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

Ellen IsraelRosen

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233362
eISBN:
9780520928572
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233362.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

Offering an historical analysis of the globalization of the U.S. apparel industry, this book focuses on the reemergence of sweatshops in the United States and the growth of new ones abroad. It probes ... More


Human rights and self-regulation in the apparel industry

Rebecca DeWinter-Schmitt

in Private Security, Public Order: The Outsourcing of Public Services and Its Limits

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
February 2010
ISBN:
9780199574124
eISBN:
9780191721816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199574124.003.007
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration, Public International Law

This chapter examines the evolution of regulatory regimes in the apparel industry as a comparison with efforts to regulate PMSCs. Lessons learned from the efforts of the Fair Labor Association and ... More


The U.S. Apparel Industry: Responses to Capital Flight

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/9780520233362.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter explores how U.S. apparel producers reacted to the impact of low-wage textile and apparel imports from Asia. The bargain achieved by labor and management in the U.S. apparel industry has ... More


The New Global Apparel Trade: Who Wins, Who Loses?

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/9780520233362.003.0012
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter addresses the winners and the losers of the globalization of the apparel industry. Executives and managers of the large retail and apparel transnationals have clearly been winners, while ... 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


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


The Emergence of Trade Protection for the Textile and Apparel Industries

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/9780520233362.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter describes the effect of the reciprocal trade agenda on the apparel industry. It also investigates congressional protectionism as it emerged in response to the political and economic ... More


Knockoffs and Fashion Victims

Kal Raustiala and Christopher Jon Sprigman

in The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780195399783
eISBN:
9780190258467
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195399783.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter discusses knockoffs in the fashion world. Fashion is a huge industry in which imitation is everywhere and completely legal. The fashion world should be in an economic freefall, since the ... More


Two Cheers for CSR

Peter Rosenblum

in Corporate Social Responsibility?: Human Rights in the New Global Economy

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226244273
eISBN:
9780226244440
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226244440.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

This chapter provides an overview of corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies employed by industry as well as activist networks and draws out aspects of the apparel and extractive sector's ... More


Workers’ Rights as Human Rights?: Solidarity Campaigns and the Anti-Sweatshop Movement

Steven Vallas, J. Matthew Judge, and Emily R. Cummins

in Democratizing Inequalities: Dilemmas of the New Public Participation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479847273
eISBN:
9781479800223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479847273.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the public debate surrounding sweatshops within a “human rights” frame. Using existing ethnographies and archival data from ten anti-sweatshop campaigns that center on Central ... More


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