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Cultural Transformation and Human Rights in Africa, An-Na'im, Abdullahi A.       (edited by)
1 An-Na'im, Abdullahi A. (edited by) Cultural Transformation and Human Rights in Africa
London Zed Books 2002 1842770918 / 9781842770917 Soft Cover Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy. x + 269 pages. The authors seek to contribute to the clarification of the very difficult conceptual and practical questions surrounding the legitimization and permanent protection of human rights in non-Western cultural contexts, specifically in this case in Africa. The underlying premise is that there are possibilities for the local promotion of what ought to be universal human rights through processes of cultural transformation over time. This thoughtful set of explorations by African scholars and human rights activists adds significantly to our understanding of the complex relationships that exist between culture, religion, law and human rights. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Faking It  -  The Sentimentalisation of Modern Society, Anderson, Digby and Mullen, Peter      (edited by)
2 Anderson, Digby and Mullen, Peter (edited by) Faking It - The Sentimentalisation of Modern Society
London The Social Affairs Unit 1998 0907631754 / 9780907631750 First Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. viii + 217 pages. Faking It charts the march of the fraudulent through modern society's institutions, through its government policies now obsessed with spin, image and gesture rather than substance, its sentimental environmental obsessions, its narcissistic, Godless religion, its elevation of fake feeling in novels and music. Its authors, 12 distinguished academics, offer a frightening vision of a self-indulgent civilisation which cannot tell image from reality. It was this sentimental weakness for the fake which, above all else, explains the Diana funeral phenomenon in which sentimentality - mob grief - was personified and canonised and feeling exalted above reason, reality and constraint. 
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Religious Behaviour, Argyle, Michael
3 Argyle, Michael Religious Behaviour
London Routledge and Kegan Paul 1958 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Gilt title on black cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with just a touch of wear to lower edges. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has a little wear and is not price clipped. Uniform with the International Library of Sociology and Social Reconstruction series founded by Karl Mannheim. The author shows, by analysing a great deal of empirical material, how religious behaviour and beliefs are influenced by psychological, sociological, economic and physiological factors, and how a person's beliefs depend on those of his parents and of later social groups, on his social class and on the prevailing economic conditions. The methods and results of Billy Graham's campaigns are examined, and the effects of drugs and war experiences shown. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons  -  A Journey Among the Women of India, Bumiller, Elisabeth
4 Bumiller, Elisabeth May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons - A Journey Among the Women of India
New York Random House 1990 0394563913 / 9780394563916 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. x + 306 pages. In the book the journalist author captures the fascinating, complex and often tragic lives of the 400 million women of India. She went to India with her husband, a correspondent for the New York Times and, over a three and a half year period, travelled to all parts of the country, examining the paradoxes and - to a westerner - the often stunning realities of the lives of women. 
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The Process of Technological Change  -  New Technology and Social Choice in the Workplace, Clark, Jon and McLoughlin, Ian and Rose, Howard and King, Robin
5 Clark, Jon and McLoughlin, Ian and Rose, Howard and King, Robin The Process of Technological Change - New Technology and Social Choice in the Workplace
Cambridge Cambridge University Press 1988 0521323037 / 9780521323031 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine uninscribed copy with near Fine complete dustjacket. Uniform with the Cambridge Studies in Management series of which this is number 11. An erudite work from 3 social scientists and an electrical engineer which explains the manner in which outcomes of change are shaped not only by social choice but also by the capabilities of the technology itself. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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The Lucky Generation  -  A Positive View Of The 21st Century, Davis, William
6 Davis, William The Lucky Generation - A Positive View Of The 21st Century
London Headline 1995 0747212376 / 9780747212379 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine uninscribed copy with a Fine dustjacket. The financial editor author portrays a counter argument to the doomsday predictions of others and contends that such predictions have been proved wrong in the past two decades. He puts forward a powerful and detailed case for the view that the next century will be much better and that the young of today will be the lucky generation. An optimistic, provocative and challenging book. *** NOT EX LIB *** 
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Marital Breakdown, Dominian, Jack
7 Dominian, Jack Marital Breakdown
London Darton, Longman & Todd 1968 0232509980 / 9780232509984 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7 
A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy with gold title on green cloth boards which has a few spots of light foxing to top edge. Dustjacket has a small repaired closed tear to front and is not price clipped. A marriage collapses, psychology, sociology and medicine may say one thing : religion and law pronounce another. In this study, probably for the first time, a psychiatrist has made an unbiased attempt to bring together these different viewpoints. 
