Embroidered Stories: Interpreting Women's Domestic by Edvige Giunta,Joseph Sciorra

By Edvige Giunta,Joseph Sciorra

For Italian immigrants and their descendants, needlework represents a marker of id, a cultural touchstone as strong as pasta and Neapolitan track. Out of the artifacts in their reminiscence and mind's eye, Italian immigrants and their descendants used embroidering, stitching, knitting, and crocheting to aid outline who they have been and who they've got develop into. This publication is an interdisciplinary choice of inventive paintings by means of authors of Italian foundation and educational essays. The inventive works from thirty-seven participants contain memoir, poetry, and visible arts whereas the gathering as a complete explores a mess of reports approximately and methods to needlework and immigration from a transnational point of view, spanning the past due 19th century to the past due 20th century.

At the guts of the publication, over thirty illustrations characterize Italian immigrant women�s needlework. The textual content unearths the numerous approaches wherein an easy item, or perhaps the reminiscence of that item, turns into anything else via literary, visible, functionality, ethnographic, or serious reimagining. whereas essentially enthusiastic about interpretations of needlework instead of the needlework itself, the editors and participants to Embroidered Stories stay aware of its heritage and its linked cultural values, which Italian immigrants introduced with them to the U.S., Canada, Australia, and Argentina and handed directly to their descendants.

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