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Man and Organization - The Search for Explanation and Social Relevance (Hardcover): John Child Man and Organization - The Search for Explanation and Social Relevance (Hardcover)
John Child
R2,783 Discovery Miles 27 830 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

First published in 1973, this volume concentrates upon contemporary issues of a theoretical and methodological nature in the study of organizations. The contributors are concerned with contemporary ways of explaining the sociological role of modern organizations and work within them. They cover questions of understanding employee behaviour, of careers, of industrial relations, and of the future of management and organizations as we know them with a thorough examination of prevailing assumptions.

Work, Family and Childcare - An Empirical Analysis of European Households (Hardcover, illustrated edition): Joris Ghysels Work, Family and Childcare - An Empirical Analysis of European Households (Hardcover, illustrated edition)
Joris Ghysels
R2,528 Discovery Miles 25 280 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Work, Family and Childcare studies the joint decisions made by parents regarding the time they allocate to paid employment and childcare. Extensive cross-national data is analysed from three countries that represent the diversity of European households: Belgium, Denmark and Spain. The book compares and contrasts the results and draws out important implications for European social policy. Among Belgian and Danish couples, the author identifies a variety of ways in which the responsibility of childcare is handled. In certain cases both partners will invest considerable time and effort in looking after the child, whereas in other couples one parent will compensate for their partner's lack of time. He also demonstrates that childcare considerations dominate parental decision-making. This is evident not only in a country such as Spain which lacks childcare facilities, but also in Denmark which, relatively speaking, provides an abundance of childcare services. Importantly, the author finds that joint preferences tend to result in either work-centred or care-centred couples, which poses new challenges for policymakers. He argues that future policy initiatives regarding the relationship between 'work and care' should focus on parental diversity and help parents to balance care responsibilities and employment according to their preferences This superb new book combines econometric analysis and social policy insights to address an issue of increasing importance to a growing number of people. It will appeal to a broad international audience including economists, sociologists and social policy researchers. It will also be of value to students on a range of courses concerned with family or household economics.

Modernization and Effeminization in India - Kerala Cashew Workers Since 1930 (Hardcover): Anna Lindberg Modernization and Effeminization in India - Kerala Cashew Workers Since 1930 (Hardcover)
Anna Lindberg
R993 Discovery Miles 9 930 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The South Indian state of Kerala is well known for its progressive policy, high social indicators, and comparatively high women's status. Processes of modernization, however, have had an ambiguous impact on women. This study of female cashew workers in Kerala combines meticulous historical investigation with anthropological research, including a wealth of in-depth interviews. The author concludes that the power discrepancy between low-caste men and women has increased in favor of men because low-caste women have gone through a process of effeminization.

Social Development - Its Nature and Conditions (Hardcover): L. T. Hobhouse Social Development - Its Nature and Conditions (Hardcover)
L. T. Hobhouse
R2,788 Discovery Miles 27 880 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Originally published in 1924, Professor Hobhouse's theories and commentaries upon social development are an important milestone in the history of sociological thought. Of particular interest to the modern sociologist is his delineation of the struggle of the human mind towards rationality in thought and action and his insistence on the principle that in all social investigations it is necessary to distinguish between questions of fact and questions of value.

The Cambridge Handbook of Technology and Employee Behavior (Paperback): Richard N. Landers The Cambridge Handbook of Technology and Employee Behavior (Paperback)
Richard N. Landers
R1,097 Discovery Miles 10 970 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Experts from across all industrial-organizational (IO) psychology describe how increasingly rapid technological change has affected the field. In each chapter, authors describe how this has altered the meaning of IO research within a particular subdomain and what steps must be taken to avoid IO research from becoming obsolete. This Handbook presents a forward-looking review of IO psychology's understanding of both workplace technology and how technology is used in IO research methods. Using interdisciplinary perspectives to further this understanding and serving as a focal text from which this research will grow, it tackles three main questions facing the field. First, how has technology affected IO psychological theory and practice to date? Second, given the current trends in both research and practice, could IO psychological theories be rendered obsolete? Third, what are the highest priorities for both research and practice to ensure IO psychology remains appropriately engaged with technology moving forward?

