Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-032-52-5822505
Synopsis: Book by Clare, Anthony W.
From Publishers Weekly:
This companion book to a BBC series, to be aired here in late 1988, explores the experiences of falling in love, marriage, bearing children and divorce in several countries, with emphasis on Britain, the U.S., Japan, Kenya, Hungary, India, Italy and Egypt. The vastness of the subject inevitably leads to superficial, reductive cultural portraits. The work's authority is undermined further by British psychiatrist Clare's frequently chatty, unprofessional tone: "children, unlike all the other goodies in the mail-order catalogues . . . have demands and needs of their own." Nevertheless, the work contains fascinating nuggets on different cultures of love and the ways they have been affected by changing times. In Japan the ancient stigma against disgracing one's family combines with modern technology to produce a TV show in which abandoned spouses vent their woes and appeal to viewers to help track down their errant mates. The author's discussion of familiar trends in the U.S. and Europe, such as the declining birthrate, is enlivened by eye-opening statistics. (A West German study found that only 10% of the 93 couples interviewed believed children were more important than consumer goods or careers.) The tour of disparate cultures' personal relationships reveals them to be plagued by similar basic problems. Clare effectively argues that private issues have a profound effect on society and need to be placed high on the public agenda so that family policies can be debated and developed. Photos.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
Publisher: BBC Books
Publication Date: 1986
Book Condition: Good
Book Description BBC Books, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Very Good condition with no significant faults. Clearly used but very few minor defects. Will look good on your book case after reading but may not be suitable as a present unless hard to find elsewhere SECURE DAILY POSTING FROM UK. 30 DAY GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0002501126
Book Description BBC, 1986. Book Condition: Good. This book has soft covers. Ex-library, With usual stamps and markings, In good all round condition. Bookseller Inventory # 2699887
Book Description BBC, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. Sent within 24 hours. Expedited UK delivery available. Number of pages: 224. Condition: Very Good. May show some slight signs of wear. Bookseller Inventory # BBI537815
Book Description BBC Books 09/10/1986, 1986. Book Condition: Good. Will be shipped promptly from UK warehouse. Book is in good condition with no missing pages, no damage or soiling and tight spine. There may be some dog-eared pages showing previous use but overall a great book. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780563204121
Book Description BBC Books 09/10/1986, 1986. Book Condition: Very Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in very good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 6545-9780563204121
Book Description BBC Books 09/10/1986, 1986. Book Condition: Good. Shipped within 24 hours from our UK warehouse. Clean, undamaged book with no damage to pages and minimal wear to the cover. Spine still tight, in good condition. Remember if you are not happy, you are covered by our 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 2341-9780563204121
Book Description -. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Lovelaw This book is in good or better condition. It has no tears to the pages and no pages will be missing from the book. The spine of the book is still in great condition and the front cover is generally unmarked. It has signs of previous use but overall is in really nice, tight condition. Shipping is normally same day from our UK warehouse. We offer a money back guarantee if you are not satisfied. Bookseller Inventory # 9053-9780563204121
Book Description BBC Worldwide. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear and the pages have only minimal creases. Bookseller Inventory # G0563204125I3N10
Book Description BBC, London, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Unread with light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 027805
Book Description BBC Books, 1111. Paperback. Book Condition: Acceptable. All of our books without an ISBN number (normally pre-1970 in date) are described individually in detail. Books with an ISBN number (this one included) are all offered for sale in a reasonable condition or better: some may be in very good, near fine, or fine condition. If the condition is critical to your decision to purchase, then please contact us and we will let you know our view of its condition. If the book is extremely heavy, we will need to contact you before completion of purchase to advise you of extra postage costs. Bookseller Inventory # 21156