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RUM, REGULATIONS AND RICHES

By: Hicks, Ron

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, R.T. Kelly (Printed by). The Australian Hospital Association: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 012943

ISBN: 0959651586

Condition: Very Good


vii, + 231pp., intext, cartoon-style b/white illustrations (Peter Meldrum), plus tables and graphs. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head. Monochrome, cartoon-style illustrated (Peter Meldrum) card wrapper mildly bumped and edgeworn, with random foxing flecks and pressure marks, mainly on rear wrap. This book looks at the history of the Australia health system from its birth, and provides a critical assessment . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Introduction, 14 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 340g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under... View more info

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KANGAROO COURT : Family Law in Australia (Quarterly Essay, Issue 17)

By: Hirst, John

Price: $11.40

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc, Schwartz Publishing: 2005

Seller ID: 006138

ISBN: 1863953418

Condition: Very Good +


119pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed (small front cover image; author photo to rear) card wrapper near fine. In this first 'Quarterly Essay' of 2005, author, historian and social commentator, John Hirst presents "a measured yet unsparing appraisal which interleaves individual (Family Court) cases with compelling legal and moral argument . . . takes us deep into the workings of the Court and the domestic apocalypses it sees every day . . . considers how to reform an institution that has bred antagonism and extremism and too often entrenched paranoia and despair."... View more info

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MENTAL DISORDER AND CRIME

By: Hodgins, Sheilagh (Editor)

Price: $20.90

Publisher: California, U.S.A., Sage Publications: 1993

Edition: Second Impression.

Seller ID: 009265

ISBN: 0803950233

Condition: Very Good +


xvii, + 379pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly scuffed, very small crease to rear panel. " . . . contributors present and discuss new data which convinced them that indeed mental disorder substantially increases the risk of violent crime. Other topics covered are implications for appropriate research strategies, crime and schizophrenia, predicting violent crime, serotonin in personality disorders, and congenital and parental factors in violent behaviour.". Contents include: Acks., Introduction, 17 chapters over 3 'parts', Author Index, ... View more info

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QUESTIONS OF COMPETENCE : Culture, Classification and Intellectual Disability

By: Jenkins, Richard (Edited by)

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Press: 1998

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009456

ISBN: 0521626625

Condition: Very Good +


ix, + 250pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, crisp and unmarked. Illustrated card wrapper has soft crease, negligible edgewear only. "Intellectual disability is a socially constructed phenomenon that varies in important respects cross-culturally. This collection of original essays examines the classification of people as competent and incompetent in the United States, England, Wales, Greece, Greenland, Uganda and Belize. The contributors, anthropologists and sociologists, argue that it is time for a new understanding of intellectual disability . . . " Contents include: Li... View more info

THE POLITICS OF MORAL BEHAVIOUR: Prohibition and Drug Abuse

By: Kerr, K. Austin [Edited by]

Price: $10.45

Publisher: Reading, Massachusetts, Addison-Wesley Publishing: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004062

Condition: Good+


xi, + 275pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper mildly bumped and edgeworn. ".two issues of broad significance to our democratic political system: the divisive episode of Prohibition and the current controvery on drugs." Contents, in chaptered 'parts', viz: Prelims., Intro., The Problem of Control in a Democratic Society, Prohibition as a Problem of Control, Rhetoric of Cultural Conflict, Debate in Congress, Clash of Cultures-the 1920s, Argument over Enforcement and Repeal, Prohibition and Politics, Politics of Counterculture, Government and Prohibiti... View more info

FROM SAMBO TO SUPERSPADE: The Black Experience

By: Leab, Daniel J.

Price: $21.85

Publisher: London, Secker & Warburg: 1975

Edition: 1st Thus

Seller ID: 004567

Condition: Very Good


viii, + 301pp., intext, b/white halftone plate illustrations throughout, mostly movie stills. Books clean and square. Spine firm. In-production print imperfection splotch in foredge margin of four pages, otherwise leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket edgeworn and soiled. In part, previously published, the story of black actors on screen is based largely on research and close study of several thousand films, and is not only an important addition to the literature of black studies, but those people interested in the development of film will find it fascinating. Contents ... View more info

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THE CRISIS IN MARXISM

By: Lindsay, Jack

Price: $16.15

Publisher: Totowa, New Jersey, USA, Barnes & Noble Books: 1981

Edition: 1st U.S.

Seller ID: 005675

ISBN: 0389201855

Condition: Very Good


183pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, bright gilt title there-on. Boards slightly bumped on head. Leaves clean. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket lightly scuffed only. " . . . a detailed critical appraisal of the attempts that have been made since the 1920s to gain an adequate philosophic grasp of the problems of human development and the relationship of man to society . . . " 9 chapters, Notes, Bioblio., Index. Book weight approx. 500g. View more info

LETTERS AND PEOPLE OF THE SPANISH INDIES. Sixteenth Century

By: Lockhart, James and Otte, Enrique [translated/edited by]

Price: $12.35

Publisher: Cambridge U.K./ New York, Cambridge University Press: 1976

Seller ID: 003449

ISBN: 0521099900

Condition: Good+


xiii, + 267pp. Facsimile, 16th century letter frontispiece, and intext area-locality map. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper abraded in spots, noticeably sunned and mildly edgeworn, with a small sticker ghost on [plain] inside front wrap. A stand-alone, Volume 22 in the Cambridge 'Latin American Studies' series. In the sixteenth century a large group of Spanish emigrants conquered and settled among the indigenous peoples of what was to become Spanish America. One way to convey the reality is through the letters written by Spanish officials, merchants, and ord... View more info

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A BIG FIX : Radical Solutions for Australia's Environmental Crisis

By: Lowe, Ian

Price: $11.40

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 011030

ISBN: 1863951261

Condition: Very Good


113pp. Book clean. Spine firm. Leaves clean, slightly edge-tanned. Printed card wrapper very good. " . . . pre-eminent scientist and environmentalist Ian Lowe tackles the problem head on and offers far-reaching solutions to our environmental and social crisis. He advocates a fundamental change to our values and social institutions and offers a vision of a healthier society - one that is humane, takes an ecocentric approach, adopts long-term thinking, uses our natural resources responsibly and is informed about the fragility of our natural systems." Book weight approx. 160g. *Postage ch... View more info

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THE MEDIA READER : Continuity and Transformation

By: MacKay, Hugh and O'Sullivan, Tim (Edited by)

Price: $19.00

Publisher: United Kingdom, Sage Publications: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 008917

ISBN: 0761962506

Condition: Good


xi, + 425pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, one page mildly creased. Illustrated card wrapper has soft vertical crease to front panel, plus two corner creases, minor edgewear. " . . . an essential sourcebook of key statements about transformations in media culture. The Reader explores the technological, economic, social and cultural processes implicated in the production, regulation, circulation and consumption of media forms. It applies theoretical approaches, supported by a range of case studies, to past and present media transformations." Contents include: Introductio... View more info

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A SOCIOLOGY OF AUSTRALIAN SOCIETY : Introductory Readings

By: Najman, Jakob M., Western, John S. (Edited by)

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Australia, Macmillan: 1988

Edition: First Edition (P/B)

Seller ID: 008140

ISBN: 0333430808

Condition: Very Good


xvi, + 587pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean, albeit tanned on endpapapers and textblock edges. Small, soft crease to head of some pages. Printed card wrapper mildly edgeworn, with a corresponding soft crease. "This collection of readings provides a comprehensive introduction to the study of Australian society . . . " Contents include: Notes on Contributors, Tables and Figures, Preface, 18 chapters over three 'parts', Index. Book weight approx. 680g. View more info

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CHILDREN IN STEPFAMILIES

By: Ochiltree, Gay

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, Prentice Hall of Australia: 1990

Edition: First Edition, First Impression.

Seller ID: 012624

ISBN: 0724801596

Condition: Very Good


x, + 174pp, intext tables and figures throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped on lower foredge corner, else minimal edgewear, and a blind pressure indentation on rear wrap. Textblock unmarked. " . . . this enlightening book contains some serious and thought-provoking information . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 8 chapters, Appendices, Refs., Index. Book weight approx. 280g. *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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MENTAL HANDICAP : The Social Dimensions

By: Owens, Gillies, and Birchenall, Peter

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England, Pitman Medical: 1979

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012560

ISBN: 0272795283

Condition: Very Good +


ix, + 239pp., intext tables and graphs. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Printed card wrapper minimally bumped only. Text-block unmarked. Dating somewhat, never-the-less this book will be of interest to anyone studying the problems faced by people assisting or otherwise involved with those with a mental 'handicap'. Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 4 'parts', Refs., Glossary, Index. Book weight approx. 320g. *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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HOUSING DECISIONS FOR THE ELDERLY: To Move or Not to Move

By: Pastalan, Leon A. (Editor)

Price: $16.15

Publisher: Binghamton, New York, U.S.A., The Haworth Press, Inc.: 1995

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 005958

ISBN: 1560247134

Condition: Very Good


163pp. Book clean, slightly canted. Spine firm. Acid-free leaves clean and crisp, small sticker ghost to rear pastedown. Boards have small area of mild edgewear at foot. Written from an American perspective, but of interest to all researchers, sociologists, policymakers, practitioners and developers, this book thoroughly explores the decisions many elderly have to face in regards to housing, and provides a comprehensive overview of the complex problems which accompany these decisions. Contents include: Overview, 9 chapters. Book weight approx. 490g. View more info

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WORLDS OF THE FUTURE: Exercises in the Sociological Imagination

By: Phillips, Bernard S.

