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  • Growing Up Hard in Harlan Countyby G.C. Jones

    The University Press of Kentucky 2013; US$ 19.95

    G.C. "Red" Jones's classic memoir of growing up in rural eastern Kentucky during the Depression is a story of courage, persistence, and eventual triumph. His priceless and detailed recollections of hardscrabble farming, of the impact of Prohibition on an individualistic people, of the community-destroying mine wars of "Bloody Harlan," and of the drastic... more...

  • Striking Back in Chicagoby Lee Sustar

    Haymarket Books 2015;

    How the Chicago teachers strike of 2012 electrified the city and held the line against corporate education "reform." more...

  • South Africa SME Observatoryby Penny Kew; Natasha Turton; Mike Herrington; Jens Dyring Christensen

    International Labour Office 2013; US$ 15.00

    A baseline study of entrepreneurial intentions and activity amongst young men and women more...

  • Dominant Divisions of Laborby Thomas Janoski; Darina Lepadatu

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 45.00

    This brief volume takes a panoramic view of the candidates for the most succinct theory of the 21st century division of labor that would replace Fordism, Taylorism and scientific management. more...

  • The Union of Their Dreamsby Miriam Pawel

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    A generation of Americans came of age boycotting grapes, swept up in a movement that vanquished California's most powerful industry and accomplished the unthinkable: dignity and contracts for farm workers. Four decades later, Cesar Chavez's likeness graces postage stamps, and dozens of schools and streets have been renamed in his honor. But the real... more...

  • New Forms of Worker Organizationby Immanuel Ness; Staughton Lynd

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    As bureaucratic labor unions are currently under assault throughout the world, most have surrendered the achievements of the mid-20th century, when the working class was a militant force for change. As unions implode and weaken, workers are independently forming their own unions, rooted in the tradition of syndicalism and autonomism?and unions rooted... more...

  • Fiscal Austerity and Innovation in Local Governance in Europeby Carlos Nunes Silva; JŠn Bucek

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    This book offers a broad perspective on some of the organizational and financial problems faced by cities and local governments across Europe and analyses the reactions and reforms implemented to address current economic and public finance conditions. The geographical coverage of the case studies, multidisciplinary background of the contributing authors... more...

  • Out in the Unionby Miriam Frank

    Temple University Press 2014; US$ 54.50

    Out in the Union tells the continuous story of queer American workers from the mid-1960s through 2013. Miriam Frank shrewdly chronicles the evolution of labor politics with queer activism and identity formation, showing how unions began affirming the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender workers in the 1970s and 1980s. She documents... more...

  • Female Labor Supplyby James P. Smith

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 52.00

    This collection of original essays brings econometric theory to bear on the problem of estimating the labor force participation of women. Five scholars here examine, both theoretically and empirically, the determinants of women's wages in the market, the value of their home time, and the factors that affect their employment. Originally published... more...

  • Knowledge: Its Creation, Distribution and Economic Significance, Volume IIIby Fritz Machlup

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 87.50

    Volume III examines in clear and elegant prose the roles of knowledge and information in economics. Part One analyzes the effects of new or uncertain information on market performance; examines the formation and revision of expectations; and provides a classification of literature and an extensive bibliography. Part Two discusses private and social... more...