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CLIQUES, CROWDS AND GANGS: Group Life of Sydney Adolescents

By: Dunphy, D.C.

Price: $30.40

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, F.W. Cheshire Publishing: 1969

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 013251

Condition: Very Good +


xi, + 170pp., intext tables and line-drawn figures, Book clean and square. Spine firm, minimally bumped on head and heel. Plain black boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very lightly edgeworn only. " . . . this important study fills the need for a first-hand sociological analysis of the structures and dynamics of adolescent groups . . . " The contents of this study of adolescent group life in Sydney, Australia include: Prelims., Introduction, 7 chapters. Footnotes, Appendix (Questionaires used in Research). Bibliography, Index. Book wei... View more info

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EDISON AND THE ELECTRIC CHAIR : A Study of Light and Death

By: Essig, Mark

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Gloucestershire, England, Sutton Publishing: 2003

Edition: First U.K.

Seller ID: 008891

ISBN: 0750936800

Condition: Near Fine


358pp., intext b/white illustrations (halftone and line-drawn) throughout. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over firm spine. Plain black boards undamaged. Text-block pristine. Pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, else very good. A decade after he unveiled a world-changing invention - the electric light - Thomas Alva Edison, despite being an avowed opponent of the death penalty, threw his laboratory facilities and reputation behind the creation of the electric chair, a device which remains controversial . . . Contents include: Prelims., Prologue,... View more info

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CHICAGO '68

By: Farber, David

Price: $22.80

Publisher: Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A., University of Chicago Press: 1988

Edition: 2nd Impression.

Seller ID: 006684

ISBN: 0226238008

Condition: Near Fine


xxi, + 304pp., unpaginated b/white halftone plate sections. Book clean and square. Vivid, metallic green title over nominally bumped spine. Undamaged blue cloth boards. Leaves clean and unmarked. Monochrome, pictorially-illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially edgeworn only. The 1968 Democratic Convention, cops, kids, the Mayor and his city, violence, bloody confrontation between protesters and the forces of law and order. This is Chicago, Ill. 1968 . . . David Farber, not seeking to apportion blame, attempts to reconstruct this event from three different voices, the perspecti... View more info

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CRIME : A Social Science Textbook

By: Feldman, Philip

Price: $23.75

Publisher: New York, Cambridge University Press: 1993

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009255

ISBN: 0521337321

Condition: Very Good


xiv, + 526pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, minor in-production laminate surface striation to same. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper mildly edgeworn and indented. " . . . an overview of current theory and research in criminology. While its emphasis is largely psychological, it also gives considerable weight in sociological perspectives, and succeeds in integrating the two approaches in introducing the scholarship on the criminal justice system and criminal behaviour generally . . . " Contents include: Preface, 13 chapters over Parts I-IV, References, Author Index, Subject Index. Bo... View more info

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MOTHERS IN LAW : Feminist Theory and the Legal Regulation of Motherhood

By: Fineman, Martha Albertson and Karpin, Isabel (Edited by)

Price: $28.50

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1995

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009455

ISBN: 023109681X

Condition: Very Good +


xiii, + 398pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated (Maria T. Guiliani) card wrapper has a soft corner crease, very minor edgewear. "Leading feminist theorists explore the legal issues surrounding motherhood - 'good' and 'bad' mothers, working mothers, mothers who fear loss of their children in divorce battles or neglect proceedings, lesbian mothers, and poor mothers are only a few of the topics covered in this book . . . " Contents include: Preface, Acks., 16 chapters over 4 'parts', Bibliography, Biographies. Book weight approx. 580g. Size: 8vo -... View more info

MOTHERS AND CHILDREN

By: Fisher, Dorothy Canfield

Price: $17.10

Publisher: London, Constable and Co.: 1915

Edition: 1st. U.K.Edition,.

Seller ID: 001925

Condition: Good.


xii+285pp. Book just starting to skew, corners lightly bumped and scuffed, small spots on cloth. Patinated, but legible gilt title on backstrip. Blind-embossed Presentation Stamp on title-page, fly-sheet removed from rear, uniformly tanned leaves. No d/jacket. An 'Edwardian' era insight into the raising of children.Contents, sub-chaptered, include: Preface, The Background of our Children's lives, Obedience, The Scientific Spirit for Mothers, On joining the Older Generation, Maternity no longer a position for life. Book weight approx. 490gms. View more info

THE REVOLUTIONARY CRISIS OF 1918-1921 IN GERMANY, ENGLAND, ITALY and FRANCE

By: Foster, Wm. Z.

