The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy: An Economist Examines the Markets, Power, and Politics of World Trade

Author: Pietra Rivoli
Publisher: Wiley
Released: 2009

Editorial Reviews:

It brings history and economics in an enjoyable way... (Financial Times, 21st September 2005) Rarely is a business book so well written that one would gladly stay up all night to finish it..."  (CIO: Chief Information Officer Magazine, June 15, 2005) “…a fine account of how the countervailing forces of the market and protectionism conflict in combining in a single product…” --Financial Times, 30 July 2005

Product Description:
The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy has been lauded by the New York Times, Financial Times, and reviewers worldwide. Translated in fourteen languages, Travels has received numerous awards for its frank and nuanced discussion of global economic realities.  Now updated and revised--including a discussions of environmental issue--this fascinating book illustrates crucial lessons in the debate on globalization.

The major themes and conclusions from the first edition are intact, but in  response to questions from readers and students around the world, the second edition now includes:

  • Updates on the people, businesses, and politics involved in the production of the T-shirt. Discussions of environmental issues related to both international trade and the T-shirt's life story. A look at the maturing of the anti-globalization movement, and the recent shift in public opinion against internationalism.

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