Age, Gender, and Work: Small Information Technology Firms in the New Economy

Age, Gender, and Work: Small Information Technology Firms in the New Economy

by Julie Ann McMullin (Editor)

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Overview

In the new knowledge-based economy, information technology is a major field of employment. However, the fast pace of technological innovation, globalization, and the volatile stock market have made IT an increasingly risky business – for some employees more than for others. This volume examines how women and older workers in small IT companies are disproportionately vulnerable to economic uncertainty within their industry. Drawing on original survey and interview data, the authors explore how gender and age affect work and workplace culture to produce a fresh contribution to the literature on inequality.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780774819725
Publisher: University of British Columbia Press
Publication date: 10/14/2011
Pages: 200
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Part 1: Key Concepts and Methods

1 Gender, Age, and Work in the New Economy / Julie McMullin and Heather Dryburgh

2 Methods / Emily Jovic, Julie McMullin, and Tammy Duerden Comeau

Part 2: Gender Projects and Regimes

3 Firms as “Gender Regimes”: The Experiences of Women in IT Workplaces / Gillian Ranson and Heather Dryburgh

4 Variants of Masculinity within Masculinist IT Workplace Regimes / Tammy Duerden Comeau and Candace L. Kemp

5 Negotiating Work and Family in the IT Industry / Ingrid Arnet Connidis and Candace L. Kemp

Part 3: Age Regimes and Projects

6 Generational and Age Discourse in IT Firms / Julie McMullin, Emily Jovic, and Tammy Duerden Comeau

7 Aging and Age Discrimination in IT Firms / Julie McMullin and Tammy Duerden Comeau

8 Conclusion: Inequality Regimes and New Economy Work / Emily Jovic and Julie McMullin

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What People are Saying About This

Ursula Huws

This important study on inequalities in the workplace adds complexity and depth to our understanding of the intersections of age and gender. The typology of gender regimes is interesting and will form a useful starting point for further research in the field, in differing sectoral and national contexts. It deserves a wide readership.

From the Publisher

"This important study on inequalities in the workplace adds complexity and depth to our understanding of the intersections of age and gender. The typology of gender regimes is interesting and will form a useful starting point for further research in the field, in differing sectoral and national contexts. It deserves a wide readership."—Ursula Huws, editor of the journal

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