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Gender and the South China Miracle: Two Worlds of Factory Women

by Ching Kwan Lee University of California Press
Pub Date:
09/1998
ISBN:
9780520211278
Format:
Pb+ 221 pages

Both Yuk-ling, a busy Hong Kong mother of two, and Chi-ying, a young single woman from a remote village in northern China, work...

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Working Hard and Making Do: Surviving in Small Town America

by Margaret K Nelson and Joan Smith University of California Press
Pub Date:
05/1999
ISBN:
9780520215757
Format:
Pb+ 289 pages

The economic recovery of the 1990s brought with it a surge of new jobs, but the prospects for most working Americans improved...

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Battling for American Labor: Wobblies, Craft Workers, and the Making of the Union Movement

by Howard Kimeldorf University of California Press
Pub Date:
12/1999
ISBN:
9780520218338
Format:
Pb+ 254 pages

In this incisive reinterpretation of the history of the American labor movement, Howard Kimeldorf challenges received thinking...

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Working Families: The Transformation of the American Home

by Rosanna Hertz and Nancy L Marshall University of California Press
Pub Date:
09/2001
ISBN:
9780520226494
Format:
Pb+ 399 pages

The dynamics of work and parenthood are in the midst of a revolutionary shift in the United States. Focused around a major factor...

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Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

by Tamara K Hareven University of California Press
Pub Date:
01/2003
ISBN:
9780520228184
Format:
Pb+ 371 pages

The makers of obi, the elegant and costly sash worn over kimono in Japan, belong to an endangered species. These families of manufacturers,...

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Genders in Production: Making Workers in Mexico's Global Factories

by Leslie Salzinger University of California Press
Pub Date:
04/2003
ISBN:
9780520235397
Format:
Pbk 232 pages

In this engrossing and original book, Leslie Salzinger takes us with her into the gendered world of Mexico's global factories....

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Reorganizing the Rust Belt: An Inside Study of the American Labor Movement

by Steven Henry Lopez University of California Press
Pub Date:
04/2004
ISBN:
9780520235656
Format:
Pb+ 314 pages

This gripping insider's look at the contemporary American trade union movement shows that reports of organized labor's death are...

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Race and the Invisible Hand: How White Networks Exclude Black Men from Blue-Collar Jobs

by Deirdre A Royster and Stephen Steinberg University of California Press
Pub Date:
10/2003
ISBN:
9780520239517
Format:
Pb+ 242 pages

From the time of Booker T. Washington to today, and William Julius Wilson, the advice dispensed to young black men has invariably...

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Hey, Waitress!: The USA from the Other Side of the Tray

by Alison Owings University of California Press
Pub Date:
05/2004
ISBN:
9780520242241
Format:
Pb+ 334 pages

Most of us have sat across the tray from a waitress, but how many of us know what really is going on from her side? Hey, Waitress!...

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Good with Their Hands: Boxers, Bluesmen, and Other Characters from the Rust Belt

by Carlo Rotella University of California Press
Pub Date:
09/2004
ISBN:
9780520243354
Format:
Pb+ 278 pages

This eloquent, streetwise book is a paean to America's Rust Belt and a compelling exploration of four milieus caught up in a great...

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Children of NAFTA: Labor Wars on the U.S./Mexico Border

by David Bacon University of California Press
Pub Date:
12/2004
ISBN:
9780520244726
Format:
Pb+ 356 pages

Food, televisions, computer equipment, plumbing supplies, clothing. Much of the material foundation of our everyday lives is produced...

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From Marriage to the Market: The Transformation of Women's Lives and Work

by Susan Thistle University of California Press
Pub Date:
08/2006
ISBN:
9780520246461
Format:
Pbk 311 pages

A social transformation of profound proportions has been unfolding over the second half of the twentieth century as women have...

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Kitchens: The Culture of Restaurant Work

by Gary Alan Fine University of California Press
Pub Date:
12/2008
ISBN:
9780520257924
Format:
Pb+ 328 pages

Kitchens takes us into the robust, overheated, backstage world of the contemporary restaurant. In this rich, often surprising...

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Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor and a New Path toward Social Justice

by Bill Fletcher and Fernando Gapasin University of California Press
Pub Date:
10/2009
ISBN:
9780520261563
Format:
Pb+ 320 pages

The U.S. trade union movement finds itself today on a global battlefield filled with landmines and littered with the bodies of...

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When Mandates Work: Raising Labor Standards at the Local Level

by Michael Reich, Ken Jacobs, Miranda Dietz, Carrie Colla, William H Dow, Arindrajit Dube et al University of California Press
Pub Date:
01/2014
ISBN:
9780520278141
Format:
Pb+ 344 pages

Starting in the 1990s, San Francisco launched a series of bold but relatively unknown public policy experiments to improve wages...

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