The University of California Press has just released my new book, Unraveled: A Weaver’s Tale of Life Gone Modern. The catalog makes it sound doggone good:
“Deftly bridging literary conventions, this compelling work exposes the cultural origins of a quiet revolution that occurred over the course of the twentieth century. Krause combines novelistic and ethnographic techniques to get at population dynamics that have raised alarm across Europe and the United States, and manifested, for example, in Italy’s extremely low birthrate. But what actually motivates people to have fewer children? Krause turns to the evocative story of one woman, Emilia Raugei, who was born in a Tuscan hill town in 1920 and worked as a straw weaver in a rapidly globalizing economy….” Read more at the University of California Press.