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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 47.95
Translated with an Intoduction by Alastair McLaughlin. The extent of discrimination against the Buraku communities is one of the most sensitive issues facing the Japanese government and the social coherence of contemporary Japan. more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 37.99
How does one become a member of an elite profession? Managing Elites examines how elites-in-training contest, rationalize, and ultimately embrace their dominant positions in society. Using interviews with law and MBA students, the author shows that becoming elite is not a straightforward process without tensions. Successful socialization outcomes?employment... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.95
In accessible prose for North American undergraduate students, this short text provides a sociological understanding of the causes and consequences of growing middle class inequality, with an abundance of supporting, empirical data.? The book also addresses what we, as individuals and as a society, can do to put middle class Americans on a sounder... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 53.95
The formation and characteristics of a nation?s middle class are shaped by historical context and the developmental path that has been followed. However, can the same be said of the ethnic Chinese middle classes in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, and Macao? Given the divergent political and economic experiences under which the respective middle classes... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95
Most recent sociological work on the theory of class is based on a distinction between Weberian and Marxist approaches. For the first part of this volume, the authors use this distinction to review the literature on the middle class, concentrating particularly on the traditions of Marxist theory and of the more empirical work inspired by Max Weber.... more...
- University of California Press 2015; US$ 27.95 US$ 22.36
For the past several decades, politicians and economists thought that high levels of inequality were good for the economy. But because America?s middle class is now so weak, the US economy suffers from the kinds of problems that plague less-developed countries. As Hollowed Out explains, to have strong, sustainable growth, the economy needs to work... more...
- ABC-CLIO 2012; US$ 53.00
The Middle Class Fights Back: How Progressive Movements Can Restore Democracy in America presents an unapologetic and coherent analysis of American state capitalism. Is there a way to stop politicians, corporate CEOs, and predatory investors from plunging the entire world further into a new economic dark age? According to author, teacher, and political... more...
- SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 32.00
This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the motivation behind corruption and ill-governance in countries, such as India. It presents a sound theoretical structure outlining the journey through various phases of elitism, counter-elitism, competitive populism, and, finally, good governance. The political willingness to bring in good governance,... more...