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Image for America in Crisis: Making Things Right in a Nation Gone Wrong

America in Crisis: Making Things Right in a Nation Gone Wrong

By: Bohannon, Jim

Price: $8.95

Publisher: New Orleans, LA, Paper Chase Press: 2000

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004558

ISBN: 1879706938

Condition: 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.'&... View more info

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Chen Village: The Recent History of a Peasant Community in Mao's China

By: Chan, Anita; Madsen, Richard; Unger, Jonathan

Price: $6.95

Publisher: Berkeley, University of California Press: 1984

Seller ID: 004269

ISBN: 0520047206

Condition: 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 Chi... View more info

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Capitalism and Its Culture

By: Davis, Jerome

Price: $42.75

Publisher: New York, Farrar & Rinehart: 1941

Edition: Third Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 005019

Condition: Good in Good dust jacket


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 Thousa... View more info

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Economic Development and Social Change in South India

By: Epstein, T. S.

Price: $17.00

Publisher: Manchester, Great Britain, Manchester University Press: 1967

Edition: Third Printing

Seller ID: 005294

ISBN: 0719002532

Condition: 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 ar... View more info

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Contemporary Cultures and Societies of Latin America (Second Edition)

By: Heath, Dwight B. (editor)

Price: $10.50

Publisher: New York, Random House: 1974

Edition: Second Edition

Seller ID: 004383

Condition: 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 Aut... View more info

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Communicating Ideas: The Crisis of Publishing in a Post-Industrial Society

By: Horowitz, Irving Louis

Price: $9.95

Publisher: New York, Oxford University Press: 1986

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004176

ISBN: 0195041208

Condition: 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 theor... View more info

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MacHine Age Maya: The Industrialization of a Guatemalan Community

By: Nash, Manning

Price: $6.50

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 1969

Seller ID: 005146

Condition: 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."; 7¾" - 9¾" Tall View more info

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A Natural Science of Society

By: Radcliffe-Brown, A. R.

Price: $14.75

Publisher: Glencoe, IL, The Free Press & The Falcon's Wing Press: 1957

Edition: Reprint Edition

Seller ID: 004884

Condition: Very Good


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 ... View more info

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Southeast Asian University: A Comparative Account of Some Development Problems

By: Silcock, T. H.

Price: $22.50

Publisher: Durham, NC, Duke University Press: 1964

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004959

Condition: 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... View more info

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The Rise and Fall of the Individual

By: Witcutt, W. P.

Price: $20.00

Publisher: London, S.P.C.K.: 1958

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 006972

Condition: 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 preserv... View more info