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Safety Management In An Organisational Context (Paperback): Leonie Louw Safety Management In An Organisational Context (Paperback)
Leonie Louw 1
R321 R283 Discovery Miles 2 830 Save R38 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

While many books focus on occupational health and safety in the international arena, few provide information pertinent to safety management in South Africa and in Africa as a whole. Safety Management in an Organisational Context aims to bridge this gap and to increase safety awareness at all levels of any organisation in Africa. The topics discussed in the book include safety in industry, functional safety, working in confined spaces, ergonomics and fire safety. The general provisions of the Occupational Health and Safety Act 85 of 1993 and its regulations are explained in detail as they relate to safety in the South African workplace today.

Health, Safety and Environment Test for Managers and Professionals - GT 200/15 (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Citb Health, Safety and Environment Test for Managers and Professionals - GT 200/15 (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Citb
R305 R57 Discovery Miles 570 Save R248 (81%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Identifying and Assessing Safety Risks (Paperback): Leonie Louw Identifying and Assessing Safety Risks (Paperback)
Leonie Louw
R225 R198 Discovery Miles 1 980 Save R27 (12%) In stock

Identifying and analysing safety risks sees a discussion of the various aspects pertaining to safety risk, including the identification of risk and classification of risk. This book also takes an in-depth look at safety hazards and their origins, the legal requirements pertaining to safety risk and the analysis of safety risk. Other important aspects that are discussed by the authors are the role of cross functional teams, evaluating and reporting on safety risk. These topics provide the reader with in-depth knowledge on the topic of safety risk identification and analysis.

Health, Safety and Environment Test for Managers and Professionals - GT 200/15 DVD (DVD-ROM): Citb Health, Safety and Environment Test for Managers and Professionals - GT 200/15 DVD (DVD-ROM)
Citb
R413 R75 Discovery Miles 750 Save R338 (82%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Safety Management In The Workplace (Paperback): Francois van Loggerenberg Safety Management In The Workplace (Paperback)
Francois van Loggerenberg 1
R435 R383 Discovery Miles 3 830 Save R52 (12%) Ships in 4 - 8 working days

Health and safety management is a key responsibility of organisations. This edition of Safety Management in the Workplace aims at highlighting certain aspects regarding health and safety in the workplace.

The book highlights: occupational health and safety from a global perspective, legislation and competency requirements, the difference between responsibility and accountability, occupational hygiene, first-aid, risk assessment, etc.

Leading to Occupational Health and Safety - How Leadership Behaviours Impact Organizational Safety and Well-Being (Paperback):... Leading to Occupational Health and Safety - How Leadership Behaviours Impact Organizational Safety and Well-Being (Paperback)
E.Kevin Kelloway, Karina Nielsen, Jennifer K. Dimoff
R1,005 R932 Discovery Miles 9 320 Save R73 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Leading to Occupational Health and Safety brings together prominent researchers to explore the pervasive roles that leaders play in determining the health, safety and mental well-being of employees in organizations. * The first text to directly link organizational leadership behaviours with health and safety outcomes, covering theory, research and evidence-based best practice * Argues that a leader s impact can be far more far-reaching than is commonly realized, and examines the effects of leadership on safety, physical wellness and wellbeing, and psychological wellbeing * Explores the theoretical underpinnings of effective leadership styles and behaviors, and advances both research and practice in order to encourage better leadership and healthier, safer organizations * Features contributions from internationally known and respected researchers including Sharon Clarke, Kara Arnold, Fred Luthans, Stale Einarsen, Julian Barling, and Emma Donaldson-Feilder

