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- Springer Netherlands 2008; US$ 189.00
Social structures in Amazonian life are discussed in this comprehensive overview of Amazon peasant societies. Written from empirical research and long-term field work, this volume illustrates facets of Amazonian societies from health to history. more...
- ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 127.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00
What does it mean to be middle class in contemporary global cities? What do the middle classes do to these cities and what do these cities do to the middle classes? Do the middle classes engage in social mix or are they focused on 'people like us'? Based on comparative study this book explores middle-class identities across Paris and London. more...
- Brandes & Apsel 2013; US$ 17.02
Die Autoren fokussieren verschiedene Facetten der sozialpsychologischen Realität in Deutschland: die Geschichte der Teilung Deutschlands innerhalb Europas, die Frage nach der Bedeutung von Erinnerung, Trauma und kollektiver Identität, die Entwicklung von Toleranz als demokratischer Tugend. Auch wird dem unterdrückten Neid zwischen Ost und West nachgegangen,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 27.00
For readers of such crusading works of nonfiction as Katherine Boo?s Beyond the Beautiful Forevers and Tracy Kidder?s Mountains Beyond Mountains comes a powerful and captivating examination of two entwined global crises: environmental destruction and human trafficking?and an inspiring, bold plan for how we can solve them. A leading expert... more...
- 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...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 19.95
Peter Barnes argues that because of globalization, automation, and winner-take-all capitalism, there won?t be enough high-paying jobs to sustain America?s middle class in the future. Therefore, to survive economically, our middle class needs?and deserves?a supplementary source of nonlabor income. To meet this need, Barnes proposes to give every American... more...