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  • Working in the Service Sectorby Gerhard Bosch; Steffen Lehndorff

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    The rise to prominence of the service sector - heralded over half a century ago as the great hope for the twenty-first century - has come to fruition. In many cases, employment in the service sector now outnumbers that in manufacturing sectors, and it is accepted that in all developed countries, the service sector is the only one in which employment... more...

  • Management, Labour Process and Software Developmentby Rowena Barrett

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 190.00

    This revealing book is about software development, the developers themselves, and how their work is organized and managed. The latest original research from Australia, Europe, and the UK is used to examine the differences between the image and reality of work in this industry. Chapters also cover issues surrounding the management of 'knowledge work... 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

    Gender, Work and Tourism examines the central role played by women in the tourism industry. It discusses the nature of their work and the ways in which tourism creates tensions between the attitude and conduct of tourists and the beliefs and behaviour of local women. Among the areas explored are: the segmentation of tourism work in Northern Cyprus;... 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$ 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$ 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...