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  • 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...

  • Untidy Genderby Gul Ozyegin

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 31.95

    "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...

  • Story Of Reo Joeby Lisa Fine

    Temple University Press 2008; US$ 28.95

    The Reo Motor Car Company operated in Lansing, Michigan, for seventy years, and encouraged its thousands of workers to think of themselves as part of a factory family. Reo workers, most typically white, rural, native-born Protestant men, were dubbed Reo Joes. These ordinary fellows had ordinary aspirations: job security, decent working conditions,... more...

  • Rise of the Knowledge Workerby James Cortada

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    A generation of magnificent scholars, from Peter Drucker to Jack Welch, have taught us that understanding business issues and the profound changes the world's economy is undergoing makes sense if set in historical context. Today the best managers in the world demand to know how things came to be as they are. This collection of essays is designed to... more...

  • When Miners Marchby William C. Blizzard; Wess Harris

    PM Press 2010; US$ 16.95

    Chronicling the West Virginia Mine Wars of the 1920s, this first-hand account of the coal miners' uprisings offers a new perspective on labor unrest during this time period. Complete with previously unpublished family photographs and documents, this retelling shares the experiences of Bill Blizzard, the author's father who was the leader of the Red... more...

  • Pedal To The Metalby Lawrence Ouellet

    Temple University Press 2010; US$ 39.95

    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...

  • Growing Up in the Oil Patchby John Schmidt

    Dundurn 1989; US$ 9.99

    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$ 44.00

    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$ 79.00

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

  • Au fil des ansby Estelle Huneault

    Les Presses de l'Université d'Ottawa 2000; US$ 10.99

    L?Union catholiques des fermières de la province d?Ontario, connue aujourd?hui sous le nom de l?Union culturelle des Franco-Ontariennes, est, depuis soixante ans, très active dans les milieux francophones ontariens. Dans cet ouvrage, Estelle Huneault a étudié un domaine peu exploré concernant les circonstances qui ont amené les femmes rurales franco-ontariennes... more...