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MODERN FAMILIES: An Australian Text
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MODERN FAMILIES: An Australian Text

By Sarantakos, Sotirios

South Yarra, VIC, Australia: Macmillan Australia, 1998. x, + 446pp., intext tables, and several cartoon-style illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped and edgeworn only. Half-title page corner-clipped, else textblock unmarked. This book is about marriage and the family in Australia, as moulded by our culture (up to publication date). From the rear panel; "This text has been prepared for students of social sciences and related disciplines, such as sociology, social work, social welfare, psychology, education, nursing, policing studies and criminology, and it contains the essential elements of family study." Contents include: Prelims., Preface, Acks., Part 1/ Family and society. 2/ Marriage. 3/ Family and children. 4/ Family problems and reorganisation. Index. Book weight approx. 665g. . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.63

VIOLENCE AND THE SACRED
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VIOLENCE AND THE SACRED

By Girard, Rene

London: Continuum, 2005. (vii), + 352pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped on foredge corners, else undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Originally published as 'La Violence et al Sacre', Editions Bernard Grasset, Paris, 1972. 'Violence and The Sacred' is Rene Girard's brilliant study of human evil, exploring violence as it is represented and occurs throughout history, literature, and myth . . . .Contents include: Prelims., Acks., 11 chapters. Conclusion. Bibliography. Index. Book weight approx. 395g. . First Thus. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$16.92

CULTURE AND CUSTOMS OF CENTRAL ASIAN REPUBLICS
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CULTURE AND CUSTOMS OF CENTRAL ASIAN REPUBLICS

By Abazov, Rafis

Westport, Connecticut, USA: Greenwood Press , 2007. xxxvi, + 286pp., map frontispiece. Intext, b/white halftone plates. Book clean. Spine firm, nominally bumped and askew. Colour illustrated gloss boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. This book tells the culture and customs of the Central Asian Republics - Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Preface, Acks., Notes on Transliteration, Chronology. 9 chapters. Glossary. Bibliography. Index. Book weight approx. 632g. . First Edition, First Impression. Hardcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾".

$16.92

CLIQUES, CROWDS AND GANGS: Group Life of Sydney Adolescents
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CLIQUES, CROWDS AND GANGS: Group Life of Sydney Adolescents

By Dunphy, D.C.

Melbourne, VIC, Australia: F.W. Cheshire Publishing , 1969. xi, + 170pp., intext tables and line-drawn figures, Book clean and square. Spine firm, minimally bumped on head and heel. Plain black boards undamaged. Textblock unmarked. Illustrated, loose-plastic protected dustjacket very lightly edgeworn only. " . . . this important study fills the need for a first-hand sociological analysis of the structures and dynamics of adolescent groups . . . " The contents of this study of adolescent group life in Sydney, Australia include: Prelims., Introduction, 7 chapters. Footnotes, Appendix (Questionaires used in Research). Bibliography, Index. Book weight approx. 410g. . First Edition. Hardcover and Dustjacket. Very Good +/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$22.56

RUM, REGULATIONS AND RICHES
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RUM, REGULATIONS AND RICHES

By Hicks, Ron

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: R.T. Kelly (Printed by). The Australian Hospital Association , 1981. vii, + 231pp., intext, cartoon-style b/white illustrations (Peter Meldrum), plus tables and graphs. Book clean and square. Spine firm, lightly bumped on head. Monochrome, cartoon-style illustrated (Peter Meldrum) card wrapper mildly bumped and edgeworn, with random foxing flecks and pressure marks, mainly on rear wrap. This book looks at the history of the Australia health system from its birth, and provides a critical assessment . . . Contents include: Prelims., Foreword, Introduction, 14 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 340g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.69

SOCIOLOGY: A Brief but Critical Introduction  (Second Edition)
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SOCIOLOGY: A Brief but Critical Introduction (Second Edition)

By Giddens, Anthony

Basingstoke & London, United Kingdom : Macmillan Press, 1995. viii, + 179pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Printed card wrapper nominally bumped and edgeworn only. Textblock unmarked. " . . . offers a lively, discursive and jargon-free introduction to sociology, acessible to the lay reader as well as to the student . . . " Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 7 chapters, Conclusion, Index. Book weight approx. 230g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. Revised Edition, 8th Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.87

A DECADE OF DISSENT: Vietnam and the Conflict on the Australian Homefront
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A DECADE OF DISSENT: Vietnam and the Conflict on the Australian Homefront

By Langley, Greg

North Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1992. xii, + 232pp., intext, b/white halftone plates, plus several cartoon illustrations throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper minimally bumped, else very good. Textblock unmarked. The time of the Vietnam War was a time of conflict and change in Australia, as it was in the United States, with widespread protests against the war. Young men were jailed for refusing to fight. The protest movements grew, and in May 1970 moritoriums in Australia drew more than 200,000 people opposing the war and conscription, eventually leading to a Whitlam Labor government after 23 years of conservative rule. This book tells the story of the anti-war movement through the voices of mothers, draft resisters, politicians, students, soldiers and others who took part. Contents include: Prelims., Acks., Introduction, 11 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 425g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$35.25

