THE HISTORY OF WOMEN AND SCIENCE, HEALTH, AND TECHNOLOGY:
A BIBLIOGRAPHIC GUIDE TO THE PROFESSIONS AND THE DISCIPLINES

Technology: General (2224-2296)


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Technology: General (2224-2296)
 
This section lists material on the contributions of women inventors and on the
effects of technology on women and society.
 
 2224     Amram, Fred M. "Invention as Problem-Solving: Special Contributions
of Female Inventors." BULLETIN OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY 7 (1987):
967-971.
 
 2225     Amram, Fred M. "Women's Contributions to the History of Technology."
TECHNIKAT RT NETI SZEMLE 15 (1985): 67-84.
 
 2226     Archambault, JoAllyn. "Women: Inventing the Wheel." San Diego, CA:
San Diego State University Women's Studies Department, 1981. Discusses the
inventions of American Indian Women.
 
 2227     Armitage, Sue. "History of Women and Technology." In WOMEN AND
TECHNOLOGY: DECIDING WHAT'S APPROPRIATE, ed. Judy Smith, pp.17-19. Proceedings
of a conference on women and technology, April 27-29, 1979. Missoula, MT:
Women's Resource Center, 1979.
 
 2228     Baker, Elizabeth Faulkner. TECHNOLOGY AND WOMEN'S WORK. New York:
Columbia University Press, 1964.
 
 2229     Bourque, Susan C., and Warren, Kay B. "Technology, Gender, and
Development." DAEDALUS 116 (Fall 1987): 173-198.
 
 2230     Brody, J. "Patterns of Patents: Early British Inventions by Women."
In WOMEN IN SCIENCE: OPTIONS AND ACCESS, ed. by E. Vamos, pp.1-12. Budapest,
Hungary: National Museum of Science and Technology, 1987.
 
 2231     Bullough, Vern L. "Female Physiology, Technology, and Women's
Liberation." In DYNAMOS AND VIRGINS REVISITED: WOMEN AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE
IN HISTORY, ed. by Martha Moore Trescott, pp.236-251. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow,
1979.
 
 2232     Bullough, Vern L. "Merchandising the Sanitary Napkin: Lillian
Gilbreth's 1927 Survey." SIGNS 10, no.3 (Spring 1985): 615-627.
 
 2233     Bullough, Vern L. "Technology and Female Sexuality and Physiology:
Some Implications." JOURNAL OF SEX RESEARCH 16 (1980): 59-71.
 
 2234     Burnell, Barbara S. TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE AND WOMEN'S WORK EXPERIENCE:
ALTERNATIVE METHODOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES. Westport, CT: Bergin & Garvey, 1993.
 
 2235     Cahn, Susan. INDUSTRY OF DEVOTION: THE TRANSFORMATION OF WOMEN'S WORK
IN ENGLAND, 1500-1660. New York: Columbia University Press, 1987.
 
 2236     Cohen, Marjorie. WOMEN'S WORK, MARKETS AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN
NINETEENTH-CENTURY ONTARIO. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1988.
 
 2237     CONNEXIONS 15 (Winter 1985): Special Issue on "Changing Technology,"
with reports from sixteen countries.
 
 2238     Cowan, Ruth Schwartz. "From Virginia Dare to Virginia Slims: Women
and Technology in American Life." TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE 20, no.1 (January
1979); 51-63. Also in DYNAMOS AND VIRGINS REVISITED: WOMEN AND TECHNOLOGICAL
CHANGE IN HISTORY, ed. by Martha Moore Trescott, pp.30-44. Metuchen, NJ:
Scarecrow, 1979.
 
 2239     Davidson, Marilyn J., and Cooper, Cary L., eds. WOMEN AND INFORMATION
TECHNOLOGY. New York: Wiley, 1987.
 
 2240     Dodd, Dianne. "Women in Advertising: The Role of Canadian Women in
the Promotion of Domestic Electrical Technology in the Interwar Period." In
DESPITE THE ODDS: ESSAYS ON CANADIAN WOMEN AND SCIENCE, ed. by Marianne
Gosztonyi Ainley, pp.134-151. Montreal: Vehicule Press; Buffalo, NY: U.S.
distributor, University of Toronto Press, 1990.
 
 2241     Faulkner, Wendy, and Arnold, Erik, eds. SMOTHERED BY INVENTION:
TECHNOLOGY IN WOMEN'S LIVES. London: Pluto, 1985.
 
 2242     Gage, Matilda Joslyn. WOMAN AS INVENTOR: ISSUED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF
THE NEW YORK STATE WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSOCIATION. Fayetteville, NY: F.A. Darling
Printer, 1870.
 
