Dirty Work

Author: Stuart Woods

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101209844

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3859

Stone Barrington gets a taste of New York City’s devious upper crust in this “sleek and engaging”* mystery in the #1 New York Times bestselling series. Hired to prove infidelity in an heiress’s marriage, Stone Barrington goes undercover. But the work turns dirty—and catastrophic—when the errant husband is found dead and the other woman disappears without a trace. Now, Stone must clear his own good name and find a killer hiding among the glitterati of New York’s high society.

Dirty Work

Author: Larry Brown

Publisher: Algonquin Books

ISBN: 1565125630

Category: Fiction

Page: 247

View: 2586

Dirty Work is the story of two men, strangersÑone white, the other black. Both were born and raised in Mississippi. Both fought in Vietnam. Both were gravely wounded. Now, twenty-two years later, the two men lie in adjacent beds in a VA hospital.Over the course of a day and a night, Walter James and Braiden Chaney talk of memories, of passions, of fate. With great vision, humor, and courage, Brown writes mostly about love in a story about the waste of war.

Doing the Dirty Work?

The Global Politics of Domestic Labour

Author: Bridget Anderson

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9781856497619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 213

View: 1106

There has been a tendency amongst feminists to see domestic work as the great leveller, a common burden imposed on all women equally by patriarchy. This unique study of migrant domestic workers in the North uncovers some uncomfortable facts about the race and class aspects of domestic oppression. Based on original research, it looks at the racialisation of paid domestic labour in the North - a phenomenon which challenges feminsim and political theory at a fundamental level. The book opens with an exploration of the public/private divide and an overview of the debates on women and power. The author goes on to provide a map of employment patterns of migrant women in domestic work in the North; she describes the work they perform, their living and working conditions and their employment relations. A chapter on the US explores the connections between slavery and contemporary domestic service while a section on commodification examines the extent to which migrant domestic workers are not selling their labour but their whole personhood. The book also looks at the role of the Other in managing dirt, death and pollution and the effects of the feminisation of the labour market - as middle class white women have greater presence in the public sphere, they are more likely to push responsibility for domestic work onto other women. In its depiction of the treatment of women from the South by women in the North, the book asks some difficult questions about the common bond of womanhood. Packed with information on the numbers of migrant women working as domestics, the racism, immigration or employment legislation that constrains their lives, and testimonies from the workers themselves, this is the most comprehensive study of migrant domestic workers available.

Dirty Work

A Novel

Author: Gabriel Weston

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316235601

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 2403

An informed and arresting debut novel about a young surgeon in crisis, by a writer whose "exactitude of expression is rare and uncanny." (Rachel Cusk) Nancy Mullion, an obstetrician-gynecologist whose botched surgery has put a patient in a life-threatening coma, must face a medical tribunal to determine if she can continue to practice medicine. Nancy's fears about both her patient's chances for survival and whether she will be "undoctored" are made palpable to the reader. Throughout four weeks of intense questioning and accusations, this physician directly confronts for the first time her work as an abortion provider--how it helps the lives of others but takes a heavy toll on her own. Interweaving memories of Nancy's English and American childhood and adolescence, Dirty Work creates an emotionally charged portrait of one woman's life; the telling of seemingly untellable stories sets her free, as it can all women. Gabriel Weston has given us a truly original, courageous, and meaningful novel.

Dirty Work

Concepts and Identities

Author: Ruth Simpson

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230277136

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 274

View: 3401

This book explores new understandings and contemporary experiences of dirty work – tasks or roles that are seen to be disgusting or degrading. Through novel empirical sites that include nursing, medicalization, sex workers, sex call operators, financiers and women's magazines, the book offers new theoretical insights into a form of work that is increasing in significance in the contemporary labour market. By drawing on concepts such as staining, embodiment and 'whiteness', it complicates the clean/dirty divide in the context of work and contributes to understandings of dirty work as contingent, fluid and socially constructed. It offers rich insights into the complex ways in which such work is experienced and the variety of strategies drawn on as dirty workers seek to manage identity.

