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  • Ageismby PhD Erdman Palmore

    Springer Publishing Company 1999; US$ 77.99

    In this updated edition, Palmore provides a comprehensive review of many different forms of ageismóincluding the interesting notion of positive ageism, which projects onto the elderly as a group traditional virtues like wisdom and thrift. He discusses both the individual and social influences on attitudes toward the aged; analyzes institutional patterns... more...

  • American Individualismsby Adrie Kusserow

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 80.00

    American Individualisms explores the important issue of class differences in the socialization of individualism in America more...

  • American Slaveryby Heather Andrea Williams

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Europeans, Africans, and American Indians practiced slavery long before the first purchase of a captive African by a white land-owner in the American colonies; that, however, is the image of slavery most prevalent in the minds of Americans today. This Very Short Introduction begins with the Portuguese capture of Africans in the 1400s and traces the... more...

  • Aristocratsby Lawrence James

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 23.99

    Aristocracy means "rule by the best." For nine hundred years, the British aristocracy considered itself ideally qualified to rule others, make laws, and guide the nation. Its virtues lay in its collective wisdom, its attachment to chivalric codes, and its sense of public duty. It evolved from a medieval warrior caste into a self-assured and sophisticated... more...

  • Caste, Culture and Hegemonyby Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

    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...

  • Caste Warsby David Edmonds

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    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 based... more...

  • Caste in Questionby Dipankar Gupta

    SAGE India 2004; US$ 64.95

    This important volume provides an alternative perspective on caste. It demonstrates that the traditional view of caste—as a single hierarchy, with Brahmins at the top and the untouchable castes at the bottom—is no longer valid. From politics to gender to economic interaction, the contributors reveal how the erstwhile single, pure hierarchical... more...

  • Cheap Meatby Deborah Gewertz; Frederick Errington

    University of California Press 2010; US$ 29.95

    Cheap Meat follows the controversial trade in inexpensive fatty cuts of lamb or mutton, called "flaps," from the farms of New Zealand and Australia to their primary markets in the Pacific islands of Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and Fiji. Deborah Gewertz and Frederick Errington address the evolution of the meat trade itself along with the changing practices... more...

  • Cities in a Globalizing Worldby UN-HABITAT

    Earthscan 2001; US$ 58.50

    'The world has entered the urban millennium. Nearly half the world's people are now city dwellers and the rapid increase in urban population is expected to continue mainly in developing countries. This historic transition is being further propelled by the powerful forces of globalization. The central challenge for the international community... more...

  • Class, Contention, and a World in Motionby Winnie Lem; Pauline Gardiner Barber

    Berghahn Books 2010; US$ 29.95

    Prevailing scholarship on migration tends to present migrants as the objects of history, subjected to abstract global forces or to concrete forms of regulation imposed by state and supra state organizations. In this volume, by contrast, the focus is on migrants as the subjects of history who not only react but also act to engage with and transform... more...