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Labor & Industrial Relations

  • The Coal Nationby Kuntala Lahiri-Dutt

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    The Coal Nation explores the complex history of coal in India; from its colonial legacies to contemporary cultural and social impacts of mining; land ownership and moral resource rights; protective legislation for coal as well as for the indigenous and local communities; the question of legality, illegitimacy and illicit mining and of social justice.... more...

  • The Origins of the Urban Crisisby Thomas J. Sugrue

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 19.95

    Once America?s ?arsenal of democracy,? Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America?s racial and economic inequalities, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other industrial cities have become the sites of persistent racialized poverty. He challenges the conventional wisdom that urban decline is the product... more...

  • Securing Prosperityby Paul Osterman

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 42.00

    We live in an age of economic paradox. The dynamism of America's economy is astounding--the country's industries are the most productive in the world and spin off new products and ideas at a bewildering pace. Yet Americans feel deeply uneasy about their economic future. The reason, Paul Osterman explains, is that our recent prosperity is built on... more...

  • The Method of Freedomby Errico Malatesta; Paul Sharkey; Davide Turcato

    AK Press 2014; US$ 16.99

    Key essays, speeches, and strategies for self-emancipation from Italy's most important anarchist. more...

  • Rural Change in Australiaby Rae Dufty-Jones; John Connell

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 124.95

    This book provides a contemporary perspective on rapidly evolving population, economic and environmental changes in 'rural and regional Australia', itself a significant concept. Bringing together a range of empirical studies, the book builds on established rural studies themes such as population change, economic restructuring and globalization... more...

  • The Crusades of Cesar Chavezby Miriam Pawel

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2014; US$ 34.99

    Cesar Chavez founded a labor union, launched a movement, and inspired a generation. He rose from migrant worker to national icon, becoming one of the great charismatic leaders of the 20th century. Two decades after his death, Chavez remains the most significant Latino leader in US history. Yet his life story has been told only in hagiography?until... more...

  • Playing the Whoreby Melissa Gira Grant

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 14.95

    Recent years have seen a panic over ?online red-light districts,? which supposedly seduce vulnerable young women into a life of degradation, and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof?s live tweeting of a Cambodian brothel raid. But rarely do these fearful, salacious dispatches come from sex workers themselves, and rarely do they deviate from the... more...

  • Strike for Americaby Micah Uetricht

    Verso Books 2014; US$ 14.95

    The Chicago Teachers Union strike was the most important domestic labor struggle so far this century?and perhaps for the last forty years?and the strongest challenge to the conservative agenda for restructuring education, which advocates for more charter schools and tying teacher salaries to standardized testing, among other changes. In 2012, Chicago... more...

  • Direct Action & Sabotageby Elizabeth Gurley Flynn; Walker C. Smith; William E. Trautmann; Salvatore Salerno

    PM Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    The pamphlets reprinted in this collection were first published in the 1910s amidst great controversy; the significant works included are ?Direct Action and Sabotage? by William E. Trautmann, ?Sabotage: Its History, Philosophy and Function? by Walker C. Smith, and Elizabeth Gurley Flynn's ?Sabotage: The Conscious Withdrawal of the Workers' Industrial... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relationsby Adrian Wilkinson; Geoffrey Wood; Richard Deeg

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 149.99

    There have been numerous accounts exploring the relationship between institutions and firm practices. However, much of this literature tends to be located into distinct theoretical-traditional 'silos', such as national business systems, social systems of production, regulation theory, or varieties of capitalism, with limited dialogue between... more...