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U.S. consumerism and the concept of ‘mitumba’

October 1st, 2009by Randy Zwitch · 5 Comments · Book Review

As I wrote in the first part of my review of “The Travels of a T-shirt in the Global Economy”, one thing that never occurred to me was what happens to clothes after I donate them to charity.
Chapter 13 starts with an anecdote about the women of Bethesda, MD, who line up bright and early each Saturday [...]

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Review: The Travels of a T-shirt in the Global Economy (Part 1)

September 27th, 2009by Randy Zwitch · 2 Comments · Book Review

In addition to “A History of the World in Six Glasses”, “The Travels of a T-shirt in the Global Economy” by Pietra Rivoli was included in the Semester 1 reading materials that the class received in late July.  Interestingly enough, the inclusion of the book was a “mistake” in that the material isn’t going to [...]

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London, day 6: A History of the World, no glasses

August 21st, 2009by Randy Zwitch · 1 Comment · Book Review, Residency 1: London

Of all the things that happened today, clearly the highlight was listening to Mr. Tom Standage deliver a speech on his book “A History of the World in 6 glasses”.  For those of you who have kept up with my postings, you’ll know that I quite enjoyed this book, as it delivers the history of [...]

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