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The Resource Where am I wearing? : a global tour to the countries, factories, and people that make our clothes, Kelsey Timmerman

Where am I wearing? : a global tour to the countries, factories, and people that make our clothes, Kelsey Timmerman

Label
Where am I wearing? : a global tour to the countries, factories, and people that make our clothes
Title
Where am I wearing?
Title remainder
a global tour to the countries, factories, and people that make our clothes
Statement of responsibility
Kelsey Timmerman
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A journalist travels the world to trace the origins of our clothesWhen journalist and traveler Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, he began a journey that would take him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back again. Where Am I Wearing? intimately describes the connection between impoverished garment workers' standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle. By introducing readers to the human element of globalization--the factory workers, their names, their families, and their way of life--Where Am I Wearing bridges the gap between global producers and consumers. New content includes: a visit to a fair trade Ethiopian shoe factory that is changing lives one job at time; updates on how workers worldwide have been squeezed by rising food costs and declining orders in the wake of the global financial crisis; and the author's search for the garment worker in Honduras who inspired the first edition of the book Kelsey Timmerman speaks and universities around the country and maintains a blog at www.whereamiwearing.com. His writing has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor and Conde; Nast Portfolio, and has aired on NPR. Enlightening and thought-provoking at once, Where Am I Wearing? puts a human face on globalization"--
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
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Timmerman, Kelsey
Dewey number
338.4/7687
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD9940.A2
LC item number
T56 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Clothing trade
  • Clothing workers
  • Wages
  • Consumers
Label
Where am I wearing? : a global tour to the countries, factories, and people that make our clothes, Kelsey Timmerman
Link
http://catalogimages.wiley.com/images/db/jimages/9781118277553.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Prologue: We have it made -- A consumer goes global -- Tattoo's tropical paradise -- Fake blood, sweat, and tears : anti-sweatshop protestors -- Jingle these -- Undercover in the underwear biz -- Bangladesh amusement park -- Inside my first sweatshop -- Child labor in action -- Arifa, the garment worker -- Hope -- No black and white, only green -- (Update for revised edition) Hungry for choices -- Labor day -- Year zero -- Those who wear Levi's -- Those who make Levi's -- Blue jean machine -- Progress -- Treasure and trash -- (Update for revised edition) The faces of crisis -- PO'ed VP -- Life at the bottom -- Growing pains -- The real China -- On a budget -- An all-American Chinese Walmart -- The Chinese fantasy -- (Update for revised edition) Migration -- For richer, for poorer -- (Update for revised edition) Restarting, again -- Return to fantasy island -- Amilcar's journey -- An American dream -- Touron goes glocal -- Appendix A: Discussion questions -- Appendix B: Note to freshman me -- Appendix C: Where are you teaching? : a guide to taking Where am I wearing? to a glocal context
Control code
ocn774147912
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Rev. and updated.
Extent
xv, 287 p.
Isbn
9781118277553
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012003583
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)774147912
  • a1012987
Label
Where am I wearing? : a global tour to the countries, factories, and people that make our clothes, Kelsey Timmerman
Link
http://catalogimages.wiley.com/images/db/jimages/9781118277553.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
Prologue: We have it made -- A consumer goes global -- Tattoo's tropical paradise -- Fake blood, sweat, and tears : anti-sweatshop protestors -- Jingle these -- Undercover in the underwear biz -- Bangladesh amusement park -- Inside my first sweatshop -- Child labor in action -- Arifa, the garment worker -- Hope -- No black and white, only green -- (Update for revised edition) Hungry for choices -- Labor day -- Year zero -- Those who wear Levi's -- Those who make Levi's -- Blue jean machine -- Progress -- Treasure and trash -- (Update for revised edition) The faces of crisis -- PO'ed VP -- Life at the bottom -- Growing pains -- The real China -- On a budget -- An all-American Chinese Walmart -- The Chinese fantasy -- (Update for revised edition) Migration -- For richer, for poorer -- (Update for revised edition) Restarting, again -- Return to fantasy island -- Amilcar's journey -- An American dream -- Touron goes glocal -- Appendix A: Discussion questions -- Appendix B: Note to freshman me -- Appendix C: Where are you teaching? : a guide to taking Where am I wearing? to a glocal context
Control code
ocn774147912
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
Rev. and updated.
Extent
xv, 287 p.
Isbn
9781118277553
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2012003583
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • (OCoLC)774147912
  • a1012987

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