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Ethnic Studies

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  • A Human Being Died That Night

    Forgiving Apartheid's Chief Killer

    While working for South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Committee, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela interviewed former police colonel Eugene De Cock, who commanded a unit believed to have killed a number of anti-apartheid activists. De Cock was charged with, among other crimes against humanity, six murders and sentenced to 212 years in prison. A Human Being Died That Night is about the complexities of ... Read more

    $15.94 AUD

  • White Fragility

    Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism

    **The International Bestseller'With clarity and compassion, DiAngelo allows us to understand racism as a practice not restricted to "bad people." In doing so, she moves our national discussions forward. This is a necessary book for all people invested in societal change' Claudia Rankine**Anger. Fear. Guilt. Denial. Silence. These are the ways in which ordinary white people react when it is pointed ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Minor Feelings

    A Reckoning on Race and the Asian Condition

    WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHY 2021FINALIST FOR THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR GENERAL NON-FICTION 2021A New York Times Top Book of 2020Chosen as a Guardian Book of 2020A BBC Culture Best Books of 2020Nominated for Good Reads Books of 2020**One of Time's Must-Read Books of 2020<p... ... Read more

    $12.97 AUD

  • On Identity

    by Stan Grant ...
    series On Series
    Why does identity demand a choice between black and white? Tribalism, nationalism and sectarianism are dividing the world into us and them. Are we hard wired for hate? Stan Grant argues that it is time to leave identity behind and to embrace cosmopolitanism. On Identity is a meditation on hope and community.'Love is always the answer, it is said. Not if you are trying from somewhere in the ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • The Four Flashpoints

    How Asia Goes to War

    A timely account of the four most troubled hotspots in the world’s most combustible regionAsia is at a dangerous moment. China is rising fast, and its regional ambitions are growing. Reckless North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un may be assembling more nuclear weapons, despite diplomatic efforts to eradicate his arsenal. Japan is building up its military, throwing off constitutional constraints ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 24 No Fixed Address

    Nomads and the Fate of the Planet

    series Quarterly Essay #24
    After many thousands of years, the nomads are disappearing, swept away by modernity. Robyn Davidson has spent a good part of her life with nomadic cultures – in Australia, north-west India, Tibet and the Indian Himalayas – and she herself calls three countries home. In this Quarterly Essay, she draws on her unique experience to delineate a vanishing way of life.In a time of environmental peril, ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • The Masonic Myth

    Unlocking the Truth About the Symbols, the Secret Rites, and the History of Freemasonry

    by Jay Kinney ...
    The Truth RevealedFreemasons have been connected to the all-seeing eye on the dollar bill, the French Revolution, the Knights Templar, and the pyramids of Egypt. They have been rumored to be everything from a cabal of elite power brokers ruling the world to a covert network of occultists and pagans intent on creating a new world order, to a millennia-old brotherhood perpetuating ancient wisdom ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Close to Home

    Selected Writings

    by Alice Pung ...
    A brilliant collection from one of Australia's leading writersClose to Home brings together Alice Pung’s most loved writing, on topics such as migration, family, art, belonging and identity. Warm, funny, moving and unfailingly honest, this is Alice at her best – an irresistible pleasure for fans and new readers alike.In 2006, Alice Pung published Unpolished Gem, her award-winning memoir of growing ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • North of the DMZ: Essays on Daily Life in North Korea

    Essays on Daily Life in North Korea

    by Andrei Lankov ...
    The Kim dynasty has ruled North Korea for over 60 years. Most of that period has found the country suffering under mature Stalinism characterized by manipulation, brutality and tight social control. Nevertheless, some citizens of Kim Jong Il's regime manage to transcend his tyranny in their daily existence. This book describes that difficult but determined existence and the world that the North ... Read more

    $28.04 AUD

  • The Old-Time Maori

    This vintage book contains a fascinating and insightful account of the 'old-time' Maori of New Zealand, written by Makereti, the sometime chieftainess of the Arawa Tribe of the Maori of New Zealand. This text will appeal to anyone with an interest in the Maori of New Zealand or in the life and mind of Maggie Papakura, and it would make for a great addition to any bookshelf. The chapters of this ... Read more

    $11.54 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Good Immigrant

    How does it feel to be constantly regarded as a potential threat, strip-searched at every airport?Or to be told that, as an actress, the part you’re most fitted to play is ‘wife of a terrorist’? How does it feel to have words from your native language misused, misappropriated and used aggressively towards you? How does it feel to hear a child of colour say in a classroom that stories can only be ... Read more

    $10.44 AUD

  • Chinese Civilization

    A Sourcebook, 2nd Ed

    Chinese Civilization sets the standard for supplementary texts in Chinese history courses. With newly expanded material, personal documents, social records, laws, and documents that historians mistakenly ignore, the sixth edition is even more useful than its classic predecessor. A complete and thorough introduction to Chinese history and culture. ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Brit(ish)

