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  • Vietnam's Socialist Servantsby Minh T. N. Nguyen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Since Vietnam introduced economic reforms in the mid-1980s, domestic service has become an established sector of the labour market, and domestic workers have become indispensable to urban life in the rapidly changing country. This book analyzes the ways in which the practices and discourses of domestic service serve to forge and contest emerging class... more...

  • Redefining Prosperityby Isabelle Cassiers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 155.00

    Society today faces a difficult contradiction: we know exactly how the physical limits of our planet are being reached and exactly why we cannot go on as we have before ? and yet, collectively, we seem unable to reach crucial decisions for our future in a timely way. This book argues that our definition of prosperity, which we have long assimilated... more...

  • Low Impact Livingby Paul Chatterton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    This book is the inspirational story of one project that shows you how you can become involved in building and running your neighbourhood. The author, co-founder of Lilac (Low Impact Living Affordable Community), along with other members of the community and the project team, explains how a group of people got together to build one of the most pioneering... more...

  • The War on Slums in the Southwestby Robert B Fairbanks

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 59.50

    In The War on Slums in the Southwest , Robert Fairbanks provides compelling and probing case studies of economic problems and public housing plights in Albuquerque, Dallas, Houston, Phoenix and San Antonio. He provides brief histories of each city--all of which expanded dynamically between 1935 and 1965--and how they responded to slums under... more...

  • Labor in Americaby Melvyn Dubofsky; Foster Rhea Dulles

    Wiley 2014; US$ 44.95

    Even since the last edition of this milestone text was released six years ago, unions have continued to shed members; union membership in the private sector of the economy has fallen to levels not seen since the nineteenth century; the forces of economic liberalization (neo-liberalism), capital mobility, and globalization have affected measurably... more...

  • Developmental Macroeconomicsby Luiz Carlos Bresser-Pereira; José Luís Oreiro; Nelson Marconi

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Developmental Macroeconomics: Access to Demand, the Exchange Rate and Growth offers a new approach to development economics and macroeconomics. It is a Keynesian-structuralist approach to economics applied to middle income countries that emphasizes the strategic role of demand in creating investment opportunities that are essential to economic development.... more...

  • Capitalism, Class Conflict and the New Middle Classby Bob Carter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    Non-manual workers are fast becoming the largest occupational category in Western capitalist countries. This is the first book to present a detailed socialist analysis of this much discussed change in the class structure of contemporary capitalism. Focusing on the class position of managerial and supervisory workers, Robert Carter takes as his... more...

  • How to Produce a Sustainability Reportby Kye Gbangbola; Nicole Lawler

    DoSustainability 2014; US$ 45.00

    This how-to book provides a step-by-step guide to the constituent practices and processes needed to produce a sustainability report, structured around the Global Reporting Initiative’s Sustainability Reporting Process. more...

  • Vulnerability of Land Systems in Asiaby Ademola K. Braimoh; He Qing Huang

    Wiley 2014; US$ 140.50

    This book provides a comprehensive yet accessible overview of land systems vulnerability assessment in Asia - fundamental to the understanding of the link between global change, environmental sustainability and human wellbeing. The extent and intensity of human interactions with the environment have increased spectacularly since the Industrial Revolution.... more...

  • Wobblies in Their Heyday, The: The Rise and Destruction of the Industrial Workers of the World during the World War I Eraby Eric Chester

    ABC-CLIO 2014; US$ 58.00

    During World War I, the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) rose to prominence as an effective, militant union and then was destroyed by a devastating campaign of repression launched by the federal government. This book documents the rise and fall of this important industrial labor organization. more...