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1. Annual report [ - 2019]

Journal/Periodical
v. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Green Library
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SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
170 pages : maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction. Le temps retrouvé de l'événement -- "À bas les Belges !" : une infra-politique de l'expulsion -- Lens-Liévin, fin de siècle : territorialités de la mine -- Une constellation de concessions -- Les rails du progrès -- L'espace-temps minier -- Territoires et temporalités de la violence -- La grève "contagieuse" -- Micro-géographie de l'émeute -- La colère a ses lieux... et ses jours -- La communauté à l'épreuve de la justice -- La machine judiciaire... et ses luddites -- Composition sociologique des inculpés : un tableau complet? -- "E" comme "Expulsion" : violence et répertoire de l'action collective -- Un siècle d'expulsions -- Août-septembre 1892: un conflit du travail? -- Limites de cette approche : l'appartenance collective à l'épreuve de la nation -- Échelles et temporalités de la réparation : le politique face à la crise -- Le syndicat au coeur de la cité -- La question des ouvriers congédiés -- Le champ de bataille municipal -- Un syndicalisme mis à mal par l'immigration? -- Y a-t-il des Belges dans la salle? -- Le "protectionnisme ouvrier" ou la tentation du national -- Des chefs étrangers -- Élèves du protectionnisme et enfants de la Nation -- Belges et Chinois -- L'épineuse "Internationale" -- Le spectre de la guerre -- Les mineurs, internationalistes ? -- Un transnationalisme en action : le manifeste du 21 septembre -- De retour à Ithaque -- Partir -- Faire ses valises -- Recompter les migrant.e.s -- Des chemins de traverse -- Revenir -- OEil pour oeil, dent pour dent -- Les carabiniers d'Offenbach -- Repartir ? -- La presse et l'affaire "Marquilly" -- Retrouver une place en Belgique -- ... ou retourner en France ? -- Épilogue. La grâce collective, la nation, l'oubli -- Conclusion. Un an plus tard, Aigues-Mortes.
"À la fin du XIXe siècle, les mines du Nord de la France se sont imposées comme une polarité nouvelle, attirant et agrégeant une main-d'oeuvre tant locale que transfrontalière. Mais si ce maelstrom satisfait les puissantes compagnies, il n'en va pas de même pour les mineurs, dont l'engagement dans la lutte syndicale peine à se départir de ses récents échecs. Entre rancoeur et lassitude, la base ouvrière décide de dépasser les cadres politiques, en se tournant non pas vers les chefs, cible attendue, mais vers l'Étranger : du 15 août au 20 septembre 1892, plus d'un millier d'ouvriers belges sont violemment traqués, attaqués puis chassés du bassin minier du Pas-de-Calais, sans autre issue que le retour vers la terre d'où ils étaient partis, quelques mois ou décennies plus tôt. Si cette expulsion collective épouse des formes anciennes de la contestation, toute explication semble se dérober à l'enquête, réduite au seul rôle répressif. La parole des mineurs ressemble à ce réel qui résiste, face aux mises en récits développées "par le haut" : est-ce la faute au nationalisme ? au protectionnisme ? au socialisme ? La concordance des temps de l'émeute, de la presse et du politique semble vaine. Pour l'historien, la vérité de ces obscures semaines erre dans le même ban que celui de ces ouvriers : conduits au silence, pour des raisons de paix sociale, suite à l'acquittement des inculpés français ; ou bien, condition de survie de toute nation selon Renan, à l'oubli suite à la naturalisation massive des Belges. Peu connus, ces événements mettent pourtant en avant une ambiguïté fondamentale de la gauche : la distorsion entre les actes des ouvriers et les espoirs qu'elle plaçait en eux. Cette gêne qui ne cesse de ressurgir est au coeur de cet ouvrage. Cet ouvrage est issu d'une recherche lauréate du prix de la Fondation Jean Jaurès en 2015."--Page 4 of cover.
Green Library
Book
xvii, 219 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • A mess that can't be fixed?
