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Women workers and technological change in Europe in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries [electronic resource] / edited by Gertjan de Groot and Marlou Schrover.

Publication:
London ; Bristol, PA : Taylor & Francis, 1995.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (225 p.)
Subjects:
Employees -- Effect of technological innovations on -- Europe -- History.
Sexual division of labor -- Europe -- History.
Women -- Employment -- Europe -- History.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
From the traditional stereotyped viewpoint, femininity and technology clash. This negative association between women and technology is one of the features of the sex-typing of jobs. Men are seen as technically competent and creative; women are seen as incompetent, suited only to work with machines that have been made and maintained by men. Men identify themselves with technology, and technology is identified with masculinity. The relationship between technology, technological change and women's work is, however, very complex.; Through studies examining technological change and the sexual divis
Contents:
Front Cover; Women Workers and Technological Change in Europe in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries; Copyright Page; Contents; Chapter 1. General Introduction: Gertjan de Groot Marlou Schrover; Chapter 2. Frames of Reference: Skill, Gender and New Technology in the Hosiery Industry: Harriet Bradley; Chapter 3. The Creation of a Gendered Division of Labour in the Danish Textile Industry: Marianne Rostgård; Chapter 4. Foreign Technology and the Gender Division of Labour in a Dutch Cotton Spinning Mill: Gertjan de Groot
Chapter 5. 'The Mysteries of the Typewriter': Technology and Gender in the British Civil Service, 1870-1914: Meta ZimmeckChapter 6. 'A Revolution in the Workplace'? Women's Work in Munitions Factories and Technological Change 1914-1918: Deborah Thom; Chapter 7. Gender and Technological Change in the North Staffordshire Pottery Industry: Jacqueline Sarsby; Chapter 8. Periodization and the Engendering of Technology: ThePottery of Gustavsberg, Sweden, 1880-1980: Ulla Wikander; Chapter 9. Creating Gender: Technology and Femininity in the Swedish Dairy Industry: Lena Sommestad
Chapter 10. Cooking up Women's Work: Women Workers in the Dutch Food Industries 1889-1960: Marlou SchroverNotes on Contributors; Index
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contributor:
Groot, Gertjan de.
Schrover, Marlou, 1959-
ISBN:
1-135-74755-5
1-280-17551-6
0-203-99108-7
OCLC:
475949046
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