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The Innovation Complex - Cities, Tech, and the New Economy (Hardcover): Sharon Zukin The Innovation Complex - Cities, Tech, and the New Economy (Hardcover)
Sharon Zukin
R570 R510 Discovery Miles 5 100 Save R60 (11%) 16 working days

You hear a lot these days about "innovation and entrepreneurship" and about how "good jobs" in tech will save our cities. Yet these common tropes hide a stunning reality: local lives and fortunes are tied to global capital. You see this clearly in metropolises such as San Francisco and New York that have emerged as "superstar cities." In these cities, startups bloom, jobs of the future multiply, and a meritocracy trained in digital technology, backed by investors who control deep pools of capital, forms a new class: the tech-financial elite. In The Innovation Complex, the eminent urbanist Sharon Zukin shows the way these forces shape the new urban economy through a rich and illuminating account of the rise of the tech sector in New York City. Drawing from original interviews with venture capitalists, tech evangelists, and economic development officials, she shows how the ecosystem forms and reshapes the city from the ground up. Zukin explores the people and plans that have literally rooted digital technology in the city. That in turn has shaped a workforce, molded a mindset, and generated an archipelago of tech spaces, which in combination have produced a now-hegemonic "innovation" culture and geography. She begins with the subculture of hackathons and meetups, introduces startup founders and venture capitalists, and explores the transformation of the Brooklyn waterfront from industrial wasteland to "innovation coastline." She shows how, far beyond Silicon Valley, cities like New York are shaped by an influential "triple helix" of business, government, and university leaders-an alliance that joins C. Wright Mills's "power elite," real estate developers, and ambitious avatars of "academic capitalism." As a result, cities around the world are caught between the demands of the tech economy and communities' desires for growth-a massive and often-insurmountable challenge for those who hope to reap the rewards of innovation's success.

Work Orientations - Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings (Hardcover): Bengt Furaker, Kristina Hakansson Work Orientations - Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings (Hardcover)
Bengt Furaker, Kristina Hakansson
R2,676 Discovery Miles 26 760 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Work orientations and work attitudes have to do with the productive capacities in society. Insofar as individuals are positively oriented towards contributing their labour, we can expect a great amount of work to be done and to be carried out efficiently, carefully and responsibly. These subjective factors are thus very vital in modern working life. Work Orientations: Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Findings offers up-to-date research on people's commitment to work and employment and job satisfaction in economically advanced countries. It will also analyse changes that have taken place in these respects over the last decades. Among the key issues in Work Orientations are questions about whether patterns of work centrality and employment commitment tend to remain stable or have changed across time in various countries. Moreover, we assume that the circumstances under which people participate in the social division of labour colour their subjective relationships to their jobs and to employment in general. A major aim of the book is to explore the impact of factors such as occupation, education, age and gender on work orientations and work attitudes. Work Orientations will be invaluable for researchers and scholars in the fields or organizational studies, the sociology of work, employee engagement and related disciplines.

Native Americans and Wage Labor - Ethnohistorical Perspectives (Hardcover, New): Alice Littlefield, Martha C. Knack Native Americans and Wage Labor - Ethnohistorical Perspectives (Hardcover, New)
Alice Littlefield, Martha C. Knack
R391 Discovery Miles 3 910 16 working days

Native Americans and Wage Labor: Ethnohistorical Perspectives presents historical evidence that wage labor was prevalent among Native Americans.

In this timely collection of essays, leading ethnographers and ethnohistorians, as well as innovative younger scholars, present field and primary historical evidence that wage labor was a significant American Indian economic adaptation as early as the seventeenth century in some areas and was common in many U.S. indigenous communities by the late nineteenth century.

These well-written, well-documented case studies form a concrete picture of Indian dependence on wage labor from Maine to California and of Native Americans' place in the capitalist system.

