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Used and Out of Print Books on Sociology and Anthropology
Cult Of The Sacred Spear The Story Of The Nuer Tribe In Ethiopia -by- Brian Hugh MacDermot.
ISBN 0709132913. (Robert Hale, London, first UK edition, 1972) Used hardcover book in
dust jacket. 172 pages. Dust jacket is worn and discoloured on edges and knocked in corners, not
price-clipped but edge is folded over printed price. Foxing on edges of pages and on first and last few pages. Else good.
Frank Hurley In Papua Photographs Of The 1920-1923 Expeditions -by- Jim Specht and John Fields. ISBN
0909197903. Captain Frank Hurley's Papua New Guinea photographs taken on expeditions along the Papuan coast and
hinterland between 1920 and 1923 provide a unique record of a way of life unhindered by the white man; Hurley captured on
film the simplicity of the Papuan's daily existence, rituals and skills; in the Western Division he was the first ever to
record on glass plates the tribal life and forbidding customs of the natives of Lake Murray; 100 of Hurley's Papuan plates
are presented in this volume printed in duotone. Used large hardcover book in dust jacket. 193 pages. (Robert Brown and
Associates. Bathurst. First Edition 1984) Dust jacket is lightly scuffed and has some grubby marks mostly on rear cover.
Written gift inscription on front free endpaper. Foxing on first and last few pages and on edges of pages. Else very good.
Weight 1.4 kilograms.
Kilenge Art And Life A Look At A New Guinea People -by- Philip J C Dark. ISBN 0856700118.
An extensively illustrated monograph on the Kilenge, a group of people living in the western tip of New Guinea's
island of New Britain; their art is still produced in the traditional manner to function in the society of the people;
Professor Dark shows how aesthetic expression among the Kilenge finds many outlets, from the construction of
masks to the planting of decorative shrubs, and how their art is fundamentally integrated in their daily lives.
Illustrated with black and white photographs. Used hardcover book in price-clipped dust jacket. 132 pages.
(Academy Editions. London. 1974) Dust jacket is price-clipped and stretched and creased along upper edge.
Front free endpaper is also price-clipped. Foxing on endpapers and the first few pages and edges of pages.
Else very good. Weight 850 grams.
Maori Sayings And Proverbs -compiled by- Murdoch Riley. ISBN 0854670947. Over 500 sayings grouped under
subject headings on all manner of matters pertaining to Maori customs and traditions; a treasure store of accumulated
wisdom handed down by the ancestors to today's generation. Illustrated in colour. Used small softcover book. Unpaginated.
(Viking Sevenseas N.A. Ltd. Paraparaumu, New Zealand. 1990) Front cover and spine sunned. Else in fine condition.
Man And Woman Among The Azande -edited by- E E Evans-Pritchard. ISBN 057110407X. The author spent 20
months many years ago among a once famous Central African people, the Azande;
this book describes the man-woman relationship among this African people as they
see it - from a man's point of view; this book is not simply an anthropological
account in which the anthropologist tells us what his impressions were - rather,
he is merely recording what they said about themselves and how they saw the
endless problem of the relationship of men to women; the book also records the
thoughts and ways of life of the Azande of nearly 50 years ago together with
texts written by Zande young men some forty years later, showing how much has changed, or not changed. (Faber and Faber, London, first
edition, 1974) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 197 pages. Dust jacket is
worn along upper edge, foxing to edges of pages, else very good.
Pareto (Modern Sociologists) -by- Franz Borkenau. First Edition. Sociology. Biography
of Vilfredo Pareto, Italian sociologist, economist and philosopher, whose work
involved the study of income distribution and analysis of choices, evolving the
concept of Pareto efficiency and the field of microeconomics. Black and white
frontispiece of Pareto. (Chapman and Hall. London. First edition. 1936) Used hardcover
book. No dust jacket. 219 pages. Good black cloth covers with good gilt lettering on
spine. Name written on front free endpaper. Insect damage to lower edge of front free endpaper and
first few pages. Light soiling to edges of pages. Pages have tanned. Else very good.
Ready To Riot -by- Nathan Wright, Jr. Afro-American Issues. Black people in
America's cities do not need poverty programs, urban renewal, job training,
"integration", or public welfare - they need status, and the ability
to achieve equitable power relationships with those who have been controlling them;
the author argues that values must be changed, and new approaches must be found through
imaginative planning on national and local levels, and that black middle class
people of leadership and training must be given the opportunity to set their own
agendas. (2nd printing, June, 1968, Holt, Rinehart & Winston, New
York) No ISBN. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, covered in clear plastic sleeve, 148
pages, page edges tanned, else very good.
