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              December 2019 Release

              This area features titles by New Zealand, Australian or Pasifika authors or publishers. It also contains titles from around the world with a uniquely New Zealand, Australian and Pasifika perspective. This in-depth coverage includes material supplied by mainstream publishers, small specialist/niche publishers and self-published authors. View our recently added titles.

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              List of titles published from 26 November to 25 December 2019.

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              Land Is a Map: Placenames of Indigenous Origin in Australia
                

              Land Is a Map: Placenames of Indigenous Origin in Australia (Paperback)

              By Hercus, Luise

              The entire Australian continent was once covered with networks of Indigenous placenames. These names often evoke important information about features of the environment and their place in Indigenous systems of knowledge. Very little is known about this system, but this book cover...s everything that is known.
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              ISBN 9781921536564
              Published AU 2 Dec 2019
              Publisher ANU Press
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              Cold Deep Waters: an Autobiography: The Hidden and Secret Royal Line
                

              Cold Deep Waters: an Autobiography: The Hidden and Secret Royal Line (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Hobson, L. J.

              • RRP: $24.99
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              Cold Deep Waters on the shores of Botany Bay Australia becomes the setting and home for the secret Hanover line. A family cast adrift, torn between two different worlds. It is the true untold story of Queen Victoria's secret life away from the world. It is the story of my Great G...randmother Victoria and my Great Grandfather, her beloved John Brown.
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              ISBN 9780648491606
              Published AU 11 Dec 2019
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Robert Louis Stevenson and the Great Affair: Movement, Memory and Modernity
               

              Robert Louis Stevenson and the Great Affair: Movement, Memory and Modernity (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              Edited by Hill, Richard J.

              • RRP: $77.99
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              In his travel narrative Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes (1879), Robert Louis Stevenson declares, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move. Taking up the concepts of time, place, and memory, the contributors to this coll...ection explore in what ways the dynamic view of life suggested by this quotation permeates Stevenson's work. The essays adopt a wide variety of critical approaches, including post-colonial theory, post-structuralism, new historicism, art history, and philosophy, making use of the vast array of literary materials that Stevenson left across a global journey that began in Scotland in 1850 and ended in Samoa in 1894. These range from travel journals, letters, and classic literary staples such as Treasure Island and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, to rarely read masterpieces such as The Master of Ballantrae or The Ebb-Tide. While much recent scholarship on Stevenson foregrounds geography, the present volume also examines the theme of movement across memory, time, and generic boundaries. Taken together, the essays offer a view of Stevenson that demonstrates how the protean nature of his literary output reflects the radical developments in science, technology, and culture that characterized the age in which he lived.
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              ISBN 9780367881184
              Released AU 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Heritage Language Policies around the World
               

              Heritage Language Policies around the World (Paperback)

              Edited by Seals, Corinne A.; Shah, Sheena

              • RRP: $77.99
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              Heritage language policies define the context in which heritage languages are maintained or abandoned by communities, and this volume describes and analyzes international policy strategies, as well as the implications for the actual heritage language speakers. This volume brings ...together heritage language policy case studies from around the world, foregrounding globalization by covering five regions: the Americas, Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australasia. The countries profiled include the United States, Canada, Argentina, Norway, Sweden, Ireland, Uganda, Namibia, Morocco, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia, and Fiji. This volume also highlights an expanded definition of `heritage language', choosing to focus on individual and community identities, and therefore including both Indigenous and immigrant languages. Focusing specifically on language policy relating to heritage languages, the chapters address key questions such as Are heritage languages included or excluded from the national language policy discourse? What are the successes and shortcomings of efforts to establish heritage language policies? What is the definition of `heritage language' in official usage by the local/regional government and stakeholders? How are these language policies perceived by the actual heritage language communities?
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              ISBN 9780367414719
              Released AU 21 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific Region: Domination, Resistance, Accommodation
               

              Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific Region: Domination, Resistance, Accommodation (Paperback)

