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Marginalization in Globalizing Delhi: Issues of Land, Livelihoods and Health (Hardcover, 1st Ed. 2017): Sanghamitra Shee... Marginalization in Globalizing Delhi: Issues of Land, Livelihoods and Health (Hardcover, 1st Ed. 2017)
Sanghamitra Shee Acharya, Milap Punia, Sucharita Sen, Sunita Reddy
R3,052 R2,672 Discovery Miles 26 720 Save R380 (12%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book analyses how developmental projects in a globalizing Delhi have brought about neglect, exclusion and alienation of certain sections of population, while benefiting others. It discusses the physical, economic and social displacement of people in the city in recent times, which has deprived them of their lands, livelihoods and access to health care. In Delhi and the National Capital Region, beyond the obvious and apparent image of wide roads, flyovers, the metro rail network, high-rises and glittering malls, globalization has brought about skewed and uneven development. A growing middle class and a significant group of an extremely rich section of population steer the ways in which development strategies are planned and implemented. Furthermore, with government control reducing as is inevitable and consistent with a neoliberal policy framework, private players have entered not only the consumer goods sector, but also basic goods and services such as agriculture, health and education. This book explores the effects of such processes, with a specific focus on equity, on the marginalized sections of population in a globalizing megacity. It addresses the themes of land, livelihoods and health as overarching, drawing upon their interlinkages. It traces the changes in the growth of the city in context of these themes and draws inferences from their interconnectedness to examine the current situation of development in Delhi.

Hope for Justice and Power - Broad-based Community Organizing in the Texas Industrial Areas Foundation (Hardcover): Kathleen... Hope for Justice and Power - Broad-based Community Organizing in the Texas Industrial Areas Foundation (Hardcover)
Kathleen Staudt
R599 Discovery Miles 5 990 16 working days

Texas-based affiliates in the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF) offer a strong, mature organizing model compared with other community organizations. In Hope for Justice and Power, Kathleen Staudt examines the twenty-first-century activities of the Texas IAF in multiple cities and towns around the state, drawing on forty years of academic teaching and on twenty years of active leadership experiences in the IAF. She identifies major contradictions, tensions, and their resolutions in IAF organizing related to centralism versus local control, reformist versus radical goals, stable revenue generation, greater gender balance in leadership, and evolving IAF principles.To analyze the Texas IAF, Staudt draws on participant observation in El Paso, statewide meetings and training, on interviews, and on archival documents and media coverage. This book will appeal to those interested in community-based organizing and leadership, Mexican American and women's politics, civic-capacity building in education, political socialization, and both Texas and urban politics.

Working Class Radicalism in Mid-Victorian England (Hardcover): Tapobrata Panda, Thomas Theodore, R. Arunkumar Working Class Radicalism in Mid-Victorian England (Hardcover)
Tapobrata Panda, Thomas Theodore, R. Arunkumar
R2,467 Discovery Miles 24 670 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Originally published in 1976, Working Class Radicalism in Mid-Victorian England examines working-class radicalism in the mid-Victorian period and suggests that after the fading of Chartist militancy the radical tradition was preserved in a working-class subculture that enabled working men to resist the full consolidation of middle-class hegemony. The book traces the growth of working-class radicalism as it developed dialectically in confrontation with middle-class liberal ideology in the generation after Waterloo. Intellectual forces were of central importance in shaping the character of the working-class Left and the Enlightenment, in particular, as the chief source of ideological weapons that were turned against the established order. The Enlightenment also provided the intellectual foundations of the middle-class ideology that was directed against the incipient threat of popular radicalism. The book notes that the same intellectual forces that entered into the first half of the nineteenth century also shaped the value system that provided the foundations of mid-Victorian urban culture. These forces also contributed to the rapprochement between working-class liberalism, bringing latent affinities to the surface. It is also emphasised, however, that inherited ideas and traditions exercised their influence in interaction with the structure of power and status.

Flatlining - Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy (Paperback): Adia Harvey Wingfield Flatlining - Race, Work, and Health Care in the New Economy (Paperback)
Adia Harvey Wingfield
R592 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R130 (22%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

What happens to black health care professionals in the new economy, where work is insecure and organizational resources are scarce? In Flatlining, Adia Harvey Wingfield exposes how hospitals, clinics, and other institutions participate in "racial outsourcing," relying heavily on black doctors, nurses, technicians, and physician assistants to do "equity work"-extra labor that makes organizations and their services more accessible to communities of color. Wingfield argues that as these organizations become more profit driven, they come to depend on black health care professionals to perform equity work to serve increasingly diverse constituencies. Yet black workers often do this labor without recognition, compensation, or support. Operating at the intersection of work, race, gender, and class, Wingfield makes plain the challenges that black employees must overcome and reveals the complicated issues of inequality in today's workplaces and communities.

