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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Patterns of Migration in Central Europeby Claire Wallace; Dariusz Stola

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 158.00

    Patterns of Migration in Central Europe brings together new material on migration in the region: Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In the last ten years, these countries have changed from being countries of emigration to countries of immigration. As the next candidates for membership to the European Union, migration has become a particularly... more...

  • Lords of Misruleby Dr Antony Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 125.00

    Flamboyant, cultured and refined, aristocracy is often seen as a national treasure. Lords of Misrule takes a different view and considers the role of an aristocracy behaving badly. This is a book about the political, social and moral failings of aristocracy and the ways in which they have featured in political rhetoric. Drawing on the views of critics... more...

  • Changing Classesby Gosta Esping-Andersen

    SAGE Publications 1993; US$ 53.00

    This book makes a significant contribution towards understanding the new class structures of post-industrial societies and the changing processes of social stratification and mobility. Drawing together comparative research on the dynamics of social stratification in a number of key western societies, the authors develop a framework for the analysis... more...

  • Aristocratic Centuryby John Cannon

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 32.00

    Since the work of Butterfield and Namier in the 1930s, it has commonly been said that eighteenth-century England appears atomised, left with no overall interpretation. Subsequent work on religious differences and on party strife served to reinforce the image of a divided society, and in the last ten years historians of the poor and unprivileged have... more...

  • The Aristocracy in Twelfth-Century León and Castileby Simon Barton

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 52.00

    An examination of the nature and role of the aristocracy in twelfth-century Spain. more...

  • The Origins of the English Gentryby Peter Coss

    Cambridge University Press 2003; US$ 64.00

    A sustained attempt to explore the 13th?14th century origins of the English gentry. more...

  • Splendour & Squalorby Marcus Scriven

    Atlantic Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    From stately homes and prisons to the House of Lords and Edwardian asylums? the stories, spanning the 20th century, of the disintegrating fortunes of three of Britain?s most illustrious aristocratic dynasties and the scapegraces responsible Splendour & Squalor traces the disintegration of three aristocratic dynasties through the twentieth... more...