Sewing, Fighting and Writing: Radical practices in work, politics and culture


Seamstresses were central figures in the socio-political and cultural events of nineteenth and early twentieth century France but their stories and political writings have remained marginalized and obscured. Drawing on a wide range of published and unpublished documents from the industrial revolution, Maria Tamboukou will present a Foucauldian genealogy of the Parisian seamstress.

Maria Tamboukou is Professor of Feminist Studies at the University of East London, co-director of the Centre for Narrative Research and co-editor of Gender and Education.  

This seminar is part of Radical Cultural Studies, a series of discussions, book launches and teaching sessions organised by the Centre for Cultural Studies Research at the University of East London. For more information on the Centre click here, and here for the schedule of teaching in 2016.