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Free Trade & Uneven Development: North American Apparel Industry After NAFTA als Taschenbuch


Titel: Free Trade & Uneven Development: North American Apparel Industry After NAFTA
Autor/en: Gary Gereffi

ISBN: 1566399688
EAN: 9781566399685
Sprache: Englisch.

August 2002 - kartoniert - 360 Seiten


List of Tables and Figures Part I: Analytical Overview 1. Introduction: The Apparel Industry and North American Economic Integration - David Spener, Gary Gereffi, and Jennifer Bair 2 . NAFTA and the Apparel Commodity Chain: Corporate Strategies, Interfirm Networks, and Industrial Upgrading - Jennifer Bair and Gary Gereffi Part II: The Changing Face of the Apparel Industry in the United States 3. Subcontracting Networks in the New York Garment Industry: Changing Characteristics in a Global Era - Florence Palpacuer 4. The Impact of North American Economic Integration on the Los Angeles Garment Industry - Judi A. Kessler 5. The New Sweatshops in the United States: How New, How Real, How Many, and Why? - Robert J. S. Ross 6. Labor's Response to Global Production - Edna Bonacich Part III: The U.S.-Mexico Border Region 7. The Unraveling Seam: NAFTA and the Decline of the Apparel Industry in El Paso, Texas - David Spener 8. Tex Mex: Linkages in a Binational Garment District? The Garment Industries in El Paso and Ciudad Juarez - Robert van Dooren 9. Commodity Chains and Industrial Organization in the Apparel Industry in Monterrey and Ciudad Juarez - Jorge Carrillo, Alfredo Hualde, and Araceli Almaraz Part IV: Interior Mexico 10. Torreon: The New Blue Jeans Capital of the World - Gary Gereffi, Martha Martinez, and Jennifer Bair 11. Learning and the Limits of Foreign Partners as Teachers - Enrique Dussel Peters, Clemente Ruiz Duran, and Michael J. Piore 12. Knitting the Networks Between Mexican Producers and the U.S. Market - Ulrik Vangstrup 13. Fragmented Markets, Elaborate Chains: The Retail Distribution of Imported Clothing in Mexico - Jorge Mendoza, Fernando Pozos Ponce, and David Spener Part V: Central American and the Caribbean 14. When Does Apparel Become a Peril? On the Nature of Industrialization in the Caribbean Basin - Michael Mortimore 15. Can the Dominican Republic's Export-Processing Zones Survive NAFTA? - Dale T. Mathews Part VI: Conclusion 16. NAFTA and Uneven Development in the North American Apparel Industry - Jennifer Bair, David Spener, and Gary Gereffi About the Contributors Index


GARY GEREFFI is a Director of the Markets and Management Studies Program at Duke University. He is the coeditor of Commodity Chains and Global Capitalism (with Miguel Korzeniewicz) and Manufacturing Miracles: Paths of Industrialization in Latin America and East Asia (with Donald L. Wyman). DAVID SPENER is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas. He is the coeditor (with Kathleen Staudt) of The U.S.-Mexico Border: Transcending Divisions, Contesting Identities. JENNIFER BAIR is a Lecturer of Sociology at Yale University.


"provides an innovative model for analyzing a global industry, and will be very useful to students of international development, industrial relations, and economic sociology." Contemporary Sociology "What the reader gets from this book is a subtle and nuanced picture of the effects of trade liberalization and NAFTA on the interfirm linkages, profitability, and employment prospects in the apparel industry...the overall quality of the contributions to this volume is very good." --Work and Occupations "Free Trade and Uneven Development is a superb collection of essays that seeks to understand the process of globalization through an intensive geographical focus on North America and a sectoral emphasis on the apparel industry, all in the context of examining the impact of an important regional trade agreement. This rich, complex micro look illuminates broad trends shaping globalization and defines the costs and consequences of various trajectories. This book is an exceptionally important and unique contribution to the burgeoning literature on globalization." --Harley Shaiken, Professor of Social and Cultural Studies and Geography, University of California, Berkeley "There are no books that I know of that provide such a comparative analysis of the garment industry in light of NAFTA. The chapters all break new ground in their topics, yet are unified by the common theme of North American apparel integration, and the common theoretical framework of global commodity chains. The editors have assembled an impressive array of scholars, and the topic could not be more timely." --Richard Appelbaum, Professor of Sociology and Global and International Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara
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