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  • #METOO
    #METOO
    ISBN: 9781760785000
    Title: #METOO
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    #MeToo is not just about famous people ... If #MeToo is going to ultimately make the big difference we all want to see, it's got to mean something for [any] woman who gets harassed.- Julia Gillard

    This is the first collection that aims to make sense of the #MeToo movement in Australia. A collection that follows Julia Gillard's imperative to listen to the stories of every women who faces sexual abuse, exploitation and harassment. Contributors cross boundaries of colour and class, ability and disability, region and industry.

    Like the movement itself, this is an anthology about unearthing and listening to the things that happen away from the public eye, in one-on-one moments, and that we can only know about when women speak up. But it is also an attempt to grapple with how this movement has evolved, about toxic masculinity, cyberhate, rape culture, a gendered economy. It is a collection that tries to create a forum for what happens next. Where we can go from here.

    Above all, this is an anthology that resists victimhood.

    Imprint: PICADOR
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • 50 BUSINESS CLASSICS : Your shortcut to the most important ideas on innovation, management, and strategy
    50 BUSINESS CLASSICS : Your shortcut to the most important ideas on innovation, management, and strategy
    BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    ISBN: 9781857886757
    Title: 50 BUSINESS CLASSICS : Your shortcut to the most important ideas on innovation, management, and strategy
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    From Michael Porter to Lazslo Bock, from The Five Dysfunctions of a Team to Creativity Inc., here are the 50 most important titles on organizational and personal success.

    50 Business Classics presents the key ideas from classic texts such as My Years with General Motors and Michael Gerber's The E-Myth Revisited to contemporary business ideas such as the rise of the tech giants like Google, Apple and Amazon. It contains revealing biographies of luminaries like Steve Jobs and Katherine Graham as well as lesser-known stories including creation of publishing giant Penguin and Chinese behemoth Alibaba. Here you'll find the texts and ideas that matter in:
    Entrepreneurship
    Leadership
    Management
    Strategy
    Business history
    Personal development
    Technology and innovation

    Summarising the smartest thinking for today's professional success this book will provide inspiration and insights for entrepreneurs, executives and students of business and management alike.

    Imprint: NICHOLAS BREALEY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 50 ECONOMICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Capital Finance and the Global Economy
    50 ECONOMICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Capital Finance and the Global Economy
    BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    ISBN: 9781857886733
    Title: 50 ECONOMICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Capital Finance and the Global Economy
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Understand the greatest books in Economics with the latest volume in the bestselling 50 Classics series.

    Economics drives the modern world and shapes our lives, but few of us feel we have time to engage with the breadth of ideas in the subject.

    50 ECONOMICS CLASSICS is the smart person's guide to two centuries of discussion of finance, capitalism and the global economy. From Adam Smith's WEALTH OF NATIONS to Thomas Piketty's bestseller CAPITAL IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY, here are the great reads, seminal ideas and famous texts clarified and illuminated for all.

    Imprint: NICHOLAS BREALEY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • 50 POLITICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Freedom Equality and Power
    50 POLITICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Freedom Equality and Power
    BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    ISBN: 9781473655430
    Title: 50 POLITICS CLASSICS : Your Shortcut to the Most Important Ideas on Freedom Equality and Power
    Author: BUTLER-BOWDON TOM
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    The greatest politics books distilled. Part of the relaunch of the bestselling 50 Classics series.

    From Abraham Lincoln to Nelson Mandela, and from Aristotle to George Orwell, 50 POLITICS CLASSICS distills the essence of the books, pamphlets, and speeches of the major leaders and great thinkers that drive real-world change. Spanning 2,500 years, left and right, thinkers and doers, Tom Butler-Bowdon's new book covers activists, war strategists, visionary leaders, economists, philosophers of freedom, feminists, conservatives and environmentalists, right up to contemporary classics such as The Spirit Level and No Logo. Whether you consider yourself to be conservative, liberal, socialist, or Marxist, this book gives you greater understanding of the key ideas that matter in our politically charged times.

    Imprint: NICHOLAS BREALEY
    RRP: $19.99

    Price: $19.99
  • ACCIDENTAL FEMINISTS
    ACCIDENTAL FEMINISTS
    CARO JANE
    ISBN: 9780522872835
    Title: ACCIDENTAL FEMINISTS
    Author: CARO JANE
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Women over fifty-five are of the generation that changed everything. We didn't expect to. Or intend to. We weren't brought up much differently from the women who came before us, and we rarely identified as feminists, although almost all of us do now. Accidental Feminists is our story. It explores how the world we lived in-with the pill and a regular pay cheque-transformed us and how, almost in spite of ourselves, we revolutionised the world. It is a celebration of grit, adaptability, energy and persistence. It is also a plea for future generations to keep agitating for a better, fairer world.

