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Anthropology of Labor Unions by E. Paul Durrenberger, Karaleah S. Reichart

By E. Paul Durrenberger, Karaleah S. Reichart

The Anthropology of work Unions offers ethnographic facts and research in 8 case experiences from numerous very different industries. It covers a variety of issues, from the function of girls and group in moves to the significance of position in association, and addresses worldwide matters with experiences from Mexico and Malawu.

Union-organized offices regularly have the funds for staff larger wages and higher pensions, merits, and future health assurance than their nonunion opposite numbers. furthermore, girls and minorities who belong to unions usually tend to obtain greater wages and advantages than their nonunion friends. Given the industrial merits of union club, one could count on to determine greater premiums of association throughout industries, yet exertions association is at an rock bottom. What debts for this discrepancy?

The participants during this quantity offer quite a few views in this paradox, together with discussions of ways to and findings at the histories, cultures, and practices of prepared hard work. additionally they deal with major matters corresponding to race, category, gender, age, iteration, ethnicity, future health and safeguard matters, company co-optation of unions, and the cultural context of union-management relationships.

The first to collect anthropological case reviews of work unions, this quantity will attract cultural anthropologists, social scientists, sociologists, and people attracted to exertions stories and exertions events.

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