Deconstructing Laundry: Gendered Technologies and the Reluctant Redesign of Household LaborSociology Faculty Publications
AbstractThis paper examines the ways in which technological innovations have entered the home through the process of laundry. We take a brief look at the history of laundry technology, examining the costs of locating laundry in the private sphere and discussing alternatives. We highlight the links between laundry technology and ideologies about “women’s place.”
Citation InformationShehan, Constance L. and Amanda Moras. "Deconstructing Laundry: Gendered Technologies and the Reluctant Redesign of Household Labor." Michigan Family Review (2006), 11:1, 39-54.