• #NeverAgain A New Generation Draws the Line
    #NeverAgain A New Generation Draws the Line
    On February 14, 2018, seventeen-year-old David Hogg and his fourteen-year-old sister, Lauren, went to school at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, like any normal Wednesday. That day, of course, the world changed. By the next morning, with seventeen classmates and faculty dead, they had joined the leadership of a movement to save their own lives, and the lives of all other young people in America. It's a leadership position they did not seek, and did not want--but events gave them no choice. The morning after the massacre, David Hogg told CNN- "We're children. You guys are the adults. You need to take some action and play a role. Work together. Get over your politics and get something done." This book is a manifesto for the movement begun that day, one that has already changed America--with voices of a new generation that are speaking truth to power, and are determined to succeed where their elders have failed. With moral force and clarity, a new generation has made it clear that problems previously deemed unsolvable due to powerful lobbies and political cowardice will be theirs to solve. Born just after Columbine and raised amid seemingly endless war and routine active shooter drills, this generation now says, Enough. This book is their statement of purpose, and the story of their lives. It is the essential guide to the #NeverAgain movement.

    ISBN: 9781984801838
    Publication date: 18/06/2018
    Price: $17.99
    Author: Hogg, David
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.99
  • 2020 The Year That Changed Us
    2020 The Year That Changed Us
    The year 2020 began with fire-fuelled orange skies over Australia and parts of New Zealand, before nations prepared for COVID-19 to hit their shores. What ensued was crisis: a pandemic, political upheaval, an international human rights movement, global recession and localised emergencies dwarfed by a world spinning on an axis of turmoil.

    These fifty essays from leading thinkers and contributors to The Conversation examine what will be one of the most significant and punishing years in the 21st century. 2020: The Year That Changed Us explores the key lessons from this remarkable year and kickstarts the discussion about what comes next.

    Contributors include:
    Michelle Grattan
    Peter Martin
    Raina MacIntyre
    Joelle Gergis
    Peter Greste
    Thalia Anthony
    Shino Konishi
    Fiona Stanley

    ISBN: 9781760761325
    Publication date: 27/10/2020
    Price: $23.99
    Author: Glassey, Molly
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.99
  • 21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    21 Lessons for the 21st Century
    Sapiens showed us where we came from. Homo Deus looked to the future. 21 Lessons for the 21st Century explores the present.

    How can we protect ourselves from nuclear war, ecological cataclysms and technological disruptions? What can we do about the epidemic of fake news or the threat of terrorism? What should we teach our children?

    Yuval Noah Harari takes us on a thrilling journey through today's most urgent issues. The golden thread running through his exhilarating new book is the challenge of maintaining our collective and individual focus in the face of constant and disorienting change. Are we still capable of understanding the world we have created?

    ISBN: 9781784708283
    Publication date: 20/08/2019
    Price: $28.00
    Author: Harari, Yuval Noah
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • 50 Drag Queens Who Changed the World
    50 Drag Queens Who Changed the World
    50 Drag Queens Who Changed the World is a tribute to the hugely influential pioneers who have shaped the fantastic world of drag, as well as the queens of today that we all know and love.

    Learn about the wild and brilliant lives of Mama Ru and the best-loved Drag Race superstars, including Alaska, Bianca Del Rio and Courtney Act, as well as legends like Divine and Lady Bunny, and the new scene of radical contemporary drag artists, such as Amrou Al-Kadhi and Victoria Sin.

    Drag queens have been sissying that walk for a lot longer than you think, and this book is a sparkling celebration of the high-heeled, hairsprayed, punk-rock art form that has influenced pop culture for as long as it has been around.

