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  • 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. Unter... 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...

  • "Denk' ich an Deutschland ..."by Ulrich Bahrke

    Brandes & Apsel 2013; US$ 17.02

    Die Autoren fokussieren verschiedene Facetten der sozialpsychologischen Realität in Deutschland: die Geschichte der Teilung Deutschlands innerhalb Europas, die Frage nach der Bedeutung von Erinnerung, Trauma und kollektiver Identität, die Entwicklung von Toleranz als demokratischer Tugend. Auch wird dem unterdrückten Neid zwischen Ost und West nachgegangen,... 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...

  • What's Your Future Worth?by Peter Neuwirth

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015; US$ 18.95

    We weigh every significant decision based on how it will affect our future. But when it comes to figuring that out, we mostly make the process up as we go along. While financial professional Peter Neuwirth can?t help you actually predict the future, he can offer a simple, systematic way to make much better guesses about it?and so make better decisions. Neuwirth... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    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...