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  • Founding Families Of Pittsburghby Joseph F Rishel

    University of Pittsburgh Press 2005; US$ 25.95

    A study of twenty wealthy upper-class families during Pittsburgh’s growth into an important commerical and industrial center. It shows how they succeeded in creating the institutions needed to sustain a local aristocracy and possessed the ability to adapt its accumulated advantages to social and economic changes. more...

  • Steeltonby John Bodnar

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1977; US$ 25.95

    A study of the immigrants who flocked to this Central Pennsylvania steel town in the late nineteenth century in search of employment. Comprised primarily of Southern blacks and Eastern European immigrants, they formed the lower class of this town. Analyzes the social structure and dominance of the white, Anglo-Saxon, Protestant elite. more...

  • Public Health in Indiaby Diatha Krishna Sundar; Shashank Garg; Isha Garg

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Despite rapid advances in modern medicine and state-of-the-art health care services in the private sector, primary health care in India remains inaccessible to a majority of the population. Besides, even policymakers often do not have access to real-time data to fine-tune their policies or design appropriate research and intervention programmes. ... more...

  • After Welfareby Sanford F. Schram

    NYU Press 2000; US$ 27.00

    Do contemporary welfare policies reflect the realities of the economy and the needs of those in need of public assistance, or are they based on outdated and idealized notions of work and family life? Are we are moving from a "war on poverty" to a "war against the poor?" In this critique of American social welfare policy, Sanford F. Schram explores... more...

  • Bad Habitsby John C. Burnham

    NYU Press 1992; US$ 27.00

    The vast majority of Americans have, at one point or another gotten drunk, smoked, dabbled with drugs, gambled, sworn or engaged in adultery. During the 1800s, respectable people struggled to control these behaviors, labeling them bad and the people who indulged in them unrespectable. In the twentieth century, however, these minor vices were transformed... more...

  • The Organization of American Culture, 1700-1900by Peter D. Hall

    NYU Press 1984; US$ 27.00

    Nationality, argues Peter Hall, did not follow directly from the colonists' declatation of independence from England, nor from the political union of the states under the Constitution of 1789. It was, rather, the product of organizations which socialized individuals to a national outlook. These institutions were the private corportions which Americans... more...

  • A Global Conceptual History of Asia, 1860–1940by Hagen Schulz-Forberg

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Contributors to this volume explore the changing concepts of the social and the economic during a period of fundamental change across Asia. They challenge accepted explanations of how Western knowledge spread through Asia and show how versatile Asian intellectuals were in introducing European concepts and in blending them with local traditions. more...

  • Culture, Power, and the Stateby Prasenjit Duara

    Stanford University Press 1991; US$ 30.95

    In the early twentieth century, the Chinese state made strenuous efforts to broaden and deepen its authority over rural society. This book is an ambitious attempt to offer both a method and a framework for analyzing Chinese social history in the state-making era.The author constructs a prismatic view of village-level society that shows how marketing,... more...

  • The Colonial Origins of Ethnic Violence in Indiaby Ajay Verghese

    Stanford University Press 2016; US$ 25.95

    The neighboring north Indian districts of Jaipur and Ajmer are identical in language, geography, and religious and caste demography. But when the famous Babri Mosque in Ayodhya was destroyed in 1992, Jaipur burned while Ajmer remained peaceful; when the state clashed over low-caste affirmative action quotas in 2008, Ajmer's residents rioted while... more...

  • Rethinking the Red Scareby Todd J. Pfannestiel

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...