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The U.S. Textile Industry: Responses to Free Trade

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/9780520233362.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter shows how and why the textile and apparel industries took a protectionist stance—and how protectionism was defeated. A close examination of the record illustrates that U.S. textile ... More


Textile and Consumer Industries in the War Era: Beyond the Rong Model

Parks M. Coble

in Chinese Capitalists in Japan's New Order: The Occupied Lower Yangzi, 1937-1945

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520232686
eISBN:
9780520928299
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520232686.003.0008
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter describes the experiences of the textile and consumer industries in China during the Sino-Japanese War. It suggests that while most firms were smaller than the Rong family business, they ... More


Epilogue: Managing Women in Wartime and Beyond

Elyssa Faison

in Managing Women: Disciplining Labor in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252967
eISBN:
9780520934184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252967.003.0007
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter shows that much continuity existed in the management of female factory labor during wartime and into the postwar era. By the early 1940s, the textile industry had almost totally ... More


From Home Work to Corporate Paternalism: Women’s Work in Japan’s Early Industrial Age

Elyssa Faison

in Managing Women: Disciplining Labor in Modern Japan

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252967
eISBN:
9780520934184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252967.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter looks at women's wage work in early industrial Japan and the paternalist practices developed as a central part of management strategies. During the Meiji period (1868–1912), the textile ... More


Managing Women: Disciplining Labor in Modern Japan

Elyssa Faison

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520252967
eISBN:
9780520934184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520252967.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

At the turn of the twentieth century, Japan embarked on a mission to modernize its society and industry. For the first time, young Japanese women were persuaded to leave their families and enter the ... More


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