[Themaintainers] Looking for bibliography: repair and material culture
dmorton at colleges.org
Thu May 4 10:13:05 EDT 2017
Not textiles, but there's a new book by David Lucsko, Junkyards,
Gearheads and Rust
on DIY auto maintenance and related stuff. Reviewed in the latest T&C
by somebody or other..
On 5/4/2017 9:34 AM, Cowan, Ruth S wrote:
> It does occur to me, Steve, that maintenance of textiles is often
> referred to as “doing laundry,” so you might want to look at Arwen
> Mohun’s book on laundry workers.
> There is also graduate student at Wisconsin doing a dissertation on
> laundering; I don’t know how far along she is, but she will surely
> know the journal literature on the subject: Spring Greeney,
> sgreeney at wisc.edu <mailto:sgreeney at wisc.edu>.
> Ruth Schwartz Cowan. Ph.D.
> Janice and Julian Bers Professor, Emerita
> History and Sociology of Science, University of Pennsylvania
> Author (with Matthew H. Hersch) of _A Social History of American
> Technology_, 2^nd edition (Oxford University Press, 2017)
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> [mailto:themaintainers-bounces at lists.stevens.edu] *On Behalf Of *Lee
> *Sent:* Wednesday, May 03, 2017 12:22 PM
> *To:* Steven Lubar <steven_lubar at brown.edu>
> *Cc:* themaintainers at lists.stevens.edu
> *Subject:* Re: [Themaintainers] Looking for bibliography: repair and
> material culture
> Hi, Steve!
> Thanks for the question. For a general bibliography of
> maintenance/repair, I've seen lots of folks—including Andy Russell and
> me—rely on this handy list put together by Alain Bovet of the
> Wohnforum at ETH Zurich (note: it doesn't capture publications
> See also their project description:
> Regarding textiles, I don't have specific sources, though I am
> generally interested in how some industrialized nations moved from a
> world where repairing clothing was the norm to a world where most
> clothing was/is disposable. (Historian Nina Lerman got me thinking
> about this.) With this thought in mind, I've been hoping to return to
> Laurel Thatcher Ulrich's _Age of Homespun_ to see if she addresses any
> of these themes. (She does cover many maintenance/repair related
> topics in her midwife book.)
> I also know that some STS scholars are interested in the
> maintenance/repair of textiles and have been exploring related,
> typically-gendered metaphors, like "mending." But sadly I don't know
> where to point you for this work. Perhaps some other folks on this
> list will know.
> On Tue, May 2, 2017 at 6:39 PM, Steven Lubar <steven_lubar at brown.edu
> <mailto:steven_lubar at brown.edu>> wrote:
> Any suggestions for readings that might be useful for a graduate
> course? I'm especially interested in textiles.
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