  • The board-centric imperative
  • Revolt in the boardroom : the story of General Motors
  • General Motors as catalyst
  • Drexel : the most feared firm on Wall Street
  • Dead broke : New York City's 1970s fiscal crisis
  • Lights out : the Con-Ed blackout
  • Shedding light on shadow government
  • Planned Parenthood : a corporate governance success story
  • Conclusion: In search of the activist director.
Some of the worst corporate meltdowns over the past sixty years can be traced to passive directors who favored operational shortcuts over quality growth strategies. Thinking primarily about placating institutional investors, selective stockholders, proxy advisors, and corporate management, these inattentive and deferential board members have relied on short-term share price increases to sustain their companies long term. Driven by a desire for prosperity, not posterity, these actions can doom any company. In The Activist Director, attorney Ira M. Millstein looks back at fifty years of counseling companies, nonprofits, and governments to actively govern their corporations and constituencies. From the threat of bankruptcy and the ConEd blackout of 1970s New York City, to the meltdown of Drexel Burnham Lambert in the late 1980s, to the turnaround of General Motors in the mid-1990s, Millstein takes readers into the boardrooms of several of the greatest catastrophes and success stories of America's best-known corporations. His solution lies at the top: a new breed of activist directors who partner with management and reject short-term outlooks, plan a future based on growth and innovation, and take responsibility for corporate organization, strategy, and efficiency. What questions should we ask of potential board members and how do we know they'll be active? Millstein offers pragmatic suggestions for recruiting activist directors to the boardroom to secure the future of the corporation.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780231181341 20170410
Law Library (Crown)
Book
xii, 347 pages : illustrations, maps (some color) ; 25 cm.
  • List of Maps, Tables and Graphs Notes on the Contributors Introduction Dulce Freire and Pedro Lains Part I - State formation and Malthusian growth Chapter 1 - The Reconquista and its legacy, 1000-1348 Antonio Henriques Introduction The Reconquista Institutional developments Cities, markets and agrotowns Production and productivity Conclusion Chapter 2 - The Black Death and recovery, 1348-1500 Ana Maria S. A. Rodrigues Introduction Plague, war and demographic decline The reversal of fortunes Commercialization The impact of the overseas expansion Conclusion Part II - New frontiers, crisis and growth Chapter 3 - Coping with Europe and the Empire, 1500-1620 Susana Munch Miranda Introduction Population pressure and urban expansion Institutional framework and output cycles The landscape and the production structure The marketplace Conclusion Chapter 4 - Conflict and decline, 1620-1703 Margarida Sobral Neto Introduction Domestic settlements and emigration Colonial trade Subsistence farming and the market Output cycles Conclusion Chapter 5 - Extensive growth and market expansion, 1703-1820 Jose Vicente Serrao Introduction The rural landscape The macroeconomic context Grain issues Property rights Conclusion Chapter 6 - Gross agricultural output: a quantitative, unified perspective, 1500-1850 Jaime Reis Introduction Method and data Trend, cycles and short term fluctuations Are the results consistent? Conclusion Part III - Growth, structural change and economic policy Chapter 7 - Growth and structural change, 1820-1929 Amelia Branco and Ester G. Silva Introduction Land, output and productivity Institutional change Agrarian innovation Conclusion Chapter 8 - Economic policy, growth and the demise, 1929-2000 Luciano Amaral and Dulce Freire Introduction Quantitative evolution Protectionism State and corporatist organizations The Common Agricultural Policy Conclusion Part IV - Lessons from the second Millennium Chapter 9 - Agriculture and economic development on the European frontier, 1000-2000 Pedro Lains Introduction Lessons from the European frontier Convergence and divergence in European agriculture Conclusion Appendix - Maps and data for climate, relief, administrative divisions, urbanization, agricultural output and infrastructures in Portugal, 1000-2000 Index.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004311534 20170327
