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The Politics Of Nationalism: The Case Of The Chittagong Hill Tracts Bangladesh

By Mohsin, Amena

Dhaka, Bangladesh: The University Press Limited, 1997. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Xiv + 254 Pp, List Of Tables,Acknowledgments, Preface, Map Of Chittagong Hill Tracts, Eight Chapters Include Introduction And Conclusion, Appendices (1-4), References Cited, Index. 5.6" X 8,.6" Blue Cloth Boards In Gray Dj.

$17.50

Agrarian Impasse in Bengal: Institutional Constraints to Technological Change

By Boyce, James K.

Oxford New York Toronto: Oxford University Press, 1987. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine/Very Good. Octavo. xviii + 308 pp, preface, list of 3 maps and 21 figures; list of more than 50 tables, list of abbreviations, 7 sub-divided chapters, conclusion, Appendxes A & B, Bibliography, index of names, index of subjects. Binding tight, pages clean, covers and lettering crisp, DJ spine top edge worn, lower inner flap price-clipped, handles nicely in removable mylar protector. 6.4" x 9.6" black cloth boards gilt spine letters, in dark green DJ.

$17.50

The Urban Prospect

By Mumford, Lewis

New York: Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc, 1968. First Edition / 1st Printing. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo. xx, 255 pp, Preface: The Fourth Migration; 1. California and the Human Horizon; 2. Planning for the Phases of Life; 3. Quarters for an aging Population; 4. Neighborhood and Neighborhood Unit; 5. Landscape and Townscape; 6. The Hightway and the City; 7. The Disappearing City; 8. Yesterday's City of Tomorrow; 9. Megalopolis ans Anti-City; 10. Beginnings of Urban Integration; 11. Social Complexity and Urban Design; 12. Megaloplitan Dissolution vs. Regional Integration; 13. Home Remedies for Urban Cancer; 14. A Brief History of Urban Frustration; Postscript: The Choices Ahead. Later Printing, 1968. "The author offers a valid concept of the modern metropolis, organized regionally, with its growing population distributed in many-sided, partly self contained towns no longer sprawling in monotonous isolated suburb; a mode of grown that provides for social complexity without defacing the landscape and doing violence to life." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Minor edge wear to dj, else Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Beige cloth with green lettering to spine.

$17.50

Péguy and Les Cahiers de la Quinzaine

By Halévy, Daniel

London: Dennis Dobson Ltd, 1946. First English Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good + +. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good ++. 232 pp, b&w frontis. author's note, 16 chapters, index. Translated by Ruth Bethell: First English Edition, 1946. "Charles Pierre Péguy (1873- 1914) was a noted French poet, essayist, and editor. His two main philosophies were socialism and nationalism, but by 1908 at the latest, after years of uneasy agnosticism, he had become a believing but non-practicing Roman Catholic. From that time, Catholicism strongly influenced his works. From his earliest years, he was influenced by socialism. He joined the Socialist Party in 1895. From 1900 until his death in 1914, he was the main contributor to and the editor of the literary magazine Les Cahiers de la Quinzaine, which at first supported the Socialist Party director Jean Jaurès. However, Péguy ultimately ended this support after he began viewing Jaurès as a traitor to the nation and to socialism. In the Cahiers, Péguy published not only his own essays and poetry, but also works by important contemporary authors such as Romain Rolland. His free-verse poem, "Portico of the Mystery of the Second Virtue", has gone through more than 60 editions in France. It was a favorite book of Charles de Gaulle. When the Great War broke out, Péguy became a lieutenant in the 19th company of the French 276th Infantry Regiment. He died in battle, shot in the forehead, near Villeroy, Seine-et-Marne on the day before the beginning of the Battle of the Marne. There is a memorial to Péguy near the field where he was killed." Price clipped. Inked name ffep. Minor edge wear and rubbing to corners spine dj. Only the slightest edge wear, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Blue cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

Reflections On Our Age: Lectures Delivered at the Opening Session of Unesco At The Sorbonne University Paris

By Hardman, David (Introduction); Spender, Stephen (Foreword)

New York: Columbia University Press, 1949. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 346 (1) pp, Introduction, Foreword, Culture; Science; Education. First Edition, 1949. "22 internationally recognized writers, teachers, philosophers, scientists, and other intellectual workers, here act out one of the vital pruposes of UNESCO: the free and creative exchante of knowledge and ideas." from the jacket flap. Price clipped. Only the slightest wear to top edge spine dj. Lightly age-toned text block edges, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with blind-stamped logo on front board, gilt lettering to spine, and laid-in Pristine publisher's card band surround.

