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Sociology: work & labour books

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Jobs and the Labor Force of Tomorrow Migration, Training, Education by Michael A. Pagano Jobs and the Labor Force of Tomorrow Migration, Training, Education

The new volume in the Urban Agenda series addresses the challenges shaping the development of human capital in metropolitan regions. The articles, products of the 2016 Urban Forum at the University of Illinois at Chicago, engage with the overarching idea...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/09/2017

Jobs and the Labor Force of Tomorrow Migration, Training, Education by Michael A. Pagano Jobs and the Labor Force of Tomorrow Migration, Training, Education

The new volume in the Urban Agenda series addresses the challenges shaping the development of human capital in metropolitan regions. The articles, products of the 2016 Urban Forum at the University of Illinois at Chicago, engage with the overarching idea...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2017

Positive Impact Investing A Sustainable Bridge between Strategy, Innovation, Change and Learning by Karen Wendt Positive Impact Investing A Sustainable Bridge between Strategy, Innovation, Change and Learning

This book illustrates the impact that the culture of an organization can create. It describes how culture is the social glue permeating all disciplines of an organization. The book demonstrates how organizational alignment can be achieved in order to allow...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/09/2017

Collusion, Local Governments and Development in China A Reflection on the China Model by Huihua Nie Collusion, Local Governments and Development in China A Reflection on the China Model

By analyzing the interactions between China's central government and its local governments and enterprises, this book constructs an analytical framework of government-enterprise collusion, analyzing the impact of collusion within the China model on Chinese society. Against the background of decentralization...
Format: Hardback - Released: 08/09/2017

Routledge Handbook of Human Trafficking by Conny Rijken Routledge Handbook of Human Trafficking

Trafficking in human beings (THB) has been described as modern slavery. It is a serious criminal activity that has significant ramifications for the human rights of the victims. It poses major challenges to the state, society and individual victims. THB...
Format: Hardback - Released: 07/09/2017

Making Work More Equal A New Labour Market Segmentation Approach by Damian Grimshaw Making Work More Equal A New Labour Market Segmentation Approach

A tribute to the highly influential contributions of Jill Rubery, this book proposes a 'new labour market segmentation approach' for the investigation of issues of job quality, employment inequalities and precarious work. -- .
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2017

Young People in the Labour Market Past, Present, Future by Andy Furlong, John Goodwin, Sarah Hadfield, Stuart Hall Young People in the Labour Market Past, Present, Future
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It is argued that levels of suffering among young people have always been much higher than suggested by governments. Indeed, policies towards young workers have often been framed in ways that help secure conformity to a new employment landscape in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

The Quantified Self in Precarity Work, Technology and What Counts by Phoebe V. (Middlesex University, UK) Moore The Quantified Self in Precarity Work, Technology and What Counts
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Humans are accustomed to being tool bearers, but what happens when machines become tool bearers, calculating human labour via the use of big data and people analytics by managements? The Quantified Self in Precarity highlights how, whether it be in...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

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High Tech and High Touch Headhunting, Technology, and Economic Transformation by James E. Coverdill, William Finlay High Tech and High Touch Headhunting, Technology, and Economic Transformation
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Format: Hardback - Released: 22/09/2017

High Tech and High Touch Headhunting, Technology, and Economic Transformation by James E. Coverdill, William Finlay High Tech and High Touch Headhunting, Technology, and Economic Transformation
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Format: Paperback - Released: 22/09/2017

Race and Work by Karyn Loscocco Race and Work

This book provides a reasoned, unflinching analysis of how race and paid work are linked in U.S. society. It offers readers the rich conceptual and empirical foundation needed to understand key issues surrounding both race and work.
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

Race and Work by Karyn Loscocco Race and Work

This book provides a reasoned, unflinching analysis of how race and paid work are linked in U.S. society. It offers readers the rich conceptual and empirical foundation needed to understand key issues surrounding both race and work.
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/09/2017

Making a Living, Making a Life Work, Meaning and Self-Identity by Sara (La Trobe University, Australia) James Making a Living, Making a Life Work, Meaning and Self-Identity
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In a world in which individuals will undergo multiple career changes, is it possible any longer to conceive of a job as a meaningful vocation? Against the background of fragmentation and rationalisation of work, this book explores the significance and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 29/09/2017