The Maid's Daughter - Living Inside and Outside the American Dream (Paperback): Mary Romero The Maid's Daughter - Living Inside and Outside the American Dream (Paperback)
Mary Romero
R601 Discovery Miles 6 010 16 working days

2012 Americo Paredes Book Award Winner for Non-Fiction presented by the Center for Mexican American Studies at South Texas College Selected as a 2012 Outstanding Title by AAUP University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries This is Olivia's story. Born in Los Angeles, she is taken to Mexico to live with her extended family until the age of three. Olivia then returns to L.A. to live with her mother, Carmen, the live-in maid to a wealthy family. Mother and daughter sleep in the maid's room, just off the kitchen. Olivia is raised alongside the other children of the family. She goes to school with them, eats meals with them, and is taken shopping for clothes with them. She is like a member of the family. Except she is not. Based on over twenty years of research, noted scholar Mary Romero brings Olivia's remarkable story to life. We watch as she grows up among the children of privilege, struggles through adolescence, declares her independence and eventually goes off to college and becomes a successful professional. Much of this extraordinary story is told in Olivia's voice and we hear of both her triumphs and setbacks. We come to understand the painful realization of wanting to claim a Mexican heritage that is in many ways not her own and of her constant struggle to come to terms with the great contradictions in her life. In The Maid's Daughter, Mary Romero explores this complex story about belonging, identity, and resistance, illustrating Olivia's challenge to establish her sense of identity, and the patterns of inclusion and exclusion in her life. Romero points to the hidden costs of paid domestic labor that are transferred to the families of private household workers and nannies, and shows how everyday routines are important in maintaining and assuring that various forms of privilege are passed on from one generation to another. Through Olivia's story, Romero shows how mythologies of meritocracy, the land of opportunity, and the American dream remain firmly in place while simultaneously erasing injustices and the struggles of the working poor. A happy ending for the maid's daughter: Hector Tobar's profile of Olivia for the LA Times

Narrative of Sojourner Truth (Paperback, New edition): Sojourner Truth Narrative of Sojourner Truth (Paperback, New edition)
Sojourner Truth
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This inspiring memoir, first published in 1850, recounts the struggles of a distinguished African-American abolitionist and champion of women's rights. Sojourner Truth tells of her life in slavery, her self-liberation, and her travels across America in pursuit of racial and sexual equality. Essential reading for students of American history.

American Indian Intellectuals of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (Paperback, Red River books ed): Margot Liberty American Indian Intellectuals of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries (Paperback, Red River books ed)
Margot Liberty
R590 Discovery Miles 5 900 16 working days

Based on papers delivered at the 1976 meeting of the American Ethnological Society, "American Indian Intellectuals of the Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries" offers biographical sketches of major American Indian scholars and historians between 1828 and 1975.

Edited by Margot Liberty, this book includes important individuals from throughout the United States, including the Northwest Coast (William Beynon), the Great Basin(Sarah Winnemucca), the Southwest(Flora Zuni), the Northeast (Jesse Cornplanter, Alexander General, Arthur Parker, and Ely Parker), and the Plains (George Bushotter, Charles Eastman, Francis La Flesche, John Joseph Mathews, James Murie, and Bill Shakespeare). As liberty notes in her introduction, the biographies of these individuals are marked by the "awareness of life-ways precious because they were unique, each in its own way, and more precious because they were rapidly vanishing. Linked to this awareness was dedication to the task of preserving at least something for the future ....There is no more poignant record of the pressures of acculturation than some of the personal vignettes presented here."

