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Between Craft and Science
Technical Work in the United States
Between Craft and Science brings together leading scholars from sociology, anthropology, industrial relations, management, and engineering to consider issues surrounding technical work, the most rapidly expanding sector of the labor force. Part craft...



Talking about Machines
An Ethnography of a Modern Job
Julian E. Orr
This is a story of how work gets done. It is also a study of how field service technicians talk about their work and how that talk is instrumental in their success. In his innovative ethnography, Julian E. Orr studies the people who repair...



Working Sober
The Transformation of an Occupational Drinking Culture
William J. Sonnenstuhl
Americans assume that workers do not drink on the job and that, if they do, it is because they suffer from alcoholism rather than because they are conforming to occupational expectations. William J. Sonnenstuhl disagrees. He contends that...



Working from the Margins
Voices of Mothers in Poverty
Virginia E. Schein, Virginia Schein
Virginia E. Schein shatters the stereotype of mothers on welfare. The women she interviewed in cities, towns, and rural areas talked to her about their deep committment to the children they are raising in poverty, about the abuse they have...



The New American Workplace
Transforming Work Systems in the United States
Eileen Appelbaum, Rosemary Batt
Despite formidable obstacles, a small but growing number of U.S. companies rccognize that today's domestic and international markets require them to transform their production...



Gender and Racial Inequality at Work
The Sources and Consequences of Job Segregation
Donald Tomaskovic-Devey



Keepers of the Revolution
New Yorkers at Work in the Early Republic
In this book a rich selection of documents captures the work experience of ordinary, previously anonymous New Yorkers in the early years of the...



Lawyers' Ideals/Lawyers' Practices
Transformations in the American Legal Profession
The last two decades have brought unprecedented changes in the practice of law in America. Lawyers have been forced to evaluate self-consciously what they do and why. This collection of eight essays examines the relationship between these changes and...



Making Mondragón
The Growth and Dynamics of the Worker Cooperative Complex
William Foote Whyte, Kathleen King Whyte
Making Mondragón is a groundbreaking look at the history of worker ownership in the Spanish cooperative. First published in 1988, it remains the best source for those looking to glean a rich body of ideas for potential adaptation and implementation elsewhere from Mondragón's long and varied experience.



Strategies for Employee Assistance Programs
The Crucial Balance
William J. Sonnenstuhl, Harrison M. Trice



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