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission, American counterfeit killings in Afghanistan to the Baader-Meinhof paintings of Gerhard Richter, and the video erasure of Rodney King to lynching photography and political animality, among other scenes of terror, Feldman contests sovereignty's claims to transcendental right -whether humanitarian, neoliberal, or democratic-by showing how dogmatic truth is crafted and terror indemnified by the prosecutorial media and materiality of war. Excavating a scenography of trials-formal or covert, orchestrated or improvised, criminalizing or criminal-Feldman shows how the will to truth disappears into the very violence it interrogates. He maps the sensory inscriptions and erasures of war, highlighting war as a media that severs factuality from actuality to render violence just. He proposes that war promotes an anesthesiology that interdicts the witness of a sensory and affective commons that has the capacity to speak truth to war. Feldman uses layered deconstructive description to decelerate the ballistical tempo of war to salvage the embodied actualities and material histories that war reduces to the ashes of collateral damage, the automatism of drones, and the opacities of black sites. The result is a penetrating work that marries critical visual theory, political philosophy, anthropology, and media archeology into a trenchant dissection of emerging forms of sovereignty and state power that war
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              ISBN 9780226277332
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              The Political Origins of Inequality: Why a More Equal World Is Better for Us All

              The Political Origins of Inequality: Why a More Equal World Is Better for Us All (Hardback)

              By Reid-Henry, Simon; Other A01

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              In this historical tour de force, Simon Reid-Henry rewrites the usual story of globalization and development as a story of the management of inequality. Reaching back to the eighteenth century and around the globe, Reid-Henry foregrounds the political turning points and decisions... behind the making of today's uneven societies.
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              ISBN 9780226236797
              Released NZ 15 Jan 2016
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Lions in the Balance: Man-Eaters, Manes, and Men with Guns

              Lions in the Balance: Man-Eaters, Manes, and Men with Guns (Hardback)

              By Packer, Craig; Other A01

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              The Serengeti is one of the world's most renowned ecosystems, and at its apex prowls the Serengeti Lion. These majestic mammals are iconic, and integral, and also in constant danger from encroaching humans. Craig Packer is among the unique species that has spent a lifetime ensuri...ng the study and perpetuity of these dark maned cats. He has dedicated countless research hours and dollars to the coexistence of humans and wildlife in the Serengeti. He has even proposed ways of using lion hunting to ensure their value, and hence their protection. Lions in the Balance takes us into the red-in-tooth-and-claw world of lion conservation. It is an incredibly candid, entertaining, and at points alarming look at what the future of the Serengeti lions entails, and how the politics of conservation require survival strategies far more creative and powerful than what animals (humans included) on the savannas must possess. A sequel to Mr. Packer's Into Africa, this diary based chronicle of the past decade draws readers along the dusty trails and into the spectacular sunsets of the Serengeti. Through his experiences we learn that female lions prefer their male manes dark and long, that lion attacks on humans most commonly occur during the full moon cycles, and that citizen science is shaping the world--Packer's initiative Snapshot Serengeti has helped engage globally, and locally, and has identified thousands of images of the Serengeti. The narrative moves from Arusha to the Serengeti to Washington DC, and with some temporal hopping, as often the stories are as rich and multilayered as the Serengeti ecosystem. And Mr. Packer demonstrates that he possesses himself a bit of cat, having needed nearly nine lives to persist in the ever dynamic and vexed world of conservation in Africa.
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              ISBN 9780226092959
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Musings on Mortality: From Tolstoy to Primo Levi
               

              Musings on Mortality: From Tolstoy to Primo Levi (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Brombert, Victor; Other A01

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              Drawing deeply from the well of Brombert's own experience, Musings on Mortality is more than mere literary criticism: it is a moving and elegant book for all to learn and live by.

              ISBN 9780226323824
              Released NZ 15 Nov 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Dreamscapes of Modernity: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and the Fabrication of Power

              Dreamscapes of Modernity: Sociotechnical Imaginaries and the Fabrication of Power (Hardback)

              Edited by Jasanoff, Sheila; Kim, Sang-hyun; Other A01

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              Dreamscapes of Modernity offers the first book-length treatment of sociotechnical imaginaries, a concept originated by Sheila Jasanoff and developed in close collaboration with Sang-Hyun Kim to describe how visions of scientific and technological progress carry with them implicit... ideas about public purposes, collective futures, and the common good. The book presents a mix of case studies-including nuclear power in Austria, Chinese rice biotechnology, Korean stem cell research, the Indonesian Internet, US bioethics, global health, and more-to illustrate how the concept of sociotechnical imaginaries can lead to more sophisticated understandings of the national and transnational politics of science and technology. A theoretical introduction sets the stage for the contributors' wide-ranging analyses, and a conclusion gathers and synthesizes their collective findings. The book marks a major theoretical advance for a concept that has been rapidly taken up across the social sciences and promises to become central to scholarship in science and technology studies.
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              ISBN 9780226276496
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco

              Making the Mission: Planning and Ethnicity in San Francisco (Hardback)

              By Howell, Ocean; Other A01

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              In the aftermath of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, residents of the city's iconic Mission District bucked the city-wide development plan, defiantly announcing that in their neighborhood, they would be calling the shots. Ever since, the Mission has become known as a city withi...n a city, and a place where residents have, over the last century, organized and reorganized themselves to make the neighborhood in their own image. In Making the Mission, Ocean Howell tells the story of how residents of the Mission District organized to claim the right to plan their own neighborhood and how they mobilized a politics of place and ethnicity to create a strong, often racialized identity-a pattern that would repeat itself again and again throughout the twentieth century. Surveying the perspectives of formal and informal groups, city officials and district residents, local and federal agencies, Howell articulates how these actors worked with and against one another to establish the very ideas of the public and the public interest, as well as to negotiate and renegotiate what the neighborhood wanted. In the process, he shows that national narratives about how cities grow and change are fundamentally insufficient; everything is always shaped by local actors and concerns.
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              ISBN 9780226141398
              Released NZ 15 Oct 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Historical Studies of Urban America (CHUP)
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              Manufacturing Morals: The Values of Silence in Business School Education
               

