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  • Migration and Domestic Workby Helma Lutz

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; 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 Lex Heerma van Voss; Els Hiemstra-Kuperus; Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 14.95

    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...