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Sweatshops and Migrant Labour -

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Books are listed in order of year of publication - newest titles are at the top. There are 10 books in this booklist

This list represents some of the books on this subject that we have had in our shop - but there will be many more that we can order for you!

  • Cover image of book The Song of the Shirt: The High Price of Cheap Garments, from Blackburn to Bangladesh by Jeremy Seabrook
    The Song of the Shirt: The High Price of Cheap Garments, from Blackburn to Bangladesh - by Jeremy Seabrook

    £14.95   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781849045223 | ISBN 10: 1849045224

    ** WINNER OF THE 2016 BREAD AND ROSES PRIZE FOR RADICAL PUBLISHING ** In April 2013 Rana Plaza, an unremarkable eight-story commercial block in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh, collapsed, killing 1,129 people and injuring over 2,000. Most of th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-Hand Clothes by Andrew Brooks
    Clothing Poverty: The Hidden World of Fast Fashion and Second-Hand Clothes - by Andrew Brooks

    £14.99   paperback   (2015) - ISBN 13: 9781783600670 | ISBN 10: 1783600675

    Have you ever stopped and wondered where your jeans came from? Who made them and where? Ever wondered where they end up after you donate them for recycling?   Following a pair of jeans, Clothing Poverty takes the reader on a vivid around-the- ... more

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  • Cover image of book A Seventh Man by John Berger and Jean Mohr
    A Seventh Man - by John Berger and Jean Mohr

    £11.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9781844676491 | ISBN 10: 1844676498

    A new edition of this seminal exploration of migrant workers.   Why does the Western world look to migrant laborers to perform the most menial tasks? What compels people to leave their homes and accept this humiliating situation?   In A Seventh ... more

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  • Cover image of book Factory Girls: Voices from the Heart of Modern China by Leslie T. Chang
    Factory Girls: Voices from the Heart of Modern China - by Leslie T. Chang

    £12.99   paperback   (2010) - ISBN 13: 9780330447362 | ISBN 10: 033044736x

    Every year in China millions of migrant workers leave their rural towns to find jobs in the cities. These people are the driving forces behind China’s economic boom: they work very hard and for little money to make the trainers, ornaments, designer h ... more

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  • Cover image of book The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage by Alexandra Harney
    The China Price: The True Cost of Chinese Competitive Advantage - by Alexandra Harney

    £18.99   hardback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781594201578 | ISBN 10: 1594201579

    A landmark eyewitness exposé of how China's factory economy competes for Western business by selling out its workers, its environment, and its future.  In The China Price, acclaimed Financial Times correspondent Alex Harney uncovers the truth ... more

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  • Cover image of book Exploited: Migrant Labour in the New Global Economy by Toby Shelley
    Exploited: Migrant Labour in the New Global Economy - by Toby Shelley

    £20.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9781842778524 | ISBN 10: 1842778528

    From cleaning to construction, from agriculture to domestic work, every day migrant labourers are exploited and enslaved. Extra hours are squeezed out of Polish food packers, and trafficked African children are used for forced labour. Low wages are u ... more

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  • Cover image of book Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Lustre by Dana Thomas
    Deluxe: How Luxury Lost Its Lustre - by Dana Thomas

    £10.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141019673 | ISBN 10: 0141019670

    Fashion may be fabulous, but what price true luxury? With incredible access to the glamourous world of the luxury brand, Deluxe goes deep inside the workings of profit margins and market share to discover the fate of real luxury. From the importance ... more

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  • Chinese Whispers: The True Story Behind Britain's Hidden Army of Labour - by Hsiao-Hung Pai

    £13.99   paperback   (2008) - ISBN 13: 9780141035680 | ISBN 10: 0141035684

    You know the people in this book. You'll remember the harassed waitress from your local Chinese restaurant. You've noticed those builders across the street working funny hours and without helmets. You've eaten the lettuce they picked, or bought the m ... more

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  • Cover image of book The Power to Choose: Bangladeshi Women and Labour Market Decisions in London and Dhaka by Naila Kabeer
    The Power to Choose: Bangladeshi Women and Labour Market Decisions in London and Dhaka - by Naila Kabeer

    £27.99   paperback   (2002) - ISBN 13: 9781859842065 | ISBN 10: 1859842062

    In this path-breaking study, social economist Naila Kabeer examines the lives of Bangladeshi garment workers in Bangladesh and Britain to shed light on the question of what constitutes 'fair' competition in international trade.  She argues that if th ... more

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  • Cover image of book Clean Clothes: A Global Movement to End Sweatshops by Liesbeth Sluiter
    Clean Clothes: A Global Movement to End Sweatshops - by Liesbeth Sluiter

    £22.99   paperback   (2009) - ISBN 13: 9780745327686 | ISBN 10: 0745327680

    This book tells the inspiring story of the Clean Clothes Campaign, the worldwide movement determined the improve the wages and working conditions of sweatshop workers in the clothing industry.  Large retailers such as Tesco, Wal-Mart and Careefour ... more

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