Shaka's Children A History Of The Zulu People -by- Stephen Taylor. ISBN 0002551446. (HarberCollins, London,
first edition, 1994) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 416 pages, in
excellent condition, with just a little spotting on upper edges of pages. This book weighs just over one kilogram.
The Book Of The Country Town -by- E W Martin. A
book for older children; the author looks at England's country towns and
explains how they grew and have become important and necessary as markets and
places of meeting; chapters on how towns are ruled, on the place of the church,
the school, the doctor and the hospital, the newspaper, and so on; illustrated with b/w plates and woodcuts
(Phoenix House Ltd, London, first edition, 1962) Used small hardcover book in
dust jacket, 152 pages, dust jacket is worn and chipped on edges with a few worn spots and some
light soiling, small stain on fep, foxing on edges of pages, else very good.
The Idea of Prostitution -by- Sheila Jeffreys. ISBN 9781876756673. Feminism. Feminist Theory. The author explores
two contrasting views: one, that prostitution is a legitimate and acceptable form of employment, freely chosen by
women; and two, that men's use of prostitution is a form of degrading women and causing grave psychological damage.
Used softcover book. 394 pages. (Spinifex Press. Melbourne. 2008) In fine
The Jivaro People Of The Sacred Waterfalls -by- Michael J Harner. ISBN 0709119047. South American Shrunken Heads.
Long famous for witchcraft, killing and the shrinking of the heads of their enemies, the Jivaro Indians of the Ecuadorian
Amazon are the subject of this fascinating and authoritative account based upon data collected by the author who lived
with the tribe; this highly readable study explains the importance of hallucinogens in Jivaro society and the reasons
why killing is a highly-desirable activity - the acquisition of a new soul provides the murderer with immunity from death.
(Robert Hale & Co, London, first edition, 1973) Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 233 pages. Dust jacket is sunned
on upper edge and spine, worn and chipped along upper edge, rear flap is clipped. Foxing on edges of pages, else good.
The Religion Of The Tempasuk Dusuns Of North Borneo -by- I H N Evans. Anthropology. Illustrated with 22 pages of
black and white plates. (Cambridge at the University Press. First Edition. 1953) Used hardcover book. No dust jacket.
579 pages and 22 b/w plates and fold out map. Very good brown cloth boards with good gilt lettering on black section of
spine. Small chip at top of spine. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. Weight 1 kilogram.
The World Of The Forsytes -by- John Fisher. The Forsytes are surely the best
known English upper-class family, known not only from John Galsworthy's six
novels which created them, but also on the BBC television series "The
Forsyte Saga"; in this volume the author illuminates the social background
of the Forsytes in terms of straight historical documentation, but following
faithfully the themes provided by Galsworthy's novels; he illustrates the heyday
of the English upper middle classes, their standards of living and behaviour,
their occupations and pastimes, their political beliefs and their (still
substantial) possessions; there are fascinating chapters on Edwardian fashions,
conventions, childhood, marital fidelity and divorce, habits of eating and
drinking, furniture, architecture, education, recreation and the social
junketing of the Twenties; illustrated with photographs, engravings, drawings and paintings. (Book Club Associates.
London. 1976) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 224 pages. Spine sunned. Light wear to edges of dust jacket.
Else in fine condition.
Understanding Bourdieu -by- Jim Webb, Tony Schirato and Geoff Danaher. ISBN 1865083631. Cultural
Studies. Pierre Bourdieu examines how people conduct their lives in relation to one another and to major social institutions;
he argues that culture and education are not simply minor influences, but as important as economics in determining
differences between groups of people; Bourdieu has tested these arguments in detailed fieldwork. This book offers a
comprehensive introduction to Bourdieu's work; it is essential reading for anyone tackling him for the first time.
Used softcover book. 209 pages. (Allen & Unwin. Crows Nest. 2002) Tape and tape marks on half title page. Else in fine
Wandering Through Vietnamese Culture -by- Huu Ngoc. 5th Edition 2010.
Huu Ngoc's encyclopedic knowledge spans 3,000 years of Vietnamese history and 1,000 years of Vietnamese literature; it
includes a through acquaintance with Vietnamese music, theatre, and art; and it spans the traditions and customs of
Vietnam's ethnic groups; this book is a compilation of Mr Ngoc's 'Traditional Miscellany' columns from newspaper
'Viet Nam News' for the past ten years, in which every Sunday, Mr Ngoc leads readers on a diminutive yet rich journey into
some exquisite detail of Vietnamese culture. Used softcover book. 1256 pages. (The Gioi Publishers. Ha Noi, Vietnam. 5th
edition 2010) Light wear to edges of covers and some grubbiness on edges of pages. Else in very good condition. Weight
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