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  • Frauen in Fahrberufenby Jutta Wergen

    Deutscher Universitštsverlag 2015; US$ 45.74

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

  • Soft Coal, Hard Choicesby Price V. Fishback

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 144.99 US$ 124.69

    While most studies of labor in the coal industry focus on the struggle to organize unions, this work offers a more diverse and quantitative examination of the labor market. It regards the economic lives of the bituminous coal miners in the early twentieth century. Fishback's analytic framework encompasses competition among employers for labor, the... more...

  • A Global Union for Global Workersby Nathan Lillie

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This is a book about how global unionism was born in the maritime shipping sector. It argues that the industrial structure of shipping, and specifically the interconnected nature of shipping production chains, facilitated the globalization of union bargaining strategy, and the transnationalization of union structures for mobilizing industrial action.... more...

  • Competing for Knowledgeby Robert A Huggins; Hiro Izushi

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    With the buzzwords of knowledge-based economy and knowledge-driven economy , policy-makers, as well as journalists and management consultants, are pushing forward a vision of change that transforms the way advanced economies work. Yet little is understood about how the knowledge-based economy differs from the old, traditional economy. It is generally... more...

  • The Future of Work and Quality in the Information Societyby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2004; US$ 13.50

    Explores the potential impact of the information society and information technology in the media, culture and graphical sector. Focuses on the effects on employment, the quality of work and quality of the product, working conditions, gender equity and labour-management relations. more...

  • The Other Car Workersby Erol Kahveci; Theo Nichols

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 120.00

    The maritime car carrier industry has been entirely neglected by social scientists. This book examines globalization changes in cost structure and dynamics; in ownership, freight, labour and other markets; in technological innovation and ship design; and in relation to car manufacturers, ship management companies and crewing agents. more...

  • Beautiful Peopleby Simon Doonan

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 15.00

    A wickedly funny memoir with echoes of David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs, Beautiful People (originally published in hardcover as Nasty ) is now a BBC comedy hit series from the producer of Ab Fab and The Office . Proclaimed "the most brilliant, brash thing in type" by Liz Smith, Simon Doonan's saucy prose has established him as an emerging... more...

  • Elephants, Tigers and Tappersby Michael Thorp

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 12.99

    A young and na√?¬?√?¬Įve Englishman sets out on his first tour of duty as a Rubber Planter in an isolated rubber estate in near Kuantan, Pahang. Set in the waning period of the last few years of British Malaya, from1956-1960, Michael Thorp paints a vivid picture of his life on a rubber estate in the harsh tropical climate of Malaya. As a young 20-year-old... more...

  • Smile for the Cameraby Kelle James

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2010; US$ 9.99

    Kelle James ran away from an abusive home at the age of fifteen to the best place she could think of. New York City. She was going to be a model, rich, famous, and she was going to find people who treated her right. She had no idea what was in store for her and within three days she was homeless and broke. What follows is her exceptional story of trying... more...

  • Alekby Alek Wek

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.49

    Since the day she was scouted by a modeling agent while shopping at a London street fair when she was just nineteen, Alek Wek's life has been nothing short of a fantasy. When she's not the featured model in print campaigns for hip companies, or gracing the cover of Elle , she is working the runways of Paris, New York, and Milan to model for the world's... more...