Slaves to Fashion: Poverty and Abuse in the New Sweatshops

Slaves to Fashion: Poverty and Abuse in the New Sweatshops

By: Robert J.S. Ross (author)Paperback

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Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: Sweatshops Are Where Hearts Starve; Part 1. The Fall and Rise of Sweatshops in the United States; Chapter 1. What Is a Sweatshop? Appendix 1. Estimating the Number of Sweatshop Workers in the United States in 2000; Chapter 2. Memory of Strike and Fire; Chapter 3. The Decline of Sweatshops in the United States; Chapter 4. The Era of Decency and the Return of the Sweatshop; Part 2. Explaining the Rise of the New Sweatshops; Chapter 5. Global Capitalism and the Race to the Bottom in the Production of Our Clothes; Chapter 6. Retail Chains: The Eight-Hundred-Pound Gorillas of the World Trade in Clothing; Chapter 7. Firing Guard Dogs and Hiring Foxes; Chapter 8. Immigrants and Imports; Chapter 9. Union Busting and the Global Runaway Shop; Chapter 10. Framing Immigrants, Humiliating Big Shots: Mass Media and the Sweatshop Issue; Appendix 2. Details of the Immigrant Blame Analysis; Conclusion to Part 2: Producing Sweatshops in the United States; Part 3. Movements and Policies; Chapter 11. Combating Sweatshops from the Grass Roots; Chapter 12. Solidarity North and South: Reframing International Labor Rights; Chapter 13. Ascending a Ladder of Effective Antisweatshop Policy; Chapter 14: Three Pillars of Decency; Personal Epilogue: Hearts Starve; Notes; References; Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780472030224
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 408
  • ID: 9780472030224
  • ISBN10: 0472030221

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