Price: $31.35

Publisher: Chicago, Ill., The Trade Union Educational League:

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 005917

Condition: Good


No publication date (c. 1922). 63pp. Red cloth boards specked and splashed, stained and faded. Remnant front of dustjacket affixed to front board. Dampstained and acidic (browned) textblock. Red cord, spine-attached bookmark. The author, a Federated Press correspondent, had an opportunity to study the post-World War One revolutionary movements in Germany, England, Italy and France. In these pages he attempts to portray the general outlines and causes of their failure, together with other relevant events . . . Contents include: Intro., German Revolution, Failure of British Triple Alliance, Whit... View more info

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PLOTTING WOMEN : Gender and Representation in Mexico

By: Franco, Jean

Price: $20.90

Publisher: New York, Columbia University Press: 1991

Edition: First Impression.

Seller ID: 007828

ISBN: 0231064233

Condition: Very Good +


xxiv, + 235pp., b/white frontis illustration (Frida Kahlo; 'Self-Portrait with Cropped Hair'), b/white halftone illustrations intext. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, slight wave to textblock edge of several pages. Art-illustrated (as Frontis) card wrapper nominally scuffed, tiny corner crease to rear panel. " . . . explores Mexican women's struggle for interpretive power in relation to the Catholic religion, the notion, and post-modern society; and examines the writings of women who wrote under the shadow of recognized male writers, as well as the works of more marginal figur... View more info

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EDUCATION OF THE SENSES. Volume 1. The Bourgeois Experience : Victoria to Freud

By: Gay, Peter

Price: $14.25

Publisher: U.S.A., W W Norton & Co: 1999

Edition: First Paperback.

Seller ID: 009639

ISBN: 0393319040

Condition: Very Good


534pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated ('Psyche Opening the Golden Box', John William Waterhouse, 1903) card wrapper mildly edgeworn only. " . . . the first volume in Peter Gay's panoramic study of the European and American middle classes from the 1820s to the outbreak of World War I. Drawing on psychoanalytic insights and a rich array of primary sources, Gay reexamines the sexual behaviour and attitudes of the Victorians, overturning a myriad of stereotypes, especially about women . . . " Contents include: General Introduction, orientations, 2, & 6 chapters, Appe... View more info

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SOCIOLOGY: A Brief but Critical Introduction (Second Edition)

By: Giddens, Anthony

Price: $13.30

Publisher: Basingstoke & London, United Kingdom, Macmillan Press: 1995

Edition: Revised Edition, 8th Impression.

Seller ID: 012812

ISBN: 0333427394

Condition: Very Good


viii, + 179pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Printed card wrapper nominally bumped and edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. " . . . offers a lively, discursive and jargon-free introduction to sociology, acessible to the lay reader as well as to the student . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 7 chapters, Conclusion, Index. Book weight approx. 230g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall View more info

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ON JUSTICE IN SOCIETY

By: Ginsberg, Morris

Price: $11.40

Publisher: Middlesex, England, Penguin Books: 1965

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009793

Condition: Very Good


248pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. First (author-bio.) page corner-clipped, leaves slightly tanned, else clean and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper has the hint of a small, soft crease to rear panel. Professor Ginsberg, one of the fathers of modern British sociology, examines "the connexion between justice and equality, and asks what sort of differences justify differential treatment. He attempts (as he puts it) 'to clarify the concept of justice and to show its bearing on the social problems of our age.' He also includes chapters on 'Association and Contract', 'The Ethics of Punishm... View more info

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VIOLENCE AND THE SACRED

By: Girard, Rene

Price: $22.80

Publisher: London, Continuum: 2005

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 013417

ISBN: 0826477186

Condition: Very Good +


(vii), + 352pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Originally published as 'La Violence et al Sacre', Editions Bernard Grasset, Paris, 1972. 'Violence and The Sacred' is Rene Girard's brilliant study of human evil, exploring violence as it is represented and occurs throughout history, literature, and myth . . . .Contents include: Prelims., Acks., 11 chapters. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index. Book weight approx. 395g. View more info

VICTIMS OF VIOLENCE

By: Grabosky, P.N.

Price: $12.35

Publisher: Canberra and Melbourne, Australia, Australian Institute of Criminology: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004363

ISBN: 0642143986

Condition: Very Good +


45pp., intext, b/white halftone plates [poster depictions] throughout. Booklet clean and square. Staples clean and tight. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper nominally edgeworn only. A stand-alone, volume [2] in the 'Monograph Series' published by the National Committee on Violence, chaired by Professor Duncan Chappell, Director of Australian Institute of Criminology. Concise contents include: Information about victims of violence, The most vulnerable victims, Restoring victims of violence, The Criminal Justice System and victims of violence, Compensation, Recommendation, Selected bibliography.... View more info

SOCIETY'S RESPONSE TO THE VIOLENT OFFENDER

By: Grabosky, P.N. And Lucas, W.E.