Rights And Wrongs Of Children's Work (Hardcover, New): M.F.C. Bourdillon, Deborah Levison, William E. Myers, Ben White Rights And Wrongs Of Children's Work (Hardcover, New)
M.F.C. Bourdillon, Deborah Levison, William E. Myers, Ben White
R2,273 Discovery Miles 22 730 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Rights and Wrongs of Children's Work: New Perspectives from Research and Action explores the place of labor in the children's lives and child development. Almost all the world's children work at some time in their lives. Some kinds of work are extremely harmful; other kinds are relatively harmless; still others are beneficial, a positive element in growing up. It is questionable whether current child labor policies and interventions, even though pursued with the best intentions, are succeeding either in protecting children against harm or in promoting their access to education and other opportunities for successful futures. By incorporating recent theoretical advances in childhood studies and in child development, the authors argue for the need to re-think assumptions that underlie current policies on child labor. Rights and Wrongs uses interdisciplinary methods to understand children's work as a component of child development, which cannot be treated independently of children's varied lives. In the first few chapters, well-documented historical cases ranging from contemporary Morocco to 19th century Britain question common assumptions about children's work. The authors examine concrete situations of work and schooling, suggesting that not all paid work outside the home is harmful to children, and that not all unpaid work-not even all work in the family or school-is harmless to children. Later chapters explore ideas of children's independency in the workforce as well as how working as a child can positively contribute to adolescent development. The authors, while remaining sensitive to the abusive nature of some children's work, maintain that a "workless" childhood free of all responsibilities is not a good preparation for adult life in any society.

Power and Politeness in the Workplace - A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Talk at Work (Paperback, 2nd New edition): Janet Holmes,... Power and Politeness in the Workplace - A Sociolinguistic Analysis of Talk at Work (Paperback, 2nd New edition)
Janet Holmes, Maria Stubbe
R1,014 Discovery Miles 10 140 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Power and Politeness in the Workplace has become established as a seminal text for courses in language and professional communication. Co-authored by bestselling author Janet Holmes, this text provides insights into the way we all talk at work, including a wealth of material illustrating the way people communicate with each other in their ordinary everyday encounters in their workplaces. The analysis focuses, in particular, on how and why people "do" power and politeness in the workplace, and examines the discourse strategies involved in balancing the competing demands of meeting workplace objectives and getting things done on time with maintaining good collegial workplace relationships. Drawing on a large and very varied corpus of data collected in a wide range of workplaces, the authors explore specific types of workplace talk, such as giving advice and instructions, solving problems, running meetings and making decisions. Attention is also paid to the important contribution of less obviously relevant types of workplace talk such as humour and small talk, to the construction of effective workplace relationships. In the final chapter some of the practical implications of the analyses are identified. This Routledge Linguistics Classic is here reissued with a new preface from the authors, covering the methods of analysis, an update on the Language in the Workplace project and a look at the work in the context of recent research. Power and Politeness in the Workplace continues to be a vital read for researchers and postgraduate students in the fields of applied linguistics and communication studies.

Lives on the Line - How the Philippines became the World's Call Center Capital (Paperback): Jeffrey J. Sallaz Lives on the Line - How the Philippines became the World's Call Center Capital (Paperback)
Jeffrey J. Sallaz
R468 Discovery Miles 4 680 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The call center industry is booming in the Philippines. Around the year 2005, the country overtook India as the world's "voice capital," and industry revenues are now the second largest contributor to national GDP. In Lives on the Line, Jeffrey J. Sallaz retraces the assemblage of a global market for voice over the past two decades. Drawing upon case studies of sixty Filipino call center workers and two years of fieldwork in Manila, he illustrates how offshore call center jobs represent a middle path for educated Filipinos, who are faced with the dismaying choice to migrate abroad in search of prosperity versus stay at home as an impoverished professional. A rich ethnographic study, this book challenges existing stereotypes regarding offshore service jobs and sheds light upon the reasons that the Philippines has become the world's favored location for "voice." It looks beyond call centers and beyond India to advance debates concerning global capitalism, the future of work, and the lives of those who labor in offshored jobs.

