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By Robert Ross

"A superb and lovely booklet, the mature paintings of a life-time, needs to examining for college kids of the globalization debate."

---Tom Hayden

"Slaves to Fashion is a outstanding fulfillment, a number of books in a single: a gripping heritage of sweatshops, explaining their decline, fall, and go back; a learn of ways the media painting them; an research of the fortunes of the present anti-sweatshop flow; an anatomy of the worldwide site visitors in clothing, specifically the South-South pageant that sends wages and dealing stipulations plummeting towards the ground; and never least, a passionate announcement of religion that humanity can have the option to get its paintings refrained from sweatshops. this can be engaged sociology at its such a lot stimulating."

---Todd Gitlin

". . . unflinchingly portrays the reemergence of the sweatshop in our dog-eat-dog economy."

---Los Angeles Times

Just as Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel and Dimed exposed the plight of the operating terrible in the USA, Robert J. S. Ross's Slaves to Fashion exposes the darkish aspect of the attire and its exploited employees at domestic and in a foreign country. it is either a lesson in American company heritage and a caution approximately essentially the most vital matters dealing with the worldwide capital economy-the reappearance of the sweatshop.

Vividly detailing the decline and tragic rebirth of sweatshop stipulations within the American clothing of the 20 th century, Ross explains the recent sweatshops as a fabricated from unregulated international capitalism and linked deregulation, union erosion, and exploitation of undocumented staff. utilizing old fabric and monetary and social info, the writer indicates that when a short thirty-five years of reasonable practices, the U.S. clothing enterprise has once more sunk to shameful abuse and exploitation.

Refreshingly jargon-free yet documented extensive, Slaves to Fashion is the one paintings to estimate the dimensions of the sweatshop challenge and to systematically express its influence on clothing employees' wages. it's also particular in its research of the budgets and group of workers utilized in imposing the reasonable exertions criteria Act.

Anyone who's enthusiastic about this pressing social and monetary subject and desires to head past the headlines may still learn this significant and well timed contribution to the emerging debate on low-wage manufacturing facility labor.


Robert J.S. Ross is Professor of Sociology, Clark collage. he's a professional within the quarter of sweatshops and globalization. he's an activist educational who travels and lectures commonly and has released a number of comparable articles.

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