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Blood Sweat and Tears  -  The Evolution of Work, Donkin, Richard
8 Donkin, Richard Blood Sweat and Tears - The Evolution of Work
New York Texere 2001 1587990768 / 9781587990762 First Edition Cloth Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. A Fine uninscribed copy with gold title and author's initials on red cloth boards. Dustjacket is near Fine and complete with crease to inner flap. A captivating and erudite history of work from prehistoric times to the present day, which offers fascinating and intelligent analyses of the individuals, assumptions, theories, developments and practices that have so much changed work. Based on detailed research from around the world, the author examines early societies, slavery, the guilds, the creation of trade secrets and the influence of religion on work, such as the humanist ideals of the great Quaker industrialists. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Mummy Doesn't Live Here Any More, Franks, Helen
9 Franks, Helen Mummy Doesn't Live Here Any More
London Doubleday 1990 0385269056 / 9780385269056 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine uninscribed copy with near Fine complete dustjacket. The author examines the cases of women who find themselves living apart from their children, confronting this painful issue and seeking to explain what kind of woman would want to give up her children and why. A provocative look at this emotionally charged subject in the context of the stresses and changing role of motherhood today. *** NOT EX LIB *** 
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An Uncommon Correspondence  -  An East-West Conversation on Friendship, Intimacy and Love, George, Ivy and Masson, Margaret
10 George, Ivy and Masson, Margaret An Uncommon Correspondence - An East-West Conversation on Friendship, Intimacy and Love
New York Paulist Press 1998 0809105004 / 9780809105007 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. Ivy George grew up in India and continued her studies in the US where she teaches in Massachusetts. Margaret Masson was born in Zambia, later moving to Scotland, and teaches at St. John's College and Durham University. They met during teaching assignments in the US. The book allows us to eavesdrop on these college professors' fascinating letters about courtship, friendship, love and marriage, and how culture has shaped their understanding of each. 
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Populism  -  Its Meanings and Ntional Charcteristics, Ionescu, Ghita and Gellner, Ernest      (edited by)
11 Ionescu, Ghita and Gellner, Ernest (edited by) Populism - Its Meanings and Ntional Charcteristics
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1969 0297176145 / 9780297176145 Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Gold title on black cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally the front free endpaper has been removed, there is a small library pocket and library plate to front endpaper,a stamp to rear endpaper, a corner crease to top corner tip of one page, some ink underlining to three pages and two marginal lines to one page, else a clean, tight copy. Dustjacket has a protective cover and is not price clipped. Ex Library copy. What is populism? The essays in the book are an attempt to identify its meaning and character, in particular to consider whether the many different political and ideological movements which have been characterised as 'populist' do indeed have a common identity. Since many current social and political phenomena, such as Maoism, Castroism, the liberalisation movement in Eastern Europe and the student movements, the ideology of new African states are seen by some as a resurgence of populism, it is clear that the question is of considerable relevance. The essays fall into two groups. One examines the different historical instances of populism, while the other is concerned with the varying conceptual content of the term. 
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A Stranger's Eye  -   A Foreign Correspondent's View of Britain, Keane, Fergal
12 Keane, Fergal A Stranger's Eye - A Foreign Correspondent's View of Britain
London Viking 2000 0670888397 / 9780670888399 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine uninscribed copy with Fine complete dustjacket. The acclaimed foreign correspondent set out on on a journey through Britain for the BBC, although born in London he has never lived there until recently, having spent years covering the world's conflicts. In his travels in 1999 he discovered a world of poverty, exclusion and alienation. A shocking but sometimes uplifting work, he reports on the courage and lack of self pity of those he encountered and considers the changing ways of life and notes that in August 1999 a Scottish shipyard with 1,200 workers was sold for 2.4 million pounds which was the price for a large house in Islington, spiritual home of New Labour. 
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Organisation and Bureaucracy  -  An Analysis of Modern Theories, Mouzelis, Nicos P.
13 Mouzelis, Nicos P. Organisation and Bureaucracy - An Analysis of Modern Theories
London Routledge and Kegan Paul 1967 071003492X / 9780710034922 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from age toning to endpapers) in green cloth boards with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. ix + 230 pages + 14 page list of books in the International Library of Sociology and Social Reconstruction series. Newspaper cutting of the book review in the 'New Society' loosely included. Contributions to the theory of organisations have come from many sides: psychology, social psychology, sociology, political science, economics, and business administration. The output of written work is so vast that a newcomer will experience difficulty in making sense of the points of view expressed in organisational writings. The present study will help students orient themselves in relation to this literature. Theorists discussed include Marx, Weber and Michels. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Priestland  Right and Wrong, Priestland, Gerald
14 Priestland, Gerald Priestland Right and Wrong
London Collins 1983 0002155818 / 9780002155816 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine uninscribed copy with a touch of dust marking to top edge. Dustjacket is price clipped. The well known BBC correspondent, who has had many overseas assignments, retired in 1982, and this book is based on the thirteen television programmes in which he presents his essays on the tug of war between consience and circumstances in several fields of human activity. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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The Alchemy of Culture  -  Intoxicants in Society, Rudgley, Richard
15 Rudgley, Richard The Alchemy of Culture - Intoxicants in Society
London British Museum Press 1993 0714117366 / 9780714117362 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Fine 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. From opium in Stone Age Europe to petrol sniffing in Aboriginal Australia, intoxicants have played an important part in societies all over the world. In this thought-provoking book the author shows that 'magic mushrooms' in Siberia and New Guinea, the mysterious soma/haoma plant in ancient India and Iran, and yaje. peyote and tobacco in the New World all had a central role in religious or social life, and that the altered states of consciousness produced by each intoxicant are shaped by cultural values. 38 illustrations. **** NOT EX LIBRARY **** 
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British Society 1870-1970, Salt, John and Elliott, B.J.