European Industrial Managers West and East by J. J. Boddewyn European Industrial Managers West and East

First published in 1971, this collection of fourteen contemporaneous European research studies on managerial backgrounds and on the patterns, roles, and evolution of managerial careers examine managerial motivations in a broader context than the traditional analysis of psychological qualities. Most...
Format: Paperback - Released: 30/09/2017

Economic Globalization and the Citizens' Welfare State Sweden, UK, Japan, US by Hiroto Tsukada Economic Globalization and the Citizens' Welfare State Sweden, UK, Japan, US

This title was first published in 2001: Examining the future of the welfare state in four globalizing economies - Sweden, UK, Japan and US - this book presents a detailed analysis of the ways in which social and economic aspects...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Walking a Tightrope Meeting the Challenges of Work and Family by Carol D.H. Harvey Walking a Tightrope Meeting the Challenges of Work and Family

This title was first published in 2000: Both the world of work and the sphere of family life are greedy , demanding time and energy of participants. These demands often conflict so that people have to make choices and balance...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/09/2017

Unions in Court Organized Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms by Charles W. Smith, Larry Savage Unions in Court Organized Labour and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms
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This book demonstrates how and why labour's long-standing distrust of the legal system has given way to a Charter-based legal strategy designed to protect workers' rights and freedoms.
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2017

Management Research European Perspectives by Sabina (University of Glasgow, UK) Siebert Management Research European Perspectives
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Management Research: European Perspectives brings together experts in the field to take stock of European management research and reflect on its distinctiveness. Building on a successful series of papers published in the European Management Journal, this book contains international contributions...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/10/2017

Western Capitalism in Transition Global Processes, Local Challenges by Alberta Andreotti Western Capitalism in Transition Global Processes, Local Challenges

Since its birth, industrial capitalism has been punctuated by the need to find new ways to develop institutions that make the capitalist production process socially sustainable. These transitions are examined in the contemporary climate by a collection of world renowned...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/10/2017

Western Capitalism in Transition Global Processes, Local Challenges by Alberta Andreotti Western Capitalism in Transition Global Processes, Local Challenges

Since its birth, industrial capitalism has been punctuated by the need to find new ways to develop institutions that make the capitalist production process socially sustainable. These transitions are examined in the contemporary climate by a collection of world renowned...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/10/2017

Cosmopolitanism, Markets and Consumption A Critical Global Perspective by Julie Emontspool Cosmopolitanism, Markets and Consumption A Critical Global Perspective

This book addresses the complicated question of how markets and consumption create the possibilities for cross-cultural exchanges and the multicultural pleasures of omnivorous consumption, whilst at the same time building new boundaries and distinctions, paving the way for new exploitative...
Format: Hardback - Released: 16/10/2017

Stress at Work A Sociological Perspective by Chris Peterson Stress at Work A Sociological Perspective

This book provides a theoretical background to occupational stress, and traces the early work of Hans Selye and the development of bio-physiological, psychological and then sociological models of stress. It also reports on a study of stress and ill-health in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Underemployment Among Asians in the United States Asian Indian, Filipino, and Vietnamese Workers by Anna B. Madamba Underemployment Among Asians in the United States Asian Indian, Filipino, and Vietnamese Workers

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/10/2017

Other books in this genre

Humans and Machines at Work Monitoring, Surveillance and Automation in Contemporary Capitalism by Phoebe V. Moore Humans and Machines at Work Monitoring, Surveillance and Automation in Contemporary Capitalism

This edited collection provides a series of accounts of workers' local experiences that reflect the ubiquity of work's digitalisation. Precarious gig economy workers ride bikes and drive taxis in China and Britain; call centre workers in India experience invasive tracking;...
Format: Hardback - Released: 20/08/2017

Making Africa Work A Handbook by Greg Mills, Dickie Davis Making Africa Work A Handbook
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Making Africa Work is a first-hand account and handbook of how to ensure growth beyond commodities and create jobs in the continent.
Format: Paperback - Released: 17/08/2017

The Death of Homo Economicus Work, Debt and the Myth of Endless Accumulation by Peter Fleming The Death of Homo Economicus Work, Debt and the Myth of Endless Accumulation

A sharp analysis of the nature of work under late capitalism, revealing the dark side of aspiration and utility
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/08/2017

