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By Pietra Rivoli

The Travels of a T-Shirt within the international Economy has been lauded by means of the hot York occasions, monetary instances, and reviewers around the world. Translated in fourteen languages, Travels has bought a variety of awards for its frank and nuanced dialogue of world fiscal realities.  Now up to date and revised--including a discussions of environmental issue--this attention-grabbing ebook illustrates an important classes within the debate on globalization.

The significant topics and conclusions from the 1st version are intact, yet in  reaction to questions from readers and scholars all over the world, the second one version now includes:
• Updates at the humans, companies, and politics concerned with the construction of the T-shirt.
• Discussions of environmental concerns regarding either overseas exchange and the T-shirt's existence story.
• a glance on the maturing of the anti-globalization move, and the new shift in public opinion opposed to internationalism.

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Why South-east Asian women? Who cares? My attempts to secure a book contract met with similar disinterest until Joel Spring and my editor Naomi Silverman at Lawrence Erlbaum had the political insights to support and stand behind this project. In an increasingly global economic, cultural, and educational environment, the “far east” is no longer far or east in traditional modernist terms. Most of the women in this study are not on the outer fringes of global circuits of intellectual exchange or institutional networking but very much a part of the “new” local and regional cosmopolitanism.

Nearly a decade later, this observation remains accurate, as evidenced in the significant body of scholarship and case study research published in the last 10 years. Numerically, women’s participation has increased across the sector and position classifications in western and some newly industrializing countries. However, the largest increases for women have been in more junior, untenured, and part-time positions, where they often outnumber men. In a study of academic women in the United Kingdom, Ann Brooks (1997) notes a substantial increase of 143% in women’s professorial appointments over the decade 1981–91, but the actual “numbers of academic women compared to academic men remain small” (p.

And less than modest publication records. Some of Page xvi them golfed together on Fridays or belonged to the same church. It wasn’t until some years later, with a starter package of academic capital under my belt, that I started heading out to conferences at urban universities. Those early forays into the academic mainstream confirmed my sense of the colonial outpost mentality and culture of my own university. In 1989, a new department head was appointed who changed my life. I was relieved of my heavy teaching load to write and publish and was supported for promotion and tenure.

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