Lillian Gilbreth : Redefining Domesticity

By: Des Jardins, JulieMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandLives of American Women: Publisher: New York : Westview Press, 2012Description: 1 online resource (193 p.)ISBN: 9780813347646Subject(s): Family life -- United States -- Biography | Gilbreth, Lillian Moller, 1878-1972 | Women -- United States -- Biography | Women industrial engineers -- United States -- Biography | Work and family -- United States -- HistoryGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Lillian Gilbreth : Redefining DomesticityDDC classification: 658.5/4092 | 658.54092 LOC classification: HQ1413.G527 D47 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Contents; Series Editor''s Foreword; Author''s Preface; 1. Lillie Moller''s Victorian World, 1878-1895; 2. College and Adenture: The Sensibilities of a New Woman, 1896-1904; 3. The Gilbreth''s Brand of Companionate Marriage, 1904-1908; 4. Scientific Management and the Human Element in the Progressive Age, 1909-1911; 5. Dailiness in Providence, 1912-1916; 6. Battles on the Home Front and War Front, 1916-1918; 7. Montclair: An Experiment in Science and Domesticity, 1919-1924; 8. The Widow: Sexism and Breadwinning, 1924-1928; 9. Systematizing Women''s Operations During the Depression, 1929-1939
Afterword: Domesticity on Her TermsPrimary Sources: Gilbreth Management Desk Brochure; Notes and Bibliography ; Index
Summary: 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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Contents; Series Editor''s Foreword; Author''s Preface; 1. Lillie Moller''s Victorian World, 1878-1895; 2. College and Adenture: The Sensibilities of a New Woman, 1896-1904; 3. The Gilbreth''s Brand of Companionate Marriage, 1904-1908; 4. Scientific Management and the Human Element in the Progressive Age, 1909-1911; 5. Dailiness in Providence, 1912-1916; 6. Battles on the Home Front and War Front, 1916-1918; 7. Montclair: An Experiment in Science and Domesticity, 1919-1924; 8. The Widow: Sexism and Breadwinning, 1924-1928; 9. Systematizing Women''s Operations During the Depression, 1929-1939

Afterword: Domesticity on Her TermsPrimary Sources: Gilbreth Management Desk Brochure; Notes and Bibliography ; Index

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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Made famous by the Hollywood film Cheaper by the Dozen, Lillian Gilbreth (1878-1972) is a remarkable, if misunderstood, figure in women's history. Though in popular culture Gilbreth is portrayed as a secondary figure subservient to her husband's familial and professional desires, Des Jardins (Baruch College; The Madame Curie Complex, CH, Jan'11, 48-2645) argues that Gilbreth was an equal partner and a pioneer in both the family and the family business. The author begins with an overview of Gilbreth's childhood and traces her development from shy child on a path toward becoming a Victorian wife and mother, to the post-Victorian "new woman," who had pursuits outside the home. Gilbreth's college experiences and her marriage to Frank Gilbreth are covered in detail, and Des Jardins explores how Gilbreth was able to balance her professional life with raising 12 children. Gilbreth's influence as an industrial psychologist and engineer and the ways that she improved women's lives both in the workplace and at home is a highlight of the latter half of the book. This well-written, researched, and indexed work that explores the reality behind the image of Gilbreth's life is an important contribution to women's history. Summing Up: Highly recommended. All levels/libraries. J. J. Arnold Central Piedmont Community College

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Julie Des Jardins is professor of history at Baruch College. She has published two books, Women and the Historical Enterprise in America: Gender, Race, and the Politics of Memory, 1880-1945 and The Madame Curie Complex: The Hidden History of Women in Science.   Series Editor Carol Berkin is a well-known women's historian and the author of many popular and scholarly books, including Civil War Wives . She is Professor of History Emerita at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York, and is a member of the Society of American Historians.

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