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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.

Publication Info. Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley, [2009]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  382.456 R626T    Check Shelf
Edition 2nd ed.
Description xx, 316 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-304) and index.
Contents How America has dominated the global cotton industry for 200 years -- The history of American cotton -- Back at the Reinsch farm -- All God's dangers ain't the subsidies -- Cotton comes to China -- The long race to the bottom -- Sisters in time -- The unwitting conspiracy -- Returning to America -- Dogs snarling together -- Perverse effects and unintended consequences of T-shirt trade policy -- 45 years of "temporary" protectionism end in 2009--now what? -- Where T-shirts go after the Salvation Army bin -- How small entrepreneurs clothe East Africa with old American T-shirts -- Mitumba : friend or foe to Africa?
Summary Pietra Rivoli is an economics professor at Georgetown University, where the question "Who made your T-shirt?" set her on a quest. On her journey she found that globalization is just as much about history and politics as it is about economics.
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
T-Shirt. (DE-588)4302761-1
Textilwelthandel. (DE-588)4270956-8
Weltwirtschaft. (DE-588)4065468-0
Internationale Arbeitsteilung.
Internationale Wirtschaftsbeziehungen.
Indexed Term Free trade
International economic relations
International trade
T-shirt industry
ISBN 9780470287163 (pbk.)
0470287160 (pbk.)
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