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  • History of American Laborby Joseph G. Rayback

    Free Press 2008; US$ 23.95

    A compact and comprehensive chronicle of where labor has been and where it is today. more...

  • Babies and Bosses; Reconciling Work and Family Life, 4by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2005; US$ 40.00

    This book considers how a wide range of policies, including tax/benefit policies, childcare policy, and employment and workplace practices help determine parental labour market outcomes and may impinge on family formation and ultimately the current and future labour supply.  It covers Canada (in particular the province of Québec), Finland,... more...

  • Export Success and Industrial Linkagesby Shahrukh Rafi Khan

    Palgrave Macmillan 2009; US$ 105.00

    This book uses an analysis of the garment industry in South Asia to uphold the predictions of neo-classical economic trade theory, but suggest that there is little to learn from it about business, structural, and institutional practices or critical linkages and partnerships. more...

  • The Challenge of Labour in Chinaby Chris King-chi Chan

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 49.95

    China?s economic success has been founded partly on relatively cheap labour, especially in export industries. In recent year, however, there has been growing concern about wages and labour standards in China. This book examines how wages are bargained, fought over and determined in China, exploring how the pattern of labour conflict has changed over... more...

  • Breaks in the Chainby Paul Apostolidis

    University of Minnesota Press 2010; US$ 74.00

    In Breaks in the Chain , Paul Apostolidis investigates the personal life stories of a group of Mexican immigrant meatpackers who are at once typical and extraordinary. After crossing the border clandestinely and navigating the treacherous world of the undocumented, they waged a campaign to democratize their union and their workplace in the most hazardous... more...

  • Global Wage Report 2008/09by International Labour Organization

    International Labour Office 2008; US$ 50.00

    The first in a new series of ILO reportsfocusing on wage developments, this volumereviews major trends in the level and distribution of wages around the world since 1995. more...

  • The International Political Economy of Work and Employabilityby Phoebe Moore

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    International competition and skills shortages caused by technological advancement have raised entirely new issues for workers, not least how responsibility is increasingly being transferred to them. This book looks at how workers are expected to survive unstable job market conditions in three locations: the UK, Singapore, and South Korea. more...

  • Marx and the Dynamic of the Capital Formationby Beverley Best

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 100.00

    This study offers a close examination of Marx's dialectical method of analysis through the lens of current debates in cultural studies, political economy, and critical sociology. It seeks to reanimate Marx's theoretical reconstruction of the capitalist formation from the point of view of recent social dynamics within advanced consumer economies. more...

  • Drastic Measuresby Hugh Rockoff

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 40.00

    A history of America's use of wage and price controls from colonial times to the 1970s. more...

  • The Retail Revolutionby Nelson Lichtenstein

    Henry Holt and Co. 2009; US$ 17.99

    The definitive account of how a small Ozarks company upended the world of business and what that change means Wal-Mart, the world?s largest company, roared out of the rural South to change the way business is done. Deploying computer-age technology, Reagan-era politics, and Protestant evangelism, Sam Walton?s firm became a byword for cheap goods... more...