More Work For Mother

Author: Ruth Schwartz Cowan
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Shows how new, supposedly time-saving inventions have both increased the workload and improved the standard of living.

Routledge International Encyclopedia Of Women

Author: Cheris Kramarae
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963150
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Womens Studies International Forum 20 (3) 36i-37I- ---------, and Susan Ormrod.
1993. Gender and technology in the making London: Sage. ---------, and Ruza
Fiirst-Dilic, eds. 1994. Bringing technology home: Gender and technology in a
changing Europe. Buckingham and Philadelphia, Pa.: Open University Press.
Cowan, Ruth Schwartz. 1983. More work for mother: The ironies of household
technology from the open hearth to the microwave. New York: Basic Books.
Dodge, Susan.

Rethinking Architectural Technology

Author: William W. Braham
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134279345
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... reprinted here was originally published in 1976 in the journal Technology and
Culture, and was subsequently included in the anthology entitled The Social
Shaping of Technology, in 1985 and 1999. The central thesis of the essay— that
new technological appliances have increased rather than reduced domestic
drudgery—was also further elaborated in the book from 1983 entitled More Work
for Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology from the Open Hearth to the
Microwave.

Electric Dreamland

Author: Lauren Rabinovitz
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231527217
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... and associated with female labor, whether that meant women householders or
female servants. The kitchen is only the most attenuated example of how
widespread discussion about the shocks of modernity tends to exclude the “
shock of the new” in the domestic realm. For the definitive study of the impact of
new technologies on the domestic realm see Ruth Cowan Schwartz, More Work
for Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology from the Open Hearth to the
Microwave (New ...

From Fireplace To Cookstove

Author: Priscilla J. Brewer
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815606505
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Preface. 1. The mechanization of the American home is treated in detail in the
following: Ruth Schwartz Cowan, More Work for Mother: The Ironies of
Household Technologies from the Open Hearth to the Microwave (New York:
Basic, 1983); Siegfried Giedion, Mechanization Takes Command: A Contribution
to Anonymous History (1948; reprint, New York: W W Norton, 1969); Mark H.
Rose, Cities of Light and Heat: Domesticating Gas and Electricity in Urban
America (University Park: ...

Imagining Flight

Author: A. Bowdoin Van Riper
Publisher: Texas A&M University Press
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Ruth Schwartz Cowan, More Work for Mother: The Ironies of Household
Technology from the Open Hearth to the Microwave (New York: Basic, 1983), and
Edward Tenner, Why Things Bite Back: Technology and the Revenge of
Unintended Consequences (New York: Knopf, 1 996), explore the unintended
social consequences of technological change. George Basalla, The Evolution of
Technology (New York: Cambridge University Press, 1988); Donald A. Norman,
The Design of ...

Enduring Issues In American Nursing

Author: Patricia D’Antonio, RN, PhD, FAAN
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780826116321
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I am grateful to Julie Fairman for sharing McGaw's work with me. For an empirical
approach, see Ruth Schwartz Cowan, More Work for Mother: The Ironies of
Household Technology from the Open Hearth to the Microwave (New York: Basic
Books, 1983). 52. Linda V. Walsh, “Midwives as Wives and Mothers: Urban
Midwives in the Early Twentieth Century,” Nursing Hist. Rev., 1994, 2:51–66.
Other descriptions of midwifery include Marie O. Pitts Mosley, “Satisfied to Carry
the Bag.

Design For Society

Author: Nigel Whiteley
Publisher: Reaktion Books
ISBN: 9780948462658
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... feminism in the early 1980s — one American, one British - were Ruth Schwartz
Cowan's More Work for Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology from the
Open Hearth to the Microwave (1983) and Caroline Davidson's/4 Woman's Work
is Never Done: A History of Housework in the British Isles 1650-1Q50 (1982).
Both brought into focus the relationship between housework and the
development of domestic technological items such as washing machines, irons
and microwaves.

Unprotected Labor

Author: Vanessa H. May
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 0807877905
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More Work for Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology from the Open
Hearth to the Microwave. New York: Basic Books, 1983. Cumming, Robert
Cushing, Owen L. Potter, and Frank B. Gilbert, eds. The Constitution of the State
of New York with Notes, References and Annotations, Together with the Articles
of Confederation, Constitution of the United States, New York State Constitutions
of 1777, 1821, 1846, Unamended and as Amended and in Force in 1894, with an
Index of the ...