Beyond the Cubicle - Job Insecurity, Intimacy, and the Flexible Self (Paperback): Allison J. Pugh Beyond the Cubicle - Job Insecurity, Intimacy, and the Flexible Self (Paperback)
Allison J. Pugh
R792 Discovery Miles 7 920 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

How does the insecurity of work affect us? We know what job insecurity does to workers at work, the depressive effect it has on morale, productivity, and pay. We know less about the impact of job insecurity beyond the workplace, upon people's intimate relationships, their community life, their vision of the good self and a good life. This volume of essays explores the broader impacts of job precariousness on different groups in different contexts. From unemployed tech workers in Texas to single mothers in Russia, Japanese heirs to the iconic salaryman to relocating couples in the U.S. Midwest, these richly textured accounts depict the pain, defiance, and joy of charting a new, unscripted life when the scripts have been shredded. Across varied backgrounds and experiences, the new organization of work has its largest impact in three areas: in our emotional cultures, in the interplay of social inequalities like race, class and gender, and in the ascendance of a contemporary radical individualism. In Beyond the Cubicle, job insecurity matters, and it matters for more than how much work can be squeezed out of workers: it shapes their intimate lives, their relationships with others, and their shifting sense of self. Much more than mere numbers and figures, these essays offer a unique and holistic vision of the true impact of job insecurity.

Tourism in the USA - A Spatial and Social Synthesis (Hardcover): Dimitri Ioannides, Dallen Timothy Tourism in the USA - A Spatial and Social Synthesis (Hardcover)
Dimitri Ioannides, Dallen Timothy
R2,687 Discovery Miles 26 870 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The United States continues to provide opportunities for travel and tourism to domestic and international travellers. This is the first book to offer students a comprehensive overview of both tourism and travel in this region, paying specific attention to the disciplines of Geography, Tourism Studies and, more generally, Social Science. Tourism in the USA explains the evolution of tourism paying attention to the forces that shaped the product that exists today. The focus of the book includes the manner in which tourism has played out in various contexts; the role of federal, state, and local policy is also examined in terms of the effects it has had on the US travel industry and on destinations. The various elements of tourism demand and supply are discussed and the influence that transportation (especially Americans' high personal mobility rates and love affair with the auto) has had on the sector highlighted. The economics of tourism are fleshed out before focusing more narrowly on both the urban and rural settings where tourism occurs. A look into the manner in which the spatial structure of cities is transformed through tourism is also offered. Additionally, a brief examination of future issues in American tourism is presented along with explanations concerning the ascendancy of tourism as an economic development tool in various areas. The book combines theory and practice as well as integrating a range of useful student orientated resources to aid understanding and spur further debate, which can be used for independent study or in class exercises. These include: `Closer Look' case studies with reflective questions to help show theory in practice and encourage critical thinking about tourism developments in this region `Discussion Questions' at the end of each chapter encourage stimulating debates `Further Reading' sections direct the readers to related book and web resources so that they can learn more about the topics covered in each chapter. Written in an engaging style and supported with visual aids, this book will provide students globally with an in-depth and essential understanding of the complexities of tourism and travel in the USA.

Labour Theory of Culture Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 42 (Hardcover): Charles Woolfson Labour Theory of Culture Routledge Library Editions: Political Science Volume 42 (Hardcover)
Charles Woolfson
R2,561 Discovery Miles 25 610 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Despite its importance in understanding the social relations of labour little attention has been paid by Western Marxists to evolutionary theory. Taking as a starting point an unfinished essay by Engels, the author argues that the human species must be seen as discontinuous with its nearest biological ancestors ? that a qualitative distinction was brought about by social labour. It is argued that the most likely forms of human organization were co-operative and field studies are discussed which apparently provide evidence for tool use and linguistic ability among the higher primates. The relationship between hand and brain in terms of Marxist psychology is also elaborated.

