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Author: Andrew Ross
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, ©2009.
Series: NYU series in social and cultural analysis.
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Is job insecurity the new norm? With fewer and fewer people working in steady long-term positions for one employer, has the dream of a secure job with full benefits and a decent salary become just that--a dream? In Nice Work If You Can Get It, Andrew Ross surveys the new topography of the global workplace and finds an emerging pattern of labor instability and uneven development on a massive scale. Combining detailed  Read more...
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Ross, Andrew, 1956-
Nice work if you can get it.
New York : New York University Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008045880
(OCoLC)273815500
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Ross
ISBN: 9781441615688 1441615687 9780814776353 0814776353 9780814777398 0814777392
OCLC Number: 429904723
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 264 pages).
Contents: The mercurial career of creative industries: policymaking in the United Kingdom, the European Union, and the United States --
China's next cultural revolution? --
The Olympic goose that lays the golden egg --
Teamsters, turtles, and tainted toys --
Learning from San Ysidro --
The copyright fight over intellectual property --
The rise of the global university --
Conclusions: maps and charters.
Series Title: NYU series in social and cultural analysis.
Responsibility: Andrew Ross.

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