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  • 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...

  • Knowledge Work and Knowledge-Intensive Firmsby Mats Alvesson

    Oxford University Press, UK 2004; US$ 64.99

    This book provides a critical understanding of some basic aspects of knowledge-intensive work and organizations. The author adopts a social constructivist approach and explores the management and analytical challenges of knowledge-intensive firms. It will be key reading for academics, researchers, and advanced students in organization studies, knowledge... more...

  • Latino Farmworkers in the Eastern United Statesby Thomas A. Arcury; Sara A. Quandt

    Springer 2009; US$ 109.00

    States that Latino Farmworkers work at some of America's most hazardous jobs, have few protections, and receive some of the lowest wages. This book examines the health and living conditions of workers in agriculture, while advocating for equality. more...

  • Migration and Domestic Workby Helma Lutz

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2008; US$ 119.95

    In this volume, European and US-based researchers look at the connection between migration and domestic work on an empirical and theoretical level. The book asks why the re-introduction of domestic workers in European households has become so popular, thus challenging gender theories. This is a timely book of interest to academics and students in the... more...

  • The Ashgate Companion to the History of Textile Workers, 1650-2000by Lex Heerma van Voss; Els Hiemstra-Kuperus; Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 190.00

    This collection offers the first systematic global and comparative history of textile workers over the course of 350 years. This period covers the major changes in wool and cotton production, and the global picture from before the Industrial Revolution through to the twentieth century. As well as offering a unique reference source for anyone interested... more...