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Lecture 9

SOC 656 Lecture Notes - Lecture 9: International Inequality, Walt Whitman Rostow, Sweatshop

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SOC 656
Janna Eggebeen

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SOC 656 Lecture 10 Outline: Fashioning Clothes: Textile & Garment
Industry in the Globalized Economy
I. Globalization
-political structures changed drastically after the second world war, 1950’s
-isreal became a country
-european union
A. Industrialization
-lowered the cost of
-learning how to spin and weave
-cloth was highly mass produced
Textile & Garment Manufacturing, Women, and Labour History
-NY city sweatshop and the first garment strike
-a public voice for women through unions
B. Contemporary Economic Conditions
Market Economy: one where decisions are made based on supply and demand
(eg. of our economy mostly however we are somewhat of a mix of the following)
Capitalism: resources and goods are privately owned
Planned Economy: one where decisions about production distribution and
manufacturing are made centrally
Transportation system is command based, systems of roads and infrastructure
Post Industrial Economy: going from from manufacturing/resources to services
(eg. of us as well of most of europe)
Primary Sector Natural: Resources
Secondary Sector: Manufacturing
Tertiary Sector Service: Industry
1. Post-Industrialization
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