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              The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure
               

              The Exultant Ark: A Pictorial Tour of Animal Pleasure (Hardback)

              By Balcombe, Jonathan Peter

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              Opens our eyes to a different, more scientifically way of looking at the animal kingdom. In more than one hundred striking images, this title celebrates the full range of animal experience with dramatic portraits of animal pleasure ranging from the charismatic and familiar to the... obscure and bizarre.
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              ISBN 9780520260245
              Released AU 15 May 2011
              Publisher University of California Press
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              After Silence: A History of AIDS through Its Images

              After Silence: A History of AIDS through Its Images (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Finkelstein, Avram

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              Early in the 1980s AIDS epidemic, six gay activists created one of the most iconic and lasting images that would come to symbolize a movement: a protest poster of a pink triangle with the words Silence = Death. The graphic and the slogan still resonate today, often used-and misus...ed-to brand the entire movement. Cofounder of the collective Silence = Death and member of the art collective Gran Fury, Avram Finkelstein tells the story of how his work and other protest artwork associated with the early years of the pandemic were created. In writing about art and AIDS activism, the formation of collectives, and the political process, Finkelstein reveals a different side of the traditional HIV/AIDS history, told twenty-five years later, and offers a creative toolbox for those who want to learn how to save lives through activism and making art.
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              ISBN 9780520351332
              Released AU 15 Mar 2020
              Publisher University of California Press
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              The Encyclopedia of Animals: A Complete Visual Guide
                

              The Encyclopedia of Animals: A Complete Visual Guide (Hardback)

              Edited by McKay, George; Volume editor Cooke, F.; Hutchinson, Stephen; Vogt, Richard G.; Dingle, Hugh

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              A comprehensive exploration of the world of animals integrates color illustrations, distribution maps, diagrams, wildlife photographs, and detailed coverage of all sorts of animals, along with an overview of animal evolution, biology, behavior, and classification.

              ISBN 9780520244061
              Released AU 15 Nov 2004
              Publisher University of California Press
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              The Black Swan
               

              The Black Swan (Trade Paperback / Paperback, California ed)

              By Mann, Thomas

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              Relates the discussions of the politics of the body, male inscriptions of the feminine, and discourse about and of women.

              ISBN 9780520070097
              Released AU 15 Oct 1990
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Sewing Hope: How One Factory Challenges the Apparel Industry's Sweatshops
               

              Sewing Hope: How One Factory Challenges the Apparel Industry's Sweatshops (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Adler-Milstein, Sarah; Kline, John M.

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              Sewing Hope offers the first account of a bold challenge to apparel-industry sweatshops. The Alta Gracia factory in the Dominican Republic is the anti-sweatshop. It boasts a living wage three times the legal minimum, high health and safety standards, and a legitimate union-all ve...rified by an independent monitor. It is the only apparel factory in the global south to meet these criteria. The Alta Gracia business model represents an alternative to the industry's race to the bottom with its inherent poverty wages and unsafe factory conditions. Workers' stories reveal how adding $0.90 to a sweatshirt's production price can change lives: from getting a life-saving operation to reuniting families; from obtaining first-ever bank loans to getting running water; from purchasing children's school uniforms to taking night classes. Sewing Hope invites readers into the apparel industry's sweatshops and the Alta Gracia factory. Learn how the anti-sweatshop started, how it overcame challenges, and how the impact of its business model could transform the global industry.
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              ISBN 9780520292925
              Released AU 15 Aug 2017
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Why Geology Matters: Decoding the Past, Anticipating the Future
               

              Why Geology Matters: Decoding the Past, Anticipating the Future (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Macdougall, Douglas

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              Volcanic dust, climate change, tsunamis, earthquakes - geoscience explores phenomena that profoundly affect our lives. But more than that, the science also provides important clues to the future of the planet. This title gives an overview of Earth's history based on information e...xtracted from rocks, ice cores, and other natural archives.
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              ISBN 9780520272712
              Released AU 15 Jun 2012
              Publisher University of California Press
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              The Holy Sinner
               

              The Holy Sinner (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New title)

              Introduction by Berman, Russell A.; By Mann, Thomas; Translated by Lowe-Porter, H. T.

