Mothers and Daughters of Invention

Mothers and Daughters of Invention

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Written in an engaging and accessible style, this first broadly focused compensatory history of technology not only includes women's contributions but begins the long-overdue task of redefining technology and significant technology and to value these contributions correctly. Stanley traces women's inventions in five vital areas of technology worldwide--agriculture, medicine, reproduction, machines, and computers--from prehistory (or origin) forward, profiling hundreds of women, both famous and obscure. The author does not ignore theory. She contributes a paradigm for male takeovers of technologies originated by women.Prevention of disease is specifically mentioned in connection with the work of another reform corset-maker, Olivia P. Flynt ... Olivia Flynt not only invented reformed underclothing, but wrote about it, publishing her Manual of Hygienic Modes ofanbsp;...

Title:Mothers and Daughters of Invention
Author: Autumn Stanley
Publisher:Rutgers University Press - 1995

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