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Deconstructing Laundry: Gendered Technologies and the Reluctant Redesign of Household Labor
Sociology Faculty Publications
  • Constance L. Shehan, University of Florida
  • Amanda Moras, Sacred Heart University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
1-1-2006
Abstract
This 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.”
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Published here with permission of the editor of Michigan Family Review.

Citation Information
Shehan, Constance L. and Amanda Moras. "Deconstructing Laundry: Gendered Technologies and the Reluctant Redesign of Household Labor." Michigan Family Review (2006), 11:1, 39-54.