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            The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities
              

            The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Vallas, Steven Peter; Finlay, William; Wharton, Amy S.

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            Comprehensive and versatile, The Sociology of Work: Structures and Inequalities is ideal for courses in the sociology of work and occupations, and the sociology of organizations and corporations, as well as labor studies and human resource management.

            ISBN 9780195381726
            Released NZ 15 Jan 2009
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S2)
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond

            A World Without Work: Technology, Automation and How We Should Respond (Hardback)

            By Susskind, Daniel

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            From the spinning jenny to the combustion engine to the first computer, new technologies have always led workers to panic about being replaced by machines, and yet these fears have always been misplaced. In the past, new technology has always complemented the work of humans. In A... World Without Work, award-winning economist Daniel Susskind shows why this time, with the rise of artificial intelligence, it will be different. The threat is real, but we haven't been asking the right questions about exactly what is at stake. Drawing on almost a decade of research into this topic, Susskind argues that a realistic vision of the future is not one in which machines do everything, but rather in which they do more. As they slowly, but relentlessly, take on more and more tasks, human beings will be forced to retreat to the shrinking set of activities that machines cannot do. And, as we move through the 21st century, the demand for the work of humans is likely to wither away. Yet Susskind reminds us that this technological progress will solve one of mankind's oldest problems - how to make the economic pie large enough for everyone to live on. The challenge now is to properly share out this new economic prosperity, constrain the burgeoning political power of Big Tech, and provide meaning in a world with less work. A World Without Work is an innovative, authoritative and optimistic guide to how we can rise to the challenge of automation. The task ahead, Susskind shows us, is to build a world where everyone can flourish.
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            ISBN 9780241321096
            Released NZ 21 Jan 2020
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            The Unfair Advantage: How You Already Have What It Takes to Succeed

            The Unfair Advantage: How You Already Have What It Takes to Succeed (Hardback, Main)

            By Ali, Ash; Kubba, Hasan

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            What is the difference between a startup that makes it, and one that crashes and burns? Behind every story of success is an unfair advantage. But an Unfair Advantage is not just about your parents' wealth or who you know: anyone can have one. An Unfair Advantage is the element th...at gives you an edge over your competition. This ground-breaking book shows how to identify your own Unfair Advantages and apply them to any project. Drawing on over two decades of hands-on experience, including as the first Marketing Director of Just Eat (a startup now worth over GBP4 billion), the authors offer a unique framework for assessing your external circumstances in addition to your internal strengths. Hard work and grit aren't enough, so they explore the importance of money, intelligence, location, education, expertise, status and luck in the journey to success. From starting your company, to gaining traction, raising funds and growth hacking, The Unfair Advantage helps you look at yourself and find the ingredients you didn't realise you already had, to succeed in the cut-throat world of business.
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            ISBN 9781788163316
            Released NZ 4 Feb 2020
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
            Interest Age 19+ years
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            On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane

            On the Clock: What Low-Wage Work Did to Me and How It Drives America Insane (Hardback)

            By Guendelsberger, Emily

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            The bitingly funny, eye-opening story of a college-educated young professional who finds work in the automated and time-starved world of hourly labour.

            ISBN 9780316509008
            Released NZ 24 Sep 2019
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            Labour Lines and Colonial Power: Indigenous and Pacific Islander Labour Mobility in Australia
              

            Labour Lines and Colonial Power: Indigenous and Pacific Islander Labour Mobility in Australia (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            Edited by Stead, Victoria; Eltman, Jon

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            Today, increases of so-called `low-skilled' and temporary labour migrations of Pacific Islanders to Australia occur alongside calls for Indigenous people to `orbit' from remote communities in search of employment opportunities. These trends reflect the persistent neoliberalism wi...thin contemporary Australia, as well as the effects of structural dynamics within the global agriculture and resource extractive industries. They also unfold within the context of long and troubled histories of Australian colonialism, and of complexes of race, labour and mobility that reverberate through that history and into the present. The contemporary labour of Pacific Islanders in the horticultural industry has sinister historical echoes in the `blackbirding' of South Sea Islanders to work on sugar plantations in New South Wales and Queensland in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, as well as in wider patterns of labour, trade and colonisation across the Pacific region. The antecedents of contemporary Indigenous labour mobility, meanwhile, include forms of unwaged and highly exploitative labouring on government settlements, missions, pastoral stations and in the pearling industry. For both Pacific Islanders and Indigenous people, though, labour mobilities past and present also include agentive and purposeful migrations, reflective of rich cultures and histories of mobility, as well as of forces that compel both movement and immobility. Drawing together historians, anthropologists, sociologists and geographers, this book critically explores experiences of labour mobility by Indigenous peoples and Pacific Islanders, including Maori, within Australia. Locating these new expressions of labour mobility within historical patterns of movement, contributors interrogate the contours and continuities of Australian coloniality in its diverse and interconnected expressions.
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            ISBN 9781760463069
            Published NZ 6 Oct 2019
            Publisher ANU Press
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            Witches: What Women Do Together

