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  • Capital, Labour and the Middle Classes (RLE Social Theory)by 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...

  • American Slaveryby Heather Andrea Williams

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 7.99

    Europeans, Africans, and American Indians practiced slavery long before the first purchase of a captive African by a white land-owner in the American colonies; that, however, is the image of slavery most prevalent in the minds of Americans today. This Very Short Introduction begins with the Portuguese capture of Africans in the 1400s and traces the... more...

  • Working Skinby Joseph D. Hankins

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Since the 1980s, arguments for a multicultural Japan have gained considerable currency against an entrenched myth of national homogeneity. Working Skin enters this conversation with an ethnography of Japan?s "Buraku" people. Touted as Japan?s largest minority, the Buraku are stigmatized because of associations with labor considered unclean, such... more...

  • The Murder of the Middle Classby Wayne Allyn Root

    Regnery Publishing 2014; US$ 27.99

    The great American middle class is dying—and not from natural causes. The Murder of the Middle Class exposes the crime and indicts the conspirators, from the Obama administration to their willing accomplices in big business, big media, and big unions—naming names and pointing out their misdeeds. Bestselling author Wayne Allyn Root doesn't just... more...

  • From Valor to Pedigreeby Ellery Schalk

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    This study offers a new interpretation of how nobility was viewed in sixteenth-century France and the changes that occurred in that view as France moved into the period of religious wars and popular rebellions and the appearance of the absolutist state. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • The German Bourgeoisie (Routledge Revivals)by David Blackbourn; Richard J Evans

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    First published in 1991, this collection of original studies by British, German and American historians examines the whole range of modern German bourgeoisie groups, including professional, mercantile, industrial and financial bourgeoisie, and the bourgeois family. Drawing on original research, the book focuses on the historical evidence as counterpoint... more...

  • Atlas of Slaveryby James Walvin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 62.95

    Slavery transformed Africa, Europe and the Americas and hugely-enhanced the well-being of the West but the subject of slavery can be hard to understand because of its huge geographic and chronological span. This book uses a unique atlas format to present the story of slavery, explaining its historical importance and making this complex story and its... more...

  • Bridging the Social Gapby Sukhadeo Thorat; Nidhi Sadana Sabharwal

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 49.95

    Bridging the Social Gap: Perspectives on Dalit Empowerment  addresses four interrelated issues. It conceptualises exclusion-linked deprivation of excluded and indigenous groups in Indian society and elaborates the concept and meaning of social exclusion in general, and of caste-, untouchability- and ethnicity-based exclusion in particular. It then... more...