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  • Comparative Studies of Social and Political Elitesby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 123.99

    How can the existence of elites be compatible with democratic governance? Any democratic society is inevitably confronted by this basic question. This book reviews existing research on elites and their interactions with those around them. It looks at how the recruitment to elites changes in the long run according to class and gender. more...

  • Child Labour in Global Societyby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2014; US$ 127.99

    This book presents a novel study of children's compulsory productive educational labour in modern and modernizing societies under globalization, and the implications for such matters as children's everyday lives, relationships and rights, international legal instruments, relevant analytical notions (including 'slavery'), and sociological analysis. more...

  • Children's Lives and Schooling across Societiesby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2006; US$ 123.99

    In decades, sociological research has investigated the nature of the school institution and its uneven effects on the progress of families, societies, and the global community. This book speaks to the diverse contexts in which children function around the world, and to how these contexts shape school experiences and outcomes. more...

  • Alternative Food Geographiesby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2007; US$ 161.99

    Examines the efforts to reform contemporary food provision. This book addresses concepts and debates, public policy, and alternative production. It includes case studies from around the world. more...

  • Margins of Faithby

    SAGE Publications 2010; US$ 36.00

    This volume documents the ethnographies of regionally distinct Dalit and tribal Christian communities, raising new arguments pertaining to the autonomy and distinct identity of these communities in adverse social set-ups. Stressing upon the plurality of identities, the essays reject the idea of determining these exclusively on the basis of religion.... more...

  • The Extraterrestrial Times, The Collections & Art of Francis Ekisby T.ET.T

    T.ET.T 2012; US$ 5.00

    'Mind-grabbing', & a 'must read' are some of the reviews The Extraterrestrial Times (T.ET.T) has received. Now sold in twenty countries, this unique book features amazing alien encounters, new theories regarding the origins of our planet - and much more! Packed with photographs, original art & illustrations, T.ET.T is a great read for everyone. more...

  • Place, Exclusion and Mortgage Marketsby Manuel B. Aalbers

    Wiley 2011; US$ 41.95 US$ 37.76

    Utilizing research from the U.S., Italy, and the Netherlands, Place, Exclusion and Mortgage Markets presents an in depth examination of the practice of redlining and the broader implications of contemporary urban exclusion processes.   Covers exclusion in mortgage markets in three different countries - the U.S., Italy, and the Netherlands... more...

  • Climate Change and Indigenous Peoplesby Randall Abate; Elizabeth Ann Kronk

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2013; US$ 40.00

    This timely volume explores the ways in which indigenous peoples across the world are challenged by climate change impacts, and discusses the legal resources available to confront those challenges. Indigenous peoples occupy a unique niche within the climate justice movement, as many indigenous communities live subsistence lifestyles that are severely... more...

  • The Cotton Plantation Rememberedby Mona Abaza

    American University of Cairo Press 2013; US$ 26.99

    Cotton made the fortune of the Fuuda family, Egyptian landed gentry with peasant origins, during the second part of the nineteenth century. This story, narrated and photographed by a family member who has researched and documented various aspects of her own history, goes well beyond the family photo album to become an attempt to convey how cotton,... more...

  • Vanguard or Vandalsby Jon Abbink; Ineke van Kessel

    BRILL 2004; US$ 46.00

    This book contains a range of original studies on one of the major challenges in Africa today: the controversial role of youth in politics, conflict and rebellious movements. The issue is not only the drafting of child soldiers into insurgent armies or predatory militias, as in Somalia, Sierra Leone or Congo, but, more generally, that of the problematic... more...