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Used and Out of Print Books on Sociology and Anthropology
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Children Of The Wilderness -by- Donald Thomson. Australian Aborigines. Australian Indigenous Peoples. Photographs of Australian Aboriginal children taken by anthropologist Donald Thomson during his journeys through the tribal lands of northern and central Australia in the 1920s and following decades; his photographs are housed in the Thomson Collection at the Museum of Victoria (Currey O'Neil Ross Pty Ltd, Melbourne, First Edition, 1983) ISBN 085902329X. Used large hardcover book in dust jacket. 85 pages. Name stamp of previous owner on fep. Edges of dust jacket have stretched slightly. Else very good.
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Connaught To Chicago -by- Geo. A Birmingham (aka Rev. Canon James Hannay). The story of the exodus of the Irish people fleeing the integration of Ireland's society in the 1800s to a new life in America; b/w frontispiece of the author (James Nisbet & Co, London, first edition, 1914) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket, marked orange cloth with black lettering on cover and gilt lettering on faded spine, worn along edges and knocked in corners, front endpaper is missing, foxing, else good.
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Add to Cart SOC10740 AU$30.00


Dark Age Ahead -by- Jane Jacobs. Sociology. A dark age is a culture's dead end. The author argues that North America is facing its own dark age as agrarianism gives way to a technology-based future. (Random House. New York. 2004) ISBN 1400062322. Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 241 pages. Name of previous owner written on front free endpaper. Dust jacket bumped on corners. Else very good.
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Add to Cart SOC20001 AU$10.00


Gwion Gwion Dulwan Mamaa: Secret and Sacred Pathways of The Ngarinyin Aboriginal People of 
Australia, 3829040601, used books, for sale Gwion Gwion Dulwan Mamaa: Secret and Sacred Pathways of The Ngarinyin Aboriginal People of Australia (Geheime und Heilige Pfade der Ngarinyin, Aborigines in Australien) (Chemins Secrets et Sacres des Hgarinyin, Aborigenes d'Australie) Text in English, German and French. (Konemann Verlagsgesellschaft mbH. Koln. 2000) ISBN 3829040601. Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket. 336 pages. Dust jacket is worn on edges and has a small hole near top of spine. Board are marked at bottom. Else very good. Weighs 2 kilograms.
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Add to Cart SOC18492 AU$40.00




Heroines Of Mercy -by- Frank Mundell. The stories of 13 'heroines' including Sister Dora, Agnes E Jones, Elizabeth Fry, Mary Carpenter, Catherine Marsh, Agnes Weston, Sarah Robinson, Kate Marsden. 18 engravings, many full page, inc frontis showing Florence Nightingale. (Circa 1900, The Sunday School Union, London) Used hardcover book, no dust jacket as issued. 159 pages plus one page of adverts for other books in the "Heroines" Library. Clean blue boards with decoration and illustration of a visitor in a women's prison on front cover in black and red. Some marks and wear on covers, wear on edges, corners knocked. Hinge has cracked at contents page and at rear endpaper. Presentation plate of St. Matthias School inside cover dated 4.7.1900. Names of previous owners written on fep (one has been whited out). Marks on edges of pages. Overall good.
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Add to Cart SOC8492 AU$30.00


Hope After Horror: Helping Survivors Of Torture And Trauma -edited by- Peter Hosking SJ. An anthology; contributions written by workers actively involved in service to survivors of torture and trauma; designed to assist non-specialists - in human service organisations, community groups, health, education and welfare - to understand victims who seek refuge in Australia (Uniya, Sydney, 1990) ISBN 0646016946. Used softcover book, 180 pages, inscription by author to a previous owner on half title page. Previous owner's name written on outside edge of pages. Back cover creased. Else good. Scarce.
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Add to Cart SOC2357 AU$10.00


In Darkest England Now, A Salvation Army Survey of Religious and Social Conditions in Britain Eighty Years After William Booth's Blue-Print for Salvation, with a Preface by General Erik Wickberg (published by Hodder & Stoughton, London, for the Salvation Army, 1974) ISBN 0340184698/ 0-340-18469-8. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 280 pages, now covered in a clear plastic sleeve. Dust jacket is worn and chipped on corners and edges, foxing on edges of pages, else very good.
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Add to Cart SOC12221 AU$30.00


In The Wake Of The Flood -by- Kai T Erikson. Sociology. Psychology. A vivid, dramatic and imaginative analysis of communities destroyed by disaster; makes clear that the preservation or restoration of communal forms of life must become a lasting concern, not only for those charged with healing the wounds of acute disaster, but for those charged with planning a truly human future; with a preface and postscript on Buffalo Creek, Aberfan, and the impact of disaster on the community by C Murray Parkes (George Allen & Unwin, London, 1979) ISBN 0043630073. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 220 pages, light wear to edges of dust jacket, corners knocked, marks to edges of pages, foxing on eps, else very good.
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Invisible Threads -by- Yevgeny Yevtushenko. Photography and poetry. Photographs from Yevtushenko's own collection; he believes that all humanity is connected by invisible threads; the purpose of his photography and poems is to make visible this thread. Mostly black and white and some colour photographs. (The Macmillan Company of Australia. Melbourne. 1981) ISBN 0333337891. Used book. Hardcover in dust jacket. 157 pages. Dust jacket is worn at top of spine. Foxing on edges of pages. Else very good. Weighs 1.1 kilograms.
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Man And Woman Among The Azande -edited by- E E Evans-Pritchard. 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) ISBN 057110407X. Used hardcover book in dust jacket, 197 pages. Dust jacket is worn along upper edge, foxing to edges of pages, else very good.
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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.
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Add to Cart SOC8277 AU$60.00




