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Children Caring For Parents with Mental Illness: Perspectives of Young Carers, Parents and Professionals by Jo Aldridge & Saul Becker (£33.00)Publisher: Policy Press — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9781861343994]Condition: Very Good.Description: From the cover: “Little is known about the experiences of children living in families affected by severe and enduring mental illness. This is the first in-depth study of children and young people caring for parents affected in this way. Drawing on primary research data collected from 40 families, the book presents the perspectives of children (young carers), their parents and the key professionals in contact with them. The book will be of specific interest to policy makers and practitioners in social work and social care; medicine, healthcare and nursing; community mental health care; children’s services — including young carers workers and child protection. It will be invaluable to undergraduate and postgraduate students undertaking modules on mental health, community care, informal care, the sociology of childhood and children’s rights — including students undertaking professional training courses in social work, childcare, nursing, community mental health and psychiatry.”.Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XIV] 204 pages. Tags: becker 9781861343994 child caregivers britain children parents disabilities mentally ill care mental disorders parent-child relations research families services welfare home nursing caring social psychology psychopathology political science public policy
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Custom and Myth by Andrew Lang (£33.00)Publisher: Longmans, Green & Co. — 1898Binding: Hardback Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Heavily faded at the spine. Heavily bruised at the head, tail and corners of the boards. Leans. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned with a stain to the bottom margisn of the last half of the pages, not affecting the text.Description: New Edition. [First Edition: 1844] 32pp. Publishers advertisements to the rear.Notes: Size: 7½" x 5". Burgundy boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXV] pages. Tags: anthropology apollo bull-roarer cronus cupid customs divining early essays family fetichism folklore general history hottentot infinite introduction journals kalevala letters mandragora manners method mouse mythology myths other prose psyche religion savages science social sociology sun-frog works
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Measurement of Responsibility: A Study of Work, Payment and Individual Capacity by Elliott Jaques (£33.00)Publisher: Tavistock Publications — 1956Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several short tears, a little loss at the spine ends and a 1" closed tear to the head of the upper panel. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Small name sticker to the first blank. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the cover: “THE MEASUREMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY presents perhaps the most funda mental approach yet achieved to the recurring individual and social stresses which disturb the industrial scene. Its theme is that one of the central factors underlying these disturbances is the absence of any objective and agreed method of assessing the re sponsibility carried by individuals at their work.

In the course of practical work by the author in collaboration with members of the Glacier Metal Com pany (an engineering concern), a re definition of the problem has emerged. What is experienced by individuals as level or weight or size of responsi bility has been observed to be con nected solely with the discretion they are required to exercise in doing their work. It has furthermore been dis covered that level of responsibility can be measured objectively and pre cisely by the maximum span of time during which an individual is expected to exercise discretion on his own account until his use of discretion is subjected to review.

By using this measurement — which he terms the time-span of discretion — Dr. Jaques has noted that individuals carrying the same maximum time-span in their work demand—quite independently — as a fair and just return for their work, precisely the same earnings and the same status, regardless of the type of work con cerned. He concludes from these findings that an unrecognized wage and salary structure is operated in tuitively in industry. But because it is unrecognized, departures from it are likely. And it is precisely such de partures which lead to trouble.

In the light of his findings, the author re-examines the meaning of work, of payment for work, and of the capacity of individuals to exercise discretion and discharge responsibility.

The methods described, and the results already obtained from their use, may indicate a route towards the resolution of some aspects of the industrial unrest and individual dis satisfaction with work which are such a crippling feature of modern industrial life. The book, in style as well as in content, is intended for economists, sociologists, political scientists, psychologists, and other social scientists — as well as industrial ists, trade unionists, government officials, and other administrators who are concerned with these problems.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Silver titling to the Spine. [XIII] 143 pages. Tags: analysis ayrshire benefits company employee evaluation fixing fringe general glacier industrial industries job kilmarnock metals metal-workers method occupational personnel psychology rate remuneration responsibility science scotland social sociology span time wages work
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Making History: Agency, Structure and Change in Social Theory: Agency, Structure and Change in Social Theory by Alex Callinicos (£32.00)Publisher: Cornell University Press — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0801421217]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper with a small spot to the join of the upper panel. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank and a small address sticker to the pastedown. Pages very gently age-tanned. Description: From the cover: “In recent years, the problem of historical change has come to assume central importance among English-speaking social scientists and historians. Much attention has been focused on how we relate institutions and institutional change to actions, and how we think of history as the outcome of this interaction. In Making History, Alex Callinicos takes a fresh look at both Marxist and non-Marxist positions in this debate, giving close attention to theworkofE. J. Hobsbawm, E. P. Thompson, G. A. Cohen, L. Althusser, A. Giddens, J. Elster, and J. Habermas, among others. His main concern is “with the mechanisms through which human beings transform their societies, and, for better or worse, push history onwards”.

Callinicos provides an even-handed and comprehensive synthesis that combines the highly fruitful theories of agency and language elaborated in Anglo-American analytical philosophy, Giddens’s theorization of structuration, and the insights of game theory with the powerful explanatory framework of classical historical materialism. He argues that structural determinism (characteristic of the followers of Althusser), the methodological individualism of the rational-choice Marxists (such as Elster), and the various attempts to reconcile these extremes, are all untenable. In his view, structures do not simply contain or constrain us; they also serve as frameworks that can enable human action. His aim is to demonstrate that human beings possess the power collectively to make history.

