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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 14 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.

Work Matters - Critical Reflections on Contemporary Work (Paperback): Sharon Bolton, Maeve Houlihan Work Matters - Critical Reflections on Contemporary Work (Paperback)
Sharon Bolton, Maeve Houlihan
R1,156 R1,092 Discovery Miles 10 920 Save R64 (6%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Work Matters brings together a strong collection of narratives from the ethnographic field to discover the reality of pressure and change in the modern workplace. Chapter-by-chapter, experts in the field of work and employment examine empirical accounts and explain the forces shaping today's organisations through a critical, contemporary perspective. The result is a powerful compendium of voices that will provoke a reassessment of work trends and inform the future of policy and managerial practice. Key benefits: * Understand the real issues that affect modern worklife within global capitalism from a range of perspectives * Evaluate key debates about work quality through a flexible, critical mindset and a social perspective * Build a strong social understanding of work place issues through a diverse and international set of field accounts, from the UK, Europe, the US, Australia and New Zealand

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.

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
R843 Discovery Miles 8 430 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.

Uncommon People - Resistance, Rebellion and Jazz (Paperback, New edition): Eric Hobsbawm Uncommon People - Resistance, Rebellion and Jazz (Paperback, New edition)
Eric Hobsbawm
R322 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R43 (13%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This collection of 26 essays range over the history of working men and women between the late 18th century and the present day, and brings back into print a selection of this celebrated historian's pioneering studies into labour history, together with more recent reflections previously unpublished in book form.
Eric Hobsbawm's penetrating essays on labour history and social protest opened up a new field of study and set standards of wide-ranging, evocative, incisive analysis. Essays in this collection include the formation of the British working class; labour custom and traditions; the political radicalism of 19th century shoemakers; male and female images in revolutionary movements; revolution and sex; peasants and politics; and the common-sense of Tom Paine. More recent essays include meditations on the May Day holiday; the Vietnam War; socialism and the avantgarde; Mario Puzo, the Mafia and the Sicilian bandit Salvatore Giuliano; and the cultural consequences of Christopher Columbus.
Throughout these essays runs a passionate concern for the lives and struggles of ordinary men and women - uncommon people, all of them.
 

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%) 14 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.

Race in the Marketplace - Crossing Critical Boundaries (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019): Guillaume D. Johnson, Kevin D. Thomas,... Race in the Marketplace - Crossing Critical Boundaries (Paperback, 1st ed. 2019)
Guillaume D. Johnson, Kevin D. Thomas, Anthony Kwame Harrison, Sonya A. Grier
R550 Discovery Miles 5 500 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

This volume offers a critical, cross-disciplinary, and international overview of emerging scholarship addressing the dynamic relationship between race and markets. Chapters are engaging and accessible, with timely and thought-provoking insights that different audiences can engage with and learn from. Each chapter provides a unique journey into a specific marketplace setting and its sociopolitical particularities including, among others, corner stores in the United States, whitening cream in Nigeria and India, video blogs in Great Britain, and hospitals in France. By providing a cohesive collection of cutting-edge work, Race in the Marketplace contributes to the creation of a robust stream of research that directly informs critical scholarship, business practices, activism, and public policy in promoting racial equity.

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.

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 14 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.

Labour Resistance in Cameroon - Managerial Strategies and Labour Resistance in the Agro-industrial Plantations of the CDC... Labour Resistance in Cameroon - Managerial Strategies and Labour Resistance in the Agro-industrial Plantations of the CDC 1947-1987 (Paperback)
Piet Konings
R483 R429 Discovery Miles 4 290 Save R54 (11%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Despite variation in ethnicity, age and sex, the labour force in Cameroon has displayed considerable solidarity. Trade unions were active but after independence came under state control, whereas the informal labour organisations retained their solidarity in the disputes of the 1960s and 1970s. Cameroon: Editions Cles

Can't Not Do - The Compelling Social Drive that Changes Our World (Hardcover): Paul Shoemaker Can't Not Do - The Compelling Social Drive that Changes Our World (Hardcover)
Paul Shoemaker
R486 R351 Discovery Miles 3 510 Save R135 (28%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

