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  • Urban Space and National Identity in Early Twentieth Century São Paulo, Brazilby Cristina Peixoto-Mehrtens

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book focuses on how the political, cultural, and technical networks within the field of engineering provided the space within which an important professional middle class prospered in the city of São Paulo and made lasting contributions to the development of modern Brazil. more...

  • State-Led Modernization and the New Middle Class in Malaysiaby Abdul Rahman Embong

    Palgrave Macmillan 2002; US$ 160.00

    Rich in detail and lucidly written, this is the first definitive study of the new middle class in Malaysia. Abdul Rahman Embong examines the emergence and role of the new Malay middle class, particularly with regard to democratization and evolution of civil society in Malaysia. As well as exploring variations within the class across the country, the... more...

  • Im Netz der Hierarchienby Rafael Mrowczynski

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2009; US$ 36.54

    Aus der hierarchischen und netzwerkartigen Segmentierung der sowjetsozialistischen Gesellschaft resultieren besondere Schwierigkeiten, eine kohärente Mittelschicht einzugrenzen. Ähnliche berufliche Rollen konnten sehr unterschiedliche Ressourcenzugänge ergeben. Die Desintegration in der zweiten Hälfte der 1980er Jahre untergrub die materielle Stellung... more...

  • Life Below Stairsby Alison Maloney

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    "Downton Abbey" - the most successful British period drama in years and the number - is one most-watched drama programme of 2010. This title reveals a detailed picture of what really went on 'downstairs', describing the true-life trials and tribulations of Edwardian servants. more...

  • Transformations in Slaveryby Paul E. Lovejoy

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    A history of African slavery from the fifteenth to the early twentieth centuries. more...

  • The Aristocratic Families in Early Imperial Chinaby Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 33.00

    Much scholarly work has been published on the Chinese medieval 'aristocracy', in Chinese, Japanese and Western languages. more...

  • The Company We Keepby Daniel Marschall

    Temple University Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    At the birth of the Internet Age, computer technologists in small, aggressive software development companies became part of a unique networked occupational community. They were creative, team-oriented, and enthusiastic workers who built "boundaryless careers," hopping from one employer to another. In his absorbing ethnography The Company We Keep... more...

  • Being Middle-class in Indiaby Henrike Donner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Hailed as the beneficiary, driving force and result of globalisation, India’s middle-class is puzzling in its diversity, as a multitude of traditions, social formations and political constellations manifest contribute to this project. This book looks at Indian middle-class lifestyles through a number of case studies, ranging from a historical account... more...

  • Aristocracy: A Very Short Introductionby William Doyle

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 7.99

    Aristocracies dominated the social, economic, and institutional history of all European countries until only a few generations ago. William Doyle strips away the myths and beliefs which have always surrounded them, looking at how these very distinctive governing elites held onto power, and analyses when, how, and why they eventually lost it. more...

  • Waking from the Dreamby Louise E. Walker

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    Waking from the Dream explains how the Mexican middle classes transformed their country after 1968, as the once-touted economic "Miracle" was replaced by new ideas of capitalism and the once-powerful Party of the Institutional Revolution was swept away by electoral democracy. more...