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The Cocktail Waitress

Author : James P. Spradley
ISBN : 9781478610373
Genre : Social Science
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A 1975 classic, this highly readable, in-depth study examines a familiar female role in contemporary American society. The authors apply fieldwork methods to the study of social behavior in a college baras viewed from the perspective of cocktail waitresses. They describe in detail the day-to-day lives of women and the meaning of work for women in a mans world. Not a feminist tract, their book provides a wealth of empirical data on the nature of being female in our culture. The Cocktail Waitress examines female/male relationships as well as patterns of male dominance in social interaction, and shows how these are linked to more general issues in anthropology. The work teaches important social science concepts while always dealing with the college students own world. Its objective presentation of the waitress casts light on significant social issues and the role of women in todays society, together with the manner in which female-male roles are interlocked.
Category: Social Science

The Cocktail Waitress

Author : James M Cain
ISBN : 9781781160350
Genre : Fiction
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Following her husband's death in a suspicious car accident, beautiful young widow Joan Medford is forced to take a job serving drinks in a cocktail lounge to make ends meet and to have a chance of regaining custody of her young son. At the job she encounters two men who take an interest in her, a handsome young schemer who makes her blood race and a wealthy but unwell older man who rewards her for her attentions with a $50,000 tip and an unconventional offer of marriage... Includes a 4,000 word feature on the locating of this “lost” Cain novel, by Hard Case Crime editor, Charles Ardai
Category: Fiction

How To Become A Cocktail Waitress

Author : Sally Fowler
ISBN :
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Today S Cocktail Waitress

Author : Bolt, Beranek, and Newman, inc
ISBN : PSU:000007430329
Genre : Waiters
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Ethnography In Organizations

Author : Helen B. Schwartzman
ISBN : 0803943792
Genre : Business & Economics
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In this volume, Schwartzman evaluates the range of ethnographic research that has been conducted on organizations. She also examines such important topics as: the roles and methods utilized by organizational ethnographers; the problems and prospects for conducting fieldwork in organizations; and the role that everyday but often overlooked routines - like meetings and story telling - play in the production and reproduction of organizations, institutions and society.
Category: Business & Economics

Oranges In The Big Apple

Author : Judith Yancey
ISBN : 9781479796380
Genre : Family & Relationships
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Oranges in the Big Apple is a romantic, funny, and sexy novel about a Florida family on the go in the late sixties and early seventies. Passionate characters, a multitude of pets, and unpredictable situations emerge. With a young girl searching for stardom, the crazy world of entertainment is well portrayed. A former beauty queen, who is also a single mother of three young sons, searches for the perfect man which lands her in many funny, and awkward situations. The family's uplifting and refreshing spirit in the face of hard knocks and their optimism is the heart of this book. Grandma's southern values keep the family strong, supportive, and tight. New York City is the perfect backdrop for this mix of success, disillusionment, and adventure.
Category: Family & Relationships

Welcome To Fiemme

Author : Ghassan A. Jabali
ISBN : 9781483413860
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After four years of working as a busser, Ghassan Jabali has emerged to tell all about his life and experiences in the restaurant biz. Have a walkthrough of the infamous restaurant Fiemme, in the NJN Hotel and Casino. Welcome to Fiemme is a collection of mishaps and stories about all the bussers, servers and hostesses as they work in Las Vegas.
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Cat In An Alien X Ray

Author : Carole Nelson Douglas
ISBN : 9781429944090
Genre : Fiction
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Carole Nelson Douglas's Cat in an Alien X-Ray takes the Las Vegas gang on a science-fictional roller-coaster ride, as Midnight Louie, feline PI, and company encounter UFO enthusiasts, conspiracy nuts who are too bizarre even for tin foil hat therapy. An Area 51 attraction on the Strip threatens to bring more than starry-eyed enthusiasts to town. Once again it is up to that furballed PI Midnight Louie to keep his crew in line and save them from the attack of the creatures from the beyond...or common criminals that prey on the innocent. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

The Restaurant Manager S Handbook

Author : Douglas Robert Brown
ISBN : 9780910627092
Genre : Business & Economics
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Shows how to set up, operate, and manage a financially successful food-service operation. This book cover the process of a restaurant start-up and ongoing management, pointing out methods to increase chances of success, and showing how to avoid the many common mistakes that can doom a start-up.
Category: Business & Economics

The Urban Ethnography Reader

Author : Mitchell Duneier
ISBN : 9780199325917
Genre : Social Science
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Urban ethnography is the firsthand study of city life by investigators who immerse themselves in the worlds of the people about whom they write. Since its inception in the early twentieth century, this great tradition has helped define how we think about cities and city dwellers. The past few decades have seen an extraordinary revival in the field, as scholars and the public at large grapple with the increasingly complex and pressing issues that affect the ever-changing American city-from poverty to the immigrant experience, the changing nature of social bonds to mass incarceration, hyper-segregation to gentrification. As both a method of research and a form of literature, urban ethnography has seen a notable and important resurgence. This renewed interest demands a clear and comprehensive understanding of the history and development of the field to which this volume contributes by presenting a selection of past and present contributions to American urban ethnographic writing. Beginning with an original introduction highlighting the origins, practices, and significance of the field, editors Mitchell Duneier, Philip Kasinitz, and Alexandra Murphy guide the reader through the major and fascinating topics on which it has focused -- from the community, public spaces, family, education, work, and recreation, to social policy, and the relationship between ethnographers and their subjects. An indispensable guide, The Urban Ethnography Reader provides an overview of how the discipline has grown and developed while offering students and scholars a selection of some of the finest social scientific writing on the life of the modern city.
Category: Social Science

