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Aborigines & Activism: Race, Aborigines & the Coming of the Sixties to Australia
Clark, Jennifer,
ISBN: 9780980296570
University of Western Australia, Perth, 2008. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition (ex-library)/. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 308 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Text marked with Library stamps, but very discreetly, spine unmarked, in all other respects in very good condition throughout. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . The popular saying goes that if you can remember the 60s then you weren't really there, but the 60s are much more than a hazy mixture of sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll. The story of the coming of the 60s to Australia is the story of Aboriginal activism. Aborigines & Activism is an engaging study of stories of racial awakening in Australia that marked the coming of the 'wind of change.' Through rigorous research, the author shows how supporters of Indigenous Australians, and their struggles for equity, pushed Australia into the 60s - literally and figuratively. The book also puts the Australian experience of the 60s into an international perspective, portraying the experience as unique but not isolated. Aborigines & Activism is an interesting and unique contribution to existing literature on race, culture, Aboriginal issues, and the 1960s. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Indigenous Cultures; Australia; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780980296570. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5158. Good Condition (ex-library)
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5158  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Across the Seas: Australia's Response to Refugees: A History
Neumann, Klaus,
ISBN: 9781863957359
Black Inc Books, Melbourne, 2015. First Edition
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 358 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Slight foxing front/rear pages, but body of book mostly clean and unfoxed. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. In this eloquent and informative book, historian Klaus Neumann examines both government policy and public attitudes towards refugees and asylum seekers since Federation. He places the Australian story in the context of global refugee movements, and international responses to them. Neumann examines many case studies, including the resettlement of displaced persons from European refugee camps in the late 1940s and early 1950s, and the panic generated by the arrival of Vietnamese asylum seekers during the 1977 federal election campaign. By exploring the ways in which politicians have approached asylum-seeker issues in the past, Neumann aims to inspire more creative thinking about current refugee and asylum-seeker policy. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: International Affairs, Politics, Terrorism; Australia; Modern; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781863957359. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 7007. Very Good Condition
Price: $9.95 (AUD)
Book Number: 7007  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Advance Australia... Where? (Inscribed by Author)
MacKay, Hugh,
ISBN: 9780733623622
Hachette Australia, Sydney, 2008. New Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Fine Condition/. New Edition. Inscribed by Author. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 386 pages. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . Sixteen years ago, Hugh Mackay wrote the bestseller Reinventing Australia that analysed, with forensic skill, what was happening to Australian society. Now, in Advance Australia...Where? he takes another long, hard look at Australian society. While Australia enjoys unprecedented levels of prosperity and the promise of more to come, it is still battling an epidemic of depression, taking on record levels of debt, and yearning for a deeper sense of meaning. While many Australians complain about feeling powerless and isolated, Mackay sees some encouraging signs that Australians are learning how to absorb the impact of the revolutionary changes that have reshaped it. This is a book for anyone who cares about Australia, from the pen of Australia's most highly respected social researcher. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Politics & Government; Australia; Sociology & Culture. Inscribed by Author. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780733623622. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5321. Fine Condition
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Adventures of Amos 'N' Andy: A Social History of an American Phenomenon
Ely, Melvin Patrick,
ISBN: 9780029095034
Free Press, New York, 1992. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing detected in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Remainder mark. The cover has some crease marks but is in excellent condition overall. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . In 1930, 40 million Americans indulged in a national obsession nightly - they eagerly tuned to "Amos 'n' Andy", a radio serial created and acted by two white men about the adventures of two Southern blacks making a new life in a Northern city. Today, "Amos 'n' Andy" survives in the American language mainly as a synonym for racist stereotyping. But that verdict may not wholly explain why both black and white Americans made "Amos 'n' Andy" the most popular radio show of all time. Ely explores the appeal of the famed duo as he narrates a tale of the shifting and ambiguous colour line in 20th-century America. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Film, Radio & Television; United States; 1930s; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0029095034. ISBN/EAN: 9780029095034. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5431. Good Condition
