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  • Katie and Peterby Emily Herbert

    John Blake Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    For over five years glamour model Katie Price and pop singer Peter Andre have been the hottest celebrity couple in the country. The recent news that the couple are to split after four years of marriage has saddened the nation - but perhaps not come as a complete surprise following recent reports of the fragility of their relationship.When Katie and... more...

  • Cultures of Servitudeby Raka Ray; Seemin Qayum

    Stanford University Press 2009; US$ 23.95

    Employers and servants in Kolkata reveal through their own stories how their evolving culture of servitude has produced, preserved, and disrupted ideas of gender and class in India and beyond. more...

  • Directives pour les agents chargés du contrôle par l’Etat du port effectuant des inspections en application de la convention (no 188) sur le travail dans la pêche, 2007by International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2012; US$ 30.00

    Les personnes qui travaillent à bord des navires de pêche doivent bien souvent faire face à des dangers exceptionnels et imprévisibles, et effectuent de nombreuses heures de travail dans des conditions pénibles. La convention de l’OIT (no.188) sur le travail dans la pêche, 2007, vise à garantir à ces personnes... more...

  • Socle de protection sociale pour une mondialisation juste et inclusiveby International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2011; US$ 45.00

    Rapport du Groupe consultatif présidé par Michelle Bachelet. A plusieurs égards, la force du socle de protection sociale réside dans sa simplicité. Il repose sur l’idée que chacun doit bénéficier d’une sécurité de revenu de base suffisante pour vivre , garantie par des transferts en espèces... more...

  • Men of Steamby David Wragg

    Wharncliffe 2011; US$ 9.78

    Few modes of travel have the enduring appeal of steam railways. Today preserved lines, locomotives and rolling stock attract not just expert enthusiasts but more casual visitors who are keen to savor the distinctive atmosphere of a lost era in transport history. Yet these relics are but one aspect of the long story of steam, for they cannot reveal... more...

  • We Get Nothing from Fishingby Mambo Nyamnjoh

    Langaa RPCIG 2010; US$ 27.55

    The world is regularly confronted on television and in other mass media with dramatic images of African boat migrants. Seemingly desperate, these Africans, most of them males, are willing to risk a perilous journey at sea, hoping for a better life in Europe. And, even worse, hundreds more are believed to die each year, swallowed up anonymously by the... more...

  • The Country House Servantby Pamela A Sambrook

    The History Press 2002; US$ 11.99

    One 19th century footman complained about the work involved in drawing more than 40 baths for his household, yet Lady Grenville felt no compunction in describing her footman as a "lazy flunkey". For centuries a large body of domestic servants was an often unappreciated foundation for the smooth running of a household. Today, the warrens of "domestic... more...

  • Buildersby Darren Thiel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 46.95

    Building workers constitute between five and ten per cent of the total labour market in almost every country of the world. They construct, repair and maintain the vital physical infrastructure of our societies, and we rely upon and trust their achievements every day. Yet we know surprisingly little about builders, their cultures, the organization... more...

  • The Changing Culture of a Factoryby Elliott Jaques

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Tavistock Press was established as a co-operative venture between the Tavistock Institute and Routledge & Kegan Paul (RKP) in the 1950s to produce a series of major contributions across the social sciences. This volume is part of a 2001 reissue of a selection of those important works which have since gone out of print, or are difficult to locate.... more...

  • Ambivalent Encountersby Jenny Huberman

    Rutgers University Press 2012; US$ 31.95

    This ethnographic study brings together scholarship on the anthropology of childhood, tourism, consumption, and exchange to examine how and why children working as unlicensed peddlers and tourist guides along the waterfront of Banaras, India, a popular and iconic tourist destination, elicit such powerful reactions from western visitors and locals... more...