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Author Williams, Matthew S., 1974- author.

Title Strategizing against sweatshops : the global economy, student activism, and worker empowerment / Matthew S. Williams
Published Philadelphia : Temple University Press, [2020]
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Contents Preface: The continuing relevance of progressive student activism in an age of right-wing populism -- Theorizing social movement strategy -- Globalization, the apparel industry and the roots of sweatshops -- Higher education as a political opportunity structure -- The origins of United Students Against Sweatshops -- USAS's campus-level strategy -- USAS's ideology of worker empowerment -- The organization of USAS -- The brands strike back : corporate social responsibility and the creation of the Fair Labor Association -- The creation of the Worker Rights Consortium -- Embedded autonomy and the fire alarm model : the organization and monitoring practices of the WRC -- Transnational solidarity campaigns -- The designated suppliers program -- Sweatfree communities
Summary "Tells the story of how the student anti-sweatshop movement on US college campuses was able to coordinate a massive change in strategy in response to new labor tactics undertaken by target garment industry corporations. Demonstrates that a decentralized movement can coordinate in response to changing opportunities"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject United Students Against Sweatshops.
United Students Against Sweatshops.
Anti-sweatshop movement -- United States
Clothing trade
College students -- Political activity -- United States
Employee rights
Social justice
Student movements -- United States
Anti-sweatshop movement.
Clothing trade.
College students -- Political activity.
Employee rights.
Social justice.
Student movements.
United States.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019980629
ISBN 1439918236