Constructing Organizational Life - How Social-Symbolic Work Shapes Selves, Organizations, and Institutions (Hardcover): Thomas... Constructing Organizational Life - How Social-Symbolic Work Shapes Selves, Organizations, and Institutions (Hardcover)
Thomas B. Lawrence, Nelson Phillips
R982 Discovery Miles 9 820 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Across the social sciences, scholars are increasingly showing how people 'work' to construct organizational life, including the rules and routines that shape and enable organizational activity, the identities of people who occupy organizations, and the societal norms and assumptions that provide the context for organizational action. The idea of work emphasizes the ways in which people and groups engage in purposeful, reflexive efforts rooted in an awareness of organizational life as constructed in human interaction and changeable through human effort. Studies of these efforts have identified new forms of work including emotion work, identity work, boundary work, strategy work, institutional work, and a host of others. Missing in these conversations, however, is a recognition that these forms of work are all part of a broader phenomenon driven by historical shifts that began with modernity and dramatically accelerated through the twentieth century. This book introduces the social-symbolic work perspective, which addresses this broader phenomenon. The social-symbolic work perspective integrates diverse streams of research to examine how people purposefully and reflexively work to construct organizational life, including the identities, technologies, boundaries, and strategies that constitute their organizations. In this book, the authors define social-symbolic work and introduce three forms - self work, organization work, and institutional work. Social-symbolic work highlights people's efforts to construct the social world, and focuses attention on the motivations, practices, resources, and effects of those efforts. This book explores eight distinct streams of social-symbolic work research, drawing on a broad range of examples from the worlds of business, politics, sports, social movements, and many others. It provides researchers, students, and practitioners with an integrative theoretical framework useful in understanding social-symbolic work, a survey of the main forms of social-symbolic work, a rich set of theoretical opportunities to inspire new studies, and practical methodological guidance for empirical research on social-symbolic work.

Meaningful Work and Workplace Democracy - A Philosophy of Work and a Politics of Meaningfulness (Hardcover): Ruth Yeoman Meaningful Work and Workplace Democracy - A Philosophy of Work and a Politics of Meaningfulness (Hardcover)
Ruth Yeoman
R2,174 Discovery Miles 21 740 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book is a timely revival of the social and political importance of meaningful work, which explores a philosophy of work based upon the value of meaningfulness and argues for the institution of a new politics of meaningfulness.

Working Girls - Sex, Taste, and Reform in the Parisian Garment Trades, 1880-1919 (Hardcover): Patricia Tilburg Working Girls - Sex, Taste, and Reform in the Parisian Garment Trades, 1880-1919 (Hardcover)
Patricia Tilburg
R1,635 Discovery Miles 16 350 16 working days

As the twentieth century dawned and France entered an era of extraordinary labor activism and industrial competition, an insistently romantic vision of the Parisian garment worker was deployed by politicians, reformers, and artists to manage anxieties about economic and social change. Nostalgia about a certain kind of France was written onto the bodies of the capital's couture workers throughout French pop culture from the 1880s to the 1930s. And the midinettes-as these women were called- were written onto the geography of Paris itself, by way of festivals, monuments, historic preservation, and guide books. The idealized working Parisienne stood in for, at once, the superiority of French taste and craft, and the political (and sexual) subordination of French women and labour. But she was also the public face of more than 80,000 real working women whose demands for better labour conditions were inflected, distorted, and, in some cases, amplified by this ubiquitous Romantic type in the decades straddling World War I. Working Girls bridges cultural histories of the Parisian imaginary and histories of French labour, and puts them in raucous dialogue with one another: a letter by a nineteen-year-old seamstress, a speech by a government minister; a frothy Parisian guide by a bon vivant, the minutes of a union meeting; a bawdy cafe-concert song, a policy brief on garment working conditions.

Auto-Industrialism - DIY Capitalism and the Rise of the Auto-Industrial Society (Hardcover): Peter Murphy Auto-Industrialism - DIY Capitalism and the Rise of the Auto-Industrial Society (Hardcover)
Peter Murphy
R1,147 R1,042 Discovery Miles 10 420 Save R105 (9%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

DIY check-outs, drones, self-driving cars, and e-government all are signs of the coming auto-industrial age. Will this end in mass unemployment or will new kinds of work emerge? Will 3D print production, desktop workshops and mass customization make up for lost blue-collar jobs? What will happen to health and education in the auto-industrial age? Will machines replace teachers and doctors? What might the economic and social future dominated by self-employment and a large DIY industry look like? Peter Murphy's lively, provocative book addresses these questions head-on.

