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Understanding Inequalities - Stratification and Difference (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Lucinda Platt Understanding Inequalities - Stratification and Difference (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Lucinda Platt
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Bringing together the most recent empirical evidence and the latest theoretical debates, this fully revised new edition gets to grips with a broad range of inequalities in people's lives. Examining social class, gender, ethnicity, disability and migration status, it demonstrates how these play out in relation to education, health, poverty, neighbourhood and housing and how they cumulate across the life course. Richly illustrated with figures and concrete examples showing the distribution of life chances across social groups, the book demonstrates how people's lives are structured by inequalities across multiple dimensions. Comprehensive topical chapters are framed by an exploration of the meaning and interpretation of inequalities and a discussion highlighting the important intersections between them. With new chapters on disability and international migration, this updated edition continues to provide a wide-ranging but detailed and theoretically sophisticated account of contemporary inequalities that will be invaluable to undergraduate and masters students alike.

Beaten Down, Worked Up - The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor (Hardcover): Steven Greenhouse Beaten Down, Worked Up - The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor (Hardcover)
Steven Greenhouse
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The Making of the English Working Class (Paperback): E. P Thompson The Making of the English Working Class (Paperback)
E. P Thompson 1
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Fifty years since first publication, E. P. Thompson's revolutionary account of working-class culture and ideals is published in Penguin Modern Classics, with a new introduction by historian Michael Kenny This classic and imaginative account of working-class society in its formative years, 1780 to 1832, revolutionized our understanding of English social history. E. P. Thompson shows how the working class took part in its own making and re-creates the whole-life experience of people who suffered loss of status and freedom, who underwent degradation, and who yet created a cultured and political consciousness of great vitality. Reviews: 'A dazzling vindication of the lives and aspirations of the then - and now once again - neglected culture of working-class England' Martin Kettle, Observer 'Superbly readable . . . a moving account of the culture of the self-taught in an age of social and intellectual deprivation' Asa Briggs, Financial Times 'Thompson's work combines passion and intellect, the gifts of the poet, the narrator and the analyst' E. J. Hobsbawm, Independent 'An event not merely in the writing of English history but in the politics of our century' Michael Foot, Times Literary Supplement 'The greatest of our socialist historians' Terry Eagleton, New Statesman About the author: E. P. Thompson was born in 1924 and read history at Corpus Christi, Cambridge, graduating in 1946. An academic, writer and acclaimed historian, his first major work was a biography of William Morris. The Making of the English Working Class was instantly recognized as a classic on its publication in 1963 and secured his position as one of the leading social historians of his time. Thompson was also an active campaigner and key figure in the ending of the Cold War. He died in 1993, survived by his wife and two sons.

Health Disparities in the United States - Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Health (Paperback, second edition): Donald A. Barr Health Disparities in the United States - Social Class, Race, Ethnicity, and Health (Paperback, second edition)
Donald A. Barr
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Outstanding Academic Title, Choice magazine The health care system in the United States has been called the best in the world. Yet wide health disparities persist between different social groups, and many Americans suffer from poorer health than people in other developed countries. Donald A. Barr's Health Disparities in the United States explores how socioeconomic status, race, and ethnicity interact with socioeconomic inequality to create and perpetuate these health disparities. Examining the significance of this gulf for the medical community, cultural subsets, and society at large, Barr offers potential policy- and physician-based solutions for reducing health inequity in the long term. This popular course book, which has been fully updated, now incorporates significant new material, including a chapter on the profound effects of inequality on child development, behavioral choices, and adult health status. An essential text for courses in public health, health policy, and sociology, the second edition analyzes the complex web of social forces that influence health outcomes in the United States. This book is a vital teaching tool and a comprehensive reference for social science and medical professionals.

Hooligan (Paperback): Patrick Holohan Hooligan (Paperback)
Patrick Holohan; As told to Richard Barrett
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When Paddy Holohan discovered mixed martial arts as a teenager, it was the first time his life settled into something approaching focus. Far removed from the chaos of the outside world, every bout reduced that maze of hardship to one simple proposition: survive - a task made all the more unlikely given Paddy's rare form of haemophilia, which he kept secret from the MMA world for years. For the duration of his career, he was never more than one misplaced strike away from the end. Why enter the Octagon knowing you might never leave? For Holohan, it would take a journey to the summit of his sport, and a high-profile fall from grace, to unravel the answer to that question and, with it, finally find some measure of redemption. This is his story.