    Imprint: MELBOURNE UNI PRESS
    RRP: $32.99

    Price: $32.99
  • ADULTS IN THE ROOM : My Battle With Europe's Deep Establishment
    ADULTS IN THE ROOM : My Battle With Europe's Deep Establishment
    VAROUFAKIS YANIS
    ISBN: 9781784705763
    Title: ADULTS IN THE ROOM : My Battle With Europe's Deep Establishment
    Author: VAROUFAKIS YANIS
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In Adults In The Room, Yanis Varoufakis exposes the shocking reality of how power is wielded behind the scenes at the EU – and argues that only radical reform can save it from collapse.

    Yanis Varoufakis became globally famous when was elected finance minister of Greece with a specific mandate to say no to the EU: to reject the forced loans and crushing austerity forced upon his country by the Eurozone. The negotiations that ensued became one of the most spectacular and controversial battles in economic history.

    But no one actually knows what went on because Eurogroup discussions are held in secret. In this no-holds-barred account, Varoufakis reveals all: an extraordinary tale of brinkmanship and backstabbing that will shake the economic establishment to its foundations.

    The future of the EU now hangs in the balance. As Varoufakis argues, the only way it can survive is if the truth is known, ushering in a new era of radical transparency and accountability in Brussels.

    Adults In The Room is an urgent wake-up call to renew European democracy before it is too late.

    Imprint: VINTAGE
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • ADVANCED AUSTRALIA : THE POLITICS OF AGEING
    ADVANCED AUSTRALIA : THE POLITICS OF AGEING
    BUTLER MARK
    ISBN: 9780522868937
    Title: ADVANCED AUSTRALIA : THE POLITICS OF AGEING
    Author: BUTLER MARK
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    A positive perspective on the ageing of Australia's baby boomers.

    Advanced Australia explores the politics of ageing in Australia. The addition of 25 years to average life expectancy in Australia over the past century is a monumental achievement, but many commentators are greeting the prospect of Australians living longer with horror. The ageing of Australia's baby boomers will sharpen this debate, both because of the size of their generation, as well as their history of reshaping every phase of life in their own image. Ageing will dominate Australian politics for years to come, touching almost every area of policy—retirement incomes, housing, employment, urban design and more.

    Advanced Australia makes the case for a much more positive approach to ageing that celebrates the continuing contribution older Australians make to our community.

    Imprint: MELBOURNE UNI PRESS
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
  • AFTER THE CALIPHATE : The Islamic State and the Future Terrorist Diaspora
    AFTER THE CALIPHATE : The Islamic State and the Future Terrorist Diaspora
    CLARKE COLIN P
    ISBN: 9781509533886
    Title: AFTER THE CALIPHATE : The Islamic State and the Future Terrorist Diaspora
    Author: CLARKE COLIN P
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    In 2014, the declaration of the Islamic State caliphate was hailed as a major victory by the global jihadist movement. But it was short-lived. Three years on, the caliphate was destroyed, leaving its surviving fighters – many of whom were foreign recruits – to retreat and scatter across the globe. So what happens now? Is this the beginning of the end of IS? Or can it adapt and regroup after the physical fall of the caliphate? In this timely analysis, terrorism expert Colin P. Clarke takes stock of IS – its roots, its evolution, and its monumental setbacks – to assess the road ahead. The caliphate, he argues, was an anomaly. The future of the global jihadist movement will look very much like its past – with peripatetic and divided groups of militants dispersing to new battlefields, from North Africa to Southeast Asia, where they will join existing civil wars, establish safe havens and sanctuaries, and seek ways of conducting spectacular attacks in the West that inspire new followers. In this fragmented and atomized form, Clarke cautions, IS could become even more dangerous and challenging for counterterrorism forces, as its splinter groups threaten renewed and heightened violence across the globe.

    Imprint: POLITY
    RRP: $31.99

    Price: $31.99
  • AGAINST EVERYTHING : On Dishonest Times
    AGAINST EVERYTHING : On Dishonest Times
    GREIF MARK
    ISBN: 9781784785932
    Title: AGAINST EVERYTHING : On Dishonest Times
    Author: GREIF MARK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Against Everything is a thought-provoking study and essential guide to the vicissitudes of everyday life under twenty-first-century capitalism.

