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Singapore Perspectives 2012: Singapore Inclusive: Bridging Divides

by Soon Hock Kang & Chan-Hoong Leong

The Singapore Perspectives series is a yearly publication that provides critical analysis of emerging trends and issues Singapore faces in terms of social, economic and political development. It is a quick and...


The Hovercraft: A History

by Ashley Hollebone

The hovercraft was first created in 1959, when Sir Christopher Cockerell came up with a prototype that crossed the English Channel. The SRN1, the first ever hovercraft, is now proudly housed in the Science Museum...


Islam in Australia

by Abdullah Saeed

A clear and complete introduction to the world of Islam: the history, beliefs, practices and laws of this ancient religion. With particular focus on the contemporary Muslim world, and on Islam in Australia.


The Woman Who Ran for President: The Many Lives of Victoria Woodhull

by Lois Beachy Underhill

Victoria Woodhull was a feminist pioneer who rose up from poverty to become the first woman Wall Street broker, the first woman to testify before Congress and the first woman to run for president.


Culture and Dignity: Dialogues Between the Middle East and the West

by Laura Nader

In Culture and Dignity - Dialogues between the Middle East and the West, renowned cultural anthropologist Laura Nader examines the historical and ethnographic roots of the complex relationship between the East...


Inside Group Work: A Guide to Reflective Practice

by Fiona McDermott

An introductory group work textbook for students in social work, community work, health and welfare.


Manhattan to Baghdad: Despatches from the Frontline in the War on Terror

by Paul McGeough

From the trenches in Afghanistan to the Occupied Territories, Israel to Baghdad and beyond, this is a poignant account from one of Australia's most respected foreign correspondents, of the international fallout...


Telling Stories: Indigenous history and memory in Australia and New Zealand

by Bain Attwood & Fiona Magowan

Indigenous histories not only challenge the content of conventional national and colonial histories inasmuch as they tell a different story, but they also challenge the nature of history itself...;


Promoting Family Change: The Optimism Factor

by Bronwen Elliott, Louise Mulroney & Di O'Neil

'This book heralds an exciting new chapter in the history of family-centred practice. It takes us a long way down the road toward the destination of strength-based family work.'

From the foreword by Associate...


Asia: Cultural politics in the global age

by David Birch, Tony Schirato & Sanjay Srivastava

An introduction to the cultures and societies of contemporary Asia.


How to Kill a Country: Australia's Devastating Trade Deal with the United States

by Linda Weiss, Elizabeth Thurbon & John Mathews

The first authoritative account of the fashioning of the Free Trade Agreement between Australia and the USA reveals how the Australian government has deliberately and surreptitiously sacrificed Australia's interests...


Family: Changing families, changing times

by Marilyn Poole

Our understanding of the family has been in flux over the past 30 years. This new text explores the patterns of contemporary Australian family life, and the impact of social, political and economic change.


Words and Silences: Aboriginal women, politics and land

by Peggy Brock

A fascinating investigation into how Aboriginal women communicate their knowledge to gain a public voice and recognition of their rights to land.


Saltwater People: The waves of memory

by Nonie Sharp

A fascinating insight into the culture of the saltwater peoples of northern Australian coasts, their profound knowledge of and attachment to their sea country, how this endured despite dislocation and repression,...


Conflict, Politics and Crime: Aboriginal Communities and the Police

by Chris Cunneen

A thought-provoking analysis of how Indigenous people are policed and what effect this has on their communities.


Creating Unequal Futures?: Rethinking poverty, inequality and disadvantage

by Ruth Fincher & Peter Saunders

A new way of thinking about the nature of, and solutions to, contemporary poverty, disadvantage and inequality in Australia


Multiple Modernities and Postsecular Societies

by Massimo Rosati & Stoeckl

Engaging with the idea that the world reveals not one, but many routes to modernity, this volume explores the role of religion in the emergence of multiple forms of modernity, which evolve according to specific...


American Children in Chronic Poverty: Complex Risks, Benefit-Cost Analyses, and Untangling the Knot

by Cynthia E. Lamy

A growing body of research informs us that an effective, efficient fight against chronic American poverty, producing benefits far exceeding costs, is possible. It begins by protecting children from developmental...


Promoting Abstinence, Being Faithful, and Condom Use with Young Africans: Qualitative Findings from an Intervention Trial in Rural Tanzania

by Mary Plummer

This book examines how the “ABC” behaviors—Abstinence, Being faithful, and Condom use— can be promoted more effectively with young rural Africans. It draws on an extraordinarily large qualitative study...


How to Build Max-Performance Pontiac V-8s

by Rocky Rotella

Honest and detailed advice on modifying Pontiac V-8s for power and durability. Includes high-performance buildups and assessments of aftermarket accessories.