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The Resource Working for respect : community and conflict at Walmart, Adam Reich and Peter Bearman

Working for respect : community and conflict at Walmart, Adam Reich and Peter Bearman

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Working for respect : community and conflict at Walmart
Title
Working for respect
Title remainder
community and conflict at Walmart
Statement of responsibility
Adam Reich and Peter Bearman
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Language
eng
Summary
Walmart is the largest employer in the world. It encompasses nearly 1 percent of the entire American workforce--young adults, parents, formerly incarcerated people, retirees. Walmart also presents one possible future of work--Walmartism--in which the arbitrary authority of managers mixes with a hyper-rationalized, centrally controlled bureaucracy in ways that curtail workers' ability to control their working conditions and their lives. In Working for Respect, Adam Reich and Peter Bearman examine how workers make sense of their jobs at places like Walmart in order to consider the nature of contemporary low-wage work, as well as the obstacles and opportunities such workplaces present as sites of struggle for social and economic justice. They describe the life experiences that lead workers to Walmart and analyze the dynamics of the shop floor. As a part of the project, Reich and Bearman matched student activists with a nascent association of current and former Walmart associates: the Organization United for Respect at Walmart (OUR Walmart). They follow the efforts of this new partnership, considering the formation of collective identity and the relationship between social ties and social change. They show why traditional unions have been unable to organize service-sector workers in places like Walmart and offer provocative suggestions for new strategies and directions. Drawing on a wide array of methods, including participant-observation, oral history, big data, and the analysis of social networks, Working for Respect is a sophisticated reconsideration of the modern workplace that makes important contributions to debates on labor and inequality and the centrality of the experience of work in a fair economy.--
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1981-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Reich, Adam D.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Bearman, Peter S.
Series statement
The middle range
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wal-Mart (Firm)
  • Discount houses (Retail trade)
  • Retail trade
  • Corporations
Label
Working for respect : community and conflict at Walmart, Adam Reich and Peter Bearman
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-312) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pathways -- The shop floor -- The structure of domination and control -- Making contact -- Social ties and social change -- Our Walmart on the line -- Our Walmart
Control code
on1013720911
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780231188425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1013720911
Label
Working for respect : community and conflict at Walmart, Adam Reich and Peter Bearman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 303-312) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pathways -- The shop floor -- The structure of domination and control -- Making contact -- Social ties and social change -- Our Walmart on the line -- Our Walmart
Control code
on1013720911
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xviii, 332 pages
Isbn
9780231188425
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1013720911

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