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Global Production

The Apparel Industry in the Pacific Rim

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Format: Paperback / softback, 400 pages
Published In: United States, 29 June 1994
This collection of original essays examines the social and political consequences of the globalization of the apparel industry in Asia, Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and the United States. The contributors analyze the countries' trade policies, the apparel industry's network of capital ad labor, working conditions in garment factories, and the role of workers, especially women. Written by scholars of various nationalities and from different disciplines, this volume provides a look at the industry from the perspective of participants within each country and illustrates a general trend toward the internationalization of production and global economic restructuring. Edna Bonacich is Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside. Lucie Cheng is Professor of Sociology at the University of California, Los Angeles, and visiting Professor of Urban Studies at National Taiwan University, Taipei. Norma Chinchilla is Professor of Sociology and Director of program in Women's Studies at California State University, Long Beach. Nora Hamilton is Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern California, Los Angeles. Paul Ong is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 1. Introduction: The Garment Industry in the Restructuring Global Economy Edna Bonacich, Lucie Cheng, Norma Chinchilla, Nora Hamilton, and Paul Ong Part I: Patterns and Linkages 2. Mapping a Global Industry: Apparel Production in the Pacific Rim Triangle Edna Bonacich and David V. Waller 3. Power and Profits in the Apparel Commodity Chain Richard P. Appelbaum and Gary Gereffi 4. U.S. Retailers and Asian Garment Production Lucie Cheng and Gary Gereffi 5. The Role of U.S. Apparel Manufacturers in the Globalization of the Industry in the Pacific Rim Edna Bonacich and David V. Waller Part II: Asia 6. The Development Process of the Hong Kong Garment Industry: A Mature Industry in a Newly Industrialized Economy Ho-Fuk Lau and Chi-Fai Chan 7. The Globalization of Taiwan's Garment Industry Gary Gereffi and Mei-Lin Pan 8. The Korean Garment Industry: From Authoritarian Patriarchism to Industrial Paternalism Seung Hoon Lee and Ho Keun Song 9. The Philippine Garment Industry Rosalinda Pineda Ofreneo 10. Thailand in the Pacific Rim Garment Industry Richard F. Doner and Ansil Ramsay 11. The Garment Industry in Singapore: Clothes for the Emperor Sara U. Douglas, Stephen A. Douglas and Thomas J. Finn Part III: Mexico, Central America, and the Caribbean 12. The Apparel Maquiladora Industry at the Mexican Border Jorge Carillo V. 13. Industrial Organization and Mexico-U.S. Free Trade: Evidence from the Mexican Garment Industry Gordon H. Hanson 14. Export Manufacturing, State Policy, and Women Workers in the Dominican Republic Helen I. Safa 15. The Maquila Revolution in Guatemala Kurt Petersen 16. The Garment Industry and Economic Restructuring in Mexico and Central America Norma Chinchilla and Nora Hamilton Part IV: The United States 17. Labor Squeeze and Ethnic/Racial Recomposition in the U.S. Apparel Industry Evelyn Blumenberg and Paul Ong 18. Recent Manufacturing Changes in the U.S. Apparel Industry: The Case of North Carolina Ian M. Taplin 19. Immigrant Enterprise and Labor in the Los Angeles Garment Industry James Loucky, Maria Soldatenko, Gregory Scott, and Edna Bonacich 20. Conclusion: The Garment Industry, National Development, and Labor Organizing Edna Bonacich, Lucie Cheng, Norma Chinchilla, Nora Hamilton, and Paul Ong List of Contributors Index

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About the Author

Edna Bonacich is Professor of Sociology and Ethnic Studies at the University of California, Riverside.


"An excellent and often impressive book that advances our understanding of the internationalization of production and the ways in which it is actually implemented in specific sites." - Saskia Sassen, Department of Urban Planning, Columbia University "[C]ontains an impressive array of good case studies on a variety of regions and countries, with special focus on how the United States apparel industry relates to globalization in each case." - Journal of American Ethnic History

EAN: 9781566391696
ISBN: 1566391695
Publisher: Temple University Press,U.S.
Dimensions: 22.81 x 15.29 x 2.31 centimetres (0.55 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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