Feminism Confronts Technology

Overview

'This is a well-written, coherent, intelligent, and thoughtful statement of the interrelationship between gender and technology in modern Western society. A significantly more nuanced discussion of these complex interrelationships than one generally sees, it crosses the boundaries of discipline, specific technology, and theoretical perspective.'--Barbara Katz Rothman, Baruch College, CUNY, author of Recreating Motherhood: Ideology and Technology in a Patriarchal Society.
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Overview

'This is a well-written, coherent, intelligent, and thoughtful statement of the interrelationship between gender and technology in modern Western society. A significantly more nuanced discussion of these complex interrelationships than one generally sees, it crosses the boundaries of discipline, specific technology, and theoretical perspective.'--Barbara Katz Rothman, Baruch College, CUNY, author of Recreating Motherhood: Ideology and Technology in a Patriarchal Society.
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Editorial Reviews

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'The comprehensive and accessible nature of the book makes it particularly suitable as a textbook in this growing field.' Donald Mackenzie, Department of Sociology, University of Edinburgh

'A useful and accessible contribution to current debates about the connections between gender, technology and society.' New Technology, Work and Employment

'This book will be of considerable interest to anyone working in scientific and technical institutions facing difficulties, whether crises in funding or in communication between science and government, science and industry, science and the public.' The New Scientist

'A most welcome work that addresses precisely this issue of how gender can be registered as significant in the making of technologies... It is a text that will, hopefully, be widely read by undergraduate students.' Social Studies of Science

'Feminism Confronts Technology brings together an impressive array of feminist work on technology.' Arena Magazine

'Wajcman's book fills an important gap in the 'gender and technology' literature.' Feminist Review

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A challenge to the assumption that technology is gender neutral and an analysis of its influence on women's lives. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780745607788
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/1/1991
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 196
  • Product dimensions: 6.09 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)

Meet the Author

Judy Wajcman is a Professor at the Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, and a Centennial Professor at the Gender Institute, London School of Economics. Among her other publications is Managing Like a Man: Women and Men in Corporate Management (Penn State, 1998).

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