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Second hand books on Sociology
Distant Suffering: Morality, Media And Politics -by- Luc Boltanski -translated-
Graham Burchell (1999). ISBN 0521659531. The author examines the moral and political implications for a spectator of the
distant suffering of others as presented through the media; e.g. what are the morally acceptable responses to the sight
of suffering on television, when the viewer cannot act directly to affect the circumstances in which the suffering takes
place. Boltanski argues that spectators can actively involve themselves and others by talking about what they have seen
and how they were affected by it, and examines three rhetorical 'topics' available for the expression of spectator's response
to suffering. Used second hand paperback book. 246 pages. (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999) Light scuffing on
covers, else very good condition. Weight 420 grams.
Melanesian Cargo Cults: New Salvation Movements In The South Pacific -by- Friedrich Steinbauer
translated & edited by Max Wohlwill. ISBN 0702210951. A study of South Pacific Islanders' belief and
interpretation of European missionary teaching equating spiritual salvation with material goods; to many
Melanesians, the 'cargo' brought by Europeans was an essential part of salvation; the real significance of cargo
cults as a response to the invasion of an alien and powerful civilisation is revealed in this valuable study. Used second hand
hardback book in dust jacket. 215 pages. Light foxing on edges of pages. Else in very good condition.
Weight 500 grams.
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 second hand 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.
The Way Of Tea And Justice: Rescuing The World's Favorite Beverage From Its Violent History (2014) -by-
Becca Stevens, founder of The Thistle Stop Cafe and of Thistle Farms, and author of 'Snake Oil'. ISBN 9781455519026.
What started as an impossible dream - to build a cafe that employs women recovering from prostitution and addiction - is
fueling a movement to bring freedom and fair wages to women producers worldwide where tea and people trafficking are
linked to oppression and the opiate wars. Used second hand hardcover book in dust jacket. 226 pages. (Jericho Books/Hatchette,
New York, 2014) In fine condition. Weight 550 grams.
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 second hand softcover book. 209 pages. (Allen & Unwin. Crows Nest. 2002) Tape and tape marks on half title page. Else in fine
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