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  • Memories of Class (Routledge Revivals)by Zygmunt Bauman

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • The Buraku Issue and Modern Japanby Ian Neary

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 155.00

    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...

  • Planning for Human Settlements in Disaster Prone Areasby S. Parsad

    Mangalam Publishers 2009; US$ 45.00

    Atmospheric events like windstorms, hurricanes flooding drought, avalanches and forest fires are common occurrant but windstorms and flooding are most common. Increase in Natural Disaster in developing countries and lack of capacities of these countries to manage the risks have been jeopardizing the process of development. The book carries out analytical... more...

  • The Rise of Middle-Class Culture in Nineteenth-Century Spainby Jesus Cruz

    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 Role of Ruling Class Adaptability in the British Transition from Ancien Regime to Modern Stateby Ellis Wasson

    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...

  • Disabling Professionsby Ivan Illich

    Marion Boyars 1977; US$ 15.74

    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... more...

  • The Structure of Indian Societyby A. M. Shah

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 125.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Praxisleitfaden betriebliche Altersvorsorgeby Robert Schwarz

    Springer 2013; US$ 29.99

    Der gesetzlich vorgeschriebene Anspruch auf betriebliche Altersvorsorge (bAV) wirft in der Praxis komplexe Fragen von allen Seiten auf. Sowohl Arbeitnehmer als auch Arbeitgeber benötigen immer umfangreichere Beratung, wenn es darum geht, rechtliche Vorgaben zu erfüllen sowie Vor- und Nachteile der zahlreichen Möglichkeiten abzuwägen.... more...

  • The American Middle Classby Lawrence R Samuel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    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...