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Church and State in Contemporary America

By William Adams Brown

New York: Charles Scribner's Sons. Very Good+ in Good dust jacket. 1936. First Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover/jacket - VG/Good. Hardcover is clean, minor damage/fading to front upper edge and upper spine, light soiling upper edge of pages. Pages all intact and clean other than age tanning and light soiling inside covers, previous owner's info written inside front and rear cover. Jacket has age tanning, scuffing, light edge wear, very small edge tears, a bit moreso to upper spine, not clipped. A study of the problems that Church and State present and the principles which should determine their relationship. (670-5-18) ; 8vo; 360 pages .

$21.95

A DECADE OF DECISION

By Fred Hoyle

London: William Heinemann. Near Fine in Fair dust jacket. 1953. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. First edition 1953. Hardcover/Jacket - near fine/fair. Pages are clean and intact, with no markings, light age tanning to interior. Hardcover has a little bumping to edges and spine ends and one very light stain on front. Dustjacket has age tanning and numerous edge tears and chips, light soiling, light ink rubbing, not price clipped. This science and science fiction writer's foray into discussing politics and world affairs. In the essays he also discusses humanity, civilisation, and the challenges of atomic age. (245noto,0914) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$11.95

To Preserve These Rights, Remedies for the Victims of Constitutional Deprivations

By Robert L. Spurrier, Jr.

New York / London: National University Publications / Kennikat Press. Very Good. 1977. First Edition. Hardcover. 0804691991 . Kennikat Press, National University Publications 1977. No dustjacket as issued. Very nice condition - pages all intact and clean other than a tiny red ink mark upper edge of pages. Cover is clean, with minor wear to corners and spine ends. (405noto,0914) ; 8vo .

$42.50

Assassination & Terrorism

By Rapoport, David C.

Toronto: Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Very Good. 1971. First Edition. Softcover. 0887940684 . Pages are clean and intact, light age tanning to page edges and covers, light soiling outer edge of pages. Cover has light scuffing, light soiling and a few small creases. 88 pages. Contents: Definitions and Justifications; Political and tactical influences on assassination; Assassination and usurpation; Assassinations organized by Governments and the terrorist mentality; Terror and revolutionary insurrection: the first two waves; The Tactics of the contemporary revolutionary terrorist; Generations in America; Appendix: Nachaeyeff's "Revolutionary Catechism". (150os-7-13) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$13.50

The Sociology of Education

By Banks, Olive

Copp Clark. Very Good. 1971. Softcover. Red cloth softcover in very good condition, only light wear overall, clean pages, light soiling outer edge of pages. Main flaw is a number of pages with pencil underlining, no ink markings seen. "...a systematic and clear expostion of the enormous accumulation of research and writing by sociologists about education since the war...." (270osl) ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$2.95

THE BEDSIDE GUARDIAN 34 A Selection from the Guardian 1984-5
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THE BEDSIDE GUARDIAN 34 A Selection from the Guardian 1984-5

By Melly, George

London: Collins. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 0002175215 . HC/DJ - near fine. Very nice condition. Hardcover is clean and unmarked, a little bumping to spine ends and fairly heavy age tanning to pages. Dustjacket has light scuffing, very light edgewear and a couple tiny edge tears, not clipped. The 1985 edition in this famous series of annual anthologies of the Guardian's best traditions of wit, compassion and liveliness. B/w cartoons. ; 8vo; Contains commentaries from Hugo Young, Nancy Banks-Smith, Richard Boston, Linda Blandford, Frank Keating, Salman Rushdie and all. Intro by George Melly. [423-noto] .

$8.05

SOCIETY & POLICEMANS ROLE
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SOCIETY & POLICEMANS ROLE

By Cain, Maureen E.

