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Sewing Hope: How One Factory Challenges the Apparel Industry's Sweatshops
Sewing Hope: How One Factory Challenges the Apparel Industry's Sweatshops
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ean: 9780520292925, isbn: 0520292928,

Sewing Hope offers the first account of a bold challenge to apparel-industry sweatshops. The Alta Gracia factory in the Dominican Republic is the anti-sweatshop. It boasts a living wage three times the legal minimum, high health and safety standards,...


Managing Women: Disciplining Labor in Modern Japan
Managing Women: Disciplining Labor in Modern Japan
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At the turn of the twentieth century, Japan embarked on a mission to modernize its society and industry. For the first time, young Japanese women were persuaded to leave their families and enter the factory. Managing Women focuses on Japan's interwar...


The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974: A Political History (California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public)
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974: A Political History (California/Milbank Books on Health and the Public)
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ean: 9780520242739, isbn: 0520242734,

This study of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) explains in detail how public officials in the executive branch and Congress overcame strong opposition from business and organized labor to pass landmark legislation regulatin...


With These Hands: The Hidden World of Migrant Farmworkers Today
With These Hands: The Hidden World of Migrant Farmworkers Today
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mpn: 35 b&w photographs, index, ean: 9780520227347, isbn: 0520227344,

With These Hands documents the farm labor system through the presentation of a collection of voices—workers who labor in the fields, growers who manage the multi-billion dollar agricultural industry, contractors who link workers with growers, coyot...


Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School
Dude, You're a Fag: Masculinity and Sexuality in High School
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High school and the difficult terrain of sexuality and gender identity are brilliantly explored in this smart, incisive ethnography. Based on eighteen months of fieldwork in a racially diverse working-class high school, Dude, You're a Fag sheds new l...


Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City
Doing the Best I Can: Fatherhood in the Inner City
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Across the political spectrum, unwed fatherhood is denounced as one of the leading social problems of today. Doing the Best I Can is a strikingly rich, paradigm-shifting look at fatherhood among inner-city men often dismissed as “deadbeat dads.” ...


Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data
Stat-Spotting: A Field Guide to Identifying Dubious Data
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Does a young person commit suicide every thirteen minutes in the United States? Are four million women really battered to death by their husbands or boyfriends each year? Is methamphetamine our number one drug problem today? Alarming statistics bomba...


Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States (California Series in Public Anthropology)
Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States (California Series in Public Anthropology)
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Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies provides an intimate examination of the everyday lives and suffering of Mexican migrants in our contemporary food system. An anthropologist and MD in the mold of Paul Farmer and Didier Fassin, Holmes shows how market forces...


The Iliad: A New Translation by Peter Green
The Iliad: A New Translation by Peter Green
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One of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a timeless epic poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. Renowned scholar and acclaimed translato...


The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today
The Slave Next Door: Human Trafficking and Slavery in America Today
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ean: 9780520268661, isbn: 0520268660,

In this riveting book, authors and authorities on modern day slavery Kevin Bales and Ron Soodalter expose the disturbing phenomenon of human trafficking and slavery that exists now in the United States. In The Slave Next Door we find that slaves are ...


Poverty in America: A Handbook
Poverty in America: A Handbook
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The United States is among the most affluent nations in the world and has its largest economy; nevertheless, it has more poverty than most countries with similar standards of living. Growing income inequality and the Great Recession have made the pro...


Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)
Culture and Inflation in Weimar Germany (Weimar and Now: German Cultural Criticism)
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For many Germans the hyperinflation of 1922 to 1923 was one of the most decisive experiences of the twentieth century. In his original and authoritative study, Bernd Widdig investigates the effects of that inflation on German culture during the Weima...


A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet
A History of the World in Seven Cheap Things: A Guide to Capitalism, Nature, and the Future of the Planet
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Nature, money, work, care, food, energy, and lives: these are the seven things that have made our world and will shape its future. In making these things cheap, modern commerce has transformed, governed, and devastated Earth. In A History of the Wor...


Funnybooks: The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comic Books
Funnybooks: The Improbable Glories of the Best American Comic Books
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Funnybooks is the story of the most popular American comic books of the 1940s and 1950s, those published under the Dell label. For a time, “Dell Comics Are Good Comics” was more than a slogan―it was a simple statement of fact. Many of the stori...


Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire
Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire
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Founded in the first century BCE near a set of natural springs in an otherwise dry northeastern corner of the Valley of Mexico, the ancient metropolis of Teotihuacan was on a symbolic level a city of elements. With a multiethnic population of perhaps...


Letters of Wallace Stevens
Letters of Wallace Stevens
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Long unavailable, now in paperback for the first time, these are the brilliant, subtle, illuminating letters of one of the great poets of the twentieth century. Stevens's famous criterion for poetry—"It should give pleasure"—informed his epistola...



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