Globalization and Cross-border Labor Solidarity in the Americas: The Anti-sweatshop Movement and the Struggle for Social Justice

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Psychology Press, 2005 - Business & Economics - 223 pages
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The main purpose of the book is to expand the scope of revisionary studies of the thirties by analyzing novels using recent innovations in critical theory. The book adds to the research of Barbara Foley, Michael Denning, Alan Wald, and others who have challenged Cold-War-era accounts of the decade's socialist and communist culture. The book explores leftist literature from the thirties as balanced between two antithetical philosophical modalities: identity and ideology. Writers create identitarian fiction, he argues, as they attempt to appeal to a mainstream audience using familiar types and patterns culled from mass culture. They engage ideology, on the other hand, when they use narrative as a means of critiquing those same types and patterns using strategies of ideological critique similar to those of their European contemporary Georg Lukács.
  

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Contents

Globalization and CrossBorder Labor Solidarity in the Americas The Struggle for Social Justice
1
Globalization and CrossBorder Labor Solidarity in the Guatemalan Maquiladora Industry The Phillips VanHeusen Workers Movement
29
The Salvadoran Maquiladora Industry and CrossBorder Labor Solidarity Bridging the Gap Between Image and Reality
61
The Honduran Maquiladora Industry and CrossBorder Labor Solidarity The Kimi Campaign
85
Ni Un Paso Atras Not One Step Back Chentex and CrossBorder Labor Solidarity in the Nicaraguan Maquiladora Industry
107
Globalization and CrossBorder Labor Solidarity Is Another World Possible?
135
Glossary of Organizations
155
Notes
159
Bibliography
199
Index
217
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Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval teaches in the Chicana/o Studies department at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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