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Hey, Waitress!: The USA from the Other Side of the Tray

Alison Owings

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217508
eISBN:
9780520931220
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217508.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Most of us have sat across the tray from a waitress, but how many of us know what really is going on from her side? This book aims to tell us. Containing personal portraits of waitresses from many ... More


Rights, Not Interests: Resolving Value Clashes under the National Labor Relations Act

James A. Gross

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781501714252
eISBN:
9781501714276
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501714252.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book makes four important contributions to our understanding of U.S. labor law and policy. First, given my previous three volume study of the work of the NLRB, this book is able to discuss the ... More


With God on Our Side: The Struggle for Workers' Rights in a Catholic Hospital

Adam D. Reich

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450662
eISBN:
9780801464188
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450662.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

When unions undertake labor organizing campaigns, they often do so from strong moral positions, contrasting workers’ rights to decent pay or better working conditions with the more venal financial ... More


Designing Prostitution Policy: Intention and Reality in Regulating the Sex Trade

Hendrik Wagenaar, Helga Amesberger, and Sietske Altink

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447324249
eISBN:
9781447324256
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447324249.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This is one of the few books that explicitly focuses on the formulation, process and outcomes of prostitution policy. While the debate on prostitution focuses on broad regulatory regimes, the central ... More


Rethinking Honor in Regard to Human RightsAn Educational Imperative in Troubled Times

Unni Wikan

in Learning in the Global Era: International Perspectives on Globalization and Education

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254343
eISBN:
9780520941496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254343.003.0014
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter discusses the deadly results of the failure to seriously engage, critique, and outlaw cultural practices that violate an individual's human rights. It examines the ‘honour killing’ of ... More


From ‘toleration’ to zero tolerance: a view from the ground in Scotland

Ruth Morgan Thomas

in Regulating sex for sale: Prostitution policy reform in the UK

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421067
eISBN:
9781447303169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421067.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter puts forward a sex workers' rights perspective in relation to the notion of ‘zero tolerance’ of prostitution. It records some of the experiences and voices of sex workers, and presents ... More


Hosting Workers’ Rights Training Sessions

Kim Bobo and Marién Casillas Pabellón

in The Worker Center Handbook: A Practical Guide for Starting and Building the New Labor Movement

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781501704475
eISBN:
9781501705892
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501704475.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter discusses various approaches that have been used by worker centers to develop and conduct workers’ rights training sessions. One of the most fundamental things worker centers do is ... More


Introduction: Learning in the Global Era

Marcelo M. Suárez-Orozco and Carolyn Sattin

in Learning in the Global Era: International Perspectives on Globalization and Education

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520254343
eISBN:
9780520941496
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520254343.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book contributes to the nascent body of scholarly research on globalization and education. Its broad scope paints for readers the breadth and depth of globalization's challenge to education and ... More


Slices of American History

Alison Owings

in Hey, Waitress!: The USA from the Other Side of the Tray

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217508
eISBN:
9780520931220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217508.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter examines the stories of the experiences of several waitresses, which also provide glimpses of certain events and facets of American history. One is a Native American waitress, while ... More


Concluding remarks

Jørgen Goul Andersen and Per H. Jensen

in Changing labour markets, welfare policies and citizenship

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861342720
eISBN:
9781447301660
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861342720.003.0013
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter summarises some of the main findings of the previous chapters and discusses how an approach based on an elaboration of the concepts of marginalisation and citizenship as analytical ... More


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