Free Trade & Uneven Development: North American Apparel Industry After Nafta

Free Trade & Uneven Development: North American Apparel Industry After Nafta

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How NAFTA has reshaped the production of clothing in North America

About Author

Gary Gereffi is Director of the Markets and Management Studies Program at Duke University. He is the co-editor of Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism (with Miguel Korzeniewicz) and Manufacturing Miracles: Paths of Industrialization in Latin America and East Asia (with Donald L. Wyman).David Spener is Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is the co-editor (with Kathleen Staudt) of The U.S.-Mexico Border: Transcending Divisions, Contesting Identities.Jennifer Bair is Assistant Professor of Sociology at Yale University.Contributors: Araceli Almaraz, Edna Bonachich, Jorge Carrillo, Clemente Ruiz Duran, Alfredo Hualde, Judi A. Kessler, Martha Martinez, Dale T. Mathews, Jorge Mendoza, Michael Mortimore, Florence Palpacuer, Enrique Dussel Peters, Michael J. Piore, Fernando Pozos Ponce, Robert J.S. Ross, Robert van Dooren, Ulrik Vangstrup, and the editors.


List of Tables and FiguresPart I: Analytical Overview1. Introduction: The Apparel Industry and North American Economic Integration - David Spener, Gary Gereffi, and Jennifer Bair2 . NAFTA and the Apparel Commodity Chain: Corporate Strategies, Interfirm Networks, and Industrial Upgrading - Jennifer Bair and Gary GereffiPart II: The Changing Face of the Apparel Industry in the United States3. Subcontracting Networks in the New York Garment Industry: Changing Characteristics in a Global Era - Florence Palpacuer4. The Impact of North American Economic Integration on the Los Angeles Garment Industry - Judi A. Kessler5. The New Sweatshops in the United States: How New, How Real, How Many, and Why? - Robert J. S. Ross6. Labor's Response to Global Production - Edna BonacichPart III: The U.S.-Mexico Border Region7. The Unraveling Seam: NAFTA and the Decline of the Apparel Industry in El Paso, Texas - David Spener8. Tex Mex: Linkages in a Binational Garment District? The Garment Industries in El Paso and Ciudad Juarez - Robert van Dooren9. Commodity Chains and Industrial Organization in the Apparel Industry in Monterrey and Ciudad Juarez - Jorge Carrillo, Alfredo Hualde, and Araceli AlmarazPart IV: Interior Mexico10. Torreon: The New Blue Jeans Capital of the World - Gary Gereffi, Martha Martinez, and Jennifer Bair11. Learning and the Limits of Foreign Partners as Teachers - Enrique Dussel Peters, Clemente Ruiz Duran, and Michael J. Piore12. Knitting the Networks Between Mexican Producers and the U.S. Market - Ulrik Vangstrup13. Fragmented Markets, Elaborate Chains: The Retail Distribution of Imported Clothing in Mexico - Jorge Mendoza, Fernando Pozos Ponce, and David SpenerPart V: Central American and the Caribbean14. When Does Apparel Become a Peril? On the Nature of Industrialization in the Caribbean Basin - Michael Mortimore15. Can the Dominican Republic's Export-Processing Zones Survive NAFTA? - Dale T. MathewsPart VI: Conclusion16. NAFTA and Uneven Development in the North American Apparel Industry - Jennifer Bair, David Spener, and Gary GereffiAbout the ContributorsIndex

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  • ISBN13: 9781566399685
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
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  • ISBN10: 1566399688

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