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  • Review of the book Josef Myslivecek, "Il Boemo" The Man and His Music by Daniel Freeman. Detroit Monographs in Musicology, Studies in Music, No.54

    Badley, Allan (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Opera seria was still regarded as the most prestigious musical genre in the middle decades of the eighteenth century and no more so than in its spiritual home, Italy. To succeed as a composer of opera seria was no mean feat for a foreign-born musician: it demanded not only mastery of the rigid conventions of the genre but also the temperament to cope with the monstrous egos of some of its greatest exponents. The successful composer needed to be able to charm and cajole these haughty creatures as well as produce music that was regarded as worthy of the great traditions of Italian opera. Audiences were fickle and a succession of failures might put an end to future commissions. Josef Myslivecˇek (1737–1781) laboured under the double disadvantage of being a foreigner and, worse, a foreigner with an unpronounceable name. ...

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  • Review of the book George Augustus Polgreen Bridgetower, Violin Virtuoso and Composer of Color in Late 18th-Century Europe, by Clifford D. Panton

    Badley, Allan (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The lengthy title of Clifford D. Panton’s biography of the eighteenth-century violinistcomposer George Bridgetower establishes the essential focus of the book, which deals at length with the impact of race on life in the eighteenth century.

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  • Understanding FRBR (Functional Requirements for Bibliographic Records )

    Mincic-Obradovic, Ksenija; Staincliffe, Paul (2004)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • New Zealand Religious History Newsletter

    Davidson, Allan (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The New Zealand Religious History Newsletter began under the editorship of Colin Brown in 1987 in order to keep people in touch with publications, research, news, conferences and other information relevant to the study of New Zealand Religious History. The Newsletter has appeared annually since 1987 (with a gap 1990-1991). In 1996 Allan Davidson and Janet Crawford took over its editorship, and Allan Davidson was the editor 2006 to 2009, and Dr Chris van der Krogt from 2009. Oversight of the Newsletter was taken by The Religious History Association of Aotearoa New Zealand which was formed in 2004. Further information about the Association and subscription details for the Newsletter are contained on the last page of the latest number of the Newsletter. A reminder asking for news is sent out in June. Suggestions about how the Newsletter can be improved are welcome. An annual subscription includes membership of the Religious History Association of Aotearoa New Zealand (RHAANZ). Items in the newsletter are included in Peter Lineham's "New Zealand Religious History, a Bibliography" (http://www.massey.ac.nz/~plineham/RelhistNZ.htm). Sample table of contents: • Editorial Note • Recent Publications • Theses And Research Essays / Dissertations (Re/D) Completed • Theses In Progress • Current Research And Work In Progress • Notes And News • Conferences • Historical Societies And Archives • Web Sites

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  • Review of book Science of Synthesis, Volume 28: Compounds with Two Carbon-Heteroatom Bonds: Quinones and Heteroatom Analogues, by A. G. Griesbeck

    Brimble, Margaret (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Volume 28, Quinones and Heteroatom Analogues comprises part of the highly esteemed reference work Science of Synthesis, Houben–Weyl Methods of Molecular Transformations that consists of 48 planned volumes and is already an essential tool for modern retrieval of reliable synthetic information. Volume 28 covers modern synthetic methods to prepare quinones and their heteroatom analogues, and is one of nine volumes comprising Category 4 (Compounds with Two Carbon–Heteroatom Bonds). ...

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  • Review of Sullivan, Jane & Madden, Midge (2004). Teaching the Elements of Powerful Writing: Using Great Fiction and Nonfiction Models

    Ladbrook, JB (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This is a review of an American book on the scaffolding of students' writing in middle schools. The review is mainly positive but does have recommendations for the authors re looking at research about the adequacy of genre work with students.

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  • Margaret Mead and Derek Freeman: Bibliography of a Controversy

    Laurie, John (1998)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Derek Freeman’s 1983 attack on Margaret Mead’s classic Samoan ethnography, Coming of age in Samoa, aroused an unprecedented level of interest in the world of anthropology and among the educated public. That interest continues, over a decade later, with the publication of a play based on the lives of Mead and Freeman, and a major new book. The issues, of the nature of humankind and human society, are central to our understanding of humanity and the establishment of good relationships among the peoples of the world. Mead’s Coming of age in Samoa is probably the best known anthropological work ever written and has had a major influence on popular perceptions of Western society and indigenous cultures. Freeman’s claim, that Mead deliberately exaggerated the differences between Samoa and the West in order to advance a particular political agenda, that all human cultures are rooted in a particular biological human nature which is an inheritance from our primate ancestors, and that the study of cultures should have reference to this universal set of human proclivities and tendencies (which different cultural structures and institutions have evolved to guide and restrain) has serious implications for an anthropology which has generally abandoned attempts to explain similarities to concentrate on differences. At this theoretical level there has been much debate about Boas’ commitment to physical anthropology. The critical point is surely that a commitment to cultural determinism does not preclude an interest in biological variables. It is a question of which direction of influence is studied. One of Boas’ main contributions appears to have been to attempt to prove that even such apparently biological variables as head shape are determined by environmental rather than inherited factors. Unlike the early years of the 20th century, it is now the believers in cultural determinism who are insisting on dramatic differences between different societies and those proposing a greater role for biological factors who are arguing the fundamental unity of the human species.

