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- The History Press 2013; US$ 14.57
Anne Harvey recreates the magic and spirit of childhood Christmases through a collection of pieces of poetry, prose and illustration covering the past two centuries, reminding us of the excitement and anticipation felt by children at Christmas time. Their expectations and experiences at Christmas: the food and the presents, the preparation, the enigma... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 16.03
In 1851 there were over a million servants in Britain. This book reveals first--hand tales of put-upon servants, who often had to rise hours before dawn to lay fires, heat water and prepare meals for their employers, and then work into the small hours. Yet there are also heart-warming stories of personal devotion, and reward, and of how the servants... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 21.86
One 19th century footman complained about the work involved in drawing more than 40 baths for his household, yet Lady Grenville felt no compunction in describing her footman as a "lazy flunkey". For centuries a large body of domestic servants was an often unappreciated foundation for the smooth running of a household. Today, the warrens of 'domestic... more...
- The History Press 2013; US$ 29.17
Although life in Tudor England was ordered in a strict hierarchy and the divisions between social classes were firmly maintained, a life of service was common for all classes, and servants were not necessarily the lowest stratum of society. At the upper levels of society the children of the wealthy would become personal attendants to royalty or to... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 210.00
This book is the first major in-depth study of the impact of contemporary management practices on a rapidly expanding set of white-collar occupations, namely technical workers. It investigates whether HRM schemes such as employee appraisals and performance related pay have transformed technical work to such an extent that it can no longer be described... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95
Social Approaches to an Industrial Past addresses the social issues of mining communities in research spanning a period of 4,500 years. The volume considers themes which are relatively new to archaeology: * the social context of production * gender * power and labour exploitation * imperialism and colonialism * production and technology. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 200.00
The rise to prominence of the service sector - heralded over half a century ago as the great hope for the twenty-first century - has come to fruition. In many cases, employment in the service sector now outnumbers that in manufacturing sectors, and it is accepted that in all developed countries, the service sector is the only one in which employment... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 190.00
This revealing book is about software development, the developers themselves, and how their work is organized and managed. The latest original research from Australia, Europe, and the UK is used to examine the differences between the image and reality of work in this industry. Chapters also cover issues surrounding the management of 'knowledge work... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 180.00
Japanese white-collar workers have been characterised by their intense loyalty and life-long commitment to their companies. This book is based on very extensive ethnographic research inside a Japanese insurance company during the period when the company was going through a major crisis which ended in the company's bankruptcy and collapse. It examines... more...
- Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 24.53
The joint-winner of the 2003 The Australian/Vogel Literary Award - a lucid account of Australia's relationship with the Timor Sea, with Indonesian fishermen, with the relationship between those Island people and the Aboriginal communities of north-west Australia. more...