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Author Crowston, Clare Haru, 1968- author

Title Fabricating women : the seamstresses of Old Regime France, 1675-1791 / Clare Haru Crowston
Published Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2001
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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 508 pages) : illustrations
Series Duke backfile
Contents Seamstresses and the culture of clothing in Old Regime France -- From mending to modes: trade hierarchies and the labor market -- Tools, techniques, and commercial practices -- The royal government, guilds, and the seamstresses of Paris, Normandy, and Provence -- The tailors and the seamstresses: corporate privilege, gender, and the law -- Women's corporate self-government: the administration of the Parisian Seamstresses' Guild -- Career paths in the seamstresses' trade: from apprenticeship to mistress-ship -- Marriage, fortune and family: the world of the mistress seamstress -- Making the new century: the seamstresses, fin et suite
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-494) and index
Notes In English
Print version record
Subject Clothing trade -- France -- History
Sexual division of labor -- France -- History
Women dressmakers -- France -- History
Women in guilds -- France -- History
Women tailors -- France -- History
Clothing trade.
POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Labor & Industrial Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Women's Studies
Sexual division of labor.
Women dressmakers.
Women in guilds.
Women tailors.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0822383063