The Resource Beyond the typewriter : gender, class, and the origins of modern American office work, 1900-1930, Sharon Hartman Strom

Beyond the typewriter : gender, class, and the origins of modern American office work, 1900-1930, Sharon Hartman Strom

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Beyond the typewriter : gender, class, and the origins of modern American office work, 1900-1930
Title
Beyond the typewriter
Title remainder
gender, class, and the origins of modern American office work, 1900-1930
Statement of responsibility
Sharon Hartman Strom
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • By World War I, managers wanted young women with some high school education for new "light manufacturing" jobs in the office. Women could be paid significantly less than men with equivalent educations and the "marriage bar"--The practice of not hiring or retaining married women--ensured that most of them would leave the workplace before the issue of higher salaries arose. Encouraged by free training gained in high schools and by working conditions better than those available in factories, young working-class women sought out office jobs. Facing sexual discrimination in most of the professions and higher-level office jobs, middle-class women often found themselves "falling into" clerical positions
  • Sharon Hartman Strom details office working conditions and practices, drawing upon archival and anecdotal data. She analyzes women office-workers' ambitions and explores how the influences of scientific management, personnel management, and secondary vocational education affected office workplaces and hierarchies. Strom illustrates how businessmen manipulated concepts of scientific management to maintain male dominance and professional status and to confine women to supportive positions. She finds that women's responses to the reorganized workplace were varied; although they were able to advance professionally in only limited ways, they used their jobs as a means of pursuing friendships, education, and independence
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Strom, Sharon Hartman
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HF5547.5
LC item number
.S816 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Office practice
  • Secretaries
  • Women
  • Sexual division of labor
  • Office politics
  • Arbeidsverdeling
  • Femmes
  • Kantoorpersoneel
  • Secrétaires
  • Seksen
  • Vrouwenarbeid
  • Office politics
  • Office practice
  • Secretaries
  • Sexual division of labor
  • Women
  • Kantoorpersoneel
  • Vrouwenarbeid
  • Seksen
  • Arbeidsverdeling
  • Femmes
  • Secrétaires
  • Büroarbeit
  • Soziale Klasse
  • Frau
  • United States
  • USA
Label
Beyond the typewriter : gender, class, and the origins of modern American office work, 1900-1930, Sharon Hartman Strom
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Economic and Cultural Origins of the New Office: Gendered Hierarchies of Management. 1. Efficiency, Accountability, and the Rise of Scientific Management. 2. Gender and the Masculine Business Professions. 3. "The Human Factor": Gender and Personnel Management. 4. "Light Manufacturing": The Feminization of Clerical Work. 5. Managers, Clerks, and the Question of Gender -- pt. II. The Office and the World Beyond: Office Workers and Office Work Culture. 6. High School, Office Work, and Female Ambition: Race, Class, and the Limits of Personal Choice. 7. Falling into Clerical Work: Middle-Class Women in the Office. 8. Flappers and Feminists: Women's Office Work Culture in the 1920s
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 427 pages [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780252064258
Lccn
91019273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23766427
  • (OCoLC)ocm23766427
Label
Beyond the typewriter : gender, class, and the origins of modern American office work, 1900-1930, Sharon Hartman Strom
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
pt. I. Economic and Cultural Origins of the New Office: Gendered Hierarchies of Management. 1. Efficiency, Accountability, and the Rise of Scientific Management. 2. Gender and the Masculine Business Professions. 3. "The Human Factor": Gender and Personnel Management. 4. "Light Manufacturing": The Feminization of Clerical Work. 5. Managers, Clerks, and the Question of Gender -- pt. II. The Office and the World Beyond: Office Workers and Office Work Culture. 6. High School, Office Work, and Female Ambition: Race, Class, and the Limits of Personal Choice. 7. Falling into Clerical Work: Middle-Class Women in the Office. 8. Flappers and Feminists: Women's Office Work Culture in the 1920s
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xvii, 427 pages [12] pages of plates
Isbn
9780252064258
Lccn
91019273
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)23766427
  • (OCoLC)ocm23766427

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