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Introduction

Robert R. Locke

in The Collapse of the American Management Mystique

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198774068
eISBN:
9780191695339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198774068.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, International Business

This introductory chapter first identifies the subject matter, and then explains why the subject has been neglected. The book argues that although American management has always hankered for ... More


Life on the Line in Contemporary Manufacturing: The Workplace Experience of Lean Production and the `Japanese' Model

Rick Delbridge

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198292333
eISBN:
9780191684906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198292333.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies, HRM / IR

Much is stated and written about the new world of work but how much do we know about the contemporary workplace? What influence have Japanese management techniques (Just-in-Time Production and Total ... More


This Year's Model: "Fashion, Media, and the Making of Glamour"

Elizabeth A. Wissinger

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780814794180
eISBN:
9780814794197
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794180.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

Over the last four decades, the fashion modeling industry has become a lightning rod for debates about Western beauty ideals, the sexual objectification of women, and consumerist desire. Yet, as ... More


Clark Kerr: Leading Proponent of the Instrumental University

Ethan Schrum

in The Instrumental University: Education in Service of the National Agenda after World War II

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781501736643
eISBN:
9781501736650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501736643.003.0003
Subject:
Education, History of Education

Chapter 2 explores the work of Clark Kerr as a thinker and university leader. It examines the Inter-University Study of Labor Problems in Economic Development directed by Kerr, one of the largest ... More


Critical Perspectives on Work

Edmund Heery

in Framing Work: Unitary, Pluralist and Critical Perspectives in the 21st Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780199569465
eISBN:
9780191829611
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199569465.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, HRM / IR, Organization Studies

Chapter Four presents an overview of critical writing on work and employment, drawing a distinction between critical labour studies and critical management studies. The chapter examines how the ... More


New Approaches to the Study of the Regulation of Work

Shelley Marshall

in Living Wage: Regulatory Solutions to Informal and Precarious Work in Global Supply Chains

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780198830351
eISBN:
9780191868610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198830351.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Employment Law

This book attempts to implement a novel approach to the study of the regulation of work in order to generate new insights into the ways that regulation can help to improve the lives of workers. It ... More


Introduction: On Moving Ground

Dana Luciano

in Unsettled States: Nineteenth-Century American Literary Studies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479857722
eISBN:
9781479818334
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479857722.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This introductory chapter demonstrates how the present state of nineteenth-century American literary studies is experiencing a renewed vitality. A surge in critical attention to the historical and ... More


“Queer Work” and Labor History

Allan Bérubé

in My Desire for History: Essays in Gay, Community, and Labor History

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834794
eISBN:
9781469603117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877982_berube.17
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This essay presents how Berube confronted the absence of analyses of what he came to call “queer work.” “How do jobs become queer?” Berube wondered. How do people find such jobs? Are there political ... More


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