Books on the study of cultures, societies, genders, ethnicities and other defined groups.
Official reports and general works.
Includes Feminist studies, education, employment rights, media psychology and youth movements.

All these prices are in New Zealand dollars, and there is a minimum order required of NZD$20 excluding postage.

BELMONTE Thomas  The Broken Fountain second expanded edition
G some underlining $10 C/B Columbia University Press 1989 soft cover 202pp. Sociological study of a Neapolitan suburb. ISBN 0231070594 [# 1400 sociology naples italy]

Parable of the Beast

Study of animals as individuals, a species, and their social organization. Human behavior shown in the mirror of other species. Cyclical time, molecular memory, human philosophies interpreted through animal organization. ISBN0586080236

VG softback
$8 A/B
Paladin 1976 reprint, 283pp. [#2802 sociology, anthropology, religion ]

BOWRA C M   Primitive Song
G+ light wear, minor label lift top corner of wrapper $5 A/B Mentor 1963 first edition thus paperback, 284pp + plates. Study of primitive songs- the 'seed-roots of literature'. Includes most current 'stone age' cultures such as Australian Aboriginal, Pygmies, Eskimos etc. [PB# 853 sociology anthropology]

BROWNMILLER Susan  Against Our Will Men, Women and Rape
VG taped spine ends, name at front, rear cover chipped to edges $8 C/B Bantam 1976 paperback, 541pp. Includes statistics on interracial sex crimes. [PB# 1002 sociology]

Class and Feminism
a collection of essays from The Furies
G water stain to cover spine, name to fep, grubby covers $8 B/A Diana Press 1974 first edition soft cover, 90pp. ISBN 0884470040 [# 1597 politics feminism]

CARTLEDGE Sue & Joanna Ryan  Sex and Love new thoughts on old contradictions
VG name to first page, light crease $7 C/B Women's Press 1984 soft cover, 237pp. Essays on feminist sexuality. ISBN 0704339137 [#1192]

The Mystic Rose
A Study of Primitive Marriage and of Primitive Thought in its Bearing on Marriage
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Revised by Theodore Betserman.
Originally published in 1902 and immediately recognised as a vital contribution to the literature of anthropology and primitive psychology.
An exhaustive survey of primitive marriage rites and customs focusing on the state of "taboo" arising from evil agents and influences.
Taboos affect primitive thought and action at every level of personal and social life and come into force at any time of private or communal crisis - at birth and puberty, in sickness and death, in famine and war - and particularly affect two basic spheres of activity, eating and sexual intercourse.
It is in the ceremonies and rituals surrounding marriage that the taboos are broken.
Crawley strongly rejects the "communistic" theory of primitive marriage and advances convincing evidence of its being generally regarded as a personal relationship - a joining together of two people previously regarded as mutually taboo.
His suggestions as to the psychological motivations of primitive marriage customs have been widely accepted by modern theorists, and the reissue of his famous book, in one volume for the first time, will be welcomed by students of sociology.
A fascinating and lucid account of a system of social behaviour on which many of our own, reputedly "civilised" beliefs and customs are modelled.
anthropology, sociology, marriage, sexuality, gender, ethnography

VG hardback in VG dust jacket.
$20 C/C
Spring Books 1965 first thus reissue of 1927 revised edition, xx 340pp.
[#4876 ]

Du PLESSIS. Rosemary, editor 
Feminist Voices; Women's Studies Texts for Aotearoa / New Zealand

Maori and Pakeha, lesbian and heterosexual, older and younger, working inside or outside universities, the two dozen contributors to Feminist Voices present here their feminist analyses of Aotearoa/New Zealand.
They discuss subjects as diverse as rugby, spirituality, the politics of work, science, medicine, education, speaking on the marae, racism, Maori theatre, lesbian studies, women and the State, feminist politics, and what is presented to us as history.
The result is diverse, lively, and challenging reading for students of women's studies and feminist studies, or simply those seeking to understand further the position of women in Aotearoa/New Zealand in the 1990s.

