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City Making and Global Labor Regimes

Chinese Immigrants and Italy's Fast Fashion Industry

Authors: Ceccagno, Antonella

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  • Unveils the criminalization of Chinese entrepreneurship in Prato, ItalyTackles issues of labor and outsourcing of social reproduction
  • Offers a new conceptualization on the drastic reconfiguration of production in the Chinese network of suppliers in the fast fashion industry
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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.

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Antonella Ceccagno is Professor of Chinese Linguistics and East Asian Sociology at the University of Bologna, Italy. For more than ten years she worked as Managing and Research Director of the Center for Immigration Research and Services in Prato, Italy.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
City Making and Global Labor Regimes
Book Subtitle
Chinese Immigrants and Italy's Fast Fashion Industry
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59981-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59981-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59980-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-86751-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 301
Number of Illustrations
4 illustrations in colour
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