CSR and neocolonialism

CSR and neocolonialism

Published on 1 December 2020

An educational video exploring academic themes of neocolonialism, corporate social responsibility and fast fashion.

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Transcript
00:01
The necolonial aspects of the fast fashion industry
00:06
Neocolonialism
00:06
The economic and political policies by which a great power indirectly maintains or extends its influence over other areas or people (Merriam Webster Dictionary).
00:24
‘...effort to protect the hegemonic stability of Global Production Networks from threats to its legitimacy’ (Levy, 2008)
00:50
Power and Empowerment Why are we interested in power? Because... Why is the world the way it is? How do decisions get made, who has that power? Who is/isn’t included in decision making? How can one make a difference?
01:09
David Harvey (2010) The Enigma of Capital: And the Crises of Capitalism
01:11
...the ideology of constant growth of value, regardless of ecological, human or geopolitical consequences...
01:59
The neoliberal system creates a forced stability where power is exerted over the marginalized so that they are obliged to decide to work in this system in order not to become impoverished (Reiman, 1987).
02:54
For more on Corporate Social Responsibility, fashion, and power, see: Drebes, M.J., (2016). ‘Including the ‘Other’: Power and postcolonialism as underrepresented perspectives in the discourse on corporate social responsibility’. Critical Sociology, 42(1), pp.105-121. Narrated by Polly Davies (2020)