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New Dark Age: Technology and the End of the Future

We live in times of increasing inscrutability. Our news feeds are filled with unverified, unverifiable speculation, much of it automatically generated by anonymous software. As a result, we no longer ..

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New Nomad, The

We have lost the plot when it comes to migration. In our collective consciousness, the term 'migration' conjures up images of hordes of refugees fleeing 'their' country, escaping on rafts and coming t..

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New Power

Power is changing. Once held by the few, it was hoarded and jealously guarded, like currency. But the technological revolution of the past two decades has made possible a new form of power, one..

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Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting by in America

Our sharpest and most original social critic goes "undercover" as an unskilled worker to reveal the dark side of American prosperity. Millions of Americans work full time, year round, for poverty-leve..

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No Country for Old Maids?: Talking Differently About the New Zealand 'Man Drought'

In 2013, there were over 66,000 more women between the ages of 25-49 living in New Zealand than there were men. This so-called 'man drought' is a hot topic for journalists and academics alike, who com..

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No Is Not Enough: Defeating the New Shock Politics

**The New York Times and Sunday Times Bestseller**'An ordinary person's guide to hope. Read this book' Arundhati Roy'As accessible as it is brilliant' Owen Jones'A genuine page turner' Michelle Alexan..

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Nordic Theory of Everything: In Search of a Better Life

From childcare to healthcare, provision for the elderly to transparency of taxes, the Nordic countries are world leaders in organising society and it is no wonder Finland has been ranked among the hap..

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Not For Ourselves Alone


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Notes on the Death of Culture: Essays on Spectacle and Society

In the past, culture was a kind of vital consciousness that constantly rejuvenated and revivified everyday reality. Now it is largely a mechanism of distraction and entertainment. Notes on the Death o..

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Old Age: A Beginner's Guide

The New York Times bestseller. "Wickedly funny, especially poignant". (Washington Post). The notorious baby boomers are approaching the end and starting to plan their final moves in the game of life. ..

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On Immunity: an Inoculation

When Eula Biss became a mother, she stepped into a new world of fear: fear of the government, the medical establishment, the contents of her child's air, food, mattress and vaccines. In this bold, fas..

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One Child: The Story of China's Most Radical Experiment

For over three decades, China exercised unprecedented control over the reproductive habits of its billion citizens. Now, with its economy faltering just as it seemed poised to become the largest in th..

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Origin of Others

America's foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belo..

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Orwell on Freedom

With an introduction by Kamila Shamsie'Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two equals four. If that is granted, all else follows.?GEORGE ORWELL is one of the world?s most famous writers and so..

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Our Women on the Ground: Arab Women Reporting from the Arab World

Nineteen Arab women journalists speak out about what it's like to report on their changing homelands in this first-of-its-kind essay collection, with a foreword by CNN chief international corresponden..

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Out of Our Minds

To imagine to see that which is not there is the startling ability that has fuelled human development and innovation through the centuries. As a species we stand alone in our remarkable capacity t..

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Outrages: Sex, Censorship and the Criminalisation of Love

The bestselling author of VAGINA illuminates a dramatic history - how a single English law in 1857 led to a maelstrom, with reverberations lasting down to our day. That law was the Obscen..

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**The exclusive story behind the Parkland, Florida shooting and the survivors' campaign for gun control that caught the world's attention** This time it was different. The uprising had begun. ..

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People Vs Tech: How the internet is killing democracy (and how we save it)

Get your Dad up to date with the latest tech debates this Father's Day. 'This book could not have come at a better moment... The People Vs Tech makes clear that there is still time - just - for u..

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Perils of Perception: Why We're Wrong About Nearly Everything, The

Do you eat too much sugar? What proportion of your country are immigrants? What does it cost to raise a child? How much tax do the rich pay? Are we more ignorant than we used to be? Take a minute..

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Persuaders: The Hidden Industry That Wants to Change Your Mind

'A work of engaging pop philosophy and accessible social science [and] a boisterous dissection of the forces jellifying our minds' Sunday Times Every day, many people will try to change your mind, but..

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Pills, Powder, and Smoke: Inside the bloody war on drugs

Like the never-ending war on terror, the drugs war is a multi-billion-dollar industry that won't go down without a fight. Pills, Powder, and Smoke explains why. The war on drugs has been official..

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Political Correctness Gone Mad?

`Without free speech there is no true thought.' -Jordan Peterson `If you're white, this country is one giant safe space.' -Michael Eric Dyson The Munk deba..

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Populism: A Beginner's Guide

Every day we hear that the rise of populism threatens democracy around the world, but is this really true? Did populism cause the current crisis, or is it the other way around? To understan..

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Post-Snowden Era: Mass Surveillance and Privacy in New Zealand

'Only sustained public pressure can prevent the complicit submission and cultural amnesia that seems to follow every new revelation about surveillance in everyday life.'Recent revelations about the na..

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Post-Truth: How Bullshit Conquered the World

2016 marked the dawn of the post-truth era. The year saw two shock election results, each of which has the potential to reshape the world: the UK's decision to leave the EU, and the elevation of Donal..

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Post-Truth: Why We Have Reached Peak Bullshit and What We Can Do About it

Low-level dishonesty is rife everywhere, in the form of exaggeration, selective use of facts, economy with the truth, careful drafting - from Trump and the Brexit debate to companies that tell us 'you..

