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            Hei Taonga Ma Nga Uri Whakatipu: Treasures for the Rising Generation: The Dominion Museum Ethnological Expeditions 1919-1923
              

            Hei Taonga Ma Nga Uri Whakatipu: Treasures for the Rising Generation: The Dominion Museum Ethnological Expeditions 1919-1923 (Hardback)

            By Ngata, Wayne; Introduction by Hakiwai, Arapata; By Salmond, Anne; McCarthy, Conal; Salmond, Amiria

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            This major book tells the story of four expeditions made by staff of the Dominion Museum between 1919 and 1923, setting them in the context of a series of collaborations between Maori and non-Maori leaders in New Zealand in the wake of the New Zealand Wars. Written by some of N...ew Zealand's best-known experts on te Ao Maori and its intersection with the Pakeha world, the text was developed with the descendants of iwi with whom the expeditions worked. Richly illustrated with historic images and contemporary work, it is a landmark publication.
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            ISBN 9780995103108
            Published NZ 11 Nov 2021
            Publisher Te Papa Press
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization
             

            Sapiens A Graphic History, Volume 2: The Pillars of Civilization (Hardback)

            By Harari, Yuval Noah; Illustrated by Casanave, David; Edited by Vandermeulen, David

            • RRP: $48.00
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            • Pub Date
              14 Dec 21

            The second volume of an epic, beautifully illustrated graphic history of humankind, based on Yuval Noah Harari's internationally bestselling phenomenon When nomadic Homo sapiens settled to live in one place, they started working harder and harder.

            ISBN 9781787333765
            Released NZ 14 Dec 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Aging in a Changing World: Older New Zealanders and Contemporary Multiculturalism
              

            Aging in a Changing World: Older New Zealanders and Contemporary Multiculturalism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By George, Molly

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            Challenges simplified images of the old as racist, nostalgic and resistant to change by taking a deeper, more nuanced look at older people's complex relationship with the diversity and multiculturalism that has grown and developed around them.

            ISBN 9781978809406
            Publisher Misc - NZ/SP Publisher
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Global Perspectives on Aging
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            Everybody

            Everybody (Hardback)

            By Laing, Olivia

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            The author of The Lonely City takes readers on an ambitious investigation into the body in the twentieth century, using the life of the renegade psychoanalyst Wilhelm Reich to chart an electrifying course through the great freedom movements of the era, from gay rights and sexual ...liberation to feminism and the civil rights movement.
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            ISBN 9781509857111
            Released NZ 27 Jul 2021
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
             

            The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity (Hardback)

            By Graeber, David; Wengrow, David

            • RRP: $75.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 22

            For generations, our remote ancestors have been cast as primitive and childlike ? either free and equal innocents, or thuggish and warlike. Civilization, we are told, could be achieved only by sacrificing those original freedoms or, alternatively, by taming our baser instincts. D...avid Graeber and David Wengrow show how such theories first emerged in the eighteenth century as a conservative reaction to powerful critiques of European society posed by Indigenous observers and intellectuals. Revisiting this encounter has startling implications for how we make sense of human history today, including the origins of farming, property, cities, democracy, slavery, and civilization itself. Drawing on pathbreaking research in archaeology and anthropology, the authors show how history becomes a far more interesting place once we learn to throw off our conceptual shackles and perceive what's really there. If humans did not spend 95 percent of their evolutionary past in tiny bands of hunter-gatherers, what were they doing all that time? If agriculture, and cities, did not mean a plunge into hierarchy and domination, then what kinds of social and economic organization did they lead to? What was really happening during the periods that we usually describe as the emergence of the state ? The answers are often unexpected, and suggest that the course of human history may be less set in stone, and more full of playful, hopeful possibilities, than we tend to assume. The Dawn of Everything fundamentally transforms our understanding of the human past and offers a path toward imagining new forms of freedom, new ways of organizing society. This is a monumental book of formidable intellectual range, animated by curiosity, moral vision, and a faith in the power of direct action.
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            ISBN 9780241402429
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2022
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Indigenous Women's Voices: 20 Years on from Linda Tuhiwai Smith's Decolonizing Methodologies
              

