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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd.
Genre: Social Science.
ISBN: 9781138125704, 1138125709.
The clothing industry provides employment for 60 million workers worldwide. More than a quarter of these workers are
employed in the Asia-Pacific region, where the industry is based on subcontracted production on behalf of international
buyers. Rapid movements of manufacturing activity from country to country in search of cost advantages make clothing
workers part of a globalizing labour market where they increasingly suffer from job insecurity. This book presents
carefully researched case studies which highlight the ways in which labour is informalized, fragmented and made
disposable by the globalization of production. Chapters address issues pertaining to rights and citizenship, and new
forms of activism and organization in conjunction and coordination with diverse support groups, consumers, and wider
global campaigns. Contributors further examine the role of the nation state, government regulatory bodies, as well as
independent monitoring systems such as the International Labour Organization. Although there has been considerable
effort directed to understanding how firms operate across multiple countries - in studies of the organization of global
production networks, and the implications for complexities of scale, (de)territorialization and state development
projects - there has been far less focus on how these processes produce precarious labour and reshape worker
consciousness. Offering new insights into the understanding and support of workers in the global textile and garment
industry, this book will be of interest to academics in a variety of disciplines including Asian Studies, sociology,
political economy, development, human rights, labour and gender.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Genre: Social Science
ISBN: 9781138125704, 1138125709
Height: 235 mm
Length: 159 mm
Weight: 454 gr