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            The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice
             

            The Transgender Issue: An Argument for Justice (Hardback)

            By Faye, Shon

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              30 Nov 21

            Trans people in Britain today have become a culture war 'issue'. Despite making up less than 1% of the country's population, they are the subjects of a toxic and increasingly polarised 'debate', which generates reliable controversy for newspapers and talk shows. This media frenzy... conceals a simple fact: that we are having the wrong conversation, a conversation in which trans people themselves are reduced to a talking point and denied a meaningful voice. In this powerful new book, Shon Faye reclaims the idea of the 'transgender issue' to uncover the reality of what it means to be trans in a transphobic society. In doing so, she provides a compelling, wide-ranging analysis of trans lives from youth to old age, exploring work, family, housing, healthcare, the prison system, and trans participation in the LGBTQ+ and feminist communities, in contemporary Britain and beyond. The Transgender Issue is a landmark work that signals the beginning of a new, healthier conversation about trans life. It is a manifesto for change, and a call for justice and solidarity between all marginalised people and minorities. Trans liberation, as Faye sees it, goes to the root of what our society is and what it could be; it offers the possibility of a more just, free and joyful world for all of us.
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            ISBN 9780241423141
            Released NZ 30 Nov 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli

            Monsters Don't Eat Broccoli (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hicks, Barbara Jean; Illustrated by Hendra, Sue

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            What do monsters eat? The waitress in this restaurant just doesn't have a clue.Monsters don't eat broccoli!How could she think we do? In this rollicking picture book written by Barbara Jean Hicks and illustrated by Sue Hendra, monsters insist they don't like broccoli. They'd rath...er snack on tractors or a rocket ship or two, or tender trailer tidbits, or a wheely, steely stew. But boy do those trees they're munching on look an awful lot like broccoli. Maybe vegetables aren't so bad after all! This hilarious book will have youngsters laughing out loud and craving healthy monster snacks of their own.
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            ISBN 9780385755214
            Released NZ 15 Aug 2014
            Publisher Random House
            Interest Age 3-7 years
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            Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World
             

            Malala: The Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Changed the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Young Readers ed)

            By Yousafzai, Malala; McCormick, Patricia

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            Written by Malala for her peers, this is a brand new look at the girl behind the Nobel Prize-winning icon. *Young Reader's Edition*

            ISBN 9781780622156
            Replacement this title has been replaced by: 9781780622163
            Released NZ 26 Aug 2014
            Publisher Hachette Children's Books
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
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            Mass Incarceration: A Graphic History
             

            Mass Incarceration: A Graphic History (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Longhi, Phoebe

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            Take a deep dive into America's flawed carceral system and the racist beliefs that perpetuate it.

            ISBN 9781945665271
            Released NZ 12 Jul 2021
            Publisher Manic D Press,U.S.
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty
             

            The Narrow Corridor: States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Acemoglu, Daron; Robinson, James A.

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            'A must-read. Acemoglu and Robinson are intellectual heavyweights of the first rank . . . erudite and fascinating' Paul Collier, Guardian, on Why Nations Fail In this profoundly important follow up to their global bestseller, Acemoglu and Robinson provide a powerful new framework... for looking at countries' development through the way that the state interacts with society. This conceptualisation - in which any country can be located on a simple diagram and its future predicted - is new and based on decades of their research. The power distribution between state and society affects how peaceful societies are, what types of institutions develop, how much oppression and fear people suffer, how their economies are organized, and how rich they are. Full of entertaining stories from the past (it starts with the wife of a Nigerian ruler fleeing Abuja with 38 suitcases of cash), Balance of Power sheds light on issues from the present and has practical political ideas for the future. 'An intellectually rich book that develops an important thesis with verve' Martin Wolf, Financial Times, on Why Nations Fail
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            ISBN 9780241314319
            Released NZ 26 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Human Rights Worldwide: A Reference Handbook

            Human Rights Worldwide: A Reference Handbook (Hardback, Revised ed.)

