Feminism Confronts Technology

Feminism Confronts Technology

by Judy Wajcman
     
 

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Feminism Confronts Technology provides a lively and engaging exploration of the impact of technology on women's lives from word processors to food processors, and genetic engineering to the design of cities. Comprehensive and critical, this book surveys the sociological and feminist literature on technology, highlighting the male bias in the way technology isSee more details below

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Feminism Confronts Technology provides a lively and engaging exploration of the impact of technology on women's lives from word processors to food processors, and genetic engineering to the design of cities. Comprehensive and critical, this book surveys the sociological and feminist literature on technology, highlighting the male bias in the way technology is defined as well as developed. Wajcman sets the scene with an overview of feminist theories of science and technology: encompassing the technologies of production and reproduction as well as domestic technology.

The author challenges the common assumption that technology is gender neutral, looking at whether technology can liberate women or whether the new technologies are reinforcing sexual divisions in society.

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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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“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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745656625
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/29/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
194
File size:
1 MB

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