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Silent Looms: Women and Production in a Guatemalan Town
by Tracy Bachrach Ehlers
introduction by June Nash
University of Texas Press, 2000
eISBN: 978-0-292-74510-0 | Paper: 978-0-292-72103-6
Library of Congress Classification HQ1240.5.G9E34 2000
Dewey Decimal Classification 305.42097281

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ABOUT THIS BOOK

Based on new fieldwork in 1997, Tracy Bachrach Ehlers has updated her classic study of the effects of economic development on the women weavers of San Pedro Sacatepéquez. Revisiting many of the women she interviewed in the 1970s and 1980s and revising her earlier hopeful assessment of women's entrepreneurial opportunities, Ehlers convincingly demonstrates that development and commercial growth in the region have benefited men at the expense of women.

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