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The Complexities of Care
Nursing Reconsidered
"Nursing, everyone believes, is the caring profession. Texts on caring line the walls of nursing schools and student shelves. Indeed, the discipline of nursing is often known as the 'caring science.' Because of their caring reputation, nurses top the...



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...



Working Construction
Why White Working-Class Men Put Themselves—and the Labor Movement—in Harm's Way
Kris Paap
Kris Paap worked for nearly three years as a carpenter's apprentice on a variety of jobsites, closely observing her colleagues' habits, expressions, and attitudes. As a woman in an overwhelmingly male—and stereotypically "macho"—profession, Paap...



Differences That Matter
Social Policy and the Working Poor in the United States and Canada
Dan Zuberi
This book shines a spotlight on the causes and consequences of working poverty, revealing how the lives of low-wage workers are affected by differences in health care, labor, and social welfare policy in the United States and Canada. Dan...



Satanic Mills or Silicon Islands?
The Politics of High-Tech Production in the Philippines
Steven C. McKay
Satanic Mills or Silicon Islands? challenges the myth of globalization's homogenizing power, arguing that the uniqueness of place is becoming more, not less important. Steven McKay documents how multinational firms secure worker control and consent...



Selling Technology
The Changing Shape of Sales in an Information Economy
Asaf Darr
Selling Technology offers a look at high-tech markets from within, through the experience of salespeople, purchasing agents, and engineers who construct markets for emergent technologies through their daily engagement in sales interactions...



Nurses on the Move
Migration and the Global Health Care Economy
Mireille Kingma
South African nurses care for patients in London, hospitals recruit Filipino nurses to Los Angeles, and Chinese nurses practice their profession in Ireland. In every industrialized country of the world, patients today increasingly find that the...



The Experience of Retirement
Robert S. Weiss, Robert Weiss
Retirement brings with it the promises of leisure and freedom as well as the risks of boredom and isolation. When retirees rid their schedules of anything resembling the kinds of obligations that once had been imposed by work, they will experience...



Notes from Toyota-land
An American Engineer in Japan
Darius Mehri
In 1996, Darius Mehri traveled to Japan to work as a computer simulation engineer within the Toyota production system. Once there, he found a corporate experience far different from what he had expected. Notes from Toyota-land, based on a diary...



Nursing against the Odds
How Health Care Cost Cutting, Media Stereotypes, and Medical Hubris Undermine Nurses and Patient Care
Suzanne Gordon
In this book, Suzanne Gordon draws on in-depth interviews with nurses and other health care professionals, research studies, and extensive firsthand reporting to better understand the myriad causes of and possible solutions to the current nursing crisis.



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