Working for Respect Peter Bearman

Working for Respect

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    Working for Respect

    Editorial: Columbia University Press

    Idioma: Inglés

    ISBN: 9780231547826

    Formatos: ePub (con DRM de Adobe)

    Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

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      Working for Respect Peter Bearman

      Working for Respect

      Medios de pago

        Working for Respect

        Editorial: Columbia University Press

        Idioma: Inglés

        ISBN: 9780231547826

        Formatos: ePub (con DRM de Adobe)

        Compatibles con: Windows, Mac, iOS, Android & eReaders

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          Sinopsis
          Walmart is the largest employer in the world. It encompasses nearly 1 percent of the entire American workforce—young adults, parents, formerly incarcerated people, retirees. Walmart also presents one possible future of work—Walmartism—in which the arbitrary authority of managers mixes with a hyperrationalized, centrally controlled bureaucracy in ways that curtail workers’ ability to control their working conditions and their lives.In Working for Respect, Adam Reich and Peter Bearman examine how workers make sense of their jobs at places like Walmart in order to consider the nature of contemporary low-wage work, as well as the obstacles and opportunities such workplaces present as sites of struggle for social and economic justice. They describe the life experiences that lead workers to Walmart and analyze the dynamics of the shop floor. As a part of the project, Reich and Bearman matched student activists with a nascent association of current and former Walmart associates: the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart). They follow the efforts of this new partnership, considering the formation of collective identity and the relationship between social ties and social change. They show why traditional unions have been unable to organize service-sector workers in places like Walmart and offer provocative suggestions for new strategies and directions. Drawing on a wide array of methods, including participant-observation, oral history, big data, and the analysis of social networks, Working for Respect is a sophisticated reconsideration of the modern workplace that makes important contributions to debates on labor and inequality and the centrality of the experience of work in a fair economy.
          Acerca de Peter Bearman

          Peter Bearman (Ph.D. Harvard University) is the Jonathan R. Cole Professor of the Social Sciences, Director of INCITE, Director of the Paul F. Lazarsfeld Center for the Social Sciences, and the Director of the Mellon Training Program in the Humanities and Social Sciences at Columbia University, the Centennial Professor of Methodology and Sociology at the London School of Economics. He is the author of Doormen (Chicago, 2005) and the co-editor of The Middle Range Series for Columbia University Press.

          Acerca de Adam Reich

          Adam Reich (Ph.D. UC Berkeley) is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology at Columbia University. He is the author of Selling Our Souls: The Commodification of Hospital Care in the United States (Princeton, 2014) With God on Our Side: The Struggle for Worker's Rights in a Catholic Hospital (Cornell, 2012), and Hidden Truth: The Young Men Navigating Lives in and Out of Juvenile Prison (California, 2010).

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