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              Holocaust Education: Contemporary Challenges and Controversies
                

              Holocaust Education: Contemporary Challenges and Controversies (Paperback)

              Edited by Foster, Stuart; Pearce, Andy; Pettigrew, Alice

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                1 Jul 20

              How do you teach children about the horrifying and systematic violence of the Holocaust? Especially when the very thing that makes it challenging--its intense and complex cruelty--also makes it so necessary to be taught? Teaching and learning about the Holocaust is central to sch...ool curriculums across the globe. But the history of the Holocaust remains controversial and can render teaching it daunting, even to the most experienced instructors. Drawing on landmark research into teaching practices and students' knowledge, Holocaust Education provides unique insights about classroom learning. It sheds light on key challenges in Holocaust education, including the impact of misconceptions and misinformation, the dilemma posed by images of atrocity, and how to approach teaching in ethnically diverse environments. Overviews of the most significant debates in Holocaust education provide wider context for the classroom evidence. Holocaust Education offers a vital guide, leading readers through some of the most vexed areas of Holocaust challenges and controversies for teachers, researchers, and policymakers.
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              ISBN 9781787357969
              Released NZ 1 Jul 2020
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              The Responsibility of Intellectuals: Reflections by Noam Chomsky and Others After 50 Years
                

              The Responsibility of Intellectuals: Reflections by Noam Chomsky and Others After 50 Years (Paperback)

              Edited by Allott, Nicholas; Knight, Chris; Smith, Neil; Commentaries by Chomsky, Noam

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              With the publication of The Responsibility of Intellectuals, Noam Chomsky burst onto the US political scene as a leading critic of the war in Vietnam. Privilege, he argues, brings with it the responsibility to tell the truth and expose lies, but our intellectual culture only pays... lip service to this ideal. The essay has been described as the single most influential piece of anti-war literature of the Vietnam war period. Since then, Chomsky has continued to equip a growing international audience with the facts and arguments needed to understand--and change--our world. According to the New York Times, Chomsky may be the most widely read American voice on foreign policy on the planet today. This book revisits The Responsibility of Intellectuals half a century later. It includes six new essays written to celebrate Chomsky's famous intervention and explore its relevance in today's world. Nicholas Allott, Chris Knight, Milan Rai, and Neil Smith have studied and written about Chomsky's thought for many years, while Craig Murray and Jackie Walker describe the personal price they have paid for speaking out. The book concludes with Chomsky's recollections of the background to the original publication of his essay, followed by extensive commentary from him on its fiftieth anniversary.
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              ISBN 9781787355521
              Released NZ 28 May 2019
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              The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume 2: Understanding Social and Cultural Complexity
                

              The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume 2: Understanding Social and Cultural Complexity (Paperback)

              Edited by Ledeneva, Alena

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              Broadly defined as ways of getting things done, the invisible yet powerful concepts of informal practices tend to escape articulation in official discourse. These practices include emotion-driven exchanges of gifts or favours and tributes for services, interest-driven know-how (f...rom informal welfare to informal employment), identity-driven practices of solidarity, and power-driven forms of co-optation and control. Yet, the possible paradox of the indiscernibility of these informal practices is their ubiquity. Alena Ledeneva's wholly unique two-volume work collaborates with over two hundred scholars across five continents, illustrating how informal practices are deeply embedded across the globe yet still remain underestimated in policy-making procedures.
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              ISBN 9781787351905
              Released NZ 17 Jan 2018
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              Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography
                

              Mapping Society: The Spatial Dimensions of Social Cartography (Paperback)

              By Vaughan, Professor Laura

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              From a rare map of yellow fever in eighteenth-century New York to Charles Booth's famous maps of poverty in nineteenth-century London, an Italian racial zoning map of early twentieth-century Asmara, and a map of wealth disparities in the banlieues of twenty-first-century Paris, M...apping Society traces the evolution of social cartography over the past two centuries. In this richly illustrated book, Laura Vaughan examines maps of ethnic or religious difference, poverty, and health inequalities, demonstrating how they not only serve as historical records of social enquiry but also constitute inscriptions of social patterns that have been etched deeply on the surface of cities. The book covers themes such as the use of visual rhetoric to change public opinion, the evolution of sociology as an academic practice, changing attitudes to physical disorder, and the complexity of segregation as an urban phenomenon. While the focus is on historical maps, the narrative carries the discussion of the spatial dimensions of social cartography forward to the present day, showing how disciplines such as public health, criminology, and urban planning chart spatial data in their current practice.
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              ISBN 9781787353060
              Released NZ 3 Sep 2018
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              The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume 1: Towards Understanding of Social and Cultural Complexity
                

              The Global Encyclopaedia of Informality, Volume 1: Towards Understanding of Social and Cultural Complexity (Hardback, 568th edition)

              Edited by Ledeneva, Alena

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              Broadly defined as ways of getting things done, the invisible yet powerful concepts of informal practices tend to escape articulation in official discourse. These practices include emotion-driven exchanges of gifts or favours and tributes for services, interest-driven know-how (f...rom informal welfare to informal employment), identity-driven practices of solidarity, and power-driven forms of co-optation and control. Yet, the possible paradox of the indiscernibility of these informal practices is their ubiquity. Alena Ledeneva's wholly unique two-volume work collaborates with over two hundred scholars across five continents, illustrating how informal practices are deeply embedded across the globe yet still remain underestimated in policy-making procedures.
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              ISBN 9781911307884
              Released NZ 17 Jan 2018
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              Museum Object Lessons for the Digital Age
                