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  • Some things don't change

    Ladbrook, JB (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Steve, your Editor, reminded me by email that this issue is ten journals on from the December 2003 issue that I guest edited. He asked, 'What has changed since then?' In that December it was still the NCEA that was grabbing the energy of us all. This issue comes out after the feedback, the discussion and the beginning of the redrafting process of the new curriculum. Our energy has shifted to a new focus. Or has it?

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  • Review of the book Social Work and Power, by Roger Smith

    Beddoe, L (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    When I was studying for my social work degree the phrase "care and control" echoed in the background of every lecture, until when I heard it my instinct was to repeat it like Captain Hook's parrot. It was of course quite right that this phrase should be repeated, given it signals the major contradiction of social work practice. ...

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  • Themes and processes in New Zealand theology

    Darragh, Neil (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    In its overview of contemporary trends in theology contextual to Aotearoa New Zealand, this paper draws upon the two companion bibliographies “Theology in Aotearoa New Zealand: An Annotated Bibliography under Subject Headings”(http://hdl.handle.net/2292/447) and “Theology in Aotearoa New Zealand: Endnote library” http://hdl.handle.net/2292/2265. These bibliographies cover essentially the same material but are presented in different formats. They are both accessible through http://www.researchspace.auckland.ac.nz. They provide the evidence for the discernment of trends in both content and process that is proposed in this paper. This paper seeks to summarise the state of theological reflection in Aotearoa New Zealand in the early stages of the 21st century. Key features of local theology are the movement from implicit to explicit theology and the invitation to inter-local exchange. Within this wider theoretical understanding of local theology the paper offers an overview of the main themes or content of contemporary New Zealand theology taking both an ‘emic’ (insider) and an ‘etic’ (using commonly known traditional categories) approach. It then undertakes a similar overview of the processes or methods used in New Zealand theology.

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  • Pasifika Social Work in New Zealand 1990-2008

    Bingham, Tricia (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Bibliography of literature on Pasifika approaches to social work practice and research. Includes Research and literature of interest to social work professionals working with Pasifika peoples in New Zealand. The majority of material included has been published in, or about New Zealand but selected international material has also been included where this was considered relevant to the New Zealand situation. Includes references to journal articles, conference papers, government reports and selected books. Information is arranged by “fields of practice” subject headings, in the APA style.

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  • Social Work Bibliography: Working with Asian Clients in New Zealand

    Bingham, Tricia (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Bibliography of research and literature of interest to social work professionals working with Asian clients in New Zealand. Contains references to material published in, or about New Zealand but selected international material has also been included where this is considered relevant to the New Zealand situation. Includes references to journal articles, conference papers, government reports and selected books. Information is arranged by “fields of practice” subject headings, in the APA style.

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  • Social Work Pertaining to Maori in New Zealand: Ngā Mahi Toko I Te Ora O Te Iwi Māori 1990-2008

    Bingham, Tricia (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Bibliography of literature related to social work with Māori clients and bicultural social work practice. The majority of material included has been published in, or about New Zealand but selected international material has also been included where this is considered relevant to the New Zealand situation. Includes journal articles, conference papers, government reports and selected books. Information is arranged by “fields of practice” subject headings in the APA style.

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  • Gene therapy and cancer

    Hunt, Michelle; Dachs, GU (2010-06-17)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Review of the book The Internet Playground

    Madell, Dominic (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    A review of the book 'The Internet Playground' by Ellen Seiter.

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  • Defending access to accident compensation for New Zealand Health Consumers

    Manning, Joanna (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The pre-existing accident compensation system has enabled New Zealand to construct a unique, just, sensible and balanced system for prevention, accountability and compensation in cases of adverse events in the health system. In New Zealand we have two separate pathways designed to redress patients’ interests. The compensation role has been met by a state-funded compensation scheme since 1974....

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  • The Mathematics of Voting and Elections: A Hands-on Approach by J.Hodge and R. Klima

    Wilson, Mark (2010-09)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Serious and Seriouser

    Kavka, Misha (2014-03)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    A review of Alexander R. Galloway, The Interface Effect (Polity Press 2012) and McKenzie Wark, Telesthesia: Communication, Culture and Class (Polity Press, 2013).

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  • Education for a career in human resource management

    Boxall, Peter; Burch, Giles (2007-10)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The authors reflect on human resource management (HRM) and education for Human Resources (HR) specialists. They both think that higher education in HRM is important but is only one part of what makes people effective in HR roles. An overview of HR education and its value to aspiring and current HR professionals is offered. The authors suggest that there is no single model of HR education and it is necessary to adapt HR education to the life and work experience of the student concerned.

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  • A type of lady's corset? Support for Older People

    Allen, Ruth; Wiles, Janine (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    'Older people need support.' What sense do older people themselves make of this apparently simple statement? Comments drawn from qualitative research underway with older New Zealanders highlight the gulf between the language of older people and the well-meaning assumptions of primary health care professionals about support needs. These thought-provoking vignettes show it is crucial to delicately negotiate the ways that support is offered and delivered to people who have long achieved the autonomy and self-sufficiency prized in Western societies.

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