Price: $13.95 (AUD)
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Australian Civilisation
Nile, Richard (editor),
ISBN: 9780195535044
Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1994. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Fine Condition/. First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 260 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. Australian civilization is described in this book with subtlety and irony as a "wildly problematic, discursive and sometimes cranky thing. It can be a sensitive thing. It can still be chauvinistic." The book brings together leading intellectuals who discuss the various dynamics of civilization in the Australian context. They debate openly and honestly the strengths and weaknesses of Australian civilization. The contributors each narrate Australian civilization from monographic viewpoints. Together these monographic views narrate the central concerns of this volume. The production of a master narrative is resisted. But it is equally obvious that in the diversity of approaches--the pluralism of the monographic views--there are recurring important themes. This timely book is concerned with the tremendous changes that have overtaken Australia in the second half of the twentieth century. It demonstrates that many time-honored beliefs have been broken up, but argues that this intensely creative period has seen Australia transformed from a provincial inward-looking society with blinkered conceptions of history and self-importance to one of the world's oldest and most successful liberal plural democracies. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sociology & Culture; Australia; History. ISBN: 0195535049. ISBN/EAN: 9780195535044. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4196. Fine Condition
Price: $16.95 (AUD)
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Australian Society
Hancock, Keith,
ISBN: 9780521369633
Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 1989. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition (ex-library)/. First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 258 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. ?It has library stamps and markings, but very discreetly on the half-title and title pages. Otherwise unmarked.. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books . Commissioned for the Australian Bicentenary by the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, this 1990 book provides an overview of the structure, nature and trends of Australian society at the time. The 11 essays by leading Australian academics cover issues including families, social security and welfare, education, attitudes and values, population, economy, employment and industrial relations, law, politics, and international relations. Contributors include Brian Crittenden, J. W. Neville, Keith Hancock, James Crawford, and Don Aitkin. Includes notes on contributors, a select bibliography, and an index. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sociology & Culture; ISBN: 0521369630. ISBN/EAN: 9780521369633. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3926. Very Good Condition (ex-library)
Price: $22.00 (AUD)
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Australians at Risk
Deveson, Anne,
ISBN: 9780726922114
Cassel Australia, Sydney, 1978. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Fair Condition/. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 446 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Pages lightly tanned throughout. Previous owner's signature in ink. Edges browned slightly. The laminate from the cover has started to peel away.. The book has been read and carries some marks and creases. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. An edited selection of material from the evidence presented to the Royal Commission on Human Relationships. This is a fascinating insight into Australian attitudes at the time. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Politics & Government, Current Affairs; Australia; 1970s; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0726922110. ISBN/EAN: 9780726922114. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6683. Fair Condition
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
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Beyond Belief: How We Find Meaning, With or Without Religion
Mackay, Hugh,
ISBN: 9781743534854
Pan Macmillan, Sydney, 2016. First Edition
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Fine Condition/. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 280 pages. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. What do people actually mean when they say 'God'? Around two-thirds of us say we believe in God or some 'higher power', but fewer than one in ten Australians attend church weekly. In Beyond Belief, Hugh Mackay presents this discrepancy as one of the great unexamined topics of our time. He argues that while our attachment to a traditional idea of God may be waning, our desire for a life of meaning remains as strong as ever. Written with all the insight and compassion we have come to expect of our leading chronicler of Australian life, Beyond Belief is an engrossing exploration of the ways we find spiritual fulfilment in an avowedly secular age. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sociology & Culture; Australia; Modern; Politics & Government, Current Affairs. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781743534854. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6917. Fine Condition
Price: $14.50 (AUD)
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China's Trapped Transition: The Limits of Developmental Autocracy
Pei, Minxin,
ISBN: 9780674027541
Harvard University Press, Massachusetts, 2006. First Edition
