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Change - Organising Tomorrow, Today (Paperback): Jay Naidoo Change - Organising Tomorrow, Today (Paperback)
Jay Naidoo 6
R200 R157 Discovery Miles 1 570 Save R43 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 8 working days

Unless there is significant change, the world is heading for an explosion. The growing gap between rich and poor is dangerous and unsustainable. The plundering of resources is damaging our planet. Something has to be done.

In this book, Jay Naidoo harnesses his experience as a labour union organiser, government minister, social entrepreneur and global thought leader, and explores ways of solving some of the world’s biggest problems. Drawing from his experiences in South Africa, Nigeria, Brazil, Bangladesh and other countries, he presents a variety of options for ending poverty and global warming, with a focus on organising in our communities and building change from below and beyond borders.

Naidoo’s message is unequivocal: significant action must be taken immediately if we want future generations to live in a world that we take for granted today.

Conversations in Transition - Leading South African Voices (Paperback): Charles Villa-Vicencio, Mills Soko Conversations in Transition - Leading South African Voices (Paperback)
Charles Villa-Vicencio, Mills Soko
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R200 R172 Discovery Miles 1 720 Save R28 (14%) In stock
Radio Soundings - South Africa And The Black Modern (Paperback): Liz Gunner Radio Soundings - South Africa And The Black Modern (Paperback)
Liz Gunner
R350 R277 Discovery Miles 2 770 Save R73 (21%) In stock

The radio in Africa has shaped culture by allowing listeners to negotiate modern identities and sometimes fast-changing lifestyles. Through the medium of voice and mediated sound, listeners on the station – known as Radio Bantu, then Radio Zulu, and finally Ukhozi FM – shaped new understandings of the self, family and social roles.

Through particular genres such as radio drama, fuelled by the skills of radio actors and listeners, an array of debates, choices and mistakes were unpacked daily for decades. This was the unseen literature of the auditory, the drama of the airwaves, which at its height shaped the lives of millions of listeners in urban and rural places in South Africa. Radio became a conduit for many talents squeezed aside by apartheid repression. Besides Winnie Mahlangu and K.E. Masinga and a host of other talents opened by radio, the exiles Lewis Nkosi and Bloke Modisane made a niche and a network of identities and conversations which stretched from the heart of Harlem to the American South. Nkosi and Modisane were working respectively in BBC Radio drama and a short-lived radio transcription centre based in London which drew together the threads of activism and creativity from both Black America and the African continent at a critical moment of the late empire.

Radio Soundings is a fascinating study that shows how, throughout its history, Zulu radio has made a major impact on community, everyday life and South African popular culture, voicing a range of subjectivities which gave its listeners a place in the modern world.

Beneath The Tamarind Tree - A Story Of Courage, Family And The Lost Schoolgirls Of Boko Haram (Hardcover): Isha Sesay Beneath The Tamarind Tree - A Story Of Courage, Family And The Lost Schoolgirls Of Boko Haram (Hardcover)
Isha Sesay
R520 R412 Discovery Miles 4 120 Save R108 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

The first definitive account of Boko Haram’s abduction of the Chibok schoolgirls, their years in captivity, and why this story still matters - by celebrated international CNN journalist Isha Sesay.

The kidnapping of 276 schoolgirls by Boko Haram in 2014 made global headlines. From poor Nigerian families, these girls had defied the odds and pursued an education, but daring to dream resulted in one of the most high-profile abductions in modern history. Award-winning CNN anchor Isha Sesay was on the front lines as the story broke, and when 21 of the girls were released, she was the only journalist to accompany them on their dangerous journey back home.

In Beneath The Tamarind Tree, having developed unprecedented access to the Chibok girls, Sesay shares an intimate account of the night Boko Haram attacked, exclusive details about their years in captivity, and their daring tales of escape. We meet Priscilla who dreamt of becoming a doctor, Saa who juggled schoolwork with family obligations, Mary who fought constant homesickness to stay in school, and Dorcas who planned to be the first in her family to get a college degree.

Sesay delves into the inadequate Nigerian government response to the kidnapping, while synthesizing lessons about global national security. She also reminds us of the personal sacrifice required of journalists to bring us the truth, at a time of growing mistrust of the media. Beneath The Tamarind Tree is a gripping read and a story of resilience with a soaring message of hope at its core, reminding us of the ever-present truth that progress for all of us hinges on unleashing the potential of women.

Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana - An Identification and Reference Guide (Paperback): Jeff Boundy, John L. Carr Amphibians and Reptiles of Louisiana - An Identification and Reference Guide (Paperback)
Jeff Boundy, John L. Carr
R899 Discovery Miles 8 990 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth - Political Entrepreneurship for a Prosperous Europe (Hardcover): Charlie Karlsson,... Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth - Political Entrepreneurship for a Prosperous Europe (Hardcover)
Charlie Karlsson, Daniel Silander, Brigitte Pircher
R2,305 Discovery Miles 23 050 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This timely and engaging book explores the role of European political entrepreneurship in debating, shaping and implementing the Europe 2020 strategy. Insightful chapters analyse the content, conditions and consequences of Europe 2020, investigating the plan for a future prosperous EU economy. Focussing on how European political entrepreneurship functions in times of crisis, Smart, Sustainable and Inclusive Growth considers these crises as potential windows of opportunity. The expert contributors highlight how the 2020 strategy has been debated, decided on, and then implemented from a governance perspective with multiple actors, and look ahead to necessary future developments. Further to this, multi-level governance is discussed as a way to address the demanded socio-economic goals across the EU in order to effect smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. Entrepreneurship and public policy scholars, particularly those with an interest in European affairs will find this book to be an interesting read. It will also prove to be a powerful resource for politicians and public servants working within the Europe 2020 strategy.

The Global Age - Europe 1950-2017 (Hardcover): Ian Kershaw The Global Age - Europe 1950-2017 (Hardcover)
Ian Kershaw
R747 R582 Discovery Miles 5 820 Save R165 (22%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Along the River Road - Past and Present on Louisiana's Historic Byway (Book, 3rd): Mary Ann Sternberg Along the River Road - Past and Present on Louisiana's Historic Byway (Book, 3rd)
Mary Ann Sternberg
R800 Discovery Miles 8 000 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Few thoroughfares offer as rich a history as Louisiana s River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. In this third edition of her extremely popular guide, Along the River Road, Mary Ann Sternberg provides a revised introduction, new images, and updated information on sites and attractions as well as tales and local lore about favorite and overlooked destinations. Featuring background information about the area and a detailed guided tour upriver on the east bank and downriver along the west the book gives an overview of the River Road, serving as an accessible and definitive companion to exploring the corridor. Sternberg s abiding appreciation of the area s allure garnered over twenty years of visiting produces a must-have travel companion to a place that far exceeds its common reputation as only a parade of elegant antebellum mansions. In this new edition, she again encourages travelers to experience the many treasures of this wondrous byway for themselves, seeing how much it has changed over the last decade.

Oranje Boven - Nederlands Voor Zuid-Afrika (Afrikaans, Dutch, English, Paperback): Oranje Boven - Nederlands Voor Zuid-Afrika (Afrikaans, Dutch, English, Paperback)
R225 Discovery Miles 2 250 Shipped within 10 - 15 working days

Afrikaanssprekendes het n voorsprong met die aanleer van Nederlands as vreemde taal, maar daar is min Afrikaanssprekendes wat Nederlands werklik vlot kan praat. Hierdie is 'n handboek wat spesifiek geskryf is met die voordeel en nadeel! van Afrikaans as intreepunt tot Nederlands. Ehlers en Van Beek fokus op wat vir n Afrikaanssprekende vreemd sal wees in die Nederlands. Heelwat aandag word ook bestee aan die kultuurverskille tussen die Afrikaanse en Nederlandse samelewings wat die aanleer van die taal in konteks plaas en menige faux pas kan verhoed! Die outeurs is gebore en getoe Nederlanders wat reeds meer as tien jaar in Suid-Afrika woon. Hulle ken die Nederlandse taal en kultuur soos net n moedertaalspreker dit ken.

