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Country Planning  -  A Study of Rural Problems
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Country Planning - A Study of Rural Problems

By The Agricultural Economics Research Institute Oxford

London: Oxford University Press, 1944. Gilt title on blue cloth boards which have a few very minor marks to front but no wear. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. vii + 288 pages. 2 fold-out plans. Illustrated throughout with diagrams, tables and photographs. This survey was conducted after the War to assess what was needed in reconstruction and planning in various sectors: Farms and Farming; Rural Industries; Rural Administration; Housing and the Public Services; Education and the Youth Services; Health Services; Religious Organizations; Endowed Charities; Social Activities and Organizations. NOT AN EX-LIBRARY BOOK 21. First. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall.

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Faking It  -  The Sentimentalisation of Modern Society
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Faking It - The Sentimentalisation of Modern Society

By Anderson, Digby and Mullen, Peter (edited by)

London: The Social Affairs Unit, 1998. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. viii + 217 pages. Faking It charts the march of the fraudulent through modern society's institutions, through its government policies now obsessed with spin, image and gesture rather than substance, its sentimental environmental obsessions, its narcissistic, Godless religion, its elevation of fake feeling in novels and music. Its authors, 12 distinguished academics, offer a frightening vision of a self-indulgent civilisation which cannot tell image from reality. It was this sentimental weakness for the fake which, above all else, explains the Diana funeral phenomenon in which sentimentality - mob grief - was personified and canonised and feeling exalted above reason, reality and constraint. B2D. First. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Cultural Transformation and Human Rights in Africa
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Cultural Transformation and Human Rights in Africa

By An-Na'im, Abdullahi A. (edited by)

London: Zed Books, 2002. A Fine unmarked copy. x + 269 pages. The authors seek to contribute to the clarification of the very difficult conceptual and practical questions surrounding the legitimization and permanent protection of human rights in non-Western cultural contexts, specifically in this case in Africa. The underlying premise is that there are possibilities for the local promotion of what ought to be universal human rights through processes of cultural transformation over time. This thoughtful set of explorations by African scholars and human rights activists adds significantly to our understanding of the complex relationships that exist between culture, religion, law and human rights. **** NOT EX LIB **** 304. Soft Cover. Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.78

May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons  -  A Journey Among the Women of India
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May You Be the Mother of a Hundred Sons - A Journey Among the Women of India

By Bumiller, Elisabeth

New York: Random House, 1990. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. x + 306 pages. In the book the journalist author captures the fascinating, complex and often tragic lives of the 400 million women of India. She went to India with her husband, a correspondent for the New York Times and, over a three and a half year period, travelled to all parts of the country, examining the paradoxes and - to a westerner - the often stunning realities of the lives of women. 116. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Precariously Privileged  -  A Professional Family in Victorian London
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The Precariously Privileged - A Professional Family in Victorian London

By Shonfield, Zuzanna

Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1987. A Fine unmarked copy with VG price clipped dustjacket. xix + 266 pages. 20 illustrations. 1 map. Genealogical trees of the Marshall family and of the Williams family. Jeanette Marshall, daughter of an eminent anatomist, scanned the drawing rooms of late Victorian London, and assiduously recorded her impressions in diaries she kept for 23 years. In constant pursuit of a husband, craftily steering a course between strong-mindedness and frivolity, she applied her brisk realism and caustic manner to draw a vivid and unexpected picture of Victorian daily life. Drawing on this previously untapped source, the author reconstructs the story of the Marshall family, charting the trials and fortunes, both comic and poignant, which befell these precariously privileged newcomers to London society. Jeanette Marshall's trenchant comments provide a fresh view of such friends as Rossetti, Ford Madox Brown, and Burne-Jones's mistress Mary Zambaco. **** NOT EX LIB **** A1E. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Organisation and Bureaucracy  -  An Analysis of Modern Theories
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Organisation and Bureaucracy - An Analysis of Modern Theories

By Mouzelis, Nicos P.

