A journalist travels the world to trace the origins of our clothes When journalist and traveler Kelsey Timmerman wanted to know where his clothes came from and who made them, he began a journey that would take him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia to China and back again. Where Am I Wearing? intimately describes the connection between impoverished garment workers' standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle. By introducing readers to the human element of globalization—the factory workers, their names, their families, and their way of life—Where Am I Wearing bridges the gap between global producers and consumers. New content includes: a visit to a fair trade Ethiopian shoe factory that is changing lives one job at time; updates on how workers worldwide have been squeezed by rising food costs and declining orders in the wake of the global financial crisis; and the author's search for the garment worker in Honduras who inspired the first edition of the book Kelsey Timmerman speaks and universities around the country and maintains a blog at www.whereamiwearing.com. His writing has appeared in the Christian Science Monitor and Condé Nast Portfolio, and has aired on NPR. Enlightening and thought-provoking at once, Where Am I Wearing? puts a human face on globalization.
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A journalist travels the world to trace the origins of ourclothes When journalist and traveler Kelsey Timmerman wanted to knowwhere his clothes came from and who made them, he began a journeythat would take him from Honduras to Bangladesh to Cambodia toChina and back again. Where Am I Wearing? intimatelydescribes the connection between impoverished garment workers'standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle. Byintroducing readers to the human element of globalization—thefactory workers, their names, their families, and their way oflife—Where Am I Wearing bridges the gap between globalproducers and consumers. New content includes: a visit to a fair trade Ethiopian shoefactory that is changing lives one job at time; updates on howworkers worldwide have been squeezed by rising food costs anddeclining orders in the wake of the global financial crisis; andthe author's search for the garment worker in Honduras who inspiredthe first edition of the book Kelsey Timmerman speaks and universities around the country andmaintains a blog at www.whereamiwearing.com. His writing hasappeared in the Christian Science Monitor and CondéNast Portfolio, and has aired on NPR. Enlightening and thought-provoking at once, Where Am IWearing? puts a human face on globalization.
- Author : Kelsey Timmerman
- Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
- Release Date : 2013-04-08
- Genre : Business & Economics
- Pages : 288
- ISBN : 9781118639863
Bridges the gap between global farmers and fishermen and American consumers America now imports twice as much food as it did a decade ago. What does this increased reliance on imported food mean for the people around the globe who produce our food? Kelsey Timmerman set out on a global quest to meet the farmers and fisherman who grow and catch our food, and also worked alongside them: loading lobster boats in Nicaragua, splitting cocoa beans with a machete in Ivory Coast, and hauling tomatoes in Ohio. Where Am I Eating? tells fascinating stories of the farmers and fishermen around the world who produce the food we eat, explaining what their lives are like and how our habits affect them. This book shows how what we eat affects the lives of the people who produce our food. Through compelling stories, explores the global food economy including workers rights, the global food crisis, fair trade, and immigration. Author Kelsey Timmerman has spoken at close to 100 schools around the globe about his first book, Where Am I Wearing: A Global Tour of the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes He has been featured in the Financial Times and has discussed social issues on NPR's Talk of the Nation and Fox News Radio Where Am I Eating? does not argue for or against the globalization of food, but personalizes it by observing the hope and opportunity, and sometimes the lack thereof, which the global food economy gives to the world's poorest producers.
Where Am I Giving A Global Adventure Exploring How to Use Your Gifts and Talents to Make a Difference
- Author : Kelsey Timmerman
- Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
- Release Date : 2018-08-10
- Genre : Social Science
- Pages : 304
- ISBN : 9781119454410
Your gifts connect you to a world of giving Americans are generous with their pocketbooks, but trying to make a difference and actually making a difference are two different things. Where Am I Giving? by New York Times bestselling author Kelsey Timmerman takes you on a journey to meet people who will inspire you to live a purpose-filled, generous life and make the greatest impact you can through your career, time, consumer dollars, and donations. Starting in his hometown of Muncie, Indiana, and then traveling all over the world (Myanmar, Kenya, India, Nepal, and more), Kelsey explores not only different ways of giving—as a worker, consumer, volunteer, giver, local and global citizen—but also the benefits and effectiveness of these methods. He spends time with monks, students, a refugee, a Marine, a former Hollywood executive, Peace Corps Volunteers, and seasoned aid workers to explore how they give, as well as with the people on the receiving end of their giving. Along the way he struggles to be a more informed giver as he becomes a "voluntourist,” starts his own local non-profit, and searches for a balance between rationality and passion in how he gives. This book will help you: Reveal the amazing opportunities you have to make an impact using your own gifts—and it doesn't have to be money Understand the sociology, philosophy, anthropology, and neuroscience of giving See how giving can make you more connected and happier Examine types of giving, including microlending, volunteering, donating, ethical consumption, mission trips, voluntourism, child sponsorship, etc. Dive into a nuanced view of effectiveness of international aid and its intersection with development, politics, and culture Where Am I Giving? is a fast-paced narrative combining compelling stories collected over 15 years of travel to 90+ countries, mixed with practical advice on how to make giving a part of our everyday lives.
