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„Wir haben ja jetzt auch ein paar Damen bei uns“ – Symbolische Grenzziehungen und Heteronormativität in den Ingenieurwissenschaften

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ISBN: 9783863883591 9783863887889 Year: Pages: 208 Language: German
Publisher: Verlag Barbara Budrich
Subject: Gender Studies
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Engineering sciences in Germany remain a male domain, although for years, efforts have been made to balance gender relations in these areas. The author examines the question of whether and to what extent the asymmetrical gender relationship is rooted in the contents and cultures of engineering sciences themselves. Interviews with engineers are used to identify various key concepts that contribute to the maintenance of binary, heteronormative gender relations in this field.; Die Ingenieurwissenschaften in Deutschland halten sich als Männerdomäne, obwohl es seit Jahren Bemühungen gibt, das Geschlechterverhältnis in diesen Bereichen auszugleichen. Die Autor_in geht der Frage nach, ob und inwiefern das asymmetrische Geschlechterverhältnis in den Inhalten und Kulturen der Ingenieurwissenschaften selbst begründet liegt. Anhand von Interviews mit Ingenieur_innen werden verschiedene Schlüsselkonzepte identifiziert, die zur Aufrechterhaltung des binären, heteronormativen Geschlechterverhältnisses in diesem Feld beitragen.

Scotland and the Scots, 1707-2007 : A Reader

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ISBN: 9791034404803 DOI: 10.4000/books.pus.9785 Language: English
Publisher: Presses universitaires de Strasbourg
Subject: History
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The main purpose of this volume is to demonstrate, through a variety of texts covering a vast historical period and from diverse sources (parliamentary reports, letters, memoirs, excerpts of books, newspaper articles, oral testimonies, and related materials) that Scotland cannot be reduced to the traditional images of kilt and bagpipe. The author has often chosen to let common people speak-those people whose voice is seldom heard in traditional history books. Any book written about the history of the Scottish nation that would leave aside such significant events as the Union of Parliaments in 1707, the Jacobite risings of the first half of the 18th century, the Highland clearances, or the process of devolution would most definitely be described as incomplete. But a book about the history of Scotland in which the voices of the elites would be the only ones to be heard would be just as incomplete. The author hopes that his “wandering among words written by others” in temples to knowledge such as the National Archives of Scotland and the National Library of Scotland will ultimately lend new life to those fragments of the past without which it is impossible to understand the present.

Our Union: UAW/CAW Local 27 from 1950 to 1990

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Book Series: Fabriks: Studies in the Working Class ISSN: 19256485 ISBN: 9781926836430 9781926836447 9781926836454 Year: Pages: 337 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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The post-war period witnessed dramatic changes in the lives of working-class families. Wages rose, working hours were reduced, pension plans and state social security measures offered greater protection against unemployment, illness, and old age, the standard of living improved, and women and members of immigrant communities entered the labour market in growing numbers. Existing studies of the post-war period have focused above all on unions at the national and international levels, on the "post-war settlement," including the impact of Fordism, and on the chiefly economic issues surrounding collective bargaining, while relatively scant attention has been paid to the role of the union local in daily working-class experience. In Our Union, Jason Russell argues that the union local, as an institution of working-class organization, was a key agent for the Canadian working class as it sought to create a new place for itself in the decades following World War II. Using UAW/CAW Local 27, a broad-based union in London, Ontario, as a case study, he offers a ground-level look at union membership, including some of the social and political agendas that informed union activities. As he writes in the introduction, "This book is as much an outgrowth of years of rank-and-file union activism as it is the result of academic curiosity." Drawing on interviews with former members of UAW/CAW Local 27 as well as on archival sources, Russell offers a narrative that will speak not only to labour historians but to the people about whom they write.

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labour --- labor --- working class --- solidarity

Working People in Alberta: A History

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Book Series: Working Canadians: Books from the CCLH ISSN: 1925184X ISBN: 9781926836584 9781926836591 9781926836607 Year: Pages: 358 Language: English
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
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Working People in Alberta traces the history of labour in Alberta from the period of First Nations occupation to the present. Drawing on over two hundred interviews with labour leaders, activists, and ordinary working people, as well as on archival records, the volume gives voice to the people who have toiled in Alberta over the centuries. In so doing, it seeks to counter the view of Alberta as a one-class, one-party, one-ideology province, in which distinctions between those who work and those who own are irrelevant. Workers from across the generations tell another tale, of an ongoing collective struggle to improve their economic and social circumstances in the face of a dominant, exploitative elite. Their stories are set within a sequential analysis of provincial politics and economics, supplemented by chapters on women and the labour movement and on minority workers of colour and their quest for social justice. Published on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Alberta Federation of Labour, Working People in Alberta contrasts the stories of workers who were union members and those who were not. In its depictions of union organizing drives, strikes, and working-class life in cities and towns, this lavishly illustrated volume creates a composite portrait of the men and women who have worked to build and sustain the province of Alberta.

