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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (845 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pietra Rivoli Narrator: Eliza Foss Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Pietra Rivoli is an economics professor at Georgetown University, where the question “Who made your T-shirt?” set her on a quest. On her journey she found that globalization is just as much about history and politics as it is about economics Download and start listening now!

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  • By telling the human tales beneath the economics and politics of globalization, Rivoli offers a timely, compelling and relevant story. Soundview Executive Book Summaries

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Theresa | 2/18/2014

    " A little more than I wanted to know about the cotton industry, but overall a good idea with a good writing style. It's definitely a supply chain book and not a light read. After about six chapters on the history of the cotton industry, I lost interest and don't plan to finish the book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Beth | 2/16/2014

    " A very interesting look at globablization through the eyes of a t-shirt. It reminds me a bit of The Ominvore's Dilemma for the world market. My students read excerpts from it for Gegography, and they really enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Holmes | 2/3/2014

    " It's an interesting idea to follow a T-shirt from its birth to its death (or reincarnation in some cases). One discovers that there is so much more than just market forces at work - politics mainly. The old arguments of free trade versus protectionism now sound so inadequate, once you realize that the intricacies in the manufacture and transportation of T-shirts are full of twists and surprises. The most interesting, and largely unknown, story is the mitumba, the bundles of used clothing cast off by Americans and sent to Africa. It's wonderful to read how castoffs actually live a second (and even more interesting) life in vibrant African markets. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Ketu | 1/29/2014

    " So far so good. I'm still reading this book. Once I finish I put my review online "

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About the Author

Pietra Rivoli, PhD, is a professor at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, where she specializes in international business, finance, and social issues in business. She is the author of the award-winning book The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy