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  • Common Purse, Uncommon Future: The Long, Strange Trip of Communes and Other Intentional Communitiesby Joseph Manzella

    ABC-CLIO 2010; US$ 49.00

    Common Purse, Uncommon Future: The Long, Strange Trip of Communes and Other Intentional Communities explores the many new types of communal living being tried in America and Europe today. A growing number of people disenchanted with the pressures and demands of mainstream lifestyles are drawn by the nostalgic appeal of traditional, mostly agrarian... more...

  • Adventurers And Exilesby Marjory Harper

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 13.31

    'The Scots have always been a restless people', says leading Scottish historian Marjory Harper 'but in the nineteenth century their restlessness exploded into a sustained surge of emigration that carried Scotland almost to the top of a European league table of emigrant exporting countries.' This is the first book to provide a comprehensive account... more...

  • Aristocratsby Lawrence James

    St. Martin's Press 2010; US$ 6.79

    Aristocracy means "rule by the best." For nine hundred years, the British aristocracy considered itself ideally qualified to rule others, make laws, and guide the nation. Its virtues lay in its collective wisdom, its attachment to chivalric codes, and its sense of public duty. It evolved from a medieval warrior caste into a self-assured and sophisticated... more...

  • Hochkultur als Herrschaftselementby Gabriele B. Clemens; Malte König; Marco Meriggi

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 154.00

    Das bilaterale Kulturzentrum Villa Vigoni am Comer See widmet sich u.a. mit zahlreichen Fachtagungen der Vertiefung und Erforschung der deutsch-italienischen Beziehungen in Literatur, Wissenschaft, Kultur und Politik. In der Schriftenreihe der Villa Vigoni werden herausragende Ergebnisse dieser Tagungen der an den biliteralen Beziehungen... more...

  • Geographies of Privilegeby France Winddance Twine; Bradley Gardener

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    How are social inequalities experienced, reproduced and challenged in local, global and transnational spaces? What role does the control of space play in distribution of crucial resources and forms of capital (housing, education, pleasure, leisure, social relationships)? The case studies in Geographies of Privilege demonstrate how power operates... more...

  • Adeligkeit, Katholizismus, Mythosby Markus Raasch

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Im Zentrum der Reihe stehen Relevanz und Bedeutungswandel von Eliten in der europäischen Moderne. Sie thematisiert das Machtbeharren des Adels und untersucht zugleich die Entstehung neuer Elitenformationen im Kontext aufkommender Massenmedien und gesellschaftlicher Mobilisierung. more...

  • Behind the Gatesby Setha Low

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Patterns of Migration in Central Europeby Claire Wallace; Dariusz Stola

    Palgrave Macmillan 2001; US$ 158.00

    Patterns of Migration in Central Europe brings together new material on migration in the region: Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic and Slovakia. In the last ten years, these countries have changed from being countries of emigration to countries of immigration. As the next candidates for membership to the European Union, migration has become a particularly... more...

  • Lords of Misruleby Dr Antony Taylor

    Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 125.00

    Flamboyant, cultured and refined, aristocracy is often seen as a national treasure. Lords of Misrule takes a different view and considers the role of an aristocracy behaving badly. This is a book about the political, social and moral failings of aristocracy and the ways in which they have featured in political rhetoric. Drawing on the views of critics... more...

  • Changing Classesby Gosta Esping-Andersen

    SAGE Publications 1993; US$ 48.00

    This book makes a significant contribution towards understanding the new class structures of post-industrial societies and the changing processes of social stratification and mobility. Drawing together comparative research on the dynamics of social stratification in a number of key western societies, the authors develop a framework for the analysis... more...