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The Beauty Myth : How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women

By Wolf, Naomi

Toronto: Random House, 1990. 276p. Donor inscription , else fine. 1st Can Ed.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine.

$15.00

The Beauty Myth : How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women

By Wolf, Naomi

Toronto: Vintage Canada, 1991. First Pbk.Ed... Softcover. As New.

$10.00

Languages of Class: Studies in English Working Class History 1832-1982
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Languages of Class: Studies in English Working Class History 1832-1982

By Jones, Gareth Stedman

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1984. This collection of essays by Gareth Stedman Jones proposes a different way of seeing both historians" analytical conceptions of "class", and the actual manifestation of class in the history of English politics and English culture since the 1830s. As the progenitor of the first generally acknowledged working-class movement, the English working class provided the initial empirical basis for not only the original Marxist theory of modern industry and proletarian revolution, but also subsequent historians" reactions against, or adaptations of, the Marxist theory of class. In Languages of Class Gareth Stedman Jones draws a distinction between two conceptions of class: the everyday and commonplace perception of its pervasiveness in England, and the Marxist idea of its revolutionary significance. He proceeds to challenge the predominant conceptions of the meaning and development of "class consciousness" by stressing the political and discursive conditions in which particular languages appeared and receded. Among the themes of individual essays in the book are a rethinking of "the making of the English working class" and the phenomenon of Chartism, a novel exploration of the formation and components of "working-class culture", and, in the light of these, a new approach to understanding the history of the Labour Party.2660p. indes. A few underlinings on p.13 and index. Softcover. Good>Very Good.

$7.50

Clean and Decent: The Fascinating History of the Bathroom and the Water-Closet
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Clean and Decent: The Fascinating History of the Bathroom and the Water-Closet

By Wright, Lawrence

Penguin, 2005. Who would have supposed that the Romans had insulated hot water pipes? That Queen Elizabeth I had a valve water–closet? That Louis XIV had cushions in his bath? That sponges have sex? Clean and Decent, says the author, is meant to entertain, even if scholarship does keep breaking through. Engrossing and amusing, this classic illustrated history of the bathroom and watercloset, first published in 1960, suggests that more may be learned about the past from lavatories than from battlefields.281p. illus bibliography. index Remainder mark, else near fine . Softcover. Very Good.

$10.00

Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door
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Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of the World Today, or Six Good Reasons to Stay Home and Bolt the Door

By Truss, Lynn

New York: Gotham Books, 2005. "Talk to the hand, ’cause the face ain’t listening," the saying goes. When did the world stop wanting to hear? When did society become so thoughtless? It’s a topic that has been simmering for years, and Lynne Truss says it’s now reached the boiling point. Taking on the boorish behavior that for some has become a point of pride [here] is a rallying cry for courtesy. ... Why hasn’t your nephew ever thanked you for your carefully selected gift? What makes your contractor think it’s fine to snub you in the midst of a major renovation? Why do crowds spawn selfishness? What accounts for the appalling treatment you receive in stores (if you’re lucky enough to get a clerk’s attention at all)? Most important, what will it take to roll back a culture that applauds those who are disrespectful? In a recent U.S. survey, 79 percent of adults said that lack of courtesy was a serious problem. For anyone who’s fed up with the brutality inflicted by modern manners (or lack thereof),Talk to the Hand is a colorful call to arms... 206p... 1st US Edition. Hardcover. New/New.

$12.50

The English at Love.

By McKnight, Gerald

Loandon: Four Square/ New English Library, 1967. "The Habits and Hazards of the British in bed " A lighthearted look at love in the 1960's. 174p. . Pbk. Near Fine.

$7.50

The Sociology Of Modern Britain.

By Butterworth, Eric & Weir, David

London: Fontana, 1970. An introductory reader examining aspects of British life in the 1950-60 period. "In chapters headed Family, Community, Socialization, Work, Class, Power, Values .. the editors have brought together extracts from a great variety... of scholars... and have added .. useful lists of books for further reading". 340p.. 1st Pbk Ed.. Pbk. Near Fine.

