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  • Sweated Work, Weak Bodiesby Daniel E. Bender

    Rutgers University Press 2004; US$ 28.95

    In the early 1900s, thousands of immigrants labored in New Yorks Lower East Side sweatshops, enduring work environments that came to be seen as among the worst examples of Progressive-Era American industrialization. Although reformers agreed that these unsafe workplaces must be abolished, their reasons have seldom been fully examined. Sweated... 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...

  • Unraveling the Garment Industryby Ethel C. Brooks

    University of Minnesota Press 2007; US$ 67.50 US$ 57.38

    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...

  • Sweatshopby Laura Hapke

    Rutgers University Press 2004; US$ 27.95

    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, this... 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...

  • Monitoring Sweatshopsby Jill Esbenshade

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 30.95

    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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