WHY DO THEY DRESS THAT WAY?  (Signed Copy)
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WHY DO THEY DRESS THAT WAY? (Signed Copy)

By Scott, Stephen

Intercourse, PA 17534, U.S.A.: Good Books, 1986. 160pp., illustrated throughout: b/white halftone plates and line-drawings. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper lightly bumped, with a small abrasion and blind indentation on rear wrap. An 'autographed copy' circular sticker affixed to front wrap. Signed by author on title-page, else text-block unmarked. "People's Place Book No. 7." Written by a member of the group, this is the first comprehensive book about why more than 150,000 people in North America wear plain clothes for religious reasons . . . Contents include: Prelims., 13 chapters, Notes, Index, more. Book weight approx. 240g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.28

CHILDREN IN STEPFAMILIES
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CHILDREN IN STEPFAMILIES

By Ochiltree, Gay

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: Prentice Hall of Australia, 1990. x, + 174pp, intext tables and figures throughout. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Illustrated card wrapper mildly bumped on lower foredge corner, else minimal edgewear, and a blind pressure indentation on rear wrap. Textblock unmarked. " . . . this enlightening book contains some serious and thought-provoking information . . . " Contents include: Prelims., 8 chapters, Appendices, Refs., Index. Book weight approx. 280g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition, First Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.63

THE THING SHE LOVES : Why Women Kill (Signed Copy)
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THE THING SHE LOVES : Why Women Kill (Signed Copy)

By Greenwood, Kerry (Editor)

St Leonards, N.S.W., Australia: Allen & Unwin, 1996. xi, + 154pp. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Duo-tone, photographically-illustrated card wrapper nominally bumped only. A concise personal inscription, signed by Kerry Greenwood on half-title page, else leaves lightly tanned. Edited by hugely successful Australian author Kerry Greenwood, this confronting book by a stellar team of lawyers and other professional females who have been at the coalface of women who kill, a large part of which is 'battered woman syndrome'. Contents include: Prelims., Contributors, Preface, Case Studies, Afterword, Index. Book weight approx. 185g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Inscribed and Signed By Editor. First Edition, First Impression.. Softcover. Very Good +.

$22.56

MENTAL HANDICAP : The Social Dimensions
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MENTAL HANDICAP : The Social Dimensions

By Owens, Gillies, and Birchenall, Peter

Tunbridge Wells, Kent, England : Pitman Medical, 1979. ix, + 239pp., intext tables and graphs. Book clean and square. Spine firm. Printed card wrapper minimally bumped only. Text-block unmarked. Dating somewhat, never-the-less this book will be of interest to anyone studying the problems faced by people assisting or otherwise involved with those with a mental 'handicap'. Contents include: Prelims., Preface, 4 'parts', Refs., Glossary, Index. Book weight approx. 320g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.28

CLIMBING JACOB'S LADDER : The Enduring Legacies of African-American Families
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CLIMBING JACOB'S LADDER : The Enduring Legacies of African-American Families

By Billingsley, Andrew

New York: Touchstone 444pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean and unmarked, mildly tanned. Illustrated card wrapper has two small, soft corners creases. From the rear panel: "This ground-breaking, provocative work dispels some of the most common myths, misconceptions, misunderstandings, and misinformation about African-American families. 'Climbing Jacob's Ladder' takes a fresh look at the evolution of Black families, describes the forces that have shaped them, and examines their resiliency in the face of difficult conditions, and the strengths that help them endure." Copyright 1992. Includes Index. Book weight approx. 505g. . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.69

WORLD CORPORATION
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WORLD CORPORATION

By Gillette, King Camp

Boston, MA, United States: The New England News Company, 1910. vi, + 240pp., author-portrait, tissue-guarded frontispiece, an unpaginated b/white halftone plate, plus several maps. Book clean and square. Spine firm, slight damage on head, title decipherable but chipped. Foredge corner mildly worn, else bright white title over lightly faded black boards. A theory of utopian socialism in which a single corporation for all industry, owned by the public, is proposed by King Camp Gillette (1885-1932), otherwise known for his development of the safety razor . . . Contents include: Prelims., 1/ 'World Corporation' Prospectus. 2/The Automatic Labor System. 3/ The Waste of Our System. 4/ The Open Door. Book weight approx. 600g. . First Edition. Hardcover. Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$38.78

WORKING WITH INVOLUNTARY CLIENTS : A Guide to Practice
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WORKING WITH INVOLUNTARY CLIENTS : A Guide to Practice

By Trotter, Chris

Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia: Allen and Unwin, 2006. ix, + 214pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper negligibly edge-rubbed and indented. From the rear cover: " . . . a practical guide to working with both the clients and their families. Chris Trotter's pro-social model offers a way to work in partnership with involuntary clients. The model emphasises clarifying roles, promoting pro-social values, dealing with issues of authority and establishing goals. The approach is integrated, systematic and evidence-based." Includes Index. Book weight approx. 350g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . Second Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$17.63

