Jobs, Robots & Us

Jobs, Robots & Us

Author: Kinley Salmon

Publisher: Bridget Williams Books

ISBN: 9781988545851

Category: Political Science

Page: 349

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Could millions of jobs soon be eliminated by artificial intelligence and robots? From driverless cars to digital assistants, it seems the world of work is on the cusp of a technological revolution that is generating hopes and fears alike. But are the robots really knocking at the door? And what does all this mean for New Zealanders? In this far-sighted and lucid book, Kinley Salmon explores the future of work in New Zealand. He interrogates common predictions about a jobless future and explores what might happen to workers in New Zealand as automation becomes more widespread. This book also asks big questions about the power we have to shape technological progress and to influence how robots and artificial intelligence are adopted. It sketches out two bold alternative futures for New Zealand – and suggests what it might take, and what we might risk, to pursue each of them. It is time, Salmon argues, to start debating and choosing the future we want for New Zealand.

Indigenous Women and Work

Indigenous Women and Work

Author: Carol Williams

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252037153

Category: History

Page: 323

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Cover -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- CONTENTS -- List of Illustrations -- Preface Marlene Brant Castellano -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction Carol Williams -- 1. Aboriginal Women and Work across the 49th Parallel: Historical Antecedents and New Challenges Joa -- 2. Making a Living: Anishinaabe Women in Michigan's Changing Economy Alice Littlefield -- 3. Procuring Passage: Southern Australian Aboriginal Women and the Early Maritime Industry of Sealin -- 4. The Contours of Agency: Women's Work, Race, and Queensland's Indentured Labor Trade Tracey Baniva -- 5. From "Superabundance" to Dependency: Women Agriculturalists and the Negotiation of Colonialism a- -- 6. "We Were Real Skookum Women": The shishalh Economy and the Logging Industry on the Pacific Northw -- 7. Unraveling the Narratives of Nostalgia: Navajo Weavers and Globalization Kathy M'Closkey -- 8. Labor and Leisure in the "Enchanted Summer Land": Anishinaabe Women's Work and the Growth of Wisc -- 9. Nimble Fingers and Strong Backs: First Nations and Métis Women in Fur Trade and Rural Economies S -- 10. Northfork Mono Women's Agricultural Work, "Productive Coexistence," and Social Well-Being in tha -- 11. Diverted Mothering among American Indian Domestic Servants, 1920-1940 Margaret D. Jacobs -- 12. Charity or Industry? American Indian Women and Work Relief in the New Deal Era Colleen O'Neill -- 13. "An Indian Teacher among Indians": Native Women As Federal Employees Cathleen D. Cahill -- 14. "Assaulting the Ears of Government": The Indian Homemakers' Clubs and the Maori Women's Welfare -- 15. Politically Purposeful Work: Ojibwe Women's Labor and Leadership in Postwar Minneapolis Brenda J -- 16. Maori Sovereignty, Black Feminism, and the New Zealand Trade Union Movement Cybèle Locke -- 17. Beading Lesson Beth H. Piatote -- Contributors -- Index.

Work-Life Balance

Work-Life Balance

Author: Fiona Jones

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9781135422189

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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What are the effects of conflict between home and work? Does work stress affect those who live with you? In the rapidly changing modern work environment, time pressures seem ever increasing and new technology allows work to be conducted any time and anywhere. These are just two of the factors that make it more and more difficult for working men and women to integrate work and home life. Consequently, there is a need for flexible and innovative solutions to manage the work-home interface. Work-Life Balance: A Psychological Perspective presents up-to-date information on work-home issues, including the latest research findings. The book’s emphasis is strongly psychological, with a focus on practical solutions, and includes chapters which deal with psychological issues such as the conflict between work and family, how work stresses may affect partners, and recovery from work. It also includes sections on legal issues, as well as examples of initiatives being implemented by leading employers. Contributors are drawn from the leading researchers in their fields and reflect the international character of the current challenges facing employers and employees. Its practical focus and innovative approach make this an essential book for managers, HR professionals and organizational psychologists, as well as students in these disciplines. The theoretical basis and research focus mean the book will also be invaluable for researchers investigating workplace issues.

The Gap-Year Guidebook 2010

The Gap-Year Guidebook 2010

Author: Alison Withers

Publisher: John Catt Educational Ltd

ISBN: 9781904724704

Category: Students

Page: 515

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'The Gap-Year Guidebook 2010' has comprehensive advice on travelling, volunteering, working round the world, languages, sports courses, office skills, career breaks and life after the gap year.

