After studying this course, you should be able to:
explain the main characteristics of ‘sweatshops’, and their presence in today's system of globalised production
set out the arguments for and against overseas sweatshop exploitation
consider how far the consumption of cheap branded goods makes consumers responsible for the conditions under which they are made
show how consumers are distanced from overseas sweatshop exploitation, and, conversely, how the antisweatshop movement has attempted to bring the issue closer to our everyday lives.