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  • 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...

  • Abacus and Mah Jongby Marina Carter; James Ng Foong Kwong

    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...

  • Understanding Processes of Ethnic Concentration and Dispersalby Jennifer Leigh McGarrigle

    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...

  • 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...

  • Adventurers And Exilesby Marjory Harper

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31

    'The Scots have always been a restless people', says leading Scottish historian Marjory Harper 'but in the nineteenth century their restlessness exploded into a sustained surge of emigration that carried Scotland almost to the top of a European league table of emigrant exporting countries.' This is the first book to provide a comprehensive account... more...

  • Aristocratsby Lawrence James

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 23.99

    Aristocracy means "rule by the best." For nine hundred years, the British aristocracy considered itself ideally qualified to rule others, make laws, and guide the nation. Its virtues lay in its collective wisdom, its attachment to chivalric codes, and its sense of public duty. It evolved from a medieval warrior caste into a self-assured and sophisticated... 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 Aristocratic Temper of Greek Civilizationby Chester G. Starr

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 17.99 US$ 15.47

    A reassessment of the social, cultural, and political role of the aristocrat in Greek society, this text provides a concise portrait of the aristocratic way of life, the effect of their patronage on the arts, and their influence on religion. A concluding chapter examines the lasting influence of the aristocratic ideal in later Western history. more...

  • Behind the Gatesby Setha Low

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Patterns of Migration in Central Europeby Claire Wallace; Dariusz Stola

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 158.00

    Patterns of Migration in Central Europe brings together new material on migration in the region: Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In the last ten years, these countries have changed from being countries of emigration to countries of immigration. As the next candidates for membership to the European Union, migration has become a particularly... more...