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The Resource Embroidered stories : interpreting women's domestic needlework from the Italian diaspora, edited by Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra

Embroidered stories : interpreting women's domestic needlework from the Italian diaspora, edited by Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra

Label
Embroidered stories : interpreting women's domestic needlework from the Italian diaspora
Title
Embroidered stories
Title remainder
interpreting women's domestic needlework from the Italian diaspora
Statement of responsibility
edited by Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"For Italian immigrants and their descendants, needlework represents a marker of identity, a cultural touchstone as powerful as pasta and Neapolitan music. Out of the artifacts of their memory and imagination, Italian immigrants and their descendants used embroidering, sewing, knitting, and crocheting to help define who they were and who they have become. This book is an interdisciplinary collection of creative work by authors of Italian origin and academic essays. The creative works from thirty-seven contributors include memoir, poetry, and visual arts while the collection as a whole explores a multitude of experiences about and approaches to needlework and immigration from a transnational perspective, spanning the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century. At the center of the book, over thirty illustrations represent Italian immigrant women's needlework. The text reveals the many processes by which a simple object, or even the memory of that object, becomes something else through literary, visual, performance, ethnographic, or critical reimagining. While primarily concerned with interpretations of needlework rather than the needlework itself, the editors and contributors to Embroidered Stories remain mindful of its history and its associated cultural values, which Italian immigrants brought with them to the United States, Canada, Australia, and Argentina and passed on to their descendants"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
746.4089/51
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NK8852.A1
LC item number
E43 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Giunta, Edvige
  • Sciorra, Joseph
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Needlework
  • Women and the decorative arts
  • Italians
  • HISTORY / Europe / Italy
  • ART / Folk & Outsider Art
Label
Embroidered stories : interpreting women's domestic needlework from the Italian diaspora, edited by Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1343/2849654/image/lgcover.9781628460131.jpg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Threads of Women -- Skills and Artistry -- Factory Girls -- Environmental Sites -- Lost, Discarded, Reclaimed
Control code
1030917
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 380 pages
Isbn
9781628460131
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013046793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781628460131
Label
Embroidered stories : interpreting women's domestic needlework from the Italian diaspora, edited by Edvige Giunta and Joseph Sciorra
Link
http://www.netread.com/jcusers/1343/2849654/image/lgcover.9781628460131.jpg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Threads of Women -- Skills and Artistry -- Factory Girls -- Environmental Sites -- Lost, Discarded, Reclaimed
Control code
1030917
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xiv, 380 pages
Isbn
9781628460131
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2013046793
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(Sirsi) i9781628460131

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