Labour Markets, Gender and Institutional Change - Essays in Honour of Gunther Schmid (Hardcover): Hugh G. Mosley, Jacqueline... Labour Markets, Gender and Institutional Change - Essays in Honour of Gunther Schmid (Hardcover)
Hugh G. Mosley, Jacqueline O'Reilly, Klaus Schomann
R3,116 Discovery Miles 31 160 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The original essays in this book have been written by a number of leading international experts in the field of labour market studies to honour the intellectual contribution and lifetime achievement of Gunther Schmid. The multidisciplinary contributions, which cover a variety of theoretical approaches, are all concerned with transitional labour markets and labour market policy in the new global economic environment. The authors first address current arguments and controversies regarding appropriate institutions for the formation and implementation of labour market and employment policies. They move on to focus on the policies and problems associated with enhancing gender equality in terms of labour market integration and transitions. Finally, they examine new institutional arrangements that they believe will both enhance the performance of transitional labour markets and improve the management of social risks. Combining a theoretical approach with empirical research and a strong policy emphasis, the scope and diversity of this book will ensure a broad audience amongst economists, political scientists and academics in the fields of labour market theory and policy.

They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields - Illness, Injury, and Illegality among U.S. Farmworkers (Paperback): Sarah Bronwen... They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields - Illness, Injury, and Illegality among U.S. Farmworkers (Paperback)
Sarah Bronwen Horton
R598 R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Save R130 (22%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

They Leave Their Kidneys in the Fields takes the reader on an ethnographic tour of the melon and corn harvesting fields of California's Central Valley to understand why farmworkers suffer heatstroke and chronic illness at rates higher than workers in any other industry. Through captivating accounts of the daily lives of a core group of farmworkers over nearly a decade, Sarah Bronwen Horton documents in startling detail how a tightly interwoven web of public policies and private interests creates exceptional and needless suffering.

All I Want Is a Job! - Unemployed Women Navigating the Public Workforce System (Paperback): Mary Lizabeth Gatta All I Want Is a Job! - Unemployed Women Navigating the Public Workforce System (Paperback)
Mary Lizabeth Gatta
R373 R341 Discovery Miles 3 410 Save R32 (9%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In "All I Want Is a Job ," Mary Gatta puts a human face on workforce development policy. An ethnographic sociologist, Gatta went undercover, posing as a client in a New Jersey One-Stop Career Center. One-Stop Centers, developed as part of the federal Workforce Investment Act, are supposed to be an unemployed worker's go-to resource on the way to re-employment. But, how well do these centers function? With swarms of new clients coming through their doors, are they fit for the task of pairing America's workforce with new jobs?
Weaving together her own account with interviews of jobless women and caseworkers, Gatta offers a revealing glimpse of the toll that unemployment takes and the realities of social policy. Women--both educated and unskilled--are particularly vulnerable in the current economy. Since they are routinely paid less than their male counterparts, economic security is even harder for them to grasp. And, women are more easily tracked into available, low-wage work in sectors such as retail or food service.
Originally designed to pair job-ready workers with available openings, the current system is ill fitted for diverse clients who are seeking gainful employment. Even if One-Stops were better suited to the needs of these workers, good jobs are scarce in the wake of the Great Recession. In spite of these pitfalls, Gatta saw hope and a sense of empowerment in clients who got intensive career counseling, new jobs, and social support.
Drawing together tales from the frontlines, she highlights the promise and weaknesses of One-Stop Career Centers, recommending key shifts in workforce policy. America deserves a system that is less discriminatory, more human, and better able to assist women and their families in particular. The employed and unemployed alike would be better served by such a system--one that would meaningfully contribute to our economic recovery and future prosperity.

