Sweatshop USA The American Sweatshop in Historical and Global Perspective
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Description: For over a century, the sweatshop has evoked outrage and moral repugnance. Once cast as a type of dangerous and immoral garment factory brought to American shores by European immigrants, today the sweatshop is reviled as emblematic of the abuses of an unregulated global economy. This collection unites some of the best recent work in the interdisciplinary field of "sweatshop studies." It examines changing understandings of the roots and problems of the sweatshop, and explores how the history of the American sweatshop is inexorably intertwined with global migration of capital, labor, ideas and goods. The American sweatshop may be located abroad but remains bound to the United States through ties of fashion, politics, labor and economics. The global character of the American sweatshop has presented a barrier to unionization and regulation. Anti-sweatshop campaigns have often focused on local organizing and national regulation while the sweatshop remains global. Thus, the epitaph for the sweatshop has frequentlybeen written and re-written by unionists, reformers, activists and politicians. So, too, have they mourned its return.
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List price: $43.95
Copyright year: 2003
Publication date: 9/11/2003
Size: 6.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Introduction: Sweatshop USA: The American Sweatshop in Global and Historical Perspective|
|"A Foreign Method of Working": Racial Degeneration, Gender Disorder, and the Sweatshop Danger in America|
|Fashion, Flexible Specialization, and the Sweatshop: A Historical Problem|
|Bringing Sweatshops into the Museum|
|Labor, Liberals, and Sweatshops|
|"An Industry on Wheels": The Migration of Pennsylvania's Garment Factories|
|Sweatshops in Sunset Park: A Variation of the Late- Twentieth-Century Chinese Garment Shops in New York City|
|Globalization and Worker Organization in New York City's Garment Industry|
|Sweatshop Feminism: Italian Women's Political Culture in New York City's Needle Trades, 1890-1919|
|Consumers of the World Unite!: Campaigns Against Sweating, Past and Present|
|The Rise of the Second Antisweatshop Movement|
|Students Against Sweatshops: A History|
|The Ideal Sweatshop?: Gender and Transnational Protest|