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Sewing Women Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry

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ISBN-10: 0231133081

ISBN-13: 9780231133081

Edition: 2005

Authors: Margaret M. Chin

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Many Latino and Chinese women who immigrated to New York City over the past two decades found work in the garment industry-an industry well known for both hiring immigrants and its harsh working conditions. Today the garment industry is one of the largest immigrant employers in New York City and workers in Chinese- and Korean-owned factories produce 70 percent of all manufactured clothing in New York City. Based on extensive interviews with workers and employers, Margaret M. Chin, offers a detailed and complex portrait of the work lives of Chinese and Latino garment workers. Chin, whose mother and aunts worked in Chinatown's garment industry, also explores how immigration status, family…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 5/25/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 208
Size: 6.38" wide x 9.21" long x 0.78" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Legacies: New York City Garment Industry
Doing Ethnic Business
Getting from There to Here
The Attractions of Cloth
What Employers Want
Landing Work
The Bottom Line
Immigrants and the Economy
Appendix: Research Design and Methodology