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  • 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...

  • The Grace of Silenceby Michele Norris

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.95

    In the wake of talk of a ?postracial? America upon Barack Obama?s ascension as president of the United States, Michele Norris, cohost of National Public Radio?s flagship program All Things Considered, set out to write, through original reporting, a book about ?the hidden conversation? on race that is unfolding nationwide. She would, she thought,... more...

  • The New Jim Crowby Michelle Alexander; Cornel West

    New Press, The 2012; US$ 19.95

    Once in a great while a book comes along that changes the way we see the world and helps to fuel a nationwide social movement. The New Jim Crow is such a book. Praised by Harvard Law professor Lani Guinier as ?brave and bold,? this book directly challenges the notion that the presidency of Barack Obama signals a new era of colorblindness. With dazzling... more...

  • Disease, Resistance, and Liesby Dale T. Graden

    LSU Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    In the early nineteenth century the major economic players of the Atlantic trade lanes -- the United States, Brazil, and Cuba -- witnessed explosive commercial growth. Commodities like cotton, coffee, and sugar contributed to the fantastic wealth of an elite few and the enslavement of many. As a result of an increased population and concurrent economic... more...

  • The Growth of the Medieval Cityby David M Nicholas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 77.95

    The first part of David Nicholas's massive two-volume study of the medieval city, this book is a major achievement in its own right. (It is also fully self-sufficient, though many readers will want to use it with its equally impressive sequel which is being published simultaneously.) In it, Professor Nicholas traces the slow regeneration of urban life... more...

  • The Later Medieval Cityby David M Nicholas

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 79.95

    The Later Medieval City, 1300-1500, the second part of David Nicholas's ambitious two-volume study of cities and city life in the Middle Ages, fully lives up to its splendid precursor, The Growth of the Medieval City . (Like that volume it is fully self-sufficient, though many readers will want to use the two as a continuum.) This book covers a much... more...

  • Remaking China's Great Citiesby Samuel Y. Liang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    China?s rapid urbanization has restructured the great socialist cities Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou into mega cities that embrace global capitalism. This book focuses on the urban transformations of these three cities: Beijing is the nation?s political and cultural capital; Shanghai is the economic and financial powerhouse; and Guangzhou is the... more...

  • Africans into Creolesby Russell Lohse

    University of New Mexico Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Unlike most books on slavery in the Americas, this social history of Africans and their enslaved descendants in colonial Costa Rica recounts the journey of specific people from West Africa to the New World. more...

  • Stadtgesprächeby Lothar Bertels

    Springer Fachmedien 2008; US$ 29.99

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  • Urbanes Zusammenlebenby Wolf-Dietrich Bukow

    Springer Fachmedien 2009; US$ 39.99

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