Working in America

Author: Amy S Wharton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317248750
Release Date: 2015-11-17
Genre: Social Science

The Great Recession brought rising inequality and changing family economies. New technologies continued to move jobs overseas, including those held by middle-class information workers. The first new edition to capture these historic changes, this book is the leading text in the sociology of work and related research fields. Wharton s readings retain the classics but offer a new spectrum of articles accessible to undergraduate students that focus on the changes that will most affect their lives.New to the fourth edition"

The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment

Author: Stephen Edgell
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781473943285
Release Date: 2015-12-03
Genre: Social Science

The SAGE Handbook of the Sociology of Work and Employment is a landmark collection of original contributions by leading specialists from around the world. The coverage is both comprehensive and comparative (in terms of time and space) and each ‘state of the art’ chapter provides a critical review of the literature combined with some thoughts on the direction of research. This authoritative text is structured around six core themes: Historical Context and Social Divisions The Experience of Work The Organization of Work Nonstandard Work and Employment Work and Life beyond Employment Globalization and the Future of Work. Globally, the contours of work and employment are changing dramatically. This handbook helps academics and practitioners make sense of the impact of these changes on individuals, groups, organizations and societies. Written in an accessible style with a helpful introduction, the retrospective and prospective nature of this volume will be an essential resource for students, teachers and policy-makers across a range of fields, from business and management, to sociology and organization studies.

Women Work and Islamism

Author: Maryam Poya
Publisher: Zed Books
ISBN: 1856496821
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Religion

"A major exploration of Islamism in practice, this book looks at the influence of state, economy and religion on women in Iran. Based on original research, the book is the most up-to-date study of women in Iran available." "A history of Iran, an introduction to Islamism and an analysis of the women and Islam debate, this book will be necessary reading for students and academics of Middle East studies, women's studies and labour studies."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Die Schock Strategie

Author: Naomi Klein
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783104907260
Release Date: 2017-07-20
Genre: History

Erst Schock durch Krieg oder Katastrophe, dann der sogenannte Wiederaufbau: Es funktioniert immer nach den gleichen Mechanismen. Wo vor dem Tsunami Fischer ihren Lebensunterhalt verdienten, stehen heute luxuriöse Hotelresorts, im Irak wurden nach dem Krieg die Staatsbetriebe und die Ölwirtschaft neu verteilt - an westliche Konzerne. Existenzen werden vernichtet, es herrscht Wild-West-Kapitalismus der reinsten Sorte. Naomi Klein, Autorin des Welt-Bestsellers ›No Logo‹, weist in ihrem beeindruckenden Buch nach, wie der Siegeszug der neoliberalen Ideologie in den letzten dreißig Jahren auf extremer Gewalt, auf Katastrophen und sogar auf Folter beruht, um die ungezügelte Marktwirtschaft rund um die Welt von Lateinamerika über Osteuropa und Russland bis nach Südafrika und in den Irak durchzusetzen.

Conflict and Cooperation in Sino US Relations

Author: Jean-Marc F. Blanchard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317664260
Release Date: 2015-02-20
Genre: Political Science

Numerous crosswinds are buffeting the more than 40-year-old People's Republic of China--American relationship, yet only once since Nixon’s historic trip to China in 1972 has a major conflagration seemed a real possibility. Anchoring the relationship throughout multiple storms are the two countries’ broad areas of collaboration such as deep links in culture, economics, and education. However, for some observers, the conflictual aspects of the relationship seem to be gaining prominence. Conflict and Cooperation in Sino-US Relations offers a timely and current look at one of the world’s weightiest bilateral relationships. It goes beyond detailing the conflict and cooperation that have been integral facets of China--US interactions since 1972, to gauging the relationship's evolution and future trends, examining its nuances regarding diverse issues such as the Asia-Pacific leadership structure, the South China Sea, and the Korean peninsula. The book further delves into the causes of conflict and cooperation, offers diverse solutions for tempering frictions between Beijing and Washington, and considers the efficacy of some of the mechanisms (e.g., military-to-military exchanges) that China and the US currently employ to manage their relationship.The chapters suggest that extreme anxieties about China--US relations may be misplaced, but that there nonetheless are some worrisome signs even in areas like economics and the environment that are perceived as naturally cooperative. While the book does not offer any silver bullets, various contributors contend that successful management of Sino-American relations may require greater American accommodation of China’s interests.? This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of Chinese politics, American politics, international relations, and Asian studies, as well as to policy-makers working in the field.

