538 results for Book, ResearchSpace@Auckland

  • Being sociological

    Curtis, B; Carter, I; Matthewman, Steven; Manicas, PT; Bedggood, D; West-Newman, CL; Vodanovich, I; Sullivan, M; McIntosh, T; Shaw, R (2007-05-29)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Being Sociological is a concise and original thematic introduction to sociology that will help lecturers inspire their students and act as a springboard into the wider literature.

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  • Colin McCahon: The Titirangi Years 1953-1959

    Simpson, Peter (2006)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Colin McCahon has been a major research interest of mine for more than twenty years. This has resulted in several books and curated exhibitions, including Answering Hark, 1999-2001 (both exhibition and book), James K. Baxter and Colin McCahon: Candles in a Dark Room (exhibition and book, 1996), and numerous articles and conference papers (some listed below). In the case of Colin McCahon: The Titirangi Years 1953-1959, the exhibition (at Lopdell House, Titirangi) came first and the book came after. Both book and exhibition documented Colin McCahon’s first years in Auckland, a period in which he was coming to terms with a new environment (warmer, wetter, more multi-cultural, different vegetation), and also exploring a range of international influences, firstly cubism (especially Braque, Gris and Picasso), and later (after his 1958 visit to America), abstract expressionism (Pollock, Motherwell, Diebenkorn) and geometrical abstraction (Mondrian, Malevich). The book draws extensively on McCahon’s private correspondence with friends such as John Caselberg, Charles Brasch, and Ron O’Reilly.

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  • Fantastica: The World of Leo Bensemann

    Simpson, Peter (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Fantastica: The World of Leo Bensemann represents the culmination of thirty years of research into this artist, typographer and printer (1912-1986) who was a pivotal figure in the vibrant artistic scene in Christchurch for over 50 years. My work on Bensemann encompasses three edited books: Fantastica (1997), Engravings on Wood (2004) and Dark Arts (2011) – the last named listed below (ORO 2) – two exhibitions, Rita Angus & Leo Bensemann: The Cambridge Terrace Years (1999) and the exhibition listed as NRO2, Leo Bensemann A Fantastic Art Venture, co-curated with Noel Waite (2011), plus numerous articles, lectures and talks. I am considered the leading authority on Bensemann’s work. The book was widely and positively reviewed, as indicated below. One reviewer said: ‘One of the strengths of this overall project is its bringing together of all facets of Bensemann’s incredibly diverse practice that are often kept at arm’s length. …Invaluable on its own terms, the publication gains full force when placed within Simpson’s extended body of work on and around Bensemann, offering one of this country’s most sustained and forceful models of art historical investigation. (Aaron Lister, Journal of New Zealand Art History, Vol. 32, 2011, pp. 129-131.)

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  • The JET Programme Japanese Language Course: Intermediate Level Books 1-6 (+ Intermediate Level Kanji Workbook + Beginner Level Review Workbook)

    Marceau, LE; Sakamoto, T (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Government publication for Japan Exchange & Teaching Programme. This volume is in 6 books plus kanji (Sino-Japanese characters) practice volume + review practice volume. I served as one of a team of three translator-editors for the English-language content of these books.

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  • Noche y Niebla: Neoliberalismo, memoria y trauma en el Chile postautoritario

    Pino-Ojeda, Ximena (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Using an interdisciplinary theoretical framework, this volume analyses Chilean society in the post-authoritarian era focusing on three main areas: firstly, the political obstacles and social challenges towards dealing with the transition from authoritarianism to democracy. Secondly, the role of the neoliberal rationale and the hegemony of a ‘globalised’ society in the process of overcoming and defining collective memory. The last section of the volume focuses on the overarching pervasiveness of collective trauma through the sealing of recent historical past through the imposition of policies of reconciliation, and the establishment of an individualised society driven by competition and a co-opted idea of ‘success’.

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  • Mental Health Tribunals: Essential Cases

    Gledhill, Kris (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Fundamental written Chinese : simplified character version

    Yao, Nora; Lee, Margaret; Sanders, Robert (2009-07)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    Because words in Chinese are often composed of two different characters and because theoptimum method for introducing new characters requires limiting the ...

