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Code Green
Money-Driven Hospitals and the Dismantling of Nursing
Dana Beth Weinberg
We are on the verge of the nation's worst nursing shortage in history. Dedicated nurses are leaving hospitals in droves, and there are not enough new recruits to the profession to meet demand. Even hospitals that were once very highly regarded for the...



It's about Time
Couples and Careers
How do two-career couples manage in a one-career world? It's about Time examines this mismatch between outdated scripts and the experiences of dual-earner couples. It broadens our understanding of occupational and family career strategies couples...



Negotiations and Change
From the Workplace to Society
Major changes within and between organizations are now generally negotiated by the parties that have a stake in the consequences of the changes. This was not always so. In 1965, with A Behavioral Theory of Labor Negotiations, Richard Walton and Robert...



Proletarian Imagination
Self, Modernity, and the Sacred in Russia, 1910–1925
Mark D. Steinberg
In fin-de-siècle and early revolutionary Russia, a group of self-educated workers produced a large body of poetry and prose in which they attempted to comprehend their rapidly changing world. Witnesses to wars and revolution, these men and women...



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...



Values at Work
Employee Participation Meets Market Pressure at Mondragón
George Cheney
Values at Work is an analysis of organizational dynamics with wide-ranging implications in an age of market globalization. It looks at the challenges businesses face to maintain people-oriented work systems while remaining successful in the larger...



Crossing the Great Divide
Worker Risk and Opportunity in the New Economy
Vicki Smith
The 1990s were years of turmoil and transformation in American work experiences and employment relationships. Trends including the growth of contingent labor, the erosion of the stable employment contract, the restructuring of jobs and companies, and...



Converging Divergences
Worldwide Changes in Employment Systems
Harry C. Katz, Owen Darbishire
Exploring recent changes in employment practices in seven industrialized countries (Australia, Britain, Germany, Italy, Japan, Sweden, and the United States) and in two essential industries (automobile and telecommunications), Harry C. Katz and Owen...



Diamond Stories
Enduring Change on 47th Street
Renée Rose Shield
Sequestered within the heart of a cosmopolitan city is an exotic world—a place where diamonds, astronomically priced, are bought and sold on the strength of a handshake, and business disputes are resolved according to ancient Jewish principles of...



Putting Work in Its Place
A Quiet Revolution
Peter Meiksins, Peter Whalley
Most books on the subject of work focus on the increased amount of time Americans spend on the job. Peter Meiksins and Peter Whalley address the counter-trend, examining the difficult path traversed by people who choose to work less than the standard...



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