Gender and Information Technology: Moving Beyond Access to Co-Create Global Partnership, 1st Edition

  • Mary Kirk
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  • ISBN-10: 1599047888
  • ISBN-13: 9781599047881
  • DDC: 331.481004
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 304 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2008 | Published/Released March 2009
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2008

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Explores the decline in female involvement in technology and other discrimination related to the industry. Offers an interdisciplinary, social systems perspective on how shifting from a dominator social system towards a partnership system might help society move beyond the simplistic notion of access to information technology towards partnership in co-creating a real digital revolution worldwide.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
One Feminist's Perspective.
Demyth-ifying Feminism: Reclaiming the "F" Word.
Dualisms and Stereotypes: Tools of Domination.
Gendered Philosophy of Science: Science is Male, Nature is Female.
Perspectives on Dominator Social Institutions.
Mass Media as Social Institution: The Wired Example.
Language as Social Institution: The Male-Centered IT Culture.
Education as Social Institution: Understanding Her-Story.
Business as Social Institution: Global Issues in IT.
Perspectives on Partnership Social Institutions.
Partnership Language and Media: Creating a New IT Culture.
Partnership Science and Technology Education.
Partnership Global IT Business.
A Concluding Pledge: With Technology and Justice for All.
Appendix: Recommended Resources.
About the Author.