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  • Cities in a Globalizing Worldby UN-HABITAT

    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...

  • Classed Intersectionsby Prof Dr Yvette Taylor

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Classed Intersections examines the salience, transformation and tension of class analysis at a crucial juncture in its return to and reinvention of sociological agendas. The contributors, including both established and emerging academics, examine class as produced through combined social, cultural and economic practices but are clear not to reify... more...

  • Common Purse, Uncommon Future: The Long, Strange Trip of Communes and Other Intentional Communitiesby Joseph Manzella

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00

    Common Purse, Uncommon Future: The Long, Strange Trip of Communes and Other Intentional Communities explores the many new types of communal living being tried in America and Europe today. A growing number of people disenchanted with the pressures and demands of mainstream lifestyles are drawn by the nostalgic appeal of traditional, mostly agrarian... more...

  • Communityby Gerard Delanty

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • Contested Spaces of Nobility in Early Modern Europeby Professor Charles Lipp; Professor Matthew P Romaniello

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    In recent years scholars have increasingly challenged and reassessed the once established concept of the 'crisis of the nobility' in early-modern Europe. Offering a range of case studies from countries across Europe this collection further expands our understanding of just how the nobility adapted to the rapidly changing social, political, religious... more...

  • Coping with Minority Statusby Fabrizio Butera; John M. Levine

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 28.00

    Analyzes the strategies that minorities use in coping with majorities. more...

  • The English Nobility in the Late Middle Agesby Chris Given-Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Geographies of Privilegeby France Winddance Twine; Bradley Gardener

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    How are social inequalities experienced, reproduced and challenged in local, global and transnational spaces? What role does the control of space play in distribution of crucial resources and forms of capital (housing, education, pleasure, leisure, social relationships)? The case studies in Geographies of Privilege demonstrate how power operates... more...

  • The Handbook of Social Capitalby Dario Castiglione; Jan W. van Deth; Guglielmo Wolleb

    Oxford University Press, UK 2008; US$ 194.99

    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...

  • Hell's Angelby Sonny Barger

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    Due to copyright restrictions, this eBook may not contain all of the images available in the print edition. Narrated by the visionary founding member, Hell's Angel provides a fascinating all-access pass to the secret world of the notorious Hell's Angels Motorcycle Club. Sonny Barger recounts the birth of the original Oakland Hell's Angels and the... more...