Wired Women: Gender and New Realities in Cyberspace

Wired Women: Gender and New Realities in Cyberspace

by Cherny & Werse, Elizabeth R. Weise
     
 
A provocative, thoughtful, and impassioned look at what women are doing on the Net, as well as the kinds of community and culture that women, and men, are finding and creating there, this collection of 14 essays addresses such topics as courtship via e-mail, censorship, avoiding flames on Usenet groups, and women's experiences in the gender-bending world of MUDs

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A provocative, thoughtful, and impassioned look at what women are doing on the Net, as well as the kinds of community and culture that women, and men, are finding and creating there, this collection of 14 essays addresses such topics as courtship via e-mail, censorship, avoiding flames on Usenet groups, and women's experiences in the gender-bending world of MUDs (multiple user domains).

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Weise, an Associated Press Internet correspondent, and Cherny, a researcher at AT&T Bell Labs, have pulled together 15 essays offering various insights from women heavily involved in the Internet. The topics range from the male chauvinism that permeates the net to cybercensorship at Carnegie Mellon. Many of the women narrate personal experiences, usually occurring on the job or while they were enrolled in an academic program. The world described is heavily chauvinistic yet populated with groups and mechanisms capable of providing diverse support to women from all parts of society. Some of the excitement and the technological breakthroughs that the Internet offers come through here, but the book lacks coherence and interpretation or analysis of what these anecdotal contributions really signify. For larger collections only.-Hilary Burton, Lawrence Livermore National Lab., Livermore, Cal.
Booknews
An anthology of essays on women's activities on the Internet, by contributors including a writer for Wired magazine; the publisher of Gray Areas magazine; a software engineer; and the founder of a computer consulting business for women. Topics include e-mail courtship; online sexual harassment; women-only online groups; and hacker's attitudes toward women. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878067739
Publisher:
Avalon Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Pages:
270
Product dimensions:
5.02(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.68(d)

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