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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

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MODERN FAMILIES: An Australian Text

By: Sarantakos, Sotirios

Price: $23.75

Publisher: South Yarra, VIC, Australia, Macmillan Australia: 1998

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 013464

ISBN: 0732939380

Condition: Very Good


x, + 446pp., intext tables, and several cartoon-style illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn only. Half-title page corner-clipped, else textblock unmarked. This book is about marriage and the family in Australia, as moulded by our culture (up to publication date). From the rear panel; "This text has been prepared for students of social sciences and related disciplines, such as sociology, social work, social welfare, psychology, education, nursing, policing studies and criminology, and it contains the essential eleme... View more info

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COMMON FAME : The Culture of Celebrity

By: Schickel, Richard

Price: $19.00

Publisher: London, Pavilion, in Association with Michael Joseph: 1985

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006708

ISBN: 0907516963

Condition: Good+


xi, + 299pp. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title on lightly bumped spine. Undamaged red boards. Splash stains on foredge of uniformly brown textblock. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket nominally edgeworn only. Celebrity ! . . . power in its most widely recognised form . . . First full-scale study . . . Contents include: Intro., 8 chapters. Book weight approx. 500g. View more info

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GLOBALIZATION : A Critical Introduction

By: Scholte, Jan Aart

Price: $19.00

Publisher: United Kingdom, Palgrave: 2002

Edition: Fourth Impression

Seller ID: 008936

ISBN: 0333660226

Condition: Very Good +


xix, + 361pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper very good. An immensely readable introduction to the causes and consequences of globalization. Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 12 chapters over three 'parts', Conclusion, Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 590g. View more info

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WHY DO THEY DRESS THAT WAY? (Signed Copy)

By: Scott, Stephen

Price: $15.20

Publisher: Intercourse, PA 17534, U.S.A., Good Books: 1986

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 012723

ISBN: 0934672180

Condition: Very Good +


160pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates and line-drawings. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped, with a small abrasion and blind indentation on rear wrap. An 'autographed copy' circular sticker affixed to front wrap. Signed by author on title-page, else text-block unmarked. "People's Place Book No. 7." Written by a member of the group, this is the first comprehensive book about why more than 150,000 people in North America wear plain clothes for religious reasons . . . Contents include: Prelims., 13 chapters, Notes, Index, more. Boo... View more info

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HAVEN'T WE MET BEFORE SOMEWHERE? Germany from the Inside and Out

By: Searle, Ronald and Huber, Heinz

Price: $28.50

Publisher: London, William Heinemann: 1966

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: 009221

Condition: Very Good


190pp., illustrated throughout: full-page colour, and b/white art, plus intext sketch-drawings, all by brilliant British artist, Ronald Searle. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over lightly bumped spine. Plain black, original cloth boards nominally bumped on lower foredge corner, else very good. Text-block top edge tinted pink, leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Ronald Searle), loose-plastic protected dustjacket minimally edgeworn, plus tape ghosting on verso, with some relevant strike-through (mainly flaps and rear panel). Translated from the German by Constantine Fitz Gibbon. Factual, wr... View more info

THE UNEXPURGATED CASE AGAINST WOMAN SUFFRAGE

By: Sir Almroth E. Wright

Price: $35.15

Publisher: London, Constable and Co.: 1913

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 002820

Condition: Very Good


xv, + 86pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Gilt titles. Mild surface [insect] damage on edges, otherwise very good. Tanned endpapers, and minor foxing flecks throughout. Untrimmed text-block edges, the folded signature[s] separation left to the abilities of the first purchaser, resulting in some 'jagged' edges. " . . . The task which I undertake here is to show that the Woman's Suffrage Movement has no real intellectual or moral sanction, and there are very weighty reasons why the suffrage should not be conceded to woman . . . " [Author's Intro.]. Predicting dire outcomes if impliment... View more info

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE

By: Stephenson, Geoffrey M.

Price: $20.90

Publisher: Oxford, England, Blackwell Publishers: 1992

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 009256

ISBN: 0631145478

Condition: Very Good +


x, + 286pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, soft reading crease there-on. Leaves clean. Printed card wrapper very mildly edgeworn. " . . . integrates aspects of psychology's contributions to criminology and to socio-legal studies within a single narrative framework. It does this by describing the interpersonal and group dynamics of decision-making at key stages in the processing of accused persons from the time an alleged offence is committed to the moment sentence is passed . . " Contents include: Acks., List of Figures, List of Tables, Introduction, 12 chapters, References, Index. Bo... View more info

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ECONOMICS AND CULTURE

By: Throsby, David

Price: $42.75

Publisher: Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Press: 2003

Edition: Third Impression.

Seller ID: 009185

ISBN: 052158406X

Condition: Near Fine


xv, + 208pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated gloss boards lightly dented on rear board, else fine. Textblock pristine. No dustjacket (as issued). A disclaimer on the colophon indicates that this title 'transferred to digital printing 2004', thereby clouding the indicated print date (2003). This book considers the relationship between economics and culture both as areas of intellectual discourse and as systems of societal organisation . . . Contents include: Prelims., 9 chapters, Bibliography, Name Index, Subject Index. Book weight approx. 490g. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾... View more info

PIETY AND POWER: The Role of Italian Parishes in the New York Metropolitan Area, 1880-1930

By: Tomasi, Silvano

Price: $14.25

Publisher: New York, Center for Migration Studies: 1975

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001832

Condition: Near Fine


xi, + 201pp., intext tables. Book clean, square. Spine firm, gilt title there-on. Leaves clean and unmarked. Art-illustrated [Andrew Brizzolara], loose-plastic protected dustjacket mildly edgeworn and nipped, formerly creased front flap, author portrait on rear flap. "At the turn of the [20th] century, mass immigration from Italy to the United States reached into the millions. Poor, illiterate and unskilled, the Italian immigrants were confronted with prejudice, bad housing and ill health. This new study focuses in the immigrant's problems with the Church . . . " Contents include: Prel... View more info

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WORKING WITH INVOLUNTARY CLIENTS : A Guide to Practice

By: Trotter, Chris

Price: $23.75

Publisher: Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia, Allen and Unwin: 2006

Edition: Second Edition.

Seller ID: 012141

ISBN: 1741148294

Condition: Very Good +


ix, + 214pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed and indented. From the rear cover: " . . . a practical guide to working with both the clients and their families. Chris Trotter's pro-social model offers a way to work in partnership with involuntary clients. The model emphasises clarifying roles, promoting pro-social values, dealing with issues of authority and establishing goals. The approach is integrated, systematic and evidence-based." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 350g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will... View more info

EDITORS UNDER FIRE

By: Tyson, Harvey

Price: $13.30

Publisher: Sandton, South Africa, Random House South Africa: 1993

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001167

ISBN: 0947024395

Condition: Good+.


428pp. Intext, b/white halftone and sketch illustrations throughout. Book square, clean. Shelf wear to foot. Spine lightly shaken. Leaves clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected d/jacket mildly edgeworn, else good. Stories of the precarious existence of investigative journalists in south africa. Contributors include: Anthony Lewis, Nelson Mandela, Lord McGregor of Durris, Helen Suzman. 22 chapters, Reflections, Index. Weight approx. 1200gms. [1.2KG.] * Buyers outside Australia - This item will incur extra postage charges as it weighs over 1KG. Please email for quote. View more info

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NO LIFE WITHOUT ROOTS: Culture and Development

By: Verhelst, Thierry G.

Price: $15.20

Publisher: London, Zed Books: 1992

Edition: 2nd Imnpression (P/B)

Seller ID: 006312

ISBN: 0862328497

Condition: Very Good


(Iv) + 189pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper creased on upper foredge corner, plus a soft reading crease on a nominally faded spine. First published in the French as 'Des Racines Pour Livre', Editions Duculot, Paris, 1987. English translation by Bob Cumming. "In this powerful new analysis of development strategies and projects Thierry Verhelst . . . argues that development is often seen by the poor of the Third World as a Trojan horse of Westernization . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 16 chapters, Notes, Biblio., Index. Book weight approx. ... View more info

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PULP SURREALISM : Insolent Popular Culture in Early Twentieth-Century Paris

By: Walz, Robin

Price: $28.50

Publisher: Berkeley and Los Angeles, CA, University of California Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition, 1st Impression.

Seller ID: 008207

ISBN: 0520216199

Condition: Good


xiii, + 206pp., intext b/white halftone plates throughout. Ex (public) library copy. Book clean and square. Bright gilt title over mildly bumped quarter-cloth spine. Plain boards lightly bumped. Typical ex-library indicators (including text stamp to head and foot of text-block), plus flecks on endpapers and text-block edges, together with a beverage splash-stain on upper foredge of text-block, else clean. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket trivially edgeworn only. " . . . presents four 'case studies', each exploring the out-of-the-way and impertinent elements that inspired the... View more info

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APARTHEID : The Closing Phases?

