Crafting, Crafters, and Craft Culture Area

Страна: США

Город: Albuquerque

Тезисы до: 01.11.2018

Даты: 20.02.19 — 23.02.19

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Организаторы: Southwest Popular and American Culture Association


The Crafting, Crafters, and Craft Culture Area was launched at the 2018 conference to provide a home for considerations of the cultural labeling of craft in popular culture. Papers in this area might consider basic questions of art vs. craft as they intersect with gender or profitability; cultural histories of specific crafts; special collections in libraries, archives, or museums related to crafts; depictions of craft and crafters in media; craft media stars and their effect on culture; historical surveys of craft supply stores and shopping.

Some potential topics:

  • Gender and craft (is it craft if a woman makes it? what makes a craft feminine or masculine?)
  • Copyright and knockoffs (what are copyright issues for crafts as opposed to other intellectual products? what effect do cheap foreign copies have on the market for and perception of craft?)
  • Craft research resources (hand-on museums, text and realia collections)
  • Crafting and anthropology (how is the history of craft treated as part of human development?)
  • Craftivism (pussy hats, yarnbombing, subversive X-stitch motifs, etc.)
  • Craft as business (professional vs amateur crafting, selling products vs instructions)
  • Martha Stewart and other craft stars and their effect on culture
  • The effect of the Internet on craft culture
  • Representation of crafters in media and literature: what they craft, why they craft, comparison to how artists are depicted
  • Cultural sensitivity: appropriation, appreciation, adaptation, assimilation

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