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- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95
Written by an internationally recognized specialist on Buraku studies, this book casts new light on majority-minority relations and the struggle for Buraku liberation. Ian Neary focuses on the Burakumin activist, left-wing politician, family company manager and arguably the most important Buraku leader of the twentieth century: Matsumoto Jiichiro.... more...
- LSU Press 2011; US$ 24.95
In recent years, scholars in the field of Spanish studies have analyzed disparate elements of modern middle-class milieu, such as leisure and sociability, but Jesus Cruz looks at these elements as part of the whole. In The Rise of Middle-Class Culture in Nineteenth-Century Spain he traces the contribution of nineteenth-century bourgeois cultures not... more...
- The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 169.95
This work examines how the landed elite openly absorbed a regular flow of new members to the ruling class. It examines the transition of Britain from aristocratic rule to democracy through a study of the Whig Party. more...
- Marion Boyars 1977; US$ 10.99
In this fascinating and controversial collection of essays Ivan Illich, Irving K Zola, John McKnight, Jonathan Caplan and Harley Shaiken challenge the power and mystery of professions. Why do we put so much resource into medicine, education and the law with so little apparent result? Why do we hold the professions in awe and allow them to set up what... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 52.95
This book has a collection of ten articles written during 1982?2007 and an exhaustive introduction on the structural features of Indian society, that is, the enduring social groups, institutions and processes, such as caste, tribe, sect, rural-urban relations, etc. The book views Indian society in contemporary as well as historical perspective, based... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00
A general expectation has developed that China's middle class will generate not only social but also political change. This expectation often overlooks the reality that there is no single Chinese middle class with a common identity or will to action. This timely volume examines the behaviour and identity of the different elements of China's... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95
The middle class is often viewed as the heart of American society, the key to the country?s democracy and prosperity. Most Americans believe they belong to this group, and few politicians can hope to be elected without promising to serve the middle class. Yet today the American middle class is increasingly seen as under threat. In The American Middle... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96
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...
- De Gruyter 2008; US$ 84.19
Die historische Forschung hat bisher vor allem die beeindruckende Selbstbehauptung des deutschen Adels im 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhundert herausgearbeitet, und zwar in der Regel mit erkennbarem Unwillen. Der Abschied des Adels aus der Geschichte ging den Historikern nicht schnell genug. Dabei gibt es zahlreiche Gründe für ein solches Obenbleiben.... more...