No collar

No collar


  • Author : Andrew Ross
  • Publisher : Temple University Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1592131506


No collar Book Description :

While the internet bubble has burst, the New Economy that the internet produced is still with us, along with the myth of a workplace built around more humane notions of how people work and spend their days in offices. No-Collar is the only close study of New Economy workplaces in their heyday. Andrew Ross, a renowned writer and scholar of American intellectual and social life, spent eighteen months deep inside Silicon Alley in residence at two prominent New Economy companies, Razorfish and 360hiphop, and interviewed a wide range of industry employees in other cities to write this remarkable book. Maverick in their organizations and permissive in their culture, these workplaces offered personal freedoms and rewards that were unheard of in corporate Am...

Low Wage Work in the United Kingdom

Low Wage Work in the United Kingdom


  • Author : Caroline LLoyd
  • Publisher : Russell Sage Foundation
  • Release Date : 2008-04-03
  • Genre: Political Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781610443647


Low Wage Work in the United Kingdom Book Description :

The United Kingdom's labor market policies place it in a kind of institutional middle ground between the United States and continental Europe. Low pay grew sharply between the late 1970s and the mid-1990s, in large part due to the decline of unions and collective bargaining and the removal of protections for the low paid. The changes instituted by Tony Blair's New Labour government since 1997, including the introduction of the National Minimum Wage, halted the growth in low pay but have not reversed it. Low-Wage Work in the United Kingdom explains why the current level of low-paying work remains one of the highest in Europe. The authors argue that the failure to deal with low pay reflects a policy approach which stressed reducing poverty, but also ce...

The Cinema of the Precariat

The Cinema of the Precariat


  • Author : Thomas Zaniello
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Release Date : 2020-02-20
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781501349225


The Cinema of the Precariat Book Description :

The Cinema of the Precariat is the first book to lay out the incredible range of the precariat (the social class suffering from precarity) as well as a detailed report on the cinematic record of their work and lives.It discusses a thorough and definitive selection of more than 250 films and related visual media that take the measure of the precariat worldwide. For example, thousands of Haitians, including children, harvest sugar cane in the Dominican Republic (The Price of Sugar), while illegal Afghan refugees work in Iran (Delbaran). More familiar are the millions of Latino immigrants, legal or not, of all ages, that work in the United States (Food Chains). Each chapter focuses on a sub-class of the precariat or a contested zone of labor or the evol...

A Brief History of Neoliberalism
Score: 3
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A Brief History of Neoliberalism


  • Author : David Harvey
  • Publisher : OUP Oxford
  • Release Date : 2007-01-04
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780191622946


A Brief History of Neoliberalism Book Description :

Neoliberalism - the doctrine that market exchange is an ethic in itself, capable of acting as a guide for all human action - has become dominant in both thought and practice throughout much of the world since 1970 or so. Its spread has depended upon a reconstitution of state powers such that privatization, finance, and market processes are emphasized. State interventions in the economy are minimized, while the obligations of the state to provide for the welfare of its citizens are diminished. David Harvey, author of 'The New Imperialism' and 'The Condition of Postmodernity', here tells the political-economic story of where neoliberalization came from and how it proliferated on the world stage. While Thatcher and Reagan are often cited as primary auth...

Labor Rising

Labor Rising


  • Author : Richard Greenwald
  • Publisher : New Press, The
  • Release Date : 2012-07-03
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781595587985


Labor Rising Book Description :

When Wisconsin governor Scott Walker threatened the collective bargaining rights of the state’s public sector employees in early 2011, the massive protests that erupted inresponse put the labor movement back on the nation’s front pages. It was a fleeting reminder of a not-so-distant past when the “labor question”—and the power of organized labor—was part and parcel of a century-long struggle for justice and equality in America. Now, on the heels of the expansive Occupy Wall Street movement and midterm election outcomes that are encouraging for the labor movement, the lessons of history are a vital handhold for the thousands of activists and citizens everywhere who sense that something has gone terribly wrong. This pithy and accessible vol...

The Other Women s Movement
Score: 4
From 2 Ratings

The Other Women s Movement


  • Author : Dorothy Sue Cobble
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 069106993X


The Other Women s Movement Book Description :

The Other Women's Movement traces their impact from the 1940s into the feminist movement of the present."--BOOK JACKET....

Field Guide to the U S  Economy
Score: 2
From 1 Ratings

Field Guide to the U S Economy


  • Author : Jonathan Teller-elsberg
  • Publisher : The New Press
  • Release Date : 2006-08-14
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781595585691


Field Guide to the U S Economy Book Description :

Extensively revised and expanded with the most up-to-the-minute data, this new edition of the Field Guide to the U.S. Economy brings key economic issues to life, reflecting the collective wit and wisdom of the many progressive economists affiliated with the Center for Popular Economics. User-friendly and accessible, the book covers a wide range of subjects, including workers, women, people of color, government spending, welfare, education, health, the environment, macroeconomics, and the global economy, as well as brand-new material on the war in Iraq, the Department of Homeland Security, the prison-industrial complex, foreign aid, the environment, and pharmaceutical companies....

Bird on Fire

Bird on Fire


  • Author : Andrew Ross
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-27
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780199912292


Bird on Fire Book Description :

Phoenix, Arizona is one of America's fastest growing metropolitan regions. It is also its least sustainable one, sprawling over a thousand square miles, with a population of four and a half million, minimal rainfall, scorching heat, and an insatiable appetite for unrestrained growth and unrestricted property rights. In Bird on Fire, eminent social and cultural analyst Andrew Ross focuses on the prospects for sustainability in Phoenix--a city in the bull's eye of global warming--and also the obstacles that stand in the way. Most authors writing on sustainable cities look at places that have excellent public transit systems and relatively high density, such as Portland, Seattle, or New York. But Ross contends that if we can't change the game in fast-gr...

Trials and the Courts

Trials and the Courts


  • Author : Colin Evans
  • Publisher : Infobase Publishing
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781604136166


Trials and the Courts Book Description :

Explains elements of the justice system including a history of trials, the roles of attorneys and jurors, and information on the process of a legal case....

Vern Miller

Vern Miller


  • Author : Mike Danford
  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release Date : 2009-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781440171802


Vern Miller Book Description :

Early in his young adult life, Vern Miller recognized that laws provide the fabric of society; he wanted to be a part of it. As a boy he aspired to be a warrior, and now as an elder statesman in the field of justice, he's still a champion for the underdog. In this inspirational memoir, author Mike Danford tells the story of a unique lawman whose escapades and charisma are now legend in the state of Kansas. With more than fifty years in law enforcement, Vern Miller rewrote the book on justice and public service: pursuing criminals with the same gusto he pursued order, social fairness, and public service. Vern Miller: Legendary Kansas Lawman narrates the life of this one-of-a-kind man from his school days at Wichita North High School, to his U.S. Army ...