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  • India's New Capitalistsby Harish Damodaran

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 125.00

    In order to do business effectively in contemporary South Asia, it is necessary to understand the culture, the ethos, and the region's new trading communities. In tracing the modern-day evolution of business communities in India, this book uses social history to systematically document and understand India's new entrepreneurial groups. more...

  • Slavery in the Sudanby Mohamed Ibrahim Nugud; Asma Mohamed Abdel Halim; Sharon Barnes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    This groundbreaking study offers a rare window into the history of slavery in the Sudan, with particular attention to the relationships between slaves and masters. Thoroughly documented, it provides valuable context to current issues of global concern and combats persistent myths about African slavery. more...

  • State-Led Modernization and the New Middle Class in Malaysiaby Abdul Rahman Embong

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 160.00

    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...

  • Life Below Stairsby Alison Maloney

    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...

  • Hochkultur als Herrschaftselementby Gabriele B. Clemens; Malte König; Marco Meriggi

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 133.00

    Researchers have long debated which role the aristocracy played in society, politics and the economy during the 19th century. Did the aristocracy succeed in staying ?at the top?, or did it lose more and more ground to the emerging bourgeoisie? The collected essays in this volume show that the Italian and German aristocracy definitely succeeded in preserving... more...

  • The Murder of the Middle Classby Wayne Allyn Root

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    The great American middle class is dying—and not from natural causes. The Murder of the Middle Class exposes the crime and indicts the conspirators, from the Obama administration to their willing accomplices in big business, big media, and big unions—naming names and pointing out their misdeeds. Bestselling author Wayne Allyn Root doesn't just... more...

  • Working Skinby Joseph D. Hankins

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Since the 1980s, arguments for a multicultural Japan have gained considerable currency against an entrenched myth of national homogeneity. Working Skin enters this conversation with an ethnography of Japan?s "Buraku" people. Touted as Japan?s largest minority, the Buraku are stigmatized because of associations with labor considered unclean, such... more...

  • Middle Class Familiesby Colin Bell

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    As increased access to employment and educational opportunities brought dramatic changes to women's lives, sociologists began to look at the effect of women's changing roles on their children and families. Based on empirical investigations and personal experience, the studies included in The Sociology of Gender and the Family set of the International... more...

  • The Anthropological Study of Class and Consciousnessby E. Paul Durrenberger

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 60.00

    Presenting prehistoric, historic, and ethnographic data from Mongolia, China, Iceland, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States, The Anthropological Study of Class and Consciousness offers a first step toward examining class as a central issue within anthropology. Contributors to this volume use the methods of historical materialism, cultural ecology,... more...

  • The Rise of an African Middle Classby Michael O. West

    Indiana University Press 2002; US$ 18.35

    "Offers an extremely sophisticated, nuanced view of the social and political construction of an African middle class in colonial Zimbabwe." -- Elizabeth Schmidt Tracing their quest for social recognition from the time of Cecil Rhodes to Rhodesia's unilateral declaration of independence, ... more...