    Mark Greif is one of the most exciting writers of his generation. In this invigorating collection, he challenges us to rethink the ordinary world and take life seriously – in short, to stay honest in dishonest times. In a series of coruscating set pieces he asks why we put ourselves through the pains of exercise, what our concerns about diet or sex does for our fundamental worth, what political identity the hipster might possess, and what happens to us when we listen to Radiohead or hip-hop.

    Counter-intuitive and revelatory in his insights, Greif revels in the contradictions arising between our desires and the excuses we make to console ourselves. His work demands we have the courage to be 'against everything', to change our vantage on everyday life, find it wanting and demand something better.

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $21.99

    Price: $21.99
  • AGAINST HATE
    AGAINST HATE
    EMCKE CAROLIN
    ISBN: 9781509531967
    Title: AGAINST HATE
    Author: EMCKE CAROLIN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Racism, extremism, anti-democratic sentiment – our increasingly polarized world is dominated by a type of thinking that doubts others’ positions but never its own.

    In a powerful challenge to fundamentalism in all its forms, Carolin Emcke, one of Germany’s leading intellectuals, argues that we can only preserve individual freedom and protect people’s rights by cherishing and celebrating diversity. If we want to safeguard democracy, we must have the courage to challenge hatred and the will to fight for and defend plurality in our societies. Emcke rises to the challenge that identitarian dogmas and populist narratives pose, exposing the way in which they simplify and distort our perception of the world.

    Against Hate is an impassioned call to fight intolerance and defend liberal ideals. It will be of great interest to anyone concerned about the darkening politics of our time and searching for ways forward.

    Imprint: POLITY
    RRP: $33.99

    Price: $33.99
  • AGE OF JIHAD : Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East
    AGE OF JIHAD : Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East
    COCKBURN PATRICK
    ISBN: 9781786630421
    Title: AGE OF JIHAD : Islamic State and the Great War for the Middle East
    Author: COCKBURN PATRICK
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: TEMPORARILY OUT OF STOCK

    From the award-winning author of The Rise of Islamic State, the essential story of the Middle East's disintegration

    Cockburn was the first Western journalist to warn of the dangers posed by Islamic State. His originality and breadth of vision make The Age of Jihad the most in-depth analysis of the regional crisis in the Middle East to date. 2001 heralded a new age of disintegration in the Middle East. This has had a murderous impact on the people who live there but also the world beyond. Beginning with the US-led invasion of Afghanistan, Cockburn explores the vast geopolitical struggle that is the Sunni Shia conflict, a clash that shapes the war on terror, western military interventions, the evolution of the insurgency, the civil wars in Yemen, Libya and Syria, the Arab Spring, the fall of regional dictators, and the rise of Islamic State.

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • AGE OF SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM
    AGE OF SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM
    ZUBOFF SHOSHANA
    ISBN: 9781781256855
    Title: AGE OF SURVEILLANCE CAPITALISM
    Author: ZUBOFF SHOSHANA
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: October 2019 New Release

    The Top Ten Sunday Times Bestseller

    'Everyone needs to read this book as an act of digital self-defense.' - Naomi Klein, Author of No Logo, The Shock Doctrine, This Changes Everything and No is Not Enough

    The challenges to humanity posed by the digital future, the first detailed examination of the unprecedented form of power called "surveillance capitalism," and the quest by powerful corporations to predict and control us.

    The heady optimism of the Internet's early days is gone. Technologies that were meant to liberate us have deepened inequality and stoked divisions. Tech companies gather our information online and sell it to the highest bidder, whether government or retailer. Profits now depend not only on predicting our behaviour but modifying it too. How will this fusion of capitalism and the digital shape our values and define our future?

    Shoshana Zuboff shows that we are at a crossroads. We still have the power to decide what kind of world we want to live in, and what we decide now will shape the rest of the century. Our choices: allow technology to enrich the few and impoverish the many, or harness it and distribute its benefits.

    The Age of Surveillance Capitalism is a deeply-reasoned examination of the threat of unprecedented power free from democratic oversight. As it explores this new capitalism's impact on society, politics, business, and technology, it exposes the struggles that will decide both the next chapter of capitalism and the meaning of information civilization. Most critically, it shows how we can protect ourselves and our communities and ensure we are the masters of the digital rather than its slaves.

