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United University Professions
United University Professions (June 2019)
Pioneering in Higher Education Unionism
Nuala McGann Drescher - Author
William E. Scheuerman - Author
Ivan D. Steen - Author

Tells the story of the nation’s largest higher education union from its earliest years to its role today as a powerful organization promoting the interests of faculty, staff, and the entire SUNY community.

Public education, from pre-K through higher education, and labor unions, particularly those representing public sector workers, are today under attack from those who question the very need to have such basic institutions...(Read More)
 
 
The New Welfare Consensus
The New Welfare Consensus (August 2018)
Ideological, Political, and Social Origins
Darren Barany - Author

Discusses the conservative ideological and political attack on welfare in the United States.

Families on welfare in the United States are the target of much public indignation from not only the general public but also political figures and the very workers whose job it is to help the poor. The question is, What explains this animus and, more specifically, the failure of the United States to prioritize a sufficient social wage fo...(Read More)
 
 
Austerity and the Labor Movement
Austerity and the Labor Movement (December 2016)
Michael Schiavone - Author

An overview and analysis of austerity policies and labor movement resistance in several countries.

Austerity policies have become the new norm throughout both the developed and developing world. Indeed, austerity has become the new buzz word in the lexicon of politicians from across the political spectrum. At the same time austerity measures have been met with mass protest, the most famous example of which is t...(Read More)
 
 
Undervalued Dissent
Undervalued Dissent (December 2016)
Informal Workers' Politics in India
Manjusha Nair - Author

Honorable Mention - 2018 Global Division Book Award, presented by the Global Division of the Society for the Study of Social Problems

Uses two case studies to demonstrate how neoliberal reforms in India have de-democratized labor politics.

Historically, the Indian state has not offered welfare and social rights to all of its citizens, yet a remarkable characteristic of its polity has been the abilit...(Read More)
 
 
Sports and Labor in the United States
Sports and Labor in the United States (July 2015)
Michael Schiavone - Author

LONGLISTED - 2016 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, presented by PEN American Center

Overview and analysis of labor relations in the big four American sports.


Are today’s professional athletes nothing more than selfish, greedy millionaires with no idea how ordinary people live? The common perception of today’s professional baseball, basketball, f...(Read More)
 
 
The New Governance of Welfare States in the United States and Europe
The New Governance of Welfare States in the United States and Europe (March 2015)
Between Decentralization and Centralization in the Activation Era
Mariely López-Santana - Author

Detailed examination of the territorial and governance dimensions of contemporary welfare reforms in the United States and Europe.

Until recently, studies of changes in the welfare state have tended to focus on transformations in the nature of social policies and their level of generosity. The New Governance of Welfare States in the United States and Europe concentrates on an often overlooked dimension: territorial and gove...(Read More)
 
 
Emerald City
Emerald City (May 2013)
The Birth and Evolution of an Indian Gemstone Industry
Lawrence A. Babb - Author

A fascinating study of the gemstone industry of Jaipur, with special emphasis on its ownership class.

Lawrence A. Babb’s Emerald City provides an intriguing portrait of the gemstone cutting industry of the North Indian city of Jaipur. It focuses on the ownership class consisting mainly of Jains and members of northern India’s traditional trading communities. Based on oral-historical investig...(Read More)
 
 
Making Globalization Work for Women
Making Globalization Work for Women (November 2011)
The Role of Social Rights and Trade Union Leadership
Valentine M. Moghadam - Editor
Suzanne Franzway - Editor
Mary Margaret Fonow - Editor

Explores the potential for trade unions to defend the socioeconomic rights of women.

Making Globalization Work for Women explores the potential for trade unions to defend the socioeconomic rights of women in a global context. Looking at labor policies and interviews with people in unions and nongovernmental organizations, the essays diagnose the problems faced by women workers across the world and assess the progress that un...(Read More)
 
 
Transgender Employment Experiences
Transgender Employment Experiences (August 2011)
Gendered Perceptions and the Law
Kyla Bender-Baird - Author

Brings together the workplace experiences of transgender people with an assessment of current policy protections.

The complex and changing state of policy protections for transgender communities practically requires trans people to become legal experts just to navigate their everyday lives. It also simultaneously offers a window of opportunity for legal advocates to shape new laws and policies based on the lived ...(Read More)
 
 
Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt
Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt (October 2009)
Samer S. Shehata - Author

Ethnographic study of textile factory workers in Alexandria, Egypt.

In Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt, Samer S. Shehata provides us with a unique and detailed ethnographic portrait of life within two large textile factories in Alexandria, Egypt. Working for nearly a year as a “winding machine operator” provided Shehata with unprecedented access to workers at the point of production and t...(Read More)
 
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