Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology, 1st Edition

  • Editor: Eileen M. Trauth [Pennsylvania State University]
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  • ISBN-10: 1591408164
  • ISBN-13: 9781591408161
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1330 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2006 | Published/Released July 2006
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2006

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Originally published in print format in 2006.

The Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology is the only reference work that provides an all-encompassing perspective on the way gender and information technology impact each other. Hundreds of leading international experts have compiled their research about the role of gender in human interaction with IT and the IT profession. This innovative encyclopedia contains thousands of key terms and their definitions in order to supply readers with the most complete understanding of the subject. These two volumes also include over 200 entries with extensive reference sections listing additional works on gender and information technology in order to stimulate further research. The Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology is a must-have publication for every library. Key features include:

  • Authoritative contributions by the world's leading experts
  • A single source for comprehensive information on an expansive field
  • In-depth description of key issues, terms, and concepts
  • Thousands of comprehensive references on existing literature and research on gender and IT
  • Organized by topic and indexed, making it a convenient method of reference for all IT/IS scholars and professionals
  • Cross-referencing of key terms, figures, and information pertinent to gender and IT



  • Eileen M. Trauth [Pennsylvania State University]

Table of Contents

Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Advisory Board.
List of Contributors.
Contents by Volume.
About the Editor.
1: An Agenda for Research on Gender Diversity in the Global Information Economy.
2: Facing and Changing Reality in the Australian IT Industry.
3: Gender and Information Systems Research at the University of Salford.
4: Social Change Research and the Gender Gap in Computer Science.
Gender and Information Technology General Content.
5: Access and Use of ICTs Among Women in Jamaica.
6: ACM's Attention to Women in IT.
7: Addressing the Gender Gap in IT via Women's Preferences in Video Games.
8: Age, Gender, and Cognitive Style Differences in IS Professionals.
9: Analyzing Gender Segregation in Computing.
10: Approaches to Conceptualising Gender.
11: Articulating ICT Use Narratives in Everyday Life.
12: Attitudes Towards ICT in Australian High Schools.
13: Australian IT Enrollment Trends and Model of Contributing Factors.
14: The Beijing World Conference on Women, ICT Policy, and Gender.
15: Biographical Stories of European Women Working in ICT.
16: Boards Need Women with IT.
17: Bridging the Entrepreneurial and Technology Gap for Women.
18: Career Management Concerns for Women in IT.
19: Checking Female Foeticide in the Information Age.
20: Childhood Interest in Computers and Adult Career Choices in IT.
21: Community and Gender in the Virtual Classroom.
22: Comparing Gender Differences in Computer Science and Management Information Systems Majors.
23: A Complex View of Technological Change in the UK.
24: Computer Skills, Technostress, and Gender in Higher Education.
25: Computing in a New Zealand Urban Community.
26: Constructing Gender Bias in Computer Science.
27: Critical Research on Gender and Information Systems.
28: The Cross-Cultural Dimension of Gender and Information Technology.
29: Crossing the Digital Divide in a Women's Community ICT Centre.
30: Cultural Factors and Collective Identity of Women in ICT.
31: A Cultural Studies Approach to Gender and ICT.
32: Cyber/Ecofeminism.
33: Design and Women's Expectations of WWW Experience.
34: A Developing Country Perspective on Women's ICT Adoption.
35: Digital Divide, Gender, and the Indian Experience in IT.