Routledge & Kegan Paul. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1973. First Edition. Hardcover. 0710074905 . Routledge, London edition 1973. HC/DJ - very good. Hardcover very good other than a small stain/light soiling (coffee? ) to one outer edge of pages and name written and light glue residue on 1st blank endpage, pages otherwise clean. Jacket has some scuffing, tanning, light edgewear and one tiny chip on spine. "In this important and enlightening study, Maureen Cain gives an account of how the police operate in this country (U. K. )....will be of great value to sociologists, criminologists and policemen alike...." [537]; International Library of Sociology; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 315 pages .

$11.95

MY GENERATION Fifty Years of Sex, Drugs, Rock, Revolution, Glamour, Greed,  Valor, Faith, and Silicon Chips.
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MY GENERATION Fifty Years of Sex, Drugs, Rock, Revolution, Glamour, Greed, Valor, Faith, and Silicon Chips.

By Gross, Michael

Cliff Street Books. Very Good+ in Very Good+ dust jacket. 2000. First Edition. Hardcover. 006017594X . HARDCOVER edition, Cliff Street 2000. Ex-library book, but still in very good condition - laminated jacket and usual ex-lib type markings. Interior pages clean and tight, a little spotting to outer edge of pages. Jacket, which is attached to book, has some light scuffing. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Far from being stuck in the 1960s, a decade when half its members were still children, the Baby Boom has not only continually transformed itself but has also brought epic change in society. My Generation is the collective biography of the millions of Americans born between Pearl Harbor Day in 1941 and the 1963 assassination of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Here are nineteen quintessential boomers, ranging from the admired to the notorious, from the expected--a Vietnam War hero, an antiwar activist, an LSD chemist, an author of the Macintosh computer graphic user interface, a spiritual celebrity--to the less-so--a Jesus freak turned Queer Theorist, an ultraconservative congressman, a billionaire builder, a hip-hop impresario, and the Studio 54-bred AIDS activist who inspired Broadway's Rent. Through their stories and his own, Michael Gross takes us on the wild ride from Yasgur's Farm to Silicon Valley and into the twenty-first century.... [800] .

$8.00

PUNISHMENT AND MODERN SOCIETY A Study in Social Theory
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PUNISHMENT AND MODERN SOCIETY A Study in Social Theory

By Garland, David

U. K.: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PR. Good+. 1991. First Edition. Softcover. 0198762666 . Overall wear is light, however approx. 25 pages have pen underlining and/or highlighting. Pages are otherwise clean. Cover has light scuffing and light edge and corner wear. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages; * Winner of the 1991 Distinguished Scholar Award from the American Sociological Association * Winner of the Outstanding Scholarship Award of the Crime and Delinquency Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems, USA The first comprehensive account of the role of punishment in modern society, this book buils upon the work of Durkheim, Foucault, and others, and provides a fascinating interpretation of this complex social institution, showing how penal institutions interact with strategies of power, socio-economic structures, and cultural sensibilities. [450-noto] .

$31.50

JOINT VENTURING
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JOINT VENTURING

By Paul W. Beamish

Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. New. 2008. First Edition. Softcover. 9781593119652 . New book, no markings. 167 pages. B/w illustrations. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 167 pages; This short, reader-friendly book is about best practice in joint ventures: the factors and processes which lead to success. Every year, corporations establish thousands of joint ventures (JVs) , investing hundreds of billions of dollars. In fact, between 25% and 40% of all foreign investments take place via equity JVs. The use of JVs and strategic alliances has been rapidly growing. I've worked as a joint venture facilitator for Fortune 500 and other corporations for many years. The senior executives in these organizations often noted that the decision-making format I used with them would make a great book. This is it. The key purpose of the book is to demonstrate that joint ventures can work. They require however an open mind, and the willingness to work through a series of questions I provide. These relate to: testing the strategic logic; partnership and fit; shape and design; and operating the JV. Contrary to the perceptions of some, JVs can be just as profitable and survive just as long as wholly owned subsidiaries. They can in fact be effectively managed, and they are not going to cause a firm to lose its proprietary technology. Partnerships can work extremely well, and often, placing less emphasis on "control" is the way to go. If one is willing to acknowledge and respect that someone else (here a partner) has much to contribute, a stronger enterprise can result. True JVs can result in more stable and sustainable business, benefiting all partners, in whatever country they are located. The format of the book is intentionally conversational. It uses the Socratic method (question, answer, question, answer) which works so effectively in a case study classroom. Here the "classroom" is several business class seats on an international flight. This book is written for practicing managers and executives. Those contemplating the formation of a JV and those currently engaged in JVs will see improvement in the duration and performance of their collaborative ventures by following the recommended actions. A second audience is business schools and academics. The book is ideal for MBA, executive MBA and non-degree executive education courses or modules focused on JVs, alliances, cooperative strategies, etc. (*lower shipping options avail to some locations) [275-osl] .

