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Third World Guide 93/94

By: N/A

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Oxfam Professional: 1993

Seller ID: 022797


A brand new copy still in publisher's original shrinkwrap. View more info

Geisha : a Living Tradition

By: Aihara, Kyoko

Price: $35.00

Publisher: Australia, New Holland Publishers Pty, Limited: 2000

Seller ID: 028024


An unmarked, beautifully produced "gift quality" book with patterned endpapers, 128 pages, unclipped dust jacket. "Describes every aspect of the often harsh lives of these remarkable women: their elaborate dress, hair and make up; the ceremonies and rituals in which they are involved; their accomplishment in traditional artistic skills and their relationships with men and the outside world." View more info

Festivals and Costumes in the World

By: Akahira, Kakuzo

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Tokyo, Graphic-Sha Publishing Co.: 1983

Edition: First

Seller ID: 029401


160 pps of colourful photographs. Japanese text throughout, but some (not all) captions in English. An unmarked copy in excellent condition. View more info

Malay Customs and Traditions

By: Alhady, Alwi Bin Sheikh

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Singapore, Eastern Universities Press: 1982

Edition: First

Seller ID: 009650


Sl. creasing to spine, pages lightly tanned. View more info

Priests in Love: Australian Catholic Clergy and their Intimate Relationships

By: Anderson, Jane

Price: $20.00

Publisher: Australia, John Garratt Publishing: 2005

Seller ID: 028182


An unmarked copy in very good condition. View more info

Drivers of Violence: Male Disempowerment in the African Context

By: Anzetse Were

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Nairobi, Mvule Africa Publishers: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 028796


A gently read copy, sl. waviness to upper right corner first few pages but no other evidence of water damage. Copious PO notes at the end of the book, covering feps and verso back panel. View more info

Cults : Too Good to be True

By: Aron, Raphael

Price: $75.00

Publisher: Australia, HarperCollins: 1999

Edition: First

Seller ID: 028744


Internally unmarked, wraps with some general wear but remain clean and unmarked, binding appears strong. "The desire to belong, to be part of a group is ingrained in human nature. But it is this deep desire that can lead people to cults. Cults seem to offer security, a strong leader, and an environment where decisions are unnecessary. But as many people discover, often far too late, it is too good to be true. View more info

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Life in America : Identity and Everyday Experience

By: Baker, Lee D. (edited by)

Price: $25.00

Publisher: U.S.A. & U.K., Blackwell Publishing: 2004

Edition: First

Seller ID: 027867


Publisher's sticker to first page, unread with no creasng to spine and minimal edgewear to wraps, 444 pages inc. index. View more info

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Approaches to Understanding Visual Culture

By: Barnard, Malcolm

Price: $35.00

Publisher: New York, Palgrave: 2001

Seller ID: 013502


"What is it that happens when we understand something?" Malcolm Barnard relates the understanding of visual culture to the traditions of natural and social science and applies the theme of scientific understanding to the principal approaches to understanding art and design. Formalist, Marxist, gender-based, semiological, hermeneutic, and expressionist approaches to visual culture are clearly explained, through a wide variety of examples from fashion, architecture, film, ... View more info

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African Ceremonies : Two Volume Set in Original Slipcase

By: Beckwith, Carol; Fisher, Angela

Price: $125.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Harry N. Abrams: 1999

Seller ID: 027583


Two volume sin original slipcase, Black cloth boards with coloured photograph inset to front panel, iphotographic endpaper, internally unmarked. Black cloth with some small marks, gilt titles to spines lightly rubbed. Slipcase with minimal edgwear to corners. View more info

Homosexuality : a Subjective and Objective Investigation

By: Berg, Dr. Charles; Krich, A. Nm. (edited by)

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, George Allen & Unwin: 1958

Edition: First

Seller ID: 022590


D/W price-clipped with sl. edgewear and chipping. View more info

Part of the Furniture : moments in the History of the Federated Furnishing Trades Society of Victoria

By: Beton, Lynn

Price: $45.00

Publisher: Melbourne University Publishing: 2007

Edition: First

Seller ID: 021190


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Down to This : a year Living with the Homeless

By: Bishop-Stall, Shaughnessy

Price: $22.00

Publisher: University of Queensland Press: 2007

Seller ID: 020527


Sl. shelfwear to wraps. View more info

Amusements of Old London : being a Survey of the Sports and Pastimes Tea Gardens and parks, Playhouses and Other diversions of the People of London from the 17th to the beginning of the 19th Century

By: Boulton, William B.

Price: $25.00

Publisher: London, Frederick Muller: 1971

Edition: Facsimile Edition

Seller ID: 020221


In two volumes (presented as one) with twelve coloured illustrations. PO stamp ffep and also lower fore-edges. "Changes in dress and the moeurs and manners of London in olden times are found in detail. The introduction of Pall Mall, the formation of the Kit-Kat Club provide fascinating glimpses of the half-recollected. Beau Brummell, Garrick, Dr. Johnson, Hogarth, Rowlandson and all the other colourful and essential characters of the London scene have much to add.... View more info

The Seamen's Union of Australia, 1872-1972: A history

By: Brian Fitzpatrick; Rowan J. Cahill

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Sydney, Seamen's Union of Australia: 1981

Edition: First

Seller ID: 030325


A very impressive looking book with red faux leather boards, gilt union crest to front panel, gilt title to slightly slanted spine. Unmarked, corners lightly bumped, D/W intact but edgeworn (now protected in removable clear archival plastic cov er). View more info

U and Non-U Revisited

By: Buckle, Richard

Price: $20.00

Publisher: New York, Viking Press/Debrett's Peerage: 1978

Edition: First

Seller ID: 029375


An amusing little book, unmarked, blue cloth boads, gold crown decoration to front panel. View more info

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YouTube: Online Video and Participatory Culture

By: Burgess, Jean; Green, Joshua

Price: $20.00

Publisher: U.S.A., Polity Pr: 2009

Edition: First

Seller ID: 027933


Internally unmarked, no creasing to spine, a couple of very raint marks to fore-edges but otherwise in as new condition. View more info

The Faber Book of Utopias

By: Carey, John

Price: $35.00

Publisher: London, Faber and Faber: 1999

Edition: First

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 022304


Bump to lower right corner front panel. "We hear from Homer and Marx, Swift and Rousseau, de Sade and Oscar Wilde, Hitler and George Orwell, Italo Calvino and Julian Barnes." View more info

Celtic Sexuality : Power, Paradigms and Passion

By: Cherici, Peter

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, United Kingdom, Duckworth Publishers: 1995

Edition: First U.K. Edition

Seller ID: 023568


"Explores the impact of sexuality on war, politics, law and spirituality. Far from limiting itself to events of the distant pat, this book provides an exciting and fresh examination of the human condition by emphasizing that the Celts of ancient times were little different from the m,en and women who walked the earth after then." View more info

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How Old Are You?: Age Consciousness in American Culture

By: Chudacoff, Howard

Price: $25.00

Publisher: Ewing, New Jersey, U.S.A., Princeton Univ Pr: 1992

Seller ID: 018576


Most Americans take it for granted that a thirteen-year-old in the fifth grade is "behind schedule," that "teenagers who marry "too early" are in for trouble, and that a seventy-five-year-old will be pleased at being told, "You look young for your age." Did an awareness of age always dominate American life? Howard Chudacoff reveals that our intense age consciousness has developed only gradually since the late nineteenth century. In so doing, he explores a wide range o... View more info