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A Nietzsche Reader

By Hollingdale, RJ (& Nietzsche)

Penguin, 1977. Less than 500g, 286pp The literary career of Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900) spanned less than twenty years, but no area of intellectual inquiry was left untouched by his iconoclastic genius. The philosopher who announced the death of God in The Gay Science (1882) and went on to challenge the Christian code of morality in Beyond Good and Evil (1886), grappled with the fundamental issues of the human condition in his own intense autobiography, Ecce Homo (1888). Most notorious of all, perhaps, his idea of the triumphantly transgressive übermann ('superman') is developed in the extreme, yet poetic words of Thus Spake Zarathustra (1883-92). Whether addressing conventional Western philosophy or breaking new ground, Nietzsche vastly extended the boundaries of nineteenth-century thought. review says >>> Nietzsche yells out that God is dead and he’s glad for that. Christianity shuts us down, tells us we are bad and tells us how to be good. Christianity is his primary target, but he’s also against our tribal life that creates conformity (the herd mentality). Philosophers are prime targets as well. Plato, Kant and others insist on a universality that buries the individual. The will-to-power is about the will-to-live, to seek what we need and to defend against what we don’t need. Collectively, life is “appropriation” and “self-preservation.” There is nothing wrong with animal instincts he says, but there is everything wrong with religious, social, and ethical rules that tell us that we are bad beings. Faults? crease on cover, maybe it was the prev owner's repression being expressed. . ??. Paperback. Good/None issued. 17.5cm.

$5.60

Is it Just Me?

By Hart, Miranda

Hodder & Stoughton, 2012. 323 pp & just over the 500g to post (add a title or 2 & use up your post allowance). Does everybody struggle with the hazards that accompany, say, sitting elegantly on a bar stool; using chopsticks; pretending to understand the bank crisis; pedicures - surely it's plain wrong for a stranger to fondle your feet? Or is it just me? I am proud to say I have a wealth of awkward experiences - from school days to life as an office temp - and here I offer my 18-year-old self (and I hope you too dear reader) some much needed caution and guidance on how to navigate life's rocky path. reviewer says >> In her brilliantly funny book, TV's Miranda muses on some of the most challenging, baffling and 'hideola' aspects of life... all the anecdotes are told in her unique style, with regular interjections from her 18-year-old self. Such fun! Faults? (with book, not Miranda) bumped corners.. Softcover. Very Good/None issued. 23 Cm.

$7.00

Feminism, Femininity and Popular Culture

By Hollows, Joanne

UK: Manchester University Press, 2000. 229pp & less than 500g to post. Joanne Hollows is Reader in Media and Cultural Studies at Nottingham Trent University, UK. She is the author of Feminism, Femininity and Popular Culture (2000) and Domestic Cultures (2008) and co-author of Food and Cultural Studies (2004). Accessible, introductory student guide which identifies key feminist approaches to popular culture from the 1960s to the present.. The only introduction to both feminist cultural studies and feminism and popular culture published in the UK.. Presents its information in a reader friendly series of case studies on: women's film romantic fiction soap opera consumption and material culture fashion and beauty proactices youth culture and popular music. Will appeal to students across a wide range of disciplines as a variety of popular cultural forms are discussed. reviewer says >>> Hollows goes into a great amount of detail about different feminist debates on popular culture in a very clear and easy-to-understand way, and her writing style is very pleasant to read. She touches upon the most important areas of cultural criticism (eg. for the film and tv section she looks at genre and psychoanalytic theories) and subjects the theorists she cites to a healthy dose of criticism, delineating the pros and cons of their arguments.. Paperback. Very Good/None issued. 22cm.

$29.40

Women on Sex

By Quilliam, Susan

UK: BCA, 1994. 256pp & 800g for posting. Susan Quilliam's areas of expertise include: love, sex, personal psychology, medico-sexual psychology and body language. She came most recently to the fore, both in the US and in the UK, for her reinvention of the classic sex manual The Joy of Sex. Tells the reader what the modern woman thinks about sex, and provides the answers to the questions they want most to ask: do you tell your partners honestly what they're like in bed; do you enjoy masturbation, and what do you do; and how often do you have sex when you don't want to?. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. 24 Cm.

