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  • Retail and Commercial Planning (RLE Retailing and Distribution)

    1st Edition

    By Ross Davies

    Changes in the philosophy of planning and the political influences behind it have led to an increasingly ambivalent approach to retail and commercial matters and a lack of clear goals and objectives as to what both central government and the local authorities should be concerned with. At the same…

    Paperback – 2014-04-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Retailing and Distribution

  • Sex Work

    Labour, Mobility and Sexual Services, 1st Edition

    By JaneMaree Maher, Sharon Pickering, Alison Gerard

    Sex work has always attracted policy, public and prurient interest. Currently, legal frameworks in developed countries range from prohibition, through partial legalisation to active regulation. Globalisation has increased women’s mobility between developing and developed countries at the same time…

    Paperback – 2014-02-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

  • Gossip and Organizations

    1st Edition

    By Kathryn Waddington

    Gossip is a complex and ubiquitous phenomenon, widely found and variously practiced. Gossip and Organizations provides the reader with an analysis of gossip and informal knowledge across different national, organizational and cultural contexts, drawing upon empirical findings and the author's…

    Paperback – 2014-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

  • Retirement, Work and Pensions in Ageing Korea

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jae-Jin Yang, Thomas Klassen

    Even among the four Asian tigers, with their economic miracles during the past several decades that allowed them to join the ranks of the developed nations, South Korea is extraordinary. As significant as its economic progress, from a dirt poor and devastated nation in the 1960s, is South Korea’s…

    Paperback – 2014-01-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

  • Transnational Labour Solidarity

    Mechanisms of commitment to cooperation within the European Trade Union movement, 1st Edition

    By Katarzyna Gajewska

    The book examines the integration of European trade union movement and explores the prospects for European or transnational solidarity among workers. Contrary to much existing research and despite national differences, Gajewska examines how trade unions cooperate and the forms in which this…

    Paperback – 2013-12-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in European Politics

  • Builders

    Class, Gender and Ethnicity in the Construction Industry, 1st Edition

    By Darren Thiel

    Building workers constitute between five and ten per cent of the total labour market in almost every country of the world. They construct, repair and maintain the vital physical infrastructure of our societies, and we rely upon and trust their achievements every day. Yet we know surprisingly little…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Advances in Ethnography

  • Gender, Emotions and Labour Markets - Asian and Western Perspectives

    1st Edition

    By Ann Brooks, Theresa Devasahayam

    Concepts of emotion and emotional labour have largely been defined in European and American terms and according to Euro-American sensibilities with little attention given to the question of whether emotional work or emotional labour is different globally. In particular little has been written about…

    Paperback – 2013-10-29
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Social and Political Thought

  • No Place Like Home

    Organizing Home-Based Labor in the Era of Structural Adjustment, 1st Edition

    By David Staples

    No Place Like Home examines the emergence of home-based women workers as paradigmatic figures of contemporary capitalism, neoliberal governmentality, and socio-political contestation. Far from an isolated or contingent situation, home-based work constitutes today an enormous arena of 'invisible'…

    Paperback – 2013-10-23
    Routledge
    New Approaches in Sociology

  • Looking for Work in Post-Socialist China

    Governance, Active Job Seekers and the New Chinese Labour Market, 1st Edition

    By Feng Xu

    Unemployment is one of the most politically explosive issues in China and has gained further prominence as a result of the present global financial crisis. The novelty, urgency, and complexity of Chinese unemployment have compelled the government to experiment with policy initiatives that originate…

    Paperback – 2013-10-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Contemporary China Series

  • The Future of Local Economic Development

    1st Edition

    Edited by Ines Newman

    This book looks at the future role of local economic development. Once New Labour came to power in 1997, they sought a third way between the new right agenda of Thatcherism with its attempts to reduce the role of the local state and foster a free market and the left’s attempts to take more…

    Paperback – 2013-08-08
    Routledge

  • Economic Justice, Labor and Community Practice

    1st Edition

    Edited by Louise Simmons, Scott Harding

    Facing economic upheaval and growing inequality, people in local communities are fighting for economic justice. Coalitions from labor, grassroots community organizations, the faith community, immigrant communities and other progressive forces are emerging across the U.S. and Canada and winning…

    Paperback – 2013-08-08
    Routledge

  • Feminism Counts

    Quantitative Methods and Researching Gender, 1st Edition

    Edited by Christina Hughes, Rachel Lara Cohen

    This is an important and timely text that provides a unique overview of contemporary quantitative approaches to gender research. The contributors are internationally recognised researchers from the UK, USA and Sweden who occupy a range of disciplinary locations, including historical demography,…

    Paperback – 2013-05-31
    Routledge

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