The Subversive Stitch: Embroidery and the Making of the Feminine

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In this fascinating study, Rozsika Parker traces a hidden history--the shifting notions of femininity and female social roles--by unraveling the history of embroidery from medieval times until today.

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Rozsika Parker's books include Old Mistresses: Women, Art & Ideology and Framing Feminism (both written with Griselda Pollock) and Torn in Two: The Experience of Maternal Ambivalence.  Her latest book is The Anxious Gardener.  She practices as a psychotherapist in London.

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"an impressively researched case for evaluating women's lives and their position in society through the history of embroidery."
-"Feminist Bookstore News, Jan/Feb 1990
." . . Parker has done a beautiful, scholarly and highly readable exploration of the subject. . . . "The Subversive Stitch is a carefully researched, well-written and entertaining study of European and American attitudes toward both embroidery and women through history."
-"Academic Library Book Review, Oct 1990

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