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Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theat...
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Theatre has long been an art form of subterfuge and concealment. Working in the Wings: New Perspectives on Theatre History and Labor, edited by Elizabeth A. Osborne and Christine Woodworth, brings attention to what goes on behind-the-scenes, challenging and revising our understanding of work, theatre, and history. The essays consider a range of historic moments and geographic locations - from African Americans' performance of the cakewalk in Florida's resort hotels during the Gilded Age to the UAW Union Theatre and striking automobile workers in post-World War II Detroit to the creative struggle in the latter part of the 20th century to finish an adaptation of Moby Dick for the stage before the memory of creator, Rinde Eckert, fails. Contributors incorporate methodologies and theories from fields as diverse as theatre history, work studies, legal studies, economics, and literature, and draw on traditional archival materials, including performance texts and architectural structures, as well as less tangible material traces of stagecraft. Working in the Wings looks at the ways in which workers' identities are shaped, influenced, and dictated by what they do; the traces left behind by workers whose contributions have been overwritten; the intersections between the sometimes repetitive and sometimes destructive process of creation and the end result - the play or performance; and the ways in which theatre affects the popular imagination. This collected volume draws attention to the significance of work in the theatre, encouraging a fresh examination of this important subject in the history of the theatre and beyond. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cynthia Wallace. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/058189/bk_acx0_058189_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The Lean Farm: How to Minimize Waste, Increase ...
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A practical, systems-based approach for a more sustainable farming operation. To many people today, using the words "factory" and "farm" in the same sentence is nothing short of sacrilege. In many cases, though, the same sound business practices apply whether you are producing cars or carrots. Author Ben Hartman and other young farmers are increasingly finding that incorporating the best new ideas from business into their farming can drastically cut their wastes and increase their profits, making their farms more environmentally and economically sustainable. By explaining the lean system for identifying and eliminating waste and introducing efficiency in every aspect of the farm operation, The Lean Farm makes the case that small-scale farming can be an attractive career option for young people who are interested in growing food for their community. Working smarter, not harder, also prevents the kind of burnout that start-up farmers often encounter in the face of long, hard, backbreaking labor. Lean principles grew out of the Japanese automotive industry, but they are now being followed by progressive farms around the world. Using examples from his own family's one-acre community-supported farm in Indiana, Hartman clearly instructs other small farmers in how to incorporate lean practices in each step of their production chain, from starting a farm and harvesting crops to training employees and selling goods. While the intended audience for this book is small-scale farmers who are part of the growing local food movement, Hartman's prescriptions for high-value, low-cost production apply to farms and businesses of almost any size or scale that hope to harness the power of lean in their production processes. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Robert David Grant. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/117592/bk_acx0_117592_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.

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The New Class War
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In both Europe and North America, populist movements have shattered existing party systems and thrown governments into turmoil. The embattled establishment claims that these populist insurgencies seek to overthrow liberal democracy. The truth is no less alarming but is more complex: Western democracies are being torn apart by a new class war. In this controversial and groundbreaking new analysis, Michael Lind, one of America's leading thinkers, debunks the idea that the insurgencies are primarily the result of bigotry, traces how the breakdown of mid-century class compromises between business and labor led to the conflict, and reveals the real battle lines. On one side is the managerial overclass-the university-credentialed elite that clusters in high-income hubs and dominates government, the economy and the culture. On the other side is the working class of the low-density heartlands-mostly, but not exclusively, native and white. The two classes clash over immigration, trade, the environment, and social values, and the managerial class has had the upper hand. As a result of the half-century decline of the institutions that once empowered the working class, power has shifted to the institutions the overclass controls: corporations, executive and judicial branches, universities, and the media. The class war can resolve in one of three ways: • The triumph of the overclass, resulting in a high-tech caste system. • The empowerment of populist, resulting in no constructive reforms • A class compromise that provides the working class with real power Lind argues that Western democracies must incorporate working-class majorities of all races, ethnicities, and creeds into decision making in politics, the economy, and culture. Only this class compromise can avert a never-ending cycle of clashes between oligarchs and populists and save democracy.

