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Ross, Andrew 1956-

Works: 42 works in 318 publications in 4 languages and 13,752 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Andrew Ross
Nice work if you can get it : life and labor in precarious times by Andrew Ross( )

19 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 2,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Is job insecurity the new norm? With fewer and fewer people working in steady, long-term positions for one employer, has the dream of a secure job with full benefits and a decent salary become just that - a dream? In Nice Work If You Can Get It, Andrew Ross surveys the new topography of the global workplace and finds an emerging pattern of labor instability and uneven development on a massive scale. Combining detailed case studies with lucid analysis and graphic prose, he looks at what the new landscape of contingent employment means for workers across national, class, and racial lines - from the emerging "creative class" of high-wage professionals to the multitudes of temporary, migrant, or low-wage workers. Developing the idea of "precarious livelihoods" to describe this new world of work and life, Ross explores what it means in developed nations - comparing the creative industry policies of the United States, United Kingdom, and European Union, as well as developing countries - by examining the quick fire transformation of China's labor market. He also responds to the challenge of sustainability, assessing the promise of "green jobs" through restorative alliances between labor advocates and environmentalists. Ross argues that regardless of one's views on labor rights, globalization, and quality of life, this new precarious and "indefinite life, & " and the pitfalls and opportunities that accompany it is likely here to stay and must be addressed in a systematic way. A more equitable kind of knowledge society emerges in these pages - less skewed toward flexploitation and the speculative beneficiaries of intellectual property, and more in tune with ideals and practices that are fair, just, and renewable."--Jacket
Bird on fire : lessons from the world's least sustainable city by Andrew Ross( )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 1,477 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
Technoculture( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 1,063 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast boat to China : corporate flight and the consequences of free trade : lessons from Shanghai by Andrew Ross( Book )

15 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 969 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 )

20 editions published between 1989 and 2016 in English and held by 862 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 816 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
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 798 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."
Microphone fiends : youth music & youth culture by Tricia Rose( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 724 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
No-collar : the humane workplace and its hidden costs by Andrew Ross( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hype about the humane workplace concealed a lifestyle in which the line between work time and personal time was blurred beyond hope. Features that appeared to be healthy advances in corporate democracy turned into trapdoors that opened on a bottomless 70-hour-plus workweek. [book cover]
Universal abandon? : the politics of postmodernism by Andrew Ross( Book )

22 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anti-Americanism by Andrew Ross( Book )

11 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 569 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
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 547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 403 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
Science wars by Andrew Ross( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Chinese and held by 385 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
Low pay, high profile : the global push for fair labor by Andrew Ross( Book )

9 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 351 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 349 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
Creditocracy : and the case for debt refusal by Andrew Ross( )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2015 in English and Italian and held by 138 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
The sociolinguistics of hip-hop as critical conscience : dissatisfaction and dissent( )

9 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book adopts a sociolinguistic perspective to trace the origins and enduring significance of hip-hop as a global tool of resistance to oppression. The contributors, who represent a range of international perspectives, analyse how hip-hop is employed to express dissatisfaction and dissent relating to such issues as immigration, racism, stereotypes and post-colonialism. Utilising a range of methodological approaches, they shed light on diverse hip-hop cultures and practices around the world, highlighting issues of relevance in the different countries from which their research originates. Together, the authors expand on current global understandings of hip-hop, language and culture, and underline its immense power as a form of popular culture through which the disenfranchised and oppressed can gain and maintain a voice. This thought-provoking edited collection is a must-read for scholars and students of linguistics, race studies and political activism, and for anyone with an interest in hip-hop
The Gulf : high culture, hard labor( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"On Saadiyat Island, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi, branches of iconic cultural institutions, including the Louvre, the Guggenheim, the British Museum and New York University, are taking shape to the designs of starchitects such as Frank Gehry, Jean Nouvel, Zaha Hadid, and Norman Foster. In this way, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) seeks to burnish its reputation as a sophisticated destination for wealthy visitors and residents. Beneath the glossy veneer of the Saadiyat real estate plan, however, lies a tawdry reality. Those laboring on the construction sites are migrant workers who arrive from poor countries heavily indebted as a result of recruitment and transit fees. Once in the UAE the sponsoring employer takes their passports, houses them in sub-standard labor camps, pays much less than they were promised, and enforces a punishing work regimen. If they protest publicly, they risk arrest, beatings, and deportation. For five years, the Gulf Labor Coalition, a cosmopolitan group of artists and writers, has been pressuring Saadiyat's Western cultural brands to ensure worker protections. Gulf Labor has coordinated a boycott of the Guggenheim Abu Dhabi and pioneered innovative direct action that has involved several spectacular museum occupations. As part of a year-long initiative, an array of artists, writers, and activists submitted a work, a text, or an action. Contextualized by essays that trace how Gulf Labor has evolved, their contributions are reproduced in this book. The result is a compelling chronicle of a campaign at the forefront of a new wave of world-wide cultural activism."--Blurb
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Bird on fire : lessons from the world's least sustainable city
Bird on fire : lessons from the world's least sustainable cityTechnocultureFast boat to China : corporate flight and the consequences of free trade : lessons from ShanghaiNo respect : intellectuals & popular cultureThe celebration chronicles : life, liberty and the pursuit of property values in Disney's New TownNo sweat : fashion, free trade, and the rights of garment workersMicrophone fiends : youth music & youth cultureNo-collar : the humane workplace and its hidden costs
Alternative Names
Andrew Ross Scottish sociologist

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