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The New Climate Activism - NGO Authority and Participation in Climate Change Governance (Paperback): Jen Allan The New Climate Activism - NGO Authority and Participation in Climate Change Governance (Paperback)
Jen Allan
R562 Discovery Miles 5 620 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

At the 2019 UN climate change conference, activists and delegates from groups representing Indigenous, youth, women, and labour rights were among those marching through the halls chanting "Climate Justice, People Power." In The New Climate Activism, Jen Iris Allan looks at why and how these social activists came to participate in climate change governance while others, such as those working on human rights and health, remain on the outside of climate activism. Through case studies of women's rights, labour, alter-globalization, health, and human rights activism, Allan shows that some activists sought and successfully gained recognition as part of climate change governance, while others remained marginalized. While concepts key to some social activists, including gender mainstreaming, just transition, and climate justice are common terms, human rights and health remain "fringe issues" in climate change governance. The New Climate Activism explores why and how these activists brought their issues to climate change, and why some succeeded while others did not.

Another Kind of Life - Photography on the Margins (Hardcover): Alona Pardo Another Kind of Life - Photography on the Margins (Hardcover)
Alona Pardo; Contributions by David Campany, David Chandler, Duncan Forbes, Sophie Hackett, … 1
R1,241 R942 Discovery Miles 9 420 Save R299 (24%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

At a time when individual rights are being contested and when those on the fringes of society feel deeply threatened, this powerful photographic compilation delivers a message of humanity and inclusiveness that transcends geopolitical and cultural boundaries. Works by critically acclaimed photographers including Bruce Davidson, Paz Errazuriz, Jim Goldberg, Danny Lyon, Mary Ellen Mark, Boris Mikhailov, Daido Moriyama, and Dayanita Singh cast a compassionate, unflinching eye on the worlds inhabited by transsexuals, hookers, hustlers, bikers, junkies, circus performers, gang members, survivalists, petty criminals, and others who live in the shadows, on the streets, and out of the public eye. Grouped by photographer and ranging in genre from portraiture to photojournalism, these images were selected for their authentic and humane perspective, as well as for their artistic brilliance. An important testament to photography's power to both expose injustice and provide affirmation for those outside the norm, this collection bears witness to the ways social attitudes change across time and space, and how visual representation can promote understanding and dialogue.

Amplify - Graphic Narratives of Feminist Resistance (Paperback): Norah Bowman, Meg Braem Amplify - Graphic Narratives of Feminist Resistance (Paperback)
Norah Bowman, Meg Braem; Artworks by Dominique Hui
R552 Discovery Miles 5 520 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In this highly original text-a collaboration between a college professor, a playwright, and an artist-graphic storytelling offers an emotionally resonant way for readers to understand and engage with feminism and resistance. Issues of gender roles, intersectionality, and privilege are explored in seven beautifully illustrated graphic vignettes. Each vignette highlights unique moments and challenges in the struggle for feminist social justice. Brief background information provides context for the uninitiated, and further readings are suggested for those who would like to learn more. Finally, carefully crafted discussion questions help readers probe the key points in each narrative while connecting specific stories to more general concepts in gender studies and feminist theory.

How to Survive off the Grid (Paperback): Tim Macwelch How to Survive off the Grid (Paperback)
Tim Macwelch
R683 R580 Discovery Miles 5 800 Save R103 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Virtual Activism - Sexuality, the Internet, and a Social Movement in Singapore (Paperback): Robert Phillips Virtual Activism - Sexuality, the Internet, and a Social Movement in Singapore (Paperback)
Robert Phillips
R537 Discovery Miles 5 370 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

