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Discuss Virginia Postrel's "The Fabric of Civilization"

In a recent EconTalk episode, Virginia Postrel helped listeners explore the fascinating story behind the clothes we wear and everything that goes into producing them throughout history. The history of textiles, Postrel argues, is a good way of understanding the history of the world.

You can see more on Postrel’s book in Sarah Skwire’s review at EconLog, and Amy Willis’s questions for conversation in this EconTalk Extra.

Our goal in this reading group is to continue the conversation, led by another expert in textiles, Caren Oberg. Join us for three sixty-minute sessions to further explore excerpts from Postrel’s book.

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