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  • Making Care Countby Mignon Duffy

    Rutgers University Press 2011; US$ 28.95

    There are fundamental tasks common to every society: children have to be raised, homes need to be cleaned, meals need to be prepared, and people who are elderly, ill, or disabled need care. Day in, day out, these responsibilities can involve both monotonous drudgery and untold rewards for those performing them, whether they are family members,... more...

  • Designated Driversby G. E. Anderson

    Wiley 2012; US$ 38.00 US$ 33.50

    An in-depth look at the Chinese car industry that sheds new light on the delicate nature of China's planned economy China's unprecedented growth over the last three decades, along with the recent financial crisis in the West, has raised questions about the superiority of state-led capitalism. In Designated Drivers: How China Plans to Dominate... more...

  • Buxtonby Dorothy Schwieder; Joseph Hraba; Elmer Schwieder

    University of Iowa Press 2003; US$ 26.00 US$ 22.10

    From 1900 until the early 1920s, an unusual community existed in America's heartland-Buxton, Iowa. Originally established by the Consolidation Coal Company, Buxton was the largest unincorporated coal mining community in Iowa. What made Buxton unique, however, is the fact that the majority of its 5,000 residents were African Americans—a highly unusual... more...

  • Working the Skiesby Drew Whitelegg

    NYU Press 2007; US$ 26.00

    Get ready for takeoff. The life of the flight attendant, a.k.a., stewardess, was supposedly once one of glamour, exotic travel and sexual freedom, as recently depicted in such films as Catch Me If You Can and View From the Top . The nostalgia for the beautiful, carefree and ever helpful stewardess perhaps reveals a yearning for simpler times, but... more...

  • Men's Livesby Peter Matthiessen

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00

    An eloquent portrayal of a disappearing way of life of the Long Island fishermen whose voices--humorous, bitter and bewildered--are as clear as the threatened beauty of their once quiet shore. more...

  • A 1950s Housewifeby Sheila Hardy

    The History Press 2011; US$ 5.99

    Being a housewife in the 1950s was quite a different experience to today. After the independence of the wartime years, women had to leave their jobs when they married and support their husband by creating a spotless home, delicious meals and an inviting bedroom. A 1950s Housewife collects heart-warming personal anecdotes from women who embarked on... more...

  • Inside Toylandby Christine L. Williams

    University of California Press 2006; US$ 29.95

    "I got my first job working in a toy store when I was 41 years old." So begins sociologist Christine Williams's description of her stint as a low-wage worker at two national toy store chains: one upscale shop and one big box outlet. In this provocative, perceptive, and lively book, studded with rich observations from the shop floor, Williams chronicles... more...

  • Contested Coastlinesby Charu Gupta; Mukul Sharma

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book is about the tragic journeys and livelihood insecurities of coastal fisherfolk jailed by India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh for having entered each other’s territorial waters. While reflecting on national anxieties and the deleterious politics of boundaries, it reveals how these fisherfolk create alternative maps and a new world of... more...

  • Guidelines for port State control officers carrying out inspections under the Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No. 188)by International Labour Office

    International Labour Office 2012; US$ 30.00

    Those who work on fishing vessels often face extraordinary and unpredictable hazards, frequently working long hours in harsh conditions. The Work in Fishing Convention, 2007 (No.188), aims to ensure that these seafarers have decent conditions of work on board, including occupational safety and health protection, and medical care and social security.... more...

  • The Pit Sinkers of Northumberland and Durhamby Peter Ford Mason

    The History Press 2012; US$ 7.99

    Shaft sinking for the extraction of minerals has taken place for centuries, and for much of this time, coal mining was carried out in the North East of England. Various methods of pit sinking developed from the use of shallow bell pits to the excavation of deep shafts, in order to access rich seams of coal and other minerals for sale in rapidly urbanising... more...