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Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940

Unprotected Labor: Household Workers, Politics, and Middle-Class Reform in New York, 1870-1940 by Vanessa May is an interesting analysis of domestic worker activism and cultural values attached to public and private space. But essentially, this excellent book is about failures: the failure of imagination … Continue reading

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Microfinance and Its Discontents: Women in Debt in Bangladesh

In 2006 the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh won the Nobel Peace Prize for its innovative microfinancing operations. This path-breaking study of gender, grassroots globalization, and neoliberalism in Bangladesh looks critically at the Grameen Bank and three of the leading NGOs … Continue reading

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Social Inequality in a Global Age

Scott R. Sernau’s Social Inequality in a Global Age provides a sociological framework for analyzing inequality within the American society as well as analyzing the relationship between global stratification systems and internal  inequality. The book: • Places each issue and … Continue reading

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