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  • 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...

  • 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$ 91.00

    Adel und Bürgertum in Deutschland I :Entwicklungslinien und Wendepunkte im 19. Jahrhundert 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...

  • Bürgertum nach dem bürgerlichen Zeitalterby Gunilla Budde; Miriam Gebhardt; Eckart Conze; Cornelia Rauh

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2010; US$ 40.40

    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...

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

    Brandes & Apsel 2013; US$ 19.13

    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...

  • 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$ 149.99

    A comprehensive view of 19th-century German history is described in this study of the professions, from law and medicine to engineering, social work and psychology, as well as the special cases of the civil service and the military. more...