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- Scribner 2006; US$ 13.00
Hours after two airplanes hit the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001, Charlie Vitchers, a construction superintendent, and Bobby Gray, a crane operator, headed downtown. They knew their skills would be crucial amid the chaos and destruction after the towers fell. What they could not imagine -- and what they would soon discover... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
Based on substantial ethnographic, textual and archival research, this interesting book offers a new perspective on the anthropology of the western Indian Ocean. Writing in a clear, engaging style, and covering an impressive range of theoretical terrain, Simpson critically explores the relationships between people and things that give life to the... more...
- Elsevier Science 2004; US$ 130.95
Regulatory reform in the late 1970s and early 1980s vastly transformed the labor market for transportation workers. Most research in this area focuses on the effect of deregulation on the earnings of nonmanagement company workers in airline, trucking and rail. Deregulation of transportation industries, though, has had a broader effect on workers.... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 148.00
This book is an important and original account of life in the new lean production workplace - the car industry where it all began. It brings together the two emblematic features of the twentieth century: a working class meant to topple the social order, and a product that largely provided the developmental model of that same order. This book is neither... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00
Between World War I and World War II, African Americans' quest for civil rights took on a more aggressive character as a new group of black activists challenged the politics of civility traditionally embraced by old-guard leaders in favor of a more forceful protest strategy. Beth Tompkins Bates traces the rise of this new protest politics--which was... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 30.00
The arrival of several hundred Guatemalan-born workers in a Morganton, North Carolina, poultry plant sets the stage for this dramatic story of human struggle in an age of globalization. When laborers' concerns about safety and fairness spark a strike and, ultimately, a unionizing campaign at Case Farms, the resulting decade-long standoff pits a recalcitrant... more...
- Springer 2009; US$ 79.99
States that Latino Farmworkers work at some of America's most hazardous jobs, have few protections, and receive some of the lowest wages. This book examines the health and living conditions of workers in agriculture, while advocating for equality. more...
- Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 64.99
This book provides a critical understanding of some basic aspects of knowledge-intensive work and organizations. The author adopts a social constructivist approach and explores the management and analytical challenges of knowledge-intensive firms. It will be key reading for academics, researchers, and advanced students in organization studies, knowledge... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 114.95
In this volume, European and US-based researchers look at the connection between migration and domestic work on an empirical and theoretical level. The book asks why the re-introduction of domestic workers in European households has become so popular, thus challenging gender theories. This is a timely book of interest to academics and students in the... more...
- Edward Elgar Publishing 2010; US$ 40.00
Includes case studies and analyses that provide insight into the structural features of small and medium-sized firms in the Information Technology sector, and the implications of these features for the careers of people who are employed by them. more...