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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, ©2009.

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Edition 2nd ed., [rev. and updated].
Description 1 online resource (xx, 316 pages) : illustrations
text txt rdacontent
computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-304) and index.
Note Print version record.
Contents ""The TRAVELS of a T-SHIRT in the GLOBAL ECONOMY, Second Edition""; ""CONTENTS""; ""PREFACE TO THE SECOND EDITION""; ""How Student Protests Sent a Business Professor around the World""; ""PROLOGUE""; ""Finding My T-Shirt�s Likely Birthplace""; ""PART I: KING COTTON""; ""CHAPTER 1: HOW AMERICA HAS DOMINATED THE GLOBAL COTTON INDUSTRY FOR 200 YEARS""; ""CHAPTER 2: THE HISTORY AMERICAN COTTON""; ""Demand Pull: The Humble Class Gets a Taste for “Gaiety of Dress�""; ""Keep the Fiddler Well-Supplied with Catgut""; ""Eli Meets a Venture Capitalist""; ""Where Was the Competition?""
""All God�s Dangers Ain�t a White Man""""Cotton Factories Arrive in Texas""; ""CHAPTER 3: BACK AT THE REINSCH FARM""; ""C.F. and Hattie Move West (and Bring a Tractor)""; ""White Guys Get All Draggy-Like""; ""Bureaucrats Push Out Sharecroppers""; ""Machines that Don�t Get All Discouraged""; ""Pick Your Weather""; ""The Reinsch Children Leave the Farm""; ""Old Enemies, New Friends""; ""Designer Genes""; ""Back to Nature or Forward to the Future?""; ""CHAPTER 4: ALL GOD�S DANGERS AIN�T THE SUBSIDIES""; ""Backward to Seed and Forward to Denim: Farmer Profits at Every Step""
""No More Handfuls""""All This and Subsidies, Too""; ""Pretty Pigs""; ""No Lipstick for Africa""; ""Where Is the Competition?""; ""Vicious Circles""; ""Too Poor to Pollute""; ""Bt Cotton Comes to China""; ""The Worms Win""; ""PART II: MADE IN CHINA""; ""CHAPTER 5: COTTON COMES TO CHINA""; ""The Chinese Wall""; ""Shanghai Number 36 Cotton Yarn Factory""; ""The Shanghai Brightness Number 3 Garment Factory""; ""CHAPTER 6: THE LONG RACE TO THE BOTTOM""; ""Inventive Brits versus Thrifty Chinamen""; ""Help Wanted: Docile and Desperate Preferred""; ""CHAPTER 7: SISTERS IN TIME""
""Docility on a Leash""""Sure Beats the Farm""; ""Amazon.com and Dell Arrive at the Mill""; ""CHAPTER 8: THE UNWITTING CONSPIRACY""; ""Writing the Rules of the Race""; ""Activists Raise the Bottom, 1780�2008""; ""Back at Georgetown, Bored Is Good""; ""Bad for Boy Rats""; ""Trade: Friend or Foe of the Planet?""; ""The China Challenge""; ""The Race Moves On""; ""PART III: TROUBLE AT THE BORDER""; ""CHAPTER 9: RETURNING TO AMERICA""; ""Chinese T-Shirts Versus American Jobs""; ""A Taste of the (Crazy) Rules in 2008""; ""CHAPTER 10: DOGS SNARLING TOGETHER""; ""Auggie Goes to Washington""
""Making Deals and Making Exceptions""""1985 to 1990: The Seed-to-Shirt Coalition""; ""Snarling Back""; ""Gone On Long Enough""; ""The Slow Unraveling""; ""CHAPTER 11: PERVERSE EFFECTS AND UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES OF T-SHIRT TRADE POLICY""; ""No More Doffers""; ""Own Worst Enemy""; ""Friends with Benefits""; ""Wal-Mart Backs Musharraf""; ""Race to the Quotas""; ""Auggie and Aristotle Versus Wal-Mart""; ""Creative Destruction""; ""Whither the Dinosaurs?""; ""(Unintended) Winners""; ""CHAPTER 12: 45 YEARS “OF TEMPORARY� PROTECTIONISM ENDS IN 2009�NOW WHAT? ""; ""The Big Bang""
Subject T-shirt industry.
International trade.
Free trade.
International economic relations.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- Marketing.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- International Relations -- Trade & Tariffs.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- General.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Exports & Imports.
Free trade. (OCoLC)fst00933944
International economic relations. (OCoLC)fst00976891
International trade. (OCoLC)fst00977128
T-shirt industry. (OCoLC)fst01141569
Internationell handel.
Textilindustri -- internationella aspekter.
Globalisering.
Frihandel.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Rivoli, Pietra. Travels of a T-shirt in the global economy. 2nd ed. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, ©2009 9780470287163 (DLC) 2008054905 (OCoLC)276647967
ISBN 9780470456408 (electronic bk.)
047045640X (electronic bk.)
9780470287163 (pbk.)
0470287160 (pbk.)
Standard No. DEBBG BV042959600
DEBSZ 422003093
GBVCP 802855377

 
    
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