Pegasus XVI: Pegasus On Institutions. Our institutions are are like the buildings that contain them: some are majestic, some utilitarian, some mouldering; this issue of Pegasus considers institutions as old as the Vatican and as recent as the Peace Corps; it speculates on the institutions once housed by ancient megaliths and weighs the contributions of museums, corporations, markets, and health spas to contemporary life; it is a reminder that we are distinguished - or controlled - by the institutions we create and superintend; illustrated with colour and b/w photographs (Mobil Services Co Limited, UK, 1979) Used softcover book, 72 pages. Cover creased and lightly soiled, pages are very good.
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Add to Cart SOC11512 AU$18.00


Portraits From an Uninhabited Land -by- Nicholas Adler. Australian Aboriginals. Australian Indigenous Peoples. Photography. Haunting and confronting portraits of Aboriginal people from Western Australia; twenty different communities are represented, from the northern Kimberley to the Gibson Desert. (Bantam Press. Sydney. 1988) ISBN 0947189270. Used book. Hardcover in dust jacket. Unpaginated. Dust jacket is worn stretched and marked along upper edge and torn at top of spine. Pages are rippled along upper edge from exposure to moisture but not stained. A few marks on edges of pages. Else pages are very good. Weighs 1.3 kilograms.
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Ready To Riot -by- Nathan Wright, Jr. 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.
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Add to Cart SOC8490 AU$20.00


Shaka's Children: A History Of The Zulu People -by- Stephen Taylor (HarberCollins, London, first edition, 1994) ISBN 0002551446. 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.
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Suppression Stories -by- Brian Martin. In spite of the prevailing rhetoric of freedom, it can be risky to question the established way of doing things; whistleblowers, dissidents and others who run foul of powerful interests are potential targets of attack; they are harassed, ostracised, threatened, reprimanded, transferred, censored and dismissed; in this book the author describes experiences and insights from years of studying and opposing suppression of dissent (Fund for Intellectual Dissent, Wollongong, NSW, 1997) ISBN 064630349X/ 0-646-30349-X. Used softcover book, 171 pages, covers are worn, marked and creased, with remains of sticker on front cover. Corners curled and creased. Foxing on edges of pages, else pages are good.
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Add to Cart  SOC12158 AU$25.00


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.
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The Golden Book Of Indian Stamps -by- Sonia Bleeker -pictures drawn by- Walter Kumme, with 48 full-color picture stamps and authentic stories about Indian life, plus 48 line drawings to color; a children's introduction to Native American cultures (Golden Press, Western Publishing Company, Racine, Wisconsin, 20th printing, 1981) Used softcover book, 48 pages + 4 full pages of stamps, all unused, still intact, glue pristine. No drawings have been colored in. Covers are grubby. Margin of one stamp on lower edge is loose. Pages have tanned on edges. all else is very good.
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The Jivaro: People Of The Sacred Waterfalls by Michael J Harner. 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) ISBN 0709119047. 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.
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Add to Cart  SOC8366 AU$25.00


The Lore And Language Of Schoolchildren -by- Iona and Peter Opie. A record of the strange and primitive culture of English schoolchildren, including seasonal customs, initiation rites, superstitious practices and beliefs, immerable rhymes and chants (800 are given in full in this book), catcalls and retorts, stock jokes, ruderies, riddles, slang-epithets, nicknames, and the traditional juvenile argot which flourishes in street and playground, largely unknown and unheeded by the adult world (Oxford University Press, reprint, 1960) Used hardcover book in dust jacket. 417 pages. Dust jacket is worn, torn and chipped on edges. Spine sunned. Foxing on edges of pages. Else book is very good.
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Add to Cart  SOC15715 AU$30.00


The Religion Of The Tempasuk Dusuns Of North Borneo -by- I H N Evans (Cambridge at the University Press, First Edition, 1953) Used hardcover book. No dust jacket. 579 pages + 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.
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Add to Cart SOC15413 AU$180.00


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, light wear to edges of dust jacket, else in fine condition.
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Triumph of The Nomads, A History of Ancient Australia, Geoffrey Blainey, 
0333338375, books on Australian Aboriginals, books on Australian Indigenous Peoples, used books, for sale Triumph of The Nomads: A History of Ancient Australia -by- Geoffrey Blainey. Revised edition 1982. Australian Aboriginals. Australian Indigenous Peoples. Australian Pre-History. A startling reassessment of the Aboriginals in early Australia; where most authors have depicted the Australian Aboriginals as one of the most primitive peoples on earth, Blainey sees them as a successful race; this book examines the Aboriginals' early complex society and its economic structure. (The Macmillan Company of Australia Pty Ltd. Melbourne. Revised edition. First printing. 1982) ISBN 0333338375. Used book. Hardcover book in dust jacket protected by clear plastic. 285 pages. Boards are worn at top and bottom of spine. Light foxing and some marks on edges of pages. Name of previous owner written on front free endpaper. Else very good.
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