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The Elgar Companion to Social Economics by John B. Davis & Wilfred Dolfsma (£89.00)Publisher: Cheltenham: Edward Elgar — 2008Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9781845422806]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: Illustrated by way of: Tables;Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXI] 982 pages. Tags: dolfsma economics sociological aspects social ethical dimensions globalization thesis debate economic theory philosophy environment sustainability business
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The Social Analysis of Class Structure by Frank Parkin (£43.00)Publisher: Tavistock Publications — 1974Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0422744603]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a short closed tear to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Several small dings to the join of the upper panel. Boards slightly faded and marked. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XI] 315 pages. Tags: addresses analysis annual association british classes conference congresses essays frank lectures mobility parkin proceedings social sociological stratification surrey university
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Literature by Laurie G. Kirszner; Stephen R. Mandell (£37.00)Publisher: Harcourt Brace — 1991Binding: Hardback [ISBN: 015503622X]Condition: Very Good. Slight inward bow to the spine otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: 3rd Edition. Reading, reacting, writing.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Pictorial boards. 2095 pages. Tags: active reading allegorical framework alliteration antagonist archetype assonance aubade audience ballad stanza black comedy canon literary caricature catharsis characterization colloquialisms closet drama comedy humours conceit couplet critical thinking defining poetry denouement deus machine didactic dramatic irony environmental staging epigram epiphany evaluating literature expressionism feminist criticism figurative language
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The First Rotarian: The Life and Times of Paul Percy Harris, Founder of Rotary by James P. [Patrick] Walsh (£33.00)Publisher: Shoreham by Sea: SCAN Books — 1979Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Signed by the Author.[ISBN: 0906360021]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small nick to the foot of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Signed by the author on the title page — unverified and reflected as such in the lack of premium. Contains: Black & white photographs;

From the cover: “Paul Harris will forever be remembered as the founder of Rotary International.

This account of his life, the first to be published, makes fascinating reading and marks the seventy-fifth anniversary of Rotary, which today has nearly one million members in more than 150 countries.

Harris, reserved, talented and physically frail, was not only the founder of Rotary, but was also the trail-blazer of the worldwide service club movement.

His original inspiration led others to the formation of organizations such as Kiwanis International, Lions International, Optimist International and Civitan International. The service club concept has also been embraced by the young — Interact, Rotaract, Key Clubs, Circle K, Round Table and Wo-Co.

Thus, the seemingly inauspicious first ‘Rotary’ meeting in 1905 of Harris, a Chicago attorney, and three friends triggered off one of the most important sociological phenomena of the twentieth century.

