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Labor in Cross-Cultural Perspective

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ISBN-10: 0759105839

ISBN-13: 9780759105836

Edition: 2005

Authors: Judith Marti, E. Paul Durrenberger, G. Feinman, V�ctor Heredia, Dolores Koenig

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This excellent new volume in the series from the Society for Economic Anthropology focuses on the role of labor in world economies. Contributors offer a range of case studies illustrating labor processes in both western and nonwestern societies. Individual sections include discussions on household labor, firms and corporatations, and state and transnational conditions. This book will be a valuable resource for scholars, students, and interested readers of international economics, anthropology, development issues, labor studies, and sociology.
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Book details

List price: $42.00
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: AltaMira Press
Publication date: 12/22/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 338
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144

E. Paul Durrenberger was Professor of Anthropology for twenty-five years at the University of Iowa before moving to Penn State. He has published many influential articles and books.

Preface
Introduction
Sewer Socialism and Labor: The Pragmatics of Running a Good City
Households
Political-Economic Change, Cultural Traditions, and Household Organization in Rural Mali
Labor Discipline, Debt, and Effort in a Philippine Fishing Community
Ayuda or Work? Labor History of Female Heads of Household from Oaxaca, Mexico
Firms and Corporate Entities
Bargaining Wages and Controlling Performance: Harvest Labor in Coffee and Citrus
We're to Stand Side by Side: Household Production and Women's Work in Rural Mining Communities
The Emergence of Worker Cooperatives in Japan among Middle-Aged Middle-Class Housewives in the Late Twentieth Century
Proletarianization of Professional Work and Changed Workplace Relationships
States: Premodern to Transnational
Hilltowns and Valley Fields: Great Transformations, Labor, and Long-Term History in Ancient Oaxaca
A Political Economy from Increasing Marginal Returns to Labor: An Example from Viking Age Iceland
Of Corvee and Slavery: Historical Intricacies of the Division of Labor and State Power in Northern Thailand
Immigrant Labor in the New U.S. Economy: Anthropological Notes
Crossing the Border from Jalisco, Mexico: Network-Mediated Entry into Micro-Labor Enclaves
Volunteer Labor: "Adding Value" to Local Culture
Index
About the Contributors