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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Amazing Graceby Eric Metaxas

    HarperCollins 2007; US$ 10.99

    Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament. At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave... more...

  • 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...

  • Caste, Culture and Hegemonyby Sekhar Bandyopadhyay

    SAGE India 2004; US$ 24.95

    It is widely believed that, because of its exceptional social development, the caste system in colonial Bengal differed considerably from the rest of India. Through a study of the complex interplay between caste, culture and power, this book convincingly demonstrates that Bengali Hindu society preserved the essentials of caste discrimination in colonial... more...

  • Abolitionby Seymour Drescher

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    This book examines the impact of violence, economics, and civil society in the ebb and flow of slavery and antislavery during the last five centuries. 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...