Making History is a timely, highly intelligent, and eminently readable book that deserves to be widely read. It will become an important focus for debates on Marxism, theoretical sociology, and philosophy. .”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [VIII] 275 pages. Tags: act agent communism communities groups historical historiography history humanism ideology karl marx marxism materialism methods movements philosophy political revolutions science sciences social sociology structuralism structure theories theory
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Learning and Teaching Social Theory by Edited by Jon Cope, Joyce E. Canaan & Dave Harris (£28.00)Publisher: C-SAP University of Birmingham, — 2006Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 190219134X]Condition: Very Good+. Description: Number 8 in the series. First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “The challenges of learning and teaching theory in the social sciences have been a subject of concern and debate since these subjects first emerged as a part of the higher education canon. However, in recent years, far reaching changes inside and outside the university have compounded such concerns in the minds of both students and teachers as higher education is re-organised within the logic of neo-liberalism. The authors in this volume discuss these contemporary contexts and reflect upon the difficulties and opportunities that arise in the classroom and beyond. This monograph enables authors from several nations — the United Kingdom, United States, New Zealand and South Africa — with a shared concern about the state of the university at present and the challenges that this offers for them and their students, to consider how engagement with social theory can help develop the kinds of critical evaluation skills that students will need in the world they enter after graduation. The book therefore represents essential reading for anyone considering how to encourage students and lecturers to consider the relevance of learning and teaching social theory for their appreciation of the world today..”Notes: Size: 8¼" x 5¾". In the C-SAP Monograph series. [XV] 212 pages. Tags: academy and anthropology birmingham britain canaan cope c-sap dave education great harris higher jon joyce methodology network politics research sciences social sociology study teaching the
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Force, Fate, and Freedom: On Historical Sociology by Reinhard Bendix (£23.00)Publisher: University of California Press — 1992Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0520049314]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Heavily faded at the spine of the dust wrapper and onto the margins of the panels. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank and title page. Text complete, clean and tight. A reasonable copy, uncommon in this hardback edition. Description: From the cover: “An introduction to historical sociology, Force, Fate, and Freedom also serves as a critical analysis of the belief in economic and political progress through social knowledge. The book develops the historicist approach to social change first championed by Max Weber. Following a theoretical introduction, Professor Bendix presents an overview of the foundations of political authority in Japan, Russia, Germany, France, and England, giving special attention to the development of authority in industry. Two remaining chapters analyze the problems of citizenship of the lower classes in the process of nation-building and the role that intellectual mobilization plays in the process of modernization..”Notes: Size: 8½" x 5¾". Grey boards with Black titling to the Spine. [XVIII] 144 pages. Tags: addresses conflict cultural essays historical history influence lectures liberty max philosophy political rationalism science sciences social sociology studies theories weber
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Modern Social Theory: From Parsons to Habermas by Ian Craib (£23.00)Publisher: Prentice Hall — 1992Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0745010881]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Scattered researcher's highlighting throughout. Description: 2nd (revised) edition. Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). [VII] 262 pages. Tags: ethnic feminism philosophy science sciences social sociology studies theories theory
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Theorising Modernity: Reflexivity, Environment and Identity in Gidden's Social Theory by Edited by Martin O'Brien, Sue Penna & Colin Hay (£23.00)Publisher: Longman — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0582307430]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Scattered researcher's highlighting throughout. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [IX] 226 pages. Tags: and anthios anthony anthropology aspects bagguley benton beyond brien charles civilization colin criminality dave dickens difference differences divisions duality earth emancipation? environment environments exploring floya geography giddens harris hay how identity individual interview jenny know? late left lemert life limits martin modern modernity mouzelis movements neither nicos nor orders paul penna peter philosophy political politics postmodernism pure radical reflections reflexivity relations responses right? science sciences smith so? social sociology structure sue ted the theorising theory views what will with world
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Screening the City by Edited by Mark Shiel & Tony Fitzmaurice (£20.50)Publisher: London & New York: Verso — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 1859844766]Condition: Very Good. Description: Based on a conference held in 1999 at University College Dublin. Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs;Notes: Size: 7¾" x 7¾". [VI] 312 pages. Tags: fitzmaurice town motion pictures congresses plots history cinema films cities towns culture film theory criticism urban communities performing arts video science sociology 1859844766
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Modernity and the State: East, West by Claus Offe (£19.50)Publisher: Polity Press — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0745616747]Condition: Very Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Description: First in this, paperback, edition. From the cover: “This volume addresses the problem of how modern societies politically cohere and poses one of the most fundamental questions of contemporary political analysis: how can legitimate authority coexist with effective governing capacity? In addressing this question, Offe draws on a wide variety of material in both political theory and empirical sociology.

The book is divided into four parts. In the first of these, Offe explores general questions concerning the nature and stability of modern societies and critically examines contemporary approaches to political theory. In the second part he examines new developments facing the state and assesses new departures in state theory. In the third part, problems and policy prescriptions which have emerged in connection with developments in Western welfare states are addressed.

In the final part, Offe seeks to illuminate through comparative analysis many of the new questions facing political sociology in the light of the fall of the Berlin wall in 1989. The result is a highly original account of developments in contemporary society both in the West and in the East. Modernity and the State will be welcomed by students and scholars in social and political theory, political sociology and East European studies..”
Notes: Size: 9" x 6". [XII] 270 pages. Tags: and anthropology democracy history policy political politics process processes science social sociology state structure the theories theory welfare
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Bloodline of the Holy Grail: The Hidden Lineage of Jesus Revealed by Laurence Gardner (£19.00)Publisher: Element — 1996Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 1852308702]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper.Description: From the cover: “Did Jesus marry and have children? If, so, what happened to His family? Are descendants of his still alive today? At last the truth can be told. This extraordinary and controversial book, packed with intrigue, begins where others have ended. Laurence Gardner has been granted privileged access to European Sovereign and Noble archives, along with special insight into Chivalric and Church repositories. He proves for the first time that there is a royal heritage of the Messiah in the West, and documents the systematic and continuing suppression of records tracing the descent of the sacred lineage by regimes down the centuries.”Notes: 489 pages. Tags: apocryphal arthurian biography body christ christianity christology controversial customs europe family folklore genealogy general grail historical history house jesus kings legendary literature mind miscellanea mythology myths religion romances rulers science social sociology spirit stuart the theology traditions
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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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A New Humanism: The University Addresses of Daisaku Ikeda by Daisaku Ikeda (£18.00)Publisher: Weatherhill — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0834803674]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Description: 2nd printing. [First Published: Same Year] Illustrated with colour photographs. Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XV] 212 pages. Tags: and aspects buddhism buddhist eastern ethical gakkai humanism international moral peace philosophy relations security sociology so¯ka
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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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Prehistoric Northumberland by Stan Beckensall (£18.00)Publisher: Tempus — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0752425439]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Chronological Tables; Colour Photographs; Diagrams; Maps;

From the cover: “Stan Beckensall’s exploration of the prehistoric landscape of Northumberland through field-walking, aerial photography, excavation and research has enabled him to pull together the many strands that form the fabric of this new study.

