Published April 3, 2013
new & notable
Tags: labor, law, new
Marginal Workers: How Legal Fault Lines Divide Workers and Leave Them Without Protection by Reuben J. Garcia. Call Number: LAW-4th Floor KF3464.G37 2012.
From the Publisher:
Undocumented and authorized immigrant laborers, female workers, workers of color, guest workers, and unionized workers together compose an enormous and diverse part of the labor force in America. Labor and employment laws are supposed to protect employees from various workplace threats, such as poor wages, bad working conditions, and unfair dismissal.
In Marginal Workers, Ruben J. Garcia demonstrates that when it comes to these marginal workers, the sum of the law is less than its parts, and, despite what appears to be a plethora of applicable statutes, marginal workers are frequently lacking in protection. [The author] argues for a new paradigm in worker protection, one based on human freedom and rights, and points to a number of examples in which marginal workers have organized for greater justice on the job in spite of the weakness of the law.
Published March 20, 2013
new & notable
Tags: Alaska, law, new
Alaska Natives and American Laws by David S. Case and David A. Voluck.
Call Number: LAW-New Books KFA1705.C37 2012.
While the practice of tribal or federal Indian law presents its own challenges, the law governing Alaska’s first peoples has its own unique complexities. Many of these are addressed in the new edition of what has become a classic work on the subject by Case and Voluck. As the publisher states, “… Alaska Natives and American Laws is still the only work of its kind, canvassing federal law and its history as applied to the indigenous peoples of Alaska. Covering 1867 through 2011, the authors offer lucid explanations of the often-tangled history of policy and law as applied to Alaska’s first peoples. Divided conceptually into four broad themes of indigenous rights to land, subsistence, services, and sovereignty, the book offers a thorough and balanced analysis of the evolution of these rights in the forty-ninth state.”
Binocular Vision: New & Selected Stories by Edith Pearlman
Call number: LAW-Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PS3566.E2187B56 2011
Binocular Vision won numerous awards in 2011, including the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction. The title was also recommended on several “Best 2011 Top Ten Fiction Titles” lists. In the book, author Edith Pearlman shared many of her previous award winning short stories along with some equally creative new works. Story after story, this collection evokes page-turning interest.
The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes
Call number: LAW-Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PR6052.A6657S46 2011
From the publisher:
The Sense of an Ending won the 2011 Man Booker Prize. Acclaimed author Julian Barnes wrote this thought-provoking novel about a man placed at surprisingly unfamiliar cross roads. It focuses on the succeeding choices he makes in light of his alarming dilemma. The book questions, “How do you carry on, contentedly, when events conspire to upset all your vaunted truths? Laced with [the author’s] trademark precision, dexterity and insight, it is the work of one of the world’s most distinguished writers.”
Salvage the Bones: A Novel by Jesmyn Ward
Call Number: LAW-Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PS3623.A7323S36 2011
Salvage the Bones: A Novel is a vivid portrayal of a poor rural family coping and realizing the far reaching effects of hurricane Katrina. By empathetically imparting twelve significant days before, during, and after this horrific natural event, the author provides a deeper understanding of Katrina’s consequences. Author Jesmyn Ward won the 2011 National book award and 2012 Alex award for this enlightening story.
The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg
Call Number: LAW-Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PS3555.I793 A6 2010
The Collected Stories of Deborah Eisenberg, a compilation of four volumes, won the 2011 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. On awarding the prestigious prize to the author, judge Laura Furman related, “From the first to the last of her collected stories, Deborah Eisenberg demonstrates her sharp intelligence, literary inventiveness and her clear understanding of human interconnectedness as it exists in isolation.”
Published June 4, 2012
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Tags: books, law, lawyers
Solo by Choice, The Companion Guide: 34 Questions That Could Transform Your Legal Career by Carolyn Elefant
Call Number: LAW-4th Floor KF300.Z9E423 2011
From the Publisher:
… insights, tips, first-hand lessons. … inspiration and encouragement.
About the Author:
Carolyn Elefant keeps quite busy. She’s an attorney, active legal blogger, into sustainable environmental causes, etc.