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More Work For Mother: The Ironies Of Household Technology From The Open Hearth To The Microwave

 
 
 
 
More Work For Mother: The Ironies Of Household Technology From The Open Hearth To The Microwave
Author: Ruth Schwartz Cowan
ISBN 13: 9780465047321
ISBN 10: 465047327
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication Date: 1985-03-11
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $22.50
 
 

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.