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Royal Blue

Royal Blue

The Culture of Construction Workers

  • Author: Herbert A. Applebaum
  • Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Technology & Engineering
  • Page: 144
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Profitable Partnering in Construction Procurement

Profitable Partnering in Construction Procurement

  • Author: Stephen Ogunlana
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1135804605
  • Category: Architecture
  • Page: 749
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Profitable Partnering in Construction Procurement is a compilation of papers presented at the CIB W92 Symposium held in Chaing Mai, Thailand in January 1999. This volume, drawing on contributions from leading experts in construction contract procurement from 22 countries, addresses the issues of culture within organisations and national cultures and their impact on procurement, performance and profitability. Substantial coverage is given to private finance projects, privatised infrastructure projects, contractor selection and prequalification, decision support systems for procurement, management of design, contracts and contract documents, sustainable construction and the performance of procurement systems. Profitable Partnering in Construction Procurement is a reference for construction professionals and researchers, contract administrators and lawyers wishing to gain an understanding of the complex issues of harmony and profit in construction procurement.

Working Construction

Working Construction

Why White Working-Class Men Put Themselves—and the Labor Movement—in Harm's Way

  • Author: Kris Paap
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 1501729292
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 272
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Kris Paap worked for nearly three years as a carpenter's apprentice on a variety of jobsites, closely observing her colleagues' habits, expressions, and attitudes. As a woman in an overwhelmingly male—and stereotypically "macho"—profession, Paap uses her experiences to reveal the ways that gender, class, and race interact in the construction industry. She shows how the stereotypes of construction workers and their overt displays of sexism, racism, physical strength, and homophobia are not "just how they are," but rather culturally and structurally mandated enactments of what it means to be a man—and a worker—in America. The significance of these worker performances is particularly clear in relation to occupational safety: when the pressures for demonstrating physical masculinity are combined with a lack of protection from firing, workers are forced to ignore safety procedures in order to prove—whether male or female—that they are "man enough" to do the job. Thus these mandated performances have real, and sometimes deadly, consequences for individuals, the entire working class, and the strength of the union movement. Paap concludes that machismo separates the white male construction workers from their natural political allies, increases their risks on the job, plays to management's interests, lowers their overall social status, and undercuts the effectiveness of their union.

The American Cultural Dialogue And Its Transmission

The American Cultural Dialogue And Its Transmission

  • Author: George Spindler Stanford University, USA; Louise Spindler Stanford University, USA; Henry Trueba University of California, Santa Barbara, USA; Melvin D. Williams University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1134078773
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 198
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First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Industrial dynamics and fragmented labour markets

Industrial dynamics and fragmented labour markets

construction firms and labourers in India

  • Author: Theo van der Loop
  • Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 452
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The relationship between the production system and the labor system is of great interest in today's society; however, until now there has been a lack of significant studies conducted in this area. Industrial Dynamics and Fragmented Labor Markets fills the void by providing a new theoretical approach to understand these complex interrelationships. Basing his study on an in-depth examination of the housing construction industry, Theo Van Der Loop first focuses on small-scale building firms and their relations of subcontracting. He then moves onto labor relations and the occupational mobility of both regular and part-time workers. This informative volume explores the results of this study that indicate the labor system has a significant impact on the production system while the structure of the labor market affects industrial development. Aimed at students and professionals in urban planning and housing, Industrial Dynamics and Fragmented Labor Markets, will make an invaluable contribution to its field.

The American Cultural Dialogue And Its Transmission

The American Cultural Dialogue And Its Transmission

  • Author: George Spindler,
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • ISBN: 1136615539
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 198
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Combines data obtained by a values projective technique over a period of more than 30 years. The purpose of the book is to deal with a process in which all Americans, old and new, and of all ethnic groups and minorities, are caught up - the American cultural dialogue.

Social anthropology of Work

Social anthropology of Work

  • Author: Sandra Wallman,Association of Social Anthropologists of the Commonwealth
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 397
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Monographic Series

Monographic Series

  • Author: Library of Congress
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Monographic series
  • Page: N.A
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The Interpretation of Cultures

The Interpretation of Cultures

  • Author: Clifford Geertz
  • Publisher: Basic Books
  • ISBN: 0465093566
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 576
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In The Interpretation of Cultures, the most original anthropologist of his generation moved far beyond the traditional confines of his discipline to develop an important new concept of culture. This groundbreaking book, winner of the 1974 Sorokin Award of the American Sociological Association, helped define for an entire generation of anthropologists what their field is ultimately about.

