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There are 12 books in this catalogue.
The Purple Decades
Wolfe, Tom
Book Number: 62768
ISBN: 0224029444
Harmondsworth Penguin Books, 1984 8vo hardcover 397pp very good. / Good yellowed d/w with stain on top edge. In the 1960s and the 1970s Tom Wolfe rose to fame as the foremost chronicler of the gaudiest period in American history. It began at a hot rod and custom car show where he marvelled at the little nest of pink angora angel's hair used for the purpose of
Price: $15.00


Kilroy Was Here
Olsson, Kris
Book Number: 40440
ISBN: 1863254471
UQP 2005 8vo softcover 289pp very good, crease on cover. An unflinching story of how any child can be broken, any parent deceived and any woman defeated by a system that punishes rather than corrects. And how a life can be redeemed despite impossible odds. Debbie Kilroy was locked up and abused at 13, a mother at 17, married to a celebrity footballer at 25, jailed for drug trafficking at 28 and witness to a violent murder at 30. Just 10 years later she was awarded the Order of Australia for her fearless campaigning for the rights of women in prison through the groundbreaking advocacy group she founded, Sisters Inside, and nominated for businesswoman of the Year. And she has just been presented with a Human Rights Award for her work. What happened to send a decent, working class kid out of control and into the care of the state so young - and what enabled her to step off the merry-go-round of violence, drug dealing and imprisonment to remake her own life and dramatically ransform the lives of others? Kilroy was jailed for drug trafficking in 1989, along with her husband, Smokin' Joe Kilroy, one of the fastest rugby league players to ever pull on a State of Origin jersey. She lost almost everything along with her freedom: her husband, her two children and her home. Inside, she was viciously stabbed and witnessed the murder of a friend. Recovering in hospital from her stab wounds she reached a turning point and hasn't looked back. After her release , Kilroy began to rebuild her life, including reuniting with childhood sweetheart Joe and her two children, who had been put into care when their parents were sent to jail. And she established Sisters Inside, a unique advocacy group run by women prisoners, acclaimed for its groundbreaking work not only in Australia but internationally. Today Kilroy says her life is 'light years away from who I was', yet she goes on fighting for the rights of women prisoners. She has a degree in social work and is working towards one in law - she hopes eventually to become a barrister.
Price: $9.00


Man Woman the One Is the Other
Badinter, Elisabeth
Book Number: 45791
ISBN: 0002725258
Collins Harvill Pr 1989 8vo hardcover 279pp index. very good, owner's name on fep / very good d/w.
Price: $12.00


Key Concepts in Critical Social Theory
Crossley, Prof Nick
Book Number: 48459
ISBN: 0761970606
Sage Publications Ltd December 23, 2004 8vo softcover 352pp near fine. minor highlighting in two places. Crossley's book offers valuable discussions that make it extremely useful for anyone interested in social theory. Nick Crossley's Key Concepts in Critical Social Theory is a useful reference tool for undergraduates of all majors trying to navigate the complexities of sociological theory. Key Concepts may also be useful for graduate students reviewing sociology basics for early graduate courses and later when preparing for comprehensive exams in sociological theory. The SAGE Key Concepts in Critical Social Theory: • Provides brief accounts of the central ideas behind the key concepts of critical social theory • Prepares students to tackle primary texts and/or gives them a point of reference when they find themselves stuck • Discusses each concept in an introductory way • Offers further reading guidance for independent learning• Is essential reading for undergraduates in sociology and across the social sciences.
Price: $18.00


The Victorians and Social Protest
J. Butt and I F Clarke (edited by)
Book Number: 3281
ISBN: 
David and Charles 1973 good copy in same d/w. Notes and references, index 243pp.
Price: $10.00


The Division of Labour in Society
Durkheim, Emile
Book Number: 46417
ISBN: 0333339819
Palgrave Macmillan December 13, 1984 8vo softcover 412pp very good. The work falls into three parts, first the contribution of the division of labour and the common consciousness, initially to mechanical and then to organic solidarity. Secondly the historical evolution from one form of solidarity to the other and thirdly, how far modern European societies fall short of the ideal type - the normal state - of organic solidarity.
Price: $35.00


The World's Strangest Customs.
Pike, E. Royston.
Book Number: 23300
ISBN: 
London. Odhams., 1966. 8vo. hardcover. 240pp. index, b/w illus. + b/w plates. very good. / very good d/w.'
Price: $25.00


XYZ: The New Rules of Generational Warfare
Grose, Michael
Book Number: 38950
ISBN: 1740513797
Milsons Point, N.S.W. Random House 2005 8vo softcover 231pp. very good+.
Price: $6.00


Four Dimensional Social Space: A Reader in Australian Social Sciences
Jagtenberg, Tom (Editor)
Book Number: 45597
ISBN: 0063121271
HarperEducationalPublishers 1992 large 8vo softcover 568pp. very good, Owner's signature on fep. This reader introduces a wide spectrum of Australian social issues. It expands upon the traditional dimensions of class, ethnicity and gender to include nature, thereby reflecting the importance of the environmental context of human activity. Extensively revised, this expanded edition includes over 100 articles and contributors, of which half are new to this edition. The text features a wide range of Australian course material, and provides additional statistics to support the discussions contained in the readings.
Price: $12.00


Amish Society
Hostetler, John A.
Book Number: 46325
ISBN: 0801844428
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1993 4th edition 8vo. softcover. 435pp. index, b/w illus. Very good
Price: $18.00


Bobos In Paradise: The New Upper Class and How They Got There
Brooks, David
Book Number: 52889
ISBN: 0684853787
Simon & Schuster March 6, 2001 8vo softcover 284pp near fine. Do you believe that spending $15,000 on a media center is vulgar, but that spending $15,000 on a slate shower stall is a sign that you are at one with the Zenlike rhythms of nature? Do you work for one of those visionary software companies where people come to work wearing hiking boots and glacier glasses, as if a wall of ice were about to come sliding through the parking lot? If so, you might be a Bobo. In his bestselling work of "comic sociology," David Brooks coins a new word, Bobo, to describe today's upper class -- those who have wed the bourgeois world of capitalist enterprise to the hippie values of the bohemian counterculture. Their hybrid lifestyle is the atmosphere we breathe, and in this witty and serious look at the cultural consequences of the information age, Brooks has defined a new generation.
Price: $10.00


Sociology of Work
Grint, Keith
Book Number: 62167
ISBN: 0745620574
Polity Press, U. K., 2002. 2nd edition 8vo. softcover. 388pp. index, Good, some highlighting, owner's name on fep.
Price: $12.00