Dirty Work

Author: Julia Bell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802797415

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 6091

Two teenaged girls with little in common must find a way to work together if they are ever to escape their captors after being abducted into an international prostitution ring.

Dirty Work

Author: Pat Cadigan

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575120231

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

View: 5943

Dirty Work? In a manner of speaking, perhaps, but certainly not along the lines of de Sade or Henry Miller. "Dirty" maybe because within this remarkable volume of short stories (a follow-up to her award-winning collection Patterns) author Pat Cadigan unflinchingly explores the implications of technology on modern and near-future societies, humorously challenges our perceptions of reality, and chillingly strips away our civilized facades to confront the bestial nature of our souls. With stories like "Home By the Sea," "Dispatches from the Revolution," "No Prisoners," "50 Ways to Improve Your Orgasm," and "Naming Names," Pat Cadigan exhibits an enviable ability to tackle a variety of themes, moods, and perspectives. And makes it all seem easy. Featuring 18 stunning fictions (including the previously unpublished "Lost Girls" written especially for this book)-as well as intriguing author introduction to each story-Dirty Work is a thought provoking, often funny, never compromising collection by one of America's most gifted authors. It doesn't get any better than this.

The Ethics of Human Rights

Contested Doctrinal and Moral Issues

Author: Shirley K. Drew,Melanie Mills,Bob M. Gassaway

Publisher: Baylor University Press

ISBN: 1932792732

Category: Religion

Page: 271

View: 5261

A theology of human rights applied to animal rights, environmental issues, and democracy

Dirty Work

Author: Reed Coleman

Publisher: Orca Book Publishers

ISBN: 145980208X

Category: Fiction

Page: 136

View: 7996

Gulliver Dowd is a little person in a world of hurt. After his sister, an NYPD policewoman, is murdered, he becomes a licensed PI. Dowd is shocked to discover that his mysterious new client is Nina, his high-school girlfriend and the one true love of his life. But the real surprise is yet to come. Nina hires Gulliver to find her runaway daughter, convincing him to take the case only when she confesses that the missing girl is Dowd's daughter too, the product of their high-school romance. When he takes the case, Dowd must travel from an exclusive girls' academy to a Mafia don's mansion to seek the answer to his newfound daughter's disappearance. But all is not what it seems. What is the real surprise awaiting Gulliver Dowd?

The Dirty Work of Neoliberalism

Cleaners in the Global Economy

Author: Luis L. M. Aguiar,Andrew Herod

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1405156368

Category: Law

Page: 263

View: 2412

In this collection of essays, an international group of scholars investigate the global building cleaning industry to reveal the extent of neoliberalism's impact on cleaners. This book provides the first intensive study focusing on building cleaners and their global experiences Brings together an international group of scholars and experts to investigate different national contexts and examples Draws out important commonalities and highlights significant differences in these experiences Examines topics including erosion of cleaners' industrial citizenship rights, the impact of outsourcing upon their working conditions, economic security, and the intensification of their work and its negative effects on physical health Considers how cleaners are mobilizing to resist and respond to the restructuring of their work.

The dirty work of democracy

a year on the streets with the SAPS

Author: Antony Altbeker

Publisher: Jonathan Ball Publishers


Category: Political Science

Page: 274

View: 7872

Dirty Work

Author: Chelle Bliss,Brenda Rothert

Publisher: Hea Incorporated

ISBN: 9780997569018


Page: 310

View: 9607

#PurePrescott4CongressThe stakes are high and I'm running for Congress against an opponent who will stop at nothing to ruin me. With election day near, and my dreams in sight, there's only one man who can take me down.Politics is a filthy business.#Titan2TaintShe claims to be pure, but I'm a man who knows how to find the depraved vixen in every woman. My brother, her opponent, gives me an easy task: expose Reagan Prescott.It's a dirty job and I'm just the man to do her.

