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alejandro t. acierto

Craft Archive Fellowship


Crafting Imperialism: Philippine Industrial Prison Labor and American Luxury

This research underscores how industrial labor in the Philippine prisons became a unique component of American craft traditions during US imperialism. Focused on wicker furniture produced for global markets, this research reveals how craft was an integral facet of an American colonial imaginary.

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Phoenix, AZ




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