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  • African Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbeanby Herbert S. Klein

    Oxford University Press 1990; US$ 20.95

    An examination of slavery that covers the Spanish, Portuguese and French regions of Latin America and examines the latest findings on the plantation system, demography, the slave trade, the construction of the slave community and Afro-American culture. more...

  • Caste Warsby David Edmonds

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    The central topic for this book is the ethics of treating individuals as though they are members of groups. The book raises many interesting questions, including: Why do we feel so much more strongly about discrimination on certain grounds – e.g. of race and sex - than discrimination on other grounds? Are we right to think that discrimination based... more...

  • Great Depression and the Middle Classby Mary C. McComb

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Great Depression and the Middle Class: Experts, Collegiate Youth and Business Ideology, 1929-1941 explores how middle-class college students navigated the rocky terrain of Depression-era culture, job market, dating marketplace, prospective marriage prospects, and college campuses by using expert-penned advice and business ideology to make sense... more...

  • Made in Americaby Jeffrey Louis Decker

    University of Minnesota Press 1997; US$ 96.00

    Presenting the first look at self-made men and women from a multicultural perspective, Jeffrey Louis Decker discusses the emergence of self-starters like Andrew Carnegie, Booker T. Washington, Madam C. J. Walker, and Lee Iacocca in relation to the changing consumer markets of the twentieth century. more...

  • Class and Its Othersby J. K. Gibson-Graham; Stephen A. Resnick; Richard D. Wolff

    University of Minnesota Press 2000; US$ 82.50

    Offers new and compelling ways to look at class through examinations of such topics as sex work, the experiences of African American women as domestic laborers, and blue- and white-collar workers. This work acknowledges that individuals may participate in various class relations at one moment or over time and that class identities are multiple and... more...

  • American Individualismsby Adrie Kusserow

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 80.00

    American Individualisms explores the important issue of class differences in the socialization of individualism in America more...

  • Shadows of Race and Classby Raymond S. Franklin

    University of Minnesota Press 1987; US$ 70.50

    A powerful analysis that makes new connections between race and class—and a proposal for radical urban social change. more...

  • India's New Middle Classby Leela Fernandes

    University of Minnesota Press 2006; US$ 67.50

    Leela Fernandes digs into the implications of the growth of the middle class in India and uncoversÑin the media, in electoral politics, and on the streets of urban neighborhoodsÑthe complex politics of caste, religion, and gender that shape this rising population. Using rich ethnographic data, she reveals how the middle class operates as... more...

  • Lost Peopleby David Graeber

    Indiana University Press 2007; US$ 20.75

    Betafo, a rural community in central Madagascar, is divided between the descendants of nobles and descendants of slaves. Anthropologist David Graeber arrived for fieldwork at the height of tensions attributed to a disastrous communal ordeal two years earlier. As Graeber uncovers the layers of historical,... more...

  • Sociology, Work and Industryby Tony Watson; Tony J. Watson

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 61.95

    This popular text effectively explains and justifies the use of the sociological imagination to understand the nature of institutions of work, occupations, organizations, management and employment, and how they are changing in the twenty-first century. With outstanding breadth of coverage, it provides an authoritative overview of both traditional... more...