An Impossible Dream - Reagan, Gorbachev, and a World Without the Bomb (Hardcover): Guillaume Serina, David A. Andelman, Mikhail... An Impossible Dream - Reagan, Gorbachev, and a World Without the Bomb (Hardcover)
Guillaume Serina, David A. Andelman, Mikhail Gorbachev
R486 R389 Discovery Miles 3 890 Save R97 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
The Fiction of Valerie Martin - An Introduction (Hardcover): Veronica Makowsky The Fiction of Valerie Martin - An Introduction (Hardcover)
Veronica Makowsky
R836 Discovery Miles 8 360 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Imagining the Creole City - The Rise of Literary Culture in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans (Hardcover): Rien Fertel Imagining the Creole City - The Rise of Literary Culture in Nineteenth-Century New Orleans (Hardcover)
Rien Fertel
R784 Discovery Miles 7 840 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In the early years of the nineteenth century, the burgeoning cultural pride of white Creoles in New Orleans intersected with America's golden age of print, to explosive effect. Imagining the Creole City reveals the profusion of literary out-put-histories and novels, poetry and plays-that white Creoles used to imagine themselves as a unified community of writers and readers. Rien Fertel argues that Charles Gayarr?'s English-language histories of Louisiana, which emphasized the state's dual connection to America and to France, provided the foundation of a white Creole print culture predicated on Louisiana's exceptionalism. The writings of authors like Grace King, Adrien Rouquette, and Alfred Mercier consciously fostered an image of Louisiana as a particular social space, and of themselves as the true inheritors of its history and culture. In turn, the forging of this white Creole identity created a close-knit community of cosmopolitan Creole elites, who reviewed each other's books, attended the same salons, crusaded against the popular fiction of George Washington Cable, and worked together to preserve the French language in local and state governmental institutions. Together they reimagined the definition of "Creole" and used it as a marker of status and power. By the end of this group's era of cultural prominence, Creole exceptionalism had become a cornerstone in the myth of Louisiana in general and of New Orleans in particular. In defining themselves, the authors in the white Creole print community also fashioned a literary identity that resonates even today.

Connecting Asia - Infrastructure for Integrating South and Southeast Asia (Hardcover): Michael G. Plummer, Peter J. Morgan,... Connecting Asia - Infrastructure for Integrating South and Southeast Asia (Hardcover)
Michael G. Plummer, Peter J. Morgan, Ganeshan Wignaraja
R2,787 Discovery Miles 27 870 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This book analyses how closer regional connectivity and economic integration between South Asia and Southeast Asia can benefit both regions. With a focus on the role played by infrastructure and public policies in facilitating this process, it provides a detailed and up-to-date discussion of issues, innovations, and progress. Country studies of national connectivity issues and policies cover Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Thailand, examining major developments in trade and investment, economic cooperation, the role of economic corridors, and regional cooperation initiatives. Thematic chapters explore investment in land and sea transport infrastructure, trade facilitation, infrastructure investment financing, supporting national and regional policies, and model-based estimates of the benefits of integration. They also identify significant opportunities for strengthening these integration efforts as a result of the recent opening up of Myanmar in political, economic, and financial terms. For the first time for these regions, the book employs a state-of-the-art computable general equilibrium (CGE) model incorporating heterogeneous firms to estimate the advantages of integration. Providing perspective on the latest thinking on integration policy, Connecting Asia is an essential resource for academics, policymakers, and business people alike.

Along the River Road - Past and Present on Louisiana's Historic Byway (Paperback, 3rd Revised ed.): Mary Ann Sternberg Along the River Road - Past and Present on Louisiana's Historic Byway (Paperback, 3rd Revised ed.)
Mary Ann Sternberg
R424 R340 Discovery Miles 3 400 Save R84 (20%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

Few thoroughfares offer as rich a history as Louisiana s River Road between New Orleans and Baton Rouge. In this third edition of her extremely popular guide, Along the River Road, Mary Ann Sternberg provides a revised introduction, new images, and updated information on sites and attractions as well as tales and local lore about favorite and overlooked destinations. Featuring background information about the area and a detailed guided tour upriver on the east bank and downriver along the west the book gives an overview of the River Road, serving as an accessible and definitive companion to exploring the corridor. Sternberg s abiding appreciation of the area s allure garnered over twenty years of visiting produces a must-have travel companion to a place that far exceeds its common reputation as only a parade of elegant antebellum mansions. In this new edition, she again encourages travelers to experience the many treasures of this wondrous byway for themselves, seeing how much it has changed over the last decade.