            By Arat, Zehra F. Kabasakal

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            Offering a guide to the global struggle for human rights, the problems and shortcomings of the international human rights regime, and the resources essential to human rights studies, this work looks at religious tolerance, torture, environmental rights, discrimination, and genoci...de, as issues central to the contemporary debate on human rights.
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            ISBN 9781851097623
            Released NZ 1 Jul 2006
            Publisher ABC-CLIO
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Contemporary World Issues
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            Apartheid, 1948-1994
             

            Apartheid, 1948-1994 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dubow, Saul

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            This fresh interpretation of apartheid South Africa integrates histories of resistance with the analysis of power - asking not only why apartheid was defeated, but how it came to survive for so long.

            ISBN 9780199550678
            Released NZ 5 Jun 2014
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Oxford Histories
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            Black and Blue: a memoir of racism and resilience

            Black and Blue: a memoir of racism and resilience (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Gorrie, Veronica

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            The story of an Aboriginal woman who worked as a police officer and fought for justice both within and beyond the Australian police force. A proud Kurnai woman, Veronica Gorrie grew up dauntless, full of cheek and a fierce sense of justice. After watching her friends and family s...uffer under a deeply compromised law-enforcement system, Gorrie signed up for training to become one of a rare few Aboriginal police officers in Australia. In her ten years in the force, she witnessed appalling institutional racism and sexism, and fought past those things to provide courageous and compassionate service to civilians in need, many Aboriginal themselves. With a great gift for storytelling and a wicked sense of humour, Gorrie frankly and movingly explores the impact of racism on her family and her life, the impact of intergenerational trauma resulting from cultural dispossession, and the inevitable difficulties of making her way as an Aboriginal woman in the white-and-male-dominated workplace of the police force. Black and Blue is a memoir of remarkable fortitude and resilience, told with wit, wisdom, and great heart.
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            ISBN 9781925849240
            Published NZ 30 Mar 2021
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020

            Languages of Truth: Essays 2003-2020 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rushdie, Salman

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            Languages of Truth offers Salman Rushdie's most piercingly analytical views yet on the evolution of literature and culture even as he takes us deep into his own exuberant and fearless imagination Salman Rushdie is celebrated as a storyteller of the highest order, illuminating dee...p truths about our society and culture through his gorgeous, often searing, prose. Now, in his latest collection of nonfiction, he brings together insightful and inspiring essays, criticism, and speeches that focus on his relationship with the written word, and solidify his place as one of the most original thinkers of our time. Gathering pieces written between 2003 and 2020, Languages of Truth chronicles Rushdie's own intellectual engagement with a period of momentous cultural shifts. Immersing the reader in a wide variety of subjects, he delves into the nature of storytelling as a deeply human need, and what emerges is, in myriad ways, a love letter to literature itself. Rushdie explores what the work of authors from Shakespeare and Cervantes to Samuel Beckett, Eudora Welty, and Toni Morrison mean to him, often by telling vivid, sometimes humorous stories of his own personal encounters with them, whether on the page or in person. He delves deeper than ever before into the nature of truth, revels in the vibrant malleability of language, and the creative lines that can join art and life, and he looks anew at migration, multiculturalism and censorship. The ideas, true stories, and arguments presented here are at once revelatory, funny, and eye-opening, enlivened on every page by Rushdie's signature wit and dazzling voice, making this volume a genuine pleasure to read.
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            ISBN 9781787331945
            Released NZ 8 Jun 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Pitched Battle: in the frontline of the 1971 Springbok tour of Australia

            Pitched Battle: in the frontline of the 1971 Springbok tour of Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Writer, Larry

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            In 1971, when the racially selected all-white Springbok rugby team toured Australia, we became a nation at war with ourselves. There was bloodshed as tens of thousands of anti-apartheid campaigners clashed with governments, police, and rugby fans - who were given free reign to as...sault protestors. Queensland premier Joh Bjelke-Petersen declared a state of emergency. Prime minister William McMahon called the Wallabies who refused to play 'national disgraces'. Barbed wire ringed the great rugby grounds to stop protestors invading the field. Pitched Battle recreates what became of the most rancorous periods in modern Australian history - a time of courage, pain, faith, fanaticism, and political opportunism - which ultimately made heroes of the seven Wallabies who refused to play, played a key role in the later political careers of Peter Beattie, Meredith Burgmann, and Peter Hain, and ultimately led to the abandonment of apartheid.
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            ISBN 9781925321616
            Published NZ 3 Oct 2016
            Publisher Scribe Publications
            Interest Age General Audience
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