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

Technology, Paid Labor, & Workplace (2297-2366)


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Technology, Paid Labor, & Workplace (2297-2366)
 
Citations listed here cover technological developments in the workplace
affecting women. Some of the industries mentioned are furniture making,
electric products, shoemaking, printing, shipbuilding, and textiles.
 
 2297     Anderson, Karen T. "Last Hired, First Fired: Black Women Workers
During World War II." JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY 69 (June 1982): 86-97.
 
 2298     Anderson, Karen T. "Teaching about Rosie the Riveter: The Role of
Women During World War II." OAH MAGAZINE OF HISTORY 3 (Summer/Fall 1988):
35-37.
 
 2299     Andrews, Melodie. "`What the Girls Can Do': The Debate over the
Employment of Women in the Early American Telegraph Industry." ESSAYS IN
ECONOMIC AND BUSINESS HISTORY 8 (1990): 109-120.
 
 2300     Arnold, Erik, Birke, Lynda, and Faulkner, Wendy. "Women and
Microelectronics: The Case of Word Processors." WOMEN'S STUDIES INTERNATIONAL
QUARTERLY 4, no.3 (1981): 321-340. A socialist-feminist analysis.
 
 2301     Baron, Ava. "Questions of Gender: Deskilling and Demasculinization in
the U.S. Printing Industry, 1830-1915." GENDER & HISTORY 1 (Summer 1989):
178-199.
 
 2302     Barrett, Eilidh, M. "The Trials of Labour: Motherhood versus
Employment in a Nineteenth-Century Textile Centre." CONTINUITY AND CHANGE 5,
no.1 (1990): 121-154.
 
 2303     Berg, Maxine. "Women's Work, Mechanisation, and the Early Phases of
Industrialisation in England." In THE HISTORICAL MEANINGS OF WORK, ed. Patrick
Joyce, pp.64-98. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1987.
 
 2304     Biggs, Mary. "Neither Printer's Wife nor Widow: American Women in
Typesetting, 1830-1950." LIBRARY QUARTERLY 500, no.4 (1980): 431-452.
 
 2305     Blackwelder, Julia Kirk. "Mop and Typewriter: Women's Work in Early
Twentieth-Century Atlanta." ATLANTA HISTORY JOURNAL (Fall 1983): 21-30.
 
 2306     Blewett, Mary H. "I Am Doom to Disapointment: The Diaries of a
Beverly, Massachusetts Shoebinder, Sarah E. Trask, 1849-51." ESSEX INSTITUTE
HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS 117 (July 1981): 192-212.
 
 2307     Blewett, Mary H. "The Union of Sex and Craft in the Haverhill Shoe
Strike of 1895." LABOR HISTORY 20 (Summer 1979): 352-375.
 
 2308     Blewett, Mary H. "Women Shoemakers and Domestic Ideology: Rural
Outwork in Early Nineteenth-Century Essex County." NEW ENGLAND QUARTERLY 60
(September 1987): 403-428.
 
 2309     Boris, Eileen. "Homework and Women's Rights: The Case of the Vermont
Knitters 1980-1985." SIGNS 13 (Autumn 1987): 98-120.
 
 2310     Boris, Eileen. "Regulating Industrial Homework: The Triumph of
`Sacred Motherhood'." JOURNAL OF AMERICAN HISTORY 71 (March 1985): 745-763.
 
 2311     Borish, Linda J. "Farm Females, Fitness, and the Ideology of Physical
Health in Antebellum New England." AGRICULTURAL HISTORY 64 (Summer 1990):
17-30.
 
 2312     Brown, Ava, and Klepp, Susan E. "If I didn't Have My Sewing
Machine...: Women and Sewing Machine Technology." In A NEEDLE, A BOBBIN, A
STRIKE: WOMEN NEEDLEWORKERS IN AMERICA, ed. by Jean Jensen & Sue Davidson.
Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1984.
 
 2313     Bulbeck, Chilla. "Manning the Machines: Women in the Furniture
Industry, 1920-1960." LABOUR HISTORY 51 (November 1986): 24-32.
 
 2314     Burns, Stewart. "Capacitors and Community: Women Workers at Sprague
Electric, 1930-1980." PUBLIC HISTORIAN 11 (Fall 1989): 61-82.
 