Producers, Parasites, Patriots - Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity (Paperback): Daniel Martinez HoSang, Joseph... Producers, Parasites, Patriots - Race and the New Right-Wing Politics of Precarity (Paperback)
Daniel Martinez HoSang, Joseph E. Lowndes
R394 R319 Discovery Miles 3 190 Save R75 (19%) 16 working days

The shifting meaning of race and class in the age of Trump The profound concentration of economic power in the United States in recent decades has produced surprising new forms of racialization. In Producers, Parasites, Patriots, Daniel Martinez HoSang and Joseph E. Lowndes show that while racial subordination is an enduring feature of U.S. political history, it continually changes in response to shifting economic and political conditions, interests, and structures. The authors document the changing politics of race and class in the age of Trump across a broad range of phenomena, showing how new forms of racialization work to alter the economic protections of whiteness while promoting some conservatives of color as models of the neoliberal regime. Through careful analyses of diverse political sites and conflicts-racially charged elections, attacks on public-sector unions, new forms of white precarity, the rise of black and brown political elites, militia uprisings, multiculturalism on the far right-they highlight new, interwoven deployments of race in the ascendant age of inequality. Using the concept of "racial transposition," the authors demonstrate how racial meanings and signification can be transferred from one group to another to shore up both neoliberalism and racial hierarchy. From the militia movement to the Alt-Right to the mainstream Republican Party, Producers, Parasites, Patriots brings to light the changing role of race in right-wing politics.

The Global Bourgeoisie - The Rise of the Middle Classes in the Age of Empire (Paperback): David Motadel, Christof Dejung,... The Global Bourgeoisie - The Rise of the Middle Classes in the Age of Empire (Paperback)
David Motadel, Christof Dejung, Jurgen Osterhammel
R611 R487 Discovery Miles 4 870 Save R124 (20%) 16 working days

The first global history of the middle class While the nineteenth century has been described as the golden age of the European bourgeoisie, the emergence of the middle class and bourgeois culture was by no means exclusive to Europe. The Global Bourgeoisie explores the rise of the middle classes around the world during the age of empire. Bringing together eminent scholars, this landmark essay collection compares middle-class formation in various regions, highlighting differences and similarities, and assesses the extent to which bourgeois growth was tied to the increasing exchange of ideas and goods. The contributors indicate that the middle class was from its very beginning, even in Europe, the result of international connections and entanglements. Essays are grouped into six thematic sections: the political history of middle-class formation, the impact of imperial rule on the colonial middle class, the role of capitalism, the influence of religion, the obstacles to the middle class beyond the Western and colonial world, and, lastly, reflections on the creation of bourgeois cultures and global social history. Placing the establishment of middle-class society into historical context, this book shows how the triumph or destabilization of bourgeois values can shape the liberal world order. The Global Bourgeoisie irrevocably changes the understanding of how an important social class came to be.

The Maid's Daughter - Living Inside and Outside the American Dream (Hardcover): Mary Romero The Maid's Daughter - Living Inside and Outside the American Dream (Hardcover)
Mary Romero
R1,396 Discovery Miles 13 960 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

2012 Americo Paredes Book Award Winner for Non-Fiction presented by the Center for Mexican American Studies at South Texas College Selected as a 2012 Outstanding Title by AAUP University Press Books for Public and Secondary School Libraries This is Olivia's story. Born in Los Angeles, she is taken to Mexico to live with her extended family until the age of three. Olivia then returns to L.A. to live with her mother, Carmen, the live-in maid to a wealthy family. Mother and daughter sleep in the maid's room, just off the kitchen. Olivia is raised alongside the other children of the family. She goes to school with them, eats meals with them, and is taken shopping for clothes with them. She is like a member of the family. Except she is not. Based on over twenty years of research, noted scholar Mary Romero brings Olivia's remarkable story to life. We watch as she grows up among the children of privilege, struggles through adolescence, declares her independence and eventually goes off to college and becomes a successful professional. Much of this extraordinary story is told in Olivia's voice and we hear of both her triumphs and setbacks. We come to understand the painful realization of wanting to claim a Mexican heritage that is in many ways not her own and of her constant struggle to come to terms with the great contradictions in her life. In The Maid's Daughter, Mary Romero explores this complex story about belonging, identity, and resistance, illustrating Olivia's challenge to establish her sense of identity, and the patterns of inclusion and exclusion in her life. Romero points to the hidden costs of paid domestic labor that are transferred to the families of private household workers and nannies, and shows how everyday routines are important in maintaining and assuring that various forms of privilege are passed on from one generation to another. Through Olivia's story, Romero shows how mythologies of meritocracy, the land of opportunity, and the American dream remain firmly in place while simultaneously erasing injustices and the struggles of the working poor. A happy ending for the maid's daughter: Hector Tobar's profile of Olivia for the LA Times

