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  • Construction Workers, U.S.A.by HERBERT APPLEBAUM

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 161.00

    A lively, personalized account incorporating objective analysis and solid information accumulated over 42 years, this book presents a graphic picture of the construction industry from an insider's point of view. The volume focuses on the culture of construction workers, the management style of contractors, and the structural and organizational nature... more...

  • Slaveryby Leonie Archer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 50.95

    Bringing together normally self-contained areas of research, this book presents penetrating analyses of the nature and perpetuation of slavery through the ages. more...

  • Human Trafficking, Human Miseryby Alexis A. Aronowitz

    ABC-CLIO 2009; US$ 45.00

    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...

  • Alchemies of Violenceby Lawrence A. Babb

    SAGE India 2004; US$ 64.95

    The several trading castes known generically as `Marwaris` are among the most powerful and wealthy groups in India. While they have spread throughout India and beyond, their homeland is Rajasthan. This absorbing book explores their origin myths and the manner in which these myths construct and express their social identities. Lawrence Babb draws attention... 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...

  • 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...

  • Reforming Chileby Patrick M. Barr-Melej

    The University of North Carolina Press 2002; US$ 30.00

    Highlighting the crucial yet largely overlooked role played by society's middle layers in the historical development of Latin America, Patrick Barr-Melej provides the first comprehensive analysis of the rise of Chile's middle-class reform movement and its profound impact on that country's cultural and political landscapes. He shows how a diverse collection... more...

  • The Aristocracy in Twelfth-Century León and Castileby Simon Barton

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 50.00

    An examination of the nature and role of the aristocracy in twelfth-century Spain. more...

  • Memories of Class (Routledge Revivals)by Zygmunt Bauman

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    First published in 1982, Professor Bauman?s discussion of the mechanism of class formation and institutionalisation of class conflict argues that our understanding of changes in social and political structure has been hindered by the freezing of concepts of class in the ice-age of industrial society. He investigates the impact of historical memory... more...

  • Middle Class Familiesby Colin Bell

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 44.95

    Sociologists have continued to monitor the effect of women's changing roles on their children and families as their employment opportunities have increased and got better. They also experimented with social behaviour and roles of women today. more...