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- Taylor and Francis 1992; US$ 130.00
David Crouch provides a broad definition of aristorcracy by examining the ways aristocrats behaved and lived between 1000 and 1300. He analyses life-style, class and luxurious living in those years. A distinctive feature of the book is that it takes a British, rather than Anglocentric, view - looking at the penetration of Welsh and Scottish society... more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 36.00
South Korea's and Taiwan's economic successes and Argentina's and Mexico's relative 'failures' are compared through examination of their rural middle classes and disciplinary capacities. Can disciplining continue in a context where globalization squeezes middle classes and frees capitalists from state and social contracts? more...
- Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 32.00
This is an important new comparative study of social mobility based on qualitative interviews with middle-class parents in America and Britain. It addresses the key issue of the stability of class relations and middle-class reproduction and how parents seek to increase their children's chances of educational success and occupational advancement. more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 38.00
This text explores the 1823 slave rebellion in Demerara (now Guyana) - one of the largest in history. The 60,000 black slaves who rose up against their British masters were brutally put down. The book looks at the conflict which gave the rebellion life and the forces which finally ended slavery. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 155.00
The central topic for this book is the ethics of treating individuals as though they are members of groups. The book raises many interesting questions, including: Why do we feel so much more strongly about discrimination on certain grounds ? e.g. of race and sex - than discrimination on other grounds? Are we right to think that discrimination... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.00
Most Americans would be shocked to discover that slavery still exists in the United States. Yet most of us buy goods made by people who aren?t paid for their labor?people who are trapped financially, and often physically. In Nobodies , award-winning journalist John Bowe exposes the outsourcing, corporate chicanery, immigration fraud, and sleights... more...
- 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...