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Living and working with giants

Living and working with giants

Author: Nicolas Lainé

Publisher: Publications scientifiques du Muséum

ISBN: 9782856539293

Category: Social Science

Page: 272

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This book proposes a unique and immersive multispecies ethnography of the cooperative interaction between the Khamti and elephants in Northeast India. It is based on extended research fieldwork, which attempts not only to describe how the Khamti establish working relationships with elephants, but also considers the involvement of animals in this joint-venture. Through a step-by-step approach, the book addresses different aspects of the interspecies working unit from the beginning of Khamti-elephant association through to its evolvement at work. Back and forth from village to forest, through rich and meticulous descriptions, Nicolas Lainé brings the reader up close in following the capture of a juvenile forest elephant, documenting its transformation into a village elephant. In this unique way, Lainé shows how the initial human-animal bonds evolve and persist at work as a two-way, reciprocated process. The adopted multi-disciplinary approach allows thinking the human-elephant working unit in terms of intersubjective engagement. In its analysis, Nicolas Lainé took into consideration of the cognitive capacities and corporeal capabilities of humans and elephants, their reciprocal influences, and the representations that arise from specific contexts in which interspecies communication and collaboration is manifest. Hence, the proposition on interspecies labour sheds new light not only with respect to what we know (or we think we know) about animals, but also modifies our idea of domestication. At the workplace, humans and animals not only partake in a common world, but that they produce this world together and transform it through their collaboration. Beyond this, the book shows how the quality of shared living conditions for both animal and human are intrinsically linked. It opens doors to a new approach of species conservation and the realization of a very current and widespread aspiration: that of extending the mutually beneficial modalities of existence of humans and animals in their shared environment.

Living and Working in Ancient Greece

Living and Working in Ancient Greece

Author: Joanne Randolph

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9780766089716

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 50

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Ancient Greece was known for its sophisticated culture and great thinkers in the fields of philosophy, science, and math. The life and culture of this amazing ancient society will leap off the page, as readers engage with the compelling, informational text and complementary photos. As readers travel back in time to ancient Greece, they will discover the lasting influence this ancient civilization has had on the modern world.

Living and Working in Hong Kong

Living and Working in Hong Kong

Author: Rachel Wright

Publisher: How to Books

ISBN: UCSD:31822032543415

Category: British

Page: 384

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Living; 1. The reality of life in Hong Kong; 2. Lifestyles; 3. Costs and Standards of Living; 4. Types of Accommodation; 5. Food; 6. Shopping; 7. Healthcare; 8. Childcare and Schools; 9. Leisure - sports, culture, entertainment, travel; Working; 10. Job Hunting; 11. Public and private sector work; 12. English Language Teaching; 13.

Living and Working in Spain

Living and Working in Spain

Author: David Hampshire

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000055925097

Category: British

Page: 458

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-- Essential reading for those who move abroad or are relocated because of business -- Includes chapters on finding jobs, permits & visas, working conditions and accommodations

Workplace Health and Safety

Workplace Health and Safety

Author: David Walters

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230250529

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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A cutting edge look at the experience of worker representation in the employment relations of workplace health and safety. Examining the extent to which existing arrangements deliver results, this book reflects on whether the effectiveness of worker representation is eroded or enhanced by current regulatory and organizational constructs.

Maritime Work Law Fundamentals: Responsible Shipowners, Reliable Seafarers

Maritime Work Law Fundamentals: Responsible Shipowners, Reliable Seafarers

Author: Iliana Christodoulou-Varotsi

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540727514

Category: Law

Page: 823

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The importance of international maritime labour law - both as a component of - ternational maritime law, and in socio-political and economic terms - has been recognised by the IMO International Maritime Law Institute for a number of years. Indeed, the Institute has annually organised a course on maritime labour law with the participation of inter alia the International Maritime Organization, the - ternational Labour Organization, the International Transport Workers’ Federation, and the German Shipowners’ Association. It was therefore a great pleasure when the authors invited me to introduce their forthcoming monograph on Maritime Work Law Fundamentals: Responsible S- powners Reliable Seafarers. As the title suggests, a fundamental challenge of this branch of international maritime law is to achieve a balance between the interests of the two main stakeholders. Institutionally, the effort to achieve this balance dates back a number of decades with its genesis mainly found in the work of the International Labour Organization. It has to be said that whilst this effort achieved great progress, it has led to a haphazard, plethora of legal instruments.

Worklife Balance

Worklife Balance

Author: Barbara Hobson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199681136

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 316

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This volume seeks to address the rising expectations of working parents in advanced Western welfare states for work-life balance and quality of life, and the tensions that ensue from these expectations within individual lives, households, work organizations, and policy frameworks.

Labour Relations in Central Europe

Labour Relations in Central Europe

Author: Jochen Tholen

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754670937

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 200

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Since 1990, foreign direct investment (FDI) has quickened economic modernization in Central Europe. Labour Relations - as an essential factor in the organization of labour and production - have already been impacted upon by this modernization. On the basis of an analysis of nine corporations, this book uncovers various emerging models of industrial relations but also a clear tendency towards company centralization.