More Work For Mother: The Ironies Of Household Technology From The Open Hearth To The Microwave

More Work For Mother: The Ironies Of Household Technology From The Open Hearth To The Microwave Author Ruth Schwartz Cowan
ISBN-10 0465047327
ISBN-13 9780465047321
Year 1985-03-11
Pages 288
Language English
Publisher Basic Books
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In this classic work of women s history winner of the 1984 Dexter Prize from the Society for the History of Technology Ruth Schwartz Cowan shows how and why modern women devote as much time to housework as did their colonial sisters In lively and provocative prose Cowan explains how the modern convenienceswashing machines white flour vacuums commercial cottonseemed at first to offer working class women middle class standards of comfort Over time however it became clear that these gadgets and gizmos mainly replaced work previously conducted by men children and servants Instead of living lives of leisure middle class women found themselves struggling to keep up with ever higher standards of cleanliness

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Never Done Author Susan Strasser
ISBN-10 9781466847569
Release 2013-06-18
Pages 384