Ghosts in the Machine: Women's Voices in Research with Technology (Eruptions: New Thinking across the Disciplines Series)

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In these ten chapters, women from the United States, England, and Australia analyze the relationships between gender and information and communication technologies. They address the educational, social, artistic, and political implications of a feminine voice technological design. Particular scrutiny is given to design issues relating to the Internet, computer games, computer-based design, and digital art. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Foreword
Preface
Pt. 1 The Gendering of Technology 1
Ch. 1 The Gendering of Information Technology 3
Ch. 2 Imagining Less-Gendered Game Worlds 33
Ch. 3 Who's Afraid of a Mouse? - Grrrls, Information Technology and Educational Pleasures 55
Ch. 4 The Feminization of Technology 71
Ch. 5 Women Artists and Their Relations to Technologies 97
Pt. 2 New Ways of Learning with Technology in Schools and Communities 117
Ch. 6 Learning by Design: Environments that Support Girls' Learning with Technology 119
Ch. 7 Shades of Gray: Creating a Vision of Girls and Computers 139
Ch. 8 "I Always Get Stuck with the Books": Creating Space for Girls to Access Technology in a Software Design Project 167
Ch. 9 Tia and the Virtual Expert 191
Ch. 10 E-GEMS: A Project on Computer Games, Mathematics and Gender 209
List of Contributors 229
Index 235
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