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  • Property Bureaucracy & Cultureby Michael Savage; James Barlow; Peter Dickens; Tom Fielding

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 66.95

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  • Capital, Labour and the Middle Classesby John Urry; Nicholas Abercrombie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    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...

  • The Emerging Middle Class in Africaby Mthuli Ncube; Charles Leyeka Lufumpa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    The emergence of the African middle class as a driver of Africa?s economic growth stands out as an important milestone in Africa?s contemporary economic history. This growth, though uneven, is a source of hope for Africa, but also a signal to the rest of the world on the prospects for economic recovery and renewal, particularly because it has been... 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...

  • Growing up Untouchable in Indiaby Vasant Moon; Gail Omvedt; Eleanor Zelliot

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2002; US$ 29.99

    'In this English translation, Moon's story is usefully framed by apparatus necessary to bring its message to even those taking their first look at South Asian culture...The result is an easy to digest short-course on what it means to be a Dalit, in the words of one notable Dalit.'-Journal of Asian Studies more...

  • Managing Elitesby Debra J. Schleef

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 31.99

    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...

  • Pfandsammlerby Sebastian J. Moser

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2014; US$ 18.67

    An Bahnhöfen, vor Fußballstadien, in Stadtgärten und Fußgängerzonen, überall trifft man sie an: die Pfandsammler. Es sind Männer und Frauen, alte und junge, und sie gehören spätestens seit der Einführung des Pfandes auf Einweggetränkeverpackungen im Jahre 2006 zum Bild einer jeden deutschen Großstadt. Verdienen kann man mit dem Aufklauben von Dosen... more...

  • Kommunikationsnetze des Ritteradels im Reich um 1500by Joachim Schneider

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 43.00

    <P>Das E-Book nimmt die Ritteradligen im Reich um 1500 in den Blick, Eliten zumeist regionaler Reichweite, die unter übergreifenden Gesichtspunkten noch immer verhältnismäßig wenig erforscht sind. Untersucht werden sowohl die Binnen-Kommunikation des kleineren Adels wie auch diejenige im Umfeld fürstlicher Höfe, mit Städten und dem Kaiser. Gegenstände... more...

  • Der Adel in der Frühen Neuzeitby Michael Sikora; Kai Brodersen; Martin Kintzinger; Uwe Puschner

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 15.35

    Bis heute wird die Phantasie des Publikums angeregt von den materiellen Überresten einer kleinen Minderheit innerhalb der Gesellschaft, die der Frühen Neuzeit ihren Stempel aufdrückte wie keine andere Gruppe: Der Adel. Landsitze, Burgen und Schlösser, Gemälde und Berichte vermitteln uns immer noch einen lebendigen Eindruck von den großen Höfen mit... more...

  • 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...