$10.00

The Victorians and Their Flowers

By Scourse, Nicolette

London: Croom Helm, 1983. A combination of authoritative botanical information and fascinating social history. The book is richly illustrated by pictures of Victorian floral extravaganzas and reproductions from contemporary sketch-books and beautiful volumes of botanical plates. The book has wide-ranging appeal to the general reader and to specialists interested in solid botanical information. " 196p. illus bibliography.index. 1st UK Edition.. Hardcover. As New/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$25.00

Feminism and Empire: Women Activists in Imperial Britain, 1790?1865
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Feminism and Empire: Women Activists in Imperial Britain, 1790?1865

By Midgley, Clare

London: Routledge, 2007. Feminism and Empire establishes the foundational impact that Britain"s position as leading imperial power had on the origins of modern western feminism. Based on extensive new research, this study exposes the intimate links between debates on the "woman question" and the constitution of "colonial discourse" in order to highlight the centrality of empire to white middle-class women"s activism in Britain. The book begins by exploring the relationship between the construction of new knowledge about colonised others and the framing of debates on the "woman question" among advocates of women"s rights and their evangelical opponents. Moving on to examine white middle-class women"s activism on imperial issues in Britain, topics include the anti-slavery boycott of Caribbean sugar, the campaign against widow-burning in colonial India, and womenâs role in the foreign missionary movement prior to direct employment by the major missionary societies. Finally, Clare Midgley highlights how the organised feminist movement which emerged in the late 1850s linked promotion of female emigration to Britain"s white settler colonies to a new ideal of independent English womanhood. This original work throws fascinating new light on the roots of later "imperial feminism" and contemporary debates concerning women"s rights in an era of globalisation and neo-imperialism 206p. bibliography, index.. 1st US Edition.. Softcover. As New.

$35.00

Cook's Tours: The Story of Popular Travel

By Swinglehurst, Edmund

Poole, Dorset: Blandford Press., 1982. ' . a lighthearted but complete and informational picture of the evolution of popular travel from 1850 to the present day [illustrated with] posters, brochures, travel magazines and photographs [which] show the development of mass travel and its effects on politics, women's emancipation, social manners and morality in Britain . and abroad. [illustrative material] from the archives of rail,steamship and air companies and travel agencies and, in particular, from the extensive archives of the Thomas Cook Collection and of the Wagons-Lit Company. 192p. illus (some col.) index. Illus.endpapers. 1st UK Ed.. Hardcover. As New/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$15.00

Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends, 3rd Edition (Rebuilding Books; For Divorce and Beyond)
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Rebuilding: When Your Relationship Ends, 3rd Edition (Rebuilding Books; For Divorce and Beyond)

By Fisher, Bruce & Alberti, Robert

Atascaderos CA: Impact Publishers, 2000. A supportive step by step program for putting your life back together after divorce. Straight to the heart. Makes divorce recovery easier, less traumatic. "This book has spawned thousands of divorce recovery groups in the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Finland and elsewhere. Fisher's thorough understanding and presentation of the nineteen-stage divorce recovery process is remarkable. Clearly the most widely used approach to divorce recovery, Fisher's rebuilding model has made the divorce process less traumatic, even healthier, for his readers. . This new edition, revised and updated with the assistance of psychologist and marriage and family therapist Dr. Robert Alberti, continues Bruce's tradition of straight-to-the-heart response to the needs of those who are divorcing or divorced. 290p. index. Stamps on ffep , else near fine. 3rd Edition.. Softcover. Very Good.

$15.00

Ordinary Lives: A Hundred Years Ago

By Adams, Carol

London: Virago Books, 1982. This book surveys a century of astonishing changes in our everyday lives. highly readable, illustrated with contemporary photographs and original cartoons" 228p. illus.bibliography. Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$10.00

The British Experience 1945-1975

By Calvocoressi, Peter

London: Penguin, 1979. This book is a sane, erudite and witty guide to the events and changes that have taken place in Britain since the war, from the exhuberant hopes and attitudes of the forties to the fears and confusions of the mid-seventies. 260p. index. Softcover. Near Fine.