The New Boss (Hardcover): Niklas Luhmann The New Boss (Hardcover)
Niklas Luhmann
R820 R755 Discovery Miles 7 550 Save R65 (8%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Any organization, no matter how stolid, may be unsettled by the news that a new boss is about to take over. Talk in the hallways increases, staff worry about their jobs, uncertainty grows. Even when the change has happened, problems emerge when the boss who was hired to manage from above has to learn about the organization from below . In short, the relationship between bosses and employees is complicated. In this book, Niklas Luhmann scrutinizes this relationship and shows how it is stretched to its limit by communication difficulties, demands for self-representation, problems with finding one s proper role and disagreements concerning fundamental values. The new boss s predecessor often casts a long shadow, and the influence of cliques within an organization may be hard to counteract. All of these issues are ultimately informed by the question who has the power? According to Luhmann, this much is certain: it isn t necessarily the boss, provided the employees are well versed in the art of directing their superiors. Subtervision is Luhmann s term for this state of affairs, and tact is the most important means to this end. Yet caution is advised: whoever achieves mastery in subtervision may well become the new boss. This slim and thought-provoking book from one of the most influential sociologists of the 20th century will be of great interest to anyone seeking to understand the dynamics and machinations of the workplace, whether they are at the top or the bottom.

Science Industry and Society - Studies in the Sociology of Science (Hardcover): Stephen Cotgrove, Steven Box Science Industry and Society - Studies in the Sociology of Science (Hardcover)
Stephen Cotgrove, Steven Box
R3,653 Discovery Miles 36 530 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Originally published in 1970. Two major changes have characterised science in the twentieth century. Firstly, there has been its rapid growth. Secondly, and central to the theme his book ? science is no longer mainly an academic activity carried on in universities. Industry will soon be the largest employer of scientists. This book deals with issues of bureaucracy in science threatening its creativity and the failure of industry to recruit the best graduates, as well as what attracts people to study science.

Clearing the Air - The Rise and Fall of Smoking in the Workplace (Hardcover): Gregory Wood Clearing the Air - The Rise and Fall of Smoking in the Workplace (Hardcover)
Gregory Wood
R917 R735 Discovery Miles 7 350 Save R182 (20%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

In Clearing the Air, Gregory Wood examines smoking's importance to the social and cultural history of working people in the twentieth-century United States. Now that most workplaces in the United States are smoke-free, it may be difficult to imagine the influence that nicotine addiction once had on the politics of worker resistance, workplace management, occupational health, vice, moral reform, grassroots activism, and the labor movement. The experiences, social relations, demands, and disputes that accompanied smoking in the workplace in turn shaped the histories of antismoking politics and tobacco control.The steady expansion of cigarette smoking among men, women, and children during the first half of the twentieth century brought working people into sustained conflict with managers' demands for diligent attention to labor processes and work rules. Addiction to nicotine led smokers to resist and challenge policies that coldly stood between them and the cigarettes they craved. Wood argues that workers' varying abilities to smoke on the job stemmed from the success or failure of sustained opposition to employer policies that restricted or banned smoking. During World War II, workers in defense industries, for example, struck against workplace smoking bans. By the 1970s, opponents of smoking in workplaces began to organize, and changing medical knowledge and dwindling union power contributed further to the downfall of workplace smoking. The demise of the ability to smoke on the job over the past four decades serves as an important indicator of how the power of workers' influence in labor-management relations has dwindled over the same period.