Dangerously Divided - How Race and Class Shape Winning and Losing in American Politics (Paperback): Zoltan L. Hajnal Dangerously Divided - How Race and Class Shape Winning and Losing in American Politics (Paperback)
Zoltan L. Hajnal
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As America has become more racially diverse and economic inequality has increased, American politics has also become more clearly divided by race and less clearly divided by class. In this landmark book, Zoltan L. Hajnal draws on sweeping data to assess the political impact of the two most significant demographic trends of last fifty years. Examining federal and local elections over many decades, as well as policy, Hajnal shows that race more than class or any other demographic factor shapes not only how Americans vote but also who wins and who loses when the votes are counted and policies are enacted. America has become a racial democracy, with non-Whites and especially African Americans regularly on the losing side. A close look at trends over time shows that these divisions are worsening, yet also reveals that electing Democrats to office can make democracy more even and ultimately reduce inequality in well-being.

Moving Up without Losing Your Way - The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility (Hardcover): Jennifer Morton Moving Up without Losing Your Way - The Ethical Costs of Upward Mobility (Hardcover)
Jennifer Morton
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The ethical and emotional tolls paid by disadvantaged college students seeking upward mobility and what educators can do to help these students flourish Upward mobility through the path of higher education has been an article of faith for generations of working-class, low-income, and immigrant college students. While we know this path usually entails financial sacrifices and hard work, very little attention has been paid to the deep personal compromises such students have to make as they enter worlds vastly different from their own. Measuring the true cost of higher education for those from disadvantaged backgrounds, Moving Up without Losing Your Way looks at the ethical dilemmas of upward mobility-the broken ties with family and friends, the severed connections with former communities, and the loss of identity-faced by students as they strive to earn a successful place in society. Drawing upon philosophy, social science, personal stories, and interviews, Jennifer Morton reframes the college experience, factoring in not just educational and career opportunities but also essential relationships with family, friends, and community. Finding that student strivers tend to give up the latter for the former, negating their sense of self, Morton seeks to reverse this course. She urges educators to empower students with a new narrative of upward mobility-one that honestly situates ethical costs in historical, social, and economic contexts and that allows students to make informed decisions for themselves. A powerful work with practical implications, Moving Up without Losing Your Way paves a hopeful road so that students might achieve social mobility while retaining their best selves.

White Working Class, With a New Foreword by Mark Cuban and a New Preface by the Author - Overcoming Class Cluelessness in... White Working Class, With a New Foreword by Mark Cuban and a New Preface by the Author - Overcoming Class Cluelessness in America (Paperback, Revised edition)
Joan C. Williams
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"It is really worth a read..." -- Former Vice President Joe Biden, interviewed on Pod Save America Now in paperback with a new Foreword by Mark Cuban and a new Preface by the author, White Working Class explains why so much of the elite's analysis of the white working class is misguided, rooted in class cluelessness. Joan C. Williams, described as having "something approaching rock star status" by the New York Times, explains that many people have conflated "working class" with "poor"--but the working class is, in fact, the elusive, purportedly disappearing middle class. They often resent the poor and the professionals alike. But they don't resent the truly rich, nor are they particularly bothered by income inequality. Their dream is not to join the upper middle class, with its different culture, but to stay true to their own values in their own communities--just with more money. While white working-class motivations are often dismissed as racist or xenophobic, Williams shows that they have their own class consciousness. White Working Class is a blunt, bracing narrative that sketches a nuanced portrait of millions of people who have proven to be a potent political force. For anyone stunned by the rise of populist, nationalist movements, wondering why so many would seemingly vote against their own economic interests, or simply feeling like a stranger in their own country, White Working Class will be a convincing primer on how to connect with a crucial set of workers--and voters.

