Lillian Gilbreth: Redefining Domesticity

Lillian Gilbreth: Redefining Domesticity

by Julie Des Jardins
     
 

An accessible, engaging examination of Lillian Gilbreth, whose research in efficiency and human factors changed the way factories are run, how domestic tasks are completed, and how consumers are “sold” on a product

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An accessible, engaging examination of Lillian Gilbreth, whose research in efficiency and human factors changed the way factories are run, how domestic tasks are completed, and how consumers are “sold” on a product

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780813347639
Publisher:
Westview Press
Publication date:
09/25/2012
Series:
Lives of American Women
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Series Editor's Foreword ix

Author's Preface xi

1 Lillie Moller's Victorian World, 1878-1895 1

2 College and Adventure: The Sensibilities of a New Woman, 1896-1904 17

3 The Gilbreths' Brand of Companionate Marriage, 1904-1908 36

4 Scientific Management and the Human Element in the Progressive Age, 1909-1911 52

5 Dailiness in Providence, 1912-1916 70

6 Battles on the Home Front and War Front, 1916-1918 84

7 Montclair: An Experiment in Science and Domesticity, 1919-1924 98

8 The Widow: Sexism and Breadwinning, 1924-1928 113

9 Systematizing Women's Operations During the Depression, 1929-1939 128

Afterword: Domesticity on Her Terms 144

Primary Sources: Gilbreth Management Desk Brochure 153

Study Questions 159

Notes and Bibliography 160

Index 167

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