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  • Positive Development: From Vicious Circles to Virtuous Cycles through Built Environment Design

    Birkeland, Janis (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Our current methods for addressing sustainability challenges are shaped by institutional and intellectual frameworks that reflect negative, defensive attitudes towards the environment. Negative impacts are seen as inevitable, so we only aim to slow the pace of environmental destruction. The belief that we have no option but to ‘trade off’ nature for social and economic gain is deeply engrained. We assume the best that sustainable development can do is provide (short-term) social benefits that compensate for long-term ecological losses. Traditionally, policymakers and environmental managers have thought they were dealing with sustainable development issues by merely monitoring, measuring, managing and mitigating the predicted negative impacts of future plans, policies and designs. However, creating environments that are socially and ecologically productive requires breaking out of our mental cubicles and undoing what has already been done. Towards that end, this book provides: • New paradigms and design concepts that enable us to expand future options, increase resource security, increase human and ecological health, and improve life quality for all. • New design criteria, review processes, assessment tools and design methods that shift from narrow ‘input–output thinking’ to design that supports natural systems and communities. • New approaches to analysis, assessment and management systems that move from mitigating negative impacts to multiplying positive ecological and social synergies. • New approaches to futures planning methods, strategies and incentives that do not just prepare for a grim future, but increase the means of survival and meaningful life choices.

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  • European register of marine species : a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification

    Costello, Mark (2001)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The foundation of biodiversity research and management is correctly identifying and naming species, but different names are used for the same species, and the same names for different species, in different parts of Europe. The present volume is the first coordinated attempt to list the marine species plants, algae, invertebrates, vertebrates from all over the European seas, from the Arctic and Iceland to the Canaries, the Mediterranean and the Baltic. The main part of the volume is a checklist of some 30,000 valid species, for certain groups supplemented by synonymies and basic distribution information. A bibliographical section points to ca. 700 identification guides. The volume is the collective work of 170 persons who contributed their expertise to the European Register of Marine Species (ERMS), a project part-funded by the European Commission (EC) Marine Science and Technology (MAST) research programme. It is anticipated that the European Register of Marine Species will become a standard reference tool for marine biodiversity training, research and management in Europe. It is anticipated that the European Register of Marine Species will become a standard reference tool for marine biodiversity training, research and management in Europe

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  • Planning for Choice in End of Life Care: Educational Guide

    Owen, Tom; Seymour, Jane; Sanders, Caroline; Clarke, Amanda; Welton, Maddie; Gott, Merryn (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This guide is a result of an 18-month project which was funded by the Health Foundation (grant ref: 577/2766):‘A peer education service for advance care planning: a development study with older people’ to raise awareness of advance end-of-life care planning among older adults and community groups representing them. The aim of the project was to develop and evaluate the acceptability and feasibility of a peer education programme for enabling older people to obtain information about treatment and care options at the end of life.This included advice on how to talk about these issues with other individuals, their families and healthcare professionals.

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  • Sexuality, sexual health and ageing

    Gott, Merryn (2005)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    What factors underpin dominant understandings of later life sexuality? · How do older people experience and prioritise sexuality and sexual health? · What sexual health issues are relevant to older people and how are these addressed by health care professionals? This is the first book to integrate theoretical insights into sexuality, sexual health and ageing, with research findings from studies conducted with older people and the professionals that work with them. The book is split into three sections. In the first section stereotypes that typify contemporary understandings of sexuality and ageing are explored, particularly the ‘myth of asexual old age’ and the more recent stereotype of the ‘sexy oldie’. Section two identifies what we actually know about ageing and sexuality by reviewing current literature, as well as presenting findings from one of the first qualitative studies to explore sexuality from the perspective of older people themselves. The final section of the book explores what ‘sexual health’ means within the context of ageing and focuses on issues relevant to health professionals working with older people. Sexuality, Sexual Health and Ageing provides key reading for students, researchers, practitioners and policymakers working within gerontology, sociology, psychology, social work, health sciences, nursing and medicine. This book is likely to become essential reading for all academics and professionals working with older people or in the area of sexual health.

