Melvil Decimal System: 305.550
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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
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Identity and Groupings
Ethnic and national groups
People by occupation and miscellaneous social statuses; people with disabilities and illnesses, gifted people
Works under MDS 305.550
- Fear of Falling: The Inner Life of the Middle Class by Barbara Ehrenreich
- White Collar: The American Middle Classes by C. Wright Mills
- War on the Middle Class: How the Government, Big Business, and Special Interest Groups Are Waging War on the American Dream and How to Fight Back by Lou Dobbs
- Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780-1850 by Leonore Davidoff
- The Speech: A Historic Filibuster on Corporate Greed and the Decline of Our Middle Class by Bernie Sanders
- Confidence Men and Painted Women: A Study of Middle-class Culture in America, 1830-1870 by Karen Halttunen
- Boiling Point: Democrats, Republicans, and the Decline of Middle-Class Prosperity by Kevin Phillips
- One Nation, After All : What Americans Really Think About God, Country, Family, Racism, Welfare, Immigration, Homosexual by Alan Wolfe
- A Piece of the Action: How the Middle Class Joined the Money Class by Joseph Nocera
- Falling Behind: How Rising Inequality Harms the Middle Class by Robert H. Frank
- The Middle Class: A History by Lawrence James
- Money, Morals, and Manners: The Culture of the French and the American Upper-Middle Class (Morality and Society Series) by Michèle Lamont
- Great Indian Middle Class by Pavan K. Varma
- The Emergence of the Middle Class: Social Experience in the American City, 1760-1900 by Stuart Mack Blumin
- The Good Life: The Meaning of Success for the American Middle Class by Loren Baritz
- Families Against the City: Middle Class Homes of Industrial Chicago, 1872-1890 by Richard Sennett
- The Radical Middle Class: Populist Democracy and the Question of Capitalism in Progressive Era Portland, Oregon by Robert D. Johnston
- The Myth of the French Bourgeoisie by Sarah Maza
- Middle Classes: Their Rise and Sprawl by Simon Gunn
- Nobody's Angels: Middle-Class Women and Domestic Ideology in Victorian Culture (Reading Women Writing) by Elizabeth Langland
- In Praise of Books: A Cultural History of Cairo's Middle Class, Sixteenth to the Eighteenth Century by Nelly Hanna
- Suitably Modern: Making Middle-Class Culture in a New Consumer Society by Mark Liechty
- American Cool: Constructing a Twentieth-Century Emotional Style (History of Emotion) by Peter N. Stearns
- Consumption Intensified: The Politics of Middle-Class Daily Life in Brazil by Maureen O'Dougherty
- In Search of Paradise: Middle-Class Living in a Chinese Metropolis by Li Zhang
MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.
What is MDS?
Melvil stands for "Melvil Decimal System," named after Melvil Dewey, the famous librarian. Melvil Dewey invented his Dewey Decimal System in 1876, and early versions of his system are in the public domain.
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