Price: $12.35

Publisher: Canberra, Australia, Australian Institute of Criminology: 1989

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004422

ISBN: 0642147779

Condition: Very Good +


x, + 68pp., intext, b/white halftone plate section, comprising disturbing art illustrations. Book clean. Staples tight. Leaves clean. Printed limp wrapper nominally edgeworn only. A stand-alone 'Monograph No. 3' in the Australian Institute of Criminology 'National Committee on Violence' series, looks at the violent offender, and includes some case histories. Booklet weight approx. 170g. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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TECHNOCULTURE : From Alphabet to Cybersex

By: Green, Lelia

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Crows Nest, NSW, Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2002

Edition: First Edition, First Impression

Seller ID: 008560

ISBN: 1865080489

Condition: Very Good +


xxxiv, + 254pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly indented. " . . . examines the technologies of communication, from things we don't even think of as technology, like the alphabet or electricity, through to the rapidly-developing world of cyberspace. The author argues that technology is never neutral, rather, it is closely linked to culture, society and government policy . . . 'Technoculture' is written for an international readership and is an ideal undergraduate student text for courses on technology and culture or technology and society." ... View more info

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CHILD LABOR : Then and Now

By: Greene, Laura Offenhartz

Price: $25.65

Publisher: New York, Franklin Watts Inc.: 1992

Edition: First Edition, 1st Impression.

Seller ID: 008132

ISBN: 0531130088

Condition: Very Good +


144pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates (several are confronting; all are poignant), plus art facsimiles. Book clean and square. Boards very good. Durable, faux-leather, library binding (un-issued). Leaves unmarked. Pictorially-illustrated (as poignant as text illustrations), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn, else very good. Written for the advanced juvenile reader, this confronting survey of the history of child labor and its abuses, with an examination of what has been done to eliminate the exploitation of children at work, will move even the hardest-hearte... View more info

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THE THING SHE LOVES : Why Women Kill (Signed Copy)

By: Greenwood, Kerry (Editor)

Price: $30.40

Publisher: St Leonards, N.S.W., Australia, Allen & Unwin: 1996

Edition: First Edition, First Impression.

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Editor

Seller ID: 012562

ISBN: 1864480815

Condition: Very Good +


xi, + 154pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Duo-tone, photographically-illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. A concise personal inscription, signed by Kerry Greenwood on half-title page, else leaves lightly tanned. Edited by hugely successful Australian author Kerry Greenwood, this confronting book by a stellar team of lawyers and other professional females who have been at the coalface of women who kill, a large part of which is 'battered woman syndrome'. Contents include: Prelims., Contributors, Preface, Case Studies, Afterword, Index. Book weight approx. 185g. *Postage charge ... View more info

ANATOMY OF HATRED: The Wounded Land

By: Habe, Hans

Price: $16.15

Publisher: London, George Harrap & Co.: 1964

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 005345

Condition: Very Good +


296pp. Book clean. Spine firm, but mildly cocked. Bright gilt title on nominally bumped backstrip. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Conrad Bailey), loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly edgeworn and soiled. European by birth and education, American citizen Hans Habe was on a journalistic assignment in the U.S.A. at the time of President Kennedy's assassination. In the aftermath of that event, he wrote 'Anatomy of Hatred', a critical assessment of the contemporary problems facing the United States. He discusses political implications, the colour-bar controversy, and other issues including po... View more info

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LEND OR LEASE

By: Hatfield, William

Price: $19.00

Publisher: South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, P.P.Publications:

Edition: First Thus.

Seller ID: 006707

Condition: Very Good


32pp. (selfcover). No publication date (c. early 1940s). Staple bound format. Leaves clean. Printed self cover wrapper lightly soiled and edgeworn. Economic commentary compiled within Australia's war-footing of World War Two, 1939-1945. William Hatfield (1892-1969) was a prolific author during his lifetime. Fearless in his economic assessment of wartime Australia with his commentary work "This Land Of Ours!", Popular Publications, Melbourne, 1941, this pamphlet is an abridged, affordable version of that title produced by Hatfield at the publisher's request. Pamphlet weight approx. 350g... View more info

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THE REAR VIEW : A Brief and Elegant History of Bottoms Through the Ages

By: Hennig, Jean-Luc

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, Souvenir Press: 1995

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 007065

ISBN: 0285633031

Condition: Very Good


181pp. Book clean. Bright gilt title over minimally cocked spine. A nondescript inscription (with 'cheeky' comment) on body of ffep., else leaves clean. Plain black boards nominally bumped. Pictorially-illustrated (detail: 'The Three Graces'. statue by Antonio Canova), loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially edgeworn, plus a minor stain (not visible at view) on plain verso. "The human buttocks are unique . . . Jean-Luc Hennig, in this delightfully witty and cultured celebration of the human behind, sets out to heighten our awareness and appreciation . . . " Chaptered contents. Ori... View more info