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America in Crisis: Making Things Right in a Nation Gone Wrong, Bohannon, Jim
1 Bohannon, Jim America in Crisis: Making Things Right in a Nation Gone Wrong
New Orleans, LA Paper Chase Press 2000 1879706938 / 9781879706934 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good+ dust jacket 


Some edgewear/bumping, Spots on top edge. DJ has very slight shelfwear. A bright, attractive copy.

"With a characteristic logic, reasonableness - and a good dose of humor - that have made him one of the most respected news-talk radio hosts in the nation, Jim Bohannon challenges us to think 'outside the lines' and offers practical solutions we can use now that can guide us back toward our true greatness as a nation 'of the people, for the people, by the people.'"; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
004558 
Price: 8.95 USD

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Chen Village: The Recent History of a Peasant Community in Mao's China, Chan, Anita; Madsen, Richard; Unger, Jonathan
2 Chan, Anita; Madsen, Richard; Unger, Jonathan Chen Village: The Recent History of a Peasant Community in Mao's China
Berkeley University of California Press 1984 0520047206 / 9780520047204 Trade Paperback Good+ 


viii + 293pp, index. Corners bumped, slight edge wear, some spotting to top and leading edge, some underlining, notes scribbled on rear free end paper.

The New York Times Book Review says: "The authors of Chen Village vividly bring to life the effect of the Chinese Communist Party's constantly changing policies on the villagers from the mid-1960s through the early 80s. . . penetrates to the bottom layer of Chinese society. . . a richer, more in-depth view of Chinese society. . . sensitively described."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
004269 
Price: 6.95 USD

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Capitalism and Its Culture, Davis, Jerome
3 Davis, Jerome Capitalism and Its Culture
New York Farrar & Rinehart 1941 Third Edition Hardcover Good in Good dust jacket 

Signed by Author
xxviii + 556 pp, index, bibliography, 10 charts including 3 fold-out, numerous tables. Black cloth with gold lettering, a little rubbed on spine. Spine slightly slanted, corners bumped, a little edge wear esp. at top and base of spine. Owner's name on front end paper, title page has 'died Oct 19, 1979' under author's name. Darkening to half-title and facing page caused by newspaper clipping (NY Times Feb 15, 1948) laid in. The clipping is a book review of "One Thousand Americans" by George Seldes entitled 'Behind the Facade of Democracy'. Jacket has 2" chunk missing from top of spine with sunning to remainder of spine, moderate edge wear and some small tears, a little darkening. Inscribed and signed by author on front end paper. Overall, a nice copy.

"Professor Davis has diligently gathered together a wealth of specific and concrete material to illustrate the anarchic economic and moral conditions under capitalism. The concreteness of the book ought to commend it as good anti-capitalistic propaganda for general consumption." - The Nation; 7" - 9" Tall; Signed by Author
005019 
Price: 42.75 USD

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Economic Development and Social Change in South India, Epstein, T. S.
4 Epstein, T. S. Economic Development and Social Change in South India
Manchester, Great Britain Manchester University Press 1967 0719002532 / 9780719002533 Third Printing Hardcover Very Good in Very Good dust jacket 


xvi + 353 pp., index, 9 b/w plates, 3 maps, references, 50 tables. Blue cloth with gold lettering on spine, spine slanted, corners bumped, slight edge wear, bookplate inside cover, owner's name embossed on front end paper. Jacket in protective cover, spine sunned, slight edge wear. A nice copy.

"The two villages discussed in this book represent two types of village in the plains of Mysore, South India. Wangala is a 'wet' village in the centre of the irrigated area. Dalena is a 'dry' village on the fringe. Before irrigation reached the area the two villages were almost identical in all aspects of their social and economic life. Irrigation has been the determining factor in the distinct roles the two villages have assumed in the regional economy. . . The author argues that economic development need not necessarily produce economic change. She finds, however, that where economic change does take place, there are corresponding changes in political and ritual roles and relations and in the principles of social organization."; 7" - 9" Tall
005294 
Price: 17.00 USD

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Contemporary Cultures and Societies of Latin America (Second Edition), Heath, Dwight B. (editor)
5 Heath, Dwight B. (editor) Contemporary Cultures and Societies of Latin America (Second Edition)
New York Random House 1974 Second Edition Hardcover Good+ with no dust jacket 


vii-xvii, 572 pp., notes, tables, figures, bibliography. Spine slightly slanted, boards show some scuffing, edgewear, PO name inside, some underlining in one article, but text is not obscured. Text is clean and fairly bright.

