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Lace and Place: Women's business in occupational communities in England


Sharpe, P, Lace and Place: Women's business in occupational communities in England, Women's History Review, 19, (2) pp. 283-306. ISSN 0961-2025 (2010) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/09612021003634109


While the occupational community was a common feature of work in the European past, it has been little analysed apart from the salient exception of Mary Prior's Fisher Row. Analysis of lace-making communities shows the interdependent elements of work; the geographical concentration of the lace trade, and the ways in which the trade was perpetuated through sibling groups, through skills passed from mothers to daughters or where work took place in religious communities or in apprenticeship systems that closely approximated to families.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Historical studies
Research Field:British history
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Sharpe, P (Professor Pam Sharpe)
ID Code:57138
Year Published:2010
Web of Science® Times Cited:6
Deposited By:History and Classics
Deposited On:2009-06-18
Last Modified:2014-12-09
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