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The Rainstick Pack: Explore the Mysteries and Traditions of Native Chilean Culture
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The Rainstick Pack: Explore the Mysteries and Traditions of Native Chilean Culture

By Nick Caistor

Universe Publishing, USA, 1997. Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. Crafted from bamboo or dead cactus, rainsticks were first used by the native peoples of Chile's northern deserts to call for rain, and are now enormously popular as collectibles and gift objects. ... 96 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: culture; Sociology & Culture; ISBN: 0789300923. ISBN/EAN: 9780789300928. Inventory No: 248947.. 9780789300928

$8.42

Blood Brothers
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Blood Brothers

By Elias Chacour with David Hazard

Baker Books, USA, 2013. Updated Edition. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. As a child, Elias Chacour lived in a small Palestinian village in Galilee. When tens of thousands of Palestinians were killed and nearly one million forced into refugee camps in 1948, Elias began a long struggle with how to respond. In Blood Brothers, he blends his riveting life story with historical research to reveal a little-known side of the Arab-Israeli conflict, touching on questions such as: *What behind-the-scenes politics touched off the turmoil in the Middle East? *What does Bible prophecy really have to say? *Can bitter enemies ever be reconciled? Now updated with commentary on the current state of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as well as a new foreword by Lynne Hybels and Gabe Lyons, this book offers hope and insight that can help each of us learn to live at peace in a world of tension and terror. 235 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Culture; Sociology & Culture; ISBN/EAN: 9780801015731. Inventory No: 248676.. 9780801015731

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The Warrior's Honor: Ethnic War and the Modern Conscience
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The Warrior's Honor: Ethnic War and the Modern Conscience

By Michael Ignatieff

Chatto & Windus, Great Britain, 1998. Trade Paperback. Very Good Condition. Since the early 1990s, Michael Ignatieff has travelled the world's war zones, from Bosnia to the West Bank, from Afghanistan to central Africa. THE WARRIOR'S HONOUR is a report and a reflection on what he has seen in the places where ethnic war has become a way of life. In a series of vivid portraits, Ignatieff charts the rise of the new moral interventionists - the aid workers, reporters, peacekeepers, Red Cross delegates, and diplomats - who believe that other people's misery, no matter how far away, is of concern to us all. He brings us face to face with the new ethnic warriors-the warlords, gunmen, and paramilitaries-who have escalated post-modern war to an unprecedented level of savagery. And he draws, from the encounter of these two groups, dramatic and startling realisations about the ambiguous ethics of engagement, the limted force of moral justice in a world of war, and the inevitable clash between those who defend tribal and national loyalties and those who speak the universalist language of human rights 207 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Culture; Sociology & Culture; ISBN: 0701163240. ISBN/EAN: 9780701163242. Inventory No: 247915.. 9780701163242

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Dumbing Down: Essays on the Strip-Mining of Amercian Culture
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Dumbing Down: Essays on the Strip-Mining of Amercian Culture

By Katherine Washburn and John Thornton

W. W. Norton & Company, New York, 1996. Trade Paperback. Near Fine Condition. This is a collection of essays which confront the decline in American life, art and thought, once so full of richness and vitality. The contributors speculate on the reasons why a vibrant legacy of knowledge, tradition and competence came to be so rapidly squandered. Can this "dumbing down" be halted or reversed? The 22 essays address such developments with vigour, wit, common sense and urgency. The contributors include critics and commentators Philip Loparte, Cynthia Ozick, Wendy Kaminer, Francine Prose, Sven Birkerts, George F. Kennan, Brad Leithhauser and John Simon. Although they are varied in their concerns and political allegiances, they are united in their dismay on witnessing a culture in the process of dissolution. 329 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Sociology; United States; Culture. ISBN: 0393038297. ISBN/EAN: 9780393038293. Inventory No: 247884.. 9780393038293

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Snobbery: The American Version
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Snobbery: The American Version

By Joseph Epstein

Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 2002. Softcover. Near Fine Condition. Joseph Epstein's highly entertaining new book takes up the subject of snobbery in America after the fall of the prominence of the old Wasp culture of prep schools, Ivy League colleges, cotillions, debutante balls, the Social Register, and the rest of it. With ample humor and insight, Epstein uncovers the new outlets upon which the old snobbery has fastened: food and wine, fashion, high-achieving children, schools, politics, health, being with-it, name-dropping, and much else, including the roles of Jews and homosexuals in the development of snobbery. He also raises the question of whether snobbery might, alas, be a part of human nature. Snobbery: The American Versionis the first book in English devoted exclusively to the subject since Thackeray's THE BOOK OF SNOBS. 274 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Culture; Sociology & Culture; Sociology. ISBN: 0395944171. ISBN/EAN: 9780395944172. Inventory No: 247867.. 9780395944172

