9781859732083-1859732089-The Culture of Sewing: Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking (Dress, Body, Culture)

The Culture of Sewing: Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking (Dress, Body, Culture)

ISBN-13: 9781859732083
ISBN-10: 1859732089
Edition: Illustrated
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Format: Paperback 368 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781859732083
ISBN-10: 1859732089
Edition: Illustrated
Publication date: 1999
Publisher: Berg Publishers
Format: Paperback 368 pages

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Acknowledged author wrote The Culture of Sewing: Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking (Dress, Body, Culture) comprising 368 pages back in 1999. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 1859732089 and 9781859732083. Since then The Culture of Sewing: Gender, Consumption and Home Dressmaking (Dress, Body, Culture) textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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Throughout its long history, home dressmaking has been a formative experience in the lives of millions of women. In an age of relative affluence and mass production, it is easy to forget that just over a generation ago, young girls from middle- and working-class backgrounds were routinely taught to sew as a practical necessity. However, not only have the skills involved in home dressmaking been overlooked and marginalized due to their association with women and the home, but the impact home dressmaking had on women's lives and broader socioeconomic structures also has been largely ignored. This book is the first serious account of the significance of home dressmaking as a form of European and American material culture. Exploring themes from the last two hundred years to the present, including gender, technology, consumption and visual representation, contributors show how home dressmakers negotiated and experienced developments to meet a wide variety of needs and aspirations. Not merely passive consumers, home dressmakers have been active producers within family economies. They have been individuals with complex agendas expressed through their roles as wives, mothers and workers in their own right and shaped by ideologies of femininity and class.This book represents a vital contribution to women's studies, the history of fashion and dress, design history, material culture, sociology and anthropology.

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