New Books: 2014

At the University of Waikato we pride ourselves on teaching and research, and academic staff are benchmarked against the best in the world. Each year many of our academics contribute to or write books on their areas of expertise; this page is designed to highlight their achievements. These books are an extension of the academic excellence on offer at Waikato.


A Journey through Scotland (1723) - John Macky

 A Journey through Scotland (1723) - John Macky

A Journey through Scotland (1723) - John Macky

Edited by Anne M. McKim

In a series of fourteen letters, written in 1722 as he journeyed through Scotland, John Macky set out to show that the 'kingdom will not appear so despicable as some parts of the world imagine'. Deliberately challenging the many negative accounts of the country in circulation at the time - by disgruntled English travellers and others who had never actually visited - this expatriate Scot published a lively and controversial guide to his native land. It proved to be a popular and influential work. This new critical edition is introduced and richly annotated by Anne M. McKim, with a full index of people and places.

Published by The Grimsay Press, 2014


New Zealand Agriculture: an Economic Perspective

New Zealand Agriculture: an Economic Perspective

New Zealand Agriculture: an Economic Perspective

Alan Emerson, Jacqueline Rowarth and Frank Scrimgeour

Historically New Zealand agriculture has been the economic engine of the New Zealand economy and for the foreseeable future, the prosperity of the primary sector will continue to drive the growth and development of New Zealand.

The Ministry for Primary Industries has set an ambitious target of doubling primary sector exports by 2025. This ties in with the Government’s Business Growth Agenda, which is targeting an increase in exports from 30% to 40% of GDP by 2025. To achieve such aspirational goals will require significant investment in innovation, science and people development.

To move forward we need to learn from the past, understand current issues and barriers and look to the future with focus on our competitive advantage and future trends. This book provides a timely and thought provoking analysis of the factors that will influence the future growth of agriculture in New Zealand and therefore our economic prosperity. It is a valuable reference source to help understand the economic importance of New Zealand agriculture and provides an economic analysis of the core management and policy issues facing the sector.


Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online

Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online

Adding Some TEC-VARIETY: 100+ Activities for Motivating and Retaining Learners Online

Curtis J. Bonk and Elaine Khoo

Adding Some TEC-VARIETY helps instructors focus on how to motivate online learners and increase learner retention. It also is a comprehensive, one-stop toolkit for online instructors to inspire learners and renew their own passion for teaching. Using 10 theoretically driven and proven motivational principles, TEC-VARIETY offers over 100 practical yet innovative ideas based on decades of author experience teaching in a variety of educational settings. In this book, you will discover:

  • A wellspring of Web resources;
  • 10 fully documented successful motivational principles;
  • Hundreds of activities to motivate and engage online learners;
  • Proven ideas on how to design interactive and collaborative courses;
  • A realistic path toward meaningful and relevant online learning;
  • Detailed risk, cost, and time guidelines for each activity;
  • A thoroughly researched basis for each idea and activity;
  • Hope (yes, real hope!) for engaging online learners.

In addition to print and Kindle versions available from Amazon.com , this book is freely available as a PDF document to download, share, and use both in total as well as by chapter; see http://tec-variety.com/

Published by OpenWorldBooks.com, 2014


Handbook of Ethical Educational Leadership

Handbook of Ethical Educational Leadership

Handbook of Ethical Educational Leadership

Edited by Christopher M. Branson and Steven Jay Gross

The Handbook of Ethical Educational Leadership brings together an array of key authors to provide comprehensive coverage of the field of ethical educational leadership. This important volume describes contemporary educational issues that necessitate the practice of ethical leadership, reviews current theory and research‐informed practices, and also explores a coherent framework for how ethical educational leadership can be achieved. With chapters from leading authors and researchers from around the world, each author contributes to a discussion of current thinking and an analysis of the field of ethical educational leadership. Coverage includes professionalism, educational purpose, social justice, multiculturalism, sustainability, empathy and caring, organizational culture, moral development, motivation, integrity, values, and decision‐making. Providing practical, philosophical, and experiential insights into the field, The Handbook of Ethical Educational Leadership is an essential resource for the study of ethical leadership.

Published by Routledge 2014


Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Twelfth Night

Edited by Mark Houlahan and David Carnegie

This new book, published in time for the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth (1564) is part of the new Broadview/Internet Shakespeare Edition, with a fresh look at Shakespeare’s classic gender-bending comedy. The editors provide an extensive introduction, with a 21st century perspective on  the play, and provide over 100 pages of contextual documents on key issues, such as gender wars, puritanism, music and marriage.

Twelfth Night has seldom been off the stage since Shakespeare’s day. It has been performed for its romantic high comedy and its boisterous low comedy; with an emphasis on farce or on autumnal melancholy; as a celebration of heterosexual love or as an exploration of the complexity of gender. David Carnegie and Mark Houlahan’s introduction to the play provides a lively discussion of the play’s performance history and encourages readers to think about stagecraft and the play as a performance text, while the historical appendices provide materials that illuminate different thematic elements of the play.

