Beyond Boycotts

Beyond Boycotts
Author: Philippe Vonnard,Nicola Sbetti,Grégory Quin
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9783110526738
Available:
Release: 2017-12-18
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sport during Cold War has recently begun to be studied in more depth. Some scholars have edited a book about the US and Soviet sport diplomacy and show ow the government of these two countries have used sport during this period, notably as a tool of "soft power" during the Olympic games. Our goal is to continue in this direction and to focus more on the sport field as a place of exchanges during the Cold War. Regarding this point, our aim is to show that there were events "beyond boycotts"many and that unknown connections existed inside sport. Morevoer, many actors were involved in these exchanges. Thus, it is important not only to focus on the action of States, but also on private actors (international sporting bodies and journalists), considering that they acted around sport (an "apolitic" field) as it was tool to maintain links between the two blocs. Our project offers a good opportunity for young scholars to present original research based on new materials (notably the use of institutional or personals archives). Morevoer, it is also a step forward with a view to conduct research within a global history paradigm, one that is still underused in sport academic fields.

Beyond the Boycott

Beyond the Boycott
Author: Gay W. Seidman
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781610444880
Available:
Release: 2007-09-13
Editor: Russell Sage Foundation
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

As the world economy becomes increasingly integrated, companies can shift production to wherever wages are lowest and unions weakest. How can workers defend their rights in an era of mobile capital? With national governments forced to compete for foreign investment by rolling back legal protections for workers, fair trade advocates are enlisting consumers to put market pressure on companies to treat their workers fairly. In Beyond the Boycott, sociologist Gay Seidman asks whether this non-governmental approach can reverse the "race to the bottom" in global labor standards. Beyond the Boycott examines three campaigns in which activists successfully used the threat of a consumer boycott to pressure companies to accept voluntary codes of conduct and independent monitoring of work sites. The voluntary Sullivan Code required American corporations operating in apartheid-era South Africa to improve treatment of their workers; in India, the Rugmark inspection team provides 'social labels' for handknotted carpets made without child labor; and in Guatemala, COVERCO monitors conditions in factories producing clothing under contract for major American brands. Seidman compares these cases to explore the ingredients of successful campaigns, as well as the inherent limitations facing voluntary monitoring schemes. Despite activists' emphasis on educating individual consumers to support ethical companies, Seidman finds that, in practice, they have been most successful when they mobilized institutions—such as universities, churches, and shareholder organizations. Moreover, although activists tend to dismiss states' capabilities, all three cases involved governmental threats of trade sanctions against companies and countries with poor labor records. Finally, Seidman points to an intractable difficulty of independent workplace monitoring: since consumers rarely distinguish between monitoring schemes and labels, companies can hand pick monitoring organizations, selecting those with the lowest standards for working conditions and the least aggressive inspections. Transnational consumer movements can increase the bargaining power of the global workforce, Seidman argues, but they cannot replace national governments or local campaigns to expand the meaning of citizenship. As trade and capital move across borders in growing volume and with greater speed, civil society and human rights movements are also becoming more global. Highly original and thought-provoking, Beyond the Boycott vividly depicts the contemporary movement to humanize globalization—its present and its possible future. A Volume in the American Sociological Association's Rose Series in Sociology

Beyond Boycotts

Beyond Boycotts
Author: Grégory Quin,Nicola Sbetti,Philippe Vonnard
Pages: 242
ISBN: 3110529106
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beyond Boycotts

Beyond Boycotts
Author: Philippe Vonnard,Nicola Sbetti,Grégory Quin
Pages: 242
ISBN: 9783110529098
Available:
Release: 2017-12-18
Editor: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sport during Cold War has recently begun to be studied in more depth. Some scholars have edited a book about the US and Soviet sport diplomacy and show ow the government of these two countries have used sport during this period, notably as a tool of "soft power" during the Olympic games. Our goal is to continue in this direction and to focus more on the sport field as a place of exchanges during the Cold War. Regarding this point, our aim is to show that there were events "beyond boycotts"many and that unknown connections existed inside sport. Morevoer, many actors were involved in these exchanges. Thus, it is important not only to focus on the action of States, but also on private actors (international sporting bodies and journalists), considering that they acted around sport (an "apolitic" field) as it was tool to maintain links between the two blocs. Our project offers a good opportunity for young scholars to present original research based on new materials (notably the use of institutional or personals archives). Morevoer, it is also a step forward with a view to conduct research within a global history paradigm, one that is still underused in sport academic fields.

Boycotts Busing Beyond

Boycotts  Busing    Beyond
Author: Mittie Davis Jones
Pages: 245
ISBN: 1465298886
Available:
Release: 2016-08-23
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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Beyond the Boycotts

Beyond the Boycotts
Author: Terence Corrigan
Pages: 60
ISBN: STANFORD:36105073171709
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Consumer Boycotts

Consumer Boycotts
Author: Monroe Friedman
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9781135960421
Available:
Release: 2002-05-03
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Conference on Transnational Economic Boycotts and Coercion

Conference on Transnational Economic Boycotts and Coercion
Author: Roy M. Mersky
Pages: 829
ISBN: UCAL:B4977441
Available:
Release: 1978
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

SCOTT (copy 1): From the John Holmes Library collection.

The Disney Boycott

The Disney Boycott
Author: Floyd C. McElveen
Pages: 64
ISBN: 1563841541
Available:
Release: 1998
Editor: Huntington House Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why boycott Disney?Beyond the immediate issue of boycotting Disney and revealing the startling facts of what they are doing to themselves and to society, the book documents that this is not just an aberrant sexual activity but a challenge to the Judeo-Christian culture of American.

