Gendered by Design?

Gendered by Design? : Information Technology and Office Systems

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An increasing range of feminist work indicates the importance of gender within the workplace, especially where technology is involved. Work which is defined as "technical" commonly remains a largely male preserve, even within computing - an industry that was hailed, in its early days, as open equally to both women and men. This international collection brings together two areas of research and debate: firstly, the sociology of gender relations in the workplace, and secondly, the expanding body of interdisciplinary research into the design of computer systems. The essays seek to articulate distinctive gender perspectives in relation to IT. The collection, aimed at academics, researchers and practitioners, brings together feminists, sociologists and computer scientists using original case studies to explore the impact of gender relations upon computer systems design.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 154.4 x 234.7 x 9.7mm | 308.45g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748400923
  • 9780748400928

Table of contents

Context and overviews: contributions from Ian Franklin, Jenny Oen, Eileen Green & Den Pain. Gender perspectives in computer systems development: contributions from Joan Greenbaum & Suzanne Bodker, Fergus Murray, Alison Adams & Margaret Bruce. Gender, clerical work and information technology: contributions from Sonia Liff, Juliet Webster. New initiatives in Europe and Scandinavia: contributions from Eileen Green, Jenny Owen, Mike Hales, Peter O'Hara & Den Pain, Fiorella de Cindio & Carla Simone, Eva Avner.show more