The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-03-03
  • Publisher: Wiley
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This revised edition of the international bestseller (65,000 copies sold since 2005) now covers the biggest question Rivoli encounters from her readers: "What was the environmental impact of your t-shirt in Texas, China, Africa, etc.?" The new edition also explains what has happened to the main characters in the last 4 years, updates the latest political and economic developments that affect the story, and includes new teaching aids.

Author Biography

Pietra Rivoli, PhD, is Professor at Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business, where she specializes in international business, finance, and social issues in business. Travels of a T-Shirt has won numerous awards and has been translated into fourteen languages.

Table of Contents

Preface To The Second Editionp. ix
Prologuep. xvii
King Cottonp. 1
How America Has Dominated the Global Cotton Industry for 200 Yearsp. 3
The History of American Cottonp. 9
Back at the Reinsch Farmp. 24
All God's Dangers Ain't the Subsidiesp. 49
Made In Chinap. 75
Cotton Comes to Chinap. 77
The Long Race to the Bottomp. 92
Sisters in Timep. 105
The Unwitting Conspiracyp. 120
Trouble At The Borderp. 141
Returning to Americap. 143
Dogs Snarling Togetherp. 156
Perverse Effects and Unintended Consequences of T-Shirt Trade Policyp. 171
45 Years of "Temporary" Protectionism End in 2009-Now What?p. 196
My T-Shirt Finally Encounters A Free Marketp. 213
Where T-shirts Go after the Salvation Army Binp. 215
How Small Entrepreneurs Clothe East Africa with Old American T-Shirtsp. 227
Mitumba: Friend or Foe to Africa?p. 239
Conclusionp. 253
Acknowledgmentsp. 262
Notesp. 264
Bibliographyp. 283
Indexp. 305
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