Strategizing against Sweatshops - The Global Economy, Student Activism, and Worker Empowerment (Paperback): Matthew S. Williams Strategizing against Sweatshops - The Global Economy, Student Activism, and Worker Empowerment (Paperback)
Matthew S. Williams
R771 R714 Discovery Miles 7 140 Save R57 (7%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For the past few decades, the U.S. anti-sweatshop movement was bolstered by actions from American college students. United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) effectively advanced the cause of workers' rights in sweatshops around the world. Strategizing against Sweatshops chronicles the evolution of student activism and presents an innovative model of how college campuses are a critical site for the advancement of global social justice. Matthew Williams shows how USAS targeted apparel companies outsourcing production to sweatshop factories with weak or non-existent unions. USAS did so by developing a campaign that would support workers organizing by leveraging their college's partnerships with global apparel firms like Nike and Adidas to abide by pro-labor codes of conduct. Strategizing against Sweatshops exemplifies how organizations and actors cooperate across a movement to formulate a coherent strategy responsive to the conditions in their social environment. Williams also provides a model of political opportunity structure to show how social context shapes the chances of a movement's success-and how movements can change that political opportunity structure in turn. Ultimately, he shows why progressive student activism remains important.

American Unemployment - Past, Present, and Future (Paperback): Frank Stricker American Unemployment - Past, Present, and Future (Paperback)
Frank Stricker
R478 R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 Save R87 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The history of unemployment and many concepts surrounding it remain a mystery to many Americans. Frank Stricker believes we need to understand this essential thread in our shared past. American Unemployment is an introduction for everyone that takes aim at misinformation, willful deceptions, and popular myths to set the record straight:*Workers do not normally choose to be unemployed.*In our current system, persistent unemployment is not an aberration. It is much more common than full employment, and the outcome of elite policy choices.*Labor surpluses propped up by flawed unemployment numbers have helped to keep real wages stagnant for more than forty years.*Prior to the New Deal and the era of big government, laissez-faire policies repeatedly led to depressions with heavy, even catastrophic, job losses.*Undercounting the unemployed sabotages the creation of government job programs that can lead to more high-paying jobs and full employment.Written for non-economists, American Unemployment is a history and primer on vital economic topics that also provides a roadmap to better jobs and economic security.

The Birth of Solidarity - The History of the French Welfare State (Paperback): Francois Ewald The Birth of Solidarity - The History of the French Welfare State (Paperback)
Francois Ewald; Edited by Melinda Cooper; Translated by Timothy Scott Johnson
R615 R577 Discovery Miles 5 770 Save R38 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Francois Ewald's landmark The Birth of Solidarity-first published in French in 1986, revised in 1996, with the revised edition appearing here in English for the first time-is one of the most important historical and philosophical studies of the rise of the welfare state. Theorizing the origins of social insurance, Ewald shows how the growing problem of industrial accidents in France throughout the nineteenth century tested the limits of classical liberalism and its notions of individual responsibility. As workers and capitalists confronted each other over the problem of workplace accidents, they transformed the older practice of commercial insurance into an instrument of state intervention, thereby creating an entirely new conception of law, the state, and social solidarity. What emerged was a new system of social insurance guaranteed by the state. The Birth of Solidarity is a classic work of social and political theory that will appeal to all those interested in labor power, the making and dismantling of the welfare state, and Foucauldian notions of governmentality, security, risk, and the limits of liberalism.

Labour Markets, Institutions and Inequality - Building Just Societies in the 21st Century (Hardcover): Janine Berg Labour Markets, Institutions and Inequality - Building Just Societies in the 21st Century (Hardcover)
Janine Berg
R3,554 Discovery Miles 35 540 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Labour market institutions, including collective bargaining, the regulation of employment contracts and social protection policies, are instrumental for improving the well-being of workers, their families and society. In many countries, these institutions have been eroded, whilst in other countries they do not exist at all. Labour Markets, Institutions and Inequality includes empirical case studies, from both developed and developing countries, which examine the role of institutions in ensuring equitable income distribution. The volume discusses the effect of macroeconomic, labour and social policies on inequality, highlighting how specific groups such as women, migrants and younger workers are affected by labour market institutions. Expert contributions demonstrate that in order to reduce inequality, countries must strengthen their labour market institutions through comprehensive policy formulation.

