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  • Inconsistent Cinema: Paul Thomas Anderson, There will be blood and the postmodern filmmaker

    Barrett, Kyle (Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada, 2021)
    Paul Thomas Anderson’s early work up to and including There Will Be Blood (2007) are examples of incoherent, postmodern cinema. Anderson’s formative years produced four critically acclaimed features, Hard Eight (1996), ...
  • Coastal flood risk within a peri-urban area: SUSSEX Inlet district, SE Australia

    Asbridge, E.F.; Low Choy, Darryl; Mackey, B.; Serrao-Neumann, Silvia; Taygfeld, P.; Rogers, K. (Springer Science and Business Media LLC, 2021)
    The peri-urban interface (PUI) exhibits characteristic qualities of both urban and rural regions, and this complexity has meant that risk assessments and long-term planning for PUI are lagging, despite these areas representing ...
  • The "desire to have it al": multiple priorities for urban gardens reduces space for native nature

    Elliot Noe, Elizabeth; Clarkson, Bruce D.; Stolte, Ottilie Emma Elisabeth (Resilience Alliance, Inc., 2021)
    The majority of the world’s population now lives in cities, where reduced levels of native biodiversity, coupled with fewer opportunities for people to experience nature, are expected to result in an urban public increasingly ...
  • Top 10 priorities for future infertility research: an international consensus development study.

    Duffy, J.M.N.; Adamson, G.D.; Benson, E.; Bhattacharya, S.; Bhattacharya, S.; Bofill, M.; Brian, K.; Collura, B.; Curtis, Cate; Evers, J.L.H.; Farquharson, R.G.; Fincham, A.; Franik, S.; Giudice, L.C.; Glanville, E.; Hickey, M.; Horne, A.W.; Hull, M.L.; Johnson, N.P.; Jordan, V.; Khalaf, Y.; Knijnenburg, J.M.L.; Legro, R.S.; Lensen, S.; MacKenzie, J.; Mavrelos, D.; Mol, B.W.; Morbeck, D.E.; Nagels, H.; Ng, E.H.Y.; Niederberger, C.; Otter, A.S.; Puscasiu, L.; Rautakallio-Hokkanen, S.; Sadler, L.; Sarris, I.; Showell, M.; Stewart, J.; Strandell, A.; Strawbridge, C.; Vail, A.; van Wely, M.; Vercoe, M.; Vuong, N.L.; Wang, A.Y.; Wang, R.; Wilkinson, J.; Wong, K.; Wong, T.Y.; Farquhar, C.M.; Priority Setting Partnership for Infertility (2021)
    STUDY QUESTION: Can the priorities for future research in infertility be identified? SUMMARY ANSWER: The top 10 research priorities for the four areas of male infertility, female and unexplained infertility, medically ...
  • "Being trans intersects with my cultural identity": Social determinants of mental health among Asian transgender people

    Tan, Kyle K.H.; Yee, Ashe; Veale, Jaimie (Mary Ann Liebert, Inc, 2021)
    Purpose: While studies on the relationship between social determinants and mental health among transgender people in Asia are increasing, there is a paucity of research on Asian transgender people living in Western countries. ...
  • Feminist geographies in Aotearoa New Zealand: cultural, social and political moments

    Adams-Hutcheson, Gail; Bartos, Ann E.; Dombroski, Kelly; Le Heron, Erena Le; Underhill-Sem, Yvonne (Routledge Journals, 2019)
    Aotearoa New Zealand is a nation of promise, potential and enigma: it was the first country in the world where women gained the vote in 1893 and now boasts the youngest woman world leader in 2017. It is also a postcolonial ...
  • Developing a core outcome set for future infertility research: an international consensus development study.

    Duffy, J.M.N; AlAhwany, H.; Bhattacharya, S.; Collura, B.; Curtis, Cate; Evers, J.L.H.; Farquharson, R.G.; Franik, S.; Giudice, L.C.; Khalaf, Y.; Knijnenburg, J.M.L.; Leeners, B.; Legro, R.S.; Lensen, S.; Vazquez-Niebla, J.C.; Mavrelos, D.; Mol, B.W.J.; Niederberger, C.; Ng, E.H.Y.; Otter, A.S.; Puscasiu, L.; Rautakallio-Hokkanen, S.; Repping, S.; Sarris, I.; Simpson, J.L.; Strandell, A.; Strawbridge, C.; Torrance, H.L.; Vail, A.; van Wely, M.; Vercoe, M.A.; Vuong, N.L.; Wang, A.Y.; Wang, R.; Wilkinson, J.; Youssef, M.A.; Farquhar, C.M.; Core Outcome Measure for Infertility Trials (COMMIT) initiative (2021)
    STUDY QUESTION: Can a core outcome set to standardize outcome selection, collection, and reporting across future infertility research be developed? SUMMARY ANSWER: A minimum data set, known as a core outcome set, has ...
  • Private lives in the Te Aroha district, mostly in the nineteenth century