              Manufacturing Morals: The Values of Silence in Business School Education (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Anteby, Michel; Other A01

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              Corporate accountability is never far from the front page, and as one of the world's most elite business schools, Harvard Business School trains many of the future leaders of Fortune 500 companies. But how does HBS formally and informally ensure faculty and students embrace prope...r business standards? Relying on his first-hand experience as a Harvard Business School faculty member, Michel Anteby takes readers inside HBS in order to draw vivid parallels between the socialization of faculty and of students. In an era when many organizations are focused on principles of responsibility, Harvard Business School has long tried to promote better business standards. Anteby's rich account reveals the surprising role of silence and ambiguity in HBS's process of codifying morals and business values. As Anteby describes, at HBS specifics are often left unspoken; for example, teaching notes given to faculty provide much guidance on how to teach but are largely silent on what to teach. Manufacturing Morals demonstrates how faculty and students are exposed to a system that operates on open-ended directives that require significant decision-making on the part of those involved, with little overt guidance from the hierarchy. Anteby suggests that this model-which tolerates moral complexity-is perhaps one of the few that can adapt and endure over time. Manufacturing Morals is a perceptive must-read for anyone looking for insight into the moral decision-making of today's business leaders and those influenced by and working for them.
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              ISBN 9780226323510
              Released NZ 15 Sep 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              Risky Medicine: Our Quest to Cure Fear and Uncertainty

              Risky Medicine: Our Quest to Cure Fear and Uncertainty (Hardback)

              By Aronowitz, Robert; Other A01

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              In medicine today, public health and medical interventions are largely risk reducing and risk controlling rather than treating symptoms or curing disease. In several cases risk factors have almost become diseases in themselves. As Robert Aronowitz vividly depicts, we are experien...cing a convergence of risk and disease, and a market-driven expansion of risk interventions. We increasingly understand and accept that many medical interventions are efficacious because they reduce risk. It is often the case, however, that little science supports risk interventions that have become commonplace. Risky Medicine wrestles with the problems associated with the conflation of risk and traditional notions of disease. It explores not only how we got to this point but what the implications are for our health care system and our personal dealings with doctors. The subject is hugely important for patients and doctors, and it matters enormously in health care policy going forward.
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              ISBN 9780226049717
              Released NZ 15 Aug 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
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              The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti
               

              The Spirits and the Law: Vodou and Power in Haiti (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ramsey, Kate; Other A01

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              Vodou has often served as a scapegoat for Haiti?s problems, from political upheavals to natural disasters. This tradition of scapegoating stretches back to the nation?s founding and forms part of a contest over the legitimacy of the religion, both beyond and within Haiti?s border...s. The Spirits and the Law examines that vexed history, asking why, from 1835 to 1987, Haiti banned many popular ritual practices. To find out, Kate Ramsey begins with the Haitian Revolution and its aftermath. Fearful of an independent black nation inspiring similar revolts, the United States, France, and the rest of Europe ostracized Haiti. Successive Haitian governments, seeking to counter the image of Haiti as primitive as well as contain popular organization and leadership, outlawed ?spells? and, later, ?superstitious practices.? While not often strictly enforced, these laws were at times the basis for attacks on Vodou by the Haitian state, the Catholic Church, and occupying U.S. forces. Beyond such offensives, Ramsey argues that in prohibiting practices considered essential for maintaining relations with the spirits, anti-Vodou laws reinforced the political marginalization, social stigmatization, and economic exploitation of the Haitian majority. At the same time, she examines the ways communities across Haiti evaded, subverted, redirected, and shaped enforcement of the laws. Analyzing the long genealogy of anti-Vodou rhetoric, Ramsey thoroughly dissects claims that the religion has impeded Haiti?s development.
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              ISBN 9780226703800
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Tourist Attractions: Performing Race and Masculinity in Brazil's Sexual Economy
               

              Tourist Attractions: Performing Race and Masculinity in Brazil's Sexual Economy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mitchell, Gregory; Other A01

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              While much attention has been paid in recent years to heterosexual prostitution and sex tourism in Brazil, gay sex tourism has been almost completely overlooked. In Tourist Attractions, Gregory C. Mitchell presents a pioneering ethnography that focuses on the personal lives and i...dentities of male sex workers who occupy a variety of roles in Brazil's sexual economy. Mitchell takes us into the bath houses of Rio de Janeiro, where rent boys cruise for clients, and to the beaches of Salvador da Bahia, where African American gay men seek out hustlers while exploring cultural heritage tourist sites. His ethnography stretches into the Amazon, where indigenous fantasies are tinged with the erotic at eco-resorts, and into the homes of "kept men," who forge long-term, long-distance, transnational relationships that blur the boundaries of what counts as commercial sex. Mitchell asks how tourists perceive sex workers' performances of Brazilianness, race, and masculinity, and, in turn, how these two groups of men make sense of differing models of racial and sexual identity across cultural boundaries. He proposes that in order to better understand how people experience difference sexually, we reframe prostitution-which Marxist feminists have long conceptualized as sexual labor-as also being a form of performative labor. Tourist Attractions is an exceptional ethnography poised to make an indelible impact in the fields of anthropology, gender, and sexuality, and research on prostitution and tourism.
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              ISBN 9780226309101
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2015
              Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
              Interest Age 19+ years
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