Discrimination at Work - Comparing European, French, and American Law (Paperback): Marie Mercat-Bruns Discrimination at Work - Comparing European, French, and American Law (Paperback)
Marie Mercat-Bruns; Foreword by Christopher Kutz; Translated by Elaine Holt 1
R797 R615 Discovery Miles 6 150 Save R182 (23%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press' new open access publishing program for monographs. Do the United States and France, both post-industrial democracies, differ in their views and laws concerning discrimination? Marie Mercat-Bruns, a Franco-American scholar, examines the differences in how the two countries approach discrimination. Bringing together prominent legal scholars-including Robert Post, Linda Krieger, Martha Minow, Reva Siegel, Susan Sturm, Richard Ford, and others-Mercat-Bruns demonstrates how the two nations have adopted divergent strategies. The United States continues, with mixed success at "colorblind" policies, to deal with issues of diversity in university enrollment, class action sex-discrimination lawsuits, and rampant police violence against African American men and women. In France, the country has banned the full-face veil while making efforts to present itself as a secular republic. Young men and women whose parents and grandparents came from sub-Sahara and North Africa are stuck coping with a society that fails to take into account the barriers to employment and education they face. Discrimination at Work provides an incisive comparative analysis of how the nature of discrimination in both countries has changed, now often hidden, or steeped in deep unconscious bias. While it is rare for employers in both countries to openly discriminate, deep systemic discrimination exists, rooted in structural and environmental causes and the ways each state has dealt with difference in general. Invigorating and incisive, the book examines hot-button issues such as sexual harassment; race, religious and gender discrimination; and equality for LGBT individuals, thereby delivering comparisons meant to further social equality and fundamental human rights across borders.

The Decline of Organized Labour in the United States (Paperback, New edition): Michael Goldfield The Decline of Organized Labour in the United States (Paperback, New edition)
Michael Goldfield
R618 Discovery Miles 6 180 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Michael Goldfield challenges standard explanations for union decline, arguing that the major causes are to be found in the changing relations between classes. Goldfield combines innovative use of National Labor Relations Board certification election data, which serve as an accurate measure of new union growth in the private sector, with a sophisticated analysis of the standard explanations of union decline. By understanding the decline of U.S. labor unions, he maintains, it is possible to begin to understand the conditions necessary for their future rebirth and resurgence.

People at Work - Life, Power, and Social Inclusion in the New Economy (Hardcover): Marjorie L. DeVault People at Work - Life, Power, and Social Inclusion in the New Economy (Hardcover)
Marjorie L. DeVault
R1,716 R1,356 Discovery Miles 13 560 Save R360 (21%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

People at Work is noted sociologist Marjorie L. DeVault's groundbreaking collection of original essays on the complexities of the modern-day workplace. By focusing on the lived experiences of the worker, not as an automaton on an assembly line, but as an embodied human of flesh and bone, these essays offer important insight on the realities of the workplace, and their effects on life at home and in communities. With contributions from some of today's top scholars, each essay is a detailed case study of a different aspect of the working world.

Compelling, lively, and sometimes chilling, the contributors address issues from disability rights to immigrant labor, welfare reforms to budget cuts, competition to personal motivations. Each one valuable on its own, the essays in People at Work combine to illuminate the hurdles that workers of all backgrounds struggle with and, more broadly, the impact of change on workers' lives in the new, increasingly global, economy.

People at Work - Life, Power, and Social Inclusion in the New Economy (Paperback): Marjorie L. DeVault People at Work - Life, Power, and Social Inclusion in the New Economy (Paperback)
Marjorie L. DeVault
R630 Discovery Miles 6 300 16 working days

People at Work is noted sociologist Marjorie L. DeVault's groundbreaking collection of original essays on the complexities of the modern-day workplace. By focusing on the lived experiences of the worker, not as an automaton on an assembly line, but as an embodied human of flesh and bone, these essays offer important insight on the realities of the workplace, and their effects on life at home and in communities. With contributions from some of today's top scholars, each essay is a detailed case study of a different aspect of the working world.

Compelling, lively, and sometimes chilling, the contributors address issues from disability rights to immigrant labor, welfare reforms to budget cuts, competition to personal motivations. Each one valuable on its own, the essays in People at Work combine to illuminate the hurdles that workers of all backgrounds struggle with and, more broadly, the impact of change on workers' lives in the new, increasingly global, economy.