He created, quietly and effectively, a new concept of service to our own kind and generated a movement that has touched the lives of millions.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [2] 351 pages. Tags: walsh harris paul percy businesspeople united rotary international states businessmen clubs biographies 9780906360026
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In the Wake of the Affluent Society: An Exploration of Post-development by Serge Latouche (£31.00)Publisher: London: Zed Books — 1993Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1856491722]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' name to the about the author leaf. Description: Notes: Foreword or introduction by Martin O'Connor & Rosemary Arnoux. Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 256 pages. Tags: poor developing countries, economics developing countries, economic development, poverty development, social change, developing countries, economic development sociological perspectives, books written serge latouche
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The New Family? by Elizabeth B. Silva (£23.00)Publisher: Sage — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0761958568]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Scattered researcher's highlighting throughout. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Leans slightly. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [VIII] 177 pages. Tags: accountability accounting after and aunts bornat brannen brian brothers caribbean carol catherine chamberlain change changing childhood children claims contexts david dispositions divorce donovan dunne elizabeth everyday experiments explanation families family fathers fluidity for gender gendered generational gillian heaphy housewifery irwin issues jeffrey joanna julia lateral life mary morgan mothers narratives new obligations parenthood passion perspective perspectives policy political politics practices public reconsidering relationships resourcing risk sameness sarah science sexuality silva sisters smart social sociological technologies the ties traditional transforming uncles weeks work
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Sociology by Anthony Giddens (£18.50)Publisher: Polity Press — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780745611150]Condition: Good. Upper wrap a little curled. A slightly dog-eared copy.Description: Second Edition, Fully Revised & Updated. The new edition has been thoroughly revised using the very latest available empirical data. In addition, there are a number of completely new sections, many covering topics hardly discussed in other introductory textbooks. Contains, for example, extended analyses of the 1989 revolutions in Eastern Europe and Russia, the upsurge in new forms of nationalism and ethnicity, and the debate over the 'end of history' as well as covering all the more orthodox areas of sociological work in a lively and stimulating way.Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 819 pages. Tags: functionalists geographically specialisation stratification rational-legal relationships socialisation organisations mechanisation phenomenology investigation ethnocentrism powerlessness institutions reductionism epistemology urbanisation surroundings geographical expectations explanations normlessness propositions considerable conservative hierarchical sociological face-to-face behaviourism specifically agricultural consequences anthropology standardised transmission organisation instability disapproved proletariat bourgeoisie objectivity consanguine consequence bureaucracy association determinism delinquency adolescence interaction preliminary formulation
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Ideology and Modern Culture: Critical Social Theory in the Era of Mass Communication by John B. [Brookshire] Thompson (£18.00)Publisher: Polity Press — 1990Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0745600824]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Previous owners' inscription to the title page. Description: Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [VIII] 362 pages. Tags: and communication concept cultural culture ideologies ideology interpretation mass media methodology modern perspectives political science social societies society sociological sociology studies the theory towards transmission
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Athens to Atlanta: 100 Years of Glory by Edited by Lisa H. Albertson (£16.00)Publisher: Commemorative Publications — 1995Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 0918883059]Condition: Very Good.Description: Illustrated with colour photographs. Contents: Atlanta 1996 — Servin' It Up Southern Style • Athens 1896 — A Revival Of The Fittest • Paris 1900 — Under Exposure • St Louis 1904 — The Third Act • Athens 1906 — Officially Unofficial • London 1908 — What's Happened To Civilization • Stockholm 1912 — The Stuff Of Legends • Antwerp 1920 — Let The Games Begin (Again) • Paris 1924 —If At First You Don't Succeed • Amsterdam 1928 — Women On Track • Los Angeles 1932 — Hard Times, Good Times • Berlin 1936 — Ulterior Motives • London 1948 — The Austere Olympics • Helsinki 1952 — USSR Rsvps • Melbourne 1956 — No Worries, Mate • Rome 1960 — Float Like A Butterfly, Sting Like A Bee • Tokyo 1964 — Against All Odds • Mexico City 1968 — Attitude And Altitude • Munich 1972 — A Shattered Dream • Montreal 1976 — Identity Crisis • Moscow 1980 — Political Pawns • Los Angeles 1984 — 911 Hollywood Style • Seoul 1988 — Rest Secured • Barcelona 1992 — A New Olympic OrderNotes: Size: 12¼" x 9¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 283 pages. Tags: angeles aspects athletes berlin britain calif drugs economic films games korea los munich olympics political recreation seoul services sociological sociology sports tourism
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Modernity And Its Futures by Stuart Hall, David Held & Tony McGrew (£14.00)Publisher: Polity Press — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780745609669]Condition: Very Good. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Description: A Later Printing. From the cover: “Modernity and its Futures is a major introductory textbook which examines the forces reshaping modern industrial societies and the new patterns, structures and relationships that are emerging in the contemporary world. The key debates about these changes are introduced and critically discussed: they include the transformation of Eastern Europe, the collapse of the USSR, globalisation, environmental challenges, post industrialism, cultural change and post-modernism. The book also looks back to the formation of modern societies, and of social science, to explore the character of ‘modernity’ and the relationship between ‘early-modern’ and ‘post-modern’ societies, and assess whether the paradigms and theories used to analyse ‘modern’ societies are adequate for social formations today. Designed as an introduction to modern societies and modern sociological analyses, this book is of value to students on a wide variety of social science courses in universities and colleges, and also for readers with no prior knowledge of sociology. Selected readings from major social theorists are integrated into each chapter, together with student questions and exercises..”Notes: Size: 9½" x 7¼". In the Understanding Modern Societies series. [VIII] 381 pages. Tags: 20th addresses adn allen and anthony aspects century challenges change civilization cultural culture david democracy enlightenment environmnetal essays ethics global gregor hall held history identity industries industry john kenneth lectures liberalism marxism mcgrew mclennan modern modernism modernity moral philosophy pluralism political post-fordism postmodernism post-modernity project question revisited science social socialism society sociology steven stuart studies the thompson yearley
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Gambling: Hazard and Reward by Otto Newman (£13.00)Publisher: Athlone Press — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0485111330]Condition: Very Good - in Good DJ. Edges of DJ somewhat ruffled, some small nicks and scuffs with 1cm closed tear at foot of upper panel. Price Clipped. Edges of text block tanned.Description: From the cover: “This study of gambling patterns in Britain today was undertaken at a time when the recent more liberal legislation on gambling was apparently leading more people to hazard more money. The claim that excessive profitability prompted infiltration by the organised underworld is a further assumption among many challenged as being largely unfounded. The author goes on to examine the sociological roots and social satisfaction inherent in the activity of gambling.”Notes: Size: 9" x 5½". 266 pages. Tags: sociological gambling betting organised crime gangland
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The Social Context of Modern English Literature by Malcolm Bradbury (£13.00)Publisher: Basil Blackwell — 1972Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0631097600]Condition: Good+. Gently faded at the spine. Lightly rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Text bright and tight.Description: This book is an exploration of the forces that have shaped modem writing, affected its production, publishing and consumption, changed its structure and altered the organization of literary culture. Its author, a literary critic, writer and novelist, makes use of sociological methods and concepts while stressing that literature and social reality, as the sociologist sees them, cannot be regarded as distinct. Rather both are ways in which we structure our sense of what reality is.Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). 277 pages. Tags: writing literature authors sociology hardy yeats literary movements modernism society culture
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Industrialization and Society by Edited by HOSELITZ, Bert F. & MOORE, Wilbert E. (£12.50)Publisher: Unesco-Mouton — 1966Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Good - in Good DJ. DJ a little soiled with some edgewear, loose. A little rubbed at extremities. Internally clean & bright.Description: This series of well-planned papers is arranged in a meaningful sequence and written at a level of sociological and economic sophistication that should make a decided impact on social scientisits with a specialized interest in economic growth and development as well as on analytically oriented practitioners. 437pp. Size: 8vo Royal (9¾" x 6¼") Dust wrapper in protective, removable sleeve.
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Citizenship and Employment: Investigating Post-industrial Options by Jocelyn Pixley (£12.00)Publisher: Cambridge, New York & Melbourne: Cambridge University Press — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0521417937]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Previous owners' gift inscription to the first blank. Description: From the cover: “Mass unemployment re-emerged as a public issue during the late 1980s. Yet for twenty years a chronic lack of jobs has been increasingly accepted as an early symptom of the ‘post industrial society’ — a future with permanently high levels of unemployment. Post-industrial writers argue that it is now the time to develop alternatives to paid work or to separate income from employment, because technological and other changes have made it futile for many people to seek conventional work.

