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Figures Of Finance Capitalism

Author : Borislav Knezevic
ISBN : 9781135947125
Genre : Business & Economics
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Figures of Finance Capitalism brings into focus Victorian narratives by major middle-class writers in which the workings of finance capitalism are prominently featured, and reads this interest in finance capitalism in the context of middle-class misgivings about a class system still dominated by a patrician elite. This book illustrates the centrality of finance capitalism to the mid-Victorian middle-class social imagination by discussing a selection of major Victorian texts by Dickens, Gaskell, Thackeray and Macaulay. In so doing, it draws on several new perspectives on British history, as offered in the work of historians such as Tom Nairn, David Cannadine, and P.J. Cain and A.G. Hopkins. Articulating the basic coordinates for a new sociology of mid-Victorian literature, Borislav Knezevic views texts through the prism of the mid-Victorian literary field and its negotiations of the contemporary field of power.
Category: Business & Economics

Class Voting In Western Europe

Author : Oddbjørn Knutsen
ISBN : 0739110950
Genre : Political Science
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Class Voting in Western Europe outlines the theories of changes in class voting and provides an empirical analysis of class voting. Knutsen's thorough study will provide a new, straightforward understanding of social class and party choice to anyone interested in the complex relationship between modern society and politics.
Category: Political Science

Reconfigurations Of Class And Gender

Author : Janeen Baxter
ISBN : 9780804738415
Genre : Business & Economics
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This far-reaching volume reasserts the significance of class and gender for understanding socioeconomic conditions. The contributors urge a nuanced approach that focuses on the specific institutional contexts of class-gender relations in various advanced industrial nations.
Category: Business & Economics

Wipo Ip Facts And Figures 2014

Author : World Intellectual Property Organization
ISBN : 9789280525823
Genre : Law
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An overview of intellectual property activity based on the latest available year of complete statistics.
Category: Law

School Figures

Author : Hanna Skandera
ISBN : 0817928227
Genre : Education
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School Figures presents statistics, along with historical trends and cross-sectional comparisons, to provide a clear, factual picture of today's K-12 education landscape, including information on school demographics, cost and finance, testing and achievement, public school reform, and other key areas.
Category: Education

Moving Figures

Author : Corey Kai Nelson Schultz
ISBN : 1474449581
Genre : China
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Focuses on how the 'Reform Era' has been constructed in the work of the director Jia Zhangke, analysing the archetypal class figures of worker, peasant, soldier, intellectual and entrepreneur that are found in his films.
Category: China

Social Inequality And Class Radicalism In France And Britain

Author : Duncan Gallie
ISBN : 0521277000
Genre : Social Science
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This book, first published in 1983, examines in depth the nature and sources of class radicalism in France and Britain and takes issue with some of the major theories of class consciousness and class action. Drawing on data both from detailed case studies and from wider national surveys, it shows that the conflict of class interests within capitalist societies can lead to sharply diverging attitudes to class inequality. It argues that the explanation of such differences cannot be found in some 'general' law of the evolution of social conflict in capitalist society. It must be sought in the profound institutional differences that exist between the two societies. In particular the study argues for a reassessment of the importance of the experience of war and of the way in which the business and political elite handled the social crises generated by war, in accounting for the long-term structural divergence of capitalist societies.
Category: Social Science

Class And Politics In Contemporary Social Science

Author : Dick Houtman
ISBN : 0202364836
Genre : Social Science
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Dick Houtman argues that neither authoritarianism nor libertarianism can be explained by class or economic background, but rather by position in the cultural domain-- what he calls cultural capital. Although he examines all of the statistics and arguments of the conventional approaches with care and concern, Houtman convincingly demonstrates that the conclusions drawn from earlier studies are untenable at a more general theoretical level. Despite differences among advocates of class explanations, their theories are based on largely identical research findings--in particular a strong negative relationship between education and authoritarianism. Unobstructed by the conclusions these authors felt called upon to draw from the findings themselves, Houtman configures them in a new way. The hypotheses derived from this new theory allow for a systematic, strict, and competitive testing of original theses without ignoring the value of and earlier research. After demonstrating that authoritarianism and libertarianism cannot be explained by class or economic background, Houtman examines the implications of this argument for today's death of class debate in political sociology. He holds it to be unfortunate that the relevance of class to politics is typically addressed by studying the relation between class and voting. This conceals a complex cross-pressure mechanism that causes this relationship to capture the net balance of class voting and its opposite, cultural voting, instead of class voting. He argues that references to a decline in class voting may be basically correct, but dogmatic reliance on the relation between class and voting to prove the point systematically underestimates levels of class voting and produces an exaggerated picture of the decline. "Dick Houtman has an eye for the critical gap in our grand theorizing, and like the classic Dutchman, has filled the gap. This book we must all read to find how better to fill the gaps in our own theorizing about culture, class, and politics."--Terry Nichols Clark, University of Chicago Dick Houtman is professor of sociology at the Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Category: Social Science

Private Equity As An Asset Class

Author : Guy Fraser-Sampson
ISBN : 0470687851
Genre : Business & Economics
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Guy Fraser-Sampson draws upon twenty years' private equity experience to provide a practical guide to mastering the intricacies of this highly specialist asset class. Aimed equally at investors, professionals and business school students, it starts with such fundamental questions as "what is private equity?" and progresses to detailed analysis of venture and buyout returns. It also unveils a totally new concept which looks set to revolutionise thinking in the industry: Total Return investing. Often unfairly reviled, and frequently misunderstood, private equity differs from all other asset classes in various important respects, not least in the nature and timing of its returns, which require a whole new approach for those reared on more traditional investments such as bonds and shares. This book shows how a good grasp of the basic structure of private equity vehicles and returns (including the dreaded J-curve) can lead to full understanding of the techniques needed to measure and analyse performance. Key points include: A glossary of private equity terms Venture funds and transactions Buyout funds and transactions Understanding private equity returns Analysis of historic returns How to plan a fund investment programme How to conduct effective due diligence Total Return investing
Category: Business & Economics

On Socialization In Hamadryas Baboons

Author : Jean-Jacques Abegglen
ISBN : 0838750176
Genre : Science
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This book presents the results of an eighteen-month field study of wild hamadryas baboons. The author attempts to interpret his findings in terms of the bonding-stage model of Hans Kummer and compares the hamadryas socialization pattern with those of other primate species, including humans.
Category: Science