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dc.contributor.authorYaszek, Lisa
dc.date.accessioned2006-08-08T18:30:23Z
dc.date.available2006-08-08T18:30:23Z
dc.date.issued2005-09-27
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/11280
dc.descriptionPresentation given in the Wilby Room of the Georgia Tech Library and Information Center.en
dc.description.abstractThe new technologies that proliferated after World War II — including everything from atomic bombs and communication satellites to deep freezers and automatic coffee makers — radically transformed American thinking about science, society, and gender. In the first study of its kind, Professor Lisa Yaszek explains how women writing for the postwar science fiction community created the earliest body of literature to systematically explore these transformations. Yaszek begins by reviewing how cold war domestic industrialization fostered new notions of women’s work as the technoscientific management of home and family. At the same time, she contends, anxiety about early Soviet successes in the space race led to a growing conviction that American women should leave their homes and serve their country as mathematicians, scientists, and engineers. Yaszek then demonstrates how Judith Merril, Kay Rogers, and Marion Zimmer Bradley merged these seemingly contradictory ideas in stories that celebrated women's domestic lives as inspiration for scientific and technological discovery. Thus these authors figured women's work in both the home and the laboratory as essential to the ongoing development of technoscientific society in particular and human progress as a whole.en
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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen
dc.subjectWomenen
dc.subjectScience fictionen
dc.subjectLiteratureen
dc.subjectGenderen
dc.subjectMerril, Judithen
dc.subjectRogers, Kayen
dc.subjectBradley, Marion Zimmeren
dc.titleNot Lost in Space: Science and Technology as Women's Work in Postwar Science Fictionen
dc.typeLectureen
dc.typeVideoen
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. Library and Information Centeren_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. School of Literature, Communication, and Culture


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