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  • What's Your Future Worth?by Peter Neuwirth

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2015; US$ 18.95

    We weigh every significant decision based on how it will affect our future. But when it comes to figuring that out, we mostly make the process up as we go along. While financial professional Peter Neuwirth can?t help you actually predict the future, he can offer a simple, systematic way to make much better guesses about it?and so make better decisions. Neuwirth... more...

  • Class, Politics and the Economy (Routledge Revivals)by Stewart Clegg; Paul Boreham; Geoff Dow

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    This study, first published in 1986, provides a systematic account of the processes and structure of class formation in the major advanced capitalist societies. The focus is on the organizational mechanisms of class cohesion and division, theoretically deriving from a neo-Marxian perspective. Chapters consider the organization and structure of the... more...

  • Adeligkeit, Katholizismus, Mythosby Markus Raasch

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    What role did religion and myth play in the aristocracy?s oft-cited struggle to ?stay on top?? How did they influence private life and public behavior, shape economic thinking and action, change the image of women and men, ideas about education and love, and the relationship to other social classes? The essays in this volume develop new... more...

  • Conflicts About Classby David J. Lee; Bryan S. Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    In recent years there has been growing debate among sociologists about the concept of class and its relevance to the highly industrialised world of the late twentieth century. This book makes available in a single volume all of the key contributions to this debate and takes it a step further with a number of specially commissioned pieces. An editorial... more...

  • Classes, Strata and Power (RLE Social Theory)by Wlodzimierz Wesolowski

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 100.00

    Professor Wesolowski presents a detailed study of Marx's theory of class structure and compares it with non-Marxist theories of social stratification, in particular the functionalist theory of stratification and the theory of power elite. He is also concerned to develop and extend the Marxist approach to the study of class structure and social stratification... more...

  • From Valor to Pedigree: Ideas of Nobility in France in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuriesby Ellery Schalk

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 32.95

    This study offers a new interpretation of how nobility was viewed in sixteenth-century France and the changes that occurred in that view as France moved into the period of religious wars and popular rebellions and the appearance of the absolutist state. Originally published in 1986. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Strukturen und Wandlungen der ländlichen Herrschaftsformen vom 10. zum 13. Jahrhundert.by Gerhard Dilcher; Cinzio Violante

    Duncker & Humblot 2014; US$ 87.38

    Die Beherrschung der ländlichen Welt stellt bis ins Spätmittelalter die wichtigsten Ressourcen und Fundamente der Herrschaft von Adel, Kirche, Fürsten und Königen. In der Deutschen historiographischen Tradition wird diese Struktur mit dem Begriff "Grundherrschaft" bezeichnet. Der vorliegende Band enthält die nun auch auf deutsch vorliegenden... more...

  • Stratification and Powerby John C. Scott

    Wiley 2014; US$ 29.95

    This volume presents a systematic discussion of the leading theoretical approaches to social stratification. It is both an accessible overview and a distinctive contribution to the analysis of class, status and power. John Scott argues that Max Weber's conceptual framework - reconstructed and enlarged - provides the basis for integrating what have... more...

  • Buffoonby John Diamond

    30 Degrees South Publishers 2014; US$ 17.50

    "The strangest, most original book to ever come out of Africa and possibly the most important"This is a tale of redemption after a descent into the ether - set against a primal African backdrop; it purports to be a good read but also to have redeeming social value by providing insight into the solution of a fatal and universal malady - by... more...

  • The Son Also Rises: Surnames and the History of Social Mobilityby Gregory Clark

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    How much of our fate is tied to the status of our parents and grandparents? How much does this influence our children? More than we wish to believe. While it has been argued that rigid class structures have eroded in favor of greater social equality, The Son Also Rises proves that movement on the social ladder has changed little over eight centuries.... more...