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- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2014; US$ 78.94
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...