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Swedish Mentality

By: Ake Daun

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania State University Press: 1996

Seller ID: 247726

ISBN: 0271015020

Condition: Very Good Condition


Is there a distinctly Swedish national character? Are Swedes truly shy, unemotional, conflict-avoiding, melancholy, and dour? Swedish Mentality, the English translation of the hugely successful book published in Sweden in 1989, considers the reality behind the myth. The author, ke Daun, is a respected ethnologist who is sometimes referred to as the "guru" of Swedish character. In recent years, it has become popular to discuss Swedishness and Swedish identity. The advent of the European Union and the increasing presence of immigrant refugees in Sweden have fueled public debate on the di... View more info

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The Vanishing American Jew: In Search of Jewish Identity for the Next Century

By: Alan M. Dershowitz

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Boston, Little, Brown and Company: 1997

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 247628

ISBN: 0316181331

Condition: Near Fine Condition


In this urgent book, Alan M. Dershowitz shows why American Jews are in danger of disappearing - and what must be done now to create a renewed sense of Jewish identity for the next century. In previous times, the threats to Jewish survival were external - the virulent consequences of anti-Semitism. Now, however, in late-twentieth-century America, the danger has shifted. Jews today are more secure, more accepted, more assimilated, and more successful than ever before. They've dived into the melting pot - and they've achieved the American Dream. And that, according to Dershowitz, is precisely the... View more info

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In the Children's Aid - J J Kelso and Child Welfare in Ontario

By: Andrew Jones and Leonard Rutman

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Toronto, Canada, Univrtsity of toronto Press: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 150211

ISBN: 0802054919

Condition: Very Good


210 pages. The present system of child welfare in Canada dates from 1893, the year in which the Ontario Legislature passed an Act for the Prevention of Cruelty to and Better Protection of Children. Minor rubbing to dust jacket, small tear in lower front edge, large open tear in upper rear, now protected by plastic. Red endpapers. Previous owner's name on front endpaper. Black and white photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Sociology; Sociology & Culture; Countries::Canada. ISBN: 0802054919. ISBN/EAN: 9780802054913. Inventory No: 150211. Hardcover View more info

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A Defence of Masochism

By: Anita Phillips

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Faber and Faber: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 248292

ISBN: 0571190421

Condition: Good Condition


Sado-masochism has become an influence on art, fashion, literature and thought. Who are the masochists, and why are they doing it? Is is a dangerous perversion, or a harmless, playful pastime? Addressing these questions, this book presents a portrait of human longing, curiosity and eroticism, drawing on a variety of literary, psychoanalytic and cultural sources, from Freud and Sacher-Masoch's "Venus in Furs" to David Lynch films and "The Story of O". 165 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sociology; Sociology & Culture; I... View more info

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Surviving The 70's

By: Benjamin DeMott

Price: $8.00

Publisher: USA, Penguin Books: 1972

Seller ID: 000101

ISBN: 0140034153

Condition: Very Good


153 pages. First published by E. P. Dutton & Co Inc 1971. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Sociology; Sociology & Culture; ISBN: 0140034153. ISBN/EAN: 9780140034158. Inventory No: 000101. Paperback View more info

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The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism

By: Bernard Shaw

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, Constable: 1928

Seller ID: 235683

Condition: Good Condition


Green decorative boards. Front title page and blank front endpaper have been removed. Contents page has Chapter titles underlined in pink pen. 495 pages. Foxing to outer page edges. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Sociology; Sociology & Culture; Politics. Inventory No: 235683. Hardcover View more info

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Geographies of Disability

By: Brendan Gleeson

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Routledge: 1999

Seller ID: 247419

ISBN: 0415179092

Condition: Very Good Condition


This book explains how space, place and mobility have shaped the experiences of disabled people both in the past and in contemporary societies. The key features of this insightful study include: * a critical appraisal of theories of disability and a new disability model * case studies to explore how the transition to capitalism disadvantaged disabled people * an exploration of the Western city and the policies of community care and accessibility regulation. Brendan Gleeson presents an important contribution to the major policy debates on disability in Western societies and offers new considera... View more info

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The Social Roots of Prosperity - The Twelfth Annual John Bonython Lecture [Ana Hotel Sydney]

By: Brigitte Berger

Price: $12.00

Publisher: The Centre for Independent Studies: 1996

Seller ID: 228063

ISBN: 1864320133


17 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 250 grams. Category: Sociology; Sociology & Culture; ISBN: 1864320133. ISBN/EAN: 9781864320138. Inventory No: 228063. Paperback View more info

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Multicultural Questions

By: Christian Joppke & Steveb Lukes - Editors

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Oxford University Press: 2002

Seller ID: 226401

ISBN: 019829610X

Condition: Very Good Condition


This volume assembles leading scholars from a range of disciplines to debate multiculturalism in theory and practice. The volume is grouped around four central questions raised by multiculturalism; Is universalism ethnocentric?; Does multiculturalism threaten citizenship?; Do minorities require group rights?; and what can Europe learn from North America? The book aims to answer these questions by moving the debate about multicultural questions into a more consensual mode. The authors show a resistance to either endorsing or rejecting multiculturalism, but a preference for dissecting and differ... View more info

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Before The Mortgage: Reat Stories of Brazen Loves, Broken Leases, and the Perplexing Pursuit of Adulthood

By: Christina Amini & Rachel Huton [Editors]

