The Color of Law

Ernie Goodman, Detroit, and the Struggle for Labor and Civil Rights

Author: Steve Babson,Dave Riddle,Dave Elsila

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814334966

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 558

View: 6063

Biography of Ernie Goodman, a Detroit lawyer and political activist who played a key role in social justice cases.

Working Detroit

The Making of a Union Town

Author: Steve Babson

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814318195

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 252

View: 7650

A standard reference for understanding labor history, connects the history of working people and unions with the history of the civil rights movement.

The Unfinished Struggle

Turning Points in American Labor, 1877-present

Author: Steve Babson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780847688296

Category: Political Science

Page: 205

View: 1344

The Unfinished Struggle is one of the most concise, comprehensive, and accessible history of the modern American labor movement ever written. Labor scholar and activist Steve Babson's dramatic narrative examines the numerous attempts to organize workers from the Great Uprising of 1877 to the sitdown strikes of the 1930s to the present day. Babson illuminates the tumultuous past, evolving agenda, and continuing conflicts of the labor movement. He carefully identifies the causes of labor's decline in recent decades and explains union leaders' attempts to revive their organizations. Most important, Babson shows readers how the fortunes of organized labor are tied to larger trends in American history.

Lean Work

Empowerment and Exploitation in the Global Auto Industry

Author: Steve Babson

Publisher: Wayne State University Press

ISBN: 9780814325353

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 368

View: 4491

Examines the controversial Japanese model of lean production and its impact on work and workers in the global auto industry.

Medical Physiology: A Systems Approach

Author: Hershel Raff,Michael Levitzky

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071766630

Category: Medical

Page: 786

View: 1438

A concise, clinically oriented overview of physiology Medical Physiology: A Systems Approach offers a succinct yet thorough overview of physiology along with an introduction to basic science principles and their relevance to the clinical expression of disease. The book reflects medical education’s increased emphasis on providing students with more clinically oriented content during their first two years of medical school and the importance of the essential concepts of pathophysiology. Focused and clearly written, Medical Physiology: A Systems Approach details the major physiological processes involved in both health and disease. Each chapter begins with a list of Objectives, includes Key Concepts, and ends with Study Questions designed to test your knowledge of major concepts covered in that chapter. Most chapters also include Clinical Correlations that reinforce the major physiological principles covered and illustrate their importance to understanding disease states.

Quiches, Kugels, and Couscous

My Search for Jewish Cooking in France

Author: Joan Nathan

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN: 0307594505

Category: Cooking

Page: 416

View: 1583

What is Jewish cooking in France? In a journey that was a labor of love, Joan Nathan traveled the country to discover the answer and, along the way, unearthed a treasure trove of recipes and the often moving stories behind them. Nathan takes us into kitchens in Paris, Alsace, and the Loire Valley; she visits the bustling Belleville market in Little Tunis in Paris; she breaks bread with Jewish families around the observation of the Sabbath and the celebration of special holidays. All across France, she finds that Jewish cooking is more alive than ever: traditional dishes are honored, yet have acquired a certain French finesse. And completing the circle of influences: following Algerian independence, there has been a huge wave of Jewish immigrants from North Africa, whose stuffed brik and couscous, eggplant dishes and tagines—as well as their hot flavors and Sephardic elegance—have infiltrated contemporary French cooking. All that Joan Nathan has tasted and absorbed is here in this extraordinary book, rich in a history that dates back 2,000 years and alive with the personal stories of Jewish people in France today.

Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices


Author: Elliot N. Dorff,Louis E. Newman

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society

ISBN: 0827608624

Category: Religion

Page: 124

View: 5400

How do we use power once we?ve gained it? Is it completely for our individual benefit, or do we use it to help our neighborhoods, or society at-large? What kinds of decisions must CEOs and business owners make regarding suppliers and customers? How should bosses treat workers? Teachers treat students? Parents treat children? Government treats citizens? Power dynamics affect people on a political level, a social level, and a deeply personal level as well. The newest volume in the Jewish Choices, Jewish Voices series examines these dynamics and includes essays by such fine contributors as U.S. Representative Henry Waxman, NBC Universal Television-West Coast President Marc Graboff, and author and scholar James Diamond.


the story of a family

Author: Wilbert H. Treloar

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 2996


The Jews of Detroit

From the Beginning, 1762-1914

Author: Robert A. Rockway

Publisher: N.A


Category: History

Page: 162

View: 4675

Great Lake Books. Index. Bibliography: p. 155-157.

Three Strikes

Miners, Musicians, Salesgirls, and the Fighting Spirit of Labor's Last Century

Author: Howard Zinn,Dana Frank,Robin D. G. Kelley

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 9780807050132

Category: History

Page: 184

View: 422

Essays examine three events in American labor history, including the failed attempt made by movie house musicians to retain their jobs following the introduction of talking pictures.

