The poultry processing industry in El Dorado, Arkansas, was an economic powerhouse in the latter half of the twentieth century. It was the largest employer in the interconnected region of South Arkansas and North Louisiana surrounding El Dorado, and the fates of many related companies and farms depended on its continued financial success. We Just Keep Running the Line is the story of the rise of the poultry processing industry in El Dorado and the labor force -- composed primarily of black women -- upon which it came to rely. At a time when agricultural jobs were in decline and Louisiana stood at the forefront of rising anti-welfare sentiment, much of the work available in the area went to men, driving women into less attractive, labor-intensive jobs. LaGuana Gray argues that the justification for placing African American women in the lowest-paying and most dangerous of these jobs, like poultry processing, derives from longstanding mischaracterizations of black women by those in power. In evaluating the perception of black women as "less" than white women -- less feminine, less moral, less deserving of social assistance, and less invested in their families' and communities' well-being -- Gray illuminates the often-exploitative nature of southern labor, the growth of the agribusiness model of food production, and the role of women of color in such food industries. Using collected oral histories to allow marginalized women of color to tell their own stories and to contest and reshape narratives commonly used against them, We Just Keep Running the Line explores the physical and psychological toll this work took on black women, analyzing their survival strategies and their fight to retain their humanity in an exploitative industry.
Introduction to Austrian Tax Law
Author: Kurt Ubelhoer, Sebastian Pfeiffer, Eline Huisman, Erich Schaffer
Critical Thinking Skills
Author: Stella Cottrell
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
Focus on IELTS
Author: Sue O'Connell
Prepare students for the IELTS exam as well as future academic study. With its focus on academic skills, this updated version of Focus on IELTS equips students for both the IELTS examination, and the tools that they need for academic life.
Society is at a turning point. The heady optimism that accompanied the advent of the Internet has gone, replaced with a deep unease as technology, capitalism and an unequal society combine to create the perfect storm. Tech companies are gathering our information online and selling it to the highest bidder, whether government or retailer. In this world of surveillance capitalism, profit depends not only on predicting but modifying our online behaviour. How will this fusion of capitalism and the digital shape the values that define our future? Shoshana Zuboff shows that at this critical juncture we have a choice, the power to decide what kind of world we want to live in. We can choose whether to allow the power of technology to enrich the few and impoverish the many, or harness it for the wider distribution of capitalism's social and economic benefits. What we decide over the next decade will shape the rest of the twenty-first century. Exploring the social, political, business and technological meaning of the changes taking place in our time, The Age of Surveillance Capitalism tackles the threat of an unprecedented power free from democratic oversight, and shows how we can protect ourselves and our communities. This is a deeply reasoned examination of the contests over the next chapter of capitalism that will decide the meaning of information civilization. The stark issue at hand is whether we will be masters of the digital, or its slaves.
The New One Minute Manager
Author: Ken Blanchard, Spencer Johnson, M.D.
Publisher: William Morrow
The New One Minute Manager offers a way for you to succeed sooner with less stress in changing times—both at work and at home. Based on the original book The One Minute Manager that helped millions of people around the world in organizations large and small, this new version of the classic story deals with a new world. The book will help you find meaning in your work and inspire you to discover new ways to help your organization adapt and prosper. The New One Minute Manager is a concise, easily read story that reveals three very practical secrets: One Minute Goals, One Minute Praisings, and One Minute Re-Directs, the new third secret. The story is based on studies in the behavioral sciences and medicine that support why these apparently simple methods work so well with so many people. And by the book's end, you will know how to apply what you discover to your own situation and enjoy the benefits.
Understanding European Union Law is both an ideal introduction for students new to EU law and an essential addition to revision for the more accomplished. It is also indispensable reading for students on business studies courses. Fully revised and updated, this sixth edition continues to look at the main themes of EU law in a straightforward and logical manner. Updated to discuss the UK’s increasingly difficult relationship with the EU and recent developments in EU citizenship rights such as the Zambrano decision, this book provides the reader with a clear understanding of EU law, concentrating on how and why the law has developed as it has. A chapter on assessment guidance has been expanded to provide advice on revision, coursework and examinations on the subject of EU law. This student-friendly text is broad in scope and highly accessible, inspiring students toward further study and showing that understanding EU law can be an enjoyable and rewarding experience.
Author: Fiona Scott-Barrett
Market Leader uses authoritative authentic content from the Financial Times to build the professional language and skills needed to communicate in the modern world of business. The third edition has been completely updated to reflect this fast-changing world.
Student Course Book • Authentic texts from the Financial Times and other sources develop reading skills and provide essential business vocabulary. • Interviews with business people and experts develop listening skills, such as prediction, listening for specific information and note taking. • Language Work develops students’ awareness of common problem areas and introduces grammatical concepts. • 16 pages of business skills in each level: negotiating, presentation, writing emails, telephoning and teleconferencing, small talk, meetings and interviews. • Open discussion exercises for groups and pairs. • Skills section for teaching career-related skills. • Useful Language Box provides phrases for role play situations in the workplace. • Case study discussions on the unit topic (with commentaries on the DVD-ROM). • Working Across Cultures develops cultural awareness and skills. • Four revisions units in each Course Book. DVD-ROM • All 12 interviews from the Course Book, with optional subtitles, expose students to natural, authentic speech. • Self-study practice activities allow students to revisit problem areas and reinforce classwork. • Activities provide language-recycling opportunities with instant, personalised feedback. • iGlossary - a digital mini-dictionary that provides definitions and pronunciations of all the key words listed in the Course Book. • Audio for business skills lessons.
The analysis of a traffic accident requires additional knowledge that is not normally taught during the university education. Therefore, the analysis of road accidents usually is performed by specialized experts. The knowledge required for this was published in the early 80s in a previous German edition of this book. Now a team of authors created the long overdue update. The authors are experts in their field and make their knowledge available in a contemporary representation. In this computer-aided methods of work are taken into accountas as well. Content Accident survey - instrumentation - data for the calculation - kinematics - driving operation - kinetics - dynamics - information perception - speed calculation - collision mechanics - pedestrian - bicycle - cars - commercial vehicles - rollovers - rail based vehicles - biomechanics - occupant motion - simulation - animation Target groups Experts in accident reconstruction and damage assessment Traffic judges, prosecutors, lawyers Vehicle engineers Traffic police in training Insurance professionals in the claims settlement Insurance adjusters