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Where Am I Wearing? A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes by
Publication Date: 2012-04-24
When journalist and traveler Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, he began a journey that would take him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back again. Where Am I Wearing? intimately describes the connection between impoverished garment workers′ standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle. By introducing readers to the human element of globalization the factory workers, their names, their families, and their way of life Where Am I Wearing bridges the gap between global producers and consumers.
Publication Date: 2004-07-29
Arguing that the sweatshop is as American as apple pie, Laura Hapke surveys over a century and a half of the language, verbal and pictorial, in which the sweatshop has been imagined and its stories told.
Beyond Sweatshops by
Publication Date: 2002-06-17
Images of sweatshop labor in developing countries have rallied opponents of globalization against foreign direct investment (FDI). The controversy is most acute over the treatment of low-skilled workers producing garments, footwear, toys, and sports equipment in foreign-owned plants or the plants of subcontractors. Activists cite low wages, poor working conditions, and a variety of economic, physical, and sexual abuses among the negative consequences of the globalization of industry. In Beyond Sweatshops, Theodore Moran examines the impact of FDI in manufacturing on growth and welfare in developing countries, and explores how host governments can take advantage of the contributions of foreign investment while avoiding the hazards to lower-skilled workers.
Looking Behind the Label by
Publication Date: 2015-05-25
What does it mean when consumers "shop with a conscience" and choose products labeled as fair or sustainable? Does this translate into meaningful changes in global production processes? To what extent are voluntary standards implemented and enforced, and can they really govern global industries? Looking behind the Label presents an informative introduction to global production and ethical consumption, tracing the links between consumers' choices and the practices of multinational producers and retailers. Case studies of several types of products--wood and paper, food, apparel and footwear, and electronics--are used to reveal what lies behind voluntary rules and to critique predominant assumptions about ethical consumption as a form of political expression.
Out of Poverty : sweatshops in the global economy by
Call Number: Polk/Winter Haven Circulation (HD2337 .P694 2014)
Publication Date: 2014-03-17
This book provides a comprehensive defense of third-world sweatshops. It explains how these sweatshops provide the best available opportunity to workers and how they play an important role in the process of development that eventually leads to better wages and working conditions. Using economic theory, the author argues that much of what the anti-sweatshop movement has agitated for would actually harm the very workers they intend to help by creating less desirable alternatives and undermining the process of development. Nowhere does this book put "profits" or "economic efficiency" above people. Improving the welfare of poorer citizens of third world countries is the goal, and the book explores which methods best achieve that goal.
Child Labor and Sweatshops by
Call Number: Polk/Lakeland Circulation (HD6231 .C4546 2011)
Publication Date: 2010-09-10
Features primary and secondary sources from a variety of perspectives on the topic of child labor and sweatshops.
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