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High-Skilled Immigration in a Global Labor Market

by Barry R. Chiswick, James Ted McDonald, Volker Grossmann & James F. Hollifield et al.

Recent U.S. immigration reform proposals have focused almost exclusively on regulating the population of low-skilled foreign workers. High-Skilled Immigration in a Global Labor Market contends that policymakers...


The Origins of the Urban Crisis: Race and Inequality in Postwar Detroit

by Thomas J. Sugrue

Once America’s "arsenal of democracy," Detroit is now the symbol of the American urban crisis. In this reappraisal of America’s racial and economic inequalities, Thomas Sugrue asks why Detroit and other...


Autobiography of Mother Jones

by Mary Harris Jones, Mary Field Parton & Clarence Darrow

This important addition to labor and feminist literature speaks tirelessly and effectively on behalf of workers' rights and unions in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


The Man Who Hated Work and Loved Labor: The Life and Times of Tony Mazzocchi

by Les Leopold

A CIA-connected labor union, an assassination attempt, a mysterious car crash, listening devices, and stolen documents--everything you'd expect from the latest thriller. Yet, this was the reality of Tony Mazzocchi,...


Disposable People: New Slavery in the Global Economy

by Kevin Bales

Slavery is illegal throughout the world, yet more than twenty-seven million people are still trapped in one of history's oldest social institutions. Kevin Bales's disturbing story of slavery today reaches from...


State of the Union: A Century of American Labor

by Nelson Lichtenstein

In a fresh and timely reinterpretation, Nelson Lichtenstein examines how trade unionism has waxed and waned in the nation's political and moral imagination, among both devoted partisans and intransigent foes....


Sexual Harassment: A Debate

by Linda LeMoncheck

The question of what constitutes sexual harassment—from suggestive remarks to outright threats, from off-color jokes to lewd posters on office walls—is contentious, as is the question of how to address sexual...


Labor and Capital in the Age of Globalization: The Labor Process and the Changing Nature of Work in the Global Economy

by Berch Berberoglu, Harland Prechel, Walda Katz-Fishman & John C. Leggett et al.

This book offers a timely analysis of work and labor processes and how they are rapidly changing under globalization. The contributors explore traditional sectors of the U.S. and world economies-from auto to...


Prying Open Fortress Europe: The Turn to Sectoral Labor Migration

by Alexander Caviedes

Globalization has increased international migratory pressures, but in advanced industrialized countries entrenched social interests eager to maintain restrictive policies make it difficult for governments to...


A Glance at Work . Educational Perspectives

by Vanna Boffo

The topics of work flexibility, precarious jobs, and the relationship between work, the market and production are subjects that are widely debated in the sociological, philosophical, economic and political spheres....


The Persistence of Subsistence Agriculture: Life Beneath the Level of the Marketplace

by Tony Waters

This book is about how the modern market world transformed the lives of remote agricultural farmers. Waters uses diverse examples to illustrate how the modern market economy captured persistent subsistence farmes...


The Declining Importance of Race and Gender in the Labor Market: The Role of Employment Discrimination Policies

by June E. O'Neill & Dave M. O'Neill

The Declining Importance of Race and Gender in the Labor Market provides historical background on employment discrimination and wage discrepancies in the United States and on government efforts to address employment...


Hard Work: Remaking the American Labor Movement

by Rick Fantasia & Kim Voss

This concise overview of the labor movement in the United States focuses on why American workers have failed to develop the powerful unions that exist in other industrialized countries. Packed with valuable...


Environmental Protection Policy and Experience in the U.S. and China's Western Regions

by Jijiao Zhang, Joel J. Kassiola, Sujian Guo & Guoqing Shi et al.

Environmental scholars and specialists from U.S. and China provide insightful comparisons and analyses of environmental protection policy and experience in the U.S. and ChinaOs western regions. A special focus...


AFL-CIO's Secret War against Developing Country Workers: Solidarity or Sabotage?

by Kim Scipes

This book examines the themes of imperialism and empire from the perspective of the foreign policy program of organized labor in the United States. It details efforts to make real popular democracy within Labor....


Child Labor and the Urban Third World: Toward a New Understanding of the Problem

by Subrata Sankar Bagchi

This book, based on a decade of fieldwork among the poor and marginalized population in the city of Kolkata, will give readers an idea of how this problem has become inextricably bound with various other local...


Locating Migrating Media

by John McCullough, Janine Marchessault, Charles H. Davis & Greg Elmer et al.

Locating Migrating Media details the extent to which media productions, both televisual and cinematic, have sought out new and cheaper shot locations, creative staff, and financing around the world. The book...


Africa, Tropical Timber, Turfs, and Trade: Geographic Perspectives on Ghana's Timber Industry and Development

by J. Henry Owusu

This book examines development issues, particularly spatial integration, in Sub-Saharan Africa regarding its tropical timber trade, and the related formal-informal operational turf creation, control and dynamics....


Human Rights and Labor Solidarity: Trade Unions in the Global Economy

by Susan L. Kang

Susan L. Kang analyzes comparative case studies of campaigns by trade unions to link local labor rights disputes to international human rights frameworks. She finds that contingent political incentives, rather...


Getting a Cut: A Contextual Understanding of Commission Systems

by Richard Seltzer & Holona LeAnne Ochs

Getting a Cut provides a perspective on nonstandard compensation that demonstrates the process by which commissions impact the experiences of workers. Understanding this under-researched perspective reveals...