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No longer active.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. 

The Psychodynamics of Organizations

edited by Larry Hirschhorn and Carole K. Barnett

An exploration of psychological issues that arise in modern corporations

288 pages | 6 x 9 | 6 tables, 1 figs.


Reducing Workweeks to Prevent Layoffs

The Economic and Social Impacts of Unemployment Insurance-Supported Work Sharing

Fred Best

Economic and human impact of reduced workweeks on employers, employees, governments, and the economy

228 pages | 5.5 x 8.25


Solidarity and the Politics of Anti-Politics

Opposition and Reform in Poland since 1968

David Ost

An analysis of Solidarity from it origins in the Polish "new left" to the union's resurgence in 1988-89

272 pages


Technological Change and Co-Determination in Sweden

Åke Sandberg

Examining how labor unions and corporations negotiate and cooperate on job design and computerization and technological change in the workplace

360 pages | 6 x 9


Technology Assessment

A Feminist Perspective

Janine Marie Morgall

How gender analysis should inform technology assessment

264 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 3 tables


Their Day in the Sun

Women of the Manhattan Project

Ruth H. Howes and Caroline C. Herzenberg

The hidden story of the contribution of women in the effort to develop the atomic bomb

280 pages | 6 x 9 | 44 halftones


Toxic Work

Women Workers at GTE Lenkurt

Steve Fox

A compelling exposé of six years of legal and medical investigation into the lives of workers at GTE

192 pages


Underground Woman

My Four Years as a New York City Subway Conductor

Marian Swerdlow

The strange world of the New York subways by one of the first women to work as a conductor

272 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 figs., 1 maps


We Can't Eat Prestige

The Women Who Organized Harvard

John Hoerr

The story of a 15-year fight to form a union of office and lab workers at Harvard University

280 pages | 6 x 9 | 17 halftones


Work Without End

Abandoning Shorter Hours for the Right to Work

Benjamin Kline Hunnicutt

Tracing the political, intellectual, and social dialogues that changed the American concept of progress in terms of labor

416 pages | 140 tables, 14 figures


Working in the Service Society

Edited by Cameron Lynne Macdonald, and Carmen Sirianni

A comprehensive analysis of the experiences of workers in various service-sector occupations to explore how the shift to a service-based economy fundamentally transforms the nature of work and the challenges of workplace empowerment in contemporary America

376 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 tables, 1 figs.