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labour --- labor --- unions --- working class

Luis Emilio Recabarren. Escritos de Prensa, 1898-1924

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ISBN: 9789568416386 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 788 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones
Subject: History --- Economics
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Full Compilation press articles the Chilean labor leader L E Recabarren; Chilean socialism, Latin American socialism in the early twentieth century

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chile --- history --- political --- working press

La prensa obrera en Chile, 1900-1930

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ISBN: 9789568416140 Year: Volume: 1 Pages: 179 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_617568 Language: Spanish
Publisher: Ariadna Ediciones
Subject: History --- Economics
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Detailed Chilean labor press in the late nineteenth century and early 20th test century

Aksjonsforskning i Norge: Teoretisk og empirisk mangfold

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ISBN: 9788202529819 9788202567781 9788202567798 9788202567804 Year: Pages: 471 DOI: 10.23865/noasp.17 Language: Uncoded
Publisher: Cappelen Damm Akademisk/NOASP (Nordic Open Access Scholarly Publishing)
Subject: Education
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Action Research in Norway. Theoretical and empirical diversity is an anthology consisting of twenty scientific articles from the fields of education, health, science centers, arts and working life. The anthology provides an insight into historical development, basic principles and theoretical and methodological discussions within the field of action research. The book addresses questions about participation, experience and dialogue as a basis for knowledge development. It includes topics such as professional development, development of school subjects, practice development, and organizational development. The empirical articles emphasizes on bridging the gap between theory and practice to understand, change and develop practices. Questions about the researcher´s role in action research are brought to attention, by highlighting issues such as the researcher's responsibility to contribute to reflection and clarification, and to raise critical questions, as well as to ensure that all voices are being heard. Furthermore, the anthology shows how exploratory methods, self-study and research in one’s own organization can contribute to learning and knowledge creation. The anthology underscores the importance of developing good education in action research at Master and Ph.D. level and argues for the importance of strengthening the research teaching in this field. Overall, the anthology shows how action research as a research tradition contributes to clarify and develop its epistemological and methodological foundation, to provide valid research results and to convey relevant and credible new knowledge. Such knowledge has an impact on how we practice, communicate and understand research in a variety of contexts.

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working life --- science centers --- education --- health --- arts

Les Carrières de la Couronne de l’Antiquité à l’époque contemporaine

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ISBN: 9782491788032 DOI: 10.4000/books.pccj.3163 Language: French
Publisher: Publications du Centre Camille Jullian
Subject: Architecture
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Les carrières de la Couronne, sur la commune de Martigues, ont été exploitées depuis au moins le IIIe s. av. J.-C. jusqu’au XXe s., avec une utilisation massive à certaines périodes, comme la fin de l’époque hellénistique (IIe-Ier s. av. J.-C.) ou le XVIIe. L’ouvrage propose d’abord un inventaire des carrières, situant chaque exploitation et proposant pour chacune, lorsque c’est possible, une chronologie. L’étude des carrières antiques et médiévales est particulièrement difficile parce que la réouverture de ces exploitations au cours d’époques plus récentes en a fait disparaître les traces. On aborde ensuite la question du transport des matériaux, à la fois par voie terrestre, à courte distance, et surtout pour l’accès aux ports d’embarquement, puis par voie maritime, pour laquelle on dispose de quelques épaves antiques et d’une documentation importante d’archives à l’époque moderne. La troisième partie est centrée sur les qualités techniques de la pierre de la Couronne et sur sa mise en œuvre dans les monuments, particulièrement à Marseille. Un chapitre traite des matériaux concurrents du calcaire de la Couronne. La dernière partie est consacrée au « village de carriers » de la Couronne, à l’organisation professionnelle et aux conditions sociales de la vie des carriers. Le volume est complété par une abondante annexe où sont regroupés une partie des nombreux documents d’archives utilisés.

Working-Class Literature(s)

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ISBN: 9789176350515 9789176350485 9789176350492 9789176350508 Year: Pages: 248 DOI: 10.16993/bam Language: English
Publisher: Stockholm University Press
Subject: Political Science --- Languages and Literatures
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"The aim of this collection is to make possible the forging of a more robust, politically useful, and theoretically elaborate understanding of working-class literature(s). These essays map a substantial terrain: the history of working-class literature(s) in Russia/The Soviet Union, The USA, Finland, Sweden, The UK, and Mexico. Together they give a complex and comparative – albeit far from comprehensive – picture of working-class literature(s) from an international perspective, without losing sight of national specificities. By capturing a wide range of definitions and literatures, this collection gives a broad and rich picture of the many-facetted phenomenon of working-class literature(s), disrupts narrow understandings of the concept and phenomenon, as well as identifies and discusses some of the most important theoretical and historical questions brought to the fore by the study of this literature. If read as stand-alone chapters, each contribution gives an overview of the history and research of a particular nation’s working-class literature. If read as an edited collection (which we hope you do), they contribute toward a more complex understanding of the global phenomenon of working-class literature(s)."

Fishing for Fairness

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Book Series: Asia-Pacific Environment Monograph ISBN: 9781921862663 Year: Pages: 227 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_459237 Language: English
Publisher: ANU Press
Subject: Aquaculture and Fisheries
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Fishing for Fairness develops an explicitly cultural perspective on environmental politics in the Philippines by analysing the responses of fishers to marine resource regulations. In the resource frontier of the Calamianes Islands, fishing, conservation and tourism provide the context where competing visions of how to engage with marine resources are played out. The book draws on data from ethnographic fieldwork with fishers, government and NGO officials, fish traders and tourism operators to show how the strategic responses of fishers to management initiatives are couched within particular cultural idioms. Tapping into broader notions of morality in the Philippines, fishers express a discourse that emphasises their poverty and the obligations of the wealthy to treat them with fairness. By deploying this discourse, fishers are able to reframe what are—on the surface—questions of environmental management into issues about poverty within particular social relationships. By using a cultural political ecology framework to analyse fishers’ responses to regulation, the book emphasises the distinctive ways in which marginalised people in the Philippines resist and reframe resource management initiatives. Fishing for Fairness will appeal to both academics and policy makers interested in marine resource management, political ecology, anthropology and development studies particularly throughout the Asia-Pacific.

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