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  • Discipline and Developmentby Diane E. Davis

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 41.00

    An examination of South Korea's and Taiwan's economic successes and Argentina's and Mexico's relative 'failures' through their rural middle classes. more...

  • The Image of Aristocracyby David Crouch

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Class Practicesby Fiona Devine

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    Explores how parents seek to increase their children's chances of educational success and occupational advancement. more...

  • The Politics of Self-Expressionby Markus Daechsel

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The 1930s to 1950s witnessed the rise and dominance of a political culture across much of North India which combined unprecedented levels of mobilization and organization with an effective de-politicization of politics. On the one hand obsessed with world events, people also came to understand politics as a question of personal morality and achievement.... more...

  • The Aristocratic Temper of Greek Civilizationby Chester G. Starr

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 17.99

    A reassessment of the social, cultural, and political role of the aristocrat in Greek society, this text provides a concise portrait of the aristocratic way of life, the effect of their patronage on the arts, and their influence on religion. A concluding chapter examines the lasting influence of the aristocratic ideal in later Western history. more...

  • African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Herbert S. Klein

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 20.95

    An examination of slavery that covers the Spanish, Portuguese and French regions of Latin America and examines the latest findings on the plantation system, demography, the slave trade, the construction of the slave community and Afro-American culture. 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...

  • Nobodiesby John Bowe

    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...

  • Great Depression and the Middle Classby Mary C. McComb

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Great Depression and the Middle Class: Experts, Collegiate Youth and Business Ideology, 1929-1941 explores how middle-class college students navigated the rocky terrain of Depression-era culture, job market, dating marketplace, prospective marriage prospects, and college campuses by using expert-penned advice and business ideology to make sense... more...

  • Made in Americaby Jeffrey Louis Decker

    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...