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  • Gems of a Generationby Sue Trethowan-Jones

    Port Campbell Press 2011; US$ 14.99

    Gems of a Generation' provides an exciting snapshot of the baby boomer era, historically important because of the introduction of the contraceptive pill.The era is illuminated through fifteen heartwarming and candid stories of unique women who meet each week to make jewellery. Their lives of high flying fame, glittering careers, fortunes made and... more...

  • North of Normalby Cea Sunrise Person

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 17.99

    In the late 1960s, riding the crest of the counterculture movement, Cea?s family left a comfortable existence in California to live off the land in northern Alberta. But unlike most commune dwellers of the time, the Persons weren?t trying to build a new societyŚthey wanted to escape civilization altogether. Led by Cea?s grandfather Dick, they lived... 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...

  • Soft Coal, Hard Choicesby Price V. Fishback

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 124.99

    Making use of economic theory and statistics, this study examines the economic lives of American coal miners in the early part of the 20th century. It emphasizes the competition among employers for labour, legal rights, the state of the labour market and the impact of trade unions. more...

  • Mill Familyby Cathy L. McHugh

    Oxford University Press 1988; US$ 124.99

    Examines the role of the family labour system in the early evolution of the post-bellum Southern cotton textile industry. more...

  • A Global Union For Global Workers: Collective Bargaining and Regulatory Politics in Maritime Shippingby 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...

  • Elephants, Tigers and Tappersby Michael Thorp

    Marshall Cavendish International (Asia) Ptd Ltd 2010; US$ 11.20

    A young and na├?┬?├?┬»ve 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...

  • Global Capital and Peripheral Labourby Ravi Raman

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 54.95

    This book presents a historical account of plantations in India in the context of the modern world economy. It brings history up to the present, thereby showing how history can assist in explaining contemporary conditions and trends. The author focuses on labour and economic development problems and uses the World Systems theory so as to demonstrate... more...