              Museum Object Lessons for the Digital Age (Paperback)

              By Geismar, Haidy

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              Among the challenges museums face when displaying digital objects are widely held assumptions about the nature of these objects and the material, social, and political foundations of digital art practices. Museum Object Lessons for the Digital Age urges readers to question their ...assumptions through four wide-ranging chapters, each focused on a single object--a box, a pen, an effigy, and a cloak. The book begins with an introduction exploring the legacies of older forms of media and earlier museum practices of collection and then offers a critical analysis of contending theories of knowledge production in museums as it relates to digital projects. From there, Haidy Geismar guides readers in lively, accessible prose through a range of objects, from ethnographic and decorative arts collections, bespoke digital experiments, and even the Google Art Project, revealing what these objects can tell us about both the past and the future of digital collection and display.
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              ISBN 9781787352827
              Released NZ 7 May 2018
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              The Spectral Arctic: A History of Dreams and Ghosts in Polar Exploration
                

              The Spectral Arctic: A History of Dreams and Ghosts in Polar Exploration (Hardback)

              By McCorristine, Shane

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              The Arctic was long imagined as an otherworldly place, thousands of miles from the warmth and familiarity of home, and nineteenth-century Britons were fascinated by the notion of the heroic explorer voyaging through harsh terrain in pursuit of the Northwest Passage. But the mappi...ng of this vast uncharted territory was only part of the fascination with the Arctic; Explorers and those who eagerly followed their perilous progress were also fascinated by the unknown, by the dreams and ghosts that might materialize there. The narratives of Arctic exploration that we are all familiar with today are just the tip of the iceberg, argues Shane McCorristine, and there are a great many more mysterious stories beneath the surface. In contrast to oft-told tales of heroism and disaster, The Spectral Arctic reveals the hidden stories of dreaming and haunted explorers, of frozen mummies, of rescue balloons, visits to Inuit shamans, and of the entranced female clairvoyants who traveled to the Arctic in search of John Franklin's lost expedition. Through new readings of archival documents, exploration narratives, and fictional texts, these stories reflect the complex ways that men and women actually thought about the Arctic in the past. This revisionist historical account also allows us to make sense of current cultural and political concerns in the Canadian Arctic about the long-lost Franklin Expedition and the recent rediscovery of the two ships.
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              ISBN 9781787352476
              Released NZ 1 May 2018
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              The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857
                

              The East India Company at Home, 1757-1857 (Hardback)

              Edited by Finn, Margot; Smith, Kate

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              In the century between 1757 and 1857, The East India Company brought both sizeable affluence and fresh perspective back home to Britain from the Indian subcontinent. During this period, the Company shifted its activities and increasingly employed civil servants, army officers, su...rveyors, and doctors, many of whom returned to Britain with newly acquired wealth, tastes, and identities. This new volume moves beyond conventional academic narratives by drawing on wider research, exploring how the empire in Asia shaped British country houses, thus contributing to the ongoing conversation on imperial culture and its British legacies.
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              ISBN 9781787350281
              Released NZ 15 Feb 2018
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              Critical Perspectives on Cultural Memory and Heritage: Construction, Transformation and Destruction
                

              Critical Perspectives on Cultural Memory and Heritage: Construction, Transformation and Destruction (Hardback)

              Edited by Apaydin, Veysel

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              Critical Perspectives on Cultural Memory and Heritage focuses on the importance of memory and heritage for individual and group identity, and for their sense of belonging. It aims to expose the motives and discourses related to the destruction of memory and heritage during times ...of war, terror, sectarian conflict and through capitalist policies. It is within these affected spheres of cultural heritage where groups and communities ascribe values, develop memories, and shape their collective identity. It is an essential read for researchers in Museum and Heritage Studies, Archaeology and History who seek a global, comprehensive study of cultural memory and heritage.
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              ISBN 9781787354869
              Released NZ 3 Feb 2020
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              Community-Led Regeneration: A Toolkit for Residents and Planners
                

              Community-Led Regeneration: A Toolkit for Residents and Planners (Paperback)

              By Sendra, Pablo; Fitzpatrick, Daniel

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              community-led plans, Community-Led Regeneration offers a toolkit of planning mechanisms and other strategies that residents and planners working with communities can use to resist demolition and propose community-led schemes. The case studies represent a broad overview of groups ...that formed as a reaction to proposed demolitions of residents' housing, and groups that formed as a way to manage residents' homes and public space better. Drawing from the case studies, the toolkit includes the use of formal planning instruments, as well as other strategies such as sustained campaigning and activism, forms of citizen-led design, and alternative proposals for the management and ownership of housing by communities themselves. Community-Led Regeneration targets a diverse audience: from planning professionals and scholars working with communities, to housing activists and residents resisting the demolition of their neighborhoods and proposing their own plans.
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              ISBN 9781787356078
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2020
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