Women's Immersion in a Workfare Program - Emerging Challenges for Occupational Therapists (Paperback): Ellen Greer Women's Immersion in a Workfare Program - Emerging Challenges for Occupational Therapists (Paperback)
Ellen Greer
R971 Discovery Miles 9 710 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Discover what challenges lie ahead for occupational therapists Single women receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) often find themselves tangled in difficulties because of current changes in welfare reform, including workfare. Women's Immersion in a Workfare Program: Emerging Challenges for Occupational Therapists describes the journey of six single mothers in workfare a proactive alternative to conventional welfare and their emergence with unique talents and perseverance to balance motherhood and work in the face of adversity. This compassionate and informative text uses the participants' own authentic voices in poems, plays, and narratives to tell their stories of survival and success in this unique governmental program. Women's Immersion in a Workfare Program: Emerging Challenges for Occupational Therapists first provides a socio-historical overview to place the issues in context, and then comprehensively reviews the interaction between barriers to work and self-sufficiency, including kinship systems, mental health issues, complying with workfare, family role strain, and psychological well-being. The research findings examine how the women receiving TANF experience the mandatory work program as preparation for transition into the workforce, how the women fit the mandatory program into their daily life, and how the women feel about the transition into the workforce. Topics discussed in Women's Immersion in a Workfare Program: Emerging Challenges for Occupational Therapists include: welfare reform history of single mothers transition to self-sufficiency experience of workfare qualitative research methodology surviving adversity impact of welfare reform on children Women's Immersion in a Workfare Program: Emerging Challenges for Occupational Therapists is a revealing, at times moving text for occupational therapists, nurses, social workers, welfare reform professionals, researchers, educators, and students.

Split - Class Divides Uncovered (Paperback): Ben Tippet Split - Class Divides Uncovered (Paperback)
Ben Tippet 1
R243 R201 Discovery Miles 2 010 Save R42 (17%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

How can we make sense of a world where we have both too many billionaires and too many foodbanks? We're supposed to go to university, forge a career, get wealthier, buy a house - but why is that so hard for most of us to achieve? Split makes sense of our world by looking at class society - delving into the deep-rooted economic inequalities that shape our lives. From the gig economy, rising debt and the housing crisis that affects the majority of people, to the world of tax havens and unfair inheritance that affect the few... Now is the time to fight back against the 1%.

Women's Immersion in a Workfare Program - Emerging Challenges for Occupational Therapists (Hardcover): Ellen Greer Women's Immersion in a Workfare Program - Emerging Challenges for Occupational Therapists (Hardcover)
Ellen Greer
R2,680 Discovery Miles 26 800 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Discover what challenges lie ahead for occupational therapists Single women receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) often find themselves tangled in difficulties because of current changes in welfare reform, including workfare. Women's Immersion in a Workfare Program: Emerging Challenges for Occupational Therapists describes the journey of six single mothers in workfare a proactive alternative to conventional welfare and their emergence with unique talents and perseverance to balance motherhood and work in the face of adversity. This compassionate and informative text uses the participants' own authentic voices in poems, plays, and narratives to tell their stories of survival and success in this unique governmental program. Women's Immersion in a Workfare Program: Emerging Challenges for Occupational Therapists first provides a socio-historical overview to place the issues in context, and then comprehensively reviews the interaction between barriers to work and self-sufficiency, including kinship systems, mental health issues, complying with workfare, family role strain, and psychological well-being. The research findings examine how the women receiving TANF experience the mandatory work program as preparation for transition into the workforce, how the women fit the mandatory program into their daily life, and how the women feel about the transition into the workforce. Topics discussed in Women's Immersion in a Workfare Program: Emerging Challenges for Occupational Therapists include: welfare reform history of single mothers transition to self-sufficiency experience of workfare qualitative research methodology surviving adversity impact of welfare reform on children Women's Immersion in a Workfare Program: Emerging Challenges for Occupational Therapists is a revealing, at times moving text for occupational therapists, nurses, social workers, welfare reform professionals, researchers, educators, and students.

Women in the labor market (Hardcover): Marianne A Ferber Women in the labor market (Hardcover)
Marianne A Ferber
R12,335 Discovery Miles 123 350 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The rapid influx of women into the labour market has come to be recognised as one of the most important economic and social developments of the latter half of the 20th century. Women in the Labor Market is an authoritative collection of those papers which have made the greatest contribution to our understanding of this development and its causes. The emphasis is on empirical work which has served either to support or undermine the theoretical foundations of this field, but also included are papers by sociologists who provide insights on economic issues not found in the work of economists. The opening section explores the causes of women's participation in the labour market. The following section investigates the nature of the work in which women are involved and the explanations for this occupational distribution. The question of earnings differentials between male and female occupations and the trends and explanations for this gender wage gap are addressed in the third section, while the penultimate section offers an exploration of the policies which have been proposed in order to improve the status of women in the labour market. In conclusion, the impact of women's work on their lives and families is evaluated.