              Edited by Molnar, Gyozo; Amin, Sara N.; Kanemasu, Yoko

              • RRP: $77.99
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              Although socio-cultural issues in relation to women within the fields of sport and exercise have been extensively researched, this research has tended to concentrate on the Western world. Women, Sport and Exercise in the Asia-Pacific Region moves the conversation away entirely fr...om Western contexts to discuss these issues with a sole focus on the geographic Asia-Pacific region. Presenting a diverse range of empirical case studies, from bodybuilding in Kazakhstan and Thailand, karate in Afghanistan, and women's rugby in Fiji to women's soccer in North Korea and netball in Papua New Guinea, the book demonstrates how sports may be used as a lens to examine the historical, socio-cultural and political specificities of non-Western and post-colonial societies. It also explores the complex ways in which non-Western women resist as well as accommodate sport and exercise-related sociocultural oppression, helping us to better understand the nexus of sport, exercise, gender, sexuality and power in the Asia-Pacific area. This is a fascinating and important resource for students of sports studies, sports management, sport development, social sciences and gender studies, as well as an excellent read for academics and researchers with an interest in sport, exercise, gender and post-colonial studies.
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              ISBN 9780367896249
              Released AU 29 Nov 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Lanai Island, Hawaii. USA: Travel and Tourism
                

              Lanai Island, Hawaii. USA: Travel and Tourism (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Gray, Caleb

              • RRP: $39.99
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              Lanai Island Hawaii. USA. Travel and Tourism. Those seeking peace, tranquility and an escape from the busyness of everyday life will find their solace in the serenity offered by Lanai. Hawaii's smallest inhabited island, Lanai offers visitors a lovely reprieve from the fast pace ...of their usual schedules. Originally an island-wide pineapple...
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              ISBN 9781912483990
              Released AU 9 Dec 2019
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Migrating Genders: Westernisation, Migration, and Samoan Fa'afafine
               

              Migrating Genders: Westernisation, Migration, and Samoan Fa'afafine (Paperback)

              By Schmidt, Johanna

              • RRP: $77.99
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              Migrating Genders presents a sustained description of male-to-female transgendered identities, explaining how the fa'afafine fit within the wider gender system of Samoa, and examining both the impact of Westernization on fa'afafine identities and lives, and the experiences of fa'...afafine who have migrated to New Zealand. Informed by theories of sex, gender and embodiment, this book explores the manner in which the expression and understanding of non-normative gendered identities in Samoa problematizes dominant western understandings of the relationship between sex and gender. Drawing on rich empirical material, this book tells of both the diversity and the uniqueness of fa'afafine identities, aspects which fa'afafine have maintained in the face of Westernization, migration, and cultural marginalization in both Samoa and New Zealand. As such, in addition to anthropologists, it will be of interest to geographers, sociologists, and other readers with interests in gender and sexuality.
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              ISBN 9780367882549
              Released AU 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Gender, Christianity and Change in Vanuatu: An Analysis of Social Movements in North Ambrym
               

              Gender, Christianity and Change in Vanuatu: An Analysis of Social Movements in North Ambrym (Paperback)

              By Eriksen, Annelin

              • RRP: $77.99
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              Focusing on cultural change and the socio-political movements in the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, this book uses both anthropological and historical analysis to examine the way the relationship between gender and Christianity has shaped processes of social change. Based on e...xtensive research conducted over several decades, it is one of the few books available to focus on Vanuatu and on the impact of Christianity in Melanesia more generally - as well as on the significance of gender relations in understanding these developments. Providing a model for understanding and comparing processes of change in small-scale societies, this fascinating book will appeal to scholars and students interested in the ethnography of Melanesia and in issues related to contemporary cultural change and gender more generally.
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              ISBN 9780367882488
              Released AU 20 Dec 2019
              Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
              Interest Age 19+ years
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              Pele's Domain
                

              Pele's Domain (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Tucher, Albert

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              The eruption of Kilauea on the Big Island of Hawaii tests Officer Jenny Freitas like nothing else in her young police career. It's not enough that she finds a murder victim in a doomed house just seconds before the lava overwhelms it. A second victim draws Jenny back to the dange...r zone again and again.
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              ISBN 9781642510195
              Released AU 13 Dec 2019
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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              Series Street Smart
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              Robert Louis Stevenson's Pacific Impressions: Photography and Travel Writing, 1888-1894
                

              Robert Louis Stevenson's Pacific Impressions: Photography and Travel Writing, 1888-1894 (Paperback, 1st ed. 2018)

              By Manfredi, Carla

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              This book tackles photography's role during Robert Louis Stevenson's travels throughout the Pacific Island region and is the first study of his family's previously unpublished photographs.

              ISBN 9783030404932
              Released AU 5 Dec 2019
              Publisher Misc - South Pacific Books
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