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The Resource Critical craft : technology, globalization, and capitalism, edited by Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber and Alicia Ory DeNicola

Critical craft : technology, globalization, and capitalism, edited by Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber and Alicia Ory DeNicola

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Critical craft : technology, globalization, and capitalism
Title
Critical craft
Title remainder
technology, globalization, and capitalism
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edited by Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber and Alicia Ory DeNicola
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Language
eng
Summary
"From Oaxacan wood carvings to dessert kitchens in provincial France, Critical Craft presents thirteen ethnographies which examine what defines and makes 'craft' in a wide variety of practices from around the world.Challenging the conventional understanding of craft as a survival, a revival, or something that resists capitalism, the book turns instead to the designers, DIY enthusiasts, traditional artisans, and technical programmers who consider their labor to be craft, in order to comprehend how they make sense of it. The authors' ethnographic studies focus on the individuals and communities who claim a practice as their own, bypassing the question of craft survival to ask how and why activities termed craft are mobilized and reproduced. Moving beyond regional studies of heritage artisanship, the authors suggest that ideas of craft are by definition part of a larger cosmopolitan dialogue of power and identity. By paying careful attention to these sometimes conflicting voices, this collection shows that there is great flexibility in terms of which activities are labelled 'craft'. In fact, there are many related ideas of craft and these shape distinct engagements with materials, people, and the economy. Case studies from countries including Mexico, Nigeria, India, Taiwan, the Philippines, and France draw together evidence based on linguistics, microsociology, and participant observation to explore the shifting terrain on which those engaged in craft are operating. What emerges is a fascinating picture which shows how claims about craft are an integral part of contemporary global change"--
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Wilkinson-Weber, Clare M
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index present
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non fiction
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DeNicola, Alicia Ory
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  • Material culture
  • Artisans
  • Handicraft industries
  • Folk art
  • Workmanship
Label
Critical craft : technology, globalization, and capitalism, edited by Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber and Alicia Ory DeNicola
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
1: Introduction -- Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber, Washington State University Vancouver, USA and Alicia Ory DeNicola, Oxford College of Emory University, USA -- SECTION ONE: Claims -- 2: Who Authors Crafts? Producing Woodcarvings and Authorship in Oaxaca, Mexico -- Alanna Cant, University of Oslo, Norway -- 3: Number in Craft: Situated Numbering Practices in Do-It-Yourself Sensor Systems -- Richard Beckwith, Intel Corporation, USA -- 4: Arts and Crafts as a Lived Aesthetic -- Fran Mascia-Lees, Rutgers University, USA -- 5: Designs on Craft: Negotiating Artisanal Knowledge and Identity in India -- Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber, Washington State University Vancouver, USA and Alicia Ory DeNicola, Oxford College of Emory University, USA -- 6: Nomadic Artisans in Central America: Building Plurilocal Communities through Craft -- Villalobos Rojas, Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería, Costa RicaSECTION TWO: Conundrums -- 7. We Have Never Been Analog: Situating the Study of Digital Crafts -- Lane DeNicola, Emory University, USA -- 8: Crafting Good Chocolate in France and the US -- Susan Terrio, Georgetown University, USA -- 9: Creativity, Critique and Conservatism: Keeping Craft Alive among Moroccan Carpet Weavers and French Organic Farmers -- Myriem Naji, University College London, UK -- 10: Refashioning a Global Craft Commodity Flow from the Central Philippines -- B. Lynne Milgram, OCAD University, Canada -- SECTION THREE: Conflicts -- 11: Modern Craft: Locating the Material in a Digital Age -- Daniela Rosner, University of Washington, USA -- 12: Materials, the Nation and the Self: Division of Labor in a Taiwanese Craft -- Geoffrey Gowlland, University of Oslo, Norway -- 13: The Weight of Tradition: Crafting Robes, Power and Politics in Nigeria's Zaria City -- Elisha Renne, University of Michigan, USA -- 14: Crafting Muslim Artisans: Agency and Exclusion in India's Urban Craft Communities -- Mira Mohsini, Kalamazoo College, USABibliography -- Index
Control code
FIEb17811946
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 298 pages
Isbn
9781472594853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)915159386
Label
Critical craft : technology, globalization, and capitalism, edited by Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber and Alicia Ory DeNicola
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
1: Introduction -- Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber, Washington State University Vancouver, USA and Alicia Ory DeNicola, Oxford College of Emory University, USA -- SECTION ONE: Claims -- 2: Who Authors Crafts? Producing Woodcarvings and Authorship in Oaxaca, Mexico -- Alanna Cant, University of Oslo, Norway -- 3: Number in Craft: Situated Numbering Practices in Do-It-Yourself Sensor Systems -- Richard Beckwith, Intel Corporation, USA -- 4: Arts and Crafts as a Lived Aesthetic -- Fran Mascia-Lees, Rutgers University, USA -- 5: Designs on Craft: Negotiating Artisanal Knowledge and Identity in India -- Clare M. Wilkinson-Weber, Washington State University Vancouver, USA and Alicia Ory DeNicola, Oxford College of Emory University, USA -- 6: Nomadic Artisans in Central America: Building Plurilocal Communities through Craft -- Villalobos Rojas, Dirección General de Migración y Extranjería, Costa RicaSECTION TWO: Conundrums -- 7. We Have Never Been Analog: Situating the Study of Digital Crafts -- Lane DeNicola, Emory University, USA -- 8: Crafting Good Chocolate in France and the US -- Susan Terrio, Georgetown University, USA -- 9: Creativity, Critique and Conservatism: Keeping Craft Alive among Moroccan Carpet Weavers and French Organic Farmers -- Myriem Naji, University College London, UK -- 10: Refashioning a Global Craft Commodity Flow from the Central Philippines -- B. Lynne Milgram, OCAD University, Canada -- SECTION THREE: Conflicts -- 11: Modern Craft: Locating the Material in a Digital Age -- Daniela Rosner, University of Washington, USA -- 12: Materials, the Nation and the Self: Division of Labor in a Taiwanese Craft -- Geoffrey Gowlland, University of Oslo, Norway -- 13: The Weight of Tradition: Crafting Robes, Power and Politics in Nigeria's Zaria City -- Elisha Renne, University of Michigan, USA -- 14: Crafting Muslim Artisans: Agency and Exclusion in India's Urban Craft Communities -- Mira Mohsini, Kalamazoo College, USABibliography -- Index
Control code
FIEb17811946
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvi, 298 pages
Isbn
9781472594853
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)915159386

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