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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Other Car Workersby Erol Kahveci; Theo Nichols

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 115.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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$ 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...

  • Coders at Workby Peter Seibel

    Springer 2009; US$ 20.99

    Peter Seibel interviews 15 of the most interesting computer programmers alive today in Coders at Work, offering a brand-new companion volume to Apress s highly acclaimed best-seller Founders at Work by Jessica Livingston. As the words at work suggest, Peter Seibel focuses on how his interviewees tackle the day-to-day work of programming, while revealing... more...