$34.95

THE SOCIALLY RESPONSIVE SELF  Social Theory and Professional Ethics
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THE SOCIALLY RESPONSIVE SELF Social Theory and Professional Ethics

By May, Larry

University Of Chicago Press. Very Good. 1996. First Edition. Softcover. 0226511723 . Book has only light wear, light scuffing to cover, slight wear at corners. Main flaw is approx. 10-12 pages with some highlighting and/or pen underlining within book. Pages are otherwise clean. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 217 pages; Larry May argues that socially responsive individuals need not be self-sacrificing or overly conscientious. According to May, a person's integrity and moral responsibility are shaped and limited not just by conscience but also by socialization and moral support from the communities to which he or she belongs. Applying his theory of responsibility to professional ethics, May contends that current methods of professional socialization should be changed so that professionals are not expected to ignore considerations of personal well-being, family, or community. For instance, lawyers should not place client loyalty above concerns for the common good; doctors should not place the physical well-being of patients above their mental and spiritual well-being; scientists and engineers should not feel obliged to blow the whistle on fraud and corruption unless their professional groups protect them from retaliation. This book should prove provocative reading for philosophers, political scientists, social theorists, professionals of many stripes, and ethicists. [307-osl] .

$12.50

SMOKE IN THE WORKPLACE An Action Manual for Non-Smokers
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SMOKE IN THE WORKPLACE An Action Manual for Non-Smokers

By Dewey, Martin

Toronto: Non-Smokers' Rights Association. Very Good. 1985. First Edition. Softcover. Pages clean and unmarked other than previous owners name on first page. Cover has light edge and corner wear, light scuffing and a little corner curling. A useful and informative guide to assist in establishing smoking policies in the workplace. [165-osl]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 88 pages .

$7.50

LIVES IN CONTEXT  The Art of Life History Research
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LIVES IN CONTEXT The Art of Life History Research

By Ardra L. Cole

AltaMira Press. Very Good-. 2001. First Edition. Softcover. 0759101442 . Cover has light scuffing and light edge/corner wear. Pages are all intact and clan, however numerous pages have yellow highlighting, somewhat less towards rear of book. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 272 pages; The reflexive turn in qualitative research has transformed the process of doing life history research. No longer are research subjects examined through the lens of the all-knowing but supposedly invisible researcher. As Ardra Cole and Gary Knowles point out in this fresh introduction to conducting life history research, the process is now one of mutuality, empathy, sensitivity and caring. The authors carry the novice researcher through the steps of conducting life history research-- from conceptualizing the project to the various means of presenting results-- with an eye toward understanding the complex relationship between participant and researcher and how that shapes the project. In addition to examples from their own research, Cole and Knowles bring in the work of a dozen novice researchers who explain the challenges they faced in developing their own life history projects in a wide variety of settings. Well written, interesting, and pedagogically sound, LIVES IN CONTEXT is the ideal text for teaching life history research to students and an important reference for the bookshelf of all qualitative researchers. [426-noto] .

$30.95

THE FINAL PLATEAU The Betrayal of Our Older Citizens

By Baum, Daniel Jay

Burns & MacEachern. Very Good+. 1976. First Edition; Second Printing. Softcover. 0887680488 . Pages clean and intact, no markings. Cover has some scuffing and rubbing, light edgewear and price sticker on front. Contents: Alternatives; Fear of death; The dividing line; The middle years; Civil rights and the work force; Canada's approach to aging; Pensions, government's conflicting interests. [285-notos]; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall; 312 pages .