    Hart, Philip (Historical Research Unit, University of Waikato, 2016)
    This paper is based mostly on gossip – deliberately so, for gossip can reveal details of the private lives of people who are otherwise lost to history. Usually it is not possible to identify them, but even if this is not ...
  • The rise of the fake reference

    Gibbons, Stephanie (2020)
    This presentation discusses the risk of fake reference.
  • Technology as cause of and solution to the empathy problem

    Weijers, D; Munn, N (2021-05-27)
    For decades, Sherry Turkle has explored the risks and opportunities of technology for people, relationships, and society. In The Second Self (1984), Turkle emphasised the positive potential of digital technologies and ...
  • Will access to COVID-19 vaccine in Aotearoa be equitable for priority populations?

    Whitehead, Jesse; Scott, Nina; Atatoa-Carr, Polly; Lawrenson, Ross (New Zealand Medical Association, 2021)
    AIM: This research examines the equity implications of the geographic distribution of COVID-19 vaccine delivery locations in Aotearoa New Zealand under five potential scenarios: (1) stadium mega-clinics; (2) Community Based ...
  • Wellbeing and the four qualities of life

    Weijers, Dan M. (Springer, 2021)
    In his seminal The Four Qualities of Life: Ordering Concepts and Measures of the Good Life, Ruut Veenhoven (2000) provides a conceptual matrix that helps organise concepts, theories and measures related to the good life. ...
  • Stigmatising gang narratives, housing, and the social policing of Māori women

    Lewis, Cassandra; Norris, Adele N.; Heta-Cooper, Waimirirangi; Tauri, Juan (Palgrave Macmillan, 2020)
    It is well established that negative stigmas are used to dehumanise and to limit, restrict, and deny assistance to poor and racially marginalised populations, especially single mothers. While scholars have examined racial ...
  • Managed retreat in practice: mechanisms and challenges for implementation

    Hanna, Christina; White, Iain; Glavovic, Bruce (Oxford University Press, 2019)
    Managed retreat is a deliberate strategy to remedy unsustainable land use patterns that expose people, ecosystems, and assets to significant natural (and socio-natural) hazard and climate induced risks. The term is ...
  • Tanzania: Civil-military relations and nationalism

    Zirker, Daniel (Oxford University Press, 2020)
    Why have there been no successful military interventions or civil wars in Tanzania’s nearly 60 years of independence? This one historical accomplishment, by itself striking in an African context, distinguishes Tanzania ...
  • Whiti te rā: A guide to connecting Māori to traditional wellbeing pathways.

    McLachlan, Andre David; Waitoki, Waikaremoana; Harris, Parewahaika; Jones, Horiana (2021)
    Māori health models, introduced in the 1980s, brought needed cultural worldviews to an otherwise monocultural health system. However, minimal changes have occurred. In mainstream practice, deeper cultural understandings ...
  • Small-Town Melancholy [Review of Gothic NZ: The Darker Side of Kiwi Culture by Misha Kavka, Jennifer Lawn, Mary Paul]

    Hardy, Ann (2007)
    This book-an evocation of Gothic elements in New Zealand culture-rapidly announces itself as an impossible project, or at least, as a project dependent on an actively sympathetic disposition in its interpreters. It is, ...
  • Using the stars to indigenize the public sphere: Matariki over New Zealand

    Hardy, Anna; Whaanga, Hēmi (MDPI, 2019)
    As the rate of affiliation to Christian identity continues to decline in Aotearoa New Zealand (only 49 percent of the population said they were Christian in the last census), public space has become more receptive to other ...
  • Information provision and restriction: The roles of the police, media and public in coverage of the Coral-Ellen Burrows murder inquiry

    Hardy, Ann; Gunn, Alastair S. (AUT, School of Communication Studies, 2007)
    Six-year-old Coral-Ellen Burrows disappeared in September 2003 after her stepfather, Stephen Williams, had apparently dropped her off at school, though in fact he had murdered her. After extensive searches, her body was ...
  • Sociologies of New Zealand by Charles Crothers [Book review]

    Burns, Edgar; Rajčan, Adam (SAGE Publications, 2021)
    This book offers a concise introduction to anyone interested in the formation of sociology in different national settings across the globe. Charles Crothers’ Sociologies of New Zealand is one of a series of national accounts, ...

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