Where Am I Wearing? Essay

757 Words Dec 2nd, 2016 4 Pages
“Where Am I Wearing?: Population, Urbanization & Economics” The book, “Where Am I Wearing?”, by Kelsey Timmerman tells the journey that Timmerman embarks on to discover where his clothes were made and who made them. He traveled to rare places like Honduras, Bangladesh, Cambodia, and China to talk to the people behind his clothing to better understand globalization and to minimize the difference between small-scale and large-scale stories and processes. “Where Am I Wearing?”, connects themes from Geography 2750 such as population dynamics, urbanization, and economics through small-scale stories and puts emphasis on how they affect large-scale processes.
In the book, Timmerman helps explain the themes of population dynamics on page 172 of his book. In this part of the book Timmerman is sitting with a Chinese family and notices “the room is missing a generation.” This generation would be the young adult and middle-aged generation. This can be concluded, because Timmerman asked the Chinese family how many children of his work in the city and the father replied, “They all do.” Timmerman goes on to explain in the book that, “Children make garments, shoes, computers, and toys. The workers send money home for their parents and children” (Timmerman 172). So, it is quite easy to see that the pattern of population dynamics or the makeup of populations based on age and size in China. Most young adults can be found in the cities working to earn money for their young children and…

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