$8.50

BREAD NOT BOMBS  A Political Agenda for Social Justice
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BREAD NOT BOMBS A Political Agenda for Social Justice

By Roche, Douglas

The University of Alberta Press. Near Fine. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 0888643578 . Excellent condition, clean and unmarked. Light corner wear and slight scuffing to cover. B/w illus. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 184 pages; Today, housing, health, and education services are desperately needed for the world's poorest people, but instead governments spend billions on war. With six billion people on the earth, social justice sometimes seems farther off than ever. Senator Douglas Roche envisions a new future, with increased awareness of key global issues, where bread, not bombs, is the priority. Senator Roche's strong belief that human security is possible is complemented by a persuasive agenda for the 21st century. First, the international community must build the conditions for peace through nuclear disarmament. Second, nations must Co-operate to ensure equitable economic and social development. He foresees Canada taking a crucial role, building on its international reputation as a peacemaker. [261-osl] .

$9.95

RISKING FOR CHANGE Stories of Ordinary People
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RISKING FOR CHANGE Stories of Ordinary People

By Penner, Kate (editor)

Victoria, B. C.: First Freedom Foundation. Near Fine. 1999. First Edition. Softcover. 0969476817 . Very nice condition. Cover has slight edgewear and a little scuffing, light creasing to one corner. Pages are clean and all intact. "This anthology explores of issue of acting out of conscience: the common light among those who seek peace, and social and environmental justice. The stories and poems we present here step physically, emotionally, spiritually and structurally across critical boundaries to speak out of moral conviction...." [410 -noto]; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 254 pages .

$12.50

RITUALS OF DINNER

By Visser, Margaret

HarperCollins. Very Good. 1992. First Edition. Softcover. 0006379095 . Large softcover has light edge and corner wear, light soiling/spotting to outer edge of pages. Interior of pages unmarked. Crease down front cover. The origins, evolution, eccentricities and meaning of table manners. [672] ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

$10.50

VIDEO VIOLENCE AND CHILDREN
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VIDEO VIOLENCE AND CHILDREN

By Barlow, Geoffrey & Alison Hill (editors)

Hodder Arnold H & S. Very Good. 1985. First Edition. Softcover. 0340384611 . Clean, intact condition. Pages are unmarked other than 2 blind stamps within book. Cover has light edgewear and scuffing, old price sticker on rear. "The Parliamentary Video Enquiry was set up in July 1983 to produce factual evidence relating to the effects upon children of their viewing scenes of violence in video films. This book contains the findings of this group and the startling conclusions it reached make disturbing reading..." [261-osl] ; 196 pages .

$7.50

THIS DRINKING NATION
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THIS DRINKING NATION

By Harris, Jonathan

Four Winds Press. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1994. First Edition. Hardcover. 0027427447 . Clean, tight condition. Ex-library with usual type markings, laminated cover. Pages are clean , jacket has some scuffing & light wear. "Profiles the fascinating people and movements that have punctuated America's turbulent history of drinking and temperence; explores alcohol's relationship to modern media, ethics, race and family life, and targets young people as the new generation of drinkers - urging them to confront the roles of drinking as a social crutch and as a catalyst of addiction and tragedy. " [413-notosl]; 8vo .

$5.50

CHURCH OF THE EARTH The Ecology of a Creative Community

By De Ropp, Robert S.

Delta Books. Very Good. 1974. Second Printing. Softcover. Cover has light edgewear, a little edge rubbing, creasing to bottom corners. Couple tiny peels where sticker was removed. "Chronicles the life of the author in his commune in Northern California; the building of the temple (Church of the Earth) , and his religious and philosophical thoughts on man's position in the universe, 'Inner development', spiritual benefits of living close the earth, etc...." [307os? ] ; 8vo .

$15.50

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