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  • The Reinvention of Distinctionby Lisa B. Welch Drummong; Danièle Bélanger

    Springer 2011; US$ 159.00

    This pioneering collection brings together an international group of scholars to explore the Vietnamese middle class. From the leisure pursuits of the colonial middle class to the impact of the new urban rich on landscape of the countryside, this interdisciplinary volume explores the ways in which middle classness has been practiced in a wide range... more...

  • The Aristocratic Families in Early Imperial Chinaby Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    Cambridge University Press 1978; US$ 32.00

    Much scholarly work has been published on the Chinese medieval 'aristocracy', in Chinese, Japanese and Western languages. more...

  • The Gladiatorby Alan Baker

    Da Capo Press 2008; US$ 15.00

    Take "a lively, voyeuristic glimpse into the ancient world" of the gladiator (Publishers Weekly) more...

  • The Anthropological Study of Class and Consciousnessby E. Paul Durrenberger

    University Press of Colorado 2011; US$ 60.00

    Presenting prehistoric, historic, and ethnographic data from Mongolia, China, Iceland, Mexico, Brazil, and the United States, The Anthropological Study of Class and Consciousness offers a first step toward examining class as a central issue within anthropology. Contributors to this volume use the methods of historical materialism, cultural ecology,... more...

  • The Company We Keepby Daniel Marschall

    Temple University Press 2012; US$ 27.95

    At the birth of the Internet Age, computer technologists in small, aggressive software development companies became part of a unique networked occupational community. They were creative, team-oriented, and enthusiastic workers who built "boundaryless careers," hopping from one employer to another. In his absorbing ethnography The Company We... more...

  • Being Middle-class in Indiaby Henrike Donner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Hailed as the beneficiary, driving force and result of globalisation, India?s middle-class is puzzling in its diversity, as a multitude of traditions, social formations and political constellations manifest contribute to this project. This book looks at Indian middle-class lifestyles through a number of case studies, ranging from a historical account... more...

  • Slave and Citizenby Frank Tannenbaum

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 19.00

    Slave & Citizen deals with one of the most intriguing problems presented by the development of the New World: the contrast between the legal and social positions of the Negro in the United States and in Latin America. It is well-known that in Brazil and in the Caribbean area, Negroes do not suffer legal or even major social disabilities on account... more...

  • Aristocracyby William Doyle

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 9.99

    Aristocracies or nobilities dominated the social, economic, and institutional history of all European counties until only a few generations ago. The relics of their power, in traditions and behaviour, in architecture and the arts, are still all around us. This short introduction shows how ideas of aristocracy originated in ancient times, were transformed... 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...

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

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 37.99

    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...