With so many social challenges facing our world, trying to effect change feels daunting. The problems are complex, the politics murky, and the players innumerable. Yet, every day there are regular heroes making a significant impact on our most intractable social issues. "Can't Not Do" is a catchphrase for the urge that captures the heart of effective social change agents--explaining, in their own words, their passion and drive: "I can't not do this." "It's not that I can do this, it's that I can't not." "I could not imagine not doing something about this issue." The surprising truth from the trenches is: we already have numerous proven solutions for our many social challenges; what our world needs most, and what most changes our children's future, are more people prepared and committed to act on their social impulses for the long haul. Innovation helps. Money helps, too. But greater numbers of committed people help the most. If you feel an internal, persistent call to do more for the world, Can't Not Do will help you to bridge the gap between "wanting to do" and "doing"--to access the drive of an effective change agent, to break through self-imposed barriers, to learn key principles for success, and to start seeing yourself acting as a change agent. There is no "secret sauce" someone is born with and no special club needed to be successful at social change. Rather, successful change agents share some fundamental orientations to the world and to their committed cause and, over time, learn certain lessons that help them become more effective. These lessons are reflected in Can't Not Do in seven seemingly simple questions that provide guideposts and unlock the reader's potential to make a difference for a social cause they care about. This isn't a self-help book. It's an inspiring narrative intertwined with a "street-readiness" dialogue, between the author and you, between you and your inner aspirations. These are authentic success stories, vital questions, and unconventional answers that can guide and inspire you to realize your greatest potential.

Making the Cut - Hiring Decisions, Bias, and the Consequences of Nonstandard, Mismatched, and Precarious Employment... Making the Cut - Hiring Decisions, Bias, and the Consequences of Nonstandard, Mismatched, and Precarious Employment (Hardcover)
David Pedulla
R650 Discovery Miles 6 500 14 working days

An in-depth look at how employers today perceive and evaluate job applicants with nonstandard or precarious employment histories Millions of workers today labor in nontraditional situations involving part-time work, temporary agency employment, and skills underutilization or face the precariousness of long-term unemployment. To date, research has largely focused on how these experiences shape workers' well-being, rather than how hiring agents perceive and treat job applicants who have moved through these positions. Shifting the focus from workers to hiring agents, Making the Cut explores how key gatekeepers-HR managers, recruiters, and talent acquisition specialists-evaluate workers with nonstandard, mismatched, or precarious employment experience. Factoring in the social groups to which workers belong-such as their race and gender-David Pedulla shows how workers get jobs, how the hiring process unfolds, who makes the cut, and who does not. Drawing on a field experiment examining hiring decisions in four occupational groups and in-depth interviews with hiring agents in the United States, Pedulla documents and unpacks three important discoveries. Hiring professionals extract distinct meanings from different types of employment experiences; the effects of nonstandard, mismatched, and precarious employment histories for workers' job outcomes are not all the same; and the race and gender of workers intersect with their employment histories to shape which workers get called back for jobs. Indeed, hiring professionals use group-based stereotypes to weave divergent narratives or "stratified stories" about workers with similar employment experiences. The result is a complex set of inequalities in the labor market. Looking at bias and discrimination, social exclusion in the workplace, and the changing nature of work, Making the Cut probes the hiring process and offers a clearer picture of the underpinnings of getting a job in the new economy.

Learning, Curriculum and Employability in Higher Education (Paperback): Mantz Yorke, Peter Knight Learning, Curriculum and Employability in Higher Education (Paperback)
Mantz Yorke, Peter Knight
R974 Discovery Miles 9 740 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

How can universities ensure that they are preparing their students for today's competitive job market? This book tackles the highly topical subject of graduate underemployment with insight and clarity. The authors argue the case for more sophisticated research into employability with passion and vision, discussing how employability-friendly curricula can be developed, even in subjects which have less obvious vocational relevance. The rapid growth of higher education over the past fifty years has seen expectations increase, and governments seeking to widen participation. There is now an urgent need for the Government and higher education institutions to address the issue of graduate employability. The authors of this timely book encourage a pro-active stance, offering a ground-breaking model that can be easily implemented in institutions to make low-cost, high-gain improvements to students' employability. Topics covered include: * The challenge of employability * The study and careers of English graduates * The enhancement of practice * Assessing employability * The Skills Plus project. Based on a set of over 200 in-depth interviews with recent graduates, this book forms a unique account of the meanings of employability in the workplace.

