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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • 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 American Middle Classby Lawrence R Samuel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95

    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...

  • Reproducing Classby Henry Rutz; Erol M. Balkan

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 29.95

    Middle classes are by definition ambiguous, raising all sorts of paradoxical questions, perceived and real, about their power and place relative to those above and below them in a class-structured society. Focusing on families of the new middle class in Istanbul, the authors of this study address questions about the social construction of middle-class... 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...

  • Adel und Bürgertum in Deutschland Iby Heinz Reif

    De Gruyter 2008; US$ 98.00

    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$ 112.00

    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...