Jocelyn Pixley’s book is a reappraisal of the employment debate. It asks whether there is an alternative to wage labour that does not undermine citizen rights and finds, from the various OECD governments that have already pursued this post-industrial strategy, that there is none. Dr Pixley tests the post-industrial hypothesis by examining policies for breaking the cash/work nexus — guaranteed income schemes, communes and worker co-operatives. The book rejects the optimism for such options by showing that government proposals in these areas resulted in further infringements of rights and the exclusion or marginalisation of the unemployed.

Citizenship and Employment blends a range of theoretical, historical and sociological approaches to a contentious issue facing all capitalist societies. It argues that people excluded from mainstream work become powerless and experience a more meaningless life than those who either have work or are able to choose to withdraw from paid work. Extending citizenship to all requires, as a basis, reaffirming its links with employment and seeking political options that recognise and support the opportunity for all men and women to obtain proper work.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [VII] 339 pages. Tags: full employment policies, income maintenance programs, producer cooperatives, communal living, employment policies government, poverty unemployment labour economics, business economics, social science sociology, unemployment income maintenance programs, books written jocelyn pixley
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Living Sociology: A Critical Introduction by Deena & Michael Weinstein (£11.50)Publisher: David McKay — 1974Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0679302522]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrap a little curled, slightly dog-eared. A more than acceptable reading or reference copy.Description: An introduction to the theories of sociology. 488ppTags: functionalists geographically specialisation stratification rational-legal relationships socialisation organisations mechanisation phenomenology investigation ethnocentrism powerlessness institutions reductionism epistemology urbanisation surroundings geographical expectations explanations normlessness propositions considerable conservative hierarchical sociological face-to-face behaviourism specifically agricultural consequences anthropology standardised transmission organisation instability disapproved proletariat bourgeoisie objectivity consanguine consequence bureaucracy association determinism delinquency adolescence interaction preliminary formulation
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The Achievement of T. S. Eliot by F. O. Matthiessen (£11.50)Publisher: Oxford University Press — 1935Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Very Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages lightly age-tanned with light spotting to the start and finish. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: An essay on the Nature of Poetry. From the author’s preface: “My one aim in this essay is to evaluate Eliot’s method and achievement as an artist, and in so doing to emphasize certain of the fundamental elements in the nature of poetry which are in danger of being obscured by the increasing tendency to treat poetry as a social document and to forget that it is an art.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 160 pages. Tags: eliot poetry criticism the poet’s work interpretation sociological evidence philosopher political theorist pamphleteer eliot’s poetry development thought poetical theory and practice objective correlative way poet communicates his meaning auditory imagination integrity work art individual talent thomas stearns eliot primer modem heresy
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English Journey: Being a Rambling but Truthful Account of What One Man Saw and Heard and Felt and Thought During a Journey Through England During the Autumn of the Year 1933 by J. B. [John Boynton] Priestley (£10.50)Publisher: London: The Folio Society — 1997Binding: Hardback in Slip Case Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Slip Case. Description: Contains: Frontispiece; Black & White Photographs; Illustrated endpapers and blanks;Notes: Foreword or introduction by Margaret Drabble. Size: 10¼" x 7½". Blind-stamped Pictorial boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 348 pages. Tags: england travel mass observation movement thirties lancashire north sociological records coventry southampton altered war areas black country slum clearances
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How to Avoid the Future by Gordon Rattray Taylor (£10.50)Publisher: Secker & Warburg — 1975Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: From the cover: “Is civilisation cracking up — and, if so, what should we be doing about it? How serious are the problems of inflation, energy and resource shortage, climate change, food supply and population growth, of which we have heard so much, and how successfully are we tackling them ? What, in fact, does the immediate future hold?

