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  • Life in a Victorian Householdby Pamela Horn

    The History Press 2011; US$ 1.44

    What was it like to live in a Victorian household? What time did the servants have to get up? What was the food like and who cooked it? How did the clothing differ for the different types of servants? How much did the servants get paid? This fascinating book takes you back in time and shows you what it was really like to live in Victorian times, for... more...

  • Anticommunism and the African American Freedom Movementby Robbie Lieberman; Clarence Lang

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 37.00

    This collection of essays looks at the impact of anticommunism on black political culture during the early years of the Cold War, with an eye toward local and individual stories that offer insight into larger national and international issues. more...

  • Becoming Sinnersby Joel Robbins

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95

    In a world of swift and sweeping cultural transformations, few have seen changes as rapid and dramatic as those experienced by the Urapmin of Papua New Guinea in the last four decades. A remote people never directly "missionized," the Urapmin began in the 1960s to send young men to study with Baptist missionaries living among neighboring communities.... more...

  • Get Real: Documentary Theatre Past and Presentby Alison Forsyth; Chris Megson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 32.00

    Over the past two decades, theatre practitioners across the West have turned to documentary modes of performance-making to confront new socio-political realities. The essays in this book place this work in context, exploring historical and contemporary examples of documentary and 'verbatim' theatre, and applying a range of critical perspectives. more...

  • Rethinking the Social through Durkheim, Marx, Weber and Whiteheadby Michael Halewood

    Anthem Press 2014; US$ 99.00

    This is the first book to systematically analyse the different concepts of the social developed by Durkheim, Marx and Weber, suggesting that debates surrounding this concept are still very much alive. more...

  • From Rice to Richesby Jane Hutcheon

    Pan Macmillan Australia 2014; US$ 18.17

    Jane Hutcheon's connection to China goes back more than one hundred and fifty years, when her great-great-grand-uncle Phineas, a Scottish tea merchant, was drawn to its shores. When Jane became the ABC's China correspondent in 1995, she began her own journey through an ancient and intriguing culture that is undergoing rapid change. Like learning to... more...

  • In Solidarityby Lisa Tillmann

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 35.95

    In Solidarity: Friendship, Family, and Activism Beyond Gay and Straight shows what being an ally (in this case to LGBTQ+ persons and communities) requires, means, and does. Through prose, poetry, performance text, and film, the work takes readers inside relationships across sexual orientation and serves as an exemplar of activist scholarship. In... more...

  • Advances in Biographical Methodsby Maggie O?Neill; Brian Roberts; Andrew Sparkes

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 135.00

    Rooted in a long and diverse genealogy, biographical approaches have developed from a focus upon a single story, a ?life story? and personal documents (e.g. diaries), to encompass (more routinely) autobiographical secondary and archival research and analysis - as well as multi-media, arts based creative multi-sensory methods. Biographical Research... more...

  • Threshold Concepts in Women?s and Gender Studiesby Christie Launius; Holly Hassel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    Threshold Concepts in Women?s and Gender Studies: Ways of Seeing, Thinking, and Knowing is a textbook designed primarily for introduction to Women?s and Gender Studies courses with the intent of providing both a skills- and concept-based foundation in the field. The text is driven by a single key question: "What are the ways of thinking, seeing,... more...

  • Public Sociologyby John Germov; Marilyn Poole

    Allen & Unwin 2015; US$ 68.18

    The third edition of the most widely used introduction to Australian sociology, designed as a flexible learning tool. It takes an applied approach, demonstrating the value of a sociological perspective on contemporary Australian life. more...