Guidance on Meeting Expectations of EI Process Safety Management Framework Element 9: Process and Operational Status... Guidance on Meeting Expectations of EI Process Safety Management Framework Element 9: Process and Operational Status Monitoring, and Handover, Element 9 (Paperback)
R1,346 Discovery Miles 13 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Guidance on Meeting Expectations of EI Process Safety Management Framework Element 8: Operating Manuals and Procedures, Element... Guidance on Meeting Expectations of EI Process Safety Management Framework Element 8: Operating Manuals and Procedures, Element 8 (Paperback)
R1,346 Discovery Miles 13 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Korean Skilled Workers - Toward a Labor Aristocracy (Paperback): Hyung-a Kim Korean Skilled Workers - Toward a Labor Aristocracy (Paperback)
Hyung-a Kim; Series edited by Clark W Sorensen
R635 R594 Discovery Miles 5 940 Save R41 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

South Korea's triumphant development has catapulted the country's economy to the eleventh largest in the world. Large family-owned conglomerates, or chaebols, such as Samsung, Hyundai, and LG, have become globally preeminent manufacturing brands. Yet Korea's highly disciplined, technologically competent skilled workers who built these brands have become known only for their successful labor-union militancy, which in recent decades has been criticized as collective "selfishness" that has allowed them to prosper at the expense of other workers. Hyung-A Kim tells the story of Korea's first generation of skilled workers in the heavy and chemical industries sector, following their dramatic transition from 1970s-era "industrial warriors" to labor-union militant "Goliat Warriors," and ultimately to a "labor aristocracy" with guaranteed job security, superior wages, and even job inheritance for their children. By contrast, millions of Korea's non-regular employees, especially young people, struggle in precarious and insecure employment. This richly documented account demonstrates that industrial workers' most enduring goal has been their own economic advancement, not a wider socialist revolution, and shows how these individuals' paths embody the consequences of rapid development.

Economic Performance in the Americas - The Role of the Service Sector in Brazil, Mexico and the USA (Hardcover, illustrated... Economic Performance in the Americas - The Role of the Service Sector in Brazil, Mexico and the USA (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Nanno Mulder
R3,066 Discovery Miles 30 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Economic Performance in the Americas compares the economic performances of Brazil, Mexico and the USA over the past half century. As with most other high and middle-income countries their economies are service-sector orientated and have been for several decades. This book encompasses all sectors of the economy but focuses primarily on services, analysing both the main trends in the various service industries in Brazil and Mexico and the underlying forces shaping their huge expansion. The growth of services obscures large differences between the two Latin countries and the USA in terms of the types of services that gained importance and the driving growth forces. The author provides a fascinatingly unique and comprehensive overview of the long run development of the entire service sector in the countries discussed. Using new methods for international comparisons of output and productivity in services, Nanno Mulder examines the impact of the increased service sector orientation in the overall economy. Relative to the USA, the Brazilian and Mexican service sectors performed better than agriculture and to a lesser extent, industry. However, this positive contribution hides large discrepancies, with some service industries showing important productivity gains whereas others turned out stagnant. Scholars and analysts of macroeconomics, industrial economics and development economics will warmly welcome this book.

Employment and Disability - Issues, Innovations, and Opportunities (Paperback): Susanne M. Bruyere Employment and Disability - Issues, Innovations, and Opportunities (Paperback)
Susanne M. Bruyere
R892 Discovery Miles 8 920 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Nearly three decades after the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), people with disabilities continue to be significantly underrepresented in the American Labor force. This loss of talent to U.S. organizations and restriction of opportunities for millions of workers have broader implications for civil society. People denied access to the workforce are limited in their ability to contribute to the economy and to their communities, heightening their reliance on public support systems and reducing the number of people participating in community life. This LERA volume focuses on the employment of individuals with disabilities. Its purpose is to review the current employment situation for Americans with disabilities, place it in the context of the U.S. regulatory system, describe current issues, identify ways that employers are approaching possible remediation of these issues, and identify emerging concerns and opportunities. A multi-disciplinary team of researchers and practitioners provide a broad-based overview of related issues, approaches, and opportunities. This volume will be useful to a wide array of professionals, including labor and employment relations attorneys and specialists; human resource, diversity and inclusion, and equal employment opportunity professionals; as well as organizational leaders, managers, and supervisors who are seeking to improve employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities both here and abroad.

