Embroidering Lives: Women's Work and Skill in the Lucknow Embroidery Industry

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SUNY Press, Mar 25, 1999 - Business & Economics - 239 pages
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Fusing aesthetic and economic perspectives in exploring the lives and work of women in the Lucknow, India embroidery industry, this book offers insights into anthropology of work and women’s studies.

  

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Contents

Chikan in Historical Context
1
The Division of Labor
25
Embroiderers in Social Perspective
59
Work and Wages
87
Skill and Knowledge in Fine Chikan Embroidery
123
Development Schemes and State Patronage
157
Conclusion
197
Appendix
205
Notes
211
Glossary
217
Index
231
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Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber is Adjunct Professor of Anthropology at Washington State University.

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