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  • South Sudanese Diaspora in Australasia: Reconciling the Past with the Present

    Marlowe, J; Harris, A; Lyons, T (2013)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Since 1996, approximately 30,000 South Sudanese people have immigrated to Australia and New Zealand via humanitarian pathways. This text offers insight into these associated communities’ resettlement experiences and provides a broader sociological context in which the South Sudanese diaspora can be seen within global migration studies. The text’s strength is its close relationship to the work of culturally and disciplinarily diverse scholars bringing contemporary research on South Sudanese resettlement together in one book. This collection provides: • Contemporary research that critically examines the experiences of South Sudanese settlement and its associated successes, concerns and challenges; • Social, theoretical, historical and policy implications associated with resettlement; • An informed and reflective focus on substantive resettlement issues such as education, health, housing, Australian and customary law, employment, integration and discrimination. • Current demographics of the South Sudanese not available elsewhere The South Sudanese community is one of Australia’s fastest growing new populations, and yet there are limited understandings of their experiences, concerns, aspirations and the associated implications for being able to meaningfully participate in Australian and New Zealand public life. This edited text provides a focused collection of research by established and emerging researchers who offer insight into the complexities, opportunities and challenges related to the lived experiences of resettlement.

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  • Political Marketing in the United States

    Lees-Marshment, Jennifer; Conley, B; Cosgrove, K (2014)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Reader reports include ‘hits on an increasingly important aspect of politics – both in the United States and beyond – and confronts numerous important dimensions’; the book ‘may become a mainstay in the discipline’; ‘a must-have-on-your-shelf volume for scholars who study political marketing, political communications and campaign management’; chapters ‘confront important topics.’ Chapters cover topics such as voter targeting, database political marketing in government, marketing in primary elections, celebrity marketing, personal candidate branding at state level, online brand managing and relationship marketing, marketing and gender, research led advertising, crisis management, communicating leadership and delivery of health care.

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  • Political Marketing: Principles and Applications

    Lees-Marshment, Jennifer (2014)

    Book
    The University of Auckland Library

    The 2nd edition was completely re-written. In a 5 stage re-drafting process the original text from the 1st edition was cut down from 140,000 words to 65,000 of rewritten and reorganized material to which 70,000 words of new material was then added. The new material includes: • a whole chapter on political branding • new sections on topics such as crisis management, mobile marketing, co-creation market research, experimental and analytic marketing, celebrity marketing and integrated marketing communications to reflect developing research and practice • a significantly expanded discussion of political PR • examples of political marketing by mayors and state/local candidates, minor parties and minority governments rather than just prime ministerial/central government level • provides an in-depth exploration of the implications of political marketing for leadership, citizenship, participation, representation, policy and ethics • Practitioner Profiles and Best Practice Guides for practitioners and students wishing to practice political marketing, along with Authors Corners where scholars summarise their books • New discussion points, and both applied and traditional assessment questions • 20 new Case Studies

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  • Beyond present patient realities: Collaboration, care and identity

    (2015)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The patient is not merely the object of care, but an active subject constructing the illness experience and its social representations. This collection emphasizes the importance of social context, morality and social networks in patient care. By discussing the individual at the heart of medical care, this volume thoughtfully examines the realities of patient roles, rights, and relationships and suggests alternative approaches to patient caring based on communication and collaboration between patients and carers. As usual there are no simple answers but this collection provides multiple perspectives, or realities, that will assist the reader to think more broadly about the position of the patient, the character of the institution, and how future practice and research into patient-provider relationships might be grown and guided by patient realities rather than by simple socio-political exigencies.

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  • Future people: a moderate consequentialist account of our obligations to future generations

    Mulgan, Timothy (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The heart of the book is the first systematic exploration of the rule-consequentialist account of the morality of individual reproduction.

