Idle Hands: The Experience of Unemployment, 1790-1990

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Taylor & Francis, Feb 7, 2002 - History - 384 pages
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Idle Hands is the first major social history of unemployment in Britain covering the last 200 years. It focuses on the experiences of working people in becoming unemployed, coping with unemployment and searching for work, and their reactions and responses to their problems. Direct evidence of the impact of unemployment drawn from extensive personal biographies complements economic and statistical analysis.

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JOHN BURNETT is Professor of Marketing and Chairperson of the Marketing Department at the University of Denver. Author of more than 13 earlier books, including four widely used textbooks, he has published in all of the major academic journals of his field. Burnett concentrates his research on marketing communication strategy, segmentation, and services marketing, and has consulted with numerous companies, such as Johnson & Johnson, Qwest, AT&T, Lucent, and First Data.

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