• Christchurch Ruptures
    Christchurch Ruptures
    Required text GEOG 305 semester 1, 2017

    The devastating earthquake that hit Christchurch in 2011 did more than rupture the surface of the city, argues historian Katie Pickles. It created a definitive endpoint to a history shaped by omission, by mythmaking, and by ideological storytelling. In this multi-layered BWB Text, Pickles uncovers what was lost that February day, drawing out the different threads of Christchurch's colonial history and demonstrating why we should not attempt to knit them back together. This is an incisive analysis of the way a city's character is interlinked with its geo-spatial appearance: when the latter changes, so too must the former.





    ISBN: 9780908321292
    Publication date: 01/03/2016
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Pickles, Katie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Decolonisation in Aotearoa Education Research and Practice
    Decolonisation in Aotearoa Education Research and Practice
    This book examines decolonisation and Maori education in Aotearoa New Zealand in ways that seeks to challenge, unsettle and provoke for change. Editors Jessica Hutchings and Jenny Lee-Morgan have drawn together leading Maori writers and intellectuals on topics that are at the heart of a decolonising education agenda, from tribal education initiatives to media issues, food sovereignty, wellbeing, Christianity, tikanga and more. A key premise is that colonisation excludes holistic and Maori experiences and ways of knowing, and continues to assert a deep influence on knowledge systems and ways of living and being, and that efforts to combat its impact must be broad and comprehensive. The book presents a kaupapa M ori and decolonised agenda for Maori education. The writers put kaupapa M ori into practice through a purakau (narrative) approach to explore the diverse topics in a range of styles.

    ISBN: 9780947509170
    Publication date: 21/09/2016
    Price: $45.99
    Author: Lee-Morgan, Jenny
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.99
  • Displaced Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives
    Displaced Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives
    In January 2017, Donald Trump signed an executive order stopping entry to the United States from seven predominantly Muslim countries and dramatically cutting the number of refugees allowed to resettle in the United States each year. The American people spoke up, with protests, marches, donations, and lawsuits that quickly overturned the order. But the refugee caps remained. In The Displaced, Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Viet Thanh Nguyen, himself a refugee, brings together a host of prominent refugee writers to explore and illuminate the refugee experience. Featuring original essays by a collection of writers from around the world, The Displaced is an indictment of closing our doors, and a powerful look at what it means to be forced to leave home and find a place of refuge.

    ISBN: 9781419729485
    Publication date: 01/04/2018
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Nguyen, Viet Thanh
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $39.99
  • Divide
    Divide
    'There's no understanding global inequality without understanding its history. In The Divide, Jason Hickel brilliantly lays it out, layer upon layer, until you are left reeling with the outrage of it all.' - Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics

    The richest eight people control more wealth than the poorest half of the world combined.

    Today, 60 per cent of the world's population lives on less than $5 a day.

    Though global real GDP has nearly tripled since 1980, 1.1 billion more people are now living in poverty.

    For decades we have been told a story- that development is working, that poverty is a natural phenomenon and will be eradicated through aid by 2030. But just because it is a comforting tale doesn't make it true. Poor countries are poor because they are integrated into the global economic system on unequal terms, and aid only helps to hide this.

    Drawing on pioneering research and years of first-hand experience, The Divide tracks the evolution of global inequality - from the expeditions of Christopher Columbus to the present day - offering revelatory answers to some of humanity's greatest problems. It is a provocative, urgent and ultimately uplifting account of how the world works, and how it can change for the better.

    ISBN: 9781786090034
    Publication date: 17/05/2018
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Hickel, Jason
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • False Divides
    False Divides
    While we may talk back to the empire, we can't talk to each other.' Te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa is the great ocean continent. While it is common to understand the ocean as something that divides land, for those Indigenous to the Pacific or the Moana, it was traditionally a connector and an ancestor. Imperialism in the Moana, however, created false divides between islands and separated their peoples. In this BWB Text, Lana Lopesi argues that globalising technologies and the adaptability of Moana peoples are now turning the ocean back into the unifying continent that it once was.

