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Industrial sociology. Social conditions of labor

  • The 16th Minute of Fameby Darrell Miller; Angela Bassett; Blair Underwood

    Dunham Books 2014; US$ 12.99

    ""In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes."" Andy Warhol coined that prophetic line in 1968. Ironically, in today's modern society, Warhol's statement is arguably more famous than its author. Forty-plus years after he made his seemingly outrageous pronouncement, most people would probably agree that his... more...

  • 52 New thingsby Nick Thorpe

    Crown House Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    When was the last time you tried something truly new? The modern world is full of possibilities, adventures and excitement but also routines. The daily grind can make us forget about the former as we embrace the monotony of the latter. It can be hard to extract ourselves from the comforting embrace of our favourite TV programme, food or jumper. For... more...

  • America at Workby Edward E. Lawler III; James O'Toole

    Palgrave Macmillan 2006; US$ 75.00

    This wide-ranging volume brings together the commissioned papers that are the basis of James O’ Toole and Edward E. Lawler’ s "The New American Workplace," their follow-up to the groundbreaking 1973 "Work in America" report. Here leading scholars in the fields of business, management, and human resources offer new research... more...

  • Arbeits- und Lebenskraftby Kerstin Jürgens

    VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2007; US$ 27.70

    Vor dem Hintergrund aktueller Entwicklungsdynamiken von Erwerbsarbeit rückt seit einiger Zeit der Erhalt von Arbeitskraft ins Zentrum der wissenschaftlichen und medialen Aufmerksamkeit. Welche Anforderungen bringt eine entgrenzte Arbeitswelt für Erwerbstätige mit sich? Wie erhalten Beschäftigte ihre Arbeitsfähigkeit, wenn Konkurrenz- und Leistungsdruck... more...

  • Asian Informal Workersby Santosh K. Mehrotra; Mario Biggeri

    Taylor and Francis 2007; US$ 54.95

    This thoroughly researched volume surveys the nature and extent of 'informal' work in Asia, which is a powerful and under-studied force in the region.  After over half a century of development, even in the fast growing economies of Asia, the formal sector, and industrial jobs have grown rather slowly, and most non-agricultural employment growth has... more...

  • Be your own best life coachby Jackee Holder

    Infinite Ideas 2008; US$ 9.95

    Be your own best life coach is an inspirational guide to help readers take control of their lives and motivate themselves effectively so they can achieve their goals. Packed with advice to help readers realise their ambitions and shrug off the fears holding them back, covering everything self-starters need so they can identify their issues and resolve... more...

  • Bodies at Workby Carol Wolkowitz

    SAGE Publications 2006; US$ 55.00

    'After reading this book it will be more difficult to "do" the sociology of work and the sociology of the body in the absence of the other. In some quite exquisite ways it throws down a challenge which practitioners in both fields will find difficult to ignore' - Paul Stewart, former editor of Work, Employment and Society, University of the West... more...

  • Breakoutby Newt Gingrich

    Regnery Publishing 2013; US$ 16.99

    It is not between the Left and the Right, but between the past and the future. America is on the edge of a breakout. In fact, we are poised for one of the most spectacular leaps in human well-being in history. Pioneers of the futureinnovators and entrepreneursare achieving breakthroughs in medicine, transportation, energy, education, and other fields... more...

  • Building Networks for Sustainable Effectivenessby Philip Mirvis; Abraham B.; Christopher G. Worley; Peter Docherty; Susan Albers Mohrman

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2013; US$ 131.99

    Volume 3 of the Organizing for Sustainable Effectiveness series gives readers insights into how organizations use networks, partnerships, and collaboration to achieve better and more sustainable results. Volume editors Christopher Worley and Philip Mirvis contend that globalization and its complexities have produced economic, social, and environmental... more...

  • Changing Corporate America from Inside Outby Nicole C. Raeburn

    University of Minnesota Press 2004; US$ 72.00

    A long-overdue study, Nicole Raeburn?s analysis focuses on the mobilization of lesbian, gay, and bisexual employee networks over the past fifteen years to win domestic partner benefits in Fortune 1000 companies.Raeburn reveals the impact of the larger social and political environment on corporations? openness to gay-inclusive policies, and what strategies... more...