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  • Growing Up in the Oil Patchby John Schmidt

    Dundurn 1989; US$ 7.99

    This book chronicles the adventures of a cast of colourful, ambitious people: statesmen, scoundrels, visionaries, and developers, all participants in the growing oil patch! more...

  • Men at Workby Donald Woodward

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 48.00 US$ 39.36

    A study of the impact of the building trade on the northern economy before the industrial revolution. more...

  • State Corporatism and Proto-Industryby Sheilagh C. Ogilvie

    Cambridge University Press 1997; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    This book illustrates how social institutions affected the economic development of rural communities. more...

  • Fishers At Work, Workers At Seaby David Griffith; Manuel Valdes Pizzini

    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...

  • Transnational Haushaltenby Juliane Karakayali

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2010; US$ 44.36

    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...

  • Hackby Dmitry Samarov

    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...

  • Tobacco Capitalismby Peter Benson

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 32.95 US$ 26.36

    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...

  • Filipino Crosscurrentsby Kale Bantigue Fajardo

    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 world’s 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...

  • Gurus, Hired Guns, and Warm Bodiesby Stephen R. Barley; Gideon Kunda

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 39.95 US$ 31.96

    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...

  • Making Care Countby Mignon Duffy

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    There are fundamental tasks common to every society: children have to be raised, homes need to be cleaned, meals need to be prepared, and people who are elderly, ill, or disabled need care. Day in, day out, these responsibilities can involve both monotonous drudgery and untold rewards for those performing them, whether they are family members,... more...