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Near Fine Condition/. First Edition. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 294 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. The rise of China as a great power is one of the most important developments in the twenty-first century. But despite dramatic economic progress, China's prospects remain uncertain. In a book sure to provoke debate, Minxin Pei examines the sustainability of the Chinese Communist Party's reform strategy-pursuing pro-market economic policies under one-party rule. The lack of democratic reforms in China has led to pervasive corruption and a breakdown in political accountability. What has emerged is a decentralized predatory state in which local party bosses have effectively privatized the state's authority. Collusive corruption is widespread and governance is deteriorating. Instead of evolving toward a full market economy, China is trapped in partial economic and political reforms. Combining powerful insights with empirical research, China's Trapped Transition offers a provocative assessment of China's future as a great power. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Politics & Government; China; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780674027541. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6411. Near Fine Condition
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Civil Passions: Selected Writings (Inscribed by Author)
Krygier, Martin,
ISBN: 9780975076989
Black Inc Books, Melbourne, 2005. First Edition
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Inscribed by Author. First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 303 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. A collection of superbly readable pieces on politics and society, Australia and Eastern Europe by emininent Sydney law professor and Boyer lecturer, Martin Krygier. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Sociology & Culture; Australia; Inscribed by Author. ISBN: 0975076981. ISBN/EAN: 9780975076989. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6919. Very Good Condition
Price: $14.95 (AUD)
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Civilizations
Fernandez-Armesto, Felipe,
ISBN: 9780333901717
MacMillan, London, 2000. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 636 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. A close examination of the world's societies, from the maritime civilizations of the Polynesians to the Dawada people of the Sahara. Rather than looking to the familiar spots of Rome and Paris, Fernadez-Armesto takes us to unfamiliar territories to redifine our understanding of what it is to be civilized. Filled with anecdotal historical tales, shrewd insights and engaging arguments, this book concludes that societies can be judged on how civilized they are by investigating their interaction with their own environment. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: History; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0333901711. ISBN/EAN: 9780333901717. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6637. This book weighs over one kilogram, and may involve extra shipping charges if posted to some countries.. Very Good Condition
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Darwinism and Human Affairs
Alexander, Richard D.,
ISBN: 9780295956411
University of Washington Press, United States, 1979. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Very Good. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 317 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. The book and dust jacket have been protected by a removable plastic sleeve.. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . With clarity and precision, he argues that evolution can be used as an explanatory principle to help understand a wide range of human social activity. This line of inquiry leads him to some far-reaching speculations about the reasons for cultural change and it directions. The book begins with a review of basic evolutionary theory, presenting evidence to support the proposition that human social organization arises out of characteristics evolved by the process of natural selection. This approach resolves the apparent contradiction between the concepts of humans as either hedonistic individuals or groups altruists, by showing that they are actually both, and by explaining how this can be true. To test this view of human evolution, the author examines various predictions about human behavior that follow logically from the principle of natural selection. Cultural patterns in marriage, inheritance, and social altruism are explored, and the concepts of justice, ethics, and morality are interpreted in new ways. The result is a better understanding of the relationship between the process of organic evolution and the structure, variations, and significance of human behavior. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Science & Technology; United States; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0295956410. ISBN/EAN: 9780295956411. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5727. Very Good Condition
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Demokrasi: Indonesia in the 21st Century
McDonald, Hamish,
ISBN: 9781137279996