Leadership for the North - The Influence and Impact of Arctic Council Chairs (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019): Douglas C. Nord Leadership for the North - The Influence and Impact of Arctic Council Chairs (Hardcover, 1st ed. 2019)
Douglas C. Nord
R3,257 R2,495 Discovery Miles 24 950 Save R762 (23%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book investigates multidimensional change in the Arctic and policy response to it. It focuses its attention on the need for effective leadership within the region. In so doing it considers the contribution made by the main international organization of the region, the Arctic Council. In particular, it examines the various leadership functions undertaken by the Chair of that body including that of convener, manager, promoter, representative and resolver of differences. It is argued that in performing these multiple roles the Chair is contributing to the necessary leadership required to address pressing Arctic concerns. The book highlights the activities of the four most recent Arctic Council Chairs, Sweden, Canada, the United States and Finland. It considers the programs for action that each of these countries promoted during their terms at the helm of this major circumpolar organization. It examines the particular approaches, methods and strategies that each used to advance its agenda and the consequences of such efforts. It focuses attention on the need for building consensus among a diverse membership including Arctic states, organizations representing northern indigenous peoples, non-Arctic countries and non-governmental bodies. Drawing upon the insights of scholars from several disciplines from across the circumpolar community, the collected essays in this volume seek to paint a picture of the real challenges and opportunities for international diplomacy in the contemporary North. It suggests that there are true "lessons to be learned" in advancing leadership within the region. The book provides a means for considering these and the most effective means of response.

Working in China - Ethnographies of Labor and Workplace Transformation (Paperback, New Ed): Ching Kwan Lee Working in China - Ethnographies of Labor and Workplace Transformation (Paperback, New Ed)
Ching Kwan Lee
R977 Discovery Miles 9 770 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

After a quarter of a century of market reform, China has become the workshop of the world and the leading growth engine of the global economy. Its immense labor force accounts for some twenty-nine per cent of the world's total labor pool but all too little is known about Chinese labor beyond the image of workers toiling under appalling sweatshop conditions for extremely low wages.
"Working in China" introduces the lived experiences of labor in a wide range of occupations and work settings. The chapters of this book cover professional employees such as engineers and lawyers, service workers such as bar hostesses, domestic maids and hotel workers, and industrial workers in a variety of factories. The mosaic of human faces, organizational dynamics and workers' voices presented in the book reflect the complexity of changes and challenges taking place in the Chinese workplace today.
Based on extraordinary and thorough field research, this book will have a wide readership at undergraduate level and beyond, appealing to students and scholars from a myriad of disciplines including Chinese studies, labor studies, sociology and political economy.

Globalization, Uncertainty and Late Careers in Society (Paperback): Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Sandra Buchholz, Dirk Hofacker Globalization, Uncertainty and Late Careers in Society (Paperback)
Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Sandra Buchholz, Dirk Hofacker
R899 Discovery Miles 8 990 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Globalization has been strongly shaping and transforming both national economies and individual careers in recent decades. These profound changes have had significant consequences for individual careers of men and women both during and after their employment career. This impressive new collection focuses on the effects of the globalization process on late-midlife workers and the exit from employment - a relationship that has up to now mostly been neglected in social science literature on aging and employment. The research documented within these pages poses several important questions: * Has globalization produced fundamental shifts in late-midlife workers' labor market participation and late careers? * What transformations in old age career mobility can we observe? * How are these transformations filtered by different national institutional settings? With an impressive array of contributions, this volume will interest students and academics involved in the study of sociology, welfare and globalization.

