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Ross, Andrew 1956-

Works: 39 works in 299 publications in 6 languages and 13,505 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Catalogs  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
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Most widely held works by Andrew Ross
Fast boat to China : corporate flight and the consequences of free trade : lessons from Shanghai by Andrew Ross( Book )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Labor scholar Ross looks at offshore outsourcing to China, specifically of white-collar jobs. He reports on a workforce where employees, for the first time, are emulating a corporate mentality of job-hopping as a way of life. Ross looks as well at the effects of foreign investment on China's (newly capitalist) economy and at how multinational companies are taking advantage of Chinese nationalism in planning for their future growth there. Chinese workers, he discovered, have become as insecure as their Western counterparts. The daily reality of corporate free trade doesn't correspond to its classical definition--India and China, the world's two most populous countries, are competing for low-paying jobs and affecting the growth of white-collar jobs in Asia. Finally, China's huge gains in technology will soon allow it to compete for top-level jobs at the same time that it absorbs lower-end jobs, affecting workers and economies east and west.--From publisher description
No respect : intellectuals & popular culture by Andrew Ross( Book )

18 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 820 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shows how and why the cultural authority of modern intellectuals is mutually bound up with the changing face of popular taste in America over the past fifty years
The celebration chronicles : life, liberty and the pursuit of property values in Disney's New Town by Andrew Ross( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 786 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Scholar and iconoclast Andrew Ross set out to answer questions by spending a year living in the much scrutinized, and often demonized, Celebration - the picture-perfect town that Disney is building for 20,000 people in the swamp and scrub of central Florida. Lavishly planned with a downtown center and newly minted antique homes, and front-loaded with an ultra-progressive school, hospital, and high-tech infrastructure, Celebration would be yet another fresh start in a world gone wrong. Yet behind the picket fences, gleaming facades, and "Kodak moment" streetscapes, Ross discovered a real place with real problems, and not a theme park village cooked up by the imagineers." "In this account, based on his personal encounters and on several hundred hours of interviews with residents, employees, and county locals, Ross records what went right and what went wrong in this latest version of the American Dream."--Jacket
Nice work if you can get it : life and labor in precarious times by Andrew Ross( Book )

18 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Table of contents: Acknowledgements Introduction Part I: Creative Workers and Rent-Seeking 1. The Mercurial Career of Creative Industries Policymaking in the UK, EU, and the US; 2. China's Next Cultural Revolution?; 3. The Olympic Goose That Lays the Golden Egg Part II: Sustainability and the Ground Staff 4. Teamsters, Turtles and Tainted Toys; 5. Learning from San Ysidro Part III: Instruments of Knowledge Capitalism 6. The Copyfight Over Intellectual Property; 7. The Rise of the Global University Conclusion: Maps and Charters Notes; References; Index; About the Author
Microphone fiends : youth music & youth culture by Andrew Ross( Book )

13 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Microphone Fiends, a collection of original essays and interviews, brings together some of the best known scholars, critics, journalists and performers to focus on the contemporary scene. It includes theoretical discussions of musical history along with social commentaries about genres like disco, metal and rap music, and case histories of specific movements like the Riot Grrls, funk clubbing in Rio de Janeiro, and the British rave scene
Universal abandon? : the politics of postmodernism by Andrew Ross( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 643 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No-collar : the humane workplace and its hidden costs by Andrew Ross( Book )

16 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 632 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bird on fire : lessons from the world's least sustainable city by Andrew Ross( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the modern growth of Phoenix, Arizona focusing on it's lack of sustainability and argues that to become sustainable can only occur through political and social change
Strange weather : culture, science, and technology in the age of limits by Andrew Ross( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No sweat : fashion, free trade, and the rights of garment workers by and the Nation Conference on the Garment Workers' Union UNITE( Book )

20 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait de la couverture : "Are you aware that the T-shirt or running shoes you're wearing may have been produced by 13-year-old children working 14-hour days for 30 cents an hour? The clothing sweatshop, as a recent string of media exposés has revealed, is back in business. Don't be fooled by a label which says the item was made in the USA or Europe. It could have been sewn on in Haïti or Indonesia - or in a domestic workshop, where conditions rival those in the Third World. The label might tell you how to treat the garment but it says nothing about how the worker who made it was treated. To find out about that you need to read that book."
Technoculture( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-Americanism by Andrew Ross( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ever since George Washington warned against "foreign entanglements" in his 1796 farewell speech, the United States has wrestled with how to act toward other countries. Consequently, the history of anti-Americanism is as long and varied as the history of the United States. In this multidisciplinary collection, seventeen leading thinkers provide substance and depth to the recent outburst of fast talk on the topic of anti-Americanism by analyzing its history and currency in five key global regions: the Middle East, Latin America, Europe, East Asia, and the United States. The commentary draws from social science as well as the humanities for an in-depth study of anti-American opinion and sentiment in different cultures. The questions raised by these essays force us to explore the new ways America must interact with the world after 9/11 and the war against Iraq
The failure of modernism : symptoms of American poetry by Andrew Ross( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Real love : in pursuit of cultural justice by Andrew Ross( Book )