It is a selective account of the way in which the landscape has been used since hunter-gatherers roamed the wilderness, through the great changes brought about by farming, the erection of monuments, burials, settlements and defences. The study area lies largely to the north of Hadrian’s Wall, which cuts a swathe across much older sites.

Using the material evidence, Stan explains how tools, weapons, pottery and jewellery help to build up a picture of life in prehistoric Northumberland.”
Notes: Size: 9¾" x 6¾". 191 pages. Tags: antiquities prehistoric england northumberland prehistory history world sociology excavations archaeology ancient stan beckensall 0752425439
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Webs of Reality: Social Perspectives on Science and Religion by William A. Stahl, Robert A. Campbell, Yvonne Petry & Gary Diver (£18.00)Publisher: Rutgers University Press — 2002Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0813531071]Condition: Very Good+.Description: From the cover: “Science and religion are often thought to be advancing irreconcilable goals and thus to be mutually antagonistic. Yet in the often acrimonious debates between the scientific and religions communities, it is easy to lose sight of the fact that both science and religion are systems of thought and knowledge that aim to understand the world and our place in it.

Webs of Reality, a rare examination of the interrelationship between religion and science from a social science perspective, offers a broad view of the relationship, and poses practical questions regarding technology and ethics. Emphasizing how science and religion are practiced instead of highlighting the differences between them, the authors look for the subtle connections, tacit understandings, common history, symbols, and implicit myths that tie them together. How can the practice of science be understood from a religious point of view? What contributions can science make to a religious understanding of the world? What contributions can the social sciences make to understanding both knowledge systems? Looking at religion and science as fields of inquiry and habits of mind, the authors discover not only similarities between them but also a wide number of ways in which they complement each other..”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). 239 pages. Tags: religion and science social aspects civilization sociology campbell petry diver stahl 0813531071 0813531063 william robert yvonne gary
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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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Social Theory of Modern Societies: Anthony Giddens and his Critics by David Held & John B. Thompson (£15.50)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 1991Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0521278554]Condition: Good. Light reading creases to the spine. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Pages gently age tanned. Description: A Later Printing. This book offers a comprehensive appraisal of the work of Anthony Giddens, who is known worldwide as one of the leading figures in social theory and the social sciences. Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [VIII] 311 pages. Tags: absences and anthony assessment autonomy bauman bernstein blinkering bob capitalism citizenship created criticism critics critique david derek effects empirical environment erik giddens gregory gregson half held hermeneutics historical history interpretation jessop john linda malestream martin marxism methodology methods models modern murgatroyd nation-state nation-states nicky olin only peter policy political presences public relations relevance reply research richard saunders science sciences shaw social society sociology some space story structuration studies surveillance the theories theory thompson time-space trajectory urbanism war wright zygmunt
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Worker Caplitalism: The New Industrial Relations by Keith Bradley; Alan Gelb; (£15.50)Publisher: Heinemann Educational — 1983Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0435820834]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dustwrapper. Gently bruised at the spine ends and corners with commensurate ruffling to the dustwrapper. Pages deeply tanned by age. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Review copy with publishers note and compliment slip included. From the flap: “Can workers preserve their jobs by becoming successful capitalists? Can free enterprise survive by assisting worker takeovers? In spite of these seeming contradictions, state-assisted worker buyouts of ailing plants can be sound industrial policy. Many industrialized western societies are struggling to reconcile representative democracy with a free-enterprise economy. Traditional policies, cumulating over time, are leading into a blind alley of unemployment, diminishing efficiency and dwindling industrial bases. Drawing on case studies, the authors of this book show how employee ownership can help overcome these destructive tendencies and regenerate industry.”Notes: Jacket designed by John Finn. Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Black boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 186 pages. Tags: employee ownership firms taken over their employees strong localized political support small business lobby class struggle benn experiments 1974 potential industrial intervention improved industrial efficiency dynamic decentralized industrial policies reconciling electoral pressures survival free markets labour management economics industrial relations sociology political theory producer cooperatives 334-6’0722 industrial policy commercial failure scottish daily news closure and redundancy regenerating firms worker takeover strategy uncertain economic environment
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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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The Country Craftsman: A Study of Some Rural Crafts and the Rural Industries Organisation in England by W. M. [William Morgan] Williams (£13.00)Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul — 1958Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with several short nicks and tears. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Text complete, clean and tight. Description:

From the cover: “The author of Sociology of an English Village has made a fascinating and readable study of some of the important crafts of the countryside: agricultural engineering, farriery, blacksmithing, thatching, and saddlery, etc. — and also of the organization, part governmental and part voluntary, which has been created in England to maintain and develop such crafts. The study describes and analyses in an objective way the craftsmen’s present conditions and forces which influence their development. Particular attention is given to the many serious problems which face the majority of rural craftsmen — both in those crafts which are flourishing and in the many more which are declining. An attempt is made also to predict future trends in each craft.