Dirty Work - Part 1

Author: Erica Hilton

Publisher: Melodrama Publishing

ISBN: 1620780925

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 3393

Poisoned Pawn Harlem brothers, Kip and Kid Kane, are like night and day. While Kip is with his stick-up crew hitting ballers and shot-callers, the wheelchair-bound Kid is busy winning chess tournaments and being a genius. Kip's ex, Eshon, and her girls, Jessica and Brandy, put in work for Kip's crew as the E and J Brandy bitches. Eshon wants Kip, but Kip is always focused on the next heist--the next big come-up. When given an assignment by the quirky Egyptian kingpin, Maserati Meek, Kip jumps at the chance to level up to bigger scores. While doing Maserati Meek's Dirty Work, Kip and his crew find that doing business with crazy pays handsomely. But at what cost? Insanity leads to widespread warfare, and the last man standing will have to take down the warlord.

Dirty Work

Author: Nigel Cox

Publisher: Victoria University Press

ISBN: 9780864735263

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 3864

As the economic reforms of the mid-1980s begin to take their toll on New Zealand’s most vulnerable, Gina Tully, manager of Happy World hotel—a down-and-out residential hotel filled with rascals and eccentrics—must reconcile her social conscience with her need to keep her job. Emerging from this story about the downtrodden and disadvantaged is a celebration of human resilience that reminds us of the importance of intimacy and compassion.

Dirty Work

Immigrants in Domestic Service, Agriculture, and Prostitution in Sicily

Author: Jeffrey Cole,Sally S. Booth

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9780739117248

Category: Political Science

Page: 163

View: 6581

Dirty Work explores the lives and work of recent immigrants from Africa, Asia, and elsewhere to the southern Italian region of Sicily. Using extensive research, Cole and Booth focus on the experiences of foreigners employed in domestic service, prostitution, and agriculture. Investigation of these key sectors affords a revealing vantage point onto the place of Sicily in the increasingly international circuit of people, goods, practices, and capital. The book departs from the focus, common in immigration studies, on a single nationality or location by instead describing the experiences of foreigners of diverse origins in rural and urban areas. The Sicilian case epitomizes what is one of the most significant developments in contemporary Europe: the recent transformation of the South from labor exporter to immigrant destination. Probing the material foundations of the contemporary world, Dirty Work's clear and compelling presentation of timely themes should make it of interest to a broad readership, including students, scholars, and the interested public.

Dirty Work -

Author: Erica Hilton

Publisher: Dirty Work

ISBN: 9781620780879

Category: Fiction

Page: 248

View: 7962

After his brother is murdered, Kip plots his revenge. Meanwhile, Jessica has a falling out with two friends, Eshon and Brandy, and must rely on her street smarts. And Maserati Meek calls in skilled reinforcements to help him execute a grand plan.

Dirty Work

Author: Glen McNamara

Publisher: New Holland Publishers (AU)

ISBN: 9781741108514

Category: Detectives

Page: 280

View: 1237

This true story of police corruption and undercover assignments will have you reeling. All crime revolves around the financial powerhouse that is the drug trade. And drugs and paedophilia go together like a hand in a glove. Glen McNamara joined the NSW Police Force when he was 17 and was sworn in as a constable at 19. A career as a detective beckoned and soon Glen was tracking down the notorious Warren Lanfranchi who was dealing drugs with Neddy Smith, and disgraced cop Roger Rogerson who was making deals in Redfern. This is Inner Sydney in the heat of the 1980s and the cash and drugs are flowing freely. This is a hard hitting story about the fight for justice by one lone policeman in a sea of corruption.

21 Dirty Tricks at Work

How to Beat the Game of Office Politics

Author: Mike Phipps,Colin Gautrey

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0857084844

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 9280

21 Dirty Tricks at Work is about lies. The type of underhand, pernicious and downright Machiavellian scheming that goes on in business every day. An estimated £7.8bn is lost each year in the UK alone though unnecessary and counter-productive office politicking. But 21 Dirty Tricks at Work is also a book of hope. It exposes the classic manoeuvres and gives practical advice on dealing with them to the vast majority who just want to do a good day's work. 21 Dirty Tricks at Work provides you with all the information you need to spot negative tactics and self-interested strategies. It shows you how to spot the games frequently being played and how to come out with your credibility intact and your sanity preserved. So, if you are fed-up of being on the receiving end of constant backbiting and skulduggery from workmates, join hands with the authors and get Machiavelli on the run!