Gender-technology relations : exploring stability and change
- Hilde G. Corneliussen.
- Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- Physical description
- vii, 203 p. ; 23 cm.
- Corneliussen, Hilde.
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 179-195) and index.
- Acknowledgements Disrupting the Impression of Stability in the Gender-Technology Relation Changing Images of Computers and its Users since 1980 Discursive Developments Within Computer Education Variations in Gender-ICT Relations Among Male and Female Computer Students Stories About Individual Change and Transformation Layered Meanings and Differences Within Is there an Elsewhere? References Endnotes Index.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Hilde G. Corneliussen explores developments in gender--technology relations from the 1980s to today. Through empirical material and theoretical discussions, the author addresses popular discourses surrounding the cultural appropriation of personal computers. She presents a study of computer students, following them through their first term at a programming course, and meets women who are fascinated, addicted and even in love with technology. Corneliussen tackles questions concerning the low proportion of women in computing, and explores how this has been dealt with in higher education. By providing insights into historical as well as more recent discussions of gender in relation to computers, this book opens up new perspectives for understanding men and women's relations to technology.
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- Publication date
- 9780230300132 (hardback)
- 0230300138 (hardback)