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Building Power from BelowChilean Workers Take On Walmart

Building Power from Below: Chilean Workers Take On Walmart

Carolina Bank Muñoz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501712883
eISBN:
9781501714771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501712883.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Building Power from Below analyzes the success of Walmart workers in Chile. Retail and warehouse workers have achieved the seemingly unachievable. They have organized Walmart. How do we explain ... More

Buoyancy on the BayouShrimpers Face the Rising Tide of Globalization

Buoyancy on the Bayou: Shrimpers Face the Rising Tide of Globalization

Jill Ann Harrison

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450747
eISBN:
9780801465796
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450747.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Over the past few decades, shrimp has transformed from a luxury food to a kitchen staple. While shrimp-loving consumers have benefited from the lower cost of shrimp, domestic shrimp fishers have ... More

The Caring SelfThe Work Experiences of Home Care Aides

The Caring Self: The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides

Clare L. Stacey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449857
eISBN:
9780801463310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449857.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, there were approximately 1.7 million home health aides and personal and home care aides in the United States as of 2008. These home care aides are rapidly ... More

Casino WomenCourage in Unexpected Places

Casino Women: Courage in Unexpected Places

Susan Chandler and Jill B. Jones

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450143
eISBN:
9780801462696
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450143.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This is a pioneering look at the female face of corporate gaming. The book describes a world whose enormous profitability is dependent on the labor of women assigned stereotypically female ... More

A Company of OneInsecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment

A Company of One: Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment

Carrie M. Lane

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449642
eISBN:
9780801460791
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449642.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Being laid off can be a traumatic event. The unemployed worry about how they will pay their bills and find a new job. In the American economy's boom-and-bust business cycle since the 1980s, repeated ... More

Disintegrating Democracy at WorkLabor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy

Disintegrating Democracy at Work: Labor Unions and the Future of Good Jobs in the Service Economy

Virginia Doellgast

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450471
eISBN:
9780801463976
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450471.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The shift from manufacturing- to service-based economies has often been accompanied by the expansion of low-wage and insecure employment. Many consider the effects of this shift inevitable. This book ... More

Ghostworkers and GreensThe Cooperative Campaigns of Farmworkers and Environmentalists for Pesticide Reform

Ghostworkers and Greens: The Cooperative Campaigns of Farmworkers and Environmentalists for Pesticide Reform

Adam Tompkins

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801456688
eISBN:
9781501704215
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801456688.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Throughout the twentieth century, despite compelling evidence that some pesticides posed a threat to human and environmental health, growers and the United States Department of Agriculture continued ... More

Global Unions, Local PowerThe New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing

Global Unions, Local Power: The New Spirit of Transnational Labor Organizing

Jamie K. McCallum

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451935
eISBN:
9780801469480
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451935.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

News about labor unions is usually pessimistic, focusing on declining membership and failed campaigns. But there are encouraging signs that the labor movement is evolving its strategies to benefit ... More

High Tech and High TouchHeadhunting, Technology, and Economic Transformation

High Tech and High Touch: Headhunting, Technology, and Economic Transformation

James E. Coverdill and William Finlay

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501702808
eISBN:
9781501713996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702808.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book examines headhunting—contingency recruiting—in the wake of two profound changes in the labor market. The first is the emergence and explosive rise of various forms of social media, most ... More

Labor in IsraelBeyond Nationalism and Neoliberalism

Labor in Israel: Beyond Nationalism and Neoliberalism

Jonathan Preminger

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501717123
eISBN:
9781501717130
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501717123.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book analyzes worker organizing and union revitalization following the decline of neocorporatism, the transformation of industrial relations and the rise of neoliberalism. Given labor’s critical ... More

Mothers Unite!Organizing for Workplace Flexibility and the Transformation of Family Life

Mothers Unite!: Organizing for Workplace Flexibility and the Transformation of Family Life

Jocelyn Elise Crowley

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451751
eISBN:
9780801467455
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451751.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book envisions a genuine, universal world of workplace flexibility that helps mothers who stay at home, those who work part time, and those who work full time balance their commitments to their ... More

Our Unions, Our SelvesThe Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan

Our Unions, Our Selves: The Rise of Feminist Labor Unions in Japan

Anne Zacharias-Walsh

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501703041
eISBN:
9781501706363
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501703041.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book provides an in-depth look at the rise of women-only unions in Japan, an organizational analysis of the challenges these new unions face in practice, and a first-hand account of the ... More

Phone ClonesAuthenticity Work in the Transnational Service Economy

Phone Clones: Authenticity Work in the Transnational Service Economy

Kiran Mirchandani

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450648
eISBN:
9780801464140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450648.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Transnational customer service workers are an emerging touchstone of globalization given their location at the intersecting borders of identity, class, nation, and production. Unlike outsourced ... More

Rights, Not InterestsResolving Value Clashes under the National Labor Relations Act

Rights, Not Interests: Resolving Value Clashes under the National Labor Relations Act

James A. Gross

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714252
eISBN:
9781501714276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714252.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book makes four important contributions to our understanding of U.S. labor law and policy. First, given my previous three volume study of the work of the NLRB, this book is able to discuss the ... More

Songs of the FactoryPop Music, Culture, and Resistance

Songs of the Factory: Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance

Marek Korczynski

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451546
eISBN:
9780801454813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451546.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book examines the role that popular music plays in workers' culture on the factory floor. It shows how workers make often grueling assembly-line work tolerable by permeating their workday with ... More

Too Few Women at the TopThe Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Too Few Women at the Top: The Persistence of Inequality in Japan

Kumiko Nemoto

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501702488
eISBN:
9781501706219
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702488.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The number of women in positions of power and authority in Japanese companies has remained small despite the increase in the number of educated women and the passage of legislation on gender ... More

Undoing Work, Rethinking CommunityA Critique of the Social Function of Work

Undoing Work, Rethinking Community: A Critique of the Social Function of Work

James A. Chamberlain

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714863
eISBN:
9781501714887
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714863.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book argues that the civic duty to perform paid work in contemporary society undermines freedom and justice. While workplace flexibility and the unconditional basic income (UBI) both offer ... More

Urban FlowBike Messengers and the City

Urban Flow: Bike Messengers and the City

Jeffrey L. Kidder

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449925
eISBN:
9780801462917
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449925.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Bike messengers are familiar figures in the downtown cores of major cities. Tasked with delivering time-sensitive materials within, they ride in all types of weather, weave in and out of dense ... More

Where Night Is DayThe World of the ICU

Where Night Is Day: The World of the ICU

James Kelly

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451683
eISBN:
9780801467653
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451683.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book is a nonfiction narrative grounded in the day-by-day, hour-by-hour rhythms of an intensive care unit (ICU) in a teaching hospital in the heart of New Mexico. It takes place over a ... More

With God on Our SideThe Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

With God on Our Side: The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

Adam D. Reich

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450662
eISBN:
9780801464188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450662.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

When unions undertake labor organizing campaigns, they often do so from strong moral positions, contrasting workers’ rights to decent pay or better working conditions with the more venal financial ... More

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