Technology, Uncertainty and Gender, 1880–1914
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This is an innovative and original socio-cultural study of the history of electricity during the late Victorian and Edward periods. Gooday shows how technology, authority and gender interacted in pre-World War I Britain. The rapid take-up of electrical light and domestic appliances on both sides of the Atlantic had a wide-ranging effect on consumer habits and the division of labour within the home. Electricity was viewed by non-experts as potential threat to domestic order and welfare. This broadly interdisciplinary study relates to a website developed by the author on the history of electricity.
- Category: Science & Nature
- Published: Jul 15, 2008
- Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
- Seller: University of Pittsburgh Press
- Print Length: 256 Pages
- Language: English