‘Industrial Offshoring and Clothing Purchase Patterns in the Global North. The Cases of Europe and North America (LUCO)’

Grants for research teams

Economy and Digital Society

2017

The goal of this project is to analyze those places where the textile market is consumed as a key element of the global economic system.

DIRECTOR

Antonio Trinidad Requena, professor at the University of Granada

 

RESEARCH TEAM

Rosa Soriano Miras, Francisco Entrena Durán, Rafael Martínez Martín, José Manuel García Moreno, Juan Francisco Bejarano Bella, Adolfo José Torres Rodríguez and Esther Igorra Camilla, University of Granada; Jenna Lyn Hennebry, Wilfrid Laurier University; Marlene Celia Solís Pérez, Colegio de la Frontera Norte; Carmen Alemán Bracho, UNED; José Ignacio García-Valdecasas Medina, Universidad de Valladolid; Philippe Cardon, Université de Lille; Emilia E. Martínez-Brawley, Arizona State University; Caroline Bank Muñoz, Brooklyn College-City University of New York; Andrés Cobo de Guzmán Medina, Grenoble Institute of Political Studies; Francisco Barros Rodríguez, University of Jaén.

COLLABORATING INSTITUTIONS

University of Granada

 

DESCRIPTION

The goal of this project is to analyze those places where the textile market is consumed as a key element of the global economic system.

This project is the second part of a research project entitled ‘Reconstructing the Field of No-Border Regions in Industrial Relocation and Migration: the cases of Morocco and Mexico’, which analyzed where textile production takes place within the global economic system.

During this second stage, the researchers wish to focus on consumption locations (USA and Europe), analyzing online and offline clothing purchase patterns, as well as the level of social awareness among buyers in terms of the manufacturing production process in those places where production takes place.

The research is divided into three stages: firstly, a focus will be placed on consumption locations by analyzing secondary sources and an agent-based simulation; secondly, it will use the big data analysis to further develop purchase patterns for textile products; and, thirdly, discussion groups and in-depth interviews will be used to study textile product purchase patterns, with an emphasis on discursive legitimation of citizens.