VG+ softback with bookplate to inside front cover
$25 B/C
Oxford University Press 1992, 358pp.[#2798 ]

EISENSTEIN Hester  Contemporary Feminist Thought
G+ lightly creased and dust soiled wrappers $7 C/B Unwin 1986 soft cover, 196pp. Feminism and Feminist philosophy. ISBN 0043011802 / 0868614246 [# 1221 sociology]

FRIEDAN Betty  The Feminine Mystique feminism
G+ $5 A/B Penguin 1976 paperback, 367pp. ISBN 0140022619 [PB# 566 sociology]

FROMM Erich  The Revolution of Hope toward humanized technology
VG- $4 A/A Bantam 1968 paperback, 178pp A study of the dehumanizing effects of the technological society and the means by which mankind can keep both technology and humanity. [PB# 564 sociology]

FYVEL T R   The Insecure Offenders Rebellious Youth in the Welfare State
VG name to first page $5 A/B Pelican 1963 first edition paperback, 265pp. [PB# 569 sociology]

The Dark Angel
Aspects of Victorian Sexuality
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Victorian sexual mores within and outside the family structure.
Includes birth-control, prostitution, the working class, and a study of the sexual autobiography of the Victorian gent known only as "Walter".
sociology, Britain,

G+ paperback with some foxing, sun faded spine
$5 A/B
Collins/ Fontana 1979 first thus, 288pp + photos.
[PB1568 ]

HARRIS Marvin  Cows, Pigs, Wars & Witches The Riddles of Culture
VG inscription to first page $5 A/B Fontana 1977 paperback, 192pp. Investigation of various 'sacred cows' including the Hindu cow devotion, Jewish and Moslem pig taboo, Cargo Cults, messiahs etc. Has chapters on the Sabbat, European witch trials, and Carlos Castaneda ISBN 000634111X [PB# 504 sociology]

HARRIS Marvin  Cannibals & Kings The Origins of Cultures
VG VG price clipped DW $10 C/C Collins 1978 first edition hard cover. Investigation of various 'sacred cows' including the Hindu cow devotion, Jewish and Moslem pig taboo, Meso-American religion, Origin of War and Patriarchy, Cannibalism, Capitalism. ISBN 0002161206 [# 1665 sociology]

LAING R D  The Politics of Experience & The Bird of Paradise
VG $7 A/A Penguin 1973 paperback, 156pp. Study of the 'normal' and 'abnormal' individual. ISBN 0140025723 [PB# 565 psychology]

MARTIN Del & Phyllis Lyon  Lesbian / Woman autobiography of the founders of the Daughters of Bilitis
VG $8 A/B Bantam 1972 paperback, 310pp. Candid personal account by a lesbian couple of 19 years. Gay / homosexual social history. ISBN 55307587150 [PB# 646 sociology]

McLUHAN Marshall  The Medium is the Massage An Inventory of Effects
VG $8 A/A Penguin 1971 paperback, 160pp. A graphic look at mass media advertising and imagery. Media studies ISBN 0140028161 [PB# 543 sociology]

McLUHAN Marshall  McLuhan Hot and Cool A Primer for the understanding of McLuhan and a critical symposium with a rebuttal by McLuhan
VG $7 A/B Penguin 1968 first paperback, 350pp. 31 peices on McLuhan and his media studies theories/ philosophies. [PB# 544 sociology]

McLUHAN Marshall  McLuhan Pro & Con ed Raymond Rosenthal
G+ sunned wraps with name to cover and inside page $7 A/B Pelican 1969 paperback, 308pp Essays on McLuhan the 'Prophet of Media'. Media studies [PB# 545 sociology]

MEAD Margaret  Male and Female a study of the sexes in a changing world
VG- worn wrappers $4 A/B Pelican 1976 paperback 413pp. Gender studies based on research in the Pacific Island and South East Asia. ISBN 0140205756 [PB# 547 sociology / anthropology]

MILLET Kate  Sexual Politics
VG light crease, name and stamp to first page $6 C/B Virago 1981 soft cover, 393pp. Feminist survey of the sexual revolution of 1830-1930, the counter revolution of the fascism and conservatism of 1930-1960. Case studies on the literary reflection of the revolution in the works of D H Lawrence, Henry Miller, Norman Mailer and Jean Genet. ISBN 0860680290 [#1196 sociology]