10 editions published between 1998 and 2004 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Real Love, Andrew Ross, one of our preeminent social critics, explores the vital connection between economic life and cultural expression. From the consequences of cyberspace for work and play to the uses and abuses of genetics in the O.J. trial, from world scarcity to world music, Ross interrogates the cultural forms through which economic forces take their daily toll upon our communities and environment. Examining the effects of debates about race, technology, ecology, and the arts on social and legal change, Ross focuses in particular on how demands for certain forms of cul
Low pay, high profile : the global push for fair labor by Andrew Ross( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Critics have decried the anti-globalization movement as an aimless assortment of causes. Arguably, the most consistent target of activist attention has been the new industrial sweatshop, which has become a byword for corporate-led globalization. In recent years, the world's lowest paying jobs have been the subject of high-profile media coverage. As a result of headline-seeking campaigns, exposes of sweatshop conditions at home and abroad are now a stable of investigative reporting and public attention, and this scrutiny has helped to put fair labor standards on the negotiating table of world trade agreements." "In this new book, scholar and anti-sweatshop activist Andrew Ross shows how and why the movement has been able to shake the confidence of corporate and financial elites accustomed to a free hand in setting the rules of the global economy. In addition to analyzing the achievements of a decade, he presents case studies from around the world: the mercurial growth of China's export trade; the reliance of Italy's fashion and design industries on the underground economy; the health hazards faced by Asian microchip workers and recyclers of electronic waste; and the controversy over Nike's contract with Manchester United, the world's leading soccer brand. Arguing that the fight for fair labor is not solely a geographically distant matter, played out only in the poorest corners of the world, he also shows how it applies to the degradation of white-collar professions as the "casualization" of work in the domestic economy gathers ever more steam. This partisan inquiry into the cruelty and indignity of modern workplaces is informed by evidence that critique and action can bring results."--Jacket
The Chicago gangster theory of life : nature's debt to society by Andrew Ross( Book )

14 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his sharp eye for the crucial cultural phenomena of our times, Ross's wry take on the contradictions of green politics is tempered by his commitment to dispel the ecology movement's public image as an anti-libertarian politics that always "says no," and preaches self-limitation rather than promising social fulfillment. He sees an ecological future of public affluence and not voluntary poverty, a world where nature is a participant in our social plans, and not an authority locking us into some incontrovertible fate
Science wars by Andrew Ross( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At a time when scientific knowledge is systematically whisked out of the domain of education and converted into private capital, the essays in this volume are sharply critical of the conservative defense of a value-free science. They suggest that in a world steeped in nuclear, biogenic, and chemical overdevelopment, those who are skeptical of technology are more than entitled to ask for evidence of rationality in those versions of scientific progress that respond only to the managerial needs of state, corporate, and military elites. Whether uncovering the gender-laden assumptions built into the Western scientific method, redefining the scientific claim to objectivity, showing the relationship between science's empirical worldview and that of mercantile capitalism, or showing how the powerful language of science exercises its daily cultural authority in our society, the essays in Science Wars announce their own powerful message. Analyzing the antidemocratic tendencies within science and its institutions, they insist on a more accountable relationship between scientists and the communities and environments affected by their research."--Jacket
Creditocracy : and the case for debt refusal by Andrew Ross( Book )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It seems like pretty much everybody - homeowners, students, those who are ill and without health insurance, and, of course, credit card holders - is up to their neck in debt that can never be repaid. 77% of US households are seriously indebted and one in seven Americans has been pursued by debt collectors. The major banks are bigger and more profitable than before the 2008 crash, and legislators are all but powerless to bring them to heel. In this forceful, eye-opening survey, Andrew Ross contends that we are in the cruel grip of a creditocracy - where the finance industry commandeers our elected governments and where the citizenry have to take out loans to meet their basic needs. The implications of mass indebtedness for any democracy are profound, and history shows that whenever a creditor class becomes as powerful as Wall Street, the result has been debt bondage for the bulk of the population. Following in the ancient tradition of the jubilee, activists have had some success in repudiating the debts of developing countries. The time is ripe, Ross argues, for a debtors' movement to use the same kinds of moral and legal arguments to bring relief to household debtors in the North. After examining the varieties of lending that have contributed to the crisis, Ross suggests ways of lifting the burden of illegitimate debts from our backs. Just as important, Creditocracy outlines the kind of alternative economy we need to replace a predatory debt-money system that only benefits the 1%."--Publisher description
Andrew Ross : the exorcist and the machines = Der Exorzist und die Maschinen by Andrew Ross( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Andrew Ross, crítico cultural, escribe sobre temas como el trabajo cognitivo precario, la organización del trabajo y la sociedad urbana. En su cuaderno de notas cuestiona el alto precio que tenemos que pagar para incrementar sin pausa la eficiencia y la productividad, analizando la correlación entre la autoexplotación existente en el sistema económico occidental y la explotación de la mano de obra en Asia. Muchos ejecutivos y trabajadores "freelance" pasan la mayor parte del tiempo pegados a sus portátiles -cuadernos de notas electrónicos-, lo que les permite trabajar en cualquier momento y en cualquier lugar, lo que provoca malas interpretaciones de la flexibilidad y el trabajo independiente. A raíz de una investigación en la mayor empresa privada de China, la compañía taiwanesa Foxconn, fabricante de aparatos electrónicos y escenario reciente de varios suicidios de adolescentes, Ross denuncia las duras condiciones de trabajo de sus obreros. El trabajo supuestamente libre e independiente característico del neoliberalismo occidental debe su existencia a las condicones laborales degradantes en otras partes del mundo
What's in a name? : Local Agenda 21, community planning and neighbourhood renewal by Karen Lucas( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Fast boat to China : corporate flight and the consequences of free trade : lessons from Shanghai
Alternative Names
Andrew Ross Scottish sociologist

라사, 안덕로 1956-

로스, 앤드루 1956-

로스, 앤드류 1956-

No respect : intellectuals & popular cultureThe celebration chronicles : life, liberty and the pursuit of property values in Disney's New TownNice work if you can get it : life and labor in precarious timesMicrophone fiends : youth music & youth cultureNo-collar : the humane workplace and its hidden costsBird on fire : lessons from the world's least sustainable cityStrange weather : culture, science, and technology in the age of limitsNo sweat : fashion, free trade, and the rights of garment workers