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  • The Girl From the Workhouse

    A heart-breaking, emotional family saga

    by Lynn Johnson

    series The Potteries Girls #1
    ‘an emotional, captivating read which is perfect for anyone who loves a good saga!’ Over The Rainbow Book BlogEven in the darkest of times, she never gave up hopeStaffordshire, 1911**. Ginnie Jones**’s childhood is spent in the shadow of the famous Potteries, living with her mother, father and older sister Mabel. But with Father’s eyesight failing, money is in short supply, and too often the ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Community Development in an Uncertain World

    Vision, Analysis and Practice

    by Jim Ife

    In Community Development in an Uncertain World, Jim Ife draws on the principles of social justice, ecological responsibility and post-Enlightenment and Indigenous perspectives to advance new holistic approaches to community development. The book explores the concept of community development on a local and international scale in the context of globalisation and postcolonial theory. Students will ... Read more

    $57.08 AUD

  • The Talent Code

    Greatness isn't born. It's grown

    by Daniel Coyle

    'Talent. You've either got it or you haven't.' Not true, actually.In The Talent Code, award-winning journalist Daniel Coyle draws on cutting-edge research to reveal that, far from being some abstract mystical power fixed at birth, ability really can be created and nurtured.In the process, he considers talent at work in venues as diverse as a music school in Dallas and a tennis academy near Moscow ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • Bullshit Jobs

    A Theory

    by David Graeber

    'Spectacular and terrifyingly true' Owen Jones'Thought-provoking and funny' The TimesUp to 40% of us secretly believe our jobs probably aren't necessary. In other words: they are bullshit jobs. This book shows why, and what we can do about it.In the early twentieth century, people prophesied that technology would see us all working fifteen-hour weeks and driving flying cars. Instead, something ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Quarterly Essay 75 Men at Work

    Australia's Parenthood Trap

    by Annabel Crabb

    series Quarterly Essay #75
    When New Zealand’s prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, announced her pregnancy, the headlines raced around the world. But when Scott Morrison and Josh Frydenberg became the first prime minister and treasurer duo since the 1970s to take on the roles while bringing up young children, this detail passed largely without notice. Why do we still accept that fathers will be absent? Why do so few men take ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Death of Holden

    The bestselling account of the decline of Australian manufacturing

    by Royce Kurmelovs

    Holden is one of the few brands that has an emotional grip on Australia (Qantas being another). The closure of the Holden factory in Adelaide is not just the end of a business - it's the end of an era, of a story, and of a great Australian dream.When Holden signalled that it would close its Adelaide factory, it struck at the very heart of Australian identity. Holden is our car made on our shores. ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Can't Even

    How Millennials Became the Burnout Generation

    by Anne Helen Petersen

    An incendiary personal and cultural investigation of burnout**"**Meticulously researched... astutely observed... extremely enlightening" Guardian"Urgent and insightful book... Read this and get a much-needed perspective" StylistAre you tired, stressed and trying your best but somehow still not doing enough? Has the bottom half of your To Do list been locked in plac... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Average Is Over

    Powering America Beyond the Age of the Great Stagnation

    by Tyler Cowen

    Renowned economist and author of Big Business Tyler Cowen brings a groundbreaking analysis of capitalism, the job market, and the growing gap between the one percent and minimum wage workers in this follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Great Stagnation.The United States continues to mint more millionaires and billionaires than any country ever. Yet, since the great recession, three ... Read more

    $17.04 AUD

  • Witches

    What Women Do Together

    by Sam George-Allen

    Covens. Girl bands. Ballet troupes. Convents. In all times and places, girls and women have come together in communities of vocation, of necessity, of support. And wherever women gather, magic happens. Female farmers change the way we grow our food. Online beauty communities democratise the intricacies of skincare. Teen girls invent phrases that enter the urban lexicon, and choose our next pop ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Work

    A History of How We Spend Our Time

    by James Suzman

    A revolutionary new history of humankind through the prism of work, from the origins of life on Earth to our ever-more automated present'A fascinating exploration that challenges our basic assumptions of what work means'Yuval Noah Harari'One of those few books that will turn your customary ways of thinking upside down'Susan CainThe work we do brings us meaning, moulds ... ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • Economics: A Very Short Introduction

    by Partha Dasgupta

    series Very Short Introductions
    Economics has the capacity to offer us deep insights into some of the most formidable problems of life, and offer solutions to them too. Combining a global approach with examples from everyday life, Partha Dasgupta describes the lives of two children who live very different lives in different parts of the world: in the Mid-West USA and in Ethiopia. He compares the obstacles facing them, and the ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • The Meritocracy Trap

    by Daniel Markovits

    'This book flips your world upside down. Daniel Markovits argues that meritocracy isn't a virtuous, efficient system that rewards the best and brightest. Instead it rewards middle-class families who can afford huge investments in their children's education ... Frightening, eye-opening stuff' The Times, Books of the YearEven in the midst of runaway economic inequality and dangerous social division, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • A World Without Work

    Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond

    by Daniel Susskind

    NOMINATED FOR THE FT & McKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2020'A path-breaking, thought-provoking and in-depth study of how new technology will transform the world of work' Gordon Brown'Compelling... Should be required reading for any presidential candidate' New York TimesNew technologies have always provoked panic about workers being replaced by machines. In the past, such fears have been ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Craftsman

    by Richard Sennett

    Why do people work hard, and take pride in what they do? This book, a philosophically-minded enquiry into practical activity of many different kinds past and present, is about what happens when people try to do a good job. It asks us to think about the true meaning of skill in the 'skills society' and argues that pure competition is a poor way to achieve quality work. Sennett suggests, instead, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The 4 Day Week

    How the Flexible Work Revolution Can Increase Productivity, Profitability and Well-being, and Create a Sustainable Future

    by Andrew Barnes

    SHORTLISTED FOR THE BUSINESS BOOK AWARDS 2021In The 4 Day Week, entrepreneur and business innovator Andrew Barnes makes the case for the four-day week as the answer to many of the ills of the 21st-century global economy.Barnes conducted an experiment in his own business, the New Zealand trust company Perpetual Guardian, and asked his staff to design a four-day week that would permit them to meet ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Attraction Tradie

    How to Build and Manage a Phenomenal Trade Business

    by Edward Clark

    Attraction Tradie: A trade business owner and entrepreneur who runs a modern, profitable, customer-focused business, and who consistently attracts the right clients and business opportunities. The business environment has evolved rapidly in recent years. Changes in marketing, technology and customer service provide huge opportunities for well-prepared businesses, but most tradies are missing out ... Read more

    $15.34 AUD

  • The Fourth Age

    Smart Robots, Conscious Computers, and the Future of Humanity

    by Byron Reese

    “The Fourth Age not only discusses what the rise of A.I. will mean for us, it also forces readers to challenge their preconceptions. And it manages to do all this in a way that is both entertaining and engaging.” —The New York TimesAs we approach a great turning point in history when technology is poised to redefine what it means to be human, The Fourth Age offers fascinating insight into AI, ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • No Shortcuts

    Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age

    by Jane F. McAlevey

    The crisis of the progressive movement is so evident that nothing less than a fundamental rethinking of its basic assumptions is required. Today's progressives now work for professional organizations more comfortable with the inside game in Washington DC (and capitols throughout the West), where they are outmatched and outspent by corporate interests. Labor unions now focus on the narrowest ... Read more

    $19.02 AUD

  • The Sociology Book

    Big Ideas Simply Explained

    by DK and 6 more

    series Big Ideas
    Exploring more than 80 big ideas and key theories in a clear and simple way, this is the perfect introduction to the study of how humans live and interact with one another.Covering diversity and equality, globalization, human rights, modern urban living, and the role of work and institutions, this book looks at the big questions of how we co-operate: What is society? What makes it tick? Why do we ... Read more

    $7.99 AUD

  • The Hidden Pleasures of Life

    A New Way of Remembering the Past and Imagining the Future

    by Theodore Zeldin

    The story of a search for a new art of living. How can one escape from work colleagues who are bores and from organisations that thrive on stress? What new priorities can people give to their private lives? When the romantic ideal is disappointing, how else can affections be cultivated? If only a few can become rich, what substitute is there for dropping out? If religions and nations disagree, ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

    by John Maynard Keynes

    The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money is Keynes' masterpiece published right after the Great Depression. It sought to bring about a revolution, commonly referred to as the "Keynesian Revolution", in the way economists thought - especially challenging the proposition that a market economy tends naturally to restore itself to full employment on its own. Regarded widely as the ... Read more

    $1.99 AUD

  • The Precariat

    The New Dangerous Class

    by Prof. Guy Standing

    This book is available as open access through the Bloomsbury Open Access programme and is available on www.bloomsburycollections.com.This book presents the Precariat – an emerging class, comprising the rapidly growing number of people facing lives of insecurity, moving in and out of jobs that give little meaning to their lives.Guy Standing argues that this class is producing instabilities in ... Read more

    $28.81 AUD

  • On Fairness

    by Sally McManus

    series On Series
    Most of us believe in fairness. Why then do we have creeping inequality in the land of the fair go?The answer lies in stagnant wage rises, gender pay inequity, insecure work and the lack of real opportunities for all while corporations are still consuming large profits and executives claim record bonuses.Sally McManus confronts these truths every day. In On Fairness, she explores the true cost of ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • The Shape of the Beast

    by Arundhati Roy

    The Shape of the Beast is our world laid bare by a mind that has consistently and unhesitatingly engaged with its changing realities and often anticipated the way things have moved in the last decade.In the fourteen interviews collected here, conducted between January 2001 and March 2008, Arundhati Roy examines the nature of state and corporate power as it has emerged during this period, and the ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD