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  • Diversity in the Power Eliteby Richard L. Zweigenhaft; G. William Domhoff

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2006; US$ 28.99

    This book looks systematically at the extent to which Jews, women, African Americans, Latinos, Asians and gay men and lesbians have entered the higher circles of power that constituted what sociologist C. Wright Mills called 'the power elite.' It examines why and how the power elite has diversified, the pathways taken by those who have entered the... more...

  • The Voter's Guide to Election Pollsby Michael W. Traugott; Paul L. Lavrakas

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2007; US$ 21.99

    In this book Michael Traugott and Paul Lavrakas give voters everything they need to know about election polls and why it matters that we understand them. If statistics are worse than lies, just think what misreading the polls can do! more...

  • China beyond the Headlinesby Timothy B. Weston; Lionel M. Jensen

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2000; US$ 32.99

    This unique book takes the reader 'beyond the headlines' to explore a China few Westerners have seen. The authors argue that the great gap between what specialists understand and the general public believes has led to distorted and potentially dangerous misunderstandings of China. Seeking to bridge that gap, a group of prominent scholars and activists... more...

  • Foundations for Social Changeby Deborah McCarthy Auriffeille; Daniel Faber

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2005; US$ 37.95

    This multi-disciplinary collection blends broad overviews and case studies as well as different theoretical perspectives in a critique of the relationship between United States philanthropic foundations and movements for social change. Scholars and practitioners examine how these foundations support and/or thwart popular social movements and address... more...

  • Strength beyond Structureby Mirjam De Bruijn; Rijk Van Dijk; Jan-Bart Gewald

    BRILL 2007; US$ 60.00

    Drawing on a range of historical and anthropological case studies from various parts of Africa, this anthology provides an understanding of the importance of agency in processes of social transformation, especially in the context of crisis and structural constraint. more...

  • The Adaptable Peasantby Nirmal Ranjith Dewasiri

    BRILL 2007; US$ 116.00

    Analyses how in early colonial times, the peasant society of Sri Lanka underwent fundamental changes in the land tenure system as it faced the arrival of the Dutch East India Company administration's merchant capitalism. This study also reveals the dynamics of caste formation as a result of the early colonial encounter. more...

  • East Meets Westby Kyong-Dong Kim; Hyun-Chin Lim

    BRILL 2007; US$ 115.00

    Over the years, East Asia developments in terms of production, population and trade have shown remarkable dynamics. This book deals with the issues of Asian values, civilizational encounters between East and West, and the development of capitalism and its culture in East Asian countries. more...

  • "Mit Pistole und Pessar"by Lina Gafner

    Traugott Bautz 2010; US$ 23.81

    Die Forderungen nach einer von moralischen Zwängen befreiten Sexualität, ?freier Liebe?, freiem Zugang zu Verhütungsmitteln und nach einem Recht auf Abtreibung wurden nicht erst mit der sexuellen Revolution der 1960er Jahre laut. Bereits in der Zwischenkriegszeit verbanden vor allem sozialistische Ärztinnen und Ärzte ihre radikale Gesellschaftskritik... more...

  • Staat in der Krise - Krise des Staates?by Adolf-Arndt-Kreis

    BWV Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag 2011; US$ 18.30

    Hauptbeschreibung Nach dem Zusammenbruch der Planwirtschaft triumphierte die Marktwirtschaft und forderte den Abbau von rechtlichem Ballast, um sich in größerer Freiheit im Globalen entfalten zu können. Der Staat wurde deshalb aufgefordert, sich zurückzunehmen und schlank zu machen. Weniger Staatsausgaben, weniger Regulierung, weniger soziale Intervention... more...

  • Alltag zwischen Studieren und Bettelnby Denk Ulrike

    Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 68.59

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