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  • 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...

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

    Brandes & Apsel 2013; US$ 16.22

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Memories of Class (Routledge Revivals)by Zygmunt Bauman

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1982, Professor Bauman?s discussion of the mechanism of class formation and institutionalisation of class conflict argues that our understanding of changes in social and political structure has been hindered by the freezing of concepts of class in the ice-age of industrial society. He investigates the impact of historical memory... more...

  • The Aristocratic Temper of Greek Civilizationby Chester G. Starr

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 17.99

    This work is both a defence of the importance of aristocrats in Greek society and a reassessment of their social, cultural and political roles. 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...