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Gender and technology

Gail Omvedt

Gender and technology

emerging visions from Asia

by Gail Omvedt

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Published by Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Women in technology -- Asia.,
  • Women -- Asia -- Social conditions.,
  • Technology -- Asia -- Social aspects.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Gail Omvedt and Govind Kelkar.
    SeriesGender studies monograph -- 4.
    ContributionsKelkar, Govind., Asian Institute of Technology.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationv, 46 p.
    Number of Pages46
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18591962M
    ISBN 109748256251

    Statistically, women are a disproportionately small percentage of the technology industry. In the editors' words, it is 'an unconventional but arresting atlas of the field at a particular moment in its history. In much of western Europe, legislation was passed to outlaw sexual discrimination and unequal pay, with varying effectiveness. Policy makers and researchers will be able to implement the frameworks and tools highlighted in this book. Framed and informed by feminist theory, the book offers empirical research and nuanced theoretical analysis about the gender-based harassment women experience both online and offline. Thus were the cultural foundations laid for both the gendered division of labor within the industrial laundry, and the extremely durable link between laundry and domesticity.

    In the editors' words, it is 'an unconventional but arresting atlas of the field at a particular moment in its history. A large part of the cultural history of the American twentieth century revolves around domestic appliances. She then shows you how to inoculate against them. Janet Abbate has woven extensive interviews with women on both sides of the Atlantic who were instrumental in the beginning of the digital computer industry into a fascinating story of how the culture of a profession develops. By the end of the s, in Europe and north America, the obstacles to women entering the workplace were mostly caused by indirect factors.

    They also create expectations for men and women which puts pressure and forces them to fit in with a schematic image. This shift is accomplished through increased representation of—and direct exposure to—successful role models in the industry. Teachers are more likely to assign boys to high ability groups, while girls tend to remain in low ability groups. Gender, Technology and Development The book not only highlights challenges that must be overcome but also provides recommendations for achieving equal participation of women in decision-making and approaches for integrating a gender perspective into disaster risk reduction strategies. Famous stereotypes, recurrent in movies, advertising and the media, include the dumb blonde and the action hero. The book provides a window onto the current state of female participation in science and technology in Africa, along with an analysis of the historical backgrounds, current educational and professional contexts, and prospects for the future.


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Ironically, Mohun notes, the Depression gave washing machines an advantage over commercial laundries. It is evident that social constructivism made a major impact on the field during the s and s.

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We also welcome discussion of the chapters and ideas for collaboration. Reviewed for H-Business and EH. Policy makers and researchers will be able to implement the frameworks and tools highlighted in this book. The harm done by these gender stereotypes also includes eating disorders, over-exercising and excessive anxiety over food.

Gender, Technology and Development The book not only highlights challenges that must be overcome but also provides recommendations for achieving equal participation of women in decision-making and approaches for integrating a gender perspective into disaster risk reduction strategies.

The book appeals to those just starting a career through to seasoned professionals, and even to those entering the management tier. We suggest starting with a list of guidelines for our Wikibook: A commitment to keep the conversation about diversity and unity alive throughout the collaboration; A commitment to a fluid and circuitous process of collaboration; A commitment to the active recruitment and support of minority people and diverse viewpoints; and A commitment to encouraging these voices to have special advisory roles in the work to contribute to diversity of experiences and viewpoints.

Net by Jeffrey M. Yet, there is a counterfactual question that haunts the book. A common theme that runs through the book is how feminine identities, ideologies of domesticity and gender stereotypes, and the inadequacy or lack of clear policies facilitate the invisibility of women in science and technology.

Do not be content with mere survival. Framed and informed by feminist theory, the book offers empirical research and nuanced theoretical analysis about the gender-based harassment women experience both online and offline. Reviews Abbate's chapters are, as readers of her earlier work expect, trenchant, precise, and compelling, for she carefully connects technical considerations with social dimensions to provide thick description of behaviors in action.

This book also welcomes men with a desire to grow in their understanding and eliminate bias in the world around them. The technologies developed and promoted by industrial laundrymen ultimately were privatized, so to speak, and configured into home-sized packages, thus undermining the industry.

Teachers are more likely to assign boys to high ability groups, while girls tend to remain in low ability groups. As Elaine Tyler May and others have argued, the domestic scene was a crucial site of Cold War cultural contestation, fought largely along gender and class lines.

Social Action Women, Gender and Disaster provides a comprehensive overview of the role gender plays in various disaster situations…[The book] brings together cross-cultural and grassroots perspectives on both response and reduction, examining what is being done now and what could be done in the future…The book gives important case studies and examples for those working in the disaster management field, policy makers, academics and students alike.

It brings to light the fact that unless relief workers and officials acknowledge their vulnerable status and plan relief efforts accordingly, women will continue to be disproportionately affected by natural disasters.

While it is evident that more research needs to be done, with more groups in different regions, this volume brings together a rich and inspiring collection of qualitative insights on gender, science and technology in Africa.

Irene Greif IBM Fellow and Director, IBM Center for Social Business In stories that can only be described as both heroic and cautionary, Janet Abbate shows how women worked to establish a place for themselves in the field of computation, how they succeeded, and how they were frustrated in their efforts.The question of gender in science and technology is pursued by scholars from different disciplines and perspectives: historians study the lives of women scientists within the context of institutions that for centuries held women at arm’s length.

Gender—or the different characteristics that begin to define a person as masculine or feminine—consists of several categories apart from the traditional binary ends of the male/female spectrum.

An interdisciplinary investigation of the relationship between gender and technology. Each of the ten chapters in Women, Gender, and Technology explores a different aspect of how gender and technology work--and are at work--in particular domains, including film narratives, reproductive technologies, information technology, and the profession of engineering/5(2).

Jul 03,  · Technology and Gender by Francesca Bray,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(22). In Recoding Gender, Janet Abbate explores the untold history of women in computer science and programming from the Second World War to the late twentieth century.

Demonstrating how gender has shaped the culture of computing, she offers a valuable historical perspective on today's concerns over women's underrepresentation in the field. We invite interested readers to co-edit and comment on Feminist Invitational Collaboration in a Digital Age: Looking over Disciplinary and National Borders, which serves as the first chapter of the Wikibook Gender, Communication, and Technology: Women's Creative Networking Across Disciplinary and National Borders.