Nattering on the Net / Edition 1

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Is it true that women use technology, but that men fall in love with it? What are the effects of electronic networks, of cyber-relationships on class, race and gender boundaries? Dale Spender reveals that men are writing the road rules for the superhighway and subjecting women to new forms of harassment, virtual violence and data rape. But she also conveys her sheer delight in these new technologies arguing that it is creating unimaginable opportunities in education and authoring.

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"A clarion call for women to get wired." —Hari Kunzru, Wired

A clarion call for women to get wired.
—Hari Kunzru
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781875559091
  • Publisher: Spinifex Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 278
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Print 1
Monks and Manuscripts 1
Professional, White, Male Standard 9
Spelling It Out 12
The Glory of Grammar 15
He/Man Hoax 18
Dictionary Distortions 22
Ch. 2 The Claims of Literature 31
Exploding the Canon 31
Rules of the Game 34
Downfall and Dirty Tricks 37
Ch. 3 Readers 45
The Professional Reader 45
The Growth of the Reading Public 48
Literary Crisis 51
Books 57
Ch. 4 Authors 67
The Birth of the Author 67
The Death of the Author 77
Ch. 5 Education 99
From Factory Model to Cyberspace 99
Schools 110
Electronic Scholarship 120
Universities 137
Ch. 6 Libraries 147
Public or Profit? 147
Indexing 155
Ch. 7 Women, Power and Cyberspace 161
Been There, Done That! 161
The Gender Gap 165
Male Menace on the Superhighway 193
What's Good for the Goose Doesn't Apply to the Gander 223
Women's Way 227
Conclusion 249
Bibliography 261
Index 271
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