The Rural Industries Organization serves as the central theme of the study. This is the first attempt to examine from the outside an organization little known to the public and is the first major study of rural crafts in this country.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the International Library of Sociology and Social Reconstruction series. [XVIII] 214 [ADS 16] pages. Tags: art dartington hall studies rural sociology artisans england industries industry conditions handicraft williams international library and social reconstruction first editions firsts printings 1st
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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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The Virtual Self: A Contemporary Sociology by Ben Agger (£13.00)Publisher: Blackwell — 2004Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0631216499]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Much researcher's highlighting throughout. Address sticker to the first blank. Description: Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the 21st Century Sociology series. [VII] 203 pages. Tags: aspects computers history impact information methodology postmodernism science social society sociology studies technology
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Cowboys: A Vanishing World by Jon Nicholson (£12.50)Publisher: London: Macmillan — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0333902084]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Sticker shadow to the top corner of the upper panel otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black & White Photographs; Colour Photographs; The American cowboy is a dying breed. Well depicted in films and a confirmed part of popular culture, the cowbow is having to adapt his lifestyle to cope with the inevitable technological advances of the new millennium. This book provides a record of the cowboy as he moves into the 21st centuryNotes: Size: 9" x 10¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. Tags: cowboys west ranchers united states photography artistic american history cultural men work labour usa 20th century social science anthropology sociology business economics labor ranch customs
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Human Relationships by Yvonne Deutch (£12.50)Publisher: Marshall Cavendish — 1985Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0863073298]Condition: Very Good — in Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper sunned at the spine, slightly ruffled, otherwise a very well presented copy.Description: Tags: structure-hunger time-structuring classification satisfactions psychotherapy kleptomaniacs schizophrenia homosexuality complementary psychological transactional hypertension significance transactions togetherness parent-child relationship transaction procurement confinement deprivation spontaneity programming stimulation terminology intercourse therapeutic psychiatry psychology companions advantages definition prevalence procedures operations manoeuvres structural game-free masochism thesaurus advantage defensive intervals relatives necessary sociology selection practical activity ulterior stimulus
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Problems in Labor Relations by Benjamin M. Selekman; Sylvia Kopald Selekman; Stephen H. Fuller; (£12.50)Publisher: McGraw-Hill Book Co. — 1958Binding: Hardback Condition: Good+. Gently faded at the spine. Edges of the text block lightly soiled and tanned. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: 2nd edition. [First Edition: 1950] From the cover: “When the first edition of this book was written in the tense atmosphere of the immediate postwar years, the question may well have been asked whether collective bargaining was an enduring institution. The year 1946, for instance, was marked by repeated, costly strikes in one basic industry after another. Indeed, in a reaction against this thrust of power on the part of new, industry-wide unions, the Taft-Hartley Act was enacted in 1947. It marked a reversal of the trend started with the validation of the Wagner Act by the Supreme Court in 1937. For now trade unions, too, were under surveil lance and could be made subject to charges of unfair labor practices as only management had been under the Wagner Act. Other restrictions were placed upon them by the Federal law, and a number of states enacted even more stringent legislation in the form of so-called “right-to-work” laws.

At this writing, ten years later, it can safely be said that, whatever legisla tion may still be forthcoming, collective bargaining has nevertheless survived as a permanent institution. Hardly any responsible managements would be willing to say now, regardless of their feelings in the past, that they preferred to function without unions or that they could do so even if they so desired. Problems still continue, some of them serious in nature. Whereas in the first five or six years after the war it was repeated strikes, some of an emergency nature, that troubled the nation, now it is “creeping” inflation. Indeed, many observers think that the continuous inflationary trend can be traced in large part to the periodic wage settlements, including fringe benefits, entered into by large unions and large corporations which establish patterns for the econ omy as a whole. The debate goes on as to whether unions are the primary cause of the inflationary trend or whether it is caused by corporations when they translate wage increases into price increases which, it is charged, are greater than just the wage component. To this management replies, ‘Well, surely, prices must be greater than the amount of the wage increase because our wage increase creates a cycle which makes everything we buy cost more. It costs us many times more to replace plants and machinery we built before the inflationary cycle began, not to say anything about raw and semi-finished material’.