Now Is The Time Of Monsters (Paperback): Sue Seminsky Bietila, Kevin C. Pyle Now Is The Time Of Monsters (Paperback)
Sue Seminsky Bietila, Kevin C. Pyle
R236 R194 Discovery Miles 1 940 Save R42 (18%) 16 working days
Fables of Fortune - What Rich People Have That You Don't Want (Hardcover): Richard Watts Fables of Fortune - What Rich People Have That You Don't Want (Hardcover)
Richard Watts
R346 R320 Discovery Miles 3 200 Save R26 (8%) 16 working days

Imagine private jets ready for an afternoon flight to New York City for a transcontinental shopping trip . . . luxury yachts circling the globe awaiting their owner's arrival . . . fully staffed but rarely visited vacation homes throughout the world. The rich live trouble free lives of graceful ease. Or do they?
In "Fables of Fortune," author Richard Watts pulls back the brocade curtain to reveal the precarious path of wanting more. As the advisor to the super rich, Watts reflects on the reality of wealth and a difficult and heartbreaking lesson: "The wealthiest person is not who has the most, but who needs the least."
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Fables of Fortune" convincingly persuades readers that wealth may be overrated. Through vignettes based on true stories, Watts reveals the challenges the super-wealthy face, including marriages based on net worth, interfamily inheritance battles, faux friends, entitled children, alienation, and spiritual depletion.
The successes and failures of life inspire the heartbeat of passion and self-actualization. Watts will challenge readers to reconsider key life questions of personal value and discover surprising new answers. "Fables of Fortune" reveals an honest, comparative, eye-opening analysis for any reader who believes wealth is a rose without thorns. Read on and gain perspective and appreciation for your own real fortune in life.

Reformed American Dreams - Welfare Mothers, Higher Education, and Activism (Paperback): Sheila M. Katz Reformed American Dreams - Welfare Mothers, Higher Education, and Activism (Paperback)
Sheila M. Katz
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Reformed American Dreams explores the experiences of low-income single mothers who pursued higher education while on welfare after the 1996 welfare reforms. This research occurred in an area where grassroots activism by and for mothers on welfare in higher education was directly able to affect the implementation of public policy. Half of the participants in Sheila M. Katz's research were activists with the grassroots welfare rights organization, LIFETIME, trying to change welfare policy and to advocate for better access to higher education. Reformed American Dreams takes up their struggle to raise families, attend school, and become student activists, all while trying to escape poverty. Katz highlights mothers' experiences as they pursued higher education on welfare and became grassroots activists during the Great Recession.

Scenes from the Revolution - Making Political Theatre 1968-2018 (Paperback): Kim Wiltshire, Billy Cowan Scenes from the Revolution - Making Political Theatre 1968-2018 (Paperback)
Kim Wiltshire, Billy Cowan
R480 R428 Discovery Miles 4 280 Save R52 (11%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Political theatre thrives on turbulence. By turning the political issues of the day into a potent, dramatic art form, its practitioners hold up a mirror to our society - with the power to shock, discomfit and entertain. Scenes from the Revolution is a celebration of fifty years of political theatre in Britain. Including 'lost' scripts from companies including Broadside Mobile Workers Theatre, The Women's Theatre Group and The General Will, with incisive commentary from contemporary political theatre makers, the book asks the essential questions: What can be learnt from our rich history of political theatre? And how might contemporary practitioners apply these approaches to our current politically troubled world? Beginning with a short history of pre-1968 political theatre - covering Brecht, Joan Littlewood and Ewan McColl - the editors move on to explore agit-prop, working-class theatre, theatre in education, theatre and race, women's theatre and LGBTQ theatre. Featuring many of the leading voices in the field, then and now, Scenes from the Revolution is a must-read for anyone interested in politics in the arts.

To Be Cared For - The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum (Paperback): Nathaniel Roberts To Be Cared For - The Power of Conversion and Foreignness of Belonging in an Indian Slum (Paperback)
Nathaniel Roberts
R604 R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Save R131 (22%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

To Be Cared For offers a unique view into the conceptual and moral world of slum-bound Dalits ("untouchables") in the South Indian city of Chennai. Focusing on the decision by many women to embrace locally specific forms of Pentecostal Christianity, Nathaniel Roberts challenges dominant anthropological understandings of religion as a matter of culture and identity, as well as Indian nationalist narratives of Christianity as a "foreign" ideology that disrupts local communities. Far from being a divisive force, conversion integrates the slum community-Christians and Hindus alike-by addressing hidden moral fault lines that subtly pit residents against one another in a national context that renders Dalits outsiders in their own land."

