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Threads Gender Labor and Power in the Global Apparel Industry Americans have been shocked by media reports of the dismal working conditions in factories that make clothing for U S companies But while well intentioned many of these reports about child labor and

  • Title: Threads: Gender, Labor, and Power in the Global Apparel Industry
  • Author: Jane L. Collins
  • ISBN: 9780226113722
  • Page: 160
  • Format: Paperback
  • Threads: Gender, Labor, and Power in the Global Apparel Industry By Jane L. Collins, Americans have been shocked by media reports of the dismal working conditions in factories that make clothing for U.S companies But while well intentioned, many of these reports about child labor and sweatshop practices rely on stereotypes of how Third World factories operate, ignoring the complex economic dynamics driving the global apparel industry.To dispel these misuAmericans have been shocked by media reports of the dismal working conditions in factories that make clothing for U.S companies But while well intentioned, many of these reports about child labor and sweatshop practices rely on stereotypes of how Third World factories operate, ignoring the complex economic dynamics driving the global apparel industry.To dispel these misunderstandings, Jane L Collins visited two very different apparel firms and their factories in the United States and Mexico Moving from corporate headquarters to factory floors, her study traces the diverse ties that link First and Third World workers and managers, producers and consumers Collins examines how the transnational economics of the apparel industry allow firms to relocate or subcontract their work anywhere in the world, making it much harder for garment workers in the United States or any other country to demand fair pay and humane working conditions.Putting a human face on globalization, Threads shows not only how international trade affects local communities but also how workers can organize in this new environment to effectively demand better treatment from their distant corporate employers.

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    1. Excellent I m sure the garment industry has evolved in even troubling ways in the ten I think years since this was published What can we do My solution is to go back to hiring a seamstress to make my clothes, the way Betsy always had Miss Mix in the Betsy, Tacy, and Tib books.

    2. In Threads Gender, Labor and Power in the Global Apparel Industry, Jane L Collins shows how the apparel industry has developed under capitalism to become particularly labour intensive, low wage, and particularly female oppressive work subcontracted out to the developing world She focuses on the history, employment practices, and production techniques of two particular clothing companies, Tultex and Liz Claiborne, and their respective subcontracted plants in Mexico, Confitek and Burlmex She furth [...]

    3. Collins has managed a delicate balancing act in this book between respect for the position of her corporate informants and a critical exposition on the reasons for corporate investment in developing countries in this case, the Mexican textile and apparel industry The opening two chapters discuss the development and relations of power within the clothing industry, whereas the substantial chapters explore four workplaces a Virginia based production plant, the Liz Claiborne HQ in New Jersey, and tw [...]

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