The truth of the matter is that problems will always be with us: this or that issue will continuously arise in the highly dynamic industrial environment that characterizes this nation. Collective bargaining does not in itself solve major economic and social problems. What it does provide is a procedure by means of which problems can be identified and handled.”
Notes: Size: 9¼" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Harvard Business School Case series. [IX] 702 pages. Tags: absenteeism activity administrative aerospace affairs affluent aggressive agreements aims alienation alliance alternative amalgamated amalgamations analysis anarchism anomie apathy appeals arbitration aristocracy assembly asset association attitudes authority automation autonomous ballot bargaining benefits boards bolsheviks bonus bourgeoisie branch breakaway bullock bureaucracy bureaucratised campaign cant capitalism cash certificates challenge character charismatic chartism check-off climate
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The Handbook of Social Studies in Health and Medicine by Edited By Gary L. Albrecht, Ray Fitzpatrick & Susan C. Scrimshaw (£12.50)Publisher: London, Thousand Oaks & New Delhi: SAGE Publications — 2001Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0761956174]Condition: Very Good+ — in Very Good+ Dust Wrapper. Description: A Later Printing. Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Diagrams; Tables;Notes: Jacket designed by Malcolm Harvey Young. Size: 10" x 7". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [XXVII] 545 pages. Tags: social medicine sciences cultural context sociology medical health status attitiude care anthropology cross globalisation handbooks systems services fitness research science influences delivery aspects
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The Second Culture: British Science in Crisis: The Scientists Speak Out by Clive Cavendish Rassam (£12.50)Publisher: Aurum — 1993Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 1854102338]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a short closed tear to the bottom corner of the upper panel. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.Description: From the cover: “This book takes the reader into the heart of one of Britain’s least understood, yet most important and influential, professions — science. It examines the personalities, motives and ambitions of the members of that “second culture”, whose language and mode of thought is so alien to the bulk of their fellow citizens. And it examines their relationship with the rest of society which is, through its industrial and governmental institutions, their ultimate paymaster. More than 70 scientists were interviewed in the course of the author’s research. Their specialisms range from astronomy and genetics to industrial chemistry, medicine and environmental conservation. Many of them have played a leading role in significant scientific discoveries and are internationally renowned. Several head universities or Oxbridge Colleges and others hold senior positions in world-class companies. Five are Nobel prizewinners and 24 are Fellows of the Royal Society. Together, they not only speak for British science; they also provide us with a unique insight into the rewards and pressures of their profession, and reveal what it is like to be a scientist, in Britain, in the final decade of the century. Clive Rassam also looks at the relationship between “UK plc” and its scientists, at what we as a nation expect from our scientists, and at why the results so often fall short of our expectations. He canvasses the views of industrialists, management consultants and cabinet advisors, as well as those of the scientists themselves, in order to discover why a nation with so successful a record in scientific innovation has failed so lamentably to reap the rewards in terms of prosperity. Finally, the book examines claims that British science is dangerously underfunded, and that national science policy lacks purpose and coherence. Almost without exception, the scientists whom the author interviewed despaired of the future of British science and, as a consequence, foresaw yet further economic decline, with only a few industries, most notably chemicals and pharmaceuticals, remaining to show what could have been achieved had the country as a whole made proper use of its scientific resources. In particular, they complain of the consequences of their profession being funded and “managed” by civil servants and politicians who have no understanding of science, and of the uncertainties and short-term considerations which paralyse policy-making in the field.”Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 242 pages. Tags: 20th and aspects astronomers biography biologists blueprints britain british century chemists cognitive cosmic crisis cultures detectives directorate done economics environmental establishing exploiting for future government great heal history industry intellectual introduction issues life lives machines makes man manipulating means medical minds molecular nation's nature part physicists policy profession prosperity public reflections research science scientists search seven smallest social sociology state the tradition trends two what
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The Work, Wealth And Happiness Of Mankind by H. G. Wells (£12.50)Publisher: William Heinemann — 1932Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding, corners slightly frayed and the spine is dulled. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Hinge starting at the title page otherwise the text is complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned.Description: From the preface: “THIS book is intended to be a picture of all mankind to-day, a picture of living mankind active, working, spending, making and destroying. There are, we are told, one thousand nine hundred million human beings more or less. They all breathe, eat and sleep, and they are otherwise engaged in the most various activities. They co-operate with one another, and they are in conflict with one another. They die, but continually more are born to take up and extend the activities the dead have relinquished. We seek here to give all the activities in one crowded picture. And further, as our show goes on, we shall put and seek an answer to certain questions that arise naturally out of this spectacle. What sustains all this world-wide activity? Why do these millions live as they do? What are the various manners of living, and what are the motives that lie beneath these various manners of living? That is what we have to display and attempt to elucidate. The “How” is first to be shown and then the “Why?” has to be answered. Such a general picture of all mankind about its business has not been attempted before. It would have been impossible before the present time, and had it been possible it would have been of doubtful utility. Now it has become possible, and it has been attempted because it is needed. Never before has there been this need and desire to “get the hang” of the world as one whole. Quite suddenly it has come upon us.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 6¼". Blue boards with Gilt / Embossed titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 850 pages. Tags: 20th arts century civilization conditions conference economics essays festschrift history industrial machinery modern publication social sociology the workplace
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Thinking Nursing by Tom Mason & Elizabeth Whitehead (£12.50)Publisher: Open University Press — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0335210406]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. A slightly dog-eared copy. Leans. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: Notes: Size: 9¾" x 7½". [XV] 439 pages. Tags: and anthropology britain care economics education general great health medical nurses nursing philosophy physical politics practice psychology public science sociology study teaching theory thinking training writing
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Trade Unions in a Free Society: Studies in The Organisation of Labour in Britain and the U.S.A. by B. C. [Benjamin Charles] Roberts (£12.50)Publisher: Hutchinson — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with rubbing at the tips of both panels and light soiling to the lower panel. Price Clipped. Previous owners' inscription to the pastedown. Edges of the text block lightly tanned. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: 2nd edition. [First Edition: 1959] From the cover: “This is a new, revised and enlarged edition of a smaller work published in 1959, and appears at a time when there is a mounting interest in the role, powers and duties of trade unions in the British economy and in the standard of living of the working man.

The original work attracted a great deal of attention by its penetrating analysis of the role of the trade unions, and by its courage in advising them to ‘come to terms with the market economy, which is an essential feature of a free society’. This edition was quickly sold, and it was decided to prepare a new one, bringing the argument up to date and comparing British trade unions with unions in America.

A reviewer in Economica said of the first edition of this book and also of Unions in America by the same author, published by Princeton University: ‘Mr. Roberts writes very well… One wishes the two works could be combined together, for they would make a first-class study in comparative industrial relations and the positions of trade unions in the world’s two chief democracies’. This has now been done.”
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Professor F. W. Paish. Size: 8½" x 5¾". Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 206 pages. Tags: absenteeism activity administrative aerospace affairs affluent growth aggressive agreements aims alienation alliance alternative amalgamated amalgamations analysis anarchism anomie apathy appeals arbitration aristocracy assembly asset association attitudes authority automation autonomous ballot bargaining benefits boards bolsheviks bonus bourgeoisie branch breakaway bullock bureaucracy bureaucratised campaign cant capitalism cash certificates challenge character charismatic chartism check-off
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The Mau Mau War in Perspective by Frank Furedi (£12.00)Publisher: Oxford: James Curry — 2003Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0821409409]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Glossary; Maps [2];

From the cover: “The book breaks new ground in following the story of the participants of the rural movement during the decade after the defeat of the Mau Mau. New archival sources and interviews provide exciting material on the mechanics of the sociology of decolonization and on the containment of rural radicalism in Kenya.

For the first time an account of decolonization in Kenya based on primary sources is offered to the reader. The Mau Mau was militarily crushed in the mid-fifties, but the struggle for land rights was only contained in the post independence era of Kenya. Kikuyu squatters on European estates who formed the backbone of this movement are the main subject of this book. Furedi’s account considers how the radicalization of rural protest in the so-called White Highlands led to the Mau Mau explosion and how it was sustained during the subsequent fifteen years.