Palgrave Macmillan, New York, 2014. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/Fine. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is not price clipped and in excellent condition. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . Indonesia, a nation of thousands of islands and almost 250 million people, straddles the junction of the Pacific and Indian oceans. Current President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has presided over 6 per cent average yearly growth of its economy, to surpass $1 trillion. If this rate continues, Indonesia will join the world's ten biggest economies in a decade or so, just behind the so-called BRIC countries. The much-discussed recent documentary The Act of Killing revived some of its darker past, and Barack Obama's reminiscences about the childhood years he spent there briefly shone the spotlight on a country many Americans know little about. Yet as Indonesia approaches its 2014 parliamentary and presidential elections, its future is wide open. Though the largest Muslim nation by population, it remains a receiver of wisdom from the Arab world, rather than a messenger of multi-religious tolerance. Its pursuit of trade agreements with Japan and South Korea have burnished its economic ambitions, but its diplomacy is long on so-called "soft power," and short on sanctions or force. So what does the future hold for this pivotal place? Award-winning Asia-Pacific journalist Hamish McDonald's Demokrasi is an accessible and authoritative introduction to the modern history and politics of this fascinating country. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Politics & Government; Indonesia; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781137279996. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5600. Fine Condition
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Donald Horne: Selected Writings
Donald Horne,
ISBN: 9781863959353
La Trobe University Press, Melbourne, 2017. First Edition
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. As New/. First Edition. First Impression . Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. One of Australia's leading thinkers for close to fifty years, Donald Horne was probably the best Australian non-fiction writer of his generation. This definitive collection of Horne's writing, thoughtfully selected by his son, Nick, tells the story of his life and intellectual development. From a position of doubting whether change was possible, he eventually became a proponent of the sensible reform necessary for Australia to prosper in a changing world. Horne made the case for a more open, modern, intelligent Australia, most famously in his seminal book The Lucky Country. Selections from this work sit alongside pithy reflections on Australian history and culture, as well as vivid autobiographical writing. With an introduction by Nick Horne and a biographical essay by Glyn Davis, this important book honours and illuminates the man who helped the nation understand itself. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sociology & Culture; Australia; History. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781863959353. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6175. As New
Price: $24.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 6175  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Dying to Live: A Story of U.S. Immigration in an Age of Global Apartheid
Nevins, Joseph,
ISBN: 9780872864863
City Lights Publishers, San Francisco, CA, 2008. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 255 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing detected in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . Ten years ago Julio CĂ®sar Gallegos, one of countless immigrants, attempted to reunite with his family in Los Angeles and died of dehydration while crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in California's Imperial Valley. In Dying to Live, Nevins not only tells Gallegos's story, but also presents the geographic, historical, and political context of the U.S-Mexico border. Gallegos's motivations, struggles, and sacrifices serve as examples throughout the book of both past and present social stratification, political hypocrisy, and "global apartheid." Including photographs and maps, the book details the history, policies, and economics that have driven and prevented Mexican migration to the United States. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Politics & Government; United States; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780872864863. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5454. Very Good Condition
Price: $21.50 (AUD)
Book Number: 5454  Bookseller: Colin Hopkins
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Generations: Baby Boomers, their parents and their children
MacKay, Hugh,
ISBN: 9780732909215
Pan MacMillan Australia, Sydney, NSW, 1997. 1st Edition
 Soft cover Soft cover. Very Good/. 1st Edition. First Impression. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 215 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Multiple copies available this title. This book is currently IN STOCK and would be shipped directly from our Australian address.. Provocative, illuminating, compelling...above all, a convincing and reassuring explanation of the generation gaps between the Baby Boomers, their parents and their children. In this book, Hugh Mackay - distinguished social researcher and novelist - devotes his analytical skills to the task of exploring the attitudes, values and outlook of three generations of contemporary Australians. Quantity Available: 2. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sociology & Culture; Australia; History. ISBN: 073290921x. ISBN/EAN: 9780732909215. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3828. Very Good
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Give Refuge to the Stranger: The Past, Present, and Future of Sanctuary
Rabben, Linda,
ISBN: 9781611320305