Promoting Active Citizenship Markets and Choice in Scandinavian Welfare by Karl Henrik Sivesind Promoting Active Citizenship Markets and Choice in Scandinavian Welfare

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book analyses the considerable variation in the shares of private provision for core services in education, health and social services, in the Scandinavian countries. The chapters compare countries,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 12/08/2017

History from the Bottom Up and the Inside Out Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in Working-Class History by James R. Barrett History from the Bottom Up and the Inside Out Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in Working-Class History

James R. Barrett rethinks the boundaries of American working-class history by investigating the ways in which working-class people's personal lives intersected with their activism and religious, racial, ethnic, and class identities.
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/08/2017

History from the Bottom Up and the Inside Out Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in Working-Class History by James R. Barrett History from the Bottom Up and the Inside Out Ethnicity, Race, and Identity in Working-Class History

James R. Barrett rethinks the boundaries of American working-class history by investigating the ways in which working-class people's personal lives intersected with their activism and religious, racial, ethnic, and class identities.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2017

Making Career Stories Navigating Work and a Sense of Security by Mark Scillio Making Career Stories Navigating Work and a Sense of Security

This book is about how people construct career stories: the stories we use to make sense of our work life. Mark Scillio explores the idea of security in the current turbulent employment climate, investigating employment experiences in developed, wealthy countries...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/07/2017

Managing Uncertainty in Crisis Exploring the Impact of Institutionalization on Organizational Sensemaking by Xiaoli Lu Managing Uncertainty in Crisis Exploring the Impact of Institutionalization on Organizational Sensemaking

This research formulates and applies an institutional sense-making model to explain the selection of strategies for coping with uncertainties during crises to answer the question why some organizations select a rule-based strategy to cope with uncertainties, whereas others pursue a...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/07/2017

Precarious Enterprise on the Margins Work, Poverty, and Homelessness in the City by Jessica Gerrard Precarious Enterprise on the Margins Work, Poverty, and Homelessness in the City

This book explores the contemporary conditions of marginal work within the context of persistent unemployment, poverty, and homelessness in wealthy nations. Drawing from research concerning three cities-Melbourne, San Francisco, and London-Jessica Gerrard offers a rich account of one of the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/07/2017

Employing the Enemy The Story of Palestinian Labourers on Israeli Settlements by Matthew Vickery Employing the Enemy The Story of Palestinian Labourers on Israeli Settlements

A powerful plea for a solution to the Israel/Palestine conflict that provides dignity and rights for all.
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/07/2017

Employing the Enemy The Story of Palestinian Labourers on Israeli Settlements by Matthew Vickery Employing the Enemy The Story of Palestinian Labourers on Israeli Settlements

A powerful plea for a solution to the Israel/Palestine conflict that provides dignity and rights for all.
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/07/2017

Working for Oil Comparative Social Histories of Labor in the Global Oil Industry by Touraj Atabaki Working for Oil Comparative Social Histories of Labor in the Global Oil Industry

This volume examines the social history of oil workers and investigates how labor relations have shaped the global oil industry during the twentieth century and today. It brings together the work of scholars from a range of disciplines, approaching the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/07/2017

The Legitimation Crisis of Neoliberalism The State, Will-Formation, and Resistance by Alessandro Bonanno The Legitimation Crisis of Neoliberalism The State, Will-Formation, and Resistance

This book proposes a theory of the legitimation crisis of neoliberalism. Through analyses of the legitimation crisis of regulated capitalism and the characteristics and theories of neoliberalism, the author contends that neoliberalism is affected by crises of system and social...
Format: Hardback - Released: 03/07/2017

Language Put to Work The Making of the Global Call Centre Workforce by Enda Brophy Language Put to Work The Making of the Global Call Centre Workforce

This book examines the striking rise of call centres over the past quarter century through the lens of the resistance and collective organizing generated by workers along the digital assembly lines. Drawing on field research in Atlantic Canada, Ireland, Italy,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

Changing Times for Black Professionals by Adia Harvey Wingfield Changing Times for Black Professionals

This book is a study of the challenges, issues, and obstacles facing black professional workers in the United States. Though they have always been a part of the U.S. labor force, black professionals have often been overlooked in media, research,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/06/2017

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