 2243     Hacker, Barton C., and Hacker, Sally L. "Military Institutions and
the Labor Process: Non-Economic Sources of Technological Change, Women's
Subordination, and the Organization of Work." TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE 28 (1987):
743-775.
 
 2244     Hacker, Sally L. PLEASURE, POWER, AND TECHNOLOGY: SOME TALES OF
GENDER, ENGINEERING, AND THE COOPERATIVE WORKPLACE. Boston: Unwin Hyman, 1989.
While generally dealing with contemporary issues, contains historical
background information.
 
 2245     Hinton, Leanne. "Oral Traditions and the Advent of Electric Power."
In TECHNOLOGY AND WOMEN'S VOICES: KEEPING IN TOUCH, ed. Cheris Kramarae. New
York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1988.
 
 2246     Hochwald, Eve. "Studying Technological Discrimination: Some Feminist
Questions." FEMINIST ISSUES 5, no.1 (Spring 1985): 39-64. Overview of the new
scholarship on the impact of technology on women's work.
 
 2247     Hynes, H. Patricia, ed. RECONSTRUCTING BABYLON: ESSAYS ON WOMEN AND
TECHNOLOGY. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1991. Essays on the impact
of twentieth century technologies on women's health.
 
 2248     Irvin, Helen Deiss. "The Machine in Utopia: Shaker Women and
Technology." WOMEN'S STUDIES INTERNATIONAL QUARTERLY 4, no.3 (1981): 313-319.
Covers the invention and use of technological devices by Shaker women, both in
domestic work and commercial enterprises.
 
 2249     Ives, Patricia Carter. CREATIVITY AND INVENTIONS: THE GENIUS OF AFRO-
AMERICANS AND WOMEN IN THE UNITED STATES AND THE PATENTS. Arlington, VA:
Research Unlimited, 1987.
 
 2250     James, Portia P. THE REAL MCCOY: AFRICAN-AMERICAN INVENTION AND
INNOVATION, 1619-1930. Washington, DC: Anacostia Museum of the Smithsonian
Institution/Smithsonian Institution Press, 1989. Includes women inventors such
as Julia Hammonds who patented a device to hold yarn while knitting.
 
 2251     Jellison, Katherine. "Women and Technology on the Great Plains,
1910-1940." GREAT PLAINS QUARTERLY 8 (Summer 1988): 145-157.
 
 2252     Kowaleski, Maryanne, and Bennett, Judith M. "Crafts, Guilds, and
Women in the Middle Ages: Fifty Years After Marian K. Dale." SIGNS 14 (Winter
1989): 474-501.
 
 2253     Kramarae, Cheris, ed. TECHNOLOGY AND WOMEN'S VOICES: KEEPING IN
TOUCH. Boston: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1988.
 
 2254     Kronenfeld, Jennie Jacobs. "Feminist Movements and Change in Sex
Roles: The Influence of Technology." SOCIOLOGICAL FOCUS 19 (January 1986):
47-60.
 
 2255     Macdonald, Anne L. FEMININE INGENUITY: WOMEN AND INVENTION IN
AMERICA. New York: Ballantine Books, 1992.
 
 2256     Maines, Rachel. "Socially Camouflaged Technologies: The Case of the
Electromagnetic Vibrator." IEEE TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE MAGAZINE 8, no.2 (June
1989): 3-11.
 
 2257     Marvin, Carolyn. WHEN OLD TECHNOLOGIES WERE NEW: THINKING ABOUT
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION IN THE LATE NINETEENTH CENTURY. New York: Oxford
University Press, 1988.
 
 2258     McDaniel, Susan A., Cummins, Helene, and Beauchamp, Rachelle Sender.
"Mothers of Invention? Meshing the Roles of Inventor, Mother, and Worker."
WOMEN STUDIES INTERNATIONAL FORUM 11 (1988): 1-12.
 
 2259     McGaw, Judith A. "No Passive Victims, No Separate Spheres: A Feminist
Perspective on Technology's History." In IN CONTEXT, ed. by S.H. Cutcliffe and
R.C. Post, pp.172-91. Cranbury, NJ: Lehigh University Press; Associated
University Presses, 1989.
 
 2260     Merritt, Deborah J. "Hypatia in the Patent Office: Women Inventors
and the Law, 1865-1900." THE AMERICAN JOURNAL OF LEGAL HISTORY 35, no.3 (July
1991): 235-306.
 