 2315     Cockburn, Cynthia. BROTHERS: MALE DOMINANCE AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE.
London: Pluto, 1983. Study of the artisan tradition of compositors in the
British newspaper industry and its masculinist culture.
 
 2316     Cockburn, Cynthia. "Caught in the Wheels: The High Cost of Being a
Female Cog in the Male Machinery of Engineering." In THE SOCIAL SHAPING OF
TECHNOLOGY: HOW THE REFRIGERATOR GOT ITS HUM. ed. by Donald MacKenzie and Judy
Wajcman, pp.55-65. Philadelphia: Open University Press, 1985.
 
 2317     Cockburn, Cynthia. MACHINERY OF DOMINANCE: WOMEN, MEN, AND TECHNICAL
KNOW-HOW. London: Pluto, 1986. A look at the gendering process in several
industries affected by new technologies.
 
 2318     Cockburn, Cynthia. "The Material of Male Power." In THE SOCIAL
SHAPING OF TECHNOLOGY: HOW THE REFRIGERATOR GOT ITS HUM, ed. by Donald
MacKenzie and Judy Wajcman, pp.125-146. Philadelphia: Open University Press,
1985.
 
 2319     Coffin, Judith. "Social Science Meets Sweated Labor: Reinterpreting
Women's Work in Late Nineteenth-Century France." THE JOURNAL OF MODERN HISTORY
63 (June 1991): 230-270.
 
 2320     Cohen, Marjorie. "Changing Perceptions of the Impact of the
Industrial Revolution on Female Labour." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF WOMEN'S
STUDIES 7 (September/October 1984): 291-305.
 
 2321     Cooper, Patricia A. "`What This Country Needs in a Good Five-Cent
Cigar.'" TECHNOLOGY AND CULTURE 29 (October 1988): 779-807.
 
 2322     Davis, Lynne. "Minding Children or Minding Machines...Women's Labour
and Child Care During World War II." LABOUR HISTORY 53 (November 1987): 85-98.
 
 2323     Davis, Natalie Zemon. "Women in the Crafts in Sixteenth-Century
Lyon." FEMINIST STUDIES 8, no.1 (Spring 1982): 46-80.
 
 2324     Dublin, Thomas. WOMEN AT WORK: THE TRANSFORMATION OF WORK AND
COMMUNITY IN LOWELL, MASSACHUSETTS, 1826-1860. New York: Columbia University
Press, 1979.
 
 2325     Dubnoff, Steven. "Gender, the Family, and the Problem of Work
Motivation in a Transition to Industrial Capitalism." JOURNAL OF FAMILY HISTORY
4 (Summer 1979): 121-136.
 
 2326     Francis, Raelene. "`No More Amazons': Gender and Work Process in the
Victorian Clothing Trades, 1890-1939." LABOUR HISTORY 50 (May 1986): 95-112.
 
 2327     Gluck, Sherna Berger. "Interlude or Change: Women and the World War
II Work Experience: A Feminist Oral History." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ORAL
HISTORY 3 (June 1982): 92-113.
 
 2328     Goldberg, Vicki. "Woman of Steel." AMERICAN HERITAGE OF INVENTION &
TECHNOLOGY 2 (Spring 1987): 16-22.
 
 2329     Gosling, F.G. "Dial Painters Project: Argonne National Laboratory's
Documentation of Radium Hazards to Workers." LABOR'S HERITAGE 4, no.2 (Summer
1992): 64-77. Most of the workers were women and teenage girls.
 
 2330     Hacker, Sally L. "The Culture of Engineering: Woman, Workplace and
Machine." WOMEN'S STUDIES INTERNATIONAL QUARTERLY 4, no.3 (1981): 341-353.
Explores patriarchal elements in the culture of engineering/management.
 
 2331     Hacker, Sally L. "Sex Stratification, Technology, and Organizational
Change: A Longitudinal Case Study of AT&T." SOCIAL PROBLEMS 26, no.5 (June
1979): 539-557.
 
 2332     Harrison, Barbara. "Suffer the Working Day: Women in the `Dangerous
Trades,' 1880-1914." WOMEN'S STUDIES INTERNATIONAL FORUM 13, no.1/2 (1990):
79-90.
 