    ISBN: 9781988533858
    Publication date: 01/08/2018
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Lopesi, L.ana
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Going Places: Migration, Economics and the Future of New Zealand
    Going Places: Migration, Economics and the Future of New Zealand
    Migration and the movement of people is one of the critical issues confronting the world's nations in the twenty-first-century. This book is about the economic contribution of migration to and from New Zealand, one of the most frequently discussed aspects of the debate. Can immigration, in economic terms, be more than a gap filler for the labour market and help as well with national economic transformation? And what is the evidence on the effect of migration not just on house prices but also on jobs, trade or broader economic performance? Building on Sir Paul Callaghan's vision of New Zealand as a place 'where talent wants to live', this book explores how we can attract skilled, creative and entrepreneurial people born in other countries, and whether our 'seventeenth region' - the more than 600,000 New Zealanders living abroad - can be a greater national asset.

    ISBN: 9780947492694
    Publication date: 14/03/2016
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Fry, Julie
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • New Biological Economy  How New Zealanders earn a living from the natural world
    New Biological Economy How New Zealanders earn a living from the natural world
    The New Biological Economy
    From milk and merino to wine and tourism, The New Biological Economy talks about how New Zealanders are transforming how we make a living off our land.

    For over a century, New Zealand has built its economy through a series of commodity-based booms – wood, wool, beef and butter. Now the country faces new challenges.

    The book considers key issues: by doubling down on dairy farms, aren’t New Zealanders destroying the clean rivers and natural reputation upon which the country’s primary exports (and tourism) are based? Further, in a world where value is increasingly rooted in capital and technology intensive industries, can New Zealand really sustain its high living standards by growing grass?

    This book, by University of Canterbury Emeritus Professor Eric Pawson, takes readers out on to farms, orchards and vineyards, and inside the offices and factories of processors and exporters, to show how New Zealanders are answering these challenges by building The New Biological Economy.

    From Icebreaker to Mr Apple, from milk and merino to wine and tourism, from high-end Berlin restaurants to the shelves of Sainsbury’s, innovative companies are creating high-value, unique products, rooted in particular places, and making pathways to the niche markets where they can realise that value.

    The New Biological Economy poses key questions. Do dairy and tourism have a sustainable future? Can the primary industries keep growing without destroying the natural world? Does the future of New Zealand lie in high tech or in the innovations of a land-based economy?

    ISBN: 9781869408886
    Publication date: 11/10/2018
    Price: $45.00
    Author: Pawson, Eric
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
  • Optimism Over Despair
    Optimism Over Despair
    An essential overview of the problems of our world today -- and how we should prepare for tomorrow -- from the world's leading public intellectual We have two choices. We can be pessimistic, give up, and help ensure that the worst will happen. Or we can be optimistic, grasp the opportunities that surely exist, and maybe help make the world a better place. Not much of a choice. From peerless political thinker Noam Chomsky comes an exploration of rising neoliberalism, the refugee crisis in Europe, the Black Lives Matter movement, the dysfunctional US electoral system, and the prospects and challenges of building a movement for radical change. Including four up-to-the-minute interviews on the 2016 American election campaign and global resistance to Trump, this Penguin Special is a concise introduction to Chomsky's ideas and his take on the state of the world today.

    ISBN: 9780241981979
    Publication date: 27/07/2017
    Price: $17.99
    Author: Chomsky, Noam
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
  • Portacom City
    Portacom City
    When natural disaster strikes, how much is the public entitled to know - even when the scientists aren't sure? What obligations do they have to a general public thirsty for information about what will happen next? Should they wait until they have all the facts before they say anything?Caught up in the ongoing earthquakes, Christchurch newspaper journalist Paul Gorman struggled to make sense of what the scientists were telling him. Was there more? Were worried residents receiving the full picture? In this BWB Text Gorman describes his troubled ongoing dealings with government scientists and the extraordinary challenges that confront reporters at times of crisis.

