Social Science

Clothing Poverty

Clothing Poverty

Author: Andrew Brooks

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781786997395

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 700

Have you ever stopped and wondered where your jeans came from? Who made them and where? Ever wondered where they end up after you donate them for recycling? Following a pair of jeans, Clothing Poverty takes the reader on a vivid around-the-world tour to reveal how clothes are manufactured and retailed, bringing to light how fast fashion and recycling are interconnected. Andrew Brooks shows how recycled clothes are traded across continents, uncovers how retailers and international charities are embroiled in commodity chains which perpetuate poverty, and exposes the hidden trade networks which transect the globe. In this new and updated edition, Brooks retraces his steps to look at the fashion industry today, and considers how, if at all, the industry has changed in response to mounting consumer pressure for more ethical clothing. Stitching together rich narratives, from Mozambican markets, Nigerian smugglers and Chinese factories to London's vintage clothing scene, TOMS shoes and Vivienne Westwood's ethical fashion lines, Brooks uncovers the many hidden sides of fashion.
Social Science

Clothing Poverty

Clothing Poverty

Author: Andrew Brooks

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781783600700

Category: Social Science

Page: 296

View: 490

'An interesting and important account.' Daily Telegraph Have you ever stopped and wondered where your jeans came from? Who made them and where? Ever wondered where they end up after you donate them for recycling? Following a pair of jeans, Clothing Poverty takes the reader on a vivid around-the-world tour to reveal how clothes are manufactured and retailed, bringing to light how fast fashion and clothing recycling are interconnected. Andrew Brooks shows how recycled clothes are traded across continents, uncovers how retailers and international charities are embroiled in commodity chains which perpetuate poverty, and exposes the hidden trade networks which transect the globe. Stitching together rich narratives, from Mozambican markets, Nigerian smugglers and Chinese factories to London's vintage clothing scene, TOMS shoes and Vivienne Westwood's ethical fashion lines, Brooks uncovers the many hidden sides of fashion.
Business & Economics

Poverty Alleviation in China

Poverty Alleviation in China

Author: Kun Yan

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783662473924

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 237

View: 262

This study systematically investigates the development process, major characteristics and weak links of China's poverty alleviation experience and conducts a comparative analysis of poverty alleviation cases. It also accurately presents the internal logic and core elements of China's poverty alleviation theory and taking the Chinese experience of poverty alleviation refines the "Two Threads One Force" theoretical framework to make a basic judgment of the "China model" for poverty alleviation. It also presents the rationale and plans for responding to new challenges to achieve poverty alleviation goals, which will enhance the welfare of the people and promote social progress and national prosperity.
Philosophy

Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Race, Poverty, and Domestic Policy

Author: C. Michael Henry

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300129847

Category: Philosophy

Page: 824

View: 685

div What explains the continuing hardship of so many black Americans? A distinguished group of scholars analyzes the long, complex structural and environmental causes of discrimination and their effects on African-Americans. The authors examine the impact of poverty, poor health, poor schools, poor housing, poor neighborhoods, and few job opportunities—and demonstrate how multiple causes reinforce each other and condemn African-Americans to positions of inferiority and poverty. Some of the contributors examine policies designed to correct problems, while others look at the changing racial and ethnic composition in America and its implications for African-Americans, as other minorities surpass them in numbers and claim political, economic, and social attention. The late James Tobin has contributed a foreword to this important collection. /DIV
Political Science

Poverty and Governance in South Asia

Poverty and Governance in South Asia

Author: Syeda Naushin Parnini

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317584650

Category: Political Science

Page: 154

View: 549

Across South Asia in the last two decades, there has been widespread emphasis on governance reforms aiming to reduce poverty through Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The recent development agenda has had great impact over the region , and this book finds that it largely widens the gap between the rich and poor, which combined with rising inflation, contributes to political instability. The book analyses the discourses of development agenda and governance crisis and provides a survey of the region by not only focusing on India, Pakistan and Bangladesh but also on the smaller countries in the region, such as Bhutan. Explaining three components of the development agenda as criteria for economic development – poverty reduction, governance reforms and civil society participation through liberal democracy – this book explores the consequences of the neo-liberal democracy and recent development agenda coupled with governance reforms. This work argues that the political economy of South Asia is largely derived from experiences of historical colonialism and recent changes driven by contemporary rise of India as a global power after the triumph of new-liberal democracy and market capitalism in the post-cold war era. It proposes a strengthening of the instruments of endogenous governance and people's participation in South Asian countries to reduce poverty through MDGs and other development goals in combination with top-down and bottom up approaches. Offering an understanding of governance and development in the context of the South Asia, this book will be of interest to academics in the fields of Political Economics, International Development Studies, Political Science, and Governance Studies, as well as policy makers.
History

