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Rosie the Riveter Revisited: Management’s Postwar Purge of Women Automobile Workers

Ruth Milkman

in On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040320
eISBN:
9780252098581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040320.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the ways in which employers contributed to the historical formation of the sexual division of labor and to patterns of job segregation by gender. It begins with a discussion of ... More


Car Culture

Christopher Innes

in Designing Modern America: Broadway to Main Street

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108040
eISBN:
9780300129557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108040.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter discusses the “World of Tomorrow,” which is modeled in Bel Geddes's Futurama. It had been greeted with such enthusiasm at the 1939 New York World's Fair because the United States was ... More


Mechanical Sound: Technology, Culture, and Public Problems of Noise in theTwentieth Century

Karin Bijsterveld

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026390
eISBN:
9780262268547
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026390.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

Since the late nineteenth century, the sounds of technology have been the subject of complaints, regulation, and legislation. By the early 1900s, anti-noise leagues in Western Europe and North ... More


Instruments of Torture: Traffic Noise as Uncivilized Behavior

Karin Bijsterveld

in Mechanical Sound: Technology, Culture, and Public Problems of Noise in theTwentieth Century

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262026390
eISBN:
9780262268547
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262026390.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter finds that traffic noise emerged as a significant problem along with the problem of industrial noise during the twentieth century. Noise emanating from automobiles, trains, and trams ... More


Introduction

Ruth Milkman

in On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040320
eISBN:
9780252098581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040320.003.0012
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This book examines the historical and contemporary intersections of class and gender inequalities in the U.S. labor market, as well as efforts to challenge those inequalities. Drawing on four decades ... More


Redefining “Women’s Work”: The Sexual Division of Labor in the Auto Industry during World War II

Ruth Milkman

in On Gender, Labor, and Inequality

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040320
eISBN:
9780252098581
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040320.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gender Studies

This chapter examines the sexual division of labor in the automobile industry during World War II to find out whether job segregation by gender had been dismantled during the war. It begins with a ... More


Pathways to “Progress”

Dawn E. Duensing

in Hawaii's Scenic Roads: Paving the Way for Tourism in the Islands

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824839284
eISBN:
9780824868239
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824839284.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Pacific Studies

Lorrin Thurston became Minister of the Interior in 1890 and increased the pressure for Western economic development. Thurston maintained the focus on roads for agriculture and to “civilize” Hawai`i, ... More


Networked Production and Reconstructed Commodity Chains

Dan Schiller

in Digital Depression: Information Technology and Economic Crisis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038761
eISBN:
9780252096716
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038761.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines how networks led to the spatial restructuring of commodity chains during the 1970s. It shows how renewed intercapitalist competition, as Japan and Germany were rebuilt, as well ... More


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