The Cambridge Handbook of the Global Work–Family Interface

The Cambridge Handbook of the Global Work–Family Interface

Author: Kristen M. Shockley

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108245074

Category: Business & Economics


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The Cambridge Handbook of the Global Work-Family Interface is a response to growing interest in understanding how people manage their work and family lives across the globe. Given global and regional differences in cultural values, economies, and policies and practices, research on work-family management is not always easily transportable to different contexts. Researchers have begun to acknowledge this, conducting research in various national settings, but the literature lacks a comprehensive source that aims to synthesize the state of knowledge, theoretical progression, and identification of the most compelling future research ideas within field. The Cambridge Handbook of the Global Work-Family Interface aims to fill this gap by providing a single source where readers can find not only information about the general state of global work-family research, but also comprehensive reviews of region-specific research. It will be of value to researchers, graduate students, and practitioners of applied and organizational psychology, management, and family studies.

Encyclopedia of Rural America: N-Z

Encyclopedia of Rural America: N-Z



ISBN: UOM:39076002768906

Category: Country life

Page: 1341

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History, sociology, anthropology, and public policy are combined to deliver the encyclopedia destined to become the standard reference work in American rural studies. From irrigation and marriage to games and mental health, this encyclopedia is the first to explore the contemporary landscape of rural America, placed in historical perspective. With over 300 articles prepared by leading experts from across the nation, this timely encyclopedia documents and explains the major themes, concepts, industries, concerns, and everyday life of the people and land who make up rural America. Entries range from the industrial sector and government policy to arts and humanities and social and family concerns. Articles explore every aspect of life in rural America. Encyclopedia of Rural America, with its broad range of coverage, will appeal to high school and college students as well as graduate students, faculty, scholars, and people whose work pertains to rural areas. - Publisher.

Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families

Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families

Author: Alan J. Dettlaff

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231541794

Category: Social Science

Page: 496

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Designed for students of social work, public policy, ethnic studies, community development, and migration studies, Immigrant and Refugee Children and Families provides the best knowledge for culturally responsive practice with immigrant children, adolescents, and families. This textbook summarizes the unique circumstances of Asian/Pacific Islander, Latino, South Asian, African, and Middle Eastern immigrant and refugee populations and the challenges faced by the social service systems, including child welfare, juvenile justice, education, health, and mental health care, that attempt to serve them. Each chapter features key terms, study questions, and resource lists, and the book meets many Council on Social Work Education Educational Policy and Accreditation Standards (EPAS) competencies. The book addresses the policy landscape affecting immigrant and refugee children in the United States, and a final section examines current and future approaches to advocacy.

Small States and the Changing Global Order

Small States and the Changing Global Order

Author: Anne-Marie Brady

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030188030

Category: Law

Page: 395

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This book provides a critical examination of the foreign policy choices of one typical small state, New Zealand, as it faces the changing global balance of power. New Zealand’s foreign policy challenges are similar with those faced by many other small states in the world today and are ideally suited to help inform theoretical debates on the role of small states in the changing international system. The book analyses how a small state such as New Zealand is adjusting to the changing geopolitical, geo-economic, environment. The book includes perspectives from some of New Zealand's leading as well as emerging commentators on New Zealand foreign policy.

The Rough Guide to Skiing and Snowboarding in North America

The Rough Guide to Skiing and Snowboarding in North America

Author: Tam Leach

Publisher: Rough Guides

ISBN: 1843530791

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 582

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A guide for both skiers and snowboarders to the slopes and resorts of the US and Canada, covering over 100 destinations from world-class mountains to local gems. There is in-depth coverage of the ski areas, including piste reviews, suggestions for backcountry forays, details of boardparks and tips on avoiding crowds. The guide also provides informative and colourful reviews of the other attractions that make up a ski trip - hotels, restaurants, bars, spas and shopping.

Narratives of Migrant and Refugee Discrimination in New Zealand

Narratives of Migrant and Refugee Discrimination in New Zealand

Author: Angela McCarthy

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781000790375

Category: Social Science

Page: 173

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This book explores the question of whether the conceptualisation of New Zealand as a welcoming nation is accurate. Examining historical and contemporary narratives of migrant and refugee discrimination, it considers the economic, social, political, cultural and historical contexts from which discrimination emerges and its repercussions. Alert to race and ethnicity, gender, age, class, religion and inter-ethnic migrant conflict, this volume traverses an array of discriminatory practices – including xenophobia, racism and sectarianism – and responses to them. With rich evidence, fascinating new insights and engagement comparatively and transnationally with global themes of exploitation, exclusion and inequalities, Narratives of Migrant and Refuge Discrimination in New Zealand will appeal to scholars across the humanities and social sciences with interests in migration and diaspora studies, race and ethnicity and refugee studies.