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  • Beyond Communities of Practiceby David Barton; Karin Tusting

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 28.00

    This book consists of a set of studies exploring the concept of 'communities of practice'. 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...

  • 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...

  • Class, Individualization and Late Modernityby Dr Will Atkinson

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 105.00

    This book puts to the test the prominent claim that social class has declined in importance in an era of affluence, choice and the waning of tradition. Arguing against this view, this study vividly uncovers the multiple ways in which class stubbornly persists. more...

  • Fitting into Place?by Prof Dr Yvette Taylor

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    Fitting into Place adopts a multi-dimensional interdisciplinary approach to explore shifting geographies and temporalities that re-constitute 'city publics' - and the place of the 'public sociologist'. Class, race and gender (dis)advantages are situated in relation to urban-rural contrasts, where 'future selves' are reconfigured in and through 'local'... 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...

  • From Valor to Pedigreeby Ellery Schalk

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.95

    This study offers a new interpretation of how nobility was viewed in sixteenth-century France and the changes that occurred in that view as France moved into the period of religious wars and popular rebellions and the appearance of the absolutist state. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Hochkultur als Herrschaftselementby Gabriele B. Clemens; Malte König; Marco Meriggi

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    Researchers have long debated which role the aristocracy played in society, politics and the economy during the 19th century. Did the aristocracy succeed in staying ?at the top?, or did it lose more and more ground to the emerging bourgeoisie? The collected essays in this volume show that the Italian and German aristocracy definitely succeeded... more...

  • Iron in the Soulby Loizos† Peter

    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...

  • 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...