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No sweat : fashion, free trade, and the rights of garment workers

Author: Andrew Ross
Publisher: New York : Verso, 1997.
Edition/Format:   book_printbook : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study tells the story of the chasm between the glamour of the catwalk and the squalor of the sweatshop.

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Genre/Form: Conference proceedings
Congresses
Congrès
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
No sweat.
New York : Verso, 1997
(OCoLC)654740693
Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrew Ross
ISBN: 1859841724 9781859841723 1859848664 9781859848661
OCLC Number: 37663111
Notes: "This book grew out of a conference organized by the New York University American Studies Program, the garment workers' union UNITE, and The Nation ... [and] held in March 1996"--Preface.
Description: 313 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Testimony / Lina Rodriguez Meza --
Introduction / Andrew Ross --
The global resistance to sweatshops / John Cavanagh --
From war zone to free trade zone / Kitty Krupat --
Paying to lose our jobs / Charles Kernaghan --
An appeal to Walt Disney / National Labor Committee --
The myth of nimble fingers / Elinor Spielberg --
Rat-catching: an interview with Bud Konheim / Sally Singer --
The economics of the sweatshop / Michael Piore --
El Monte Thai garment workers: slave sweatshops / Julie Su --
Labor, history, and sweatshops in the new global economy / Alan Howard --
New York: defending the union contract / Carl Proper --
"They want to kill us for a little money" / Jo-Ann Mort --
The structure and growth of the Los Angeles garment industry / Steve Nutter --
The labor behind the label: clean clothes campaigns in Europe / Linda Shaw --
Sweatshopping / Eyal Press --
Fashion as a culture industry / McKenzie Wark --
Tommy Hilfiger in the age of mass customization / Paul Smith --
A new kind of rag trade? / Angela McRobbie --
After the year of the sweatshop: postscript / Andrew Ross --
No sweat fashion list / Department of Labor.
Responsibility: edited by Andrew Ross.

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