A World of Work - Imagined Manuals for Real Jobs (Paperback): Ilana Gershon A World of Work - Imagined Manuals for Real Jobs (Paperback)
Ilana Gershon; Afterword by Jean Lave
R459 Discovery Miles 4 590 14 working days

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a street magician in Paris? A fish farmer in Norway? A costume designer in Bollywood? This playful and accessible look at different types of work around the world delivers a wealth of information and advice about a wide array of jobs and professions. The value of this book is twofold: For young people or middle-aged people who are undecided about their career paths and feel constrained in their choices, A World of Work offers an expansive vision. For ethnographers, this book offers an excellent example of using the practical details of everyday life to shed light on larger structural issues.Each chapter in this collection of ethnographic fiction could be considered a job manual. Yet not any typical job manual-to do justice to the ways details about jobs are conveyed in culturally specific ways, the authors adopt a range of voices and perspectives. One chapter is written as though it was a letter from an older sister counseling her brother on how to be a doctor in Malawi. Another is framed as a eulogy for a well-loved village magistrate in Papua New Guinea who may have been killed by sorcery.Beneath the novelty of the examples are some serious messages that Ilana Gershon highlights in her introduction. These ethnographies reveal the connection between work and culture, the impact of societal values on the conditions of employment. Readers will be surprised at how much they can learn about an entire culture by being given the chance to understand just one occupation.Contributors: Lovleen Bains, Mumbai; Chiwoza Bandawe, University of Malawi; Joshua A. Bell, Smithsonian Institution; Michelle Bigenho, Colgate University; Warren Chamberlain, Vita Needle Company, Massachusetts; Melissa Demian, Australian National University; Ilana Gershon, Indiana University; Kathryn Graber, Indiana University; Graham M. Jones, MIT; Amanda Kemble, University of Michigan; Briel Kobak, University of Chicago; Corinna Kruse, Linkoeping University, Sweden; Joel Kuipers, The George Washington University; Carrie Lane, California State University, Fullerton; Jean Lave, University of California, Berkeley; John Law, Open University; Heather Levi, Temple University; Marianne Elisabeth Lien, University of Oslo; Caitrin Lynch, Olin College; Loic Marquet, Paris; Winnifred Fallers Sullivan, Indiana University; Chris Swift, Leeds Teaching Hospitals; Claire Wendland, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Clare Wilkinson-Weber, Washington State University Vancouver; Helena Wulff, Stockholm University

Riding for Deliveroo - Resistance in the New Economy (Hardcover): Callum Cant Riding for Deliveroo - Resistance in the New Economy (Hardcover)
Callum Cant
R1,059 R966 Discovery Miles 9 660 Save R93 (9%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

What is life like for workers in the gig economy? Is it a paradise of flexibility and individual freedom? Or is it a world of exploitation and conflict? Callum Cant took a job with one of the most prominent platforms, Deliveroo, to find out. His vivid account of the reality is grim. Workers are being tyrannised by algorithms and exploited for the profit of the few - but they are not taking it lying down. Cant reveals a transnational network of encrypted chats and informal groups which have given birth to a wave of strikes and protests. Far from being atomised individuals helpless in the face of massive tech companies, workers are tearing up the rulebook and taking back control. New developments in the workplace are combining to produce an explosive subterranean class struggle - where the stakes are high, and the risks are higher. Riding for Deliveroo is the first portrait of a new generation of working class militants. Its mixture of compelling first-hand testimony and engaging analysis is essential for anyone wishing to understand class struggle in platform capitalism.

Work and Employment in the High Performance Workplace (Paperback): Giles Anthony, Jacques Belanger, Paul-Andre Lapointe, Gregor... Work and Employment in the High Performance Workplace (Paperback)
Giles Anthony, Jacques Belanger, Paul-Andre Lapointe, Gregor Murray
R1,258 Discovery Miles 12 580 Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

There is a general consensus that deep-seated changes are reshaping the way production and work are organized, the way employees, employers and their representatives deal with each other, and the way governments seek to shape society. In this work a group of leading scholars take stock of the evidence and implications of the new workplace. Drawing on examples from a variety of national contexts, they seek to characterize the nature of contemporary workplace change, and assess its implications for the organization of work for workers, for employment relations and for public policy.

Occupy! - A Short History of Worker's Occupations (Paperback): Dave Sherry Occupy! - A Short History of Worker's Occupations (Paperback)
Dave Sherry
R170 R139 Discovery Miles 1 390 Save R31 (18%) Shipped within 20 - 25 working days

Workplace occupations have reappeared over the last year in response to the economic crisis. Groups of workers have refused to let their factories and jobs go without a fight. This short, accessible history is rich with first-hand accounts as well as political analysis.

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