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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    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$ 54.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Lifestyle Migrationby Dr Michaela Benson; Ms Karen O'Reilly

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 114.95

    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 Prof Dr Yvette Taylor

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95

    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...

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

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00

    This book documents the wide range of contemporary communes and other intentional communities providing sanctuaries for like-minded people to pursue cooperative alternatives to media-stoked consumerism and the relentless tempo of change that characterizes mainstream life in 21st-century America and Europe. more...

  • Adventurers And Exilesby Dr Marjory Harper

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.32

    '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...