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#SaveOzStories

By: N/A

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Carlton, VIC, Australia, Melbourne University Press: 2016

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM22


Paperback, first edition, 128gms, 155 pages. Jackie French, David Malouf, Tim Winton and many more of our best writers have come together to issue a clarion call to all Australian citizens to defend writers and writing. If politicians have their way we will be the only nation to give away our right to tell our own stories. Read this collection of impassioned arguments from our most esteemed wordsmiths. Book is in very good condition with only very minor general wear and ... View more info

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Maeve's Times: Selected Irish Times Writings

By: Binchy, Maeve; and Ingle, Roisin (ed)

Price: $8.50

Publisher: London, England, The Orion Publishing Group: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM23


Large softcover, first edition, 466gms, 389 pages. Book is in good condition with only minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Idolising Children

By: Donahoo, Daniel

Price: $22.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, University of New South Wales Press Ltd: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SELPAR144


Softcover, first edition, 374gms, 264 pages. This book reflects on the place of children in our society by looking at everything from fertility rates, childcare, the role of the media and the day to day joys and challenges of being a parent. The author argues that idolising is a form of worship that is adversely affecting our children's development and creates citizens who no longer understand their roles and responsiblities. The book examines how we arrived here and loo... View more info

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Who Speaks for Islam? What a Billion Muslims Really Think

By: Esposito, John L.; and Mogahed, Dalia

Price: $15.00

Publisher: New York, USA, Gallup Press: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HISMID6


Hardcover with red boards and pictorial dust jacket, first edition, 454g, 204pgs. Grounded in Gallup World Poll data, not in rhetoric, this book brings data-driven evidence - the voices of a billion Muslims, not those of individual experts or extremists - to one of the most heated and consequential debates of our time. Book is in fine, near new condition. View more info

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Crystal Bucket, The: Television Criticism From the Observer 1976-79

By: James, Clive

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, England, Jonathan Cape: 1981

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM20


Hardcover with black boards and dust jacket, first edition, 424gms, 238 pages. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. There is a small pen mark on the inside front page from a previous owner. Boards and dust jacket are in good condition with only mild shelf wear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Short History of Stupid, A: The Decline of Reason and Why Public Debate Makes Us Want to Scream

By: Keane, Bernard; and Razer, Helen

Price: $18.00

Publisher: Crows Nest, Australia, Allen & Unwin: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM32


Softcover, first edition, 464gms, 330 pages. This book traces the history of the deteriorating quality of our public debate and the dwindling common sense in media, politics and culture. It damns those who have spread stupid and celebrates the brave few who resisted. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout. Cover shows some curling to creases and edges, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Quarterly Essay: Reaction Time (Issue 27, 2007)

By: Lowe, Ian; et al.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc.: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM19


Softcover, first edition, 234gms, 129 pages, issue 27. The Quarterly Essay presents significant contributions to the general debate in Australia. Each issue aims to represent the widest range of political, intellectual and cultural opinion. The feature essay in this issue is by Ian Lowe and is about Climate Change and the Nuclear Option. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Challenge for Africa, The

By: Maathai, Wangari

Price: $10.00

Publisher: London, England, Arrow Books: 2010

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: SOCCOM35


Softcover, first thus, 348gms, 319 pages. This book provides a unique perspective on the fate of Africa. Informed by three decades as an environmental activist and campaigner for democracy, the book celebrates the enduring potential of the human spirit, and reminds us that change is always possible. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Quarterly Essay: Australian Story (Issue 36, 2009)

By: MacCallum, Mungo; et al.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc.: 2009

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM16


Softcover, first edition, 226gms, 138 pages, issue 36. The Quarterly Essay presents significant contributions to the general debate in Australia. Each issue aims to represent the widest range of political, intellectual and cultural opinion. The feature essay in this issue is by Mungo MacCallum and is about Kevin Rudd and The Lucky Country. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Fictional Woman, The

By: Moss, Tara

Price: $12.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, Harper Collins Publishers: 2014

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: BIOAUS239


Large softcover, first edition, 468gms, 328 pages. Tara Moss blends memoir and social analysis to examine the common fictions about women. At once insightful, challenging and entertaining, she asks how we can change the old fictions, one woman at a time. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Branded: The Buying and Selling of Teenagers

By: Quart, Alissa

Price: $8.00

Publisher: London, England, Arrow Books: 2003

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: SOCCOM34


Softcover, reprint, 246gms, 308 pages. This book takes the reader to the dark side of teen marketing, revealing an aggressive and disturbing world in which adults build careers out of insinuating themselves into friendships with young people in order to monitor what they wear, eat, listen to, and talk about with each other. Book is in good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Trouble with Paradise, The: Griffith Review (#14)

By: Schultz, Julianne (ed)

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Sydney, Australia, ABC Books: 2007

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM29


Softcover, first edition, 416gms, 264 pages, issue 14. The Griffith Review is devoted to a topical theme and includes essays, analysis, reportage, memoir, fiction, satire, poetry, photography and art. This edition focuses on the paradise myth and showcases a new essay by Frank Moorhouse. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Remotely Controlled: How Television is Damaging Our Lives - And What We Can Do About It

By: Sigman, Dr Aric

Price: $12.00

Publisher: London, England, Vermilion: 2005

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: HEA117


Softcover, first edition, 408gms, 356pgs. As well as exploring the negative effects of television, this book offers practical advice on how to make the much needed life changes that will help us bring up our children away from the influence of the remote control. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

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Quarterly Essay: Last Drinks (Issue 30, 2008)

By: Toohey, Paul; et al.

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Black Inc.: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: SOCCOM21


Softcover, first edition, 232gms, 141 pages, issue 30. The Quarterly Essay presents significant contributions to the general debate in Australia. Each issue aims to represent the widest range of political, intellectual and cultural opinion. The feature essay in this issue is by Paul Toohey and is about The Impact of the Northern Territory Intervention. Book is in very good condition with minor general wear and tear, otherwise no other pre-loved markings. View more info

Wives, Mistresses & Matriarchs: Asian Women Today

By: Williams, Louise

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, England, Phoenix Press/The Orion Publishing Group: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: HISAASI49


Softcover, reprint, 368gms, 302pgs. This is the untold story of the women of Asia. It is the true stories of prime ministers, factory labourers, business magnates, mistresses and prostitutes. It is a true story of extraordinary power and humiliating poverty in a region which is facing the most profound social changes the world has ever seen. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved ma... View more info

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Wives, Mistresses & Matriarchs: Asian Women Today

By: Williams, Louise

Price: $15.00

Publisher: London, England, Phoenix Press/The Orion Publishing Group: 2001

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: HISASI54


Softcover, reprint, 368gms, 302pgs. This is the untold story of the women of Asia. It is the true stories of prime ministers, factory labourers, business magnates, mistresses and prostitutes. It is a true story of extraordinary power and humiliating poverty in a region which is facing the most profound social changes the world has ever seen. Book is in good condition with mild general wear and tear and light page discolouration throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved ma... View more info

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Beauty Myth, The

By: Wolf, Naomi

Price: $5.50

Publisher: London, England, Vintage: 1991

Edition: First Thus

Seller ID: SOCCOM39


Softcover, first thus, 266gms, 348 pages. This is Naomi Wolf's hard-hitting investigation of the coercion of women by the beauty myth. Book is in good condition with minor general age-related wear and tear and moderate to heavy page discolouration/spotting throughout, otherwise no other pre-loved marks. View more info