What Works for Women at Work - Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know (Hardcover, New): Joan C. Williams, Rachel Dempsey What Works for Women at Work - Four Patterns Working Women Need to Know (Hardcover, New)
Joan C. Williams, Rachel Dempsey; Foreword by Anne-Marie Slaughter
R550 R483 Discovery Miles 4 830 Save R67 (12%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Up-beat, pragmatic, and chock full of advice, What Works for Women at Work is an indispensable guide for working women. An essential resource for any working woman, What Works for Women at Work is a comprehensive and insightful guide for mastering office politics as a woman. Authored by Joan C. Williams, one of the nation's most-cited experts on women and work, and her daughter, writer Rachel Dempsey, this unique book offers a multi-generational perspective into the realities of today's workplace. Often women receive messages that they have only themselves to blame for failing to get ahead-Negotiate more! Stop being such a wimp! Stop being such a witch! What Works for Women at Work tells women it's not their fault. The simple fact is that office politics often benefits men over women. Based on interviews with 127 successful working women, over half of them women of color, What Works for Women at Work presents a toolkit for getting ahead in today's workplace. Distilling over 35 years of research, Williams and Dempsey offer four crisp patterns that affect working women: Prove-It-Again!, the Tightrope, the Maternal Wall, and the Tug of War. Each represents different challenges and requires different strategies-which is why women need to be savvier than men to survive and thrive in high-powered careers. Williams and Dempsey's analysis of working women is nuanced and in-depth, going far beyond the traditional cookie-cutter, one-size-fits-all approaches of most career guides for women. Throughout the book, they weave real-life anecdotes from the women they interviewed, along with quick kernels of advice like a "New Girl Action Plan," ways to "Take Care of Yourself", and even "Comeback Lines" for dealing with sexual harassment and other difficult situations.

On the Move - Changing Mechanisms of Mexico-U.S. Migration (Paperback): Filiz Garip On the Move - Changing Mechanisms of Mexico-U.S. Migration (Paperback)
Filiz Garip
R538 R427 Discovery Miles 4 270 Save R111 (21%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Why do Mexicans migrate to the United States? Is there a typical Mexican migrant? Beginning in the 1970s, survey data indicated that the average migrant was a young, unmarried man who was poor, undereducated, and in search of better employment opportunities. This is the general view that most Americans still hold of immigrants from Mexico. On the Move argues that not only does this view of Mexican migrants reinforce the stereotype of their undesirability, but it also fails to capture the true diversity of migrants from Mexico and their evolving migration patterns over time. Using survey data from over 145,000 Mexicans and in-depth interviews with nearly 140 Mexicans, Filiz Garip reveals a more accurate picture of Mexico-U.S migration. In the last fifty years there have been four primary waves: a male-dominated migration from rural areas in the 1960s and '70s, a second migration of young men from socioeconomically more well-off families during the 1980s, a migration of women joining spouses already in the United States in the late 1980s and '90s, and a generation of more educated, urban migrants in the late 1990s and early 2000s. For each of these four stages, Garip examines the changing variety of reasons for why people migrate and migrants' perceptions of their opportunities in Mexico and the United States. Looking at Mexico-U.S. migration during the last half century, On the Move uncovers the vast mechanisms underlying the flow of people moving between nations.

The Emergence of Organizations and Markets (Paperback, New): John Frederick Padgett, Walter W. Powell The Emergence of Organizations and Markets (Paperback, New)
John Frederick Padgett, Walter W. Powell
R1,150 R883 Discovery Miles 8 830 Save R267 (23%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The social sciences have sophisticated models of choice and equilibrium but little understanding of the emergence of novelty. Where do new alternatives, new organizational forms, and new types of people come from? Combining biochemical insights about the origin of life with innovative and historically oriented social network analyses, John Padgett and Walter Powell develop a theory about the emergence of organizational, market, and biographical novelty from the coevolution of multiple social networks. They demonstrate that novelty arises from spillovers across intertwined networks in different domains. In the short run actors make relations, but in the long run relations make actors.

This theory of novelty emerging from intersecting production and biographical flows is developed through formal deductive modeling and through a wide range of original historical case studies. Padgett and Powell build on the biochemical concept of autocatalysis--the chemical definition of life--and then extend this autocatalytic reasoning to social processes of production and communication. Padgett and Powell, along with other colleagues, analyze a very wide range of cases of emergence. They look at the emergence of organizational novelty in early capitalism and state formation; they examine the transformation of communism; and they analyze with detailed network data contemporary science-based capitalism: the biotechnology industry, regional high-tech clusters, and the open source community.

