STS.049J Technology and Gender in American History

Spring 2004

Photo of female trainees working on a practice bomb shell, 1942.
National Youth Administration trainees at the Corpus Christi, TX Naval Air Base, Evelyn and Lillian Buxkeurple are shown working on a practice bomb shell, 1942. (Image courtesy of the National Archives and Records Administration.)

Course Highlights

This course features a bibliography of all readings.

Course Description

This course centers on the changing relationships between men, women, and technology in American history. Topics include theories of gender, technologies of production and consumption, the gendering of public and private space, men's and women's roles in science and technology, the effects of industrialization on sexual divisions of labor, gender and identity at home and at work.
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Prof. Deborah Fitzgerald

Course Meeting Times

Two sessions / week
1.5 hours / session