Royal Blue

Author: Herbert A. Applebaum
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
ISBN: STANFORD:36105001883516
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Technology & Engineering

Profitable Partnering in Construction Procurement

Author: Stephen Ogunlana
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781135804602
Release Date: 2003-09-02
Genre: Architecture

Profitable Partnering in Construction Procurement is a compilation of papers presented at the CIB W92 Symposium held in Chaing Mai, Thailand in January 1999. This volume, drawing on contributions from leading experts in construction contract procurement from 22 countries, addresses the issues of culture within organisations and national cultures and their impact on procurement, performance and profitability. Substantial coverage is given to private finance projects, privatised infrastructure projects, contractor selection and prequalification, decision support systems for procurement, management of design, contracts and contract documents, sustainable construction and the performance of procurement systems. Profitable Partnering in Construction Procurement is a reference for construction professionals and researchers, contract administrators and lawyers wishing to gain an understanding of the complex issues of harmony and profit in construction procurement.

Working Construction

Author: Kris Paap
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9781501729294
Release Date: 2018-07-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Kris Paap worked for nearly three years as a carpenter's apprentice on a variety of jobsites, closely observing her colleagues' habits, expressions, and attitudes. As a woman in an overwhelmingly male—and stereotypically "macho"—profession, Paap uses her experiences to reveal the ways that gender, class, and race interact in the construction industry. She shows how the stereotypes of construction workers and their overt displays of sexism, racism, physical strength, and homophobia are not "just how they are," but rather culturally and structurally mandated enactments of what it means to be a man—and a worker—in America. The significance of these worker performances is particularly clear in relation to occupational safety: when the pressures for demonstrating physical masculinity are combined with a lack of protection from firing, workers are forced to ignore safety procedures in order to prove—whether male or female—that they are "man enough" to do the job. Thus these mandated performances have real, and sometimes deadly, consequences for individuals, the entire working class, and the strength of the union movement. Paap concludes that machismo separates the white male construction workers from their natural political allies, increases their risks on the job, plays to management's interests, lowers their overall social status, and undercuts the effectiveness of their union.

The American Cultural Dialogue And Its Transmission

Author: George Spindler Stanford University, USA; Louise Spindler Stanford University, USA; Henry Trueba University of California, Santa Barbara, USA; Melvin D. Williams University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA.
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134078776
Release Date: 2013-12-19
Genre: Education

First Published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

The American Cultural Dialogue And Its Transmission

Author: George Spindler,
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136615535
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Education

Combines data obtained by a values projective technique over a period of more than 30 years. The purpose of the book is to deal with a process in which all Americans, old and new, and of all ethnic groups and minorities, are caught up - the American cultural dialogue.

Industrial Dynamics and Fragmented Labour Markets

Author: Theo van der Loop
Publisher: SAGE Publications Pvt. Limited
ISBN: 0803992580
Release Date: 1996-06-17
Genre: Science

The relationship between the production system and the labor system is of great interest in today's society; however, until now there has been a lack of significant studies conducted in this area. Industrial Dynamics and Fragmented Labor Markets fills the void by providing a new theoretical approach to understand these complex interrelationships. Basing his study on an in-depth examination of the housing construction industry, Theo Van Der Loop first focuses on small-scale building firms and their relations of subcontracting. He then moves onto labor relations and the occupational mobility of both regular and part-time workers. This informative volume explores the results of this study that indicate the labor system has a significant impact on the production system while the structure of the labor market affects industrial development. Aimed at students and professionals in urban planning and housing, Industrial Dynamics and Fragmented Labor Markets, will make an invaluable contribution to its field.

The Tiwi of North Australia

Author: Charles William Merton Hart
Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
ISBN: 0030120195
Release Date: 1988-01
Genre: Social Science

This examination of the colorful Tiwi culture from the late 1920's to the 1980's provides a broad picture of cultural change and modernization in a hunting and food gathering tribe. The first half focuses on marriage contracts and their relationships to other aspects of Tiwi social structure, and the second half examines the Tiwis' response to modern influences.

The Sambia

Author: Gilbert H. Herdt
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
ISBN: STANFORD:36105040755980
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Psychology

This cultural and psychological study of gender identity and sexual development in a New Guinea Highlands society includes initiation rites and socialization studies, and contrasts the Sambia with other societies, including our own. Sambia boys experience ritualized homosexuality before puberty and do not leave it until marriage, after which homosexual activity is prohibited. The implications are developed cross-culturally and contextualized in gender literature.

The Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea

Author: Annette B. Weiner
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company
ISBN: 0030119197
Release Date: 1988-01
Genre: Social Science

This re-examination of the Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea, the people described in Malinowski’s classic ethnographic work of the early 20th century, provides a balanced view of the society from a male and female perspective, including coverage of new discoveries about the importance of woman’s work and wealth in the society.

The Swazi

Author: Hilda Kuper
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
ISBN: UCAL:B5081862
Release Date: 1986
Genre: History

Based upon information collected during half a century of field research in Swaziland, this case study presents rare insight into the dynamics of the country's independence, problems facing traditional leaders, and conflicts of interest and personalities.

The I upiat and Arctic Alaska

Author: Norman Allee Chance
Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston
ISBN: UOM:39015032356373
Release Date: 1990-01-01
Genre: Social Science

This account of the social, economic and political conditions of the Inupiat people of the north slope area of Alaska covers their history, traditions and adaptation to current industrial activity such as oil explorations, with a case study of the village of Kaktovik.