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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

    Casting new light on majority-minority relations and the struggle for Buraku liberation, this book focuses on Matsumoto Jiichiro, arguably the most important Buraku leader of the twentieth century, locating his experience within the broader developments in Japan's social, political and economic history. more...

  • Human Trafficking, Human Miseryby Alexis A. Aronowitz

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 45.00

    Virtually all countries in the world are affected by the scourge of human trafficking, either as a source, transit, or destination country, or combination thereof. While countries have long focused on international trafficking, internal movement and exploitation within countries may be even more prevalent than trans-border trafficking. Patterns of... 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 provides a critical understanding of various enduring groups, institutions and processes prevailing in Indian society such as caste, tribe, kinship, marriage, religion and rural/urban community, in past and present, based on a wealth of field and archival material. 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...

  • Consumption Intensifiedby Maureen O'Dougherty

    Duke University Press 2002; US$ 23.95

    This work traces ways in which consumer culture defined the Brazilian middle class during the 1980s-1990s. 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...