Open Access Senior Thesis
Bachelor of Arts
Rita Cano Alcala
© 2012 Katherine J. Woodward
My thesis is about the evolution of the garment industry, both in the U.S and worldwide, with particular emphasis on how this has impacted Latinas and other poor immigrant groups. The thesis traces the rise of garment unions in the U.S. and their subsequent decline as a consequence of competition from the East Asian garment industry and U.S. trade policy. It also discusses the vulnerability of Latinos in the U.S. as a group to exploitation by low wage industries as a result of racial and gender prejudice and legal status.
Woodward, Katherine J., "Exploitation via Location: Latinas in the Garment Industry" (2012). Scripps Senior Theses. 121.