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Author Rivoli, Pietra.

Title The travels of a T-shirt in the global economy : an economist examines the markets, power, and politics of world trade / Pietra Rivoli.

Imprint Hoboken, N.J. : Wiley, 2006.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Kansas Collection J Schick  382.45687 R527t 2006    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition Pbk. ed.
Description xxi, 258 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Includes "Epilogue to the paperback edition."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 235-247) and index.
Contents King Cotton -- Reinsch cotton farm, Smyer, Texas -- The history of American cotton -- Back at the Reinsch farm -- Made in China -- Cotton comes to China -- The long race to the bottom -- Sisters in time -- Trouble at the border -- Dogs snarling together -- Perverse effects and unintended consequences of t-shirt trade policy -- 40 years of "temporary" protectionism ends in 2005--and China takes all -- My t-shirt finally encounters a free market -- Where t-shirts go after the Salvation Army bin -- How small entrepreneurs clothe East Africa with old American t-shirts.
Awards Association of American Publishers PROSE Award, 2005.
Summary "In The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy, business professor Pietra Rivoli takes the reader on an around-the-world adventure to reveal the life story of her six-dollar T-shirt. Traveling from a West Texas cotton field to a Chinese factory, and from trade negotiations in Washington to a used clothing market in Africa, Rivoli examines international trade through the life story of this simple product. Combining a compelling story with substantive scholarship, Rivoli shows that both globalization's critics and its cheerleaders have oversimplified the world of international trade." "The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy uses a simple T-shirt to reveal the politics and the human side of the globalization debate. Within the fabric of every product are fascinating businesses, good and bad politics, revealing histories, and especially the hopes and dreams of real people. These people's stories - and the story of the T-shirt that ties them together - present the most nuanced look yet at the economics and politics of globalization."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject T-shirt industry.
International trade.
Free trade.
International economic relations.
Free trade. (OCoLC)fst00933944
International economic relations. (OCoLC)fst00976891
International trade. (OCoLC)fst00977128
T-shirt industry. (OCoLC)fst01141569
ISBN 0470039205 (pbk.)
9780470039205 (pbk.)

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