Women'S Work: The First 20,000 Years Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times download free [PDF and Ebook] by Elizabeth Wayland Barber

Women'S Work: The First 20,000 Years Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times download free [PDF and Ebook] by Elizabeth Wayland Barber year 1995
  • Book name: Women'S Work: The First 20,000 Years Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times
  • Author: Elizabeth Wayland Barber
  • Release date: 1995/3/24
  • Publisher: WW NORTON & CO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Art and Photography
  • ISBN: 9780393313482
  • Rating: 8.04 of 10
  • Votes: 342
  • Review by: Giovanna Swift
  • Review rating: 7.29 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/21
  • Total pages: 336
  • Includes a PDF summary of 37 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: New discoveries about the textile arts reveal women's unexpectedly influential role in ancient societies. Twenty thousand years ago, women were making and wearing the first clothing created from spun fibers. In fact, right up to the Industrial Revolution the fiber arts were an enormous economic force, belonging primarily to women. Despite the great toil required in making cloth and clothing, most books on ancient history and economics have no information on them. Much of this gap results from the extreme perishability of what women produced, but it seems clear that until now descriptions of prehistoric and early historic cultures have omitted virtually half the picture. Elizabeth Wayland Barber has drawn from data gathered by the most sophisticated new archaeological methods-methods she herself helped to fashion. In a 'brilliantly original book' (Katha Pollitt, Washington Post Book World), she argues that women were a powerful economic force in the ancient world, with their own industry: fabric.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 14H50M23S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: General & World History, Social & Cultural History, Feminism & Feminist Theory, Archaeology, Textile Artworks, Gender Studies: Women
  • Available formats: WORD, SNB, EPUB, AZW, LIT, PDF, DOC, TXT. Compressed in ZIP, EML, LZMA, Z, RAR, DMG, TAR.BZ
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 12.57 USD
  • Dimensions: 140x211x23mm
  • Weight: 260g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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