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Sewing, Fighting and Writing: Radical practices in work, politics and culture

students studying at UEL

Book launch and seminar explore the political leanings of seamstresses

Maria Tamboukou, UEL Professor of Feminist Studies, will discuss her new book Sewing, Fighting and Writing: Radical practices in work, politics and culture at its official launch at the Open School East. 

Seamstresses were central figures in the socio-political and cultural events of nineteenth and early twentieth century France, but their stories and political writings have remained marginalised and obscured. Drawing on a wide range of published and unpublished documents from the industrial revolution, Sewing, Fighting and Writing is a Foucauldian genealogy of the Parisian seamstress.

The Open School East is in The Rose Lipman Building, 43 De Beauvoir Road, London, N1 5SQ.

Thursday, 28 January 2016
18:30-20:00

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