 2261     Ong, Aihwa. "Disassembling Gender in the Electronics Age." FEMINIST
STUDIES 13 (Fall 1987): 609-626. Review essay of six books on technology &
gender.
 
 2262     Pederson, Diana, and Phemister, Martha. "Women and Photography in
Ontario, 1839-1929: A Case Study of the Interaction of Gender and Technology."
In DESPITE THE ODDS: ESSAYS ON CANADIAN WOMEN AND SCIENCE, ed. by Marianne
Gosztonyi Ainley, pp.88-111. Montreal: Vehicule Press, 1990.
 
 2263     Phillips, K. "United States Patent and Trademark Office Study Finds
More Inventions Credited to Women." SCIENTIST 4, no.20 (1990): 24.
 
 2264     Pursell, Carroll W., Jr. "Toys, Technology and Sex Roles in America,
1920-1940." In DYNAMOS AND VIRGINS REVISITED: WOMEN AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IN
HISTORY, ed. by Martha Moore Trescott, pp.252-267. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow,
1979.
 
 2265     Pursell, Carroll W., Jr. "Women Inventors in America." TECHNOLOGY AND
CULTURE 22, no.3 (July 1981): 545-549. Covers 18th and 19th centuries.
 
 2266     Rakow, Lana F. GENDER ON THE LINE: WOMEN, THE TELEPHONE, AND
COMMUNITY LIFE. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1992.
 
 2267     Rakow, Lana F. "Women and the Telephone: The Gendering of a
Communications Technology." In TECHNOLOGY AND WOMEN'S VOICES: KEEPING IN TOUCH,
ed. Cheris Kramarae. New York: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1988.
 
 2268     Romney, Caroline. "Women as Inventors, and the Value of Their
Inventions in Household Economics." JOURNAL OF INDUSTRIAL EDUCATION 9, no.1
(September 1894): 1-11,22-26.
 
 2269     Rothman, Sheila M. WOMAN'S PROPER PLACE: A HISTORY OF CHANGING IDEALS
AND PRACTICES, 1870 TO THE PRESENT. New York: Basic Books, 1978. See chapter 1,
"Women's Special Sphere," with section on "Technology and the White Woman's
Burden," pp.14-20.
 
 2270     Rothschild, Joan. "From Sex to Gender in the History of Technology."
In IN CONTEXT, ed. S.H. Cutcliffe and R.C. Post, pp.192-203. Cranbury, NJ:
Lehigh University Press; Associated University Presses, 1989.
 
 2271     Rothschild, Joan. MACHINA EX DEA: FEMINIST PERSPECTIVES ON
TECHNOLOGY. New York: Pergamon, 1983.
 
 2272     Rothschild, Joan, ed. WOMEN, TECHNOLOGY, AND INNOVATION. New York:
Pergamon, 1982. Originally published as WOMEN'S STUDIES INTERNATIONAL QUARTERLY
4, no.3 (1981).
 
 2273     Scharff, Virginia. TAKING THE WHEEL: WOMEN AND THE COMING OF THE
MOTOR AGE. New York: Free Press, 1991.
 
 2274     Scott, Joan Wallach. "The Mechanization of Women's Work." SCIENTIFIC
AMERICAN 247, no.3 (September 1982): 167-187.
 
 2275     Spurgeon, Anne M. "Marketing the Unmentionable: Wallace Meyer & the
Introduction of Kotex." MARYLAND HISTORIAN 19 (Spring/Summer 1988): 17-30.
 
 2276     Stanley, Autumn. "The Champion of Women Inventors." AMERICAN HERITAGE
OF INVENTION & TECHNOLOGY 8, no.1 (Summer 1992): 22-27.
 
 2277     Stanley, Autumn. "Daughters of Isis, Daughters of Demeter: When Women
Sowed and Reaped." WOMEN'S STUDIES INTERNATIONAL QUARTERLY 4, no.3 (1981):
289-304. Women's early roles in food-gathering and the development of
horticultural technology.
 
 2278     Stanley, Autumn. "Do Mothers Invent? The Feminist Debate in the
History of Technology." In THE KNOWLEDGE EXPLOSION: GENERATIONS OF FEMINIST
SCHOLARSHIP, ed. Cheris Kramarae & Dale Spender, pp.459-472. New York: Teachers
College Press, 1992. Reviews the impact of feminism on the study of the history
of technology since 1976.
 
 2279     Stanley, Autumn. "From Africa to America: Black Women Inventors." In
THE TECHNOLOGICAL WOMEN, ed. Jan Zimmerman. New York: Praeger, 1983.
 
