Women, Technology, and the Myth of Progress

Women, Technology, and the Myth of Progress

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For courses in Gender, Inequality, and Social Change in the departments of Sociology and Women's Studies.This sociological analysis explores reproductive, household, and office technology in order to challenge popular ideas of technology as progressive for women. It shows that gender, race, and class influence the degree of technological benefit, and that the association of technology with progress often hides its problems.show more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 162.56 x 228.6 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Pearson Education (US)
  • Pearson
  • Upper Saddle River, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0130985953
  • 9780130985958

Table of contents

1. Introduction. 2. The Social Construction of Technology. 3. The Wonders of Technology. 4. Broken Promises: A Look at the Status of Women. 5. Reproductive Technology and the Politics of Social Control. 6. The Electronic Office: A Counterfeit Revolution. 7. Household Labor and Technology in a Consumer Culture. 8. The Myth of Progress. 9. Demands and Promises: Implications for Social Change. Bibliography. Index.show more

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