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            An Accidental Utopia?: Social Mobility and the Foundations of an Eglitarian Society, 1880-1940
              

            An Accidental Utopia?: Social Mobility and the Foundations of an Eglitarian Society, 1880-1940 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Olssen, Erik; Griffen, Clyde; Jones, Frank

            An Accidental Utopia? investigates a more egalitarian past at a time when New Zealand ranks fourth in the developed world for social inequality. It is our first systematic analysis of urban social structure, focusing on three major forms of mobility - marital, worklife and interg...enerational.
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            ISBN 9781877372643
            Published NZ 14 Jul 2011
            Publisher Otago University Press
            Interest Age 14+ years
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            Such a Fun Age: Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize
             

            Such a Fun Age: Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Reid, Kiley

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            'Nothing short of brilliant. Kiley Reid is the writer we need now' CHLOE BENJAMIN, AUTHOR OF THE IMMORTALISTS What happens when you do the right thing for the wrong reason? Alix Chamberlain is a woman who gets what she wants and has made a living showing other women how to do the... same. A mother to two small girls, she started out as a blogger and has quickly built herself into a confidence-driven brand. So she is shocked when her babysitter, Emira Tucker, is confronted while watching the Chamberlains' toddler one night. Seeing a young black woman out late with a white child, a security guard at their local high-end supermarket accuses Emira of kidnapping two-year old Briar. A small crowd gathers, a bystander films everything, and Emira is furious and humiliated. Alix resolves to make it right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke and wary of Alix's desire to help. At twenty-five, she is about to lose her health insurance and has no idea what to do with her life. When the video of Emira unearths someone from Alix's past, both women find themselves on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know about themselves, and each other. With empathy and piercing social commentary, Such a Fun Age explores the stickiness of transactional relationships, what it means to make someone `family', the complicated reality of being a grown-up and the consequences of doing the right thing for the wrong reason.
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            ISBN 9781526612151
            Released NZ 7 Jan 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Retro Style: Class, Gender and Design in the Home
             

            Retro Style: Class, Gender and Design in the Home (Paperback)

            By Baker, Sarah Elsie

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            With the emergence of a contemporary desire for nostalgic interior style, Retro has inevitably become a highly valuable branch of interior design. Examining themes from production and consumption to cultural and social impacts on gender and class, Retro Style provides the essenti...al critique of the modern vintage revival.
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            ISBN 9780857851086
            Released NZ 29 Jun 2013
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work

            Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rosenblat, Alex

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            <![CDATA[Silicon Valley technology is transforming the way we work, and Uber is leading the charge. An American startup that promised to deliver entrepreneurship for the masses through its technology, Uber instead built a new template for employment using algorithms and Internet ...platforms. Upending our understanding of work in the digital age, Uberland paints a future where any of us might be managed by a faceless boss. The neutral language of technology masks the powerful influence algorithms have across the New Economy. Uberland chronicles the stories of drivers in more than twenty-five cities in the United States and Canada over four years, shedding light on their working conditions and providing a window into how they feel behind the wheel. The book also explores Uber's outsized influence around the world: the billion-dollar company is now influencing everything from debates about sexual harassment and transportation regulations to racial equality campaigns and labor rights initiatives. Based on award-winning technology ethnographer Alex Rosenblat's firsthand experience of riding over 5,000 miles with Uber drivers, daily visits to online forums, and face-to-face discussions with senior Uber employees, Uberland goes beyond the headlines to reveal the complicated politics of popular technologies that are manipulating both workers and consumers. ]]>
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            ISBN 9780520324800
            Released NZ 15 Sep 2019
            Publisher University of California Press
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            Posh Boys: How English Public Schools Ruin Britain
              

            Posh Boys: How English Public Schools Ruin Britain (Paperback)

            By Verkaik, Robert

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            Some people earn success. Others buy it.

            ISBN 9781786076120
            Released NZ 3 Sep 2019
            Publisher Oneworld Publications
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            The Equality Effect: Improving Life for Everyone
             

            The Equality Effect: Improving Life for Everyone (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Dorling, Danny; Foreword by Jones, Owen

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            Greater economic equality is beneficial to all people in all societies, both for the rich, the poor and the rest.

            ISBN 9781780263908
            Released NZ 29 Aug 2017
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Returning to Reims
             

            Returning to Reims (Paperback)

            By Eribon, Didier

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            There was a question that had come to trouble me a bit earlier, once I had taken the first steps on this return journey to Reims... Why, when I have had such an intense experience of forms of shame related to class, shame in relation to the milieu in which I grew up, why, when on...ce I had arrived in Paris and started meeting people from such different class backgrounds, I would often find myself lying about my class origins... why had it never occurred to me to take up this problem in a book? Returning to Reims is a breathtaking account of one man's return to the town where he grew up after an absence of thirty years. It is a frank, fearlessly personal story of family, memory, identity and time lost. But it is also a sociologist's view of what it means to grow up working class and then leave that class; of inequality and shifting political allegiances in an increasingly divided nation. A phenomenon in France and a huge bestseller in Germany, Didier Eribon has written the defining memoir of our times.
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            ISBN 9780141987996
            Released NZ 4 Apr 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Language (English)
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            Such a Fun Age: Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize
             

            Such a Fun Age: Longlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize (Paperback)

            By Reid, Kiley

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              5 Jan 21

            'One of the most-talked about debut novels of 2020' Stylist 'A new literary star' The Times The instant Sunday Times and New York Times bestseller When Emira is apprehended at a supermarket for 'kidnapping' the white child she's actually babysitting, it sets off an explosive chai...n of events. Her employer Alix, a feminist blogger with the best of intentions, resolves to make things right. But Emira herself is aimless, broke and wary of Alix's desire to help. When a surprising connection emerges between the two women, it sends them on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know - about themselves, each other, and the messy dynamics of privilege. __________________________ *A REESE WITHERSPOON BOOK CLUB PICK* *A ZOELLA BOOK CLUB PICK* *A TIMES, STYLIST, ELLE AND GLAMOUR BEST BOOK OF 2020* 'An essential new talent' Guardian 'A funny, charismatic book that will fire off a million debates . . . The one to watch' Sunday Times 'I couldn't put this down' Jojo Moyes 'Bites into the zeitgeist then spits it out with gusto' Stylist 'Twists that made me gasp out loud . . . A gripping page-turner' Madeline Miller 'A beautiful tale of how we live now' Elizabeth Day 'Charming, authentic and every bit as entertaining as it is calmly, intelligently damning' Observer
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            ISBN 9781526612168
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Very Important People: Status and Beauty in the Global Party Circuit
             

            Very Important People: Status and Beauty in the Global Party Circuit (Hardback)

            By Mears, Ashley

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            A sociologist and former fashion model takes readers inside the elite global party circuit of models and bottles to reveal how beautiful young women are used to boost the status of men Million-dollar birthday parties, megayachts on the French Riviera, and $40,000 bottles of champ...agne. In today's New Gilded Age, the world's moneyed classes have
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            ISBN 9780691168654
            Released NZ 15 May 2020
            Publisher Princeton University Pre
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            From #blacklivesmatter To Black Liberation
             

            From #blacklivesmatter To Black Liberation (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Taylor, Keeanga-Yamahtta

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            Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor analyzes the roots of the Black Lives Matter movement and its potential to reignite a broader struggle for Black liberation.

            ISBN 9781608465620
            Released NZ 12 Jan 2016
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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