    ISBN: 9781784883225
    Publication date: 01/05/2020
    Price: $22.99
    Author: Jones, Dan
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $22.99
  • 52 Artists 52 Actions: Small Acts of Disobedience: Small Acts of Disobedience
    52 Artists 52 Actions: Small Acts of Disobedience: Small Acts of Disobedience
    The mainstream media keeps us in a constant state of emergency where the word 'crisis' is used daily and 'breaking news' is a permanent banner across our screens. The real emergencies we should be facing are often disguised behind biased rhetoric or consciously omitted altogether: Climate change! Severe economic inequality! Decay of democracy! Brexit! Trump! The alt-right! 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS sets out to address the real and daunting trials of everyday life across contemporary Asia. Each of the 52 artists includes a statement about their work, which often reads as a compelling, heartbreaking memoir in miniature, giving deep insights into cultural traditions. Echo Morgan - cover artist - says this: I was sent away at the age of four after my parents' divorce to board at a much-hated, strict communist kindergarten. There I was shaped into a 'xiao hong hua', a little red flower, obedient and pliant. This early communist education and China's economic boom is deeply embodied in my roots. They still strongly control my thoughts and behaviour. Other highlights include: - Kyungah Ham's Korean Mona Lisas - Deborah Kelly's crowd-sourced feminist wisdom as print-at-home stickers and posters - Heman Chong's list of 198 forms of non-violent action - Chim Pom's oversized jigsaw puzzle, Find the C*&R!!!, in response to Japan becoming increasingly strict about nudity even though Asia's largest red-light district, Kabukicho, is in Shinjuku, Tokyo - The Mulka Project's mission to sustain and protect Yolngu cultural knowledge in north-east Arnhem Land under the leadership of community elders. 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS champions small acts of disobedience undertaken live and online by 52 artists from 31 countries across Asia, addressing important concerns locally and globally. From historical revisionism in the Philippines to micro-celebrities in Bangladesh, military abuse in Myanmar to rising sea levels in Indonesia, visibility for LGBTQI+ people of colour to contemporary Indigeneity, the artists tackle critical issues with determination, innovation and humour. Each week, the work of a different artist is presented in a unique context, spanning a year of new artistic practice across the region. Exploring the role of activism and protest throughout, the focus is on art-as-action that has the power to raise awareness and invoke change. With striking images and bold, graphic design, 52 ARTISTS 52 ACTIONS is an encyclopaedia of creative responses to political and social issues facing contemporary Asia.

    ISBN: 9781760760427
    Publication date: 01/07/2019
    Price: $80.00
    Author: Artspace
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $80.00
  • 99% How to Create Abundance and Reverse the Rising Tide of Impoverishment
    99% How to Create Abundance and Reverse the Rising Tide of Impoverishment
    An analysis of the inescapable fact that Generation Y (and subsequent generations) will be poorer than their parents, and how we should pursue other economic paths.

    We are looking at the first generation in living memory who can expect to be poorer than their parents, even as the economy continues to grow. This is unprecedented. No generation in modern history has been poorer than its parents. And they could be quite a lot poorer. If we continue as we are going, the civilisation we enjoy today will not last until 2050. The early signs are already here. In 2017, we read that the economy was booming and stock markets were at an all-time high, yet at the same time we heard that wages were not keeping pace with inflation and food-banks had more 'customers' than ever before. If the economy is doing so well, how can most people not be doing well? If the pie is growing, why aren't we all getting bigger slices? If we are so well-off, why is our children's generation set to be the first in living memory to be worse-off than its predecessors? This is what we can do to change this state of affairs.

    ISBN: 9781789544503
    Publication date: 08/08/2019
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Thomas, Mark
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • Age of Surveillance Capitalism The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power
    Age of Surveillance Capitalism The Fight for a Human Future at the New Frontier of Power
    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.

    ISBN: 9781781256855
    Publication date: 05/09/2019
    Price: $27.99
    Author: Zuboff, Shoshana
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.99
  • Aint I A Woman
    Aint I A Woman
    A former slave and one of the most powerful orators of her time, Sojourner Truth fought for the equal rights of black women throughout her life. This selection of her impassioned speeches is accompanied by the words of other inspiring African-American female campaigners from the nineteenth century.GREAT IDEAS. Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves - and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged, provoked and comforted. They have enriched lives - and destroyed them. Now Penguin brings you the works of the great thinkers, pioneers, radicals and visionaries whose ideas shook civilization and helped make us who we are.

