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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Fueling the Gilded Ageby Andrew Arnold

    NYU Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    If the railroads won the Gilded Age, the coal industry lost it.  Railroads epitomized modern management, high technology, and vast economies of scale. By comparison, the coal industry was embarrassingly primitive. Miners and operators dug coal, bought it, and sold it in 1900 in the same ways that they had for generations. In the popular imagination,... more...

  • Gesundheit und Arbeitsweltby Jana Bäuerlen

    Tectum Verlag 2014; US$ 21.26

    Allen Vorspiegelungen zum Trotz: Unsere moderne Arbeitswelt ist so schön nicht. Immer mehr Arbeit und prekäre Arbeitsverhältnisse steigern die Belastung für viele Menschen erheblich. Beruflich bedingte Stress- und Überlastungserscheinungen nehmen zu und stellen eine ernstzunehmende Gefahr für die Gesundheit dar, was sowohl die Beschäftigten als auch... more...

  • Social Media e Sentiment Analysisby Andrea Ceron; Luigi Curini; Stefano M. Iacus

    Springer 2014; US$ 29.99

    Due miliardi e mezzo di utenti internet, oltre un miliardo di account Facebook, 550 milioni di profili Twitter. Che parlano, discutono, si confrontano sui temi piu svariati. Un flusso in continuo divenire di informazioni che da sostanza ogni giorno al mondo dei Big Data. Ma come si analizza concretamente il ?sentiment? della Rete Quali sono i pregi... more...