This book follows the renovation of European economic history towards a more unified interpretation of sources of growth and stagnation. It looks at Portuguese agricultural development across the second Millennium, showing a sector that was often adaptive and dynamic. Portugal's economic backwardness was not overcome at the end of the period, but that is now only part of the story.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9789004311534 20170327
Green Library
Book
216 pages ; 24 cm
  • Le cadre physique -- La position géographique du pays -- Le climat -- Les ressources édaphiques -- Les sols dior -- Dégradations d'ordre physique -- Dégradation d'ordre chimique -- Les autres sols : pédologie -- Les ressources végétales -- La steppe -- La savane arborée -- La végétation subguinéenne -- Les mangroves - les bolongs - les bambousaies -- L'anacardier -- Les ressources en eau -- Les eaux en surface -- Le fleuve Sénégal -- Le fleuve Gambie -- Le Sine et le Saloum -- Le lac de Guiers -- Les marigots -- Les eaux pluviales -- Les nappes phréatiques -- Le Cadre humain -- Les Ouolofs -- Les Halpularen -- Les Sérères -- Les Diolas -- Les Mandingues -- Les Soninkés-ou Sarakolés -- Les autres minorités -- Le cadre social -- Le cadre culturel -- Le cadre économique -- Le cadre institutionnel et politique -- Les orientations, politiques, objectifs et stratégies -- L'encadrement administratif colonial -- L'encadrement traditionnel -- Les notables, les conseillers coutumiers -- Les chefs coutumiers -- L'encadrement religieux -- Le cadre juridique -- Le cadre pédagogique, scientifique et technique -- Les facteurs de production -- Les instants agricoles -- Les semences sélectionnées -- Les fongicides -- Les engrais minéraux -- L'équipement pour la culture attelée -- Les semoirs attelés -- Les houes attelées -- Les charrues -- Les charrettes -- Les paires de boeufs dressés -- Les productions -- Les produits de cueillette -- Le tabac (annexe 1) -- La gomme (annexe 2) -- Le sisal (annexe 3) -- La cire (annexe 4) -- Le caoutchouc (annexe 5) -- Les palmistes (annexe 6) -- L'huile de palme (annexe 7) -- Le gonakier (tanin) (annexe 8) -- Le sésame (annexe 9) -- Les productions horticoles -- Les productions fruitières (annexe 10) -- Les cultures maraîchères (annexe 11) -- Les cultures céréalières et légumineuses, les tubercules -- Le mil et le sorgho (annexe 12) -- Le riz (annexe 13) -- Le maïs (annexe 14) -- Le fonio -- Le haricot niébé (annexe 15) -- Le béref -- Les tubercules -- Le manioc (annexe 16) -- La patate -- Les tubercules divers -- Les cultures industrielles -- L'arachide d'huilerie (annexe 17) -- L'arachide de bouche -- Le coton (annexe 20) -- La commercialisation -- Le commerce extérieur -- La traite -- L'économie de traite -- Les perspectives de solutions aux problèmes soulevés par le rapport R. Portères.
"L'agriculture sénégalaise, à la fin du 19eme siècle, repose essentiellement sur des produits de cueillette. L'introduction de l'arachide au Sénégal au début du 20ème siècle révolutionne le paysage agricole. La France décide alors de faire du Sénégal une colonie arachidière. Grâce à une bonne gestion du secteur et un encadrement technique et administratif adéquat des populations, le Sénégal est devenu la troisième puissance arachidière du monde après les États-Unis et l'Inde. Cependant, la monoculture minière et extensive de l'arachide aboutit à un déficit vivrier chronique, une dégradation des sols, une dépendance vis-à-vis des importations de riz en provenance de l'Indochine (Cambodge surtout) et de la Thaïlande. Pour remédier à cette malédiction arachidière, le rapport de la mission Roland Portères de 1952, qualifié de Bible par le gouverneur du Sénégal, recommande des mesures d'aménagement du territoire, de restauration des sols, de promotion de l'agriculture intégrée sérère."--Page 4 of cover.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
1 online resource (527 pages) : illustrations.
