Royal Blue

The Culture of Construction Workers

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Author: Herbert A. Applebaum

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 144

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Profitable Partnering in Construction Procurement

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Author: Stephen Ogunlana

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135804605

Category: Architecture

Page: 749

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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

Why White Working-Class Men Put Themselves—and the Labor Movement—in Harm's Way

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Author: Kris Paap

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501729292

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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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

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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: 1134078773

Category: Education

Page: 198

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

Industrial dynamics and fragmented labour markets

construction firms and labourers in India

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Author: Theo van der Loop

Publisher: Sage Publications Pvt. Ltd

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 452

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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 American Cultural Dialogue And Its Transmission

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Author: George Spindler,

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136615539

Category: Education

Page: 198

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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.

Monographic Series

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Author: Library of Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Monographic series

Page: N.A

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The Tiwi of North Australia

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Author: Charles William Merton Hart

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: 9780030120190

Category: Social Science

Page: 179

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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 Trobrianders of Papua New Guinea

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Author: Annette B. Weiner

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780030119194

Category: Social Science

Page: 184

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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 Sambia

ritual and gender in New Guinea

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Author: Gilbert H. Herdt

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 227

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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 Iñupiat and Arctic Alaska

An Ethnography of Development

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Author: Norman Allee Chance

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 241

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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.

Henderson, Louisiana

cultural adaptation in a Cajun community

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Author: Marjorie R. Esman

Publisher: Harcourt College Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: Social Science

Page: 137

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Anthropology News

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Anthropological linguistics

Page: N.A

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The Swazi

A South African Kingdom

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Author: Hilda Kuper

Publisher: Holt Rinehart & Winston

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 187

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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.