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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

$16.52

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

$14.32

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

$12.85

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

$14.32

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

$11.38

Shame and Its Sisters: A Silvan Tomkins Reader
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Shame and Its Sisters: A Silvan Tomkins Reader

By ve Kosofsky Sedgwick an Adam Frank [Editors]

Duke University Press, USA, 1995. Trade Paperback. Very Good Condition. With a biographical sketch by Irving E. Alexander. The question of affect is central to critical theory, psychology, politics, and the entire range of the humanities; but no discipline, including psychoanalysis, has offered a theory of affect that would be rich enough to account for the delicacy and power, the evanescence and durability, the bodily rootedness and the cultural variability of human emotion.Silvan Tomkins (1911–1991) was one of the most radical and imaginative psychologists of the twentieth century. In Affect, Imagery, Consciousness, a four-volume work published over the last thirty years of his life, Tomkins developed an ambitious theory of affect steeped in cybernetics and systems theory as well as in psychoanalysis, ethology, and neuroscience. The implications of his conceptually daring and phenomenologically suggestive theory are only now—in the context of postmodernism—beginning to be understood. With Shame and Its Sisters, editors Eve Kosofsky Sedgwick and Adam Frank make available for the first time an engaging and accessible selection of Tomkins’s work. Featuring intensive examination of several key affects, particularly shame and anger, this volume contains many of Tomkins’s most haunting, diagnostically incisive, and theoretically challenging discussions. An introductory essay by the editors places Tomkins’s work in the context of postwar information technologies and will prompt a reexamination of some of the underlying assumptions of recent critical work in cultural studies and other areas of the humanities. The text is also accompanied by a biographical sketch of Tomkins by noted psychologist Irving E. Alexander, Tomkins’s longtime friend and collaborator. 268 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Psychology; Psychology & Psychiatry; Culture. ISBN/EAN: 9780822316947. Inventory No: 234323.. 9780822316947

$23.86

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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Sexy Dressing Etc. Essays on the Power and Politics of Cultural Identity
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Sexy Dressing Etc. Essays on the Power and Politics of Cultural Identity

By Duncan Kennedy

Harvard University Press, USA, 1993. Softcover. Very Good Condition. Duncan Kennedy argues that an American radicalism is both possible and desirable. One base for radical politics is the big institutional workplace; another is popular culture--whence his emphasis on phenomena like sexy dressing. Kennedy's aim is to wed the rebelliousness, irony, and irrationalism of cultural modernism and postmodernism to the earnestness of political correctness. 258 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Essays; Essays & Literary Criticism; Culture. ISBN: 0674802977. ISBN/EAN: 9780674802971. Inventory No: 227643.. 9780674802971

$14.69