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A Dirty Job

Author : Christopher Moore
ISBN : 9780748114405
Genre : Fiction
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Charlie Asher is a pretty normal guy. A little hapless, somewhat neurotic, more of a Beta than an Alpha Male. Charlie's been lucky, though. He owns a building in the heart of San Francisco, and runs a second-hand store with the help of a couple of loyal, if marginally insane, employees. He's married to a bright and pretty woman who actually loves him for his normality. And she, Rachel, is about to have their first child. But normal service is about to be interrupted. As Charlie prepares to go home after the birth, he sees a strange man dressed in mint-green at Rachel's hospital bedside - a man who claims that no one should be able to see him. But see him Charlie does, and from here on out, things get really weird. . . . People start dropping dead around him, giant ravens perch on his building, and it seems that everywhere he goes, a dark presence whispers to him from under the streets. Strange names start appearing on his nightstand notepad, and before he knows it, those people end up dead, too. Yep, it seems that Charlie Asher has been recruited for a new job, an unpleasant but utterly necessary one: Death. It's a dirty job. But hey, somebody's gotta do it.
Category: Fiction

The Ethics Of Human Rights

Author : Shirley K. Drew
ISBN : 9781932792737
Genre : Religion
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A theology of human rights applied to animal rights, environmental issues, and democracy
Category: Religion

Dirty Work

Author : Ruth Simpson
ISBN : 9780230277137
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book explores new understandings and contemporary experiences of dirty work – tasks or roles that are seen to be disgusting or degrading. Through novel empirical sites that include nursing, medicalization, sex workers, sex call operators, financiers and women's magazines, the book offers new theoretical insights into a form of work that is increasing in significance in the contemporary labour market. By drawing on concepts such as staining, embodiment and 'whiteness', it complicates the clean/dirty divide in the context of work and contributes to understandings of dirty work as contingent, fluid and socially constructed. It offers rich insights into the complex ways in which such work is experienced and the variety of strategies drawn on as dirty workers seek to manage identity.
Category: Business & Economics

Dirty Work

Author : R. Simpson
ISBN : 9780230393530
Genre : Social Science
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This book explores understandings and experiences of 'dirty work' – tasks or occupations that are seen as disgusting and degrading. It complicates the 'clean/dirty' divide in the context of organizations and work and illustrates some of the complex ways in which dirty work identities are managed.
Category: Social Science

The Left S Dirty Job

Author : W. Rand Smith
ISBN : 9780822971894
Genre : Political Science
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The Left's Dirty Job compares the experiences of recent socialist governments in France and Spain, examining how the governments of François Mitterrand (1981–1995) and Felipe González (1982–1996) provide a key test of whether a leftist approach to industrial restructuring is possible. This study argues that, in fact, both governments' policies generally resembled those of other European governments in their emphasis on market-adapting measures that eliminated thousands of jobs while providing income support for displaced workers. Featuring extensive field work and interviews with over one hundred political, labor, and business leaders, this study is the first systematic comparison of these important socialist governments.
Category: Political Science

How To Get Your Work Noticed At Your Job

Author : Richard Templar
ISBN : 0132685426
Genre : Business & Economics
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This Element is an excerpt from The Rules of Work: A Definitive Code for Personal Success, Expanded Edition (9780137072064) by Richard Templar. Available in print and digital formats. Don’t let your excellence be overlooked! Follow these rules, get noticed, and move up! It’s too easy for your work to get overlooked. You’re slaving away, and it’s easy to forget that you must put in some effort to boost your individual status and get personal kudos. But it’s important. You have to make your mark, so your promotional potential will be realized. The best way to do this is to….
Category: Business & Economics

The Scylla Hexagram

Author : Paul Riva
ISBN : 9780595755592
Genre : Fiction
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As the full moon shines on a sacred Himalayan cliff, Kym Blaze falls into a raging white water river and escapes from a hooded killer who plunged after her. Eighteen years later, a global Secret Service assigns Kym, now an attractive botanist and Special Ops agent, to identify the same hooded killer, known as the Unicorn, whose name has reappeared in the Hong Kong underworld. To find the Unicorn, she must track a star trader called Obermeyer, recently freed from jail by Unicorn henchmen. Kym only has six days to stop the Unicorn from achieving global hegemony, but her emotional demons surface unexpectedly and threaten her survival. Torn between her mission and her past, she must unravel the deadly maze of the Scylla hexagram in order to stay alive and face the dark shadow of her deepest fear.
Category: Fiction

Social Capital

Author : Partha Dasgupta
ISBN : 0821350048
Genre : Political Science
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This book contains a number of papers presented at a workshop organised by the World Bank in 1997 on the theme of 'Social Capital: Integrating the Economist's and the Sociologist's Perspectives'. The concept of 'social capital' is considered through a number of theoretical and empirical studies which discuss its analytical foundations, as well as institutional and statistical analyses of the concept. It includes the classic 1987 article by the late James Coleman, 'Social Capital in the Creation of Human Capital', which formed the basis for the development of social capital as an organising concept in the social sciences.
Category: Political Science

Doing The Dirty Work

Author : Rosalind Cooke Fredericks
ISBN : UCAL:C3543443
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