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- University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 96.00
Presenting the first look at self-made men and women from a multicultural perspective, Jeffrey Louis Decker discusses the emergence of self-starters like Andrew Carnegie, Booker T. Washington, Madam C. J. Walker, and Lee Iacocca in relation to the changing consumer markets of the twentieth century. more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 82.50
Offers new and compelling ways to look at class through examinations of such topics as sex work, the experiences of African American women as domestic laborers, and blue- and white-collar workers. This work acknowledges that individuals may participate in various class relations at one moment or over time and that class identities are multiple and... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 67.50
Leela Fernandes digs into the implications of the growth of the middle class in India and uncoversÑin the media, in electoral politics, and on the streets of urban neighborhoodsÑthe complex politics of caste, religion, and gender that shape this rising population. Using rich ethnographic data, she reveals how the middle class operates as... more...
- Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 20.75
Betafo, a rural community in central Madagascar, is divided between the descendants of nobles and descendants of slaves. Anthropologist David Graeber arrived for fieldwork at the height of tensions attributed to a disastrous communal ordeal two years earlier. As Graeber uncovers the layers of historical,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 61.95
This popular text effectively explains and justifies the use of the sociological imagination to understand the nature of institutions of work, occupations, organizations, management and employment, and how they are changing in the twenty-first century. With outstanding breadth of coverage, it provides an authoritative overview of both traditional... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 44.95
Three decades of reform since 1978 in the People?s Republic of China have resulted in the emergence of new social groups which have included new occupations and professions generated as the economy has opened up and developed and, most spectacularly given the legacy of state socialism, the identification of those who are regarded as wealthy. However,... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2007; US$ 115.00
Drawing on the work of Raymond Williams, Valentin Volosinov and Mikhail Bakhtin, the book examines key issues for working-class studies including: the idea of the 'death' of class; the importance of working-class writing; the significance of place and space for understanding working-class identity; and the centrality of work in working-class lives. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95
Examining the crucial topic of race relations, this book explores the economic and social environments that play a significant role in determining economic outcomes and why racial disparities persist. With contributions from a range of international contributors including Edward Wolff and Catherine Weinberger, the book compares how various racial... more...