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Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy

Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0470287163

Cover of Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy 2ND 09 (ISBN 978-0470287163)
ISBN13: 978-0470287163
ISBN10: 0470287160
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 09
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Published: 2009
International: No

List price: $18.95

Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy - 2ND 09 edition

ISBN13: 978-0470287163

Pietra Rivoli

ISBN13: 978-0470287163
ISBN10: 0470287160
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 09
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Inc.

Published: 2009
International: No
Summary

The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy has been lauded by the New York Times, Financial Times, and reviewers worldwide. Translated in fourteen languages, Travels has received numerous awards for its frank and nuanced discussion of global economic realities. Now updated and revised, it includes discussions on environmental issues. This fascinating book illustrates crucial lessons in the debate on globalization.

The major themes and conclusions from the first edition are intact, but in response to questions from readers and students around the world, the second edition now includes:

* Updates on the people, businesses, and politics involved in the production of the T-shirt.
* Discussions of environmental issues related to both international trade and the T-shirt's life story.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition.Prologue.Part I: King Cotton.Chapter 1: Reinsch Cotton Farm, Smyer, Texas.Chapter 2: The History of American Cotton.Chapter 3: Back at the Reinsch Farm.Chapter 4: All God's Dangers Ain't the Subsidies.Part II: Made in China.Chapter 5: Cotton Comes to China.Chapter 6: The Long Race to the Bottom.Chapter 7: Sisters in Time.Chapter 8: The Unwitting Conspiracy.Part III: Trouble at the Border.Chapter 9: Returning to America.Chapter 10: Dogs Snarling Together.Chapter 11: Perverse Effects and Unintended Consequences of T-Shirt Trade Policy.Chapter 12: 45 Clears of ''Temporary'' Protectionism Ends in 2005-Now What?Part IV: My T-shirt Finally Encounters a Free Market.Chapter 13: Where T-shirts Go After the Salvation Army Bin.Chapter 14: How Small Entrepreneurs Clothe east Africa with Old American T-Shirts.Conclusion.Acknowledgements.Notes.Bibliography.