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  • The Pitmen's Requiemby Peter Crookston

    McNidder and Grace Limited 2014; US$ 11.99

    Peter Crookston's book offers a beautifully written journalist's account of a Durham mining village and the Great Northern Coalfield woven around the life of Robert Saint, the composer of Gresford, a brass band composition commemorating an earlier mining disaster in which 256 workers died. Crookston brings his formidable observational qualities and... more...

  • Capitalism, Class Conflict and the New Middle Class (RLE Social Theory)by Bob Carter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Non-manual workers are fast becoming the largest occupational category in Western capitalist countries. This is the first book to present a detailed socialist analysis of this much discussed change in the class structure of contemporary capitalism. Focusing on the class position of managerial and supervisory workers, Robert Carter takes as his... more...

  • Yorkshire Mining Veteransby Brian Elliott

    Wharncliffe 2005; US$ 6.99

    Yorkshire Mining Veterans is an extraordinary collection of stories told by the Veterans of the mines. Their memories span nearly a century from the early 1900's to the great strike of 1984/85 as well as the pit closures of the 1990's. Miners all across the Yorkshire region from the Selby Coalfield to the old West Riding area in and around... more...

  • Durham Mining Disastersby Maureen Anderson; Kevin Keegan

    Wharncliffe 2008; US$ 5.99

    It is now over half a century since the last coalmining disaster to affect the lives and families of people living and working on what became known as the Great Northern Coalfield. This was the first area of Britain where mining developed on a large scale but at tremendous human cost. Mining was always a dangerous occupation, especially during the... more...

  • Life Below Stairs - in the Victorian and Edwardian Country Houseby Sian Evans

    Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 10.99

    From the cook, butler and housekeeper to the footman, lady's maid and nanny, this is a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of some of Britain's grandest houses.An entertaining social history, steering the reader through the minefield of etiquette and hierarchy that kept Britain's great houses running like clockwork.A bygone era is brought vividly... more...

  • America's Working Manby David Halle

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 34.00

    Over a period of six years, at factory and warehouse, at the tavern across the road, in their homes and union meetings, on fishing trips and social outings, David Halle talked and listened to workers of an automated chemical plant in New Jersey's industrial heartland. He has emerged with an unusually comprehensive and convincingly realistic picture... more...

  • Caring on the Clockby Mignon Duffy; Amy Armenia; Clare L. Stacey; Margaret K. Nelson

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Caring on the Clock is the first book to bring together cutting-edge research on a wide range of paid care occupations, placing the various studies within a comprehensive and comparative framework. The book includes twenty-two original essays by leading researchers across a range of disciplines?including sociology, psychology, social work, and public... more...

  • Shake-Outby Mark Friedberger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    The farm crisis of the 1980s quickly became a media event, with scenes depicted starkly in black and white on color TV. The embattled farmers, accompanied by their advocates, stood holding off bankers and sheriffs wielding foreclosure notices. In this new book, using findings from interviews and participant observation, agricultural historian Mark... more...

  • Gender and Plantation Labour in Africaby Piet Konings

    Langaa RPCIG 2012; US$ 32.30

    This book explores the relationship between plantation labour and gender in Africa. Such a study is the more opportune because most of the existing works on plantation labour in Africa seem to have either under-studied or even ignored the changing conceptions of gender on the continent in recent times. One of the book?s major concerns is to demonstrate... more...

  • Frauen in Fahrberufenby Jutta Wergen

    Deutscher Universitätsverlag 2015; US$ 44.77

    Jutta Wergen untersucht am Beispiel von Frauen in Fahrberufen, ob und wie durch die strukturellen Veränderungen in der Transportbranche auch Geschlechterstrukturen im beruflichen und familiären Alltag in Bewegung geraten. more...