City Making and Global Labor Regimes: Chinese Immigrants and Italy's Fast Fashion Industry 1st ed. 2017 Edition

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Antonella Ceccagno

Year 2017
Pages 301
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Language en
ISBN 9783319599809
File Size 2.22 MB
File Format PDF
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This book investigates the success story of the fast fashion industry―mainly owned by Chinese migrants―in Prato, Italy. It outlines how Prato has become the center of a value chain stretching from suppliers in China and Turkey all the way to buyers in Europe. Despite this, a policy attacking Chinese entrepreneurship has been devised and implemented in Prato. This volume analyzes said policy against the crisis of Prato’s textile industry. Based on the author’s 15 years of fieldwork in Prato, the book sheds light on the entangled processes of city making and the restructuring processes linked to capital accumulation by tackling issues of governance, territory, migration, division of labor, labor mobility, housing, and human rights.