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  • The Remaking of Social Contractsby Gita Sen; Marina Durano

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 39.95

    A staggering line up of gender and development's leading scholars. more...

  • Bourgeoisie, State and Democracyby Graeme Gill

    Oxford University Press 2008; US$ 124.99

    One of the key questions in social science is the role of the bourgeoisie in creating a democracy. An important issue in contemporary international politics is the trajectory of the current Russian political system. This book brings these questions together by exploring the role played by the bourgeoisie in shaping political outcomes in five countries:... more...

  • India?s Middle Classby Christiane Brosius

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 23.95

    This book examines the complexities of lifestyles of the upwardly mobile middle classes in India in the context of economic liberalisation in the new millennium, by analysing new social formations and aspirations, modes of consumption and ways of being in contemporary urban India. Rich in ethnographic material, the work is based on empirical case-studies,... more...

  • The Art of Being Middle Classby Not Actual Size

    Constable & Robinson 2012; US$ 14.57

    Middle-class Brits are embarrassed, awkward, and charmingly insecure in their tastes. The Art of Being Middle-Class, based on stories from cult blog The Middle Class Handbook, is here to help. What are the essential topics to cover when talking about other couples? What do you do about the awkward bag on the seat moment? How do you subtly... more...

  • The Middle Class in Neoliberal Chinaby Hai Ren

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Since the late 1970s, China?s move towards neoliberalism has made it not only one of the world?s fastest growing economies, but also one of the most polarised states. This economic, social and political transformation has led to the emergence of a new Chinese middle class, and understanding the development and the role of this new social group is... more...

  • Recasting Casteby Hira Singh

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95

    Recasting Caste  confronts the mainstream sociology of caste at its root: Louis Dumont?s Homo Hierarchicus and its main source, Max Weber?s distinction between class and status. Conventional wisdom on caste is idealist, and most students of the subject therefore exaggerate ritual homogeneity and deflect attention from intracaste differentiation and... more...

  • With Liberty and Dividends for Allby Peter Barnes

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 19.95

    Peter Barnes argues that because of globalization, automation, and winner-take-all capitalism, there won?t be enough high-paying jobs to sustain America?s middle class in the future. Therefore, to survive economically, our middle class needs?and deserves?a supplementary source of nonlabor income. To meet this need, Barnes proposes to give every American... more...

  • With Liberty and Dividends for Allby Peter Barnes

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 19.95

    Peter Barnes argues that because of globalization, automation, and winner-take-all capitalism, there won?t be enough high-paying jobs to sustain America?s middle class in the future. Therefore, to survive economically, our middle class needs?and deserves?a supplementary source of nonlabor income. To meet this need, Barnes proposes to give every American... more...

  • American Slaveryby Heather Andrea Williams

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Europeans, Africans, and American Indians practiced slavery long before the first purchase of a captive African by a white land-owner in the American colonies; that, however, is the image of slavery most prevalent in the minds of Americans today. This Very Short Introduction begins with the Portuguese capture of Africans in the 1400s and traces the... more...

  • Bridging the Social Gapby Sukhadeo Thorat; Nidhi Sadana Sabharwal

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95

    Bridging the Social Gap: Perspectives on Dalit Empowerment  addresses four interrelated issues. It conceptualises exclusion-linked deprivation of excluded and indigenous groups in Indian society and elaborates the concept and meaning of social exclusion in general, and of caste-, untouchability- and ethnicity-based exclusion in particular. It then... more...