Hope and Danger in the New South City - Working-class Women and Urban Development in Atlanta, 1890-1940 (Paperback, New... Hope and Danger in the New South City - Working-class Women and Urban Development in Atlanta, 1890-1940 (Paperback, New edition)
Georgina Hickey
R638 Discovery Miles 6 380 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

For Atlanta, the early decades of the twentieth century brought chaotic economic and demographic growth. Women - black and white - emerged as a visible new component of the city's population. As maids and cooks, secretaries and factory workers, these women served the ""better classes"" in their homes and businesses. They were enthusiastic patrons of the city's new commercial amusements and mothers of Atlanta's burgeoning working classes. In response to women's growing public presence, Atlanta's boosters, politicians, and reformers created a set of images that attempted to define the lives and contributions of working women. Through these images, city residents expressed ambivalence toward Atlanta's growth, which, although welcome, threatened established racial and gender hierarchies. Using newspapers, municipal documents, government investigations, organizational records, oral histories, and photographic evidence, ""Hope and Danger in the New South City"" relates the experience of working-class women - as community members, activists, pleasure seekers, and consumers of social services - to the process of urban development.

Playing the Whore (Paperback): Melissa Gira Grant Playing the Whore (Paperback)
Melissa Gira Grant
R120 R96 Discovery Miles 960 Save R24 (20%) Shipped within 13 - 19 working days

Sex work and conditions within the sex industry are frequent topics of discussion in mainstream culture and media, but rarely do these discussions include sex workers themselves, and rarely do they deviate from the position that sex workers must be saved from their evil industry--a position that New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof repeatedly advocates. Playing the Whore turns this position on its head, arguing that sex work is fundamentally a form of work, and as in other industries, it is not the labor of sex work that is illegitimate, but rather the working conditions within the sex sector that are abominable. Based on ten years of writing and reporting on the sex trade, and grounded in the author's personal experience as a sex worker, community organizer and health educator, Playing the Whore dismantles pervasive myths of prostitution, criticizes conditions within the sex industry, and argues that separating sex work from the "legitimate" economy only harms those who perform sexual labor.

Race and Work (Hardcover): Karyn Loscocco Race and Work (Hardcover)
Karyn Loscocco
R1,178 R1,071 Discovery Miles 10 710 Save R107 (9%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This book provides a reasoned, unflinching analysis of how race and paid work are linked in U.S. society. It offers readers the rich conceptual and empirical foundation needed to understand key issues surrounding both race and work. Loscocco traces current patterns to their historical roots, showing that the work lives of people from different race and ethnic groups have always been interrelated. Chapters document the U.S.'s multicultural labor history, discuss how labor markets and jobs became segregated, and explain key racial-ethnic patterns in work opportunities. The book also addresses common misconceptions about why women and men from some racial-ethnic groups end up with better jobs than others. It closes with a look at contemporary developments and suggests a future in which race-ethnicity no longer affects work opportunities and experiences. Race and Work deepens understanding and elevates the discussion of race, racism, and work in an engaging, accessible style. It will be an essential resource for anyone interested in work, race-ethnicity, social inequality, or intersections among race, gender, and class.

Encore Adulthood - Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose (Paperback): Phyllis Moen Encore Adulthood - Boomers on the Edge of Risk, Renewal, and Purpose (Paperback)
Phyllis Moen
R551 Discovery Miles 5 510 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The Baby Boomer generation is facing a time of heightened uncertainty. Blessed with unprecedented levels of education, health, and life expectancy, many hope to contribute to society after their retirement. Yet they must also navigate ambiguous career exits and retirement paths, as established scripts for schooling, parenting, and careers continue to unravel. In Encore Adulthood, Phyllis Moen presents the realities of the "encore" life stage - the years between traditional careers and childraising and old age. Drawing on large-scale data sets and interviews with Boomers, HR personnel, and policymakers, this book illuminates the challenges that Boomers encounter as they transition from traditional careers into retirement. Beyond data analysis, Moen discusses the personal impact for Boomers' wellbeing, happiness, and health when they are unable to engage in meaningful work during their encore years, as well as the potential economic loss that would occur when a large, qualified group of people prematurely exit the workforce. Moen concludes with proposals for a range of encore jobs that could galvanize Boomers to take on desirable and sought-after second acts, emphasizing meaningful work over high-paying jobs and flexibility over long hours. An important analysis of an understudied and new life stage, Encore Adulthood makes an important contribution to the existing scholarship on careers, work, and retirement.