A FALSE UTOPIA. Collectivism in Theory and Practice
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A FALSE UTOPIA. Collectivism in Theory and Practice

By Chamberlin, William Henry

London: Duckworth (The Right Book Club) , 1931. vi, + 264pp. Book square. Blue cloth spine bumped, foxed and faded (title clearly legible). Plain papered boards mildly soiled (one mark on rear blue quarter cloth), plus lower foredge tips worn. Text-block edges flecked, else leaves tanned. No dustjacket. An early believer in the Marxist communist ideology, William Henry Chamberlin, American-born (Brooklyn, 17 Feb., 1897; d. 12 Sep., 1969) historian/journalist was later to change his beliefs after observing the negative aspects of collectivism whilst working in the U.S.S.R. This book attempts to set forth a reasoned proposition that collectivism, both in its communist and fascist forms, is a false utopia . . . Contents include: Introduction, 8 chapters, Index. Book weight approx. 360g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First U.K.. Hardcover [Quarter-Cloth]. Good. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

$19.74

MEDICAL DOMINANCE : The division of labour in Australian health care
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MEDICAL DOMINANCE : The division of labour in Australian health care

By Willis, Evan

North Sydney, N.S.W., Australia: George Allen & Unwin, 1983. viii, + 235pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Mild tanning to endpapers, minor text highlighting to three pages, biro line to margin of one, else leaves clean. Printed card wrapper very good. A stand-alone title in the 'Studies in Society' series. From the rear panel: "In a major study Evan Willis provides a fascinating account of the medical profession's successful domination of a wide range of health care services . . . The defence by doctors of their positions of power is highlighted by the author's exhaustive and original research into demarcation struggles between medicine and other health occupations, in particular midwifery, optometry and chiropractic . . . This study was awarded the second 'Jean Martin Award' in 1982 for the Best Australasian Thesis in Social Theory and Research over a two year period . . . " Book weight approx. 385g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover. Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.69

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

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

New South Wales, Australia: Youth Programs Unit, Department of Training and Education Co-ordination (DTEC), 1996. 48pp. Booklet clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper undamaged. Contents include: Introduction, Background, Case Studies, Key Issues, Guiding Principles, Sites of Intervention, Assessing, Multi-Agency Approach, Existing Models, Issues Arising from Specific Public Space Projects, General Questions, Conclusion. Booklet weight approx. 135g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight.. First Edition. Softcover. Very Good +. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.10

JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IN AUSTRALIA
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JUVENILE DELINQUENCY IN AUSTRALIA

By Borowski, Allan and Murray, James M. (Edited by)

North Ryde, N.S.W., Australia: Methuen Australia, 1985. 438pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm, mildly sunned, title clearly legible. Previous owner's details to half-title page, several faint foxing spots, else leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper (covered, by previous owner, in permanent plastic film) very good. From the rear panel: " . . . the first comprehensive attempt to address varied questions from a national perspective. Among the twenty-five original contributions comprising this volume are chapters on the causes of female delinquency, the Aboriginal juvenile offender, the mentally retarded juvenile offender, the Children's Courts, diversion programs, juvenile probation and a research agenda to bridge the current knowledge gap." Includes Subject Index and Author Index. Book weight approx. 760g. . First Edition. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$14.10

QUEEN OF THE FLOWERS
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QUEEN OF THE FLOWERS

By Greenwood, Kerry

Crows Nest, N.S.W., Australia: Allen and Unwin, 2004. 279pp. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Art-illustrated (Beth Norling) card wrapper negligibly edgeworn only. From the rear panel: "It's 1928 and St Kilda's streets hang with fairy lights. Magic shows, marionettes, tea dances, tango competitions, lifesaving demonstrations, lantern shows, and picnics on the beach are all part of the flower parade. And who else should be chosen as Queen of the Flowers but the gorgeous, charming and terribly fashionable Hon. Phryne Fisher . . . her problems: a missing daughter, the return of an old lover, and a young woman found drowned at the beach at Elwood." Book weight approx. 285g. *Postage charge will be reduced as this item will post under 500g. packed weight. . First Edition, First Impression. Softcover. Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$11.28

THE WOODWORKER'S HANDBOOK
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THE WOODWORKER'S HANDBOOK

By Horwood, Roger

Frenchs Forest, N.S.W., Australia: New Holland, 2000. 160pp., colour photographic illustrations throughout by Ryno. Book clean, square. Spine firm. Leaves clean. Illustrated card wrapper mildly surface indented only. From the rear panel: " . . . a complete reference book on the subject. It introduces the interested beginner to the fascinating, fulfilling and productive hobby of working with wood and also provides useful advice and concise information to expand the more experienced woodworker's knowledge and expertise. It features: Woods for the woodworker; Tools for the job; Techniques and methods; Step-by-step projects; Repairs and restoration." Book weight approx. 570g. . Reprint. Softcover. Very Good +. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$11.28

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