Left Coast Press, USA, 2011. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 270 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. The half-title page has been torn and the title page torn but re-attached.. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. The concept of sanctuary--giving refuge to the threatened, vulnerable stranger--is universal and older than human society. From its origins in primate populations, to its elaboration in ancient religious traditions, to the modern legal institution of asylum, Linda Rabben tells the story of sanctuary as it evolved over thousands of years. She then examines asylum today, analysing policy in the US, Canada, Europe, and Australia and linking them to the experiences of courageous individuals to show how immigration and asylum are under attack in around the world. Her expert account offers critical context for understanding current political debates and is a stimulating, literate text accessible to undergraduates as well as the general public. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Politics & Government; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781611320305. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4846. Very Good Condition
Price: $22.95 (AUD)
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Global Structures, Local Cultures
Hawkins, Mary,
ISBN: 9780195550962
Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 2012. Reprint
 Trade Paperback Trade Paperback. Near Fine Condition/. Reprint. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 240 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. Global Structures, Local Cultures 2nd Edition examines the process of globalisation and its impact on modern society. It is clearly written and logically structured with case studies from around the world that engage and encourage students to think about the historical and contemporary connections between societies and cultures. The major sociological concepts and theoretical frameworks are outlined clearly and positioned contextually alongside fields such as gender, ethnicity, religion, migration, indigenous peoples, tourism, and social movements. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sociology & Culture; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780195550962. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6408. Near Fine Condition
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Het Bun Dai Bun-Laos: Sacred Rituals of the Luang Prabang
Berger, Hans Georg,
ISBN: 9781903391020
Westzone Publishing Ltd, London, 2000. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Fine Condition/Fine. First Edition. First impression. Size: Quarto 4to . Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Dust Jacket is in as new condition, apart from normal shop shelf wear - contains no tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. Laos has not long been opened to foreigners and this is the first time that its most sacred city, Luang Prabang, has been explored in such depth. These breathtaking images reveal a world like no other -- especially its rituals and ceremonies. For centuries, these holy rites have encapsulated the spiritual life of a culture that the West is only now beginning to understand. Hans Berger received the full co-operation of the monks and laymen of Luang Prabang in creating his definitive portrait of one of the last citadels of the 'mysterious East'. With 190 duotone photographs. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Religion & Theology; Laos; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 1903391024. ISBN/EAN: 9781903391020. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4386. This book weighs over one kilogram, and may involve extra shipping charges if posted to some countries.. Fine Condition
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Holocaust Remembrance in Australian Jewish Communities: 1945-2000
Berman, Judith E.,
ISBN: 9781876268596
University of Western Australia Press, Perth, 2001. First Edition
 Softcover (Stiff Boards) Softcover (Stiff Boards). Fine Condition/. First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 276 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. This book fits into the category of Australian studies rather than Holocaust studies. Its central focus is not on the Holocaust itself but on the ceremonial, educational and institutional forms devised by Australian Jews to perpetuate its memory. This is a timely book, which constitutes the first systematic national survey of Holocaust remembrance and education in post-WW2 Australia. It is an impressive work of research and analysis. It would be interesting to pursue the matter further, and examine Holocaust education in state and other denominational schools, and in Australian universities, to see how it is taught in other contexts, outside the Jewish community. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sociology & Culture; Australia; Religion & Theology. ISBN: 187626859x. ISBN/EAN: 9781876268596. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4223. Fine Condition
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Life is Like a Sailboat: Selected Writings on Life and Living
Grogan, John,
ISBN: 9781593155391
Vangard Press, Philadelphia, 2009. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition (ex-library)/Fine. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 236 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust jacket has it's plastic cover intact which has left this library book in very good condition.. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Text and spine marked with Library stamps, but very discreetly, in all other respects in very good condition throughout. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . From John Grogan, author of the New York Times bestsellers Bad Dogs Have More Fun, Marley and Me, and The Long Way Home, comes a new collection of more than eighty newspaper articles from the Philadelphia Inquirer written when he was a columnist there. In Life Is Like A Sailboat, John Grogan shows us all sides of the human condition-pieces that reflect his unique understanding of the crazy-quilt world we inhabit. From the fragility of life almost gone in an instant at a crosswalk, to avoiding the shoals of adolescence, to cell phones driving us to distraction (as we drive!), to turning the tables on telemarketers, to the Iraq War coming home to a small town in Pennsylvania-these pieces are filled with insight and sensitivity, laced with humor and understanding. In his own very unique way, John Grogan makes all of us feel more connected to each other and less like strangers living in a strange land. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sociology & Culture; United States; ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781593155391. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5863. Very Good Condition (ex-library)
