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  • Pfandsammlerby Sebastian J. Moser

    Hamburger Edition HIS 2014; US$ 20.71

    An Bahnhöfen, vor Fußballstadien, in Stadtgärten und Fußgängerzonen, überall trifft man sie an: die Pfandsammler. Es sind Männer und Frauen, alte und junge, und sie gehören spätestens seit der Einführung des Pfandes auf Einweggetränkeverpackungen im Jahre 2006 zum Bild einer jeden deutschen Großstadt. Verdienen kann man mit dem Aufklauben von Dosen... more...

  • The Tyranny of Expertsby William Easterly

    Basic Books 2014; US$ 29.99

    Over the last century, global poverty has largely been viewed as a technical problem that merely requires the right “expert? solutions. Yet all too often, experts recommend solutions that fix immediate problems without addressing the systemic political factors that created them in the first place. Further, they produce an accidental collusion with... more...

  • The political and social construction of povertyby Serena Romano

    Policy Press 2014; US$ 99.00

    This topical book is one of the first to examine the social and political construction of anti-poverty programmes in Central Eastern Europe and their transformation from the communist rule to the current economic crisis. It covers the approach towards the ‘parasite’ poor through to Guaranteed Minimum Income Schemes and illustrates how the... more...

  • The Revolt Against the Massesby Fred Siegel

    Encounter Books 2014; US$ 23.99

    This short book rewrites the history of modern American liberalism. It shows that what we think of liberalism today—the top-and-bottom coalition we associate with President Obama—began not with Progressivism or the New Deal but rather in the wake of the post-WWI disillusionment with American society. In the Twenties, the first writers and thinkers... more...

  • India?s Middle Classby Christiane Brosius

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 23.95

    This book examines the complexities of lifestyles of the upwardly mobile middle classes in India in the context of economic liberalisation in the new millennium, by analysing new social formations and aspirations, modes of consumption and ways of being in contemporary urban India. Rich in ethnographic material, the work is based on empirical case-studies,... more...

  • The New Social Inequalitiesby Kevin T Leicht; Scott T Fitzgerald

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 29.95

    In accessible prose for North American undergraduate students, this short text provides a sociological understanding of the causes and consequences of growing middle class inequality, with an abundance of supporting, empirical data.? The book also addresses what we, as individuals and as a society, can do to put middle class Americans on a sounder... more...

  • Chinese Middle Classesby Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 145.00

    Using systematic survey data analysis and case studies to examine and compare the emerging middle classes in Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macao and Urban China, this book explores whether the middle classes in these countries possess any uniquely ?Chinese? features, or if these are shared attributes that can be found in other non-Chinese middle classes in... more...

  • Kommunikationsnetze des Ritteradels im Reich um 1500by Joachim Schneider

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 48.34

    <P>Das E-Book nimmt die Ritteradligen im Reich um 1500 in den Blick, Eliten zumeist regionaler Reichweite, die unter übergreifenden Gesichtspunkten noch immer verhältnismäßig wenig erforscht sind. Untersucht werden sowohl die Binnen-Kommunikation des kleineren Adels wie auch diejenige im Umfeld fürstlicher Höfe, mit Städten und dem Kaiser. Gegenstände... more...

  • Social Change And The Middle Classesby Tim Butler University of East London; Mike Savage Keele University.

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 63.95

    First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • An Introduction to the Buraku Issueby Suehiro Kitaguchi; Alastair McLauchlan

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 195.00

    Translated with an Intoduction by Alastair McLaughlin. The extent of discrimination against the Buraku communities is one of the most sensitive issues facing the Japanese government and the social coherence of contemporary Japan. more...