During the industrial revolution, the factory-made shoe—itself a mass-produced commodity—became an architecture on which labor, industry, and locality were reimagined. Lisa Gitelman shows how the industrialization of shoe production in 19th-century New England connects to themes like design and infrastructure that grew in cultural and political importance under industrialization.
This lecture is part of the Harrington Forum, a series of lectures and events sponsored by the Harrington School of Communication and Media.
Co-sponsored by the Department of English and the Department of Textiles, Fashion Merchandising and Design.
Monday, September 24, 2018 at 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Memorial Union, Atrium I
50 Lower College Rd, University of Rhode Island, Kingston, RI 02881, USA
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