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Taylored lives : narrative productions in the age of Taylor, Veblen, and Ford

Author: Martha Banta
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Scientific management: Technology spawned it, Frederick Winslow Taylor championed it, Thorstein Veblen dissected it, Henry Ford implemented it. By the turn of the century, practical visionaries prided themselves on having arrived at "the one best way" both to increase industrial productivity and to regulate the vagaries of human behavior. Nothing escaped the efficiency craze, and in this vivid, wide-ranging book,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Henry Ford; Frederick Winslow Taylor; Thorstein Veblen; Frederick Winslow Taylor; Thorstein Veblen; Henry (Unternehmer Ford
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martha Banta
ISBN: 0226037010 9780226037011 0226037029 9780226037028
OCLC Number: 26931316
Description: xiii, 431 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Barbaric fictions --
Soldiers of fortune --
Brutality and betterment --
Testimonies --
Women workers : new era, new force, old narratives --
Heroines and the law of averages --
House lives --
Society's wastrels --
Ways out.
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Martha Banta takes a close look at texts ranging from mail order catalogs and popular romances to the works of Henry Adams and Nathanael West to trace the effects of the efficiency craze on the full  Read more...

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