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- SAGE India 2004; US$ 24.95
It is widely believed that, because of its exceptional social development, the caste system in colonial Bengal differed considerably from the rest of India. Through a study of the complex interplay between caste, culture and power, this book convincingly demonstrates that Bengali Hindu society preserved the essentials of caste discrimination in colonial... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 30.00
Drawing on personal experiences and interviews with others, Roy explores the frustrations and rewards in the lives of Hindu Bengali women in upper and upper-middle class families in India. Roy traces the psychological dimensions of these women as they play their specific roles, including daughter, wife, mother, and sister-in-law. In a new Afterword,... more...
- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 29.95
In a unique departure from the usual stereotypes, Susan Ostrander gained access to this elite community and interviewed the women in one U.S. region to study their roles, activities, and self-images. Among her conclusions, Ostrander shows that although these women are economically and socially powerful, they are for the most part, unliberated, being... more...
- Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 34.95
As recently as two decades ago there was no distinct middle class in the Peoples Republic of China. Today, any meaningful discussion of Chinas economy, politics, or society must take into account the rapid emergence and explosive growth of the Chinese middle class. Cheng Li, a Brookings scholar and noted expert on China, leads a team of... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 95.00
This book focuses on how the political, cultural, and technical networks within the field of engineering provided the space within which an important professional middle class prospered in the city of São Paulo and made lasting contributions to the development of modern Brazil. more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 145.00
Rich in detail and lucidly written, this is the first definitive study of the new middle class in Malaysia. Abdul Rahman Embong examines the emergence and role of the new Malay middle class, particularly with regard to democratization and evolution of civil society in Malaysia. As well as exploring variations within the class across the country, the... more...
- Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99
"Downton Abbey" - the most successful British period drama in years and the number - is one most-watched drama programme of 2010. This title reveals a detailed picture of what really went on 'downstairs', describing the true-life trials and tribulations of Edwardian servants. more...