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Labor & Industrial Relations

  • Common Sense and a Little Fire, Second Editionby Annelise Orleck

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 24.99

    Over twenty years after its initial publication, Annelise Orleck's Common Sense and a Little Fire continues to resonate with its harrowing story of activism, labor, and women's history. Orleck traces the personal and public lives of four immigrant women activists who left a lasting imprint on American politics. Though they have rarely made more than... more...

  • Immigrant Cityby Donald B. Cole

    The University of North Carolina Press 2017; US$ 29.99

    The violence and radicalism connected with the Industrial Workers of the World textile strike of 1912 in Lawrence, Massachusetts, left the popular impression that Lawrence was a slum-ridden city inhabited by un-American revolutionaries. Immigrant City is a study of Lawrence which reveals that the city was far different. The book opens with an account... more...

  • Laborers and Enslaved Workersby Marcelo Badaró Mattos

    Berghahn Books 2017; US$ 27.95

    From the middle of the nineteenth century until the 1888 abolition of slavery in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro was home to the largest urban population of enslaved workers anywhere in the Americas. It was also the site of an incipient working-class consciousness that expressed itself across seemingly distinct social categories. In this volume, Marcelo Badaró... more...

  • Micro-Spatial Histories of Global Labourby Christian G. De Vito; Anne Gerritsen

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 118.11

    This volume suggests a new way of doing global history. Instead of offering a sweeping and generalizing overview of the past, we propose a ‘micro-spatial’ approach, combining micro-history with the concept of space. A focus on primary sources and awareness of the historical discontinuities and unevennesses characterizes the global history that emerges... more...

  • Biography of an Industrial Townby Alessandro Portelli

    Springer International Publishing 2017; US$ 94.48

    A pioneering work in oral history, this book tells the story of the rise and fall of the industrial revolution and the apogee and crisis of the labor movement through an oral history of Terni, a steel town in Central Italy and the seat of the first large industrial enterprise in Italy. This story is told through a combination of stories, songs, myths... more...

  • The Labour Churchby Neil Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    This book aims to unpack the core message of the Labour Church and question the accepted views of the movement by pursuing an alternative way of analysing its history, significance and meaning. The religious influences on late-nineteenth/early-twentieth-century British Socialism are examined and placed within a wider context, highlighting a continuing... more...

  • Working the Landby Nicola Verdon

    Palgrave Macmillan UK 2017; US$ 95.58

    This book offers a new history of the farmworker in England from 1850 to the present day. It focuses on the paid worker, considering how the experiences of farm work – the work performed, wages earned and conditions of hiring – were shaped by gender, age and region. Combining data extracted from statistical sources with personal and autobiographical... more...

  • New Tools, Old Tasksby Torgeir K. Haavik

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 60.00

    New Tools, Old Tasks explores how Integrated Operations (IO) will influence the safety of offshore drilling operations. The book is based on several years of practical experience combined with a research study on the safety of IO within the drilling domain. The overall objective of the book is to explore how safety can be understood in the change... more...

  • Decision Making in Complex Environmentsby Jan Noyes; Malcolm Cook; Yvonne Masakowshi

    CRC Press 2017; US$ 60.00

    Many complex systems in civil and military operations are highly automated with the intention of supporting human performance in difficult cognitive tasks. The complex systems can involve teams or individuals working on real-time supervisory control, command or information management tasks where a number of constraints must be satisfied. Decision Making... more...

  • Comparative Employment Relationsby Susan Milner

    Macmillan Education UK 2017; US$ 59.05

    Explores employment relations in three key European countries: France, Germany and the UK. The comparative approach examines key areas of employment relations to analyse national differences and similarities. This comparative text fills the gap between single country studies of employment relations and more broad-brush multi-country approaches. more...