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  • Coal Miners' Wivesby Carol A.B. Giesen

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 25.00

    Few people in America today live with the dangers and deprivations that Appalachian coal mining families experience. But to the eighteen West Virginia women Carol Giesen interviewed for this book, hard times are just everyday life. These coal miners' wives, ranging in age from late teens to eighty-five, tell of a way of life dominated by coal mining... more...

  • The Cotton Plantation Rememberedby Mona Abaza

    American University of Cairo Press 2013; US$ 26.99

    Cotton made the fortune of the Fuuda family, Egyptian landed gentry with peasant origins, during the second part of the nineteenth century. This story, narrated and photographed by a family member who has researched and documented various aspects of her own history, goes well beyond the family photo album to become an attempt to convey how cotton,... more...

  • Designated Driversby G. E. Anderson

    Wiley 2012; US$ 38.00

    An in-depth look at the Chinese car industry that sheds new light on the delicate nature of China's planned economy China's unprecedented growth over the last three decades, along with the recent financial crisis in the West, has raised questions about the superiority of state-led capitalism. In Designated Drivers: How China Plans to Dominate... more...

  • Domestic workers across the worldby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2013; US$ 40.00

    The adoption of new international labour standards on domestic work (Convention No. 189 and its accompanying Recommendation No. 201) by the ILO at its 100th International Labour Conference in June 2011 represents a key milestone on the domestic workers. This publication sheds light on the magnitude of domestic work, a sector often “invisible”... 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...

  • Employers, Agencies and Immigrationby Dr Sabrina Marchetti; Professor Anna Triandafyllidou

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Exploring the performance by immigrants of domestic and care work in European households, this book places the employer centre-stage, examining the role of the employer and his or her agents in securing the balance between work, family and welfare needs, as well as investigating both who the employers are and the nature of their relationships with... 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...

  • 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...

  • Gender, Work and Tourismby M Thea Sinclair; M. Thea Sinclair

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 63.95

    Gender, Work and Tourism examines the central role played by women in the tourism industry. It discusses the nature of their work and the ways in which tourism creates tensions between the attitude and conduct of tourists and the beliefs and behaviour of local women. Among the areas explored are: the segmentation of tourism work in Northern Cyprus;... 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...