Threads of Labour: Garment Industry Supply Chains from the Workers' Perspective / Edition 1

Threads of Labour: Garment Industry Supply Chains from the Workers' Perspective / Edition 1

by Angela Hale, Jane Wills
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405126388

ISBN-13: 9781405126380

Pub. Date: 01/02/2006

Publisher: Wiley

Threads of Labour presents new empirical research by a network of garment workers' support organizations and makes sense of global supply chains from the bottom up.

  • Presents new empirical research by a network of garment workers' support organizations in ten different locations in Asia, Europe and Mexico.
  • Creates a blueprint for conducting

Overview

Threads of Labour presents new empirical research by a network of garment workers' support organizations and makes sense of global supply chains from the bottom up.

  • Presents new empirical research by a network of garment workers' support organizations in ten different locations in Asia, Europe and Mexico.
  • Creates a blueprint for conducting worker-orientated action research in order to better understand and resist the negative impact of globalization on labour.
  • Ensures that workers' voices reach those who are already trying to reconfigure global capitalism in more humane directions.
  • Explores the ways in which workers might begin to develop new forms of organization that are more suited to securing gains in the global garment industry.
  • Bridges the gap between activist and academic research, improving the conversation between these two groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405126380
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/02/2006
Series:
Antipode Book Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations.

List of Tables.

List of Boxes.

Notes on Contributors.

Acknowledgements.

Abbreviations.

1 Threads of Labour in the Global Garment Industry (Jane Wills with Angela Hale).

2 The Changing Face of the Global Garment Industry (Jennifer Hurley with Doug Miller).

3 Organising and Networking in Support of Garment Workers (Angela Hale).

4 Action Research. Tracing the Threads of Labour in the Global Garment Industry (Jane Wills with Jennifer Hurley).

5 Unravelling the Web. Supply Chains and Workers' Lives in the Garment Industry (Jennifer Hurley).

6 Coming Undone. The Implications of Garment Industry Subcontracting for UK Workers (Camille Warren).

7 The Impact of Full-package Production in Mexico's Blue Jean Capital (Lynda Yanz with Bob Jeffcott).

8 Defending Workers' Rights in Subcontracted Workplaces (Rohini Hensman, Women Working Worldwide).

9 The Phase-out of the Multi-Fibre Arrangement from the Perspective of Workers (Angela Hale with Maggie Burns).

10 Conclusion (Angela Hale with Jane Will).

References.

Index.

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