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The Global Economy and the Poor

Pranab Bardhan

in Understanding Poverty

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305197
eISBN:
9780199783519
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305191.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This essay explores the issue of globalization, focusing on damage caused to jobs, wages, and incomes of poor people by the dislocations and competition of international trade and foreign investment, ... More


Trading Companies in Theory and History

Geoffrey Jones

in Merchants to Multinationals: British Trading Companies in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199249992
eISBN:
9780191596483
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199249997.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter reviews the theoretical literature on the role of trading companies, which emphasizes the importance of knowledge, information, reputation, and relationships. It places the experience of ... More


Computer-Generated Imagery and the Future of Stunt Work

Mollie Gregory

in Stuntwomen: The Untold Hollywood Story

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780813166223
eISBN:
9780813166759
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813166223.003.0017
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter covers revolution and transformation—from physical stunts to digital stunts that “let you do whatever you imagine.” Visual effects and computer-generated imagery (CGI) decrease the need ... More


Workers in Hard Times: A Long View of Economic Crises

Leon Fink, Joan Sangster, and Joseph A. McCartin (eds)

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038174
eISBN:
9780252095979
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038174.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

Seeking to historicize today's “Great Recession,” this volume of essays uses examples from North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia to situate the current economic crisis and its ... More


Women and self-employment: the case of television production workers in Britain

Shirley Dex and Colin Smith

in The gender dimension of social change: The contribution of dynamic research to the study of women's life courses

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861343321
eISBN:
9781447303824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861343321.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Since the early 1980s, massive changes have occurred in the contractual status of the industry workforce of British television. Estimates in the early 1990s suggested that sixty per cent of the ... More


Governing the World: (Zhi tianxia 治天下)

in Shizi: China's First Syncretist

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231159067
eISBN:
9780231504171
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231159067.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter reflects on the theory and practice of the selfless ruler, with particular emphasis on the ruler's attitude rather than his timely action. It begins by describing the four arts of ... More


Jockeys, trainers and the micro-world of the stable

Mike Huggins

in Horseracing and the British 1919-30

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719065286
eISBN:
9781781701669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719065286.003.0007
Subject:
History, Cultural History

The top jockeys and trainers, often working-class in origin, enjoyed a middle-class income often equalling that of lawyers or doctors. Within racing's social elite, trainers and jockeys were often ... More


Nanny Resistance Strategies

Cameron Lynne Macdonald

in Shadow Mothers: Nannies, Au Pairs, and the Micropolitics of Mothering

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520222328
eISBN:
9780520947818
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520222328.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter examines the ways in which nannies accommodate and/or resist employer-imposed definitions of their role and limitations on the bond they forge with the children in their care. The ... More


Everyday Life with Diagnosis: The New Normal

Renée L. Beard

in Living with Alzheimer's: Managing Memory Loss, Identity, and Illness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781479800117
eISBN:
9781479855377
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479800117.003.0007
Subject:
Social Work, Health and Mental Health

Interviews with those who joined support groups and research studies reveal that persons with AD strategically employ the diagnostic label (or not) as they see fit. Study participants are not passive ... More


First Tier in the Realm of Salvation: Gracious Submission

Elizabeth H. Flowers

in Into the Pulpit: Southern Baptist Women and Power since World War II

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835340
eISBN:
9781469601823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869987_flowers.8
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Conservatives viewed women's submission in ecclesial matters as equal to women's submission in domestic matters. This chapter demonstrates how conservatives used women's roles as a primary means to ... More


Balancing precarious work, entrepreneurship and a new gendered professionalism in migrant self-employment

Ursula Apitzsch

in Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

The structural crisis in the post-industrial society since the last third of the twentieth century was marked by the continuous eradication of jobs and workplaces without compensation in sight. This ... More


Considerations on the biographical embeddedness of ethnic entrepreneurship

Maria Kontos

in Biographical methods and professional practice: An international perspective

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861344939
eISBN:
9781447301554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861344939.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter explores the motivation and also the ‘biographical resources’ among successful self-employed minority women. The first part of the chapter argues that the concept of resources underlying ... More


The scope and enforcement of the workplace anti-discrimination provisions

Evelyn Ellis and Philippa Watson

in EU Anti-Discrimination Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199698462
eISBN:
9780191745904
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199698462.003.0006
Subject:
Law, EU Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This analyses the scope of the existing EU legislation, in particular the Treaty, the Race Directive, the Framework Directive, and the Recast Directive. It continues by examining the relevant ... More


Parents' employment and childcare

Shirley Dex, Denise Hawkes, Heather Joshi, and Kelly Ward

in Children of the 21st century: From birth to nine months

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781861346889
eISBN:
9781447301783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781861346889.003.0008
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

Fathers' contributions to childcare have increased, but are still far outweighed by mothers' contributions. Increased paid work among mothers has also necessitated increased childcare outside the ... More


Old rights in new times: the experiences of parents in a Slovenian organisation

Nevenka Černigoj Sadar

in Work, families and organisations in transition: European perspectives

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847422200
eISBN:
9781447304326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847422200.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter discusses the rights of employed parents in a recently partly privatised finance company in Slovenia. It explores the ways in which these rights bequeathed under a former Socialist ... More


A Macro View of Hispanic Self-Employment in the 2000s

Alberto Dávila and Marie T. Mora

in Hispanic Entrepreneurs in the 2000s: An Economic Profile and Policy Implications

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804777933
eISBN:
9780804788014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777933.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter provides an overview of the changing entrepreneurial tendencies among the Hispanic population in the first decade of the 2000s, which sets the stage for more detailed topics discussed ... More


Hispanic-Immigrant Entrepreneurs

Alberto Dávila and Marie T. Mora

in Hispanic Entrepreneurs in the 2000s: An Economic Profile and Policy Implications

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804777933
eISBN:
9780804788014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777933.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This chapter highlights that a large part of the story behind Hispanic entrepreneurship in the 2000s involved Hispanic immigrants. As part of the discussion, the chapter points out that ... More


Hispanic Female Entrepreneurs

Alberto Dávila and Marie T. Mora

in Hispanic Entrepreneurs in the 2000s: An Economic Profile and Policy Implications

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780804777933
eISBN:
9780804788014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804777933.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

Given that one-third of all Hispanic-owned businesses are owned by women, this chapter focuses on gender-related differences in business outcomes and self-employment earnings among Hispanic ... More


Second Section: A Music Career and the Hunt for an Identity, 1841

Scott Gac

in Singing for Freedom: The Hutchinson Family Singers and the Nineteenth-Century Culture of Reform

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300111989
eISBN:
9780300138368
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300111989.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter focuses on the Hutchinson Family Singers' attempts to build an identity for themselves through their music career in 1841. Society was not the kind of performance that the Hutchinsons ... More


Job Quality and the Self-Employed: Is It Still Better to Work for Yourself?

Ben Baumberg and Nigel Meager

in Unequal Britain at Work

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780198712848
eISBN:
9780191781179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198712848.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Public Management

There has been a long-standing debate about whether self-employment represents ‘good work’, but few studies have been able to look directly at intrinsic job quality in any detail. This chapter uses ... More


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