Monitoring Sweatshops: Workers, Consumers, and the Global Apparel Industry

Monitoring Sweatshops: Workers, Consumers, and the Global Apparel Industry

by Jill Esbenshade
     
 

ISBN-10: 1592132553

ISBN-13: 9781592132553

Pub. Date: 06/28/2004

Publisher: Temple University Press

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781592132553
Publisher:
Temple University Press
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.89(d)

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Introduction: Monitoring, Sweatshops, and Labor Relations1
1The Rise and Fall of the Social Contract in the Apparel Industry13
2The Social-Accountability Contract33
3Private Monitoring in Practice60
4Weaknesses and Conflicts in Private Monitoring89
5The Development of International Monitoring119
6Examining International Codes of Conduct and Monitoring Efforts145
7The Struggle for Independent Monitoring165
Conclusion: Workers, Consumers, and Independent Monitoring198
Appendix 1Confessions of a Sweatshop Monitor209
Appendix 2Research Methods214
Appendix 3List of Interviews219
Appendix 4Acronyms and Abbreviations226
Notes229
References249
Index261

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