A Sin by Any Other Name - Reckoning with Racism and the Heritage of the South (Hardcover): Robert W. Lee A Sin by Any Other Name - Reckoning with Racism and the Heritage of the South (Hardcover)
Robert W. Lee; Foreword by Bernice A King
R442 R349 Discovery Miles 3 490 Save R93 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
Introduction to Regional Economic Development - Major Theories and Basic Analytical Tools (Hardcover): Mustafa Dinc Introduction to Regional Economic Development - Major Theories and Basic Analytical Tools (Hardcover)
Mustafa Dinc
R1,872 Discovery Miles 18 720 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

In this easy-to-follow, one-stop reference, Dinc discusses a new and dynamic endogenous regional development approach that delves deeply into a variety of topics: the globalization process and its impact on local and regional economies; theoretical evolution of economic development; the role of governance; and institutions and local leadership in the development process. The book reviews major traditional local and regional development theories from their origins and early applications as well as regional agglomerations and industrial clusters. It also introduces conflict management procedures into the regional development process and provides a regional decision support framework that can be used for informed development policymaking. Another advantage of this book is its discussion of basic analytical tools and the inclusion of a template in an easy-to-use MS Excel spreadsheet application. Though the book follows a logical narrative, each chapter can be read individually without a loss of meaning, making it perfect for classrooms. Introduction to Regional Economic Development will prove to be an invaluable resource for teachers and students of regional science, regional development, and planning, as well as regional and local development practitioners, regional development agency staff, and local government officials.

Handbook of Industry Studies and Economic Geography (Paperback): Frank Giarratani, Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, Geoffrey Hewings,... Handbook of Industry Studies and Economic Geography (Paperback)
Frank Giarratani, Geoffrey J.D. Hewings, Geoffrey Hewings, Philip McCann
R1,021 Discovery Miles 10 210 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This unique Handbook examines the impacts on, and responses to, economic geography explicitly from the perspective of the behaviour, mechanics, systems and experiences of different firms in various types of industries. The industry studies approach allows the authors to explain why the economic geography of these different industries exhibits such particular and diverse characteristics. The sectors and industries covered include: * traditional heavy industry and engineering * creative and cultural industries * knowledge sectors * natural resource-based and environmental sectors * knowledge, networks and communications issues. The Handbook of Industry Studies and Economic Geography will strongly appeal to students, scholars and researchers interested in all aspects of industrial location and economic geography.

Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities - Creating New Urban Landscapes in Asia (Hardcover): Lily Kong, C. H. Ching, Chou... Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities - Creating New Urban Landscapes in Asia (Hardcover)
Lily Kong, C. H. Ching, Chou Tsu-Lung
R2,066 Discovery Miles 20 660 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

While global cities have mostly been characterized as sites of intensive and extensive economic activity, the quest for global city status also increasingly rests on the creative production and consumption of culture and the arts. Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities examines such ambitions and projects undertaken in five major cities in Asia: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Taipei and Singapore. Providing a thorough comparison of their urban imaging strategies and attempts to harness arts and culture, as well as more organically evolved arts activities and spaces, this book analyses the relative successes and failures of these cities. Offering rich ethnographic detail drawn from extensive fieldwork, the authors challenge city strategies and existing urban theories about cultural and creative clusters and reveal the many complexities in the art of city-making. This noteworthy study will appeal to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as academics from a variety of disciplines -ranging from urban and cultural geography to Asian studies. Arts and cultural policy makers and artists will also find this a fascinating read.

Solito, Solita - Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America (Paperback): Steven Mayers, Jonathan Freedman Solito, Solita - Crossing Borders with Youth Refugees from Central America (Paperback)
Steven Mayers, Jonathan Freedman
R368 R298 Discovery Miles 2 980 Save R70 (19%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

They are a mass migration of thousands, yet each one travels alone. Solito, Solita (Alone, Alone) is an urgent collection of oral histories that tells--in their own words--the story of young refugees fleeing countries in Central America and traveling for hundreds of miles to seek safety and protection in the United States. Fifteen narrators describe why they fled their homes, what happened on their dangerous journeys through Mexico, how they crossed the borders, and for some, their ongoing struggles to survive in the United States. In an era of fear, xenophobia, and outright lies, these stories amplify the compelling voices of migrant youth. What can they teach us about abuse and abandonment, bravery and resilience, hypocrisy and hope? They bring us into their hearts and onto streets filled with the lure of freedom and fraught with violence. From fending off kidnappers with knives and being locked in freezing holding cells to tearful reunions with parents, Solito, Solita's narrators bring to light the experiences of young people struggling for a better life across the border. This collection includes the story of Adri n, from Guatemala City, whose mother was shot to death before his eyes. He refused to join a gang, rode across Mexico atop cargo trains, crossed the US border as a minor, and was handcuffed and thrown into ICE detention on his eighteenth birthday. We hear the story of Rosa, a Salvadoran mother fighting to save her life as well as her daughter's after death squads threatened her family. Together they trekked through the jungles on the border between Guatemala and Mexico, where masked men assaulted them. We also meet Gabriel, who after surviving sexual abuse starting at the age of eight fled to the United States, and through study, legal support and work, is now attending UC Berkeley.