These are the kind of questions Gordon Rattray Taylor deals with in this book. Surveying a wide range of predictions made by eminent futurologists about the immediate future, he concludes that the really urgent problem is one which has been generally overlooked: the growth of social turbulence and the decay of social cohesion, evidenced by the increasing frequency and savagery of terrorism, kidnapping, hijacking, torture and other forms of anti-social behaviour which are daily reported.

The collapse of the Roman Empire suggests that such symptoms, along with inflation and loss of confidence in government, do indeed precede the end of a civilisation.

Probing the sociological and psychological factors underlying and causing these trends, Taylor concludes that the structure of our society must be changed, and our patterns of social behaviour modified, if collapse is to be averted. Major shifts in official policy are called for. He also proposes concrete steps to improve the quality of government — steps which are radical, not to say controversial. And he warns that if we continue on our present course, the emergence of some kind of totalitarianism, in a forcible attempt to hold society together, is inevitable.

Against this background of a coming social collapse Taylor examines the more insistent problems that dominate today’s headlines, and charts possible courses for the future by confronting the potential of tomorrow.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 340 pages. Tags: british genius exhibition technology social aspects human ecology civilization modern 1950- prediction history 1945- conditions western world gordon rattray taylor first editions firsts printings 1st
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Oz and James's Big Wine Adventure by Oz Clarke & James May with Julie Arkell (£10.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 2006Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563539003]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Leans slightly otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs; Maps;

From the cover: “OZ CLARKE is a man who can spend an hour talking lyrically about the character of a French wine without even opening the bottle. JAMES MAY is a committed car enthusiast who likes a drink of an evening but can identify a wine only as being ‘nice’ or ‘nasty’.

It made sense, then, to pair them up for a month-long road trip around the historic wine regions of France. Oz and James’s Big Wine Adventure is a unique sociological TV experiment in which Clarke — renowned wine authority, Francophile and a former Wine Tasting Champion of the World — attempts to reveal the wonder of the world’s most arcane and complex viniculture to May — a beer drinker who admires the Renault 4 but regards garlic as the devil’s own ingredient.

The results are often ugly and an embarrassment for Britain. But this is what happens when two grown men spend a month together in a car (and sometimes a tent] arguing about who’s going to drive and whether or not it is acceptable to eat with your fingers in the Chateau of a French aristocrat.

So: what exactly are woody high notes and a fruity finish? Which white wine is the best accompaniment to fried spam? Can you make your own wine in a bucket? Should you spit or swallow? And where does this pole go?

For many people, French wine is a subject shrouded in mystery and confusion. So all the important stuff has been put in this book instead.”
Notes: Size: 10" x 7¾". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: wine and making france industry vineyards clarke james may with julie arkell 0563539003 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Political Change in Britain: Forces Shaping Electoral Choice by David Butler; Donald Stokes; (£10.50)Publisher: MacMillan St. Martin's Press — 1970Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Poor Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges, heavily faded at the spine. Price Clipped. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding.Description: Reprint. [First: 1969] From the cover: “This landmark book, by two leading political scientists, one American and one British, is a fundamental study of the processes that have transformed the strength of the parties in modern Britain. Drawing on evidence from repeated interviews with a nationwide sample of the electorate, the authors analyse changes of three broad kinds: those which involve a physical replace ment of the population through births and deaths, those which involve shifts of lasting partisan alignments such as those of religion and class, and those which involve more transient movements of party preference in response to passing issues, events, and leaders.