The online text is available to view here.

 

Published by Broadview Internet Editions, 2014


Ranging Around the Zero

Ranging Around the Zero

Ranging Around the Zero

Terry Locke

In Ranging Around the Zero, Terry Locke acknowledges the fragility of those 'momentary stays against confusion' (Frost) we erect with words and other symbols. 'Ranging' is a metaphor for a relentless urge for order in the face of dissolution and discursive vacuity. While these stays are provisional, they are deemed worthy of celebration as part of the process of 'locating the basics / through a process of elision' ('Walking the Heaphy Track'). The 'Zero' is the crone – the dark end that always overshadows our means and yet makes them shine.

Published by Steele Roberts Aotearoa Ltd


Transnational Mobilities in Action Sport Cultures

Transnational Mobilities in Action Sport cultures

Transnational Mobilities in Action Sport cultures

Holly Thorpe

This book offers an in-depth sociological examination of the global phenomenon of action sports. It argues that trends in contemporary action sport cultures raise important questions about the changing nature of sport in the 21st century. Adopting a global ethnographic approach and engaging multiple theoretical perspectives, it examines how transnational action sport corporations, mega events and media spectacles, the international travel patterns of athletes, tourists and migrants, and the high use of social media among participants, are contributing to the emergence of a transnational imaginary within and across action sport communities. This book contributes to recent debates in the fields of transnationalism, mobilities and migration scholarship, by revealing both the macro structural features of transnationalism and the everyday lived experiences at the local level. Each chapter offers case studies and site-specific vignettes from an array of action sports and around the world. Ultimately, this book illustrates how corporeal, virtual and imagined mobilities and connections across borders are influencing not only how youth are practicing and consuming sport and physical activity, but also how such processes are informing their sense of space, place, identity, politics and belonging.

Published by Palgrave McMillan 2014


The Art of Being Employed

The Art of Being Employed

The Art of Being Employed, Second Edition

Jacqueline Rowarth

This book is aimed at everybody who wants to have a challenging and rewarding career. In clear, concise words, with easy to relate to examples from senior students and people in their early careers, it explains the steps in building a professional development portfolio, applying for a job and preparing for interviews. It also discusses how to be the high flyer in employment – managing the 'yes trap', for instance, as well as your boss. Successful employment leading to a stellar career is an art; this book sets the stage.

Published by Dunmore Publishing Limited


Codeswitching in university English-medium Classes: Asian perspectives

Codeswitching in university English-medium Classes: Asian perspectives

Codeswitching in university English-medium Classes: Asian perspectives

Edited by Roger Barnard and James McLellan

The central theme of this book is to consider the use of the students’ first language as well as the target language (i.e. codeswitching) in English language classrooms.

The research undertaken for this book sought to uncover the codeswitching practices and beliefs of university teachers of English-medium classes in about twenty contexts across Asia. The authors of the case studies recorded and transcribed language lessons in their particular context, and calculated the amount of time spent on the students’ first language and the pedagogical functions served by this switching from English. Subsequently, they interviewed the teachers concerned to elicit their reasons for codeswitching. Each case study was commented on by a researcher in another context, often adding further examples from their own research.

The main implication that can be drawn from these case studies – and the valuable introductory and concluding chapters – is that it is unwise to impose a monolingual policy in language classrooms; rather, teachers should be entitled to use all the linguistic resources available to them and their students in order to negotiate for meaning and to promote language learning.

Published by Multilingual Matters, Bristol, England 2013


Citizenship, Human Rights and Identity: Prospects of a Liberal Cosmopolitan Order

Citizenship, Human Rights and Identity: Prospects of a Liberal Cosmopolitan Order

Citizenship, Human Rights and Identity: Prospects of a Liberal Cosmopolitan Order

Michael A Peters

This book focuses on the notion of citizenship in relation to the notions of human rights, identity and culture. It poses the question of the prospects of a liberal cosmopolitan order dealing with a number of interrelated themes: ethics, emancipation and what Derrida calls the “new humanities;” identity, war and crimes against humanity; citizenship, and education rights within a knowledge economy; colonization, development and peace; changing notions of democracy within an information society; and culture, difference and otherness. These are the themes that make problematic aspects of the liberal cosmopolitan order. One of the main tropes connecting these themes is how the primary liberal values of freedom, emancipation and equality work out in a globalized world. The interrelationship of these values are problematized in different settings as they relate to issues of global world order with a focus on the adaptability of the liberal framework of values and law in creating a genuine cosmopolitan order.

Published by New York, Addleton Academic Publishers 2013


Humanistic Marketing

Humanistic Marketing

Humanistic Marketing

Edited by Richard J. Varey and Michael Pirson

Marketing practice and scholarship are facing unprecedented challenges. The unsustainability of resource use, the increasing inequity of the market, and the continuous decline in societal trust pose a threat to business and 'marketing as usual'.