            Witches: What Women Do Together (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By George-Allen, Sam

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            Witches is a celebration of the power and pleasure of working with other women, and a powerful statement against the cultural conspiracy to keep us apart from one another - against the myths of the 'cool girl? or the 'catty workplace?.Sam George-Allen knows that women working tog...ether are formidable, and in this book she will delve into female-centric workplaces, industries and groups to show other young women how well we actually work together, and explore the work that women do together spiritually, materially, culturally, traditionally, and personally.Covering groups as diverse as nuns and sportswomen, teen girls and midwives, Witches will dismantle the cultural myth of female isolation and reframe the way we look at female relationships, using Sam?s own experiences as a jumping off point. Personal, relatable and readable; Witches is for every woman who thought she was happy to be the only one.
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            ISBN 9780143788294
            Published NZ 5 Mar 2019
            Publisher Random House
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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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Adler-Milstein, Sarah; Kline, John M.

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            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, and a legitimate union-all ve...rified by an independent monitor. It is the only apparel factory in the global south to meet these criteria. The Alta Gracia business model represents an alternative to the industry's race to the bottom with its inherent poverty wages and unsafe factory conditions. Workers' stories reveal how adding $0.90 to a sweatshirt's production price can change lives: from getting a life-saving operation to reuniting families; from obtaining first-ever bank loans to getting running water; from purchasing children's school uniforms to taking night classes. Sewing Hope invites readers into the apparel industry's sweatshops and the Alta Gracia factory. Learn how the anti-sweatshop started, how it overcame challenges, and how the impact of its business model could transform the global industry.
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            ISBN 9780520292925
            Released NZ 15 Aug 2017
            Publisher University of California Press
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            How to Resist: Turn Protest to Power
             

            How to Resist: Turn Protest to Power (Hardback)

            By Bolton, Matthew

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            An empowering and practical set of seven principles to effect actual change for the better in the world around us. It's easy to feel dispirited by the world around us. We need change but as one person alone, it can all seem far too daunting. What can one person alone achieve? Whe...re to begin? How to Resist reminds us that all great social change movements in history have been organised by ordinary people coming together, being brave and changing the course of history. Whoever and wherever we are, if we want to effect change, the first step is to look at ourselves. We need to think about what we care about, what motivates us and how we want to be remembered. We need to do more than react against others: we need to look forwards. With illuminating stories and clear procedures, change seems genuinely achievable. Matthew Bolton, who created and led the successful campaign in Britain that led to millions of people in the UK being given the Living Wage, calmly and clearly shows us how together, we can effect positive change in the world around us.
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            ISBN 9781408892725
            Released NZ 1 Sep 2017
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Why We Work
              

            Why We Work (EPUB ebook)

            By Schwartz, Barry

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            Acclaimed writer and thinker Barry Schwartz dispels a deeply ingrained myth: The reason we work is primarily to get a paycheck

            ISBN 9781471141829
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            Released NZ 10 Sep 2015
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Ltd
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            The Meritocracy Trap

            The Meritocracy Trap (Hardback)

            By Markovits, Daniel

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            Even in the midst of runaway economic inequality and dangerous social division, it remains an axiom of modern life that meritocracy reigns supreme and promises to open opportunity to all. The idea that reward should follow ability and effort is so entrenched in our psyche that, e...ven as society divides itself at almost every turn, all sides can be heard repeating meritocratic notions. Meritocracy cuts to the heart of who we think we are. But what if, both up and down the social ladder, meritocracy is a sham? Today, meritocracy has become exactly what it was conceived to resist: a mechanism for the concentration and dynastic transmission of wealth and privilege across generations. Upward mobility has become a fantasy, and the embattled middle classes are now more likely to sink into the working poor than to rise into the professional elite. At the same time, meritocracy now ensnares even those who manage to claw their way to the top, requiring rich adults to work with crushing intensity, exploiting their expensive educations in order to extract a return. All this is not the result of deviations or retreats from meritocracy but rather stems directly from meritocracy's successes. This is the radical argument that The Meritocracy Trap prosecutes with rare force, comprehensive research, and devastating persuasion. Daniel Markovits, a law professor trained in philosophy and economics, is better placed than most to puncture one of the dominant ideas of our age. Having spent his life at elite universities, he knows from the inside the corrosive system we are trapped within, as well as how we can take the first steps towards a world that might afford us both prosperity and dignity.
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            ISBN 9780241289914
            Released NZ 17 Sep 2019
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 19+ years
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