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  • 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...

  • The German Bourgeoisie (Routledge Revivals)by David Blackbourn; Richard J Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1991, this collection of original studies by British, German and American historians examines the whole range of modern German bourgeoisie groups, including professional, mercantile, industrial and financial bourgeoisie, and the bourgeois family. Drawing on original research, the book focuses on the historical evidence as counterpoint... 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...

  • The Murder of the Middle Classby Wayne Allyn Root

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    The great American middle class is dying—and not from natural causes. The Murder of the Middle Class exposes the crime and indicts the conspirators, from the Obama administration to their willing accomplices in big business, big media, and big unions—naming names and pointing out their misdeeds. Bestselling author Wayne Allyn Root doesn't just... more...

  • From Valor to Pedigreeby Ellery Schalk

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    This study offers a new interpretation of how nobility was viewed in sixteenth-century France and the changes that occurred in that view as France moved into the period of religious wars and popular rebellions and the appearance of the absolutist state. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Bürgerliche Intelligenz um 1800by Hans H. Gerth

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 1976; US$ 11.16

    Reihe Kritische Studien zur Geschichtswissenschaft - Band 019 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...

  • 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...

  • Der Briefwechsel mit den Jesuiten in China (1689-1714)by Gottfried W Leibniz; Rita Widmaier; Malte L Babin

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2006; US$ 144.13

    Hauptbeschreibung Die Ausgabe eröffnet den Zugang zu einem der ersten Versuche in der europäischen Geschichte, die andere Kultur Chinas zu begreifen und zu bewerten. Zugleich zeigt sie auf, daß Leibniz, der große Rationalist, letztendlich doch noch so sehr der christlich geprägten Tradition des Abendlandes verbunden war, daß er die Erkenntnisse,... more...

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

    WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2012; US$ 16.74

    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...