Sociology of Work & Labour

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Injury and the New World of Work

UBC Press

Examines a broad range of research solutions and policy options for dealing with the critical state of workers' compensation.

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Wired to the World, Chained to the Home

Telework in Daily Life

UBC Press

Will working from home solve many of society's ills, or create new ghettos? This book analyzes the experiences to look at workload, mobility, work status and gender to understand the implications of telecommuting on employment policies, community planning and daily life patterns.

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Sex and Borders

Gender, National Identity and Prostitution Policy in Thailand

UBC Press

A compelling exploration of the complex relationship between Thai national identity and prostitution and gender.

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Training the Excluded for Work

Access and Equity for Women, Immigrants, First Nations, Youth, and People with Low Income

UBC Press

In an attempt to redress social inequities in the workplace, the authors examine various kinds of training programs and recommend specific policy initiatives to improve access to these programs.

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The Co-Workplace

Teleworking in the Neighbourhood

UBC Press

Borrowing from the experience of cooperative artists' studios, business incubators, and the corner copy shop, this book explains why office infrastructure can be important for productivity as well as the quality of work life.

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If I Had a Hammer

Retraining That Really Works

UBC Press

This book is about poor women, many of them single mothers, Aboriginal, or both, who have defied the odds to become apprenticing carpenters.

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Sex Workers in the Maritimes Talk Back

UBC Press

Sex workers in three Maritime cities discuss violence and safety, health, politics, and public perception of the trade, portraying the best and the worst facets of their working lives.

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Organizing the Transnational

Labour, Politics, and Social Change

UBC Press

This collection articulates a multi-level cultural politics of transnationalism to frame contemporary analyses of immigration and diasporas.

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Guarding the Gates

The Canadian Labour Movement and Immigration, 1872-1934

UBC Press

A pioneering study of Canadian labour leaders’ approach to immigration from the 1870s to the Great Depression.

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Solidarity First

Canadian Workers and Social Cohesion

Edited by Robert O'Brien
UBC Press

Solidarity First examines the concept and practice of social cohesion in terms of its impact on, and significance for, workers in Canada.

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