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The New Class War
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In both Europe and North America, populist movements have shattered existing party systems and thrown governments into turmoil. The embattled establishment claims that these populist insurgencies seek to overthrow liberal democracy. The truth is no less alarming but is more complex: Western democracies are being torn apart by a new class war. In this controversial and groundbreaking new analysis, Michael Lind, one of America's leading thinkers, debunks the idea that the insurgencies are primarily the result of bigotry, traces how the breakdown of mid-century class compromises between business and labor led to the conflict, and reveals the real battle lines. On one side is the managerial overclass-the university-credentialed elite that clusters in high-income hubs and dominates government, the economy and the culture. On the other side is the working class of the low-density heartlands-mostly, but not exclusively, native and white. The two classes clash over immigration, trade, the environment, and social values, and the managerial class has had the upper hand. As a result of the half-century decline of the institutions that once empowered the working class, power has shifted to the institutions the overclass controls: corporations, executive and judicial branches, universities, and the media. The class war can resolve in one of three ways: • The triumph of the overclass, resulting in a high-tech caste system. • The empowerment of populist, resulting in no constructive reforms • A class compromise that provides the working class with real power Lind argues that Western democracies must incorporate working-class majorities of all races, ethnicities, and creeds into decision making in politics, the economy, and culture. Only this class compromise can avert a never-ending cycle of clashes between oligarchs and populists and save democracy.

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Gender, Climate Change and Agriculture in Africa
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Policy makers, developmental agents and researchers are now aware of the need to incorporate gender and climate change issues in agricultural planning and development in order to improve food production. This book attempt to explore selected agricultural issues as they relate to gender and climate change and their implications for improving food productivity in Africa. Despite Africa being endowed with different livestock and crop species, the current food production strategies contribution to poverty reduction and food security is regarded as inadequate. Among some of the reasons given for unsatisfactory food production are negative climate change impact and gender differential disparities in ownership, labor allocation and decision making in agricultural production. Therefore, it is hoped that understanding gender differentials and climate change dynamics will increase and sustain food production.

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Stand: 30.05.2020
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Gender, Irrigation Schemes and the Empowerment ...
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Many irrigation schemes and land reallocation projects have failed to incorporate appropriate gender strategies in design and implementation.In many cases in Africa in general and in Zimbabwe in particular women's access to land for agricultural activity are intertwined and interwoven by patriarchal stereotypes and attitudes. The perceived benefits of communal irrigation schemes are normally piecemeal, unsustainable and are an albatross in the neck of women's economic empowerment. From the case study approach,this book reveals that women contribute more labor than men and yet they remain marginalized,impoverished and subjugated in their own schemes which seek to empower them. Decision- making in terms of land ownership, choice of cropping patterns and utilization of income accrued from the scheme is predominantly biased towards men.The government,NGOs and other stakeholders need to take drastic measures to ensure that policies and programmes to be implemented are gender-sensitive and realistically address the concerns of women sustainably.

Anbieter: Dodax
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2012 Labor Reform in Mexico and its Impact in I...
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Informality in the labor market is a phenomenon that hinders productivity growth causing low tax collection and social security imbalances, among other pervasive effects to any country's economy. This situation is particularly striking in Mexico, where more than 30 million people are working either in not registered firms and/or not have access to social security. Stringent regulation that causes high transaction costs has been regarded as one of the many causes of informality in the labor market. To curb that effect, in 2012 a labor reform in Mexico was passed to improve resolution in labor conflicts, incorporate different ways of contracting, and include productivity as a way to determine job promotions. In this work, I am trying to assess if the labor market in Mexico became more flexible after the reform.

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An International Comparison of Productivity Change
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Recent evidence on agricultural productivity growth contradicts common and longstanding beliefs that productivity growth in the agriculture sector is lower than in the rest of the economy and faster in developed than in developing countries. First, we evaluate relevant empirical studies identifying the sources of labor productivity growth and the available methods for studying efficiency and productivity. Then, we investigate the role of agriculture in economic growth by using a panel data set for 45 countries and 26 years, for agriculture and for the overall economy. We estimate parametric and semiparametric production frontier models that incorporate heterogeneity across countries. Within each framework, we first determine crosscountry distributions of labor productivity, both for the overall economy and for agriculture, and we look at how those distributions have changed over time, second, we try to shed some light on the causes of those changes by investigating the extent to which they are due to catch-up, technical change and factor accumulation.

Anbieter: Dodax
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Work Group Composition Effects on Leadership St...
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The use of contractor staffing continues to increase in an attempt to reduce labor costs. In the midst of these trends, the effect of a composite organic and contractor workforce is not clear. The present study was designed to determine if homogeneous versus heterogeneous workgroup in conjunction with leader demographics can predict leadership style in aircraft manufacturing organizations. Situational leadership theory was used to understand the types of leadership styles used in aircraft manufacturing organizations. A sample of 150 aircraft manufacturing leaders that was solicited through LinkedIn completed a Manufacturing Leader Demographic Questionnaire and the Leader Behavior Analysis II to obtain information on the workforce, leader, work environment, and responses to situations. Revising leadership training and awareness on negative issues that are often associated with contractual workers has the potential to incorporate contractors into the workgroup more efficiently and effectively. This study can lead to future studies that will further validate and expand on the need to improve leadership styles within both homogeneous and heterogeneous workgroups.

Anbieter: Dodax
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