Virtual Gender: Technology,Consumption and Identity Matters

Virtual Gender: Technology,Consumption and Identity Matters

by Alison Adam
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415233143

ISBN-13: 9780415233149

Pub. Date: 04/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Virtual Gender brings together theoretical perspectives from feminist theory, the sociology of technology and gender studies with well designed empirical studies to throw new light on the impact of ICTs on contemporary social life.

 See more details below

Overview

Virtual Gender brings together theoretical perspectives from feminist theory, the sociology of technology and gender studies with well designed empirical studies to throw new light on the impact of ICTs on contemporary social life.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415233149
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
List of tables and figures
Preface
Pt. IGendered access and experience of ICTs and the Internet1
1Women and the Internet: the natural history of a research project3
2Gender in email-based co-operative problem-solving28
3Lives and livelihoods in the technological age45
4Becoming a technologist: days in a girl's life63
5Theoretical reflections on networking in practice: the case of women on the Net84
Pt. IILeisure, pleasure and consumption101
6Understanding computer game cultures: a situated approach103
7Visual pleasure in textual places: gazing in multi-user object-oriented worlds124
8Strange yet stylish headgear: virtual reality consumption and the construction of gender150
9Technology, leisure and everyday practices173
10Men, masculinities and 'mundane' technologies: the domestic telephone189
Pt. IIICitizens at work and in the community207
11Cyberstalking: gender and computer ethics209
12Gender and citizenship in the information society: women's information technology groups in North Karelia225
13Gender in the design of the digital city of Amsterdam241
Pt. IVIdentity and self: gendered play, virtual reality and cyborgization263
14The social geography of gender-switching in virtual environments on the Internet265
15A camera with a view: JenniCAM, visual representation and cyborg subjectivity286
16Cyborgs or goddesses?: Becoming divine in a cyberfeminist age302
Index323

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >