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  1. Flexible Workers

    Labour, Regulation and the Political Economy of the Stripping Industry

    By Teela Sanders, Kate Hardy

    Series: Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

    Striptease and other types of erotic dance increasingly make up a large, lucrative and visible part of the sex industries in the United Kingdom and 'lap dancing' has become the focus of many important contemporary debates about gender, work and sexuality. This new book from Teela Sanders and Kate...

    Published April 10th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Retail and Commercial Planning (RLE Retailing and Distribution)

    By Ross Davies

    Series: Routledge Library Editions: Retailing and Distribution

    Changes in the philosophy of planning and the political influences behind it have led to an increasingly ambivalent approach to retail and commercial matters and a lack of clear goals and objectives as to what both central government and the local authorities should be concerned with. At the same...

    Published April 9th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Bridge Employment

    A Research Handbook

    Edited by Carlos-María Alcover, Gabriela Topa, Emma Parry, Franco Fraccaroli, Marco Depolo

    Series: Routledge Studies in Human Resource Development

    With the long-term trend toward earlier retirement slowing, and the majority of older workers remaining in employment up to and beyond statutory retirement age, it is increasingly important that we understand how to react to these changes. Bridge employment patterns and activities have changed...

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Seasonal Workers in Mediterranean Agriculture

    The Social Costs of Eating Fresh

    Edited by Jörg Gertel, Sarah Ruth Sippel

    Series: Earthscan Food and Agriculture

    Over the last three decades there has been a rapid expansion of intensive production of fresh fruit and vegetables in the Mediterranean regions of south and west Europe. Much of this depends on migrating workers for seasonal labour, including from Eastern Europe, North Africa and Latin America....

    Published April 6th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Cheaponomics

    The High Cost of Low Prices

    By Michael Carolan

    Do you really think you are getting a good deal when given that free mobile phone for switching service providers, if a multinational retailer undercuts its competitors or by the fact that food is relatively cheaper today in many countries than ever before? Think again! As Michael Carolan...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Liquid Organization

    Zygmunt Bauman and Organization Theory

    Edited by Jerzy Kociatkiewicz, Monika Kostera

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Widely known as a leading intellectual, Zygmunt Bauman’s thinking is often categorized as sociology or philosophy. But his work has been hugely influential in other fields as well, not least within organization studies. From increasing management control and growing standardization of work...

    Published March 9th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Sex Work

    Labour, Mobility and Sexual Services

    By JaneMaree Maher, Sharon Pickering, Alison Gerard

    Series: Routledge Studies in Crime and Society

    Sex work has always attracted policy, public and prurient interest. Currently, legal frameworks in developed countries range from prohibition, through partial legalisation to active regulation. Globalisation has increased women’s mobility between developing and developed countries at the same time...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Gossip and Organizations

    By Kathryn Waddington

    Series: Routledge Studies in Management, Organizations and Society

    Gossip is a complex and ubiquitous phenomenon, widely found and variously practiced. Gossip and Organizations provides the reader with an analysis of gossip and informal knowledge across different national, organizational and cultural contexts, drawing upon empirical findings and the author's...

    Published February 13th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Deconstructing Flexicurity and Developing Alternative Approaches

    Towards New Concepts and Approaches for Employment and Social Policy

    Edited by Maarten Keune, Amparo Serrano

    Series: Routledge Advances in Sociology

    In recent years, the concept of flexicurity has come to occupy a central place in political and academic debates regarding employment and social policy. It fosters a view in which the need for continuously increasing flexibility is the basic assumption, and the understanding of security...

    Published January 12th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Retirement, Work and Pensions in Ageing Korea

    Edited by Jae-Jin Yang, Thomas Klassen

    Series: Routledge Advances in Korean Studies

    Even among the four Asian tigers, with their economic miracles during the past several decades that allowed them to join the ranks of the developed nations, South Korea is extraordinary. As significant as its economic progress, from a dirt poor and devastated nation in the 1960s, is South Korea’s...

    Published January 9th 2014 by Routledge