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The Geography of Thought : How Asians and Westerners Think Differently - and Why
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The Geography of Thought : How Asians and Westerners Think Differently - and Why

By Richard E. Nisbett

Nicholas Brealey Publishing, Great Britain, 2003. Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. When Richard Nisbett showed an animated underwater scene to his American students, they zeroed in on a big fish swimming among smaller fish.Japanese subjects, on the other hand, made observations about the background environment...and the different "seeings" are a clue to profound underlying cognitive differences between Westerners and East Asians. As Professor Nisbett shows in The Geography of Thought people actually think - and even see - the world differently, because of differing ecologies, social structures, philosophies, and educational systems that date back to ancient Greece and China, and that have survived into the modern world. As a result, East Asian thought is "holistic" - drawn to the perceptual field as a whole, and to relations among objects and events within that field. By comparison to Western modes of reasoning, East Asian thought relies far less on categories, or on formal logic: it is fundamentally dialectic, seeking a "middle way" between opposing thoughts. By contrast, Westerners focus on salient objects or people, use attributes to assign them to categories, and apply rules of formal logic to understand their behavior 263 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Psychology; Sociology & Culture; Culture. ISBN: 1857883284. ISBN/EAN: 9781857883282. Inventory No: 247856.. 9781857883282

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How Globalization and Trade are putting the World at Risk
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How Globalization and Trade are putting the World at Risk

By Andrew Nikiforuk

University of Queensland Press, Australia, 2007. Softcover. Good Condition. Is the pace and scale of global trade endangering our livestock, hospitals and waterways? How vulnerable is our food to bacterial, viral and fungal invaders? Do certain trade goods cause more biological trouble than others? And - most importantly - how can we do things differently? Whether it's pandemics like avian flu, the potential loss of most of the world's banana crops to disease, or the devastation of a foot-and-mouth epidemic, the deadly pace of globalization and biological traffic in all living things invites disaster. While we enjoy our twenty-first century global lifestyle - international travel, cheap imported cars, summer fruits in the supermarket year-round thanks to global food sourcing - it's all too easy to forget the downside. Pandemonium is a vital guide to the hidden consequences of globalization. Continue those preparations and protect what is uniquely yours- Australia. 306 pages. Spine slanted. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Culture; Sociology & Culture; ISBN/EAN: 9780702236181. Inventory No: 247785.. 9780702236181

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The Sibling Society
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The Sibling Society

By Robert Bly

William Heinemann, Australia, 1996. Softcover. Very Good Condition. 319 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Culture; Sociology & Culture; ISBN: 0855615885. ISBN/EAN: 9780855615888. Inventory No: 247617.. 9780855615888

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How Soccer Explains The World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
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How Soccer Explains The World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization

By Franklin Foer

HarperPerennial, 2004. Softcover. Good Condition. A groundbreaking work?named one of the five most influential sports books of the decade by Sports Illustrated?How Soccer Explains the World is a unique and brilliantly illuminating look at soccer, the world?s most popular sport, as a lens through which to view the pressing issues of our age, from the clash of civilizations to the global economy. 261 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Culture; Sociology & Culture; ISBN: 0060731427. ISBN/EAN: 9780060731427. Inventory No: 245373.. 9780060731427

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The Accidental Billionaires: Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook
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The Accidental Billionaires: Sex, Money, Betrayal and the Founding of Facebook

By Ben Mezrich

William Heinemann, Australia, 2009. Softcover. Very Good Condition. At Harvard, social acceptance and success with the opposite sex had to be applied for. In the absence of family money or innate charisma, misfit and maths prodigy Eduardo Saverin dreamed of joining one of Harvard's elite Final clubs. His best friend, painfully shy computer genius Mark Zuckerberg, turned instead to his natural talents, hacking into the university's computer system to create a rateable database of every female student on campus. Narrowly escaping expulsion after 80 per cent of Harvard's population voted in just two hours, crashing the entire computer system, Mark and Eduardo together refocused the site into something less controversial - 'The Facebook' - which spread like a wildfire across campuses around the country. Within months hundreds of thousands of college kids had signed up. Suddenly Eduardo and Mark were getting nods not just from the female population, but from venture capitalists too. It was then, amidst the dizzying levels of cash and the promise of unbelievable power, that the first cracks in their friendship started to appear, and what began as a simple argument spiralled into an out-and-out war. The great irony is that Facebook succeeded by bringing people together - but its very success tore two best friends apart. 260 pages. Tanning to pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Culture; Sociology & Culture; ISBN/EAN: 9780434019557. Inventory No: 245147.. 9780434019557

