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  • 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...

  • China's Emerging Middle Classby Cheng Li

    Brookings Institution Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    As recently as two decades ago there was no distinct middle class in the People’s Republic of China. Today, any meaningful discussion of China’s economy, politics, or society must take into account the rapid emergence and explosive growth of the Chinese middle class. Cheng Li, a Brookings scholar and noted expert on China, leads a team 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...

  • Transformations in Slaveryby Paul E. Lovejoy

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    A history of African slavery from the fifteenth to the early twentieth centuries. more...

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

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 133.00

    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...

  • White Goldby Giles Milton

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2006; US$ 8.99

    The true story of white European slaves in eighteenth century Algiers, Tunis, and Morocco In the summer of 1716, a Cornish cabin boy named Thomas Pellow and fifty-one of his comrades were captured at sea by the Barbary corsairs. Their captors--Ali Hakem and his network of Islamic slave traders--had declared war on the whole of Christendom. France,... more...