In Virtual Activism: Sexuality, the Internet, and a Social Movement in Singapore, cultural anthropologist Robert Phillips provides a detailed, yet accessible, ethnographic case study that looks at the changes in LGBT activism in Singapore in the period 1993-2019. Based on extensive fieldwork conducted with activist organizations and individuals, Phillips illustrates key theoretical ideas - including illiberal pragmatics and neoliberal homonormativity - that, in combination with the introduction of the Internet, have shaped the manner by which LGBT Singaporeans are framing and subsequently claiming rights. Phillips argues that the activism engaged in by LGBT Singaporeans for governmental and societal recognition is in many respects virtual. His analysis documents how the actions of activists have resulted in some noteworthy changes in the lives of LGBT Singaporeans, but nothing as grand as some would have hoped, thus indexing the "not quite" aspect of the virtual. Yet, Virtual Activism also demonstrates how these actions have encouraged LGBT Singaporeans to fight even harder for their rights, signalling the "possibilities" that the virtual holds.

I Am Simple Natural Life - Your Guide to Taking Practical Steps To Lead a More Natural Life (Paperback): Sarah Brooks I Am Simple Natural Life - Your Guide to Taking Practical Steps To Lead a More Natural Life (Paperback)
Sarah Brooks
R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
'Bewegte Doerfer' - Neue Soziale Bewegungen in Der Provinz 1970-1990 (German, Hardcover): Julia Paulus 'Bewegte Doerfer' - Neue Soziale Bewegungen in Der Provinz 1970-1990 (German, Hardcover)
Julia Paulus
R1,586 Discovery Miles 15 860 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Digital Playgrounds - The Hidden Politics of Children's Online Play Spaces, Virtual Worlds, and Connected Games... Digital Playgrounds - The Hidden Politics of Children's Online Play Spaces, Virtual Worlds, and Connected Games (Paperback)
Sara Grimes
R761 Discovery Miles 7 610 Out of stock

Digital Playgrounds explores the key developments, trends, debates, and controversies that have shaped children's commercial digital play spaces over the past two decades. It argues that children's online playgrounds, virtual worlds, and connected games are much more than mere sources of fun and diversion - they serve as the sites of complex negotiations of power between children, parents, developers, politicians, and other actors with a stake in determining what, how, and where children's play unfolds. Through an innovative, transdisciplinary framework combining science and technology studies, critical communication studies, and children's cultural studies, Digital Playgrounds focuses on the contents and contexts of actual technological artefacts as a necessary entry point for understanding the meanings and politics of children's digital play. The discussion draws on several research studies on a wide range of digital playgrounds designed and marketed to children aged six to twelve years, revealing how various problematic tendencies prevent most digital play spaces from effectively supporting children's culture, rights, and - ironically - play. Digital Playgrounds lays the groundwork for a critical reconsideration of how existing approaches might be used in the development of new regulation, as well as best practices for the industries involved in making children's digital play spaces. In so doing, it argues that children's online play spaces be reimagined as a crucial new form of public sphere in which children's rights and digital citizenship must be prioritized.

Kink and Everyday Life - Interdisciplinary Reflections on Practice and Portrayal (Hardcover): Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Teresa... Kink and Everyday Life - Interdisciplinary Reflections on Practice and Portrayal (Hardcover)
Kylo-Patrick R. Hart, Teresa Cutler-Broyles
R2,058 Discovery Miles 20 580 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The term 'kink' evokes a variety of cultural responses ranging from curiosity and arousal to disgust and fear. Many of these responses are based on assumptions about its practices and participants, due to often inaccurate and ever-more-frequent representations in popular culture. These selected authors challenge those assumptions and emphasize how a number of non-normative sexual activities and ways of being can be empowering and liberating rather than deleterious or 'deviant', helping to bring the world of kink out of the shadows. They illuminate past and present kinky phenomena by exploring BDSM, experimentation, fetishism, gender bending, performativity, and sexual role-playing, as experienced in a variety of domains and represented in literature, film, and television. Contributing to revised notions of inclusivity and acceptance, this interdisciplinary work deftly identifies both historical and current approaches to understanding and analyzing kink, and pinpoints avenues for future research. It is an important addition to the emergent areas of BDSM and kink studies.

