Labor and Social Change

No longer active. Labor and Social Change, edited by Paula Rayman and Carmen Sirianni, includes books on workplace issues like worker participation, quality of work life, shorter hours, technological change, and productivity, as well as union and community organizing and ethnographies of particular occupations. 

Between Women

Domestics and Their Employers

Judith Rollins

A study of the unique relationship between women employers and employees

256 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Black Corporate Executives

The Making and Breaking of a Black Middle Class

Sharon M. Collins

A revealing study of the promising entry of Blacks into managerial ranks in corporations and the disappointing trend that tracked them into increasingly vulnerable jobs

216 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 5 tables 3 figures


Broken Promise

The Subversion of U.S. Labor Relations Policy, 1947-1994

James A. Gross

This inside look at government regulations analyzes the failure of the Wagner-Taft-Hartley Act

422 pages | 6 x 9


The Business of Practicing Law

The Work Lives of Solo and Small-Firm Attorneys

Carroll Seron

A compelling portrait of the dilemmas and work lives of solo and small-firm attorneys

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 tables 1 figure


Chaos on the Shop Floor

A Worker's View of Quality, Productivity, and Management

Tom Juravich

160 pages


Communities in Economic Crisis

Appalachia and the South

Edited by Barbara Ellen Smith, Alex Willingham, and John Gaventa

Resisting injustice in Appalachia and empowering residents to build democratic alternatives to the heritage of enduring poverty

336 pages


Kellogg's Six-Hour Day

Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt

In an era of corporate downsizing and threats of a "jobless future," this book is a wake-up call to recover the vision of life beyond necessity that allows workers time to invest in family, community, and a democratic future

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables


Lost Talent

Women in the Sciences

Sandra L. Hanson

Tackling the important questions about women's experiences in science and mathematics that previous research has left unanswered

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 26 tables, 17 figs.


Newcomers in Workplace

Immigrants and the Restructuring of the U.S. Economy

Edited by Louise Lamphere, Guillermo J. Grenier, and Alex Stepick

Case studies capture the experiences, difficulties, and determination of immigrant workers

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 5 tables, 11 figs., 10 halftones


One-Eyed Science

Occupational Health and Women Workers

Karen Messing

A provocative look at why researchers are blind to the health problems of women workers

264 pages | 5.5 x 8.2 | 18 tables, 1 figs.


Organizing In Hard Times

Labor and Neighborhoods In Hartford

Louise B. Simmons

One of America's poorest cities copes with economic restructuring

200 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 1 figs.


The Origins of Southern Sharecropping

Edward Royce

Revised perspective on sharecropping

288 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Pedal to the Metal

The Work Life of Truckers

Lawrence J. Ouellet

A revealing inside account of truckers' work ethic

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables, 18 halftones


Politics and the Class Divide

Working People and the Middle Class Left

David Croteau

Examining the impact of class status on political participation

320 pages | 6 x 9 | 4 tables, 3 figs.


Professions and the State

Expertise and Autonomy in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

edited by Anthony Jones

The first survey of the major professions in the USSR

256 pages