Work & labour

    The Latino Question: Politics, Labouring Classes and the Next Left

    By Alfredo Carlos

    Paperback £17.65

    How Latino communities are transforming the politics of race, migration and labour in the US.

    Honours versus Money

    By Bruno S. Frey

    Hardback Save £0.54 = £24.46

    This book presents a range of empirical evidence to argue that awards can significantly raise performance, even if they are purely symbolic. It makes the case for reorienting our focus away from the monetary or material dimensions of work and private life towards the symbolic dimensions to celebrate merit and...

    Authoritarian Legality in China

    By Mary Gallagher

    Paperback £21.53

    The Chinese government has legislated some of the most protective workplace laws in the world. But laws on the books are meaningless if workers don't mobilize to protect themselves. This book examines the experiences of aggrieved workers and shows how disenchantment with the legal system drives workers from the courtroom...

    Making Africa Work

    By Greg Mills

    Paperback £12.12

    Making Africa Work is a first-hand account and handbook of how to ensure growth beyond commodities and create jobs in the continent.

    Gender, ageing and extended working life

    Hardback Save £8.79 = £66.21

    A challenge to the assumption that there is appropriate employment available for people who are expected to retire later and the gender-neutral way the expectation for extending working lives is presented in most policy-making circles.

    Vulnerability and the Legal Organization of Work

    By Martha Fineman

    Paperback £32.80

    This book uses the concepts of vulnerability and resilience to analyze the situation of individuals and institutions in the context of the employment relationship. It is based on the premise that both employer and employee are vulnerable to various social, economic, and political forces, although differently so. It demonstrates how...

    Professional Identity and Social Work

    Paperback Save £2.07 = £27.92

    How are identities formed among social workers, many of whom perform complex, challenging and ambiguous public sector functions on a regular basis? Why does identity come to matter for professional social work? This book, the first of its kind in the field, examines professional identity in relation to social work...

    Labour, Unions and Politics under the North Star

    Hardback Save £16.24 = £68.76

    Together, the essays collected here explore themes such as work, unions, politics and migration in the Nordic states from the early modern period to the twenty-first century.

    Revisiting Divisions of Labour

    Paperback Save £1.54 = £18.45

    This collection revisits Ray Pahl's 1984 sociology classic, combining excerpts from the original with assessments by leading researchers of how and why the book has stood the test of time as a study that fundamentally re-thinks our understanding of 'work'. -- .

    Where Are The Unions?

    Paperback £19.45

    The first comprehensive comparison of the pink tide in Latin America, the Arab Spring in the Middle East and North Africa and the Occupy and anti-austerity movements in Europe and North America, with a focus on the apparent lack of union involvement

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