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  • Living Labourby Jean-Pierre Durand; Nicolas Hatzfeld

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 163.00

    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...

  • Pullman Porters and the Rise of Protest Politics in Black America, 1925-1945by Beth Tompkins Bates

    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...

  • Maya of Morgantonby Leon Fink

    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...

  • Latino Farmworkers in the Eastern United Statesby Thomas A. Arcury; Sara A. Quandt

    Springer New York 2009; US$ 109.00

    Highlights the unique characteristics of the farmworker population in the eastern United States Discusses occupational health problems among farmworkers, both general (e.g., musculoskeletal disorders) and job-specific (e.g., green tobacco sickness) Includes in-depth chapters on pesticide exposure, infectious diseases, and mental health Reports... more...

  • Knowledge Work and Knowledge-Intensive Firmsby Mats Alvesson

    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...

  • Migration and Domestic Workby Professor Helma Lutz

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 124.95

    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...

  • The Ashgate Companion to the History of Textile Workers, 1650?2000by Dr Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk; Mr Els Hiemstra-Kuperus; Prof Dr Lex Heerma van Voss

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 275.00

    This collection offers the first systematic global and comparative history of textile workers over the course of 350 years. This period covers the major changes in wool and cotton production, and the global picture from before the Industrial Revolution through to the twentieth century. As well as offering a unique reference source for anyone interested... more...

  • Aging and Working in the New Economyby Julie McMullin; Victor W. Marshall

    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...

  • Black Sailors: Afro-American Merchant Seamen and Whalemen Prior to the Civil Warby Martha Putney

    ABC-CLIO 1987; US$ 112.00

    This is the first book to document thoroughly the lifestyle and collective experience of the many thousands of black sailors during this time period. Numerous illustrations in the form of original charts, tables, crew lists, and customs records support the text. In a penetrating study, the author unveils the enormous contribution made prior to the... more...

  • Doormenby Peter Bearman

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 30.00

    Little fascinates New Yorkers more than doormen, who know far more about tenants than tenants know about them. Doormen know what their tenants eat, what kind of movies they watch, whom they spend time with, whether they drink too much, and whether they have kinky sex. But if doormen are unusually familiar with their tenants, they are also socially... more...