  • Global warming as a socioscientific controversy / Craig O. Stewart, Claire Rhodes
  • Water resources management: case study / Sabyasachi Nayak
  • Green School Frameworks / Anisa Baldwin Metzger
  • Developing a framework for next generation integrated agro food-advisory systems in developing countries / Alcardo Alex Barakabitze [and 3 others]
  • Regional development disparities in Romanian agriculture and rural development: a multi-criteria approach / Gabriel Popescu, Simona Bara
  • Transcritical carbon dioxide refrigeration as an alternative to subcritical plants: an experimental study / Adriana Greco, Ciro Aprea, Angelo Maiorino
  • Retrofitting of R404a commercial refrigeration systems with R410a and R407f HFCs refrigerants / Mauro Gamberi [and 3 others]
  • Basin-scale, real-time salinity management using telemetered sensor networks and model-based salt assimilative capacity forecasts / Nigel W.T. Quinn, Roberta Tassey, Jun Wang
  • Organic agriculture as a tool to make economy green / Mykhailo Guz, Ivan Ivolga
  • Nanotechnology applications for sustainable crop production / Gaurav Mishra [and 3 others]
  • Analyzing farmers' learning process in sustainable development: the case of organic paddy farmers in North Sumatra, Indonesia / Diana Chalil
  • Cultivating global entrepreneurs in the food supply chain / Ye-Sho Chen, Ismail Hakki Polat
  • The evolution of effective leadership practices in Botswana Horticulture Council / Cheneso Bolden Montsho, Dama Mosweunyane
  • Organic farming: growth and issues / Aditya Vikram Agrawal [and 5 others]
  • Can toxicity for different species be correlated?: the concept and emerging applications of interspecies quantitative structure-toxicity relationship (i-QSTR) modeling / Supratik Kar [and 3 others]
  • Management of drought and floods in the Dobrogea Region / Lucica Rosu, Lavinia Istratie Macarov
  • An agent based hydro informatics approach for the engagement of farmers in irrigation water management in Saudi Arabia / Tagelsir Mohamed Gasmelseid
  • Towards sustainable agri-food systems: the role of integrated sustainability and value assessment across the supply-chain / John E. Morrissey, Niall P. Dunphy
  • Trends in the evolution of Romania's agricultural resources in the context of sustainable development / Cornel Lazar, Mirela Lazar
  • Current and future trends of refrigerants development / M. V. Duarte [and 3 others].
The development of a sustainable agricultural system is a critical concern for any nation in modern society. By implementing proper supply chain processes, available natural resources and food can be better utilized. Agri-Food Supply Chain Management: Breakthroughs in Research and Practice is a compendium of emerging perspectives on the development of an effective agricultural value chain and the optimization of supply chain management within the agriculture and food sectors. Highlighting theoretical frameworks, real-world applications, and future outlooks, this book is a primary reference source for professionals, students, practitioners, and managers actively involved in agricultural development.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781522516293 20161213
Book
xvi, 223 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
All They Will Call You is the harrowing account of "the worst airplane disaster in California's history, " which claimed the lives of thirty-two passengers, including twenty-eight Mexican citizens-farmworkers who were being deported by the U.S. government. Outraged that media reports omitted only the names of the Mexican passengers, American folk icon Woody Guthrie penned a poem that went on to become one of the most important protest songs of the twentieth century, "Plane Wreck at Los Gatos (Deportee)." It was an attempt to restore the dignity of the anonymous lives whose unidentified remains were buried in an unmarked mass grave in California's Central Valley. For nearly seven decades, the song's message would be carried on by the greatest artists of our time, including Pete Seeger, Dolly Parton, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, and Joan Baez, yet the question posed in Guthrie's lyrics, "Who are these friends all scattered like dry leaves?" would remain unanswered-until now. Combining years of painstaking investigative research and masterful storytelling, award-winning author Tim Z. Hernandez weaves a captivating narrative from testimony, historical records, and eyewitness accounts, reconstructing the incident and the lives behind the legendary song. This singularly original account pushes narrative boundaries, while challenging perceptions of what it means to be an immigrant in America, but more importantly, it renders intimate portraits of the individual souls who, despite social status, race, or nationality, shared a common fate one frigid morning in January 1948.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780816534845 20170213
Green Library
Book
285 p. ; 23 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)

11. Anaïs goes to war [2014]

Video
1 streaming video file (46 min.) : digital, sound, color with black and white sequences
A young woman's struggle to start her own farm.
