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  • Researching Families and Communitiesby Rosalind Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Researching Families and Communities: Social and Generational Change explores the concepts and perspectives that guide research and the methods used to explore change during the last half of the 20th century and into the new millennium. It highlights the complexities of continuities alongside change, the importance of the perspectives that shape... more...

  • Understanding Social Divisionsby Shaun Best

    SAGE Publications 2005; US$ 62.00

    The study of social divisions has dominated research within the social sciences since the nineteenth century. Understanding Social Divisions addresses the full range of social divisions in one volume while also considering the nature of social division in itself, in a comprehensive and accessible overview. more...

  • 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...

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

    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...

  • The African Diaspora in the United States and Europeby John A. Arthur

    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...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 27.00

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

  • Lifestyle Migrationby Michaela Benson; Karen O'Reilly

    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...

  • Classed Intersectionsby Yvette Taylor

    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...

  • Common Purse, Uncommon Futureby Joseph C. Manzella

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 45.00

    Arcosanti. Christiania. Earthaven. Findhorn. For the uninitiated, the names of modern-day intentional communities may conjure images of science fiction fantasy worlds. In reality, these modern interpretations of communal living are increasingly appealing and practical for a growing number of individuals who are seeking a different way of life. more...

  • Aristocratsby Lawrence James

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    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...