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  • Lifestyle Migrationby Michaela Benson; Karen O'Reilly

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2009; 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 Yvette Taylor

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; 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...

  • Aristocratsby Lawrence James

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 20.99

    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...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 139.95

    European nobility faced a number of religious, political and military challenges. Many sought to increase their status, or maintain their privileges, by negotiating with various political and religious authorities, and exploiting opportunities in this era of upheaval. In examining the protective strategies nobles adopted in an age of state-building,... more...

  • The Splendour and Squalorby Marcus Scriven

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2009; US$ 13.11

    They were the black sheep of aristocracy and this is their story. From stately homes to the prisons of wartime Britain; from the House of Lords to Edwardian asylums; from the Ritz and the Dorchester to East End dives, Splendour and Squalor tells the fascinating stories of three of Britain's most illustrious aristocratic dynasties and of the... more...

  • Geographies of Privilegeby France Winddance Twine; Bradley Gardener

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    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...

  • 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...

  • The Image of Aristocracyby David Crouch

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 54.95

    David Crouch provides a broad definition of aristorcracy by examining the ways aristocrats behaved and lived between 1000 and 1300. He analyses life-style, class and luxurious living in those years. A distinctive feature of the book is that it takes a British, rather than Anglocentric, view - looking at the penetration of Welsh and Scottish society... more...