The Condition of the Working Class in England (Paperback): Friedrich Engels The Condition of the Working Class in England (Paperback)
Friedrich Engels; Edited by V.G. Kiernan; Introduction by Tristram Hunt
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Frederich Engels (1820 1895) was a German businessman and political theorist renowned as one of the intellectual founders of communism. In 1842 Engels was sent to Manchester to oversee his father's textile business, and he lived in the city until 1844. This volume, first published in German in 1845, contains his classic and highly influential account of working-class life in Manchester at the height of its industrial supremacy. Engels' highly detailed descriptions of urban conditions and contrasts between the different classes in Manchester were informed from both his own observations and his contacts with local labour activists and Chartists. Extensively researched and written with sympathy for the working class, this volume is one Engels' best known works and remains a vivid portrait of contemporary urban England. This volume is reissued from the English edition of 1892, which was translated by noted social activist Florence Kelley Wischnewetzky (1859 1932).

Perspectives on Emergency Medical Services as an Essential Service (Paperback, New): Larissa Roydon Perspectives on Emergency Medical Services as an Essential Service (Paperback, New)
Larissa Roydon
R1,390 R949 Discovery Miles 9 490 Save R441 (32%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Emergency medical services (EMS) systems provide important benefits to the public. Every day, EMS systems provide immediate medical care in response to individual health emergencies, such as motor vehicle crashes. They also play an important role in responding to disasters that threaten the health and safety of the larger public. Yet EMS does not receive the same recognition and support from policymakers as other services such as police and fire departments. The National Emergency Medical Services Advisory Council has argued that the lack of recognition of EMS as an essential service and public good hinders the efficiency, effectiveness, and equity of EMS provision and -- by extension -- that of the Nation's healthcare and disaster preparedness. This book explores the concept of an essential service as it relates to EMS and considers the pros and cons for States and localities of implementing EMS as an essential service. Also, it examines the characteristics of a public good in economic theory as they relate to EMS systems and discusses the general policy guidance economic theory offers regarding their efficient provision.

Fair Shot - Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn (Paperback): Chris Hughes Fair Shot - Rethinking Inequality and How We Earn (Paperback)
Chris Hughes
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Facebook co-founder Chris Hughes makes the case that one percenters like him should pay their fortune forward in a radically simple way: a guaranteed income for working people

The first half of Chris Hughes' life followed the perfect arc of the American Dream. He grew up in a small town in North Carolina. His parents were people of modest means, but he was accepted into an elite boarding school and then Harvard, both on a scholarship. There, he met Mark Zuckerberg and Dustin Moskovitz and became one of the co-founders of Facebook.

In telling his story, Hughes demonstrates the powerful role fortune and luck play in today's economy. Through the rocket-ship rise of Facebook, Hughes came to understand how a select few can become ultra-wealthy nearly overnight. He believes the same forces that made Facebook possible have made it harder for everyone else in America to make ends meet.

To help people who are struggling, Hughes proposes a simple, bold solution: a guaranteed income for working people, including unpaid caregivers and students, paid for by the one percent. Hughes believes that a guaranteed income is the most powerful tool we have to combat poverty. Money - cold hard cash with no strings attached - gives people freedom, dignity and the ability to climb the economic ladder.

A guaranteed income for working people is the big idea that's missing. This book, grounded in Hughes' personal experience, will start a frank conversation about how we earn, how we can combat income inequality, and ultimately, how we can give everyone a fair shot.

Don't Be Evil - How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles -- And All of Us (Hardcover): Rana Foroohar Don't Be Evil - How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles -- And All of Us (Hardcover)
Rana Foroohar
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Of Motherhood and Melancholia - Notebook of a Psycho-Ethnographer (Paperback): Lou-Marie Kruger Of Motherhood and Melancholia - Notebook of a Psycho-Ethnographer (Paperback)
Lou-Marie Kruger
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This book is about the slow violence of poverty. Lou-Marie Kruger's clinical and research encounters in the Dwarsrivier Valley attempt to give an account of the complex realities and lived experiences of low-income mothers in post-apartheid South Africa. Focusing specifically on maternal life in a semi-rural community, the work can be regarded as a South African case study, showing how particular happenings, specific events, unique interactions and larger societal processes become intertwined to result in complex narratives. Such intricate narratives do not only show how the past always impacts on the present, but can also implicitly suggest how and why such stories are prone to be repeated. While the book can be seen as a study of a place and a community, the lives of individual people and how they are embedded in the larger matrix of culture, history and the political economy are also present. The pertinent question here is one asked by medical anthropologist Paul Farmer: by which mechanisms precisely, do social forces ranging from poverty to racism to gender become embodied as individual experience?

