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  • Sweated Work, Weak Bodiesby Daniel E. Bender

    Rutgers University Press 2004; US$ 24.95

    Sweated Work, Weak Bodies is the first book on the origins of sweatshops, exploring how they came to represent the dangers of industrialization and the perils of immigration. more...

  • Workers' Rights and Labor Compliance in Global Supply Chainsby Jennifer Bair; Doug Miller; Marsha Dickson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    This book provides insight into the potential for the market to protect and improve labour standards and working conditions in global apparel supply chains. It examines the possibilities and limitations of market approaches to securing social compliance in global manufacturing industries. It does so by tracing the historic origins of social labelling... more...

  • Sweatshopby Laura Hapke

    Rutgers University Press 2004; US$ 23.95

    Arguing that the sweatshop is as American as apple pie, Laura Hapke surveys over a century and a half of the language, verbal and pictorial, in which the sweatshop has been imagined and its stories told.  Not seeking a formal definition of the sort that policymakers are concerned with, nor intending to provide a strict historical chronology,... more...

  • Towards Better Workby Arianna Rossi; Amy Luinstra; John Pickles

    International Labour Office 2014; US$ 100.00

    This new volume analyses how workers, governments and business can collaborate in order to confront the key opportunities and challenges affecting labour in apparel global value chains. It provides new empirical insights into the garment sector in Asia (Cambodia, India, Lao People’s Democratic Republic), Europe (Romania), Africa (Lesotho, Morocco)... more...

  • Unraveling the Garment Industryby Ethel C. Brooks

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 67.50

    Unraveling the Garment Industry investigates the politics of labor and protest within the garment industry. Focusing on three labor rights movementsÑagainst GAP clothing in El Salvador, child labor in Bangladesh, and sweatshops in New York CityÑEthel C. Brooks examines how transnational consumer protest campaigns effect change, sometimes... more...

  • Monitoring Sweatshopsby Jill Esbenshade

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 29.95

    Monitoring Sweatshops offers the first comprehensive assessment of efforts to address and improve conditions in garment factories. Jill Esbenshade describes the government's efforts to persuade retailers and clothing companies to participate in private monitoring programs. She shows the different approaches to monitoring that firms have taken, and... more...

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