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The Resource The Poverty of Work : Selling Servant, Slave and Temporary Labor on the Free Market

The Poverty of Work : Selling Servant, Slave and Temporary Labor on the Free Market

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The Poverty of Work : Selling Servant, Slave and Temporary Labor on the Free Market
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The Poverty of Work
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Selling Servant, Slave and Temporary Labor on the Free Market
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Studies in Critical Social Sciences Ser.
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v.90
The Poverty of Work : Selling Servant, Slave and Temporary Labor on the Free Market
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The Poverty of Work : Selling Servant, Slave and Temporary Labor on the Free Market
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  • The Poverty of Work: Selling Servant, Slave and Temporary Labor on the Free Market -- Copyright -- Dedication -- Contents -- Preface -- Acknowledgements -- List of Figures and Tables -- 1: A Perfect Marriage: Flexible Employment Standards and the Staffing Industry -- Flexible Fields, Flexible Factories -- The Globalization of Flexible Employment Standards -- Non-corporate Employment Agencies -- Corporate Employment Agencies -- Aim of the Book -- Organization and Methodology -- 2: Inside Employment Agency Labor: Participant Observation Experiences -- Anatomy of a Corporate Employment Agency -- Getting Hired, Demographics, Health Risks -- Waiting Rooms, Dispatch Anxiety, Low-Wages -- The Dawn of Virtual Waiting Rooms -- Dispatch from a Corporate Employment Agency -- Waiting for Work -- On a Ticket -- The Revolving Door -- "Why Don't You Get a Job Someplace Else?" -- "Catch 22": Trapped in Temping -- The Paradox of Flexible Labor -- The Growth of Unregulated Hiring -- Dispatch from a Non-corporate Employment Agency -- Temping at the Food Factory -- Temping at the Plastics Factory -- 3: Exchange Alley: The Origins of Employment Agencies -- A Labor of Investment Capitalism -- Early Contradictions in At-Will Employment Relations: Registering Servants and Masters -- The Privatization of Employment Agencies -- Case Study: The Intelligence Office for Seamen -- Growth and Competition among Intelligence Offices in London -- Public Criticism of Employment Agencies in London -- Adam Smith on Intelligence Offices -- 4: From Slave Agency to Temporary Help: The Historical Development of Employment Agencies -- The Labor Trade West of London -- Marketing Racial and Ethnic Employment Statuses and the Limitation of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Theory on the Labor Trade -- The Rise of Benevolent Intelligence Offices -- The Anti-slavery Intelligence Office
  • The Emigrant Depot Intelligence Office -- Selling Bridget -- Trafficking Women into Brothels -- From Intelligence Office to Employment Agency -- The Discontents of Employment Agency Labor -- From Employment Agency to Temporary Help -- Misrepresenting Intelligence Offices in North American Literary Rhetoric -- 5: The Poverty of Work: Shifting from Jobs that Solved Poverty to Jobs that Make It -- Returning to the Contemporary Labor Trade -- The Changing Nature and Provisions of Work -- The Production of the Idea of Work as Solution to Poverty -- The Production of Poverty in Work -- Selling the Unemployed as Leverage for Capital Gains -- 6: Preventing the Reproduction of Deprived Employment Statuses among Temporary Laborers -- The Pitfalls of Unregulated Triangular Employment Exchanges: Revising Stowe's Thesis on the Labor Trade -- Solutions for Preventing Deprived Employment -- Legislative Solutions -- Community and Organized Labor Actions -- Appendix -- International Staffing Companies, Economic Overview -- U.S. Staffing Companies, Economic Overview -- Bibliography -- Index
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