Making Technology Masculine Men, Women, and Modern Machines in America, 1870-1945

ISBN-10: 9053563814
ISBN-13: 9789053563816
Edition: 1999
Authors: Ruth Oldenziel
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Description: This text 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.

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Amsterdam University Press
Publication date: 9/8/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 271
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

This text 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.

Ruth Oldenziel is Professor of American and European Technology at the Technical University of Eindhoven and Associate Professor at the University of Amsterdam.

Acknowledgements
Introduction
Unsettled Discourses
From the Useful Arts to Applied Science
Female Fabrics versus Manly Machines
Veblen Amalgamating, Engineers, Machines, and Technology
Technology-as-Keyword on Display
From Elite Profession to Mass Occupation
'Shopfloor Culture' and the Workplace as Moral Gymnasium
'School Culture' and the Domestication of Outsiders
Revitalizing Male Authority Through Professionalization
Broken Paternal Promises of Promotion
Making Technology a Mask for Disunity
Bargaining for the Fraternity
Carving Out a Space Between Labor and Capital
Writing a World Without Workers
Building the Engineering Family Without Women
Appropriating the Worker's Body
(Re)Making the History of Engineering
(De)Constructing Male Professional Bridges
Scribbling Men Design Engineers
Kipling and Martha's Manliness
Women Engineer Alternative Plots
Burning Professional Bridges
Modernist Moment: Machines, Sex, and War
Women Reweaving Borrowed Identities
Surrogate Sons and the Inside Job
School Culture and the Strategy of Over-Qualification
Foot Soldiers of Bureaucracy
Facing Male Professionalism
Divide and Conquer
Organizing at Last
"Woman Power" and Daughters of Martha: Failed Allegories
Epilogue
Gender, Technology, and Man the Maker
Notes
Bibliography
Primary
Secondary
Index

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