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Precarious Creativity: Global Media, Local Labor

by Michael Curtin

At free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Precarious Creativity examines the seismic changes confronting media workers in an age of globalization and corporate conglomeration. This pathbreaking anthology peeks behind the hype and supposed glamor of screen media industries to reveal the intensifying pressures and challenges confronting actors, editors, electricians, and others. The authors take on pressing conceptual and methodological issues while also providing insightful case studies of workplace dynamics regarding creativity, collaboration, exploitation, and cultural difference. Furthermore, it examines working conditions and organizing efforts on all six...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Labour & Industrial Relations
Size: 334 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 24 May 2019 onward  

Precarious Claims: The Promise and Failure of Workplace Protections in the United States

by Shannon Gleeson

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program for monographs. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more.Precarious Claims tells the human story behind the bureaucratic process of fighting for justice in the U.S. workplace. The global economy has fueled vast concentrations of wealth that have driven a demand for cheap and flexible labor. Workplace violations such as wage theft, unsafe work environments, and discrimination are widespread in low-wage industries such as retail, restaurants, hospitality, and domestic work, where jobs are often held by immigrants and other vulnerable workers. How and why do these workers, despite enormous barriers, come forward to seek justice, and what happens once they do? Bas...

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Law, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Labour & Industrial Relations
Size: 190 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 20 May 2019 onward  

Voices of Labor: Creativity, Craft, and Conflict in Global Hollywood

by Michael Curtin

Motion pictures are made, not mass produced, requiring a remarkable collection of skills, self-discipline, and sociality—all of which are sources of enormous pride among Hollywood’s craft and creative workers. The interviews collected here showcase the ingenuity, enthusiasm, and aesthetic pleasures that attract people to careers in the film and television industries. They also reflect critically on changes in the workplace brought about by corporate conglomeration and globalization. Rather than offer publicity-friendly anecdotes by marquee celebrities, Voices of Labor presents off-screen observations about the everyday realities of Global Hollywood. Ranging across job categories—from showrunner to make-up artist to location manager—this collection features voices of labor from Los ...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Professional & Technical, Technology & Engineering, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Labour & Industrial Relations
Size: 270 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 May 2019 onward  

Rating: 2.00 / 5
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Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans: The Lure of the Local Film Economy

by Vicki Mayer

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Early in the twenty-first century, Louisiana, one of the poorest states in the United States, redirected millions in tax dollars from the public coffers in an effort to become the top location site globally for the production of Hollywood films and television series. Why would lawmakers support such a policy? Why would citizens accept the policy’s uncomfortable effects on their economy and culture? Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans addresses these questions through a study of the local and everyday experiences of the film economy in New Orleans, Louisiana—a city that has twice pursued the goal of becoming a mov...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Film & Video, Business & Finance, Economics, History, Americas, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences, Labour & Industrial Relations
Size: 162 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 17 May 2019 onward  

Youth and the Crisis: Unemployment, education and health in Europe (Routledge Studies in Labour Economics Book 1)

by Gianluigi Coppola

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Genre: Business & Finance, Biographies & Primers, Economics, Finance, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Labour & Industrial Relations
Size: 308 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 13 May 2019 onward  

Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The American Dream Deferred (The Brookings Essay)

by Cory Booker

Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) shares the story of his father’s journey from poverty to middle-class prosperity, but says the bargain that helped his father and other workers achieve the American Dream is now broken. Sen. Booker reflects on the trends and practices contributing to stagnant wages in the United States, including a corporate culture that favors shareholder payouts over investments in workers; barriers to worker mobility, like non-compete clauses; and the “fissuring” of the workforce, as companies today are more likely to contract out labor to low-cost vendors rather than employ directly.Senator Booker calls for policies that will address these and related challenges, expand opportunity for all Americans, and restore the bargain for all who seek it....

Genre: Business & Finance, Economics, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Labour & Industrial Relations
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 May 2019 onward  

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