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  1. Book ImageFugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade

    Rachel Louise Snyder

    “A fascinating chronicle of the $55-billion-a-year global denim industry.” —David Futrelle, Los Angeles TimesMore

  2. Book ImageThe Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

    Max Weber, Richard Swedberg

    The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism is Max Weber’s most important work and, since its publication in 1904, has been widely considered the most important sociological study of the twentieth century.More

  3. Book ImageThe Mismatched Worker

    Arne L. Kalleberg

    In this provocative new study, Arne L. Kalleberg examines how the now-common expectation that a career should at once provide fulfillment, challenge, meaning, and financial success is creating a growing number of “mismatched” workers—workers who fit poorly with their employers or careers.More

  4. Book ImageWhite-Collar Sweatshop: The Deterioration of Work and Its Rewards in Corporate America

    Jill Andresky Fraser

    How corporate greed and mismanagement ate the American dream.More

  5. Book ImageThe Missing Middle: Working Families and the Future of American Social Policy

    Theda Skocpol

    An eye-opening look at how America’s social policy has been hijacked by a rhetoric of extremes.More

  6. Book ImageCode of the Street: Decency, Violence, and the Moral Life of the Inner City

    Elijah Anderson

    Unsparing and important. . . . An informative, clearheaded and sobering book.—Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post (1999 Critic's Choice)More

  7. Book ImageThe Corrosion of Character: The Personal Consequences of Work in the New Capitalism

    Richard Sennett

    A Business Week Best Book of the Year.... "A devastating and wholly necessary book."—Studs Terkel, author of WorkingMore

  8. Book ImageWomen's Work: The First 20,000 Years Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times

    Elizabeth Wayland Barber

    "A fascinating history of . . . [a craft] that preceded and made possible civilization itself." —New York Times Book ReviewMore

  9. Book ImageThe Forgotten Americans: Thirty Million Working Poor in the Land of Opportunity

    John E. Schwarz, Thomas J. Volgy

    College Edition

    “John E. Schwarz and Thomas J. Volgy have joined forces to produce an incisive analysis of the nation’s economic problems, illustrated their book with real people, and linked their material to the political process. This is a major contribution to the most important debate taking place in America. —Thomas B. EdsallMore