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  • Enslaved Women in Americaby Emily West

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 34.99

    In this book, historian Emily West offers the first comprehensive overview of the lives of enslaved women in America by placing their stories within the broader context of slavery in this country from the colonial era through to the end of the Civil War. more...

  • Contemporary Middle Class in Latin Americaby Omar Pereyra

    Lexington Books 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book is about the transformation of the contemporary Peruvian middle class. Scholars interested in Latin American stratification and urbanization will find this book informative about two oft neglected, but highly relevant, topics in the region: the middle classes and the formal area of the city. more...

  • Zwischen Stadt, Staat und Nationby Stefan Gerber; Jürgen Müller; Werner Greiling; Klaus Ries; Tobias Kaiser

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 81.52

    Bürgerlichkeit als Selbstverständnis und Lebenshaltung sind im Deutschland des 21. Jahrhunderts allgegenwärtig, und mit dem Phänomen bleibt auch der Reiz, sich dem Bürgertum und der Bürgerlichkeit in historischer Perspektive stets von Neuem anzunähern: Untersucht werden in diesem Band sowohl wirtschaftliche, bürgerlich-lebensweltliche und politisch-nationale... more...

  • Adeligkeit, Katholizismus, Mythosby Markus Raasch

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    What role did religion and myth play in the aristocracy?s oft-cited struggle to ?stay on top?? How did they influence private life and public behavior, shape economic thinking and action, change the image of women and men, ideas about education and love, and the relationship to other social classes? The essays in this volume develop new... more...

  • Class in Contemporary Chinaby David S. G. Goodman

    Wiley 2014; US$ 64.95

    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 by people themselves. David Goodman... more...

  • The Emerging Middle Class in Africaby Mthuli Ncube; Charles Leyeka Lufumpa

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 46.95

    The emergence of the African middle class as a driver of Africa?s economic growth stands out as an important milestone in Africa?s contemporary economic history. This growth, though uneven, is a source of hope for Africa, but also a signal to the rest of the world on the prospects for economic recovery and renewal, particularly because it has been... more...

  • The Remaking of Social Contractsby Gita Sen; Marina Durano

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 39.95

    A staggering line up of gender and development's leading scholars. more...

  • Capital, Labour and the Middle Classesby John Urry; Nicholas Abercrombie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    Most recent sociological work on the theory of class is based on a distinction between Weberian and Marxist approaches. For the first part of this volume, the authors use this distinction to review the literature on the middle class, concentrating particularly on the traditions of Marxist theory and of the more empirical work inspired by Max Weber.... more...

  • With Liberty and Dividends for Allby Peter Barnes

    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...

  • With Liberty and Dividends for Allby Peter Barnes

    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...