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              First published in 1951, this book explores the origins of evil and evil's connection with magic. Here Mann uses a medieval legend about the exceeding mercy of God and the birth of the blessed Pope Gregory as he used the Biblical account of Joseph as the basis for Joseph and His ...Brothers .
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              ISBN 9780520076716
              Released AU 15 Jan 1992
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work

              Uberland: How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Rosenblat, Alex

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              Silicon Valley technology is transforming the way we work, and Uber is leading the charge. An American startup that promised to deliver entrepreneurship for the masses through its technology, Uber instead built a new template for employment using algorithms and Internet platforms.... Upending our understanding of work in the digital age, Uberland paints a future where any of us might be managed by a faceless boss. The neutral language of technology masks the powerful influence algorithms have across the New Economy. Uberland chronicles the stories of drivers in more than twenty-five cities in the United States and Canada over four years, shedding light on their working conditions and providing a window into how they feel behind the wheel. The book also explores Uber's outsized influence around the world: the billion-dollar company is now influencing everything from debates about sexual harassment and transportation regulations to racial equality campaigns and labor rights initiatives. Based on award-winning technology ethnographer Alex Rosenblat's firsthand experience of riding over 5,000 miles with Uber drivers, daily visits to online forums, and face-to-face discussions with senior Uber employees, Uberland goes beyond the headlines to reveal the complicated politics of popular technologies that are manipulating both workers and consumers.
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              ISBN 9780520324800
              Released AU 15 Sep 2019
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Baby Jails: The Fight to End the Incarceration of Refugee Children in America
               

              Baby Jails: The Fight to End the Incarceration of Refugee Children in America (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Schrag, Philip G.

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              I worked in a trailer that ICE had set aside for conversations between the women and the attorneys. While we talked, their children, most of whom seemed to be between three and eight years old, played with a few toys on the floor. It was hard for me to get my head around the idea... of a jail full of toddlers, but there they were. For decades, advocates for refugee children and families have fought to end the U.S. government's practice of jailing families for months or even years until courts could decide on their claims for asylum. Baby Jails is the history of that legal and political struggle narrated engagingly by Philip G. Schrag, a legal activist, who takes readers on a thirty-year journey of the battle to end the detention of migrant children. Using the Reno v. Flores case of 1985 as a backdrop, Schrag shares the story of 15-year-old unaccompanied Jenny Lisette Flores, who languished in a makeshift jail of a motel surrounded entirely of barbed wire, chronicling legal twists and turns on the case over the years. Yet no one could have predicted how Flores would become a significant target for the Trump administration. Honing in on developments over the last two years, Schrag provides recommendations to reform a system that has caused anguish and trauma for parents and children alike. Provocative and timely, Baby Jails exposes the continuing struggle between the government and immigrant advocates over the duration and conditions of confinement of children who are simply seeking safety in the U.S.
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              ISBN 9780520299313
              Released AU 15 Dec 2019
              Publisher University of California Press
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              Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed
               

              Mean Girl: Ayn Rand and the Culture of Greed (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Duggan, Lisa

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              Ayn Rand's complicated notoriety as popular writer, leader of a political and philosophical cult, reviled intellectual, and ostentatious public figure followed her beyond her death in 1982. In the twenty-first century, she has been resurrected as a serious reference point for mai...nstream figures, especially-but not only-those on the political right, from Paul Ryan to Donald Trump. Mean Girl traces the posthumous appeal and influence of Rand's novels via her cruel, surly, sexy heroes, outlining the impact of her philosophy of selfishness. Following her trail through the twentieth century from the Russian Revolution to the Cold War, Mean Girl illuminates the Randian shape of our neoliberal, contemporary culture of greed and the dilemmas we face in our political present.
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              ISBN 9780520294776
              Released AU 15 Apr 2019
              Publisher University of California Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series American Studies Now: Critical Histories of the Present
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