Intimations of Modernity - Civil Culture in Nineteenth-Century Cuba (Hardcover): A. Perez Louis Intimations of Modernity - Civil Culture in Nineteenth-Century Cuba (Hardcover)
A. Perez Louis
R832 Discovery Miles 8 320 16 working days

Louis A. Perez Jr.'s new history of nineteenth-century Cuba chronicles in fascinating detail the emergence of an urban middle class that was imbued with new knowledge and moral systems. Fostering innovative skills and technologies, these Cubans became deeply implicated in an expanding market culture during the boom in sugar production and prior to independence. Contributing to the cultural history of capitalism in Latin America, Perez argues that such creoles were cosmopolitans with powerful transnational affinities and an abiding identification with modernity. This period of Cuban history is usually viewed through a political lens, but Perez, here emphasizing the character of everyday life within the increasingly fraught colonial system, shows how moral, social, and cultural change that resulted from market forces also contributed to conditions leading to the collapse of the Spanish colonial administration. Perez highlights women's centrality in this process, showing how criollas adapted to new modes of self-representation as a means of self-fulfillment. Increasing opportunities for middle-class women's public presence and social participation was both cause and consequence of expanding consumerism and of women's challenges to prevailing gender hierarchies. Seemingly simple actions--riding a bicycle, for example, or deploying the abanico, the fan, in different ways--exposed how traditional systems of power and privilege clashed with norms of modernity and progress.

The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality - Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (Paperback, 7th ed.): Tracy E Ore The Social Construction of Difference and Inequality - Race, Class, Gender, and Sexuality (Paperback, 7th ed.)
Tracy E Ore
R1,804 Discovery Miles 18 040 16 working days
Social Work Practice and Social Welfare Policy in the United States - A History (Paperback): Philip R. Popple Social Work Practice and Social Welfare Policy in the United States - A History (Paperback)
Philip R. Popple
R1,194 Discovery Miles 11 940 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The first new social work history to be written in over twenty years, Social Work Practice and Social Welfare Policy in the United States presents a history of the field from the perspective of elites, as well as service providers and recipients. A particularly unique feature of the book is that it chronicles and analyzes the development of social work practice theory. As with other parts of the book, this is done on two levels: from the top down, looking at the writings, conference presentations, and training course material developed by leaders of the profession, and from the bottom up, looking at case records for evidence of techniques that were actually applied by social workers in the field. The data for the "bottom up" content in the book was obtained from archival records of agencies including the Philadelphia Almshouse, the Green Bay Wisconsin Department of Public Welfare, Minneapolis Family and Children's Services, the New York Charity Organization Society, the Boston Children's Aid Society, and the Boston Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. This text also places social work practice in its institutional context. It is argued that social work has had a significant role in three social institutions: public assistance, mental health, and child welfare. With this in consideration, the author argues that social work has completely lost its place in public assistance; has achieved its major professional goal of becoming a fully licensed and privileged provider of mental health services, but is at risk of losing its dominance in this institution due to the emergence of competing mental health professions; and maintains dominance only in child welfare. He concludes that the profession needs to reengage with public assistance (TANF); develop strategies to regain dominance in mental health (expansion of the DSW as a practice degree is suggested); and continue to emphasize child welfare as a central professional concern.

The Moral Economy of the Countryside - Anglo-Saxon to Anglo-Norman England (Hardcover): Rosamond Faith The Moral Economy of the Countryside - Anglo-Saxon to Anglo-Norman England (Hardcover)
Rosamond Faith
R1,435 Discovery Miles 14 350 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

How were manorial lords in the twelfth and thirteenth century able to appropriate peasant labour? And what does this reveal about the changing attitudes and values of medieval England? Considering these questions from the perspective of the 'moral economy', the web of shared values within a society, Rosamond Faith offers a penetrating portrait of a changing world. Anglo-Saxon lords were powerful in many ways but their power did not stem directly from their ownership of land. The values of early medieval England - principally those of rank, reciprocity and worth - were shared across society. The Norman Conquest brought in new attitudes both to land and to the relationship between lords and peasants, and the Domesday Book conveyed the novel concept of 'tenure'. The new 'feudal thinking' permeated all relationships concerned with land: peasant farmers were now manorial tenants, owing labour and rent. Many people looked back to better days.

