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  • The Buraku Issue and Modern Japanby Ian Neary

    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...

  • Bürgertum nach dem bürgerlichen Zeitalterby Gunilla Budde; Miriam Gebhardt; Eckart Conze; Cornelia Rauh

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 34.59

    Der bürgerliche Wertehimmel wird gerade neu entdeckt: Beschwörungen einer »neuen Bürgerlichkeit« füllen in den letzten Jahren Medien ganz unterschiedlicher politischer Couleur. Doch gibt es in Deutschland und in Europa nach dem bürgerlichen Zeitalter noch eine Sozialformation, die in der Tradition des Bürgertums steht? Um sich der Frage nach bürgerlichen... more...

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

    Felix Meiner Verlag 2006; US$ 91.61

    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, die er aus seinem Briefwechsel... more...

  • Disabling Professionsby Ivan Illich

    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...

  • The Emerging Middle Class in Africaby Mthuli Ncube; Charles Leyeka Lufumpa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 52.95

    The emergence of the African middle class as a driver of Africa?s economic growth stands out as an important milestone in Africa?s contemporary economic history. This growth, though uneven, is a source of hope for Africa, but also a signal to the rest of the world on the prospects for economic recovery and renewal, particularly because it has been... 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...

  • 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...

  • Memories of Class (Routledge Revivals)by Zygmunt Bauman

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1982, Professor Bauman?s discussion of the mechanism of class formation and institutionalisation of class conflict argues that our understanding of changes in social and political structure has been hindered by the freezing of concepts of class in the ice-age of industrial society. He investigates the impact of historical memory... more...

  • Middle Class Chinaby Minglu Chen; David S. G. Goodman

    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...

  • 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...