Dress and Personal Appearance in Late Antiquity

Dress and Personal Appearance in Late Antiquity

Author: Faith Pennick Morgan

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004353466

Category: History

Page: 288

View: 460

Dress and Personal Appearance in Late Antiquity. The Clothing of the Middle and Lower Classes examines written, art historical and archaeological evidence to understand the way that cloth and clothing was made, embellished, cared for and recycled during this period.
Education

Poverty and Schooling in the U.S.

Poverty and Schooling in the U.S.

Author: Sue Books

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135607197

Category: Education

Page: 248

View: 627

Poverty is an educational issue because it affects children's physical, emotional, and cognitive development. Especially in current times, taken-for-granted ideas about poverty and poor children must be scrutinized and reconsidered. That is the goal of this book. Poverty and Schooling in the U.S.: Contexts and Consequences is in part a plea for educators and future educators to undertake the intellectual and emotional work of learning more about the social causes, as well as the sometimes life-altering consequences of poverty. Although such efforts will not eradicate poverty, they can help form more insightful educators, administrators, policymakers, and researchers. The book is also an effort to bring to the table a larger conversation about the educational significance of the social and legal policy contexts of poverty and about typical school experiences of poor children. Poverty and Schooling in the U.S.: Contexts and Consequences: *describes what teachers need to know or to understand about the contexts and consequences of poverty; *provides information and analysis of the social context of poverty; *examines the experience of many children and families living in poverty; *documents the demographics of poverty and offers a critique of the official U.S. poverty metric; *reports on continuing and significant disparities in school funding; *presents historical context through a broad-brush review of some of the landmark legal decisions in the struggle for educational opportunity; *looks at some typical school experiences of poor children; *considers the consequences of the federal No Child Left Behind Act; and *offers suggestions about the kind of educational reform that could make a difference in the lives of poor children. This book is fundamental for faculty, researchers, school practitioners, and students across the field of education. It is accessible to all readers. An extensive background in social theory, educational theory, or statistics is not required.
Political Science

Globalization for Development

Globalization for Development

Author: Ian Goldin

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191024351

Category: Political Science

Page: 368

View: 593

Globalization and its relation to poverty reduction and development are not well understood. This book explores the ways in which globalization can overcome poverty or make it worse. The book defines the big historical trends, identifies the main globalization processes - trade, finance, aid, migration, and ideas - and examines how each can contribute to economic development. By considering what helps and what does not, the book presents policy recommendations to make globalization more effective as a vehicle for shared growth and poverty reduction. It will be of interest to students, researchers, and anyone concerned with the effects of globalization on international development.
Art

Costume in the Comedies of Aristophanes

Costume in the Comedies of Aristophanes

Author: Gwendolyn Compton-Engle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107083790

Category: Art

Page: 210

View: 531

This book interprets the handling of costume in the plays of the ancient Greek comic playwright Aristophanes, using as evidence the surviving plays as well as vase-paintings and terracotta figurines. This book fills a gap in the study of ancient Greek drama, focusing on performance, gender, and the body.
Political Science

Towards 2030 – China’s Poverty Alleviation and Global Poverty Governance

Towards 2030 – China’s Poverty Alleviation and Global Poverty Governance

Author: Xiaolin Wang

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811563560

Category: Political Science

Page: 136

View: 255

This book assesses the global significance of China’s decade-long campaign to reduce poverty. After showing how the country’s unique approach to poverty alleviation brought about unparalleled progress toward achieving both the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the authors shed light on how China’s experience can help other countries around the globe as they try to permanently rid humanity of the scourge of poverty under ever more challenging social, economic and environmental conditions.
History

Poverty’s Proprietors: Ownership and Mortal Sin at the Origins of the Observant Movement

Poverty’s Proprietors: Ownership and Mortal Sin at the Origins of the Observant Movement

Author: James (Jim) Mixson

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789047427513

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 231

This study explores the origins of Observant reform in the monasteries and canonries of the southern Empire. Through close readings of unpublished texts, it offers fresh perspectives on the history of religious community, reform, and the church in the fifteenth century.

Reports from Commissioners

Reports from Commissioners

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555095995

Category:

Page:

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