Risky Rewards - How Company Bonuses Affect Safety (Hardcover, New Ed): Sarah Maslen, Andrew Hopkins Risky Rewards - How Company Bonuses Affect Safety (Hardcover, New Ed)
Sarah Maslen, Andrew Hopkins
R1,183 Discovery Miles 11 830 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Financial incentives have long been used to try to influence professional values and practices. Recent events including the global financial crisis and the BP Texas City refinery disaster have been linked to such incentives, with commentators calling for a critical look at these systems given the catastrophic outcomes. Risky Rewards engages with this debate, particularly in the context of the present and potential role of incentives to manage major accident risk in hazardous industries. It examines the extent to which people respond to financial incentives, the potential for perverse consequences, and approaches that most appropriately focus attention on major hazard risk. The book is based in part on an empirical study of bonus arrangements in eleven companies operating in hazardous industries, including oil, gas, chemical and mining.

Talking Safety - A User's Guide to World Class Safety Conversation (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Tim Marsh Talking Safety - A User's Guide to World Class Safety Conversation (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Tim Marsh
R666 Discovery Miles 6 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Talking Safety summarises in a short user-friendly read the key element of safety leadership - the management and supervisor 'walk and talk'. Safety standards are set by a combination of three things: first, the basic systems: risk assessments, procedures, training, inductions and maintenance; second, the amount of objective learning about the inevitable weaknesses in these systems achieved from a 'Just Culture' perspective; and third, the quality of 'transformational' safety leadership which means coaching not telling, praising not criticising, leading by example and maximising front-line ownership and involvement. A good 'walk and talk' is the only methodology that covers all of these issues and really should be embedded as 'part of the way we do things around here'. It is the centrepiece of any world class safety culture. Although covering all the key safety research findings by academics including Sidney Dekker, Andrew Hopkins and James Reason as well as latest influencing skills techniques from recent advances such as 'nudge' theory it is written in an accessible style using everyday examples and case studies. You can use any of the five simple steps it outlines to make a difference day to day. Employ its advice fully and it will help you embed safety thinking, transform your safety culture and make safety part of 'the way we do things around here'.

Leading to Occupational Health and Safety - How Leadership Behaviours Impact Organizational Safety and Well-Being (Hardcover):... Leading to Occupational Health and Safety - How Leadership Behaviours Impact Organizational Safety and Well-Being (Hardcover)
E.Kevin Kelloway, Karina Nielsen, Jennifer K. Dimoff
R2,111 R1,905 Discovery Miles 19 050 Save R206 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Leading to Occupational Health and Safety brings together prominent researchers to explore the pervasive roles that leaders play in determining the health, safety and mental well-being of employees in organizations. * The first text to directly link organizational leadership behaviours with health and safety outcomes, covering theory, research and evidence-based best practice * Argues that a leader s impact can be far more far-reaching than is commonly realized, and examines the effects of leadership on safety, physical wellness and wellbeing, and psychological wellbeing * Explores the theoretical underpinnings of effective leadership styles and behaviors, and advances both research and practice in order to encourage better leadership and healthier, safer organizations * Features contributions from internationally known and respected researchers including Sharon Clarke, Kara Arnold, Fred Luthans, Stale Einarsen, Julian Barling, and Emma Donaldson-Feilder

Crafting the Movement - Identity Entrepreneurs in the Swedish Trade Union Movement, 1920-1940 (Paperback): Jenny Jansson Crafting the Movement - Identity Entrepreneurs in the Swedish Trade Union Movement, 1920-1940 (Paperback)
Jenny Jansson
R515 Discovery Miles 5 150 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Crafting the Movement presents an explanation of why the Swedish working class so unanimously adopted reformism during the interwar period. Jenny Jansson discusses the precarious time for the labor movement after the Russian Revolution in 1917 that sparked a trend towards radicalization among labor organizations and communist organizations throughout Europe and caused an identity crisis in class organizations. She reveals that the leadership of the Trade Union Confederation (LO) was well aware of the identity problems that the left-wing factions had created for the reformist unions. Crafting the Movement explains how this led labor movement leaders towards a re-formulation of the notion of the worker by constructing an organizational identity that downplayed class struggle and embraced discipline, peaceful solutions to labor market problems, and cooperation with the employers. As Jansson shows, study activities arranged by the Workers' Educational Association became the main tool of the Trade Union Confederation's identity policy in the 1920s and 1930s and its successful outcome paved the way for the well-known "Swedish Model." Thanks to generous funding from Uppsala University, the ebook editions of this book are available as Open Access volumes from Cornell Open (cornellopen.org) and other Open Access repositories.

