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  • Kommunikationsnetze des Ritteradels im Reich um 1500by Joachim Schneider

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 40.46

    <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...

  • Pfandsammlerby Sebastian J. Moser

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2014; US$ 17.33

    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...

  • The Roots of Ill-Governance and Corruptionby V. Santhakumar

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 39.95

    This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the motivation behind corruption and ill-governance in countries, such as India. It presents a sound theoretical structure outlining the journey through various phases of elitism, counter-elitism, competitive populism, and, finally, good governance. The political willingness to bring in good governance,... more...

  • Developmental State and the Dalit Question in Madhya Pradeshby Sudha Pai

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 115.00

    Dalit assertion has been a central feature of the states in the Hindi heartland since the mid-1980s, leading to the rise of political consciousness and identity-based lower-caste parties. The present study focuses on the different political response of the Congress party to identity assertion in Madhya Pradesh under the leadership of Digvijay Singh.... 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 2012; US$ 27.95

    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...

  • Professionalism Rebornby Eliot Freidson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 28.95

    This book is an original interpretation of the professions and the role of the professional in Western industrial societies today. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...