$27.50

Perversions: Deviant Readings by Mandy Merck
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Perversions: Deviant Readings by Mandy Merck

By Merck, Mandy

New York: Routledge. 1993. F First Paperback Edition. S Paperback. Near Fine. ix, 301 pp, acknowledgments, introduction; Case Histories: The Train of Thought in Freud's 'Case of Homosexuality in a Woman'; The Critical Cult of Dora; A Case of AIDS. Portraits: Marilyn Monroe by Gloria Steinem, Brigitte Bardot by Simone de Beauvoir; 'Transforming the Suit: A Century of Lesbian Self-Portraits; Portrait of a Marriage. Heroines: The Amazon of Ancient Athens; Lianna and the Lesbians of Art Cinema; From Robot to Romance. Sexual Politics: The Fatal Attraction of Intercourse; More of a Man: Gay Porn Cruises Gay Politics; The Feminist Ethics of Lesbian s/m; notes, index. First Paperback Edition, 1993. Slightly curled bottom fore- edge pages 13131-140, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Pictorial wrappers.

$17.50

Blood Read: The Vampire as Metaphor in Contemporary Culture
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Blood Read: The Vampire as Metaphor in Contemporary Culture

By Gordon, Joan; Hollinger, Veronica (eds)

Philadelphia, PA: University of Pennsylvania Press. 1997. F First Edition. S Paperback. Near Fine. xv, 264 pp, Foreword: Vampiresd: The Ancient Fear by Brian Aldiss; Acknowledgments, 1. Introduction: The Shape of Vampires by Joan Gordon and Veronica Hollinger; Part I. Reading History: 2. My Vampire, My Friend: The Intimacy Dracula Destroyed by Nina Auerbach; 3. Metaphor into Metonymy: The Vampire Next Door by Jules Zanger; 4. The Vampire as Alien in Contemporary Fiction by Margaret L Carter; 5. Sharper Than a Serpent's Tooth: The Vampire in Search of Its Mother by Joan Gordon. Partr II. Reading the Writers: 6. Meditations in Red: On Writing The Vampire Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas; 7. Sang for Supper: Notes on the Metaphorical Use of Vampires in The Empire of Fear and Young Blood; 8. Recasting the Mythology: Writing Vampire Fiction by Jowelle Gomez. Part III. Reading Consumption: 9. Dieting and Damnation: Anne Rice's Interview with the Vampire by Sandra Tomc; 10. When Hollywood Sucks, or, Hungry Girls, Lost Boys, and Vampirism in the Age of Reason by Nicola Nixon; 11. Consuming Youth: The Lost Boys Cruise Mallworld by Rob Latham. Part IV. Reading the Other: 12. The Gilda Stories: Revealing the Monsters at the Margins by Miriam Jones; 13. Coming Out of the Coffin: Gay Males and Queer Goths in Contemporary Vampire Fiction by Trevor Holmes; 14. Techno-Gothic Japan: From Seishi Yokomizo's The Death's Head Stranger to Mariko Ohara's Ephemera the Vampire by Mari Kotani; 15. Fantasies of Absence: The Postmodern Vampira by Veronica Hollinger; notes, works cited, films cite, index, list of contributors. First Edition, 1997. "This book explores the many transformations the figure of the vampire has undergone and shows how they reflect and illuminate ongoing changes in postmodern culture. It focuses on the metaphorical roles played by vampires in contemporary fiction and film, revealing what they can tell us about sexuality and power, power and alienation, attitudes toward illness, and the definition of evil in a secular age." Only the faintest edge wear, else, Pristine. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Illustrated wrappers.

