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Curing Medicare
A Doctor's View on How Our Health Care System Is Failing Older Americans and How We Can Fix It
Andy Lazris
Lazris offers straightforward solutions to ensure Medicare's solvency through sensible cost-effective plans that do not restrict patient choice or negate the doctor-patient...



Achieving Workers' Rights in the Global Economy
In Achieving Workers' Rights in the Global Economy, Richard P. Appelbaum and Nelson Lichtenstein argue that industrial accidents, low wages, poor working conditions, and voicelessness endemic to the vast majority of workers who labor in the export industries of the global South arise from the very nature of world trade and...



Religion on the Battlefield
Ron E. Hassner
In Religion on the Battlefield, Hassner focuses on the everyday practice of religion in a military context: the prayers, rituals, fasts, and feasts of the religious practitioners who populate the battlefields of modern...



Class and Campus Life
Managing and Experiencing Inequality at an Elite College
Elizabeth M. Lee, Elizabeth Lee
In Class and Campus Life, Elizabeth M. Lee shows how class differences are enacted and negotiated by students, faculty, and administrators at an elite liberal arts college for women located in the...



Deadly River
Cholera and Cover-Up in Post-Earthquake Haiti
Ralph R. Frerichs
In Deadly River, Ralph R. Frerichs tells the story of the Haitian cholera epidemic, of a French disease detective determined to trace its origins so that he could help contain the spread and possibly eliminate the disease, and the political intrigue that has made that effort so...



Ghostworkers and Greens
The Cooperative Campaigns of Farmworkers and Environmentalists for Pesticide Reform
Adam Tompkins
In Ghostworkers and Greens, Adam Tompkins reveals a history of unexpected cooperation between farmworker groups and environmental organizations. Tompkins shows that the separate movements shared a common concern about the effects of pesticides on human...



Third Wave Capitalism
How Money, Power, and the Pursuit of Self-Interest Have Imperiled the American Dream
John Ehrenreich
In Third Wave Capitalism, John Ehrenreich documents the emergence of a new stage in the history of American capitalism.Just as the industrial capitalism of the nineteenth century gave way to corporate capitalism in the twentieth, recent decades have witnessed corporate capitalism evolving into a new...



Making Immigrant Rights Real
Nonprofits and the Politics of Integration in San Francisco
Els de de Graauw
In Making Immigrant Rights Real, Els de Graauw examines how immigrant-serving nonprofits can make impressive policy...



Unsettled Americans
Metropolitan Context and Civic Leadership for Immigrant Integration
The politics of immigration have heated up in recent years as Congress has failed to adopt comprehensive immigration reform, the President has proposed executive actions, and state and local governments have responded unevenly and ambivalently to burgeoning immigrant communities in the context of a severe economic downturn. Moreover we have...



Disability and Employer Practices
Research across the Disciplines
Disability and Employer Practices features research-based documentation of workplace policies and practices that result in the successful recruitment, retention, advancement, and inclusion of individuals with...



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