Gendered Skill: Skill and Knowledge in Weaving and Archery

Journal of Chinese Philosophy 49 (1):9-21 (2022)
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Weaving and archery are strongly gendered skills, and both occur repeatedly in both Chinese and Greek accounts of skill and ethics. I examine both metaphors and narratives that liken these skills to various aspects of ethics, wisdom and government, with particular interest in how or whether the account of the skill reflects the experience of the gender of its typical expert.



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