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The Clothing Industry in the USA, UK, and Germany

Christel Lane and Jocelyn Probert

in National Capitalisms, Global Production Networks: Fashioning the Value Chain in the UK, US, and Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199214815
eISBN:
9780191721779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214815.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter discusses (i) how and why a process of striking economic decline has occurred; (ii) the structure of the industry in each country, taking into account ownership, firm size, capabilities ... More


The Switch in Industrial Leadership

Alice H. Amsden

in Asia's Next Giant: South Korea and Late Industrialization

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195076035
eISBN:
9780199870691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195076036.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

Korea has diversified from less to more complex diversified industries in a nonlinear fashion. This chapter suggests that cotton spinning and weaving, South Korea's leading sector in terms of ... More


The Handloom Weavers' Bones

Alice H. Amsden

in The Rise of “The Rest”: Challenges to the West From Late-Industrializing Economies

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195139693
eISBN:
9780199832897
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195139690.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History, International

The fierce competition triggered after 1815 by Britain's technological revolution in textiles created havoc, and ultimately four defensive strategies among textile‐producing countries: at the high ... More


Shutdowns in the Sun Belt: The Decline of the Textile and Apparel Industry and Deindustrialization in the South

Timothy J. Minchin

in Life and Labor in the New New South

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037950
eISBN:
9780813043111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037950.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the decline of the textile and apparel industry in the South. For decades the industry was the biggest employer in the region, but since the 1970s it has been hit hard by import ... More


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


The ABCS of Japanese and Korean Accumulation

Alice H. Amsden

in Asia's Next Giant: South Korea and Late Industrialization

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195076035
eISBN:
9780199870691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195076036.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental, South and East Asia

This chapter is concerned with how acceleration in South Korean investments and exports was activated from the beginning of the 1960s, largely by exploiting its low‐wage advantage. The main emphasis ... More


Sector Associations and Locally Led Reregulation of Textiles in the WTO Era

Roselyn Hsueh

in China's Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449956
eISBN:
9780801462856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449956.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines China's regulation of the textile industry in the WTO era. Decentralized engagement characterized the overall pattern of state control in the WTO era but the extent and nature ... More


Textiles

Hiroyuki Odagiri and Akira Goto

in Technology and Industrial Development in Japan: Building Capabilities by Learning, Innovation and Public Policy

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198288022
eISBN:
9780191684555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198288022.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, South and East Asia

This chapter discusses the history of the textile industry, particularly cotton-spinning and how the Japanese obtained the necessary technologies and skills to be able to establish and expand the ... More


Dismantling Central Control of Textiles in the Pre-WTO Era

Roselyn Hsueh

in China's Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449956
eISBN:
9780801462856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449956.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter examines China's deregulation of the textile industry in the pre-WTO era. In 1993, the central government dismantled the Ministry of Textile Industry, forty-four years after its ... More


Time and the Textile Industry Time and the Textile Industry Gaskell and Tagore

Kathleen Blake

in Pleasures of Benthamism: Victorian Literature, Utility, Political Economy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199563265
eISBN:
9780191721809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199563265.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Chapter 6 addresses the principle of time, giving stepped‐up attention to history. It traces the development of the preeminent industry of the industrial revolution, linked to trade at home, abroad, ... More


“Living in Two Worlds”: Civil Rights and Southern Textiles

Mary E. Frederickson

in Looking South: Race, Gender, and the Transformation of Labor from Reconstruction to Globalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036038
eISBN:
9780813038469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036038.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter places race at the center of an analysis of textile employment patterns across the twentieth century. Based on interviews with African American textile workers at a specific historical ... More


The Textile Industry in India: Changing Trends and Employment Challenges

Bindu Oberoi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199469352
eISBN:
9780199087457
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199469352.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The Indian textile industry is one of the oldest in the country, going back several centuries. The industry experienced recession from the mid-1960s to the 1980s. However, this trend is reversed ... More


Confronting Decline: The Political Economy of Deindustrialization in Twentieth-Century New England

David Koistinen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049076
eISBN:
9780813046983
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049076.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The book examines the impact of deindustrialization on the American political economy through a case study of the New England region. New England experienced dramatic downsizing in textiles and other ... More


“Go Ahead and Do Harm”:: The Academic Study of Labor Relations

Charles J. Holden

in The New Southern University: Academic Freedom and Liberalism at UNC

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813134383
eISBN:
9780813135960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134383.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores how in the 1920s the state's textile mill ownership had begun taking a dim view of the UNC's scholarly projects, especially those coming from the new Institute of Research in ... More


Labor Looks South: Theory and Practice in Southern Textile Organizing

Mary E. Frederickson

in Looking South: Race, Gender, and the Transformation of Labor from Reconstruction to Globalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036038
eISBN:
9780813038469
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036038.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the theoretical analysis organized labor developed in its efforts to unionize southern workers, particularly in the textile industry, the region's prototype for industrial ... More


The Mexican Cotton Textile Industry

in Revolution within the Revolution: Cotton Textile Workers and the Mexican Labor Regime, 1910–1923

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758062
eISBN:
9780804779647
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758062.003.0002
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter presents a history of Mexican cotton textile industry from its establishment in the 1830s through its turmoil during the revolution. The companies, factories, mill towns, textile zones, ... More


Before the Luddites: Machinery, Regulation, and the State

Adrian Randall

in Riotous Assemblies: Popular Protest in Hanoverian England

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199259908
eISBN:
9780191717444
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199259908.003.0000
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Social History

This chapter looks at the ways in which machinery began to transform economic relations in the textile industries in England during the 18th century, generating major problems of disorder and posing ... 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


Telecommunications and Textiles: Two Patterns of State Control

Roselyn Hsueh

in China's Regulatory State: A New Strategy for Globalization

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449956
eISBN:
9780801462856
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449956.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Since 1978, the Chinese government adopted successive generations of economic reforms ranging from the restructuring of state-owned enterprises and administrative bureaucracies to liberalizing ... More


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