Contesting Precarity in Japan - The Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus (Paperback): Saori Shibata Contesting Precarity in Japan - The Rise of Nonregular Workers and the New Policy Dissensus (Paperback)
Saori Shibata
R704 Discovery Miles 7 040 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Contesting Precarity in Japan details the new forms of workers' protest and opposition that have developed as Japan's economy has transformed over the past three decades and highlights their impact upon the country's policymaking process. Drawing on a new dataset charting protest events from the 1980s to the present, Saori Shibata produces the first systematic study of Japan's new precarious labour movement. It details the movement's rise during Japan's post-bubble economic transformation and highlights the different and innovative forms of dissent that mark the end of the country's famously non-confrontational industrial relations. In doing so, moreover, she shows how this new pattern of industrial and social tension is reflected within the country's macroeconomic policymaking, resulting in a new policy dissensus that has consistently failed to offer policy reforms that would produce a return to economic growth. As a result, Shibata argues that the Japanese model of capitalism has therefore become increasingly disorganized.

A History of Occupational Health and Safety - From 1905 to the Present (Paperback): Michelle Follette Turk A History of Occupational Health and Safety - From 1905 to the Present (Paperback)
Michelle Follette Turk
R970 Discovery Miles 9 700 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The United States has a long and unfortunate history of exposing employees, the public, and the environment to dangerous work. But in April 2009, the spotlight was on Las Vegas when the Pulitzer committee awarded its public service prize to the Las Vegas Sun for its coverage of the high fatalities on Las Vegas Strip construction sites. The newspaper attributed failures in safety policy to the recent 'exponential growth in the Las Vegas market.' In fact, since Las Vegas' founding in 1905, rapid development has always strained occupational health and safety standards. A History of Occupational Health and Safety examines the work, hazards, and health and safety programs from the early building of the railroad through the construction of the Hoover Dam, chemical manufacturing during World War II, nuclear testing, and dense megaresort construction on the Las Vegas Strip. In doing so, this comprehensive chronicle reveals the long and unfortunate history of exposing workers, residents, tourists, and the environment to dangerous work - all while exposing the present and future to crises in the region. Complex interactions and beliefs among the actors involved are emphasized, as well as how the medical community interpreted and responded to the risks posed. Few places in the United States contain this mixture of industrial and postindustrial sites, the Las Vegas area offers unique opportunities to evaluate American occupational health during the twentieth century, and reminds us all about the relevancy of protecting our workers.

Strong Governments, Precarious Workers - Labor Market Policy in the Era of Liberalization (Hardcover): Philip Rathgeb Strong Governments, Precarious Workers - Labor Market Policy in the Era of Liberalization (Hardcover)
Philip Rathgeb
R1,261 R1,014 Discovery Miles 10 140 Save R247 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Why do some European welfare states protect unemployed and inadequately employed workers ("outsiders") from economic uncertainty better than others? Philip Rathgeb's study of labor market policy change in three somewhat-similar small states-Austria, Denmark, and Sweden-explores this fundamental question. He does so by examining the distribution of power between trade unions and political parties, attempting to bridge these two lines of research-trade unions and party politics-that, with few exceptions, have advanced without a mutual exchange. Inclusive trade unions have high political stakes in the protection of outsiders, because they incorporate workers at risk of unemployment into their representational outlook. Yet, the impact of union preferences has declined over time, with a shift in the balance of class power from labor to capital across the Western world. National governments have accordingly prioritized flexibility for employers over the social protection of outsiders. As a result, organized labor can only protect outsiders when governments are reliant on union consent for successful consensus mobilization. When governments have a united majority of seats, on the other hand, they are strong enough to exclude unions. Strong Governments, Precarious Workers calls into question the electoral responsiveness of national governments-and thus political parties-to the social needs of an increasingly numerous group of precarious workers. In the end, Rathgeb concludes that the weaker the government, the stronger the capacity of organized labor to enhance the social protection of precarious workers.

