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  • Colonization and Domestic Service: Historical and Contemporary Perspectivesby Victoria K. Haskins; Claire Lowrie

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This groundbreaking book brings together two key themes that have not been addressed together previously in any sustained way: domestic service and colonization. Colonization offers a rich and exciting new paradigm for analyzing the phenomenon of domestic labor by non-family workers, paid and otherwise. Colonization is used here in its broadest sense,... more...

  • Betriebliche Sozialpolitik im historischen Systemvergleichby Rüdiger Gerlach

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2014; US$ 71.60

    Betriebliche Sozialleistungen prägten seit der Industrialisierung das Leben großer Bevölkerungsteile. Für die Zeit der deutschen Teilung analysiert sie Rüdiger Gerlach erstmals im Ost-West Systemvergleich. Auf einer breiten Quellengrundlage verdeutlicht er ihre Entwicklung am Beispiel der Automobilbauer Volkswagen und Sachsenring, die ähnliche Arbeitsbedingungen... more...

  • Women in ITby BCS The Chartered Institute for IT

    BCS Learning & Development Limited 2014;

    Gender diversity still poses a major challenge in the IT and telecoms industry, with women making up less than 20 per cent of the IT workforce. This ebook seeks to encourage more girls and women to consider a career in IT by showcasing the lives and careers of female IT professionals, entrepreneurs and academics. more...

  • The Laws of the Knowledge Workplaceby Dariusz Jemielniak

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 104.95

    In The Laws of the Knowledge Workplace, Dr Jemielniak has collected research-based chapters providing deep, interdisciplinary insight into knowledge professions, addressing issues of professional identity, emotion, power and authority, trust and indoctrination, and management behaviour. The accounts and studies in this book come from management, organization... more...

  • Absent Aviatorsby Donna Bridges; Jane Neal-Smith; Albert J. Mills

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 129.95

    Absent Aviators consolidates a diverse range of issues from a number of authors from Australia, Austria, the United States, Canada, South Africa and the United Kingdom. Each of the chapters is research-based and aims to present a broad picture of gender issues in aviation, gendered workplaces and sociology, underpinned by sound theoretical perspectives... more...

  • Sailors, Slaves, and Immigrantsby Alessandro Stanziani

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    Slaves, convicts, and unfree immigrants have traveled the oceans throughout human history, but the conventional Atlantic World historical paradigm has narrowed our understanding of modernity. This provocative study contrasts the Atlantic conflation of freedom and the sea with the complex relationships in the Indian Ocean in the long 19th century.... more...

  • Vietnam's Socialist Servantsby Minh T. N. Nguyen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    Since Vietnam introduced economic reforms in the mid-1980s, domestic service has become an established sector of the labour market, and domestic workers have become indispensable to urban life in the rapidly changing country. This book analyzes the ways in which the practices and discourses of domestic service serve to forge and contest emerging class... more...

  • Capitalism, Class Conflict and the New Middle Classby Bob Carter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 115.00

    Non-manual workers are fast becoming the largest occupational category in Western capitalist countries. This is the first book to present a detailed socialist analysis of this much discussed change in the class structure of contemporary capitalism. Focusing on the class position of managerial and supervisory workers, Robert Carter takes as his... more...

  • Servants and Masters in 18th-Century Franceby Sarah C. Maza

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 48.00

    Here is the first major study of domestic service in France from the late seventeenth century to the early nineteenth century, describing its transformation from a male-oriented occupation, aristocratic in style and often geared to public display, to one that was female, middle-class, and centered on the household. Originally published in 1984. ... more...

  • North of Normalby Cea Sunrise Person

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 17.99

    In the late 1960s, riding the crest of the counterculture movement, Cea?s family left a comfortable existence in California to live off the land in northern Alberta. But unlike most commune dwellers of the time, the Persons weren?t trying to build a new society—they wanted to escape civilization altogether. Led by Cea?s grandfather Dick, they lived... more...