A deeply human-centered perspective on the origins of America's food Where Am I Eating? bridges the gap between global food producers and the American consumer, providing an insightful look at how our eating habits affect farmers and fishermen around the world. Follow the author on his global quest to meet the workers that nurture, harvest, and hunt our food, as he works alongside them—loading lobster diving boats in Nicaragua, harvesting bananas in Costa Rica, lugging cocoa beans in Ivory Coast with a modern-day slave, picking coffee beans in Colombia and hauling tomatoes in Indiana. This new edition includes a study guide, a deeper explanation of the "glocal" concept, and advice for students looking to become engaged as both local and global citizens. Arguing neither for nor against globalization, this book simply explores the lives of those who feed us. Imports account for eighty-six percent of America's seafood, fifty percent of its fresh fruit, and eighteen percent of its fresh vegetables. Where Am I Eating? examines the effects of this reliance on those who supply the global food economy. Learn more about the global producers that feed our nation, and learn from their worldviews intensely connected to people and planet Discover how food preferences and trends affect the lives of farmers and fishermen Catch a boots-on-the-ground glimpse of the daily lives of food producers on four continents Meet a modern-day slave and explore the blurred line between exploitation and opportunity Observe how the poorest producers fare in the global food economy This book takes a human-centered approach to food, investigating the lives of the people at the other end of the global food economy, observing the hope and opportunity—or lack thereof—that results from our reliance on imports. Where Am I Eating? is a touching, insightful, informative look at the origins of our food.
Chris Noel's moving, often tragic account of her experiences as the 'Voice of Armed Forces Radio' in Vietnam is filled with memorable references of a young and impressionable girl's introduction to war. She shares unforgettable accounts of her encounters with other 'movie personalities' as well as with combat troops in the field.
Zena (short for Zenobia) Lawson honors all things African--art, culture, history. So when fortune hands her a twenty-year-old Nigerian girl in need of temporary housing, of course Zena and her husband Lucius jump at the chance to help. To Zena, Ifa Olongo is an exotic beauty with enough haughtiness and grace for three royal families. Not to mention the daughter she never had. But as Zena's best friend Vy keeps reminding her, Ifa is no girl--she's a young woman with dangerous curves that any man would just love to skid his tires across. But Zena, a former glamour queen herself, has problems distinguishing between glitter and real gold. For Ifa's name means life--and she'll acquire it . . . by any means necessary. The ever-widening gap between Africans and African-Americans--and the strong but precarious link that bridges it . . . The unexpected peril of romanticizing our roots--and the foreigners who represent them . . . The importance of taking care of others--without sacrificing oneself . . . Kristin Hunter Lattany weaves these elements into a novel crackling with wit, intelligence, and mischief, and takes political correctness and Afrocentricity and turns them upside down.
- Author : Barrie Keeffe
- Publisher : Heinemann Educational Books
- Release Date : 1990
- Genre : Drama in English, 1945- - Texts
- Pages : 216
- ISBN : UOM:39015019673238
Relates the intimate story of the frustrations and triumphs of Grace and Garnet, two women--mother and daughter--who are both united and divided by a failure in love
The word Islamophobia was first used in print in 1991 and was defined in the 19977 Runnymede Trust report as 'unfounded hostility towards Islam, and therefore fear or dislike of all or most Muslims.' This follow-up report seven years on considers events and trends since 1997 and outlines essential things that still need to be done.This report describes the nature of Islamophobia in modern Britain and the impact of September 11 and the ensuing wars. It stresses that a major challenge is to build constructive ways of airing disagreements and engaging in debate. It looks at four main areas of social, political, and cultural life:recognition of Muslin identities in the census and the legal systemtasks facing schoolscommunity cohesion at street and neighbourhood level andways of affecting media coverageThe book closes by citing the 60 recommendations that were made in the 1997 report and reviewing the progress that has, and has not yet, been made. It contains statistics, arguments, original research, interviews and facts, and a wide range of lively quotations. With its substantial bibliography and long list of useful websites, this is the authoritative publication on the subject of Islamophobia.Islamophobia- issues, challenges and action will be an invaluable practical guide for years to come and will be of interest to a wide range of professionals in education, government, law and the media.Published in collaboration with the Uniting Britain Trust.
Many World War II babies were brought up in what were effectively one-parent families. When 4,337,100 British serviceman were demobilized, a period of disorientation ensued as people struggled to put their lives back in order. The book is based mainly on first-person accounts by families.
Phoebe, Teal, and Robin find themselves trapped at Dr. Foreman's School for Girls where the guards are ruthless and Dr. Foreman delights in horrific punishments, causing the girls to join forces and fight back in order to survive.
- Author : Anonim
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2008
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : NWU:35558005670290