Women and Careers - Transnational Studies in Public Policy and Employment Equity (Hardcover): Marilee Reimer Women and Careers - Transnational Studies in Public Policy and Employment Equity (Hardcover)
Marilee Reimer
R2,671 Discovery Miles 26 710 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

The unifying theme of Women and Careers is women's educational and employment success, with the objective of profiling supportive public policy in global contexts from Atlantic Canada to Western Europe, Australia and China. It takes up the career processes of women from marginalized groups who have been underrepresented historically: women who are the first generation to graduate from university in both Atlantic Canada (New Brunswick) and China and rural women from the eastern most Canadian province (Newfoundland and Labrador). It examines the situation of marginalized Protestant women in Belfast, Northern Ireland, who benefit from a European Union program that supports their political and social involvement in an economically underdeveloped region and previously unimagined in a country once wrought by sectarian violence. A policy analysis of an Atlantic Canadian region after the dominant forestry industry leaves takes up policy options and women's possible agency should economic support return for small business networks and social enterprise, e.g., credit unions, food and social housing cooperatives. Proactive employment equity programs in Finland's Applied Science Institute and Switzerland's Forestry Institute provide cutting edge examples of diversity and inclusion policies in education and academia. A comparative study of Canada and Australia of two leading public service employers illustrates incremental outcomes for women managers and professionals but raises the ultimate question of the pace and necessary political will required to remove barriers to gender equality in countries with major gender inequities. Women and Careers examines a series of institutional contexts transnationally and the impact of policies, programs and economic re-structuring on careers outcomes. It displays the latest research on the topic and will be of interest both to students at an advanced level, academics, reflective practitioners, and diversity managers. It addresses the topics with regard to women's education and employment and will interest researchers, academics and policymakers in the fields of women's employment and career studies, diversity programs, organization studies, development policy, gender studies and globalization.

Child Helpers - A Multidisciplinary Perspective (Paperback): David F. Lancy Child Helpers - A Multidisciplinary Perspective (Paperback)
David F. Lancy
R404 Discovery Miles 4 040 16 working days

In most of the worlds' distinct cultures, children - from toddlerhood - eagerly volunteer to help others with their chores. Laboratory research in child psychology supports the claim that the helper "stage" is biologically based. This Element examines the development of helping in varied cultural contexts, in particular, reviewing evidence for supportive environments in the ethnographic record versus an environment that extinguishes the drive to be helpful in WEIRD children. In the last section, the benefits of the helper stage are discussed, specifically the development of an ability to work and learn collaboratively.

Notes from a Beijing Coffeeshop - Insights into Modern China - A Collection of Personal Stories (Paperback): Jon Geldart Notes from a Beijing Coffeeshop - Insights into Modern China - A Collection of Personal Stories (Paperback)
Jon Geldart 1
R315 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R59 (19%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

"I was never really a big coffee drinker and, of course, tea is the thing in China. But I just can't help myself. Also, the place I have now landed in, and my favourite, where most of my meetings and conversations seem to take place, is an eclectic mix of Chinese tea house and Western coffeeshop". Thus, begins Notes from a Beijing Coffeeshop, in which the author provides a series of fascinating observations of today's fast-changing China. Jon Geldart has spent the past five years in Beijing. His conversations with Chinese business leaders, opinion formers and ordinary Chinese provide deep insights into Chinese life, business and culture. Engaging and enlightening, the stories and profiles in this book are a gateway to seeing how people are really do business and living in the new China.

Diversity, Ethnicity, Migration and Work - International Perspectives (Hardcover): Geraldine Healy, Franklin Oikelome Diversity, Ethnicity, Migration and Work - International Perspectives (Hardcover)
Geraldine Healy, Franklin Oikelome
R1,819 Discovery Miles 18 190 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

"Providing a comprehensive picture of diversity, ethnicity, and migration in the health sector this book analyses the key themes of career and career structures, social processes, segregation, racism and sexism at international, national and local levels"--

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