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ERIC Number: EJ856054
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-0033-5630
Working Girls and the Temporality of Efficiency
Hahner, Leslie A.
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v95 n3 p289-310 Aug 2009
The public circulation of temporal discourse fashions the way in which subjects experience and value their time. At the turn of the twentieth century, experts in systematic management mandated that wage-earning women must be prodded into efficient labor in order to increase the overall yield of industry. Against this regime of time, the narrator of "The Long Day: The Story of a New York Working Girl, as Told by Herself" (1905) subverted the temporal protocols governing her by re-deploying efficient labor for her own agenda. Analysis of this work highlights the ways in which time is disproportionately articulated to different subjects, the means employed to discipline the corporeal enactment of time, and the potential for subjects to resist this orthodoxy. (Contains 119 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York