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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...

  • 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...

  • Socio-economic Mobility and Low-status Minoritiesby Jacob Meerman

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    The book concentrates on socially excluded minorities looking at why such groups remain among "the poorest of the poor" and focusing on US African Americans, Japan?s Burakumin, Afro-Cubans, the Dalits of India, and the Quechua and Aymara of Bolivia. more...

  • Communityby Gerard Delanty

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 49.95

    Stimulating introduction to the concept of community, with an analysis of its origins in western political thought, its application in classical anthropology and sociology and its more recent revival in post-modernist theory and developments around globalization and the internet. 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...