They apply a series of novel analytic frameworks to the political changes of the 1959 and 1964 parliaments and, indeed, of the whole span of the twentieth century. The findings represent a major advance in our understanding of the meaning of politics for ordinary people, the changes of a. voter’s political attitudes as he ages, the role of political issues and political ideologies, the contribution of the national press and television to political change, the appeal of the leaders of the parties for the electorate, and the interlocking of economic and political trends.

There is a fresh treatment of the place of class in party allegiance, one that emphasises the rise of the great class alignment of the parties in the earlier decades of the century and the signs of a weakening of class politics recently. Evidence is presented of the remarkable fluidity of attachment to parties in the last few years and of unsuspected complexities behind the idea of party swings. Employing the concepts of a political life-cycle for the voter and of political generations, the authors trace the effects of the move ments of successive generations through the electorate, demonstrating the political effects of class differences in birth rates and death rates.

This book contains entirely fresh evidence about the basis of political differences by region and locality and gives new perspectives on the effects of Liberal intervention, the economic affluence of recent years, and the several levels of campaign that are fought in the weeks before the final choice of a government.

Although this book uses evidence gathered from the British electorate in the early 1960s and makes a contribution to the understanding of that period, its significance is not confined to a particular time or a particular country. A large proportion of the concepts it develops (as far as possible in non-technical language) are relevant to almost any democratic society.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 516 pages. Tags: affiliation and behaviour britain campaigns change commons consortium elections electorate electors for general government great history house members parliament parties party perspectives political politics reports research social sociological surveys voting
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The Engineer and Society by Edited by E. G. Semler (£10.50)Publisher: Institution of Mechanical Engineers — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0852981872]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine. Edges of the dust wrapper somewhat frayed with short tears to the head of the upper panel. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Black & White Drawings; Diagrams; First published as a series of articles in The Chartered mechanical engineer between 1962 and 1971.Notes: Foreword or introduction by H. G. Conway, CBE, MA, Ceng, FIMechE. Size: 11¼" x 8½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 196 pages. Tags: semler 0852981872 engineering social aspects professional engineers profession history society status science addresses essays lectures vocational guidance sociological perspectives
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The Girls We Leave Behind by Jerome Jnr Beatty (£10.50)Publisher: Doubleday & Co — 1963Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good - in Poor DJ. DJ worn at edges with some loss and water marked along spine.Description: A little-known but insignificant amateur investigator conducts a do it yourself sociological survey of what goes on in our towns and villages after the 8:13 pulls out.
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100 Scenes from Married Life: A Selection by Giles Gordon (£9.50)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1976Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0091270103]Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Edges of the dust wrapper frayed with loss at the head of the spine and creasing to the flaps with a sticker remnant to the upper panel. Top corner of the first blank clipped. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise. Description: From the cover: “Take a man, middle-class, married with three children, living in London in the mid-1970s. A rising young executive, comfortable, feeling the first twinges of middle-age — the raw material of thousands of television plays, novels and articles. From the outside Edward Parkes is a sociological abstraction, a figure so anonymous as to stand half in the realms of the surreal. Yet in his ordinariness Edward is utterly true. Through his hopes and desperations, and those of his wife, Ann, Giles Gordon has captured the reality of a certain kind of urban marriage, and made it come alive in a way no sociologist can.

Readers of About A Marriage, Giles Gordon’s second novel, will be familiar with the terrain of100 Scenes from Married Life. But this later book reveals the same characters in far greater emotional complexity, and is written more ambitiously. What Giles Gordon has attempted in this book is nothing less than a model of the external and internal chaos of two human lives. His theme, brilliantly realized, is the complete extraordinariness and emotional depth of what we are accustomed to take for granted as ordinary.”
Notes: Size: 8" x 5¼". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 240 pages. Tags: fiction giles gordon 0091270103 first editions firsts printings 1st
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Beyond Toddlerdom: Keeping Five To Twelve-Year-Olds on The Rails by Christopher Green (£9.50)Publisher: Vermilion — 2007Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0091816246]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps.Description: 4th Reprint. From the cover: “Beyond Toddlerdom is for all parents in need of calm and wise advice on parenting the 5-12 age group. Written in his usual humorous, practical and down-to-earth style, Dr Christopher Green takes full account of all the physical, psychological and sociological influences that are of importance during this time — and helps parents to make appropriate decisions about everything from friends and homework to sibling rivalry and positive discipline.”Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 276 pages. Tags: relationships 9780091816247 strengthening understanding difficulties sex-related self-esteem competition development situations children’s separation punishment television protecting discipline school-age increasing successful upbringing psychology parenthood squabbles education computers parenting behaviour learning religion approach internet exercise children positive problem friends sibling without shyness divorce child’s social behave health issues sexual making twelve secret infant weight advice family skills death child other badly pain care side five adht ways diet help view step sole 649 124 and sex for the why our age
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Fundamentals Of Psychoanalysis by Franz Alexander (£9.50)Publisher: George Allen & Unwin — 1960Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Gently faded at the spine and onto the panels of the dust wrapper. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Tanning to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned. Description: 2nd impression. [First Edition: 1949]

From the cover: “This authoritative book gives a comprehensive view of the present state of psychoanalytic knowledge. It explains in a concise manner, and in the light of the most recent findings, the concepts of psychoanalysis and their application for the understanding and treatment of mental disturbances.