Temp Tales

Author : Judy M. Crouse
ISBN : 9781770673083
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This book takes you through the life and struggles of a woman in search of the perfect job. From being a doormat for inconsiderate employers and temp agencies to working for less than peanuts; is it time wasted or just the cruel reality of the world in which we live? Promises of full time employment that never panned out or getting stuck in a dead-end job you wish you'd never taken to begin with. The concerns of life can be terrifying as you wonder if and when your next paycheck will come. How will you live and will that telephone ever ring? Temp Tales is a story of one woman's struggles and triumphs in the world of Temporary Employment. She shares with the reader the often ludicrous duties required of temp employees. Never one to shirk a job responsibility or say no, she always had a smile. Judy has never given up her pursuit of the dream job.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Edge City

Author : Sin Soracco
ISBN : 9781604865035
Genre : Fiction
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Reno, a female ex-con, finds work at a wild nightclub in San Francisco's North Beach section, where she meets a diverse cast of characters and engages in the general mayhem that pervades the establishment. Original.
Category: Fiction

The Romantic

Author : Barbara Gowdy
ISBN : 9781466829602
Genre : Fiction
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From the author of The White Bone, a piercing novel of passionate attachment and of the fear and freedom of letting go Louise Kirk learns about love and loss at an early age. When she is nine years old, her former beauty queen mother disappears, leaving a note that reads only—and incorrectly—"Louise knows how to work the washing machine." Soon after, the Richters and their adopted son, Abel, move in across the street. Louise's immediate devotion to the exotic, motherly Mrs. Richter is quickly transferred to her nature-loving, precociously intelligent son. From this childhood friendship evolves a love that will bind Louise and Abel forever. Though Abel moves away, Louise's attachment becomes ever more fixed as she grows up. Separations are followed by reunions, but with every turn of their fractured relationship, Louise discovers that Abel cannot love her as fiercely and exclusively as she loves him. Only when she faces another great loss is Louise finally forced to confront the costs of abandoning herself to another. Skillfully interweaving the stories of Louise and Abel at different ages, Barbara Gowdy produces a powerful exploration of love's many incarnations: a motherless daughter who yearns to be adopted, a husband eternally linked to a wife who has left him, a girl bewitched by the boy next door, a woman who refuses to let go of a magnetic, elusive man. Haunting and profound, The Romantic is a story about love in all its exquisite variations.
Category: Fiction

Gunsight Politics

Author : Paul Michael Sturman
ISBN : 9781465391308
Genre : Fiction
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This is a fictionalized version of an event that changed the world. It asks the question, what if the truth was not told about that violent and tragic day in 1963? Within its pages lies a second story of murder, intrigue and mystery that takes you on a ride to meet unforgettable characters both good and evil who lived their lives in a savage era. Step back in history then to the violent days of the 1960s.
Category: Fiction

Cocktails

Author : Joseph M. Carlin
ISBN : 9781780230641
Genre : Cooking
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Gimlet, negroni, manhattan, Long Island ice tea, flirtini, hurricane, screwdriver—cocktails have come a long way from their first incarnation in the seventeenth century, when rum punch was everyone’s go-to drink. Originally made of five ingredients, including a spirit, sugar, and spices, “cocktail” now refers to any drink made of liquor and a mixer. In this book, Joseph M. Carlin uncovers how many of our favorite cocktails were invented and describes how this most American of alcoholic beverages—but most international of drinks—came to influence society around the world. Traveling back to the nineteenth century, Carlin explains that, though England and the American colonies were enjoying rum punch years earlier, the true cocktail was born in America in 1806. Soon after mechanically harvested ice became widely available, Americans were sipping martinis and mint juleps in bars, saloons, and taprooms, and it didn’t take long for these tasty concoctions to spill over into all corners of the globe. The result, Carlin reveals, was the birth of a number of cocktail spinoffs—cocktail parties, cocktail dresses, cocktail wieners, cocktail napkins, and the Molotov cocktail, to name just a few. Featuring many tempting recipes, Cocktail: A Global History is a book to peruse with a mimosa in the morning and a martini at night.
Category: Cooking

Mad Dog Steel Time

Author : Dennis Perry
ISBN : 9781450219310
Genre : Fiction
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Filer ‘Mad Dog’ Wilson, journeyman lineman, has settled down with a family and a nine to five job doing distribution work for P. G. & E. in Portland, Oregon. His involvement with ex cons, a philandering boss, copper thieves, and high voltage transmission work is behind him. (Read The Copper Thieves) Then he is told of the sudden unexpected death of his father; and soon after the funeral, he is given notice of a seasonal layoff by P. G. and E. His wife Abbey tells him he should take some time off, but Filer would sooner work through the loss of his father. Ozzie Harper, a long time friend, gives Filer the chance to return to the excitement of transmission work doing electrical construction and wire work on steel towers, in Deer Lodge, Montana. It isn’t long after arriving in Deer Lodge that Filer is once again caught up in adventures with bikers, kidnappers, movie stars and strippers; and all of this after his dangerous day job as a journeyman lineman.
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An Innocent In Paradise

Author : Kate Carlisle
ISBN : 9781459281943
Genre : Fiction
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Grace Farrell is a genius scientist first, a woman a distant second—until she meets Logan Sutherland. The self-made millionaire is wickedly sexy, and with him, Grace learns a new lesson—how it feels to want a man. Logan has his roving eye on Grace from the moment she steps onto his tropical island. But when he discovers she's there under false pretenses, he orders her to leave. Faced with her refusal, the cynical bachelor works it all to his advantage. He'll let her stay—in his bed! But will one night be enough?
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Beyond The Garden

Author : Nolan M. Robinson
ISBN : 9781483412986
Genre : Fiction
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A Chicago nightclub and its employees are forever changed after a cocktail waitress makes a fateful decision with unforeseen consequences.
Category: Fiction