36: Directing Equal Pay in the UK ICT Labour Market.
37: Discrimination and Hostility Toward Women and Minorities in the IT Work Force.
38: Diversity in Studying Gender and IT.
39: Earnings of Women with Computer Science or Engineering College Majors.
40: An Economist's Perspective on Women in the IT Workforce1.
41: E-Empowerment through Strengthening Women's Policy Issues via the Internet.
42: Employment Arrangements, Need Profiles, and Gender.
43: Empower Gender Diversity with Agile Software Development.
44: Empowering Homemakers to Become E-Homepreneurs.
45: Engendering Universal Access to ICT in Rural Areas.
46: Enhancing Inclusion in Computer Science Education.
47: Environmental Context and Women in the IT Workforce.
48: Factors Influencing Girls' Choice of Information Technology Careers.
49: Factors that Influence Women and Men to Enroll in IT Majors.
50: A Faculty Role in Women's Participation in Computing.
51: Female Perceptions of the Information Technology Culture.
52: Female Pupils' Perception of Electrical Engineering.
53: Female Retention in Post-Secondary IT Education.
54: Females on Technology Courses in UK Colleges.
55: A Feminist Agenda for Reducing the Gender Digital Divide.
56: Feminist Standpoint Theory.
57: Five Perspectives on Women and Men in the IT Workforce.
58: Fostering Technology Interest Among High School Girls.
59: Funding Women in Science, Engineering, and Technology in Ireland.
60: Gender and Chat Forums.
61: Gender and Computing at University in the UK.
62: Gender and Differences in Online Teaching Styles.
63: Gender and Discourse Styles in CMC Learning Groups.
64: Gender and Diversity in E-Learning1.
65: Gender and Education in Oral Traditions, Culture, and ICTs.
66: Gender and End-User Computing.
67: Gender and E-Service in CEE and the CIS.
68: Gender and ICT Policies and Programmes in an Indian State.
69: Gender and ICTs in Zambia.
70: Gender and Information Technology in Rural Bangladesh.
71: Gender and IT in the Concept of Sustainability.
72: Gender and IT Professional Work Identity.
73: Gender and National IT Policy in Nigeria.
74: Gender and Professionalisation in IT Fields.
75: Gender and Software Engineering.
76: Gender and Telework in Information Technology1.
77: Gender and the Australian IT Industry.
78: Gender and the Culture of Computing in Applied IT Education.
79: Gender and the Household Internet.
80: Gender and the Internet User.
81: Gender and the Use of DSS in the Australian Cotton Industry.
82: Gender Bias in Computer Courses in Australia.
83: Gender Differences in Adolescents' Attitudes about IT Careers.
84: Gender Differences in Adoption and Use of a Healthcare IT Application.
85: Gender Differences in an Austrian IT Manufacturing Plant.
86: Gender Differences in Defining Technology.
87: Gender Differences in Education and Training in the IT Workforce.
88: Gender Differences in Ethics Perceptions in Information Technology.
89: Gender Differences in Information Technology Acceptance.
90: Gender Differences in Internet Usage and Task Preferences.
91: Gender Differences in IT Use in the U.S. and Japan.
92: Gender Differences in Online Courses.
93: Gender Differences in the Navigation of Electronic Worlds.
94: Gender Discrepancies through the College Years.
95: Gender Equalization in Computer-Mediated Communication.
96: Gender ICT and Millennium Development Goals.
97: Gender Identity and Systems Development.
98: Gender Identity, the Culture of Organizations, and Women's IT Careers.
99: Gender in Computer Science.
100: Gender in Distance Education Technology.
101: Gender in Norwegian Computer History.
102: Gender Inclusion in the Information Society.
103: Gender Inequalities for Use and Access of ICTs in Developing Countries.
104: Gender Influences on Ethical Considerations in the IT Environment.
105: Gender Issues in Eastern Europe.
106: Gender Motives for Web Acceptance and Use.
107: Gender Recruitment Issues in the IT Sector.
108: Gender Sensitive Design Practices.
109: Gender, Education, and Video Games.
110: Gender, Gaming, and IT Careers.
111: Gender, IT, and Educational Choice in East and West Europe.
112: Gender, Place, and Information Technology.
