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Sweatshop Warriors: Immigrant Women Workers Take on the Global Factory

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In this up-close and personal look at the heroines who make family, community, and society tick, Miriam Ching Yoon Louie showcases immigrant women workers speaking out for themselves, in their own words. While public outrage over sweatshops builds in intensity, this book shows us who these workers really are and how they are leading campaigns to fight for their rights.

In-depth, accessible analyses of the immigration, labor, and trade policies, which together have forced these women into the most dangerous, poorly paid jobs, dovetail with vivid portraits of the women themselves. Louie, a longtime writer/activist and well-known figure in feminist, immigrant, and labor circles, is uniquely poised to make her case: that the labor of immigrant women worker-activists not only sustains families and communities, but the vibrant social activism that undergirds democracy itself.

With chapters on successful campaigns against Levi-Strauss, Donna Karan, and restaurants in Los Angeles; Koreatown, among others.

Miriam Ching Yoon Louie is a longtime writer/activist in campaigns to organize women of color. She is national campaign media director of Fuerza Unida, a board member of the Women of Color Resource Center, and former media director of Asian Immigrant Women Advocates. Her essays and articles on immigrant women and labor issues have been widely anthologized, including in the 1997 collection Dragon Ladies: Asian American Feminists Breathe Fire (South End Press) and she speaks at public events internationally. She is the co-author, with Linda Burnham, of Women’s Education in the Global Economy (Women of Color Resource Center, 2000).

Synopsis:

A poignant and inspiring portrait of the women whose labor, love, and sweat keep society and democracy alive.

Synopsis:

Summarizing the histories of Chinese, Mexican, and Korean immigration, Sweatshop Warriors examines the practices and policies that propel women, men, and children into dangerous and poorly paid jobs.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780896086388
Author:
Louie, Miriam Ching Yoon
Publisher:
South End Press
Author:
Louie, Miriam Ching Yoon
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Women's Studies
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations
Subject:
Foreign trade and employment
Subject:
Globalization
Subject:
International division of labor
Subject:
Women alien labor. .
Subject:
Sweatshops.
Subject:
Labor & Industrial Relations - General
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Globalization - Economic aspects
Subject:
Politics-Labor
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
SP-185
Publication Date:
20010731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.5 x 5.4 x 0.6 in 13 oz

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A poignant and inspiring portrait of the women whose labor, love, and sweat keep society and democracy alive.
"Synopsis" by , Summarizing the histories of Chinese, Mexican, and Korean immigration, Sweatshop Warriors examines the practices and policies that propel women, men, and children into dangerous and poorly paid jobs.
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