The fundamental processes of repression, identification, projection, reaction formation, substitution, displacement and sublimation, which have been derived directly from observation, have undergone little change since their formulation by Freud. These form the solid basis of psychoanalysis and have proved their validity in the study of both normal and abnormal behaviour. The main object of this book is to clarify traditional concepts and provide a presentation of basic theory and its application.

Dr. Alexander reduces the essential observations of dynamic psychology to three principles: the stability principle of Freud, the inertia principle, and the principle of surplus energy. On these three principles he explains the integrative functions of the ego. The book contains a clear discussion of ego development and ego defences and describes the psychoneuroses and psychoses in terms of ego defence. Brief excerpts from case histories illustrate the general formulation.

One chapter is devoted to a study of unconscious factors in wit and the aesthetic appeal, and one to sociological factors which influence personality development. The book concludes with a detailed discussion of the principles of psychoanalytic therapy.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 312 pages. Tags: the nature psychological understanding basic principles psychodynamics principle surplus energy vector analysis life process different forms erotic behavior concept sexuality functions ego and its failures sociological considerations psychology dreaming ljnconscious factors wit aesthetic appeal psychopathology psychoanalytic therapy franz alexander
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Mental Handicap: The Social Dimensions by Gillies Owens & Peter Birchenall (£9.50)Publisher: Pitman — 1979Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0272795283]Condition: Very Good. Wraps and spine lightly sunned.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. A non clinical approach to what to do with mentally handicapped of immense value to those in professions who come into contact with the lives of mentally handicapped people.Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). [IX] 239 pages. Tags: adult and britain care centre child class community control disabilities education educational electrophoresis engineering for gemeinschaft generic gesellschaft great gunzbuig handicapped health hypoglycaemia hypoxia immunogenetic institutions intelligence inverse large law members mental mentally needs neonatal normative organisational pac people persons prejudice psychosocial psychotherapy quotient relationship retardation services severely social socialisation society socio-economic sociological special stratification subnormality symbiotic the theory therapy training treatment voluntary weakest welfare with work
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Superfreakonomics: Global Cooling, Patriotic Prostitutes & Why Suicide Bombers Should Buy Life Insurance by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner (£9.50)Publisher: Allen Lane — 2009Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 9780713999907]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Description: A Later Printing.

From the cover: “Here at last is the long-awaited follow-up to the international bestselling phenomenon FREAKDNOMCS. Steven Levitt, the original rogue economist, and Stephen Dubner have uncovered the hidden side of even more controversial subjects, and with their inimitable style and wit they will take us on another, even more gripping journey of discovery.

Four years in the making, SUPERFREAKONOMICS will once again transform the way we look at the world. It reveals, among other things, why you are more likely to be killed walking drunk than driving drunk; how a prostitute is more likely to sleep with a policeman than . be arrested by one; why terrorists might be easier to track down than you would imagine; how a sex change could boost your salary; and how there really is a cheap fix for climate change.

