Needlework and Women’s Identity in Colonial Australia

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  • Author(s): Cramer, Lorinda
  • Publication Information:
    London : Bloomsbury Visual Arts. 2020
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    • Publication Type:
      eBook.
    • Abstract:
      In gold-rush Australia, social identity was in flux: gold promised access to fashionable new clothes, a grand home, and the goods to furnish it, but could not buy gentility. Needlework and Women's Identity in Colonial Australia explores how the wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters who migrated to the newly formed colony of Victoria used their needle skills as a powerful claim to social standing.Focusing on one of women's most common daily tasks, the book examines how needlework's practice and products were vital in the contest for social position in the turmoil of the first two decades of the Victorian rush from 1851. Placing women firmly at the center of colonial history, it explores how the needle became a tool for stitching together identity. From decorative needlework to household making and mending, women's sewing was a vehicle for establishing, asserting, and maintaining social status.Interdisciplinary in scope, Needlework and Women's Identity in Colonial Australia draws on material culture, written primary sources, and pictorial evidence, to create a rich portrait of the objects and manners that defined genteel goldfields living. Giving voice to women's experiences and positioning them as key players in the fabric of gold-rush society, this volume offers a fresh critical perspective on gender and textile history.
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    • Related ISBNs:
      9781350069626. 9781350069633. 9781350069640.
    • Accession Number:
      1108619244
    • Accession Number:
      2196167
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    • ABNT:
      CRAMER, L. Needlework and Women’s Identity in Colonial Australia. London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 24 ago. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Cramer L. Needlework and Women’s Identity in Colonial Australia. London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts; 2020. http://ezproxy.parker.edu/login?url={targeturl}. Accessed August 24, 2019.
    • APA:
      Cramer, L. (2020). Needlework and Women’s Identity in Colonial Australia. London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts. Retrieved from http://ezproxy.parker.edu/login?url={targeturl}
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Cramer, Lorinda. 2020. Needlework and Women’s Identity in Colonial Australia. London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts. http://ezproxy.parker.edu/login?url={targeturl}.
    • Harvard:
      Cramer, L. (2020) Needlework and Women’s Identity in Colonial Australia. London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts. Available at: http://ezproxy.parker.edu/login?url={targeturl} (Accessed: 24 August 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Cramer, L 2020, Needlework and Women’s Identity in Colonial Australia, Bloomsbury Visual Arts, London, viewed 24 August 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Cramer, Lorinda. Needlework and Women’s Identity in Colonial Australia. Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.parker.edu/login?url={targeturl}.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Cramer, Lorinda. Needlework and Women’s Identity in Colonial Australia. London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2020. http://ezproxy.parker.edu/login?url={targeturl}.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Cramer L. Needlework and Women’s Identity in Colonial Australia [Internet]. London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts; 2020 [cited 2019 Aug 24]. Available from: http://ezproxy.parker.edu/login?url={targeturl}