 2333     Hartmann, Heidi I., Kraut, Robert E., and Tilly, Louise A., eds.
COMPUTER CHIPS AND PAPER CLIPS: TECHNOLOGY AND WOMEN'S EMPLOYMENT. Washington:
National Academy Press, 1986. 2 vols. In vol.1, see chapter 2, "Historical
Patterns of Technological Change," pp.24-61, for background on telephone
operators, workers in printing and publishing, office workers, retail clerks,
and nurses. In vol. 2, see Claudia Goldin's statistical study, "Women's
Employment and Technological Change: A Historical Perspective," pp.185-222,
plus case studies of the insurance industry by Barbara Baran (pp.25-62),
bookkeeping by Sharon Hartman Strom (pp.63-97), secretarial work by Mary C.
Murphee (pp.98-135), and computer-related occupations and high-tech industries,
by Myra H. Strober and Carolyn L. Arnold (pp.136-182).
 
 2334     Henry, Susan. "Work, Widowhood and War: Hannah Bunce Watson,
Connecticut Printer." CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY BULLETIN 48 (Winter 1983):
25-39.
 
 2335     Hirschfield, Deborah Scott. "Women Shipyard Workers in the Second
World War." INTERNATIONAL HISTORY REVIEW 11 (August 1989): 478-485.
 
 2336     Horn, Jon. "History of the Dalles Lumbering Co." WOMEN IN NATURAL
RESOURCES 11 (March 1990): 28-33.
 
 2337     Hunt, Felicity. "The London Trade in the Printing and Binding of
Books: An Experience in Exclusion, Dilution and De-skilling for Women Workers."
WOMEN'S STUDIES 6, no.5 (1983): 517-524.
 
 2338     Jordan, Ellen. "The Exclusion of Women from Industry in Nineteenth-
Century Britain." COMPARATIVE STUDIES IN SOCIETY AND HISTORY 31 (April 1989):
273-296.
 
 2339     Kessler-Harris, Alice. OUT TO WORK: A HISTORY OF WAGE-EARNING WOMEN
IN THE UNITED STATES. New York: Oxford University Press, 1982. See especially
chapter 6, "Technology, Efficiency, and Resistance."
 
 2340     Levine, Susan. LABOR'S TRUE WOMAN: CARPET WEAVERS, INDUSTRIALIZATION,
AND LABOR REFORM IN THE GILDED AGE. Philadelphia: Temple University Press,
1984.
 
 2341     Levine, Susan. "Ladies and Looms: The Social Impact of Machine Power
in the American Carpet Industry." In DYNAMOS AND VIRGINS REVISITED: WOMEN AND
TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IN HISTORY, ed. by Martha Moore Trescott, pp.67-76.
Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1979.
 
 2342     Lown, Judy. WOMEN AND INDUSTRIALIZATION: GENDER AND WORK IN
NINETEENTH-CENTURY ENGLAND. Cambridge, England: Polity, 1990. A study of
textile workers.
 
 2343     Martin, Michele. "HELLO, CENTRAL?": GENDER, TECHNOLOGY, AND CULTURE
IN THE FORMATION OF TELEPHONE SYSTEMS. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University
Press, 1991.
 
 2344     McGaw, Judith A. "Technological Change and Women's Work:
Mechanization in the Berkshire Paper Industry, 1820-1855." In DYNAMOS AND
VIRGINS REVISITED: WOMEN AND TECHNOLOGICAL CHANGE IN HISTORY, ed. by Martha
Moore Trescott, pp. 77-99. Metuchen, NJ: Scarecrow, 1979.
 
 2345     Milkman, Ruth. "Female Factory Labor and Industrial Structure:
Control and Conflict over `Woman's Place' in Auto and Electrical
Manufacturing." POLITICS AND SOCIETY 12 (1983): 159-203.
 
 2346     Milkman, Ruth. "Redefining `Women's Work': The Sexual Division of
Labor in the Auto Industry During World War I." FEMINIST STUDIES 8 (Summer
1982): 337-372.
 
 2347     Milkman, Ruth. "Rosie the Riveter Revisited: Management's Postwar
Purge of Women Automobile Workers." In ON THE LINE: ESSAYS IN THE HISTORY OF
AUTO WORK, ed. by Nelson Lichtenstein and Stephen Meyer. Urbana, IL: University
of Illinois Press, 1989.
 
 2348     Mohanty, Gail Fowler. "From Craft to Industry: Textile Production in
the United States." MATERIAL HISTORY BULLETIN [Canada] 31 (Spring 1990): 23-31.
 
