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  • Noble Power in Scotland from the Reformation to the Revolutionby Keith M. Brown

    Edinburgh University Press 2011; US$ 120.00

    Why do the wicked live on, growing old and increasing in power?'This quotation from Job begins Keith Brown's study of how Scotland's nobility rallied under the pressure of the Reformation and the Covenanting Revolution - a tumultuous period which has generated much historical debate on issues of political authority and power. In this volume Brown builds... more...

  • Women of the Upper Classby Susan Ostrander

    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...

  • The Company We Keepby Daniel Marschall

    Temple University Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    At the birth of the Internet Age, computer technologists in small, aggressive software development companies became part of a unique networked occupational community. They were creative, team-oriented, and enthusiastic workers who built "boundaryless careers," hopping from one employer to another. In his absorbing ethnography The Company... more...

  • Bengali Womenby Manisha Roy

    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...

  • The Gladiatorby Alan Baker

    Da Capo Press 2008; US$ 15.00

    Take "a lively, voyeuristic glimpse into the ancient world" of the gladiator (Publishers Weekly) more...

  • The Smallest Carbon Footprint in the Landby Anne Morgan; Gay McKinnon

    IP (Interactive Publications) 2013; US$ 8.00

    In Anne Morgan's delightful collection of organically-grown eco-tales, a prince wants to marry the young woman with the smallest carbon footprint in the land; Space Cadet Lox finds out why a planet is like a bowl of porridge; a girl in a little green hoodie tries to save an endangered wolf; and Chicken Licken warns the sea is rising. Times have... more...

  • Nobles and Nobility in Medieval Europeby Anne J. Duggan

    Boydell & Brewer 2000; US$ 95.00

    Nobility studied in relation to exercise of power, military obligation, `pacification', and transformation into instrument of government, 400-1700. 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...

  • Power and the Professions in Britain 1700-1850by Penelope J Corfield; Penelope J. Corfield

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.95

    `The first large-scale, sustained, and comprehen- sive treatment of the professions in the 18th century...not simply pioneering but also readable and entertaining.' - F.M.L. Thompson, University of London more...

  • Slaveryby Leonie Archer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    Bringing together normally self-contained areas of research, this book presents penetrating analyses of the nature and perpetuation of slavery through the ages. more...