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              The Most Beautiful Job in the World

              The Most Beautiful Job in the World (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Mensitieri, Guilia

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              Fashion is one of the most powerful industries in the world, accounting for 6 per cent of global consumption and growing steadily. Since the 1980s and the birth of the neoliberal economy, it has emerged as the glittering face of capitalism, bringing together prestige, power and b...eauty and occupying a central place in media and consumer fantasies. Yet the fashion industry, which claims to offer highly desirable job opportunities, relies significantly on job instability, not just in outsourced garment production but at the very heart of its creative production of luxury. Based on an in-depth investigation involving stylists, models, designers, hairdressers, make-up artists, photographers and interns, anthropologist Giulia Mensitieri draws back fashion's glamorous facade to explore the lived realities of working in the industry. This challenging book lays bare the working conditions of 'the most beautiful job in the world', showing that exploitation isn't confined to sweatshops or sexual harassment of models, but exists at the very heart of the powerful symbolic and economic centre of fashion.
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              ISBN 9780522876109
              Published AU 4 Aug 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Aspiration and Anxiety: Asian Migrants and Australian Schooling
               

              Aspiration and Anxiety: Asian Migrants and Australian Schooling (Hardback)

              By Ho, Christina

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              The children of Asian migrants are often perceived to be perfect students- ambitious, studious and compliant. They are remarkably successful-routinely outperforming other students in exams, dominating selective school intakes, and disproportionately winning places at prestigious ...universities. While their hard work and success have been praised, their achievements have ignited fierce debates about whether their migrant parents are 'pushing too hard', or whether they ought to be lauded for their commitment to education. Critics see a dark side, symbolised by the 'tiger mother' who is obsessed with producing overachieving 'dragon children'. What is often missing in these debates is an understanding of what drives Asian migrant parents' approaches to education. This book explores how aspirations for their children's future reinforce their anxieties about being newcomers in an unequal society.
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              ISBN 9780522874822
              Published AU 30 Jun 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Mirka & Georges: A Culinary Affair

              Mirka & Georges: A Culinary Affair (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Harding, Lesley; Morgan, Kendrah

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              Launched in the year of Mirka's 90th birthday, Mirka & Georges gloriously illustrates the Moras' extraordinary story, with the couple's classic French recipes, photographs from family albums and images from Mirka's studio by internationally renowned photographer Robyn Lea.

              ISBN 9780522876840
              Published AU 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Speaking Up

              Speaking Up (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Triggs, Gillian

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              As president of the Human Rights Commission, Gillian Triggs advocated for the disempowered, the disenfranchised, the marginalised. Speaking Up shares with readers the values that have guided Triggs' convictions and the causes she has championed.

              ISBN 9780522876789
              Published AU 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              H.M. Bark Endeavour Box Set

              H.M. Bark Endeavour Box Set (Hardback)

              By Parkin, Ray

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              Ray Parkin, sailor, artist and author, set out in the 1970s to discover everything he could about Captain James Cook's Endeavour, one of the most famous ships in maritime history. The result is the most painstaking study of the ship ever undertaken and a unique account of a great... journey- Endeavour's voyage up the east coast of Australia in 1770. Writing for general reader and mariner alike, Parkin sets out to re-create the experience of being on board the Endeavour. Through meticulous research he reveals how it looked, how it sailed, how it smelled and what daily life would have been like for those on board. No aspect of ship life was too insignificant for his enquiries. How many strands of yarn were there in the ship's cable? (954.) Did the ship have a lightning conductor? (Yes.) What was the diameter of her main mast? (21 inches.) Parkin's text is illustrated by plans and figures depicting the ship's architecture and construction, its deck plan, rigging, sails, armament, boats, cables, anchors and accommodation. To enable detailed examination these are reproduced in original size in the box accompanying this volume. The text also contains a composite log of Endeavour's voyage. Extracts from journals kept by those on board are supplemented by an interpretive commentary and explanatory charts. H.M. Bark Endeavour is an absorbing book- discursive, erudite, at times poetic, full of wisdom, insight and information.
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              ISBN 9780522876444
              Published AU 19 May 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              The Most Dangerous Man In The World: Julian Assange and WikiLeaks' Fight for Freedom

