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GEOG 3395:Geography of Clothing

3 Credit Hours
This course examines the human and environmental impact of the clothing industry, using an examination of the global commodity chain to frame questions about globalization and explore competing visions of sustainable economic development.  We learn about the “fast fashion” revolution that has transformed the clothing industry in recent decades, and trace the linkages that exist between advertising and consumer behavior, networks of “flexible” production and distribution, and trends of urbanization in developing countries that result in the ongoing supply of the young, typically female labor on which the entire global industry depends.  



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