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From curlers to chainsaws : women and their machines

Author: Joyce Dyer; Jennifer Cognard-Black; Elizabeth MacLeod Walls
Publisher: East Lansing, Michigan : Michigan State University Press, [2016]
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"A collection of lyrical and illuminating essays about the serious, silly, seductive, and sometimes sorrowful relationships between women and their machines. This collection explores in depth objects we sometimes take for granted, focusing not only on their functions but also on their powers to inform identity. For each writer, the device moves beyond the functional to become a symbolic extension of the writer's own  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joyce Dyer; Jennifer Cognard-Black; Elizabeth MacLeod Walls
ISBN: 9781611861907 161186190X
OCLC Number: 927382879
Description: xvii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Maytag washer, 1939 / Norma Tilden --
My mother's Singer / Joyce Dyer --
If you can't stand the heat : ruminations on the stove from an African American woman / Psyche Williams-Forson --
Sad-iron, glad-iron / Rebecca McClanahan --
Grip / Joy Castro --
Of vibrators / E.J. Levy --
The hot thing / Jennifer Cognard-Black --
Beautiful monster : life with a prosthetic limb / Emily Rapp --
Midwife hands, mother hands / Monica Frantz --
Tsantas and the mind-expanding power of a small machine / Mary Swander --
Old iron : a restoration / Mary Quade --
All flesh is grass / Maureen Stanton --
Driven / Karen Salyer McElmurray --
More than noise / Ana Maria Spagna --
The microphone erotic / Debra Marquart --
I, Phone / Elizabeth MacLeod Walls --
Body, camera, self / Melissa A. Goldthwaite --
Lebanese airwaves / Diana Salman --
Remembered is misremembered, then turns / Monica Berlin --
Swingline nine / Jen Hirt --
The qwertyist / Sue William Silverman --
On typing and salvation / Karen Outen --
Inquisitor and insurgent : black woman with pencil, sharpened / Nikky Finney.
Responsibility: edited by Joyce Dyer, Jennifer Cognard-Black, and Elizabeth MacLeod Walls.

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"A collection of lyrical and illuminating essays about the serious, silly, seductive, and sometimes sorrowful relationships between women and their machines. This collection explores in depth objects we sometimes take for granted, focusing not only on their functions but also on their powers to inform identity. For each writer, the device moves beyond the functional to become a symbolic extension of the writer's own mind--altering and deepening each woman's concept of herself."--Provided by publisher.
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