The book establishes a focus for discussion of these critical events through exploring the relationship between rural resistance and decolonization. The author argues that the main issue facing post-colonial policies in Kenya was to resolve the problems raised by the Mau Mau revolt. Written from an interdisciplinary perspective, with a special emphasis on historical and political sociology, this book is aimed at students of African politics and political sociologists interested in rural revolution and revolt.”
Notes: Size: C Format (8½" x 5¼"). In the Eastern African Studies series. [XIII] 239 pages. Tags: eastern african studies history kenya 20th century squatters kikuyu mau-mau kikuyi emergency revolutionary movements civil wars colonial guerilla counter-surgency operations resistance unconventional warfare sociology histo 9780852550526
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Women in the Soviet Countryside: Women's Roles in Rural Development in the Soviet Union by Susan Bridger (£12.00)Publisher: Cambridge, New York, New Rochelle, Melbourne & Sydney: Cambridge University Press — 1987Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0521328624]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned. Description: Illustrated by way of: Graphs; Black & White Drawings; Maps; Tables;Notes: Jacket designed by Ken Vail. Size: 8¾" x 5½". Brown boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. In the Soviet & East European Studies series. [XV] 259 pages. Tags: bridger 0521328624 soviet east european studies women rural development union families economic conditions regions role social science feminism feminist theory sociology political
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Bad Pastors: Clergy Misconduct in Modern America by Edited by Anson Shupe, William A. Stacey & Susan E. Darnell (£11.50)Publisher: New York & London: New York University Press — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0814781470]Condition: Near Fine. Description: Illustrated by way of: Tables;Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XI] 256 pages. Tags: 0814781470 9780814781470 clergy professional ethics united states case crime religious aspects christianity christian institutions organizations theology groups social issues usa science sociology religion business economics
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Globalization: The Human Consequences by Zygmunt Bauman (£11.50)Publisher: Polity Press — 1999Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0745620132]Condition: Very Good. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Description: From the cover: “‘Globalization’ is a word that is currently much in use. This book is an attempt to show that there is far more to globalization than its surface manifestations. Unpacking the social roots and social consequences of globalizing processes, this book tries to disperse some of the mist that surrounds the term.

Alongside the emerging planetary dimensions of business, finance, trade and information flow, a ‘localizing’, space-fixing process is set in motion. What appears as globalization for some means localization for many others; signalling new freedom for some, globalizing processes appear as uninvited and cruel fate for many others. Freedom to move, a scarce and unequally distributed commodity, quickly becomes the main stratifying factor of our times.

Neo-tribal and fundamentalist tendencies are as legitimate offspring of globalization as the widely acclaimed ‘hybridization’ of top culture — the culture at the globalized top. A particular reason to worry is the progressive breakdown in communication between the increasingly global and extra-territorial elites and ever more ‘localized’ majority. The bulk of the population, the ‘new middle class’, bears the brunt of these problems and suffers uncertainty, anxiety and fear as a result.

This book is a major contribution to the unfolding debate about globalization, and as such will be of interest to students and professionals in sociology, human geography and cultural issues..”
Notes: Size: 7½" x 5¼". [VI] 136 pages. Tags: absentee after age agoraphobia and aspects battle being better career change class consumer culture divided economic elusive end expropriation factories for freedom from geography global globalization globalized? hierarchy history human immobility international landlords law life local locality mapping maps mark means mobility move movement moving nation-state new orders panopticon? polarization post-correction postmodernism prisons relations renaissance report safety science social societies society sociology space spatialization speed state studies tangible the there this through time tourists united universalizing vagabonds wars what? world worse
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Halley Stewart Lectures 1927: Christ and Society by Charles Gore (£11.50)Publisher: George Allen & Unwin — 1928Binding: Hardback First Edition. Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Heavily faded at the spine and onto the margins of the boards. Edges of the text block lightly spotted. Tanning to the blanks. Text complete, clean and tight.Description: From the preface: “THE lectures contained in this volume were delivered at St. Botolph’s Church, Bishopsgate, in the City of London, in the autumn of last year under the auspices of the Halley Stewart Trust. I have to express my gratitude to the trustees for their generous treatment of their lecturer and to the Rector of St. Botolph’s for his zeal in procuring an audience to listen to them. Their object will be apparent to anyone who reads the first part of the Introductory Lecture, and I do not conceive that any further explanation is necessary.”Notes: Size: 7¾" x 5¼". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine & Upper Board. 186 pages. Tags: addresses and aspects christ christian christianity church development economics england essays ethical history jesus lectures moral problems social sociology teachings
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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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Loving and Leaving the Good Life by Helen Nearing (£11.50)Publisher: White River Junction: Chelsea Green Publishing Company — 1992Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0930031636]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Black and White Photographs;Notes: Size: 9" x 6". 198 pages. Tags: nearing 0930031636 biographies memoirs groups social sciences sociology rural outdoors nature writing
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Mental Health Matters: A Reader by VARIOUS (£11.50)Publisher: MacMillan — 1996Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 9780333678480]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wraps. Previous owners inscription to reverse of the upper wrap. Text bright and tight.Description: First in this edition. From the cover: “This is an innovative, interdisciplinary collection of pieces written by acknowledged experts in the mental health field that seeks to challenge traditional understandings of mental health, emphasising the perspective of mental health service users. Combining classic writings about mental health practices and problems from the disciplines of psychiatry, sociology and psychology with specially commissioned new contributions, it engages with a wide-ranging spectrum of important and topical issues. This is an accessible and diverse set of writings that will offer a rich and rewarding resource for all those with an interest in understanding mental heath and in making welfare services more responsive to the needs of those who use them.”. In the Open University Set Book series. Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Open University Set Book series. 308 pages. Tags: mental health distress psychiatric disorders schizophrenia depressive disorders madness mental asylum mental distress illness insane health services asylum dementia sexual abuse anorexia nervosa voice-hearers refugees torture survivor
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Postmodern Revisionings of the Political by Anna Yeatman (£11.50)Publisher: Routledge — 1994Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415901987]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Light reading creases to the spine. Upper wrapper slighty curled. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Much pencil to the margins of the text. Description: Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Thinking Gender series. [XII] 141 pages. Tags: critical cultural democracy epistemology feminism feminist ideologies knowledge philosophy political postmodernism related science social sociology structures studies theory
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Postmodernism and Its Discontents: Theories, Practices by Edited by E. Ann Kaplan (£11.50)Publisher: Verso — 1989Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0860919250]Condition: Good. A pleasant enough reading copy. Gently rubbed at the edges of the spine and wrappers. Single reading crease to the spine. Leans slightly. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank. Description: 2nd printing. From the cover: “Contributors: Mike Davis; William Galperin; David E. James; Fredric Jameson; E. Ann Kaplan; Warren Montag; Fred Pfeil; Dana Polan; Robert Stam; Linda Williams;

