Sewing Women Immigrants and the New York City Garment Industry
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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…
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 5/25/2005
Size: 6.38" wide x 9.21" long x 0.78" tall
|Legacies: New York City Garment Industry|
|Doing Ethnic Business|
|Getting from There to Here|
|The Attractions of Cloth|
|What Employers Want|
|The Bottom Line|
|Immigrants and the Economy|
|Appendix: Research Design and Methodology|