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Editorial Reviews


“An interesting and important account.”
(Praise for the previous edition Times Higher Education)

“Every once in a while, a book is published that cuts across disciplines and world regions for a refreshing and engaging read.  Such is the case with UK geographer Brooks's Clothing Poverty. . . . Although written in an accessible way, Brooks frames book content with sophisticated theoretical explanations of colonial history, unbridled neoliberal capitalist expansion, environmental damage involving chemicals and water waste, and the search for ‘spatial fixes’ of labor and new commodification. . . . Highly recommended.”
(Praise for a previous edition Choice)

“Many of us, clothes consumers in the West, are aware of the poor working conditions in Asian sweatshops existing side-by-side with multinational companies’ growing revenues. In this context, donating one’s used clothes seems like an act of consumer redemption—an opportunity to redistribute one’s problematic purchases to those less well-off. Clothing Poverty is a cold shower to such wishful thinking. His book is an exposition of the entwined economies of clothes’ production in Asia, over-consumption and clothing waste in Europe and the United States, and clothes’ afterlife in Africa’s second-hand markets. The book is ambitious in its attempt to connect all those geographic locations and commodity phases into one coherent picture.”
(Praise for the previous edition Africa at LSE)

About the Author

Andrew Brooks is a lecturer in development geography at King’s College London. He is the author of The End of Development: A Global History of Poverty and Prosperity, also from Zed Books.

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  • File Size: 1136 KB
  • Print Length: 298 pages
  • Publisher: Zed Books; 1 edition (February 12, 2015)
  • Publication Date: February 12, 2015
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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