$10.50

The Hitler Emigres: The Cultural Impact on Britain of Refugees from Nazism

By Snowman, Daniel

UK: Chatto & Windus, 2002. The Hitler Emigres (466 crisp pp, 800g for post) investigates how Nazism changed Britain's social structure. Emigrés from Nazi Europe still inhabit London's Swiss Cottage; in this refugee heartland, they are known as the beret and borscht brigade. As well as an informative and painstaking history, The Hitler Emigrés shows British history is no longer an island saga of warring Saxon tribes and Romans. This modern nation was formed, in part, by a persecuted minority from abroad. The book features colourful portraits of some of Britain's most celebrated artists, architects, musicians, choreographers, film makers, historians, philosophers, scientists, writers, broadcasters and publishers - all skilfully woven into the wider context of British cultural history from the 1930s to the present. . Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 24 Cm.

$31.50

Shell Shock The Psychological Impact of War

By Holden, Wendy

UK: Channel 4 Books, 1998. In this book individual soldiers tell their own stories of horrors to which they have been exposed, and of events that pushed them to the brink of human endurance. The terrible physical effects of sending men into battle have always been self-evident, but only in modern times have the psychological effects been examined. Killing, watching friends die, leading soldiers to their deaths - all have a profound effect on those involved in the front line of war. The author also relates the history of military psychiatry and the scientists who have to balance the demands of the army to "cure" soldiers and return them to battle with the demands of the soldiers themselves, struggling to understand their condition. review >>> A fantastic insightful book, packed with facts regarding war & its effects on the human condition and the development of psychology and psychiatry.. Hardcover. Excellent/Very Good. 24 Cm.

$17.50

Tomboys and Bachelor Girls : A Lesbian History of Post-War Britain 1945-71

By Jennings, Rebecca

UK: Manchester University Press, 2007. Tomboys and Bachelor Girls : A Lesbian History of Post-War Britain 1945-71 Jennings, Rebecca , 2007 - 209 crisp white pages. Jennings, using a rich array of oral histories and archival sources in Tomboys and Bachelor Girls provides the first detailed academic study of lesbian identity and culture in post-war Britain. Challenging the conventional picture of the post-war decades as years of austerity and conservative femininity, this book traces the emergence of a vibrant lesbian social scene.. 1st. Hardcover. Excellent/Excellent. 22.5cm.

$42.00

Different Kids Growing Up with Attention Deficit Disorder

By Dengate, Sue

Australia: Random House, 1994. 264 crisp white pages of invaluable advice & info, Millions of children, some as young as two years old, now take stimulant drugs such as Ritalin to control their behaviour. But there is another way. Through an exciting, can't-put-it-down story, Different Kids presents an effective alternative to medication for managing children's behaviour. Author Sue Dengate is a former school teacher and behaviour management instructor couldn't manage her own children's behaviour. After years of trial and error, she discovered that new Australian research about food intolerance provided the best treatment for her children's attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, oppositional defiance and learning difficulties. A best-seller in Australia and now available in the USA, it introduces a form of dietary management based on new Australian research, which is so far unknown in the U.S.. Paperback. Very Good/None issued. 22cm.

$38.50

Beat the Blues

By Newell, Malcolm

USA: Stirling Books, 1996. This guide to coping with depression discusses the nature of depression and the causes of mood swings. Provides advice on managing various factors that can contribute to depression and gives information about anti-depressants and other therapies used to treat depression. 171 pp includes an index. . Paperback. Excellent/None issued. 18 Cm.

$10.50

Even the Daylight Appeared Dark “A Journey through Life, the Military, Depression and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder”

By Wadsworth, Matthew

USA: AuthorHouse, 2011. author info > Following a suicide attempt Matthew had to find answers to what made him get to the point of utter despair, he found some of them, and it gave him enough strength to continue, until his next tour of duty, Helmand, Afghanistan. On returning home his dreams were a constant reminder of his time away, his dreams were soon to spill over into daytime and everyday things started to remind him of events in Afghanistan. review > The book takes you on a painful journey that will help to throw a ray of light into the perpetual darkness of this infernal illness. Matthew shows us that a way out is possible and that traditional therapies are not the only way. There are alternative treatments that can make the difference. He shows us by lighting a matchstick of possibilities, that with the right help it can become a flame to light us out of the darkness. Only fault is corner crease. 265 clean white well bound pp.. Paperback. Excellent/Very Good/None issued. 20.5cm.