    ISBN: 9780241472361
    Publication date: 24/09/2020
    Price: $13.99
    Author: Truth, Sojourner
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $13.99
  • All Boys Aren't Blue
    All Boys Aren't Blue
    In a series of personal essays, prominent journalist and LGBTQIA+ activist George M. Johnson explores his childhood, adolescence, and college years in New Jersey and Virginia. From the memories of getting his teeth kicked out by bullies at age five, to going to flea markets with his loving grandmother, to his first sexual relationships, this young-adult memoir weaves together the trials and triumphs faced by Black queer boys.

    Both a primer for teens eager to be allies as well as a reassuring testimony for young queer men of color, All Boys Aren't Blue covers topics such as gender identity, toxic masculinity, brotherhood, family, structural marginalization, consent, and Black joy. Johnson's emotionally frank style of writing will appeal directly to young adults.

    ISBN: 9780374312718
    Publication date: 28/04/2020
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Johnson, George M.
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $32.99
  • All the Powers of Earth the Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. Iii, 1856-1860
    All the Powers of Earth the Political Life of Abraham Lincoln Vol. Iii, 1856-1860
    In All the Powers of Earth, Lincoln's incredible ascent to power in a world of chaos is newly revealed through the great biographer's extraordinary research and literary style.

    After a period of depression that he would ever find his way to greatness, Lincoln takes on the most powerful demagogue in the country, Stephen Douglas, in the debates for a senate seat. He sidelines the frontrunner William Seward, a former governor and senator for New York, to cinch the new Republican Party's nomination.

    All the Powers of Earth is the political story of all time. Lincoln achieves the presidency by force of strategy, of political savvy and determination. This is Abraham Lincoln, who indisputably becomes the greatest president and moral leader in the nation's history. But he must first build a new political party, brilliantly state the anti-slavery case and overcome shattering defeat to win the presidency. In the years of civil war to follow, he will show mightily that the nation was right to bet on him. He was its preserver, a politician of moral integrity.

    All the Powers of Earth cements Sidney Blumenthal as the definitive Lincoln biographer.

    ISBN: 9781476777283
    Publication date: 19/09/2019
    Price: $65.00
    Author: Blumenthal, Sidney
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $65.00
  • America Vs the West
    America Vs the West
    'The rules-based international order is being challenged ... not by the usual suspects, but by its main architect and guarantor, the US.' European Council President Donald Tusk, 8 June 2018 Under President Donald Trump, the United States has burned like a wildfire through the goodwill it accrued in seventy years of propagating its liberal political values. Can Western nations preserve the liberal world order against rising authoritarian powers without the United States, or with Washington working against them? In America vs the West, Kori Schake argues that the success of the liberal order is not preordained. It will have to be fought for, compromised for, and rejuvenated. Can it be done without American leadership? That will depend on the strengths of the major challengers - Russia and China - but above all on whether the West?s middle powers are prepared to band together.

    ISBN: 9780143795360
    Publication date: 29/10/2018
    Price: $15.99
    Author: Schake, Kori
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $15.99
  • Anatomy of Peace
    Anatomy of Peace
    From the authors of Leadership and Self-Deception comes a new edition of an international bestseller that instills hope and inspires reconciliation. What if conflicts at home, conflicts at work, and conflicts in the world stem from the same root cause? What if we systematically misunderstand that cause? And what if, as a result, we unwittingly perpetuate the very problems we think we are trying to solve?

    This book unfolds as a story. Yusuf al-Falah, an Arab, and Avi Rozen, a Jew, each lost his father at the hands of the other's ethnic cousins. The Anatomy of Peace is the story of how they came together, how they help warring parents and children come together, and how we too can find our way out of the personal, professional, and global conflicts that weigh us down, even when war is upon us.

    ISBN: 9781523089826
    Publication date: 01/09/2020
    Price: $37.00
    Author: Arbinger Institute
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.00
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