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Fighting For Jobs
Fighting For Jobs (August 1995)
Case Studies of Labor-Community Coalitions Confronting Plant Closings
Bruce Nissen - Author

Examines the struggle of the unions and communities to save jobs in plant-closing situations in the 1980s, and shows why some labor-community coalitions were more successful than others.

This book examines the struggle of unions and communities to save jobs in plant-closing situations in the 1980s. The unusual depth of the research allows the reader to grasp the key factors affecting such battles in an era of industrial ...(Read More)
 
 
Meanings of Work
Meanings of Work (July 1995)
Considerations for the Twenty-First Century
Frederick C. Gamst - Editor

This book examines the fast-changing patterns of work in the global market and the resulting social, cultural, and economic impact on the work force.
Meanings of Work examines interconnected cultural, social, and economic dimensions of human work. It provides an innovating interdisciplinary basis for understanding the fast changing patterns of work in a now globally unitary market, increasingly beset with problems such as contingen...(Read More)
 
 
Outsiders in the Clubhouse
Outsiders in the Clubhouse (June 1995)
The World of Women's Professional Golf
Todd W. Crosset - Author

A sociological examination of life within the subworld of women's professional golf that explores the interpersonal relations between athletes, fans, and sponsors on the LPGA tour and looks at tensions between gender, class, and prowess within the social world of golf.

"The book burns with relevance. The use of ethnography to evoke women's descriptions of their own world is unique and effective. Too often, women's ...(Read More)
 
 
Autowork
Autowork (May 1995)
Robert Asher - Editor
Ronald Edsforth - Editor
Stephen Merlino - With assistance from

An anthology of original essays on the history of work experience in automobile factories, from 1913 to the present.

"This is an absolutely marvelous anthology surveying and analyzing the rich history and changing character of autowork in twentieth-century America. It is one of the few books that analyzes the auto industry and its workforce from its origins to the present." -- Stephen Meyer, author of The Five Dollar Day: Labor M...(Read More)
 
 
The New Modern Times
The New Modern Times (January 1995)
Factors Reshaping the World of Work
David B. Bills - Editor

"This book presents an extended and thoughtful examination of work in the U.S. after the turn of the century. It is the state of the art in the sociology of work." --H. Hall, State University of New York at Albany

The New Modern Times assesses historical, contemporary, and projected trends in the American world of work. The contributors represent a range of disciplines -- sociology, history, education, economics, women's...(Read More)
 
 
Militancy, Market Dynamics, and Workplace Authority
Militancy, Market Dynamics, and Workplace Authority (December 1994)
The Struggle over Labor Process Outcomes in the U.S. Automobile Industry, 1946 to 1973
James R. Zetka Jr. - Author

This book is an account of the political economy of labor relations in the U.S. automobile industry from the end of World War II to the 1970s. Zetka develops a sophisticated paradigm of hegemonic and competitive market conditions that challenges dominant theories of postwar industrial relations, linking rates of workplace militancy to product market fluctuations, variations in work organization, and differences in authority systems legitimated on t...(Read More)
 
 
Hidden in the Home
Hidden in the Home (October 1994)
The Role of Waged Homework in the Modern World-Economy
Jamie Faricellia Dangler - Author

This book combines a case study of industrial homework in the electronics industry with a world-systems approach to understanding the role of home-based work in economic development. It spans the period from the nineteenth-century origins of industrial homework to the important role played by home-based work in current strategies of economic restructuring in manufacturing and service industries. The author draws a clear distinction between industria...(Read More)
 
 
Contrapunto
Contrapunto (July 1994)
The Informal Sector Debate in Latin America
Cathy A. Rakowski - Editor

"Contrapunto is a state-of-the-art treatment of informal activity in Latin America and, therefore, is a critical contribution to the literature. The authors are clearly among the most informed and insightful researchers and practitioners involved with informal activity in Latin America." -- Thomas Klak, Miami University

The informal sector denotes the small-scale, unprotected, and loosely regulated activities and self-e...(Read More)
 
 
Being Called to Care
Being Called to Care (April 1994)
Mary Ellen Lashley - Author
Maggie T. Neal - Author
Emily Todd Slunt - Author
Louise M. Berman - Author
Francine H. Hultgren - Author

"The important explorations and insights offered by the authors in this book provide vivid evidence of ways in which nurses exercise their responses to a call to care. This is not a sentimental text, nor is it a simple or singular approach. The text is not associated with religious ideology. It is deeply spiritual; it explores the common grounds of meaning in human existence. These authors have brought together insights that are grounded in n...(Read More)
 
 
Work and Inequality in Urban China
Work and Inequality in Urban China (January 1994)
Yanjie Bian - Author

"The work under review provides systematic evidence of the importance of organizational location in the system of rewards in one Chinese city and invites us to think more deeply about the sources of segmentation phenomena....The resulting book is a wide-ranging and informative discussion of the dynamics of stratification in urban China, set in a comparative context. It should be of interest not only to those interested in Chinese society, but a...(Read More)
 
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