PAWLEY Martin  The Private Future dystopian future predicted
G cover wear, name to first page, some minor staining $4 A/A Pan 1975 paperback, 208pp. Analysis of the then current trends and how they could evolve into a stark, self-centred, consumerist and asocial future...which has actually occured! ISBN 0330245708 [PB# 548 sociology]

SARUP Madan 
Marxism and Education
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A Study of Phenomenological and Marxist Approaches to Education.
ISBN 0710089449
Marxist Sociology of Education.

VG- softback with minor underlining/ highlighting.
$8 C/B
Routledge 1979, 224pp.
[#5401 ]

SPENCER Caroline. The New Zealand Fetish Magazine
Issues 2, 3, 4, 5.
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Underground fetish magazine from New Zealand, mainly stories reviews, adverts and personals.
Black and white photographs, glossy paper, folded and stapled magazine format.
Issue one (not included here) was published in 1996 and these next four issues are undated but probably followed within the same year.
gender, sexuality, sociology, nz culture, fringe

Unread, they have been stored in original plastic wrappers but these have been opened to check condition.
$120 C/B
Spencer Publishing Ltd. Auckland (1996) First Edition, 34pp per issue.
[#4652 ]

SPENDER Dale (editor) 
Feminist Theorists, Three Centuries of Women's Intellectual Traditions
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A discussion of the work of feminist thinkers from the last three hundred years, which features contributions from contemporary writers such as Ann Oakley and Alix Kates Shulman on the feminist intellectual tradition pioneered by the likes of Aphra Benn, Christabel Pankhurst and Virginia Woolf.
ISBN 9780704338890
gender studies, sociology, politics, theory

VG softback
$15 C/B
Women's Press Ltd 1992, 402 pp.
[#4784 ]

TOFFLER Alvin  Future Shock
VG $7 A/B Pan 1973 paperback, 517pp ISBN 0330028618. [PB# 535 sociology]

VATSYAYANA translated by Richard Burton and F. F. Arbuthnot 
The Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana
cover image of Burton's Kama Sutra of Vatsyayana, for sale in New Zealand

The famous ancient Indian Sanskrit text on sexuality, eroticism and emotional fulfillment.
Edited by W G Archer.
Modern issue of the 1883 edition which was supressed until 1962.
hindu, veda, sex

G+ hardback in G+ dust jacket chipped to corners.
Book has mild foxing to prelims and closed edges.
$10 C/C
George Allen Unwin 1963 fourth impression, cloth 8vo, 296pp.
[#4854 ]

WEINGARTEN Marc   Who's Afraid of Tom Wolfe? How New Journalism rewrote the World.
VG+ $12 C/C Aurum 2005 first edition soft cover 324pp. Sewn sheets in illustrated wrapper with French flaps. Truman Capote, Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson, Norman Mailer, Gonzo journalism etc. ISBN 9781845130572 [#2038 sociology]

The Age of Defeat
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A sociological and literary study of the significance of the hero.
sociology, alienation, anomie, heroism, existentialism, existential psychology, Camus, Sartre, factor X, the will to power

VG- hardback in G+ dust jacket strongly sun faded and with tape staining and short tear.
$55 C/B
Victor Gollancz 1955 first edition, 157pp.
[#5090 ]

The Misfits, a study of sexual outsiders

Wilson expounds his theory that deviant sexual behavior is an effort to transcend normal consciousness into a higher reality.
Wilson uses the examples of sexual deviance and pornography from the Marquis de Sade (a complete chapter), Yukio Mishima, Lord Byron, James Joyce, T.E. Lawrence, Henry Miller, and others to support his theory.
ISBN 0246129743
Charlotte Bach, transvestism, deviance, gender, sexuality, trans sexual

VG- hardback with no jacket, boards handling soiled.
$20 C/C
Grafton 1988 first edition, 272pp.
[#5091 ]

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