Fibres, Textiles & Dress

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Abstract / Description of output

Craft is an unstable concept impacted by and contributing to wider narratives of care and progress (Latour 2008), sociological concepts of the everyday and the spectacular (Adamson 2007b), creativity and morality (Groff 2021), identity, sustainability, politics, and the ‘flat’ philosophies of new materialism (Wisnoski 2019). Fiber, textile and dress play important roles in these narratives, and this chapter will attempt to chart some of them. While it will necessarily miss many examples, the reader will hopefully discover pointers to the exciting richness and complexity of these fields over the past century.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationA Cultural History of Craft
Subtitle of host publicationCultural History of Craft in the Modern Age (1920‒present)
EditorsClive Edwards
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherBloomsbury Academic
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • Craft
  • Modernity
  • cultural history
  • textile history
  • fashion history
  • fibre history


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