Out of Print Books on Sociology and Anthropology
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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, 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.
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.
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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