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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Berghahn Books 2013; US$ 75.00
In 1900, Sheffield was the tenth largest city in the world. Cutlery ?made in Sheffield? was used across the globe, and the city built armored plate for the navy in the run-up to the First World War. Today, however, Sheffield?s derelict Victorian shop floors and industrial buildings are hidden behind new leisure developments and shopping centers.... more...
- University of California Press 2013; US$ 24.95
With a timely new foreword by Robert Frank, this groundbreaking book explores the very meaning of happiness and prosperity in America today. Although middle-income families don't earn much more than they did several decades ago, they are buying bigger cars, houses, and appliances. To pay for them, they spend more than they earn and carry record levels... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95
Great Depression and the Middle Class: Experts, Collegiate Youth and Business Ideology, 1929-1941 explores how middle-class college students navigated the rocky terrain of Depression-era culture, job market, dating marketplace, prospective marriage prospects, and college campuses by using expert-penned advice and business ideology to make sense... more...