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- Temple University Press 2010; US$ 40.95
From this experience, Lawrence J. Ouellet has the advantage of a rare perspective and a profound understanding of the two fundamental questions he asks in this book: Why do truck drivers work so hard even when it doesn't result in more money or other material gains? and How do truckers make sense of their behavior to themselves and to the outside world?... more...
- Temple University Press 2011; US$ 29.95
Small-scale fishing, a house-hold based enterprise in Puerto Rico, rarely provides sufficient income for a family, but it anchors their culture and sense of themselves within that culture. Even when family members must engage in wage work to supplement house-hold income, they think of themselves as fishers. Liche typifies these wage workers: "When... more...
- VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 59.99
In den deutschen Medien wird seit einiger Zeit das Thema Pflegenotstand heftig diskutiert. Der größte Teil der alten, pflegebedürftigen Menschen in Deutschland zieht die Pflege im eigenen Haushalt einer Heimunterbringung vor. In einer - sellschaft, in der immer mehr Frauen berufstätig sind und der Jahrzehnte lang geltende Automatismus der Zuweisung... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 20.00
Cabdrivers and their yellow taxis are as much a part of the cityscape as the high-rise buildings and the subway. We hail them without thought after a wearying day at the office or an exuberant night on the town. And, undoubtedly, taxi drivers have stories to tell?of farcical local politics, of colorful passengers, of changing neighborhoods and clandestine... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 31.95 US$ 25.56
Tobacco Capitalism tells the story of the people who live and work on U.S. tobacco farms at a time when the global tobacco industry is undergoing profound changes. Against the backdrop of the antitobacco movement, the globalization and industrialization of agriculture, and intense debates over immigration, Peter Benson draws on years... more...
- University of Minnesota Press 2011; US$ 75.00
Filipino seamen currently compose approximately twenty percent of the 1.2 million international maritime transportation workers. Ninety percent of the worlds goods and commodities are transported by ship. Taken together, these statistics attest to the critical role Filipino seamen play in worldwide maritime trade. In Filipino Crosscurrents, an... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 38.95 US$ 31.16
Over the last several decades, employers have increasingly replaced permanent employees with temporary workers and independent contractors to cut labor costs and enhance flexibility. Although commentators have focused largely on low-wage temporary work, the use of skilled contractors has also grown exponentially, especially in high-technology areas.... more...