A Tale of Two Scarves: Pride and Pain

Máire O Sullivan, Shona Bettany, Toni Eagar

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Crafting Dissent: Handicraft as Protest from the American Revolution to the Pussyhats is the first book that demonstrates how craft, typically involving the manipulation of yarn, thread and fabric, has also been used as a subversive tool throughout history and up to the present day, to push back against government policy and social norms that crafters perceive to be harmful to them, their bodies, their families, their ideals relating to equality and human rights, and their aspirations. At the heart of the book is an exploration for how craft is used by citizens to engage with the rhetoric and policy shaping their country’s public sphere.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCrafting Dissent: Handcraft as Protest from the American Revolution to the Pussyhats
EditorsHinda Mandell
PublisherRowman & Littlefield
Number of pages312
ISBN (Print)978-1-5381-1839-9
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2019


  • American Revolution
  • Pussyhats


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