Price: $16.15

Publisher: Columbus, Ohio, Charles E. Merrill Publishing: 1972

Edition: First Impression

Seller ID: 005883

ISBN: 0675090857

Condition: Very Good


xi, + 337pp., intext, line-drawn figures and graphs. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper mildly edgeworn and scuffed. "This book represents an attempt to develop our vision so that we can see what is already here . . . " Contents, in 'parts', include: Prelims., Intro., Constructing the Future: A Frame of Reference, Man & Society, Groups, Social Category Systems, Institutions, Appendix, Name Index, Subject Index. Book weight approx. 600g. View more info

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WHEN MEN KILL : Scenarios of Masculine Violence

By: Polk, Kenneth

Price: $17.10

Publisher: Cambridge University Press: 1994

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009341

ISBN: 0521468086

Condition: Very Good


vii, + 222pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Minimal foxing flecks to textblock edges and endpapers, small, lightly abraded area to top edge of rear endpaper, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper has minor edgewear only. "Most offenders in homicide cases are men, making homicide a distinctly masculine matter. This book describes various patterns of homicide that involve men killing women and other men. It is a qualitative study that eschews heavy use of statistics, focusing instead on numerous case studies drawn from the files of the office of the Coroner of the State of Victoria (... View more info

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BREAST FRIENDS : Extraordinary Friendships Through Breast Cancer

By: Portraits By Rankin (Introduction: Marcia Cross, et al)

Price: $28.50

Publisher: London, Sea Design: 2006

Edition: First Edition (Stated).

Seller ID: 009200

ISBN: 0955389801

Condition: Near Fine


Unpaginated (80 pages). Pattern-print endpapers. Colour-plate portraiture throughout by 'Rankin'. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Pictorially-illustrated matt boards undamaged. Text-block pristine. No dustjacket (as issued). This poignant book features celebrities and their 'breast friends' who have faced and overcome the diagnosis : "you have breast cancer . . . " 'Rankin' is the professional name of celebrated, internationally-known photographer, John Rankin Waddell, born 1966. Contents include; Prelims., Foreword (Rankin), Introduction (Marcia Cross and Rosemary Moritz), How to B... View more info

FATHERS, MOTHERS AND OTHERS: Towards New Alliances

By: Rapoport, Rhona, Rapoport, Robert N., et al

Price: $14.25

Publisher: St Lucia, Queensland, University of Queensland Press: 1977

Edition: First [Aust.]

Seller ID: 004858

ISBN: 0702211087

Condition: Very Good +


viii, + 421pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm, vivid silver title there-on. Leaves clean. Backstrip lightly bumped on head and heel. Printed, loose-plastic protected dustjacket slightly edgeworn. Published simultaneously by Routledge & Kegan Paul, London, this volume examines the parenting role, expectation, and direction in a changing world.Contents include: Prelims., 9 chapters, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. 700g. View more info

WILD: Harley Bikes & Babes

By: Rosler, Horst

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Germany, Goliath: 2000

Seller ID: 001283

ISBN: 3980587657

Condition: Good.


448pp. Sparsely texted [ intro. in 5 languages], hundreds of colour plates throughout. Book square. Spine firm, vertical overstrain crease and short tear on heel. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper bumped, edgeworn on foredge corners. Harley enthusiasts enjoying life . . . Book weight approx. 950gms. * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it will weigh over 1KG. with packing. Please email for quote. View more info

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DANGEROUS PERSUADERS : An Expose of Gurus, Personal Development Courses and Cults, and How They Operate in Australia

By: Samways, Louise

Price: $13.30

Publisher: Ringwood, VIC, Australia, Penguin: 1994

Edition: First Edition, First Impression.

Seller ID: 009615

ISBN: 0140235531

Condition: Very Good


xi, + 148pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Previous owner's name and date to first (author biog.) page, else leaves clean, albeit mildly tanned. Printed card wrapper negligibly scuffed, tanning to inside covers. "Louise Samways, a practising psychologist, explains what cults and personal development courses are, how they operate, and the mind-control techniques they use on recruits . . . offers practical help and advice to the victims and their families." Contents include: Preface, Acks., Introduction, 9 chapters, Helpful Organisations, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 150g. ... View more info