Crafting in the World

This volume expands understandings of crafting practices, which in the past was the major relational interaction between the social agency of materials, technology, and people, in co-creating an emergent ever-changing world.

Crafting in the World

Crafting in the World

This volume expands understandings of crafting practices, which in the past was the major relational interaction between the social agency of materials, technology, and people, in co-creating an emergent ever-changing world. The chapters discuss different ways that crafting in the present is useful in understanding crafting experiences and methods in the past, including experiments to reproduce ancient excavated objects, historical accounts of crafting methods and experiences, craft revivals, and teaching historical crafts at museums and schools. Crafting in the World is unique in the diversity of its theoretical and multidisciplinary approaches to researching crafting, not just as a set of techniques for producing functional objects, but as social practices and technical choices embodying cultural ideas, knowledge, and multiple interwoven social networks. Crafting expresses and constitutes mental schemas, identities, ideologies, and cultures. The multiple meanings and significances of crafting are explored from a great variety of disciplinary perspectives, including anthropology, archaeology, sociology, education, psychology, women’s studies, and ethnic studies. This book provides a deep temporal range and a global geographical scope, with case studies ranging from Europe, Africa, and Asia to the Americas and a global internet website for selling home crafted items.

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Crafting in the World
Language: en
Pages: 295
Authors: Clare Burke, Suzanne M. Spencer-Wood
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-09 - Publisher: Springer

This volume expands understandings of crafting practices, which in the past was the major relational interaction between the social agency of materials, technology, and people, in co-creating an emergent ever-changing world. The chapters discuss different ways that crafting in the present is useful in understanding crafting experiences and methods in
Crafts in the World Market
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: June C. Nash
Categories: Business & Economics
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-01-01 - Publisher: SUNY Press

The growing exchange of traditional craft objects in world markets has had a profound impact on the lives of the women and men who produce them. These essays describe how the flow of goods from the industrial centers of the world to the colonies in earlier centuries is now met
The Unofficial Guide to Crafting in Minecraft
Language: en
Pages: 24
Authors: Jill Keppeler, Sam Keppeler
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-12-15 - Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

Creating things is fun! It's even more fun when you can take something practical you've made and personalize it just for you. Crafting is also an important part of the game of Minecraft, but not everything you make has to be practical. This book shows Minecraft fans how to put
Craft in the Real World: Rethinking Fiction Writing and Workshopping
Language: en
Pages: 256
Authors: Matthew Salesses
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021-01-19 - Publisher:

A groundbreaking resource for fiction writers, teachers, and students, this manifesto and practical guide challenges current models of craft and the writing workshop by showing how they fail marginalized writers, and how cultural expectations inform storytelling. The traditional writing workshop was established with white male writers in mind; what we
Crafting Identity
Language: en
Pages: 300
Authors: Sandra Alfoldy
Categories: Art
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005 - Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

"By contrasting American experience with the Canadian context, which includes a unique Quebec identity and a Native dimension, Sandra Alfoldy argues that the development of organizations, advanced education for craftspeople, and exhibition and promotional opportunities have contributed to the distinct evolution of professional craft in Canada over the past forty

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