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  • 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...

  • Tracing Your Coalmining Ancestorsby Brian Elliott

    Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 9.99

    In the 1920s there were over a million coalminers working in over 3000 collieries across Great Britain, and the industry was one of the most important and powerful in British history. It dominated the lives of generations of individuals, their families and communities, and its legacy is still with us today - many of us have a coalmining ancestor. 

Yet... more...

  • Coders at Workby Peter Seibel

    Apress 2009; US$ 20.99

    A who's who in the programming world A wide range of ages and programming philosophies are represented Seibel is a gifted writer and programmer who knows what to ask. A great read 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...

  • 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...

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

    Elsevier Science 2004; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • Muslim Society and the Western Indian Oceanby Edward Simpson

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    Based on substantial ethnographic, textual and archival research, this interesting book offers a new perspective on the anthropology of the western Indian Ocean. Writing in a clear, engaging style, and covering an impressive range of theoretical terrain, Simpson critically explores the relationships between people and things that give life to the... more...

  • Living Labourby Jean-Pierre Durand; Nicolas Hatzfeld

    Palgrave Macmillan 2003; US$ 163.00

    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...

  • Pullman Porters and the Rise of Protest Politics in Black America, 1925-1945by Beth Tompkins Bates

    The University of North Carolina Press 2001; US$ 30.00

    Between World War I and World War II, African Americans' quest for civil rights took on a more aggressive character as a new group of black activists challenged the politics of civility traditionally embraced by old-guard leaders in favor of a more forceful protest strategy. Beth Tompkins Bates traces the rise of this new protest politics--which was... 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...