Practising Social Work Research - Case Studies for Learning (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Rick Csiernik, Rachel Birnbaum Practising Social Work Research - Case Studies for Learning (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Rick Csiernik, Rachel Birnbaum
R862 Discovery Miles 8 620 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Research skills are as critical to social work practitioners as skills in individual and group counselling, policy analysis, and community development. Adopting strategies similar to those used in direct practice courses, this book integrates research with social work practice, and in so doing promotes an understanding and appreciation of the research process. This second edition of Practising Social Work Research comprises twenty-three case studies that illustrate different research approaches, including quantitative, qualitative, single-subject, and mixed methods. Six are new to this edition, and examine research with First Nations, organizing qualitative data, and statistics. Through these real-life examples, the authors demonstrate the processes of conceptualization, operationalization, sampling, data collection and processing, and implementation. Designed to help the student and practitioner become more comfortable with research procedures, Practising Social Work Research capitalizes on the strengths that social work students bring to assessment and problem solving.

Culture Gap - Towards a New World in the Yalakom Valley (Paperback): Judith Plant Culture Gap - Towards a New World in the Yalakom Valley (Paperback)
Judith Plant
R391 R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Save R60 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The pervasive, and intriguing, stories surrounding the mysterious Camelsfoot Commune in the Yalakom valley, BC, Canada. Culture Gap: Towards a New World in the Yalakom Valley tells the story of a two year sojourn at the Camelsfoot Commume in a remote valley in BC, Canada. The challenges and privations, the joys and adventures of rural communal living, form the backdrop to the human drama the author recounts. Judith and Kip Plant's family includes her children; Willie takes to the new life, but his sisters feel the strong pull of the life they left behind. Meanwhile Fred, the inspiration for the commune, stricken with cancer, is dying. An absorbing account of a lifestyle emblematic of a time, Culture Gap also shows, from her own older perspective, a young mother's struggles to reconcile her social ideals of personal and environmental responsibility, and loving and caring for those closest to her.

Growing Extraordinary Marijuan (Paperback, 2nd ed.): Adam Gottlieb Growing Extraordinary Marijuan (Paperback, 2nd ed.)
Adam Gottlieb
R256 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R28 (11%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Growing Extraordinary Marijuana is a concise, simple and affordable guide to both ancient and modern methods of cultivating marijuana. Gottlieb's focus is on the traditional techniques used by ganja farmers of India and Oaxaca. Mexico as well as modern techniques such as hydroponics and genetic alterations. This underground classic from the 70s has been rewritten and repackaged with new illustrations.

Animals as Legal Beings - Contesting Anthropocentric Legal Orders (Paperback): Maneesha Deckha Animals as Legal Beings - Contesting Anthropocentric Legal Orders (Paperback)
Maneesha Deckha
R727 R674 Discovery Miles 6 740 Save R53 (7%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In Animals as Legal Beings, Maneesha Deckha critically examines how Canadian law and, by extension, other legal orders around the world, participate in the social construction of the human-animal divide and the abject rendering of animals as property. Through a rigorous but cogent analysis, Deckha calls for replacing the exploitative property classification for animals with a new transformative legal status or subjectivity called "beingness." In developing a new legal subjectivity for animals, one oriented toward respecting animals for who they are rather than their proximity to idealized versions of humanness, Animals as Legal Beings seeks to bring critical animal theorizations and animal law closer together. Throughout, Deckha draws upon the feminist animal care tradition, as well as feminist theories of embodiment and relationality, postcolonial theory, and critical animal studies. Her argument is critical of the liberal legal view of animals and directed at a legal subjectivity for animals attentive to their embodied vulnerability, and desirous of an animal-friendly cultural shift in the core foundations of anthropocentric legal systems. Theoretically informed yet accessibly presented, Animals as Legal Beings makes a significant contribution to an array of interdisciplinary debates and is an innovative and astute argument for a meaningful more-than-human turn in law and policy.

