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Economic Organisation and Social Class

André Béteille

in Caste, Class and Power: Changing Patterns of Stratification in a Tanjore Village

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780198077435
eISBN:
9780199081080
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198077435.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Social Stratification, Inequality, and Mobility

This chapter explains the organization of production in Sripuram. It investigates the relations which are entered into by the members of the village, among themselves and with outsiders, for the ... More


Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community

Jenni Sorkin

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226303116
eISBN:
9780226303253
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303253.001.0001
Subject:
Art, Art History

A thematic and gendered history of post-war American ceramics, this book focuses on three American women ceramists, Marguerite Wildenhain (1896-1985), a Bauhaus-trained potter who taught form as ... More


Four Workers’ Stories

Gary S. Fields

in Working Hard, Working Poor: A Global Journey

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199794645
eISBN:
9780199928606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794645.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics, Financial Economics

This chapter aims to put human faces on four of the world's 3.1 billion poor people. The stories are told of a woman who hand-rolls cigarettes in India and earns a piece rate, a handicraft maker and ... More


Industry, c. 1780–1914: An Overview

Cormac Ó Gráda

in Ireland: A New Economic History 1780–1939

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205982
eISBN:
9780191676895
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205982.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

The common perception of 19th-century Ireland is of an economy overwhelmingly dominated by agriculture. This squares poorly with the census of 1821, where over two-fifths of Irishmen and Irishwomen ... More


Small-scale Industry

Tirthankar Roy

in The Economic History of India, 1857-1947

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780198074175
eISBN:
9780199082148
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198074175.003.0006
Subject:
History, Indian History

In 1900, most of India's manufacturing workers were employed in industries that did not use either machinery or large factories. A century later, more than two-thirds of manufacturing employment ... More


‘Practical power and faith’: 1 Ruskin and the Companions of the Guild of St George

Stuart Eagles

in After Ruskin: The Social and Political Legacies of a Victorian Prophet, 1870–1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199602414
eISBN:
9780191725050
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199602414.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, History of Ideas

Ruskin's utopianist Guild of St. George was the embodiment of his social challenge. An extension of his personality, it grew partly out of his early involvement with the Working Men's College in ... More


Green Victorians: The Simple Life in John Ruskin's Lake District

Vicky "Albritton and Fredrik Albritton Jonsson

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780226339986
eISBN:
9780226340043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226340043.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book tells the story of an extraordinary social experiment in the English Lake District at the end of the Victorian era. Here, a small group of women and men sought to forge a society based on ... More


Zen Veterans and the Vernacular: The Black Mountain Pottery Seminar

Jenni Sorkin

in Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226303116
eISBN:
9780226303253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303253.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

Black Mountain College’s 1952 Pottery Seminar has been an overlooked moment in the college’s history. But the Seminar stands as a pioneering moment, when the therapeutic properties of ceramics were ... More


Live Form Disseminated

Jenni Sorkin

in Live Form: Women, Ceramics, and Community

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780226303116
eISBN:
9780226303253
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226303253.003.0007
Subject:
Art, Art History

The collectivity in artistic practice that flourished during the 1970s could not have occurred without the pedagogical networks put into motion by craftswomen of the 1950s. Their relentless ... More


How to Read Wax Coral, and Why

Talia Schaffer

in Novel Craft: Victorian Domestic Handicraft and Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780195398045
eISBN:
9780190252816
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780195398045.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This book explores domestic handicraft as a cultural practice in Victorian England and its portrayal in literature. More specifically, it presents a cultural history of the handicraft movement by ... More


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