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  • Aristocracy: A Very Short Introductionby William Doyle

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    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 Walker

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    When the postwar boom began to dissipate in the late 1960s, Mexico's middle classes awoke to a new, economically terrifying world. And following massacres of students at peaceful protests in 1968 and 1971, one-party control of Mexican politics dissipated as well. The ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party struggled to recover its legitimacy, but... more...

  • Praxisleitfaden betriebliche Altersvorsorgeby Robert Schwarz

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 18.87

    Altersarmut? Nein danke! Handlicher Praxisleitfaden zur bAV für Vermittler, Personalverantwortliche und Berater Der gesetzlich vorgeschriebene Anspruch auf betriebliche Altersvorsorge (bAV) wirft in der Praxis komplexe Fragen von allen Seiten auf. Sowohl Arbeitnehmer als auch Arbeitgeber benötigen immer umfangreichere Beratung, wenn es darum geht,... more...

  • Reproducing Classby Henry Rutz; Erol M. Balkan

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 24.95

    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...

  • Stiftung und städtische Gesellschaftby Ralf Lusiardi

    De Gruyter 2000; US$ 84.19

    Stiftungen spielten im Mittelalter eine außerordentliche Rolle bei der Förderung von Kirche und Religion, von Bildung und sozialer Fürsorge. Sie wirkten - gerade in der städtischen Gesellschaft - auf alle Bereiche des menschlichen Lebens ein. Und sie sollten ungeachtet ihrer sonstigen Zwecke immer auch dem Seelenheil der Stifter dienen. Ausgehend von... more...

  • Japan's New Middle Classby Ezra F. Vogel; Suzanne Hall Vogel; William W. Kelly

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 40.99

    This classic study on the sociology of Japan remains the only in-depth treatment of the Japanese middle class. Now in a fiftieth-anniversary edition that includes a new foreword by William W. Kelly, this seminal work paints a rich and complex picture of the life of the salaryman and his family. Tracing the rapid postwar economic growth that led to... more...

  • The Smallest Carbon Footprint in the Landby Anne Morgan; Gay McKinnon

    IP (Interactive Publications) 2013; US$ 8.00

    In Anne Morgan's delightful collection of organically-grown eco-tales, a prince wants to marry the young woman with the smallest carbon footprint in the land; Space Cadet Lox finds out why a planet is like a bowl of porridge; a girl in a little green hoodie tries to save an endangered wolf; and Chicken Licken warns the sea is rising. Times have... more...

  • Slavery in the Sudanby Mohamed Ibrahim Nugud; Asma Mohamed Abdel Halim; Sharon Barnes

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 90.00

    This groundbreaking study offers a rare window into the history of slavery in the Sudan, with particular attention to the relationships between slaves and masters. Thoroughly documented, it provides valuable context to current issues of global concern and combats persistent myths about African slavery. more...

  • The Murder of the Middle Classby Wayne Allyn Root

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    The great American middle class is dyingand not from natural causes. The Murder of the Middle Class exposes the crime and indicts the conspirators, from the Obama administration to their willing accomplices in big business, big media, and big unionsnaming names and pointing out their misdeeds. Bestselling author Wayne Allyn Root doesn't just prove... more...

  • From Valor to Pedigreeby Ellery Schalk

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.95 US$ 29.56

    This study offers a new interpretation of how nobility was viewed in sixteenth-century France and the changes that occurred in that view as France moved into the period of religious wars and popular rebellions and the appearance of the absolutist state. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...