The College Fear Factor - How Students and Professors Misunderstand One Another (Paperback): Rebecca D. Cox The College Fear Factor - How Students and Professors Misunderstand One Another (Paperback)
Rebecca D. Cox
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They re not the students strolling across the bucolic liberal arts campuses where their grandfathers played football. They are first-generation college students children of immigrants and blue-collar workers who know that their hopes for success hinge on a degree.

But college is expensive, unfamiliar, and intimidating. Inexperienced students expect tough classes and demanding, remote faculty. They may not know what an assignment means, what a score indicates, or that a single grade is not a definitive measure of ability. And they certainly don t feel entitled to be there. They do not presume success, and if they have a problem, they don t expect to receive help or even a second chance.

Rebecca D. Cox draws on five years of interviews and observations at community colleges. She shows how students and their instructors misunderstand and ultimately fail one another, despite good intentions. Most memorably, she describes how easily students can feel defeated by their real-world responsibilities and by the demands of college and come to conclude that they just don t belong there after all.

Eye-opening even for experienced faculty and administrators, "The College Fear Factor" reveals how the traditional college culture can actually pose obstacles to students success, and suggests strategies for effectively explaining academic expectations.

Everybody Else - Adoption and the Politics of Domestic Diversity in Postwar America (Paperback): Sarah Potter Everybody Else - Adoption and the Politics of Domestic Diversity in Postwar America (Paperback)
Sarah Potter
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In the popular imagination, the twenty years after World War II are associated with simpler, happier, more family-focused living. We think of stereotypical baby boom families like the Cleavers--white, suburban, and well on their way to middle-class affluence. For these couples and their children, a happy, stable family life provided an antidote to the anxieties and uncertainties of the emerging nuclear age.

But not everyone looked or lived like the Cleavers. For those who could not have children, or have as many children as they wanted, the postwar baby boom proved a source of social stigma and personal pain. Further, in 1950 roughly one in three Americans made below middle-class incomes, and over fifteen million lived under Jim Crow segregation. For these individuals, home life was not an oasis but a challenge, intimately connected to the era's many political and social upheavals.

"Everybody Else" provides a comparative analysis of diverse postwar families and examines the lives and case records of men and women who applied to adopt or provide pre-adoptive foster care in the 1940s and 1950s. It considers an array of individuals--both black and white, middle and working class--who found themselves on the margins of a social world that privileged family membership. These couples wanted adoptive and foster children in order to achieve a sense of personal mission and meaning, as well as a deeper feeling of belonging to their communities. But their quest for parenthood also highlighted the many inequities of that era. These individuals' experiences seeking children reveal that the baby boom family was about much more than "togetherness" or a quiet house in the suburbs; it also shaped people's ideas about the promises and perils of getting ahead in postwar America.

Class, Race, and Marxism (Paperback): David R Roediger Class, Race, and Marxism (Paperback)
David R Roediger 1
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Seen as a key figure in the critical study of whiteness, US historian David Roediger has sometimes received criticism, and praise, alleging that he left Marxism behind in order to work on questions of identity. This volume collects his recent and new work implicitly and explicitly challenging such a view. In his historical studies of the intersections of race, settler colonialism, and slavery, in his major essay (with Elizabeth Esch) on race and the management of labour, in his detailing of the origins of critical studies of whiteness within Marxism, and in his reflections on the history of solidarity, Roediger argues that racial division is part of not only of the history of capitalism but also of the logic of capital.

