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  • Eliten im Vielvölkerreichby Tim Buchen; Malte Rolf

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 98.00

    This volume presents the lives of mobile elites and their impact on the processes of change in the Russian and Austro-Hungarian empires during the second half of the 19 th century. Using the notion of ?imperial biographies,? it illuminates connections between individual life stories and the course of empire, giving due attention to personal... more...

  • Realizing Communityby Vered Amit

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 47.95

    'Community' is so overused both in everyday language as well as in scholarly work that it could easily be dismissed as a truism. However, the persistence of the term itself shows that the idea continues to resonate powerfully in our daily lives, ethnographic accounts as well as theoretical analyses. This book returns a timely and concerted anthropological... more...

  • The Aristocratic Temper of Greek Civilizationby Chester G. Starr

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 17.99

    This work is both a defence of the importance of aristocrats in Greek society and a reassessment of their social, cultural and political roles. more...

  • Research in Social Stratification and Mobilityby Kevin T Leicht

    Elsevier Science 2001; US$ 114.00

    Research in Social Stratification and Mobility more...

  • Classby Richard Scase

    McGraw-Hill Education 1992; US$ 38.00

    Offering an introduction to the analysis of social class, the author highlights the enduring importance of social class in Western capitalist society, characterized by relations of exploitation, against a background of the failure of Soviet and East European state socialism. more...

  • All Riseby Robert Fuller

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2006; US$ 22.95

    In his groundbreaking book Somebodies and Nobodies, Robert Fuller identified a form of domination that everyone has experienced but few dare to protest: rankism, abuse of the power inherent in rank to exploit and humiliate someone of lower rank. It plays a role in just about every form of social oppressionŃracism, sexism, homophobia, and religious... more...

  • Iron in the Soulby Peter Loizos

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 29.95

    In his vivid, lively account of how Greek Cypriot villagers coped with a thirty-year displacement, Peter Loizos follows a group of people whom he encountered as prosperous farmers in 1968, yet found as disoriented refugees when revisiting in 1975. By providing a forty year in-depth perspective unusual in the social sciences, this study yields unconventional... more...

  • Women of the Upper Classby Susan Ostrander

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 30.95

    In a unique departure from the usual stereotypes, Susan Ostrander gained access to this elite community and interviewed the women in one U.S. region to study their roles, activities, and self-images. Among her conclusions, Ostrander shows that although these women are economically and socially powerful, they are for the most part, unliberated, being... more...

  • Bollywood in Australiaby Andrew Hassam; Makarand Paranjape

    The University of Western Australia Publishing 2010; US$ 14.99

    Bollywood, Australia, Indian-Australian relations, multiculturalism, Indian Cinema more...

  • Forgotten Fatherlandby Ben Macintyre

    Crown/Archetype 2011; US$ 15.00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SPY AMONG FRIENDS In 1886 Elisabeth Nietzsche, Friedrich?s bigoted, imperious sister, founded a ?racially pure? colony in Paraguay together with a band of blonde-haired fellow Germans. Over a century later Ben Macintyre sought out the survivors of this ?Nueva Germania? to discover the remains of this... more...