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  • Professionalismby Eliot Freidson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 69.95

    Eliot Freidson has written the first systematic account of professionalism as a method of organizing work. In ideal-typical professionalism, specialized workers control their own work, while in the free market consumers are in command, and in bureaucracy managers dominate. Freidson shows how each method has its own logic requiring different kinds of... more...

  • Von der ständischen zur bürgerlichen Gesellschaftby Lothar Gall

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 416.00

    Der Übergang von der ständischen zur bürgerlichen Gesellschaft gehört zu den zentralen Wandlungsprozessen auf dem Weg in die Moderne. Der renommierte Historiker Lothar Gall analysiert in seinem Standardwerk die politischen und sozialen Kräfte, die diesen Wandel begleitet haben. more...

  • Falling Behindby Robert Frank

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 24.95

    With a timely new foreword by Robert Frank, this groundbreaking book explores the very meaning of happiness and prosperity in America today. Although middle-income families don't earn much more than they did several decades ago, they are buying bigger cars, houses, and appliances. To pay for them, they spend more than they earn and carry record levels... more...

  • Lebenswelt und Kultur des Bürgertums in der Frühen Neuzeitby Bernd Roeck

    De Gruyter 1991; US$ 280.00

    Bernd Roeck hat seinen kompetenten Blick auf die Alltags- und Kulturgeschichte des frühneuzeitlichen Bürgertums auf den neuesten Stand der Forschung gebracht. Mit seiner ausführlichen, thematisch gegliederten Bibliographie gibt er einen ausgezeichneten Wegweiser durch ein hoch aktuelles Forschungsfeld. more...

  • Ende einer bürgerlichen Kunst-Institutionby Hildegard Brenner

    De Gruyter 1972; US$ 35.00

    Die Preußische Akademie der Künste bildete in der Weimarer Zeit den Parnass der deutschen Dichter und Denker. Aber nur ein Teil ihrer prominenten Mitglieder, Heinrich Mann, Käthe Kollwitz, der Berliner Stadtbaurat Martin Wagner u.a., waren nach Hitlers Machtergreifung bereit, das republikanische Akademiekonzept energisch zu verteidigen und jeden Eingriff... more...

  • The View From Connor's Hill: a memoirby Barry Heard

    Scribe Publications 2007; US$ 21.99

    Here is the captivating prequel to Well Done, Those Men , Barry Heard?s much-loved, deeply moving account of life as a Vietnam veteran. This memoir takes us back into the heart of Heard?s experiences as a boy and a young man in Australia during the 1950s and 1960s. Colourful, poignant, and often very funny, The View from Connor?s Hill reveals... more...

  • An Introduction to the Buraku Issueby Suehiro Kitaguchi; Alastair McLauchlan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    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...

  • Social Change And The Middle Classesby Tim Butler University of East London; Mike Savage Keele University.

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • The New Social Inequalitiesby Kevin T Leicht; Scott T Fitzgerald

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    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...

  • Chinese Middle Classesby Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Using systematic survey data analysis and case studies to examine and compare the emerging middle classes in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Urban China, this book explores whether the middle classes in these countries possess any uniquely ?Chinese? features, or if these are shared attributes that can be found in other non-Chinese middle classes in... more...