Conflict and Change in the Russian Industrial Enterprise (Hardcover): Simon Clarke Conflict and Change in the Russian Industrial Enterprise (Hardcover)
Simon Clarke
R2,681 Discovery Miles 26 810 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Conflict and Change in the Russian Industrial Enterprise focuses on the new kinds of conflict that arise in the transition to a market economy. Following an editorial introduction, two chapters develop theories from new empirical research into patterns of conflict and forms of trade unionism in Russian enterprises in the transition period. These are followed by a detailed case study of the development of an independent trade union in one large industrial enterprise, and a chapter which explores changes in the status hierarchy of the industrial enterprise. Two chapters then address the much-neglected issue of gender differentiation in the work place and both chapters question the supposed passivity of Russian women workers. The two final chapters address the issue of conflict and change in the external relations of enterprises through case studies of the process of bankruptcy and of conflict between insiders and outsiders.

MANAGEMENT AND INDUSTRY IN RUSSIA - Formal and Informal Relations in the Period of Transition (Hardcover): Simon Clarke MANAGEMENT AND INDUSTRY IN RUSSIA - Formal and Informal Relations in the Period of Transition (Hardcover)
Simon Clarke
R2,427 Discovery Miles 24 270 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Management and Industry in Russia is a major examination of production relations in Russian industry during the transition process. Using a series of authoritative and thorough case studies, the authors focus on the gap between formal and informal relations in the work place, a key feature of traditional Soviet industrial production. Focusing on four contrasting regions in Russia - Moscow, Samara, Kuzbass and the Komi Republic - an experienced group of researchers has used a wide range of qualitative and ethnographical research methods to explore production relations in the Soviet enterprise. The research is based on a series of longitudinal case studies of between two and four enterprises in each region. The economic, social and political developments in each region have also been monitored. Each of the papers in this collection focuses on one aspect of life in a post-Soviet enterprise which it places in the context of the interaction of formal and informal relations in production. The areas discussed include the Soviet system of production, attitudes to work, the specificity of Soviet production, paternalism in state management, the role of women, the role of middle management and the continuing importance of the plan and pay systems.

WOMEN AND MARKET SOCIETIES - Crisis and Opportunity (Hardcover): Barbara Einhorn, Eileen J. Yeo WOMEN AND MARKET SOCIETIES - Crisis and Opportunity (Hardcover)
Barbara Einhorn, Eileen J. Yeo
R2,483 Discovery Miles 24 830 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Women and Market Societies explores the problems and possibilities for women which arise from the transition to a market economy in East Asia, the dismantling of state socialism in Eastern Europe and the restructuring of the economies and welfare states of the older capitalist market societies in Western Europe. Questioning whether the global trend towards market economics will constrain or enhance women's opportunities, this innovative interdisciplinary volume also looks at the consequences for women as workers, and beyond that to the social and cultural implications. A distinguished group of scholars - from China, Hong Kong, South Korea and Europe - explores the issues which must be addressed before women can create a more empowering politics. Such issues include the continuing tensions between paid work in the market and unpaid work in the family and the extent to which Eastern or Western legislative frameworks, providing rights and benefits, have eased or exacerbated these tensions. The paradoxical effects of modernising housework, the power and contestibility of global media representations of femininity, the experience of building a women's politics around consumption are all themes explored in this book which aims to contribute to an East-West dialogue among women.

System of Professions - Essay on the Division of Expert Labour (Paperback): Andrew Abbott System of Professions - Essay on the Division of Expert Labour (Paperback)
Andrew Abbott
R659 Discovery Miles 6 590 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In "The System of Professions" Andrew Abbott explores central questions about the role of professions in modern life: Why should there be occupational groups controlling expert knowledge? Where and why did groups such as law and medicine achieve their power? Will professionalism spread throughout the occupational world? While most inquiries in this field study one profession at a time, Abbott here considers the system of professions as a whole. Through comparative and historical study of the professions in nineteenth- and twentieth-century England, France, and America, Abbott builds a general theory of how and why professionals evolve.

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