This Book Won't Cure Your Cancer (Paperback): Gideon Burrows This Book Won't Cure Your Cancer (Paperback)
Gideon Burrows
R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Chameleon's Last Dance (Paperback): Keith Brazil The Chameleon's Last Dance (Paperback)
Keith Brazil; Edited by Kitty Malone; Illustrated by Adam Wiltshire, Michael Brazil, Colin Francolino-Scott
R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The Chameleon's Last Dance - Join the revellers in a bawdy 'world of men', between Christmas and New Year, as a somnambulist chameleon, a dancing bear and ten lords-a-leaping prance into a bag of glees and good tidings at the retro-Hustler's Ball. Swirling through music, memories of childhood, places, teenage years, TV characters, and friends, past and present, can the chameleon trance-dance through fire and attain the state of 'Mok'sha'?

Best of Communities: I - Intentional Community Overview and Starting a Community (Paperback): Laird Schaub, Diana Leafe... Best of Communities: I - Intentional Community Overview and Starting a Community (Paperback)
Laird Schaub, Diana Leafe Christian, Ma'Ikwe Ludwig; Edited by Chris Roth, Marty Klaif, …
R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Best of Communities: II - Seeking and Visiting Community (Paperback): Chris Roth, Geoph Kozeny, Giovanni Ciarlo Best of Communities: II - Seeking and Visiting Community (Paperback)
Chris Roth, Geoph Kozeny, Giovanni Ciarlo; Edited by Marty Klaif, Chris Roth, …
R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Best of Communities: XII - Cohousing Compilation (Paperback): Raines Cohen, Charles Durrett, Betsy Morris Best of Communities: XII - Cohousing Compilation (Paperback)
Raines Cohen, Charles Durrett, Betsy Morris; Edited by Marty Klaif, Chris Roth, …
R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Best of Communities, X - Sustainable Food, Energy, and Transportation (Paperback): Chris Roth, Alyson Ewald, Ma'Ikwe Ludwig Best of Communities, X - Sustainable Food, Energy, and Transportation (Paperback)
Chris Roth, Alyson Ewald, Ma'Ikwe Ludwig; Edited by Chris Roth, Marty Klaif, …
R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Best of Communities: XV - The Peripatetic Communitarian - the Best of Geoph Kozeny (Paperback): Geoph Kozeny, Laird Schaub Best of Communities: XV - The Peripatetic Communitarian - the Best of Geoph Kozeny (Paperback)
Geoph Kozeny, Laird Schaub; Edited by Marty Klaif, Chris Roth, Christopher Kindig
R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Best of Communities: VIII - Children in Community (Paperback): Daniel Greenberg, Alyson Ewald, Kim Scheidt Best of Communities: VIII - Children in Community (Paperback)
Daniel Greenberg, Alyson Ewald, Kim Scheidt; Edited by Marty Klaif, Chris Roth, …
R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Best of Communities: VII - Relationships, Intimacy, Health, and Well-Being (Paperback): Laird Schaub, Tree Bressen, Ina... Best of Communities: VII - Relationships, Intimacy, Health, and Well-Being (Paperback)
Laird Schaub, Tree Bressen, Ina Meyer-Stoll; Edited by Marty Klaif, Laird Schaub, …
R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Best of Communities: XIV - Challenges and Lessons of Community (Paperback): Caroline Estes, Lois Arkin, Diana Leafe Christian Best of Communities: XIV - Challenges and Lessons of Community (Paperback)
Caroline Estes, Lois Arkin, Diana Leafe Christian; Edited by Chris Roth, Marty Klaif, …
R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Best of Communities: V - Consensus (Paperback): Laird Schaub, Beatrice Briggs, Tim Hartnett Best of Communities: V - Consensus (Paperback)
Laird Schaub, Beatrice Briggs, Tim Hartnett; Edited by Chris Roth, Marty Klaif, …
R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Best of Communities: III - Leadership, Power, and Membership (Paperback): Deborah Altus, Laird Schaub, Caroline Estes Best of Communities: III - Leadership, Power, and Membership (Paperback)
Deborah Altus, Laird Schaub, Caroline Estes; Edited by Chris Roth, Marty Klaif, …
R327 Discovery Miles 3 270 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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