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  • Muddy urbanism: Generating a productive coastline for Auckland

    Waghorn, Kathy; Barrie, Andrew (2013)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Muddy Urbanism is a special urban-research workshop at The School of Architecture and Planning, The University of Auckland. The design research documented in this book proposes new interfaces between urban policy, ecological systems and community participation for the regeneration of an urban river catchment in the city’s inner west. The research amplifies the local as a critical site of intervention to design frameworks for rethinking existing land use, public and environmental infrastructure, and neighbourhood-based socio-economic development, in order to re-imagine a productive coastline for the many different waterfronts of Auckland. Muddy Urbanism was initiated as part of the 5th Auckland Triennial, curated by Hou Hanru and was first presented at the Auckland Art Gallery in May, 2013. Muddy Urbanism is led by Kathy Waghorn from The University of Auckland in collaboration with Teddy Cruz, Professor of Public Culture at the University of California, San Diego and co-founder of the Center for Urban Ecologies.

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  • Talking Dance: Contemporary Histories from the South China Sea

    Rowe, Nicholas; Buck, Ralph; Shapiro-Phim, T (2016)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The South China Sea has a rich and turbulent history. Today territorial disputes in the region including China, Taiwan, Vietnam, Philippines and Indonesia make it potentially one of the most dangerous points of conflict in Asia and millions of people have crossed its waters in search of safer shores. This new book reveals the ways in which the peoples of the South China Sea region have used dance as a means of contending with the immense political, economic and cultural rifts that have affected their lives. Drawing on the stories of indigenous dancers in southern China, the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam, it offers unique insights into the ways in which people have used creative movement as a means of understanding the divisions and alienation that conflict, diaspora and globalization have brought and as a first step towards reclaiming their identities and their worlds.

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  • Assessing English proficiency for university study

    Read, John (2015)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This book focuses on strategies and procedures for assessing the academic language ability of students entering an English-medium university, so that those with significant needs can have access to opportunities to enhance their language skills.

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  • Anti-consumption and society: Proceedings of ICAR 2012 Brisbane

    Lee, Michael; Cherrier, H; Rundle-Thiele, S (2012)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Griffith Business School is committed to research that develops and promotes social, financial and environmental approaches that lead to sustainable businesses and communities. In Volume 2, Issue 3 of the Journal of Social Marketing, Gerard Hastings asks “When a supermarket chain attains such dominance that it covers every corner of a country the size of the UK, threatens farmers’ livelihoods with its procurement practices, undercuts local shops and bullies planners into submission, it becomes reasonable to ask: does every little bit really help? Once the 100 billionth burger has been flipped and yet another trouser button popped it is sensible to wonder: are we still lovin’ it? As the planet heats up in response to our ever increasing and utterly unsustainable levels of consumption, it is fair to question: are we really worth it?” (Hastings, 2012). Ongoing attention needs to be directed by the research community to understand the impact that our consumption behaviour has on ourselves, our loved ones, our society, and our planet. Research attention that challenges society to question its own practices is central in assisting us to understand how we can build sustainable communities. The International Centre for Anti-consumption Research (ICAR) 2012 symposium encourages us to question whether our aim to live independently is ideal. A child’s desire to leave home may promote economic growth, but does little to keep loved ones and communities closely connected. Sustainable business practice models are needed if we are to step away from the economic growth model that underpins business today. Sharing rather than consuming may be one mechanism that business can use to reengineer business practice. Research presented at ICAR 2012 suggests that to achieve sustainable business and communities we need to understand the opposition and resistance, including boycotts that have emerged against business. This understanding is rapidly evolving in an Internet- dominated era where social media landscapes are mushrooming. To develop a more social approach that leads to sustainable business and consumption, researchers must understand that anti-consumption is not an exact opposite of consumption. A range of behaviours and their underlying motives remain under-researched, and avenues to broaden our focus are showcased at ICAR 2012. Sustainability requires that individuals and communities engage in a diverse range of behaviours including decreasing resource use (water, energy, and materials). A practical stance is introduced at ICAR 2012 with empirical evidence highlighting how community-based social marketing is being used throughout the world to foster sustainable behaviour change.

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