Hanging by a thread : cotton, globalization, and poverty in Africa

Medarbetare: Moseley, William G. | Gray, Leslie
Utgivare: Athens, Ohio : Nordiska Afrikainstitutet; Ohio University Press
År: 2008
Språk: eng
Ämnesord: poverty, cotton trade, Africa, SOCIAL SCIENCES, SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP
Identifikator: urn:isbn:978-0-89680-260-5; 978-91-7106-614-5
Rättigheter: info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
The textile industry was one of the first manufacturing activities to become organized globally, as mechanized production in Europe used cotton from the colonies. Africa, the least developed of the world’s major regions, is now increasingly engaged in the production of this crop for the global market, and debates about the pros and cons of this trend have intensified. This book illuminates the connectioins between Africa and the global economy. The editors offer a compelling set of linked studies that detail one aspect of the globalization process in Africa, the cotton commodity chain.