London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1967. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from age toning to endpapers) in green cloth boards with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. ix + 230 pages + 14 page list of books in the International Library of Sociology and Social Reconstruction series. Newspaper cutting of the book review in the 'New Society' loosely included. Contributions to the theory of organisations have come from many sides: psychology, social psychology, sociology, political science, economics, and business administration. The output of written work is so vast that a newcomer will experience difficulty in making sense of the points of view expressed in organisational writings. The present study will help students orient themselves in relation to this literature. Theorists discussed include Marx, Weber and Michels. **** NOT EX LIB **** 206. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Alchemy of Culture  -  Intoxicants in Society
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The Alchemy of Culture - Intoxicants in Society

By Rudgley, Richard

London: British Museum Press, 1993. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. From opium in Stone Age Europe to petrol sniffing in Aboriginal Australia, intoxicants have played an important part in societies all over the world. In this thought-provoking book the author shows that 'magic mushrooms' in Siberia and New Guinea, the mysterious soma/haoma plant in ancient India and Iran, and yaje. peyote and tobacco in the New World all had a central role in religious or social life, and that the altered states of consciousness produced by each intoxicant are shaped by cultural values. 38 illustrations. **** NOT EX LIBRARY **** 15. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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An Uncommon Correspondence  -  An East-West Conversation on Friendship, Intimacy and Love
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An Uncommon Correspondence - An East-West Conversation on Friendship, Intimacy and Love

By George, Ivy and Masson, Margaret

New York: Paulist Press, 1998. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. Ivy George grew up in India and continued her studies in the US where she teaches in Massachusetts. Margaret Masson was born in Zambia, later moving to Scotland, and teaches at St. John's College and Durham University. They met during teaching assignments in the US. The book allows us to eavesdrop on these college professors' fascinating letters about courtship, friendship, love and marriage, and how culture has shaped their understanding of each. 205. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Marital Breakdown
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Marital Breakdown

By Dominian, Jack

London: Darton, Longman & Todd, 1968. A near Fine clean, tight and unmarked copy with gold title on green cloth boards which has a few spots of light foxing to top edge. Dustjacket has a small repaired closed tear to front and is not price clipped. A marriage collapses, psychology, sociology and medicine may say one thing : religion and law pronounce another. In this study, probably for the first time, a psychiatrist has made an unbiased attempt to bring together these different viewpoints. R2. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Religious Behaviour
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Religious Behaviour

By Argyle, Michael

London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1958. Gilt title on black cloth boards which are clean and unmarked with just a touch of wear to lower edges. Internally very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has a little wear and is not price clipped. Uniform with the International Library of Sociology and Social Reconstruction series founded by Karl Mannheim. The author shows, by analysing a great deal of empirical material, how religious behaviour and beliefs are influenced by psychological, sociological, economic and physiological factors, and how a person's beliefs depend on those of his parents and of later social groups, on his social class and on the prevailing economic conditions. The methods and results of Billy Graham's campaigns are examined, and the effects of drugs and war experiences shown. **** NOT EX LIB **** R5. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.78

Natural Women, Cultured Men  -  A Feminist Perspective on Sociological Theory
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Natural Women, Cultured Men - A Feminist Perspective on Sociological Theory

By Sydie, R.A.

Milton Keynes: Open University Press, 1987. Cover has a line of indentation to front and a crease to back. Internally there is a small name and some small light marks to half title page else clean and unmarked. The book examines some of the work of the classical social theorists - Durkheim, Weber, Marx, Engels and Freud - from a feminist perspective. The focus of the inquiry is on the theoretical approach adopted by each in his examination of the nature of human nature and, more specifically, the nature of sex relationships. In general, the dichotomized, hierarchical view of sex relationships common to each of the theorists forms the framework for the discussions and critiques. 117. First Edition. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Man on the Assembly Line
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The Man on the Assembly Line

By Walker, Charles R. And Guest, Robert H.

Cambridge, Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 1952. A near Fine copy with grey and black cloth boards which just has three small initials to front endpaper and university bookshop small label to front pastedown else unmarked. Dustjacket is complete and is VG +. 16 photographs, 14 tables and 7 charts. The first scientific enquiry into assembly line working which "presents a valuable laboratory for the study of many aspects of human behaviour". The authors were in the faculty of the Institute of Human Relations at Yale University. **** NOT EX LIB **** 11. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$8.62

British Society 1870-1970
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British Society 1870-1970

By Salt, John and Elliott, B.J.

