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dc.contributor.advisor Eichstedt, Jennifer en Bristow, Lora J. en 2013-05-15T20:49:40Z en 2013-05-15T20:49:40Z en 2013-05 en
dc.identifier.uri en
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--Humboldt State University, Sociology, 2013 en
dc.description.abstract This qualitative research explores how social relations and intersections of race, class, and gender are evident in the woman-centered space of quilting groups. Methods used are interviews with quilters and participant observation at quilt guild meetings and quilt shows in Northern California. Interviewees include both women and men from a variety of racial/ethnic groups. A cultural studies/popular culture approach is utilized, with concepts including cultural production, consumption, commodification, representation, appropriation, appreciation, hegemony and resistance. Elements from post-colonial and multicultural/multiracial feminist thought as well as critical whiteness studies are also integrated. Results show that quilters expressed shared values about quilting and the place of quilting in their lives as well as the place of quilting in our society. However, differences by race/ethnicity are evident in quilters’ choice of quilting-related social activities and membership in quilting groups. Complex dynamics of the interplay of aesthetics and race/ethnicity are also present. Quilters’ social location is reflected in their cultural production and choice of social activity around quilting. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Humboldt State University en
dc.subject Quilters en
dc.subject Quilt guilds en
dc.subject Critical whiteness studies en
dc.subject Race and ethnicity en
dc.subject Cultural studies en
dc.subject Popular culture en
dc.subject Women's cultural production en
dc.title Women’s work: social relations of quilting en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.program Sociology en

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