Book ID: CBB001180104

Hello, Central?: Gender, technology, and culture in the formation of telephone systems (1991)


Martin, Michèle (Author)

McGill-Queen's University Press

Publication Date: 1991
Physical Details: 209 pp.; ill.
Language: English

Description Traces how the first telephone operators co-opted the new technology from the small circle of businessmen it was designed for, by demonstrating its potential market for domestic and personal communication, thus convincing the phone company to change its strategy. Focusing on the Canadian system 1878-1920, Martin shows how women shaped the cultural impact of the telephone. (abstract from WorldCat)

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Authors & Contributors
Mohun, Arwen P.
Re, Lucia
Liveseya, Ruth
Misa, T.
Downey, Greg
Pursell, Carroll W.
Technology and Culture
European Legacy
Women's History Review
Feminist Studies
Gender and History
Journal of Design History
Harwood Academic
Archives contemporaines
Goldsmiths Press
Technology and gender
Women and technology
Women and Work
Laundry Industry
Technology and culture
Time Periods
19th century
20th century, early
20th century
21st century
20th century, late
17th century
United States
Great Britain
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Pratt & Whitney Company

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