Die Geschlechterordnung der Fabrik. Arbeitswissenschaftliche Entwürfe von Rationalisierung und Humanisierung 1900–1970

  • This articles shows from a gender perspective how in twentieth century Germany the sciences of work dealt with the problems of the factory’s spatial order and the human factor. Starting in the 1920s, workers were no longer regarded as mere objects of discipline but rather as individuals whose individuality was to be utilized. As the women workforce grew, also the scientists’ of work interest in the gender question gained significance. Consequently, ergonomics argued for workplace engineering and a new form of leadership that took special care of “psychological and aesthetic” female needs. Therefore, the discourse on humanizing work, becoming hegemonic after 1945, had gender roots usually neglected by historical research.

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Author:Karsten Uhl
Parent Title (German):Österreichische Zeitschrift für Geschichtswissenschaften
Document Type:Journal Article
Date of Publication (online):2014/02/12
Date of first Publication:2010/01/01
Release Date:2014/02/12
Issue:H. 1
First Page:93
Last Page:117
ZZF Chronological-Classification:20. Jahrhundert
Geschlecht / Gender Studies
Studies in Contemporary History: Materials:2/2009 Fordismus 2/2009 / Zum Thema
Licence (German):License LogoMit freundlicher Genehmigung des jeweiligen Autors / Verlags für Online-Ausgabe der Zeitschrift Zeithistorische Forschungen