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  • 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...

  • Landscape and Race in the United Statesby Richard H. Schein

    CRC Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    Landscape and Race in the United States is the definitive volume on racialized landscapes in the United States. Edited by Richard Schein each essay will be grounded in a particular location but all of the essays will be informed by the theoretical vision that the cultural landscapes of America are infused with race and America's racial divide. While... more...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    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. Despite its increasing scale, migration academics have yet to consolidate and establish lifestyle migration as a subfield of theoretical enquiry, until... more...

  • Making our Way through the Worldby Margaret S. Archer

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    This book examines 'internal conversations' and their influence on how people make their way through the world. more...

  • Muslim networks and transnational communities in and across Europeby S. Allievi

    BRILL 2003; US$ 163.00

    The topic of this collection of articles is the increasingly transnational nature of Islam in Europe as well as the mechanisms by which the transnationalism is activated, especially the media. The papers integrate specific case studies with more general and thematic considerations. more...

  • Nobles and Nobility in Medieval Europeby Anne J. Duggan

    Boydell & Brewer 2000; US$ 34.95

    Nobility studied in relation to exercise of power, military obligation, `pacification', and transformation into instrument of government, 400-1700. more...

  • Researching Families and Communitiesby Rosalind Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 54.95

    Recent years have seen a concern with how family and community relationships have changed across the generations, whether for better or worse, and particularly how they have been affected by social and economic developments. But how can we think about and research the nature of the present in relation to the past and vice versa? Researching Families... more...

  • The Shape of Social Inequalityby David Bills

    Elsevier Science 2005; US$ 106.00

    This volume brings together former students, colleagues, and others influenced by the sociological scholarship of Archibald O. Haller to celebrate Haller's many contributions to theory and research on social stratification and mobility. All of the chapters respond to Haller's programmatic agenda for stratification research: "A full program aimed at... 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...

  • Soziale Ungleichheit und ständische Gesellschaftby Marian Füssel; Thomas Weller

    Vittorio Klostermann 2011; US$ 38.17

    Zu den wohl augenfälligsten Merkmalen der ständischen Gesellschaft gehörte ihr spezifischer Umfang mit dem Phänomen sozialer Ungleichheit. In der Art und Weise, wie soziale Unterschiede gesellschaftlich wahrgenommen, legitimiert und in der sozialen Praxis stets aufs Neue hervorgebracht wurden, unterschied sich die Gesellschaft der Frühen Neuzeit signifikant... more...