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 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts

We may be in the golden age of information, with access to more facts than ever before. Yet in the time of fake news and post-truth politics, it seems that conspiracy and rumour spread faster than ever and are even harder to debunk. Battling over facts can be exhausting and polar... read more

A Matter of Fact
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 New Zealand

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

In ten years' time, will antibiotics still work? Have we let bacteria get the upper hand in the evolutionary arms race?In the 1920s the discovery of the antibiotic penicillin started a golden age of medicine. However, experts warn that the end of that age may be j... read more

Antibiotic Resistance (BWB Text)

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 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

'The myriad of the living in all of their many forms, defunct, mutant, revenant or otherwise; traversing memory's infinite field.' Martin Edmond's Barefoot Years is a memoir in which the author attempts to re-inhabit the lost domain of childhood. It is evocative and poignant, detailed yet fragmentary,... read more

Barefoot Years (BWB Texts)
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 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

The devastating earthquake that hit Christchurch in 2011 did more than rupture the surface of the city, argues historian Katie Pickles. It created a definitive endpoint to a history shaped by omission, by mythmaking, and by ideological storytelling. In this multi-layered BWB... read more

Christchurch Ruptures
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Series:BWB Texts Ser.
Reading Level:very good

When someone says the word 'kitchen' I get an instant flash of that room, with its black stove and drying rack, its brown lino, its worn mat and wooden table, the Philco radio on the mantelpiece. And 'creek' works in a similar way. These are things that can start me writing.... Widely regarded as one ... read more

Creeks and Kitchens: A Childhood Memoir
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 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:very good

Debates over immigration are heating up - with grave political consequences. It is no coincidence that calls to restrict national borders are intensifying at a time when people are more mobile than ever. But closed borders are no more imag... read more

Fair Borders?: Migration Policy in the Twenty-First Century

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 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:very good

Te Moana Nui a Kiwa is the great ocean continent. While it is common to understand ocean and seas as something that divides land, for those Indigenous to the Pacific or the Moana, it was traditionally a connector and an ancestor. Imperialism in the Moana, however, created false divi... read more

False Divides
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Category:

 Politics

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:very good

House prices may boom or bust but the long-term trend is clear: for more New Zealanders than ever, home ownership is out of reach. Incomes simply have not kept pace with skyrocketing property prices. 'Generation Rent' calls into question priorities at the heart of New Zealand's identity.In this BWB Te... read more

Generation Rent: Rethinking New Zealand's Priorities (BWB Texts)
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Māori and Europeans were encountering one another for the first time not just along the shorelines of New Zealand but also on the streets of Melbourne, Liverpool and New York.
From the late eighteenth century, Māori travellers spread out from New Zealand across the globe. They travelled for a va... read more

Haerenga : Early Maori Journeys Across the Globe (BWB Texts)
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 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

Housing affordability. Unhealthy homes. Wealth inequality. Environmental sustainability. Social mobility. The state of New Zealand housing is central to major issues confronting this country. In this wide-ranging BWB Text, leading ... read more

Home Truths : Confronting New Zealand's Housing Crisis (BWB Texts)
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 NZ Reference

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

'What has happened to New Zealand women's economic and social status over the last twenty years?'In 1994, economist Prue Hyman published Women and Economics, an overview of the status of women in the New Zealand economy. Much has changed since then ... read more

Hopes Dashed?: The Economics of Gender Inequality

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 Politics

Series:BWB Texts
Reading Level:Very Good

In 2013, there were over 66,000 more women between the ages of 25-49 living in New Zealand than there were men.  This so-called 'man drought' is a hot topic for journalists and academics alike, who comment on how the situation might affect New Zealand women's chances of finding love.  Yet th... read more

No Country for Old Maids?: Talking Differently About the New Zealand 'Man Drought'(BWB Texts)