    Imprint: PROFILE BOOKS
    RRP: $24.99

    Price: $24.99
  • ALPHA GIRLS : The Women Upstarts Who Took on Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime
    ALPHA GIRLS : The Women Upstarts Who Took on Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime
    GUTHRIE JULIAN
    ISBN: 9780349420257
    Title: ALPHA GIRLS : The Women Upstarts Who Took on Silicon Valley's Male Culture and Made the Deals of a Lifetime
    Author: GUTHRIE JULIAN
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Silicon Valley has long been at the forefront of innovation, but it is renowned for its archaic sexist culture. Alpha Girls is the inspiring story of how a group of talented women have achieved success in a tech world run by 'bro-grammers' through sheer grit and determination.

    Imprint: PIATKUS
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • ALT AMERICA : The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
    ALT AMERICA : The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
    NEIWERT DAVID
    ISBN: 9781786634467
    Title: ALT AMERICA : The Rise of the Radical Right in the Age of Trump
    Author: NEIWERT DAVID
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    Just as Donald Trump's victorious campaign for the US presidency shocked liberal Americans, the seemingly sudden national prominence of white supremacists, xenophobes, militia leaders, and mysterious "Alt-Right" leaders mystifies many. But the extreme Right has been growing steadily in the US since the 1990s, with the rise of Patriot militias; following 9/11, when conspiracy theorists found fresh life; and in virulent reaction to the first black president of the country.

    Nurtured by a powerful right-wing media sector in radio, TV, and online, the Far Right, Tea Party movement conservatives, and Republican activists found common ground in 'Producerist' ideology and constitutionalist interpretations of US law an alternative America that is resurgent, even as it has been ignored by the political establishment and mainstream media.

    Investigative reporter David Neiwert has been tracking extremists for more than two decades, and here he provides a deeply reported and authoritative report on the background, mindset, and growth on the ground of Far Right movements across the country.

    The product of years of reportage, and including the most in-depth investigation of Trump's ties to Far Right figures, this is a crucial book about one of the most disturbing sides of the US.

    Imprint: VERSO
    RRP: $22.99

    Price: $22.99
  • AMERICAN TRAP
    AMERICAN TRAP
    PIERUCCI FREDERIC
    ISBN: 9781529353617
    Title: AMERICAN TRAP
    Author: PIERUCCI FREDERIC
    Format: TRADE PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: November 2019 New Release

    In 2014, France lost part of the control of its nuclear power plants to the United States. Frederic Pierucci, former senior executive of one of Alstom's subsidiaries, found himself at the heart of this state scandal. His story goes to the very heart of a $12 billion thriller that illustrates the secret economic war that the United States is waging in Europe. And after being silenced for a long time, he has decided, with the help of journalist Matthieu Aron, to reveal all.

    In April 2013, Frederic was arrested in New York by the FBI and prosecuted for a bribery case, despite not being involved at all. The US authorities locked him up for more than two years - including fourteen months in a very high security prison. In doing so, they forced Alstom to pay the biggest penalty ever imposed by the United States, and to give up areas of control to General Electric, Alstom's biggest American competitor.

    Frederic's story unpacks how the United States is diverting the law and morality and using corporate law as an economic weapon against its own allies. One after the other, some of the world's largest companies are being actively destabilised to the benefit of the US Treasury, in acts of sabotage that seem only to be the beginning of what's to come...

    Imprint: HACHETTE
    RRP: $32.99
    Price: $32.99
  • ANATOMY OF INEQUALITY : Its Social and Economic Origins- and Solutions
    ANATOMY OF INEQUALITY : Its Social and Economic Origins- and Solutions
    MOLANDER PER
    ISBN: 9781612196237
    Title: ANATOMY OF INEQUALITY : Its Social and Economic Origins- and Solutions
    Author: MOLANDER PER
    Format: PAPER COVER
    Publishing status: ACTIVE TITLE

    So begins this new approach to the greatest social ill of our time, and nearly every other era. From a country with one of the world's lowest rates of income and social imbalance, award-winning Swedish analyst Per Molander's book changes the conversation about the causes and effects of inequality. Molander addresses the obvious questions that other pundits often avoid-including why the wealthiest countries, such as the United States, have the greatest incidences of inequality.
    Drawing from anthropology, statistics, references to literature, and political science, Molander looks at his subject across various political and ideological systems to examine policies that have created more just societies, and demonstrate how we can enact similar changes in the name of equality. In doing so, he presents a persuasive and moving case that humankind is much greater than the inequalities it has created.

    Imprint: MELVILLE HOUSE
    RRP: $27.99

    Price: $27.99
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