A Case of the Babbitts: How Modern Workplace Satire Takes Inspiration from Babbitt

The evolving workplace of 1920s America presented industries and businesses with an innovative new standard of operation: work smarter, not harder. These innovations included the popularization of the assembly line, the right for women to vote (and, thereafter, the quest for the right to equal pay), and the invention and mass production of the automobile. … Read moreA Case of the Babbitts: How Modern Workplace Satire Takes Inspiration from Babbitt

George F. Babbitt and Women: A Vicious Cycle of Dissatisfaction

In his book Babbitt (1922), Sinclair Lewis presents George F. Babbitt, a tormented man anchored in the Roaring Twenties. Firstly described as an active citizen who is pleased with his job, his Club and all the thriving technological developments of his time, the protagonist of the story quickly appears nonetheless as an unhappy man discontent … Read moreGeorge F. Babbitt and Women: A Vicious Cycle of Dissatisfaction