Anthropology of Work
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Explores the duality between humans and Earth through a focus on the economic system changes that began with grain agriculture and has now reached its apogee in global capitalism.
Draws upon the situated work of professional coffee tasters in over a dozen countries to shed light on the methods we use to convert subjective experience into objective knowledge.
Making Globalization Work for Women
Explores the potential for trade unions to defend the socioeconomic rights of women.
Examines the relationship of precarious employment to state policies on citizenship and social inclusion in the context of postapartheid South Africa.
Spirits of Resistance and Capitalist Discipline, Second Edition
New edition of Aihwa Ong’s classic ethnographic study of Malay women factory workers.
Examines the economic activities of self-employed brickmakers and the unpaid family members and others who assist them in Mexico.
Workers and Narratives of Survival in Europe
Chronicles the growing impact of job uncertainty on workers in Europe.
In the Name of Harmony and Prosperity
Offers an analysis of the dynamics of Taiwan's export-oriented industrialization, particularly its impact on women and other workers.
Fusing aesthetic and economic perspectives in exploring the lives and work of women in the Lucknow, India embroidery industry, this book offers insights into anthropology of work and women’s studies.
In the Wake of the Giant
Contrasting "native" and "outsider" points of view, this book explores the contemporary realities of work, development and redevelopment in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, a New England community undergoing rapid industrial restructuring.
This book addresses the ways employers in American industries use race, gender, ethnicity, and institutions of the state and the church to manipulate workers' networks and communities, and ultimately, ...
The contributors to this book are labor activists reflecting on their direct experiences and their union's efforts to address the serious problems facing them in a rapidly changing political and economic ...
The Concept of Work
This book presents an analysis amd review of work, starting with the Homeric period, then dealing with classical Greece and classical Rome, the early Christians and Jews, the early Middle Ages, the era ...
American Enterprise in Japan
This book describes how American and Japanese management ideologies meet, collide, and contend in the process of competitive cooperation during a joint venture in Japan. In a detailed case study, Hamada ...
The First "Real" Job
This book examines the work experiences of twenty-five young men and women in their first jobs following high school. The case studies profiled here describe in detail the process of young workers becoming ...
Invisible Factories analyzes the role of the informal economy in national development and weighs alternative claims about its impact on industrial development. Detailed case studies of the electronics ...
This book examines the phenomenon of apprenticeship by exploring it as a social, economic, and educational institution. Studies of apprenticeship in both craft occupations and supernatural specializations ...
Open Country, Iowa
Open Country, Iowa links anthropology and history in a woman's perspective on the changing social patterns of rural Iowa communities. Using life stories which she has collected, Deborah Fink explores ...
Stepchildren of Progress
Dramatic changes caused by a foreign-owned nickel mining company in an Indonesian town provide the setting for this ethnographic study. Robinson notes the changes that took place in Soroako, a village ...
Women, Men, and the International Division of Labor
The last few decades have witnessed a growing integration of the world system of production on the basis of a new relationship between less developed and highly industrialized countries. The effect is ...
Work in Market and Industrial Societies
It's a living! That fact, no one can deny. Yet the significance of work—productive activity which alters the physical environment to meet human needs—goes far beyond the paycheck. Work involves, among ...
For We are Sold, I and My People
On the basis of systematic research and personal experience, For We Are Sold, I and My People uncovers some of the social costs of modern production. Maria Patricia Fernandez-Kelly peels off the labels--"Made ...