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Phone ClonesAuthenticity Work in the Transnational Service Economy

Phone Clones: Authenticity Work in the Transnational Service Economy

Kiran Mirchandani

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450648
eISBN:
9780801464140
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450648.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Transnational customer service workers are an emerging touchstone of globalization given their location at the intersecting borders of identity, class, nation, and production. Unlike outsourced ... More

Planning MatterActing with Things

Planning Matter: Acting with Things

Robert A. Beauregard

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780226297255
eISBN:
9780226297422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226297422.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

City and regional planners talk constantly about the things of the world from highway interchanges, retention ponds, and affordable housing units to zoning documents, conference rooms, and ... More

The political economy of work security and flexibilityItaly in comparative perspective

The political economy of work security and flexibility: Italy in comparative perspective

Fabio Berton and Matteo Richiardi

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9781847429070
eISBN:
9781447307631
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847429070.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The economic crisis has revealed the dark side of deregulation in the labour market: rising unemployment, limited access to social security and, due to low wages, no savings to count upon in bad ... More

Regulating sex for saleProstitution policy reform in the UK

Regulating sex for sale: Prostitution policy reform in the UK

Jo Phoenix (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421067
eISBN:
9781447303169
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421067.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Recent years have seen a ‘quiet revolution’ in the way that the sex industry is regulated and governed. The consensus around what the problems of prostitution are has broken down and in its place a ... More

Resilience in the post-welfare inner cityVoluntary sector geographies in London, Los Angeles and Sydney

Resilience in the post-welfare inner city: Voluntary sector geographies in London, Los Angeles and Sydney

Geoffrey DeVerteuil

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781447316558
eISBN:
9781447316565
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447316558.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The focal point for this book is on the ‘how’ of resilience, the on-the-ground processes surrounding the fate of residual inner-city areas deemed ‘service hubs’ (e.g. clusters of voluntary sector ... More

The Silk Weavers of KyotoFamily and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Tamara Hareven

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The makers of obi, the elegant and costly sash worn over kimono in Japan, belong to an endangered species. These families of manufacturers, weavers, and other craftspeople centered in the Nishijin ... More

Social and Caring Professions in European Welfare StatesPolicies, Services and Professional Practices

Social and Caring Professions in European Welfare States: Policies, Services and Professional Practices

Björn Blom, Lars Evertsson, and Marek Perlinski (eds)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447327196
eISBN:
9781447327202
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447327196.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book discusses current social and caring welfare professions and their practices in a number of European countries in a comprehensive and structured way. It presents research-based knowledge in ... More

Sociologists' TalesContemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Sociologists' Tales: Contemporary narratives on sociological thought and practice

Katherine Twamley, Mark Doidge, and Andrea Scott (eds)

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9781447318668
eISBN:
9781447318682
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447318668.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Sociologists’ Tales presents the narratives of 33 UK sociologists from different generations, many internationally recognised, writing about what sociology means to them. The different tales together ... More

Solidarity in StrategyMaking Business Meaningful in American Trade Associations

Solidarity in Strategy: Making Business Meaningful in American Trade Associations

Lyn Spillman

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226769561
eISBN:
9780226769554
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226769554.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Popular conceptions hold that capitalism is driven almost entirely by the pursuit of profit and self-interest. Challenging that assumption, this study of American business associations shows how ... More

Songs of the FactoryPop Music, Culture, and Resistance

Songs of the Factory: Pop Music, Culture, and Resistance

Marek Korczynski

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451546
eISBN:
9780801454813
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451546.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book examines the role that popular music plays in workers' culture on the factory floor. It shows how workers make often grueling assembly-line work tolerable by permeating their workday with ... More

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