$27.30

Place Matters gendered geography in Victorian women's travel books about Southeast Asia

By Morgan, Susan

USA: Rutgers Uni Press, 1996. Susan Morgan's study of materials and regions previously neglected in contemporary postcolonial studies begins with the transforming premise that "place matters." Concepts derived from writings about one area of the world cannot simply be transposed to another area, in some sort of global theoretical move. Moreover, place in the discourse of Victorian imperialism is a matter of gendered as well as geographic terms. Morgan makes extensive use of theorists whose work on imperialism in Southeast Asia is unfamiliar to most American academics. This vivid examination of a different region and different writings emphasizes that in Victorian literature there was no monolithic imperialist location, authorial or geographic. The very notion of a "colony" or an "imperial presence" in Southeast Asia is problematic. Morgan is concerned with marking the intersections of particular Victorian imperial histories and constructions of subjectivity. She argues that specific places in Southeast Asia have distinctive, and differing, masculine imperial rhetorics. It is within these specific rhetorical contexts that women's writings, including their moments of critique, can be read. 600g + 345 perfect pp. Papeback. Very Good/None issued. 22cm.

$17.50

Whose Life Is It Anyway?

By Clark, Brian

UK: Heimeman, 1993. gr review - WLIA is a classic play, all about the conflict between professionalism and the right to decide for one's self. Ken Harrison is paralyzed for life, with no hope of physical recovery. In an attempt to keep what's left of his dignity, and protect his loved ones from a fate of misery, imprisoned by sympathy for him, he decides to end his life. Everyone around him in the hospital tries their best to stop him, but for the intelligent person he is, they can't stand a chance in an argument. All in all, as heart-wrenching and morally confusing this play could be to a reader or a viewer, it is deeply touching, well-written and definitely worthy of being a classic taught worldwide. Clean & well bound little volume.. Laminated Pictorial Boards. Excellent/None issued. 20.5cm.

$9.80

Artistry in Training: Thinking Differently About the Way You Help People to Learn

By Burns, Stephanie

Australia: Woodslane Press, 1996. "A landmark book in the professionalisation of the occupation of corporate trainer" Book focuses on both trainer & learner. French flaps enclose 273 clean, tight, white pp.. 1st Australian Edition. Softcover. Excellent/None Issued. 23.5cm.

$32.90

THE SUBVERSIVE FAMILY An Alternative History of Love and Marriage

By Mount Ferdinand

London: Jonathan Cape, 1982. "The Subversive Family jolts the reader into a fascinating reassessment of our most familiar and ancient instituition. Mr Mount presents his subject with a skill and an intelligence that make his arguments always accessible and absorbing.". 1st Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 22cm.

$14.00

BOY TALK    How You Can Help Your Son Express His Emotions
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BOY TALK How You Can Help Your Son Express His Emotions

By Polce-Lynch Mary

U.S.A.: New Harbinger Publications, 2002. Boy Talk is a must read for anyone involved in the complex world of today's boys and young men. It provides concrete, easy-to-follow instructions for raising emotionally competent boys within a culture that conspires to turn them into unfeeling machines. An excellent guide for parents and other adults who want to help boys learn how to navigate an interpersonally difficult world.. First Edition. Card Cover. As New. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$21.00

CULTURE SHOCK Dealing with Stress in Cross-Cultural Living

By Loss Myron

Light & Life Press, U.S.A., 1993. A helpful guide to those working in cross-cultural environment, especially those of a missionary nature.. 3rd Printing. Illustrated Card Cover. As New. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$28.00

Ten Patients and an Almoner

By Beck Flora

London: George Allen & Unwin Ltd., 1956. Flora Beck's book is designed to awaken the interest of the general reader and should appeal to practising social workers and to students of the various professions concerned. . First Edition. Hard Cover. Good/Fine.

$31.50