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  • Skills of the "Unskilled"by Jacqueline Hagan

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    Most labor and migration studies classify migrants with limited formal education or credentials as "unskilled." Despite the value of migrants' work experiences and the substantial technical and interpersonal skills developed throughout their lives, the labor-market contributions of these migrants are often overlooked and their mobility pathways poorly... more...

  • Global Talentby Gi-Wook Shin; Joon Choi

    Stanford University Press 2015; US$ 24.95

    Global Talent seeks to examine the utility of skilled foreigners beyond their human capital value by focusing on their social capital potential, especially their role as transnational bridges between host and home countries. Gi-Wook Shin and Joon Nak Choi build on an emerging stream of research that conceptualizes global labor mobility as a positive-sum... more...

  • Striking Beautiesby Michelle Haberland

    University of Georgia Press 2015; US$ 26.95

    Apparel manufacturing in the American South, by virtue of its size, its reliance upon female labor, and its broad geographic scope, is an important but often overlooked industry that connects the disparate concerns of women’s history, southern cultural history, and labor history. In Striking Beauties , Michelle Haberland examines its essential... more...

  • 100 Walks in Lancashireby Bob Clare

    Crowood 2015; US$ 14.57

    Lancashire is a walker's paradise with many unexpected delights such as Silverdale and the Forest of Bowland. This collection of 100 great walks will help you explore the diverse and beautiful landscapes of this fascinating yet under-rated county. The Crowood Walking Guides give detailed and accurate route descriptions of the 100 walks which are... more...

  • Integral Polityby Ronnie Lessem; Ibrahim Abouleish; Marko Pogacnik; Louis Herman

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 119.95

    Integral spirituality, integral philosophy and the integral age, at an overall or holistic level of consciousness, has become a strong enough idea to form the genesis of a movement over the course of the last half century--and Integral Polity applies this notion to business, economics and enterprise. Using case studies ranging across the globe this... more...

  • The Political Economy of Border Drawingby Regine Paul

    Berghahn Books 2015; US$ 95.00

    The conditions for non-EU migrant workers to gain legal entry to Britain, France, and Germany are at the same time similar and quite different. To explain this variation this book compares the fine-grained legal categories for migrant workers in each country, and examines the interaction of economic, social, and cultural rationales in determining... more...

  • It's Not Like I'm Poorby Sarah Halpern-Meekin; Kathryn Edin; Laura Tach; Jennifer Sykes

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 29.95

    The world of welfare has changed radically. As the poor trade welfare checks for low-wage jobs, their low earnings qualify them for a hefty check come tax time?a combination of the earned income tax credit and other refunds. For many working parents this one check is like hitting the lottery, offering several months? wages as well as the hope of investing... more...

  • Working-Class Mobilization and Political Controlby Charles L. Davis

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Historically, Latin American political regimes have sought to postpone far-reaching economic reforms and improvements in living standards in order to facilitate the accumulation of private capital. These goals have led to exclusion of the lower classes from the political process altogether or to efforts to control their political mobilization. The... more...

  • Republicans and Laborby Robert H. Zieger

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    At no other time in American history had labor unrest been more evident than the period immediately after World War I. Robert H. Zeiger here recounts the labor problems that faced the Republican administrations of Presidents Harding and Coolidge -- massive strikes, antiracial hysteria, and the hardening of class attitudes throughout the nation --... more...

  • Asian Labor in the Wartime Japanese Empire: Unknown Historiesby Paul H. Kratoska

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    During the Pacific War the Japanese government used a wide range of methods to recruit workers for construction projects throughout the occupied territories. Mistreatment of workers was a major grievance, both in widely publicized cases such as the use of prisoners of war and forced Asian labor to construct the Thailand-Burma "Death" Railway, and in... more...