 2280     Stanley, Autumn. "Invention Begins at Forty: Older Women of the 19th
Century as Inventors." JOURNAL OF WOMEN & AGING 2, no.2 (1990): 133-151.
 
 2281     Stanley, Autumn. MOTHERS AND DAUGHTERS OF INVENTION: NOTES FOR A
REVISED HISTORY OF TECHNOLOGY. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1993.
 
 2282     Stanley, Autumn. "Once and Future Power: Women as Inventors." WOMEN'S
STUDIES INTERNATIONAL FORUM 15, no.2 (1992): 193-204.
 
 2283     Stanley, Autumn. "The Patent Clerk as Conjurer: The Vanishing Lady
Trick in a 19th-Century Historical Source." In WOMEN, WORK, AND TECHNOLOGY:
TRANSFORMATIONS, ed. Barbara Drygulski Wright et al. Ann Arbor: University of
Michigan Press, 1987.
 
 2284     Stanley, Autumn. "Women Hold Up Two-Thirds of the Sky: Notes for a
Revised History of Technology." ISIS WOMEN'S WORLD no.9 (March 1986): 3-4.
 
 2285     TECHNOLOGY REVIEW 87, no.8 (November/December 1984): Special Section:
"Women in Technology": 29-52.
 
 2286     Trescott, Martha Moore, ed. DYNAMOS AND VIRGINS REVISITED: WOMEN AND
TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IN HISTORY. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1979.
 
 2287     U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. BUTTONS TO BIOTECH: U.S. PATENTING
BY WOMEN, 1977-1988. Washington, DC: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Patent and
Trademark Office, Office of Documentation Information, Technology Assessment
and Forecast Program, 1990.
 
 2288     U.S. Patent Office. WOMEN INVENTORS TO WHOM PATENTS HAVE BEEN GRANTED
BY THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, 1790 TO JULY 1, 1888. Washington: 1888.
Appendix #1, JULY 1, 1888 TO OCTOBER 1, 1892: Washington: 1892. Appendix #2,
OCTOBER 1, 1892 TO MARCH 1, 1895: Washington: 1895.
 
 2289     Wajcman, Judy. "Feminism Confronts Technology." University Park, PA:
Pennsylvania State University Press, 1991.
 
 2290     Warner, Deborah J. "Women Inventors at the Centennial." In DYNAMOS
AND VIRGINS REVISITED: WOMEN AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IN HISTORY, ed. by Martha
Moore Trescott, pp.102-119. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1979. Includes checklist
of women and their inventions displayed at the Women's Pavilion at the
Centennial celebration, Philadelphia, 1876.
 
 2291     Whicker, Marcia Lynn, and Kronenfeld, Jennie Jacobs. SEX ROLE
CHANGES: TECHNOLOGY, POLITICS, AND POLICY. New York: Praeger, 1986.
 
 2292     Whyte, Judith. GIRLS INTO SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY: THE STORY OF A
PROJECT. London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986.
 
 2293     "Women's Contributions in the Field of Invention." BULLETIN OF THE
WOMEN'S BUREAU no.28 (1923). U.S. Department of Labor, Women's Bureau.
 
 2294     WOMEN'S STUDIES INTERNATIONAL QUARTERLY 4, no.3 (1981); Special
Issue: "Women, Technology, and Innovation." Contents: Autumn Stanley,
"Daughters of Isis, Daughters of Demeter: When Women Sowed and Reaped";
Margaret Alic, "Women and Technology in Ancient Alexandria: Maria and Hypatia";
Helen Deiss Irvin, "The Machine in Utopia: Shaker Women and Technology"; Erik
Arnold, Lynda Birke, and Wendy Faulkner, "Women and Microelectronics: The Case
of Word Processors"; Sally L. Hacker, "The Culture of Engineering: Women,
Workplace, and Machine"; Jan Zimmerman, "Technology and the Future of Women:
Haven't We Met Somewhere Before?"; Inestra King, "Feminist Pedagogy and
Technology: Reflections on the Goddard Feminism and Ecology Summer Program";
Corlann Gee Bush, "A Preview of the AAUW's Biennial Study/Action Topic `Taking
Hold of Technology'"; Christine Bose, "Teaching Women and Technology at the
University of Washington"; "Women and Technology Project, Missoula, Montana";
book reviews.
 
 2295     WOMEN'S TECHNICAL CONTRIBUTIONS. New York: Society of Women
Engineers, 1980. 2nd ed.
 
 2296     Wright, Barbara Drygulski, ed. WOMEN, WORK, AND TECHNOLOGY:
TRANSFORMATIONS. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1987.


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