• #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
  • 12 Bytes
    12 Bytes
    Twelve bytes. Twelve eye-opening, mind-expanding, funny and provocative essays on the implications of artificial intelligence for the way we live and the way we love - from Sunday Times-bestselling author Jeanette Winterson.

    An original, and entertaining new book from Jeanette Winterson, drawing on her years of thinking about and reading about Artificial Intelligence in its bewildering manifestations. She looks to history, religion, myth, literature, the politics of race and gender, and of course, computing science, to help us understand the radical changes to the way we live and love that are happening now.

    When we create non-biological life-forms, will we do so in our image? Or will we accept the once-in-a-species opportunity to remake ourselves in their image?

    What do love, caring, sex, and attachment look like when humans form connections with non-human helpers teachers, sex-workers, and companions? And what will happen to our deep-rooted assumptions about gender?

    Will the physical body that is our home soon be enhanced by biological and neural implants, keeping us fitter, younger, and connected? Is it time to join Elon Musk and leave Planet Earth?

    With wit, compassion and curiosity, Winterson tackles AI's most interesting talking points, from the algorithms that data-dossier your whole life, to the weirdness of backing up your brain.

    ISBN: 9781787332478
    Publication date: 29/07/2021
    Price: $35.00
    Author: Winterson, Jeanette
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • 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: Hardback
    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: Hardback
    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
  • Accidental Prime Minister
    Accidental Prime Minister
    Nine months after the spill that catapulted him to the prime ministership, Scott Morrison won the 2019 election, shocking politicians and political pundits (and, quite possibly, himself). Yet, unlike his predecessors, little was really known about the former marketing man whose hard-nosed political instincts and 'daggy dad persona' saw him become the thirtieth Prime Minister of Australia. Voters knew what he allowed them to see - a policy embrace of slogans like 'Stop the Boats'; his deft rebuttal of media enquiries; his love for Jen and his two daughters; that he liked to cook a curry on Saturday nights; and that his faith and the Cronulla Sharks were a big part of his life. But a man is more than sound bites and social media posts. So who the bloody hell is Scott Morrison?

    In this revealing biography, political journalist Annika Smethurst uncovers the man behind the headlines and slogans to show us what makes Scott Morrison tick. Taking us from his childhood, as the son of a local policeman, to a meeting that would lead to marriage to his teenage sweetheart, The Accidental PM will tell the personal and the political. There are questions about Morrison's early business career and his preselection that, when answered, will paint a clearer picture of the man leading our country and give greater insight into how he won the 'miracle' election.

    Whether Morrison's ego and temperament will see him falter in hard times or whether he will use the lessons of his life to end the revolving door of PMs to become one of Australia's best prime ministers is still to be discovered. But knowing the man will allow us all to know the path he will lead us on.

    ISBN: 9780733646942
    Publication date: 27/10/2021
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Smethurst, Annika
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $37.99
  • Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth and Power
    Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal about Identity, Race, Wealth and Power
    A TIME Magazine Must-Read Book of 2020

    'Deirdre Mask's book was just up my Strasse, alley, avenue and boulevard.' -Simon Garfield, author of Just My Type

    'Fascinating ... intelligent but thoroughly accessible ... full of surprises' - Sunday Times

    When most people think about street addresses they think of parcel deliveries, or visitors finding their way. But who numbered the first house, and where, and why? What can addresses tell us about who we are and how we live together?

    Deirdre Mask looks at the fate of streets named after Martin Luther King, Jr., how ancient Romans found their way, and why Bobby Sands is memorialised in Tehran. She explores why it matters if, like millions of people today, you don't have an address.

    From cholera epidemics to tax hungry monarchs, Mask discovers the different ways street names are created, celebrated, and in some cases, banned. Full of eye-opening facts, fascinating people and hidden history, this book shows how addresses are about identity, class and race. But most of all they are about power: the power to name, to hide, to decide who counts, who doesn't, and why.

    'A must read for urbanists and all those interested in cities and modern economic and social life.' - Richard Florida, author of The Rise of the Creative Class

    ISBN: 9781781259016
    Publication date: 01/04/2021
    Price: $24.99
    Author: Mask, Deirdre
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.99
  • After the Fall
    After the Fall
    In 2017, as Ben Rhodes was helping Barack Obama begin his next chapter, the legacy they worked to build for eight years was being taken apart. To understand what was happening in America, Rhodes decided to look outwards. Over the next three years, he travelled to dozens of countries, meeting with politicians, activists, and dissidents confronting the same nationalism and authoritarianism that was tearing America apart. Along the way, a Russian opposition leader he spends time with is poisoned, the Hong Kong protesters he comes to know see their movement snuffed out, and America itself reaches the precipice of losing democracy before giving itself a second chance.

    After the Fall is a hugely ambitious and essential work of discovery. Throughout, Rhodes comes to realize how much America's fingerprints are on a world it helped to shape: through the excesses of the post-Cold War embrace of unbridled capitalism, post-9/11 nationalism and militarism, mania for technology and social media, and the racism that shaped the backlash to the Obama presidency. At the same time, he learns from a diverse set of characters - from Obama to rebels to a rising generation of leaders - how looking squarely at where America has gone wrong only makes it more essential to fight for what America is supposed to be - for itself, and for the entire world.

    ISBN: 9781526642042
    Publication date: 01/06/2021
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Rhodes, Ben
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • Age of Illusions How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory
    Age of Illusions How America Squandered Its Cold War Victory
    When the fall of the Berlin Wall ended the Cold War, the American political establishment felt it had prevailed in a cosmic struggle of world-historical significance. Our side had won, the outcome both decisive and irreversible. For the world's "indispensable nation" and "sole superpower," the future looked very bright indeed. History itself had seemingly delivered the United States to the very summit of power and prestige, thereby validating American-style liberal democratic capitalism as the future of humankind.


    In the decades that followed, American leaders put that claim to the test. They embraced globalization as a putative source of unprecedented wealth, embarked on wide-ranging military campaigns to export American values, and redefined the very meaning of freedom. Meanwhile, they placed all their bets on the White House fulfilling the promise of their Cold War triumph: unequaled prosperity, lasting peace, and absolute freedom.


    In The Age of Illusions, bestselling author Andrew Bacevich takes us from that moment of seemingly ultimate victory to the age of Trump, recounting an epic tale of folly and delusion. Writing with his usual eloquence and vast knowledge, he explains how within a quarter of a century the United States ended up with gaping inequality, permanent war, moral confusion, and an increasingly angry and alienated population, as well as, of course, the strangest president in American history.

    ISBN: 9781250787637
    Publication date: 08/02/2021
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Bacevich, Andrew J.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • 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
Page: 1 2 3 4 5 .. 23