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Industrial sociology. Social conditions of labor

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  • 52 New thingsby Nick Thorpe

    Crown House Publishing 2014; US$ 14.57

    When was the last time you tried something truly new? The modern world is full of possibilities, adventures and excitement but also routines. The daily grind can make us forget about the former as we embrace the monotony of the latter. It can be hard to extract ourselves from the comforting embrace of our favourite TV programme, food or jumper. For... more...

  • OECD Reviews on Local Job Creation: Employment and Skills Strategies in Canadaby OECD Publishing

    OECD Publishing 2014; US$ 45.00

    This report delivers evidence-based and practical recommendations on how to better support employment and economic development in Canada. It builds on sub-national data analysis and consultations with local stakeholders in four case study areas across Ontario and Quebec. It provides a comparative framework to understand the role of the local level... more...

  • Theories of Industrial Society (RLE Social Theory)by Richard Badham

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    The concept of industrial society plays a dominant role in the social sciences. The ‘Great Divide’ between pre-industrial and industrial societies is commonly assumed to be the main bridge separating modern societies from the past, and distinguishing ‘developed’ from ‘undeveloped’ states in the present era. In history, economics, politics and sociology... more...

  • Industry and Work in Contemporary Capitalismby Victoria Goddard; Susana Narotzky

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Throughout history and in every geographical location, the rise and fall of industry, which impact the fate of large populations, are tied to the development and cultural entanglement of particular models that are articulated with political power. Models are understood as knowledge devices – expert, theoretical, practical and commonsense – that are... more...

  • Praxis der Umformtechnikby Heinz Tschätsch; Jochen Dietrich

    Vieweg+Teubner Verlag 2015; US$ 40.12

    Das Buch "Praxiswissen Umformtechnik", dass für die 8. Auflage überarbeitet wurde, zeigt den neuesten Stand der Technik auf dem Sektor der Umformtechnik. Im Teil I werden die Umform- und Trennverfahren abgehandelt. Es werden die wichtigsten Merkmale der Verfahren, die dazu notwendigen Werkzeuge und die Einsatzgebiete beschrie­ ben. An praktischen Beispielen... more...

  • Workby Steven Vallas

    Wiley 2013; US$ 24.95 US$ 22.46

    This book provides a critical overview of the myriad literatures on “work,” viewed not only as a product of the marketplace but also as a social and political construct. Drawing on theoretical and empirical contributions from sociology, history, economics, and organizational studies, the book brings together perspectives that too often remain balkanized,... more...

  • The New Workplaceby David Holman; Toby D. Wall; Chris W. Clegg; Paul Sparrow; Ann Howard

    Wiley 2003; US$ 289.95 US$ 260.96

    "Just-in-time", "total quality management", "lean manufacturing", "call centres", "team work", "empowerment" - most people in business have heard these buzz words, often offered as a panacea to all profit ills. So why don't they always work? Can you combine them anyhow? If not, why not? The New Workplace Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the... more...

  • Identity in the Age of the New Economyby T.E. Jensen; A. Westenholz

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2004; US$ 40.00

    Identity in the Age of the New Economy is a multi-faceted view of contemporary employment and identity that questions a number of the myths related to the so-called new economy, knowledge society or network society. It argues that one of the most striking things about much contemporary theorizing on work and identity is the epochalist terms in which... more...

  • The Essentials of the New Workplaceby David Holman; Toby D. Wall; Chris W. Clegg; Paul Sparrow; Ann Howard

    Wiley 2005; US$ 77.95 US$ 70.16

    The original hardback edition of The New Workplace examined modern business terms such as total quality management, just-in-time production, e-business, lean manufacturing and teleworking. It explored what these terms really mean and what effect they have in practice - especially their impact on productivity and performance and their social and psychological... more...

  • Worker Participationby

    Emerald Group Publishing Limited 2005; US$ 118.99

    Offers research on the character and implications of workplace participation. This book examines various outcomes, causes, and consequences related to participation programs and worker democracy. It also considers issues surrounding the distribution of and struggle over work hours and how these vary across a number of factors. more...