Price: $12.00

Publisher: New York, Simon Spotlight Entertainment: 2006

Seller ID: 245005

ISBN: 1416913580

Condition: Good Condition


The swank apartment, the killer job, and the perfect boyfriend/girlfriend haven't yet fallen into place. Is this really adulthood? Welcome to life before the mortgage. Here's what you need to know. Christina Amini and Rachel Hutton have brought together the very best writing on this unpredictable -- and often hilarious -- time. This book features essays by celebrated writers such as Joel Stein, Thisbe Nissen, Thomas Beller, Found magazine's Davy Rothbart, and ReadyMade's Shoshana Berger, as well as exciting new writers. Previous owners name on front endpaper. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Wei... View more info

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Just Between You & Me: The Art of Ethical Relationships

By: Christina Colegate

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Australia, Pan Macmillan: 2004

Seller ID: 242695

ISBN: 1405036117

Condition: Near Fine Condition


A good life'. This is what most of us aspire to, but what does it actually mean and how can we achieve it? These questions have been pondered by philosophers for centuries. Young Australian philosopher Christina Colegate reflects on many aspects of modern life - love, our bodies, friendship, family, home, democracy and compassion. With insights from groundbreaking thinkers and plenty of humour along the way, "Just Between You and Me" takes readers on a journey through Western thought. Drawing on personal experiences, Christina Colegate builds a bridge between philosophical ideas and ev... View more info

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Affluenza: When Too Much is never Enough

By: Clive Hamilton

Price: $8.00

Publisher: Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2005

Seller ID: 247730

ISBN: 1741146712

Condition: Very Good Condition


Our houses are bigger than ever, but our families are smaller. Our kids go to the best schools we can afford, but we hardly see them. We've got more money to spend, yet we're further in debt than ever before. What is going on?The Western world is in the grip of a consumption binge that is unique in human history. We aspire to the lifestyles of the rich and famous at the cost of family, friends and personal fulfilment. Rates of stress, depression and obesity are up as we wrestle with the emptiness and endless disappointments of the consumer life.Affluenza pulls no punches, claiming our whole so... View more info

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The Great Wave: Price Revolutions and the Rhythm of History

By: David Hackett Fischer

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Oxford, Oxford University Press: 1996

Seller ID: 247854

ISBN: 019505377X

Condition: Near Fine Condition


David Hackett Fischer, one of our most prominent historians, has garnered a reputation for making history come alive - even stories as familiar as Paul Revere's ride, or as complicated as the assimilation of British culture in North America. Now, in The Great Wave, Fischer has done it again, marshalling an astonishing array of historical facts in lucid and compelling prose to outline a history of prices - 'the history of change', as Fischer puts it - covering the dazzling sweep of Western history from the medieval glory of Chartres to the modern day. Going far beyond the economic data, Fischer... View more info

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Airspaces

By: David Pascoe

Price: $30.00

Publisher: London, Reaktion Books: 2001

Seller ID: 247851

ISBN: 1861890907

Condition: Near Fine Condition


As mass air transport shrinks the world and requires airport complexes large enough to be regarded as self-contained cities, this book argues that airspace - that transitional area stretching from terminal to terminal, across time zones or between the check-in desk and the baggage carousel - must be regarded as a discrete destination on any map of our age. At the hub of this exclusive enclave, which rises from the runway to an altitude of several thousand feet and which calmly accommodates the dangers of take-off and landing procedures, lies the airport - the concrete manifestation of airspace... View more info

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Thai Ways

By: Denis Segaller

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Silkworm Books: 2005

Seller ID: 240401

ISBN: 9749575733

Condition: Very Good Condition


Thai Ways is a delightful collection of almost everything the curious visitor might want to know about Thai customs and beliefs, engagingly explained by a long-time English resident of Thailand. Compiled from a series of articles published in a popular weekly column in the 1970s, the selections remain as informative and readable today as when the author first wrote them. They demystify constructs like the system of royal ranks and the Thai musical scale, and customs such as the Loi Krathong festival and the Wai Khru ceremony. 243 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. ... View more info

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Six Degrees: The Science of A Connected Age

By: Duncan J. Watts

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Vintage: 2004

Seller ID: 248134

ISBN: 0099444968

Condition: Good Condition


'Six degrees of separation' is a cliche, as is 'it's a small world', both cliches of the language and cliches of everyday experience. But it's also an intriguing idea with a long history and some surprising implications. We all live in tightly bonded social networks, yet linked to vast numbers of people more closely than we sometimes think. Scientists have begun to apply insights from the theoretical study of networks to understand forms as superficially different as social networks and electrical networks, computer networks and economic networks, and to show how common principles underlie the... View more info

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The Sociology of Modern Britain

By: Eric Butterworth and David Weir

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Fontana / Collins: 1974

Edition: Eighth Impression

Seller ID: 247007

ISBN: 0006323715

Condition: Good Condition


340 pages. Pages browned. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sociology; Sociology & Culture; ISBN: 0006323715. ISBN/EAN: 9780006323716. Inventory No: 247007. Paperback View more info

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When The Luck Runs Out - The Future of Australians At Work

By: Frederick G. Hilmer

Price: $8.50

Publisher: Sydney, Harper & Row: 1985

Seller ID: 226818

ISBN: 006312064X

Condition: Good Condition


363 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Australian; Australia; Sociology & Culture; Sociology. ISBN: 006312064X. ISBN/EAN: 9780063120648. Inventory No: 226818. Paperback View more info