Melvil Decimal System: 305.50
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Philosophy and Psychology
Mathematics and Science
Arts and Recreation
Biography and History
Social Sciences, Sociology, Anthropology
Public Administration, Military Science
Social Problems, Social Services
Commerce, Communications, Transportation
Customs, Etiquette, Folklore
Factors affecting social behavior
Groups of People ; Inequality
Culture and Institutions
[No longer used]
[No longer used]
Identity and Groupings
Ethnic and national groups
People by occupation and miscellaneous social statuses; people with disabilities and illnesses, gifted people
Biography And History
Works under MDS 305.50
- Emperors and Gladiators (All in a Day's Work) by Anita Ganeri
- The Imperial Middle: Why Americans Can't Think Straight About Class by Benjamin DeMott
- Klass: How Russians Really Live by David K. Willis
- Superfluous Things: Material Culture and Social Status in Early Modern China by Craig Clunas
- Where Have All the Liberals Gone?: Race, Class, and Ideals in America by James R. Flynn
- Battlers & Billionaires: The Story of Inequality in Australia by Andrew Leigh
- The American Class Structure in an Age of Growing Inequality by Dennis Gilbert
- The Politics of Identity: Class, Culture, Social Movements by Stanley Aronowitz
- Class Conflict and the Crisis of Feudalism: Essays in Medieval Social History by Rodney Hilton
- A Class Act: Myth of Britain's Classless Society by Andrew Adonis
- Social Class and Stratification: Classic Statements and Theoretical Debates by Rhonda Levine
- Family, Friends and Followers: Political and Social Bonds in Early Medieval Europe by Gerd Althoff
- More Unequal: Aspects of Class in the United States by Michael D. Yates
- English Society in the Later Middle Ages: Class, Status and Gender by S. H. Rigby
- Things Bogans Like: Tribal Tatts to Reality TV. by E. Chas McSween ... [Et Al.] by E. Chas McSween
- Social Class: How Does It Work? by Annette Lareau
- A Rhetoric of Bourgeois Revolution: The Abbe Sieyes and What Is the Third Estate (Bicentennial Reflections on the French by William Hamilton Sewell
- Social Mobility and Class Structure in Modern Britain by John H. Goldthorpe
- Culture, Class, Distinction (Culture, Economy, and the Social) by Tony Bennett
- The Price of Paradise: The Costs of Inequality and a Vision for a More Equitable America by David Dante Troutt
- The Structure of Social Stratification in the United States (3rd Edition) by Leonard Beeghley
- What's Class Got to Do With It?: American Society in the Twenty-First Century by Michael Zweig
- Class in Australia by Craig McGregor
- Family and Class in a London Suburb by Peter Willmott
- Social Inequality in Oaxaca: A History of Resistance and Change (Conflicts In Urban & Regional) by Arthur Murphy
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
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