Table of contents for The travels of a T-shirt in the global economy : an economist examines the markets, power, and politics of world trade / Pietra Rivoli.


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PREFACE ix
PROLOGUE xvii
PART I KING COTTON 1
1 How America Has Dominated the Global Cotton Industry for 200 Years 3
2 The History of American Cotton 9
3 Back at the Reinsch Farm 24
4 All God’s Dangers Ain’t the Subsidies 49
PART II MADE IN CHINA 75
5 Cotton Comes to China 77
6 The Long Race to the Bottom 92
7 Sisters in Time 105
8 The Unwitting Conspiracy 120
PART III TROUBLE AT THE BORDER 141
9 Returning to America 143
10 Dogs Snarling Together 156
11 Perverse Effects and Unintended Consequences of T-Shirt Trade Policy 171
12 45 Years of ‘‘Temporary’’ Protectionism End in 2009-----Now What? 196
PART IV MY T-SHIRT FINALLY ENCOUNTERS A FREE MARKET 213
13 Where T-Shirts Go after the Salvation Army Bin 215
14 How Small Entrepreneurs Clothe East Africa with Old American T-Shirts 227
15 Mitumba: Friend or Foe to Africa? 239
CONCLUSION 253
EPILOGUE: DEVELOPMENTS 2009---2014 262
I: American Cotton Is Still King 262
II: The Race to the Bottom Speeds Up 270
III: The Alphabet Armies March On 277
IV: Competition Heats Up in the Used Clothing Business 282
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 286
NOTES 288
BIBLIOGRAPHY 310
INDEX 335


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
T-shirt industry.
International trade.
Free trade.
International economic relations.