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Students against sweatshops

Author: Liza Featherstone; United Students Against Sweatshops.
Publisher: London ; New York : Verso, 2002.
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"United Students Against Sweatshops heads a wave of anti-sweatshop organizing that has reached over two hundred American college campuses in the past four years. From the northeast to the southwest, at public and private, large and small universities, their campaigns have wreaked havoc on the corporate campus and ruffled multinational companies whose profits depend on young consumers; they have also led to a more  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Liza Featherstone; United Students Against Sweatshops.
ISBN: 1859843026 9781859843024
OCLC Number: 49978005
Description: viii, 120 pages : illustrations ; 19 cm
Contents: Foreword / Molly McGrath --
Introduction: Why a student movement against sweatshops? --
1. "They kick you in the teeth": anti-sweat activism, 1996-97 --
2. "I'd rather go naked": student protest and the worker rights consortium --
3. Student activists versus the corporate university --
4. "Afraid of the movement": the backlash --
5. "It's just like SDS!" USAS and participatory democracy --
6. "Not so cute any more": USAS and the politics of race --
7. "Where's your activism?" USAS and feminism --
8. "Si, se puede!" USAS and solidarity --
9. Beyond the horror stories: fighting everyday inequality --
United Students Against Sweatshops.
Responsibility: Liza Featherstone and United Students Against Sweatshops.

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This volume is both a record of a new mass campaign, and a tool for the realization of its goals. Written by students, it uses interviews, analysis and graphics to consider issues such as: what is a  Read more...

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