The Gender-Technology Relation: Contemporary Theory And Research: An Introduction

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First Published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Begins a series that will examine from a sociological perspective both men and women within the same frame of reference, focusing on their different experiences and the interactions between them. Eight papers explore such gender dimensions of technology as the uses of the telephone, the configuration of domestic practices in the design of household appliances, new reproductive technologies, defining women in the British Cervical Screening Program, a Norwegian computer hacker culture, and negotiating a software career. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748401604
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 5/1/1995
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction - The Gender-Technology Relation: Contemporary Theory and Research 1
Pt. I Theoretical Developments in the Gender-Technology Relation 29
Ch. 1 Feminist Sociology and Methodology: Leaky Black Boxes in Gender/Technology Relations 31
Ch. 2 On Some Failures of Nerve in Constructivist and Feminist Analyses of Technology 48
Pt. II Case Studies of the Gender-Technology Relation 77
Ch. 3 Gender is Calling: Some Reflections on Past, Present and Future Uses of the Telephone 79
Ch. 4 The Configuration of Domestic Practices in the Designing of Household Appliances 95
Ch. 5 New Reproductive Technologies and the 'Modern Condition' in Southeast England 112
Ch. 6 Networking Constructions of Gender and Constructing Gender Networks: Considering Definitions of Woman in the British Cervical Screening Programme 146
Ch. 7 Competition and Collaboration in Male Shaping of Computing: A Study of a Norwegian Hacker Culture 174
Ch. 8 Negotiating a Software Career: Informal Work Practices and 'The Lads' in a Software Installation 192
Notes on Contributors 210
Index 213
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