Shelter from the Machine - Homesteaders in the Age of Capitalism (Paperback): Jason G. Strange Shelter from the Machine - Homesteaders in the Age of Capitalism (Paperback)
Jason G. Strange
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"You're either buried with your crystals or your shotgun." That laconic comment captures the hippies-versus-hicks conflict that divides, and in some ways defines, modern-day homesteaders. It also reveals that back to-the-landers, though they may seek lives off the grid, remain connected to the most pressing questions confronting the United States today.Jason Strange shows where homesteaders fit, and don't fit, within contemporary America. Blending history with personal stories, Strange visits pig roasts and bohemian work parties to find people engaged in a lifestyle that offers challenge and fulfillment for those in search of virtues like self-employment, frugality, contact with nature, and escape from the mainstream. He also lays bare the vast differences in education and opportunity that leave some homesteaders dispossessed while charting the tensions that arise when people seek refuge from the ills of modern society-only to find themselves indelibly marked by the system they dreamed of escaping.

The Art Of Being Middle Class - How To manage Life's Awkward Micro-Moments (Paperback): The Art Of Being Middle Class - How To manage Life's Awkward Micro-Moments (Paperback)
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Middle-class Brits are embarrassed, awkward, and charmingly insecure in their tastes. The Art of Being Middle-Class, based on stories from cult blog The Middle Class Handbook, is here to help. What are the essential topics to cover when talking about other couples? What do you do about the awkward bag on the seat moment? How do you subtly boast about your summer holiday destination? What does your cooker hood say about you? With tips on taste and etiquette, a conspiratorial cheer here and there, and a kick up the bum when necessary, this book sets out to help our marvellous British MCs be the best they can be. Praise for The Middle Class Handbook: "Indispensable... whether you're middle class or pretending not to be." GQ magazine. "Hilarious... we laughed our organic, brushed cotton socks off." Grazia. "The Middle Class Handbook skewers the middle classes, and then dissects them with ruthless comical accuracy." Esquire.

Poor Queer Studies - Confronting Elitism in the University (Paperback): Matt Brim Poor Queer Studies - Confronting Elitism in the University (Paperback)
Matt Brim
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In Poor Queer Studies Matt Brim shifts queer studies away from its familiar sites of elite education toward poor and working-class people, places, and pedagogies. Brim shows how queer studies also takes place beyond the halls of flagship institutions: in night school; after a three-hour commute; in overflowing classrooms at no-name colleges; with no research budget; without access to decent food; with kids in tow; in a state of homelessness. Drawing on the everyday experiences of teaching and learning queer studies at the College of Staten Island, Brim outlines the ways the field has been driven by the material and intellectual resources of those institutions that neglect and rarely serve poor and minority students. By exploring poor and working-class queer ideas and laying bare the structural and disciplinary mechanisms of inequality that suppress them, Brim jumpstarts a queer-class knowledge project committed to anti-elitist and anti-racist education. Poor Queer Studies is essential for all of those who care about the state of higher education and building a more equitable academy.

Understanding Inequalities - Stratification and Difference (Hardcover, 2nd Edition): Lucinda Platt Understanding Inequalities - Stratification and Difference (Hardcover, 2nd Edition)
Lucinda Platt
R1,546 R1,397 Discovery Miles 13 970 Save R149 (10%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Bringing together the most recent empirical evidence and the latest theoretical debates, this fully revised new edition gets to grips with a broad range of inequalities in people's lives. Examining social class, gender, ethnicity, disability and migration status, it demonstrates how these play out in relation to education, health, poverty, neighbourhood and housing and how they cumulate across the life course. Richly illustrated with figures and concrete examples showing the distribution of life chances across social groups, the book demonstrates how people's lives are structured by inequalities across multiple dimensions. Comprehensive topical chapters are framed by an exploration of the meaning and interpretation of inequalities and a discussion highlighting the important intersections between them. With new chapters on disability and international migration, this updated edition continues to provide a wide-ranging but detailed and theoretically sophisticated account of contemporary inequalities that will be invaluable to undergraduate and masters students alike.