16 Salt, John and Elliott, B.J. British Society 1870-1970
Amersham, Bucks Hulton Educational Publications 1975 0717507106 / 9780717507108 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a small mark to one front corner tip). Uniform with 'Studies in Modern Social History' series. Comprise Part I - 1870-1918, Part II - 1918-1970 and takes certain basic social themes and follows them through the century, providing an interesting and useful social history of British life. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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The Precariously Privileged  -  A Professional Family in Victorian London, Shonfield, Zuzanna
17 Shonfield, Zuzanna The Precariously Privileged - A Professional Family in Victorian London
Oxford Oxford University Press 1987 0192122657 / 9780192122650 First Edition Hard Cover Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
A Fine unmarked copy with VG price clipped dustjacket. xix + 266 pages. 20 illustrations. 1 map. Genealogical trees of the Marshall family and of the Williams family. Jeanette Marshall, daughter of an eminent anatomist, scanned the drawing rooms of late Victorian London, and assiduously recorded her impressions in diaries she kept for 23 years. In constant pursuit of a husband, craftily steering a course between strong-mindedness and frivolity, she applied her brisk realism and caustic manner to draw a vivid and unexpected picture of Victorian daily life. Drawing on this previously untapped source, the author reconstructs the story of the Marshall family, charting the trials and fortunes, both comic and poignant, which befell these precariously privileged newcomers to London society. Jeanette Marshall's trenchant comments provide a fresh view of such friends as Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown, and Burne-Jones's mistress Mary Zambaco. **** NOT EX LIB **** 
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Neighborhood  -  My Story of Greenwich House, Simkhovitch, Mary Kingsbury
18 Simkhovitch, Mary Kingsbury Neighborhood - My Story of Greenwich House
New York W.W. Norton 1938 First Edition Cloth Near Fine No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
STATED FIRST EDITION. Red titles and black sub-titles on oatmeal hessian cloth boards which are clean, unmarked and with no signs of wear. Internally clean, tight and unmarked with no inscriptions VG+. Top edge light brown with fore edge rough cut. Four illustrations of Mary Kingsbury Simkhovitch, Mary Kingsbury, Greenwich House in Jones Street 1902-1917 and Greenwich House at 26 Barrow Street. A SCARCE title of of the American social worker's life and of the Greenwich Village district of New York where she and others founded 'Greenwich House', famous for it's activities in social service, music and handicrafts. **** NOTE THAT THIS IS AN ACTUAL BOOK HELD IN STOCK **** 
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Natural Women, Cultured Men  -  A Feminist Perspective on Sociological Theory, Sydie, R.A.
19 Sydie, R.A. Natural Women, Cultured Men - A Feminist Perspective on Sociological Theory
Milton Keynes Open University Press 1987 033515512X / 9780335155125 First Edition Soft Cover Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall 
Cover has a line of indentation to front and a crease to back. Internally there is a small name and some small light marks to half title page else clean and unmarked. The book examines some of the work of the classical social theorists - Durkheim, Weber, Marx, Engels and Freud - from a feminist perspective. The focus of the inquiry is on the theoretical approach adopted by each in his examination of the nature of human nature and, more specifically, the nature of sex relationships. In general, the dichotomized, hierarchical view of sex relationships common to each of the theorists forms the framework for the discussions and critiques. 
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Knowledge For The Time  -  A Manual of...., Timbs, John
20 Timbs, John Knowledge For The Time - A Manual of....
Crosby Lockwood 1880 Cloth Very Good No Jacket 12mo - over 6" - 7" tall 
Gilt motifs and title blocks on brown blind embossed decorated cloth boards. A few very small bumps, gilt still bright and internally very clean, tight and unmarked. The sub title is A Manual of Reading, Reference, and Conversation, On Subjects of Living Interest, Useful Curiosity, and Amusing Research: Historico-Political Information. Progress of Civilization. Dignities and Distinctions. Religious Thought. Changes in Laws. Measure and Value. Progress of Science. Life and Health. Illustrated from the best and latest Authorities'. Second edition, Third Thousand. Frontispiece of Captain Cole's New Iron Turret-Ship-Of-War. i-x, 292 pages including the Complete Index. Frederick Warne and Co's 24 page List of Juvenile, Prize Books and Gift Books for Young People bound in at rear, many of which are illustrated. John Timbs (1801-1875) was an English antiquary, who occasionally wrote under the pseudonym Horace Welby - his books are very scarce. **** A SCARCE, attactive and COMPLETE copy in very good condition containing a treasury of knowledge of the time **** 
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