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Phone Clones
Authenticity Work in the Transnational Service Economy
Kiran Mirchandani
Kiran Mirchandani explores the experiences of the men and women who work in Indian call centers through one hundred interviews with workers in Bangalore, Delhi, and Pune.



Retirement on the Line
Age, Work, and Value in an American Factory
Caitrin Lynch
In Retirement on the Line, Caitrin Lynch explores what Vita Needle's commitment to an elderly workforce means for the employer, the workers, the community, and society more generally.



The Thought of Work
John W. Budd
By drawing explicit attention to diverse, implicit meanings of work, The Thought of Work allows us to better understand work, to value it, and to structure it in desirable ways that reflect its profound importance.



Urban Flow
Bike Messengers and the City
Jeffrey L. Kidder
In Urban Flow, Jeffrey L. Kidder introduces readers to the fascinating subculture of bike messengers, exploring its appeal as well as its uncertainties and dangers.



HISCLASS
A Historical International Social Class Scheme
Marco H. D. van Leeuwen, Ineke Maas
A reference work that can be used to systematically compare social class positions, distilled from a dazzling variety of occupational titles, around the world and over a range of periods.



The Caring Self
The Work Experiences of Home Care Aides
Clare L. Stacey
Stacey draws on observations of and interviews with aides working in Ohio and California to explore the physical and emotional labor associated with the care of others.



A Company of One
Insecurity, Independence, and the New World of White-Collar Unemployment
Carrie M. Lane
Surveying the new culture of corporate employment and unemployment.



Freelancing Expertise
Contract Professionals in the New Economy
Debra Osnowitz
Contract work is more important than ever—for better or for worse, depending on one's perspective. The security once implied by a full-time job with a stable employer is becoming rarer, thereby erasing one of the major distinctions between "freelance...



When Chicken Soup Isn't Enough
Stories of Nurses Standing Up for Themselves, Their Patients, and Their Profession
In this collection of first-person narratives, we meet RNs working at the bedside, providing home care, managing hospital departments, teaching and doing research, lobbying for quality patient care, and campaigning for health care reform.



Clandestine Crossings
Migrants and Coyotes on the Texas-Mexico Border
David Spener
Clandestine Crossings delivers an in-depth description and analysis of the experiences of working-class Mexican migrants at the beginning of the twenty-first century as they enter the United States surreptitiously with the help of paid guides known as...



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