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Author Bonacich, Edna.

Title Behind the label : inequality in the Los Angeles apparel industry / Edna Bonacich and Richard P. Appelbaum ; with Ku-Sup Chin [and others]
Published Berkeley : University of California Press, [2000]
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 395 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preliminaries; Contents; List of Figures and Tables; Preface; Acknowledgments; Introduction; 1. Manufacturers; 2. Offshore Production (with Melanie Myers); 3. Retailers; 4. The Power Elite; 5. Contractors (with Ku-Sup Chin); 6. Workers (with Gregory Scott); 7. The Distribution of Wealth; 8. Government Enforcement and Retention Efforts; 9. Worker Empowerment; 10. The Antisweatshop Movement; Afterword; Notes; Bibliographic Notes; Index
Summary In this study, Edna Bonacich and Richard Appelbaum investigate the return of sweatshops to the apparel industry, especially in Los Angeles. The "new" sweatshops, they say, need to be understood in terms of the decline in the American welfare state and its strong unions and the rise in global and flexible production
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 361-365) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Clothing trade -- California -- Los Angeles.
Clothing workers -- California -- Los Angeles.
Sweatshops -- California -- Los Angeles.
Form Electronic book
Author Appelbaum, Richard P.
ISBN 0520217691
0520225066 (paperback; alk. paper)
0520925599 (electronic bk.)
0585391718 (electronic bk.)
9780520225060 (paperback; alk. paper)
9780520925595 (electronic bk.)
9780585391717 (electronic bk.)