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"Getting By"

Class and State Formation among Chinese in Malaysia

by Donald Nonini

<p>How do class, ethnicity, gender, and politics interact? In what ways do they constitute everyday life among ethnic minorities? In <em>&quot;Getting By,&quot;</em> Donald M. Nonini draws on three decades of research in the region of Penang ...

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"We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now"

The Global Uprising Against Poverty Wages

by Annelise Orleck

<p><strong>The story of low-wage workers rising up around the world to demand respect and a living wage.</strong></p> <p>Tracing a new labor movement sparked and sustained by low-wage workers from across the globe, <em>&quot;We Are All ...

ISBN: 9780807081785

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A Century of Wealth in America

by Edward N. Wolff

<p>Understanding wealth—who has it, how they acquired it, how they preserve it—is crucial to addressing challenges facing the United States. Edward Wolff’s account of patterns in the accumulation and distribution of U.S. wealth since 1900 ...

ISBN: 9780674981379

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A James Connolly Reader

by James Connolly & Mike Davis

<p>James Connolly served in the British Army for seven years but would go on to lead the 1916 Irish Rising against British rule in Dublin. Following service he joined the socialist movement in Scotland. He founded the Irish Socialist Republican ...

ISBN: 9781608466665

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A Living Wage

American Workers and the Making of Consumer Society

by Lawrence B. Glickman

<p>The fight for a &quot;living wage&quot; has a long and revealing history as documented here by Lawrence B. Glickman. The labor movement's response to wages shows how American workers negotiated the transition from artisan to consumer, opening

ISBN: 9781501702211

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A Marxist Education

by Wayne Au

<p>This book will appeal to the growing movement for educational justice in the Trump era; Build connections to anti-standardized testing groups; Rethinking Schools has built a profile among activist educators; Wayne Au has an established ...

ISBN: 9781608469062

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A People's History of Civilization

by John Zerzan

<p>The American anarchist, primitivist philosopher, and author John Zerzan critiques agriculture-based civilization as inherently oppressive and advocates drawing upon the life of hunter-gatherers as an inspiration for what free society should ...

ISBN: 9781627310710

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Abolish Work: "Abolish Restaurants" Plus "Work, Community, Politics, War"

by info, Prole.

<P style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt" class=MsoNormal>Available for the first time in a single volume, the two influential and well-circulated pamphlets that comprise <I>Abolish Work</I> offer cutting-edge class analysis and critiques of daily life ...

ISBN: 9781629630250

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Absolute Value and the Concept of Human Rights

by Dong Zhiyong

The fourth milestone in the history of the development of economic thoughts, following An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith, The Principles of Political Economy and Taxation by David Ricardo, and Capital ...

ISBN: 9781456628895

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Ache Life History

The Ecology and Demography of a Foraging People

by Kim Hill & A.Magdalena Hurtado

<p>The Ache, whose life history the authors recounts, are a small indigenous population of hunters and gatherers living in the neotropical rainforest of eastern Paraguay. This is part exemplary ethnography of the Ache and in larger part uses ...

ISBN: 9781351329224

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Achieving Sustainable Mobility

Everyday and Leisure-time Travel in the EU

by Erling Holden

<p>Sustainable mobility has become the new imperative for transport policy. There have been a number of policy attempts at sustainable mobility globally, such as the development of more efficient conventional transport technologies, the ...

ISBN: 9781317185857

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After Freedom

The Rise of the Post-Apartheid Generation in Democratic South Africa

by Katherine S. Newman & Ariane De Lannoy

<p><strong>Twenty years after the end of apartheid, a new generation is building a multiracial democracy in South Africa but remains mired in economic inequality and political conflict.</strong><br />  <br /> The death of Nelson Mandela in ...

ISBN: 9780807007471

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After Occupy

Economic Democracy for the 21st Century

by Tom Malleson

<p>These days, it is easy to be cynical about democracy. Even though there are more democratic societies now (119 and counting) than ever before, skeptics can point to low turnouts in national elections, the degree to which money corrupts the ...

ISBN: 9780199330126

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All You Ask For is Longing

New and Selected Poems

by Sean Thomas Dougherty

<div><p>For over twenty years Sean Thomas Dougherty has negotiated between modernist and avant-garde writing and more populist traditions that extend back to Walt Whitman. His subject matter ranges from basketball to Bjork, from blue collar ...

ISBN: 9781938160318

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An Accidental Utopia?

Social Mobility and the Foundations of an Eglitarian Society, 1880 1940

by Erik Olssen & Clyde Griffen

<div><I>An Accidental Utopia?</I> investigates a more egalitarian past at a time when New Zealand ranks fourth in the developed world for social inequality. It is our first systematic analysis of urban social structure, focusing on three major ...

ISBN: 9781927322567

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Ara Mai he Tetekura

Visioning Our Futures: New and Emerging Pathways of Maori Academic Leadership

by Paul Whitinui & Dan Hikuroa

With less than two percent of the total Maori population holding a doctorate, the need for Maori leadership planning in academia has never been greater. The purpose of this book is to present the experiences of new and emerging Maori academics ...

ISBN: 9781927322864

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Archipelagoes of My South

Episodes in the Shaping of a Region, 1830–1965

by J. Mills Thornton

<p>&quot;The tourist archipelagoes of my South / are prisons, too, corruptible&quot; writes the poet Derek Walcott. While Walcott refers to the islands of the Caribbean, the analogous idea of a land made into solitary islands by an imprisoned ...

ISBN: 9780817390679

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Basic Needs and the Urban Poor

The Provision of Communal Services

by A. M. Thomson & P. J. Richards

<p>Originally published in 1984. The diverse problems suffered by the urban poor in Asia and the means by which their welfare levels can be raised are investigated comprehensively in this study. All chapters, written by specialists, deal with a ...

ISBN: 9781351675260

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Beauty, Virtue, Power, and Success in Venezuela 1850–2015

by Elizabeth Gackstetter Nichols

<p><em>Beauty, Virtue, Power, and Success in Venezuela 1850–2015</em> examines the societal duty of Venezuelan women to display and perform their inner virtue and worth through careful management of their outer physical appearance in four ...

ISBN: 9781498523653

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Beginning Classical Social Theory

by Marcel Stoetzler

<p>Beginning classical social theory introduces students and educated general readers to thirteen key social theorists by way of examining a single, exemplary text by each author, ranging from Comte to Adorno. It answers the need for a book that

ISBN: 9781526117052

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