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Work for women? Challenges to the gendering of routine work in the LCC and the Civil Service

Helen Glew

in Gender, Rhetoric and Regulation: Women's work in the Civil Service and the London County Council, 1900-55

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719090271
eISBN:
9781526104458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719090271.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Work on the lower grades of the Civil Service and LCC was highly gendered and apportioned to women on the basis of gender stereotypes and assumptions about the length of women’s careers. The chapter ... More


The Second Line of Defense: Women Workers and War

Lynn Dumenil

in The Second Line of Defense: American Women and World War I

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469631219
eISBN:
9781469631233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469631219.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter explores the extent to which sex segregated labor patterns broke down during the war, especially in the railroads and munitions sectors. It also discusses the Great Migration of African ... More


The Feminization of Speedup

Jasper Bernes

in The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780804796415
eISBN:
9781503602601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796415.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Engaging debates around the status of unpaid reproductive labor, this chapter investigates Bernadette Mayer’s multifarious project Memory, which is simultaneously a performance, a conceptual work, an ... More


The Black Art of Programming

Nathan Ensmenger

in The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262050937
eISBN:
9780262289351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262050937.003.0002
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter traces the history of computer programming from its origins as low-status clerical work, often performed by women, into one of the highest-paid technical occupations of the late 1950s ... More


Tower of Babel

Nathan Ensmenger

in The Computer Boys Take Over: Computers, Programmers, and the Politics of Technical Expertise

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262050937
eISBN:
9780262289351
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262050937.003.0004
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter examines the emergence of programming languages as a means of managing the complexity of the programming process. It traces the development of several of the most prominent automatic ... More


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