$7.00

The Road to Wigan Pier

By Orwell, George (Eric Blair)

London: Penguin, 1982. Reprint.. Pbk.. Very Good.

$5.00

Making Of The English Working Class

By Thompson, E P

London: Penguin / Pelican, 1968. "Thompson's book has been called controversial, but perhaps only because so many have forgotten how explosive England was during the Regency and the early reign of Victoria. Without any reservation, The Making of the English Working Class is the most important study of those days since the classic work of the Hammonds.". First Thus. Softcover. Near Fine.

$20.00

Common Courtesy: In Which Miss Manners Solves the Problem That Baffled Mr. Jefferson
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Common Courtesy: In Which Miss Manners Solves the Problem That Baffled Mr. Jefferson

By Martin, Judith

New York: Atheneum, 1985. When I had the honor of giving Harvard University's John M. Olin Distinguished Lecture, from which this slender volume is derived, I became only the second scholar from the rigorous discipline of etiquette to address that otherwise distinguished center of learning. My mission .is to call attention to the need for a philosophically acceptable and aesthetically pleasing standard of American etiquette. In my humble way, I only wish to finish the task at which our Founding Fathers failed. It is my hope that this small treatise will cure the historic ills of American society. If not, it has at least already enabled me to endow, at Harvard, the Miss Manners Champagne Fund for Parched Political Philosophers so that my successors at the lectern are immediately refreshed for their efforts. Miss Manners has long held the belief that champagne is a major civilizing influence, not to mention an invaluable tool in softening up those who resist acknowledging the importance of etiquette as an academic discipline. 76p. Marbled endpapers A delightful book on fine paper that wouild make a nice gift. 1st US Edition.. Hardcover. As New/Glassine.

$12.50

Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy
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Dancing in the Streets: A History of Collective Joy

By Ehrenreich, Barbara

U.S.A.: Blackstone Audiobooks, 2007. Unabridged . Box contained 8 CD's read by Pam Ward. Playing time 9.5 hours. "Examines the human impulse toward collective joy, historically expressed in communal celebrations involving revelries of feasting, costuming, and dancing, from the ancient Greeks' worship of Dionysus to the more recent "carnivalization" of sports.. First Thus. CD Box. As New. Illus. by Read by Pam Ward..

$35.00

Cook's Tours: The Story of Popular Travel

By Swinglehurst, Edmund

Poole, Dorset: Blandford Press, 1982. ' ... a lighthearted but complete and informational picture of the evolution of popular travel from 1850 to the present day [illustrated with] posters, brochures, travel magazines and photographs [which] show the development of mass travel and its effects on politics, women's emancipation, social manners and morality in Britain .. and abroad. [illustrative material] from the archives of rail,steamship and air companies and travel agencies and, in particular, from the extensive archives of the Thomas Cook Collection and of the Wagons-Lit Company. 192p. illus (some col.) index. Illus.endpapers . 1st UK Ed. Hardcover. As New/Near Fine - Price Clipped.

$25.00

A History of Private Life - IV from the Fires of Revolution to the Great War
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A History of Private Life - IV from the Fires of Revolution to the Great War

By Perrott, Michelle; Arier, Philippe & Duby, Georges [eds]

Cambridge MA: Belknap Press/Harvard U.P., 1990. The nineteenth century was the golden age of private life, a time when the tentative self-consciousness of the Renaissance and earlier eras took recognizable form, and the supreme individual, with a political, scientific, and above all existential value, emerged. Volume IV of this award-winning series chronicles this development from the tumult of the French Revolution to the outbreak of World War I--a century and a quarter of rapid, ungovernable change culminating in a conflict that, at a stroke, altered life in the Western world.. 1st.US Edition.. Hard Cover. New/New. Illus. by Translator - Arthur Goldhammer.

$95.00

The Victorians and Their Flowers

By Scourse, Nicolette

London: Croom Helm, 1983. " ... a combination of authoritative botanical information and fascinating social history is offered in this text which is richly illustrated by pictures of Victorian floral extravaganzas and reproductions from contemporary sketch-books and the exquisite volumes of botanical plates." 196p. illus bibliography.index . 1st UK Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Fine.

$22.50

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