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The City Is the Factory
New Solidarities and Spatial Strategies in an Urban Age
Urban public spaces, from the streets and squares of Buenos Aires to Zuccotti Park in New York City, have become the emblematic sites of contentious politics. The contributors to The City Is the Factory argue, this resurgent politics of the square is itself part of a broader shift in the primary locations and targets of popular protest.



Informal Workers and Collective Action
A Global Perspective
Informal Workers and Collective Action features nine cases of collective action to improve the status and working conditions of informal workers. Cases from a diverse set of countries—Brazil, Cambodia, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Georgia, Liberia, South Africa, Tunisia, and Uruguay—focus on two broad types of informal workers.



The One Percent Solution
How Corporations Are Remaking America One State at a Time
Gordon Lafer
The One Percent Solution is a comprehensive account of the legislation promoted by the nation's biggest corporate lobbies across all fifty state legislatures, encompassing a wide range of labor and economic policies.



A Fight for the Soul of Public Education
The Story of the Chicago Teachers Strike
Steven K. Ashby, Robert Bruno
Using interviews, first-person accounts, participant observation, union documents, and media reports, Steven K. Ashby and Robert Bruno tell the story of the 2012 strike that shut down the Chicago school system for seven days. 



Clearing the Air
The Rise and Fall of Smoking in the Workplace
Gregory Wood
In Clearing the Air, Gregory Wood examines smoking's importance to the social and cultural history of working people in the twentieth-century United States.



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.



The Challenge to Change
Reforming Health Care on the Front Line in the United States and the United Kingdom
Rebecca Kolins Givan
In The Challenge to Change, Rebecca Kolins Givan analyzes the successes and failures of efforts to improve hospitals and explains what factors make it likely that the implementation of reforms will rewarded by positive transformation in a particular institution's day-to-day operation.



The Worker Center Handbook
A Practical Guide to Starting and Building the New Labor Movement
Kim Bobo, Marien Casillas Pabellon
The Worker Center Handbook compiles best practices from around the country on partnering with labor, enlisting the assistance of faith communities and lawyers, raising funds, developing a serious membership program, integrating civic engagement work, and running major campaigns.



Hard Sell
Work and Resistance in Retail Chains
Peter Ikeler
In Hard Sell, Peter Ikeler traces the low-wage, largely nonunion character of U.S. retail through the history and ultimate failure of twentieth-century retail unionism.



Too Few Women at the Top
The Persistence of Inequality in Japan
Kumiko Nemoto
In Too Few Women at the Top, Kumiko Nemoto draws on theoretical insights regarding Japan's coordinated capitalism and institutional stasis to challenge claims that the surge in women’s education and employment will logically lead to the decline of gender inequality and eventually improve women’s status in the Japanese workplace. 



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