Polish Lace Makers: Gender, Heritage, and Identity (Hardcover)

Polish Lace Makers: Gender, Heritage, and Identity By Anna Sznajder, Katarzyna Kosmala (Foreword by) Cover Image
By Anna Sznajder, Katarzyna Kosmala (Foreword by)
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Anna Sznajder centers this ethnography of gendered creative practice in the lace-making community of Bobowa, Poland. Grounded in rural gender studies and feminist epistemology, Polish Lace Makers: Gender, Heritage, and Identity is a pivotal historical and modern account of the social and economic behaviors of entrepreneurial craftswomen tasked with preserving the originality and symbolic value of lace. Sznajder traces the evolving work strategies and occupational identities of this community from the early 19th nineteenth century up to the modern day, outlining the challenges of World War II, communist rule, and socialist Poland. The case studies included in this account are emulative of the larger struggle of female entrepreneurs to self-manage, innovate, create, and provide for themselves and their families. This book is recommended for scholars of anthropology, sociology, gender studies, and European studies.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781498584319
ISBN-10: 1498584314
Publisher: Lexington Books
Publication Date: October 15th, 2019
Pages: 334
Language: English