More Work for Mother : The Ironies of Household Technology from the Open Hearth to the Microwave, by Cowan, Ruth Schwartz
- ISBN: 9780465047321 | 0465047327
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 3/10/1985
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This book has a dual focus. As its title is meant to suggest, it is a history not just of housework but also of the tools with which that work is done: household technology. Human beings are tool-using animals; indeed, some anthropologists believe that, along with speech, , the ability to use and to refine our tools is precisely what sets us apart from other species of primates.