113: Gender, Race, Social Class, and Information Technology.
114: Gender-Based Attitudes Toward Technology.
115: Gendered Attrition at the Undergraduate Level.
116: Girls and Computing.
117: Girls, Games, and Intrepid Exploration on the Computer.
118: The Glass Ceiling in IT.
119: Government and Corporate Initiatives for Indian Women in IT.
120: Health Portals and Menu-Driven Identities.
121: A Historical Perspective of Australian Women in Computing.
122: History of Feminist Approaches to Technology Studies.
123: How Gender Dynamics Affect Teleworkers' Performance in Malaysia.
124: ICT and Gender Inequality in the Middle East.
125: ICT Sector Characteristics in Finland.
126: ICT Usage in Sub-Saharan Africa.
127: ICTs for Economic Empowerment in South India.
128: The Impact of Gender and Ethnicity on Participation in IT.
129: Indigenous Women in Scandinavia and a Potential Role for ICT.
130: The Influences and Responses of Women in IT Education.
131: Institutional Characteristics and Gender Choice in IT.
132: The Intersection of Gender, Information Technology, and Art.
133: Introducing Young Females to Information Technology.
134: Issues Raised by the Women in IT (WINIT) Project in England.
135: IT for Emancipation of Women in India.
136: IT Work in European Organisations.
137: IT Workforce Composition and Characteristics.
138: IT Workplace Climate for Opportunity and Inclusion.
139: Making Executive Mentoring Work in IT.
140: Making of a Homogeneous IT Work Environment.
141: Managerial Careers, Gender, and Information Technology Field.
142: Matrix.
143: Maturity Rather than Gender is Important for Study Success.
144: Mentoring Australian Girls in ICTs.
145: Migration of IT Specialists and Gender.
146: Motivating Women to Computer Science Education.
147: Multi-Disciplinary, Scientific, Gender Research.
148: Native American Women in Computing.
149: Negotiating a Hegemonic Discourse of Computing.
150: Online Life and Gender Dynamics.
151: Online Life and Gender Vagueness and Impersonation.
152: Online Life and Netsex or Cybersex.
153: Online Life and Online Bodies.
154: Outsourcing to the Post-Soviet Region and Gender.
155: Pair Programming and Gender.
156: Parental Support for Female IT Career Interest and Choice.
157: Participation of Female Computer Science Students in Austria.
158: Participation of Women in Information Technology.
159: Personality Characteristics of Established IT Professionals I: Big Five Personality Characteristics.
160: Personality Characteristics of Established IT Professionals II: Occupational Personality Characteristics.
161: A Perspective of Equality and Role for Women in IT.
162: The Pipeline and Beyond.
163: Postcolonial ICT Challenges.
164: Postmodern Feminism.
165: Predicting Women's Interest and Choice of an IT Career.
166: A Psychosocial Framework for IT Education.
167: Pushing and Pulling Women into Technology-Plus Jobs.
168: Questioning Gender through Deconstruction and Doubt.
169: Questioning Gender through Transformative Critical Rooms.
170: Race and Gender in Culturally Situated Design Tools.
171: Race and the IT Workforce.
172: Reasons for Women to Leave the IT Workforce.
173: A Reflexive Analysis of Questions for Women Entering the IT Workforce.
174: Retaining Women in Undergraduate Information Technology Programs.
175: Schema Disjunction Among Computer Science Students.
176: The Shrinking Pipeline in Israeli High Schools.
177: Skills of Women Technologists.
178: The Social Construction of Australian Women in IT.
179: Social Construction of Gender and Sexuality in Online HIV/AIDS Information.
180: The Social Impact of Gender and Games.
181: Strategies of ICT Use for Women's Economic Empowerment1.
182: Student and Faculty Choices that Widen the Experience Gap.
183: Survey Feedback Interventions in IT Workplaces1.
184: Teaching Gender Inclusive Computer Ethics.
185: A Techno-Feminist View on the Open Source Software Development.
186: Theorizing Gender and Information Technology Research.
187: Theorizing Masculinity in Information Systems Research.
188: Third World Feminist Perspectives on Information Technology.
189: UN World Summit on the Information Society.