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  • Contemporary Appliquéby Julia Triston; Rachel Lombard

    Pavilion Books 2015; US$ 25.99

    Appliqué is a classic embroidery technique that has recently been experiencing a revival. Appearing in the most cutting-edge contemporary textile work, it can be interpreted in many different ways - layering, patching, applying, overlaying - and offers endless creative possibilities. Each technical variation of appliqué has traditionally had its own... more...

  • The Steel Workersby John Fitch

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1989; US$ 28.95

    This classic account of the worker in the steel industry during the early years of the twentieth century combines the social investigator’s mastery of facts with the vivid personal touch of the journalist.  From its pages emerges a finely etched picture of how men lived and worked in steel. In 1907-1908, when John Fitch spent more than a year... more...

  • Revolution within the Revolutionby Jeffrey Bortz

    Stanford University Press 2008; US$ 67.50

    This book is a history of the Mexican workers' revolution that took place within the larger Mexican revolution of 1910. more...

  • Smile for the Cameraby Kelle James

    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers 2010; US$ 9.99

    Kelle James ran away from an abusive home at the age of fifteen to the best place she could think of. New York City. She was going to be a model, rich, famous, and she was going to find people who treated her right. She had no idea what was in store for her and within three days she was homeless and broke. What follows is her exceptional story of trying... more...

  • Beautiful Peopleby Simon Doonan

    Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 9.99

    A wickedly funny memoir with echoes of David Sedaris and Augusten Burroughs, Beautiful People (originally published in hardcover as Nasty ) is now a BBC comedy hit series from the producer of Ab Fab and The Office . Proclaimed "the most brilliant, brash thing in type" by Liz Smith, Simon Doonan's saucy prose has established him as an emerging... more...

  • Social Approaches to an Industrial Pastby Eugenia W. Herbert; A. Bernard Knapp; Vincent C. Pigott

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Social Approaches to an Industrial Past addresses the social issues of mining communities in research spanning a period of 4,500 years. The volume considers themes which are relatively new to archaeology: * the social context of production * gender * power and labour exploitation * imperialism and colonialism * production and technology. more...

  • HRM, Technical Workers and the Multinational Corporationby Patrick McGovern

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This book is the first major in-depth study of the impact of contemporary management practices on a rapidly expanding set of white-collar occupations, namely technical workers. It investigates whether HRM schemes such as employee appraisals and performance related pay have transformed technical work to such an extent that it can no longer be described... more...

  • Working in the Service Sectorby Gerhard Bosch; Steffen Lehndorff

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    The rise to prominence of the service sector - heralded over half a century ago as the great hope for the twenty-first century - has come to fruition. In many cases, employment in the service sector now outnumbers that in manufacturing sectors, and it is accepted that in all developed countries, the service sector is the only one in which employment... more...

  • Management, Labour Process and Software Developmentby Rowena Barrett

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This revealing book is about software development, the developers themselves, and how their work is organized and managed. The latest original research from Australia, Europe, and the UK is used to examine the differences between the image and reality of work in this industry. Chapters also cover issues surrounding the management of 'knowledge work... more...

  • Troubled Watersby Ruth Balint

    Allen & Unwin 2002; US$ 14.63

    The joint-winner of the 2003 The Australian/Vogel Literary Award - a lucid account of Australia's relationship with the Timor Sea, with Indonesian fishermen, with the relationship between those Island people and the Aboriginal communities of north-west Australia. more...