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  • The narrative of rape in Genesis 34: interpreting Dinah's silence

    Blyth, Caroline (2010-09-30)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    In this book, I explore the interconnectedness of ancient and current attitudes towards sexual violence, looking in particular at the representation of rape in the biblical narrative of Genesis 34. I explore the commonality and diversity of rape survivors' experiences across space and time, evaluating the influence of cultural myths and misperceptions surrounding sexual violence, and exploring the presence of these myths within the text of Genesis 34. Within this work, I utilized theoretical models from biblical studies, gender studies, and the social sciences in order to focus on the text in a fresh light that would be of interest not only to biblical scholars but also those with an interest in gender studies, literary criticism, and cultural studies. Unlike previous work on this biblical text, I endeavoured to bring to light the contemporary significance of the representation of gender violence depicted therein and to raise the reader???s awareness of contemporary ideologies and attitudes that have a tangible impact on the lives and experiences of victims of sexual violence today.

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  • The New Zealand Bill of Rights

    Rishworth, Paul; Huscroft, GA; Optican, Scott; Mahoney, RR (2003)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    "The New Zealand Bill of Rights" is a comprehensive account of over a decade of jurisprudence under the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990. The Act shares many substantive and interpretive characteristics with its constitutional counterparts in Canada and the United States. As a result, the text draws significantly on North American law, as well as on relevant material from a variety of other jurisdictions - including the United Kingdom and South Africa - and from case law under the European Convention on Human Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. Providing readers with a detailed examination of noteworthy court decisions, the authors advance a broad and balanced evaluation of the Act intended to prompt the assessment and development of rights in both the civil and criminal contexts.

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  • Unlocking export prosperity: An introduction to the research programme

    Saunders, Caroline M.; Dalziel, Paul C.; Harker, R.; Reid, J.; Cammock, P.

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    Lincoln University

    On 12 September 2017, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment announced that 27 proposals to the Endeavour Fund for science research programmes had been selected for funding over the next five years. One of the successful proposals is for the research programme Unlocking Export Prosperity from the Agri-food Values of Aotearoa New Zealand. This is the first in a series of Research Reports that will be produced in the programme. It provides a summary of the programme’s research plan for a general audience, recognising that a very wide range of private and public sectors organisations, as well as the general public, are interested in the outputs that will be delivered from the research over the next five years. The research aim is to deliver new knowledge to end users that contributes to building New Zealand’s global profile as a quality country-of-origin for high value agri-food products with distinctive physical, credence and cultural attributes.

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  • A socio-economic research plan for evaluating possible interventions in New Zealand's biosecurity networks

    Dalziel, Paul C.; Hulme, Philip E.

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    Lincoln University

    This report was prepared for the Biological Heritage National Science Challenge. New Zealand has a range of institutional arrangements for responding to a biosecurity incursion, including interventions at points in human-assisted networks such as displaying public notices, distributing information pamphlets, requiring some inspection of vehicles or passengers, or banning the transport of certain animals or commodities. Any intervention along these lines would impose costs as well as benefits. Policy advisors therefore require a robust procedure for ensuring that a possible intervention is found to be justified from a public policy perspective. The purpose of this report is to contribute to better understanding of targeted control efforts by answering the following research question: How can we evaluate the socio-economic costs and benefits, and the distribution of those costs and benefits, resulting from any proposed network intervention in response to a biosecurity incursion?

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  • The Dragon & The Taniwha: Maori & Chinese in New Zealand

    IP, M (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    The volume is the result of a Marsden Fund project 'Maori-Chinese Encounters' investigating the interactions between two very different marginalised groups from historical times till now.

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  • Affect and Emotion: A new Social Science Understanding

    Wetherell, Margaret (2012)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Emotion is an important topic in social science. This work - from a leading voice in the field - not only accessibly outlines the research from different fields, but is the first to pull it together to propose an agenda setting proposal for a definitive approach.

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  • Ethics and the Acquisition of Organs

    Wilkinson, Timothy (2011)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    As such, this book will be of profit not only to students and academics who work in applied ethics and bioethics, but also tothe lawyers, policy-makers, ...

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  • China's compliance in global affairs trade, arms control, environmental protection, human rights

    Chan, Gerald (2006)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    "The rise of China has thrown open many important and interesting questions: Will a strong China behave responsibly in world affairs, complying with the rules and norms of the "international community"? Or will it defy "universal standards", and fight instead for its own interests and those of the developing world, thereby challenging the global order dominated by the West?" "The first of its kind to gauge in a comprehensive manner China's responsibility in world affairs, this book scrutinizes China's compliance with international rules and norms, embodied in the treaties that it has signed or ratified, especially in the areas of trade, arms control and non-proliferation, protection of the environment, and human rights." "The book also examines Sino-US relations, as the US closely monitors China's compliance in world affairs. It is that behavior which is largely determining the relative emphasis put on engagement with or containment of China by the West, and by the US in particular."--BOOK JACKET.

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  • Sociology in Today's World

    Furze, B; Savy, P; Webb, Robert; James, S; Petray, T; Brym, R; Lie, J (2015)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Sociology in Todays World explores why sociology is important and relevant to everyday life. It teaches students how to think sociologically, not just what to think, and shows how sociology can help us make sense of our lives.