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Poverty Safari: Understanding the Anger of Britain's Underclass

"Part memoir, part polemic, this is a savage, wise and witty tour-de-force. An unflinching account of the realities of systemic poverty, Poverty Safari lays down challenges to both the left and right...

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Power and the Story: The Global Battle for News and Information

Is journalism in jeopardy? In a time of technological shifts and the market transformations how can journalists respond? Are we truly post-truth? John Lloyd answers these questions and more in th..

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Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence

A revolutionary rethinking of everything we know about power It shapes every interaction we have, whether we're trying to get a two-year-old to eat green vegetables or ask for a promotion at work. ..

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Practice Skills in Social Work and Welfare 3e

Practice Skills in Social Work and Welfare has established itself as the essential text to prepare students for the wide-ranging challenges they will face in today's human service sector. This new thi..

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Price of Paradise, The

We live in the age of the suicide bomber. The suicide bomb itself takes more lives than any other type of explosive weapon. Moreover, in the last 5 years more people have been killed by suicide attack..

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Primer for Forgetting: Getting Past the Past, A

We live in a culture that prizes memory - how much we can store, the quality of what's preserved, how we might better document and retain the moments of our life while fighting off the nightmare of lo..

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Progress: Ten Reasons to Look Forward to the Future

It's all over our televisions, newspapers and the internet. Every day we're bludgeoned by news of how bad everything is - Brexit, financial collapse, unemployment, poverty, environmental disasters, di..

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Promise of Things

Some of our strongest, most lasting relationships are hidden in plain view:those we have with objects. What do our possessions do for us? And how do they do it? In The Promise of Things, Ruth Quibell..

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Protest!: A History of Social and Political Protest Graphics

Social discontent and political protest have been expressed visually as well as verbally throughout the ages. Graffiti scribbles on a wall, pictures scattered in the street during marches, posters spr..

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Pursuit of Happiness: Why are We Driving Ourselves Crazy and How Can We Stop?

"Essential reading. So funny, so relevant, so fascinating ...I loved it". (Marian Keyes). "A whip-sharp British Bill Bryson". (Sunday Times). When British journalist Ruth Whippman moved to America it ..

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Queens of the Kingdom: The Women of Saudi Arabia Speak

Saudi Arabia is one of the most closed countries in the world. To separate fact from fiction, Nicola Sutcliff decided to go behind the veil for four years living, working and socialising in Saudi soci..

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Racisms: From the Crusades to the Twentieth Century

Racisms is the first comprehensive history of racism, from the Crusades to the twentieth century. Demonstrating that there is not one continuous tradition of racism, Francisco Bethencourt shows that r..

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'Thoughtful and intelligent' Observer'Inside the anti-political revolt that gave us Brexit and Trump' Evening Standard'Fascinating... Excellent.' Literary ReviewIn the last few years the world has cha..

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In the last few years the world has changed in unexpected ways. The power of radical groups and ideas is growing. What was once considered extreme is now the mainstream. But what is life like on the p..

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Rape: From Lucretia to #MeToo

A bold, honest and unflinching look at the way we talk and think about rape. From Title IX cases on campus, to #metoo and #timesup, rape is a definitive issue at the heart of feminism, and lately, it'..

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Rebel Cities: From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution

Long before Occupy, cities were the subject of much utopian thinking. They are the centers of capital accumulation as well as of revolutionary politics, where deeper currents of social and political c..

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Rebellious Mourning: The Collected Works Of Grief

With a diverse collection of essays, Rebellious Mourning shows that we can bear almost anything when it's worked through collectively, because when we publicly share loss and pain, we lessen what debi..

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Reclaiming Conversation: The Power of Talk in a Digital Age

Preeminent author and researcher Sherry Turkle has been studying digital culture for over thirty years. Long an enthusiast for its possibilities, here she investigates a troubling consequence: that we..

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Red: A History of the Redhead

The brilliantly told, captivating history of red hair throughout the ages and across multiple disciplines, including science, religion, politics, feminism and sexuality, literature, and art The mere m..

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Regarding the Pain of Others

Regarding the Pain of Others is Susan Sontag's searing analysis of our numbed response to images of horror. From Goya's Disasters of War to news footage and photographs of the conflicts in Vietnam, Rw..

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Resist! How to Be an Activist in the Age of Defiance

Resist! is the indispensable how-to guide for people looking to make a stand. Included are solid pieces of advice, practical tips and inspirational stories from those who have already successfully sto..

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Responsible Globalist: What Citizens of the World Can Learn from Nationalism, The

Today, globalism has a bad reputation. 'Citizens of the world' are depicted as recklessly uninterested in how international economic networks can affect local communities. Meanwhile, nationalists are ..

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Revenge of Analog: Real Things and Why They Matter

A funny thing happened on the way to the digital utopia. We've begun to fall back in love with the very analog goods and ideas the tech gurus insisted that we no longer needed. Businesses that once lo..

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Revenge: A Short Enquiry into Retribution

Revenge is a primal force at the heart of conflict and justice, as ancient as humanity itself. 'Getting even' can restore the balance of relationships and bring order; it can fill the vacuum left by i..

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