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Inside Toyland

Author : Christine L. Williams
ISBN : 0520939492
Genre : Social Science
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"I got my first job working in a toy store when I was 41 years old." So begins sociologist Christine Williams's description of her stint as a low-wage worker at two national toy store chains: one upscale shop and one big box outlet. In this provocative, perceptive, and lively book, studded with rich observations from the shop floor, Williams chronicles her experiences as a cashier, salesperson, and stocker and provides broad-ranging, often startling, insights into the social impact of shopping for toys. Taking a new look at what selling and buying for kids are all about, she illuminates the politics of how we shop, exposes the realities of low-wage retail work, and discovers how class, race, and gender manifest and reproduce themselves in our shopping-mall culture. Despite their differences, Williams finds that both toy stores perpetuate social inequality in a variety of ways. She observes that workers are often assigned to different tasks and functions on the basis of gender and race; that racial dynamics between black staff and white customers can play out in complex and intense ways; that unions can't protect workers from harassment from supervisors or demeaning customers even in the upscale toy store. And she discovers how lessons that adults teach to children about shopping can legitimize economic and social hierarchies. In the end, however, Inside Toyland is not an anticonsumer diatribe. Williams discusses specific changes in labor law and in the organization of the retail industry that can better promote social justice.
Category: Social Science

Trapped In Toyland

Author : Molly Mia Stewart
ISBN : 0553482513
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The twins cannot resist the wonderful and enticing toy store when they are out Christmas shopping, but they are accidentally locked in for the night and when strange things start to happen, they realize they are not alone. Original.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Introduction To Sociology

Author : George Ritzer
ISBN : 9781544355153
Genre : Social Science
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The authors are proud sponsors of the 2020 SAGE Keith Roberts Teaching Innovations Award—enabling graduate students and early career faculty to attend the annual ASA pre-conference teaching and learning workshop. Join the conversation with one of sociology’s best-known thinkers. In the fully updated Fifth Edition of Introduction to Sociology, bestselling author George Ritzer shows students the relevance of sociology to their lives. While providing a rock-solid foundation, the text illuminates traditional sociological concepts and theories, as well as some of the most compelling contemporary social phenomena: globalization, consumer culture, the Internet, and the "McDonaldization" of society. Packed with current examples and the latest research of how "public" sociologists are engaging with the critical issues of today, this new edition encourages students to apply a sociological perspective to their worldview—empowering them to participate in a global conversation about current social problems. A Complete Teaching & Learning Package SAGE Premium Video Included in the interactive eBook! SAGE Premium Video tools and resources boost comprehension and bolster analysis. Preview a video on McDonaldization now. Interactive eBook Includes access to SAGE Premium Video, multimedia tools, and much more! Save when you bundle the interactive eBook with the new edition. Order using bundle ISBN: 978-1-5443-9664-4. Learn more. SAGE coursepacks FREE! Easily import high-quality content, such as exceptional teaching resources from A.S.A.’s TRAILS (Teaching Resources and Innovation Library for Sociology), into your school’s learning management system (LMS) and save time. SAGE edge FREE online resources, including an MCAT Guide for students that maps chapter content to sociology standards on the MCAT test and connects students with free online MCAT study-and-review websites. See how your students benefit.
Category: Social Science

The Harms Of Work

Author : Lloyd, Anthony
ISBN : 9781529204018
Genre : Political Science
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As the percentage of people working in the service economy continues to rise, there is a need to examine workplace harm within low-paid, insecure, flexible and short-term forms of ‘affective labour’. This is the first book to discuss harm through an ultra-realist lens and examines the connection between individuals, their working conditions and management culture. Using data from a long-term ethnographic study of the service economy, it investigates the reorganisation of labour markets and the shift from security to flexibility, a central function of consumer capitalism. It highlights working conditions and organisational practices which employees experience as normal and routine but within which multiple harms occur. Challenging current thinking within sociology and policy analysis, it reconnects ideology and political economy with workplace studies and uses examples of legal and illegal activity to demonstrate the multiple harms within the service economy.
Category: Political Science