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Reframe: How To Solve The World's Trickiest Problems
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Reframe: How To Solve The World's Trickiest Problems

By Eric Knight

Black Inc, 2012. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Signed by Author. 'An original and vital contribution to understanding politics.' - Matt Ridley, author of The Rational Optimist How to solve the world's trickiest political problems? In Reframe, Eric Knight explains how a change of focus can reveal a solution that was lying just outside your frame of vision. From terrorism to global warming, from border security to high finance, he brings a new perspective that is both exhilarating and useful. Why can't we eliminate terrorism by killing terrorists? Why can't we learn anything about climate change by talking about the weather? Why can't we resolve immigration tensions by building higher fences? And what do fishermen in Turkey have to teach us about international relations? This is an optimistic, lucid and original book by a brilliant young Australian thinker. 228 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Culture; Politics & Government; Politics. Signed by Author. ISBN/EAN: 9781863955591. Inventory No: 242472.. 9781863955591

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The Elsewhere Community
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The Elsewhere Community

By Hugh Kenner

Allen & Unwin, Australia, 1998. Softcover. Very Good Condition. 'This grand tour of books, writers and places both physical and of the mind - conducted by one of the grand critics and teachers of our time - is above all a highly civilised confirmation that, when all is said and done, great literature is the source of profound insights into the unchanging nature of human experience.' Andrew Riemer'.Kenner's book is both a time capsule and eloquent reminiscence. Anyone interested in mid-twentieth century literature and criticism should read it.' Mark Davis'Sunlight unwinds from the pages in this trip of a lifetime. It's On the Road with the best minds of all generations, from Galileo to Bugs Bunny, from cyber seniors to the girl next door. A joyride.' Richard NevilleExile, identity and fantasy were the themes of the Massey Lectures delivered by internationally acclaimed man of letters Hugh Kenner. The Elsewhere Community provocatively examines the idea that Western culture has a constant need for stimulation encountered elsewhere. Kenner traces this trend from the eighteenth century's Grand Tour, wherein young Englishmen travelled Europe before beginning their careers, to the self-imposed exile of modernist writers, to the disembodied global journeys the Internet offers up to us today.Hugh Kenner is the Fuller E. Callaway Professor of English at the University of Georgia. He has published over thirty books, including studies of Ezra pound, Samuel Beckett, James Joyce and Bugs Bunny!Following the success of John Ralston Saul's Massey Lectures The Unconscious Civilization ABC Radio National will broadcast The Elsewhere Community over Christmas 1998. 113 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Culture; Ships & the Sea; ISBN: 1864488727. ISBN/EAN: 9781864488722. Inventory No: 241255.. 9781864488722

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Micro Trends: Surprising Tales of the Way We Live Today
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Micro Trends: Surprising Tales of the Way We Live Today

By Mark J. Penn with E. Kinney Zalesne

Penguin Books, Great Britain, 2008. Softcover. Good Condition. Mark Penn argues that the biggest trends in America are the Microtrends, the smaller trends that go unnoticed or ignored. One million people can create new market for a business, spark a social movement, or effect political change. In 1996, a microtrend identified by Penn ("soccer moms") was crucial in re-electing President Clinton. With years of experience as one of world's most highly regarded pollsters, Mark Penn identifies the new microtrends sweeping the world: *Single women by choice: More often than ever before, they aren't waiting for Mr. Right. They are raising children by themselves and buying their own homes. *Splitters: A growing number of middle-class residents are shuttling between two homes, creating new communities and dynamics in the real estate market. *Sun Haters: Environmentalists, skin cancer survivors, and parents concerned about the impact the sun is having on our health. *Philo-semites: A growing number of people want to date Jewish men and women. *Classical Music Dads: Older men who are fathers in their 40's and 50's and taking on a larger role in the nurturing of their children and becoming an important factor in consumer culture for kids. Penn highlights everything from religion to politics, from leisure pursuits to relationships. MICROTRENDS will take the reader deep into the worlds of polling, targeting, and psychographic analysis, reaching tantalizing conclusions through engaging analysis. 425 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Culture; Sociology & Culture; ISBN/EAN: 9780141036847. Inventory No: 235678.. 9780141036847

$5.62

The Celts - Artists and Storytellers
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The Celts - Artists and Storytellers

By Rebecca Kingsley

Sandstone Books, Australia, 1998. Hardcover (Printed Boards). Very Good Condition. 64 pages. Illustrated with colour photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Culture; Magic, Paranormal & Occult; Inventory No: 230053..

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