This freakquel is even bolder, funnier and more surprising than its predecessor. With their unflinching analysis Levitt and Dubner overturn received wisdom: looking more deeply, asking more questions and, above all, thinking a little differently. Because sometimes the most superfreaky solution is the simplest.”
Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". White boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XV] 270 pages. Tags: economics social aspects economic man miscellanea psychological sociological steven levitt stephen dubner 9780713999907
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The Road to the Stars by Iain Nicolson (£9.50)Publisher: William Morrow & Co. — 1978Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0688033369]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Dustwrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Illustrated with photographs, in colour & black and white, with diagrams.Notes: Size: 10" x 6¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 224 pages. Tags: sociopsychological upward-spiralling extraterrestrial psychological technological electrostatic sociological civilization intelligence interstellar colonization deceleration technologies terrestrial territories exploration observatory techniques travellers viewpoints propulsion population disastrous resources dwindling transport expansion algonquin economics barnard’s encounter societies colonists starships collapsed colonies collapse velocity politics doomsday european progress universe absolute inhabit exploit through planets effects explore society species energy galaxy system escape agency aliens scales race’s travel alien space radio stars means other among man’s solar human sail with into term need time star long new bug and the
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An Introduction to Sociology by Ken Browne (£9.00)Publisher: Polity Press — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0745609228]Condition: Very Good.Description: Notes: Foreword or introduction by Laurie Taylor. Size: 9¾" x 6¾". [XXII] 448 pages. Tags: and britain citizenship class conditions control crime deviance doing education ethnicity family gender general great health illness inequality institutions introducing leisure mass media modern politics population poverty power protest race religion research schooling science social sociological sociology stratification studies the wealth welfare work
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Second Thoughts: Seeing Conventional Wisdom Through the Sociological Eye by Janet M. Ruane & Karen A. Cerulo (£8.50)Publisher: Thousand Oaks, London & New Delhi: Pine Forge Press — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0761986650]Condition: Very Good. Description: 2nd edition. Contains: Graphs; Maps; Glossary;Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XV] 253 pages. Tags: sociology theory, public opinion sociological aspects, united states social customs, social studies, social science sociology, books written janet ruane karen cerulo
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Race and Ethnicity by John Rex (£8.00)Publisher: Open University Press — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0335153852]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages gently age tanned. Description: A Later Printing. Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). [VIII] 148 pages. Tags: and anthropology benign class colonial concept concepts cultural ethnic ethnicity field malign metropolis multi-cultural otherwise race racerelations racism relations science social society sociological structure studies the theory
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Human Aspects of Man-Made Systems: Readings on Conceptual Models, Practical Strategies, Design Situations by Edited by Stephen C. Brown & John N. T. Martin (£7.50)Publisher: The Open University Press — 1977Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0335000479]Condition: Poor. A copy for reading rather than admiring, generally shabby but text complete and acceptable but with occasional penning to the margins and underlining throughout.Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “This book brings together twenty papers from a range of different disciplines concerned with the study of various aspects of people in systems, supported by introductory notes, index, glossary and a guide to further reading.

The notes suggest four overlapping reading paths to guide the reader through the material:

1 illustrates the range of existing conceptual models of man in his environment, from the simplistic marionette of the anthropometrist through psycho-physiological, psychological, sociological and economic models, to the systems theorist’s comprehensive view of social and organizational structure.

2 describes a number of practical strategies, ranging from the simple codification of ‘good practice’, through field studies, laboratory experiments, modelling and simulation techniques, to problem-solving strategies and solutions which stem from considerations of social structure rather than formal design.

3 looks at typical areas of application, from console design, accident prevention and job design to the development of Standards and the much wider issues involved in assessing technology policy.

4 finally, presents a critical appraisal of human factors recommendations —how reliable, valid, applicable, credible and cost-effective are they?