Leo Tolstoy and the Canadian Doukhobors - A Study in Historic Relationships. Expanded and Revised Edition (Paperback): Andrew... Leo Tolstoy and the Canadian Doukhobors - A Study in Historic Relationships. Expanded and Revised Edition (Paperback)
Andrew Donskov
R579 R542 Discovery Miles 5 420 Save R37 (6%) 16 working days

A la suite de la redaction de ses deux romans les plus importants, Guerre et paix et Anna Karenine, l'auteur russe Leon Tolstoi a vecu une crise spirituelle qui l'a amene a denoncer les privileges dont jouissait sa classe sociale et les richesses materielles afferentes, et a accueillir la vie champetre du paysan. Dans la secte persecutee des Doukhobors, qui rejetaient aussi le militarisme et les rituels de l'Eglise en elisant plutot de trouver Dieu dans leur coeur, il decouvrait un exemple eloquent de la possibilite de vivre ses nouveaux ideaux pacifistes au quotidien. Leur style de vie les attirait tant - il appelait les Doukhobors " les gens du XXVe siecle " - qu'il decida en 1898 d'aider a financer leur emigration en masse vers le Canada, loin de la persecution de l'Eglise et de l'Etat russes. L'etude approfondie d'Andrew Donskov presente les grandes lignes de l'histoire et des croyances des Doukhobors, leur harmonie avec l'objet de toute la vie de Tolstoi qui souhaitait " un peuple uni " et le portrait des Doukhobors qu'en a fait Tolstoi dans ses ecrits. Cette edition comprend la correspondance entiere entre Tolstoi et le chef des Doukhobors, Petr Vasil'evich Verigin. L'edition est couronnee de trois essais d'eminents Doukhobors canadiens. Appuyee par une panoplie considerable de donnees initiales, cette monographie de Donskov ne manquera pas d'etre pertinente pour ceux qui s'interessent aux etudes religieuses, philosophiques, sociologiques, pacifistes, historiques ou litteraires. Ce livre est publie en anglais. -- Following the completion of his major novels War and Peace and Anna Karenina, Russian writer Leo Tolstoy experienced a spiritual crisis that led him to denounce the privileges of his social class and its attendant material wealth and embrace the simple rural life of the peasantry. In the persecuted Russian Doukhobor sect, who also rejected militarism and church ritual in favour of finding God in their hearts, he saw a prime example of how it was possible to live his new-found pacifist ideals in everyday life. He was so taken with their lifestyle, calling the Doukhobors "people of the 25th century," that, in 1898, he decided to help finance their mass emigration to Canada, away from the persecutions of the Russian church and state. Donskov's expanded study presents an outline of Doukhobor history and beliefs, their harmony with Tolstoy's lifelong aim of "unity of people", and the portrayal of Doukhobors in Tolstoy's writings. This edition features Tolstoy's complete correspondence with Doukhobor leader Petr Vasil'evich Verigin. Three guest essays by prominent Canadian Doukhobors are also included. Supported by a considerable array of source materials, Donskov's monograph will be of relevance to anyone interested in religious, philosophical, sociological, pacifist, historical, or literary studies. This book is published in English.

The Making of the Black Working Class in Britain (Paperback): Ron Ramdin The Making of the Black Working Class in Britain (Paperback)
Ron Ramdin
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This is the first comprehensive historical perspective on the relationship between black workers and the changing patterns of Britain's labour needs. It places in an historical context the development of a small black presence in sixteenth-century Britain into the disadvantaged black working class of the 1980s. The book deals with the colonial labour institutions (slavery, indentureship and trade unionism) and the ideology underlying them and also considers the previously neglected role of the nineteenth-century black radicals in British working class struggles. Finally, the book examines the emergence of a black radical ideology that has underpinned the twentieth-century struggles against unemployment, racial attacks and workplace grievances, among them employer and trade union racism.

