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Fabricating Women : the Seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791.

Author: Crowston, Clare Haru.
Publisher: Duke University Press Books 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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<DIV>A study of the seamstresses of late 17th and 18th-century France, who developed a quintessentially feminine occupation that became a major factor in the urban economy.</div>
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Genre/Form: Electronic resource
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Crowston, Clare Haru.
OCLC Number: 743401092
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover --
Contents --
List of Figures and Tables --
List of Abbreviations --
Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Part One: Making the Goods --
One Seamstresses and the Culture of Clothing in Old Regime France --
Two From Mending to Modes: Trade Hierarchies and the Labor Market --
Three Tools, Techniques, and Commercial Practices --
Part Two: Making the Guilds --
Four The Royal Government, Guilds, and the Seamstresses of Paris, Normandy, and Provence --
Five The Tailors and the Seamstresses: Corporate Privilege, Gender, and the Law --
Six Womens Corporate Self-Government: The Administration of the Parisian Seamstresses Guild --
Part Three: Making the Mistresses --
Seven Career Paths in the Seamstresses Trade: From Apprenticeship to Mistress-Ship --
Eight Marriage, Fortune and Family: The World of the Mistress Seamstress --
Nine Making the New Century: The Seamstresses, Fin Et Suite --
Conclusion --
Notes --
Bibliography --
Index.

Abstract:

<DIV>A study of the seamstresses of late 17th and 18th-century France, who developed a quintessentially feminine occupation that became a major factor in the urban economy.</div>

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