Women and Everyday Uses of the Internet: Agency and Identity / Edition 1

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Overview

Chronicles and theorizes about how women use the Internet as they begin to go online in greater numbers. The 13 contributions examine how gender categories are constructed, how women have been positioned as consumers, how women have networked, and the different forms of female agency in information society programs and experiments. Annotation c. Book News, Inc.,Portland, OR
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780820461410
  • Publisher: Lang, Peter Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/2002
  • Series: Digital Formations Ser.
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 60.00 (w) x 87.50 (h) x 7.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Introduction: On the Internet, Women Matter 1
1 Gender, Identity, and (the Limits of) Play on the Internet 21
2 Windows on the Web: The Female Body and the Web Camera 44
3 Internet and the Construction of Gender: Female Professionals and the Process of Doing Gender 62
4 Women's Internet Sites: A Search for Design Strategies to Engage the Female Viewer 90
5 Selling the Internet to Women: The Early Years 111
6 "There's 'O Place' Like Home": Searching for Community on Oprah.com 139
7 Join Now, Membership Is Free: Women's Web Sites and the Coding of Community 168
8 "So I Got It Into My Head That I Should Set Up My Own Stable ... " : Creating Virtual Stables on the Internet as Girls' Own Computer Culture 191
9 Women Veterans and the Net: Using Internet Technology to Network and Reconnect 211
10 Trouble, Pleasure, and Tactics: Anonymity and Identity in a Lesbian Chat Room 230
11 Extending the School Day: Gender, Class, and the Incorporation of Technology in Everyday Life 255
12 Gendered Agency in Information Society: On Located Politics of Technology 275
13 Interactive Television in the Everyday Lives of Young Couples 292
About the Contributors 311
Index 315
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