Silent Looms: Women and Production in a Guatamalan Town

Silent Looms: Women and Production in a Guatamalan Town

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Overview

Based on new fieldwork in 1997, Tracy Bachrach Ehlers has updated her classic study of the effects of economic development on the women weavers of San Pedro Sacatepéquez. Revisiting many of the women she interviewed in the 1970s and 1980s and revising her earlier hopeful assessment of women's entrepreneurial opportunities, Ehlers convincingly demonstrates that development and commercial growth in the region have benefited men at the expense of women.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780292721036
Publisher: University of Texas Press
Publication date: 01/28/2000
Edition description: REVISED
Pages: 264
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 9.14(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Tracy Bachrach Ehlers is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Denver.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
  • Acknowledgments
  • Acknowledgments for the Revised Edition
  • Introduction to the Revised Edition
  • 1. Introduction
  • 2. Ethnographic Sketch
  • 3. Female Labor and the Family
  • 4. Female Traders
  • 5. Cottage Industry
  • 6. Women and Men
  • 7. Women and Social Change
  • References
  • Index

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