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  • Muslim Society and the Western Indian Oceanby Edward Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • Transportation Labor Issues and Regulatory Reformby James H Peoples; Wayne K Talley

    Elsevier Science 2004; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • 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...

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

    Springer New York 2009; Not Available

    Taking a social justice stance, this book highlights the unique characteristics of the farmworker population in the eastern United States. It examines the health and living conditions of this underserved population, while advocating for equality. more...

  • Knowledge Work and Knowledge-Intensive Firmsby Mats Alvesson

    OUP Oxford 2004; US$ 72.99

    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 forms. more...

  • Migration and Domestic Workby Professor Helma Lutz; Dr Anne J Kershen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    Domestic work has become highly relevant on a local and global scale. Until a decade ago, domestic workers were rare in European households; today they can be found working for middle-class families and single people, for double or single parents as well as for the elderly. Performing the three C's ? cleaning, caring and cooking ? domestic workers... 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$ 64.00

    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...

  • Untidy Genderby Gul Ozyegin

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 32.95

    "A sophisticated and sensitive text on domestic service in Turkey that singles itself out by a powerful account of the micro-sociology of power. It engages the reader in much broader debates about the mutual relations of class and gender, the role of patriarchal controls in shaping informal female labor markets and the management of status differentials... more...

  • Doormenby Peter Bearman

    University of Chicago Press 2009; US$ 32.00

    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...