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Making Technology Masculine By Ruth Oldenziel

Making Technology Masculine by Ruth Oldenziel

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A pioneering study of the relations between gender and technology.

Making Technology Masculine Summary

Making Technology Masculine: Men, Women, and Modern Machines in America, 1870-1945 by Ruth Oldenziel

To say that technology is male comes as no surprise, but the claim that its history is a short one strikes a new note. Making Technology Masculine: Men, Women, and Modern Machines in America, 1870-1945 maps the historical process through which men laid claims to technology as their exclusive terrain. It also explores how women contested this ascendancy of the male discourse and engineered alternative plots. From the moral gymnasium of the shop floor to the staging grounds of World's Fairs, engineers, inventors, social scientists, activists, and novelists emplotted and questioned technology as our modern male myth. Oldenziel recounts the history of technology - both as intellectual construct and material practice - by analyzing these struggles. Drawing on a broad range of sources, she explains why male machines rather than female fabrics have become the modern markers of technology. She shows how technology developed as a narrative production of modern manliness, allowing women little room for negotiation.

About Ruth Oldenziel

Ruth Oldenziel is Professor of American-European History of Technology at Eindhoven University of Technology. Her most recent books are Cycling Cities: The European Experience (2016), Cycling and Recycling: Histories of Sustainable Practices (2015), Hacking Europe: From Computer Cultures to Demoscenes (2014), and Consumers, Tinkerers, Rebels: The People Who Shaped Europe (2013).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents - 6[-]Acknowledgements - 8[-]Introduction - 10[-]Ch.1: Unsettled Discourses - 20[-]Ch.2: From Elite Profession to Mass Occupation - 52[-]Ch.3: Bargaining for the Fraternity - 92[-]Ch.4: (De)Constructing Male Professional Bridges - 120[-]Ch.5: Women Reweaving Borrowed Identities - 149[-]Epilogue - 183[-]Notes - 192[-]Bibliography - 233[-]Index - 264

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GOR010907704
9789053563816
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Making Technology Masculine: Men, Women, and Modern Machines in America, 1870-1945 by Ruth Oldenziel
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Amsterdam University Press
1999-01-01
271
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