The Gardens of the British Working Class (Paperback): Margaret Willes The Gardens of the British Working Class (Paperback)
Margaret Willes
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This magnificently illustrated people's history celebrates the extraordinary feats of cultivation by the working class in Britain, even if the land they toiled, planted, and loved was not their own. Spanning more than four centuries, from the earliest records of the laboring classes in the country to today, Margaret Willes's research unearths lush gardens nurtured outside rough workers' cottages and horticultural miracles performed in blackened yards, and reveals the ingenious, sometimes devious, methods employed by determined, obsessive, and eccentric workers to make their drab surroundings bloom. She also explores the stories of the great philanthropic industrialists who provided gardens for their workforces, the fashionable rich stealing the gardening ideas of the poor, alehouse syndicates and fierce rivalries between vegetable growers, flower-fanciers cultivating exotic blooms on their city windowsills, and the rich lore handed down from gardener to gardener through generations. This is a sumptuous record of the myriad ways in which the popular cultivation of plants, vegetables, and flowers has played-and continues to play-an integral role in everyday British life.

Evicted - Poverty and Profit in the American City (Paperback): Matthew Desmond Evicted - Poverty and Profit in the American City (Paperback)
Matthew Desmond 1
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Social Mobility - And Its Enemies (Paperback): Lee Elliot Major, Stephen Machin Social Mobility - And Its Enemies (Paperback)
Lee Elliot Major, Stephen Machin 1
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What are the effects of decreasing social mobility?

How does education help - and hinder - us in improving our life chances?

Why are so many of us stuck on the same social rung as our parents?

Apart from the USA, Britain has the lowest social mobility in the Western world. The lack of movement in who gets where in society - particularly when people are stuck at the bottom and the top - costs the nation dear, both in terms of the unfulfilled talents of those left behind and an increasingly detached elite, disinterested in improvements that benefit the rest of society.

This book analyses cutting-edge research into how social mobility has changed in Britain over the years, the shifting role of schools and universities in creating a fairer future, and the key to what makes some countries and regions so much richer in opportunities, bringing a clearer understanding of what works and how we can better shape our future.

Uberland - How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work (Paperback): Alex Rosenblat Uberland - How Algorithms Are Rewriting the Rules of Work (Paperback)
Alex Rosenblat
R387 R312 Discovery Miles 3 120 Save R75 (19%) Shipped within 18 - 22 working days

Silicon Valley technology is transforming the way we work, and Uber is leading the charge. An American startup that promised to deliver entrepreneurship for the masses through its technology, Uber instead built a new template for employment using algorithms and Internet platforms. Upending our understanding of work in the digital age, Uberland paints a future where any of us might be managed by a faceless boss. The neutral language of technology masks the powerful influence algorithms have across the New Economy. Uberland chronicles the stories of drivers in more than twenty-five cities in the United States and Canada over four years, shedding light on their working conditions and providing a window into how they feel behind the wheel. The book also explores Uber's outsized influence around the world: the billion-dollar company is now influencing everything from debates about sexual harassment and transportation regulations to racial equality campaigns and labor rights initiatives. Based on award-winning technology ethnographer Alex Rosenblat's firsthand experience of riding over 5,000 miles with Uber drivers, daily visits to online forums, and face-to-face discussions with senior Uber employees, Uberland goes beyond the headlines to reveal the complicated politics of popular technologies that are manipulating both workers and consumers.

Entitled - A Critical History of the British Aristocracy (Paperback): Chris Bryant Entitled - A Critical History of the British Aristocracy (Paperback)
Chris Bryant 1
R274 R210 Discovery Miles 2 100 Save R64 (23%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

"A proudly partisan history of the British aristocracy - which scores some shrewd hits against the upper class themselves, and the nostalgia of the rest of us for their less endearing eccentricities. A great antidote to Downton Abbey." (Mary Beard) Exploring the extraordinary social and political dominance enjoyed by the British aristocracy over the centuries, Entitled seeks to explain how a tiny number of noble families rose to such a position in the first place. It reveals the often nefarious means they have employed to maintain their wealth, power and prestige and examines the greed, ambition, jealousy and rivalry which drove aristocratic families to guard their interests with such determination. In telling their history, Entitled introduces a cast of extraordinary characters: fierce warriors, rakish dandies, political dilettantes, charming eccentrics, arrogant snobs and criminals who quite literally got away with murder.

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