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Ruth Schwartz Cowan

More Work for Mother: Part 4

I thought I would use this final post in the More Work for Mother series to explore our current circumstances.  For those who missed Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, this series of posts is based on Ruth Schwartz... Continue Reading →

More Work for Mother: Part 3

In Part 3 of our More Work for Mother series we’ll consider alternative approaches for housework.  As with Part 1 and Part 2, this post is based on Ruth Schwartz Cowan’s book More Work For Mother: The Ironies of Household... Continue Reading →

More Work for Mother: Part 2

Welcome to the second installment in our 4-part blog series on Ruth Schwartz Cowan’s seminal book More Work For Mother: The Ironies of Household Technology from the Open Hearth to the Microwave.  Today we will discuss how modern utilities and... Continue Reading →

More Work for Mother: Part 1

As a PhD student interested in technology and its role in society, professors are always suggesting interesting reading material.  Of course, I never read most of it, but this blog gave me a good excuse to finally read Ruth Schwartz... Continue Reading →

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