Amersham, Bucks: Hulton Educational Publications, 1975. A near Fine unmarked copy (Fine apart from a small mark to one front corner tip). Uniform with 'Studies in Modern Social History' series. Comprise Part I - 1870-1918, Part II - 1918-1970 and takes certain basic social themes and follows them through the century, providing an interesting and useful social history of British life. **** NOT EX LIB **** 3. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Process of Technological Change  -  New Technology and Social Choice in the Workplace
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The Process of Technological Change - New Technology and Social Choice in the Workplace

By Clark, Jon and McLoughlin, Ian and Rose, Howard and King, Robin

Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1988. A Fine uninscribed copy with near Fine complete dustjacket. Uniform with the Cambridge Studies in Management series of which this is number 11. An erudite work from 3 social scientists and an electrical engineer which explains the manner in which outcomes of change are shaped not only by social choice but also by the capabilities of the technology itself. **** NOT EX LIB **** B2B. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Near Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Blood Sweat and Tears  -  The Evolution of Work
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Blood Sweat and Tears - The Evolution of Work

By Donkin, Richard

New York: Texere, 2001. FIRST EDITION, FIRST PRINTING. A Fine uninscribed copy with gold title and author's initials on red cloth boards. Dustjacket is VG+ with a crease to inner flap. A captivating and erudite history of work from prehistoric times to the present day, which offers fascinating and intelligent analyses of the individuals, assumptions, theories, developments and practices that have so much changed work. Based on detailed research from around the world, the author examines early societies, slavery, the guilds, the creation of trade secrets and the influence of religion on work, such as the humanist ideals of the great Quaker industrialists. **** NOT EX LIB **** 302. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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Mummy Doesn't Live Here Any More
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Mummy Doesn't Live Here Any More

By Franks, Helen

London: Doubleday, 1990. A near Fine uninscribed copy with near Fine complete dustjacket. The author examines the cases of women who find themselves living apart from their children, confronting this painful issue and seeking to explain what kind of woman would want to give up her children and why. A provocative look at this emotionally charged subject in the context of the stresses and changing role of motherhood today. *** NOT EX LIB *** 203. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.74

Priestland  Right and Wrong
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Priestland Right and Wrong

By Priestland, Gerald

London: Collins, 1983. A ery Good uninscribed copy with a touch of dust marking to top edge. Dustjacket is price clipped. The well known BBC correspondent, who has had many overseas assignments, retired in 1982, and this book is based on the thirteen television programmes in which he presents his essays on the tug of war between consience and circumstances in several fields of human activity. **** NOT EX LIB **** 15. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.39

A Stranger's Eye  -   A Foreign Correspondent's View of Britain
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A Stranger's Eye - A Foreign Correspondent's View of Britain

By Keane, Fergal

London: Viking, 2000. A Fine unmarked copy with Fine dustjacket. The acclaimed foreign correspondent set out on on a journey through Britain for the BBC, although born in London he has never lived there until recently, having spent years covering the world's conflicts. In his travels in 1999 he discovered a world of poverty, exclusion and alienation. A shocking but sometimes uplifting work, he reports on the courage and lack of self pity of those he encountered and considers the changing ways of life and notes that in August 1999 a Scottish shipyard with 1,200 workers was sold for 2.4 million pounds which was the price for a large house in Islington, spiritual home of New Labour. B2A. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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The Lucky Generation  -  A Positive View Of The 21st Century
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The Lucky Generation - A Positive View Of The 21st Century

By Davis, William

London: Headline, 1995. A Fine uninscribed copy with a Fine dustjacket. The financial editor author portrays a counter argument to the doomsday predictions of others and contends that such predictions have been proved wrong in the past two decades. He puts forward a powerful and detailed case for the view that the next century will be much better and that the young of today will be the lucky generation. An optimistic, provocative and challenging book. *** NOT EX LIB *** 204. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

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New Rules  -  Searching for Self-Fulfillment in a World Turned Upside Down
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New Rules - Searching for Self-Fulfillment in a World Turned Upside Down

By Yankelovich, Daniel

New York: Random House, 1981. Gold lettering on black cloth with orange paper half boards with gold DY and motif to front. A very clean and unmarked copy VG+ with a complete dustjacket VG+. The author is one of America's leading analysts of changing social values and shows how the turbulent effect that these sharply changed circumstances have had, not only on individual Americans but on America itself. His conclusions are drawn from his own polls combined with life histories and paints a picture of how Americans are conducting risky experiments in living as they seek material wellbeing, creativity, autonomy, adventure and tender loving care while facing an ever more hazardous economic environment. A perceptive and seminal work. *** A SCARCE TITLE IN UK *** C3D. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.47