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  • Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodiesby Seth Holmes

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies provides an intimate examination of the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants in our contemporary food system. An anthropologist and MD in the mold of Paul Farmer and Didier Fassin, Holmes shows how market forces, anti-immigrant sentiment, and racism undermine health and health care. Holmes’s material is visceral... more...

  • Global Womanby Barbara Ehrenreich; Arlie Russell Hochschild

    Henry Holt and Co. 2004; US$ 13.30

    In a remarkable pairing, two renowned social critics offer a groundbreaking anthology that examines the unexplored consequences of globalization on the lives of women worldwide Women are moving around the globe as never before. But for every female executive racking up frequent flier miles, there are multitudes of women whose journeys go unnoticed.... more...

  • Resolving Conflicts at Workby Kenneth Cloke; Joan Goldsmith

    Wiley 2011; US$ 22.95 US$ 19.99

    The classic text on resolving workplace conflicts, fully revised and updated Resolving Conflicts at Work is a guide for preventing and resolving conflicts, miscommunications, and misunderstandings at work, including dozens of techniques for revealing how the inevitable disputes and divisions in the workplace are actually opportunities for greater... more...

  • The Origins of the Urban Crisisby Thomas J. Sugrue; Thomas J. Sugrue

    Princeton University Press 2014; Not Available

    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...

  • NAFTA and the Politics of Labor Transnationalismby Tamara Kay

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 30.00

    This book argues that, collectively, unions can help shape how the rules governing the global economy are made. more...

  • Collective Bargaining and the Battle of Ohioby John T. McNay

    Palgrave Macmillan 2013; US$ 95.00

    The story of how the Ohio conference of the American Association of University Professors mobilized its resources and fought alongside Teamsters, firefighters, janitors, and police to defeat Ohio Senate Bill 5 by referendum, restoring collective bargain rights across the state. more...

  • Labour and Transnational Action in Times of Crisisby Andreas Bieler; Roland Erne; Darragh Golden; Idar Helle; Knut Kjeldstadli; Tiago Matos; Sabina Stan

    Rowman & Littlefield International 2015; US$ 44.99

    Exploring a range of transnational labour movements, the book provides a theory for understanding how collective action succeeds and fails. more...

  • Forging a Laboring Raceby Paul R.D. Lawrie

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 25.00

    Forging a Laboring Race  foregrounds the working black body as both a category of analysis and lived experience.    “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... more...

  • Trade Unions and Workplace Democracy in Africaby Gérard Kester

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.14

    Can democracy only survive if it is participatory? Is participatory democracy a prerequisite for sustainable development? Are trade unions the most appropriate body through which such aims can be implemented? These critical questions are tackled in Gérard Kester's book, Trade Unions and Workplace Democracy in Africa, which applies an unparalleled... more...

  • The Power to Dismissby Patrick Emmenegger

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 94.99

    This book provides the first detailed analysis of the political regulation of dismissal protection and temporary employment in Western Europe from the establishment of freedom of contract in the 19th century until the heyday of two-tier labour market reforms in the 2000s. more...