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  • The Silk Weavers of Kyotoby Tamara Hareven

    University of California Press 2003; US$ 33.95

    The makers of obi, the elegant and costly sash worn over kimono in Japan, belong to an endangered species. These families of manufacturers, weavers, and other craftspeople centered in the Nishijin weaving district of Kyoto have practiced their demanding craft for generations. In recent decades, however, as a result of declining markets for kimono,... more...

  • Amoskeagby Tamara K. Hareven

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 26.95

    Through the prism of one turn-of-the-century factory-city, Tamara Hareven and Randolph Langenbach have captured the historic experience of millions of Americans. We hear for the first time the eloquent voices?sometimes elegiac, sometimes bitter, yet always powerful?of immigrant being turned into Americans as they worked the machines which were themselves... more...

  • Transitionsby Tamara K. Hareven

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Transitions: The Family and the Life Course in Historical Perspective covers a life-course analysis in relation to history and the application of the approach to a common data set for late 19th-century American communities in Essex County, Massachusetts. The book discusses the life-course development in relation to historical change; the historical... more...

  • Families, History And Social Changeby Tamara K Hareven; Barbara Trepagnier

    Westview Press 2008; US$ 33.99

    One of the prevailing myths about the American family is that there once existed a harmonious family with three generations living together, and that this "ideal" family broke down under the impact of urbanization and industrialization. The essays in Families, History, and Social Change challenge this myth and provide dramatic revisions of simplistic... more...

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