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  • The State and Working Womenby Mary Ruggie

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 55.00 US$ 44.00

    Mary Ruggie's controversial study of British and Swedish labor market, anti-discrimination, and child care programs argues that gender-based policy alone cannot substantially raise the economic status of women workers. Rather, policies for women must be developed within the context of more general economic and social policies Originally published... more...

  • Efficiency Wagesby Andrew Weiss

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Known for his seminal work in efficiency-wage theory, Andrew Weiss surveys recent research in the field and presents new results. He shows how wage schedules affect the kinds of workers a firm employs and how well those workers perform on the job. Using straightforward examples, he demonstrates how efficiency-wage theory can explain labor market outcomes... more...

  • Doing History from the Bottom Upby Staughton Lynd

    Haymarket Books 2014; US$ 16.99

    Staughton Lynd challenges academics to see American history through eyes of the poor and working class participants in history. more...

  • The Influence Machineby Alyssa Katz

    Random House Publishing Group 2015; US$ 28.00

    An illuminating history and groundbreaking investigation tracing how a single trade organization turned itself into the most dangerous political weapon in America   When Americans hear the words ?Chamber of Commerce,? many still think of the local business associations that spruce up Main Streets and sponsor Little League teams around the country.... more...

  • Globalizing democracyby Katherine Fierlbeck

    Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 26.99 US$ 23.21

    This new edition examines some of the philosophical and theoretical issues underlying the 'democratic project' which increasingly dominates the fields of comparative development and international relations. The first concern presented here is normative and epistemological: as democracy becomes more widely accepted as the political currency of legitimacy,... more...

  • Do What You Loveby Miya Tokumitsu

    Regan Arts. 2015; US$ 19.95

    The American claim that we should love and be passionate about our job may sound uplifting, or at least, harmless, but Do What You Love exposes the tangible damages such rhetoric has leveled upon contemporary society. Virtue and capital have always been twins in the capitalist, industrialized West. Our ideas of what the ?virtues? of pursuing success... more...

  • Autobiography of Mother Jonesby Mary Harris Jones; Clarence Darrow; Mary Field Parton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    This important addition to labor and feminist literature speaks tirelessly and effectively on behalf of workers' rights and unions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. more...

  • Trotskyists on Trialby Donna T. Haverty-Stacke

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 46.75

    Passed in June 1940, the Smith Act was a peacetime anti-sedition law that marked a dramatic shift in the legal definition of free speech protection in America by criminalizing the advocacy of disloyalty to the government by force. It also criminalized the acts of printing, publishing, or distributing anything advocating such sedition and made it... more...

  • Community in Conflictby Gary Kaunonen; Aaron Goings

    Michigan State University Press 2013; US$ 23.95

    A mirror of great changes that were occurring on the national labor rights scene, the 1913?14 Michigan Copper Strike was a time of unprecedented social upheaval in Michigan?s Upper Peninsula. With organized labor taking an aggressive stance against the excesses of unfettered capitalism, the stage was set for a major struggle between labor and management.... more...

  • Are Trade Unions Still Relevant?by Tom Turner; Daryl D'Art; Michelle O?Sullivan

    Orpen Press 2013; US$ 15.00

    This edited collection examines the relevance of trade unions 100 years on from the 1913 lock-out in Dublin. more...