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  • Social Approaches to an Industrial Pastby Eugenia W. Herbert; A. Bernard Knapp; Vincent C. Pigott

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 49.95

    Social Approaches to an Industrial Past is a pioneering collection which addresses the social context of mining communities. This collection considers social context using ethnographic and ethnohistoric records of various cultures. more...

  • Working in the Service Sectorby Gerhard Bosch; Steffen Lehndorff

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    This informative collection presents the results of research undertaken by teams from eight European countries who worked together for three years on a comparative study of the evolution of service sector employment in EU member states. more...

  • Management, Labour Process and Software Developmentby Rowena Barrett

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 190.00

    Research from Australia, Europe, and the UK is used to examine the differences between the image and reality of work in the software development industry and to provide an analysis of software development and developers. more...

  • Troubled Watersby Ruth Balint

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 24.53

    The joint-winner of the 2003 The Australian/Vogel Literary Award - a lucid account of Australia's relationship with the Timor Sea, with Indonesian fishermen, with the relationship between those Island people and the Aboriginal communities of north-west Australia. more...

  • Gender, Work and Tourismby M Thea Sinclair; M. Thea Sinclair

    Taylor and Francis 2005; US$ 63.95

    What roles do women play in the tourist industry? By studying a range of destinations across the world, this book demonstrates how women have been excluded from some occupations and how their work in others is associated with social sexuality. more...

  • Nine Months at Ground Zeroby Glenn Stout; Charles Vitchers; Robert Gray; Joel Meyerowitz

    Scribner 2006; US$ 13.00

    Hours after two airplanes hit the World Trade Center on the morning of September 11, 2001, Charlie Vitchers, a construction superintendent, and Bobby Gray, a crane operator, headed downtown. They knew their skills would be crucial amid the chaos and destruction after the towers fell. What they could not imagine -- and what they would soon discover... more...

  • Muslim Society and the Western Indian Oceanby Edward Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 49.95

    Based on extensive research, this book explores politics and religion among coastal Muslims of Gujarat. The author's ethnographic analysis of labour, migration and patterns of Islam in the region suggests a new perspective on the anthropology of the western Indian Ocean. more...

  • Transportation Labor Issues and Regulatory Reformby James H Peoples; Wayne K Talley

    Elsevier Science 2004; US$ 135.00

    Regulatory reform in the late 1970s and early 1980s vastly transformed the labor market for transportation workers. Most research in this area focuses on the effect of deregulation on the earnings of nonmanagement company workers in airline, trucking and rail. Deregulation of transportation industries, though, has had a broader effect on workers.... more...

  • Living Labourby Jean-Pierre Durand; Nicolas Hatzfeld

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 155.00

    This book is an important and original account of life in the new lean production workplace - the car industry where it all began. It brings together the two emblematic features of the twentieth century: a working class meant to topple the social order, and a product that largely provided the developmental model of that same order. This book is neither... more...

  • Maya of Morgantonby Leon Fink

    The University of North Carolina Press 2003; US$ 30.00

    The arrival of several hundred Guatemalan-born workers in a Morganton, North Carolina, poultry plant sets the stage for this dramatic story of human struggle in an age of globalization. When laborers' concerns about safety and fairness spark a strike and, ultimately, a unionizing campaign at Case Farms, the resulting decade-long standoff pits a recalcitrant... more...