On the current battlefield of cultural criticism and production, no term has been more vigorously contested than ‘postmodernism’. Defying clear definition, yet persisting as an indispensable category, it has become one of the central topics in the theory and practice of contemporary culture.

Postmodernism and Its Discontents collects some of the major theoretical statements in this debate, including the key intervention of Fredric Jameson, and pits them against original contributions by a range of younger writers who explore the terrain of postmodernism in a variety of cultural practices. Essays on poetry and punk culture, recent American fiction, rock videos, Hollywood and foreign film, and sports and soap operas complement more directly theoretical pieces which tackle, to repeat the title of one essay, ‘what is at stake in the debate on postmodernism’.

Above all, this collection is distinguished by its steadfast refusal to elide the determinate political issues posed by postmodernism. Each of the essays insists upon the materiality of cultural production, locating various postmodernist practices in the social conditions of contemporary life, including the overarching structures of gender and class..”
Notes: Size: 9" x 6". In the Haymarket series. [XI] 188 pages. Tags: 20th aesthetics analysis and ann arts aspects bakhtin century civilization consumer criticism critique cultural culture dana david davis debate feminism fred fredric galperin history james jameson jury kaplan left linda literary literature mike mikhail modern modernism montag oedipus off peers pfeil poetry polan popular postmodernism postmodernism? potholders production punk renaissance robert sliding social society sociology spirit stake stam stereotype subincisions the their today urban warren what william williams
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Role Conflict And the Teacher by Gerald R. Grace (£11.50)Publisher: Routledge & Kegan Paul — 1972Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0710073534]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges. Text complete, clean and tight but a little musty.Description: Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5½". Green boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. [X] 149 [14] pages. Tags: conflict psychology role social sociology teachers teaching
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The Fraternal Society: Towards Freedom from Paternalsim by Richard & Hephzibah Hauser (£11.50)Publisher: The Bodley Head — 1962Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded with a short closed tear to the head of the spine and rubbing at the tips. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted, heavier spotting and tanning to the top edge. Light spotting to start and finish.Description: From the cover: “Since they came to England in 1957 the Hausers’ ‘community activation’ work has made its impact on many social problems. In this important book they explain their theories and describe their methods.

They believe that present conditions offer a real opportunity for society to emerge finally from the paternalistic mould and become truly fraternal. The first part of the book is an analysis of the structure of the paternal society both historically and as it still exists today. The unquestioning acceptance of the status quo and of petit bourgeois standards of human relationship is seen as the principal obstacle to social progress.

In the second part the authors show how they think this obstacle can be overcome. The fundamental aim of their work, in all its varied fields of application, is to stimulate people to think and act for themselves, and to have a concern for others. The efficacy of their methods is amply demonstrated by the accounts they give of their work with prisoners, backward pupils in secondary schools, mental patients and ex-patients, lonely housewives in new building areas, and many other ‘socially handicapped’ groups. They have applied the same methods to the community as a whole in such troubled areas as Notting Hill. They are conscious that they have made mistakes, and that their methods are still evolving, but they hope that this personal statement will be helpful to other social workers and to all who share their desire to see fraternal and purposeful social attitudes replace the apathy and inertia which are still so widespread.

The Fraternal Society will arouse hostility in some quarters, but it will be widely welcomed for its fresh approach to social problems and for the breadth of its vision.”
Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". Blue boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 221 pages. Tags: activation age and change community family fear formations fraternal groups growing his influence isolation leader nazism negative death organic personal positive power role social sociology sociopath structure suicide the theory
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The Idea of Culture in the Social Sciences by Charles Schneider; David Bonjean; (£11.50)Publisher: Cambridge University Press — 1973Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0521202094]Condition: Good - in Good DJ. Ex-library with usual marks, numerals to the spine, pocket to the pastedown, slip to the ffep, stamp to the reverse of the title page.Description: Contains: “Further Operations of Culture in Anthropology: A Synthesis of and for Debate, James A. Boon; culture and Social System Revisited, Talcott Parsons; toward the Development of a Cultural Economics, Kenneth E. Boulding; culture and Political Science: Problems in the Evaluation of fhe Concept of Political Culture, Lucian W. Pye; Clio and the Culture Concept: Some Impressions of a Changing Relationship in American Historiography, Robert F. Berkhofer; Place and Location: Notes on the Spatial Patterning of Culture, David E. Sopher; The idea of Culture in the Social Sciences: Critical and Supplementary Observations, Louis Schneider;”.Notes: Size: 9½" x 6¼". 149 pages. Tags: society belief art morals law custom anthropology sociology political science history geography anthropologist institutionalization cultural economics political science historiography dionysian appollonian
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The Sociology of Education by P. W. Musgrave (£11.50)Publisher: Methuen & Co. — 1968Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0416283004]Condition: Good+ - in Good+ DJ. DJ slightly ruffled along edges, lower panel a little soiled, small nick at tail of spine. Top edges of text block dusty. Previous owners inscription to ffep.Description: From the cover: “Here is a comprehensive approach to the study of education and society that many student teachers and sociologists will welcome. The first section provides a general grounding in sociology, indicating the relationship between education and three institutions: the family, the social class system, and the economy. The final section covers a neglected part of the field, the sociology of teaching. The position of the teacher as a member of a profession is examined; the teacher is seen as the centre of a web of forces acting on him from both outside and inside the school.”Notes: Size: 8¾" x 5¾". 272 pages. Tags: education social framework social class economy social functions education teacher teaching economics elementary schools embourgeoisement curriculum labour teaching methods nationalization primary schools
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Written On the City: Graffiti Messages Worldwide by Axel Albin & Josh Kamler (£11.50)Publisher: Cincinnati: How Books — 2008Binding: Hardback First Edition. [ISBN: 9781600610776]Condition: Very Good. Description: Illustrated by way of: Colour Photographs;Notes: Size: 9" x 9". Pictorial boards. 215 pages. Tags: kamler 1600610773 9781600610776 306.4 graffiti sociology street art culture
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Arlott and 1man on Cricket by Gilbert Phelps (£10.50)Publisher: British Broadcasting Corporation [B.B.C./BBC] — 1977Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. First Edition. [ISBN: 0563161159]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Edges of the textblock heavily tanned. Price Clipped. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Text complete, clean and tight but a little age-tanned at the margins.Description: Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “In this book John Arlott, Fred 1man and Gilbert Phelps set out to relate cricket to its historical and social context. They prove the truth of the old adage that cricket isn’t only a game but also an institution. Each of the contributors deals with familiar subjects in his own uniquely stimulating way. John Arlott examines not only the history and sociology of cricket, but also contributes a short essay on its future. Fred 1man, in his pen-portraits of the gallery of great players of his time provides a living context for Arlott’s reflections and assessments.

