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Working disasters : the politics of recognition and response

Author: Eric Tucker
Publisher: Amityville, N.Y. : Baywood Pub., ©2006.
Series: Work, health, and environment series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Every day, workers are injured, made ill, or killed on the job. Most often, workers experience these harms individually and in isolation. Particular occurrences rarely attract much public attention beyond, perhaps, a small paragraph in the local newspaper. Instead, these events are normalized. This membrane of normalcy, however, is ruptured from time to time, especially after a disaster. This edited collection  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Working disasters.
Amityville, N.Y. : Baywood Pub., ©2006
(OCoLC)607665808
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric Tucker
ISBN: 0895033194 9780895033192
OCLC Number: 61758730
Description: x, 325 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The politics of recognition and response / Eric Tucker --
Trucking tragedies / Michael Quinlan, Claire Mayhew, and Richard Johnstone --
The Australian epidemic of repetition strain injury / Andrew Hopkins --
All part of the game / Richard Rennie --
The long road to action / Annette Thornquist --
Disaster, meaning making, and reform in Antebellum Massachusetts / Patricia Reeve --
Regulating safety, regulating profit / David Whyte --
Courts, crime, and workplace disaster / Richard Johnstone --
Blame and causation in the aftermath of industrial disasters / Susan Dodd --
Accountability and reform in the aftermath of the Westray mine explosion / Eric Tucker.
Series Title: Work, health, and environment series.
Responsibility: edited by Eric Tucker.

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Addresses the politics of recognition in case studies of the long-haul trucking industry, repetitive strain injuries, and lung disease in miners. This text considers the politics of response in  Read more...

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