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In Pursuit of the Good Life: Aspiration and Suicide in Globalizing South India

Jocelyn Lim Chua

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520281158
eISBN:
9780520957640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281158.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Once celebrated as a model of development for its progressive social indicators, the southern Indian state of Kerala has earned the new distinction: it is the nation’s suicide capital. Since the ... More


Power Elites in the Twenty-First Century: Consequences of New Leadership

Roderic Ai Camp

in Mexico's Mandarins: Crafting a Power Elite for the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233430
eISBN:
9780520936386
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233430.003.0011
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter emphasizes those representative prototypes of the power elite who will dominate in the immediate future and who will mentor the next generation. It discusses what they represent and ... More


The Family in Flux: Family and Personal Relationships in Rural Areas, 1954–1966

in Revolutionizing the Family: Politics, Love, and Divorce in Urban and Rural China, 1949-1968

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520217201
eISBN:
9780520922389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520217201.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter examines the personal and family relationships in rural China during the period from 1954 to 1966. It evaluates the impacts on these relationships of two key political events during this ... More


Making Torture Visible: The art of Guillermo Núñez in Chile's Transition

Macarena Gómez-Barris

in Where Memory Dwells: Culture and State Violence in Chile

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520255838
eISBN:
9780520942493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520255838.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

Guillermo Núñez is a survivor of torture who was held captive and blindfolded for five months during Pinochet's regime. As such he has a critical and instructive take on the period of the transition ... More


“I Heard the Message of Your Revolution”

Gholam R. Afkhami

in The Life and Times of the Shah

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520253285
eISBN:
9780520942165
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520253285.003.0021
Subject:
History, Middle East History

The shah had said on several occasions that he had expected turmoil as the price of liberalization, but it was a passing political spasm and the country would soon return to calm and tranquility. The ... More


Apparel Retailing in the United States: From Mom-and-Pop Shop to Transnational Corporation

Ellen Israel Rosen

in Making Sweatshops: The Globalization of the U.S. Apparel Industry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233362
eISBN:
9780520928572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233362.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter reviews the history of the U.S. retail industry and the role it played in the U.S. textile and apparel trade agenda. It also explains the links between the industry's corporate growth in ... More


Finally Free Trade: The Future of the Global Apparel Industry

Ellen Israel Rosen

in Making Sweatshops: The Globalization of the U.S. Apparel Industry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233362
eISBN:
9780520928572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233362.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter demonstrates that the Agreement on Textiles and Clothing (ATC) renewed the threat of low-wage competition by Asian firms. It is also shown that the China is a major competitor to the ... More


Countervailing Trends

Richard Hughes Seager

in Encountering the Dharma: Daisaku Ikeda, Soka Gakkai, and the Globalization of Buddhist Humanism

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245761
eISBN:
9780520939042
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245761.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Buddhism

This chapter discusses two countervailing trends which marked the Soka Gakkai in the decades after the watershed free speech issue in 1970. The first was an ongoing process of liberalization and the ... More


Introduction

Ellen Israel Rosen

in Making Sweatshops: The Globalization of the U.S. Apparel Industry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233362
eISBN:
9780520928572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233362.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This book explores the complex political, social, and economic events that have transformed the U.S. apparel industry. It investigates the forces that have made the textile, apparel, and retail ... More


Free Trade, Neoclassical Economics, and Women Workers in the Global Apparel Industry

Ellen Israel Rosen

in Making Sweatshops: The Globalization of the U.S. Apparel Industry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233362
eISBN:
9780520928572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233362.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explores the tenets of free trade as they are now expressed by contemporary economists in what is called the neoliberal economic paradigm. It also explains why the model that economists ... More


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