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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

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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