Boycotts Past and Present

Boycotts Past and Present
Author: David Feldman
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9783319948720
Available:
Release: 2018-12-29
Editor: Springer
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this book historians and social scientists examine boycotts from the eighteenth century to the present day. Employed in struggles against British rule in the American colonies, against racial discrimination in the United States during the Civil Rights movement, and Apartheid in South Africa, today it is Israel that is the focus of a campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS). Boycotts have featured in campaigns undertaken by labour, consumer and nationalist movements. Jews were the focus of some boycotts instigated by nationalist movements in Central and Eastern Europe and Jewish businesses were targeted by the National Socialist regime in Germany. In this collection, contributors explore the history of past boycott movements and examine the different narratives put forward by proponents and opponents of the current BDS movement directed against Israel: one which places the movement within a history of struggles for ‘human rights’; the other which regards BDS as the latest manifestation of an antisemitic tradition.

Boycotting Peace

Boycotting Peace
Author: Fred Taub
Pages: 231
ISBN: 1933267208
Available:
Release: 2010-04-01
Editor: Icon Publishing Group
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The campaign to urge investors to dump their stock in Israeli companies goes far beyond its hoped-for boycott of Israeli goods and services: The aim is the total collapse of Israel's economy. The divestment campaign, aided and abetted by religious groups and their political friends, is ostensibly about shedding light on alleged Israeli abuses of Palestinians in the disputed territories of the West Bank. In actual practice, divestment aids the cause of radicals the world over, who never fail to pile-on the Jewish state.

Boycott

Boycott
Author: Sunaina Maira
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9780520294899
Available:
Release: 2018-01-31
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This title is part of American Studies Now and available as an e-book first. Visit ucpress.edu/go/americanstudiesnow to learn more. The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement (BDS) has expanded rapidly though controversially in the United States in the last five years. The academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions is a key component of that movement. What is this boycott? Why does it make sense? And why is this an American Studies issue? These key questions and others are answered in this short essential book. Boycott! situates the academic boycott in the broader history of boycotts in the United States as well as Palestine and shows how it has evolved into a transnational social movement that has spurred profound intellectual and political shifts. It explores the movement’s implications for antiracist, feminist, queer, and academic labor organizing and examines the boycott in the context of debates about Palestine, Zionism, race, rights-based politics, academic freedom, decolonization, and neoliberal capitalism.

Boycotts Busing and Beyond

Boycotts Busing and Beyond
Author: Ronnie A. Dunn,Donna M Whyte,James L Hardiman,Adrennie Y Hatten,Mittie D Jones
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1524930555
Available:
Release: 2021-07-13
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Beyond the Boycott

Beyond the Boycott
Author: Gay W. Seidman,Professor Gay W Seidman
Pages: 176
ISBN: STANFORD:36105123342649
Available:
Release: 2007-09-13
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A study of the impact of the Sullivan Code in South Africa, the Rugmark social labeling effort in the Indian handwoven carpet industry, and the COVERCO monitoring of the Guatemalan apparel industry.

Beyond the Fields

Beyond the Fields
Author: Randy Shaw
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780520268043
Available:
Release: 2010-09-28
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Describes the social changes Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers of America helped accomplish that have endured in the twenty-first century, including the building of Latino political power and the fight for environmental justice.

Inuit Art Quarterly

Inuit Art Quarterly
Author: Anonim
Pages: 329
ISBN: WISC:89060452570
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Release: 1986
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Beyond the Final Score

Beyond the Final Score
Author: Victor D. Cha
Pages: 182
ISBN: 0231154909
Available:
Release: 2009
Editor: Columbia University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Beijing Olympics will be remembered as the largest, most expensive, and most widely watched event of the modern Olympic era. But did China present itself as a responsible host and an emergent international power, much like Japan during the 1964 Tokyo Games and South Korea during the 1988 Seoul Games? Or was Beijing in 2008 more like Berlin in 1936, when Germany took advantage of the global spotlight to promote its political ideology at home and abroad? Beyond the Final Score takes an original look at the 2008 Beijing games within the context of the politics of sport in Asia. Asian athletics are bound up with notions of national identity and nationalism, refracting political intent and the processes of globalization. For China, the Beijing Games introduced a liberalizing ethos that its authoritative regime could ignore only at its peril. Victor D. Cha-former director of Asian affairs for the White House-evaluates Beijing's contention with this pressure, considering the intense scrutiny China already faced on issues of counterproliferation, global warming, and free trade.

Case Studies in Crisis Communication

Case Studies in Crisis Communication
Author: Amiso M. George,Cornelius B. Pratt
Pages: 584
ISBN: 9781136593727
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Release: 1997-08-13
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Case Studies in Crisis Communication: International Perspectives on Hits and Misses was created to fill the gap for a much-needed textbook in case studies in crisis communication from international perspectives. The events of September 11, 2001, other major world crises, and the ongoing macroeconomic challenges of financial institutions, justify the need for this book. While existing textbooks on the subject focus on U.S. corporate cases, they may not appeal equally to students and practitioners in other countries, hence the need to analyze cases from the United States and from other world regions. The variety and the international focus of the cases, be they environmental, health or management successes or failures, makes this book more appealing to a wider audience. These cases examine socio-cultural issues associated with responding to a variety of crises.

Conceived in Liberty

Conceived in Liberty
Author: Murray Newton Rothbard
Pages: 1616
ISBN: 9781610164863
Available:
Release: 2011
Editor: Ludwig von Mises Institute
Language: en

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Beyond the Barricades

Beyond the Barricades
Author: Mukesh Ramesh Vassen
Pages: 360
ISBN: OCLC:122264834
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book: