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Eastern Europe: Continuity and Change (1987–1995)

by Irena Grudzinska-Gross & Andrzej W. Tymowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 19, 2014)

The book consists of articles from East European Politics and Societies, a journal published in the United States that first appeared in 1987. This selection is composed of papers written by the journal’s...


Mahalla – Traditional Institution in Tajikistan and Civil Society in the West

by Saidbek Goziev Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (January 28, 2015)

The guiding theme of the book is a traditional institution of Tajik culture: mahalla – neighborhood. For centuries it has sustained the existence of Tajik culture, and in times of the greatest religious persecution...


The Polish Middle Class

by Henryk Domanski & Patrycja Poniatowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (May 31, 2015)

This book discusses the viability of «importing» the middle class to Poland. The 1990s were a step forward in the formation of the Polish middle class and, systematically yet barely discernible in daily life,...


Prestige

by Henryk Domanski & Patrycja Poniatowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 30, 2015)

Prestige examines whether social prestige is still an important axis of the stratification hierarchy. It appears that prestige has lost some of the close connection with social position it had in estates societies....


Hopes and Anxieties in Europe

by Pawel B. Sztabinski, Franciszek Sztabinski & Henryk Domanski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (April 07, 2015)

The present collection of articles is based on data from the European Social Survey (ESS) and analyses the changes in European societies. The first part of the volume is devoted to relations between legitimization,...


Politicizing Consumer Choice

by Christian Gunkel Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (December 23, 2014)

This book investigates various forms of political and ethical consumerism in the United States and delivers a comprehensive conceptualization of the consumer’s role in the marketplace. Both aspects, the potential...


Gender Structuring of Contemporary Slovenia

by Milica Antic Gaber Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (July 24, 2015)

This volume offers a new view on gender structuring in contemporary Slovenia and the persistence of the gender order – produced and reproduced through gender regimes in education, work, family life and politics....


Movers and Stayers: Social Mobility, Migration and Skills

by Izabela Grabowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (June 10, 2016)

The author examines social mobility in the enlarged EU by analysing the work sequences of 1865 movers and stayers in Poland. Using indicators of upward and downward social mobility, she explores the role of...


The Silent Majority in Communist and Post-Communist States

by Klaus Bachmann & Jens Gieseke Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissen (March 11, 2016)

This book takes stock of opinion polls in communist and post-communist states, presents specific case studies and answers the question how opinion polls under conditions of censorship and lack of media pluralism...