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Labor & Industrial Relations

  • From Craftsmen to Capitalistsby Frederick L. McKitrick

    Berghahn Books 2016; US$ 34.95

    Politically adrift, alienated from Weimar society, and fearful of competition from industrial elites and the working class alike, the independent artisans of interwar Germany were a particularly receptive audience for National Socialist ideology. As Hitler consolidated power, they emerged as an important Nazi constituency, drawn by the party's rejection... more...

  • Getting Paid While Taking Timeby Megan Sholar

    Temple University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    The United States remains the only industrialized nation in the world that does not provide paid family leave at the national level for either men or women. In the more than two decades since the passage of the Family and Medical Leave Act, there have been numerous unsuccessful attempts to expand family leave benefits nationally. However, in the... more...

  • Key Issues in Women's Workby Catherine Hakim

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 71.95

    Women's employment is one of the most widely-discussed and often-misunderstood issues of modern society.  Are women today oppressed, or do they have the best of both worlds?  Do women have to go out to work to gain equality with men, or do they already do more than their share of domestic work, caring work and voluntary work as well as work in the... more...

  • Framing Workby Edmund Heery

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 84.99 US$ 73.09

    The book presents a broad-ranging survey of contemporary writing about work and employment. It identifies three broad traditions of research and commentary on work: the unitary perspective, the pluralist perspective and the critical perspective. more...

  • 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...

  • People, Place and Power on the Nineteenth-Century Waterfrontby Graeme J. Milne

    Springer International Publishing 2016; US$ 89.85

    This book explores the tenuous existence of seafarers, divided between their time on the ocean and their residence in sailortown economies geared to exploit them. Particular attention is given both to the contribution of seafarers as a global workforce into the nineteenth century, and to their help in creating vibrant multicultural enclaves in port... more...

  • Health and Safety in Canadian Workplacesby Jason Foster; Bob Barnetson

    Athabasca University Press 2016; US$ 29.95

    Workplace injuries happen every day and can profoundly affect workers, their families, and the communities in which they live. This textbook is for workers and students looking for an introduction to injury prevention on the job. It offers an extensive overview of central occupational health and safety (OHS) concepts and practices and provides practical... more...

  • Forging a Laboring Raceby Paul R.D. Lawrie

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 50.00

    ?How does it feel to be a problem?? asked W.E.B. DuBois in The Souls of Black Folk. For many thinkers across the color line, the ?Negro problem? was inextricably linked to the concurrent ?labor problem,? occasioning debates regarding blacks? role in the nation?s industrial past, present and future. With blacks freed from the seemingly protective embrace... more...

  • Managing and Resolving Workplace Conflictby David B. Lipsky; Ariel C. Avgar; J. Ryan Lamare

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2016; US$ 144.95

    Volume 22 of Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations focuses on new approaches to managing resolving workplace disputes and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) from both theoretical and empirical perspectives and includes contributions from leading international scholars, including J. Ryan Lamare, William K Roche and Paul L. Latreille. more...

  • Software, Infrastructure, Laborby Ned Rossiter

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 37.95

    Infrastructure makes worlds. Software coordinates labor. Logistics governs movement. These pillars of contemporary capitalism correspond with the materiality of digital communication systems on a planetary scale. Ned Rossiter theorizes the force of logistical media to discern how subjectivity and labor, economy and society are tied to the logistical... more...