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Achieving Access
Professional Movements and the Politics of Health Universalism
Joseph Harris
At a time when the world’s wealthiest nations struggle to make health care and medicine available to everyone, why do resource-constrained countries make costly commitments to universal health coverage and AIDS treatment after transitioning to...



Amakudari
The Hidden Fabric of Japan's Economy
Richard A. Colignon, Chikako Usui
The widespread migration of civil servants to high-profile positions in the private and public sectors is known in Japan as amakudari, or "descent from heaven." Recent media stories associate the practice with corruption as the former officials seek...



Anthropologies of Unemployment
New Perspectives on Work and Its Absence
Anthropologies of Unemployment offers accessible, theoretically innovative, and ethnographically rich examinations of unemployment in rural and urban regions across North and South America, Europe, Africa, and Asia.



Behind the Kitchen Door
Saru Jayaraman
A groundbreaking exploration of the political, economic, and moral implications of dining out, focusing on the lives of restaurant workers in major cities across the United States.



Between Craft and Science
Technical Work in the United States
Between Craft and Science brings together leading scholars from sociology, anthropology, industrial relations, management, and engineering to consider issues surrounding technical work, the most rapidly expanding sector of the labor force. Part craft...



Blue-Green Coalitions
Fighting for Safe Workplaces and Healthy Communities
Brian Mayer
What do unions and environmental groups have to gain by working together and how do they overcome their differences? Brian Mayer looks at the role that health-related issues have played in creating a common ground between the two groups.



Breaking the Mold
Redesigning Work for Productive and Satisfying Lives
Lotte Bailyn
In Breaking the Mold Lotte Bailyn argues that society's separation of work and family is no longer a tenable model for employees or the organizations that employ them.



Breaking the Watch
The Meanings of Retirement in America
Joel S. Savishinsky
The topic of retirement becomes increasingly compelling as the U.S. population ages. It's easy to find books about how to plan financially for those years after careers end, but Breaking the Watch focuses on the many ways of creating a life, not just...



Building More Effective Unions, Second Edition
Paul F. Clark
Paul F. Clark offers an accessible and straightforward account of how union leaders can take advantage of the valuable discoveries made in behavioral science.



Building Power from Below
Chilean Workers Take On Walmart
Carolina Bank Muñoz, Carolina Bank Munoz
A story that involves as its main players "workers" and "Walmart" does not usually have a happy ending for labor, so the counternarrative offered by Building Power from Below is must reading for activists and union personnel as well as scholars. In...



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