              The Most Dangerous Man In The World: Julian Assange and WikiLeaks' Fight for Freedom (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Fowler, Andrew

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              The Most Dangerous Man in the World is the definitive account of WikiLeaks, threats against its existence and the man who is as secretive as the organisations he targets. Through interviews with Julian Assange, his inner circle and those who fell out with him, Andrew Fowler tells... the story of how a man with a turbulent childhood and brilliance for computers created a phenomenon that has become a game-changer in journalism and global politics. In this international thriller, Fowler gives a ringside seat on the biggest leak in history. He charts the pursuit of Assange by the US and Sweden and the offer of political asylum by Eucador. It tells the story of how in the eyes of many Assange had become, according to the Pentagon Papers whistleblower, Daniel Ellsberg, 'the most dangerous man in the world'.
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              ISBN 9780522876857
              Published AU 2 Jul 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Aspiration and Anxiety: Asian Migrants and Australian Schooling

              Aspiration and Anxiety: Asian Migrants and Australian Schooling (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Ho, Christina

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              While the hard work of Asian migrants has been praised, their achievements have ignited fierce debates. What is missing in these debates is an understanding of what drives Asian migrant parents' approaches to education. This book explores how aspirations for their children's futu...re reinforce anxieties about being newcomers in an unequal society.
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              ISBN 9780522874839
              Published AU 2 Jun 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              H.M. Bark Endeavour Updated Edition

              H.M. Bark Endeavour Updated Edition (Hardback)

              By Parkin, Ray

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              Here, in one accessible volume, is Ray Parkin's highly acclaimed and multi-award winning study of Captain James Cook's Endeavour. This incomparable book is a unique account of a great journey-Endeavour's voyage up the east coast of Australia in 1770-and a remarkable re-creation o...f the experience of being on board ship. Parkin draws on meticulous research to reveal what the Endeavour looked like, how it sailed, how it smelled, what daily life would have been like for those on board. How many strands of yarn were in the ship's cable? (954.) Did the ship have a lightning conductor? (Yes.) What was the diameter of her main mast? (21 inches.) These details are illustrated by plans and figures depicting the ship's architecture and construction, its deck plan, rigging, sails, armament, boats, cables, anchors and accommodation, all beautifully drawn by Parkin. A composite log of Endeavour's voyage-extracts from journals kept by those on board-is supplemented by an interpretive commentary and explanatory charts. H.M. Bark Endeavour is an absorbing book- discursive, erudite, at times poetic, full of wisdom, insight and information.
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              ISBN 9780522876437
              Published AU 19 May 2020
              Publisher Melbourne University Press
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              Becoming John Curtin and James Scullin: Their early political careers and the making of the modern Labor Party
               

              Becoming John Curtin and James Scullin: Their early political careers and the making of the modern Labor Party (Hardback)

              By Byrne, Liam

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              Before becoming the prime ministers who led Australia in moments of extraordinary crisis and transformation, John Curtin and James Scullin were two young working-class men who dreamt of changing their country for the better. Becoming John Curtin and James Scullin tells the tale o...f their intertwined early lives.
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              ISBN 9780522876468
              Published AU 30 Jun 2020
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              Becoming John Curtin and James Scullin: Their early political careers and the making of the modern Labor Party

              Becoming John Curtin and James Scullin: Their early political careers and the making of the modern Labor Party (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Byrne, Liam

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              Before becoming the prime ministers who led Australia in moments of extraordinary crisis and transformation, John Curtin and James Scullin were two young working-class men who dreamt of changing their country for the better. Becoming John Curtin and James Scullin tells the tale o...f their intertwined early lives.
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              ISBN 9780522876475
              Published AU 2 Jun 2020
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