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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2011; US$ 134.95

    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...

  • Adventurers And Exilesby Dr Marjory Harper

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31

    '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...