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Making a Life: A People's History of Australia since 1788
Burgmann, Verity; Lee, Jenny (eds),
ISBN: 9780140110562
McPhee Gribble Publishers, Melbourne, 1988. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Good Condition/. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 351 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Moderately foxed throughout. Edges foxed and browned. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . It is impossible to understand any society without knowing how people kept themselves fed, clothed and housed, how they got around from place to place, how they bore and cared for their children, and how they worked to provide for themselves and their families. This anthology of our history since first settlement is a study of the people rather than the events. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Australian History; Australia; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0140110569. ISBN/EAN: 9780140110562. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5915. Good Condition
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Next : Trends for the Future
Matathia, Ira; Salzman, Marian,
ISBN: 9780732909635
MacMillan, Sydney, 1998. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 398 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . A comprehensive, provocative and mind-boggling tour of the future. It offers a huge variety of amazing insights into how we'll be living well into the 21st century. It includes the future work place as well as family life. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sociology & Culture; Australia; ISBN: 0732909635. ISBN/EAN: 9780732909635. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5313. Very Good Condition
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Nine Parts of Desire: The Hidden World of Islamic Women
Brooks, Geraldine,
ISBN: 9781863256124
Bantam Press, Sydney, 2008. Reprint
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. Reprint. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 256 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. 'Frank, enraging and captivating.' The New Yorker Australian writer Geraldine Brooks is now known internationally for her bestselling novels, but as a foreign correspondent Geraldine spent six years covering the Middle East. And when her poised and sophisticated assistant at the Cairo bureau of the Wall Street Journal suddenly 'adopted the uniform of a Muslim fundamentalist', Geraldine Brooks set out to discover the truth about women and Islam. Sometimes adopting a chador as camouflage, she was granted meetings (and often astonishingly intimate insights) by everyone from Queen Noor of Jordan to former Iranian President Rafsanjani's daughter. She met with Palestinians protesting about 'honour killings' for adultery and sheltered girls transformed into warriors by the Emirates' armed forces. Throughout the Middle East, Brooks was invited into the homes and lives of these women where she found real stories that overturn western stereotypes. This beautiful new edition includes a powerful new Afterword by the author. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Religion & Theology; Australia; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781863256124. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6170. Very Good Condition
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On Death and Dying
Kubler-Ross, Elisabeth,
ISBN: 9780422754903
Tavistock Publications, London, 1977. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Fourth Impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 260 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. Scattered foxing, but text mostly clean. Edges very slightly spotted or marked. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. One of the most important psychological studies of the late twentieth century, On Death and Dying grew out of Dr. Elisabeth Kubler-Ross's famous interdisciplinary seminar on death, life, and transition. In this remarkable book, Dr. Kubler-Ross first explored the now-famous five stages of death: denial and isolation, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance. Through sample interviews and conversations, she gives the reader a better understanding of how imminent death affects the patient, the professionals who serve that patient, and the patient's family, bringing hope to all who are involved. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sociology & Culture; United States; ISBN: 0422754900. ISBN/EAN: 9780422754903. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6588. Very Good Condition
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Pardon My French: Unleash Your Inner Gaul
Timoney, Charles,
ISBN: 9781846140525
