Sociology of Work

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Bitter Harvest

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.

A New American Labor Movement

Describes how new kinds of direct-action labor movements are emerging to reshape American labor activism in the twenty-first century.

Sappho's Legacy

Examines women’s food cooperatives and local dining venues on the Greek island of Lesvos and how tourism, gender, and sexualities inform the creation of these alternative economies.

United University Professions

Tells the story of the nation's largest higher education union from its earliest years to its role today as a powerful organization promoting the interests of faculty, staff, and the entire SUNY community.

Undervalued Dissent

Uses two case studies to demonstrate how neoliberal reforms in India have de-democratized labor politics.

Austerity and the Labor Movement

An overview and analysis of austerity policies and labor movement resistance in several countries.

Sports and Labor in the United States

Overview and analysis of labor relations in the big four American sports.

The New Governance of Welfare States in the United States and Europe

Detailed examination of the territorial and governance dimensions of contemporary welfare reforms in the United States and Europe.

Making Globalization Work for Women

Explores the potential for trade unions to defend the socioeconomic rights of women.

Transgender Employment Experiences

Brings together the workplace experiences of transgender people with an assessment of current policy protections.

Shop Floor Culture and Politics in Egypt

Ethnographic study of textile factory workers in Alexandria, Egypt.

Foreign Workers in Israel

Explores how the entry of migrant workers into Israel raises questions beyond just those of the labor market.

Embroidering Lives

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.

North American Auto Unions in Crisis

This edited volume provides the first comparative cross-national study of U.S. and Canadian Labor relations in Japanese North American auto transplants, Japanese joint ventures with the Big Three automakers, and Saturn, the Japanese-style GM auto plant.

If Eight Hours Seem Too Few

This book is the first to present a vivid and accurate picture of the thousands of women who worked weeding the rice fields in northern Italy during the early part of the nineteenth century. It explores ...

Enforcing the Work Ethic

This analysis, based on a year's observation of social relations in a Work Incentive Program (WIC) office, explores the ways in which staff members organize their interactions with clients, coworkers, ...

Rationalizing Justice

This book connects the history and organization of the federal district courts to the emergence of a new technocratic form of justice. The centerpiece of this study is the clash between adjudication — ...

The Politics of Knowledge

In this book the author examines the question of the compatibility of politics, policy-making, and professional work. Based on nineteen case studies of organizations, Hoffman looks at "what happened" ...

Women, Work, and Divorce

This book considers how women cope with the economic hardship which accompanies divorce, using national longitudinal data on a generation of women in the United States. These women came of age at a time ...

Organization in a Changing Environment

This study deals with the interfaces between bureaucratized social service agencies, social workers, and clients. Russell K. Schutt covers significant topics of the history and organization of labor unions. ...