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Introduction

Jessica F. Green

in Rethinking Private Authority: Agents and Entrepreneurs in Global Environmental Governance

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157580
eISBN:
9781400848669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157580.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This book examines how the global environment is regulated and, in particular, the diversity of actors involved in addressing the problem of climate change. It considers the role of private actors, ... More


Out of Stock: The Warehouse in the History of Capitalism

Dara Orenstein

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226662879
eISBN:
9780226663067
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226663067.001.0001
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This book is an account of that most generic and underappreciated site in American commerce and industry: the warehouse. It traces the progression from the nineteenth century's bonded warehouses to ... More


Building Power from Below: Chilean Workers Take On Walmart

Carolina Bank Muñoz

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501712883
eISBN:
9781501714771
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501712883.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Building Power from Below analyzes the success of Walmart workers in Chile. Retail and warehouse workers have achieved the seemingly unachievable. They have organized Walmart. How do we explain ... More


An Ounce of Preparation

Yossi Sheffi

in The Power of Resilience: How the Best Companies Manage the Unexpected

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780262029797
eISBN:
9780262330626
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029797.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Whereas the first five chapters talk primarily of companies’ reactions to disruptions, Chapter 6 begins the discussions of more proactive preparations. These preparations include the fundamental ... More


The Rule of Logistics: Walmart and the Architecture of Fulfillment

Jesse LeCavalier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780816693313
eISBN:
9781452955360
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816693313.001.0001
Subject:
Architecture, Architectural Theory and Criticism

The Rule of Logistics examines how Walmart, the largest company on the planet, depends its success on its vast networks of buildings and the logistical systems that connect them. For Walmart, ... More


Epilogue

John Weber

in From South Texas To the Nation: The Exploitation of Mexican Labor in the Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781469625232
eISBN:
9781469625256
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469625232.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter examines the continued importance of this form of labor relations in the years since the 1960s, as South Texas has continued to serve as a model for employers elsewhere eager to avail ... More


Introduction: Southern Workers in a Changing Economy

Robert H. Zieger

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/9780813037950.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Political, economic, and demographic changes have transformed the South in the period since 1950, especially over the past thirty years. Deindustrialization, the rise of the service sector, ... More


Food Power and the Global Supermarket

Shane Hamilton

in Supermarket USA: Food and Power in the Cold War Farms Race

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300232691
eISBN:
9780300240849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300232691.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how U.S. transnational agribusiness corporations demonstrated U.S. farm and food power to the world from the 1960s into the 1980s. In earlier decades of the Farms Race, U.S. ... More


Epilogue

Shane Hamilton

in Supermarket USA: Food and Power in the Cold War Farms Race

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780300232691
eISBN:
9780300240849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300232691.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The epilogue centers on the question of how the contemporary world of global agribusiness differs, but also builds upon, the structures of the Cold War Farms Race. A brief discussion of Walmart’s ... More


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Dara Orenstein

in Out of Stock: The Warehouse in the History of Capitalism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780226662879
eISBN:
9780226663067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226663067.003.0007
Subject:
History, Environmental History

This conclusion brings the narrative up to the present, tracing the continued enlargement of the foreign-trade zone system. And, relatedly, it takes stock of representations of the recent ... More


Recycling Is Not Enough

Paul F. Steinberg

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199896615
eISBN:
9780197563250
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199896615.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Social Impact of Environmental Issues

Faced with an endless stream of alarming news about the environment—rising temperatures and declining water supplies, population growth and species ... More


Jim Zogby: The Wal-Mart-Ization of The Church

Arthur J. Magida

in Opening the Doors of Wonder: Reflections on Religious Rites of Passage

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520245457
eISBN:
9780520941717
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520245457.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Religious Studies

Contemporary ritual practices have become of an existential nature—undefined, unchallenged, and unappraised—and the objectivity of those initiated reflects little of their confirmed status. The only ... More


Something Is Missing

David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin

in Missed Information: Better Information for Building a Wealthier, More Sustainable Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034920
eISBN:
9780262336253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034920.003.0006
Subject:
Information Science, Library Science

Consumers have access to substantial information on the products they buy, but much information is missing. “Sustainability information” – about traits like greenhouse gases, child labor, toxic ... More


Where Does Sustainability Information Come From?

David Sarokin and Jay Schulkin

in Missed Information: Better Information for Building a Wealthier, More Sustainable Future

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780262034920
eISBN:
9780262336253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262034920.003.0007
Subject:
Information Science, Library Science

Introducing sustainability information for consumer products can be accomplished through regulation, international agreements or by the marketplace itself. Large-scale purchasers, like Walmart or the ... More


Looking Back and Going Forward

Carolina Bank Muñoz

in Building Power from Below: Chilean Workers Take On Walmart

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501712883
eISBN:
9781501714771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501712883.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Chapter 6 argues that Walmart is in fact organizable and that the Chilean case study gives us some insights as to how to organize the transnational giant. Despite neoliberal policies, and weak labor ... More


Revealing New Reality: Documentary’s Networked Era Arrives

Caty Borum Chattoo

in Story Movements: How Documentaries Empower People and Inspire Social Change

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780190943417
eISBN:
9780190943455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190943417.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

The introduction chapter presents the lens of the book, providing the author’s unique vantage point as documentary producer, strategist, and scholar. It opens with a first-person narrative reflection ... More


Food Workers and Consumers Organizing Together for Food Justice

Joann Lo and Biko Koenig

in New Food Activism: Opposition, Cooperation, and Collective Action

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520292130
eISBN:
9780520965652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520292130.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology

Despite being among the country's lowest paid workers, employees in the food system have remained largely invisible to the average consumer. But now, food system workers are garnering the support of ... More


Trouble in the Fields: An Introduction to the Food Safety System

Timothy D. Lytton

in Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Struggle for Food Safety

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226611549
eISBN:
9780226611716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226611716.003.0001
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter relates the story of the 2011 foodborne illness outbreak caused by Listeria-infected cantaloupes from Jensen Farms to introduce the three primary components of the US food safety system: ... More


Seeking Spatial Justice in Los Angeles

Edward W. Soja

in My Los Angeles: From Urban Restructuring to Regional Urbanization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780520281721
eISBN:
9780520957633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520281721.003.0009
Subject:
Sociology, Urban and Rural Studies

A vital but often neglected part of the urban restructuring of Los Angeles has been a resurgent activism that has created some of the most innovative urban social movements in the country. The ... More


Clashes at the Crossroads: The Impact of Microaggressions and Other Otherings in Daily Life

Sujey Vega

in Latino Heartland: Of Borders and Belonging in the Midwest

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479864539
eISBN:
9781479875337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479864539.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Latin American Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines how the sometimes subtle, sometimes overt moments of hostility between Latino and non-Latino residents of Lafayette emerged in the immigration debate of 2006. It considers the ... More


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