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  • Individualism and Inequalityby Ralph Fevre

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    A belief in individual self-determination powered the development of universal human rights and inspired social movements from anti-slavery to socialism and feminism. At the same time, every attempt to embed individualism in systems of education and employment has eventually led to increased social inequality. Across the globe individualism has been... more...

  • The Song of the Shirtby Jeremy Seabrook

    Hurst 2015; US$ 14.99

    A powerfully written exporse on the global garment industry by a leading expert. It will make you think twice before buying from the Gap, Walmart, Benetton, etc. more...

  • Political Economy of Labor Repression in the United Statesby Andrew Kolin

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 109.99

    This book explores the political economy of labor repression, expanding the meaning of repression by looking at the relation of politics to economics. It explains how and why this relation leads to the repression of labor and considers how labor repression develops over time from the social relation of capital and labor, and how this is expressed... more...

  • Representation and Rebellionby Jonathan H. Rees

    University Press of Colorado 2010; US$ 27.95

    In response to the tragedy of the Ludlow Massacre, John D. Rockefeller Jr. introduced one of the nation?s first employee representation plans (ERPs) to the Colorado Fuel and Iron Company in 1915. With the advice of William Mackenzie King, who would go on to become prime minister of Canada, the plan?which came to be known as the Rockefeller Plan?was... more...

  • Europe's Disappearing Middle Class?by Daniel Vaughan-Whitehead

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2016; US$ 40.00

    While recent studies have highlighted the phenomenon and risks of increased inequalities between the top and the bottom of society, little research has so far been carried out on trends relating to the median income range that generally represents the middle class. This volume examines the following questions: what are the main transformations in the... more...

  • Beyond the Cubicleby Allison J. Pugh

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 26.99

    Beyond the Cubicle looks at the hidden ramifications of job insecurity upon workers' intimate lives, personal relationships, and crises of identity and self-worth. The broad and wide-ranging essays explore how changes in work have altered our emotions, reworked the interplay of gender, race and class, and contributed to a contemporary radical individualism... more...

  • The Rise of the Outsidersby Steve Richards

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 12.99

    Something strange has been happening. All over the World, people are angry and rejecting the establishment like never before. Britain votes Brexit. Trump promises walls in America. Corbyn promises a new socialism in the UK. Tsipras in Greece. Podemos in Spain. Marine Le Pen in France. Norbert Hofer in Austria. The list goes on. Why has the mainstream... more...

  • Europe in Revoltby Catarina Príncipe; Bhaskar Sunkara

    Haymarket Books 2016; US$ 17.00

    A gripping and authoritative account of the uprisings against extreme austerity that have shaken Europe. more...

  • Living Wages Around the Worldby Richard Anker; Martha Anker

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2017; US$ 40.00

    This manual describes a new methodology to measure a decent but basic standard of living in different countries and how much workers need to earn to afford this, making it possible for researchers to estimate comparable living wages around the world and determine gaps between living wages and prevailing wages, even in countries with limited secondary... more...

  • Norway Outside the European Unionby Clive Archer

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    In November 1994 the Norwegian electorate rejected membership of the European Union. Professor Archer examines the background to this decision both in terms of an expression of interests within Norway and in terms of national feeling. He then investigates the subsequent interaction between Norway and the EU through the European Economic Area (EEA)... more...