Unraveling the Garment Industry

Book ann: Un. of Minnesota Press
The consequences -both positive and negative- of consumer boycotts of sweatshop labor.

Ethel C. Brooks. Unraveling the Garment Industry: Transnational Organizing and Women's Work. University of Minnesota Press 2007. 304 pages. ISBN 978-0-8166-4485-8. Hardcover $67.50 ISBN 978-0-8166-4486-5. Paperback $22.50 Social Movements, Protest, and Contention Series, volume 27

Unraveling the Garment Industry investigates the politics of labor and protest within the garment industry. Focusing on three labor rights movements‹against GAP clothing in El Salvador, child labor in Bangladesh, and sweatshops in New York City‹Ethel C. Brooks examines how transnational consumer protest campaigns effect change, sometimes with unplanned penalties for those they intend to protect.

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