    ISBN: 9780908321728
    Publication date: 14/12/2017
    Price: $14.99
    Author: Gorman, Paul
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $14.99
  • Prosperity Without Growth Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow
    Prosperity Without Growth Foundations for the Economy of Tomorrow
    What can prosperity possibly mean in a world of environmental and social limits? The publication of Prosperity without Growth was a landmark in the sustainability debate. Tim Jackson's piercing challenge to conventional economics openly questioned the most highly-prized goal of politicians and economists alike: the continued pursuit of exponential economic growth. Its findings provoked controversy, inspired debate and led to a new wave of research building on its arguments and conclusions. This substantially revised and re-written edition updates those arguments and considerably expands upon them. Jackson demonstrates that building a 'post-growth' economy is a precise, definable and meaningful task. Starting from clear first principles, he sets out the dimensions of that task: the nature of enterprise; the quality of our working lives; the structure of investment; the role of the money supply. He shows how the economy of tomorrow may be transformed in ways which protect employment, facilitate social investment, reduce inequality and deliver both ecological and financial stability.
    Seven years after it was first published, Prosperity without Growth is no longer a radical narrative whispered by a marginal fringe, but an essential vision of social progress in a post-crisis world. Fulfilling that vision is simply the most urgent task of our times.

    ISBN: 9781138935419
    Publication date: 15/12/2016
    Edition: 2
    Price: $35.99
    Author: Jackson, Tim
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.99
  • Psychology for a Better Wolrd
    Psychology for a Better Wolrd
    Can you save the planet and have some fun along the way? Aimed at the teacher who updates students on the latest climate change negotiations, the conservationist who works to protect endangered species, the office manager who buys fair-trade coffee or the city councillor who lobbies for cycle lanes, this book is a guide for everyone who is trying to create a more sustainable planet. Psychology for a Better World explains how we can get others to join us. Based on the latest psychological research, Niki Harre shows which strategies work (drawing on positive emotions, role modelling and social identity), which don't, and why. The book ends with a self-help guide for sustainability advocates that outlines how we can work for change at the personal, group and civic level. This edition is fully revised and updated with new material on hope, sadness, worldview and climate change, behavioural contagion, moral foundations and more. The book is now accompanied by a free online manual with exercises to illustrate the key concepts and apply them to real world sustainability issues.

    ISBN: 9781869408855
    Publication date: 01/05/2018
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Harre, Niki
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Resilient Organizations How to Survive, Thrive and Create Opportunities Through Crisis and Change
    Resilient Organizations How to Survive, Thrive and Create Opportunities Through Crisis and Change
    Some organizations are able to survive and thrive through times of uncertainty while others stumble and fall at the first sign of trouble. What differentiates resilient organizations from those that are not? Do we need to wait until a crisis strikes to see how resilient an organization is, or can we diagnose resilience in advance of a crisis? Resilient Organizations draws on primary research to reveal the answers to these questions and provide practical ideas and actions to make your own organization more resilient. Organizational resilience is not just about minimizing and managing risk exposure; it is about creating organizations with the agility to adapt to unexpected challenges and the capacity to seize opportunity out of adversity. Dr Erica Seville, founder of the Resilient Organizations research programme, provides readers with the essential knowledge required to enable organizations to thrive in a world of change and uncertainty, where resilience is an increasingly important strategic capacity. Drawing on a decade of research, her team have identified 13 indicators to diagnose an organization's resilience.
    Resilient Organizations draws out the top five ingredients and shows how organization resilience is a capability that can and must be proactively fostered and maintained over time. Using case studies, diagnostic tools and key actions and initiatives to develop and maintain organizational resilience, Resilient Organizations is essential reading for everyone tasked with developing strong organizations that can survive and thrive in crisis and change - from risk, resilience and business continuity professionals to leadership and management teams.

    ISBN: 9780749478551
    Publication date: 03/04/2017
    Price: $69.99
    Author: Seville, Erica
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $69.99
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