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  • Life Below Stairsby Alison Maloney

    Michael O' Mara Books 2011; US$ 9.99

    "Downton Abbey" - the most successful British period drama in years and the number - is one most-watched drama programme of 2010. This title reveals a detailed picture of what really went on 'downstairs', describing the true-life trials and tribulations of Edwardian servants. more...

  • Transformations in Slaveryby Paul E. Lovejoy

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    A history of African slavery from the fifteenth to the early twentieth centuries. more...

  • The Aristocratic Families in Early Imperial Chinaby Patricia Buckley Ebrey

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 33.00

    Much scholarly work has been published on the Chinese medieval 'aristocracy', in Chinese, Japanese and Western languages. more...

  • The Company We Keepby Daniel Marschall

    Temple University Press 2012; US$ 28.95

    At the birth of the Internet Age, computer technologists in small, aggressive software development companies became part of a unique networked occupational community. They were creative, team-oriented, and enthusiastic workers who built "boundaryless careers," hopping from one employer to another. In his absorbing ethnography The Company We Keep... more...

  • Being Middle-class in Indiaby Henrike Donner

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    Hailed as the beneficiary, driving force and result of globalisation, India’s middle-class is puzzling in its diversity, as a multitude of traditions, social formations and political constellations manifest contribute to this project. This book looks at Indian middle-class lifestyles through a number of case studies, ranging from a historical account... more...

  • Aristocracy: A Very Short Introductionby William Doyle

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 7.99

    Aristocracies dominated the social, economic, and institutional history of all European countries until only a few generations ago. William Doyle strips away the myths and beliefs which have always surrounded them, looking at how these very distinctive governing elites held onto power, and analyses when, how, and why they eventually lost it. more...

  • Waking from the Dreamby Louise E. Walker

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 27.95

    Waking from the Dream explains how the Mexican middle classes transformed their country after 1968, as the once-touted economic "Miracle" was replaced by new ideas of capitalism and the once-powerful Party of the Institutional Revolution was swept away by electoral democracy. more...

  • Praxisleitfaden betriebliche Altersvorsorgeby Robert Schwarz

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2013; US$ 19.81

    Altersarmut? Nein danke! Handlicher Praxisleitfaden zur bAV für Vermittler, Personalverantwortliche und Berater Der gesetzlich vorgeschriebene Anspruch auf betriebliche Altersvorsorge (bAV) wirft in der Praxis komplexe Fragen von allen Seiten auf. Sowohl Arbeitnehmer als auch Arbeitgeber benötigen immer umfangreichere Beratung, wenn es darum geht,... more...

  • Reproducing Classby Henry Rutz; Erol M. Balkan

    Berghahn Books 2009; US$ 24.95

    Middle classes are by definition ambiguous, raising all sorts of paradoxical questions, perceived and real, about their power and place relative to those above and below them in a class-structured society. Focusing on families of the new middle class in Istanbul, the authors of this study address questions about the social construction of middle-class... more...

  • Japan's New Middle Classby Ezra F. Vogel; Suzanne Hall Vogel; William W. Kelly

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2013; US$ 40.50

    This classic study on the sociology of Japan remains the only in-depth treatment of the Japanese middle class. Now in a fiftieth-anniversary edition that includes a new foreword by William W. Kelly, this seminal work paints a rich and complex picture of the life of the salaryman and his family. Tracing the rapid postwar economic growth that led to... more...