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  • Adel und Bürgertum in Deutschland Iby Heinz Reif

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 84.19

    Die historische Forschung hat bisher vor allem die beeindruckende Selbstbehauptung des deutschen Adels im 19. und frühen 20. Jahrhundert herausgearbeitet, und zwar in der Regel mit erkennbarem Unwillen. Der Abschied des Adels aus der Geschichte ging den Historikern nicht schnell genug. Dabei gibt es zahlreiche Gründe für ein solches Obenbleiben.... more...

  • Adeligkeit, Katholizismus, Mythosby Markus Raasch

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 89.80

    What role did religion and myth play in the aristocracy?s oft-cited struggle to ?stay on top?? How did they influence private life and public  behavior, shape economic thinking and action, change the image of women and men, ideas about education and love, and the relationship to other social classes? The essays in this volume develop new... 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...

  • 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...

  • Middle Class Familiesby Colin Bell

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 48.95

    As increased access to employment and educational opportunities brought dramatic changes to women's lives, sociologists began to look at the effect of women's changing roles on their children and families. Based on empirical investigations and personal experience, the studies included in The Sociology of Gender and the Family set of the International... more...

  • Professions and Patriarchyby Anne Witz

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 67.95

    This impressive and original study is one of the first books to combine mainstream sociology with feminism in exploring the subject of the professions and power. This is an important addition to the corpus of feminist scholarship... It provides fresh insights into the way in which male power has been used to limit the employment aspirations of women... more...

  • German Professions, 1800-1950by Geoffrey Cocks; Konrad H. Jarausch

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 174.99 US$ 150.49

    The role of the middle class in national development has always been of interest to historians concerned with the "peculiarities" of German history. Recently, the professional sector of the German middle class has come under historical scrutiny as part of a re-examination of those features of German society common to Western industrializing nations.... more...

  • Dalits in Indiaby Sukhadeo Thorat

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 39.95

    Dalits in India: Search for Common Destiny explores the status of Dalits in the. country by presenting all-India and state-level analyses of various human development. and related social and economic indicators. It provides a comprehensive understanding. of the processes and dynamics that exclude them from mainstream development and. are causative... more...

  • India's New Capitalistsby Harish Damodaran

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 125.00

    In order to do business effectively in contemporary South Asia, it is necessary to understand the culture, the ethos, and the region's new trading communities. In tracing the modern-day evolution of business communities in India, this book uses social history to systematically document and understand India's new entrepreneurial groups. more...

  • Women of the Upper Classby Susan Ostrander

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    In a unique departure from the usual stereotypes, Susan Ostrander gained access to this elite community and interviewed the women in one U.S. region to study their roles, activities, and self-images. Among her conclusions, Ostrander shows that although these women are economically and socially powerful, they are for the most part, unliberated, being... more...