Craftivism : the role of feminism in craft activism

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dc.contributor.advisor Alfoldy, Sandra, 1969-
dc.creator Fry, Rachel
dc.date.accessioned 2015-06-17T14:23:23Z
dc.date.available 2015-06-17T14:23:23Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.other TT149 F79 2014
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/26228
dc.description 163 leaves : col. ill. ; 29 cm.
dc.description Includes abstract and appendices.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 150-158).
dc.description.abstract This thesis project by Rachel Fry entitled Craftivism: The Role of Feminism in Craft Activism explores the intersection of feminism, fibre-art practice and activism through an investigation of craftivism. Craftivism is the coming together of craft and activism and focusing on this definition, this thesis uses the language of Third-wave feminist writing, Janet Wolff’s theories on the sociology of art, and the cultural theories of Michel de Certeau to explain how modern day craft practices relate to current understandings of feminism. Interviews with eight “cultural producers” of craftivism including artists, curators, activists, and theorists reveal the social intricacies related to craft practice. Their narrative guides the thesis through discussions of gender, race, class, age, and geographical location to explore how these pertain to everyday fibre-art production. This thesis also focuses on the reasons why craft as a gendered practice has an impact on the everyday experiences of women worldwide. en_CA
dc.language.iso en en_CA
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc TT149
dc.subject.lcsh Handicraft -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Handicraft -- Political aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Fiberwork -- Social aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Fiberwork -- Political aspects
dc.subject.lcsh Feminism and art
dc.title Craftivism : the role of feminism in craft activism en_CA
dc.type Text en_CA
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts in Women and Gender Studies
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Women and Gender Studies Program
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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