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Clothed in Integrity: Weaving Just Cultural Relations and the Garment Industry by Barbara Paleczny

Acknowledgements

Preface

Serious Implications for Faith Communities

My Entry into the Problem

Perspective and Purpose

Time Frame

Method

Importance of Images and Symbols

Assumptions and Horizons

Stories

Notes

Part I: Identifying Relations of Ruling and Solidarity

1. Present Conditions of Garment Homeworking in Toronto: The Microeconomics of a Low-Wage Strategy

A Story of Exploitation

Exposing Some Myths

Protection of Homeworkers in Multiple Sectors

Conclusion

Notes

2. The Macroeconomics of Garment Homeworking: Homework in Its Historical Context

Homeworking in the Context of Expanding Capitalism

Conclusion

Notes

3. The Macroeconomics of Garment Homeworking: The International Web of Production and Feminist Analysis of the Relations of Ruling

The International Web of Production in the Garment Industry

Feminist Analysis of the Relations of Ruling in the Garment Industry

Conclusion

Notes

4. Transforming the Local Situation in Its Global Context

Fair Wages and Working Conditions for Homeworkers’ Coalition Campaign in Ontario

Core Issues Arising from Praxis

ILGWU Initiatives and Challenges

Webs of Solidarity Worldwide

Relations of Solidarity

Conclusion

Transition to Part II

Notes

Part II: Constructing Feminist Socio-economic Ethics as Transformative Theology

5. Horizon, Bias and Specificity/Difference Analysis Related to Homeworking

Horizon and Feminist Analysis

Forms of Bias and the Obstruction of Transformation

Specificity and Difference

Conclusion

Notes

6. Home Outside the Public Eye

The Myth of Women’s Place and Market Strategies

Social Construction of Gender and “Race” Relations

Implications for Socio-political Organization

Some Foundational Elements of a Framework to Restructure Society

Further Construction of an Integrative Framework

Conclusion

Notes

7. Discerning Elements for Socio-economic Ethics

A Radical, Global Task

Values as the Foundation for Alternate Choices

Difference and Specificity as a Gift of God

An Ethics of Integrity and Truth

Relating Ethical Imperatives and Economic Possibilities

Conclusion: Ethics, Sin and Grace

Notes

Conclusion

Conclusion

Location of Ethical Discourse and Norms of Justice Making

Difference and Specificity Analysis Intrinsic to Theological Praxis

Constructing Domestic Just Relations

Global Relations of Solidarity to Counteract Global Relations of Injustice

Integrating Images and Social Factors in Theological Endeavour

Notes

Bibliography

Index