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The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Tamara Hareven

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The makers of obi, the elegant and costly sash worn over kimono in Japan, belong to an endangered species. These families of manufacturers, weavers, and other craftspeople centered in the Nishijin ... More


Doing and Making in a Democracy

John Dewey

in Pragmatism as Post-Postmodernism: Lessons from John Dewey

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228416
eISBN:
9780823235544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228416.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, American Philosophy

This chapter discusses pragmatist John Dewey's claim that most of the philosophical predecessors had been guilty of a failure to recognize the importance of technology. He ... More


The Mentality and Identity of the Nishijin Craftspeople

Tamara K. Hareven

in The Silk Weavers of Kyoto: Family and Work in a Changing Traditional Industry

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520228177
eISBN:
9780520935761
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520228177.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

The identity of Nishijin craftspeople rests on their sense of competence and skill, on their commitment to making a special textile famous for its unique quality and design, and on their membership ... More


Plain Folk's Fight: The Civil War and Reconstruction in Piney Woods Georgia

Mark V. Wetherington

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829639
eISBN:
9781469603650
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807877043_wetherington
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

In an examination of the effects of the Civil War on the rural Southern home front, this book looks closely at the experiences of white “plain folk”—mostly yeoman farmers and craftspeople—in the ... More


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