$17.50

Aid to Dependent Children

By Bell, Winifred

New York and London: Columbia University Press, 1965. First Edition. Hard Cover - Cloth. Very Good/Good. Octavo. xvi + 248 pp. preface, acknowledgments, bibliographical note, Part I: "The Origins & Early Development of 'Suitable Home' Policies", 3 Chapters; Part II: The Troubled Postwar Years, chapters 4 - 11; notes, index. Minimal ex-library markings; i.e., library bookplate affixed to ffep, a "B" affixed to DJ. Else binding tight, pages clean, blue cloth covers Near Fine. Unclipped DJ with 1"+ vertical chip at top spine hinge and minor chipping and light wear along bottom spine edge. In removable mylar protector supplied by seller.. 5.8" x 8.8" blue cloth boards in light blue & white DJ.

$75.00

Theater of Acculturation: The Roman Ghetto in the Sixteenth Century

By Stow, Kenneth

Seattle, WA: University of Washington Press. 2001. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. ix, 246 pp, acknowledgments, Introduction: The Jews of Rome and the Rhythms of Roman Jewish Life; 1. the Jew in a Traumatized Society; 2. What Is in a Name? or, The Matrices of Acculturation: 3. Social Reconciliation, from Within and Without; afterword, notes, bibliography, index. First Edition, 2001. "The author applies his concept of 'social theater' to illuminate the role-playing that Jews adopted as a means of survival within the dominant Christian environment. He also touches briefly on Jewish Culture in post- emancipation Rome, elsewhere in Europe, and in America, and points the way toward a comparison with the acculturational strategies of other minorities, especially African Americans." from the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Black cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$17.50

When Ladies Go A-Thieving: Middle-Class Shoplifters in the Victorian Department Store
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When Ladies Go A-Thieving: Middle-Class Shoplifters in the Victorian Department Store

By Abelson, Elaine S.

New York: Oxford University Press. 1989. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. As New. Dust Jacket Condition: As New. ix (iii), 292 pp, acknowledgments, introduction, 1. Urban Women and the Emergence of Shopping; 2. The World of the Store; 3. The Two-Way Mirror; 4. Invisible Authority; 5. Dilemmas of Detection; 6. Shoplifting Ladies; 7. "Disposition Shady, but a Perfect Lady"; epilogue, a note on sources, notes, index. First Edition, 1989. "Recognizing the ways in which scientific views reflect and help shape social definitins, the author argues, is central to understanding how and why the 'disease' labeled kleptomania became the most common explanation for middle-class shiplifting as inherently unstable and consequently biologically inferior. Shopping was a mania, and women routinely succumbed to temptation. And, all women were affected by this new representation because all shipping womrn were seen as potential shoplifters." frorm the jacket flap. Not Price Clipped. Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Green cloth with black lettering to spine.

$17.50

Life for Us is What We Make It : Building Black Community in Detroit, 1915-1945

By Thomas, Richard W.

Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana Univerity Press. 1992. F First Edition / First Printing Used. Hardcover. Very Good. xvi + 366 pp, list of illustrations - 13 b&w photos, 2 maps - 15 Tables, preface, acknowledgments, 8 chapters, notes, sources, index. previous owner's name inked on ffep (Sidney Fine). else unmarked inside and out. 6.5" x 9.5" gray cloth boards in black & blue DJ (in mylar protector - removable).

$20.00

States of Grace : Senegalese in Italy and the New European Integration

By Carter, Donald Martin

Minneapolis, MN London: University of Minnesota Press, 1997. First Edition / Hardcover. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. Octavo. xvi + 274 pp, preface, acknowledgments, Part I. Invisible Cities: chapter 1. Desert Crossings; 2. Turin: Work and Its Shadow in a Post-Fordist City; 3. Mouridism Touba Turin; Part II. States of Grace; chapter 4. The Art of the Stae_Difference abnd Other Abstractions; 5. Media Politics and the Migrant; 6. Other Crossings: Socialist in Fascist Clothing; 7. Desperate Measures: Immigration and the South of the World; 8. Closing the Circle: On Sounding Difference, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Binding tight, text clean and unmarked, grey leatherette covered boards with brown lettering. Board forecorners and show light wear at the tips and spine top and bottom, still Near Fine overall. 6.2" x 9.2" gray leatherette.