Author : Florence Ramie
ISBN : 0843928832
Genre : Fiction
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The evil past in the form of a ghostly little girl haunts the MacKenzie family with visions of danger and death
Category: Fiction


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ISBN : UCAL:B4950836
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Christmas In Toyland

Author : Julie Kistler
ISBN : 0373164181
Genre : Fiction
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Christmas In Toyland by Julie Kistler released on Oct 25, 1991 is available now for purchase.
Category: Fiction

Doing Business With Beauty

Author : Adia Harvey Wingfield
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131713567
Genre : Business & Economics
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Using in-depth interviews with hair salon owners, Doing Business with Beauty explores several facets of the business of owning a hair salon, including the process of becoming an owner, the dynamics of the owner-employee relationship, and the factors that steer black women to work in the hair industry. Harvey Wingfield examines the black female business owner's struggle for autonomy and success in entrepreneurship.
Category: Business & Economics


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ISBN : UVA:X030202353
Genre : Jews
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Category: Jews

Feminist Studies

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ISBN : UVA:X030049704
Genre : Electronic journals
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Category: Electronic journals

The Politics And Pleasures Of Consuming Differently

Author : F. Trentmann
ISBN : UOM:39015078771253
Genre : Business & Economics
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Analyzing representations and practices of consumption in the Western world, this book offers a perspective on the themes of counter-consumerism, ecological crisis and sustainability. It is suitable for students in media, cultural, and literary studies as well as in sociology and environmental studies.
Category: Business & Economics

Mapping The Social Landscape Readings In Sociology

Author : Susan J Ferguson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105123271558
Genre : Social Science
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Drawing from a wide selection of classic and contemporary works, the 60 selections in this best-selling reader represent a plurality of voices and views within sociology. In addition to classic works by authors such as Karl Marx, Max Weber, C. Wright Mills, David Rosenhan, Kingsley Davis and Wilbert Moore, this anthology presents a wide range of contemporary scholarship, some of which provides new treatments of traditional concepts. By integrating issues of diversity throughout the book, Ferguson helps students see the inter-relationships of race, social class, and gender, and the ways in which they have shaped the experiences of all people in society.
Category: Social Science


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ISBN : STANFORD:36105121676758
Genre : Academic libraries
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Category: Academic libraries

The Undevelopment Of Capitalism

Author : Rebecca Emigh
ISBN : UOM:39015082742282
Genre : Business & Economics
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In The Undevelopment of Capitalism, Emigh argues that the expansion of the Florentine economic market in the fifteenth century helped to undo the development of markets of other economies--especially the rural economy of Tuscany. As this highly developed urban market penetrated rural regions, it actually erased rural market institutions that rural inhabitants had used to organize agricultural production and family life. Thus, an advanced economy at the time of the late Middle Ages and early Renaissance "undeveloped" over time. The economic development of this region in Italy was delayed as it failed to keep pace with the rest of Europe. Using a negative case methodology to show how urban and rural markets change, Emigh employs methods of historical sociology and sectoral theories to examine how markets can prosper and suffer at the same time. She shows how sectoral relations are crucial to transitions to capitalism and how capitalist development can also contract markets.
Category: Business & Economics

Can Timmy Save Toyland

Author : Vincent McDonnell
ISBN : 1903464862
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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When Santa learns Toyland is disappearing he calls on Timmy Goodfellow to help.
Category: Juvenile Fiction

The Bobbsey Twins And The Trouble In Toyland

Author : Laura Lee Hope
ISBN : 0671626582
Genre : Detective and mystery stories
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The twins investigate a mystery at More and More Toys, where someone has stolen antique toys and replaced them with clever fakes.
Category: Detective and mystery stories

Walt Disney S Babes In Toyland

Author : Monique Peterson
ISBN : 0786853522
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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This cherished holiday classic takes readers on a nostalgic trip back to Toyland. Originally published as a Golden Book in 1961, Babes in Toyland features artwork created by Earl and Carol Marshall of the Disney Studios. Based on the operetta by Victor Herbert and Glenn McDonough, this latest Walt Disney Classic Edition will once again warm the hearts of children, and chidlren at heart.
Category: Juvenile Fiction