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The Culture of Knitting
From booties and scarves to art and fashion, The Culture of Knitting addresses knitting since 1970. Investigating knitting as art, craft, design, fashion, performance and as an aspect of the everyday, the text uncovers the cultural significance of knitting. Drawing on a variety of sources, including interviews with knitters from different disciplines as well as amateurs, t ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 15th 2009 by Bloomsbury Academic
(first published August 4th 2009)
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I love the thematic non-chronological construction of the chapters in this book, which necessitates a certain degree of repetition but without tedium. The Culture of Knitting is decidedly encompassing in its study of the economic, social, and political implications of knitting (and craft in general) over centuries, of its oscillating place between the homely and the unhomely, as well as the thrifty and the leisurely, of its emergent power as a means for identity building that is contextualized w ...more