Humanistic Marketing is a response to the currently growing mega-trend call for rethinking marketing. The book organizes current thinking around the problems of marketing theory and practice as well as some possible solutions and ways forward: both for theory and practice. This volume was initiated by The Humanistic Management Network to contribute knowledge and understanding to the emerging humanistic business and management movement that does not accept perpetual economic expansion as a sustainably viable means of meeting individual and collective needs in society and nature, and instead seeks balance in place of excess. Humanistic Marketing recognises the harm that comes with the unfettered desire for more of more. The authors ask how can marketing's principles and practice be founded in humanistic values such as altruism, empathy, respect, trustworthiness, honesty, integrity, care, compassion, service, intelligence, beauty, justice, virtue? Furthermore, how can marketing help to protect human dignity and promote sustainable human (not consumer) well-being?

This book provides a diverse exploration of the position of marketing in the face of challenges for societal transformation, aiming to challenge, provoke, and inspire reflection, deliberation and debate.

Published by Palgrave MacMillan (UK) 2014


Mayhem Literary Journal

Mayhem Literary Journal

Mayhem Literary Journal

Edited by Dr Tracey Slaughter

Mayhem is an exciting new literary journal showcasing creative writing by students, staff and alumni of the University of Waikato. The emphasis is on creative work with a “capacity to seize the reader’s senses,” and Issue One contains a dynamic selection of poems, memoir, personal essays and short fiction, ranging from lyric to comic, political to personal, poignant to explosive.

Mayhem wants its readers to encounter “the power of a fine piece of writing to warm the skin of the heart, chill the back of the brain, to use language to colour outside the lines, to deepen, complicate, invert, irradiate our view of the world and our fragile selves within it,” and the journal welcomes contributions of creative work to add to its “online gallery of voices.” Mayhem is seeking submissions of poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction, and will be releasing two issues each year.

Check out this new online creative journal and follow Mayhem on Facebook.


Research Handbook on Sustainable Co-operative Enterprise

Research Handbook on Sustainable Co-operative Enterprise

Research Handbook on Sustainable Co-operative Enterprise.

Case Studies of Organisational Resilience in the Co-operative Business Model

Tim Mazzarol, Sophie Reboud, Elena Mamouni Limnios and Delwyn Clark

Co-operatives are found in all industry sectors and almost all countries around the world. However, despite their significant economic and social contributions, the academic literature has largely ignored these important businesses. This book is a detailed examination of the co-operative enterprise business model and the factors that help to enhance its sustainability and resilience, as well as those forces that lead to its destruction.

The authors synthesize theories of business model design and strategic and marketing management to examine the forces that sustain and enhance co-operative enterprise. Organised into six themes and focused on five key research questions, the chapters explore case studies from around the world and across a wide range of industries and aim to stimulate debate.

This comprehensive work expands upon existing research whilst introducing new concepts, and will appeal to both academics and practitioners. It will also interest managers of co-operative enterprises and those who seek to better understand this unique type of business.

Published by Edward Elgar, UK 2014


Understanding Management Critically: A Student Text

Suzette Dyer, Maria Humphries, Dale Fitzgibbons and Fiona Hurd

Understanding Management Critically: A Student Text

Understanding Management Critically: A Student Text

In these times of global economic crisis, social unrest towards the powers that be, and a yearning for alternative systems and organization, it is now more relevant than ever for you to take a critical stance to your management studies in order to analyse, understand and question the world around you and the capitalist stronghold in which you live and work.

This new thought-provoking text uses critical theory and revolutionary ideas to help you challenge the status quo and prevailing ideologies in management. It covers key issues, thinkers and topics in an accessible style to provide a broad and clear understanding of vital theory which is applied to the real world through international case studies and reflective questions and think points for you to carry into practice.

A companion website provides additional learning materials for personal study and class activities. www.sagepub.co.uk/dyer

Published by Sage Publications, UK 2014.


A Collection of Surveys on Market Experiments

Edited by Charles N. Noussair and Steven Tucker

A Collection of Surveys on Market Experiments

A Collection of Surveys on Market Experiments

A Collection of Surveys on Market Experiments showcases the largest and fastest growing strands of market behaviour research in experimental economics.

The field has expanded significantly since its origins in the early 1960s with studies of competitive markets and oligopoly. This collection is comprised of 10 surveys by leading scholars, which target the most productive lines of experimental research on market behaviour.

The contributors draw on seminal studies from experimental economics to highlight the literature that has helped economists best understand how markets operate. The articles cover topics such as asset markets, contests, environmental policy, frictions, general equilibrium, labour markets, multi-unit auctions, oligopoly markets, and prediction markets. The articles here not only summarise the latest research findings, but they also assess the impact of recent developments in theory, policy, and research methods for a complete understanding of the field.

Published by Wiley-Blackwell.

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