The Decline of the Caste Question - Jogendranath Mandal and the Defeat of Dalit Politics in Bengal (Hardcover): Dwaipayan Sen The Decline of the Caste Question - Jogendranath Mandal and the Defeat of Dalit Politics in Bengal (Hardcover)
Dwaipayan Sen
R1,764 R1,634 Discovery Miles 16 340 Save R130 (7%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This revisionist history of caste politics in twentieth-century Bengal argues that the decline of this form of political mobilization in the region was as much the result of coercion as of consent. It traces this process through the political career of Jogendranath Mandal, the leader of the Dalit movement in eastern India and a prominent figure in the history of India and Pakistan, over the transition of Partition and Independence. Utilising Mandal's private papers, this study reveals both the strength and achievements of his movement for Dalit recognition, as well as the major challenges and constraints he encountered. Departing from analyses that have stressed the role of integration, Dwaipayan Sen demonstrates how a wide range of coercions shaped the eventual defeat of Dalit politics in Bengal. The region's acclaimed 'castelessness' was born of the historical refusal of Mandal's struggle to pose the caste question.

The Son Also Rises - Surnames and the History of Social Mobility (Paperback): Gregory Clark The Son Also Rises - Surnames and the History of Social Mobility (Paperback)
Gregory Clark
R383 R309 Discovery Miles 3 090 Save R74 (19%) 16 working days

How much of our fate is tied to the status of our parents and grandparents? How much does it influence our children? More than we wish to believe. While it has been argued that rigid class structures have eroded in favor of greater social equality, The Son Also Rises proves that movement on the social ladder has changed little over eight centuries. Using a novel technique--tracking family names over generations to measure social mobility across countries and periods--renowned economic historian Gregory Clark reveals that mobility rates are lower than conventionally estimated, do not vary across societies, and are resistant to social policies. Clark examines and compares surnames in such diverse cases as modern Sweden and Qing Dynasty China. He demonstrates how fate is determined by ancestry and that almost all societies have similarly low social mobility rates. Challenging popular assumptions about mobility and revealing the deeply entrenched force of inherited advantage, The Son Also Rises is sure to prompt intense debate for years to come.

The Missing Class - Portraits of the Near Poor in America (Paperback): Katherine Newman, Victor Tan Chen The Missing Class - Portraits of the Near Poor in America (Paperback)
Katherine Newman, Victor Tan Chen
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Named one of the Best Business Books of 2007 by Library Journal
The Missing Class gives voice to the 54 million Americans, including 21 percent of the nation's children, who are sandwiched between poor and middle class. While government programs help the needy and politicians woo the more fortunate, the "Missing Class" is largely invisible and ignored. Through the experiences of nine families, Katherine Newman and Victor Tan Chen trace the unique problems faced by individuals in this large and growing demographic--the "near poor." The question for the Missing Class is not whether they're doing better than the truly poor--they are. The question is whether these individuals, on the razor's edge of subsistence, are safely ensconced in the Missing Class or in danger of losing it all. The Missing Class has much to tell us about whether the American dream still exists for those who are sacrificing daily to achieve it.
"In this compassionate and clear-eyed analysis . . . Newman and Chen contribute significantly to the dialogue on America's widening inequities." --Publishers Weekly
"The Missing Class is a call to action to change America." --Senator John Edwards
"At last, a focus on people who struggle from month to month with housing, health care and education costs but don't fit into the government's comfortingly minimalist definition of poverty. Newman and Chen give us a vivid, close-up, and often moving look at the urban 'near poor.' An excellent follow-up to Newman's essential body of work on America's economic anxieties." --Barbara Ehrenreich, author of Nickel and Dimed
"Just above the artificial 'poverty line, ' millions of hard-working people struggle invisibly to gain a foothold on the promise of the American Dream. Their raw hardships and persistent hopes, collected in this book of unflinching portraits, ought to sound the alarm for an America grown complacent." --David Shipler, author of The Working Poor: Invisible in America

Hired - Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain (Paperback, Main): James Bloodworth Hired - Six Months Undercover in Low-Wage Britain (Paperback, Main)
James Bloodworth 1
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Longlisted for the Orwell Prize, 2019 ____________ The Times Round-up of the Best Non-fiction Paperbacks, 2019 The Times Best Current Affairs and Big Ideas Book of the Year, 2018 For many in modern Britain, careers are low-paid and high-risk, a series of short-term jobs with no security and little future. In this essential expose, James Bloodworth goes undercover to investigate how working life has become a waking nightmare. From the Orwellian reach of an Amazon warehouse to the trials of a care worker, Hired is a clear-eyed analysis of a divided nation and a riveting dispatch from the very frontline of low-wage Britain. 'An extraordinary and unsettling journey into the way modern Britons work. It is George Orwell's Down and Out in Paris and London for the gig-economy age' MATTHEW D'ANCONA, author of Post-Truth

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