Penguin, London, 2007. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Fine Condition/. First Edition. Fifth or later impression. Size: Duodecimo12mo. 233 pages. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. Things you didn't know about France: you burnt Joan of Arc!; smuggling live chickens into rugby matches is patriotic; how many times to kiss on the cheek; where not to cross the road; French guns don't go 'bang'; what do you call a party? bon appetit is vulgar; a six-pack is a bar of chocolate; the dangers of being called Peter or Penny; your smallest finger is your 'ear' finger; the importance of Wednesdays; how to tip and when to celebrate Christmas? Forget the French you learnt at school. Based on twenty years of hard-won knowledge, "Pardon My French" takes you through all the words you need to survive, shows how and why they work, and steers you past all the pitfalls and potential embarrassments of speaking French in France.From sugar-cube etiquette to why the Marseillaise is all about slaughtering Austrians and Prussians as bloodily as possible, Charles Timoney lays bare the Gallic mindset alongside their bizarre language. Covering all areas of everyday life from eating and drinking to travel, work and, crucially, swearing and sounding like a teenager, this is not just the most entertaining, but also the most useful book on France and the French you'll ever read. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Travel & Places; France; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781846140525. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4749. Fine Condition
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Political Awakenings: Conversations with History
Kreisler, Harry,
ISBN: 9781742582894
univUniversity of Western Australia Press, Perth, 2011. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Fine Condition/. First Edition. Size: Octavo 8vo (standard book size). 286 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This BOOK IS IN STOCK and READY TO MAIL NOW. Your book when ordered will be securely packed and promptly dispatched by Great Southern Books. As a kid, Noam Chomsky handed out the Daily Mirror at his uncle's newsstand on 72nd Street, inadvertently finding himself in a buzzing intellectual and political hub for European immigrants in New York. Iranian human rights Nobelist Shirin Ebadi and her husband signed their own legal contract, attempting to restore equality to their marriage after the Iranian Revolution effectively erased the legal rights of women. Discover what it was that prompted luminaries such as Tariq Ali, Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Kenzaburo Oe, Michael Pollan, Albie Sachs, Oliver Stone, Elizabeth Warren and Howard Zinn to become indefatigable voices fighting for social equity. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Politics & Government; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781742582894. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 4677. Fine Condition
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Politics: Observations and Arguments, 1966-2004
Hertzberg, Hendrik,
ISBN: 9780143035534
Penguin Books, New York, 2005. First Edition
 Softcover Softcover. Very Good Condition/. First Edition. Third impression of the First Edition. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 686 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. A scuff mark on the front cover. There is a remainder mark on the base.. A Washington Post and Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. Here at last are Hendrik Hertzberg's most significant, hilarious, and devastating dispatches from the American scene he has chronicled for four decades with an uncanny blend of moral seriousness, high spirits, and perfect rhetorical pitch. Arranged thematically, each section contains the choicest, most illuminating pieces from his body of work and begins with a new piece of writing that frames the subject at hand. A tour of the defining moments of American life from the mid-'60s to the mid- '00s, Politics is at once the story of American life from LBJ to GWB and a testament to the power of the written word. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Politics & Government; United States; Sociology & Culture. ISBN: 0143035533. ISBN/EAN: 9780143035534. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 3026. Very Good Condition
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Prehistoric Societies
Clark, Grahame; Piggott, Stuart; Plumb, J.H. (ed),
Hutchinson & Co, London, 1965. First Edition
 Hardcover Hardcover. Very Good Condition/Near Fine. First Edition. First Impression. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 356 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is not price clipped and in excellent condition. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and will be shipped within two business days. All items are tracked and details are available on request. . This book is the first volume of a series, “The History of Human Society,” edited by J. H. Plumb of Cambridge University. Plumb hopes that each of his authors will “lay bare the structure of their societies-their economic basis, their social organisations, their aspirations, their cultures, their religions and their conflicts. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: History; Britain/UK; Sociology & Culture. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 5890. Very Good Condition
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Reinventing Australia : The Mind and Mood of Australia in The 90s
MacKay, Hugh,
ISBN: 9780207183140
Angus & Robertson, Pymble, NSW, 1994. Reprint
 Soft cover Soft cover. Very Good/. Reprint. Size: 8vo Octavo (standard book size). 320 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. Front endpaper has been removed.. This book is available and ready to be shipped from our local warehouse. Postage quoted is for a standard format octavo book. Final charges may vary depending on size and weight.. A unique study of Australian society, examining the changing values, beliefs and perceptions of Australians and how they are changing Australia. A valuable history. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilogram. Category: Sociology & Culture; Australia; Politics & Government. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9780207183140. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0002510. Very Good
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