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            Modernity of Slavery: Struggles against Caste Inequality in Colonial Kerala

            Modernity of Slavery: Struggles against Caste Inequality in Colonial Kerala (Hardback)

            By Mohan, P. Sanal

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            Centring the questions of consciousness and interiority, this book challenges the stereotypes of historical writing on Dalits and Christianity. It highlights everyday experiences, such as break-up of families, torture, sufferings, and re-memorialization of these experiences by co...ntemporary generations, and weaves in narratives of specific instances, events, and personalities. Offering nuanced and unprecedented use of fresh archival sources and historical ethnography, this book will be a tour de force for anyone interested in the journeys of Dalit consciousness, Christianity, and religious movements in India.
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            ISBN 9780198099765
            Released NZ 26 Jun 2014
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Natural Hierarchies: The Historical Sociology of Race and Caste

            Natural Hierarchies: The Historical Sociology of Race and Caste (Hardback)

            By Smaje, Chris

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            This volume traces the emergence and development of social rank in our present day world. It looks at ideas of hierachy in the light of the historical, anthropological and sociological evidence to generate understanding of present-day struggles in race and ethnic relations.

            ISBN 9780631209485
            Released NZ 14 May 2000
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            The Rise and Rise of Meritocracy

            The Rise and Rise of Meritocracy (Paperback, New title)

            Edited by Dench, Geoff

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            The term meritocracy entered the English language with the publication of Michael Young's The Rise of the Meritocracy . This work examines what meritocracy means and how it has evolved. It demonstrates that Young was right to question the viability of political systems trying to ...organise themselves directly around the idea.
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            ISBN 9781405147194
            Released NZ 20 Dec 2006
            Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
            Interest Age General Audience
            Series Political Quarterly Monograph Series
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            Inclusion and Exclusion in the Global Arena
             

            Inclusion and Exclusion in the Global Arena (Hardback)

            By Kirsch, Max

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            Addresses the inclusion and exclusion of peoples, populations and regions in an era of global economic and social integration. This book provides on-the ground case studies that lead to alternative ways of viewing conceptual frameworks of globalization and its consequences.

            ISBN 9780415952415
            Released NZ 20 Jun 2006
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Security, Socialisation and Affect in Indian Families: Unfamiliar Ground
             

            Security, Socialisation and Affect in Indian Families: Unfamiliar Ground (Hardback)

            Edited by Raja, Ira

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            Sociological studies on the Indian family have been mainly preoccupied with quantitative and morphological aspects of household form/composition, to the neglect of the more 'ineffable' dimensions of family life and relationships. The present volume brings together ten chapters wi...th an interest in a more broadly-based reconstruction of the field of Indian family and kinship studies, including scholars from law, literature, anthropology, sociology, cultural studies, queer theory, and Business Management. Through a study of literary, cinematic, legal and cultural texts, this collection offers an understanding of the changing face of the Indian family, paying special attention to the family's role as a provider of social security to its members, in normal or abnormal times; its part in the reproduction of class structures and values, whose perpetuation of gender differentiated access to familial resources serves as an important mechanism of sex role socialisation; and the articulation of sexuality in cultural texts ranging from children's literature to contemporary cinema. This book was published as a special issue of South Asia: Journal of South Asian Studies.
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            ISBN 9780415622011
            Released NZ 13 Aug 2013
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
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            The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America

            The Way Back: Restoring the Promise of America (Trade Paperback / Paperback, First Trade Paper Edition)

            By Buckley, F. H.

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            The promise of America is that, with ambition and hard work, anyone can rise to the top. But now the promise has been broken, and we've become an aristocracy where rich parents raise rich kids and poor parents raise poor kids. We've been told that the changes are structural, that... there's nothing we can do about this. But that doesn't explain why other First World countries are beating us hands down on the issue of mobility. What's different about America is our politics. An ostensibly progressive New Class of comfortably rich professionals, media leaders, and academics has shaped the contours of American politics and given us a country of fixed economic classes. It is supported by the poorest of Americans, who have little chance to rise, an alliance of both ends against the middle that recalls the Red Tories of parliamentary countries. Because they support an aristocracy, the members of the New Class are Tories, and because of their feigned concern for the poor, they are Red Tories. The Way Back explains the revolution in American politics, where political insurgents have challenged the complacent establishment of both parties, and shows how we can restore the promise of economic mobility and equality by pursuing socialist ends through capitalist means.
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            ISBN 9781594039591
            Released NZ 14 Nov 2017
            Publisher Encounter Books,USA
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            Global Dreams: Class, Gender, and Public Space in Cosmopolitan Cairo

            Global Dreams: Class, Gender, and Public Space in Cosmopolitan Cairo (Hardback)

            By de Koning, Anouk

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            A look at the new face of Cairo after economic liberalization

            ISBN 9789774162497
            Released NZ 15 Aug 2009
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            Workers on the Nile: Nationalism, Communism, Islam, and the Egyptian Working Class, 1882-1954

            Workers on the Nile: Nationalism, Communism, Islam, and the Egyptian Working Class, 1882-1954 (Paperback, New edition)

            By Beinin, Joel; Lockman, Zachary

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            This study examines the role of trade unionism and the working class in the development of Egyptian nationalism during the first half of the 20th century.

            ISBN 9789774244827
            Released NZ 15 Sep 1998
            Publisher Misc - United Book Distributor
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            The Middle Class in Neoliberal China: Governing Risk, Life-Building, and Themed Spaces
             

            The Middle Class in Neoliberal China: Governing Risk, Life-Building, and Themed Spaces (Hardback)

            By Ren, Hai

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            After decades of reconfiguration and redirection of the Chinese economy, society and politics toward neoliberalism since the late 1970s, China has become not merely one of the world's fastest growing economies but also one of the most socially polarized states. This book focuses ...on the development of the middle class in China.
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            ISBN 9780415501354
            Released NZ 6 Nov 2012
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Routledge Contemporary China Series
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            Elite Girls' Schooling, Social Class and Sexualised Popular Culture
             

            Elite Girls' Schooling, Social Class and Sexualised Popular Culture (Hardback)

            By Charles, Claire

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            Young women's identities are an issue of public and academic interest across a number of western nations at the present time. This book explores how young women attending an elite school for girls understand and construct 'empowerment'. It investigates the extent to which, and th...e ways in which, their constructions of empowerment and identity work to overturn, or resist, key regulations and normative expectations for girls in post-feminist, hyper-sexualised cultural contexts. The book provides a succinct overview of feminist theorisations of normative femininities in young women's lives in western cultural contexts. It includes familiar sexist discourses such as sexual double standards, as well as more recent commentary about the regulation of young women's subjectivities in neoliberal, post-feminist, hyper-sexualised cultures. Drawing on ethnographic research in the context of an elite girls' secondary school, the author explores how empowerment for young women is constructed and understood across a range of textual practices. From visual representations of young women in school promotional material, to students' constructions of popular celebrities, the question of how girls' resistance to normative femininities begins to develop is examined. This rich empirical work makes a unique contribution to the study of elite schooling within the sociology of education, drawing on important insights from the field of critical girlhood studies, and posing a challenge to popular feminist notions about media literacy, young women and empowerment. It will be of interest to scholars and postgraduates in the areas of gender studies, sociology, education, youth studies and cultural studies.
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            ISBN 9780415636568
            Released NZ 21 Nov 2013
            Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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