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            Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body

            Sitting Pretty: The View from My Ordinary Resilient Disabled Body (Hardback)

            By Taussig, Rebekah

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            From disability advocate with a PhD in disability studies and creative nonfiction, and creator of the Instagram account @ sitting pretty, an essay collection based on a lifetime of experiences in a paralyzed body, tackling themes of identity, accessibility, bodies, and representa...tion --
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            ISBN 9780062936790
            Released NZ 2 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy
             

            Antisocial Media: How Facebook Disconnects Us and Undermines Democracy (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vaidhyanathan, Siva

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            • Pub Date
              24 Jan 21

            If you wanted to build a machine that would distribute propaganda to millions of people, distract them from important issues, energize hatred and bigotry, erode social trust, undermine respectable journalism, foster doubts about science, and engage in massive surveillance all at ...once, you would make something a lot like Facebook. Of course, none of that was part of the plan. In this fully updated paperback edition of Antisocial Media, Siva Vaidhyanathan explains how Facebook devolved from an innocent social site hacked together by Harvard students into a force that, while it may make personal life just a little more pleasurable, makes democracy a lot more challenging. It's an account of the hubris of good intentions, a missionary spirit, and an ideology that sees computer code as the universal solvent for all human problems. And it's an indictment of how social media has fostered the deterioration of democratic culture around the world, from facilitating Russian meddling in support of Trump's election to the exploitation of the platform by murderous authoritarians in Burma and the Philippines. Both authoritative and trenchant, Antisocial Media shows how Facebook's mission went so wrong.
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            ISBN 9780190056544
            Released NZ 24 Jan 2021
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Diver and The Lover: A novel of love and the unbreakable bond between sisters

            The Diver and The Lover: A novel of love and the unbreakable bond between sisters (Hardback)

            By Vine, Jeremy

            • RRP: $60.00
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            A novel of love, sacrifice and Salvador Dali, set against the backdrop of post civil war Catalonia

            ISBN 9781529308433
            Released NZ 10 Nov 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Making Disability Modern: Design Histories

            Making Disability Modern: Design Histories (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Williamson, Bess; Guffey, Elizabeth

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            Making Disability Modern: Design Histories brings together leading scholars from a range of disciplinary and national perspectives to examine how designed objects and spaces contributes to the meanings of ability and disability from the late 18th century to the present day, and i...n homes, offices, and schools to realms of national and international politics. The contributors reveal the social role of objects - particularly those designed for use by people with disabilities, such as walking sticks, wheelchairs, and prosthetic limbs - and consider the active role that makers, users and designers take to reshape the material environment into a usable world. But it also aims to make clear that definitions of disability-and ability-are often shaped by design.
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            ISBN 9781350070424
            Released NZ 6 Oct 2020
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Emergence: Labelled Autistic
              

            Emergence: Labelled Autistic (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)

            By Grandin, Temple; Scariano, Margaret

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            Temple Grandin, who was first made famous by Oliver Sacks' An Anthropologist on Mars, tells her remarkable story of how she struggled to overcome her autism.

            ISBN 9780446671828
            Released NZ 1 Jan 2001
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves
             

            I'm Special: And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By O'Connell, Ryan

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            ISBN 9781476700403
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2015
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
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            The Paralympic Games Explained: Second Edition
              

            The Paralympic Games Explained: Second Edition (Paperback, 2nd New edition)

            By Brittain, Ian

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            The Paralympic Games is the second largest multi-sport festival on earth and an event which poses profound and challenging questions about the nature of sport, disability and society. The Paralympic Games Explained is the first complete introduction to the Paralympic phenomenon, ...exploring every key aspect and issue, from the history and development of the Paralympic movement to the economic and social impact of the contemporary Games. Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, it includes new material on hosting and legacy, Vancouver 2010 to Rio 2016, sport for development, and case studies of an additional ten Paralympic nations. Drawing on a range of international examples, it discusses key issues such as: * how societal attitudes influence disability sport * the governance of Paralympic and elite disability sport * the relationship between the Paralympics and the Olympics * drugs and technology in disability sport * classification in disability sport. Containing useful features including review questions, study activities, web links and guides to further reading throughout, The Paralympic Games Explained is the most accessible and comprehensive guide to the Paralympics currently available. It is essential reading for all students with an interest in disability sport, sporting mega-events, the politics of sport, or disability in society.
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            ISBN 9781138927186
            Released NZ 30 Jun 2016
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Diver and The Lover: A novel of love and the unbreakable bond between sisters

            The Diver and The Lover: A novel of love and the unbreakable bond between sisters (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vine, Jeremy

            • RRP: $37.99
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            A novel of love, sacrifice and Salvador Dali, set against the backdrop of post civil war Catalonia

            ISBN 9781529308440
            Released NZ 24 Nov 2020
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Trust Life's Journey: The Struggles and Triumphs of Living with a Boy with Disabilities
              

            Trust Life's Journey: The Struggles and Triumphs of Living with a Boy with Disabilities (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Clark, Nicola

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            Back cover: Nicola Clark shares the highs and lows of her extremely challenging yet at the same time empowering life which she has travelled with her inspirational son Thomas. A journey which has been the catalyst for her to face her fears and awaken to the truth of her inner sel...f. Over time she came to see Thomas's illness as a gift enabling her to become the individual she was born to be. This book has been written to assist others facing similar situations or those who often ask 'why me?' when things don't go to plan.
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            ISBN 9780473296599
            Published NZ 30 Jun 2019
            Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Introduction to American Deaf Culture

            Introduction to American Deaf Culture (Paperback)

            By Holcomb, Thomas K.

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            Introduction to American Deaf Culture provides a fresh perspective on what it means to be Deaf in contemporary hearing society. The book offers an overview of Deaf art, literature, history, and humor, and touches on political, social and cultural themes.

            ISBN 9780199777549
            Released NZ 15 Nov 2012
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Professional Perspectives on Deafness: Evidence and Applications
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