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  • Dalits in Indiaby Sukhadeo Thorat

    SAGE India 2009; US$ 39.95

    Dalits in India: Search for Common Destiny explores the status of Dalits in the. country by presenting all-India and state-level analyses of various human development. and related social and economic indicators. It provides a comprehensive understanding. of the processes and dynamics that exclude them from mainstream development and. are causative... more...

  • India's New Capitalistsby Harish Damodaran

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 125.00

    In order to do business effectively in contemporary South Asia, it is necessary to understand the culture, the ethos, and the region's new trading communities. In tracing the modern-day evolution of business communities in India, this book uses social history to systematically document and understand India's new entrepreneurial groups. more...

  • Women of the Upper Classby Susan Ostrander

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    In a unique departure from the usual stereotypes, Susan Ostrander gained access to this elite community and interviewed the women in one U.S. region to study their roles, activities, and self-images. Among her conclusions, Ostrander shows that although these women are economically and socially powerful, they are for the most part, unliberated, being... more...

  • Human Trafficking, Human Misery: The Global Trade in Human Beingsby Alexis Aronowitz

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 49.00

    Virtually all countries in the world are affected by the scourge of human trafficking, either as a source, transit, or destination country, or combination thereof. While countries have long focused on international trafficking, internal movement and exploitation within countries may be even more prevalent than trans-border trafficking. Patterns of... more...

  • Aristocrats in Bourgeois Italyby Anthony L. Cardoza

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 52.00

    A full account of the Italian nobility in the period after national unification. more...

  • 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$ 39.99

    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...

  • Hochkultur als Herrschaftselementby Gabriele B. Clemens; Malte König; Marco Meriggi

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    Researchers have long debated which role the aristocracy played in society, politics and the economy during the 19th century. Did the aristocracy succeed in staying ?at the top?, or did it lose more and more ground to the emerging bourgeoisie? The collected essays in this volume show that the Italian and German aristocracy definitely succeeded... more...