Paradise Laborers: Hotel Work in the Global Economy

Paradise Laborers: Hotel Work in the Global Economy

by Patricia A. Adler, Peter H. Adler, Peter Adler
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801441897

ISBN-13: 9780801441899

Pub. Date: 07/28/2004

Publisher: Cornell University Press

Drawing on eight years of participant observation and in-depth interviews, the renowned ethnographers Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler reveal the occupational culture and lifestyles of workers at five luxury Hawaiian resorts. The Adlers describe the work, lives, and careers of new immigrants, locals, managers, and "seekers" who labor in organizations that never close

Overview

Drawing on eight years of participant observation and in-depth interviews, the renowned ethnographers Patricia A. Adler and Peter Adler reveal the occupational culture and lifestyles of workers at five luxury Hawaiian resorts. The Adlers describe the work, lives, and careers of new immigrants, locals, managers, and "seekers" who labor in organizations that never close, with shifts scheduled around the clock and around the year.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801441899
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
07/28/2004
Pages:
328
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsix
1Entering Paradise1
2Researching Resorts22
3Trapped Laborers: New Immigrants and Locals41
4Transient Laborers: Seekers and Management64
5Transient Lifestyles80
6Seasonal Laborers99
7Temporal Laborers123
8Stratified Laborers139
9Careers in Paradise: Short-Term and Intermediate169
10Careers in Paradise: Long-Term189
11Understanding Paradise Labor216
AppendixThe Participants233
Notes239
References263
Index291

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