The anthology, edited by Gilbert Phelps, complements the other contributions as well as providing entertainment. The passages have been chosen not only for their literary merits—they are also funny, intriguing and provocative. Arlott and 1man on Cricket is a book all lovers of cricket will savour — and return to again and again. “
Notes: Foreword or introduction by Gilbert Phelps. Size: 9½" x 6¼". Green boards with Silver titling to the Spine. 280 pages. Tags: biography cricket history miscellanea players
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Bad Pastors: Clergy Misconduct in Modern America by Edited by Anson Shupe, William A. Stacey & Susan E. Darnell (£10.50)Publisher: New York & London: New York University Press — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0814781470]Condition: Very Good. Wrappers slightly grubby otherwise a very well presented copy. Description: Illustrated by way of: Tables;Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). [XI] 256 pages. Tags: 0814781470 9780814781470 clergy professional ethics united states case crime religious aspects christianity christian institutions organizations theology groups social issues usa science sociology religion business economics
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Beningfield's English Farm by Gordon Beningfield (£10.50)Publisher: Selectabook — 1988Binding: Hardback in a Dust Wrapper. [ISBN: 0670811912]Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a small crease to the foot of the upper panel. Price Clipped.Description: From the cover: “Gordon Beningfield has built up a reputation as Britain’s leading countryside artist through his meticulous and affectionate paintings and drawings of the rural scene.

His subject is the English countryside as it has been, should be, and sometimes still is. In Beningfield’s English Farm, which is published ten years after his first book, he has set out to celebrate that most characteristic feature of the countryside, the traditional farm and its animals.

The animals were not too difficult to find, at least in ones and twos. Here are such magnificent creatures as the White Park bull and the Gloucester Old Spot pig, not to mention Lincoln Longwool sheep, Suffolk Punch horses, Light Sussex chickens, and Golden Guernsey goats. But because the numbers of these animals have so dwindled, many of them are now classified as rare breeds and are preserved in farm parks where they have become a major attraction.

The proper surroundings for the animals were much more difficult to find, as the traditional small mixed farm is now something of a rarity, and it is even more unusual to find unspoiled farm buidings. While the animals are painted from life, the fields and farmyards in which they are placed have often found their inspiration in Gordon Beningfield’s memories of the English countryside of forty years ago. At the very least, many of the settings have had to be restored in his pictures to their original state.

The product of this effort is a richly nostalgic portrait of all the inhabitants of the traditional English farm: not just cattle and sheep and pigs, but working horses and donkeys, chickens pecking around in the barn yard, ducks by the pond, lop-eared rabbits, a shepherd’s dog that is very unlike the collies of today and, of course, a ginger torn on the prowl.

Gordon Beningfield’s pictures, over a hundred of them, show his work at its finest, mixing evocative landscapes with portraits of animals, some imposing like the Gloucester bull, some charming like the English nanny goat and kid, some humorous like the Middle White pig. These, and many others, will delight Beningfield’s many admirers and all other lovers of the countryside.”
Notes: Size: 10½" x 11". Pictorial boards. 137 pages. Tags: animals artists arts beningfield britain communities country drawings england english exhibitions farm general gordon graphic great history individual life livestock natural nature painting pets rural science social sociology special subjects techniques watercolor watercolours
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Diversity and Change: Education, Policy and Selection by Edited by John Ahier, Ben Cosin & Margaret Hales (£10.50)Publisher: RoutledgeFalmer — 2000Binding: Paperback [ISBN: 0415137209]Condition: Very Good. Lightly rubbed at the tips of the wrappers. Light reading creases to the spine. Text complete, clean and tight. Description: A Later Printing.

From the cover: “It is not only the UK education system which has recently undergone a process of change, although it has certainly been one of the most dramatically affected. Free market conceptions have played their part in these changes, particularly throughout the European Union. This collection focuses on the economic and social contexts for education both in the UK and internationally and how these have had an impact on the education systems of different countries.

The authors write from a wide range of standpoints, some supportive and some critical of the new paradigms, but all focus on the traditions which have been subjected to ideological attacks and the processes and outcomes of those attacks.

This reader will be useful to all those studying or interested in education policy, especially within the context of the European Union.”
Notes: Size: Trade Paperback (9¼" x 6"). In the Exploring Educational Issues series. 333 pages. Tags: callaghan james 1912-2005 education social aspects great britain government policy and state educational change europe economic equalization pluralism sciences cultural sociology economics systems comparative studies edited john ahier ben cosin margaret hales 0415137209 exploring issues
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