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Economics: Cottage Industries: North Africa
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Women's crafts and cottage industries largely overlap in North Africa, and consist of the production of ordinary household items for the use of others; this production until recently occurred in the home. The description in this entry focuses mainly on Morocco because of the author's depth of field experience there, with references to other areas. While literature on the material aspects of crafts exists, detailed information on women's involvement with them is quite sparse. North African women'…

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Davis, Susan Schaefer, “Economics: Cottage Industries: North Africa”, in: Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, General Editor Suad Joseph. Consulted online on 25 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1872-5309_ewic_EWICCOM_0229b>
First published online: 2009

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