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Published: 16 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822382744-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8274-4
... 6 WOMEN, IMMIGRANTS, AND SKILL IN T"E GARMENT S"OPS ho would work under such conditions and why? Predominantly two types of workers have come to the sweatshops, and each Whas...
Published: 14 April 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394006-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9400-6
... The Structures of a Working Life 2 Masculinity, Sociability, Skill, and Honor At around eight in the evening on August 14, 1786, Juan Montanche, a journeyman bricklayer, entered a pulpería located near the Con- vent of the Catalinas. He asked for a quarter-rea­ l’s...
Published: 23 March 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822371984-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7198-4
... 2 contesting skill and value Race, Gender, and Filipino/American Relatability in the Neoliberal Nation-­State A common refrain among many call center employees I interviewed in the Philippines, especially...
Published: 08 March 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395690-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9569-0
... THREE THE WIDER FRAMEWORK FOR MANAGING MESS RELIABLY Hubs, Skills, and the Domain of Competence It’s rush hour and traffic is its usual mess. As luck would have it...
Published: 27 December 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393252-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9325-2
...Have Someone Cut the Umbilical Cord Women’s Birthing Networks, Knowledge, and Skills in Colonial Taiwan Wu Chia-Ling As part of a seminar on children’s welfare that was held in Taipei’s Public Hall in 1940, a group of distinguished Japanese doctors, professors, public health...
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393689-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9368-9
... Part I Chapter 1 CROSSING THE ASSEMBLY LINE skills, knowledge, and the borders of fashion In 2005 fashion fans in the United States were treated to two dramatic media events: the release of Douglas Keeve’s...
Published: 01 January 1997
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398400-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9840-0
... "woman worker" and the gendering of categories of skilled and unskilled work. Perhaps most controversial is her analysis of the notori• ous Sears Department Stores case, which has the effect of ultimately absolv• ing Sears of any discernible historical responsibility for job discrimination against...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372721-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7272-1
... Speaking to the class of incoming freshmen at Convocation in his first semester as president of Duke University in fall 2004, Richard Brodhead discusses the ritual of signing the Duke Community Standard, how to derive the maximum value from a Duke education, and the value of skilled argument. ...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372721-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7272-1
... Speaking to the class of incoming freshmen at Convocation in his first semester as president of Duke University in fall 2004, Richard Brodhead discusses the ritual of signing the Duke Community Standard, how to derive the maximum value from a Duke education, and the value of skilled argument. ...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372721-026
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7272-1
... As chair of the Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences, Richard Brodhead was invited to speak on The Colbert Report about the Commission’s 2013 report, The Heart of the Matter . Brodhead discusses the enduring importance of the humanities and the skills they supply. ...
... editor of Social Science History, was instrumental in enabling the transformation of the sessions into the journal special is- sue, and o√ered excellent advice, organizational skill, and moral support throughout the process. Amir Weiner, Priscilla Ferguson, and Daniel Levy provided help and...
Published: 15 October 2010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9320-7
... Sharp for her role as a discussant. We are grateful to the workshop participants for their contribu- tions, which make up this collection. Janelle Lamoreaux provided skill- ful assistance in preparing the final manuscript. Maura High’s excellent copyediting is much appreciated. Finally, we thank...
Published: 01 January 2010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9125-8
... conferences. These are acknowledged in our individual papers. Our gratitude to Brandee Woleslagle Blank for her organizational and electronic skills in preparing the book manuscript across several submissions is immense. We also thank Amber Nelson and Aleia Clark for compiling the index with...
Published: 14 April 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394006-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9400-6
..., we know surprisingly little about the ways in which plebeians interacted with the eco- nomic forces that affected Spanish America’s late colonial era.5 y assumptionM is that daily labor (the search for work, the mastery of tools and the acquisition of skills, the daily rhythm of the...
Published: 01 January 1998
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7784-9
..., Valerie Millholland. Her combination of vision and administrative skills with a tolerance for academic foibles made a complex process seem easy. Finally, I would like to thank Richard Spitz for making the index. ...
Published: 07 February 2007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8976-7
... this work, and to Katharine Baker, assistant managing editor, whose patience and skilled editing expedited the publishing of this collection. ...
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By Attiya Ahmad
Published: 03 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373223-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7322-3
... workers perceive themselves to be ideal transnational subjects, able to adjust to the temporariness and suspension that characterize their migration experiences, and also to have the underlying capacity to develop the skills necessary for the work they undertake in the Gulf. Being naram not only enables...
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373278-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7327-8
... Chapter 1 examines the forms of space-time expansion that are endemic to globalization. The chapter contextualizes the diminishing economic activity of low-skilled workers in Romania by contrasting the idleness of communist-era breadlines with the boredom of homelessness and unemployment in the...
Book Chapter

By Bruce O'Neill
Published: 17 March 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373278-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7327-8
... This chapter explores the affective dimensions of biopolitics in a consumer society. The chapter focuses on low-skilled workers who no longer hold hope of being reintegrated into the regular workforce. Instead of being retrained for future employment, these homeless and unemployed men have been...
Published: 22 July 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374275-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7427-5
... cognitive work, arguing that it is a means of dividing office work into skilled “front room” and grunt “back room” coding. Firms simultaneously pay attention to race as a source of information on foreign populations of potential customers and to evaluate the desired traits of future cognitive workers. In a...