$22.50

Amoskeag: Life and Work in an American Factory City

By Hareven, Tamara K. and Randolph Langenbach

New York: Pantheon Books. 1978. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xiii, 395 (2) pp, acknowledgments, Part I. The Setting; Part II. First Generation; Part III. The Corporation; Part IV. The World at Work; Part V. Families; Part VI. Strike and Shutdown; Part VII. Child of the Shutown; Part VIII. Eulogy; glossary, photograph credits with b&w illustrations and a tipped-in review on front pastedown. First Edition, 1978. "This book focuses on the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, once the largest textile factory in the world, and moves through layer after layer of mill life, from the elegant world of Boston-based executives to the cramped quarters of the families of bosses and workers; shared experiences and ethnic rivalries, of company loyalty and bitter strikes in industrializing America." from the jacket flap. Price Clipped. Inked name on ffep. Minor wear to top and bottom edge dj, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no other underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with gilt lettering to front board and spine.

$17.50

Class and Economic Change in Kenya: The Making of an African Petite-Bourgeoisie

By Kitching, Gavin

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. 1982. Second Printing. S Paperback. Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. xv, 355 pp, preface, 35 chapters, references, index. Second Printing, 1982. "This analysis of the transformation of the political of colonial and post-colonial Kenya is followed by a theoretical discussion of its implications for such issues as the type of class analysis which is appropriate for the country, the role of the state in capital accumulation and class formation, and the possible relevance of Marxist value theory to the analysis of exploitation in Kenya." from the rear wrapper. Only the faintest wear to bottom rear fore-edge wrapper, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Paperback.

$17.50

Fertility Differences in a Modernizing Country: A Survey of Lebanese Couples

By Yaukey, David

Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press. 1961. F First Edition. H Hard Cover. Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. xviii, 204 pp, foreword, preface, list of tables, b&w map of Lebanon, I. THE SETTING: Introduction; The Population of Lebanon; Religion in Lebanon; The Changing Lebanese Family; Origin of the Study. II. THE METHOD: Design of the Study; Contents of the Interview Schedule; The Sample; Gathering Data. III. DESCRIPTION OF FERTILITY DIFFERENCES: Introduction; Differences Among Religious Sects; Differences by Rural-Urban Residence; Differences by Socioeconomic Status; Relationships Among Socioeconomic, Residential, and Religious Influences on Fertility; Summary. IV. INTRODUCTION TO THE ANALYSIS OF FERTILITY DIFFERENCES: Social Background Types; Explaining the Fertility Differences. V. INVOLUNTARY DETERMINANTS OF FERTILITY: Introduction; Age of Woman at Marriage; Frequency of Intercourse; Prolonged Separation from Husband; Prolonged Nursing of Children; Summary. VI. VOLUNTARY DETERMINANTS OF FERTILITY: Introduciton; Induced Abortions; Conception Control; Summary; VII. FAMILY SIZE ADVISED: Introduction, Opinion Holding; Opinions Expressed; Summary; VIII. INTERPRETATION: The European Demographic Transition; Residential and Socioeconomic Differences in Fertility; Religious Differences in Fertility; Future Fertility Differences. First Edition, 1961. Price clipped. Minute wear at top fore- edge tip dj with 1/2" closed tear and crease along top edge rear panel of same. Inked name at top edge ffep, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Brown cloth with gilt lettering to spine.

$27.50

Sources for the Study of Migration and Ethnicity: A Guide to Manuscripts in Finland, Ireland, Poland, The Netherlands, and the State of Michigan [Signed By the Author]

By Blouin, Francis X.; Warner, Robert M. (eds)