The book will be of interest primarily to students seeking an introduction to ergonomics, applied psychology, and related approaches to the problem of matching practical systems to the needs of the human environment; but it will also be useful to engineers, planners, architects and others professionally concerned with the design of systems, who need to know what human-factors expertise has to offer them.”
Notes: Size: 8" x 6". [VI] 355 pages. Tags: addresses behavior essays factors failure human human-machine hygiene industrial lectures man-machine man-made psychology systems
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The ABC of Sociology by Martin Slattery (£5.50)Publisher: Nelson — 1992Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0174385412]Condition: Very Good. A slightly dog-eared copy.Description: Notes: Size: Other / Oversized Paperback. Tags: functionalists geographically specialisation stratification rational-legal relationships socialisation organisations mechanisation phenomenology investigation ethnocentrism powerlessness institutions reductionism epistemology urbanisation surroundings geographical expectations explanations normlessness propositions considerable conservative hierarchical sociological face-to-face behaviourism specifically agricultural consequences anthropology standardised transmission organisation instability disapproved proletariat bourgeoisie objectivity consanguine consequence bureaucracy association determinism delinquency adolescence interaction preliminary formulation
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Main Currents in Sociological Thought 1 by Raymond Aron (£4.00)Publisher: Penguin — 1969Binding: Paperback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Light reading creases to the spine. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wraps. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages lightly age-tanned. Slightly fragile with age now.Description: From the cover: “In this first volume of his historical introduction to general sociology Professor Aron deals with the founding fathers of modern sociological thought — Montesquieu, Tocqueville, Comte and Marx. These four thinkers can be said to form the basis of three movements. Montesquieu and Tocqueville founded that school of sociologists which is essentially preoccupied with politics, who stress the political order’s right of self-government, and who are liberals. The school which follows Comte emphasizes the unity of the social entity, and sees human progress deriving from science. The Marxist school is Utopian, expounding a philosophy of human progress through economics. Incisively and clearly Professor Aron separates the convictions from the hypotheses, and his book makes essential reading for all who are interested in the role of man in his social environment.”Notes: Jacket designed by Don Mason. Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). In the Pelican series. 270 pages. Tags: scientific government republican historical mechanisms individual khrushchev collective levy-bruhl schumpeter continents expedience influences aristocrat orleanists motivation positivist separation management psychology radicalism liberalism economists alienation structural industrial population production bolshevism capitalism capitalist conception biological city-state aberration philosophy enterprise revolution positivism conscience democratic tendencies eighteenth geographic transition morphology fulfilment evaluation sodologies analytical sorcerer's
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Planned Marketing by Ralph Glasser (£4.00)Publisher: Pan — 1968Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0330021567]Condition: Good. A reasonable reading copy only. Heavily faded at the spine. Pages deeply tanned by age.Description: From the cover: “Essentially practical, yet emphasizes the sociological basis of modern buying trends and the need to understand the underlying reasons for buying patterns.” First in this edition.Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 190 pages. Tags: marketing function sociological basis modern buying trends buying patterns maximum profitability competitive risks advertising agency merchandize market trends innovations market research advertising merchandising
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The Family and Marriage in Britain: An Analysis and Moral Assessment by Ronald Fletcher (£4.00)Publisher: Pelican — 1966Binding: Paperback Condition: Poor. A reading copy, just, being rubbed at the edges of the wraps with well-thumbed pages. Slightly fragile with age now.Description: First in this, revised, edition. [First: 1962, Thus] From the cover: “Pulpits, rostrums, and the more deeply entrenched batteries of press and radio still resound with lamentations about the decay of family life in Britain. Our modern society, it is said, is in a condition of moral decline. Immorality, divorce, delinquency stalk the land... or so we are told. Is there any truth in this murky picture? Or, on the contrary, do the facts quietly pronounce that the family is more stable and more secure today than ever before in our history? For history, when we survey all classes impartially, is largely a long tale of poverty, drudgery, desertion, and vagrancy. In his systematic analysis of the subject, a sociologist discusses the extraordinary strength and resilience of the family group in the face of rapid and radical social changes and provides answers to questions which are often anxiously posed to us: Are married women working in industry neglecting their children? Has discipline within the family utterly disappeared, or is today’s relationship between parents and children a new and fuller one? Have teenagers really so much money to spend? And, even if this is so, is it so deplorable? The book arrives at encouraging conclusions and discusses the basis for further improvements.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 250 pages. Tags: absolute age-group ages annual annulled attitudes average births britain changes cohorts contemporary date decrees dissolved distribution divorce divorced duration effects families family filed functions future generalizations granted groups husband immediate incidence kinship marriages married marrying nisi numbers occupational parents percentage persons petitions policy present proportion proportional rates reforms relation relationships remarriage remarrying research risk roles social sociological subsequent towards ultimate using varying wider wife's younger
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The Family and Marriage in Britain: An Analysis and Moral Assessment by Ronald Fletcher (£4.00)Publisher: Penguin — 1968Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0140207791]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Notably rubbed at the outside edges of the covers and spine with a crease to the top corner of the upper wrapper. Pages deeply tanned by age.Description: Revised Edition. From the cover: “Pulpits, rostrums, and the more deeply entrenched batteries of press and radio still resound with lamentations about the decay of family life in Britain. Our modern society, it is said, is in a condition of moral decline. Immorality, divorce, delinquency stalk the land... or so we are told. Is there any truth in this murky picture? Or, on the contrary, do the facts quietly pronounce that the family is more stable and more secure today than ever before in our history? For history, when we survey all classes impartially, is largely a long tale of poverty, drudgery, desertion, and vagrancy. In his systematic analysis of the subject, a sociologist discusses the extraordinary strength and resilience of the family group in the face of rapid and radical social changes and provides answers to questions which are often anxiously posed to us: Are married women working in industry neglecting their children? Has discipline within the family utterly disappeared, or is today’s relationship between parents and children a new and fuller one? Have teenagers really so much money to spend? And, even if this is so, is it so deplorable? The book arrives at encouraging conclusions and discusses the basis for further improvements.”Notes: Size: A Format (7" x 4½"). 258 pages. Tags: absolute age-group ages annual annulled attitudes average births britain changes cohorts contemporary date decrees dissolved distribution divorce divorced duration effects families family filed functions future generalizations granted groups husband immediate incidence kinship marriages married marrying nisi numbers occupational parents percentage persons petitions policy present proportion proportional rates reforms relation relationships remarriage remarrying research risk roles social sociological subsequent towards ultimate using varying wider wife's younger
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