The Work of Memory: embodiment, materiality and home in Jeanne Bouvier's autobiographical writings

  title={The Work of Memory: embodiment, materiality and home in Jeanne Bouvier's autobiographical writings},
  author={Maria Tamboukou},
  journal={Women's History Review},
  pages={207 - 226}
In this paper I follow trails in the memory of work by reading the books and papers of Jeanne Bouvier, a French seamstress, ardent trade-unionist and passionate writer, who left a rich body of labour literature including four published historical studies, as well as the memoirs of her life, work and struggles. Work, action and creativity are three interrelated planes on which Bouvier situates herself, while memory and imagination are interwoven in the way she seeks to understand herself in the… Expand
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