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

Ellen IsraelRosen


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 the shifts in trade policy and global economics that have spawned momentous changes in the international apparel and textile trade. It also asks whether the process of globalization can be promoted in ways that blend industrialization and economic development in both poor and rich countries with concerns for social and economic justice—especially for the women who toil in the industry's low-wage s ... More

Keywords: globalization, U.S. apparel industry, sweatshops, trade policy, global economics, low wages, textile, cold war politics, Pacific Rim, North American Free Trade Agreement

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2002 Print ISBN-13: 9780520233362
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520233362.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ellen IsraelRosen, author