Extreme Michigan Weather

The Wild World of the Great Lakes State

Author: Paul Gross

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472034138

Category: Nature

Page: 166

View: 9384

Decades of weather information for twenty-two cities, plus descriptions of Michigan's weather extremes

On Asian Streets and Public Space

Author: Hee Limin,Low Boon Liang,Heng Chye Kiang

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9971694905

Category: Social Science

Page: 192

View: 6242

The rapid urbanization of the Asian continent and transformation of its cityscapes have incited many professionals and scholars to pay urgent attention to the study of Asian streets and public spaces in the hope of recording them, learning from their complex nature, and even applying distilled principles in new environments before they disappear under the assault of rapid urban transformation. This volume presents articles focusing on four prevalent themes, namely transformation and modernity, the culture of streets, experiencing the street and finally, design and quality of streets. However, these themes inevitably overlap, pointing out again the complexity of what we call the "street" and the necessity for interdisciplinary research. Finally, adding "Asian" to "street" opens up the discussion about spaces in the Asian city, and even concepts of "Asian-ness", if indeed such a concept can be defined. Believing in the importance of understanding "Asian streets" and "streets" in general for future design and planning of our cities, this collection of essays encourages greater interest in this subject, and therefore more interdisciplinary research. Accordingly, this book should interest not only urban planners, architects and other design and building professionals, but also environmentalists, sociologists, anthropologists, geographers and historians as well as the general public.


Ideas about Emotion, Style, and Meaning for the Study of Expressive Culture

Author: Harris M. Berger

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 0819569992

Category: Music

Page: 200

View: 1392

Why does music move us? How do the immediate situation and larger social contexts influence the meanings that people find in stories, rituals, or films? How do people engage with the images and sounds of a performance to make them come alive in sensuous, lived experience? Exploring these questions, Stance presents a major new theory of emotion, style, and meaning for the study of expressive culture. In clear language, the book reveals dimensions of lived experience that everyone is aware of but that scholars rarely account for. Though music is at the heart of the book, its arguments are illustrated with a wide range of clear examples—from the heavy metal concert to the recital hall, from festivals to dance, stand-up comedy, the movies, and beyond. Helping ethnographers get closer to the experiences of the people with whom they work, this book will be of immediate interest to anyone in ethnomusicology, folklore, popular music studies, anthropology, or performance studies.

I Am Jewish

Author: Cath Senker

Publisher: Franklin Watts

ISBN: 9780749696580

Category: Judaism

Page: 32

View: 5534

This series takes a personal look at how individual children practise their faith in everyday life. It is ideal for introducing the main world religions. This text looks at Judaism.

A Beauty That Hurts

Life and Death in Guatemala

Author: W. George Lovell

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 029279293X

Category: History

Page: 233

View: 7357

Though a 1996 peace accord brought a formal end to a conflict that had lasted for thirty-six years, Guatemala's violent past continues to scar its troubled present and seems destined to haunt its uncertain future. George Lovell brings to this revised and expanded edition of A Beauty That Hurts decades of fieldwork throughout Guatemala, as well as archival research. He locates the roots of conflict in geographies of inequality that arose during colonial times and were exacerbated by the drive to develop Guatemala's resources in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The lines of confrontation were entrenched after a decade of socioeconomic reform between 1944 and 1954 saw modernizing initiatives undone by a military coup backed by U.S. interests and the CIA. A United Nations Truth Commission has established that civil war in Guatemala claimed the lives of more that 200,000 people, the vast majority of them indigenous Mayas. Lovell weaves documentation about what happened to Mayas in particular during the war years with accounts of their difficult personal situations. Meanwhile, an intransigent elite and a powerful military continue to benefit from the inequalities that triggered armed insurrection in the first place. Weak and corrupt civilian governments fail to impose the rule of law, thus ensuring that Guatemala remains an embattled country where postwar violence and drug-related crime undermine any semblance of orderly, peaceful life.

Students for a Democratic Society

A Graphic History

Author: Harvey Pekar,Paul Buhle,Gary Dumm

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780809089390

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 214

View: 3450

Created in the form of a graphic novel, an illustrated history of the Students for a Democratic Society organization details the 1962 convention during which the group prepared the Port Huron Statement, drafted by Tom Haden, its role during the tumultuous era of the 1960s, and its final meeting in 1969 during which the SDS was shattered into myriad factions.

Skate Life

Re-imagining White Masculinity

Author: Emily Chivers Yochim

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 047205080X

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

View: 2216

An in-depth look at skateboarding culture by a promising young scholar

Engineering and Social Justice

In the University and Beyond

Author: Caroline Baillie,Alice Pawley,Donna M. Riley

Publisher: Purdue University Press

ISBN: 1557536066

Category: Education

Page: 209

View: 3807

An increasing number of researchers and educators in the field of engineering wish to integrate considerations of social justice into their work and practice. In this volume, an international team of authors, from a range of disciplinary backgrounds, invite scholars to think and teach in new ways that acknowledge the social, as well as technical, impact engineering can have on our world and that open possibilities for social justice movements to help shape engineering and technology. The book examines three areas of an engineering academic's professional role: teaching, research, and community engagement. The contributors take a broad social and ecological justice perspective to critique existing practices and explore alternatives. The result is a handbook for all scholars of engineering who think beyond the technical elements of their field, and an essential reader for anyone who believes in the transformative power of the discipline.