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Woman's place is at the typewriter : office work and office workers, 1870-1930

Author: Margery W Davies
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 1982.
Series: Class and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In most societies, a sexual division of labor is usually regarded as 'natural'. This book shows how work once performed by men became redefined as 'women's work'. It explores this shift in the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Margery W Davies
ISBN: 9780877222910 0877222916 9780877223689 0877223688
OCLC Number: 8688403
Notes: Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Brandeis University.
Description: x, 217 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
The office before the Civil War --
Office work after the Civil War --
Women enter the office --
The ideological debate --
Scientific management in the office --
The private secretary --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Class and culture.
Responsibility: Margery W. Davies.

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"Compelling. It serves as a lesson and a warning, for it might disabuse many women of their notion that the first step toward the executive ladder is at a typewriter. Certainly [it] suggests MBAs for Read more...

 
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