    On Race, Identity and Belonging

    by Afua Hirsch ...
    From Afua Hirsch - co-presenter of Samuel L. Jackson's major BBC TV series Enslaved - the Sunday Times bestseller that reveals the uncomfortable truth about race and identity in Britain today.You're British.Your parents are British.Your partner, your children and most of your friends are British.So why do people keep asking where you're from?We are a nation in denial about our imperial past and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Orientalism

    More than three decades after its first publication, Edward Said's groundbreaking critique of the West's historical, cultural, and political perceptions of the East has become a modern classic.In this wide-ranging, intellectually vigorous study, Said traces the origins of "orientalism" to the centuries-long period during which Europe dominated the Middle and Near East and, from its position of ... Read more

    $21.66 AUD

  • Living a Feminist Life

    by Sara Ahmed ...
    In Living a Feminist Life Sara Ahmed shows how feminist theory is generated from everyday life and the ordinary experiences of being a feminist at home and at work. Building on legacies of feminist of color scholarship in particular, Ahmed offers a poetic and personal meditation on how feminists become estranged from worlds they critique—often by naming and calling attention to problems—and how ... Read more

    $33.54 AUD

  • The Blood of Emmett Till

    * Longlisted for the National Book Award * Winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award * A New York Times Notable Book * A Washington Post Notable Book * An NPR Best Book of 2017 * A Los Angeles Times Best Book of 2017 * An Atlanta Journal-Constitution Best Southern Book of 2017 *This extraordinary New York Times bestseller reexamines a pivotal event of the civil ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Words of Our Country

    Yidiny - The Aboriginal Language of the Cairns - Yarrabah Region

    by Robert Dixon ...
    This book explores an Aboriginal lifestyle through its words.For many thousands of years the Yidiny language was spoken by the Aborigines of the Cairns-Atherton Tablelands region. Today the people and the words are all but extinct. Here, in tracking this sophisticated language, linguist R.M.W. (Bob) Dixon records its last speakers.The language and way of life are illustrated by twenty-four stories ... Read more

    $32.33 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • History of Japan

    Revised Edition

    A classic of Japanese history, this book is the preeminent work on the history of Japan.Newly revised and updated, A History of Japan is a single-volume, complete history of the nation of Japan. Starting in ancient Japan during its early pre-history period A History of Japan covers every important aspect of history and culture through feudal Japan to the post-cold War period and collapse of the ... Read more

    $20.23 AUD

  • The Jews in America

    by Max I. Dimont ...
    “A wondrous tale of American Judaism” from the Colonial Era to the twentieth****century, by the acclaimed author of Jews, God, and History**(Kirkus Reviews).**Beginning with the Sephardim who first reached the shores of America in the 1600s, this fascinating book by historian Max Dimont traces the journey of the Jews in the United States. It follows the various waves of immigration that brought pe ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Black Rednecks & White Liberals

    by Thomas Sowell ...
    This explosive new book challenges many of the long-prevailing assumptions about blacks, about Jews, about Germans, about slavery, and about education. Plainly written, powerfully reasoned, and backed with a startling array of documented facts, Black Rednecks and White Liberals takes on not only the trendy intellectuals of our times but also such historic interpreters of American life as Alexis de ... Read more

    $15.17 AUD

  • Short Black 11 No Fixed Address

    series Short Black #11
    In every religion I can think of, there exists some variation on the theme of abandoning the settled life and walking one's way to godliness. The Hindu Sadhu, leaving behind family and wealth to live as a beggar; the pilgrims of Compostela walking away their sins; the circumambulators of the Buddhist kora; the Hajj. What could this ritual journeying be but symbolic, idealised versions of the ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Adios, Mexico: Two Gay Refugees

    What were talking about here isnt seen much in tourist zones like Puerto Vallarta or Cancun. Its not what youd expect in Mexico City either, where gay marriage and adoption were sanctioned in 2010. But theses two stories are all too real and common, adapted from asylum testimonies given by men born and raised in different parts of Mexico. The details are graphic and often heartbreaking, but both ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD

  • A Different Inequality

    The politics of debate about remote Aboriginal Australia

    'A must read for anybody with a serious interest in understanding the current conflicted views about remote Aboriginal futures.' - Nicolas Peterson, Professor of Anthropology, Australian National University'In this insightful and different book Austin-Broos challenges us all.' - Bob Gregory, Professor of Economics, Australian National UniversityGreat beauty is juxtaposed with seemingly endless ... Read more

    $18.58 AUD

  • Coming Apart

    The State of White America, 1960-2010

    **NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A fascinating explanation for why white America has become fractured and divided in education and class, from the acclaimed author of Human Diversity.“I’ll be shocked if there’s another book that so compellingly describes the most important trends in American society.”—David Brooks, New York Times**In Coming Apart, Charles Murray explores the formation of American ... Read more

    $21.22 AUD