Book
vii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Einleitung : Interessenvertretungen und Industrieangestellte
  • Neue Ansätze der Interessenvertretung
  • Industrieangestellte auf der Agenda
  • Die interne Tertiarisierung
  • Angestellte und Arbeiter
  • Der Aufbau des Buchs
  • Angestelltenpolitische Initiativen der Industriegewerkschaften
  • Gewerkschaftliche Interessenvertretung von Angestellten
  • Frühere Initiativen der Angestelltenpolitik
  • Neue Ansätze der Angestelltenpolitik in der IG Metall
  • Angestelltenpolitik und die Neuausrichtung der Tarif-, Betriebs- und Organisationspolitik
  • Angestelltenpolitik im Vorstand
  • Angestelltenprojekte in den Verwaltungsstellen
  • Angestelltenausschüsse
  • Neue Ansätze der Angestelltenpolitik in der IG BCE
  • Tarif-, Betriebs- und Organisationspolitik
  • Zielgruppen
  • AT-Initiative
  • Offensive Frauen
  • Interessen, Interessenhandeln und Interessenvertretung von Industrieangestellten : Konzeptionelle Überlegungen
  • Angestellteninteressen in der Angestelltensoziologie
  • Angestellte und Interessenvertretungen
  • Wechselwirkungen von Interessenhandeln und Interessenvertretung
  • Interessen und Anerkennung
  • Forschungsmethoden und betriebliche Fälle
  • Forschungsmethoden
  • Die betrieblichen Fälle
  • Arbeitsbezogene Interessen und Interessenorientierungen von Industrieangestellten
  • Wandel der Arbeit und arbeitsbezogene Interessen
  • Arbeitsintensivierung
  • Arbeitszeit
  • Psychische Belastungen
  • Positive Faktoren
  • Individualisierung als Problemlösung
  • Interessenorientierung von Industrieangestellten
  • Wahrnehmung und Funktion der Betriebsräte aus Sicht der Angestellten
  • Wahrnehmung und Funktion der Gewerkschaften aus Sicht der Angestellten
  • Betriebliche Initiativen der Interessenvertretungen und das Interessenhandeln der Beschäftigten
  • Gelegenheitsstrukturen
  • Sachliche Probleme
  • Angestelltenvertretung als Problem
  • Inhalte und Ziele der Initiativen
  • Kampf um die Institutionalisierung der Arbeitsbeziehungen
  • Standort-und Beschäftigungssicherung
  • Neue Themen
  • AT-Initiativen
  • Prozesse und Ressourcen
  • Neuausrichtung der Gremien
  • Strukturierte Einbindung der Beschäftigten
  • Punktuelle Einbindung der Beschäftigten
  • Beschäftigte als Mitglieder
  • Framing
  • Bewertung der Initiativen und Interessenhandeln der Angestellten
  • Zusammenfassung: Neue Initiativen der Interessenvertretung von Industrieangestellten
  • Interessen und Interessenorientierungen der Angestellten
  • Angestelltenpolitische Initiativen der Interessenvertretungen im Betrieb
  • Neue Muster des Interessen- und Interessenvertretungshandelns
  • Anhang
  • Literatur.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Book
146 pages ; 25 cm.
  • 1. Acknowledgements 2. Introduction 3. Chapter 1: Military Technonationalism and the Drive for Indigenous Arms Manufacturing 4. Chapter 2: Military Modernization in the Asia-Pacific: An Overview 5. Chapter 3: China 6. Chapter 4: India 7. Chapter 5: The Republic of Korea 8. Chapter 6: Other Asian Arms Producers: Southeast Asia and Taiwan 9. Chapter 7: Conclusions: The Future of Military Technonationalism in Asia.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138892552 20170321
Bitzinger examines the phenomenon of attempted self-reliance in arms production within Asia, and assesses the extent of success in balancing this independence with the growing requirements of next-generation weapons systems. He analyzes China, India, Japan, South Korea, and Southeast Asia. The overarching question in the book is whether self-reliance is a strategically viable solution for development and manufacturing of arms. Given the ever-changing dynamics and increasing demand for sophisticated next-generation weaponry, will these countries be able to individually sustain their domestic defense industries and constantly update their technologies? This is the first book to analyze arms production from a regional perspective.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138892552 20170321
Green Library
Book
123 pages ; 22 cm.
