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  • Cotton Cultivation and Child Labor in Post-Soviet Uzbekistanby Bilal Bhat

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 79.99

    Uzbekistan is the world's fifth-largest producer and second-largest exporter of cotton in the world, and unlike other countries where child labor is common, it is Uzbekistan's official policy to employ children. This book discusses the use of child labor in cotton cultivation in Uzbekistan following the fall of the Soviet Union, drawing on extensive... more...

  • Dominant Divisions of Laborby Thomas Janoski; Darina Lepadatu

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 46.66

    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 Economics of Labor Migrationby Charles F. Mueller; Edwin S. Mills

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    The Economics of Labor Migration: A Behavioral Analysis presents an in-depth study of the various factors and conditions that lead to a worker's decision to migrate. The book applies theoretical and empirical procedures to the analysis and comprehension of the labor migration phenomenon. The text is organized in that the first chapter provides an... more...

  • Employment in the Lean Yearsby David Marsden

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 38.99

    Over the last fifteen years, the deregulation of Britain's labour market has led to economic growth, employment opportunities, and a more diverse workforce: the 'fat years'. However, now as Britain faces its lean years with job cuts, rising unemployment, income insecurity, and related social strains, how can and should the government and... more...

  • Equal Opportunities and Ethnic Inequality in European Labour Marketsby Karen Kraal; Judith Roosblad; John Wrench

    Amsterdam University Press 2009; US$ 34.50

    An international comparative study on scientific research on the employment situation of migrants and ethnic minorities in European countries more...

  • A Fabric of Defeatby Bryant Simon

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    In this book, Bryant Simon brings to life the politics of white South Carolina millhands during the first half of the twentieth century. His revealing and moving account explores how this group of southern laborers thought about and participated in politics and public power. Taking a broad view of politics, Simon looks at laborers as they engaged... more...

  • The Farmer's Benevolent Trustby Victoria Saker Woeste

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    Americans have always regarded farming as a special calling, one imbued with the Jeffersonian values of individualism and self- sufficiency. As Victoria Saker Woeste demonstrates, farming's cultural image continued to shape Americans' expectations of rural society long after industrialization radically transformed the business of agriculture. Even... more...

  • Film Noir, American Workers, and Postwar Hollywoodby Dennis Broe

    UPF 2009; US$ 34.95

    Film noir, which flourished in 1940s and 50s, reflected the struggles and sentiments of postwar America. Dennis Broe contends that the genre, with its emphasis on dark subject matter, paralleled the class conflict in labor and union movements that dominated the period. more...

  • For It's One, Two, Three, Four Strikes You're Out at the Owners' Ball Gameby G. Richard McKelvey

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2001; US$ 35.00

    Many assume incorrectly that confrontations between baseball's players and management began in the 1960s when the Major League Baseball Players Association started showing signs of becoming a union to be reckoned with. (The tensions of the 1960s prompted the owners to form the Player Relations Committee to deal with them and in February 1968, the... more...

  • Freedom's Childrenby Colin A. Palmer

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Freedom's Children is the first comprehensive history of Jamaica's watershed 1938 labor rebellion and its aftermath. Colin Palmer argues that, a hundred years after the abolition of slavery, Jamaica's disgruntled workers challenged the oppressive status quo and forced a morally ossified British colonial society to recognize their grievances. The... more...