More Work For Mother

The Ironies of Household Technology from the Open Hearth to the Microwave

Paperback, 257 pages

English language

Published Nov. 8, 1989 by Free Association.


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This book has a dual focus. As its title is meant to suggest, it is a history not just of housework but also of the tools with which that work is done: household technology. Human beings are tool-using animals; indeed, some anthropologists believe that, along with speech, , the ability to use and to refine our tools is precisely what sets us apart from other species of primates.

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