By: Weeramantry, C.G.

Price: $19.00

Publisher: South Caulfield, Victoria, Australia, Lantana: 1980

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 010970

ISBN: 0908265026

Condition: Good+


xviii, + 302pp., b/white map. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper edge-rubbed, mild soiling to rear (text) panel, surface abraded on spine. From the back cover: "Researched in depth, and ranging over the fields of history, politics, sociology and law, the book's fresh insights and information update all current studies of apartheid. It will probably be necessary reading for any discussion of apartheid hereafter." Contents include: Preface, Acks., 8 chapters, Epilogue, Appendices A - E, Glossary, Index. Book weight approx. 370g. *Postage charge will be... View more info

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CHILDREN OF THE SUN. (Signed Copy)

By: West, Morris

Price: $39.90

Publisher: London, Heinemann: 1957

Edition: 6th Impression.

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 004362

Condition: Good


xiv, + 215pp., b/white frontispiece [of Don Mario Borrelli, the Priest of the Urchins], plus intext candid and poignant halftone plates [all extant]. Book clean and square. Minor flecks on black cloth, blind embossed publisher's logo on rear board. Bright gilt title on lightly bumped backstrip. Signed and dated [April '97] by author on halftitle page, free front endpaper removed, plus foxing flecks on textblock edges. Art-illustrated [Susanna Bott], kraft paper backed, clear plastic covered dustjacket nipped, dampstained edges, plus general soiling. 'A Book Society recommendation'. Told with a... View more info

SWEET DREAMS & NIGHTMARES: From the Diary of a Night-Shift Taxi Driver (Signed Copy)

By: Western, Doug

Price: $14.25

Publisher: Melbourne, Victoria, Author: 1998

Edition: 1st Impression

Inscription: Inscribed and Signed By Author

Seller ID: 001481

ISBN: 0958949824

Condition: Good+.


83pp. Book square, spine firm. Inscription, signed and dated by author on the title-page. A few small spots on rear fly, otherwise leaves clean. Card wrapper slightly edgeworn and abraded, a soft vertical crease on the rear wrap. Numerous short chapters from the annals from the life of a Melbourne night-shift taxi driver, some humorous, others potentially perilous situations. Book weight approx. 160gms. Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. View more info

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NEGOTIATING YOUTH-SPECIFIC PUBLIC SPACE : A Guide for Youth & Community Workers, Town Planners and Local Councils

By: White, Rob, Murray, Gwenn, Robins, Nicole

Price: $19.00

Publisher: New South Wales, Australia, Youth Programs Unit, Department of Training and Education Co-ordination (DTEC): 1996

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011822

ISBN: 0731097416

Condition: Very Good +


48pp. Booklet clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. Contents include: Introduction, Background, Case Studies, Key Issues, Guiding Principles, Sites of Intervention, Assessing, Multi-Agency Approach, Existing Models, Issues Arising from Specific Public Space Projects, General Questions, Conclusion. Booklet weight approx. 135g. *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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MEDICAL DOMINANCE : The division of labour in Australian health care

By: Willis, Evan

Price: $17.10

Publisher: North Sydney, N.S.W., Australia, George Allen & Unwin: 1983

Edition: First Edition.

Seller ID: 011866

ISBN: 0868612626

Condition: Good


viii, + 235pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Mild tanning to endpapers, minor text highlighting to three pages, biro line to margin of one, else leaves clean. Printed card wrapper very good. A stand-alone title in the 'Studies in Society' series. From the rear panel: "In a major study Evan Willis provides a fascinating account of the medical profession's successful domination of a wide range of health care services . . . The defence by doctors of their positions of power is highlighted by the author's exhaustive and original research into demarcation struggles between medicine and other ... View more info

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SOCIETY, CULTURE AND HEALTH : An Introduction to Sociology for Nurses

By: Willis, Karen and Elmer, Shandell

Price: $42.75

Publisher: South Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Oxford University Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 009073

ISBN: 019555907X

Condition: Very Good


xii, + 276pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. A couple of minute spots, a tiny nick to lower edge of title page, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly edgeworn, with a soft corner crease to front panel. " . . . applies a sociological approach to issues relevant to students enrolled in nursing and related health courses. The book uses concepts of social structure, social marginalisation and social exclusion to examine how social positioning impacts on health experiences and health outcomes. Written for nursing students studying the importance of sociology for their profession. ... View more info