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  • What is Slavery?by Brenda E. Stevenson

    Wiley 2015; US$ 19.95

    What is slavery? It seems a simple enough question. Despite the long history of the institution and its widespread use around the globe, many people still largely associate slavery, outside of the biblical references in the Old Testament, to the enslavement of Africans in America, particularly the United States. Slavery proved to be essential to the... more...

  • Hollowed Outby David Madland

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 27.95

    For the past several decades, politicians and economists thought that high levels of inequality were good for the economy. But because America?s middle class is now so weak, the US economy suffers from the kinds of problems that plague less-developed countries. As Hollowed Out explains, to have strong, sustainable growth, the economy needs to work... more...

  • What's Your Future Worth?by Peter Neuwirth

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015; US$ 18.95

    We weigh every significant decision based on how it will affect our future. But when it comes to figuring that out, we mostly make the process up as we go along. While financial professional Peter Neuwirth can?t help you actually predict the future, he can offer a simple, systematic way to make much better guesses about it?and so make better decisions. Neuwirth... more...

  • The Middle Classes and the Cityby Marie-Hélène Bacqué; Gary Bridge; Michaela Benson; Tim Butler; Eric Charmes; Yankel Fijalkow; Emma Jackson; Lydie Launay; Stéphanie Vermeersch

    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...

  • Latin America's Emerging Middle Classesby Jeff Dayton-Johnson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 100.00

    Politicians, business leaders and citizens look with hope to the Latin American middle class for political stability and purchasing power, but the economic position of the middle class remains vulnerable. The contributors document the remarkable emergence of this middle group in Latin America, whose measurement turns out not to be an easy task. more...

  • 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...

  • The Roots of Ill-Governance and Corruptionby V. Santhakumar

    SAGE Publications 2014; US$ 39.95

    This book provides a comprehensive assessment of the motivation behind corruption and ill-governance in countries, such as India. It presents a sound theoretical structure outlining the journey through various phases of elitism, counter-elitism, competitive populism, and, finally, good governance. The political willingness to bring in good governance,... 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$ 75.70

    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...