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  • He Kohikohinga Rangahau: A Bibliography of M??ori and Psychology Research

    Hyde, J; Le Grice, Jade; Moore, Chloe; Groot, S; Fia'Ali'I, J; Manuela, Sam (2017-09)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • K?? taoka H??kena = Treasures from the Hocken collections

    Tyler, Linda; Strachan, S (2007)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    "Treasures from the Hocken Collections documents almost 200 items, dating from the seventeenth century to the present day, photographed by Bill Nichol. These include historical and modern paintings, photographs and drawings, maps and plans, books, newspapers and posters, sheet music and sound recordings, and of course early New Zealand manuscripts. Many items relate to Maori history. Together they comprise an album in which the reader may browse the origins, obsessions and accomplishments of New Zealand and New Zealanders. Letters, diaries, a jigsaw puzzle, suffragette badges, a skirt embroidered whilst on an Amazonian bicycle ride, a facial tattoo used as a personal signature, leaves employed as writing paper - an ever-changing array of interesting material awaits the reader." "Introductory essays by Rachel Barrowman and Stuart Strachan on Dr Hocken and the development of the Hocken Collections from 1910, along with short essays by curatorial staff, provide the necessary background. Taken as a whole, the book stands as a tribute to the generosity of the Hocken Collections' many benefactors."--BOOK JACKET.

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  • Superannuation in New Zealand: Averting the Crisis

    Ashton, Toni; St John, S (1988)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    To date New Zealand has suffered a number of piecemeal changes to public superannuation schemes, and this book argues for a complete overhaul of the system in the light of the economic environment and the concerns for all people to enjoy a reasonable standard of living. Toni Ashton and Susan St John argue that such a complete overhaul is necessary because of the implications for the whole society of any alterations to retirement incomes. Already there has been a lot of publicity about the tax burden on the younger working population if the stsus quo is maintained, and the issues of economic growth and social equity are paramount. It is hard to escape the conclusion that the issues are not simply how best to provide an integrated policy package for retirement incomes, or whether schemes are funded of unfunded, but how to ensure an adequate redistribution from wealthier New Zealanders to poorer New Zealanders in general, and how to secure adequate growth of output to improve the base for such redistribution in the context of a growing retired population.

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  • Designing Better Schools for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Children: A science of performance model for research.

    McNaughton, Stuart (2011-04-08)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Being M??ori-Chinese : mixed identities = He M??ori-he Hainamana he tuakiri aha? = Mao li yi hua ren

    Ip, Manying (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    "In Being Maori-Chinese Manying Ip rediscovers the voices of a fascinating group of New Zealanders. Telling the stories of seven families from the late nineteenth century to the present, the book casts light on the historical and contemporary relations between Maori and Chinese in New Zealand." "Today's Maori-Chinese, reaffirming their multiple roots and cultural advantages, are playing increasingly important roles in New Zealand society."--BOOK JACKET.

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  • Estructura de los sonidos del espa??ol

    Pi??eros, CE (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    Structure of the sounds of Spanish learners Spanish Provides With The Explanations, materials, and exercises They need to Develop a native-like pronunciation, and guides Them Through the discovery of the Principles That underlie the Spanish sound system. Following a bottom-up approach, Structures builds progressively from simple to more intricate sound while emphasizing the connections Structures That sound exist among Different Levels. Clear and Effective Explanations are the hallmark features exercises of all chapters.

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  • A Legal History of Rome

    Mousourakis, Georgios (2007-08-16)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This book equips both lawyer and historian with a complete history of Roman law, from its beginnings c. 500 B.C. through to its re-discovery in Europe where it was widely applied until the eighteenth century. Combining a law specialist???s informed perspective of legal history with a socio-political and cultural focus, it examines the sources of law, the ways in which laws were applied and enforced, and the ways the law was influenced and progressed, with an exploration of civil and criminal procedures and special attention paid to legal science. The final chapter covers the history of Roman law in late antiquity and appraises the move towards the codification of law that culminated in the final statement of Roman law: the Corpus Iuris Civilis of Emperor Justinian. Throughout the book, the author highlights the relationship between Roman law and Roman life by following the lines of the major historical developments. Including bibliographic references and organised accessibly by historical era, this book is an advanced introduction to the history of Roman law for scholars and students interested in both law and history.

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  • Ecological and Behavioural Methods for the Study of Bats

    Kunz, TH (2009)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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  • Effective pedagogy in social sciences/tikanga ?? iwi: Best evidence synthesis iteration

    Aitken, Graeme; Sinnema, CEL (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    This report is one of a series of best evidence synthesis iterations (BESs) commissioned by the Ministry of Education. The Iterative Best Evidence Synthesis Programme seeks to support collaborative knowledge building and use across policy, research, and practice in education. The various BESs draw together bodies of research evidence to explain what works and why to improve valued education outcomes and make a bigger difference for the education of all our young people. Each BES is part of an iterative process that anticipates future research and development informing educational practice.

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  • Walking the space between: Identity and Maori/Pakeha

    Webber, Melinda (2008)

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    The University of Auckland Library

    What does being a New Zealander mean in contemporary times? And what does it mean to be a person of mixed M??ori/P??keh?? descent? How do people identify within this dual heritage? How can they establish a sense of belonging in both ethnic groups?

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  • Walls to Kick and Hills to Sing From: A Comedy with Interruptions

    Edmond, Murray (2010)

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    The University of Auckland Library

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