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  • Women of the Coal Rushesby Georgina Murray; David Peetz

    University of New South Wales Press 2010; US$ 34.95

    A touching and inspiring narrative, this history chronicles the vital role played by women in the coal mining industry in central and southeastern Queensland, Australia. From the early days when wives supported their coal mining husbands through the women's auxiliaries to the fight for better working conditions and the recent move out of the home... more...

  • Tobacco Capitalismby Peter Benson

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    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 of field research... 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$ 35.00

    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$ 24.95

     Mignon Duffy uses a historical and comparative approach to examine and critique the entire twentieth-century history of paid care work--including health care, education and child care, and social servicesùdrawing on an in-depth analysis of U.S. Census data as well as a range of occupational histories. Making Care Count focuses on change... more...

  • Buxtonby Dorothy Schwieder; Joseph Hraba; Elmer Schwieder

    University of Iowa Press 2003; US$ 26.00

    From 1900 until the early 1920s, an unusual community existed in America's heartland-Buxton, Iowa. Originally established by the Consolidation Coal Company, Buxton was the largest unincorporated coal mining community in Iowa. What made Buxton unique, however, is the fact that the majority of its 5,000 residents were African Americans?a highly unusual... more...

  • Working the Skiesby Drew Whitelegg

    NYU Press 2007; US$ 89.00

    Get ready for takeoff. The life of the flight attendant, a.k.a., stewardess, was supposedly once one of glamour, exotic travel and sexual freedom, as recently depicted in such films as Catch Me If You Can and View From the Top . The nostalgia for the beautiful, carefree and ever helpful stewardess perhaps reveals a yearning for simpler times, but nonetheless... more...

  • Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188)by International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2012; US$ 30.00

    Those who work on fishing vessels often face extraordinary and unpredictable hazards, frequently working long hours in harsh conditions. The Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No.188), aims to ensure that these seafarers have decent conditions of work on board, including occupational safety and health protection, and medical care and social security.... more...

  • How Nineteenth-Century Naval Theorist Created America's Twentieth-Century Imperialist Policyby Douglas Mark Haugen

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2010; US$ 149.95

    This work is the first comprehensive contribution to studies in American political development with an international focus. This book explores the conditions that produced foreign policy change, by examining the intellectual development within naval reform communities. Special emphasis is placed upon bureaucratic autonomy, organizational competition,... more...

  • South Africa's Gold Mines and the Politics of Silicosisby Jock McCulloch

    Boydell & Brewer 2012; US$ 34.95

    Examines the silicosis crisis in the South African mining industry, and reveals how the rate of, often fatal, tuberculosis among black migrant miners was hidden for over a century. more...