  • Introduction: The rise of Auto-Industrialism Chapter One: Work Chapter Two: Industry Chapter Three: Public Goods Conclusion: The Age of DIY Capitalism.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9781473961715 20170424
DIY check-outs, drones, self-driving cars, and e-government: all are signs of the coming auto-industrial age. Will this end in mass unemployment or will new kinds of work emerge? Will 3D print production, desktop workshops and mass customization make up for lost blue-collar jobs? What will happen to health and education in the auto-industrial age? Will machines replace teachers and doctors? What might the economic and social future dominated by self-employment and a large DIY industry look like? Peter Murphy's lively, provocative book addresses these questions head-on.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781473961715 20170424
Green Library
Book
xi, 283 pages : map ; 24 cm.
  • The anti-rightist campaign and political labelling
  • Beijing rightists on the army farms of Beidahuang
  • Political offenders in Xingkaihu labour camp
  • Life and death in Beidahuang
  • Inner turmoil and internecine strife among political exiles
  • End without end.
Following Mao Zedong's Anti-Rightist Campaign of 1957-58, Chinese intellectuals were subjected to "re-education" by the state. In Banished to the Great Northern Wilderness, Ning Wang draws on labour farm archives and other newly uncovered Chinese-language sources, including an interview with a camp guard, to provide a remarkable look at the suffering and complex psychological world of intellectuals banished to China's remote north. Wang's use of grassroots sources challenges our perception of the intellectual as a renegade martyr - revealing how exiles often denounced one another and, for self-preservation, declared allegiance to the state.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780774832236 20170306
Green Library
Book
xix, 384 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard invented the model of the Silicon Valley start-up and set in motion a process of corporate becoming that made it possible for HP to transform itself six times over the 77 years since its founding in the face of sweeping technological changes that felled most of its competitors over the years. Today, HP is in the throes of a seventh transformation to secure its continued survival by splitting in two independent companies: HP Inc. and Hewlett Packard Enterprise. Based on extensive primary research conducted over more than 15 years, this book documents the differential contribution of HP's successive CEOs in sustaining the company's integral process of becoming. It uses a comprehensive strategic leadership framework to examine and explain the role of the CEO: (1) defining and executing the key tasks of strategic leadership, and (2) developing four key elements of the company's strategic leadership capability. The study of the strategic leadership of HP's successive CEOs revealed the paradox of corporate becoming, the existential situation facing successive CEOs (that justifies the book's empathic approach), and the importance of the CEO's ability to harness the company's past while also driving its future. Building on these novel insights, the book shows how the frameworks used to conceptualize the tasks of strategic leadership and the development of strategic leadership capability can serve as steps toward a dynamic theory of strategic leadership that animates an evolutionary framework of corporate becoming. This framework will be helpful for further theory development about strategic leadership and also offers practical tools for founders of new companies and CEOs and boards of directors of existing companies who intend to create, run or oversee companies built for continued relevance, longevity and greatness.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190640446 20170206
Green Library
Book
xii, 216 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction
  • Customary connection to land and practices of resilience
  • Greeting the state
  • Landowner groups and the codification of custom in Papua New Guinea
  • Making land work?
  • Land titling and state building in postconflict Timor-Leste
  • Contesting land, city, state, and nation
  • Conclusion.
