Weaving and the Construction of a Gender Division of Labor in Early Colonial Peru

  title={Weaving and the Construction of a Gender Division of Labor in Early Colonial Peru},
  author={Karen B. Graubart},
  journal={The American Indian Quarterly},
  pages={537 - 561}
  • K. Graubart
  • Published 1 August 2000
  • History, Economics
  • The American Indian Quarterly
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