 2349     Mulligan, William H. Jr. "Mechanization and Work in the American Shoe
Industry, Lynn, Massachusetts, 1852-1883." THE JOURNAL OF ECONOMIC HISTORY 41,
no.1 (March 1981): 59-64.
 
 2350     Nash, Gary B. "The Failure of Female Factory Labor in Colonial
Boston." LABOR HISTORY 20 (Spring 1979): 165-188.
 
 2351     Nisonoff, Laurie. "Bread and Roses: The Proletarianisation of Women
Workers in New England Textile Mills, 1827-1848." HISTORICAL JOURNAL OF
MASSACHUSETTS 9 (January 1981): 3-14.
 
 2352     Offen, Karen. "`Powered by a Woman's Foot': A Documentary
Introduction to the Sexual Politics of the Sewing Machine in Nineteenth-Century
France." WOMEN'S STUDIES INTERNATIONAL FORUM 11, no.2 (1988): 93-101. Four
translated documents about the health and morals of female sewing machine
operators reveal "the highly-gendered intersection of technological innovation,
economics, and medicine." An introductory essay and afterword provide
historical context.
 
 2353     Quataert, Jean H. "The Shaping of Women's World in Manufacturing:
Guilds, Households, and the State in Central Europe, 1648-1870." AMERICAN
HISTORICAL REVIEW 90 (December 1985): 1122-1148.
 
 2354     Quataert, Jean H. "A Source Analysis in German Women's History:
Factory Inspectors' Reports and the Shaping of Working Class Lives, 1878-1914."
CENTRAL EUROPEAN HISTORY 16 (June 1983): 99-121.
 
 2355     Reynolds, Sian. "Women in the Printing and Paper Trades in Edwardian
Scotland." In THE WORLD IS ILL DIVIDED: WOMEN'S WORK IN SCOTLAND IN THE
NINETEENTH AND EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURIES, ed. Eleanor Gordon & Esther
Breitenbach, pp.49-69. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 1990.
 
 2356     Rios, Palmiran. "Export-Oriented Industrialization and the Demand for
Female Labor: Puerto Rican Women in the Manufacturing Sector, 1952-1980."
GENDER & SOCIETY 4 (September 1990): 321-337.
 
 2357     Rose, Sonya O. "Gender Segregation in the Transition to the Factory:
The English Hosiery Industry, 1850-1910." FEMINIST STUDIES 13 (Spring 1987):
163-184.
 
 2358     Ruddell, David-Thiery. "Domestic Textile Production in Colonial
Quebec, 1608-1840." MATERIAL HISTORY BULLETIN [Canada] 31 (Spring 1990): 39-49.
 
 2359     Sacks, Karen Brodkin, and Remy, Dorothy, eds. MY TROUBLES ARE GOING
TO HAVE TROUBLE WITH ME: EVERYDAY TRIALS AND TRIUMPHS OF WOMEN WORKERS. New
Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 1984.
 
 2360     Schmiechen, James A. SWEATED INDUSTRIES AND SWEATED LABOR: THE LONDON
CLOTHING TRADES, 1860-1914. Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1984.
 
 2361     Tentler, Leslie Woodcock. WAGE-EARNING WOMEN: INDUSTRIAL WORK AND
FAMILY LIFE IN THE UNITED STATES, 1900-1939. New York: Oxford University Press,
1979.
 
 2362     Tillotson, Shirley. "The Operators Along the Coast: A Case Study of
the Link Between Gender, Skilled Labour and Social Power, 1900-1930."
ACADIENSIS 20 (Autumn 1990): 72-88.
 
 2363     Tsurumi, E. Patricia. FACTORY GIRLS: WOMEN IN THE THREAD MILLS OF
MEIJI, JAPAN. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press, 1990.
 
 2364     Valenze, Deborah. "The Art of Women and the Business of Men: Women's
Work and the Dairy Industry c.1740-1840." PAST & PRESENT no.130 (February
1991): 142-169.
 
 2365     Walshok, Mary Lindenstein. BLUE COLLAR WOMEN: PIONEERS ON THE MALE
FRONTIER. Garden City, NY: Anchor Books, 1981.
 
 2366     Zonderman, David A. "From Mill Village to Industrial City: Letters
from Vermont Factory Operatives." LABOR HISTORY 27 (Spring 1986): 265-285.


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