ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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The RMG Industry

Jeopardising Lives of Workers

Unmaking the Global Sweatshop: Health and Safety of the World’s Garment Workers edited by Rebecca Prentice and Geert De Neve, Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017; pp viii + 291, 7,652.

This book is a compilation of studies/research papers from three countries: Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka. The editors have acknowledged that this book builds upon Ellen Rosen’s work (Making Sweatshops: The Globalization of the US Apparel Industry, 2002). The objective of this compilation was to give “visibility to the health concerns of ready-made garment (RMG) workers across the globe and by placing the whole spectrum of work-related health and well-being issues at the centre of analysis.” However, this volume has done more.

The book is divided into three parts. Every part is enriched with a number of well-researched papers. Part I deals with “The Rise and Fall of Labor Standards,” Part II is on “From Structures to Actors and Back,” and lastly, Part III is on “Rethinking Health as Well-being at Work and Home.”

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Updated On : 28th Jul, 2020
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