            Indigenous Women's Voices: 20 Years on from Linda Tuhiwai Smith's Decolonizing Methodologies (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Lee, Emma; Evans, Jen; Foreword by Smith, Linda Tuhiwai

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              24 Mar 22

            Indigenous essays in honour of Linda Tuhiwai Smith celebrate the positive, shifting ground of how Indigenous writers are shaping the post-colonial research world

            ISBN 9781786998422
            Released NZ 24 Mar 2022
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Being a Human: Adventures in 40,000 Years of Consciousness
             

            Being a Human: Adventures in 40,000 Years of Consciousness (Hardback, Main)

            By Foster, Charles

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            A radical work of nature writing and philosophical enquiry, resituating us in our real human skins.

            ISBN 9781788167178
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics

            When Money Talks: A History of Coins and Numismatics (Hardback)

            By Holt, Frank L.

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            Coinage - it is one of the most successful and consistent technologies ever invented. Nothing else we still use in everyday life has a history quite like it. Look around at all the things that would bewilder a Greek, Roman, or Renaissance ancestor; then, dig into your purse or po...cket for that one artifact that they would immediately recognize as part of their world. Historian Frank L. Holt takes us on a lively journey through the history of numismatics, the study of coins - one of the oldest and most important contributions to the arts and humanities. For 2600 years, poets, economists, philosophers, historians, and theologians have pondered the mysteries of money. Who invented coins, and why? Does coinage function beyond our control as if it had a mind of its own? How has it changed world history and culture? What does numismatics reveal about our past that could never be discovered from any other source? How has numismatics advanced using modern science? Does it still suffer from racist ideas about physiognomy and phrenology? What does its future hold? The approach taken in this richly illustrated book is as multi-faceted as coined money itself. Coins are integral to our economic, social, political, religious, and cultural history. When Money Talks: The History of Coins explores each aspect of coinage, and takes a special interest in how coins have appeared in literature and pop culture, ranging in its analysis from Greek drama and the New Testament to T.V. sitcoms and meme theory.
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            ISBN 9780197517659
            Released NZ 28 Oct 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
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            The Weirdest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous

            The Weirdest People in the World: How the West Became Psychologically Peculiar and Particularly Prosperous (Paperback)

            By Henrich, Joseph

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            'A landmark in social thought. Henrich may go down as the most influential social scientist of the first half of the twenty-first century' MATTHEW SYED Do you identify yourself by your profession or achievements, rather than your family network? Do you cultivate your unique attri...butes and goals? If so, perhaps you are WEIRD: raised in a society that is Western, Educated, Industrialized, Rich and Democratic. Unlike most who have ever lived, WEIRD people are highly individualistic, nonconformist, analytical and control-oriented. How did WEIRD populations become so psychologically peculiar? What part did these differences play in our history, and what do they mean for our collective identity? Joseph Henrich, who developed the game-changing concept of WEIRD, uses leading-edge research in anthropology, psychology, economics and evolutionary biology to explore how changing family structures, marriage practices and religious beliefs in the Middle Ages shaped the Western mind, laying the foundations for the world we know today. Brilliant, provocative, engaging and surprising, this landmark study will revolutionize your understanding of who - and how - we are now. 'Phenomenal ... The only theory I am aware of that attempts to explain broad patterns of human psychology on a global scale' Washington Post 'You will never look again in the same way at your own seemingly universal values' Uta Frith, Professor of Cognitive Development, University College London
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            ISBN 9780141976211
            Released NZ 31 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin
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            The Amur River: Between Russia and China

            The Amur River: Between Russia and China (Hardback)

            By Thubron, Colin

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            A dramatic and ambitious new journey for our greatest travel writer The Amur River is almost unknown.

            ISBN 9781784742874
            Released NZ 16 Sep 2021
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age 16+ years
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