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  • 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...

  • Working Skinby Joseph D. Hankins

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Since the 1980s, arguments for a multicultural Japan have gained considerable currency against an entrenched myth of national homogeneity. Working Skin enters this conversation with an ethnography of Japan?s "Buraku" people. Touted as Japan?s largest minority, the Buraku are stigmatized because of associations with labor considered unclean, such... more...

  • The German Bourgeoisie (Routledge Revivals)by David Blackbourn; Richard J Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1991, this collection of original studies by British, German and American historians examines the whole range of modern German bourgeoisie groups, including professional, mercantile, industrial and financial bourgeoisie, and the bourgeois family. Drawing on original research, the book focuses on the historical evidence as counterpoint... more...

  • What's Your Future Worth?by Peter Neuwirth

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015; US$ 18.95

    We weigh every significant decision based on how it will affect our future. But when it comes to figuring that out, we mostly make the process up as we go along. While financial professional Peter Neuwirth can?t help you actually predict the future, he can offer a simple, systematic way to make much better guesses about it?and so make better decisions. Neuwirth... more...

  • Class in Contemporary Chinaby David S. G. Goodman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 24.95 US$ 21.62

    Choice Outstanding Academic Title for 2015 More than three decades of economic growth have led to significant social change in the People?s Republic of China. This timely book examines the emerging structures of class and social stratification: how they are interpreted and managed by the Chinese Communist Party, and how they are understood and lived... more...

  • Latin America's Emerging Middle Classesby Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Politicians, business leaders and citizens look with hope to the Latin American middle class for political stability and purchasing power, but the economic position of the middle class remains vulnerable. The contributors document the remarkable emergence of this middle group in Latin America, whose measurement turns out not to be an easy task. more...

  • Nobles and Nobility in Medieval Europeby Anne J. Duggan

    Boydell & Brewer 2000; US$ 34.95

    Nobility studied in relation to exercise of power, military obligation, `pacification', and transformation into instrument of government, 400-1700. more...

  • Power and the Professions in Britain 1700-1850by Penelope J Corfield; Penelope J. Corfield

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 50.95

    The modern professions have a long history that predates the development of formal institutions and examinations in the nineteenth century. Long before the Victorian era the emergent professions wielded power through their specialist knowledge and set up informal mechanisms of control and self-regulation. Penelope Corfield devotes a chapter each... more...

  • Women and Social Classby Pat Mahony; Christine Zmroczek

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 65.95

    This volume presents debates on class within an international context. Its particular focus is on women's theorized experience of social class from a variety of feminist perspectives, contextualized in relation to the countries and regions in which they live. Using personal experience as a basis, contributors cover Australia, Bangladesh, Botswana,... more...

  • Gender and Power in Affluent Asiaby Krishna Sen; Maila Stivens

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 72.95

    Gender and Power in Affluent Asia is the first major study to analyse the relatioships between gender and power that have accompanied the rise of Asian affluence. more...