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By E. Paul Durrenberger, Karaleah S. Reichart

ISBN-10: 160732184X

ISBN-13: 9781607321842

The Anthropology of work Unions provides ethnographic information and research in 8 case stories from numerous very different industries. It covers a variety of subject matters, from the function of girls and group in moves to the significance of position in association, and addresses international issues with experiences from Mexico and Malawu.

Union-organized places of work continuously manage to pay for employees better wages and higher pensions, merits, and well-being insurance than their nonunion opposite numbers. furthermore, girls and minorities who belong to unions usually tend to obtain larger wages and merits than their nonunion friends. Given the industrial benefits of union club, one may well anticipate to determine larger premiums of association throughout industries, yet hard work association is at an rock bottom. What debts for this discrepancy?

The members during this quantity offer various views in this paradox, together with discussions of techniques to and findings at the histories, cultures, and practices of equipped hard work. in addition they deal with important matters equivalent to race, type, gender, age, new release, ethnicity, overall healthiness and security matters, company co-optation of unions, and the cultural context of union-management relationships.

The first to collect anthropological case reviews of work unions, this quantity will attract cultural anthropologists, social scientists, sociologists, and people attracted to exertions reports and hard work hobbies.

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