Dieses Mal ist alles anders

Author: Carmen Reinhart
Publisher: FinanzBuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783862484393
Release Date: 2010-03-15
Genre: Business & Economics

Dieses Mal ist alles anders, dieses Mal kann es gar nicht so schlimm werden wie beim letzten Mal. Denn dieses Mal steht die Wirtschaft auf soliden Füßen und außerdem gibt es diesmal viel bessere Kontrollmechanismen als beim letzten Mal. Wann immer es in der Geschichte der Menschheit zu Krisen kam, diese oder ähnliche Sätze waren jedes Mal zu hören. Doch was ist dran an derartigen Behauptungen? Nicht besonders viel, haben Kenneth Rogoff und Carmen Reinhart herausgefunden. In akribischer Arbeit haben die beiden Autoren die Finanzkrisen der letzen acht Jahrhunderte in über 66 Ländern analysiert. In sechs Abschnitten stellen Reinhart und Rogoff ihre Untersuchungsergebnisse vor, beginnend bei den zugrundeliegenden theoretischen Ansätzen. Darauf basieren die folgenden Kapitel, in denen Auslands- und Inlandsschuldenkrisen sowie Bankenkrisen abgehandelt werden. Der vierte Abschnitt widmet sich dann auch der US-Subprimekrise und zeigt eindrucksvoll die Parallelen zu den vorhergegangenen Kapiteln. Zum Schluss ziehen die beiden Autoren die Lehren aus ihrer Untersuchung und kommen zu dem Ergebnis: Es ist dieses Mal eben doch nicht anders.

Gender in History

Author: Merry E. Wiesner-Hanks
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1444351729
Release Date: 2011-06-24
Genre: History

Updated with new material to reflect the latest developments in the field, Gender in History: Global Perspectives, 2nd Edition, provides a concise overview of the construction of gender in world cultures from the Paleolithic era to modern times. Includes examples drawn from the most recent scholarship relating to a diverse range of cultures, from Ancient Mesopotamia to post-Soviet Russia, and from the Igbo of Nigeria, to the Iroquois of north eastern North America. Reflects new developments in the field with added coverage of primates, slavery, colonialism, masculinity, and transgender issues Features significant discussion of the Paleolithic and Neolithic periods, an important trend in the study of world history Lays out key theoretical and methodological issues in an introduction that is written in accessible language Supplementary material for instructors and students available at www.wiley.com/go/wiesnerhanks

Militant Minority

Author: Benjamin Isitt
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 9781442661882
Release Date: 2011-05-21
Genre: History

Militant Minority tells the compelling story of British Columbia workers who sustained a left tradition during the bleakest days of the Cold War. Through their continuing activism on issues from the politics of timber licenses to global questions of war and peace, these workers bridged the transition from an Old to a New Left. In the late 1950s, half of B.C.'s workers belonged to unions, but the promise of postwar collective bargaining spawned disillusionment tied to inflation and automation. A new working class that was educated, white collar, and increasingly rebellious shifted the locus of activism from the Communist Party and Co-operative Commonwealth Federation to the newly formed New Democratic Party, which was elected in 1972. Grounded in archival research and oral history, Militant Minority provides a valuable case study of one of the most organized and independent working classes in North America, during a period of ideological tension and unprecedented material advance.

Military civilian Interactions

Author: Thomas George Weiss
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742530175
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Political Science

Updated to include discussion of Afghanistan & Iraq, this text explores the recent history of military-civilian interaction in the context of international military intervention, & develops a framework for assessing military costs against civilian benefits.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Author: Larry J. Griffin
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
ISBN: 9780807882542
Release Date: 2012-07-01
Genre: Reference

This volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture offers a timely, authoritative, and interdisciplinary exploration of issues related to social class in the South from the colonial era to the present. With introductory essays by J. Wayne Flynt and by editors Larry J. Griffin and Peggy G. Hargis, the volume is a comprehensive, stand-alone reference to this complex subject, which underpins the history of the region and shapes its future. In 58 thematic essays and 103 topical entries, the contributors explore the effects of class on all aspects of life in the South--its role in Indian removal, the Civil War, the New Deal, and the civil rights movement, for example, and how it has been manifested in religion, sports, country and gospel music, and matters of gender. Artisans and the working class, indentured workers and steelworkers, the Freedmen's Bureau and the Knights of Labor are all examined. This volume provides a full investigation of social class in the region and situates class concerns at the center of our understanding of Southern culture.

The Challenge of Change

Author: Harold R. Winton
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 0803298358
Release Date: 2000-01-01
Genre: History

Also included are an introduction describing the intellectual and practical challenges facing the military reformer in peacetime and a concluding essay by Dennis Showalter drawing together the issues examined in the preceding studies and setting these themes in an interpretive, historiographical context. The Challenge of Change has been designed to meet the needs of historians, military professionals, and defense analysts."--BOOK JACKET.

Social Change in America

Author: Christopher Clark
Publisher: Ivan R Dee
ISBN: 1566636868
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Genre: History

Citing the early processes that were to have significant impact on the character of American society, an account of the late colonial period and early years of the new republic covers such topics as free and compensated labor, regional characteristics, and the tension between advocates for geographic expansion and economic development. History.