Silent Looms: Women and Production in a Guatemalan Town by Tracy Bachrach EhlersSilent Looms: Women and Production in a Guatemalan Town by Tracy Bachrach Ehlers

Silent Looms: Women and Production in a Guatemalan Town

byTracy Bachrach EhlersForeword byJune Nash

Paperback | March 1, 2000

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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.

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

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Title:Silent Looms: Women and Production in a Guatemalan TownFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.63 inPublished:March 1, 2000Publisher:University Of Texas Press

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ISBN - 10:029272103X

ISBN - 13:9780292721036

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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