Across Melanesia, as across much of the world, the ways in which people connect to land are being transformed by modernizing processes of change-globalization, the building of states and nations, practices and imaginaries of development, the legacies of colonialism, and the complexities of postcolonial encounters. Melanesian peoples are becoming landowners, this book argues, both in the sense that these processes of change compel forms of property relations, and in the sense that "landowner" and "custom landowner" become identities to be wielded against the encroachment of both state and capital. In places where customary forms of land tenure have long been dominant, deeply intertwined with senses of self and relationships with others, land now becomes a crucible upon which social relations, power, and culture are reconfigured and reimagined. Employing a multi-sited ethnographic approach, Becoming Landowners explores these transformations to land and life as they unfold across two Melanesian countries. The chapters move between coasts and inland mountain ranges, between urban centers and rural villages, telling the stories of people and places who are always situated and particular but who also share powerful commonalities of experience. These stories include: a subsistence-based community shaped by the legacies of colonialism and occupation in remote Timor-Leste; villagers in Papua New Guinea resisting a mining operation and the government agents supporting it; an urban East Timorese settlement resisting eviction by the nation-state its residents hoped would represent them in the postindependence era; and people and groups in both countries who are struggling for, with, and sometimes against formal codification of their claims to land and place. In each of these places customary and modern forms of connection to land are being propelled into complex and dynamic configurations, theorized here in an innovative way as entanglements of custom and modernity. Moving between multiple sites, scales, and forms of collectivity, Becoming Landowners reveals entanglements as spaces of deep ambivalence, where structures of power are destabilized in ways that can lend themselves to the diminishing of local autonomy, but which also create new possibilities for reasserting that autonomy.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780824856663 20170109
Green Library
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151 pages ; 21 cm
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
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xv, 208 pages ; 23 cm
  • Preface: Lessons in power
  • An introduction to power inequality
  • Power shift
  • Game changer: Sea-Tac and the fight for a fair economy
  • Bridging the trust gap
  • A moral movement
  • If you want big change, you need a big idea
  • Speaking truth in the halls of power
  • Union troubles, community win
  • Beyond the ballot box
  • Beyond $15: the social movement union.
"The inside story of the first successful $15 minimum wage campaign that renewed a national labor movement SeaTac, Washington--a small city built around Seattle-Tacoma International Airport--gained national recognition as the first successful $15 minimum wage battleground. But what most people don't know is that the SeaTac fight didn't begin with wages. The campaign emerged from an unlikely coalition that first united over the right of Muslim airport workers to pray. When unions stood in solidarity with Somali immigrants in a conflict with their employer over prayer breaks, something remarkable happened. From this skirmish a powerful coalition of immigrant workers, clergy, and unions emerged to force a dramatic showdown with the airlines and political establishment. At stake was not just money but justice: whether the airport economy would serve the needs of everyone who made it work. Driven by captivating narrative and insightful analysis, Jonathan Rosenblum's book reveals the inside story of SeaTac: airport workers and clergy staging face-to-face confrontations with corporate leaders; the challenges of uniting a diverse, largely immigrant workforce; and the internal tensions that nearly destroyed the coalition. Beyond $15 is a blunt assessment of the daunting problems within today's unions; a blueprint for a powerful, all-inclusive labor movement; and a call for workers to reclaim their power and voice in the new economy"-- Provided by publisher.
Green Library
Book
xi, 321 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
How does the insecurity of work affect us? We know what job insecurity does to workers at work, the depressive effect it has on morale, productivity, and pay. We know less about the impact of job insecurity beyond the workplace, upon people's intimate relationships, their community life, their vision of the good self and a good life. This volume of essays explores the broader impacts of job precariousness on different groups in different contexts. From unemployed tech workers in Texas to single mothers in Russia, Japanese heirs to the iconic salaryman to relocating couples in the U.S. Midwest, these richly textured accounts depict the pain, defiance, and joy of charting a new, unscripted life when the scripts have been shredded. Across varied backgrounds and experiences, the new organization of work has its largest impact in three areas: in our emotional cultures, in the interplay of social inequalities like race, class and gender, and in the ascendance of a contemporary radical individualism. In Beyond the Cubicle, job insecurity matters, and it matters for more than how much work can be squeezed out of workers: it shapes their intimate lives, their relationships with others, and their shifting sense of self. Much more than mere numbers and figures, these essays offer a unique and holistic vision of the true impact of job insecurity.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780199957781 20170313
Green Library