Geographies of the Super-Rich (Paperback): Iain Hay Geographies of the Super-Rich (Paperback)
Iain Hay
R567 Discovery Miles 5 670 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

This timely and path-breaking book brings together a group of distinguished and emerging international scholars to critically consider the geographical implications of the world's super-rich, a privileged yet remarkably overlooked group. Emerging from this unique collection is an enlightening picture of the influence of the super-rich over a diverse range of affairs, extending from the shape of urban and rural landscapes to the future of art history. By concentrating on those at the apex of the economic pyramid, this book provides valuable insights to the institutions, practices and cultural values of our society, as well as allowing us a more comprehensive view of the consequences of global capitalism. Presenting case studies from across the globe - from Singapore to St Barts, London to Lexington - the spatial and cultural span of the book is wide-ranging and diverse. This truly unique book will prove a fascinating read for academics, researchers and students in the fields of geography, regional and urban studies, sociology, political science and development studies.

Contemporary Japan (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2012): Duncan McCargo Contemporary Japan (Paperback, 3rd ed. 2012)
Duncan McCargo
R699 R643 Discovery Miles 6 430 Save R56 (8%) Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Japan is one of the world's most important societies, yet remains one of the least understood. This book is designed to fill the gap for a concise but thought-provoking introduction to all aspects of the country's political, economic and social life set in a clear historical context. The author's starting-point is that the study of Japan is 'contested territory' where even such apparently simple questions such as 'Who is in charge?' spark considerable disagreement and controversy among experts. To understand contemporary Japan, Duncan McCargo argues, it is necessary to get to grips with a range of different perspectives on Japanese political and social structures. Integrating contrasting perspectives throughout, the core chapters of the book focus on the changing economy, government and politics, society and culture, and Japan's place in the wider world. The new third edition of this popular text has been fully revised and updated throughout to cover key developments such as the historic end of LDP rule in 2009. This accessible and lively book will be essential reading both for students and general readers who want to know more about this important country.

Dopesick - Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America (Hardcover): Beth Macy Dopesick - Dealers, Doctors, and the Drug Company That Addicted America (Hardcover)
Beth Macy; Read by author 1
R519 R411 Discovery Miles 4 110 Save R108 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
State Terrorism and Political Identity in Indonesia - Fatally Belonging (Paperback): Ariel Heryanto State Terrorism and Political Identity in Indonesia - Fatally Belonging (Paperback)
Ariel Heryanto
R796 Discovery Miles 7 960 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Approximately one million innocent Indonesians were killed by their fellow nationals, neighbours and kin at the height of an anti-communist campaign in the mid-1960s. This book investigates the profound political consequences of these mass killings in Indonesia upon public life, highlighting the historical specificities of the violence and comparable incidents of identity politics in more recent times. Mixing theory with empirically based analysis, the book examines how the spectre of communism and the trauma experienced in the latter half of the 1960s remain critical in understanding the dynamics of terror, coercion and consent today. Heryanto challenges the general belief that the periodic anti-communist witch-hunts of recent Indonesian history are largely a political tool used by a powerful military elite and authoritarian government. Despite the profound importance of the 1965-6 events it remains one of most difficult and sensitive topics for public discussion in Indonesia today. State Terrorism and Political Identity in Indonesia is one of the first books to fully discuss the mass killings, shedding new light on a largely unspoken and unknown part of Indonesia's history.

Caribbean Studies for CAPE - A CXC Study Guide (Mixed media product, New edition): Jason Sammy, Nardia Johnson, Recardo... Caribbean Studies for CAPE - A CXC Study Guide (Mixed media product, New edition)
Jason Sammy, Nardia Johnson, Recardo Valentine
R527 Discovery Miles 5 270 Shipped within 7 - 12 working days

Written by an experienced team comprising of experts in the CAPE Caribbean Studies syllabus and examination, and teachers, this Study Guide covers elements of the syllabus you must know in an easy-to-use double-page format. Each topic begins with the key learning outcomes from the syllabus and contains a range of features designed to enhance your study of the subject.

Putin's World - Russia Against the West and with the Rest (Hardcover): Angela Stent Putin's World - Russia Against the West and with the Rest (Hardcover)
Angela Stent
R558 R440 Discovery Miles 4 400 Save R118 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
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