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dc.contributor.advisorSoto, Sandraen
dc.contributor.authorVerklan, Elizabeth
dc.creatorVerklan, Elizabethen
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-21T14:50:57Z
dc.date.available2017-06-21T14:50:57Z
dc.date.issued2017
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/624282
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the conventions used to frame and represent sweatshops in and to the U.S. Employing qualitative research methods this dissertation examines U.S. anti-sweatshop discourse, analyzing how the sweatshop and the sweatshop worker are made into exceptional objects of inquiry, and considers what kinds of truths and subjects are garnered from them. This dissertation argues that U.S. anti-sweatshop discourse frames sweatshops as an inherently foreign problem, and that this framing contributes to U.S. exceptionalism and savior ideology. This framing positions U.S. subjects as the primary agents of change whose relation to sweatshops is crucial to their eradication, and renders causal blame upon the racialized poor within the U.S. I argue that this framing undergirds the proliferation of new ethical markets that reproduce dislocation, dispossession, and displacement within U.S. borders via retail gentrification. Ultimately, this dissertation asks what truths are made possible through a mobilizing discourse whose foundational premise is contingent on the imagery of the sweatshop and the sweatshop worker.
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
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dc.subjectAmerican exceptionalismen
dc.subjectconsumer choiceen
dc.subjectretail gentrificationen
dc.subjectsweatshopsen
dc.subjecttransnational feminismen
dc.subjectU.S. anti-sweatshop discourseen
dc.titleObjects of Desire: Feminist Inquiry, Transnational Feminism, and Global Fashionen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen
dc.contributor.committeememberSoto, Sandraen
dc.contributor.committeememberJoseph, Mirandaen
dc.contributor.committeememberLuibhéid, Eithneen
dc.contributor.committeememberNguyen, Mimien
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineGender & Women’s Studiesen
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en
refterms.dateFOA2018-08-17T00:55:47Z
html.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the conventions used to frame and represent sweatshops in and to the U.S. Employing qualitative research methods this dissertation examines U.S. anti-sweatshop discourse, analyzing how the sweatshop and the sweatshop worker are made into exceptional objects of inquiry, and considers what kinds of truths and subjects are garnered from them. This dissertation argues that U.S. anti-sweatshop discourse frames sweatshops as an inherently foreign problem, and that this framing contributes to U.S. exceptionalism and savior ideology. This framing positions U.S. subjects as the primary agents of change whose relation to sweatshops is crucial to their eradication, and renders causal blame upon the racialized poor within the U.S. I argue that this framing undergirds the proliferation of new ethical markets that reproduce dislocation, dispossession, and displacement within U.S. borders via retail gentrification. Ultimately, this dissertation asks what truths are made possible through a mobilizing discourse whose foundational premise is contingent on the imagery of the sweatshop and the sweatshop worker.


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