Library of Congress Catalogs

Library of Congress Catalogs

monographic series

  • Author: Library of Congress
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Monographic series
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Cultural Anthropology

Cultural Anthropology

  • Author: Serena Nanda
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 506
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On the Street Where I Lived

On the Street Where I Lived

  • Author: Melvin D. Williams
  • Publisher: Holt McDougal
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 147
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Culture on Tour

Culture on Tour

Ethnographies of Travel

  • Author: Edward M. Bruner
  • Publisher: University of Chicago Press
  • ISBN: 9780226077635
  • Category: Business & Economics
  • Page: 308
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Analysing a variety of tourist productions, ranging from dance dramas in Bali to an Abraham Lincoln heritage site in Illinois, Bruner considers the diverse perspectives of various actors, including the tourists, the producers, the natives & the anthropologist himself.

The Sambia

The Sambia

ritual and gender in New Guinea

  • Author: Gilbert H. Herdt
  • Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Psychology
  • Page: 227
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This cultural and psychological study of gender identity and sexual development in a New Guinea Highlands society includes initiation rites and socialization studies, and contrasts the Sambia with other societies, including our own. Sambia boys experience ritualized homosexuality before puberty and do not leave it until marriage, after which homosexual activity is prohibited. The implications are developed cross-culturally and contextualized in gender literature.

The Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea

The Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea

  • Author: Annette B. Weiner
  • Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • ISBN: 9780030119194
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 184
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This re-examination of the Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea, the people described in Malinowski’s classic ethnographic work of the early 20th century, provides a balanced view of the society from a male and female perspective, including coverage of new discoveries about the importance of woman’s work and wealth in the society.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: American literature
  • Page: N.A
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Conformity and Conflict

Conformity and Conflict

Readings in Cultural Anthropology

  • Author: James P. Spradley,David W. McCurdy
  • Publisher: Jill Potash
  • ISBN: 0205234100
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 411
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Demonstrate the nature of culture and its influence on people's lives. For over 40 years, the best-selling Conformity and Conflict has brought together original readings and cutting edge research alongside classic works as a powerful way to study human behavior and events. Its readings cover a broad range of theoretical perspectives and demonstrate basic anthropological concepts. The Fourteenth Edition incorporates successful articles from past editions and fresh ideas from the field to show fascinating perspectives on the human experience. Teaching and Learning Experience Personalize Learning - MyAnthroLab delivers proven results in helping students succeed, provides engaging experiences that personalize learning, and comes from a trusted partner with educational expertise and a deep commitment to helping students and instructors achieve their goals. Improve Critical Thinking - Articles, article introductions and review questions encourage students to examine their assumptions, discern hidden values, evaluate evidence, assess their conclusions, and more! Engage Students - Section parts, key terms, maps, a glossary and subject index all spark student interest and illustrate the reader's main points with examples and visuals from daily life. Support Instructors - Teaching your course just got easier! You can create a Customized Text or use our Instructor's Manual, Electronic “MyTest” Test Bank or PowerPoint Presentation Slides. Additionally, Conformity and Conflict's part introductions parallel the basic concepts taught in introductory courses – which allow the book to be used alone as a reader or in conjunction with a main text. Note: MyAnthroLab does not come automatically packaged with this text. To purchase MyAnthroLab, please visit www.MyAnthroLab.com or you can purchase a valuepack of the text + MyAnthroLab (at no additional cost): VP ISBN-10: 0205176011/ISBN-13: 9780205176014

The Cultural Study of Work

The Cultural Study of Work

  • Author: Douglas A. Harper,Doug Harper,Helene M. Lawson
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
  • ISBN: 9780742519183
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 481
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This anthology brings more than fifty years of scholarship of the culture and sociology of work into a compelling introductory and analytical text. Sociologists have long sought to understand the universal activity of work from the point of view of the worker. This book shows how common sociological themes such as socialization, social interaction, the social construction of time, and deviance are experienced in work settings as diverse as the factory, the nightclub, the restaurant, and the offices of high-tech professionals. Featuring vivid ethnographies, the book is organized around the concept of culture: the recognition that people doing things together organize social life in common and identifiable ways. As such, this collection can be used as an innovative core reader or as an ideal supplement to standard texts that approach work from the demographic, structural, or macro perspectives. An online teaching guide is available to all adopters.

The Iñupiat and Arctic Alaska

The Iñupiat and Arctic Alaska

An Ethnography of Development

  • Author: Norman Allee Chance
  • Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 241
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This account of the social, economic and political conditions of the Inupiat people of the north slope area of Alaska covers their history, traditions and adaptation to current industrial activity such as oil explorations, with a case study of the village of Kaktovik.