Can values operate in a world of facts and still be more than indifferent facts themselves? In this important and challenging book, Wolfgang Kohler's subject is value, or what he calls the "requiredness" of an object or activity. Starting with a descriptive account of values as we become aware of them, he finds that, inside certain contexts, parts of such structures do not appear as indifferent facts.
Part of the Comparative Work and Employment Relations series, Putting Labour in its Place is an edited collection, containing cutting-edge research and theoretical innovation on global value chains, the nature of work and labour process theory. It addresses the different processes around the world that each add value to the goods or services being produced; whilst also analysing the idea of labour itself and the exploitation surrounding it.Key benefits:• Written by leading international academics• A landmark text combining the growing interest in global value chains with labour process theory• Provides up-to-date critical analysis of global developments
The history of the world is outlined in this remarkable reference book, from the earliest settlements of around 9000BC right up to the turn of the millenium. Wars and revolutions, inventions and discoveries are presented chronologically to give the readers a full global overview of what was taking place at any given time. Over 3,500 dates make this title an ideal homework companion. Includes colourful reconstructions, photographs and maps. Lists kings, queens, presidents, prime ministers and rulers and includes extensive glossary and index. Excellent value in a substantial hardback. Over 300 pages long.
Aged thirteen, Tristan Bloch writes a love note to Calista Broderick. He thinks she is perfect. He wants to talk to her. He thinks he loves her. He could help her with her algebra homework. Cally shares the note with her best friend, Abigail, who insists that she shows it to her boyfriend Ryan, who decides to share it on Facebook: and then everyone sees it.Before long, Tristan takes a morning ride to the Golden Gate Bridge, leaves his bike on the against the rail, and jumps.Now, Tristan's classmates are seventeen, dealing with tests and affairs with teachers, pressure from parents and going to parties.These wealthy, privileged teenagers should be the happiest on earth. But the guilt of Tristan's death follows them all...
Does the sight of your child's maths homework fill you with dread? Do you look for any excuse when they ask you to explain equations, fractions or multiplication? Maths can often leave children - and parents - perplexed. How to do Maths so Your Children Can Too works through maths topics with a simple step-by-step approach, explaining the new ways of teaching maths that confuse so many parents. This book will show you how to: - Master 'number bonds' and 'number lines' - Divide by 'chunking' - Multiply using 'the grid method' - Work with fractions, percentages and ratios - Understand number and place value Bridging the gap between primary and secondary school - when children often struggle - and packed full of simple, accessible examples, this essential guide will banish your maths phobia and take the pain out of homework time.