"A reader in the social anthropology of Middle and South America." A collection of scholarly essays/articles divided into four parts: Approaches to Cultures and Social Systems; Land, Agriculture and Economics; Social Groupings and Authority; and Views of the World.; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
004383 
Price: 10.50 USD

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Communicating Ideas: The Crisis of Publishing in a Post-Industrial Society, Horowitz, Irving Louis
6 Horowitz, Irving Louis Communicating Ideas: The Crisis of Publishing in a Post-Industrial Society
New York Oxford University Press 1986 0195041208 / 9780195041200 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket 


xi + 240 pp, navy cloth spine over dark blue boards, index, notes. Very slight edge wear. Jacket in protective wraps with slight edge wear. A tight, attractive copy.

"'Communication Ideas' is the first attempt to place publishing in America in its political and commercial setting. The book addresses the political implications of scholarly communication in the era of a new computerized technology. Horowitz does so by examing the classic problems of political theory (such issues as property versus rights and elite management versus citizen participation) in the context of scholarly publishing. But the discussion extends considerably beyond scholarly publishing into communication as a whole, encompassing cable cable and satellite television controls. Ultimately Horowitz considers such questions as: Who owns knowledge? How is it generated? What are its costs?"; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
004176 
Price: 9.95 USD

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MacHine Age Maya: The Industrialization of a Guatemalan Community, Nash, Manning
7 Nash, Manning MacHine Age Maya: The Industrialization of a Guatemalan Community
Chicago University of Chicago Press 1969 Trade Paperback Very Good 


xv + 155pp, index, references. Originally published in 1958, the 'Phoenix' edition was revised in 1967. Spine slightly slanted, a little edge wear, some soiling and darkening to covers, text is clean and unmarked. A nice copy.

"Machine Age Maya describes an Indian mountain community which has successfully adapted to the operation of Central America's largest textile mill, located in its midst."; 7" - 9" Tall
005146 
Price: 6.50 USD

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A Natural Science of Society, Radcliffe-Brown, A. R.
8 Radcliffe-Brown, A. R. A Natural Science of Society
Glencoe, IL The Free Press & The Falcon's Wing Press 1957 Reprint Edition Cloth Very Good Good + Ex-Library


156 pp., appendix, Foreword by Fred Eggan. Blue cloth boards, title in gilt on spine, one corner bumped. DJ has edgewear including a few tiny tears. Ex-library from the Sociology/Political Science Library of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with minimal stamps. Text is clean and unmarked.

"In 1937 Radcliffe-Brown presented to a faculty seminar at the University of Chicago his views on the possibility of a natural science of society - and presented them so cogently that the result was one of the most famous seminars in the history of social science. The verbatim notes taken down by one of his listeners are oublished in this volume."
004884 
Price: 14.75 USD

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Southeast Asian University:  A Comparative Account of Some Development Problems, Silcock, T. H.
9 Silcock, T. H. Southeast Asian University: A Comparative Account of Some Development Problems
Durham, NC Duke University Press 1964 First Edition Hardcover Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket 


Spine slightly slanted, else fine. Small card laid in: "With the compliments of the Duke University Press" and stamped June 25, 1964. DJ has minor edgewear and two tiny chips. Text is clean and unmarked.

"All universities are members of one world community, yet too often the contacts between universities in different countries promote injurious imitation. Such imitation is particularly harmful to the 'development countries' where major differences in cultural background, present needs, and national resources [need] radical changes in educational technique. Yet these are the very places where colonial inheritance has often promoted unwise, sometimes ridiculous, imitations of overseas patterns. Southeast Asia is an excellent region in which to study these effects for within a comparitively small area four different Western university systems have been copied. This volume presents an analysis of the way in which the techniques designed to further learning in their countries of origin became distorted by the different conditions in Southeast Asia. An account is given of the development of the universities up to 1960, country by country, and of the challenges which they faced."; 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall
004959 
Price: 22.50 USD

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The Rise and Fall of the Individual, Witcutt, W. P.
10 Witcutt, W. P. The Rise and Fall of the Individual
London S.P.C.K. 1958 First Edition Hardcover Very Good in Very Good- dust jacket 


Greenish gray cloth with gilt lettering, 198 pp, index. Original owner's receipt from W. Heffer & Sons, Cambridge to California laid in. Spine slightly cocked and sunned, corners a bit chipped, minor edge wear, interior clean and unmarked. Jacket in new Brodart, a little edge wear and soiling, a few small tears along edges. A nice copy.

"Man or mass? - MrWitcutt's thesis is that it is the Judaeo-Christian tradition that has preserved in the past, and will preserve in the future, man's worth as an individual. He maintains that the distinction between the Old Man and the New is fundamentally theological, and he supports his argument from a wide range of sociological and anthropological sources. "; 6" - 7" Tall
006972 
Price: 20.00 USD

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