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- Earthscan 2001; US$ 58.50
'The world has entered the urban millennium. Nearly half the world's people are now city dwellers and the rapid increase in urban population is expected to continue mainly in developing countries. This historic transition is being further propelled by the powerful forces of globalization. The central challenge for the international community... more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 174.99
The study of social capital is one of the most exciting recent developments in the social sciences. Written by some of the main experts in the field this Handbook is an authoritative, critical, and innovative introduction to the study of social capital. - ;Social capital is a relatively new concept in the social sciences. In the last twenty or so years... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 119.95
This book examines the Ghanaian diaspora in North America, a group which has grown substantially since 1980, and offers a fascinating lens on some of the key themes of the 'new migration' including transnationalism, identity, social networks, remittances, economic integration and citizenship. Using original empirical data, the author also investigates... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 145.00
This book concentrates on ethnic minorities such as former slaves, outcastes and indigenous peoples dispossessed of homeland. These groups are universally without power, usually undereducated, and always victims of their fellow citizens. The book asks why these socially excluded groups remain at the bottom of their social hierarchies as the poorest... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 39.95
The increasing individualism of modern Western society has been accompanied by an enduring nostalgia for the idea of community as a source of security and belonging and, in recent years, as an alternative to the state as a basis for politics. Gerard Delanty begins this stimulating introduction to the concept with an analysis of the origins of the... more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 132.00
This case study of Chinese settlement in Mauritius investigates the complexities of colonial diasporas and sets the construction of a mythology of migration against the realities of the processes of negotiation and communication with the larger society. more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; US$ 120.00
Relatively affluent individuals from various corners of the globe are increasingly choosing to migrate, spurred on by the promise of a better and more fulfilling way of life within their destination. Through rich empirical case studies this volume addresses this important and increasingly common form of migration in a manner that will interest scholars... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95
Classed Intersections examines the salience, transformation and tension of class analysis at a crucial juncture when class investigation is returning to and reinventing sociological agendas. The contributors, including both established and emerging academics, examine class as produced through combined social, cultural and economic practices. They are... more...
- Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 49.00
A study of South Asian settlement patterns and residential preferences exploring the motivations underlying these, paying particular attention to processes of ethnic concentration and suburbanisation. more...