Brooks analyzes a two-pronged problem in consumer boycott campaigns against labor abuse in the garment industry. First, how are we to understand the political necessities of local protest such as the right to unionize against the emphasis placed on consumer boycotts? Second, what and whose agency is privileged or obscured within the symbolic economies and the politics of information deployed by these campaigns? Tying both of these questions together is a commitment to seeing globalization as embedded in the everyday realities of the local.
- Unraveling the Garment Industry: Transnational Organizing and Women's Work
- University of Minnesota Press, 2007
- Unraveling the Garment Industry: Transnational Organizing and Women's Work (University of Minnesota Press, 2007).