Ann Arbor, MI: Bentley Historical Library, 1979. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good +. 4to. vi (ii), 337 pp, b&w frontis of the "pray" and "work" community of Ora Labora in Huron Bay Michigan (1862), foreword, The Immigration Sources Project: Method and Implications; I. Sources for the Study of Migration in the Archives in the State of Michigan, U.S.A.; II. Sources for the Study of Migration in the Archives of Finland; III. Sources for the Study of Migration in the Archives of Ireland; IV. Sources for the Study of Migration in the Archives of the Netherlands; V. Sources for the Study of Migration in the Archives of Poland; index. Immigration Sources Project, The University of Michigan: First Edition, 1979. Inscribed by Robert "Bob" Warner on half-title. Scarce Title. "One of the most important phenomena of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centureis was the great migration of peoples within Europe, across the Atlantic and within the Americas as well. While this migration involved tens of millions and affected still more, this great migration remains an area of comparatively little study. The State of Michigan was very much affected by the immigration of hundreds ofthousands of Europeans from nearly all countries. From an interest in the impact of immigration on the state of Michigan, we became increasingly aware of the larger questions involved. We designed the Immigration Sources Project as a means to better understand the variety and extent of available documentation relating to the great migration and the phenomenon of ethnicity in America." from the Foreword. Creased bottom fore-edge corner of front wrapper with minor edge wear, else, Pristine Interior. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Paperback.

$48.00

Edo and Paris: Urban Life and the State in the Early Modern Era
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Edo and Paris: Urban Life and the State in the Early Modern Era

By McClain, James L. / Merriman, John M. / Kaoru, Ugawa - Editors

Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 1997. Trade Paperback Re-Issue. Trade Paperback. Good. Octavo. xxvi + 483 pp, list of maps and illustrations, list of figures & tables, preface, chronology, Introduction & 19 papers by contributors grouped under five headings : Governance; Space; Provisioning; Culture; & Resistance., glossary, contribotors' l;isted, index. Forecorners carefully clear taped to restrict & repair splaying, & minor wear to top & bottom spine corners, wraps yawn just slightly, pages mostly clean but minor pencil can be found on close scrutiny, else Very Good, binding still good and holding., A durable copy. 6.2" x 9.25" gray illustrated wraps.

$17.50

Marx: His Time and Ours

By Schlesinger, Rudolf

London, UK: Routedge & Kegan Paul Ltd, 1950. First Edition / Second Printing. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good. 8vo. xii + 440 pp +12 pp RKP ads; stated second impression, preface, 19 chapters / 5 parts - text with footnoes throughout, conclusion, bibliography, index. Text clean, binding tight, cover cloth VG. DJ chipped esp top & bottom spine, browned with age, lower inner flap clipped - in clear mylar protector. 5.8" x 8.9" blue cloth boards, gilt spine design & lettering, in beige DJ.

$22.50

The Medieval Prison: a Social History
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The Medieval Prison: a Social History

By Geltner, G.

Princeton, NJ and Oxford, UK: Princeton University Press, 2008. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Near Fine. Octavo. xviii + 197 pp, list of 21 illustrations & a table, acknowledgments, a note on dates & money, prologue, introduction, 4 chapters, conslusion, appendix One, Two, & Three, abbreviations & archives, notes, bibliography, index. Back spine exterior with several blind indents due to weight imposed on book, else Near Fine. Text clean, binding tighjt, pages unmarked, cover cloth crisp, spine letters bright. DJ unworn in clear mylar protector. 6.4" x 9.5" black cloth boards, gilt spine letters, in dark DJ,

$25.00

Japanese Customs: Their Origin and Value

By Erskine, William Hugh

Tokyo: Kyo Bun Kwan. Later Printing. H Hard Cover. Very Good ++. iv, 236 pp, list of b&w illustrations, preface, I. Social Customs; II. The Coronation of 1915; III. The Imperial Wedding of 1924; IV. Emperor Worship: V. Shinto Cult Dance; VI. Old Burial Customs; VII. A Modern Buddhist Funeral; VIII. A Shinto Funeral; IX. The Cult of the Dead; X. Ancestor Reverence; XI. Bushido and Japanesee Honesty; XII. The Developing Conscience; XIII. Idolatry; XIV. Some Ideas and Practices of Salvation; XV. Japanese Loyalty; Afterword; list of authors and books quoted, index of Japanese names and terms. Fifth Edition, n.d. Mylar protected boards. Slightly faded spine with lightly age-toned text block edges and end papers, else, Pristine, no wear. Clean, tight and strong binding with no underlining, highlighting or marginalia. Light green and gray floral pattern with bright tipped-in color illustration at top left front board and contrasting geen lettering to front board and spine.

$17.50

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