Safety Management Systems in Aviation (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Alan J. Stolzer, John J. Goglia Safety Management Systems in Aviation (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Alan J. Stolzer, John J. Goglia
R1,113 Discovery Miles 11 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Although aviation is among the safest modes of transportation in the world today, accidents still happen. In order to further reduce accidents and improve safety, proactive approaches must be adopted by the aviation community. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has mandated that all of its member states implement Safety Management System (SMS) programs in their aviation industries. While some countries (the United States, Australia, Canada, members of the European Union and New Zealand, for example) have been engaged in SMS for a few years, it is still non-existent in many other countries. This unique and comprehensive book has been designed as a textbook for the student of aviation safety, and as an invaluable reference tool for the SMS practitioner in any segment of aviation. It discusses the quality management underpinnings of SMS, the four components, risk management, reliability engineering, SMS implementation, and the scientific rigor that must be designed into proactive safety. The authors introduce a hypothetical airline-oriented safety scenario at the beginning of the book and conclude it at the end, engaging the reader and adding interest to the text. To enhance the practical application of the material, the book also features numerous SMS in Practice commentaries by some of the most respected names in aviation safety. In this second edition of Safety Management Systems in Aviation, the authors have extensively updated relevant sections to reflect developments since the original book of 2008. New sections include: a brief history of FAA initiatives to establish SMS, data-driven safety studies, developing a system description, SMS in a flight school, and measuring SMS effectiveness.

Korean Skilled Workers - Toward a Labor Aristocracy (Hardcover): Hyung-a Kim Korean Skilled Workers - Toward a Labor Aristocracy (Hardcover)
Hyung-a Kim; Series edited by Clark W Sorensen
R2,560 Discovery Miles 25 600 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

South Korea's triumphant development has catapulted the country's economy to the eleventh largest in the world. Large family-owned conglomerates, or chaebols, such as Samsung, Hyundai, and LG, have become globally preeminent manufacturing brands. Yet Korea's highly disciplined, technologically competent skilled workers who built these brands have become known only for their successful labor-union militancy, which in recent decades has been criticized as collective "selfishness" that has allowed them to prosper at the expense of other workers. Hyung-A Kim tells the story of Korea's first generation of skilled workers in the heavy and chemical industries sector, following their dramatic transition from 1970s-era "industrial warriors" to labor-union militant "Goliat Warriors," and ultimately to a "labor aristocracy" with guaranteed job security, superior wages, and even job inheritance for their children. By contrast, millions of Korea's non-regular employees, especially young people, struggle in precarious and insecure employment. This richly documented account demonstrates that industrial workers' most enduring goal has been their own economic advancement, not a wider socialist revolution, and shows how these individuals' paths embody the consequences of rapid development.

A Precarious Game - The Illusion of Dream Jobs in the Video Game Industry (Paperback): Ergin Bulut A Precarious Game - The Illusion of Dream Jobs in the Video Game Industry (Paperback)
Ergin Bulut
R610 Discovery Miles 6 100 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A Precarious Game is an ethnographic examination of video game production. The developers that Ergin Bulut researched for almost three years in a medium-sized studio in the U.S. loved making video games that millions play. Only some, however, can enjoy this dream job, which can be precarious and alienating for many others. That is, the passion of a predominantly white-male labor force relies on material inequalities involving the sacrificial labor of their families, unacknowledged work of precarious testers, and thousands of racialized and gendered workers in the Global South. A Precarious Game explores the politics of doing what one loves. In the context of work, passion and love imply freedom, participation, and choice, but in fact they accelerate self-exploitation and can impose emotional toxicity on other workers by forcing them to work endless hours. Bulut argues that such ludic discourses in the game industry disguise the racialized and gendered inequalities on which a profitable transnational industry thrives. Within capitalism, work is not just an economic matter, and the political nature of employment and love can still be undemocratic even when based on mutual consent. As Bulut demonstrates, rather than considering work simply as a matter of economics based on trade-offs in the workplace, we should consider the question of work and love as one of democracy rooted in politics.

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