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  • Middle Class Meltdown in Americaby Kevin T Leicht; Scott T Fitzgerald

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 35.95

    In accessible prose for North American undergraduate students, this short text provides a sociological understanding of the causes and consequences of growing middle class inequality, with an abundance of supporting, empirical data.? The book also addresses what we, as individuals and as a society, can do to put middle class Americans on a sounder... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Professionalism Rebornby Eliot Freidson

    Wiley 2013; US$ 31.50

    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...

  • 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...

  • Individuals, organizations and careersby Olympia Kyriakidou; Mudtafa Ozbilgin

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 199.00

    The papers in this special edition were presented at the symposium, ?Current developments in human resource management and organizational behaviour?, organized at the University of Surrey, School of Management on 22 May 2003. What emerged at this symposium was the significance of ?relationships? both within and around organizations as well as between... more...

  • Work identities in Europeby Simone Kirpal

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2004; US$ 199.00

    The contributions in this CDI special issue present research findings that have been generated in the course of the research project, Vocational Identity, Flexibility and Mobility in the European Labour Market, funded under the 5th EU Framework Programme. Investigating identity formation processes at work, the guiding research question focused on what... more...