Silent Looms: Women and Production in a Guatemalan Town

Paperback | March 1, 2000

byTracy Bachrach EhlersForeword byJune Nash

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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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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 convi...

Format: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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ForewordAcknowledgmentsAcknowledgments for the Revised EditionIntroduction to the Revised Edition1. Introduction2. Ethnographic Sketch3. Female Labor and the Family4. Female Traders5. Cottage Industry6. Women and Men7. Women and Social ChangeReferencesIndex